Madam Secretary on the Bubble: Should CBS Keep It or Cut It?

By mid-May, the broadcast networks must make some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2018-19 TV season, and which… won’t. As that deadline draws near, TVLine is singling out a few “bubble” shows and sizing up their prospects — based in large part on creative strides (and stumbles) and future potential, but also […]

Treasury secretary Mnuchin calls top US bankers amid turmoil in markets and White House

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin called top bankers Sunday following a tumultuous month for US markets. Monday, he will meet with top government officials overseeing the economy.  On Sunday, Mnuchin addressed reports that Trump sought to fire Fed chairman Jay Powell following increased interest rates, tweeting a statement of denial.  The U.S. Treasury […]

Madam Secretary EPs Discuss Elizabeth's Arrest (?!) in Episode 100

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Madam Secretary‘s fall finale.  After Sunday’s Madam Secretary, it’s never been more clear that Elizabeth McCord is the kind of person who’d make a great United States president. She’s just got to get out of jail first. Yep, the Secretary of State wound up under arrest at the end of the CBS […]

A Republican lawmaker invoked Paul Manafort’s adult children in a bizarre defense of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

AP A Republican lawmaker likened the Trump administration’s discontinued child separation policy at the US-Mexico border to the children of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Manafort, who faces increased scrutiny after allegedly breaching his plea agreement to charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the special counsel’s investigation, is the father of […]

Trump will replace Interior Department Secretary next week

Enlarge / US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke arrives at the US Capitol prior to the service for former President George H. W. Bush on December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Photo by Shawn Thew – Pool/Getty Images) On Friday, President Trump announced on Twitter that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will step down […]

‘If he’s so good, why is this happening’: Trump reportedly blames Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for recommending Jerome Powell as Fed chair

Evan Vucci/AP Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reportedly drawn President Donald Trump’s ire after a series of economic decisions and recommendations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Trump is said to have blamed Mnuchin, who backed the appointment of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Powell has raised interest rates three times in 2018, and more […]

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state says he’s worried what will happen ‘if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote’ in the November midterm election

AP Photo/John Amis, File Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State and the Republican nominee for governor, said he is worried about his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams’ efforts to increase voter turnout ahead of the November 6 midterm election. Kemp is in the middle of a heated gubernatorial race in Georgia where he has caught some […]

US Defense Secretary Mattis wants 80% of key fighter jets ready for war

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called on the Pentagon to bring at least 80 percent of its key fighter jets to combat readiness. For a country always at war with someone, surprisingly few of its warplanes are kept sky-worthy. Consistent with Washington’s increasingly saber-rattling rhetoric, the world’s largest military is putting its money where […]