The Sudden Firing That Sparked the Impeachment of a President

For months, the president had been pondering how to do it. One of the most powerful government officials in Washington, a holdover appointed by his predecessor, was driving him crazy, impeding his agenda at every turn with his recalcitrant independence. And so, finally, the president, without consulting anyone beyond a close circle of aides, decided […]

The Sudden Firing That Sparked the Impeachment of a President

For months, the president had been pondering how to do it. One of the most powerful government officials in Washington, a holdover appointed by his predecessor, was driving him crazy, impeding his agenda at every turn with his recalcitrant independence. And so, finally, the president, without consulting anyone beyond a close circle of aides, decided […]

'Racism' vs. 'anti-Semitism': CNN dragged for firing black contributor over pro-Palestine speech

After firing commentator Marc Lamont Hill for a supposedly anti-Semitic speech in support of Palestine, CNN is experiencing its own backlash as hundreds of professors and students sign a letter denouncing the network as racist. “CNN and Temple University should have celebrated Hill’s call for justice and equality, but instead used it as an opportunity […]

WATCH Russia firing off upgraded nuke interceptor

The Russian military has tested a short-range missile meant to defend Moscow from nuclear Armageddon. Video of the test launch conducted in Kazakhstan was published by the Defense Ministry. The interceptor tested at the Sary-Shagan test range is apparently the replacement of the 53T6 anti-ballistic missiles, which serve as part of an ABM shield protecting […]

NHL quarter mark: Oilers GM in panic mode with McLellan firing

Peter Chiarelli either made a brilliant move in bringing in Sherwood Park's own Ken Hitchcock as Edmonton Oilers head coach to save their season or a futile one that will cost the general manager his job in the spring. The Oilers won their first game under Hitchcock, a 4-3 decision in overtime against the hometown San […]

'Another black person?!' NY nanny sues couple over firing after ‘racist’ text

A New York nanny is suing a couple for discriminatory firing after receiving a misdirected text from the mother complaining that she was “another black person.” The couple deny they are racist, likening the suit to “extortion.” Lynsey Plasco-Flaxman, a mother of two, expressed dismay when finding out that the new child care provider, Giselle […]

Trying To Make Sense Of The James Gunn Firing

On the July 23, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film Weekend Editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the big breaking news during Comic-Con, that Disney has fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. You can subscribe […]

Trump sets off Twitter storm after requesting thanks for firing James Comey

US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Americans should thank him for firing former FBI director James Comey backfired somewhat, setting off another Twitter storm. Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon, wondering why Americans had not yet started to thank him for Comey’s firing and suggesting that they should start expressing their gratitude soon. When will people […]

Andrew McCabe memo recalls conversation with Rod Rosenstein in which the deputy attorney general reportedly revealed Trump wanted him to mention Russia in statement on James Comey’s firing

Alex Wong/Getty Images Former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe documented a conversation with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein reportedly indicated President Donald Trump wanted him to mention Russia in a statement on the firing of then-FBI director James Comey. Rosenstein pointed to Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation as the […]