CNN’s Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading ‘idiotic’ conspira…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday unloaded on Twitter users, including Donald Trump Jr., spreading conspiracy theories about his coverage of Hurricane Florence. Cooper said that in recent days, conspiracy theorists including President Trump’s son, have shared a photo from his coverage of 2008’s Hurricane Ike and falsely claimed that it shows him exaggerating the depths…

Indicted congressman Chris Collins reverses himself, will remain on Novembe…

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), under federal indictment in connection with insider trading and lying to investigators, will remain on the ballot in November, his attorney said Monday, reversing Collins’s initial decision to suspend his campaign for reelection. That is a scenario that Republican Party officials had hoped to avoid. While New York’s 27th Congressional District…

Senate passes sweeping opioids package

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the Senate overwhelmingly passed on Monday evening a sweeping package of bills aimed at addressing the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. The vote was 99 to 1 with only Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) dissenting. President Trump and Congress vowed a federal government response to a crisis that affects millions of…

Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Co…

Republicans are bracing for political aftershocks from the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, with some expressing fear that the coming investigation will refocus the nation’s attention on an issue that could drive up the Democratic vote in the midterm elections. The initial hope that the conservative Kavanaugh’s appointment would encourage…