We only have less than four weeks to enjoy President Barack Obama. Then all hell breaks loose under President Orange. So, Obama has continued to do his exit interviews, and he ended up sitting down with his friend David Axelrod for Axelrod’s podcast. The interview came out after Christmas, and there’s one part in particular that has drawn the ire of President Orange. Though he is barred by the Constitution from a third four-year-term, President Obama believes voters would have supported him … read more

On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump told Fox News that one of his executive superpowers is being so wise that he doesn’t need regular intelligence briefings. “You know, I’m, like, a smart person,” he told Chris Wallace. “I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years.”
This is not the first time Trump has waxed ineloquently on his own brilliance. He told the Washington Post earlier this year that he doesn’t need to read much … read more

Some people are dealing with the reality of a Donald Trump presidency by getting high. I feel like Jeff Bridges is one of those people. I just read Bridges’ Daily Beast interview, conducted post-election, and it reads like he was high AF. Not that I blame him for that at all. Jeff Bridges is a longtime Democrat, a longtime Clinton family supporter, and a longtime advocate for liberal/progressive causes. He’s spent years advocating for his progressive politics, and I too have felt the urge to … read more

– “Financial crusader” John Oliver is riding a horse made of money on the latest cover of Money as its champion of the year. While Oliver recently joked that he’s “wasting HBO’s resources,” per Vanity Fair, Money notes he dedicated whole episodes of his third season of Last Week Tonight to “complicated subjects critical to Americans’ financial health,” including credit reports and retirement savings, offering “detailed explanations, investigative reporting, exhortations for viewers to take … read more

At this point, I’m completely over Susan Sarandon. It’s not just a forced ambivalence, either. Now I actively hate her. Her words and actions over the course of this year have been nothing short of insane. She was a Bernie Sanders supporter at first, endorsing Bernie in the early months of his candidacy. When it became clearer that Bernie was not going to win the primary – and I still don’t know why that came as a shock to people? – Susan had several notable meltdowns. One of those meltdowns … read more

This is what late-night looks like with Donald Trump as President of the United States.
After most of the talk shows went off the air during Election Night, so Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien, shared messages of hope and humor when they returned to address a divided nation late Wednesday.
It’s no secret that Meyers favored Hillary Clinton. As he began his monologue on NBC’s Late Night, he shocked his audience by saying, “Well, … read more

Now that I’ve had some 30-odd hours to process Donald Trump’s victory, I no longer feel numb. That was my problem yesterday: I was in shock. The country was in shock. The world is in shock. I have no doubt that the next months and years are going to be brutal, difficult, infuriating, embarrassing, heinous and disastrous for our country, for our neighbors, for our friends, for our families and for ourselves. But since I actually am a positive person (I know, weird), I thought I would make a list … read more

1. Must quickly and decisively form an opposition movement, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. I will do my part to help lead this as I’m sure many others (Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, MoveOn, the hip-hop community, DFA, etc.) will, too. The core of this opposition force will be fueled by young people who, as with Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, don’t tolerate b.s. and are relentless in their resistance to authority. They have no interest in compromising with racists … read more

After 28 years of Donald Trump pretending to run for president and then somehow winning a nomination, and 10 years of Hillary Clinton running for president or saying she definitely wasn’t going to run for president, we are finally here. The election is one day away — and after it’s over, one of these two will be president. At least we think so. After this year, it’s probably unwise to predict that this will happen with 100 percent certainty. I mean, what if there’s a tie?
We lived through a lot … read more

Welcome to The Battle For North Carolina, a series where we take you inside one of the most contentious states in 2016.
On Tuesday, Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross was at Meredith College in Raleigh, counting the raised hands of people who had already voted early. “What’s wrong,” she asked, “with the rest of you?” From now until the election, North Carolina is like an electioneering Epcot, where you can find every type of supporter and every type of campaign character if you have … read more

If you need any further proof of Hamilton’s cultural monumentality, watch Lin-Manuel Miranda — its playwright, songwriter, and original star — as he interviews President Obama about the musical’s importance in the Broadway production’s making-of documentary. With performances sold out until next spring and ticket prices in the hundreds of dollars, Hamilton’s America (PBS) — which debuts tonight (October 21) — is probably the closest many of us will get to the show for a while. That’s … read more

I’ve been wondering for a while if Hillary Clinton might be better served if she merely goes on vacation to Margaritaville for the next three weeks and empowers her surrogates to fight on her behalf. Pres. Obama is a great surrogate, as is Joe Biden, as is Elizabeth Warren. But HRC’s best surrogate? Michelle Obama. You guys, when FLOTUS speaks, everyone stops and listens. Michelle hasn’t even been able to say Donald Trump’s name, which makes it even more powerful. Michelle f—king thrashed … read more

I was scared. Everybody I knew was scared. Perfect strangers told me to wear a bulletproof vest. Friends who were attending told me their hearts were racing and they couldn’t sleep. Judgment was at hand. The seals would open. The earth would split apart and swallow up our folly. This was it. Peals of thunder. The pale horse.
In that moment, it made sense. Just after midnight on July 5, a black man named Alton Sterling who was selling CDs outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge was thrown against … read more

“Hillary Clinton has officially been to Temple more times than my parents,” tweeted a junior at the Philadelphia university on Monday morning, hours before the Democratic nominee was set to give a speech before a room full of students on campus. We don’t have the data to fact-check said parent-shaming, but it’s true that the Democratic presidential nominee and her surrogates have been visiting Philadelphia quite a bit — part of a larger effort to convince young voters that it is possible to play … read more

For all the outrage they inspire, Donald Trump’s controversial comments sometimes seem to squeak by without much consequence – until now. The US Secret Service (USSS) had words with Trump’s campaign after the GOP nominee said that “Second Amendment people” could thwart Hillary Clinton – a suggestion many viewed as a thinly veiled call to violence. A US Secret Service official confirmed to CNN Wednesday that the agency has had “more than one conversation” with Trump’s campaign regarding his Second … read more