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08/26/2019

U.S. lawmaker says still concerned about Facebook cryptocurrency after Swiss meetings The chair of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Sunday she remained concerned about Facebook's plans for a digital currency after meeting the government officials in Switzerland that Facebook has said will regulate it....
02:00, 08/26/2019

Trump ‘Ordered’ U.S. Businesses to Cut Ties With China. Here’s the Obscure Federal Law That Might Grant Him the Authority (BIARRITZ, France) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s anno...
23:34, 08/25/2019

Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House A loose network of conservatives says it has dossiers of offensive social media posts and other problematic public statements by hundreds of journalists....
22:34, 08/25/2019

Joe Walsh laments past controversial statements while blasting Trump: 'He's a child' Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning that he is running for president as a Republican, challenging President Trump in the GOP primary race, while delivering a blistering attack on the president's character and qualifications....
22:00, 08/25/2019

Mnuchin: Trump ‘determined as ever’ on China trade Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin clarified some confusion coming out of President Trump’s recent remarks about his approach to China, stating that the president is “determined as ever on this issue.”...
22:00, 08/25/2019

Kudlow denies reports of discord at G-7 over trade war with China White House National Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday denied reports that world leaders are warning the Trump Administration that tariffs levied by Washington could lead to a global recession....
22:00, 08/25/2019

Graham: 'Accept the pain' that comes with trade between US and China Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Sunday that Democrats should not criticize President Trump for taking on China over trade as they have complained for years about Beijing’s policies but done nothing....
22:00, 08/25/2019

Bill Weld 'thrilled' other Republicans are challenging Trump in primary Former Massachusetts governor – and longshot primary challenger against President Trump for the Republican nomination – said Sunday that he is “thrilled” that other Republicans are joining the primary race....
22:00, 08/25/2019

Sanders campaign co-chair says Biden 'regretted' Obama assassination comment The co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ election campaign dodged a question on Sunday about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent gaffes while on the stump by praising him for his long career as an elected official -- but saying that voters deciding among the 2020 Democrats don’t want the “status quo” an...
22:00, 08/25/2019

Trump’s ‘Second Thoughts’ On China Trade War? The White House Says He Meant He Wished He’d Raised Tariffs Even Higher (BIARRITZ, France) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he had second thoughts about escalating the trade war with China, but the White House later reversed that message saying the president was misinterpreted, and that his only regret in hiking tariffs is that he didn’t raise them ...
21:34, 08/25/2019

Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh Confirms He’ll Challenge President Trump For 2020 Republican Nomination (WASHINGTON) — Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a longshot challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is “completely unfit” for office and must be denie...
21:34, 08/25/2019

Rashida Tlaib says Trump is ‘scared’ of her and the ‘Squad’ Rep. Rashida Tlaib, in an interview published Saturday, said that President Trump is “scared” of her and her fellow “Squad” members – in the wake of her canceled trip to Israel and the subsequent feud with the president....
16:00, 08/25/2019

Graham warns withdrawing from Afghanistan will lead to ‘another 9/11’ Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned in an interview with Fox News Saturday that withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan would lead to “another 9/11."...
16:00, 08/25/2019

Democratic Maine Senate candidate appears to erase logo from non-L.L. Bean jacket in campaign video Sara Gideon, a Democrat running to unseat Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, released a campaign ad this week in which she appeared to hide the fact that her jacket came from a competitor to the state's fifth-largest employer....
16:00, 08/25/2019

Biden tells voters 'don't vote for me' if they're concerned about his age Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to dismiss voters concerned about his age, telling them not to vote for him in the 2020 Democratic primary race....
16:00, 08/25/2019

DNC rebuffs push for unofficial climate change-focused presidential 'debates' The Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution at its summer meeting in San Francisco Saturday that would have freed the party's presidential candidates to participate in unofficial “multi-candidate” forums focused solely on climate change....
16:00, 08/25/2019

Michigan candidate says city should be as white 'as possible' A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white "as much as possible."...
16:00, 08/25/2019

White House: Trump's 'second thoughts' on China trade war 'greatly misinterpreted' President Trump told reporters Sunday that he has “second thoughts” about his escalating trade war with China, but quickly insisted that relations with the Asia powerhouse remain positive....
16:00, 08/25/2019

Johnson: Chances of Brexit deal 'improving' Boris Johnson has told Sky News the chances of a Brexit deal are "improving" now his messages on the £39bn divorce bill and Irish border backstop have "landed" with EU leaders....
14:00, 08/25/2019

UK won't owe £39bn under no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson to tell EU Boris Johnson is expected to tell EU boss Donald Tusk that Britain will only pay a quarter of its so-called Brexit divorce bill if the country leaves without a deal on 31 October....
10:00, 08/25/2019

G-7 leaders hope for productive — and quiet — summit amid worries Trump will disrupt the gathering The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession....
01:34, 08/25/2019

How Trump Fits Into the Long, Fraught History of the Relationship Between Israel and American Jews President Donald Trump’s tweeted claim on Aug. 20 that American Jews who vote for Democrats show “great disloyalty” provoked disgust and dismay among many Jewish commenters in the U.S. and Israel, who accused him of invoking a centuries old anti-Semitic trope. Trump’s tweet c...
22:34, 08/24/2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes free college and student debt forgiveness — and finds the field crowded Since Sanders emphasized the issues in his first presidential run, many Democrats have embraced similar proposals, potentially diluting support for him....
22:00, 08/24/2019

Trump and Johnson look to use G-7 summit to fortify their relationship amid skepticism of both leaders Their first formal meeting marks a chance, officials said, to forge stronger ties between the two nations after years of tense relations and Twitter insults during the tenure of Theresa May....
22:00, 08/24/2019

Trump’s company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands The Trump Organization could see large savings in payments it is making on roughly $345 million in loans, according to public filings and financial experts. ...
22:00, 08/24/2019

Johnson hits back at Tusk over 'Mr No Deal' claim Boris Johnson has hit back at Donald Tusk after the European Council president said he hoped the prime minister would not go down in history as "Mr No Deal"....
20:34, 08/24/2019

Trade Turmoil Gives Democrats an Opening to Hit Trump on Economy Democratic candidates have taken a calibrated approach to talking about the economy, but the trade war with China provides a potent new line of attack....
20:00, 08/24/2019

Idaho governor balks after 9th Circuit puts state on hook for convict's gender surgery Idaho’s Republican governor vowed Friday that his state would not pay for the gender reassignment surgery of a convicted sex offender after an appeals court ruled the state was responsible for providing the $20,000 to $30,000 procedure....
19:00, 08/24/2019

Trump, Danish PM had 'great conversation' after Greenland flap, president says President Trump said he had a "great conversation" with the Danish prime minister three days after canceling a planned visit to the country next month over a back and forth about Greenland....
19:00, 08/24/2019

Trump says 'I wouldn't stop him' if Fed chair Powell resigned Before leaving for the G-7 in France late Friday night, President Trump told reporters that he wasn’t happy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, saying that he didn’t think Powell was doing a very good job....
19:00, 08/24/2019

Trump administration seeks court rehearing on Twitter block ruling The Trump administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court for a rehearing on its ruling last month that President Trump engaged in "viewpoint discriminating" by blocking certain Twitter followers from his account....
19:00, 08/24/2019

Trump talks up ‘special relationship’ with Macron, hours after threat to slap tariffs on French wine President Trump on Saturday sought to smooth over his prickly relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron as he arrived in France for the G7 summit – telling reporters he loves French wine, hours after threatening to slap tariffs on the export....
19:00, 08/24/2019

Trump dings media for taking ‘I am the chosen one’ remark seriously President Trump on Saturday dinged members of the media who he says took a comment about being “the chosen one” in tackling China a little too seriously -- claiming that everyone knew he was being sarcastic....
19:00, 08/24/2019

Democratic Party leaders catch grief from moderates and liberals as they look to 2020 election Meeting in San Francisco, party leaders were criticized for debate rules by moderates and for failing to agree to a climate-change debate by liberals....
14:34, 08/24/2019

Who has qualified for the third Democratic debate There’s a chance that the next Democratic debate will treat viewers to a spectacle unseen this cycle — all of the candidates debating on the same stage, on the same night. The debate will be held over two nights only if more than 10 candidates qualify. So far, exactly 10 have....
14:34, 08/24/2019

Some Pennsylvania Democrats regret not voting in 2016. They say they’ll be sure to cast a ballot in 2020. Arresting the slide in black turnout and cutting into Republican advantages among white and rural voters is seen by Democrats as key to flipping Pennsylvania back into their electoral column....
14:34, 08/24/2019

With the global economy slowing and the U.S.-China trade war escalating, Trump arrives at G-7 with a list of grievances The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession....
14:34, 08/24/2019

Chair umpire Ramos has lasting impact on U.S. Open Until last year's U.S. Open, few tennis fans could identify a tournament official by name. That changed during the 2018 women's final when chair umpire Carlos Ramos shot to prominence after a seismic clash with Serena Williams....
14:00, 08/24/2019

Michael Moore panics after Ginsburg's latest health scare: 'HOLYMOTHEROFRBG!!' Filmmaker Michael Moore sounded the alarm for his fellow liberals Friday after news broke that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had completed three weeks of treatment for a malignant tumor this summer....
11:00, 08/24/2019

Trump says US 'ready to assist' as Brazil battles sweeping Amazon fires President Trump extended an offer of aid to Brazil's president on Friday should the government of the South American nation need help containing massive forest fires sweeping across the Amazon rainforest.  ...
11:00, 08/24/2019

President Trump Scraps Plan to Cut Foreign Aid Amid Bipartisan Pushback (WASHINGTON) — Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. A senior administration official and a Democratic congressional aide confirmed the decision Thursday. Both spoke on condition of...
10:34, 08/24/2019

Rep. Seth Moulton Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Primary (WASHINGTON) — Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton plans to exit the Democratic presidential primary race on Friday, becoming the second 2020 candidate to drop out this week as the field narrows. Moulton is set to announce the end his campaign during remarks to the Democratic National Committee. A...
10:34, 08/24/2019

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancerous Tumor on Her Pancreas (WASHINGTON) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for canc...
10:34, 08/24/2019

On Campaign Trail, Joe Biden Asks: What if Obama Had Been Assassinated? (CROYDON, N.H.) — Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008? Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and...
10:34, 08/24/2019

‘Search For & Refuse All Deliveries.’ Amid Trade War, Trump Urges USPS Crackdown on Fentanyl Trafficking From China With tensions over trade with China escalating, President Donald Trump said on Friday that he is “ordering” the U.S. postal service and express shipping companies to “SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of fentanyl,” a deadly synthetic opioid. American officials have long blam...
10:34, 08/24/2019

Johnson to meet Trump at first international summit as PM Boris Johnson is heading to his first international summit as prime minister - and meetings with Donald Trump, the EU and other world leaders on the agenda....
09:34, 08/24/2019

A Gyrating Economy, and Trump’s Volatile Approach to It, Raise Alarms Mr. Trump’s wild pronouncements on Friday renewed questions about his stewardship of the world’s largest economy even as he escalated a trade war with China before heading to France for the G7 summit....
08:00, 08/24/2019

2020 hopeful criticizes DNC's debate criteria while on stage with chair Tom Perez Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., created a seemingly awkward moment on Friday when he criticized the Democratic National Committee's debate criteria while standing next to DNC Chairman Tom Perez....
07:34, 08/24/2019

Trump announces increased tariffs on China in latest trade war salvo President Trump announced on Twitter Friday that his administration will retaliate against China by raising on imports from the Asian nation amid a bitter trade war between the two countries....
07:34, 08/24/2019

Ilhan Omar blasts ‘false equivalences’ after top House Dem calls her out over sharing controversial cartoon Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is not happy that a top House Democrat seemed to accuse her -- along with President Trump -- of spreading anti-Semitic messages....
07:34, 08/24/2019

Biden asks campaign crowd, What if Obama 'had been assassinated' in 2008? Joe Biden often touts his relationship with former President Barack Obama. But at a campaign event Friday night in New Hampshire, the former vice president took a very unusual turn....
07:34, 08/24/2019

Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch after examination by ‘doctoral-level psychologist,’ DOJ says Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch after being examined by a “doctoral-level psychologist” days before he hanged himself in his prison cell, according to the Justice Department....
07:34, 08/24/2019

Nancy Pelosi to Dems: 'You have to be ready to throw a punch ... for the children' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., warned Democrats at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting on Friday that they have to be "ready to take a punch" and "be ready to throw a punch- for the children."...
07:34, 08/24/2019

Tlaib suggests 'Israeli occupation' led to bombing death of Israeli girl, 17 Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.,suggested Friday night that "Israeli occupation" was a factor in the murder of an Israeli teenager from what Israeli authorities have described as a terrorist attack that took place earlier in the day. ...
07:34, 08/24/2019

