Jerry Brown: California saved its economy by doing the exact opposite of what the GOP wants

Recognizing the threat of climate change, cutting fat from the budget and raising taxes - that's the threefold plan California's Gov. Jerry Brown says brought his state's economy back from the brink. In an interview with "60 Minutes," Brown talked about how legislating for climate change and increasing taxes on the wealthy helped take California from the ninth largest economy in the world to the sixth and turned more than $50 billion of debt into a budget surplus of over $7 billion.

Here’s why Bannon’s desperate struggle to distance…

Fired White House chief strategist Steve Bannon crowed with triumph when he returned to Breitbart.com - "I've got my hands back on my weapons," he told interviewers - but after Charlottesville, he and his "alt-right" followers are now associated with the ugliest elements of the far-right fringe. Vanity Fair 's Tina Nguyen said that Bannon is anxious to distance himself from the neo-Nazis, Klansmen and racist agitators who make up the so-called "alt-right," saying in Sunday's "60 Minutes" interview that a group of bad apples on the right are getting "a free ride" by attaching themselves to President Donald Trump.

It’s Not Just Bannon=

Following Steve Bannon's highly anticipated interview with Charlie Rose on 60 Minutes Sunday night, professional photographer Peter Duke published a video explainer on how CBS may have used color adjustments to make the Breitbart News boss "look bad" on television. Peter Duke is a photographer and he explained with video proof how CBS used color correction and grading to make Steve Bannon look dark, drunk and sinister in his interview with "60 Minutes."

Catholic bishops strike back at Bannon

There's a common saying in Catholic charity circles: We don't help people because they're Catholic, we help them because we are. To understand that sentiment is to understand why so many Catholics were incensed by accusations from a former Trump administration official on Thursday that the church has an ulterior motive in advocating on behalf of undocumented immigrants to the United States.

Bannon Says Cohn Should Resign If He Can’t Stand by Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon said White House economic adviser Gary Cohn "absolutely" should resign along with any other aides who can't adequately stand by the president. "When you side with a man you side with him," Bannon, who left his post last month, told Charlie Rose in an interview, excerpts of which were released Thursday.

Early reviews praise Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with far-right provocateur Alex Jones


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NBC anchor Megyn Kelly faced more than a week of withering backlash over her decision to interview Alex Jones, the far-right founder of Infowars.com, a site that has perpetuated conspiracy theories about 9/11 and the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Kelly was uninvited as a guest at a gala hosted by relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary shooting in Connecticut, which left 20 children dead, and J.P. Morgan pulled its ads from the broadcast.

Bloomberg says he never had a chance in White House bid

The former New York City mayor of 12 years said he decided against joining the contested presidential race against candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton because of his inability to align with the Democratic or Republican parties. Bloomberg told "60 Minutes" that if even if he mounted an Independent campaign with retired Navy Admiral Michael Mullen as his running mate, and $1 billion of his own money, he would never have stood a chance.

How H-1B visas have been abused since the beginning

But a 1993 60 Minutes piece shows the visas had problems from the start In the 1980s, Bruce Morrison saw problems with temporary visas for workers. At the time, he was a Democratic Congressman from Connecticut, and he felt that visas granted under the H1 program - which was created in 1952 - were handed out too liberally.

Criminal illegal aliens must be dealt with

In November 2016, President-elect Donald Trump said this to CBS' "60 Minutes": "What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country, or we are going to incarcerate." Everyone, especially liberals and feminists, should be grateful he's acting on that promise.

Obama advises Trump on being president

As U.S. President Obama prepares to turn the White House over to President-elect Donald Trump next Friday, he is offering some advice to his successor. Excerpts of Obama's advice to Trump were broadcast on Friday in his recorded interview with CBS News' Steve Kroft for "60 Minutes".

The Bachelor’s Sasha says she was surprised Richie chose Alex Nation

Team Hillary at the start of 2016 vs. Team Hillary at the end: Glum Clinton hosts holiday party for fundraisers at the Plaza - while once beaming celebrity donors, like Anna Wintour, dodge the cameras New photos show Voice star Christina Grimmie's deranged killer at her Orlando concert moments before he shot her dead - and the foil-covered bedroom where he plotted her murder Obama vows to retaliate against Russia over hacking scandal as White House insider claims he ignored the issue during the election because he thought Clinton would win 'Frail and thin Shelly Miscavige has been spotted twice near Scientology compound' after not being seen publicly for nearly 10 years 60-year-old daughter of famed 60 Minutes broadcaster Harry Reasoner commits suicide in the parking garage of a Connecticut hospital Pictured together for the first time: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go to the theater in ... (more)

CBS to Netanyahu: ‘Is Israel inching toward an anti-American Middle East bloc?’

US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the notion that Israel is entering an "anti-American bloc" in a high-stakes interview Sunday night with Lesley Stahl of CBS's 60 Minutes : Lesley Stahl: "You have a friendship with Mr. Putin, and a friendship with China.

