Having announced White House Chief of Staff John Kellyâs impending departure after months of rumors, President Trump learned on Sunday that Nick Ayers, his first choice to replace Kelly, has turned down the job. Currently serving as chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, Ayers announced his decision to leave the White House at […]
President Trump’s lawyers have discouraged 45 from taking an interview with Robert Mueller or the special counsel’s team, arguing that such testimony under oath could amount to a “perjury trap.” But despite any such warnings, Trump is demonstrably impetuous and reckless enough that it might still happen. And what if someone else in the administration […]
Trevor Noah has been relatively quiet lately (at least through the #EndorseThis lens) which is healthy for the Daily Show comedian. The minor controversy over his World Cup comments (which wound-up getting France’s government involved) needed time and space in order to be forgotten. Space. Hmm, that’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot from […]
Maybe there’s a need for a Space Force after all. Jimmy Fallon thinks something is amiss after studying 51 Areas of Vice President Mike Pence’s overly-sculpted mug. The late-night comic plays footage of Pence relaying “greetings” to a crew of Earthlings preparing to enact 45’s Space Force initiative. Come to think of it, Pence’s too-perfect-from-the-chest-up […]
Trumpers may have a point that decorum isn’t everythingÂ for an administration. But we’d like to think that our elected leaders could at least temper their partisan stances with some knowledge of geography and civics. Unlike (apparently) Mike Pence, who recently traveled south to give a message to Central American immigrants…in Brazil? Trevor Noah seems more […]
There are hands, bands, and brands in both rock & roll and comedy. Stephen Colbert has become a brand. Like a TV show putting out quirky extras for YouTube fans only, the Late Show team has been tearing it up with unique social media. In today’s video, Backbone’s digital crew begins with Anderson Cooper introducing […]
Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com. Criminally racist former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio already knew he hadÂ a friend in Trump. But Mike Pence is apparently a big â albeit confused â fan of his, too. Speaking at a tax policy event in Tempe, Arizona, Pence was gleeful to have Arpaio in the room with him. […]
Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump, appearing at a rally in âHarass-burgâ to pour bile on Senator Bob Corker (âa midgetâ), Rex Tillerson (âa dummyâ) and rapper Eminem, who ârapped some very nasty things about me, and very soon Iâm going to release a response rap on the White Entertainment Network, HGT.” Â He threatens to […]
Of all the unintentionally hilarious moments in Mike Huckabeeâs groveling interview with Donald Trump (his daughter Sarahâs boss) Seth Meyers picks up what may be the funniest. Stumbling in his diction as always, the president claims he never heard anyone use the word âfakeâ before he did — an assertion Seth finds impossible to believe […]
When Donald Trump sends Mike Pence to deal with the North Korean nuclear threat, Danziger worries — and it’s impossible not to worry about these ill-informed weenies in control of the world’s security.
The top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform told Vice President-elect Mike Pence in a November letter that the man Donald Trump had chosen to be his national security adviser was lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
Few would have predicted Donald Trump’s stellar relationship with far-right Christians. But now that he’s won them over, benefited from their political support, and amassed a White House featuring many evangelical conservatives, LGBT protections, abortion rights, and public school funding are on the line.
In the week before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America’s “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks.
Over the last week Trump and his team, unwittingly or not, have dragged Russia back into conversation, even if that conversation is about disillusionment in Moscow. While Trump has remained loyal to a familiar and vague idea of getting along with Russia, it is his cardinals who are making headlines in Russia now and curbing the enthusiasm for the presidency in Moscow.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that there had been no pre-election contact between the Trump campaign team and Russian officials. But given the uproar over Flynn’s contact with the Russian ambassador, questions about ties between the Kremlin and the new U.S. administration are likely to linger for some time.