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2019-06-20 00:57

Trump U.N. pick Craft says climate change a threat to planet U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to be United Nations ambassador acknowledged on Wednesday that climate change is a threat and pledged to recuse herself from any U.N. talks on the issue involving coal because her husband is a coal billionaire....
2019-06-20 00:45

Facebook called before Senate panel over digital currency project Facebook Inc's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on the project....
2019-06-20 00:45

Trump's big show on July 4: patriotic speech or campaign rally? President Donald Trump plans a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and a possible Air Force One flyover for an amped-up Independence Day celebration in Washington, drawing criticism that he wants to transform a traditionally nonpartisan, national event in...
2019-06-20 00:45

Explainer: Can Trump block ex-aide Hicks from talking to Congress by citing immunity? A White House lawyer cited "testimonial immunity" in instructing Hope Hicks, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, not to answer questions about her White House tenure in a closed-door congressional interview on Wednesday....
2019-06-20 00:45

OBJECTION! Ex-Trump aide Hicks tight-lipped in U.S. House interview Hope Hicks, formerly one of President Donald Trump's closest aides, repeatedly refused to answer questions on Wednesday in an interview with U.S. congressional investigators, with a squad of lawyers at her side carefully orchestrating her responses....
2019-06-20 00:45

Senate to vote Thursday on whether to block Trump Saudi arms sale plan The U.S. Senate will vote on Thursday on legislation seeking to block President Donald Trump's plan to sidestep congressional review and go ahead with more than $8 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates....
2019-06-20 00:45

U.S. Congress-White House budget, debt limit talks sputter: congressional leaders Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the fiscal year starting on Oct. 1 and the need to raise Washington's borrowing authorit...
2019-06-20 00:45

Chris Matthews heaps praise on Biden, says he was the 'Irish guy hanging around with the African-American president' MSNBC host Chris Matthews heaped praise on Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama Tuesday and said America should seek to return to the Obama era. ...
2019-06-20 00:45

House reauthorizes Hyde Amendment, despite protests from 2020 Dems The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a spending bill that included a reauthorization of the so-called Hyde Amendment barring federal money for abortions....
2019-06-20 00:45

Sen. John Kennedy on AOC's 'concentration camp' comparison: 'She knows better than that' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. is entitled to her opinion, but should know better than to make extreme comparisons, according to Sen. John Kennedy, R-La....
2019-06-20 00:45

Second congressional Democrat staffer charged in scheme to dox Republicans amid Kavanaugh confirmation fight A second aide to New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Maggie Hassan is facing federal charges stemming from a scheme to publicly post the personal information of several Republican politicians amid the contentious confirmation hearings for now-Justice Brett K...
2019-06-20 00:45

Gutfeld: Trump 'confounds the media' because his platforms are collectively centrist, not extreme President Trump offers a challenge to the media because the collective political bent of his policy platforms add up to "right down the middle," according to Greg Gutfeld....
2019-06-20 00:45

Mitch McConnell slammed by author Ta-Nehisi Coates over slavery reparations Bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates took issue with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's stance on reparations in testimony to Congress Wednesday....
2019-06-20 00:45

Booker, de Blasio Hit Biden For Reminiscing About Working With Segregationists Sen. Cory Booker and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio harshly criticized Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden Wednesday over his comments about working with segregationist lawmakers in the past. In a marked contrast from the so-far mostly friendly prim...
2019-06-20 00:30

Scheer’s climate plan puts focus on ‘tech not taxes’ with $2.5B in pledges The Conservative leader's long-awaited climate plan pitches $2.5 billion in new spending that puts the emphasis on private sector green tech investments....
2019-06-20 00:15

Mnuchin says Trump wants to keep government open as Washington scrambles for budget, debt deal If the Trump administration and Congress fail to reach a spending agreement, the White House will offer to keep the government funded at its current levels for a year, Mnuchin said....
2019-06-19 23:45

Another ballot win for Johnson as 'underdog' Stewart surprises Boris Johnson has again secured a comprehensive victory in the latest ballot of Conservative MPs to choose their new party leader and the UK's next prime minister....
2019-06-19 22:15

'I'm surprised': Stewart eliminated from Tory contest with Brexit warning Defeated Conservative leadership contender Rory Stewart has warned the four remaining candidates against promises they "can't deliver" after being eliminated from the contest....
2019-06-19 22:15

Iran Has Ties to Al Qaeda, Trump Officials Tell Skeptical Congress Some lawmakers fear briefings by Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, and others are an attempt to provide legal cover for a military strike, echoing the Iraq War....
2019-06-19 22:15

Ta-Nehisi Coates Assails Mitch McConnell at Raucous Reparations Hearing Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation “for something that happened 150 years ago.”...
2019-06-19 22:15

Governor wants Pennsylvania to join greenhouse gas reduction program Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S. states, according to a report from the Associated Press....
2019-06-19 21:45

U.S. targets families for deportation to discourage migrants U.S. immigration authorities want to deport recently arrived families who are in the United States illegally to discourage the surging numbers of Central Americans arriving from Mexico, a government official leading the effort said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 21:45

Trump blasts Democrats for Hope Hicks testimony, calls congressional hearings 'rigged' Trump criticized congressional Democrats for subpoenaeing ex-aide Hope Hicks to testify about incidents detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report....
2019-06-19 21:30

