Politics

Fact-Checkers Decline to Revisit Ilhan Omar Marriage Question

Now-deleted Omar tweet revealed father's family name is same as former husband's

Media fact-checkers are choosing to ignore a now-deleted social media post by Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar (Minn.) that suggests her father has the same family name as her former husband, who many suspect is also her brother.

Buttigieg: Warren ‘Extremely Evasive’ About How to Pay for Medicare for All

'If you are proud of your plan, and it's the right plan, you should defend it in straightforward terms'

South Bend (Ind.) Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) accused fellow presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) of being "extremely evasive" Thursday when discussing whether her support for Medicare for All will require tax increases on the middle class.

NBC News Exclusive: AG Bill Barr Blurbed a Book One Time

The book argued Obama-era directives led colleges to tar innocent men as rapists

NBC News reported that, two years before he became attorney general, William Barr positively reviewed a book supporting due process protections for college students accused of sexual misconduct, a view he also espoused publicly during his confirmation hearing.

Pogrebin: ‘Not Our Determination’ Whether Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached

Authors of new book wrote allegations against Kavanaugh 'rang true' to them

New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin said Thursday it wasn't her and co-author Kate Kelly's role to determine whether Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should remain on the bench, although they wrote it "rang true" to them that Kavanaugh was guilty of multiple acts of sexual misconduct.

Yang: Climate Change May Require Elimination of Car Ownership

Imagines 'constant roving fleet of electric cars' as alternative

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said the United States may have to eliminate private car ownership to combat climate change during MSNBC's climate town hall at Georgetown University Thursday morning.

CNN Analyst Erupts Over Whistleblower Report

Says it's not intelligence official's job to 'snitch' on Trump

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd erupted at reports of a whistleblower informing the intelligence community on a phone call by President Donald Trump, saying Wednesday it wasn't that official's duty to spy on the president.