Let's just establish, up front, that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., thinks pretty much all questions about President Donald Trump are dumb. Recall that between Election Day and New Year's Day, McCain went through a phase in which he simply refused to answer reporters' Trump-related inquiries. At all. "On the first of January," McCain said last Dec. 6, "I promise to start answering these stupid, idiotic questions."
More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by scientific researchers: It's probably a bad idea to eat your placenta. The 11-page, medical jargon-filled article published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology seeks to provide a clear answer to what many view as a somewhat gross question.
The Mandalay Bay security guard who was described as "missing" in recent news reports has turned up on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where he taped his first public account of being wounded as he responded to Stephen Paddock's deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas. In a segment set for broadcast on Wednesday, Jesus Campos described how he was called to check on an open hallway door near Paddock's suite on the 32nd floor of the hotel and casino, and how he was struck by gunfire moments before the shooter unleashed a fusillade of bullets on a crowd of concertgoers below.
HARTFORD, Conn. -Sometimes, OK, all the time, David Letterman, who used to host his very own television program, is asked whether he still wishes he were on TV. Back then, he could do almost anything he wanted in front of millions of viewers: chat with a president, toss a wheel of runny brie off a building, even mock his once mortal frenemy Jay Leno. He must miss it terribly. "Not for a second," Letterman says before delivering a lengthy analogy about a prison sentence that references beatings, food poisoning and a knife fight.
What's the most powerful country in the world? There's a good case to be made that it's China. There are many kinds of power -- diplomatic, cultural, military and economic. So an easier question to ask is: What's the world's largest economy? That's almost certainly China. Many might protest when hearing this. After all, the U.S. still produces the most when measured at market exchange rates. But this comparison is misleading, because things cost different amounts in different countries.
As Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continue in the background, some Democrats are starting to eye a new health policy goal: implementing a single-payer system. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a single-payer bill in mid-September with 16 Democratic co-sponsors -16 more than he got when he introduced the bill two years earlier. But how is the health-care system funded now, and how would "single-payer" change that?
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump in a tweet Wednesday denied that he had told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa this month that her husband "must have known what he signed up for." But the mother of the fallen soldier stood behind the account, saying that Trump "did disrespect" the family with his comments during a phone call. "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!" - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
Gord Downie, the frontman and lyricist for the Canadian rock group the Tragically Hip - whose songs about that country's small towns, hockey heroes and frontier history made the band a source of national pride and devotion for more than two decades - died Oct. 17. He was 53. The cause was complications from glioblastoma, a terminal brain cancer, according to a statement on the band's website. Downie revealed his diagnosis last year through a message on the Tragically Hip's website.
A federal judge in Maryland early Wednesday issued a second halt on the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban, asserting that the president's own comments on the campaign trail and on Twitter convinced him that the directive was akin to an unconstitutional Muslim ban.
WASHINGTON - White House officials working on trade policy were alarmed last month when a top adviser to President Donald Trump circulated a two-page document that alleged a weakened manufacturing sector leads to an increase in abortion, spousal abuse, divorce and infertility, two people familiar with the matter said.