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    Former First Lady Michelle Obama revealed Wednesday that being quarantined inside of her home and issues surrounding President Donald Trump are giving her “low-grade depression.” “I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression,” Michelle Obama said on her podcast before explaining that “racial strife” and the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration are the reasons for...
    A growing number of southern states are taking matters into their own hands to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol in the absence of action by Congress. The House passed a bill late last month to remove statues of people who served the Confederacy or otherwise defended slavery that are displayed around the Capitol complex,...
    In an interview with Fox News broadcast on Wednesday, President Donald Trump slammed his predecessor Barack Obama’s eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis. During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump described Obama’s remarks as “terrible” and “totally inappropriate.” “I thought it was a terrible speech, it was an angry speech, it showed there’s...
    PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 26: Actress Erika Alexander delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton hands over her social media platforms and millions of followers to Erika Alexander as the actress plans...
    Washington (CNN)The message was free from embellishment.Ahead of a nationally televised game between the Atlanta Dream and the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, images of WNBA players in T-shirts that read "Vote Warnock" began to show up on social media.The players' purpose: to endorse Raphael G. Warnock, a Democrat and the senior pastor of Atlanta's famed...
    In his final essay, published on Thursday in The New York Times, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia offered welcome words of encouragement and wisdom for everyone protesting discrimination and injustice. He also made a crucial point about our political system, one that bears repeating as we face powerful threats to self-government and the rule of...
    President Donald Trump called Barack Obama's eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis 'ridiculous' and a sign of anger from the former president. 'It showed anger there that people don't see. He lost control and he's been really hit very hard by both sides for that speech. That speech was ridiculous,' Trump said on 'Fox...
    Former President Barack Obama’s eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis was “terrible” and “totally inappropriate,” President Trump said in an exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. In his remarks, Obama recalled Lewis' storied efforts as a leader of the civil rights movement while issuing a political call to action. At one point, Obama referenced George Floyd’s death while...
    A movie theater in Portland, Oregon, pulled a screening of the 1990 comedy Kindergarten Cop in the face of mounting backlash to the film fueled by accusations that it glorified police traumatizing children. The Northwest Film Center, which was going to begin its summer drive-in movie series with the flick because of "its importance in...
    President Donald Trump hit back at his predecessors eulogy at the funeral of the late Rep. John Lewis, calling it "terrible" and "angry." Trump appeared on "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning and was asked about former President Barack Obamas speech that some have said was too political. "I thought it was a terrible speech. It...
     Late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers mocked President Donald Trump’s Monday night interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan — Fallon joking that it “was so bad it made his coronavirus briefings look good.” Fallon added that because Swan is Australian, viewers of the interview could see Trump go down the drain in the opposite direction. “You can tell things weren’t going...
    President Donald Trump and Fox News host Brian Kilmeade teamed up to bash former President Barack Obama for his speech at the funeral of John Lewis. During an interview with the President Wednesday on Fox & Friends, Kilmeade swiped at Obama for invoking politics during his eulogy last week for the civil rights icon....
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized former President Barack Obama for delivering a politically themed eulogy at Rep. John Lewis’ funeral. “I thought that speech was totally inappropriate, very bad,” Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends, adding it was a “terrible terrible representation for what our country was about.” In his eulogy,...
    President Trump ridiculed former President Barack Obama's eulogy of the late Rep. John Lewis, claiming his predecessor used the platform for political gain. "I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an angry speech. It showed anger there that people don’t see," the president said on Fox & Friends on Wednesday after he was...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE on Wednesday criticized former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBass honored US Communist Party leader in unsurfaced remarks WNBA players wear 'Vote Warnock' shirts...
    PRESIDENT Trump ripped Barack Obama's speech at John Lewis' funeral, calling it 'terrible' and 'angry.' Trump's comments on the former president's eulogy for late civil rights activist Lewis came in an interview with Fox and Friends on Wednesday morning. 1President Trump slammed Obama's speech at late civil rights activist John Lewis' funeralCredit: AP:Associated Press "I...
    Getty Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus wait to enter as a group to attend the memorial services of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Civil rights icon and Georgia Representative John Lewis wrote his poignant last words...
    Getty U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), President of CASA in Action Gustavo Torres, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) march to the headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during a protest June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Congressman John Lewis passed away on July 17...
    By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands looked for the “off” switch during last week's telecast of civil rights icon John Lewis' funeral. Fox News, like the broadcast and other cable news networks, aired Lewis' funeral last Thursday, when former presidents...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel viewers are usually a loyal bunch, but thousands looked for the “off” switch during last week’s telecast of civil rights icon John Lewis’ funeral. Fox News, like the broadcast and other cable news networks, aired Lewis’ funeral last Thursday, when former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and...
    SELMA, Ala. - The death of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis has sparked a national debate over the Edmund Pettus Bridge -- a site of history, but one that’s named for a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. Lewis led hundreds of marches across the bridge during the civil rights movement. In 1965,...
    Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the legacy of Rep. John Lewis following the death of the civil rights icon. During a wide-ranging interview with Axios On HBO, the president refused to clarify whether he considered Lewis’ life to be impressive. “Nobody has done more for black Americans than I have,” he claimed. Asked...
    Bradley Cortright August 4, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump says he does not know how history will remember the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), nor can he say if he finds the Georgia congressman’s life impressive. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) responded to Trump’s comments. During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, she said, “Donald Trump shows us...
