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Civil Rights Groups Blast Senate Republicans for Rubber-Stamping Another Anti-LGBTQ Trump Nominee

Civil Rights Groups Blast Senate Republicans for Rubber-Stamping Another Anti-LGBTQ Trump Nominee

Dec 13
Civil rights groups blasted the United States Senate Republicans Tuesday for confirming President Trump's latest anti-LGBTQ federal judge - the uniquely unqualified Leonard Steven Grasz.

Judge Bars Ex-Speaker Hastert From Being Alone with Minors

Judge Bars Ex-Speaker Hastert From Being Alone with Minors

By Michael Tarm | Dec 13
A federal judge ordered Dennis Hastert never be alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money case that revealed he had sexually abused several high school students.

Analysis: Trump Bets on Moore and Suffers Stinging Defeat

Analysis: Trump Bets on Moore and Suffers Stinging Defeat

By Julie Pace | Dec 13
Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly.

Trump Says Roy Moore Had Deck 'Stacked Against Him'

Trump Says Roy Moore Had Deck 'Stacked Against Him'

Dec 13
President Donald Trump is defending his decision to initially back Sen. Luther Strange against Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election, saying in a predawn tweet that "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him."

Senate OKs Trump Judicial Pick Who Was Rated 'Not Qualified'

Senate OKs Trump Judicial Pick Who Was Rated 'Not Qualified'

By Ken Freking | Dec 13
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees despite a rare "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association.

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

Dec 13
Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017.

Gillibrand Got a Fight She Wants After Trump's Fiery Tweet

Gillibrand Got a Fight She Wants After Trump's Fiery Tweet

By Richard Lardner | Dec 13
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.

Meghan Markle to Join Royal Family for Christmas

Meghan Markle to Join Royal Family for Christmas

Dec 13
Prince Harry's fiancee is set to join Britain's royal family for Christmas.

LA Police Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in '75

LA Police Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in '75

By Michael Balsamo | Dec 13
Los Angeles detectives they are investigating a woman's claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the allegations are so old that criminal charges couldn't be brought, even if proven.

As Trump Admin Dreams of a White Only Christmas, National LGBTQ Task Force Throws a Media Party for All

As Trump Admin Dreams of a White Only Christmas, National LGBTQ Task Force Throws a Media Party for All

Dec 12
In response to the White House snubbing LGBTQ and black reporters, the National LGBTQ Task Force is hosting its own holiday party for the press, titled "Not The White House Holiday Party."

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