Tag: Politics

Watch President Obama’s Final Press Conference

President Barack Obama held his final press conference on Wednesday afternoon. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in to office on Friday. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, Obama “wants to bid a farewell to…

Trump and the GOP Are Hell-Bent on Making America Sick Again

Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tried to turn Donald Trump’s signature line – “Make America Great Again” – against him by saying that Trump was trying to “make America sick again.” Though…

Chelsea Manning’s Commutation: What It Means

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Manning, who has spent…

President Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 intelligence leak, has had her remaining prison sentence commuted by President Obama. Under the terms of Obama’s commutation, Manning is set to be released…

Matt Taibbi’s New Book: ‘Insane Clown President’

Insane Clown President, my new book about the 2016 presidential campaign, comes out today, January 17th. I talked about the book with longtime friends Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! this morning; you…

How Kids Are Handling the Election of Donald Trump

In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise presidential win, and a related spike in hate crimes and bigoted rhetoric – including an alarming number at schools – people from all walks of life are fearful…

Meet the Leaders of the Trump Resistance

Donald Trump is riding into office on a make-believe mandate: Despite a possible assist from Vladimir Putin, Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes, and he’s taking command of the Oval…