Paul Ryan says wall on US-Mexico border may be part fence or barrier

President-elect Donald Trump's much-discussed Mexican wall may be a fence in places, or a barrier, or something else that secures the border, said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also rejected the idea of a deportation force to move undocumented immigrants out of the US. As Trump himself has dialed back some of his fiercest campaign rhetoric on immigration policies, Ryan - who said he now speaks to the president-elect almost every day - will focus on securing the border in whichever way makes sense, he said in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview broadcast on Sunday.

Protesters Claim Victory As Army Corps Blocks Dakota Access Pipeline Route

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9 key takeaways from Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ interview

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump sat down with Lesley Stahl from CBS' 60 Minutes on Sunday evening for his first on-camera interview since winning the U.S. election.

U.S. Protests Trump for a Sixth Straight Day

The nationwide protests against Donald Trump stretched into their sixth day on Sunday as demonstrators gathered in cities like New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles to voice their opposition to the president-elect. Following Trump's upset victory in the Electoral College over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, protests not only swept the nation but the entire world.

Is Trump’s Tough Plan On Immigration Cracking?

President-elect Donald Trump's tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs of cracking on Sunday, with the president-elect seemingly backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border and the top House Republican rejecting any "deportation force" targeting people in the country illegally. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump said Sunday he would accept a fence in some places along the U.S. southern border where he had promised to build a wall.

GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sexa

Republican President-elect Donald Trump said he's "fine" with same-sex marriage as the law of the land, calling the issue "settled" by the Supreme Court . The comments in his first television interview since winning the presidency sharply contrast with his party's orthodoxy, his running mate's longtime position and comments the New York Republican made during the primary.

GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sexa

Republican President-elect Donald Trump said he's "fine" with same-sex marriage as the law of the land, calling the issue "settled" by the Supreme Court . The comments in his first television interview since winning the presidency sharply contrast with his party's orthodoxy, his running mate's longtime position and comments the New York Republican made during the primary.

How the Trumps will shape the US


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GIVING his first official interview as President-elect on CBS's 60 Minutes, an important element sticks out: Donald Trump is not alone. The Republican billionaire is surrounded by his glamorous family, each of whom played an important role in his 18-month election campaign.

How the Trumps will shape the US


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GIVING his first official interview as President-elect on CBS's 60 Minutes, an important element sticks out: Donald Trump is not alone. The Republican billionaire is surrounded by his glamorous family, each of whom played an important role in his 18-month election campaign.

Trump to those harassing minorities: ‘Stop it’

Donald Trump on Sunday told his supporters to stop harassing minorities, in his first televised sit-down interview since becoming President-elect. "I am so saddened to hear that," Trump told CBS' Lesley Stahl on "60 Minutes" when she said Latinos and Muslims are facing harassment.

Trump to those harassing minorities: ‘Stop it’

Donald Trump on Sunday told his supporters to stop harassing minorities, in his first televised sit-down interview since becoming President-elect. "I am so saddened to hear that," Trump told CBS' Lesley Stahl on "60 Minutes" when she said Latinos and Muslims are facing harassment.

Trump said to adjust stance on health law

Lesley Stahl interviews Donald Trump and family members Friday for a segment of CBS' 60 Minutes scheduled for broadcast today. In a 60 Minutes interview set to air today, President-elect Donald Trump shifts his position on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying he would try to preserve key parts of it and praising Hillary Clinton as "very strong and very smart."

Tweeter-in-Chief Trump Says He Won’t Stop Social Media Activity

Donald Trump credits social media with a key role in his upset victory in the U.S. presidential election and may continue to use it once he takes office, though he plans to be more circumspect. "I'm going to be very restrained, if I use it at all, I'm going to be very restrained," Trump said in an interview that will run in full on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday.

Trump To Open New Hotel As Clinton Campaigns In Florida

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Ahead of debate, Trump revives allegations against Clintons

Donald Trump is trying to revive old problems in Hillary Clinton's marriage and claims that she helped Bill Clinton discredit his accusers. As Trump's campaign staggers under the revelation of his own predatory behaviour toward women, he's also going further: He's accused the former president of "rape," Hillary Clinton of being an "enabler" and threatened to shift those issues from his Twitter feed to the presidential debate stage.

Authorities Investigating Church Fire In Brooklyn

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Bernie Sanders: Democratic Primary ‘Just A Dumb Process’

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‘He’s not understanding the magnitude of it’


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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday he favored punishing women who obtain abortions if the procedure were outlawed, before retreating hours later amid criticism from his rivals for the White House. Pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate on the steps of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

GOP Congress will keep investigating Clinton email


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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said that his committee will continue to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state despite the fact that the presidential election is over. "This was never a political targeting in the beginning.

GOP Congress will keep investigating Clinton email


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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said that his committee will continue to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state despite the fact that the presidential election is over. "This was never a political targeting in the beginning.