Hours after President Trump tweeted another reckless taunting message at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, the regime’s leader ordered that officials make contact with South Korea on Tuesday through a hotline that had been dormant for nearly two years.
Trump continued to play with the stability of the entire planet on Tuesday by once again lashing out at North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Twitter.
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'” he wrote. “Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
Trump kickstarted 2018 by lashing out on Twitter, this time at Pakistan.
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he wrote. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”
Erica Garner — who entered the national spotlight in 2014 after her father, Eric Garner, was killed by a police officer who kept him locked in a chokehold despite Garner saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times — has died at the age of 27. She spent the last week of her life hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.
The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it would be no longer be wasting its resources by trying to archive every single public post published on Twitter.
The library embarked on its effort to preserve public tweets in 2010 after Twitter gifted it with a record of all public posts from 2006-2010; all future tweets would be collected as well.
When your father is a U.S. president with historically low approval ratings, it turns out that making surprise visits to schools won’t be welcomed as a nice gesture by a lot of people. Ivanka Trump presumably realized just that after parents of students at Norwalk High School in Connecticut pulled their kids from class after hearing the first daughter dropped by for a visit on Monday.
After a year in which natural disasters devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, California, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other places across the country, the House has finally unveiled an $81 billion relief package.
President Trump stepped up his authoritarian game on Thursday, this time restricting the language the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can use in documents the agency is preparing for the 2019 budget. Included in the list of forbidden terms were the phrases “evidence-based” and “science-based,” as well as five words: “transgender,” “fetus,” diversity,” “vulnerable,” and “entitlement.”
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning. According to the city’s former Mayor Willie Brown, the cause of death was cardiac arrest.
“It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that I confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital,” said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, in a televised statement. “Family, friends and colleagues were at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family.”
President Putin paid a surprise visit to a Russian military base in Syria on Monday, where he delivered a speech praising his country’s troops and announcing that his government would soon begin withdrawing a “significant portion” of its soldiers. Though some disagree as to whether the seven-year civil war in Syria is really over, numerous officials, such as UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, and today, Putin, have declared that the conflict has ended and that Assad is the victor.
On Sunday, thousands marched at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to urge the Trump administration and Congress to provide more aid for Puerto Rico. Hundreds of rally-goers waved Puerto Rican flags, carried signs, and chanted “Puerto Rico, Presente” and “Puerto Rico Se Levanta” — meaning “Puerto Rico is Present” and “Puerto Rico Is Rising.”
Nearly 60,000 Haitians will be forced to leave the United States within the upcoming 18 months, thanks to a decision made by the Trump administration on Monday. In a press release, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would cease shielding 59,000 Haitian immigrants from deportation through the Temporary Protected Status program. The state of Florida is set to be influenced the most by Monday’s decision, with roughly 30,000 Haitian TPS recipients living in the state.
A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain.
Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, known for pursuing a series of cases targeting public corruption and crime on Wall Street before President Donald Trump fired him in March, has struck a book deal.
Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership.
Video footage of the fatal shooting of a black motorist by a Minnesota police officer released on Tuesday showed how quickly the incident unfolded but shed no light on whether the victim had reached for the gun he told the officer he was carrying.
When Republicans voted to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren Tuesday night on the Senate floor, they justified it by using shame. This matters because this is how Republicans silenced dissent under George W. Bush, and way too many liberals and Democrats fell for it then.
California voters beat back an assault on their intelligence and social consciousness by Republicans and corporations to promote the general welfare of the people.
An active shooter has taken hostages at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado as police are encountering gunfire as they enter the building.
Beshear signed an executive order on Tuesday to restore voting rights to 180,000 Kentucky residents who had completed their sentences