5 ways to fight wealth inequality, according to economists With bold and targeted steps, economists say, government can increase opportunity for people in ways that strengthen, not weaken, American capitalism....
2019-06-19 21:30

Democratic presidential candidates denounce Biden's comments about segregationist senators Bill de Blasio and Cory Booker denounced Biden by name in a break with the practice most Democrats have followed on the trail thus far. Both men framed their criticism in personal terms....
2019-06-19 21:30

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson calls Trump's attacks on the press 'stupid' and 'dangerous' "Actually isolating journalists, as a group, not just the Times, but the whole industry, is a really frankly hostile, stupid but also dangerous thing to do," said Mark Thompson, who became president and CEO of The New York Times Company in 2012....
2019-06-19 21:30

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi on Trump: 'If the goods are there, you must impeach' U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said that if Democrats' multiple investigations of President Donald Trump find significant wrongdoing, the chamber would have to move to impeach him....
2019-06-19 21:15

Pennsylvania governor wants to tie nuclear bailout to joining RGGI Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) as part of a nuclear bailout deal, according to reports from local media and analysts....
2019-06-19 21:15

Schiff: 'Time and patience are running out' for Mueller testimony Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia investigation....
2019-06-19 21:15

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi backs bill aimed at protecting Hong Kong rights U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of China's human rights record, on Wednesday threw her influence behind bipartisan legislation to require the Trump administration to certify Beijing is maintaining its special tre...
2019-06-19 21:15

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks frustrates Democrats with limited testimony Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, drew fire from Democrats on Wednesday for not answering questions during a closed House Judiciary Committee session about whether her former boss broke the law....
2019-06-19 21:15

Exclusive: U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules - sources The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, widening the two countries' row over tariffs and trade...
2019-06-19 21:15

Senate panel OKs aid to ease migrant surge at southern border The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved $4.6 billion in largely humanitarian aid to address a surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border with Mexico, with a vote expected in the full Senate as soon as next week....
2019-06-19 21:15

Joe Biden under fire from rivals for remarks about civility with segregationists Former Vice President Joe Biden came under sharp criticism from some of his Democratic presidential rivals on Wednesday for remarks he made this week about his time working civilly with segregationists serving in the Senate in the 1970s....
2019-06-19 21:15

Schiff: House in the dark about DOJ’s 2016 campaign spying probe The House Intelligence Committee has “very little visibility” into the three Justice Department investigations into the intelligence officials who launched the Russia probe, the panel’s chairman Adam Schiff said on Wednesday. It’s a situation that ha...
2019-06-19 21:00

Senate Panel Approves Humanitarian Aid for Migrant Refugees (WASHINGTON) — A modified version of President Donald Trump’s $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refuges massing at the southern border swept through a key Senate panel on Wednesday after senior lawmakers rem...
2019-06-19 20:30

President Trump Raised $24.8 Million in Just a Few Hours After His Campaign Launch Rally President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million in the hours following the official launch of his campaign for re-election in 2020, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said. The haul dwarfs the first day fundraising totals announced b...
2019-06-19 20:30

These Democrats Are Trying to Ensure the Term ‘Socialism’ Doesn’t Define Them in 2020 Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders stood on stage at a Washington, D.C., college campus extolling the virtues of democratic socialism in what his presidential bid billed as a major speech. As this week began, a group of roughly 200 top Democratic strateg...
2019-06-19 20:30

EPA Rolls Back Obama Rule On Coal-Fired Power Plants (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Wednesday completed one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation’s electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and the...
2019-06-19 20:30

House inches toward 11th hour deal on aid for border crisis House Democratic leaders are close to completing a long-awaited deal with Republicans to deliver billions in emergency aid to the southern border, with plans to approve the package as early as next week. The House aims to pass its bill as soon as nex...
2019-06-19 20:00

Moderate Dems push election security to pivot from impeachment debate Democrats in the House’s most hard-fought seats hope they’ve found a way out of their impeachment dilemma.Leaders of the moderate Blue Dog Caucus are launching a push this week to drag the conversation back to Russian meddling in the 2016 election — ...
2019-06-19 20:00

Second ex-Hassan staffer charged in doxing case A second former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) was charged in federal court Wednesday with evidence tampering and aiding and abetting computer fraud in connection with a scheme that led to personal information of several Republican senators bein...
2019-06-19 20:00

Quebec’s Bill 21 on religious symbols leads to fears of surveillance, monitoring Bill 21, a controversial legislation that makes it illegal for public sector employees to work while wearing religious symbols, was passed Sunday night....
2019-06-19 19:30

Trump campaign manager: The president will win an 'electoral landslide' in 2020 Despite recent polls pointing to a tough re-election battle, Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale believes an "electoral landslide" is at hand for the president. ...
2019-06-19 19:30

Amazon, Pentagon accused of swampy dealings over $10B contract Amazon is poised to receive a lucrative government contract with the Pentagon, but a competitor is arguing it's nothing more than a prime example of D.C. swamp politics. ...
2019-06-19 19:30

As Democrats debate reparations for slavery, polls suggest Americans are not convinced As Democrats consider the idea of reparations to black Americans for slavery, polling shows that the public is far from convinced about the radical idea -- and overwhelmingly oppose such measures....
2019-06-19 19:30