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson to hold talks during G7 summit Boris Johnson is heading to his first international summit as prime minister - and meetings with Donald Trump, the EU and other world leaders on the agenda....
06:34, 08/24/2019

China tariffs on U.S. oil to pressure exports, Gulf Coast prices: traders China's threat on Friday to slap a 5% tariff on U.S. oil imports could further soften demand for physical crude at hubs along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where exporters already have taken to shipping crude overseas without firm buyers, traders said....
06:00, 08/24/2019

Trump urges U.S. court to shield Deutsche Bank records from House Democrats Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the financial records of the president's family and the Trump Organization to Democratic lawmakers....
06:00, 08/24/2019

Factbox: Pending mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. firms that need Chinese approval U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, in a new twist in the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies....
06:00, 08/24/2019

U.S.-China Business Council urges talks to end damaging trade tensions The US-China Business Council on Friday said millions of U.S. citizens will be harmed by the increased trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's largest economies, following the latest salvos in the U.S.-China trade war....
06:00, 08/24/2019

China to raise import tariffs on U.S. scrap copper, aluminum from December 15 China will impose an extra 5% tariff on imports of copper scrap and aluminum scrap from the United States from Dec. 15, according to a list of retaliatory tariffs published by the Ministry of Finance late on Friday....
06:00, 08/24/2019

How David Koch and His Brother Shaped American Politics The billionaire, who died Friday, understood the power of changing ‘hearts and minds.’ He spent almost unlimited money on behalf of limited government....
02:00, 08/24/2019

Joe Biden, Recalling ’68, Asks Audience to Imagine Obama’s Assassination “Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Mr. Biden said, evoking the tumult of 1968....
02:00, 08/24/2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for malignant tumor on pancreas, Supreme Court says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed three weeks of radiation therapy at a New York City hospital to treat a malignant tumor on her pancreas, the court said Friday....
23:00, 08/23/2019

Cuccinelli puts hardline stamp on immigration agenda, just 2 months into USCIS job Within weeks of becoming the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Ken Cuccinelli has started enacting sweeping changes across the country’s immigration system, angering critics and showing how the administration increasingly is tightening legal immigration....
23:00, 08/23/2019

Julián Castro fantasizes about his inauguration day, saying ‘adios’ to Trump at White House Julián Castro on Friday ended his speech to the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco by describing his fantasy for Jan. 20, 2021 – the day he imagines being inaugurated president and showing President Trump the door....
23:00, 08/23/2019

Trump jokingly blames Dow plunge on Seth Moulton’s withdrawal from 2020 race President Trump joked on Twitter that “perhaps” the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points on Friday because Rep. Seth Moulton dropped out of the crowded Democratic race for president....
23:00, 08/23/2019

Chris Wallace: G7 could be in for a “bumpy ride” after week of volatile markets This weekend’s G7 conference in France could be in for a “bumpy ride” after a week of volatility both in the U.S. markets and abroad, host of Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace said Friday....
23:00, 08/23/2019

Bernie Sanders indicates climate plan will require nationalization of US energy production "What we need to do is have an aggressive federal government saying that we are going to produce a massive amount of energy from solar and from wind and from other sustainable energies."...
23:00, 08/23/2019

Moulton ends bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Friday, warning that the party must now decide how far left it wants to move....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Trump calls on U.S. firms to exit China as trade war escalates President Donald Trump on Friday pressured U.S. companies to leave China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, stoking fears their escalating trade war will tip the global economy into recession....
22:00, 08/23/2019

With primary’s first winnowing at hand, candidates face tough choice: Drop out or continue on ‘fool’s errand’ At least nine Democratic presidential hopefuls will probably miss the September debate stage. Should they fold their tents, or soldier on hoping for an improbable comeback?...
22:00, 08/23/2019

Trump claims higher job approval among Republicans than recent polls have found In a morning tweet, the president claimed that 94 percent of fellow Republicans approve of the way he is handling his job. Neither he nor his aides identified the poll he was citing....
22:00, 08/23/2019

The top 10 House races of 2020 Republicans are intent on taking back seats they think should be rightfully theirs, in districts that Trump won by double digits. It’s those seats that make up the bulk of The Fix’s list of House races most likely to flip parties in 2020....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Amid trade war, Trump drops pretense of friendship with China’s Xi Jinping, calls him an ‘enemy’ The president’s personal attack could signal a deeper shift in his administration’s increasingly confrontational strategy with Beijing, analysts said....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for tumor on pancreas In a statement, the Supreme Court said Ginsburg underwent radiation for “a localized malignant tumor” and that there’s no evidence of disease elsewhere in her body....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts drops out of presidential race, then draws a surprise tweet from President Trump Moulton focused his campaign on foreign policy and national security but was unable to move up among the party’s moderates, who have coalesced for now around former vice president Joe Biden....
22:00, 08/23/2019

Enraged Trump likens Fed chief to 'enemy' China President Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell linked the trade war with China to risks to the U.S. economy, asking whether the man he handpicked to run the U.S. central bank was a greater "enemy" than Chinese leader Xi Jinping....
21:34, 08/23/2019

U.S. Chamber of Commerce rejects Trump call on business with China The U.S. Chamber of Commerce rebuffed President Donald Trump's call Friday that U.S. businesses begin immediately looking for alternatives for operations in China after China said it was imposing new retaliatory tariffs....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings, which they say violates their Christian beliefs....
21:34, 08/23/2019

U.S. trade group says 'unrealistic' for American retailers to exit China The U.S. National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday it is "unrealistic" for American retailers to move out of China, the world's second-largest economy, as 95% of the world's consumers live outside the United States....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Trump squares off in court with House Democrats over financial records Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the financial records of the president's family and the Trump Organization to Democratic lawmakers....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Trump still looking at gun background checks: Senator Murphy President Donald Trump wants to keep discussing tougher background checks for gun purchases, a leading Democratic senator on gun control said on Friday, adding that Trump's support is crucial for the U.S. Congress to pass reform legislation when it returns to work next month....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Trump orders U.S. firms out of China after Beijing sets new tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, throwing a new twist into the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes cancer treatment for pancreatic tumor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy for cancer, the top court said in a statement Friday....
21:00, 08/23/2019

More GSA debauchery: Probe finds ex-official had sex on agency’s roof with White House staffer The same agency that sparked a firestorm during the Obama administration for lavish spending at a Vegas conference – complete with a widely mocked photo of a grinning fed lounging in a hot tub – is back in the headlines....
20:00, 08/23/2019

NRA rivals see opening as turmoil grips nation’s biggest gun rights group As the National Rifle Association grapples with the drama inside the country’s most powerful gun-rights organization – and Democrats ramp up their gun control push – other gun-rights groups that have long existed in the NRA's shadow are working to raise their profiles....
20:00, 08/23/2019

Trade war explodes as Trump clashes with US firms over ‘order’ to abandon China, block Fentanyl shipments President Trump's trade war with China boiled over Friday as Beijing slapped retaliatory tariffs on America and the president clashed with U.S. businesses over his abrupt demand for firms to bolt China and bring business back home. ...
20:00, 08/23/2019

Court revives challenge to Minnesota same-sex marriage video law A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by Minnesota videographers challenging a state law requiring them to make videos of same-sex weddings....
17:00, 08/23/2019

Representative Seth Moulton ends bid for Democratic presidential nomination Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Friday, warning that the party must now decide how far left it wants to move....
17:00, 08/23/2019

U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system....
15:34, 08/23/2019

David Koch, billionaire industrialist and libertarian political activist, dies at 79 The Koch brothers financed one of the most influential political networks in the modern era. David Koch's net worth was estimated at $42 billion....
15:34, 08/23/2019

Trump's 'chopper talk' news conferences blow away White House press corps: report Some reporters are complaining that President Trump’s recent "gaggles" on the White House lawn -- as Marine One’s helicopter rotors blare in the background -- make it more difficult for them to hold the president accountable and paints them in an unprofessional light, according to a report. ...
13:00, 08/23/2019

Wisconsin too cheesy for Dems? Many 2020 delegates snag hotels closer to Chicago: reports Nearly half of the delegations scheduled to attend the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next July will stay in hotels across the state line in Illinois -- stretching as far as the Chicago area, officials said.   ...
10:00, 08/23/2019

White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter short-term weakness: adviser The Trump administration is studying tax cuts to buttress long-term U.S. economic growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign but is not looking at action to counter any perceived economic weakness now, the White House economic adviser said on Thursday....
09:00, 08/23/2019

Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly wildfires and a rally in the state capital Sacramento....
09:00, 08/23/2019

Bernie Sanders signals his administration would pursue 'criminal' charges against oil executives Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., upped the ante in his progressive agenda on Thursday when he signaled support for criminal charges against executives at oil companies....
08:34, 08/23/2019

Protests erupt after DNC puts kibosh on climate change-focused debate The Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco erupted into a hail of protests on Thursday, as unruly environmentalist activists condemned the party's decision not to hold a presidential primary debate focused exclusively on climate change — a demand long sought by left-wing act...
08:34, 08/23/2019

Dem Rep. Tom Malinowski: We need illegal immigrants to 'mow our beautiful lawns' Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., defended the presence of both legal and illegal immigrants on Tuesday, asking his constituents: "Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns?"...
08:34, 08/23/2019

Leading House Dem calls out Omar and Tlaib amid Trump attack for furthering anti-Semitism with 'vile' cartoon House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., called out members of both parties on Thursday, claiming they helped further anti-Semitism in the nation's "political dialogue."...
08:34, 08/23/2019

Democratic voters in New Hampshire blame climate change for economic woes The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls flocking to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire could encounter voters who claim they are feeling the effects of climate change in their pocketbooks -- as they seek to woo Democrats who count the environment as a top issue....
08:34, 08/23/2019

Park Police chief MacLean promoted to top Interior Dept. law enforcement post MacLean, a 28-year veteran of the Park Police, has been criticized for his silence during the Bijan Ghaisar investigation. He will oversee the Park Police and six other federal law enforcement programs....
03:00, 08/23/2019

The Trailer: Labor union members and leaders are skeptical -- but pondering their 2020 choices In this edition: Democrats follow labor's lead in Iowa, the debate-rules grumbling gets louder, and trans rights come to a Southern race for governor....
03:00, 08/23/2019

House Democrats have some convincing to do on impeachment A new poll suggests House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry will have to simultaneously build their case against Trump and make it to the American people....
03:00, 08/23/2019

NRA shakes up legal team amid intensifying civil war The gun rights group severed ties with prominent Washington attorney Charles Cooper, who said that during his three decades of work for the NRA, he “adhered to the highest standards of professionalism and loyalty.”...
03:00, 08/23/2019

Bernie Sanders offers a massive climate plan. Environmentalists cheer, but will it be too much for voters? Sanders’s new $16.3 trillion climate plan would remake large sections of the U.S. economy. Many environmentalists praise its sweep, but some Democratic strategists worry it will spook centrists....
03:00, 08/23/2019

Andrew Yang’s Bipartisan Bet Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss....
02:34, 08/23/2019

Trump Administration Drops Proposal to Cut Foreign Aid After Intense Debate Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top lawmakers had objected to the idea of withdrawing money already allocated for overseas aid....
02:34, 08/23/2019

Ex-U.S. presidential candidates Hickenlooper, Inslee to run for office in home states Two Democratic governors who recently abandoned their long-shot presidential bids announced their next steps on Thursday, with both opting to run for office in the friendlier political territory of their home states....
01:00, 08/23/2019

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is hosting events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests....
01:00, 08/23/2019

Trump drops bid to slash foreign aid after Congress objects The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep lawmakers' authority over government spending....
01:00, 08/23/2019

Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said....
01:00, 08/23/2019

Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration....
01:00, 08/23/2019

Military Lawyer Denied Promotion While Defending Qaeda Suspect Allies of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system....
00:34, 08/23/2019

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Andrew Yang’s Bipartisan Bet Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss....
00:34, 08/23/2019

To Gain Leverage in China Trade Talks, Trump Shows Solidarity With Hong Kong In recent days, American officials have warned Beijing that a peaceful resolution of the pro-democracy protests may be necessary to allow negotiations to continue....
00:34, 08/23/2019

How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A. Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the N.R.A. Not only has he remained, but he continues to influence the president....
00:34, 08/23/2019

AOC takes heat from heartland after calling Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ Political figures from the heartland are torching Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after the coastal congresswoman posted an Instagram video where she claimed the Electoral College was a racist “scam” that needs to go. ...
22:34, 08/22/2019

Lindsey Graham to offer backstop plan for Afghanistan, amid troop withdrawal concerns Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce legislation as early as next month to create a backstop measure in Afghanistan requiring the secretaries of state and defense to certify that dropping troop levels would not endanger U.S. national security, as President Trump moves toward agreeing to a phased w...
22:34, 08/22/2019

