Politics

August 23, 2019

Here’s what Bob Cousy needed to say after Donald Trump gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump honored Celtics legend Bob Cousy with the nation’s highest civilian award Thursday afternoon at the White House: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
August 23, 2019

Would Joe Kennedy run towards Ed Markey from the left — or the fitting?

Rep. Joe Kennedy III will reportedly decide whether to launch a 2020 primary challenge against Sen. Ed Markey in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the question is why.
August 23, 2019

‘If no yet another enticing than you comes alongside’: Here’s why a Boston City Council candidate wrote about her canvassing experiences

Hélène Vincent knows the realities of the campaign trail.The Boston City Council District 8 candidate knocks on 100 to 150 doors a day — a necessity in local politics to get the word out to voters, she says.
August 23, 2019

‘If no another enticing than you comes alongside’: Here’s why a Boston City Council candidate wrote about her canvassing experiences

Hélène Vincent knows the realities of the campaign trail.The Boston City Council District 8 candidate knocks on 100 to 150 doors a day — a necessity in local politics to get the word out to voters, she says.
August 23, 2019

Why Are So Many NRA Board Members Jumping Ship?

If you blinked, you might have missed it.In just a span of a few hours on Tuesday, news reports revealed that several National Rifle Association board members had resigned following a long string of recent defections, and that one of the organization's top lobbyists threw in the towel as well.
August 23, 2019

News Corp is making a information service referred to as… Knewz

News Corp is developing a news distribution service designed to offer an alternative to Google and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s currently being called Knewz, and it’s meant to give the Rupert Murdoch-owned publishing empire leverage over the two tech giants, both of which have become integral to the distribution of news — often to publishers’ consternation.
August 23, 2019

Mexicans and Americans Came Together to Highline Across the Southern Border, And Their New Film Looks to Humanize Immigration

On the final day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a small group of Mexicans and Americans converged along a rural segment of the Rio Grande River to do something perhaps never done before: highline across a portion of the treacherous ravine.
August 23, 2019

Viral Photo Shows New Zealand Speaker Feeding MP’s Baby During Parliament Debate

The New Zealand Parliamentary Speaker had a special guest onto the chamber floor Wednesday, as he presided over a debate that garnered praise on social media.
August 23, 2019

Fox News Hands Sarah Huckabee Sanders Job in Latest Trump Administration Transition to Cable News Network

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the latest Trump administration figure to make the jump from the White House to Fox News.
August 23, 2019

Border Patrol Rep Dismisses Claims Migrant Children Are Jailed Because They Have ‘Recesses,’ ‘Healthcare’ and ‘Good Meals’

President of the National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd has claimed that detained migrant children are not being jailed, arguing that they have "recesses," access to "healthcare" and are fed "very good meals."