Dems ‘shooting themselves in the foot’ by giving MSNBC exclusive convention access, C-SPAN honcho says The South Carolina Democratic Party has made MSNBC the only network permitted to air live coverage of its 2019 convention this weekend that will feature 21 of the party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls -- but C-SPAN’s political boss thinks the party is “...
2019-06-19 19:30

Trump EPA rolls back Obama’s coal crackdown Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday finalized the agency’s plan for replacing Obama-era regulations on emissions from coal-fired power plants, part of a long-running effort by the Trump administration to roll bac...
2019-06-19 19:30

Hemingway says mainstream media pushing same narrative as 2016: 'Disappointing they haven't updated their spin' President Trump launched his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, but many mainstream media pundits continued their blistering criticism. ...
2019-06-19 19:30

McCarthy: Mueller 'scorched the earth' to find crimes, FBI 'bent over backward' to avoid Clinton charges President Trump once again took aim at Hillary Clinton, arguing that the Mueller probe was far different than the FBI investigation of the former secretary of state's private email server. ...
2019-06-19 19:30

Heckling, drama mark House hearing on slavery reparations as top Dem asks, 'Why not now?' The question of slavery reparations for black Americans was the subject of a fiery and emotional House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday as Democrats called for measures to address America’s “original sin” -- while Republicans described such paym...
2019-06-19 19:30

It’s official: DC’s Fourth of July celebration to include Trump speech, flyover It’s official: the Trump administration announced Wednesday that Washington D.C.’s Fourth of July Celebration will feature a new fireworks display over the Potomac, military jet flyovers and demonstrations, and a speech by President Trump despite mou...
2019-06-19 19:30

Dominic Raab throws support behind Boris Johnson Dominic Raab tells the BBC he is backing Boris Johnson in the Conservative party leadership contest. Mr Raab was knocked out of the second round of the contest....
2019-06-19 18:45

Kushner tries to strike bipartisan asylum deal Jared Kushner is working with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to try and broker a bipartisan deal on asylum laws, which could be the next step in Congress’ piecemeal approach to immigration reform after passage of a $4.5 billi...
2019-06-19 18:45

Senate Appropriations Committee approves $4.6B for border The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $4.6 billion spending bill to respond to an influx of Central American families and children at the southwest border.The measure passed with a 30-1 vote, with only Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) oppose...
2019-06-19 18:45

House Democrats will vote on bill exploring reparations House Democratic leaders on Wednesday committed to a floor vote for legislation to study reparations for the descendants of slaves — a historic move for the black community after the party sidestepped the debate for decades. House Majority Leader St...
2019-06-19 18:45

Pelosi to view less redacted Mueller report this week Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she plans to view a minimally redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report later this week, just days after key House panels secured agreements to give more lawmakers access to the evidence underpinn...
2019-06-19 17:30

Craft absent from post for over 300 days, Menendez notes U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft was absent from her post for more than 300 days during her tenure in Ottawa, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's top Democrat said today during her confirmation hearing to become the American envoy to the U....
2019-06-19 17:30

‘We got things done’: Biden recalls ‘civility’ with segregationist senators At a fundraiser, the former vice president remarked that the late Mississippi Sen. James O. Eastland, a Southern Democrat and avowed white supremacist, didn't call him "boy," but rather "son."...
2019-06-19 17:01

Donald Trump Jr. mocks Joe Biden for vowing to cure cancer if elected president The remarks by the president’s eldest son came at a campaign rally in Orlando. Biden has focused on curing the disease since losing a son to brain cancer in 2015....
2019-06-19 17:01

Pelosi rules out a censure of Trump: ‘If the goods are there, you must impeach’ Some Democratic lawmakers have been looking for a less divisive alternative to impeachment to address possible obstruction of the special counsel’s investigation....
2019-06-19 17:01

Trump raised nearly $25 million as he kicked off 2020 reelection, RNC chief says The president’s campaign is on track to report the best fundraising quarter, underscoring the financial dominance he has over the sprawling Democratic field....
2019-06-19 17:01

Iran's President Rouhani says scaling back nuclear commitments is a 'minimum' measure Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday pulling out of some commitments under the nuclear deal was a "minimum" measure that Tehran could adopt a year after the United States withdrew from the accord and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Re...
2019-06-19 17:00

Factbox: Clash between Trump, U.S. House Democrats shifts into courts President Donald Trump's conflict with U.S. House Democrats over their many investigations of him, his family and businesses is beginning to move from Capitol Hill into the U.S. courts, where some key cases are already developing....
2019-06-19 17:00

As legal glare turns to Trump, his faith in Supreme Court may be tested President Donald Trump's fondness for the U.S. Supreme Court could be tested by a series of legal disputes targeting him personally – from his taxes and businesses to his 2016 election campaign – that ultimately may be decided by the justices....
2019-06-19 17:00

Top secret: Trump's revamp of U.S. security clearances stumbling - officials, report At a time when the United States says China is aggressively spying on its government, a push by President Donald Trump to fix the system that determines who can and cannot be trusted with secrets is behind schedule and disorganized, according to U.S....
2019-06-19 17:00

Republican women aim to grow their numbers in U.S. House next year U.S. Republicans chagrined by how few women their party has serving in Congress are launching an initiative on Wednesday aimed at reversing the trend in the 2020 elections, though steep fundraising, recruitment and policy hurdles lie ahead....
2019-06-19 17:00

France, Germany to increase efforts to reduce Iran tensions, avert war: ministers France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out, their foreign ministers said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 17:00

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi cites need to impeach Trump if wrongdoing found U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said that if Democrats' investigations of President Donald Trump find significant wrongdoing, the chamber would have to move to impeach him....
2019-06-19 17:00

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi cites key problems in way of USMCA trade pact approval U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday outlined several key impediments to congressional approval of a U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to arrive in Washington to push for ...
2019-06-19 17:00

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi blasts Trump pressure on Fed over interest rates The U.S. Federal Reserve should be independent and not under the influence of President Donald Trump in setting monetary policy, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 17:00

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks arrives for closed congressional testimony Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to face questions in Congress about six instances in which Democrats believe Trump may have broken the law during the 2016 presidential campaign and wh...
2019-06-19 17:00

Federal cabinet ministers visit Edmonton, Calgary in wake of Trans Mountain approval Two federal cabinet ministers are making appearances in Alberta Wednesday following the Trudeau government's second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion....
2019-06-19 16:15

Statehood push for DC, Puerto Rico part of Dems' 'full-bore socialism,' McConnell says House Democrats' attempts to grant statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico amount to “full-bore socialism” -- which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he cannot abide....
2019-06-19 14:45

AOC attack group targets top Dem -- who voted with her 96% of the time but criticized Omar A far-left group backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is supporting a political newcomer to unseat a 30-year Democratic New York congressman who called out Rep. Ilhan Omar over anti-Semitism....
2019-06-19 14:45

Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan blasts AOC's 'reckless' rhetoric: 'The irony is unbelievable here' Acting ICE Director Mark Morgan pushed back against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wednesday on Fox & Friends for her "reckless" comparison of U.S. border facilities to concentration camps....
2019-06-19 14:45

On Politics: Trump Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With Familiar Grievances The president told a raucous Florida crowd that the election would be “a verdict on the un-American conduct of those who tried to undermine our great democracy.”...
2019-06-19 14:30

Hope Hicks to Be Questioned on Episodes of Potential Obstruction by Trump Asking Ms. Hicks, the former Trump adviser, about the campaign during private testimony could be a fruitful pursuit for Democrats. But they have few others....
2019-06-19 14:30

Dems seize on Hope Hicks testimony to break Trump's oversight blockade Hope Hicks’ name appears 184 times in special counsel Robert Mueller’s blockbuster report, in which the longtime confidante of President Donald Trump delivers a painstakingly detailed account of efforts by Trump to thwart the investigation of his cam...
2019-06-19 14:30

Fight over flight to Cochran funeral breaks out in Senate Appropriations Committee What started as a routine request — arranging for a government flight to take senators to the funeral of the late Sen. Thad Cochran — has become a controversy over Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby’s running of the once-powerful...
2019-06-19 14:30

Trump plans Air Force One flyover in DC as part of revamped July 4 celebration: report President Trump plans to have Air Force One fly over the National Mall as part of his revamped Fourth of July celebrations set to take place next month in Washington, reports said Tuesday....
2019-06-19 10:45

House votes to block Trump's transgender troop ban The House voted Tuesday to block the Pentagon’s new transgender troop policy, taking a swipe at President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender service in the military.During debate on a $1 trillion spending package, lawmakers voted 243-183 to adopt...
2019-06-19 09:45

Fact-checking President Trump’s reelection campaign kickoff Phony numbers on trade. Unfounded claims about immigrants. False statements about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. You know, the usual....
2019-06-19 09:15

Trump launches reelection bid with familiar themes, redoubling focus on his most avid backers President Trump told an Orlando crowd that his 2016 election was the result of a great political movement that has been under attack ever since. He touted his accomplishments and rehashed grievances and false claims from his first campaign....
2019-06-19 09:15

Trump close to rolling back Obama-era environmental rules The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging polluti...
2019-06-19 08:15

Donald Trump Jr blasts Joe Biden, asks why he didn’t ‘cure cancer’ in last 50 years While warming up the crowd at President Trump’s re-election rally in Orlando Tuesday, first son Donald Trump Jr. took a few swipes at the Democratic front runner....
2019-06-19 08:15

Some asylum-seekers should be halted at border, new USCIS acting director says in memo to staff: report President Trump’s recent appointee to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is apparently wasting little time in making changes at the agency....
2019-06-19 08:15

Matt Gaetz: Trump's 'Keep America Great' campaign an 'inclusive movement' President Trump's campaign is an inclusive venture that seeks to unite Americans in favor of economic prosperity, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla....
2019-06-19 06:45

Trump campaign kickoff appears to outdraw similar event for Obama's re-election bid On Tuesday night in Orlando, Fla., it appeared that President Trump drew a larger crowd for his 2020 re-election campaign kickoff event than former President Barack Obama did for a similar event in Columbus, Ohio....
2019-06-19 06:45

Charlie Kirk: Ocasio-Cortez 'the most powerful Democrat in office' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may not be in House leadership, but she is still the most powerful Democratic lawmaker in office, according to Charlie Kirk....
2019-06-19 06:45

Reparations for slavery remains divisive issue for US, remarks by Booker, McConnell suggest Comments from two U.S. senators -- one a Democrat and the other a Republican -- appeared to illustrate Tuesday how far apart the two parties are on the proposal of reparations for the descendants of American slaves....
2019-06-19 06:45

Rubio hits back at NYT reporter who called him out for ‘smiling’ at Trump rally Senator Marco Rubio hit back at a reporter after he tweeted it was “very strange” to see the Florida senator “smiling and chuckling” at the president’s re-election rally in Orlando Tuesday evening....
2019-06-19 06:45

At least one more contender facing the axe following fractious TV debate At least one more contender for the Tory leadership will be eliminated from the race today, following a sometimes fractious, but largely inconclusive TV debate....
2019-06-19 05:45

‘We Are Going On to Victory.’ President Trump Officially Kicks Off His 2020 Reelection Campaign (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused mor...
2019-06-19 05:30

With Esper, Pentagon inherits an army veteran long focused on China In the opinion of Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. military, Washington was late to recognize that America will be locked in a strategic competition with China for years to come....
2019-06-19 04:45

Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as reports emerge of family violence Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan abandoned his quest for the top Pentagon job on Tuesday as reports emerged of domestic violence in his family, plunging the leadership of the U.S. military into new uncertainty just as tensions with Iran are ...
2019-06-19 04:45

Murder or mutiny? Arguments begin in Navy SEAL's court martial in San Diego Did decorated U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Ed Gallagher murder a teenage Islamic State fighter or is he being framed by mutinying sailors he commanded and who are testifying against him?...
2019-06-19 04:45

Ex-Trump aide Hicks to testify behind closed doors to U.S. House investigators Hope Hicks, once a close aide and communications director for President Donald Trump, will become on Wednesday the first member of his inner circle to testify to the congressional panel leading a probe into possible obstruction of justice by Trump....
2019-06-19 04:45

California governor apologizes to Native Americans, cites 'genocide' California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday apologized to Native Americans for violence and other wrongdoings they suffered during the state's history and called their mistreatment genocide....
2019-06-19 04:45

Trump launches re-election campaign, presents himself as outsider and victim President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a victim of an attempted ouster by Democra...
2019-06-19 04:45

Johnson may yet get away with his Brexit plan There were no obvious winners in the Tory leadership contest on Tuesday, as the process - which must somehow come to a resolution in less than 48 hours - meandered forward frustratingly slowly....
2019-06-19 03:45

Trump launches 2020 re-election bid in jam-packed Orlando arena President Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday night before a jam-packed crowd in Orlando's Amway Center arena, and quickly unloaded on the media organizations and government actors he said tried their hardest with "everythin...
2019-06-19 03:30

Dana Perino: Dems could be looking to 'chop down' tallest oak in Biden at debates Expect Democratic presidential candidates to focus on 'chopping down' former Vice President Joe Biden at next week's debates, says Fox News' Dana Perino....
2019-06-19 03:30

Bipartisan Senate deal reached on $4.5B border-humanitarian aid package Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, have forged a tentative agreement on a $4.59 billion supplemental appropriations package for the border ...
2019-06-19 03:30

Watch: President Trump debuts Hillary Clinton impression during Florida campaign rally It's been years since President Trump rolled out his nickname for Hillary Clinton, but on Tuesday night he unveiled a potentially new impression of her. Trump, speaking at his official campaign launch in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night, harkened b...
2019-06-19 03:30

Trump, at Rally in Florida, Kicks Off His 2020 Re-election Bid For a man who wants to be seen as an outsider despite occupying the Oval Office, the rally on Tuesday night presented an opportunity to, at least for one night, turn the clock back to 2015....
2019-06-19 03:30

Rand Paul wants Congress involved in Iran decision, says war would be 'a bigger mistake' than Iraq Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, said a war with Iran would be an even bigger mistake than the war with Iraq, and pushed for Congress to get involved in the process of approval. ...
2019-06-19 02:45

House Judiciary Chair backs AOC's tweet comparing migrant centers to concentration camps House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., suggested on Tuesday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., was right to compare migrant detention centers under President Trump to the concentration camps seen during the Holocaust....
2019-06-19 02:45

Liz Cheney: Ocasio-Cortez's 'concentration camp' comments must be condemned by Democrats Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez', D-N.Y., apparent comparison of southern border facilities to concentration camps must be condemned by Democratic leadership, according to Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo....
2019-06-19 02:45

McConnell says he’s against reparations for slavery: ‘It would be pretty hard to figure out who to compensate’ “No one currently alive was responsible for that, and I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it,” McConnell told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday....
2019-06-19 02:45

House panel to question former Trump aide about hush-money payments to women alleging affairs Hope Hicks, who served as White House communications director, is scheduled to testify behind closed doors to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 02:45

Dems to grill Hope Hicks on alleged Trump obstruction House Democrats intend to question former White House communications director Hope Hicks on Wednesday about five specific incidents that special counsel Robert Mueller detailed as part of his investigation into whether President Donald Trump tried to...
2019-06-19 02:15

Trump and Congress race to avoid fiscal time bomb Congressional leaders in both parties are confident they can reach a deal to stave off a funding fiasco this fall — if only President Donald Trump would stay out of the way. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top ...
2019-06-19 02:15