Obamas placed an offer on 'mega-expensive' estate in Martha's Vineyard: report Former President Obama and his wife, Michelle, reportedly made an offer on a 29-acre estate in Martha's Vineyard after renting it from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck over the summer....
22:34, 08/22/2019

Dem senator hit with bar complaint for ‘openly threatening’ Supreme Court Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch has accused Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., of “openly threatening the U.S. Supreme Court,” in a complaint brought before the Rhode Island Judiciary....
22:34, 08/22/2019

Inslee quickly announces re-election bid for governor after dropping out of White House race Hours after ending his presidential campaign, two-term Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State announced he’s running for re-election next year....
22:34, 08/22/2019

Sanders agrees to 'Medicare-for-all' change after union concerns Sen. Bernie Sanders is making changes to his signature policy proposal – "Medicare-for-all" – in order to address union concerns that a shift to single-payer health care could force members to give up hard-fought insurance plans for nothing in return. ...
22:34, 08/22/2019

Federal court undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College, rules electors can vote freely In a major blow to state-by-state progressive efforts to effectively replace the Electoral College with a nationwide popular vote, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that presidential electors have the absolute right to vote for presidential candidates of their choice....
22:34, 08/22/2019

Sen. Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland in conversations with Trump and Danish ambassador The revelation came a day after Trump called off a trip to Denmark, announcing in a tweet that he was postponing the visit because the country’s leader was not interested in selling Greenland to the United States....
21:00, 08/22/2019

Macron and Merkel offered the PM nothing - apart from a means to fail The cliche "good cop, bad cop" has been used too much about this first episode of shuttle boat diplomacy from Boris Johnson. Merkel, apparently, is the first and Macron the latter....
19:34, 08/22/2019

Jeremy Corbyn: I agree with Macron on Brexit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in agreement with Emmanuel Macron's stance on Brexit - after the French president insisted the Irish border backstop is "indispensable"....
19:34, 08/22/2019

Trump, frustrated by unpopularity with Jews, thrusts Israel into his culture war The president’s words about Jews magnify his transactional approach to politics and his miscalculation that his support for Israel should automatically translate into electoral support from Jewish Americans....
18:34, 08/22/2019

Joe Biden’s campaign plays the electability card: ‘You have to look at who is going to win’ In campaign ads and in comments, the former vice president and his wife are highlighting the idea that he is best positioned to defeat President Trump....
18:34, 08/22/2019

Hickenlooper joins crowded Senate race in Colorado after dropping presidential bid “I’m not done fighting for the people of Colorado,” the former two-term governor said in an announcement video filmed in a Denver brewpub he co-founded....
18:34, 08/22/2019

Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to flip secretary of state offices in five states Buoyed by victories in three states last year, Democrats are looking to expand their representation in the offices that oversee elections in most states....
18:34, 08/22/2019

Joe Walsh is not your anti-Trump savior The one-term congressman is getting a push to run in a primary against Trump. Before his turn as a Trump critic on social media, he was calling Barack Obama a Muslim and pushing the birther conspiracy theory....
18:34, 08/22/2019

McConnell offers fresh defense of Senate filibuster, warns Democrats could pass ‘socialist policies’ if they take control In an op-ed, the Senate majority leader touted the rights of the minority party in his chamber and said, “America needs the Senate to be the Senate.”...
18:34, 08/22/2019

Trump set to discuss biofuels Thursday with USDA, EPA: sources President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allowed oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, is set to meet with cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said....
18:00, 08/22/2019

Trump says not looking at changing capital gains tax U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is not looking to index capital gains taxes to the inflation rate, which could slash the taxes that investors pay on profits from asset sales, or to cut payroll taxes....
17:34, 08/22/2019

Trump may back off plan for foreign aid cuts, to decide within week U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days....
17:34, 08/22/2019

U.S. judge allows Trump to appeal key 'emoluments' rulings A federal judge on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump to appeal key preliminary rulings in a lawsuit accusing him of violating anti-corruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, likely freezing the case for months....
17:34, 08/22/2019

Bernie Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve "full decarbonization" by 2050....
17:34, 08/22/2019

Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016 A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican president's re-election prospects in 2020....
17:34, 08/22/2019

As economic warning signs flash, Trump, Democratic rivals recalibrate messages After two years touting a booming economy as his own doing, U.S. President Donald Trump is test driving a new message on the economy: Any chance of a recession is not his fault. But Democrats, who are shifting their message too, seem to be saying "not so fast."...
17:34, 08/22/2019

Trump to meet with USDA, EPA chiefs on Thursday over biofuels policy: sources President Donald Trump will be meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler later on Thursday, three sources familiar with the matter said, to discuss biofuel policy after his latest decision to grant 31 small refinery waivers caused an uproar within the e...
17:34, 08/22/2019

Ex-presidential candidate Hickenlooper to run for Senate Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race last week, said on Thursday he would run for a Senate seat in the state instead....
17:34, 08/22/2019

Former Republican lawmaker leaning toward Trump challenge Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump, calling him a liar and a bully who is unfit for office....
17:34, 08/22/2019

San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”...
13:00, 08/22/2019

Some 2020 Dems' campaigns spent big on Uber, Lyft -- even on day of boycott they backed Democratic presidential candidates spent hundreds of dollars on Uber and Lyft even as they supported the boycott of the ride-hailing services back in May....
13:00, 08/22/2019

Hickenlooper to run for Senate in Colorado, looking to oust GOP Sen. Gardner: report Former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who recently announced the end of his long-shot bid for the White House, has decided to enter Colorado’s Senate Democratic primary, targeting first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in the 2020 general election, according to a report. ...
13:00, 08/22/2019

Trump denies that he told NRA chief universal background checks are off the table “No, I didn’t say anything about that,” Trump said when asked whether he had ruled out universal background checks in his conversation with LaPierre on Tuesday....
10:34, 08/22/2019

Iceland’s prime minister will skip Pence’s visit. She says it’s not a snub. Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said that it was “very difficult” to organize her schedule around the visit, which is planned for Sept. 4, saying she’ll be out of the country on other business....
10:34, 08/22/2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders changes how Medicare-for-all plan treats union contracts in face of opposition by organized labor Leaders and members of unions have complained to candidates that a single-payer plan would offer weaker coverage than they have negotiated under the current system....
10:34, 08/22/2019

Jay Inslee, governor centered on climate change, drops out of presidential race Washington state governor Jay Inslee, who entered the presidential race with an argument that climate change is the central issue of our time, dropped out of the race for Democratic nominee for president on Wednesday....
10:34, 08/22/2019

2020 Democratic hopeful agrees with Harry Reid on warning for candidates running on progressive platforms Congressman and 2020 hopeful Tim Ryan, D-Oh., said he agreed with former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who warned Democratic nominees running on "Medicare-for-all" platforms that the strategy would be a flub in the general election. ...
10:00, 08/22/2019

Parkland survivors announce sweeping gun control plan: 'Green New Deal, but for guns' March for Our Lives, the gun control group started by a group of Parkland survivors, announced an ambitious series of proposals that would radically change the landscape of firearm regulations in order to drastically reduce gun ownership and gun-related deaths....
10:00, 08/22/2019

Jay Inslee, climate advocate who called Trump 'white nationalist,' drops out of 2020 presidential race Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday night he's "withdrawing" from the 2020 presidential race, as the Democrat said "it's become clear" he didn't have a shot at winning the primary....
10:00, 08/22/2019

North Carolina's Dem governor vetoes bill requiring police cooperation with ICE on illegal immigrants North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have made it mandatory for state and local law enforcement to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)....
10:00, 08/22/2019

Trump Reverses Course on Gun Control Again, Says He Backs Tighter Background Checks (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls “loopholes” doesn’t clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White ...
00:34, 08/22/2019

On the border, officials see dividends from Trump’s deal with Mexico Illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border has slowed in recent months, and officials on the frontlines credit in part President Trump's dealings with Mexico. Fox News accompanied agents to see the impact first-hand....
00:00, 08/22/2019

De Blasio mocked after video malfunction at labor forum: Voice 'higher than his poll numbers' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got some laughs -- though not for the reasons he expected -- when a top labor union played his video message to a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday....
00:00, 08/22/2019

Booker insists 2020 nominee must be more than a ‘safe bet,’ in jab at Biden Sen. Cory Booker took an indirect swipe at Democratic presidential nomination rival Joe Biden on Wednesday, arguing that the party’s next standard-bearer must be more than a “safe bet.”...
00:00, 08/22/2019

Biden jabs at Sanders, Warren over 'Medicare-for-all' Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to take aim at two of his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination over their support for a government-run "Medicare-for-all" health care plan during a speech Wednesday to organized labor at the Iowa AFL-CIO....
00:00, 08/22/2019

Trump renews threat to end 'ridiculous' birthright citizenship President Trump again threatened to end what he called the "ridiculous" policy of birthright citizenship, which awards citizenship automatically to those born in the United States....
00:00, 08/22/2019

Nikki Haley denies 'false rumors' she will replace Pence on GOP ticket in 2020 Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to United Nations, on Wednesday denied the “false rumors” that she could replace Mike Pence as the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2020....
00:00, 08/22/2019

Dems' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump hits major roadblock, as judge rules law 'unsettled' A federal court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump has the right to immediately challenge congressional Democrats' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against him, saying the litigation raises the "unsettled" question of whether politicians have standing to sue a sitting president for running inter...
00:00, 08/22/2019

Merkel sets PM 'blistering' 30-day timetable for Brexit solution Boris Johnson has agreed to Angela Merkel's demand that the UK provide a "solution" to the Brexit deadlock within a "blistering timetable" of 30 days....
21:34, 08/21/2019

Parkland Shooting Survivors Just Proposed Aggressive New Gun Restrictions. Here’s What’s in Their Plan March For Our Lives, the group founded by Parkland school shooting survivors, introduced an aggressive plan on Wednesday that calls for of sweeping gun restriction across the country. The proposals include raising the minimum age to buy a gun to 21, strengthening background checks and banning assaul...
21:00, 08/21/2019

Sean Spicer, Trump’s First White House Press Secretary, Joins the Dancing With the Stars Cast (NEW YORK) — Christie Brinkley, Hannah Brown of “The Bachelorette” and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer are among the contestants on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.” ABC announced the celebrity lineup Wednesday on “Good Morning America.&#...
21:00, 08/21/2019

DHS moves to end limits on detention of migrant families, close 'loophole' The Trump administration announced Wednesday it would move to scrap a major court agreement in order to allow for migrant families to be detained longer as their cases are being considered, instead of having to release them after 20 days....
20:34, 08/21/2019

Trump critic Kasich to visit New Hampshire in fall, sparking more 2020 speculation of a primary challenge Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans a likely visit to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire next month or in early October, a top Kasich adviser told Fox News....
20:34, 08/21/2019

Watchdog alerts Trump that border agency violated DNA collection law for years, letting violent criminals walk free A top government watchdog on Wednesday alerted President Trump and Congress that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect DNA samples from...
20:34, 08/21/2019

Bernie Sanders calls for doubling union membership, scrapping ‘right to work’ laws Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he wants to double union membership and give workers the right to strike without the fear of their jobs being filled by replacement workers....
20:34, 08/21/2019

Budget agency predicts trillion-dollar deficits for years to come, as red ink explodes The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a grim update Wednesday to their economic outlook for the next decade, predicting average national deficits of $1.2 trillion every year through 2029, due in large part to recent budget and border security bills....
20:34, 08/21/2019

2020 Dems battle to win over crucial black Christian voters in South Carolina The Democrats running for president in 2020 are trying to court religious black voters - and cut into former Vice President Joe Biden’s commanding lead....
20:34, 08/21/2019

Defiant Trump digs in amid battles on trade, guns, Israel: ‘I am the chosen one’ A defiant President Trump sparred with reporters Wednesday in a testy back-and-forth for more than a half-hour as he dug in over his positions on the trade war with China, gun control, the apparent pursuit of a Greenland real estate deal, the treatment of migrants at the border and his comments on D...
20:34, 08/21/2019

Trump says that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are ‘very disloyal to Israel,’ denies his remarks are anti-Semitic The president ratcheted up his attacks on Jewish Democrats on Wednesday, dismissing an outcry from both sides of the aisle as well as Jewish organizations....
20:34, 08/21/2019

Johnson courts Merkel after EU snubs backstop alternatives Boris Johnson will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this afternoon, just a day after she added her voice to EU scepticism about his "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop....
19:00, 08/21/2019

Corbyn calls urgent meeting on tactics to halt no-deal Brexit Jeremy Corbyn has invited the leaders of other political parties from across parliament to an urgent meeting to discuss "all tactics available to prevent no-deal"....
19:00, 08/21/2019

Payroll tax cuts won't stave off a recession, but these policies will Making condo purchases easier and cutting spending are two better ideas to strengthen the economy and turn back a recession than some tax cuts being discussed right now, writes Jake Novak...
18:34, 08/21/2019

