“This is the latest in a long series of incidents of Donald Trump trying to use veterans as political props and lashing out when they refuse to be exploited.”
On “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver slammed Donald Trump for his comments regarding Khizr and Ghazala Khan, calling him a “self-serving half-man.”
Humayun Khan, who was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star medal for his heroism, was memorialized on a national stage on Thursday: His father, Khizr, spoke during a prime-time slot at the final night of the Democratic National Convention, right before Chelsea and Hillary Clinton.
There’s a key difference in how personal tragedies are being used at either major party convention: grieving Republican speakers used tragedy as a reason to personally attack Hillary Clinton, while Democrats have used it to support her policy measures.
The Kremlin has been known to influence radical nationalist campaigns that oppose NATO in countries such as France and Finland, as well as encourage bombers to intentionally attack a U.S. base in Syria.
Although some Bernie Sanders supporters have insisted at the Democratic National Convention that they will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, their preferred candidate has a track record of saying he will.
While Cleveland saw an aggressive police presence enforce civility between pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators—an LA Times reporter compared the scene to “a heavily militarized debate camp”—Philadelphia is expected to experience a much more active protest scene.
While Ivanka Trump introduced her father on Thursday as a “gender-neutral” candidate who champions women’s equality in the workplace, the Republican nominee’s campaign operations, platform, and stated political beliefs tell a different story.
On Thursday in Cleveland, he will take the convention stage for the first time since his controversial “culture war” speech in 1992. And it certainly won’t be a surprise if the two-time Republican primary candidate stirs up a controversy of similar proportions.
The GOP nominee’s stated belief in both a protectionist foreign policy, and a weaker NATO are two factors—not to mention, more casual remarks admiring Russia— all suggest that a Trump presidency could give way to the Soviet Union’s second coming.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, has lessened his state’s environmental regulations, creating a toxic outbreak that’s threatening his state’s coastal fishing areas.
Patricia Smith was one of a staggering six total parents who appeared onstage to link the Democratic nominee and Democratic policies with the deaths of their sons, the rest of whom were killed in incidents on the U.S.-Mexico border or involving undocumented immigrants.
The committee members and lobbyists who fought over the party’s alarmingly conservative platform don’t seem to want anything to do with presenting that platform to the American people.
When Rep. Steve King suggested that white people have done more for humanity than any other “subgroup,” it wasn’t the first time the Iowa congressman tried to bring white supremacy back into the mainstream of American politics.
Beyond financial assets that made her immigration process easier than most, Melania has also taken advantage of policies unavailable to many of the unskilled workers that her husband has railed against.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control shifted $44 million of its federal funding towards research on the mosquito-borne disease after Congress failed to allocate any funds itself. As a result, city and state offices have lost the critical funds they need in order to prevent the spread of Zika at the local level.
“Anything can happen, and this election has proven that we don’t know what’s next,” Fox anchor Bret Baier said regarding the Republican National Convention.
As Donald Trump prepares to take the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a mass of grassroots militant groups will be following him there. The convention will mark these fringe conservatives’ entrance onto the mainstream political stage.
Gen. Michael Flynn has suggested he’s not opposed to killing the families of terror suspects, waterboarding suspects, and banning all Muslims from entering the country.
Justice must be served, and it must be served quickly. But if nothing else, Mark Hughes’ case shows that in hyper-public tragedies like the Dallas shooting, this noble impulse can become an irrational media chase to find someone to put someone behind bars.
Elizabeth Warren can change her party. And she knows it. As the media speculates on the possibility of a Clinton-Warren ticket, the progressive Massachusetts senator is calling on the Democratic Platform Committee to take an explicit stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Hillary Clinton announced a new initiative Wednesday to make higher education more affordable, marking a significant shift to the left and possibly hinting at further concessions to Bernie Sanders’ young, progressive supporters.
After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.
Comparisons between Clinton and Petraeus, the former CIA director who lent notebooks containing classified information to his biographer, re-emerged on Tuesday after the FBI announced that it wouldn’t recommend charges against the Democratic nominee. But these comparisons ignore how the Petraeus case differs from Clinton’s email scandal.