Ronan Farrow skipped his sister’s wedding to report the Harvey Weinstein expose

Ronan Farrow made some personal sacrifices to report out his bombshell New Yorker investigation on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of predatory sexual harassment. Two people familiar with the situation confirmed to Business Insider that Farrow missed his sister Quincy Farrow’s wedding on October 7, as he was racing to finish his…

3.5 million more people are without health insurance since Trump was elected

The percentage of Americans without health insurance increased to 12.3% in the third quarter. This is an increase of 0.6 percentage points from last quarter, and 1.4 points from a year ago. Gallup said the increase is in part due to “Congressional Republicans’ attempts to replace” Obamacare. The percentage of…

A federal judge refused to erase ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction, despite Trump’s pardon

A federal judge has refused to vacate ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction. Arpaio was pardoned by President Donald Trump in August after being convicted of criminal contempt over violating a court order to stop racially profiling Latinos. Arpaio’s attorneys have appealed the judge’s ruling to the 9th US Circuit Court…

Republicans’ process for passing tax reform looks strikingly similar to healthcare — but they say this time will be different

Republicans are set on using the reconciliation process to bypass the 60-vote threshold. GOP senators believe an increased number of hearings opens the process as much as possible. Democrats are still feeling left in the dark and unable to contribute to the first tax code overhaul in 30 years. WASHINGTON…

‘Our democracy is at stake’: Watch Obama return to the campaign trail to rally voters in Virginia

President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to support Ralph Northam in his run for Governor of Virginia, warning voters that “our democracy is at stake” if they sit out off year and midterm elections. Following is a transcript of the video. Barack Obama: Folks don’t feel good right…

Paul Ryan burned Trump with some biting jokes at a swanky New York charity dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the annual Al Smith charity dinner Thursday night. Throughout his speech, he jabbed President Donald Trump in a series of jokes about Russia, Twitter, and the White House. Trump caused controversy and received boos at the event last year. “Enough with the applause,” Paul…

One of these prototypes could become Trump’s border wall

Eight prototypes of Trump’s border wall have been finished at an estimated cost of between $2.4 and 4 million. Following is a transcript of the video. One of these prototypes could be Trump’s border wall. Construction finished on eight prototypes and the mock-ups have been placed at the border in…

Rand Paul says he supports ‘biggest, boldest cuts possible’ to taxes after Trump calls him out on Twitter

President Donald Trump called out Rand Paul on Twitter Friday morning, saying he supported the Republican tax plan. Paul responded that he was “all in for tax cuts.” The use of “cuts” instead of reform may be a key difference that leaves Paul room to defect from the plan. Sen.…

Donald Trump Has Linked A Rise In UK Crime With Islamic Terror, Which Statisticians Have Not

Pool / Getty Images Donald Trump has suggested the reported rise in crime in England and Wales is due to the “spread of Radical Islamic terror”, despite British statisticians providing a completely different explanation. The President of the United States made the unsubstantiated claim in a tweet on Friday morning,…

Trump links rise in UK crimes to rise in ‘radical Islamic terror’ without evidence

President Donald Trump tweeted about a rise in crime in the UK on Friday and made a shaky connection to “radical Islamic terror.” Trump tweeted that “United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror,” adding that “we must keep America safe.” The UK’s Office for National…