Trump is ramping up his economic double-talk to tamp down recession fears As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump warned about the perils of President Barack Obama’s economic management. Now as president, Trump often fails to heed his own advice....
18:00, 08/21/2019

Julián Castro Becomes the 10th Candidate to Qualify for Next Month’s Democratic Presidential Debates (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has qualified for the next presidential debates, taking place in September in Houston. The former Obama housing chief and former mayor of San Antonio earned 2% in a new CNN poll of Democratic voters. That makes him the 1...
15:34, 08/21/2019

Trump Reiterates That Russia Should Be Allowed to Rejoin the G-7 (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world’s major industrial nations. Trump says Russia is often discussed when he and the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan meet annually as a group. T...
15:34, 08/21/2019

Trump’s Muddled Message on Hong Kong Captures the Real Problem With His Foreign Policy On his way to an Aug. 1 campaign event in Ohio, President Donald Trump was asked about America’s position on the months-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. “That’s between Hong Kong and that’s between China, because Hong Kong is a part of China,” Trump said. But a...
15:34, 08/21/2019

President Trump: Any Jewish Person Voting Democratic Shows ‘Lack of Knowledge or Great Disloyalty’ WASHINGTON — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Trump’s claim triggered a quick upro...
15:34, 08/21/2019

Danish Royal Palace ‘Surprised’ by Trump Snub, After President Cancels State Visit on Twitter (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described his plan to buy Greenland as “absurd” took the Danish royal palace by surprise, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Lene Balleby told The Associ...
15:34, 08/21/2019

2020 Hopefuls Are Talking Transgender Rights, Signaling a Political Shift on the Issue On their own, transgender voters aren’t going to sway the 2020 election. But they’re a pretty fair proxy for how candidates are viewing equality as a priority and responding to a primary electorate that, at least for now, seems to be far more vocal in its demand for progressive policy. E...
15:34, 08/21/2019

Trump renews call for Russia to be readmitted to G-7 “I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in,” the president told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, days before he is set to arrive in France for this weekend’s G-7 summit....
15:00, 08/21/2019

Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland The move comes two days after President Trump told reporters that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective....
15:00, 08/21/2019

Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’ Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford are leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Trump, while Jeff Flake is taking recruitment calls and John Kasich plans a visit to New Hampshire....
15:00, 08/21/2019

Trump admits his trade war could lead to recession but says ‘I have to do it’ Trump has spent days arguing that the possibility of recession is a media creation. But Tuesday, he suggested it might be the price of doing the much-needed business of his trade war....
15:00, 08/21/2019

Trump quotes conspiracy theorist claiming Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’ In morning tweets, the president shared praise from a conservative radio host who has been leading a movement to convince Jews to leave the Democratic Party and support Trump....
15:00, 08/21/2019

Trump administration expected to announce plan to detain migrant children longer: ABC The Trump administration is expected to announce new rules that would allow the government to detain families with children crossing the U.S. border longer, according to ABC News, citing two government officials it said were familiar with the plan....
14:34, 08/21/2019

Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were 'disloyal.'...
14:34, 08/21/2019

N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With the President After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump’s interest in new gun laws fades and he repeats many of its longtime positions....
14:34, 08/21/2019

In latest gaffe, Biden places King, Kennedy assassinations in ‘the late ’70s’ Joe Biden missed by about a decade Tuesday when he mentioned two significant events of the 1960s: the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy....
12:34, 08/21/2019

Sen. Markey apologizes to Rep. Kennedy for 'insensitivity' of aide's mental-health retweet Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., found himself apologizing Tuesday after a top campaign aide retweeted a message about "mental health issues" in the family of Rep. Joe Kennedy, a potenial challenger for Markey's Senate seat....
12:34, 08/21/2019

California county fair employees squandered tax dollars on illegal travel, lavish meals: audit California county fair employees squandered hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars on unofficial travel, extravagant meals and alcohol, an audit report shows....
12:34, 08/21/2019

Scaramucci launching PAC to 'dismantle' Trump: I can possibly move 'eight percent' of his voters Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is launching a PAC in order to "dismantle" President Trump and claims he could potentially sway as much as eight percent of his voters....
10:34, 08/21/2019

Pennsylvania school district's typo costing it nearly $900G, report says A typo is saving homeowners in one Pennsylvania county about $32 each in property taxes but is costing the school district about $895,000, according to a report. ...
10:34, 08/21/2019

White House expected to replace illegal-immigrant family ‘loophole’: reports The Trump administration on Wednesday plans to end a legal “loophole” that has allowed illegal-immigrant families to enter the U.S., according to reports....
10:34, 08/21/2019

Sheldon Adelson and wife give a whopping $213,000 to the Senate GOP fundraising committee Their massive donations came in July, with each writing checks worth $106,500 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to a new Federal Election Commission disclosure filed Tuesday....
03:34, 08/21/2019

Trump says payroll tax cut on the table, rejects recession warnings President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he's been considering a payroll tax cut but rejected the notion that he's worried about a possible recession on the horizon....
03:00, 08/21/2019

Hillary Clinton hosting DNC fundraiser with tickets priced as high as $50G: report Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will host a pricey fundraising event at her Washington, D.C., mansion as her party struggles to match the quick pace of Republicans' fundraising before 2020....
03:00, 08/21/2019

White House pushes back after NRA claims Trump said universal background checks off the table The White House pushed back late Tuesday on claims by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that President Trump said universal background checks were off the table, amid an ongoing push for legislative action following two deadly mass shootings earlier this month....
03:00, 08/21/2019

Playboy's Brian Karem files lawsuit against Trump, Grisham for suspending White House pass Playboy magazine's White House correspondent filed a lawsuit against President Trump and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham Tuesday in an effort to have his press pass restored....
03:00, 08/21/2019

RNC surpasses $20M for second straight month while online fundraising soars past 2016 level The Republican National Committee (RNC) raked in another record-breaking fundraising haul, easily surpassing the party's other off-year totals and garnering more than $20 million for the second month in a row....
03:00, 08/21/2019

Trump cancels visit with Denmark PM after she rebuffs 'absurd' idea of US buying Greenland President Trump on Tuesday abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, saying there was no point to the trip after Frederiksen called the idea that the U.S. might buy Greenland from Denmark "absurd" -- and said there would be no Copen-haggling about it....
03:00, 08/21/2019

Corbyn: Plan to end EU free movement 'Windrush on steroids' Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan have called on the government to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement from the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit....
02:34, 08/21/2019

Trump says he will decide on foreign aid spending cuts within week U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and that he would decide on the issue "sooner than a week."...
23:00, 08/20/2019

Trump says administration talking to Democrats about meaningful gun legislation President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration was in discussions with Democrats to produce some sort of meaningful gun legislation following mass shootings in the United States in recent weeks....
23:00, 08/20/2019

Trump says Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan could be next envoy to Moscow U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan "could very well be" the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, describing the No. 2 diplomat at the State Department as "very respected."...
23:00, 08/20/2019

Trump looking at possible U.S. payroll, capital gains tax cuts President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration was looking to cut U.S. taxes on wages and on profits from selling assets such as stocks, but that he was not talking about doing anything imminently....
23:00, 08/20/2019

State Department official John Sullivan to be nominated as next ambassador to Russia: source Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be nominated by President Trump to take over as ambassador to Russia following the announcement that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will be leaving the ambassador’s residence in October, an administration official told Fox News....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Kirsten Gillibrand says she is 'still angry' about her uncles voting for Trump Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said on Monday that she was "still angry" about her uncles voting for Trump but touted the relationship as evidence that she understood how Trump Republicans saw the world....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Struggling to make next debate, Gillibrand warms to VP bid: 'I can serve in any capacity' Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand indicated Tuesday that she’s open to serving as her party’s vice presidential nominee if her White House bid fails....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Trump derides Scaramucci as 'another disgruntled employee' in latest Twitter attack President Trump took another shot at his former communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Tuesday, claiming that he was fired for "gross incompetence."...
22:00, 08/20/2019

Greenland leader: Trump's idea to buy island territory 'not something to joke about' Greenland's premier rejected the idea of the United States purchasing the large Artic island Tuesday after President Trump floated buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory over the weekend....
22:00, 08/20/2019

Trump suggests Dems' Jewish voters lack knowledge or show 'great disloyalty,' amid Omar-Tlaib feud President Trump on Tuesday suggested Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats either lack the requisite knowledge or show “great disloyalty,” amid the escalation of the war of words with Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar over Israel....
22:00, 08/20/2019

House panel says 'time is of the essence' in Trump tax return fight A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday urged a federal judge to quickly resolve its bid to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns, which the Trump administration has refused to turn over....
21:00, 08/20/2019

U.S. conservatives say Facebook needs 'significant work' to address concerns: former senator A review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that political conservatives believe Facebook Inc needs to do "significant work" to satisfy their concerns that the social media website is biased, describing policies and examples that they found problematic without laying out evidence of syste...
21:00, 08/20/2019

Kamala Harris plunges in new poll of 2020 Dems Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in a new national poll that also indicates a big drop in support for Sen. Kamala Harris of California....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Oregon officials want local reporters investigated for emailing them on weekends Officials in Oregon reportedly are seeking to have local journalists investigated for contacting government workers on their personal emails and phone numbers after hours.  ...
20:34, 08/20/2019

NYC, 3 more states file lawsuit against Trump rules on immigrants receiving public aid Three more states and New York City on  Tuesday became the latest to file a federal lawsuit contesting new Trump administration rules that would deny green cards to legal immigrants if they rely on public assistance....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Harry Reid rips Dems over 'Medicare-for-all,' border policies: 'Of course' it will hurt us in 2020 Former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid had some harsh words for his party's presidential candidates, rejecting some of their health care and immigration policies as too extreme to resonate with voters in a general election....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Trump rips Dems' emotional press conference on Israel: ‘I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears’ President Trump tore into Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday for her emotional press conference alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar in which they condemned Israel for blocking a planned trip, calling the Michigan congresswoman an anti-Semite and saying he doesn't "buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears."...
20:34, 08/20/2019

Warren calls for scrapping 1994 crime bill, in swipe at Biden Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren sought to distinguish herself from two of her top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination as she unveiled her plan Tuesday to reform the nation’s criminal justice system....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Joe Biden's neurosurgeon defends former VP's brain amid concerns about mental acuity Former Vice President Joe Biden's brain surgeon insisted that his decades-long patient was in good health, claiming he had no brain damage as a string of gaffes have prompted observers to question his mental acuity....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Kamala Harris uses fuzzy math to suggest her tax cut is paid for The 2020 presidential hopeful touts her plan to give middle-class taxpayers $500 a month, but misleadingly suggests that the money to pay for it will come from companies and the top 1 percent....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Democrats back off once-fervent embrace of Medicare-for-all Kamala Harris’s switch on health care highlights a broader move by Democrats to soften their initial enthusiasm for a sweeping government health plan....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Warren takes aim at crime policies once embraced by Biden, Harris and Booker Elizabeth Warren releases a criminal justice plan that draws clear contrasts with the records of some of her top rivals — Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Jill Biden urges support for husband even if voters consider their candidates ‘better’ on the issues The wife of the former vice president sought to make the case for her husband’s “electability” during a campaign stop in the nation’s first primary state....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Trump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, has been confirmed once by the Senate. Should President Trump send him to Moscow, he would face a new hearing....
20:34, 08/20/2019

Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including ending cash bail requirements and doing away with a crime bill that rival Joe Biden helped make law....
19:00, 08/20/2019

Ex-Republican senator: Facebook has 'significant work' to address conservatives' concerns A year-long review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that Facebook Inc has "significant work to be done to satisfy" concerns on the political right that the social media website is biased against conservatives....
19:00, 08/20/2019

Tory chair 'not going to speculate' on chances of no-deal Brexit A senior Conservative has declined to estimate the chances of a no-deal Brexit happening, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson having once described such a prospect as a "million to one"....
10:51, 08/20/2019

Marianne Williamson announces plan to create 'Department of Peace' Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Monday announced her plan to create a peace-building agency to focus on ending violence following years of U.S. military conflict and an uptick in mass shootings....
08:51, 08/20/2019

Trump tweets promise not to build 'Trump' properties in Greenland In a surprising tweet Monday, President Trump promised not to build his signature large-scale developments in Greenland, one day after he confirmed he was looking into the possibility of purchasing the sparsely populated Arctic island....
08:51, 08/20/2019

Jill Biden to voters: You may have to 'swallow a little bit' with my husband so we can beat Trump Speaking at a bookstore in Manchester, New Hampshire, Dr. Jill Biden urged voters on Monday to consider the "electability" of her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, ahead of the 2020 Democratic primaries and how they may have to "swallow a little bit" with the Democratic frontrunner versus th...
08:51, 08/20/2019

