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Trump's rise to prez shows we’re capable of more than we think

Who’s the Next President? Anyone? Two wild things happen at noon Friday. One is obvious and historic: Donald Trump becomes President. The other is completely unknowable and therefore almost completely unmentioned: There will be a new next President of the United States. And whoever and wherever he or she is, there’s a good chance we’ve never even heard of the ...

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N.Y labor union boss joins, to deliver speech at Women's March

He’s no stranger to the stage, but labor leader George Gresham feels a certain pressure to deliver a speech like no other in D.C. on Saturday. The longtime head of SEIU 1199, one of New York’s largest unions, is joining a large contingent of his members in the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington — and he’s one ...

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Giuliani tells sex-filled 9/11 joke at Trump inauguration lunch

Rudy Giuliani — who once appeared to forget that 9/11 ever happened — took a swanky Thursday luncheon as a golden opportunity to tell a sex-filled “locker room” anecdote about the worst terror attack in U.S. history, a recording has revealed. The former New York City mayor went on the cringe worthy screed while speaking to a group of Republican ...

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Planned Parenthood event somber prior to Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON — It was meant to be a celebration, but it became a chance to commiserate and plot a course for the future. Planned Parenthood booked the fabled 9:30 Club months ahead of the 2017 presidential inauguration, expecting to be rejoicing on the eve of the swearing in of our nation’s first female President. Instead, they brought in Common and ...

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Trump to get inauguration sermon from Rev. who calls Islam 'evil'

A Texas pastor with a controversial penchant for bashing Muslims, Mormons, Catholics and homosexuals will deliver a private sermon for Donald Trump and his family shortly before he is officially inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. Rev. Robert Jeffress, who fervently stumped for Trump on the campaign trail, leads the First Baptist Church in Dallas and announced ...

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Robert De Niro, other stars lead thousands in NYC Trump protest

Thousands of defiant New Yorkers filled President-elect Donald Trump’s backyard Thursday on the eve of his inauguration for a star-studded, full-throated statement of protest. Joined by celebrities, government leaders and union organizers, angry protesters flooded Columbus Circle, Broadway and several blocks of Central Park West. “There are those who are working to divide us,” said “Sex and the City” star ...

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Lawmaker: inauguration guests call Hispanic students 'wetbacks'

A Texas congressman is the latest to join a long list of lawmakers boycotting Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration after a large group of migrant students from his district were called “beaners,” “burritos” and “wetbacks” while on a school trip to Washington, D.C. Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela, who represents a large chunk of the Lone Star State’s Gulf coast strip, claimed ...

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Obama gives heartfelt speech, clemency to 300 on last day as Prez

On his last full day in office, President Obama dropped the mic on his historic White House tenure Thursday with an emotional letter to the public and a directive to shorten the sentences of more than 300 prisoners. Obama’s final day as commander-in-chief began as all his days did — with a briefing from his national security team. He also ...

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NYC woman fights for people hurt by Trump in D.C. march

Chanell Garcia wasn’t always this involved. The last time America went to the polls, electing President Obama, Garcia took it all for granted. She didn’t even leave the house to vote. “I wasn’t very informed at the time and didn’t understand the importance that I understand now of having the right to vote,” said Garcia, 25. “I knew Obama would ...

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Crew ready to clear Obamas from White House to welcome Trumps

WASHINGTON — It’s supposed to feel just like home when Donald Trump steps inside the White House residence for the first time as President on Inauguration Day. His clothes will be hanging in the closet. The kitchen will be stocked with his favorite foods. Windows will have been washed, carpets vacuumed or replaced, and fresh linens and towels will be ...

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