Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's recent assertion that slaves who worked on the White House were "well fed" and housed in "decent lodgings" has no historical proof to back it up, expert historians have told The Christian Post.
After first lady Michelle Obama asserted during her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday that she wakes up every morning in a "house that was built by slaves," O'Reilly explained on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Tuesday that Obama was right to say slaves worked on the construction of the White House along with immigrants, whites and free blacks.
O'Reilly, however, went on to add that slaves who helped build the White House while America's second President John Adams resided in what was then known as executive mansion were "well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government." more >>
Prominent abortion activist and president of NARAL Pro-Choice America Ilyse Hogue told the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday that she got a "compassionate" abortion years ago because her pregnancy came at an inconvenient time in her life.
Hogue, who spoke the day after Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards addressed the convention, seemingly contradicted the head of the nation's largest abortion provider, who attacked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during her remarks Tuesday for claiming that pregnancy is an "inconvenience."
In Hogue's speech, she not only praised women's rights to get an abortion by saying that in order for women to succeed in life they need the "tools," "trust" and "chance to chart" their "own path," but also explained her reasoning why she decided to terminate the life of her unborn child. more >>
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is garnering controversy over his recent comments calling upon Russia to find and release Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.
Right before the Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks released emails it took from Democrat leadership, which among other things showed party officials discussing ways to guarantee a Clinton victory in the primary season.
"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," stated Trump at a news conference held earlier this week. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." more >>
In a short but moving appearance at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard, two of the three survivors of the "Mother Emanuel" church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed during a Bible study last June, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president citing Scripture.
Sanders, her son Tywanza, 26, her 11-year-old granddaughter, Sheppard, and others were at the Emanuel AME Church Bible study on June 17 last year when then 21-year-old suspected shooter Dylann Roof, whom the group had welcomed to their meeting with open arms, suddenly opened fire as they prayed. At the end of the shooting, only Sanders, Sheppard and her granddaughter made it out alive. Her son Tywanza was shot multiple times including in the head. Her aunt was also killed.
Just a few months after the shooting Sanders would reveal how the shooter who was allegedly driven to kill by racial animus, "caught us with our eyes closed." more >>
"Hillary Clinton Officially Becomes First Woman to Win Major Party Nomination." "Democrats Make Hillary Clinton a Historic Nominee." "History Takes the Stage: Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to lead a major-party ticket."
So read the headlines the day after Hillary Clinton received the Democratic Party's nomination for president.
But was this really such a historical moment? In fact, was this even really history? more >>
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the reason many white males prefer Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his rival Hillary Clinton is because of the issues of guns, gays and God.
"I think that, so many times, white — non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G's, God being the woman's right to choose," Pelosi said in an interview with PBS's Judy Woodruff on Wednesday.
Pelosi did not elaborate on that comment, but Trump and Clinton stand on opposing sides on a number of the above-mentioned issues. more >>