President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions and oversee special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has sharply criticized the probe in the past. Matt Whitaker, a former federal prosecutor, is reportedly set to be sworn in as acting attorney general on Wednesday evening, just hours after the president announced Sessions had handed in his…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and “blur the lines between reality and fiction” to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee. And the campaign didn’t…
Sarah Huckabee Sanders hopes to be remembered for being “transparent and honest” when her tenure as White House press secretary comes to an end.  As HuffPost has reported previously, Sanders has a well-documented history of giving false and misleading information to the press.  Late last month, the press secretary was fact-checked live on air by CNN as…
SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers. It proved to be a false alarm, but a…
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday formally took his seat on the nation’s highest judicial body, in what is known as an investiture ceremony that was attended by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. But six weeks after testifying to a Senate committee about her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey…
Kevin Spacey, fresh off the news that he faces a felony charge over an alleged sexual assault at a bar in 2016, released a bizarre video monologue on YouTube, in character, in which he appeared to shoot back at the allegations. Spacey, 59, will be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery at…
Alex McNabb, a prominent white supremacist, was suspended without pay from his emergency medical technician job in Virginia following a HuffPost report exposing his neo-Nazi podcast. McNabb’s employer, Jeb Stuart Volunteer Rescue Squad, confirmed to CNN that the EMT would be on unpaid leave as the state Department of Health investigated comments he made on…
It’s been one day since Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced she was running for president in the 2020 election, and parts of her conservative past are already coming back to haunt her. Those come in the form of homophobic remarks the congresswoman made over a decade ago. At least twice the Hawaii Democrat publicly called…
President Donald Trump on Wednesday walked out of a meeting in the situation room with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to discuss the partial government shutdown that has now lasted 19 days. Trump posted about the meeting on Twitter, calling it a “total waste of time.” The Democratic leaders…
About 400 years ago, a man named Tisquantum was kidnapped by an English explorer and taken to Spain as a slave. Miraculously, Tisquantum escaped and returned to the “New World” and to the coastal village where he once lived. In the years he was gone, his entire family died of disease. A short time later,…
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