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Congressman Adam Schiff on Trump’s GOP Grip, Looming WGA Strike and His All-Time Favorite Show

With hundreds of members of Congress all jockeying for media attention (whether they admit that or not) it is increasingly challenging for individuals to break through and establish a national profile. Yet Adam Schiff has managed to do just that. His role as lead prosecutor in President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial turned Schiff into a hero among […]

Mark Russell, Piano-Playing Political Satirist, Dies at 90

Mark Russell, the sly satirist who skewered America’s political elite for more than a half-century by blending stand-up comedy with biting song parodies, died Thursday. He was 90.  Russell died at his home in Washington of complications from prostate cancer, his wife, Alison, told The Washington Post. Perhaps best known for his series of one-man […]

Hollywood Latino Leaders Form Visionary Alliance to Combat Disinformation in Media: “A Cancer Is Starting to Eat Up the Town” (Exclusive)

They’re the most disproportionately underrepresented demographic in Hollywood, an industry that makes its headquarters in a county where they comprise the plurality of the population. And even as other systemically marginalized groups make prominent and visible strides in pop culture, Latinos have remained caught in a cycle of development hell, with projects created by and […]

Oscars’ Most Political Moments: Host Jimmy Kimmel Calls Steven Spielberg, Seth Rogen the “Joe and Hunter Biden of Hollywood”

Political comments were not off-limits during the 2023 Oscars on Sunday night, including a Joe and Hunter Biden reference and award dedications to political prisoners. During the opening monologue of Hollywood’s biggest night, host Jimmy Kimmel called Steven Spielberg and Seth Rogen the “Joe and Hunter Biden of Hollywood.” Rogan starred as Bennie Loewy in […]

Senator Tammy Duckworth on Hollywood Touchstones and Oscar Favorites

When Sen. Tammy Duckworth emerged as a serious contender for the Biden presidential ticket, it catapulted her from a rising Illinois force to a national Democratic star. In a political landscape that questions whether women should lead by being tough or being vulnerable, Duckworth proved she’s both. An Iraq War combat pilot severely injured when […]

Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow and More Set for Benefits Concert Amid Tennessee Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Maren Morris and Sheryl Crow are among several artists who are set to participate in Love Rising, an upcoming benefit concert in Nashville to support Tennessee-based LGBTQ organizations amid anti-LGBTQ bills that have been passed in the state. “Art & community are, and have always been, oppression’s medicine,” Morris wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, with the […]

White House Calls Out Tucker Carlson as Outrage Over Jan. 6 Segments Grows

Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s segments this week seeking to reframe the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S Capitol are drawing pushback unlike anything in recent memory for a cable news host. On his primetime program Monday and Tuesday, Carlson downplayed what happened on Jan. 6 using a trove of footage provided by House […]

White House Says It’s “Inaccurate” That Biden Will Sit Down for Pre-Super Bowl Interview With Fox

It seems President Biden will not sit for a Super Bowl Sunday interview with anyone from Fox Corp., after all. “As we said earlier, we had arranged an interview with FOX Sports Host Mike Hill & Vivica A. Fox with the President ahead of the Super Bowl and Fox Corp. had the interview canceled,” a […]

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield to Exit, Ben LaBolt Named as Successor

White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield is leaving the Biden administration, according to a statement released Friday by President Biden. Bedingfield, who has led Biden’s communications apparatus for four years, will depart at the end of the month, and will be succeeded by Ben LaBolt, a veteran of the Obama administration. “Since my time as […]

State of the Union: President Joe Biden Pushes Republicans to “Finish the Job” in Rebuilding Economy and Uniting the Nation

President Joe Biden exhorted Republicans over and again Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address meant to reassure a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. The backdrop for the annual address was markedly […]

Grammys: Jill Biden Honors Iranian Singer With Inaugural Song for Social Change Special Merit Award After Viral Video

Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States, presented the inaugural Song for Social Change Special Merit Award to Iranian singer-songwriter Shervin Hajipour at the 2023 Grammy Awards. “A song can unite, inspire and ultimately change the world,” Biden said. “I am honored to announce the first winner of the Recording Academy’s best song […]

‘The Daily Show’s’ Roy Wood Jr. to Headline 2023 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The 2023 White House Correspondents’ Dinner has found its entertainment. Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. will be the entertainer for this year’s event, set to be held at the Washington Hilton on April 29. The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Wood’s participation Thursday. “Roy Wood Jr. brings a journalistic eye to his comedy. He’s […]

Gary Sinise Talks Being a Conservative in Hollywood and the “Complicated Situation” of Gun Control

Gary Sinise is opening up about how his political beliefs have impacted his career in Hollywood. The actor, who is best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Lt. Dan in 1994’s Forrest Gump, spoke to Chris Wallace on Friday’s episode of Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?. Sinise has been publicly open about his political views, […]

Volodymyr Zelensky Talks Hopes of War Ending During Golden Globes Video Message: “There Will Be No Third World War”

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky shared an impactful message via video at the 2023 Golden Globes on Tuesday night. Mystic River‘s Sean Penn introduced Zelensky, saying “If the freedom to dream was a spear, I proudly present a human being who tonight represents that spear’s most honed tip.” The message from the Ukraine president comes nearly […]

Kevin McCarthy Elected House Speaker in Climactic 15th Ballot After Chaotic Week

Republican Kevin McCarthy was elected House speaker on a historic post-midnight 15th ballot early Saturday, overcoming holdouts from his own ranks and floor tensions boiling over after a chaotic week that tested the new GOP majority’s ability to govern. After four days of grueling ballots, McCarthy flipped more than a dozen conservative holdouts to become […]

C-SPAN Is America’s Hottest TV Drama in 2023

For three days now, America has been addicted to a new TV show playing out before our eyes: The U.S. House of Representatives on C-SPAN. Kevin McCarthy, either the show’s protagonist or antagonist, depending on who you ask, is trying — and so far failing — to become Speaker of the House. And it’s all […]