Politics

Technical snafu interrupts NBC's first presidential debate

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News' coverage of the first Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign season was hit by a technical glitch that led President Donald Trump to tweet that the network "should be ashamed." The snafu, in the middle of the Wednesday night debate, left viewers and candidates confused by...
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Coin toss settles rare Philippine election tie

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine election officials settled a rare tie in a mayoral race on Friday by tossing a coin. They proclaimed Sue Cudilla the new mayor of the town of Araceli in western Palawan province after she won a best-of-three coin flip by picking tails. Both Cudilla, a former...
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Maine becomes 1st state to ban single-use foam containers

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill into law Tuesday. The Natural Resources Council of Maine said that Maine's the first state to enact...
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Man with moose nuggets in carry-on says politics stinks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Politics can stink. That was the message delivered by a traveler to airport inspectors in Alaska who found moose nuggets inside his carry-on bag. KTOO Public Media reports the man told agents he collects the droppings and likes to present it "for politicians and their bleep...
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Martha Stewart, Snow Plow To The Stars

Martha Stewart really does it all - she even plows her own driveway. On Thursday, as many parts of the East Coast were hit by a heavy snowstorm, Stewart shared a photo of herself behind the wheel of a giant truck equipped with a plow. I decided to plow now I am stuck darn!!!!! pic.twitter.com/...
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Madonna Adopting 4-Year Old Twins From Malawi

Madonna has been granted permission to formally adopt two children and take them out of the country of Malawi. The 4-year-old twin girls are in the care of an orphanage after the mother died in child birth. A government official will now travel with Madonna and the twins (named Stella and Esther)...
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VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen Thanks Obama With White House Concert

Some celebrities stay politically neutral, but Bruce Springsteen is not one of them. He played a concert at The White House just to thanks President Obama and his staff. Here's more from Billboard: -Mike Draup Photo: USA Today
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The Real Reason Sasha Obama Missed The POTUS Farewell Speech

One of the more touching moments from Dad-In-Chief... "Of all that I've done in my life, I'm most proud to be your dad." —@POTUS to Malia and Sasha #ObamaFarewell https://t.co/JLR06l27pJ — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 11, 2017 The Obama's youngest daughter, Sasha, was not at President...
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From POTUS To The President Of Playlists

President Barack Obama was asked by a reporter what he wanted to do after the White House. He replied, "Still waiting to hear about my job at Spotify!" Spotify heard the comment and quickly pointed him to a job he might be qualified for. Hey @BarackObama, I heard you were interested in a role at...
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Source Says 'Will & Grace' Will Return With 10 Episode Revival

This hasn't been confirmed by NBC, but a regular guest star on Will & Grace said there will be a 10-episode revival of the show this year! Leslie Jordan, who won an Emmy for playing Beverly Leslie on the show, mentioned the revival in an interview. The series would begin shooting in July...
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