What Fresh Hell? #TrumpShutdown Edition

Fun fact: this week, federal agencies prepared for such a possibility for the fourth time in Donald Trump’s first year in office. It’s also the first time in history a shutdown has occurred when one party controlled all three branches of government. He did say he’d run the country like a business; he just failed to tell us that the business would be Trump Airlines.

Trump Twitter-rages at Democrats after GOP-controlled House and Senate fail to stop government shutdown

Trump was up early pouting, complaining and blaming Democrats for ruining his one year anniversary.

A US city has been shaking for 7 days straight: Why?

In the past month, parts of Reno, Nevada, have experienced a total of 274 known earthquakes.

Trump privately fumed about missing ‘my party’ if the government shuts down: report

Donald Trump spent the lead-up to the government shutdown privately fuming about the prospect of missing his year anniversary party at Mar-a-Lago.

FBI opens inquiry into Missouri GOP governor accused of blackmailing his partner in adulterous affair

The FBI has opened an inquiry into Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens.

Pro-Trump GOP staffers wrote the ‘secret memo’ Republicans are trying to release: report

House Republicans (and Russian bots) spent this week trumpeting a secret memo they say could bring an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Senate fails to pass bill to avoid government shutdown

The Senate on Friday failed to pass a procedural vote that would have averted a government shutdown.

‘F*ck Nunes’: Internet welcomes Axl Rose ‘to the political jungle’ after he tweets criticism of House intel chair

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose jumped headfirst into the political foray with a shocking two-word tweet criticizing Rep. Devin Nunes, the controversial congressman whose latest antics have pitted him against special counsel Robert Mueller.

Senior Kentucky police official instructed recruit to shoot black teens for smoking weed

The former assistant police chief of Prospect, Kentucky once instructed a recruit to shoot black people if he caught them smoking marijuana.

Mother of Alabama student expelled for racist rant thinks her daughter deserved punishment: ‘She’s degrading herself’

After her daughter was expelled from the University of Alabama for posting a racist rant on Instagram, the mother of the sorority girl is glad her child is being punished.

Tom Petty died from an accidental fentanyl overdose: family

Legendary rock musician Tom Petty died from a accident fentanyl overdose after “taking a variety of medications,” his family said Friday.

White women break an Asian teen’s arm in a KFC during racist attack

Police are searching for a pair of white women who allegedly broke the arm of a young Asian woman in a KFC in a racist attack.