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Daily Archives: January 10, 2017

Warren Rips Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Ahead of Confirmation Hearing

Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into President-elect Donald Trump on Monday for his secretary of Education pick. The Hill reports: “There is no precedent for an Education Department secretary nominee with your lack of experience in public education,” she wrote in … Read More

Sanders: We Must Have ‘Serious Talk on Serious Issues’

Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Monday that Americans must talk about the “serious problems” that the country is facing. The Hill reports: “In my view, the media spends too much time treating politics like a baseball game, a personality contest … Read More

Senate Rejects Paul’s Balanced Budget

The Senate rejected Sen. Rand Paul’s balanced budget bill on Monday. The Hill reports: Senators voted 14-83 against Paul’s balanced budget measure aimed at overhauling legislation that is being used to pave the way to repeal ObamaCare. GOP Sens. Mike … Read More

Streisand blasts Trump’s criticism of Meryl Streep

Singer Barbra Streisand slammed President-elect Donald Trump on Monday for attacking Meryl Streep’s speech about him at the Golden Globes. The Hill reports: “You can’t trust anything he says because if you get on his wrong side he will blast … Read More

Dumped Inaugural Parade Announcer: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Commit Suicide’

The 60-year inaugural parade announcer that President-elect Donald Trump dumped admitted he “was going to commit suicide” after he learned that he had been replaced. The Hill reports: Brotman learned he wouldn’t be announcing what would have been his 12th … Read More

Donations to Journalism Nonprofit Surge After Streep Speech

Donations to the Committee to Protect Journalists surged after actress Meryl Streep called out Donald Trump at the Golden Globes. The Hill reports: In her lifetime achievement award speech, Streep urged the audience to donate to the group as a … Read More

News Outlets Find Inauguration Gowns After Trump Says ‘All’ Shops Sold Out

Shortly after President-elect Donald Trump suggested that “all the dress shops are sold out” of inauguration gowns, the media managed to find more. The Hill reports: “We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and … Read More

White House defends Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech

President Barack Obama’s top spokesman came to the defense of actress Meryl Streep and her anti-Donald Trump Golden Globe speech on Monday. The Hill reports: “She clearly was delivering a thoughtful, carefully considered message that she believes in deeply,” White … Read More

Stephen King: Trump’s Reaction to Meryl Streep ‘Childish’

Author Stephen King criticized President-elect Donald Trump for being childish in his response to actress Meryl Streep. Trump's response to Meryl Streep–childish, churlish, petulant–is exactly why most Americans fear his presidency. Emtoionally unqualified. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 9, 2017 … Read More

Cory Booker to Testify Against Sessions’s Nomination

Sen. Cory Booker announced earlier this week that he will testify against the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing. The Hill reports: Booker said Monday night he does not “take the decision lightly” to speak against a … Read More