NBC’s Chuck Todd grills Senator John Kennedy for echoing Putin’s talking points and doing Trump’s ‘dirty work’

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana accused former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of interfering with the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The accusation came just one week after Kennedy walked b…

Analysis: Takeaways from today’s impeachment hearing

(CNN)On Wednesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee convened its first hearing in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump — bringing in four constitutional lawyers to debate what, exactly, constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors” and…

With Trump, All Roads Lead to Moscow

Who would benefit from these announcements? Mr. Trump, who believes his re-election prospects are threatened most by Mr. Biden, and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, who has been working for years to make Ukraine the fall guy for his own interference i…

Hitting the Books: Humans are responsible for the antics of our AIs

Hitting the Books: Humans are responsible for the antics of our AIs

When machines become as smart as the people who design them, where does responsibility fall when said machines make a mistake? We’re already beginning to see examples of this throughout society, from suspect facial recognition technology to suspect sentencing…

Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat

Bolivia crisis: Former President Evo Morales dismisses charges threat

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Clashes between pro-Morales protesters and riot police continued on Friday Bolivia’s ex-President Evo Morales has told the BBC there are no meaningful charges that could be brought against him over October’s disputed electio…

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross supports delaying a trade deal until after the 2020 election, saying it eliminates an advantage for China

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross supports delaying a trade deal until after the 2020 election, saying it eliminates an advantage for China

Pushing a US-China trade deal past the 2020 presidential election takes away some of China’s leverage, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC Tuesday.The statement arrived hours after President Trump floated the late deadline to reporters i…

For one beautiful night, #fartgate actually united all of Twitter

For one beautiful night, #fartgate actually united all of Twitter

There is so much that divides us. Science has somehow become partisan; truth itself is up for debate; America is split down the middle when it comes to deciding whether or not literally asking a foreign leader to interfere in an election is an impeachable off…

Putin says ‘thank God’ as Republicans keep pushing a bogus conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in 2016

Putin says ‘thank God’ as Republicans keep pushing a bogus conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin is gloating as Republicans continue to trumpet a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine — not Russia — interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.  “Thank God, no one is accusing us of interfering in the US elections an…

Trump is entering another NATO summit all alone, with even his ally Boris Johnson telling him to back off and keep quiet

Trump is entering another NATO summit all alone, with even his ally Boris Johnson telling him to back off and keep quiet

As leaders of NATO member states prepare for yet another summit in London next week, a familiar theme is emerging: how to keep President Donald Trump from disrupting proceedings.  Trump has succeeded in alienating virtually every traditional ally of the US a…

North Korean missile and Kim Jong-un’s ‘Christmas gift’ decision

North Korean missile and Kim Jong-un’s ‘Christmas gift’ decision

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un shaking hands at the DMZ in June Kim Jong-un has a big decision to make. Talks with Donald Trump have not gone to plan. Strict economic sanctions remain in place and it appears Washington is…

The plan: How Republicans say they’ll defend Trump

The plan: How Republicans say they’ll defend Trump

Washington (CNN)The Republican staff on the three panels involved in the impeachment investigation have drafted a detailed memo, circulated to GOP members of all three committees and obtained by CNN, outlining their defense of President Donald Trump. Utiliz…

Mike Pompeo says US has a ‘duty’ to investigate the bogus conspiracy theory at the center of the Ukraine scandal

Mike Pompeo says US has a ‘duty’ to investigate the bogus conspiracy theory at the center of the Ukraine scandal

In a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States should investigate the baseless and discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election. When asked whether the US and Ukraine should formally in…

Tinder reveals the politicians users talk about most — and, yes, AOC tops the list

Tinder reveals the politicians users talk about most — and, yes, AOC tops the list

Theres nowhere you can go to escape the political hell weve been living in since 2016 not even on dating apps, apparently. On Thursday, Tinder released its year in review, called The Year in Swipe – What 2019 Taught Us About the Future of Dating. Among other…