Joseph D. Lyons

The 2019 White House Correspondents' Dinner Is Skipping A Comedian & People Aren't Amused

Following the uproar over the jokes at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner, there's a big change on the menu for next year's gala fundraiser. The 2019 White House Correspondent Correspondents' Dinner speaker will not be a comedian. Instead,…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Elections Official In Florida Who Trump Called A "Disaster" Has Resigned

The last vote counts in Florida were just certified on Sunday — nearly two weeks after Election Day, following machine and hand recounts in some of the most contentious races. Now, one local official in charge of overseeing the election process is…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Drama Between CNN's Jim Acosta & The White House Apparently Isn't Over Yet

Jim Acosta's press pass was reinstated with a judge's restraining order last week — but the drama is far from over. CNN's Brian Stelter reported on Sunday that the White House told CNN they would suspend Acosta's press pass again as soon as that…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Florida Recount Results Are In And Here's Who Won The Florida Senate Seat

As recently as last weekend, the Florida recounts looked as though they might mirror 2000, when hand recounts continued into December with Al Gore and George W. Bush both vying for the presidency. This year, though, the Florida recount results…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Here's What Could Happen To Ivanka's Job If Trump Was Impeached

Top Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have downplayed the Dems' plans to impeach President Trump — even after flipping the House in the midterms. But Republicans, nonetheless, are reportedly…
By Joseph D. Lyons

President Obama Surprised Michelle On Her Book Tour And The Crowd Lost It — VIDEO

Former first lady Michelle Obama has been touring the country publicizing her new memoir Becoming, but on Saturday night in Washington D.C. she shared the spotlight with her husband. Walking on stage, President Obama surprised Michelle and drove the…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Hillary Clinton Predicted This Result For Stacey Abrams "If She Had A Fair Election"

The Georgia governor's race is really close — so close that the Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and her team are still working to get all valid provisional ballots counted to push the race into a runoff. Now, other top Democrats are speaking out…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Florida Recount Results Are Due Soon — But Here's Why You Might Be Kept Waiting

More than a week after Election Day, three races in Florida are without a winner. Democrats like Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (running for governor) and Sen. Bill Nelson (running for reelection) have been pushing for patience and counting every…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Transgender Candidate Just Won Her Race & Made History In Colorado

The Rainbow Wave keeps rolling on in as races across the country are called in favor of LGBTQ candidates. One of the latest winners is Brianna Titone, who made history as Colorado's first transgender state representative ever elected. The Democrat…
By Joseph D. Lyons

See What A White Politician Said When His Black Female Colleague Got Arrested & He Didn't

Protesters at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday called for all ballots to be counted in the state — where the governor's race remains contested — until some of protesters were arrested by authorities. The key word here, though, is "some." Georgia…
By Joseph D. Lyons

National Landing In Northern Virginia Didn't Exist Until Amazon Did This

Amazon announced the two winners of its contest for the company's second headquarters — the project dubbed HQ2. The announcement had some scratching their heads, and not just those wary of explosive growth and soaring real estate prices in the new…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Just Threatened To Make It Harder For You To Get Your Fav French Wine

The president's trip to France was not well received by his critics, to say the least. He was teased about being afraid of the rain, criticized for his excitement upon seeing Vladimir Putin, and the French president basically called him out for…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Here's How Michelle Obama Described Her Experience At Trump's Inauguration

Former fist lady Michelle Obama has been making the rounds, giving interviews in advance of the release of her book Becoming. She's shared personal details of her time in the White House — and before. Now, as her book is released Tuesday, some of…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Kellyanne Conway Denied The Acosta Video Had Been Altered In A New Interview

The White House has been under fire both for revoking Jim Acosta of CNN's press pass and for the video Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted as the reasoning. Experts say the video was altered to exaggerate the moment where Acosta brushed a…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Putin Awkwardly Gave Trump A Thumbs Up While Commemorating The End Of WWI — VIDEO

A day after President Trump opted out of paying his respects to American soldiers killed in World War I because of the rain, he looked giddy as another world leader appeared at the Paris event marking Amistice Day and the 100-year anniversary of the…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Three Florida Races Are In A Recount — Here's How Long It Should Take

Election night was a dramatic showing across the country — with many history-making races decided. But not everywhere has the outcome been so clear cut, and many races have yet to be called. In Florida, the closest three races are getting a second…
By Joseph D. Lyons

What The 2018 Midterms Meant For Health Insurance & The Affordable Care Act

There's no doubt about it — both parties made it very clear that health care was on the ballot in 2018. The Democrats ran fiercely on the issue, and later the Republicans picked it up as well. Here's what the 2018 midterms mean for health insurance,…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump's On Shakier Ground After The 2018 Midterms — But He's Coming Out Swinging

In the weeks leading up to the midterms, President Donald Trump doubled down on the campaigning for Republicans. On Monday before Election Day, he spent the morning endorsing Republican candidates across the country on Twitter and attacking the…
By Joseph D. Lyons

See How These Midterm Election Wins For LGBTQ Rights Played Out Across The Country

From coast to coast on Tuesday — and in many states in the middle — races fell in favor of LGBTQ rights and openly LGBTQ candidates on election night. After a lot of hype following successful primaries, these wins for LGBTQ rights in the 2018…
By Joseph D. Lyons

How 27 Youth Groups Teamed Up To Get Students To The Polls On Election Day

Young people around the country plan to walk out of school on Tuesday and head straight to the polls — not only voting but drawing attention to the issues facing young Americans this Election Day. The action has been overseen by one 19-year-old…
By Joseph D. Lyons