The Brief

Negotiations continue in the Senate to resolve the government shutdown, Washington, USA - 22 Jan 2018
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How Dems Lost the Shutdown

In a stunning show of blind trust, Senate Democrats believed Mitch McConnell’s promise that they could work on an immigration overhaul in the coming weeks if they gave him the votes needed to end a government shutdown

2018 Sundance Film Festival - Cinema Cafe With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Nina Totenberg

Ruth Bader Was Sexually Harassed in College

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said this weekend that she was sexually harassed in college and that "it's about time" women are empowered to speak out about their experiences

Mike Pence, Benjamin Netanyahu

U.S Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem in 2019: Pence

Vice President Mike Pence told Israel's parliament that the U.S. Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest

Megyn Kelly TODAY - Season 1

Megyn Kelly Just Escalated Her Feud with Jane Fonda

The Megyn Kelly Today host also brought up Fonda's political history: "After all, this is a woman who is synonymous with outrage. Look at her treatment of our military during the Vietnam War. Many of our veterans still call her 'Hanoi Jane.' "


At Least 18 Dead in Kabul Hotel Siege

A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Show

The Best and Worst Moments from the SAG Awards 2018

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards had a strong message: Time’s Up. Not only did the show exclusively have female presenters to dole out all 13 awards, it had Kristen Bell serve as its first ever host

Women's March

Women Nationwide March to Protest Trump

Democratic women are turning their heartbreak over Hillary's loss into political action. 'What you're seeing is an emphasis on the fact that women can make a change in the midterms,' says one marcher

SNL Asks 'What Even Matters Anymore'?

Saturday Night Live took an unusual turn this weekend when actors broke the fourth wall during a gameshow sketch featuring host Jessica Chastain that posed the question: "What even matters anymore?"

White House - Washington, DC

Trump's First Year Has Been a Can't-Miss Drama

In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing how the nation and the presidency are viewed

Ana Martinez

Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense