One of the most poignant moments in Monday night's speech by first lady Michelle Obama was when she mentioned that her family lives in a White House that was built by slaves. "Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor. So, Michelle Obama is essentially correct in citing slaves as builders of the White House, but there were others working as well," O'Reilly said.
Is Donald Trump entrenched in a relationship with Vladimir Putin? Looking at the signs it's beginning to appear that he not only is, but has adopted Putins political stances. Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich connected the dots on his recent Facebook post. read more
After Sanders and Elizabeth Warren each gave Hillary Clinton full-throated endorsements at the DNC Monday night, Sanders delegates' desire to disrupt the convention seems to be losing steam after roiling the opening day. But all eyes will be on a potentially contentious roll call vote that with formally nominate Clinton Tuesday evening. As if making up for lost time, Sanders crisscrossed a sprawling hotel and convention center complex downtown to take the message from his speech directly to individual state delegations. From New York to Wisconsin to Iowa to California to Florida to Montana to Alaska, his message to the delegates was the same: The only way for his supporters to continue what they started is to elect Clinton and stop Donald Trump.
Trump's relationship with Putin and his warm views toward Russia, which began in the 1980s when the country was still part of the Soviet Union, have emerged as one of the more curious aspects of his presidential campaign. Since the 1980s, Trump and his family members have made numerous trips to Moscow in search of business opportunities, and they have relied on Russian investors to buy their properties around the world. In a Republican Party in which an ability to stand up to Putin has been seen as a test of toughness, Trump's relationship with the Russian leader is instead one of mutual flattery. Still, the relationship is setting off alarms in pro-Western capitals -- and in the U.S. foreign policy community. read more
Gretchen Carlson has opened a floodgate. More than two dozen women currently or formerly employed by Fox News have come forward to tell sordid tales of the depraved atmosphere Roger Ailes cultivated at the network. The pervy infestation of Fox has brewed for two decades. In order to advance at work, the female victims were told they must perform sexual favors. Other women say they were subject to constant harassment, crude remarks and denigration of their gender by male staff at all levels. Managers attempted to coerce junior employees into going on dates with men higher up in the company. One woman said that in 2009 she walked into an office she thought was empty only to find a male senior manager receiving oral sex from a young female staffer. read more