US construction spending at 7-year high in September

US construction spending at 7-year high in September

Agence France-Presse US construction spending hit a seven-year high in September after a modest rise in the previous month, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Despite some signs of slowdown elsewhere in the economy in the month, September spending on building new homes, highways, offices and other facilities held up at an annual pace of $1.09

Ex-officer destroys pro-cop pundit on C-SPAN: Finding racist police is not like ‘spotting a rainbow unicorn’

Ex-officer destroys pro-cop pundit on C-SPAN: Finding racist police is not like ‘spotting a rainbow unicorn’

David Edwards A former police officer took on Heather Mac Donald, a fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute think tank, on Monday for acting like racist police officers were as rare as “spotting a rainbow unicorn.” During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Mac Donald argued that America was less safe because officers had responded

Conservative Christians freak out over false report that Chick-fil-a sponsored LGBT film festival

Conservative Christians freak out over false report that Chick-fil-a sponsored LGBT film festival

David Ferguson Conservative Christians have launched a Change.org petition demanding that fast food chain Chick-fil-a account for its support of a “Christian LGBT film festival.” David Badash at The New Civil Rights Movement wrote Monday that a Chick-fil-a patron named Steven Policastro created the petition in the mistaken belief that the corporation has donated money

Obama: GOP candidates talk tough about Putin but they can’t even handle CNBC

Obama: GOP candidates talk tough about Putin but they can’t even handle CNBC

Reuters President Barack Obama poked fun at Republican presidential candidates on Monday for promising that they could stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin when they couldn’t “handle” the moderators from last week’s debate on cable network CNBC. Republican candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson and others have criticized the journalists who moderated the well-watched debate

Trevor Noah skewers so-called ‘Ferguson Effect’: Cops are afraid someone will ‘brutally film them’

Trevor Noah skewers so-called ‘Ferguson Effect’: Cops are afraid someone will ‘brutally film them’

Arturo Garcia Daily Show host Trevor Noah took aim at what has been described as the “Ferguson Effect” on Monday, sarcastically telling viewers that police are merely afraid of being treated unfairly because of who they are and how they look. “People following them around with cameras watching everything they do, suspicious that they’re always

‘Maybe a foot massage?’: Megyn Kelly ridicules GOP candidates’ debate demands

‘Maybe a foot massage?’: Megyn Kelly ridicules GOP candidates’ debate demands

Arturo Garcia Fox News host Megyn Kelly — who was accused earlier this year of partisan questioning toward Donald Trump — mocked Trump and the rest of the Republican presidential field on Monday for their proposed demands in future debates. “They want all the candidates to receive similarly-substantive questions. No so-called “lightning round” of questioning,”