Colin Powell: The Republican Party Needs To ‘Get a Grip’ and Stand Up to Trump

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called on the Republican Party to “get a grip” and criticized American foreign policy as “a shambles” last week. Powell, a retired four-star general who served as secretary of state under George W. Bush, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush, and national security advisor […]

Secretary of State Pompeo Blasts Critics of Trump’s Ukraine Call for ‘Silly Gotcha Game’

(ATHENS, Greece) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, calling it typical of the transactional way countries deal with one another in the real world. Pompeo supported the administration’s demand that Ukraine open inquiries into alleged corruption that […]

Texas Lawmaker to Beto O’Rourke: ‘My AR Is Ready for You’

A Republican lawmaker in Texas is in the spotlight after tweeting a threatening message to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke following Thursday night’s Democratic debate. “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis,” Texas state representative Briscoe Cain wrote, using O’Rourke’s full given name. Cain’s message came after O’Rourke pledged during the debate to take […]

Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Highlighted a Contradiction in His Presidency

It took nearly two years, but Donald Trump finally got his big military show. The president has wanted to bring tanks to the streets and jets to the skies of the nation’s capital since witnessing France’s Bastille Day parade in 2017, but concerns about a projected $92 million cost and damage to local roads ultimately […]

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says

(WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers), they […]

House Democrats Approve LGBT Anti-Discrimination ‘Equality Act’

(WASHINGTON) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas. Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority […]