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2019-08-18 21:07

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 a...
2019-08-18 21:00

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. Kudlo...
2019-08-18 21:00

No 10: No-deal Brexit dossier on food shortages 'leaked by ex-minister' 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....
2019-08-18 16:30

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....
2019-08-18 16:30

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....
2019-08-18 08:00

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....
2019-08-18 07:00

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 An...
2019-08-18 07:00

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....
2019-08-18 07:00

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....
2019-08-18 07:00

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....
2019-08-18 07:00

House Intel Committee could bolster Dem case for impeaching Trump When Congress initiated impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon 45 years ago, the House Intelligence Committee didn’t exist.Now, Democrats plan to use the panel — and its access to the nation’s most closely guarded counterintelligence...
2019-08-18 06:00

Mitch McConnell recovering from surgery Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering from surgery after fracturing his shoulder earlier this month.David Popp, McConnell’s communications director, said in a statement that the Kentucky Republican had surgery Thursday in Louisville, K...
2019-08-18 06:00

Judiciary Committee to cut recess short to take up gun measures The House Judiciary Committee will return to Capitol Hill early next month to advance three gun control bills, the first concrete action by lawmakers to confront rising alarm about gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Day...
2019-08-18 06:00

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 Frida...
2019-08-18 02:00

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....
2019-08-18 01:00

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....
2019-08-17 18:45

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....
2019-08-17 12:15

White House says Afghan peace talks are 'proceeding' President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statement....
2019-08-17 12:15

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....
2019-08-17 11:15

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....
2019-08-17 10:45

Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into FTC for 'misleading' Equifax victims "The FTC has the authority to investigate and protect the public from unfair or deceptive acts or practices, including deceptive advertising," Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote....
2019-08-17 08:45

Mystery of Ghislaine Maxwell's whereabouts deepens as Epstein accusers eye his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell in the past was photographed with Jeffrey Epstein socializing with President Donald Trump, and attending the wedding of Chelsea Clinton, whose father, President Bill Clinton, like Trump had been friends with Epstein....
2019-08-17 08:45

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....
2019-08-17 08:45

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....
2019-08-17 08:45

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....
2019-08-17 08:45

‘Do what’s right’: Andrew Scheer to Liberal MPs on furthering SNC-Lavalin probe The Liberals hold a majority on the 10-member committee and are unlikely to agree to an opposition attempt to keep the SNC-Lavalin controversy in the spotlight as MPs approach the starting gate for the Oct. 21 election....
2019-08-17 06:45

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....
2019-08-17 06:15

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....
2019-08-17 06:15

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....
2019-08-17 06:15

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....
2019-08-17 06:15

Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule....
2019-08-17 05:45

Liz Cheney calls out AOC on 'phony gender discrimination' claims: 'She hurts all women' House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., defended Israel on Thursday and blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over "phony" claims that the nation discriminated against her collagues....
2019-08-17 05:45

Trump huddles with team amid Afghanistan concerns: ‘Negotiations are proceeding’ President Trump on Friday met with his top security officials on the way forward in Afghanistan -- possibly moving toward a phased withdrawal, something critics warn could lead to the Taliban taking hold of the country once again. ...
2019-08-17 05:45

Push for 'red flag' laws, background checks gains steam in wake of mass shootings The push for so-called "red flag" laws and stronger background checks is gaining steam amid apparent support from President Trump and Democrats in Congress in the wake of the two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, though it presents a delicate cha...
2019-08-17 05:45

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."...
2019-08-17 05:45

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....
2019-08-17 05:45

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 non-violent marijuana offenses if he was elected....
2019-08-17 05:45

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....
2019-08-17 05:45

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 T...
2019-08-16 21:45

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 mon...
2019-08-16 21:45

John Hickenlooper Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign (DENVER) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may instead challenge one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in 2020. In a video message, Hickenl...
2019-08-16 21:45

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 endorseme...
2019-08-16 21:45

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 b...
2019-08-16 21:45

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...
2019-08-16 21:45

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 “misinf...
2019-08-16 21:45

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 Michiga...
2019-08-16 21:45

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....
2019-08-16 21:45

U.S. Rep. Tlaib rejects West Bank visit, citing Israel's 'oppressive conditions' U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, the latest twist in a dispute drawing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu together against U.S. Democrats ahead of elections in both countries....
2019-08-16 21:45

Republican Iowa senator says Trump EPA 'screwed us' with biofuel waivers Iowa's Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency has "screwed" the U.S. ethanol industry and farmers by granting waivers to 31 small petroleum refineries, effectively exempting them from an obli...
2019-08-16 21:45

Over 1,200 health experts say pharmacare should be in federal election platforms They say comprehensive public medication programs have improved access and reduced costs everywhere they've been implemented and want to keep national pharmacare in Canada from becoming a partisan issue....
2019-08-16 20:15

New ethics guidelines coming for retired judges after role in SNC-Lavalin scandal The Canadian Judicial Council and the Federation of Law Societies have been working together on updating the ethical principles for judges, including a look at their careers after retirement....
2019-08-16 20:15

Liberal justice minister ‘committed’ to criminalizing conversion therapy, says Edmonton MP Attendees at a government roundtable in Edmonton on Thursday were assured that Ottawa is still exploring the possibility of making conversion therapy a Criminal Code offence....
2019-08-16 20:15

Israel allows U.S. congresswoman’s West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds Tlaib said this would likely be the last chance to see her grandmother and that she would respect any restrictions and “not promote boycotts” during her visit....
2019-08-16 20:15

ANALYSIS: How Republicans may be at risk of losing the voters they need most The Republican Party can’t afford to lose any support, but Jackson Proskow says it may be on the precipice of turning off a key demographic: suburban voters....
2019-08-16 20:15

Tlaib will not visit West Bank under Israel's 'oppressive conditions' U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib on Friday said she would not visit her family in the West Bank as planned despite a reprieve by the Israeli government allowing her visit....
2019-08-16 19:15

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 underfunde...
2019-08-16 19:15

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....
2019-08-16 19:15

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 s...
2019-08-16 19:15

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....
2019-08-16 19:15

Trump held conference call with big bank CEOs amid market turmoil: source President Donald Trump held a conference call Wednesday with the heads of three large Wall Street banks as financial markets were in turmoil, one source with direct knowledge said on Friday....
2019-08-16 19:15

Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan The $8 billion arms package, the single largest from the United States to Taiwan in years, is certain to anger China and could complicate the trade war....
2019-08-16 18:45

Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans Ms. Warren’s campaign got off to a rocky start amid a controversy over her ancestry. Now she is making an effort to show how she would help Native people....
2019-08-16 18:45

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"....
2019-08-16 18:15

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.  ...
2019-08-16 16:45

State Dept. 'deeply concerned' by China threats as unrest in Hong Kong grows Bipartisan U.S. concern over the discord in Hong Kong is growing, as the State Department on Wednesday issued a travel warning for the region and expressed support for pro-democracy demonstrators there.The bipartisan leaders of the House Foreign Affa...
2019-08-16 16:15

Harry Reid: I wish Al Franken would run again Former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said he wants to see former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) return to public office after being forced out of Congress over allegations of sexual impropriety roughly one and a half years ago. “I wish he would,” Re...
2019-08-16 16:15

House GOP leaders condemn Steve King for 'appalling' rape comments Embattled Rep. Steve King on Wednesday said the human population might not exist if not for rape and incest, drawing scorn — and renewed calls to resign — from scores of Democrats and some in his own party. The Iowa Republican, who was speaking at a...
2019-08-16 16:15

Susan Collins and the GOP court Trump on guns LINCOLN, Maine — Susan Collins has watched countless gun debates stall out over the years. But this time, she says, will be different. The Maine moderate has long been a lonely voice on guns in the GOP. She’s one of just two Republicans left in the ...
2019-08-16 16:15

House Dems subpoena Corey Lewandowski, Rick Dearborn in ongoing Trump obstruction probe The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former top White House aide Rick Dearborn for details about their knowledge of potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.The sub...
2019-08-16 16:15

DCCC chief overhauls hiring operation after lawmaker outcry Rep. Cheri Bustos, chair of House Democrats’ campaign arm, is trying to hit the reset button after a tumultuous month — hoping to convince frustrated black and Latino lawmakers that she is taking diversity seriously while maintaining her focus on hol...
2019-08-16 16:15

Hope Hicks rejects Dems' claim that she misled House Judiciary Committee Attorneys for former White House communications director Hope Hicks on Thursday said the longtime confidante of President Donald Trump stands by her testimony, disputing suggestions from House Democrats that she misled the House Judiciary Committee a...
2019-08-16 16:15

House Democrats to mine intel to build Trump impeachment case When Congress initiated impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon 45 years ago, the House Intelligence Committee didn’t exist.Now, Democrats plan to use the panel — and its access to the nation’s most closely guarded counterintelligence...
2019-08-16 16:15

Tlaib turns down family visit to West Bank after Israel grants request Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said Friday she will not visit her family in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after Israel’s interior ministry granted her request to travel to the territory on humanitarian grounds.“When I won, it gave the Palestini...
2019-08-16 16:15

Corbyn: 'Not up to Swinson 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"....
2019-08-16 16:15

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 toot...
2019-08-16 15:45

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."...
2019-08-16 15:45

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 condi...
2019-08-16 15:45

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. ...
2019-08-16 15:45

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....
2019-08-16 15:45

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....
2019-08-16 15:45

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 refusa...
2019-08-16 15:45

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,...
2019-08-16 15:45

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 th...
2019-08-16 15:45

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)....
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:45

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 in...
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:45

Trump delays tariffs to help consumers after saying tariffs would not hurt consumers After denying for months that President Trump’s tariffs would negatively affect consumers, multiple administration officials now admit tariffs could hurt holiday shoppers....
2019-08-16 13:45

Trump aides look into U.S. purchasing Greenland after directives from president President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said. The p......
2019-08-16 13:45

U.S. presidential candidate Cory Booker proposes office to fight white supremacy U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Thursday said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes if elected, becoming the latest Democratic presidential candidate to call for action after a racially motivated massacre in Texas...
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:45

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 transc...
2019-08-16 13:45

Factbox: Two Republicans, 23 Democrats vie for presidential nomination The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, although another Democrat dropped out of the race on Thursday....
2019-08-16 13:45

Democratic former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper drops 2020 White House bid Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday after his centrist campaign failed to catch fire amid two dozen hopefuls seeking to challenge Republican President Donald Trump....
2019-08-16 13:45

Trump rule targeting poor immigrants could harm children, health: advocates A Trump administration plan to cut legal immigration by poor people will likely result in sicker children, more communicable diseases and greater homelessness in the United States, according to immigrant advocates and the federal government's own ana...
2019-08-16 13:45

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 seek the party's nomination for a U.S. Senate seat to chal...
2019-08-16 13:45

Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he said that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions....
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:45

Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the Un...
2019-08-16 13:45

Democratic presidential hopeful O'Rourke back on campaign trail; Hickenlooper drops out Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended his bid to take on President Donald Trump....
2019-08-16 13:45

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....
2019-08-16 13:15

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....
2019-08-16 13:15

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....
2019-08-16 13:15

Swinson agrees to meet Corbyn as temporary PM plan branded 'ridiculous' Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has agreed to meet with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "in the coming days" after his proposal to become caretaker prime minister to block a no-deal Brexit received a mixed response....
2019-08-16 13:15

Reality Check: Statue of Liberty poem was written to welcome Jewish refugees, experts say While experts say there are a number of interpretations of the poem inscribed on the foot of the Statue of Liberty, they agree that Ken Cuccinelli's is not one of them....
2019-08-15 03:45

Trudeau broke ethics rules over SNC-Lavalin affair, 2nd ethics violation since 2015 Ethics commissioner Mario Dion released a damning report Wednesday that found Trudeau improperly pressured former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in the SNC-Lavalin affair....
2019-08-15 03:45

‘Substantial,’ expensive repairs of sabotaged Canadian Coast Guard vessel could take years: experts In November 2018, CCGS Corporal McLaren was cut from its moorings at a dockyard in Sambro, N.S., where it was meant to be undergoing a month-long refit....
2019-08-15 03:45

Sen. Kamala D. Harris outlines plan to boost efforts against suspected domestic terrorists The California Democrat and presidential candidate joins others in the field who have vowed to crack down on access to weapons by those considered a danger to others....
2019-08-15 01:45

Democrats’ uneasy 2020 reality: They need the likes of O’Rourke, Bullock and Hickenlooper to run for Senate — badly There is increasing talk of presidential hopefuls dropping down to run for Senate. It might not deliver the Senate, but it might be the best — or even only realistic — shot Democrats have....
2019-08-15 01:45

The Democratic Party’s future is at stake in state legislative races This is the last election cycle before redistricting could lock them out of control of state legislatures and some congressional seats for another decade....
2019-08-15 01:45

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"....
2019-08-15 01:15

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....
2019-08-15 01:15

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....
2019-08-15 01:15

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....
2019-08-15 00:45

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....
2019-08-15 00:45

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 Pelos...
2019-08-15 00:45

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....
2019-08-15 00:45

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 Wednes...
2019-08-15 00:45

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...
2019-08-15 00:45

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 ...
2019-08-15 00:45

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 ...
2019-08-14 23:45

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 nationwid...
2019-08-14 22:15

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 befor...
2019-08-14 22:15

Statue of Liberty Poem Refers to Europeans, Ken Cuccinelli Says “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet,” said Mr. Cuccinelli, a top Trump administration immigration official. His remarks set off a controversy....
2019-08-14 21:45

Steve King Asks if There Would Be ‘Any Population’ Left Without Rape and Incest Mr. King, a Republican who represents a deeply conservative district in Iowa, was attempting to explain his opposition to exceptions for rape and incest in anti-abortion legislation....
2019-08-14 21:45

In Delaying Tariffs, Trump Faces Up to Economic Reality President Trump insists China is paying the full cost of his tariffs. But his decision to push some of them off until December is an admission of their impact on American consumers....
2019-08-14 21:45

Defiant Former Blackwater Contractor Again Sentenced to Life A federal judge sentenced Nicholas Slatten for murdering an Iraqi citizen, which prosecutors said sparked the shooting of dozens of Iraqis in Baghdad....
2019-08-14 21:45

Trump says he is convinced Senate leader wants background checks bill President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was convinced that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to move legislation to toughen background checks for gun purchases, expressing optimism that Congress will act on the issue....
2019-08-14 17:45

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 ...
2019-08-14 17:45

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....
2019-08-14 17:45

Democrats pressure Senate Republicans for gun control action U.S. Democrats sought to gain the upper hand in the gun debate with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Tuesday by demanding quick action on background checks and suggesting that money for Trump's border wall could go instead to fighting...
2019-08-14 17:45

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....
2019-08-14 17:45

GOP Sen. Martha McSally drafts bill making domestic terrorism a federal crime Sen. Martha McSally is seeking to make domestic terrorism a distinct federal crime, the latest sign that Republicans are increasingly serious about crafting a legislative response to recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California.The Arizona Re...
2019-08-14 13:15

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....
2019-08-14 11:45

Sanders accuses The Post of biased coverage due to his criticism of Amazon, cites no evidence “Maybe there’s a connection,” the senator from Vermont said at a town hall in New Hampshire. Martin Baron, The Post’s executive editor, responded that the newsroom operates “with full independence.”...
2019-08-14 09:15

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....
2019-08-14 09:15

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....
2019-08-14 09:15

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....
2019-08-14 09:15

DOJ accuses Dems of trying to 'game the system' in 'so-called' impeachment probe The Justice Department on Tuesday accused House Democrats of shopping for a friendly federal judge in its effort to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify about potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.In a new court...
2019-08-14 06:15

‘Enough is enough’: Dems pressure McConnell to act on guns Several House Democrats, led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, descended on an empty Capitol on Tuesday to demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately return to Washington and take action to curb gun violence. “I’ve been in politics for...
2019-08-14 06:15

Eliot Engel warns foreign officials: Stop spending money at Trump properties House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel directed his aides on Tuesday to warn foreign officials that they are “facilitating” President Donald Trump’s alleged emoluments violations by spending money at properties owned by Trump’s sprawlin...
2019-08-14 06:15

Lawmakers urge Trump to stop deportations to Iraq after Michigan man's death Dozens of House Democrats are urging President Donald Trump to stop detaining and deporting Iraqi nationals after the death of a Michigan man sent to the Middle Eastern country.In a letter dated Tuesday, the lawmakers say Trump is risking causing mor...
2019-08-14 06:15

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....
2019-08-14 05:45

‘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....
2019-08-14 05:45

U.S. Delays Tariffs and Drops Others on Some Chinese Goods (WASHINGTON) —Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying some import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altoget...
2019-08-14 01:45

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 nationwid...
2019-08-14 01:45

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 retur...
2019-08-14 01:45

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 ...
2019-08-14 01:45

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...
2019-08-14 01:45

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.”...
2019-08-14 01:15

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....
2019-08-14 01:15

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....
2019-08-14 01:15

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....
2019-08-14 01:15

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....
2019-08-14 01:15

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....
2019-08-13 23:45

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....
2019-08-13 23:45

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....
2019-08-13 23:15

Schumer to ask Trump to redirect $5 billion in wall funding to gun initiatives While the president is unlikely to retreat from his marquee campaign promise, the request is intended to keep pressure on Republicans to respond to mass shootings this month....
2019-08-13 22:45

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.”...
2019-08-13 22:45

Gillibrand slams NRA, conservatives in Supreme Court filing, warns court could be restructured Kirsten Gillibrand signed on to a Supreme Court brief in a high-profile Second Amendment case over now-defunct New York city laws and regulations, urging the justices to drop the matter....
2019-08-13 22:45

South Bend cops warn city becoming ‘Wild West’ amid spate of shootings, rift with Buttigieg As Mayor Pete Buttigieg was hitting the presidential campaign trail in Iowa last weekend, back home in South Bend, Ind., the city was plagued by a spate of shootings – with police officers warning of plummeting morale and a worsening situation on the...
2019-08-13 22:15

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....
2019-08-13 21:45

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....
2019-08-13 21:45

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. ...
2019-08-13 21:45

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. ...
2019-08-13 21:45

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. ...
2019-08-13 21:45

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 o...
2019-08-13 21:45

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....
2019-08-13 21:45

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....
2019-08-13 21:45

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....
2019-08-13 21:45

These 3 Cities Are Destinations for 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....
2019-08-13 19:15

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.”...
2019-08-13 19:15

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....
2019-08-13 19:15

The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Increasingly Battle in the Courts Lawmakers say President Trump’s disregard for their authority leaves them no choice but to use the courts with greater frequency, but that could have constitutional consequences....
2019-08-13 19:15

Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he was delaying some tariffs on Chinese imports ahead of the Christmas season to stem their potential impact on holiday shopping....
2019-08-13 18:45

Trump says 'I have no idea' if the Clintons were involved in Epstein's death, calls for 'full probe' Trump also said former President Bill Clinton may have visited Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Island, which would not be "very good."...
2019-08-13 18:45

Liberals, Conservatives evenly matched on campaign funding in local ridings The Liberals and Conservatives are matched fairly evenly when it comes to how ready their local campaigns are to pay for the coming federal election....
2019-08-13 16:15

People’s Party wants to axe Multiculturalism Act, eliminate funding In a policy plank released Friday, Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada (PPC) vowed to scrap the Multiculturalism Act if elected and cancel all funding that promotes the concept....
2019-08-13 16:15

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....
2019-08-13 16:15

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 clima...
2019-08-13 16:15

Trump Jr touts 'dream' Indonesia projects, denies any conflicts Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of the U.S. president, said he was upbeat about two planned Trump-branded projects in Indonesia and dismissed any risk of conflict of interest over involvement in the luxury resorts in Southeast Asia's biggest economy....
2019-08-13 16:15

How much do all of Boris Johnson's promises cost? Boris Johnson has made a series of eye-catching pledges on schools, hospitals and policing since entering 10 Downing Street - but how much do they all cost?...
2019-08-13 15:45

PM targets drugs, weapons and phones in prison crackdown Prisons must not be "factories to turn bad people worse", Boris Johnson has warned, as he announced £100m investment to boost security and cut crime in jails....
2019-08-13 15:45

Amber Rudd denies being a 'sell-out' over no-deal Brexit U-turn Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has shied away from her previous claim that a no-deal Brexit would cause "generational damage" - although she admitted it would be "far worse" than leaving the EU with a divorce agreement....
2019-08-13 15:45

Jeffrey Epstein’s death prompts 23 questions to Prisons Bureau from Democrats, GOP Democrat Jerrold Nadler and Republican Doug Collins want answers to 23 questions, such as, "was any plan implemented to check in on and observe Mr. Epstein on a regular basis after the termination of his suicide watch?"...
2019-08-13 12:45

Toronto police lay charges against woman after racist tirade caught on video The 24-second video was posted on Instagram and Reddit by Farhan Rana Monday afternoon. In it, a woman can be seen holding a white sign with the words “VOTE ANDREW SCHEER” painted in black....
2019-08-13 12:45

Kamala Harris confronted by upset Iowa resident: 'Leave our health care alone' 2020 presidential primary candidate Kamala Harris was confronted on Monday by an upset Iowa resident over the California senator’s plan to overhaul the health care system in the United States....
2019-08-13 09:00

Potential jury for ex-Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig asked about links to Mueller probe A pool of more than 70 potential jurors was asked if they had any knowledge or connections to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former special counsel Robert Mueller in the opening day of the trial of former Obama White House counsel G...
2019-08-13 09:00

Commutation of Blagojevich prison sentence on hold The potential commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal prison sentence has been put on hold amid White House officials' fears of public pushback, sources say. ...
2019-08-13 09:00

Barr moves to fast-track death penalty in instances of mass murder or slaying of officers In a speech to the Fraternal Order of Police conference in New Orleans Monday, Attorney General William Barr promised to push for new legislation to swiftly carry out the death penalty for suspects who commit mass shootings or kill police officers....
2019-08-13 09:00

Scaramucci fires back at Trump on Twitter amid feud: 'You are losing your fastball' Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and President Trump have been exchanging fire in recent days, with "The Mooch" telling the president, "you are losing your fastball."...
2019-08-13 09:00

Tulsi Gabbard to report for active duty with National Guard for two weeks: report Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will take a two-week hiatus from the campaign trail to report for active duty in Indonesia with the National Guard, the Democrat announced on Monday....
2019-08-13 09:00

Harry Reid calls for abolishing the filibuster Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday called for abolishing the legislative filibuster, citing unprecedented gridlock in the Senate. In a New York Times op-ed, the former Democratic leader argued the Senate’s 60-vote threshold for legis...
2019-08-13 07:30

House Judiciary leaders press for answers in Epstein death The leaders of the House Judiciary Committee wrote to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Monday, pushing for answers in the weekend death of financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was being held in a New York jail on sex trafficking charges.Rep. Jerry Nadler (...
2019-08-13 07:30

The Newest Audience for Democrats’ Climate Change Plans: Iowa Farmers As in other years, Democratic presidential candidates hitting the Iowa State Fair this weekend came armed with policy ideas targeted at rural farmers who dominate the state. The difference this time: Those proposals were about climate change. In a si...
2019-08-13 06:30

Trump considering North Korea envoy as next ambassador to Russia: source Stephen Biegun, the diplomat who has been leading efforts to revive stalled U.S. denuclearization talks with North Korea, is under consideration to be President Donald Trump's next ambassador to Russia, a source familiar with the matter said on Monda...
2019-08-13 05:45

Epstein co-conspirators 'should not rest easy,' says U.S. AG Barr U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday criticized "serious irregularities" at the federal prison where Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide, adding that the sex-trafficking investigation involving the disgraced financier would continue....
2019-08-13 05:45

House panel ponders ending break early to pursue gun legislation Members of the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee could end their August recess a week early to move forward on legislation to curb gun violence after shootings in Texas and Ohio that left 31 people dead, aides said on Monday....
2019-08-13 02:15

Trump Administration Now Plans to Deny Green Cards to Immigrants on Public Assistance (WASHINGTON) — Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, one of its most aggressive moves to restrict legal im...
2019-08-12 23:15

‘Serious Irregularities’ Found In New York Jail Holding Jeffrey Epstein, Attorney General William Barr Says (Bloomberg) — Attorney General William Barr said the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein died had “serious irregularities,” and he vowed to pursue justice for the financier’s victims. “We are now learning of serious irreg...
2019-08-12 23:15

President Trump Says Wind Turbines Cause Cancer. 99% of Iowans Disagree Since the early days of his administration, Donald Trump has sought to use his presidency to slow the country’s transition to clean energy, blocking key environmental regulations and lending his support to the fossil fuel industry whenever he c...
2019-08-12 23:15

Trump Administration Overhauls Endangered Species Act. Critics Say It Will Speed Extinction Rates (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes cr...
2019-08-12 23:15

Gun Safety Measures Have Momentum Right Now. That May Change Before Congress Comes Back The pattern is now all too familiar. A mass shooting prompts calls for stricter gun safety measures. Gun safety advocates demand action, while gun owners raise alarms. Politicians make promises they know are far more difficult than they let on. Inten...
2019-08-12 23:15

‘We Will Fight Back.’ Immigration Groups Vow to Fight Trump Restrictions on Green Cards Immigration groups vowed to fight a Trump Administration plan to deny green cards to applicants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance, as experts warned the change would disproportionately affect low-income immigrants. St...
2019-08-12 23:15

‘Our Diversity Is Our Strength.’ Latina Activist Joins Texas Race for U.S. Senate (AUSTIN, Texas) — A Latina activist in Texas launched a U.S. Senate run Monday saying hate has made people feel “they can target us on the streets” in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that police say was preceded by the gunman p...
2019-08-12 23:15

How a recession could doom Trump’s 2020 reelection Only one president since the Civil War has been reelected with a recession taking place in the two calendar years before facing voters a second time....
2019-08-12 23:15

Trump retweets conspiracy theory about Bill Clinton after Jeffrey Epstein's death by suicide Trump's own attorney general, William Barr, said Saturday that Epstein died in an apparent suicide. Epstein was found dead in his cell Saturday morning after hanging himself, sources told NBC News....
2019-08-12 22:15

Epstein was reportedly left alone and not monitored before he killed himself in Manhattan jail cell Epstein's cell mate had been transferred out at the time of Epstein's suicide, leaving him alone only two weeks after he was taken off suicide watch,...
2019-08-12 22:15

Trump's money ties to NFL owners go much deeper than Dolphins' Stephen Ross It's not just the Miami Dolphins' Stephen Ross: multiple NFL owners have supported President Donald Trump's political activities in recent years....
2019-08-12 22:15

FBI searches Jeffrey Epstein's home in Virgin Islands: NBC News News of the search came days after Jeffrey Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, died from an apparent suicide while in jail in Manhattan, where he faced child sex trafficking charges....
2019-08-12 22:15

Trump administration boosts ability to deny green cards to immigrants using welfare programs The Trump administration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid. ...
2019-08-12 22:15

Scaramucci breaks with Trump, says GOP may need 'change at the top of the ticket' Anthony Scaramucci made a full break with President Trump on Monday in the wake of a weekend Twitter feud, saying he no longer supports his former boss for re-election and suggesting he face a Republican primary challenge. ...
2019-08-12 22:15

Attorney General William Barr decries 'serious irregularities' in Epstein's detention, vows full investigation Attorney General William Barr blasted corrections officials on Monday for what he described as “serious irregularities” at the New York federal prison where financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead. Barr vowed a full investigation by the FBI and the ...
2019-08-12 22:15

Trump administration overhauls Endangered Species Act in bid to reduce red tape The Trump administration is finalizing major changes to the Endangered Species Act in a bid to reduce the system's regulatory impact, though critics say the shift could accelerate the extinction of struggling creatures. ...
2019-08-12 22:15

Bernie Sanders: Climate change poses a bigger threat to America than ISIS 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said climate change represents a bigger threat to national security than ISIS or Al Qaeda, during a campaign speech in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday. ...
2019-08-12 22:15

San Jose mayor proposes first-in-nation insurance requirement for guns following mass shootings In the wake of three mass shootings in two weeks across the country, the mayor of San Jose, Calif. on Monday proposed what is being called a first-in-the-nation move to require all gun owners to carry liability insurance for their weapons....
2019-08-12 22:15

Sanders campaign fights media narrative that White House bid is slipping Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is pushing back against what they call a faulty narrative in the media that the independent senator from Vermont’s White House bid is slipping....
2019-08-12 22:15

Impeachment chaos: Pols can’t agree on whether or not they’ve launched process to oust Trump The phrase “constitutional crisis” has been used by House Democrats to describe Donald Trump's presidency -- but it turns out they may be creating one of their own....
2019-08-12 22:15

‘The shooter is responsible’: Rep. Steve Scalise says Trump’s rhetoric is not to blame for El Paso attack Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) drew a parallel to the left-wing attacker who shot him in 2017, noting that he didn't blame Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). The attacker had volunteered for Sanders's presidential campaign....
2019-08-12 20:45

23 bizarre conspiracy theories Trump has elevated Trump this weekend elevated a conspiracy theory suggesting that the Clintons were behind Jeffrey Epstein's death. It's one of the wildest theories he's trafficked in, but it's hardly alone....
2019-08-12 20:45

Puerto Rico’s new governor vows to evaluate contracts as corruption scandal simmers In one of her first moves as governor, she suspended a pending contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid....
2019-08-12 17:30

Green Party leader calls for 'all-women cabinet' to stop no-deal Brexit The leader of the Green Party is calling on leading female politicians to join her in a "cabinet of women" to "stop the dangerous pursuit of a crash-out Brexit"....
2019-08-12 16:30

Giuliani suggests ‘withholding judgement’ on Epstein conspiracy theories two days after Trump promotes one In a tweet, the president’s personal lawyer said is “best to wait for some key facts like the findings of the autopsy” of the politically connected financier....
2019-08-12 16:30

‘How are we all tolerating this?’: Scaramucci says GOP should consider replacing Trump on 2020 ticket The former White House communications director, criticized by Trump on Twitter over the weekend, accused the president of “giving people a license to hate.”...
2019-08-12 16:30

What’s on the table as Congress weighs action on guns The latest wave of mass shootings is fueling a new push to curb gun violence — but it’s not clear what, if anything, can get passed by a divided Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump.Here are some of the main proposals up for debate....
2019-08-12 15:30

New York coroner 'confident' Epstein's death was suicide: New York Times New York City's chief medical examiner is confident Jeffrey Epstein died by hanging himself in the jail cell where he was being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, but is awaiting more information before releasing her determination, the New...
2019-08-12 09:30

Democratic 2020 contenders condemn Trump for spreading Epstein conspiracy theories Democratic presidential contenders Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker slammed U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday for promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in his New York jail cell....
2019-08-12 09:30

Steve Scalise: Don’t blame Trump for mass shootings House Minority Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday called it “a very slippery slope” to blame President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for deadly mass shootings in recent weeks.The Louisiana Republican said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that “there's no place” for a...
2019-08-12 09:00

Yang breaks down at town hall after story of child shooting, suggests high-tech solution Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang shed tears at an Iowa town hall about gun safety, when a mother recalled how her 2-year-old daughter was fatally shot by a stray bullet while her twin brother watched....
2019-08-12 08:30

2020 Dems making big, costly promises on student loan forgiveness The Democratic presidential candidates' costly plans for universal health care dominated the recent Detroit debates -- but their plans for tackling the costs of higher education are every bit as ambitious, and controversial, even if they don't prompt...
2019-08-12 08:30

Kellyanne Conway: Dem nominee will ‘have to defend socialism’ Counselor the president Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that while President Trump may tweet about Joe Biden as if he is sure to get the Democratic presidential nomination, she is not concerned at all about who Trump’s opponent is....
2019-08-12 08:30

Booker and Beto blast Trump for retweeting conspiracy theory linking Epstein's death to Clintons Two Democratic presidential primary candidates criticized President Trump on Sunday for retweeting a conspiracy theory that the Clintons had a role in the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein....
2019-08-12 08:30

Tim Ryan slams Trump, NRA in wake of El Paso and Dayton shootings Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan slammed the National Rifle Association on Sunday in the wake of last weekend’s two mass shootings that left 31 people dead and scores more wounded....
2019-08-12 08:30

Sanders says Trump is not to blame for El Paso shooting, but that his rhetoric 'creates the climate for it' While 2020 Democratic presidential primary contender Bernie Sanders said that he does not believe President Trump wants “to see somebody get shot,” the Vermont lawmaker did say Sunday that Trump “creates the climate” for events like last weekend’s ma...
2019-08-12 08:30

Steve Bannon calls Joaquin Castro's tweets of Trump donor information 'unacceptable' and 'dangerous' Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, called Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro’s move to post the names and employers of dozens of Trump campaign donors in the San Antonio area both “unacceptable” and “dangerous.”...
2019-08-12 08:30

Matthew Whitaker, Ex-Acting Attorney General, Joins Cybersecurity Firm Mr. Whitaker, a Trump loyalist whose appointment to the Justice Department’s top job drew scrutiny from Democrats, has taken on a string of jobs since leaving the administration....
2019-08-12 05:30

Two American Athletes Protest the National Anthem During the Pan-Am Games in Peru Two American athletes at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, protested gun violence, racial injustice and the recent actions of President Donald Trump over the weekend, kneeling or raising a fist during the U.S. national anthem. Race Imboden, 26, a...
2019-08-12 04:00

Elizabeth Warren Unveils New Plan to Reduce U.S. Gun Deaths by 80% Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren published a new plan on Saturday that pledges to reduce American firearm deaths by 80%, throwing an ambitious new collection of proposals into a Democratic field crowded with p...
2019-08-12 04:00

Trump retweets conspiracy theory tying the Clintons to Epstein’s death The Justice Department said Jeffrey Epstein, who was being held in a federal corrections facility, died by “apparent suicide,” but Trump retweeted an unsubstantiated claim from conservative actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams....
2019-08-11 23:30

The brand label that stokes Trump’s fury: ‘Racist, racist, racist.’ Throughout his career as a real estate magnate, a celebrity provocateur and a politician, Trump has recoiled from being called the r-word, even though some of his actions and words have been plainly racist....
2019-08-11 20:30

Acting Border Patrol chief on Mississippi ICE raids: ‘These aren’t raids’ “I think words matter,” said Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of customs and border protection. Acting homeland security secretary Kevin McAleenan, meanwhile, called the timing of the raids “unfortunate.”...
2019-08-11 20:30

Johnson: 'I want criminals to be afraid - not the public' Extended stop and search powers, tougher sentences and more prison places are among the number of pledges Boris Johnson has made as he rolls out a tough government line on crime. ...
2019-08-11 18:15

UK 'sleepwalking into oblivion', warns Gordon Brown Boris Johnson's government is not driven by the national interest but "a destructive, populist, nationalist ideology" under which the UK is "sleepwalking into oblivion", Gordon Brown has warned....
2019-08-11 18:15

Prominent Lawyer’s Trial Will Test Crackdown on Unregistered Foreign Agents The prosecution of Gregory B. Craig is seen as a litmus test for tougher Justice Department enforcement of law that requires disclosure of foreign lobbying....
2019-08-11 15:45

Beto O’Rourke Finds His Voice Helping El Paso Grieve Beto O’Rourke sits in an armchair in his El Paso living room, tapping his foot and trying not to talk about himself any more than he needs to. It’s three days after the mass shooting that left at least 22 people dead and 26 injured at a W...
2019-08-11 14:45

North Korea slams Seoul over military drills with US, says Kim oversaw latest weapons tests North Korea said Saturday that dictator Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a new weapons system, the latest in a series of launches widely seen as an effort to drive a wedge between the U.S. and South Korea amid ongoing joint military exercise...
2019-08-11 14:00

State Dept. updates ‘anti-Semitism’ definition following Omar’s anti-Israel resolution The U.S. State Department recently revised its definition of anti-Semitism, in what some view as at least partially a response to the comments and actions of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn....
2019-08-11 14:00

Kamala Harris, in a Pivot, Makes Her Play for Iowa After months of putting the state on the back-burner, Ms. Harris has stepped up her presence in Iowa, spending more days there in recent weeks than she did through June....
2019-08-11 14:00

Not Ocasio-Cortez, not O’Rourke: An El Paso congresswoman’s different approach Rep. Veronica Escobar, who has represented El Paso for seven months, is suddenly dealing with a slaughter apparently aimed at Latinos. In a sometimes violent landscape, she’s taking on Republicans and taking a different tack than some of her fellow D...
2019-08-11 04:30

Trump retweets conspiracy theory tying Clintons to Epstein’s death The Justice Department said Jeffrey Epstein, who was being held in a federal corrections facility, died by “apparent suicide.”  But Trump retweeted an unsubtantiated claim from conservative actor and comedian Terrence K. Williams....
2019-08-11 04:30

Ohio man who posted that AOC 'should be shot' arrested on weapons charges An Ohio man who posted to Facebook that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "should be shot" was arrested Thursday on weapons charges, federal officials said....
2019-08-11 03:30

Trump retweets post implying Bill Clinton behind Jeffrey Epstein’s death President Trump added to the mounting speculation behind multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide on Saturday when he retweeted a post that implied former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were...
2019-08-11 03:30

Biden says he was VP at time of Parkland shooting in latest campaign gaffe Joe Biden slipped up once again on the campaign trail Saturday, saying he was vice president at the time of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., adding to the number of mishaps that have drawn mockery from his ...
2019-08-11 03:30

Biden remains the Democrat to beat despite Iowa fumble Biden's rivals remain confident that his fumbles, like the one in Iowa this week, eventually will catch up to him, undermining his electability argument....
2019-08-10 22:30

U.S. Democratic presidential contenders demand action on guns Democratic presidential contenders on Saturday urged Congress to take action to curb gun violence following mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead....
2019-08-10 22:00

Trump says he received 'small apology' from Kim Jong Un for missile tests President Trump said Saturday that he had received a “small apology” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for testing short-range missiles -- while appearing to side with him on what he called “ridiculous and expensive” joint exercises conducted by t...
2019-08-10 20:30

Marianne Williamson says 'powerful forces' on the left out to end presidential campaign Insurgent Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson claims that “powerful forces” of the left are to keep her away from the third Democratic debate next month with smears....
2019-08-10 20:30

Elizabeth Warren calls for higher taxes, NRA investigation as part of gun control plan Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Saturday unveiled a sweeping gun control proposal that would see higher taxes on gun manufacturers, waiting periods for guns and an investigation into the National Rifle Association (NRA)....
2019-08-10 20:30

William Barr 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein death, says questions 'must be answered' Attorney General William Barr said Saturday that he is “appalled” by the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein – and said that he has spoken to the Department of Justice’s inspector general about opening a probe into the circumstances surround...
2019-08-10 20:30

Democrats in Iowa Offer Plans to Combat Gun Violence In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday emphasized the urgent need to confront gun violence in America....
2019-08-10 20:00

Democrats descend on Iowa — with renewed anxiety Democrats urgently want to defeat President Trump, and Joe Biden — for now — is their top choice. But with his age and his gaffes, there’s a nagging concern about whether he’s up to the job....
2019-08-10 19:30

Trump’s budget office ends foreign aid pause President Donald Trump‘s budget office on Friday ended its pause on several pots of foreign aid amid mounting bipartisan backlash.A senior administration official said the funding halt, which the Office of Management and Budget requested last weekend...
2019-08-10 18:30

A different view of Johnson: Photographer's PM insights You've just given your first speech on the steps of Downing Street and entered that famous black door for the first time as prime minister, so what do you do next?...
2019-08-10 17:00

Trump raised $12 million for his reelection at two Hamptons fundraisers The first event, hosted by billionaire Stephen Ross, was not without controversy. Businesses owned by Ross, Equinox Fitness and SoulCycle, have been boycotted by Trump critics....
2019-08-10 14:00

Congress’s August recess turns into a political cudgel in gun debate Democrats want Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back to vote on House-passed background check legislation, a request he has rejected....
2019-08-10 14:00

President Trump Says He Wants Stronger Background Check Laws While Assuring NRA Gun-Rights Will Be Respected (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas...
2019-08-10 11:45

Sex-Crimes Prosecutor Who Questioned Christine Blasey Ford During Kavanaugh Hearings Promoted to Top Arizona Prosecution Job (PHOENIX) — An Arizona sex-crimes prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford about her sexual assault allegation against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been promoted to a top prosecutorial job in metro Phoenix. Rachel Mitch...
2019-08-10 11:45

The Uncle of a Baby Orphaned in El Paso Mass Shooting Defends Trump’s Thumbs Up Gesture in Hospital Photo (EL PASO) — The uncle of a 2-month-old boy whose parents were killed in the El Paso mass shooting is defending a photo that shows first lady Melania Trump holding the baby while President Donald Trump smiles and gives a thumbs-up gesture. The p...
2019-08-10 11:45

Hundreds of Their Workers Were Arrested In Mississippi ICE Raids, But No Employers Have Been Charged Yet Hundreds of employees at seven worksites across Mississippi were swept up Wednesday in the largest immigration raid in at least a decade. Their employers are yet to be charged. They might never be. They typically aren’t. Immigration and Customs...
2019-08-10 11:45

Plan for Straight Pride rally rejected – but California city offers alternative idea Organizers of a planned Straight Pride rally received some bad news from city officials in Modesto, Calif., on Friday. They will not be permitted to hold their event in a city park as planned on Aug. 24....
2019-08-10 11:45

Marianne Williamson defends hiring ex-Sanders staffer accused of forcibly kissing subordinate Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Friday defended hiring a former Bernie Sanders staffer to head her Iowa campaign even though he was accused by a subordinate of sexual assault in 2016....
2019-08-10 11:45

Law requiring women on corporate boards sets 'gender-based quota,' group argues A new California law requiring publicly traded corporations in the state to include women on their boards of directors is facing its first legal challenge....
2019-08-10 11:45

At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control Nearly all of the 2020 Democratic candidates gave speeches at the annual event, and while many joked about the size of the field, most sought to contrast themselves with President Trump....
2019-08-10 10:00

Trump’s Trip to Dayton and El Paso: The Back Story The president became frustrated over his news coverage and his angry reaction led to White House-distributed media that focused on him, not people affected by the shootings....
2019-08-10 10:00

Past Flip-Flops Cloud Trump’s Position on Background Checks Whether the president’s support is real or another momentary reversal will determine if Congress passes the first new federal gun control measures in years....
2019-08-10 10:00

Former top FBI official McCabe sues agency over firing Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, who was dismissed from the agency following a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging the termination violated his constitutional rights to free speech and due ...
2019-08-10 06:00

U.S. official key to effort to roll back fuel economy rules to leave: source The top official of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who has been key to President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obama-era fuel economy rules for vehicles, is expected to leave her position, a person briefed on the matter...
2019-08-10 06:00

Trump names counterterrorism chief as acting director of national intelligence President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Joseph Maguire, the current chief of the National Counterterrorism Center, will become the acting director of national intelligence....
2019-08-10 06:00

Biden seeks to keep edge as 2020 Democrats flood Iowa Former Vice President Joe Biden said he was not taking his front-runner status for granted as he returned to Iowa on Thursday, ahead of a wave of rival Democratic presidential contenders who will in coming days visit the state that starts the party's...
2019-08-10 06:00

Democrat Buttigieg unveils healthcare plan for rural Americans, tribes Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled a healthcare plan on Friday to provide coverage to all rural Americans and Native American tribes, where mortality and illness rates are higher than in U.S. cities....
2019-08-10 06:00

Trump says North Korea's Kim sent 'very beautiful letter'; new meeting possible President Donald Trump said on Friday he had just received a "very beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him....
2019-08-10 06:00

U.S. lawmakers push back against possible Trump foreign aid cuts Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders in the U.S. Congress came out on Friday against a Trump administration review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health, peacekeeping and other programs....
2019-08-10 06:00

Trump administration moves to limit state powers to block pipelines, terminals The Trump administration on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, part of the Trump administration's effort to boost domestic oil, gas and coal development....
2019-08-10 06:00

Pelosi skeptical about Trump migration plan for El Salvador U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi raised concern about El Salvador's ability to cope with a tough migration deal being pursued by the Trump Administration as she led a U.S. congressional mission to the Central American country on Fri...
2019-08-10 06:00

Parade of Democratic 2020 hopefuls push for momentum in Iowa A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state....
2019-08-10 06:00

A very different view of Johnson: Photographer's PM insights You've just given your first speech on the steps of Downing Street and entered that famous black door for the first time as prime minister, so what do you do next?...
2019-08-10 05:30

Britain 'may be unable to stop illegal EU fishing in no-deal Brexit' Britain may be unable to prevent EU fishermen from entering UK waters illegally in the event of a no-deal Brexit because there are not enough vessels to police the seas, an internal government email has revealed....
2019-08-10 05:30

U.S. moves forward on plan to ban women from receiving abortion referrals The Trump administration on Friday set a timetable for federally funded family clinics to comply with a new rule that bars them from referring women for abortions....
2019-08-10 03:30

Chrystia Freeland praises ‘two brave Canadians’ detained in China since December "They are two brave Canadians who are facing a difficult situation through no fault of their own and they are conducting themselves with incredible grace and tenacity," Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor....
2019-08-10 03:30

Trump ‘seems to derive joy’ from inciting hateful speech: Kamala Harris Harris cited Trump's 2017 ban on travellers from six largely Muslim countries and his degradation of immigrants entering the U.S. from the Southern border....
2019-08-10 03:30

Pelosi urges Trump to call Senate back into session to consider gun legislation House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump on Thursday urging him to call the Senate back into session from their August recess to consider gun legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a radio show he wants to pass...
2019-08-10 02:30

Trump tweets White House staff is 'reviewing the possibility' of commuting Blagojevich's sentence President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that his staff continues to review the possibility of commuting the remainder of former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence....
2019-08-10 02:30

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents A woman who has long claimed disgraced money man Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with powerful men named two prominent Democratic politicians - former Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico governor and Clinton cabinet official Bill Richardson...
2019-08-10 02:00

Julian Castro attacks Trump while defending brother's decision to publish donor names Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary (HUD) Julian Castro defended his brother's controversial decision to publish the names of some President Trump donors, arguing it was important for people to know about businesses in San Antonio that don...
2019-08-10 02:00

Trump administration seeks to break up immigration judges' union The Trump administration announced Friday that it is petitioning to break up the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) -- a move that, if successful, could allow the administration to have more control over where it sends judges and how m...
2019-08-10 02:00

Trump’s budget office reverses foreign aid pause President Donald Trump‘s budget office on Friday backed off its pause on several pots of foreign aid amid mounting bipartisan backlash.A senior administration official said the funding halt, which the Office of Management and Budget requested last we...
2019-08-10 01:30

Newly emboldened, Andrew Yang takes jabs at some of his 2020 Democratic rivals Andrew Yang is taking aim at some of his competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination. In a short interview with Fox News on Friday after speaking at the Des Moines Register’s ‘soapbox’ at the Iowa State Fair – a tradition for White House h...
2019-08-09 21:00

Social Security Administration imposes hiring freeze with some exceptions The goal of the freeze is to “marshal all resources to improve public service,” suggesting a shift of money and positions to customer service operations....
2019-08-09 20:30

‘If you’re a good worker, papers don’t matter’: How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status The Trump Organization pledged early this year to scrutinize the legal status of its employees. But a little-known company owned by the president has continued to use undocumented workers for projects on his properties, according to past and current ...
2019-08-09 20:30

Biden tells minority voters in Iowa that ‘poor kids’ are just as bright as ‘white kids’ The former vice president, who has a history of gaffes, sought quickly to recover while speaking at a town hall hosted by the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines....
2019-08-09 20:30

How Trump could beat the NRA For the second time, the president is threatening to buck the NRA. The first time he backed down. But the point is that he could do it if he wanted to....
2019-08-09 20:30

Joe Biden’s mounting slip-ups and why they matter Gaffe coverage is often overwrought. Biden has shown an ability to pack them together, though, in a way that should give pause to Democrats who view him as Trump's toughest opponent....
2019-08-09 20:30

In a rare media briefing, Pentagon officials seek to depoliticize massive military cloud project Top Defense Department officials say they don't want to delay a massive cloud contract award more than necessary "because our adversaries are moving ahead at their own pace."...
2019-08-09 20:30

'Top priority': PM tells civil servants to prepare 'rapidly' for no-deal Brexit Boris Johnson has piled pressure on the civil service to prepare "rapidly" for a no-deal Brexit, after Downing Street aides had their summer holiday cancelled....
2019-08-09 20:00

The Next Front In the Fight Over Gun Control? Virginia The state’s elections in November will test the potency of gun rights as a voting issue. Democrats are looking to take power and enact gun control legislation next year....
2019-08-09 20:00

Joe Biden Says ‘Poor Kids’ Are Just as Bright as ‘White Kids’ Mr. Biden was speaking at a town hall hosted by the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines when he made the remark, which he quickly sought to recover from....
2019-08-09 20:00

Sen. John Barrasso throws cold water on new gun legislation Sen. John Barrasso said Friday that he had concerns about “red flag” laws and voiced skepticism that Republicans would support expanded background checks during gun sales. “I want to make sure we protect our constitutional rights and whatever comes u...
2019-08-09 19:30

Pete Buttigieg: 'Systemic racism is a white problem' Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Thursday “systemic racism is a white problem,” adding that the United States isn’t “even halfway done dealing with” it....
2019-08-09 18:30

Lewandowski cites relationship with Trump, ‘fundraising prowess,’ as he mulls Senate run Corey Lewandowski says if he runs for the Senate in his home state of New Hampshire, his ability to fundraise thanks to his close relationship with President Trump would make him the most formidable Republican to face off next year against Democratic...
2019-08-09 18:30

Iowa voters have beef with non-meat eaters Booker, Gabbard at Iowa State Fair When they appear Friday at the Iowa State Fair – where fried foods and meats on a stick are ubiquitous -- Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker and Tulsi Gabbard are set to face a tough crowd of caucus-goers skeptical of their diet....
2019-08-09 18:30

Warren surges, Sanders slips, Biden steady in new post-debate poll in Iowa Joe Biden faced an onslaught of verbal jabs at last week’s second round of Democratic presidential primary debates, but a new poll in the state that votes first in the nominating calendar is the latest to indicate the former vice president came away ...
2019-08-09 18:30

Trump says ‘serious discussions’ with Congress are underway on guns, NRA views will be ‘respected’ President Trump on Friday said he is having “serious discussions” with Congress on gun reforms and improvements in the background check process while maintaining that the views of the National Rifle Association will be “fully respected and represente...
2019-08-09 18:30

Trump unloads on Biden: ‘Joe is not playing with a full deck’ President Trump on Friday unloaded into Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden, saying he would be "thrilled" if the former vice president was his opponent next year and mocking him for his most recent gaffes on the campaign trail....
2019-08-09 18:30

Top Senate Republican throws cold water on new gun legislation Sen. John Barrasso said Friday that he had concerns about “red flag” laws and voiced skepticism that Republicans would support expanded background checks during gun sales. “I want to make sure we protect our constitutional rights and whatever comes u...
2019-08-09 17:30

Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe Sues Over Firing, Says Trump Ordered His Ouster (WASHINGTON) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official cha...
2019-08-09 14:30

U.S. Deputy National Intelligence Director Announces She’s Stepping Down on Same Day as Her Boss WASHINGTON — Sue Gordon, the current deputy director of national intelligence, has announced she is leaving her post on the same day that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats’ resignation takes effect. The Office of the Director of...
2019-08-09 14:30

Trump Picks New Acting National Intelligence Director (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation’s top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. ...
2019-08-09 14:30

Joe Biden Says ‘Poor Kids Are Just as Bright’ as ‘White Kids’ at Event for Asian and Hispanic Voters Joe Biden told a group of mostly Asian and Hispanic voters Wednesday that “poor kids are just as bright” as white children. The former vice president, who is known for verbal gaffes, made the remarks to the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des...
2019-08-09 14:30

After Strongly Suggesting He May Commute Blagojevich’s Sentence, Trump Says Matter Is Under Review Mr. Trump told reporters of the plans after a day of highly critical news coverage as he traveled to the sites of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 dead....
2019-08-09 13:30

Pelosi to Trump: Use the Constitution to force Senate action on guns Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to use his constitutional powers to bring the Senate back into session, ramping up her efforts to force Republicans to act against gun violence.The unusual request — which would be ext...
2019-08-09 13:00

McConnell: Background checks, red flag laws will be ‘front and center’ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that strengthening background checks and red flag laws will “lead the discussion” on addressing gun violence in the wake of two mass shootings that left at least 31 people dead. McConnell’s remarks...
2019-08-09 13:00

Illinois Republicans urge Trump to keep Blagojevich in prison Illinois’ delegation of House Republicans on Thursday urged President Donald Trump not to commute the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the state’s former governor, after the president told reporters he was considering doing so.In a statement, Reps. Darin...
2019-08-09 13:00

Nadler: ‘This is formal impeachment proceedings’ House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said publicly for the first time on Thursday that his panel is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, adding that the committee will decide by the end of the year whether to refe...
2019-08-09 13:00

Ex-marine jailed for messages sent to Remain-supporting MP A pro-Brexit Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks after he posted menacing social media messages to a Remain-supporting MP which left her "scared" and "very exposed"....
2019-08-09 12:30

Corbyn accuses PM of plotting abuse of power to force no-deal Brexit during election Jeremy Corbyn is demanding a block on Brexit during an autumn general election campaign, accusing Boris Johnson of plotting an abuse of power to force no deal....
2019-08-09 12:30

Ocasio-Cortez says her ex-chief of staff's attacks on moderate Dems were 'divisive' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to shun responsibility for heightened tensions among House Democrats, distancing herself from her former chief of staff Saikrat Chakrabarti whose attacks on moderates she called “divisive.”...
2019-08-09 12:30

Liberals were warned EI review could have political consequences: documents Documents provided to Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos late last year warned about how a detailed review could drum up "significant expectations" on the Liberals to enact very costly changes to the program, tailored to each group's priori...
2019-08-09 07:30

GOP freezes Twitter spending to protest locking of McConnell’s account Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home, where he is recovering from a shoulder fracture....
2019-08-09 07:30

Ex-NY assemblyman blasts ‘coward’ AOC over response to Twitter blocking lawsuit Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit brought by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind that he filed after she blocked him on Twitter, and now Hikind claims she’s “afraid.”...
2019-08-09 07:00

Nearly half of all illegal immigrants nabbed in Mississippi ICE raid released on ‘humanitarian grounds’ Almost half of those arrested in a mass Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] roundup of illegal immigrants in Mississippi on Wednesday have already been released, officials announced Thursday....
2019-08-09 07:00

AOC says white supremacy's 'like a virus' that lies 'dormant' in us Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., unleashed a tweet storm on Wednesday in which she warned that white supremacy lay "dormant" in Americans and must be confronted in the subconscious....
2019-08-09 07:00

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues DOJ over dismissal Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sued the Justice Department and the FBI Thursday over his dismissal from the bureau last year, arguing that the agencies bowed to political pressure from President Trump....
2019-08-09 07:00

Pelosi demands Trump recall Senate to consider reforms aimed at gun violence House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote directly to President Trump on Thursday to demand that he use a little-invoked constitutional power to recall the Senate from its recess so it can address gun violence....
2019-08-09 07:00

Trump names counterterror chief Joseph Maguire acting director of national intelligence President Trump said Thursday that Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon will leave that position Aug.15, the same day that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is set to leave the administration....
2019-08-09 07:00

FBI kept using Steele dossier for FISA applications despite documenting ex-spy's bias, documents show The FBI formally documented the anti-Trump bias of British ex-spy Christopher Steele shortly after the November 2016 presidential election -- yet despite the red flags, continued to use his unverified dossier in multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveill...
2019-08-09 07:00

Biden says ‘poor kids’ just as bright as ‘white kids’ in latest gaffe Former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic primary frontrunner, made another gaffe Thursday when he told a crowd in Iowa that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.”...
2019-08-09 07:00

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues Justice Department over firing Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Department of Justice over his 2018 firing, which came just over 24 hours before he planned to retire, alleging the punishment was "politically motivated and retaliatory."...
2019-08-09 04:45

Queen may cut short holiday if Brexit causes crisis The Queen may have to cut short her summer holiday if she is needed to carry out any of her constitutional duties amid speculation her new prime minister could draw her into a political crisis....
2019-08-09 04:00

Corbyn asks for Johnson to be blocked from forcing no-deal during an election Jeremy Corbyn is demanding a block on Brexit during an autumn general election campaign, accusing Boris Johnson of plotting an abuse of power to force no deal....
2019-08-09 04:00

‘It had nothing to do with us’: Restrictionist groups distance themselves from accused El Paso shooter, who shared similar views on immigrants Three Washington-based organizations have helped provide the intellectual and ideological framework for President Trump’s hard-line immigration agenda. Some of their ideas were echoed by the alleged gunman....
2019-08-09 03:30

Sean Hannity and Bill de Blasio spent 41 minutes interrupting each other on Fox News Fox News’s Sean Hannity spent more than 41 minutes interviewing New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio. It went pretty much how you’d expect....
2019-08-09 03:30

214 mayors call on Senate to reconvene and pass background check bills The letter was signed by the leaders of El Paso and Dayton and several other cities that have experienced high-profile mass shootings in recent years....
2019-08-09 03:30

During El Paso hospital visit, Trump compared his and O’Rourke’s crowd sizes at political rallies, video shows The video, posted on Twitter by a local television station, capture part of the president’s visit that reporters traveling with him were not permitted to see....
2019-08-09 03:30

The Trailer: Democrats are talking about Donald Trump In this edition: Democrats and the difficulty of "making it about Trump," the state of the race in Iowa before the state fair, and a Medicare fight that's going to happen sooner than later....
2019-08-09 03:30

The Miami Dolphins’ billionaire owner is getting blitzed for backing Trump. Companies he’s invested in are taking the hits. Stephen Ross said in a statement that he has known the president for 40 years and cited the economy and job creation as his reason for “engagement with our leaders.” That did not go over well with those in the Trump resistance....
2019-08-09 03:30

How Trump could beat the NRA — if he wanted to For the second time, the president is threatening to buck the NRA. The first time he backed down. But the point is that he could do it if he wanted to....
2019-08-09 03:30

Republican groups vow to stop buying Twitter ads until McConnell campaign account is unfrozen The Republican Senate and House campaign arms, along with the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s campaign, said they were withholding their advertising dollars until the Team Mitch account was restored....
2019-08-09 03:30

NHS artificial intelligence boost to tackle cancer and dementia A new £250m investment in "robot" technology to treat cancer, dementia and heart disease in the NHS is being promised by Boris Johnson in his latest pledge on health spending....
2019-08-08 23:00

Ex-Marine jailed for messages sent to Remain MP A pro-Brexit Falklands War veteran has been jailed for 24 weeks after he posted menacing social media messages to a Remainer politician which left her "scared" and "very exposed"....
2019-08-08 23:00

Gove tells taxman to help SMEs through no-deal Brexit Ministers have ordered the taxman‎ to soften its revenue-raising zeal in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying the priority must instead be providing support to cash-squeezed small businesses....
2019-08-08 23:00

Andrew Yang Becomes 9th Democrat to Qualify for the Next Debate Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur, earned 2 percent support in a new poll, adding him to the group of Democratic presidential candidates who will go to Houston in September....
2019-08-08 21:30

Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest The campaign posted a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville home. Twitter said the video violated its policy....
2019-08-08 21:30

Wife of American Imprisoned in Iran Cites ASAP Rocky in Plea for Trump’s Help “I believe the ordeal of my husband and other unjust detention cases deserve the same level of attention,” said Hua Qu. Her husband has been imprisoned for three years in Iran....
2019-08-08 21:30

Twitter locks Mitch McConnell's campaign account for tweet violating threats policy Twitter locked Mitch McConnell's campaign Twitter account, Team Mitch, for posting a video of a profanity-laden protest outside of McConnell's home in Louisville, Kentucky....
2019-08-08 18:30

Withdrawal of US troops in Syria strengthened ISIS resurgence, DOD watchdog says Syrian forces backed by the United States are struggling to contain ISIS following President Donald Trump's partial withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Defense Department watchdog warned...
2019-08-08 18:30

Minnesota Farmers Let Agriculture Secretary Know They Are Not Happy With Trump’s Trade War Farmers’ discontent over President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China erupted into the open Wednesday as his agriculture secretary was confronted at a fair in rural Minnesota. Gary Wertish, president of the Minnesota Farmers U...
2019-08-08 18:30

My Fellow Republicans Must Stand Against the Alt-Right Virus Infecting America In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting, a raging argument broke out online and across the airwaves. Given that the suspected shooter used one of Donald Trump’s favorite words to describe illegal immigration–invasion–did ...
2019-08-08 18:30

Hundreds of U.S. mayors push Senate to pass background check bills A bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors on Thursday called on the Senate to return from its August recess, demanding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reconvene the chamber to take up legislation to strengthen background checks on gun buyers....
2019-08-08 18:00

Welcome to Mongolia, Mr. Defense Secretary. Here’s Your Horse. A visit by Mark Esper to Mongolia was the third time an American defense secretary has named a horse in this landlocked ally wedged between China and Russia....
2019-08-08 17:00

Trump 'seriously' considering commuting Blagojevich sentence President Trump said on Wednesday that he is "seriously" considering commuting the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich and said the disgraced former Illinois governor was treated "unbelievably unfairly" by the ex-FBI Director Jim Comey's gang of 'slea...
2019-08-08 16:30

El Paso and Dayton shootings stir gun debate, will DC react or is cycle repeating? Republican strategists made sure that initiatives prohibiting gay marriage were on the ballot in key states heading into the 2004 presidential election. Support for those measures coaxed Republicans to the polls to help re-elect President George. W. ...
2019-08-08 16:30

Miami Dolphins owner fires back after anti-Trump activists plan Equinox, SoulCycle boycotts Stephen Ross, owner of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, fired back Wednesday at critics of President Trump, defending his plans to host a fundraiser for Trump on Friday at his Hamptons home on New York’s Long Island....
2019-08-08 16:30

More Trump donors who also gave to Castro brothers say they're irked by Dem's tweet When U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro apparently tried to shame more than 40 prominent San Antonians for donating money to President Trump, he also seems to have alienated some individuals who gave to Castro and his twin brother as well....
2019-08-08 16:30

Sanders seeks 'concessions' from gun owners, though '99.9%' would never commit mass shootings Sen. Bernie Sanders says “99.9 percent of gun owners” would never commit gun violence, but wants them to make “concessions” following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio....
2019-08-08 16:30

Elizabeth Warren calls Trump a white supremacist Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a top Democrat in the 2020 presidential elections, said President Trump is a white supremacist and has done “everything in his power to stir up racial conflict and hatred in this country....
2019-08-08 16:30

Dem rival to Maine's Collins must face probe over admitted campaign finance violations, state's GOP says The Maine Republican Party is calling for a probe into Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon over alleged campaign finance violations to which she has admitted....
2019-08-08 16:30

Herd of 2020 presidential hopefuls to stampede the annual Iowa State Fair More than 20 candidates running for president are heading to Iowa this week for the Iowa State Fair – the annual event that features a famous “Butter Cow” and has long attracted White House aspirants dating back to Dwight Eisenhower’s visit in the 19...
2019-08-08 16:30

Trump regrets the 'pressure' put on his brother, who died of alcoholism in the 1980s President Trump reflected on his relationship with his brother Fred Trump Jr. -- who died in 1981 as a result of alcoholism -- and the lasting effect Fred's drinking had on him, in a new interview....
2019-08-08 16:30

Pence mocked by Monica Lewinksy for saying 'spend more time on your knees than on the internet' Monica Lewinsky, infamous for an affair with former President Bill Clinton, mocked Vice President Mike Pence for comments he made about kneeling in prayer....
2019-08-08 16:30

Feds advised to focus on ‘us’ instead of ‘us-versus-them’ narrative to counter populism A briefing note prepared for the senior civil servants warned that if only "marginalized populations are considered,'' the result would be that "others feel as if they do no matter.''...
2019-08-08 13:45

President Trump Picks Twitter Fights After Consoling Dayton Shooting Victims Just a few hours after President Donald Trump visited with first-responders and people wounded in a shooting that claimed nine lives in Dayton, Ohio, he lashed out at the city’s mayor and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, claiming they “misreprese...
2019-08-08 08:45

House Democrats Take Don McGahn to Court Over Ignoring Their Subpoena to Testify The House Judiciary Committee filed a complaint in federal court Wednesday to enforce a subpoena compelling former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify about his time in the Trump administration. It’s a move committee aides touted as anoth...
2019-08-08 08:45

The Democratic Candidates Drew a Sharp Contrast With Trump’s Response to Shootings Leaving the White House for a trip to Dayton and El Paso Wednesday, President Donald Trump couldn’t resist a detour to politics, lambasting critics of his response to two mass shootings as “political people” who are “very low ...
2019-08-08 08:45

House Democrats tell McConnell: Pass stricter gun laws now More than 200 members pressed the Republican leader to bring the Senate back from its August recess to approve a measure expanding background checks after shootings in Texas and Ohio....
2019-08-08 08:45

Biden, Booker attack Trump with scathing words — and different messages Joe Biden and Cory Booker both delivered impassioned speeches Wednesday taking on President Trump and white supremacy. But while Biden focused on the president, Booker offered a broader critique, reflecting a longstanding divide among Democrats....
2019-08-08 08:45

NRA board members defend LaPierre’s push for Texas mansion LaPierre told associates he needed a more secure place to live because he was worried about being targeted after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla....
2019-08-08 08:45

Rep. Lucy McBath, whose son was fatally shot, accused by Republicans of politicizing shootings “Our nation’s dangerous gun laws are the reason that I was never able to take senior prom pictures and graduation pictures or send Jordan off to college,” McBath responded....
2019-08-08 08:45

NRA chief sought purchase of $6 million mansion in wake of Parkland shooting The gun-rights group said the proposed purchase of a $6 million estate, which was not completed, was the idea of its longtime ad firm. The firm rejects that, saying LaPierre sought the property in the Dallas suburb....
2019-08-08 08:45

Trump attacks local leaders as he visits two cities grieving from mass shootings Ahead of his trip, the president dismissed critics who suggested his rhetoric on race and immigration is partly to blame for a rise in hate-inspired violence, saying “my rhetoric brings people together.”...
2019-08-08 08:45

Some El Paso shooting victims wouldn’t meet Trump, medical center spokesman says Trump’s visit to El Paso was unwelcome for many elected officials and other residents, who believe Trump’s rhetoric about immigrants and the border has emboldened anti-immigrant groups....
2019-08-08 08:45

Trump says he may commute Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence The former Illinois governor was convicted of trying to sell then-President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat, as well as other campaign finance violations....
2019-08-08 08:45

Biden says Trump fans 'flames of white supremacy' as Democrats attack racism Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden on Wednesday accused Republican President Donald Trump of fueling the white supremacy beliefs blamed for several U.S. mass shootings, as Trump visited two cities where 31 people were killed in rampages l...
2019-08-08 07:45

Democrats sue to compel ex-White House counsel McGahn's testimony in Trump-Russia probe The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee asked a federal court on Wednesday to compel former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify about President Donald Trump's alleged efforts to impede the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 20...
2019-08-08 07:45

Trump visits mass shooting victims; protesters shout 'Do something!' U.S. President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend's deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric....
2019-08-08 07:45

Top State Dept. Official Steps Down From Post Overseeing Western Hemisphere Kimberly Breier had been assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs for less than a year and helped supervise the restrictions the administration imposed on Cuba in April....
2019-08-08 06:45

Trump Suggests He’s Likely to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich Mr. Trump told reporters of the plans after a day of highly critical news coverage as he traveled to the sites of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 31 dead....
2019-08-08 06:45

Trump says he'll call Congress back to Washington if GOP and Dems get 'close' on gun reform plan Trump also says he's "in favor" of background checks, and reiterates his support for "red flag" laws preventing mentally ill people from accessing firearms....
2019-08-08 05:45

White House to host discussion on violent online extremism – but Trump isn't expected to attend The White House will host technology companies on Friday for a discussion about the rise of violent online extremism days after the El Paso massacre....
2019-08-08 05:45