After mock Trump assassination photos at liberal fundraiser, Scalise asks when the left will denounce its violence House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked what it would take for liberals to denounce violence against conservatives after a Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire last weekend over pictures showing his supporters at a fundraising event taking part in a mock assassination on President ...
08:51, 08/20/2019

Jeffrey Lord: NYT ‘Stalinizing’ America, left wants to re-write American history on race Fox News contributor Jeffrey Lord responded to a leaked transcript from New York Times’ emergency town hall meeting Monday, saying that the newspaper wants to stir the narrative on race in the United States against President Donald Trump and in-favor of pro-Russian views.  ...
08:51, 08/20/2019

Johnson willing to give 'commitments' to avoid Brexit backstop Boris Johnson says he is willing to give the EU the "commitments" it needs that alternatives to the Northern Ireland backstop can be put into effect....
07:51, 08/20/2019

Trump again appears to back away from gun background checks Advisers warned the president that there is little support for significant action on gun control among Republican voters — and even among some Democrats....
05:51, 08/20/2019

‘I Know I Have Made Mistakes.’ Elizabeth Warren Offers Public Apology for Claiming Native American Heritage (SIOUX CITY, Iowa) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that’s proved to be a big political liability. “Like anyone who has been honest with themsel...
03:17, 08/20/2019

‘I Wish We Could Stop Teaching This.’ What It’s Like to Attend an Active-Shooter Training After the El Paso and Dayton Attacks It’s the first weekend since school began here in central Virginia, and approximately 10 children and 15 adults are spending their Saturday in a 900-square foot room with bright yellow walls and foam floor tiles, learning how to survive an active-shooter situation. “We’re going to ...
03:17, 08/20/2019

4th Ranking House Democrat Calls for Impeachment Investigation to ‘Hold This President Accountable’ (WASHINGTON) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it’s time to hold him accountable. The New Mexico congressman, third in line behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and...
03:17, 08/20/2019

Rep. Omar to Fellow Lawmakers: Go to Israel and See the ‘Cruel Reality of the Occupation’ ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin N...
03:17, 08/20/2019

Commerce Department will extend Huawei reprieve, Ross says The move will delay the implementation of a penalty on the Chinese tech giant for another 90 days. The commerce secretary’s comments come one day after President Trump suggested the U.S. would not grant another reprieve....
01:51, 08/20/2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes ‘for harm that I have caused’ to Native Americans The Massachusetts Democrat, speaking at a Native American forum, seeks to pivot toward policies that she says will improve the lives of native communities....
01:51, 08/20/2019

Omar, Tlaib blast Israel for blocking their visit The two congresswomen used a rare news conference during congressional recess to try to highlight the situation facing Palestinians under Israeli policies. ...
01:51, 08/20/2019

The risky game Mike Pompeo is playing with an ‘authoritarian president’ A nuanced portrayal hits at the core question for those who criticized and then served Trump: How much are you willing to sacrifice your principles? Pompeo has been willing to go further than most anyone....
01:51, 08/20/2019

Gillibrand continues her summer sprint to make the debate stage in Houston At a Washington Post Live event, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) talked up her chances, reflecting the mounting pressure on struggling presidential candidates to jump-start — or salvage — their campaigns....
01:51, 08/20/2019

Booker wants a ‘baby bond’ for every U.S. child. Would it work? Child trust funds have never been fully tested in the way the presidential hopeful envisions, after an experiment in the United Kingdom was cut short a decade ago....
01:51, 08/20/2019

Hillary Clinton slams Trump for sharing 'debunked study' that Google manipulated 'millions' of 2016 votes Hillary Clinton blasted President Trump for tweeting about what she described as a "debunked study" that suggests "millions" of voters in 2016 were manipulated in her favor by Google.  ...
00:17, 08/20/2019

Beto O'Rourke says he opposes death penalty for El Paso mass shooter On his way to the site of the Oklahoma City bombing on Monday, Beto O'Rourke affirmed that he categorically opposes the death penalty -- even in the cases of convicted terrorist Timothy McVeigh and the El Paso mass shooter who killed 22 Wal-Mart shoppers earlier this month in the city he once repres...
00:17, 08/20/2019

Pelosi's deputy backs Trump impeachment inquiry, cites 'grave national security concerns' Assistant Speaker of the House Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., became the highest ranking Democrat in the House to support moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump, claiming that Trump is “abdicating his responsibility to defend our nation from Russian attacks.”...
23:17, 08/19/2019

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X federal funds after Trump rule prohibits abortion referrals In a Twitter post on Monday, Planned Parenthood announced it is pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Pentagon tests missile previously banned under US-Russia arms treaty The Pentagon announced Monday that the military conducted a test over the weekend of a type of missile that previously had been banned for the last 30 years under a treaty between the United States and Russia....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Tlaib gets emotional as Omar calls for Congress to act over Israel travel restrictions An emotional Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday held back tears during a news conference as she and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar condemned Israel’s recent decision to impose restrictions on visiting the country, with the Democrats calling for Congress to get involved....
23:17, 08/19/2019

NYPD fires officer involved in Eric Garner's 2014 death O'Neill announced Monday at a media gathering at police headquarters that Pantaleo "can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer."...
22:17, 08/19/2019

Democratic hopeful Warren apologizes for Native American ancestry claims U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa....
21:51, 08/19/2019

Tom Steyer takes a week off campaign trail to report for jury duty Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is taking a week off the campaign trail to fulfill his civic duty and report for jury duty in San Francisco....
20:51, 08/19/2019

White House fires back as House Dems mull retaliation over Israel nixing Omar, Tlaib visit The White House on Monday fired back at Democrats amid reports that they may be planning retaliatory moves in Congress against two top American and Israeli diplomats in response to Israel’s decision to block Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. ...
20:51, 08/19/2019

Williamson vows to rescind military medals, remove Andrew Jackson's Oval Office portrait in ‘atonement’ for Native American treatment Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, calling for a national "atonement" over the treatment of Native Americans, vowed Monday to rescind medals of honor for those who fought against them and even take down President Andrew Jackson's portrait from the Oval Office if she's elected.  ...
20:51, 08/19/2019

Warren apologizes to Native Americans for ancestry claims: 'I have made mistakes' Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren apologized to a group of Native Americans on Monday for her past claims of cultural heritage, saying she has "listened and I have learned.”...
20:51, 08/19/2019

'Britain's Trump': Corbyn attacks Johnson in election pitch Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of being "Britain's Trump, the fake populist and phoney outsider" as he urged voters to back Labour if a snap general election is called in the autumn....
19:17, 08/19/2019

Part of £1.8bn NHS cash boost 'is money already saved up' A £1.8bn cash boost for the NHS announced by Boris Johnson will largely be paid for with money that hospitals already have, a leaked letter has said....
19:17, 08/19/2019

State records reveal extent of botched abortions, as GOP reps push ‘born-alive’ protection law At least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across three states since 2016, according to state health data that offers a glimpse into the extent of an issue that lawmakers have fiercely debated in recent months....
16:51, 08/19/2019

Trump rages at ‘unstable’ Scaramucci after threat to organize ex-Cabinet officials against him President Trump lashed out anew Monday at aide-turned-nemesis Anthony Scaramucci after the former White House communications director threatened to cobble together a coalition of former Cabinet officials to speak out against him as part of an apparent bid to find an alternative Republican nominee in...
16:51, 08/19/2019

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election camp...
12:51, 08/19/2019

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dead at 76 Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led her state during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 76. ...
11:17, 08/19/2019

Trump warns China against 'another Tiananmen Square,' says Tim Cook made 'compelling' tariff case President Trump told reporters on Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook privately made a "very compelling argument" that the administration's tariffs on Chinese-assembled goods have made an unfair impact on the California-based tech giant, because its chief rival, Samsung, has conducted most of its manufac...
11:17, 08/19/2019

Trump brushes off concerns of recession, touts strong economy President Trump offered an optimistic outlook of the economy Sunday while dismissing concerns of a looming recession after losses in financial markets last week and the ongoing trade war with China. ...
11:17, 08/19/2019

We’re in a DC ‘news void,’ but that's going to change after Congress returns from recess Real estate speculation in Greenland. Brett Gardner and Aaron Boone going crazy and getting tossed from every game possible this month for the Yankees. Airport workers slipping travelers notes, telling them they are “ugly.”...
11:17, 08/19/2019

Illinois state senator apologizes for mock Trump assassination photos at fundraiser A Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire over the weekend after pictures were posted online showing his supporters at a fundraising event performing a mock assassination on President Trump....
11:17, 08/19/2019

President Trump says he's 'certain' New York Times will endorse him in 2020: report President Trump said he is “certain” that he will receive an endorsement from The New York Times in 2020 for the presidential election, he said in a tweet Sunday night....
11:17, 08/19/2019

'Britain's Trump': Corbyn to attack Johnson in election pitch Jeremy Corbyn will today accuse Boris Johnson of being "Britain's Trump, the fake populist and phoney outsider" as he urges voters to back Labour if a snap general election is called in the autumn....
08:51, 08/19/2019

PM to meet EU leaders as Number 10 plays down no-deal dossier Boris Johnson will head to Berlin and Paris this week in a bid to secure a new Brexit deal, as Number 10 seeks to play down a secret Whitehall no-deal dossier....
08:51, 08/19/2019

White House Sought Ways to Block Undocumented Immigrant Children From Attending Public Schools Some top aides to President Donald Trump sought for months for a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in public schools — all part of the administration’s efforts to stem illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border. Trump senior adviser S...
05:17, 08/19/2019

White House Economic Adviser Confirms President Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland (WASHINGTON) — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump “wants to take a look at” buying Greenland, although the semi-autonomous territory of Denmark has said it’s not for sale. Kudlow tells “Fox News Sunday” that he won&...
05:17, 08/19/2019

Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Exploring Bid for 2020 Presidential Nomination Mark Sanford said he’s exploring a bid for the 2020 Republican nomination since Donald Trump doesn’t deserve re-election — but that he’d still vote for the president over a Democrat. “He’s taking us in the wrong direction,” Sanford said on NBC’s &ldquo...
05:17, 08/19/2019

President Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Doing Very Well With China’ Amid Continuing Trade Talks President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” in a Twitter message sent hours after his top economic adviser laid out a potential timeline for the resumption of substantive trade talks with Beijing. We are doing very well with China, and talking! &...
05:17, 08/19/2019

Tlaib, Omar share image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the decision to bar them from visiting Israel last week, but recent social media posts from the freshman congresswomen included a political car...
00:00, 08/19/2019

Bullock takes aim at DNC for enabling Steyer: Buying your way into debates is bad for democracy As Montana Gov. Steve Bullock struggles to qualify for September’s Democratic debate, he had strong words for rivals like billionaire Tom Steyer who has used his deep pockets to inch closer to the debate stage....
00:00, 08/19/2019

Sanders calls for 'registry of disreputable federal law enforcement officers,' cutting prison population in half Just days after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility was shot up in what the FBI called a "targeted attack," Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan on Sunday that would create a "registry of disreputable federal law enforcement officers," and provide "financial support" for similar lists at...
00:00, 08/19/2019

Graham: IG's report on Russia probe will be 'ugly and damning' for DOJ Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is adamant about revealing what went on behind the scenes of the Russia investigation and is looking forward to the American people learning about what happened....
00:00, 08/19/2019

GOP becoming endangered species in California, as key stronghold turns blue For decades, wealthy and suburban Orange County has been a conservative GOP stronghold in a state that has become increasingly liberal. But since the 2018 midterm elections, the so-called “Orange Curtain” has come down....
00:00, 08/19/2019

Sanders unveils criminal justice reform plan in South Carolina The proposal calls for ending for-profit prisons, setting national standards for the use of force by police officers and halving the prison population....
23:34, 08/18/2019

PM will not shut parliament to force through Brexit, minister suggests Boris Johnson will not shut down parliament or try to stay on as leader of the country if he loses a no-confidence vote, the energy minister has suggested to Sky News....
21:00, 08/18/2019

Sanders to unveil criminal justice reform plan in South Carolina The proposal calls for ending for-profit prisons, setting national standards for the use of force by police officers and halving the prison population....
17:00, 08/18/2019

Kudlow says White House is ‘looking at’ trying to buy Greenland “I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look,” the White House economic adviser said Sunday....
17:00, 08/18/2019

Rep. Dan Crenshaw rips Antifa demonstrators, blasts Portland protests as ‘sad showing’ In a Twitter message Saturday, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw declared Saturday’s protests in Portland, Ore., “a sad showing,” and said the city’s Antifa activists paled in comparison to the demonstrators fighting for democracy in Hong Kong....
15:00, 08/18/2019

