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 […]

CBS announces News President David Rhodes is headed for the exit after year of troubles

Joe Kohen/WireImage CBS News President David Rhodes will vacate his role after a difficult year for the top network. He will be replaced in March by Susan Zirinsky, CBS said in a statement released late on Sunday night. Rhodes confirmed via a tweet later on Sunday that he will be exiting CBS. The network and […]

Trump vs. military: Mattis jabs president in farewell message to Pentagon employees

Outgoing US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis used his last day on the job to take a dig at his soon-to-be-former boss, telling Pentagon employees to “hold fast” in tough times and quoting Abraham Lincoln for some extra motivation. Mattis had planned to leave the administration in February, giving the White House enough time to […]

Nicaragua’s Forrest Gump Runs Against President Ortega

Alex Vanegas couldn’t stop crying. He was watching the news in Nicaragua on April 20, as the broadcasts led with how a sniper killed 15-year-old Álvaro Conrado with a single shot to the throat during the start of student protests against the regime of President Daniel Ortega that continue today. “I was inconsolable. How is […]

‘Somebody does need to challenge the president’: Republican Jeff Flake calls for civility, says Trump ‘owns’ the government shutdown

Evan Vucci/AP The retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona urged members of his political party to challenge the president, days before he is scheduled to retire from Capitol Hill. “Somebody does need to challenge the president,” Flake said in a CNN interview on Friday. “I think that the country needs to be reminded what […]

One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

Department of Defense President Donald Trump once boasted that his administration was staffed by notable members of the US armed forces. Those service members will soon be leaving his administration. The latest former Marine Corps general who is voluntarily leaving the administration is Defense Secretary James Mattis. US Defense Secretary James Mattis’ upcoming departure from […]

President poised to sign bill creating quantum computing initiative

Visions of an American quantum computing initiative are close to becoming a practical reality. The House of Representatives has passed its version of a bill that would establish a National Quantum Initiative Program and speed up the development of next-generation computing technology. Provided the President signs it into law (it cleared the Senate last week), […]