GOP presidential candidates share stories of family and faith. Offstage, their sharp edges reemerged

A trio of Republican presidential candidates shared stories of family and faith before hundreds of voters in northwest Iowa on Saturday, in congenial individual conversations with their hosts not long after the campaign's latest fractious debate. But off the stage at a small Christian college in Sioux Center, the rivals' sharp edges reemerged.

At least 6 dead after tornado rips through Tennessee towns

At least six people were killed Saturday after severe weather, including multiple tornadoes, struck central Tennessee. Three fatalities were in Clarksville, northwest of Nashville near the Kentucky border, where nearly two dozen more people were hospitalized, county officials said. “This is a sad day for our community,” Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said. “We are...

John Whitmire defeats Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston mayor’s race

Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Democrat, was projected to win the Houston mayoral race, beating out a fellow Democrat in a runoff to represent one of the most populous cities in the country. Whitmire was up against Democratic U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee for the mayor’s seat after the race slipped into a runoff following the...

Tucker Carlson launches new subscription site

Tucker Carlson announced a new subscription site for his content on Saturday, providing a way for fans to pay for more from the former Fox News host. Carlson was ousted from Fox News in April over criticism of company management and has since hosted a periodical news and political commentary show for free on X,...

Biden begins Hollywood fundraising tour

President Biden began a 2024 Hollywood fundraising blitz with a visit to Los Angeles this weekend, calling out former President Trump in a speaking engagement while plying his case for a second term. After a summer of strikes and industry strife where they avoided the Hollywood limelight, Biden and the First Lady planned six fundraising...

UPenn Board of Trustees Chair Scott Bok resigns, following departure of President Liz Magill

University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees Chair Scott Bok resigned following the departure of university President Liz Magill on Saturday.

Liz Magill’s UPenn resignation is just the first step in ridding campuses of antisemitism

Now that Liz Magill is about to become the former president of the University of Pennsylvania, the only sensible reaction is to hope she...

CAIR condemns Biden for bypassing Congress to send tank shells to Israel, ‘affront to democracy’

An American-Muslim advocacy group condemned President Biden's move to bypass Congress to sell thousands of tank shells to Israel, saying the administration's decision was "an affront to democracy and an act of moral insanity."

U.S. aid for Ukraine by year-end seems increasingly of out reach as GOP ties it to border security

A deal to provide further U.S. assistance to Ukraine by year-end appears to be increasingly out of reach for President Joe Biden. The impasse is deepening in Congress despite dire warnings from the White House about the consequences of inaction as Republicans insist on pairing the aid with changes to America's immigration and border policies.

Good riddance to Liz Magill: As a UPenn graduate, she was a total embarrassment

Liz Magill, the controversial president of the University of Pennsylvania, has tendered her resignation, according to an email sent out to the Penn community.

Cheney nixed from 2020 White House holiday party following anti-Trump statement

Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) revealed that she was uninvited from President Trump’s 2020 White House holiday party after questioning his claims of widespread voter fraud in that year’s election. In her new book, “Oath and Honor,” Cheney recalls that the snub came after she released a statement calling on Trump to provide evidence for...

Stefanik celebrates UPenn president’s resignation after targeting university heads

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) celebrated the resignation of University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) President Liz Magill on Saturday after demanding she be removed amid controversial statements on campus antisemitism. “One down. Two to go,” Stefanik said on X, formerly Twitter. “This is only the very beginning of addressing the pervasive rot of antisemitism that has destroyed...

Biden admin uses emergency authority to approve tank shells sale to Israel

The Biden administration has authorized the sale of almost 14,000 tank shells to Israel, bypassing congressional rules, the Pentagon announced Saturday. The Department of Defense used an emergency declaration from the Arms Export Control Act to sell 13,981 tank cartridges, worth $106.5 million, immediately to Israel as the country continues its ongoing war against the militant...

UPenn board of trustees chair resigns following university president’s departure

The chair of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees resigned on Saturday, just after university President Liz Magill did the same following controversial comments she made at a House hearing on antisemitism this week. Scott Bok, who announced Magill’s resignation Saturday, said minutes later that he would also step down, citing the congressional hearing...

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