Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., attempted to downplay the tumultuous week in the Republican conference on Friday, acknowledging only that some of his hard-right members distract from the GOP midterm message in their feuds with Democrats and each other but not condemning the anti-MuslimRead More →

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government open until Feb. 18, 2022, narrowly averting a shutdown that loomed for Friday, the White House said. At the top of earlier remarks on the November jobs report Friday, Biden teased heRead More →

Paramount+ “The Road West Was Paved with Blood,” reads a title card in the new trailer of Yellowstone‘s prequel series 1883 — and there’s plenty of the red stuff to go around. As previously reported, real-life husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the Paramount+ series, playing James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of Yellowstone‘s DuttonRead More →

HBO Max (NOTE LANGUAGE) HBO Max has released a new trailer to its upcoming spin-off of The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, and in it, John Cena‘s over-the-top anti-hero shows off a vulnerable side.  Not only is Cena’s titular character apparently having second thoughts about his peace-through-violence mantra, hesitating when ordered to fire on innocent people so thatRead More →

Fabio Lovino/© 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. Lady Gaga is already off to a good start this awards season. The singer/actress has been named Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her role in House of Gucci. In the Ridley Scott-directed film, Gaga plays PatriziaRead More →

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — On the heels of a sluggish November jobs report, President Joe Biden on Friday touted the country’s employment landscape as improving despite there being fewer jobs added last month than economists expected. “We’re looking at the sharpest one-year decline in unemployment ever. Simply put, AmericaRead More →

artisteer/iStock (ATLANTA) — It’s a big weekend for college football. Conference championships this weekend will set the stage for the playoffs. Watch the full report from ABC’s Good Morning America for a preview of this weekend’s conference championship games: Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.Read More →

Marca Piner/iStock (NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 785,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.6% of the population in theRead More →

FG Trade/iStock (CHICAGO) — At the American Library Association, annual reports are collected to monitor efforts by parents and political groups to ban books from libraries and schools across the country. Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the director of non-profit ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, has worked with such reports for about 20Read More →