Minnesota’s lieutenant governor named as Al Franken’s temporary replacement
Dec13

Minnesota’s lieutenant governor named as Al Franken’s temporary replacement

Stephen Maturen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will head to Washington to temporary fill the Senate seat left vacant by Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who resigned last week in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations and an ethics commi…

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Rosenstein defends Mueller, pushes back at suggestion of bias in Russia probe
Dec13

Rosenstein defends Mueller, pushes back at suggestion of bias in Russia probe

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered a strong defense of Robert Mueller’s appointment and actions as special counsel on Wednesday and further praised the FBI, even as the bureau has been criticized by P…

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EPA watchdog to investigate Scott Pruitt’s $25,000 ‘secure phone booth’
Dec13

EPA watchdog to investigate Scott Pruitt’s $25,000 ‘secure phone booth’

Pete Marovich/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general will review whether Administrator Scott Pruitt misused any appropriated funds when he had a $25,000 “privacy booth” with a secure phone line installed in hi…

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France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall
Dec13

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after he won the election, the French president and his governmen…

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Biden, Meghan McCain get emotional talking about her father’s cancer diagnosis
Dec13

Biden, Meghan McCain get emotional talking about her father’s cancer diagnosis

ABC(NEW YORK) — Former Vice President Joe Biden shared an emotional moment with co-host Meghan McCain on The View Wednesday morning as they discussed her father’s brain cancer diagnosis.”We’re like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fat…

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