Taylor Swift will release a new album in August and a new single on June 14

Taylor Swift will release a new album in August and a new single on June 14

Swift’s new album Lover comes out in August, and her single “You Need to Calm Down” drops June 14. After months of teases, Taylor Swift has at last announced her new album. It’s going to be called Lover, and it comes out August 23. It will include 18 tracks, and a new single, “You Should Calm Down,” will drop at midnight on June 14. Per Swift, it will be “romantic.” Swift released Lover’s first single,…

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Senate Republicans say campaigns should call FBI over foreign dirt

Senate Republicans say campaigns should call FBI over foreign dirt

They also shot down a bill that would legally require campaigns to do so. Senate Republicans, by and large, said they would tell the FBI if a foreign actor offered them opposition research on a political opponent, drawing a stark contrast with the ambivalent approach that Trump espoused this week. As part of a conversation with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Donald Trump said he’d be open to accepting dirt from a foreign actor on a…

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Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June

Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June

An announcement from Trump alluded to a potential run for Arkansas Governor down the line. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary who’s known for offering misleading statements in defense of the president, is officially leaving her post, according to a Thursday tweet from Trump. Sanders, one of the longest-serving communications officials for a president who most often speaks for himself, will be leaving at the end of the month. After 3 1/2 years,…

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The strange politics of over-the-counter birth control, explained

The strange politics of over-the-counter birth control, explained

Ted Cruz says he agrees with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about birth control. Don’t be too sure. This week the debate around birth control policy got weird. It started when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted that contraception should be available over the counter. Soon, she had an unexpected supporter: Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. I agree. Perhaps, in addition to the legislation we are already working on together to ban Members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, we…

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The first trailer for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep remixes The Shining. It’s scarily effective.

The first trailer for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep remixes The Shining. It’s scarily effective.

Ewan McGregor is a grown-up Danny Torrance, revisiting the Overlook Hotel and the demons of his past. There’s a lot to unpack in the first trailer for Doctor Sleep, starting with what it actually is. The forthcoming film, slated for a Halloween premiere, is an adaptation of the 2013 horror novel by Stephen King — but this isn’t just any Stephen King horror novel. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to The Shining. The film stars…

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