Democrats Will Grill Hope Hicks Behind Closed Doors on Wednesday After months of futile efforts, House Democrats have finally procured a top witness from President Trump’s inner orbit, but they won’t be grilling her on live television. Hope Hicks, Trump’s 30-year-old former communications directo...
2019-06-19 01:45

Mitch McConnell Says Reparations for Slavery Are Not a ‘Good Idea’ (WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay. The Kentucky Republican spoke to reporters on the eve of a rare House hearing on what compen...
2019-06-19 01:45

Exclusive: Trump Says the Mueller Investigation Hurt His Approval But Fired Up His Base President Donald Trump‘s approval rating has never cracked 50% in Gallup polls, but he argues that it would be several points above that if it weren’t for Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation. “Based on the economy, ...
2019-06-19 01:45

Ilhan Omar criticizes Trump for using legal term on immigration: 'No one is an 'alien'' President Trump was incorrect to call illegal immigrants "aliens," Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said on Tuesday as she called the administration out for dehumanizing immigrants....
2019-06-19 01:30

Anti-Trump CNN star Jim Acosta claims president's fans make some reporters 'feel endangered' CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta said some of his media colleagues now live in fear of Trump supporters, during a Tuesday interview for his new book "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America." ...
2019-06-19 01:30

Juan Williams: Anti-Trump protesters targeting Lawrence Jones with racist abuse an example of 'intolerance coming from the left' Anti-Trump protestors who targeted Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones with racist remarks during an impeachment rally in Manhattan exposed a level of intolerance on the left, according to Juan Williams. ...
2019-06-19 01:30

'The Five' unanimously blasts AOC for comparing detention centers on the border to 'concentration camps' Was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wrong to compare the U.S. detention facilities along the southern border with the Holocaust concentration camps? Fox News' "The Five" unanimously said 'yes' Tuesday criticizing the congresswoman for her comm...
2019-06-19 01:30

Trump looks to energize Florida voters, as state becomes battleground once more It’s no secret why Trump has chosen Orlando for this. It’s in Florida and on the I-4 corridor that includes Tampa and Daytona Beach and is the purplest region in the state....
2019-06-18 23:45

Amid attacks from rivals, Biden holds top-dollar fundraisers and hints at $20M haul Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it appears the former vice president may also be the leader in the race for campaign cash....
2019-06-18 23:45

FBI releases files showing bureau monitored activities of ‘Rules for Radicals’ author Saul Alinsky The FBI on Tuesday released more than 400 pages of its files on left-wing activist Saul Alinsky that showed the bureau, for years, monitored the community organizer and investigated accusations that he was a communist....
2019-06-18 23:45

Bernie Sanders delivers blistering criticism of Trump, labels him a 'racist, sexist, homophobe and religious bigot' Ahead of President Trump's kickoff rally for his 2020 re-election campaign Tuesday evening, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a scathing personal attack, labeling him a "racist, sexist, homophobe and religious bigot."...
2019-06-18 23:45

Amy Klobuchar backs 'Green New Deal,' promises executive action on gun control in first 100 days Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., released a sweeping plan for her first 100 days as president -- touching on a wide range of issues and pledging to reverse many of the decisions made under President Trump's administration....
2019-06-18 23:45

Princeton professor calls Trump's tweet about ICE raids a 'terroristic act' Princeton Professor of American American studies Eddie Glaude said President Trump has purposely adopted a barbaric immigration policy that seeks to terrorize families with children....
2019-06-18 23:45

Rep. Collins on AOC's 'appalling' criticism of border facilities: It's either 'blissful ignorance' or anti-Semitism Rep. Doug Collins blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tuesday on Fox News Radio, calling out her "appalling" comparison of U.S. border facilities to concentration camps....
2019-06-18 23:45

Conservative group hits back after Feinstein accuses Republicans of packing courts by rushing confirmations Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused Republicans on Thursday of trying to stack federal courts by pushing President Trump's nominees so quickly through the confirmation process....
2019-06-18 23:45

House Republicans demand hearing after State Dept. cites 'multiple security incidents' under Clinton leadership House Oversight Committee Republicans on Tuesday formally called for a hearing on security breaches at the State Department during Hillary Clinton's leadership, following Monday's revelation that the State Department had uncovered "multiple security ...
2019-06-18 23:45

Trump says he did not ask Shanahan to withdraw from Pentagon job U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not ask Patrick Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, to withdraw from consideration to be defense secretary....
2019-06-18 23:15

Factbox: A few of Mueller report's 183 mentions of ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks It is no wonder Democratic investigators in the U.S. Congress want to talk to Hope Hicks, a former close aide to President Donald Trump: She is mentioned in the Mueller report more than 180 times....
2019-06-18 23:15

Ex-Trump aide Hicks to talk behind closed doors to U.S. House investigators Hope Hicks, once a close aide and communications director for President Donald Trump, will become on Wednesday the first member of his inner circle to testify to the congressional panel leading a probe into possible obstruction of justice by Trump....
2019-06-18 23:15

Europeans plan new Iran push but may be nearing end of diplomatic road Britain, France and Germany plan a new push to keep Iran in the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehran's threat to violate one of its central limits, but they may be nearing the end of the diplomatic road they embarked on more than 15 years ago....
2019-06-18 23:15

