Cops now suspect that actor Jussie Smollett staged what was first investigated as a hate crime, Chicago police sources are telling various news outlets, making this the latest of several local and national incidents in which people are suspected of inventing hate crimes — which often reference President Trump.
In the last year, thousands of people have flocked to North Dakota to protest a pipeline they claim could contaminate water. But they’ve left behind enough detritus that they’ve risked causing an environmental disaster for the Missouri River.
But it is an army lacking a common purpose. Lacking a common cause. Every one of them wielding a placard for a different grudge they bear. Many unable to give a coherent reason for being there. Most at odds with the placards they carried. -Katie Hopkins
A former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief said on Twitter earlier today that close Clinton confidante Sidney Blumenthal told him to his face in 2008 that then Senator Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and he should send a reporter there to check it out. -Debra Heine
The DNC was supposed to be neutral in the primary between Clinton and the Vermont senator. But the e-mails confirm the party establishment was in the tank for Clinton long before the primaries were decided.
University President Robert Jones released a statement after the incident, saying there is no place for hate at the school. "I call upon all members of the University at Albany to unite," he wrote. "We must show the world that we stand for inclusiveness and stand against bias, violence and hatred."
The video is gruesome and appalling. It purportedly shows a Planned Parenthood executive sipping a glass of wine in a Los Angeles restaurant while casually explaining how they sell body parts from aborted babies. -Todd Starnes
The Environmental Protection Agency, the federal agency committed to protecting "human health and the environment," jeopardized both Wednesday by accidentally releasing one million gallons of wastewater into Colorado’s Animas River.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the Ramos family for the dignity with which they handled the death of their patriarch. He also praised the police for their handling of "false and abusive insults" during protests. "What a beautiful testimony to their professionalism." Cuomo said "an attack on the NYPD is an attack on all of us."
Yee was indicted in March 2014 on charges of accepting $62,000 in campaign contributions in return for legislative favors and offering to arrange the sale of machine guns and shoulder-fired missiles to an undercover FBI agent posing as a mob figure.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer conceded to reporters today that Democrats knew people would not be able to keep their current health care plans under Obamacare and expressed qualified contrition for President Obama’s repeated vows to the contrary.
The scientific establishment in the US has been rocked in recent weeks by revelations that live smallpox was unknowingly put into cold storage at the NIH, that live anthrax was mishandled at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and that a dangerous strain of bird flu was accidentally shipped.
Wealth enables these people to hire fringe pediatricians who will coddle their irrational beliefs. But it doesn't entitle them to threaten an entire city's children with terrifying, 19th-century diseases for no reason.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wound up with egg on his face Monday as he told reporters that President Barack Obama first learned from a TV news report that his Veterans Administration was denying medical care to vets with secret off-the-books-waiting lists.
"It’s time to break them before they break us," proclaimed posters plastered across Capitol Hill Thursday morning. At least one death threataimed at Seattle Police officers was found spray painted on a utility box.
The Left is calling on people to be prosecuted for speaking their minds regarding their beliefs on an important public-policy question that is, as a political matter, the subject of hot dispute. That is the stuff of Soviet repression. -Kevin D. Williamson
But it was the dreaded "potatoe" incident that did Quayle in. While visiting a school in Trenton, NJ, a student was asked to write the word 'potato' on the blackboard and Quayle urged him to add an 'e' to the end. The entire nation held its belly in laughter. -Kate Pickert, Time
The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children.
The commander in chief was MIA. The coverup was created to protect his absence. According to Panetta, President Obama checked in with his military team early on during the attack, then checked out for the rest of the night... -Michael Goodwin
Despite round-the-clock attempts to fix the problems, things aren’t getting any better and the prospects for a functional system that could sign up enough enrollees to make Obamacare work are not very good.
Sue Klinkhamer, a former district director for Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), had joined a growing number of Americans who have seen their health insurance premiums rise because of Obamacare, and she’s livid about it, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The teen said he and his friends were playing a street game called "knockout." His punch apparently had little to no effect, but the follow-up from a 16-year-old boy caused bleeding in the victim's brain, and he died in late May.
Barack Obama didn't know about Fast and Furious, IRS targeting, or that Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Jon Corzine didn't know what happened to all the money. Anthony Weiner didn't know how old the women were...
President Barack Obama appeared to have been slighted by the country’s first lady without realizing it. Bun Rany, wife of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, appeared to greet Obama with a dismissive gesture meant to be used in addressing servants.
Joe Biden argued that the president had no constitutional authority to launch an attack without congressional approval against a nation that hadn’t attacked or threatened imminent attack on the United States. Biden also insisted that doing so is an impeachable offense.
Footage from a television helicopter portrayed people starting fires in the street and spray painting anti-police graffiti. Protesters, there, also reportedly burned an American, and California state flag and spray painted Alameda County's Davidson courthouse.
Albany: Almost a quarter of the state Senate's Democratic conference was in the FBI's cross hairs last year, according to a court filing unsealed Wednesday. Democrats have been charged with conspiracy and bribery...
"Liberals stand for tolerance, magnanimity, community spirit, the defense of the weak against the powerful, love of learning, freedom of belief..." - Garrison Keillor.Right. What really happens when the Left has power?
James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old unemployed home inspector, who was virulently anti-Trump and anti-Republican, sought out and opened fire on Republican congressmen and aides who were practicing for an annual charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia.
A lot of people who have gone to the zoo have become the targets of feces thrown by apes or monkeys, and left no doubt wondering about the so-called intellectual capacity of a beast that would resort to such foul play.
Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died. "The death of a baby is our daily bread," said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals.
It hurt because not a single player or coach thought to go stand with him. Not one. And that's tragic because Villanueva had their backs on the battlefield, and no one had his on the football field during our anthem.
In the nearly two hours of video footage that greatly elucidate what happened between a group of boys from Covington Catholic High School and Native American veteran Nathan Phillips, there are many moments that turn the media's initial, false narrative - racist teens harass well-meaning elderly man - on its head.