State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert may be the next UN ambassador

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert may be the next UN ambassador

Trump told reporters Thursday that she’s “under serious consideration.” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert is reportedly the leading candidate to become the next US ambassador to the United Nations. President Donald Trump, at a press conference on Thursday, confirmed Nauert is a contender for the job. “She’s under serious consideration,” Trump told reporters. “She’s excellent, been with us for a long time, been a supporter for a long time.” Trump added that a lot of…

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The 2018 midterm elections, explained

The 2018 midterm elections, explained

The 2018 midterms could be pivotal for the future of the Trump administration. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s running, what to watch, and why it matters. The elections held on Tuesday, November 6, are the first midterms under President Donald Trump, and the stakes for both parties are incredibly high. A fired up Democratic base threatens Republicans’ unified control of federal government — and the outcome could have lasting consequences for the…

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Steve King can’t handle a question about his white supremacist rhetoric

Steve King can’t handle a question about his white supremacist rhetoric

Someone asked Steve King about his ideology at a forum. King called security. On Thursday, Iowa Rep. Steve King took questions from members of the public at the Greater Des Moines Partnership forum. This sleepy-sounding event was interrupted when King became so enraged by a question about his views on immigration that he demanded security throw the questioner out of the event. King has long expressed admiration for white supremacists and far-right politicians around the…

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Amazon to open up second 4-star store in Colorado

Amazon to open up second 4-star store in Colorado

Amazon’s 4-star store wasn’t just a one-off shtick. The e-commerce giant is going to continue opening up brick-and-mortar stores dedicated to its most popular online products just like the current one in Manhattan, but this time in Colorado. On Thursday, a midwestern location will be opening up in Lone Tree, Colorado — only a few miles away from Denver. The company has plans for its first West Coast store to open up in Berkeley, California…

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CNN aired Trump rambling about immigrants for 27 minutes

CNN aired Trump rambling about immigrants for 27 minutes

In an echo of 2016, the president got to repeat falsehoods uninterrupted. President Donald Trump got cable news to carry him live and uninterrupted for nearly half an hour from the West Wing Thursday, where he gave what amounted to a fear-mongering stump speech in the final days before the midterm elections. During his rambling presentation, and in questions with reporters, Trump made many factually incorrect claims about immigrants, immigration policy and crime — including…

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Apple will no longer reveal how many iPhones, iPads, and Macs it sells

Apple will no longer reveal how many iPhones, iPads, and Macs it sells

During its Q4 earnings call, Apple’s Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri announced that the company will no longer report unit sales of its main hardware divisions, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This follows the protocols Apple already follows for its smaller devices, such as the Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod, which are bundled under the “Other Products” category. “A unit of sale is less relevant today than it was in our past.” The announcement comes…

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is dead

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is dead

While people on Earth celebrated Halloween, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft quietly gave up the ghost. The spacecraft, which explored two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt missed its last two check-ins, one on October 31st and another on November 1st. Without a signal from the spacecraft, NASA engineers concluded that Dawn had finally run out of fuel, officially ending its mission. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft quietly gave up the ghost The people working on the…

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