Guatemala says it has not pledged to be safe third country for migrants Guatemala has not committed to becoming a "safe third country," or a buffer zone for asylum seekers, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain migrant flows from Central America, interior minister Enrique Degenhart said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 23:15

Trump says immigration roundup will start next week U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday an immigration roundup will start next week, but did not give details about his latest planned action against illegal immigration....
2019-06-18 23:15

Trump says U.S. is 'very prepared' with regard to Iran President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was very prepared with regard to Iran, as tensions ramped up after attacks on several oil tankers and Tehran's announcement it would step up uranium enrichment....
2019-06-18 23:15

Trump says he will likely nominate Esper for defense secretary U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would likely nominate Mark Esper to be the secretary of defense, hours after he named Esper, the secretary of the Army, to replace Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary....
2019-06-18 23:15

Trump to officially kick off his reelection bid Tuesday night in Orlando Supporters are expected to pack a 20,000-seat arena, and the campaign has set up “an outdoor festival area” with live bands before the event — but thunderstorms could dampen the excitement....
2019-06-18 22:30

Merkel: Iran must uphold nuclear deal, or face consequences Germany is doing all it can to defuse heightened tensions with Iran in a peaceful way, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding, however, that Iran must stick to the 2015 international nuclear agreement....
2019-06-18 22:15

Trump would consider military force vs Iran to prevent nuclear weapon: Time interview U.S. President Donald Trump would consider using military force to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon but left open the question if it involved protecting oil supplies, he told Time magazine in an interview published on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 22:15

Democrat Bullock seizes spotlight after getting left out of presidential debate Montana Governor Steve Bullock is making a flurry of appearances on television and the campaign trail after getting locked out of next week's Democratic Party presidential debate, a move aimed at turning the bad news into a boost for his candidacy....
2019-06-18 22:15

Migrant deaths rise among Venezuelans, Central Americans: U.N. At least 380 Latin American migrants have died on their journeys this year, many of them Venezuelans drowning in the Caribbean or Central Americans perishing while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 22:15

Factbox: Trump's immigration enforcement lags behind Obama's first term in office President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities next week would begin removing "millions" of immigrants living illegally in the United States, without giving more details....
2019-06-18 22:15

U.S.'s Hook to meet European officials on Iran in Paris next week U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook plans to travel to Paris next week for talks about Iran with senior British, French and German officials, a senior European diplomat and another source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday....
2019-06-18 22:15

U.S. Justice Dept. keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal safety Convicted felon Paul Manafort will remain in federal custody, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Tuesday, citing concerns about the "health and personal safety" of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman if he was transferred to a l...
2019-06-18 22:15

Trump creates doubt over use of U.S. force to protect Gulf oil U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran....
2019-06-18 22:15

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the United States and Iran....
2019-06-18 22:15

Trump to launch re-election campaign in battleground state of Florida President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policie...
2019-06-18 22:15

Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job as domestic violence reports emerge Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday he had withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military as reports of domestic violence in his family surfaced, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon as tensions with ...
2019-06-18 22:15

Billionaire Trump supporter says he rejected Biden's request for fundraising help in 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden on Monday appealed to a billionaire Republican donor for fundraising help in his presidential campaign. But the financier, Trump-supporting New York supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis, declined....
2019-06-18 21:30

Trump says Shanahan has withdrawn from Defense secretary consideration President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he will not nominate acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to hold the position in a permanent capacity. Army Secretary Mark Esper will become the new acting defense secretary, Trump said....
2019-06-18 21:30

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc, recovering from cancer, will seek re-election Dominic LeBlanc stepped away from his duties as federal minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs in April after being diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer....
2019-06-18 21:15

Reality check: Declaring a climate emergency sends a message but does little The symbolic vote came just hours before the government is set to announce its decision on whether to let the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proceed....
2019-06-18 21:15

Protesters Highlight Gay Rights, Puerto Rico, Immigration as Trump Relaunches Campaign in Florida (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what organizers say will be a publi...
2019-06-18 21:15

Dems trying to add ‘radical’ riders shielding illegal immigrants in border bill: GOP sources House Democrats are trying to overhaul a major border bill by attaching riders that would nullify significant parts of immigration law and protect illegal immigrants who sponsor child migrants, multiple Republican sources told Fox News....
2019-06-18 20:45

Orlando Sentinel issues scathing op-ed announcing it won't endorse Donald Trump in 2020 election The Orlando Sentinel published a lengthy op-ed on Tuesday outlining the reasons they do not plan to endorse Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election....
2019-06-18 20:45

AOC hits out on Twitter at 'shrieking Republicans' criticizing her comparison of border facilities to concentration camps Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has taken aim at "shrieking Republicans" who criticized her for comparing border facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border to concentration camps....
2019-06-18 20:45

Shanahan drops out of contention to lead Pentagon, as Trump taps Army secretary President Trump abruptly announced Tuesday that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing from consideration to lead the Pentagon and he's naming Secretary of the Army Mark Esper as his replacement. ...
2019-06-18 20:45

Thousands of Trump supporters cheerfully wait days in sweltering temps to see him launch campaign It was a sea of red under the sweltering sun Tuesday as thousands of Trump supporters, decked out in MAGA-inspired attire, waited outside the Amway Center hours before the president’s arrival....
2019-06-18 20:45

