The student news site of Southern Illinois University

Daily Egyptian

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to feature Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in film

New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to feature Disney’s first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in film

By Libby Hill | Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2017
Filed under National, Pulse

There's more going on in Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" adaptation than meets the eye in the trailers. In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon spoke a little about the character of LeFou (Josh Gad) and his complicated feelings toward his best pal Gaston (Luke Evans). "LeFou...

Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’

Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’

By By Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 28, 2017
Filed under National

President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama's "people" may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to the media. "I think he is behind it. I also think it is politics, that's the way it is," Trump...

Poll says public has had enough of Trump’s use of Twitter

Poll says public has had enough of Trump’s use of Twitter

By Lindsay Wise and Sean Cockerham | McClatchy Washington Bureau
February 26, 2017
Filed under National

    Nearly two-thirds of American voters find President Donald Trump's use of Twitter is reckless and distracting, according to a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll. The poll found that 65 percent of registered voters nationwide disapproved of Trump's Twitter use, while 25 percent...

Trayvon Martin: Five years after his death, struggle for civil rights continues

Trayvon Martin: Five years after his death, struggle for civil rights continues

By Rene Stutzman | Orlando Sentinel
February 25, 2017
Filed under National

Francis Oliver took to the streets of Sanford with more than 8,000 other people, demanding the arrest of the man who killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old. When Martin's killer went on trial the next year, she cooked meals for his parents and let them take naps at her home. "Black...

Trump, after failing to denounce anti-Semitism, calls threats to Jews ‘horrible’ and ‘painful’

Trump, after failing to denounce anti-Semitism, calls threats to Jews ‘horrible’ and ‘painful’

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau
February 21, 2017
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, under pressure for his reluctance to address a recent spike in anti-Semitic threats, condemned them in forceful terms Tuesday during a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Trump spoke effusively about his tour of...

U.S. ends enforcement of travel ban after judge’s ruling

U.S. ends enforcement of travel ban after judge’s ruling

By Jaweed Kaleem and Shashank Bengali | Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2017
Filed under National

  The Department of Homeland Security said Saturday that it had suspended "any and all actions" related to President Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and his halt on refugees coming into the U.S. The announcement came after a federal judge in Seattle...

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

By Michael Doyle | McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 30, 2017
Filed under National

The fight over filling the Supreme Court escalates this week when President Donald Trump announces his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. With Trump's choices reputedly narrowed to two or three conservative appellate judges, the president said Monday that he would publicly unveil...

Global criticism builds against Trump’s refugee ban

Global criticism builds against Trump’s refugee ban

By Shannon Pettypiece and Steve Geimann | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2017
Filed under National

Opposition from abroad to U.S. President Donald Trump intensified Sunday as world leaders condemned his order to temporarily limit immigration from what are predominantly Muslim countries, while Germany pledged to play a bigger role on the international stage. World leaders including British Prime...

Trump signals that deporting young immigrants in the US illegally is not an immediate priority

Trump signals that deporting young immigrants in the US illegally is not an immediate priority

By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau
January 23, 2017
Filed under National

President Donald Trump, who promised during the campaign to "immediately terminate" a controversial program that shields from deportation more than 742,000 people brought to the country illegally as children, has put off canceling it. The Trump administration is continuing to accept applications for...

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

Trump is sworn in as president, a divisive, singular figure promising to lift up ‘the forgotten’

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau
January 20, 2017
Filed under National

Donald John Trump swore the oath of office Friday as the 45th president of the United States, one of the most polarizing figures to assume the office shouldering a promise to reclaim prosperity for millions who have felt abandoned by their government. Trump, who won the presidency by smashing nearly...

Race is an integral part of Obama’s story, and he embraced its complexity

Race is an integral part of Obama’s story, and he embraced its complexity

By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau
January 19, 2017
Filed under National

President Barack Obama had occupied the Oval Office for nearly a full term when government engineers came to him with a request: that he move out for a few months while they completed an overdue renovation of the West Wing. Valerie Jarrett, Obama's oldest family friend and a senior adviser, objected. "Nobody...

The student news site of Southern Illinois University