Joe Biden heaps praise on GOP during Massachusetts fundraiser Former Vice President Joe Biden praised Republicans as “decent people” at a fundraiser Saturday while touting his ability to work across the aisle, according to a report....
15:00, 08/18/2019

UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - report A no-deal Brexit could lead to shortages of food, fuel and medicine, as well as a hard border on the island of Ireland, according to leaked official government documents published in the Sunday Times....
09:17, 08/18/2019

Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested Saturday that viewers boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO talk show after he devoted a segment of Friday's program to bashing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement....
05:51, 08/18/2019

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Permit Employment Discrimination Against Transgender Workers The Trump administration’s Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent that would enable employers to fire employees because they are transgender. The Department of Justice has submitted a brief to the Court Friday asking the Justices to rule that Title VII, a fe...
05:17, 08/18/2019

Rashida Tlaib's grandmother responds to Trump mocking decision not to visit Israel: 'May God ruin him' Muftia Tlaib, the 99-year-old grandmother of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., had some strong words for President Trump after he claimed the elder Tlaib was a "winner" because her granddaughter decided not to visit her in Israel....
00:17, 08/18/2019

New chancellor Javid may consider changes to stamp duty Sajid Javid may consider switching the stamp duty burden from buyers on to sellers as he considers a shake-up of taxes ahead of his first budget as chancellor....
23:51, 08/17/2019

Corbyn refuses to say if he would support alternative caretaker PM Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say if he would support another caretaker prime minister, adding that Labour should be invited to form a government if MPs make it clear they have no confidence in Boris Johnson's administration....
23:51, 08/17/2019

House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report House Democrats are reportedly considering retaliatory moves against two top American and Israeli diplomats in response to Israel’s decision to block Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib from entering the country....
19:00, 08/17/2019

Obama reportedly told Biden he didn't have to run in 2020 Former President Barack Obama repeatedly expressed his doubts about former Vice President Joe Biden running in 2020, telling him that he didn't "have to do this."...
17:34, 08/17/2019

Trump suggests 'setup' after Tlaib rejects Israel's invite: 'Israel acted appropriately!' President Trump suggested that Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., may have tried to set up the Israeli government after she backed away from her stated intention to visit her grandmother in the Middle East nation....
17:34, 08/17/2019

Andrew Yang vows mass pardon to all imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana offenses Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a crowd in New Hampshire on Friday that he would pardon every prison inmate convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses if he was elected....
17:34, 08/17/2019

Reporter's Notebook: Spat over scrapped 'Squad' members' Israel visit is tricky politics for both sides Israel’s refusal to admit Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., could reverberate deep into the future on a litany of political fronts....
17:34, 08/17/2019

AOC laughs off Trump claim she's 'fuming' that Tlaib, Omar now get more attention Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brushed off a tweet from President Trump on Friday claiming she envied the media attention fellow “Squad” members Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have received over their recent controversy with Israel....
17:34, 08/17/2019

Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes President Trump said “major consideration” is being given by his administration to designating the far-left Antifa movement a terrorist organization, as the city of Portland, Ore., prepares for dueling protests between right-wing demonstrators and Antifa on Saturday....
17:34, 08/17/2019

Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race John Hickenlooper said he would give “serious thought” to a Senate run, Beto O’Rourke reset the focus of his campaign and Stacey Abrams laid out her 2020 plans....
14:00, 08/17/2019

Trump held conference call with big bank CEOs amid market turmoil: source President Donald Trump held a conference call on Wednesday with the chief executives of the three largest Wall Street banks as financial markets were in turmoil, one source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday....
14:00, 08/17/2019

Senator Graham, close Trump ally, joins opponents to planned U.S. foreign aid cuts Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Hal Rogers urged President Donald Trump on Friday to drop planned "sweeping and indiscriminate" foreign aid cuts, joining a chorus of lawmakers opposing what they consider a bid to sidestep Trump's own budget deal....
14:00, 08/17/2019

U.S. House panel to cut recess short to consider gun measures The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Friday it will cut short its summer recess and meet on Sept. 4 to consider new gun control legislation in response to back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio....
14:00, 08/17/2019

Ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski says 'happy' to testify before Congress President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said on Friday that he was "happy" to testify before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency....
14:00, 08/17/2019

Labour's high street plan to reverse 'retail apocalypse' Empty high street shops should be given to start-ups and community projects to help reverse the "economic decay" of Britain's town centres, Jeremy Corbyn has said....
12:34, 08/17/2019

New chancellor Javid could flip stamp duty so sellers pay Sajid Javid is considering switching the stamp duty burden from buyers on to sellers as he considers a shake-up of taxes ahead of his first budget as chancellor....
12:34, 08/17/2019

Residents complained of rats, mice in Kushner-owned buildings before Trump, Cummings feud President Donald Trump sparked criticism when he tweeted that the Baltimore-area district of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, was "a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess."...
12:00, 08/17/2019

Trump and senior aides discuss withdrawal from Afghanistan as talks with Taliban advance The two sides are close to agreement on an initial withdrawal in exchange for concessions by the militants and wider peace negotiations, officials said....
06:00, 08/17/2019

A toxic rift opens between Democrats and Israel after the nation refuses entry to two members of Congress Support for the Middle Eastern democracy had ebbed as President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became fast allies, fracturing what has been decades of bipartisan support for Israel....
06:00, 08/17/2019

Home Office under fire over 'racist' #knifefree chicken boxes The Home Office has been branded "crude" and "offensive" over an attempt to tackle knife crime with the distribution of #knifefree boxes to chicken shops....
22:00, 08/16/2019

PM's partner to give first public speech since entering No 10 Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds is expected to give a short speech on the environment this week - marking her first public comments since she entered Downing Street....
22:00, 08/16/2019

Corbyn told to drop 'ego' as temporary PM plan rejected Jeremy Corbyn has been told there is no time to "muck about with people's egos" after his plan to become a temporary prime minister in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit was rejected....
22:00, 08/16/2019

Corbyn: 'Not up to Lib Dems to decide who will be next PM' Jeremy Corbyn has said he hopes the Lib Dems will reverse their opposition to his plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, declaring it is "not up to Jo Swinson to decide who the next prime minister is going to be"....
22:00, 08/16/2019

El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO During Visit to Comfort Shooting Victims El Paso’s Republican mayor said Donald Trump criticized him during the President’s visit to the Texas city last week in the wake of the mass shooting that killed 22 people. Mayor Dee Margo said he told Trump he was spreading “misinformation” about crime in the border town. Ma...
22:00, 08/16/2019

Independents Are Losing Confidence in the Economy. That’s Bad News for President Trump Republicans and independents are losing faith in the economy at the steepest rates of Donald Trump’s presidency, signaling more trouble for his efforts to make economic growth a centerpiece of his re-election campaign. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index fell in August to its s...
22:00, 08/16/2019

Trump plans Friday meeting to make arrangements for withdrawal from Afghanistan The meeting follows significant advances in recent talks with the Taliban on an initial U.S. withdrawal in exchange for concessions by the militants and wider Afghan negotiations on a peace deal....
21:34, 08/16/2019

Corey Lewandowski’s potential New Hampshire Senate run is a very Trumpian move Trump's former campaign manager is the latest, and brashest, politician to ignore all the rules of political decency and seriously consider running for office anyway....
21:34, 08/16/2019

Lewandowski says he’ll happily appear before Judiciary panel next month and defend Trump The president’s former campaign manager, who received a subpoena Thursday, is mulling a Senate bid from New Hampshire. He said he’ll decide whether to run in October....
21:34, 08/16/2019

Democrat Elizabeth Warren floats plan to empower Native Americans U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday unveiled her latest policy plan, which aims to empower Native American tribes through land protection and law enforcement reforms and boost financial support for chronically underfunded health and education programs....
19:00, 08/16/2019

U.S. Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel's 'oppressive conditions' for West Bank visit U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family there because the Israeli government had imposed "oppressive conditions" to humiliate her....
19:00, 08/16/2019

House panel to return September 4 to consider gun measures The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Friday it will cut short its summer recess and meet on Sept. 4 to consider new gun control legislation in response to back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio....
19:00, 08/16/2019

Trump meeting advisers on Afghan peace plan U.S. President Donald Trump was to meet top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides, a senior administration official said....
19:00, 08/16/2019

Rashida Tlaib signals she won't go to West Bank, despite getting Israeli minister's permission Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., indicated Friday that she will not travel to the West Bank to visit family, despite getting permission hours earlier from Israel’s interior minister -- following a diplomatic firestorm over the government's earlier refusal to allow her and a colleague entry as part of a ...
18:34, 08/16/2019

NYPD union chief slams politicians amid cop suicides: ‘We’re under siege from all directions’ The head of the NYPD union, in response to a spate of cop suicides, called on politicians Thursday to “end the demonization and anti-cop rhetoric” as he sought to rally officers and tackle the crisis by improving conditions on the force.  ...
18:34, 08/16/2019

Israeli minister rips Tlaib for nixing trip, says ‘her hate for Israel’ overcomes ‘love for her grandmother’ Israel’s interior minister tore into U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday for abruptly canceling plans to visit family in the West Bank after the government granted permission for the trip in a bid to smooth over a diplomatic firestorm....
18:34, 08/16/2019

Warning signs for Sanders as Warren sees polling surge, in 2020 race shake-up More polling evidence emerged this week that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be eclipsing Bernie Sanders for second place in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, a development sure to rattle the already agitated campaign of the senator from Vermont. ...
18:34, 08/16/2019

Equinox chief to members: 'I'm sorry for the impact' of Trump fundraiser 'on our community' Equinox's executive chairman Harvey Spevak issued a statement apologizing for the backlash generated by Stephen Ross' association with President Donald Trump....
14:00, 08/16/2019

Trump has expressed serious interest in buying Greenland: report The Wall Street Journal reports Trump has asked his advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, during "meetings, dinners, and passing conversations."...
13:34, 08/16/2019

Washington state lawmaker linked to group allegedly preparing for 'biblical warfare' Newly leaked emails reportedly link an Eastern Washington state lawmaker with a group that allegedly trained young men for biblical warfare, according to several reports....
13:34, 08/16/2019

Trump cites report Biden may scale back campaign schedule: 'If I ever did that it would be over' President Trump told New Hampshire rally-goers Thursday that the campaign of Joe Biden was a "disaster" following a report that the 2020 Democratic frontrunner may scale back his scheduled appearances following weeks of verbal gaffes....
13:34, 08/16/2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib gets Israeli minister's OK to enter country to visit grandmother: report Israel’s interior minister has reportedly approved a humanitarian request from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to visit Israel just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were barred from entering the country this weekend due to their support of an a...
13:34, 08/16/2019

Painting of Bill Clinton in blue dress and heels was inside Jeffrey Epstein's NYC mansion: report A large painting of former President Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress similar to that of Monica Lewinsky’s and red heels was found hanging in the New York City mansion of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who recently died in an apparent suicide, according to several reports....
13:34, 08/16/2019

Lindsey Graham supports Israel barring Omar, Tlaib, says there needs to be 'consequences' for supporting BDS Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Thursday defended Israel’s decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., from visiting the country for a scheduled visit this weekend, saying there needs to be consequences for their support of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions mo...
13:34, 08/16/2019

On Politics: Trump Urges Israel to Deny Entry to Congresswomen In an extraordinary step, President Trump urged Israel to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country and visiting the West Bank....
12:00, 08/16/2019

Israel Says Rashida Tlaib Can Visit to See Her Grandmother Israel had denied entry to two Congress members, Ms. Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, for supporting a boycott movement. The government now says Ms Tlaib can enter....
12:00, 08/16/2019

How Israel’s Travel Ban on Reps. Omar and Tlaib Is Uniting Democrats — Including Their Critics There was a surprising side effect to Israel’s decision to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the country: unity in the Democratic caucus. Israel’s announcement, aided by President Donald Trump’s explicit endorsement, prompted Democratic lawmakers to rally around ...
11:00, 08/16/2019

President Trump Considered Buying Greenland for the U.S., Sources Say (WASHINGTON) — Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S. A Trump ally told The Associated Press on Thursday that the president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it. And a Republican cong...
11:00, 08/16/2019

President Trump Says He’ll Focus on Mental Illness, Not Gun Control President Donald Trump says that in the wake of two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this month that he wants to focus on mental illness to prevent mass gun violence, not gun control. Trump told supporters at a rally in New Hampshire that he wants to re-open mental institutions across the country, b...
11:00, 08/16/2019

Trump, banking on strong economy to win reelection, frets over a possible downturn Administration officials are not actively planning for a recession because they do not believe one will occur, and they worry that making such plans would validate a negative narrative about the economy and precipitate a crash, according to people involved in internal discussions....
09:00, 08/16/2019

Governing by grievance, Trump wields official powers against political enemies The president’s unusual intervention encouraging Israel to bar American lawmakers from visiting underscores the scorched-earth approach he is taking toward his 2020 reelection bid....
09:00, 08/16/2019

