Chuck Grassley is now openly berating Trump on Twitter over his watchdog firings

12:54 p.m.

John Kelly tells Anthony Scaramucci he agrees with James Mattis' blistering rebuke of Trump

12:34 p.m.

Locals reportedly trap family of campers after mistaking them for antifa

12:27 p.m.

Trump hopes George Floyd is 'looking down right now' and recognizing 'this is a great thing'

11:41 a.m.

Trump campaign mocks 'doomsday economists,' which would seemingly include Trump's own advisers

11:14 a.m.

The city of Washington, D.C., is writing 'Black Lives Matter' in 35-foot letters outside the White House

10:49 a.m.

A Nobel Prize-winning economist is warning that Friday's seemingly encouraging job report is actually alarming. This is why.

10:05 a.m.

Dentists' offices are responsible for 10 percent of jobs regained last month

9:57 a.m.

Trump's dubious claims about antifa and rioting may be aimed at sending in the troops

8:22 a.m.

More than 70 percent of Americans see George Floyd's death as part of a larger racial problem. That's a huge change since 2014.

8:09 a.m.

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers cheer Mattis, jeer police violence on peaceful protests

4:53 a.m.

The White House is now surrounded by nearly 2 miles of fencing and barricades

2:22 a.m.

Irene Triplett, the last American to receive a monthly Civil War pension, dies at 90

1:59 a.m.

Brazil surpasses Italy in number of COVID-19 deaths

1:05 a.m.

D.C. area park police are looking for cyclist filmed assaulting young girl holding George Floyd flyer

12:26 a.m.

Anti-lynching bill stalls in Senate after being blocked by Rand Paul

12:02 a.m.

2 Buffalo police officers suspended without pay after shoving older protester, now hospitalized

June 4, 2020

ACLU, protesters sue Trump over use of force on peaceful demonstrators

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Chuck Grassley is mad online.

Chuck Grassley is now openly berating Trump on Twitter over his watchdog firings

12:54 p.m.
Donald Trump and John Kelly

John Kelly tells Anthony Scaramucci he agrees with James Mattis' blistering rebuke of Trump

12:34 p.m.
A Washington state campground.

Locals reportedly trap family of campers after mistaking them for antifa

12:27 p.m.
President Trump in the rose garden.

Trump hopes George Floyd is 'looking down right now' and recognizing 'this is a great thing'

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President Trump

Trump campaign mocks 'doomsday economists,' which would seemingly include Trump's own advisers

11:14 a.m.
Black Lives Matter gets painted on the streets of Washington, D.C.

The city of Washington, D.C., is writing 'Black Lives Matter' in 35-foot letters outside the White House

10:49 a.m.
The job report is good. Or is it?

A Nobel Prize-winning economist is warning that Friday's seemingly encouraging job report is actually alarming. This is why.

10:05 a.m.
Dental hygienist.

Dentists' offices are responsible for 10 percent of jobs regained last month

9:57 a.m.
Grafitti in Los Angeles

Trump's dubious claims about antifa and rioting may be aimed at sending in the troops

8:22 a.m.
Demonstrators protest in response to the recent death of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in Boston

More than 70 percent of Americans see George Floyd's death as part of a larger racial problem. That's a huge change since 2014.

8:09 a.m.
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New fencing around the White House

The White House is now surrounded by nearly 2 miles of fencing and barricades

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Rand Paul.

Anti-lynching bill stalls in Senate after being blocked by Rand Paul

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Police shoved protester in Buffalo

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Protesters in Lafayette Square.

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