    (Photo by Zach Gibson – Pool/Getty Images/ Melina Mara-Pool/Getty Images) President Donald Trump sidestepped paying tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis and insisted that he had done more for the Black community than the civil rights icon. Trump was notably absent at the services held for Lewis last week in Atlanta in which...
    CNN political director David Chalian on Tuesday called President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE's recent interview with...
    President Trump dismissed the legacy of civil rights icon John Lewis in a wide-ranging interview with Axios that aired Monday. When asked by journalist Jonathan Swan, Mr. Trump seemed reluctant to acknowledge Lewis' accomplishments and noted that the former congressman didn't come to his inauguration.  After a week of memorial services in honor of the...
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) on Tuesday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE’s latest comments...
    The biggest ignoramus to ever set foot in the White House. Donald Trump sat down with Axios on HBO and the network has been releasing clips ahead of the full interview, each one worst than the last. As my colleague Laura Clawson noted, he whined about coronavirus-related questions, trying to twist the information to make the...
    Madison Summers August 4, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump says he does not know how history will remember late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). When asked during an Axios interview how Lewis — a civil rights icon — will be remembered, the president responded, “I really don’t know.” Trump then turned to say that...
    DONALD Trump bashed the late civil rights icon John Lewis and said that he "doesn't know him" and slammed him for missing his inauguration. During an interview with Axios that aired on Monday, the president was asked about how history would remember the legend, to which Trump replied: "I don't know, I really don't...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal grievances aired anew this week as he dismissed the legacy of the late U.S. Representative John Lewis after snubbing the civil rights icon and defended his decision not to pay his respects following Lewis' recent death. Lewis, who played an instrumental role in passing the Voting Rights Act...
    Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) penned an OpEd for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about their bipartisan effort to honor Rep. John Lewis with a statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. Last week, Reps. Graves and Bishop led members of...
    Joe Scarborough wondered if Donald Trump was trying to appeal to his white supremacist supporters by ripping John Lewis during his Axios interview. On Tuesday, Morning Joe reviewed Trump’s conversation with Jonathan Swan, in which where the president dismissed Lewis and attacked the late congressman for not attending his inauguration. Scarborough laughed as he...
    Coronavirus updates: 13 nuns die in Michigan convent; 1B students hit by school closures; Census to end 2020 counting operations early; Online grocery sales soaring in the Middle East and the trend may continue, says retail giant Majid Al Futtaim Tom Brady makes $25 million a year playing football, but he still uses a six-year-old...
    President Trump declined to speculate how history will remember the late civil rights leader and Rep.. John Lewis, but said he isn't opposed to naming a bridge after him. In an interview with Axios that aired Monday night, Trump was unwilling to say if Lewis was an impressive figure, adding that no figure has done...
    CNN anchor John Berman lit into President Donald Trump over his Axios interview, particularly the portion in which Trump dismisses the legacy of civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis because Lewis “didn’t come to my inauguration.” On Tuesday morning’s edition of New Day, Berman discussed the interview with co-anchor Alisyn Camerota and CNN political...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE declined to say during a new interview whether he found the...
    President Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with "Axios on HBO" that aired Monday night, refused to praise late civil rights icon and Rep. John Lewis, citing Lewis' decision not to attend his inauguration and State of the Union speeches. Interviewer Jonathan Swan repeatedly challenged Trump on topics ranging from the increasing number of coronavirus cases when he...
    Donald Trump has dismissed the legacy of Rep. John Lewis following his death, saying the civil rights icon made a 'big mistake' not coming to his inauguration.  The president made the comments as Lewis lay in state at the Capitol last Tuesday. Asked about the late civil rights activist's legacy Trump replied: 'Nobody has done more...
    President Donald Trump refused to say whether he found the civil rights icon John Lewis impressive, grumbling that the longtime Democratic congressman and voting rights pioneer didn’t come to his inauguration or State of the Union addresses.  Toward the end of a wide-ranging interview in which Axios reporter Jonathan Swan grilled him on coronavirus and...
    President Donald Trump ripped John Lewis for not attending his inauguration in 2017 several times when Axios’ Jonathan Swan asked the president how history will remember the civil rights activist and Georgia congressman. “How do you think history will remember John Lewis?” Swan asked during his almost 40-minute interview with the president. “I don’t...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during a segment of Monday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that most Americans wouldn’t have been able to “say goodbye to those they love at large funerals” like the one for the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis that took place last week. The late Civil Rights icon was memorialized in...
    This week, it’s been announced that in honor of late Congressman John Lewis CBS has enlisted the help of several major celebrities and political figures to create an hourlong special called John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero.  READ MORE: April Ryan predicts Trump will have to be removed by armed forces in 2021 According to Variety, the...
    Former President Barack Obama delivered the eulogy at the funeral of John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. While paying tribute to the civil rights pioneer at the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, Obama utilized the widely-viewed platform to take jabs at President Donald Trump. "As we sit here, there are those in power who...
    In June 2017, I ran into John Lewis outside of Atlanta, where he was campaigning for his former intern Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. I asked him something I asked everyone in those days, when the horror of this administration was still fresh: How confident was he that America...
    Dr. Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., blasted former President Barack Obama on Friday for politicizing the funeral of John Lewis. “There are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities, and students with restrictive ID laws and...
    Lawmakers who attended the funeral of late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in Atlanta earlier this week are exempt from Washington, D.C.’s, self-quarantine restrictions, according District Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office. According to the mayor’s July 24 order, titled “Requirement to Self-Quarantine After Non-Essential Travel During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency,” any residents who travel to “high-risk”...