Fox News Poll: Biden still leads Democratic race, Warren climbs into second In the first major shakeup to the lineup, Elizabeth Warren moves ahead of Bernie Sanders to claim second place behind Joe Biden in the Democratic nomination race.  In addition, primary voters sharply divide between embracing former President Obama’s legacy and taking a new path....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Trump knocks Rep. Steve King for 'rape or incest' comment President Trump is dinging Iowa Rep. Steve King for his eyebrow-raising comments questioning whether humanity would exist anymore if not for rape and incest, as the GOP lawmaker resists calls from critics to resign....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Trump tells NH rallygoers 'we have a bunch of socialists or communists to beat' -- as Dem rivals gather nearby With several of his Democratic rivals setting up competing events down the street, President Trump was hosting what he promised to be a "fun" and "tremendous" campaign rally Thursday evening in New Hampshire, the state that gave him his first presidential primary win....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Democrats protest Trump ahead of, and during, his NH rally While President Trump was inside New Hampshire’s largest arena on Thursday – holding his first campaign rally in this key general election battleground state since the eve of the 2016 election - outside Democrats were countering the president and his policies....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Cuomo proposes NY law to treat mass-casualty hate crimes as domestic terrorism New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday that would treat mass-casualty hate crimes as domestic terrorism, with convicted perpetrators automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Ninth Circuit rejects Trump's bid to limit accommodations to children detained at border The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a rejection of the Trump administration’s bid to limit accommodations for immigrant children detained at the border, ruled Thursday that the children must be given adequate food, clean water, soap, and toothpaste....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Bernie Sanders supporter files labor complaint against Elizabeth Warren’s campaign A Colorado-based Bernie Sanders supporter has filed a labor complaint against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, taking aim at its use of a confidentiality agreement which, he argues, prevents staffers from speaking out on workplace conditions....
08:00, 08/16/2019

Trump administration urging lawmakers to reauthorize NSA data collection program The Trump administration is urging lawmakers to reauthorize a mass phone data collection program set to expire later this year that would let the National Security Agency collect the phone record information of millions of Americans, according to media reports. ...
08:00, 08/16/2019

Trump defends handling of economy, China at New Hampshire campaign rally President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and trade war with China as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on his central claim for re-election - that he has made the economy great again....
07:34, 08/16/2019

Trial Opens for Former Obama Aide Accused of Lying About Foreign Lobbying Lawyers for Gregory B. Craig said their client never intended to deceive Justice Department officials about his work on behalf of Ukraine’s government....
04:00, 08/16/2019

Economic Trouble Signs Hang Over Trump’s Trade War White House advisers discount warnings of a possible recession. But the president may be gambling that the Federal Reserve can ward off that prospect....
04:00, 08/16/2019

Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers In his showdown with Beijing over trade and tariffs, Mr. Trump is ignoring his hawkish advisers, who believe China threatens American interests worldwide....
04:00, 08/16/2019

Democrat John Delaney 'certainly' plans to stay in 2020 race even if he misses fall debates Delaney, a millionaire businessman, has the financial resources to stay in the hunt. "Unlike other candidates, we have the finances to support ourselves," a spokesman says....
04:00, 08/16/2019

Israel will not let U.S. Congresswomen visit: deputy foreign minister Israel has decided to block a visit by U.S. Democratic members of Congress Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said on Thursday....
01:00, 08/16/2019

Democratic senator asks Facebook CEO if he gave 'incomplete' testimony Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Thursday asked Facebook Inc's chief to answer questions about his April 2018 congressional testimony in light of reports that Facebook captured audio from users and sent it to a vendor to be analyzed and transcribed....
01:00, 08/16/2019

Trump expected to defend handling of U.S. economy at New Hampshire rally President Donald Trump was expected to defend his handling of the U.S. economy on Thursday night in New Hampshire as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on his central claim for re-election that he has made the economy great again....
01:00, 08/16/2019

Georgia must use paper ballots if new voting system not up by 2020: U.S. judge A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to be ready to use handmarked ballots in next year's presidential primary in case a new $106 million voting system is not ready in time for its 2020 Democratic nominating contest....
01:00, 08/16/2019

House panel subpoenas ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said on Thursday it has subpoenaed President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to testify in public as part of its investigation of the Trump presidency....
01:00, 08/16/2019

Trump's praise of Lewandowski for U.S. Senate sparks scrutiny of his lobbying President Donald Trump waded into an internal Republican fight in New Hampshire ahead of his trip there on Thursday, advocating that his former presidential campaign manager Corey Lewandowski run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate to challenge Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen....
01:00, 08/16/2019

El Paso mayor says Trump called him a RINO while visiting grieving city Mayor Dee Margo says the president used the term challenging his Republicanism after he corrected Trump about a crime statistic in his city. It was not the first time Trump and he have clashed....
23:00, 08/15/2019

Trump delays tariffs to help consumers after saying tariffs would not hurt consumers After denying for months that President Trump’s tariffs would negatively impact consumers, multiple Trump officials now admit tariffs could hurt holiday shoppers....
23:00, 08/15/2019

Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 presidential race as he mulls Senate run Colorado Democrats have been urging Hickenlooper to join the state's U.S. Senate race, where Democrats are attempting to unseat Republican incumbent Cory Gardner....
21:34, 08/15/2019

Ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski subpoenaed by Dems as he hints at Senate run The subpoenas were revealed as Lewandowski stoked speculation that he was considering a Senate bid in New Hampshire against incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen....
21:34, 08/15/2019

Trump promotes views of criminologist who says there’s no evidence of a mass-shooting ‘epidemic’ A tweet linking to an interview with James Alan Fox comes as Trump has vowed to push Congress to pass legislation in response to massacres this month in Texas and Ohio....
20:34, 08/15/2019

Hickenlooper quits Democratic presidential race, says he’s mulling Senate run The former Colorado governor had been under pressure from national and state Democrats to abandon his presidential ambitions and to instead challenge Sen. Cory Gardner (R)....
20:34, 08/15/2019

Beto O’Rourke says running for Senate isn’t ‘good enough.’ That’s a terrible message — and strategy — for Democrats. O'Rourke says running for Senate "would not be good enough" for El Paso. This is exactly the kind of attitude that has Democrats in the spot they are....
20:34, 08/15/2019

Kellyanne Conway questions the competence of Philadelphia mayor after he seeks federal action on gun control The White House counselor responded to a video in which Jim Kenney called for help in the wake of this week’s shooting of six police officers in his city....
20:34, 08/15/2019

Israel Bans Reps. Omar and Tlaib From Entry Over Support for Boycotts (JERUSALEM) — Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would “show great weak...
20:00, 08/15/2019

Conspiracy Theories Can Have Dangerous Consequences. Here’s Why Experts Say We Can No Longer Ignore Them Conspiracy theories, both powerful and enduring, can wreak havoc on society. In recent years, fringe ideas prompted a gunman to storm a Washington, D.C. pizzeria and may have motivated another to fatally shoot 11 worshippers inside a Pittsburgh synagogue. They are also largely to blame for a worldwi...
20:00, 08/15/2019

Beto O’Rourke Says Running for Senate Would ‘Not Be Good Enough for This Country’ Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday morning with a major address from his hometown of El Paso for the first time since the shooting that left at least 22 dead and dozens of victims injured earlier this month. His return to campaigning comes amid calls for...
20:00, 08/15/2019

John Hickenlooper Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign (DENVER) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, and says he’s giving “serious thought” to running for the Senate in 2020. Here’s what Hickenlooper says in a video message: “I’ve heard f...
20:00, 08/15/2019

Trump clarifies 'personal meeting' tweet, suggests Xi should meet Hong Kong protesters Less than a day earlier, Trump appeared to propose that a "personal meeting" between himself and Xi could bring a speedy end to "the Hong Kong problem."...
19:00, 08/15/2019

Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her. Even as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able to defeat President Trump....
14:00, 08/15/2019

Trump Delays a Holiday Tax, but Toymakers Are Still Worried Toymakers are already looking ahead to next year’s holiday season, and fretting about the crippling uncertainty that the president’s trade policy has created for them....
14:00, 08/15/2019

Fox News Poll: Most back gun restrictions after shootings, Trump ratings down In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others, according to the latest Fox News Poll. Two-thirds also support a ban on “assault weapons,” although that maj...
12:34, 08/15/2019

PolitiFact hammered for avoiding ruling on Warren, Harris claim Michael Brown was murdered The fact-checking website PolitiFact is again under fire for alleged political bias, after it posted a bizarre article Monday that refused to rule on whether Michael Brown was in fact "murdered" by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, as Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren falsely claimed ...
12:34, 08/15/2019

Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump will commute his 14-year sentence on corruption charges....
12:34, 08/15/2019

Sanford points to Labor Day decision on primary challenge to Trump Mark Sanford says he should decide by around Labor Day if he’s going to mount what he admitted would be “a long-shot” GOP primary bid against President Trump. “I gave myself a month and I’m running up on that deadline,” Sanford said Wednesday as he sat down for an interview with Fox News across from...
12:34, 08/15/2019

FBI 'indifferent' to possible China hack of Hillary Clinton's server, as State Department fought to protect her, interviews suggest Interviews with intelligence community officials have revealed that senior FBI leaders "seemed indifferent to evidence of a possible intrusion by a foreign adversary" into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s non-government server, and that State Department officials allegedly sought to "down...
12:34, 08/15/2019

Scaramucci predicts 'demagogue' Trump will not be Republican nominee in 2020 Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci offered a prediction Wednesday night that President Trump "will not" be the Republican nominee in 2020. ...
12:34, 08/15/2019

Kamala Harris slammed for 'politicizing' Philadelphia standoff Sen. Kamala Harris faced criticism Wednesday for promoting her campaign's gun control plan during an appearance on CNN that coincided with breaking news about the police standoff in Philadelphia in which six officers were shot....
12:34, 08/15/2019

Trump suggests 'personal meeting' with China's Xi on Hong Kong protests President Trump in a tweet Wednesday evening suggested a “personal meeting” with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid tensions in Hong Kong and fears that an escalating trade war could trigger a global recession....
12:34, 08/15/2019

Israel may bar Omar, Tlaib from entering country over support of BDS movement: reports Israeli officials told the country's lawmakers Wednesday that U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., may be barred from entering Israel for a planned visit this weekend, according to reports....
12:34, 08/15/2019

Former mayor Cory Booker shares in blame for Newark, NJ's water crisis, critics say: 'He left a mess' Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker, who once led New Jersey’s largest city, faced renewed backlash from critics who claim he mismanaged Newark’s water commission during his time as mayor, after thousands of residents were administered water bottles this week....
12:34, 08/15/2019

Future of last nuclear pact between Russia and U.S. uncertain: U.S. envoy The last major nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States is outdated and flawed, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday, saying it could be scrapped altogether when it expires in 2021 and replaced with something else....
02:00, 08/15/2019

Presidential contender Kamala Harris proposes ways to combat domestic terrorism Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris on Wednesday released a plan to address what she termed domestic terrorism after three recent mass shootings in a week that resulted in the deaths of 34 people....
02:00, 08/15/2019

U.S.-British trade pact won't pass Congress if Good Friday deal harmed: Pelosi There is no chance the U.S. Congress would approve a planned U.S.-British trade deal if Britain's exit from the European Union undermines the landmark 1998 Good Friday peace agreement for Northern Ireland, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday....
02:00, 08/15/2019

U.S. House panel subpoenas website 8chan owner to testify as part of social media probe The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday it had subpoenaed online message board 8chan owner Jim Watkins to testify on Sept. 5 as part of its probe into countering extremist content on social media platforms....
02:00, 08/15/2019

U.S. scientist to file whistleblower complaint after agency halts his climate work A climate scientist for the Trump administration's health protection agency who was ordered by his agency to drop work on climate issues will file a whistleblower complaint this week with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, his lawyers said on Wednesday....
02:00, 08/15/2019

Senate Democrats ask Trump to shift wall money to gun measures Two senior Senate Democrats on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to withdraw his $5 billion request for border wall funding and use the money on initiatives to combat gun violence in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio....
02:00, 08/15/2019

Republican congressman Steve King: Would humanity exist without rape, incest? Republican U.S. Representative Steve King wondered aloud on Wednesday whether the human race would still exist without rape and incest, setting off calls by Republicans and Democrats alike for him to step down, just months after he was condemned for remarks widely regarded as racist....
02:00, 08/15/2019

New UKIP leader: Media controlled by 'traitor class' UKIP's new leader has claimed the country's media is being "controlled" by "a traitor class" who are "conspiring with foreign powers against the people of this country"....
02:00, 08/15/2019

