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Taylor Swift’s Call for Fans to Register to Vote Helped Drive Surge in Traffic to Registration Site

The nonpartisan nonprofit saw a spike in voter registration, thanks to Taylor Swift. The organization said it had 157,041 eligible voters visit the site on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day, as well as 35,252 new registrations. This came after the Grammy-winning singer took to her Instagram Stories that morning, which has 272 […]

Rep. Ro Khanna: Why I Took a Congressional Delegation to Bollywood (Guest Column)

When I decided to lead the first delegation of lawmakers to India to celebrate the country’s Independence Day earlier this month, I knew that Bollywood had to be a major focus of the trip because it has played such an important role in telling India’s story after colonialism. Hollywood and Bollywood are among the most […]

Vivek Ramaswamy Wants to Talk About Hollywood Diversity, but Can’t Get Past His Own Rhetoric

Donald Trump’s legal woes, combined with the passionate devotion of his loyalists, have made him one of the biggest wild cards in the history of presidential politics. But this Republican primary cycle has also been shaken up by one of Trump’s self-proclaimed biggest fans, Vivek Ramaswamy. The right-wing entrepreneur, who has said he’s prepared to […]

Bill Maher Pushes Back on Joe Rogan: Trump Is a “Crazy, Stupid Criminal”

Bill Maher and Joe Rogan agreed on at least one thing during the Real Time host’s latest visit to Rogan’s hugely popular podcast. They both seemed to concur that Joe Biden is a lackluster president, might be “mentally compromised,” and his years-old business dealing with his son Hunter looks rather shady. But when Rogan tried […]

U.S. Rep Barbara Lee on Strikes, Senate Campaign and Dissent: “I Was Called a Traitor”

Of the thousands of members of Congress who have served throughout history, few will be remembered, with rare exceptions. Those who become presidents, or Speaker of the House, or have buildings named after them are less likely to be forgotten. Then there are those whose policy stands solidify their legacies. When California Representative Barbara Lee […]

Donald Trump Returns to Twitter After Georgia Arrest

In the aftermath of his arrest in Georgia on 2020 election charges, and the release of his historic mugshot, Donald Trump tweeted for the first time in over two and a half years. The former president took to Twitter/X on Thursday night, posting the mugshot along with the all-caps statement: “ELECTION INTERFERENCE NEVER SURRENDER!” A […]

Donald Trump Mugshot Released After Georgia Arrest

The first-ever mugshot of an American president has been released. Donald J. Trump’s historic booking photo has been revealed from his surrender at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Thursday. Trump was charged earlier this month with 13 counts of attempting to interfere with Georgia’s election process in the 2020 presidential race. It marked […]

GOP Candidates Tangle in Milwaukee as They Vie to Be the Leading Alternative to Front-Runner Trump

The Republican presidential candidates vying to be the leading alternative to front-runner?Donald Trump?fought — sometimes bitterly — over abortion rights, U.S. support for Ukraine and the future of the party during the first primary debate of the 2024 campaign. But on what is arguably the most consequential choice facing the party, virtually all lined up […]

Trump Praises Jan. 6 Crowd, Repeats Election Lies in Tucker Carlson Interview

Donald Trump skipped the debate stage typically relished by presidential candidates on Wednesday and instead appeared in an online interview peppered with his election lies, attacks on his rivals and lavish praise for the crowd of supporters he spoke to before they stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump, who has repeatedly brushed […]

Donald Trump Says He Will Skip Republican Presidential Primary Debates

Former President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he will be skipping Wednesday’s first Republican presidential primary debate — and others as well. “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had,” Trump wrote on his social media site. “I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE DOING THE DEBATES!” His spokesman did not immediately […]

Trump Wants Fox News to Stop Using Photos Where He Looks Big and Orange

Facing 91 felony counts and a potential combined sentence of 700 years in prison, former President Donald Trump sounds very concerned about the photo choices at Fox News. Trump complained Thursday that the cable news outlet keeps using images of him that make him look heavy and orange. He griped on Truth Social: “Why doesn’t […]

A Hollywood Insurrectionist’s Path to Extremism

Standing on the ledge of a broken window next to a Beverly Hills esthetician with mascara running from the tear gas, a bearded man with wild blue eyes made an appeal to the crowd surrounding the U.S. Capitol. “Last chance, who wants to make history with me? Who’s a man? Who’s a patriot? I’m going […]

Donald Trump Indicted for Efforts to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election Results

Donald Trump was charged Tuesday in a Justice Department investigation into his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the run-up to the violent riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol. The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States government and witness tampering. The indictment, the third criminal case brought against […]

Simone Biles Confirms She’s Returning to Gymnastics Ahead of 2024 Olympics

Simone Biles is officially getting back on the competition floor. The four-time Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her enthusiasm about her return ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. “Sorry I’ve been a little MIA since the announcement,” the 26-year-old wrote. “I’m overwhelmed with all of your messages, support & love! […]

As Writers’ Standoff With Studios Drags on, Political Power Brokers Stay on Sidelines

As soon as the Writers Guild announced its strike on May 2 over a failure to agree on a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued statements to make it clear the work stoppage was top of mind. “Los Angeles […]

Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Moderate First 2024 Republican Debate on Fox News

The first presidential primary debate of the 2024 election is taking shape. Fox News says that Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the first Republican primary debate of the 2024 cycle. The debate will be held August 23 between 9-11 p.m. ET, and will originate from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fox says […]