Sen. Joe Manchin announces he'll vote for Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — a red-state Democrat who crossed party lines to vote for President Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch — announced on Friday that he would vote for Brett Kavanaugh, a statement that all but cleared Kavanaugh’s path to the Court. Manchin’s statement was released shortly after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) …

What is the essence of pamplemousse? LaCroix still won't tell us.

Though it is the year 2018, there are many things we still do not know. Why are all the bees dying, for example? What are the political beliefs of Taylor Swift? Also: what, exactly, are the ingredients in LaCroix? This is the question raised in a new class-action lawsuit against National Beverage, LaCroix’s parent company, …

Chris Evans sure sounds like he's finished playing Captain America

Chris Evans appears to have hung up Captain America’s stars and stripes for good — or at least for now. On Thursday, Evans tweeted that filming has wrapped on Avengers 4, the bookend to this year’s Avengers: Infinity War and seemingly the last chapter in Marvel’s Avengers team-up movies. (Marvel has not announced another Avengers …

6.5 million pounds of beef are recalled for possible salmonella. Check your

An Arizona-based meat company is recalling 6.5 million pounds of raw beef because it may be contaminated with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday. The recalled meat, which includes products like ground beef and sirloin trimmings, was packaged from July 26 to September 7, and sold in stores …

Judge blocks Trump's efforts to end Temporary Protected Status for 300000

The judicial resistance against the Trump administration’s immigration policy continues. On Wednesday night, a federal judge in California put a hold on the administration’s plans to stop renewing the legal status of 300,000 people living in the US from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. All four countries were set to lose Temporary Protected Status …

Jason Van Dyke's trial for the 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald, explained

As Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke sat on the witness stand in a Cook County courtroom on Tuesday and recounted the night of October 20, 2014, he told lawyers that he had no choice but to shoot Laquan McDonald. “We never lost eye contact, his eyes were bugging out, his face was just expressionless,” …

The new emergency alert system that lets Trump text you, explained

You’re going to be getting an emergency alert from President Donald Trump on your phone on Wednesday afternoon. It’s a test of a new alert system that’s supposed to be used in very specific circumstances to communicate with the public via cell phones — and that experts say won’t let presidents just text the American …

The charisma-free, extremely expensive Florida Senate race, explained

The Florida Senate race this year has given Democrats plenty of reason to be nervous. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is facing Republican Gov. Rick Scott, one of the best recruits for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections and a wealthy candidate whose campaign is already outspending Nelson’s by a 4-to-1 margin. The two faced off …

Kellyanne Conway: “I'm a victim of sexual assault”

Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, said she was a victim of sexual assault in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper on Sunday. Conway was on the show to discuss the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the FBI’s investigation into …