‘Huddled Masses’ in Statue of Liberty Poem Are European, Trump Official Says “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet,” said Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a top Trump administration immigration official. His remarks set off a controversy....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Trump Incorrectly Has Insisted ‘China’s Paying the Tariffs’ President Trump has stated that China is paying for all or most of the tariffs on Chinese imports. On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would delay the tariffs until after this year’s holiday spending....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Stacey Abrams on Voter Suppression, the 2020 Race and the Vice Presidency Ms. Abrams, who announced this week that she would not run for president, told The New York Times in an interview that she would be “honored to be considered” for vice president....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Steve King, Opposing All Abortions, Asks if There Would Be ‘Any Population’ Without Rape and Incest Mr. King, who represents a deeply conservative district in Iowa, was discussing his opposition to exceptions for rape and incest in anti-abortion legislation....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Defiant Former Blackwater Contractor Again Sentenced to Life A federal judge sentenced Nicholas Slatten for murdering an Iraqi citizen, which prosecutors said prompted the shooting of dozens of Iraqis in Baghdad....
01:34, 08/15/2019

Trump Immigration Head Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty Poem About People ‘Coming From Europe’ A top Trump immigration official offered an edit to the iconic poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in the wake of the Administration’s newly announced plan making it tougher for some immigrants to obtain green cards. Schoolchildren nationwide are often taught Emma Lazarus’s sonnet ...
23:34, 08/14/2019

Rep. Steve King Questions if ‘There Would Be Any Population’ Left While Defending Rape and Incest Abortion Ban URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be any population of the world left” if not for births due to rape and incest. Speaking Wednesday before a conservative group in the Des Moines suburb of...
23:34, 08/14/2019

Planned Parenthood Could Lose Millions in Preventative Care Funding for Poor and Uninsured Patients on Monday A new Trump administration abortion rule may cause Planned Parenthood to be “forced out” of a federal program on Monday that helps to fund reproductive healthcare care like cancer screenings, STD testing and birth control for 1.5 million of its patients. The healthcare nonprofit declared...
23:34, 08/14/2019

Pelosi warns U.S.-UK trade pact won't pass Congress if Good Friday deal is undermined There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday....
17:00, 08/14/2019

Campaigner loses legal battle over Johnson's EU bus claim A campaigner trying to bring a private prosecution against the prime minister over his controversial EU referendum bus claim has lost a bid to take his fight to the Supreme Court....
17:00, 08/14/2019

Hammond: No-deal Brexit a 'betrayal' of Leave vote Former chancellor Philip Hammond has hit out at "unelected people" around Boris Johnson as he called a no-deal Brexit a "betrayal" of the 2016 EU referendum result....
17:00, 08/14/2019

Johnson accuses MPs and EU of collaborating to block Brexit Boris Johnson has accused MPs and the EU of collaborating to block Brexit, as he failed to rule out calling a general election after 31 October in order to push through the UK's exit from the EU....
17:00, 08/14/2019

As Debate Deadline Nears, Democratic Candidates Scramble to Make the Cut Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand and Tom Steyer are getting closer to making the debate stage, and they’re urgently seeking supporters who can help them earn a spot....
12:34, 08/14/2019

Trump energy speech in Pennsylvania sounded more like a campaign rally The president spoke for more than an hour, meandering between his prepared remarks and a campaign-style speech listing grievances and currying votes....
10:51, 08/14/2019

The Trailer: Sanders has a bone to pick with the media In this edition: Sanders's beef with the media and the pollsters, an ad designed especially for the president, and the success of Tom Steyer's buy-a-donor strategy....
10:51, 08/14/2019

Trump’s and Biden’s dueling claims on criminal justice reform President Trump gave no credit to Barack Obama for a significant change in sentencing, and former vice president Joe Biden, in turn, minimized what Trump accomplished in 2018....
10:51, 08/14/2019

How a McConnell-backed effort to lift Russian sanctions boosted a Kentucky project A spokesman said the Senate majority leader did not know the measure would help a company building an aluminum mill in an impoverished part of his home state....
10:51, 08/14/2019

‘Hong Kong Thing’ Is ‘Very Tough,’ but Trump Doesn’t Criticize China Critics and allies said President Trump’s relative disinterest in human rights and focus on economics have kept him from taking sides between China and the protesters....
08:51, 08/14/2019

Bullock accuses Steyer of buying his way onto the 2020 debate stage Montana Gov. Steve Bullock is accusing billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer -- a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination -- of trying to buy his way “onto the debate stage.”...
08:51, 08/14/2019

Two California counties sue Trump administration over green card rule change for immigrants on welfare San Francisco and Santa Clara counties announced Tuesday that they had sued the Trump administration over a new regulation that would give federal officials more power to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on welfare....
08:51, 08/14/2019

Harris, Warren fact-checked on claim Michael Brown was murdered Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are taking heat from fact-checkers for claiming the white officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri five years ago “murdered” the black teenager....
08:51, 08/14/2019

Schumer to ask Trump to divert $5 billion in border wall funding to fight gun violence, white-supremacy extremists Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Tuesday said he will ask President Trump to withdraw his request for $5 billion in border wall construction funds to instead use the money to combat gun violence and white supremacist extremism on the heels of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayt...
08:51, 08/14/2019

Pete Buttigieg's question to woman who shook RFK's hand takes awkward turn Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg had an awkward campaign trail encounter Tuesday with a woman in Iowa who told him she once met the late-Robert F. Kennedy....
08:51, 08/14/2019

Stacey Abrams won't join presidential fray, will focus on voter suppression instead: reports Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for president, according to media reports, and will instead shift her focus to combating voter suppression, an issue that took center stage amid her unsuccessful run last year. ...
08:51, 08/14/2019

In 1976 speech, Biden said US criminal justice should focus on punishment not rehabilitation In a 1976 speech in Idaho, then-Sen. Joe Biden said the U.S. criminal justice system should stress punishment rather than rehabilitation -- a direct contradiction to his current platform, which focuses on rehabilitation, according to a report....
08:51, 08/14/2019

Labour vows to scrap 'unfair' uni offers based on predicted grades Students getting university offers based on predicted grades is "deeply unfair" and would be replaced by a new system under a Labour government, the party has pledged....
06:17, 08/14/2019

Colorado's Hickenlooper may drop presidential bid for Senate race: report Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is considering ending his bid for the Democratic party's presidential nomination in order to run for his state's U.S. Senate seat, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing four Democrats familiar with his thinking....
05:17, 08/14/2019

Warden at New York jail where financier Epstein died is removed U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the Justice Department said on Tuesday, after condemning "serious irregularities" at the fac...
05:17, 08/14/2019

San Francisco sues Trump administration over rule to limit legal immigration The city of San Francisco and nearby Santa Clara County sued President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday, seeking to block a new rule that would drastically reduce legal immigration by denying visas to poor migrants....
05:17, 08/14/2019

Trump Immigration Head Rewrites Iconic Statue of Liberty Poem to Justify New Immigration Restrictions A top Trump immigration official offered an edit to the iconic poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in the wake of the Administration’s newly announced plan making it tougher for some immigrants to obtain green cards. Schoolchildren nationwide are often taught Emma Lazarus’s sonnet ...
03:51, 08/14/2019

Tulsi Gabbard Pauses 2020 Campaign to Participate in National Guard Training Exercises (HONOLULU) — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is taking two weeks off from her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign to participate in Army National Guard training. Gabbard announced the two-week break in a statement Monday. She will return to the campaign trail on Aug. 25. Gabbard is a m...
03:51, 08/14/2019

President Trump Claims Credit for Shell Plant Announced in 2012 Under President Obama MONACA, Pa. — President Donald Trump sought to take credit Tuesday for the construction of a major manufacturing facility in western Pennsylvania as he tries to reinvigorate supporters in the Rust Belt towns that sent him to the White House in 2016. Trump visited Shell’s soon-to-be compl...
03:51, 08/14/2019

A Kremlin-Linked Firm Invested Millions in Kentucky. Were They After More Than Money? Last summer, it looked like things were finally about to change for Ashland, Ky. For two decades, the jobs that once supported this Appalachian outpost of 20,000 people on a bend in the Ohio River have been disappearing: 100 laid off from the freight-rail maintenance shop; dozens pink-slipped at the...
03:51, 08/14/2019

U.S. Delays Some China Tariffs Until Stores Stock Up for Holidays President Trump pushed off imposing a new 10 percent tariff on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15. Some other items were excluded altogether....
02:17, 08/14/2019

No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than His Fellow Republicans. The Lesson: It Didn’t Work. Revisiting the blistering criticism from President Trump’s own party raises questions about whether the search for a killer line on Mr. Trump is a fool’s errand for Democrats in 2020....
02:17, 08/14/2019

Waning of American Power? Trump Struggles With an Asia in Crisis The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to conflicts — from Kashmir to Hong Kong to the rivalry between Japan and South Korea — as Asian officials escalate the battles....
02:17, 08/14/2019

Paul Findley, Congressman Behind War Powers Act, Dies at 98 The main author of the resolution that limited a president’s ability to wage war, he also made overtures to the Arab world and earned the opposition of the pro-Israel lobby....
02:17, 08/14/2019

These 3 Cities Are Key for 2020 Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa. Senator Cory Booker detoured from early-voting states to hold rallies this month in Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, where turnout will be essential to Democrats winning back key states in 2020....
02:17, 08/14/2019

John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado’s Republican senator, Cory Gardner....
02:17, 08/14/2019

Trump shares controversial video recasting his Charlottesville comments The video, produced by a conservative organization, claims journalists committed “malfeasance” by saying Trump had referred to neo-Nazis as “very fine people.”...
22:51, 08/13/2019

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’ The confrontation was shared on a conservative YouTube channel. President Trump criticized the CNN host on Twitter, writing: “I thought Chris was Fredo also.”...
22:18, 08/13/2019

How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game Amid a federal investigation, new details show the scope of Elliott Broidy’s efforts to promote the causes of foreign clients as he sought to profit from them....
22:18, 08/13/2019

Trump touts possible Curt Schilling bid for Congress: 'Terrific!' President Trump touted former pitcher Curt Schilling on Tuesday after he announced he was “absolutely considering” running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona....
21:52, 08/13/2019

Trump campaign's small-dollar donations surge, marking major shift for GOP The Republican Party has long been panned by its detractors as the party of big money and big donors -- but donation patterns have changed measurably under President Trump, a Fox News analysis of campaign finance data shows....
21:52, 08/13/2019

Sanders campaign’s #MyBernieStory backfires as grudge-bearing Dems lash out over 2016 A social media campaign aimed at promoting support for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has attracted an awkward mix of die-hard Bernie backers and Democrats still angry over his 2016 run. ...
21:52, 08/13/2019

Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. ...
21:52, 08/13/2019

Rick Perry: Democrats living 'in a fantasy world' with climate change rhetoric Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that Democrats are living in a "fantasy world" when it comes to their climate change rhetoric and accused them of twisting the truth to help bolster their political talking points. ...
21:52, 08/13/2019

2020 Dems embrace federal gun buyback program in wake of mass shootings A growing number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are calling for a federal gun buyback program to reduce the estimated 400 million guns owned by civilians in America -- but the idea faces resistance from gun rights groups who accuse them of trying to "demonize firearms."...
21:52, 08/13/2019

Jury selection to start over in case of ex-Obama White House counsel Greg Craig Jury selection had appeared to be wrapping up in the case of former Obama administration White House Counsel Greg Craig, but now the judge has decided to start the whole process over again....
21:52, 08/13/2019

Trump says China ‘moving troops’ to Hong Kong border as police clash with protesters President Trump said Tuesday that he's learned the Chinese government is sending its military to the Hong Kong border amid mounting clashes between riot police and pro-democracy protesters....
21:52, 08/13/2019

Mueller alumni landing cushy jobs at law firms, universities – even a book deal – after Russia probe The top prosecutors who worked alongside former Special Counsel Robert Mueller have landed on their feet post-Russia investigation by securing book deals and cushy jobs at prominent law firms and universities....
21:52, 08/13/2019

Judge agrees to fast-track case brought by pro-Remain group Boris Johnson's Brexit plans could face three critical tests in the space of a week next month after a judge agreed to fast-track a case brought by pro-Remain campaigners....
21:51, 08/13/2019

As 2020 race heats up, growing worries Warren and Sanders will split leftist vote At rallies at the Iowa State Fair last week, 2020 White House contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders drew raucous crowds who chanted their names, waved signs and cheered at their every pledge....
21:17, 08/13/2019

Democrat Buttigieg unveils $80 billion plan to bring internet to all rural Americans Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled an ambitious plan on Tuesday to transform the economy of rural America, including spending $80 billion to provide high-speed internet and $50 billion over a decade to help farmers combat climate change....
21:17, 08/13/2019

Trump says he wants a full investigation into Epstein death U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants a "full investigation" into the circumstances surrounding financier Jeffrey Epstein's death at a federal detention facility in New York City while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges....
21:17, 08/13/2019