Trump administration condemns Venezuela’s ‘sham’ presidential election

The Trump administration on Monday condemned Venezuelan officials for hosting a “sham” presidential election over the weekend, which President Nicolás Maduro easily won after critics claimed the vote was rigged in his favor. Although Maduro walked away with a second election victory on Sunday — he first…

Houston police chief says it’s time to vote out those blocking gun restrictions

Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo warned Sunday that “inaction of elected officials” against gun violence means there will be more school shootings like the one that killed nine students and a teacher last week in Santa Fe, Texas. Two days after his Facebook post that…

DRC Ebola outbreak expands, 19 deaths reportedly connected to the virus

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has worsened, with officials there reporting a total of 39 suspected cases between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated Monday. Three health care workers are among those who have been…

Israeli embassy opens with prayer from American pastor who said ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew’

Trump administration officials attended the opening ceremony of the controversial new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday — and invited several extreme Religious Right figures to play a major role in the events. Giving the opening prayer in the world’s only Jewish nation, in a…

Taxpayers paid for U.S. officials to stay at Trump resort

American taxpayers have paid thousands of dollars for Trump administration officials to stay at the president’s high-end resort in Scotland, The Scotsman newspaper wrote, in just the latest example of how he continues to reap in big bucks while in public office. The Scottish newspaper wrote…

POLL: Money In Politics Despised By Americans Across The Spectrum

In general, Americans have low regard for elected officials. And when asked about candidates running for office in the last several elections, only about half (47%) say the quality of candidates overall has been good, with just 7% saying they have been “very good”; about…

Anti-marijuana group says it’s working with the DEA to sabotage medical pot

Federal officials are getting dragged into a state-level fight over medical marijuana, after opponents of a ballot initiative to legalize the idea in Utah claimed that the Drug Enforcement Agency supports their efforts. The group, Drug Safe Utah, is a registered political organization fronting for…