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White House doubles down on Trump's debunked voter fraud claim

The White House on Tuesday doubled down on President Trump’s bizarre and debunked claim that massive voter fraud cheated him out of a popular vote victory — and the new leader’s chief spokesman said Trump wouldn’t rule out requesting an investigation into the bogus claims. “He continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence that people have presented ...

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Ted Cruz uses Grayson Allen photo as 'proof' he plays basketball

Ted Cruz is working on his jump shot and his Twitter game.  The Texas senator and blog Deadspin went shot-for-shot on Twitter Tuesday night following a story that Cruz was organizing a weekly basketball game with Republican senators in Washington D.C.  This led Deadspin to ask the internet for proof of Cruz, who once referred to a basketball hoop as a ...

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NYC to pay $11M in legal costs to lawyers in stop-and-frisk case

Lawyers in a landmark stop-and-frisk lawsuit will get more than $ 11 million from the city for legal fees and costs, the Daily News has learned. David Floyd claimed in a 2008 lawsuit that the NYPD’s manner of carrying out stop-and-frisk targeted minorities — making officers’ execution of the tactic unconstitutional. A court ultimately sided with Floyd and in August ...

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New Yorkers to see higher electric, gas bills under new rate plan

ALBANY – City electric and gas bills will be going up after the Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a new rate plan for Con Edison customers. Under the plan, the typical monthly electric bill will increase 2.3% in 2017, and 2.4% each of the next two years, according to the PSC. The increases are retroactive to January 1. Gas ...

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Spicer says Trump has met with Martin Luther King Jr.

President Trump is apparently meeting with the dead. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, when pressed Tuesday about Trump’s lack of meetings with civil rights leaders, said the President recently met with Martin Luther King Jr. Spicer confused the iconic civil rights leader with his son, Martin Luther King III — who indeed did meet with Trump before the inauguration. ...

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WWE star Triple H spotted at Senate confirmation hearing

Trump’s pick to head Small Business Administration Linda McMahon had some superstar support during Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearing. McMahon’s daughter, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie was spotted in the first row alongside wrestling hubby Paul Levesque — AKA Triple H — during the meeting. That’s right, the same Triple H who once told people to “suck it” on TV and ...

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President Trump institutes media blackouts at EPA, USDA

President Trump has instituted media blackouts at the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, further signaling that his nascent administration will not be playing by conventional rules when it comes to access to information. Trump has ordered a ban on EPA employees from providing updates on social media or to reporters, as well as a ban on ...

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton revealed he is battling prostate cancer Tuesday — the day after he collapsed while giving his State of the State address. Dayton said in a press conference he was diagnosed Friday, and that the cancer has spread beyond his prostate. He said surgery or radiation might be part of his treatment, and he will soon undergo ...

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Senate Dems to propose $1T infrastructure, transportation plans

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $ 1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Details of the plan provided to The Associated Press include $ 200 billion for a “vital infrastructure fund.” An example of ...

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How Melania Trump's scowl ranks among famous looks of disdain

Scowl have what she’s having. First Lady Melania Trump committed a David Copperfield-level disappearing act during Friday’s inauguration, with the internet unable to stop watching as her smile turns to shade faster than you can say “bigly.” Not even Disgust from “Inside Out” can stand up to the supreme scowl First Lady Melania Trump put on display at her husband’s ...

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