RNC's internal polling shows Trump winning key battleground states President Trump is winning in key battleground states and voters overall support re-electing him, an internal memo from the Republican National Committee (RNC) claims....
2019-06-18 20:45

GOP report skewers Cummings over contempt push against Trump officials Republican lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee slammed the panel’s Democratic Chairman Elijah Cummings on Tuesday over his push to hold two prominent Trump Cabinet officials in contempt of Congress, accusing him of a double standard while call...
2019-06-18 20:45

Who is Mark Esper, Trump’s new acting secretary of defense pick? Army Secretary Dr. Mark Esper was named as the new acting secretary of defense by President Trump on Tuesday after Patrick Shanahan withdrew his nomination....
2019-06-18 20:45

Sen. Chuck Grassley poses to recreate famous painting in 'crusade' against History Channel Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia. recreated the famous 1930s painting American Gothic on Instagram Tuesday, by posing in front of the original house where it was created. ...
2019-06-18 20:45

Schiff: ‘Time is running out’ for Mueller to testify House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said the clock is ticking for Robert Mueller to publicly testify about his investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election. “Time is running out,” Schiff said Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day...
2019-06-18 20:15

Schumer urges Senate to add election security measures to defense bill Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Tuesday for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow for votes on election security amendments to a must-pass defense bill. Schumer’s requests for the Senate to consider the amendments come amid bipa...
2019-06-18 20:15

Schumer wants to wait 'months down the road' on impeachment decision Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he supports waiting “months down the road” on deciding whether to impeach President Donald Trump, saying more facts are needed. “We don’t know all of it yet and the more new facts come out the be...
2019-06-18 20:15

Trump, Seeking Re-election Since His Inauguration, Will Now Make It Official For a man who wants to be seen as an outsider despite occupying the Oval Office, a rally Tuesday presents an opportunity to, at least for one night, turn the clock back to 2015....
2019-06-18 20:15

Shanahan Withdraws as Defense Secretary Nominee President Trump on Tuesday pulled the nomination of Patrick Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, saying on Twitter that Mr. Shanahan would devote more time to his family....
2019-06-18 20:15

‘When They Go Low, We Also Go Low.’ You Haven’t Seen Michelle Obama Until You’ve Seen Her Dominate in Dodgeball As a former first lady, it’s no surprise that Michelle Obama wasn’t about to let James Corden get away with dissing America. After Corden took an anything-Americans-can-do-Brits-can-do-better jab at Obama, she challenged the Late, Late Sh...
2019-06-18 20:15

President Trump’s Tax Law Has Made Americans Less Generous, Charities Say (Bloomberg) — Americans gave less money to charities last year partly because the Republican tax law changes made many people ineligible for tax breaks that can inspire donations. Giving by individuals fell an estimated 3.4%, after adjusting fo...
2019-06-18 20:15

Patrick Shanahan Withdraws Nomination as Defense Secretary and Steps Down Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has decided to pull out from the nomination process to become full-time Defense Secretary after a rocky six-month tenure at the Pentagon. President Donald Trump made the announcement Tuesday via Twitter amid ...
2019-06-18 20:15

National climate emergency declared by House of Commons The motion describes climate change as a "real and urgent crisis, driven by human activity, that impacts the environment, biodiversity, Canadian's health and the Canadian economy." ...
2019-06-18 17:30

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion decision deadline is here The federal government is widely expected to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Tuesday — but even with a Yes vote, construction is likely weeks, if not months, away....
2019-06-18 17:30

Trump characterizes alleged attacks by Iran on oil tankers as ‘very minor’ In an interview with Time magazine, the president said he would “certainly” go to war over nuclear weapons but left open the question of taking action to protect oil supplies....
2019-06-18 15:45

Ahead of Re-election Rally, President Trump Threatens To Deport Millions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. In a pair of tweets Monday night, Trump said that U.S. Immigration and Cust...
2019-06-18 15:45

Donating to Trump might be a tough call for Corporate America in 2020 Trump's disruptive trade confrontations have sent shockwaves through the business world, while, insiders say, companies may wonder whether associating with the president could alienate employees and customers....
2019-06-18 15:15

New York Gov. Andrew signs bill granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate....
2019-06-18 10:00

Pete Buttigieg Says There Have Probably Been Gay Presidents. Here’s Why That Theory Is Complicated Pete Buttigieg believes he probably won’t be the first gay president if he’s elected in 2020. In an interview with Axios on HBO, the South Bend, Ind. mayor was asked how he’d respond to critics who call him too young, too liberal an...
2019-06-18 09:45

Democrats Don’t Want to Play by Donald Trump’s Playbook Donald Trump earned billions in free publicity during the 2016 election, defeating a crowded field of more experienced rivals to win the nomination and then the presidency. So far, none of the people seeking to replace him are trying the same strateg...
2019-06-18 09:45

Exclusive: President Trump Calls Alleged Iranian Attack on Oil Tankers ‘Very Minor’ Facing twin challenges in the Persian Gulf, President Donald Trump said in an interview with TIME Monday that he might take military action to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but cast doubt on going to war to protect international oil sup...
2019-06-18 09:45

Jury chosen for Navy SEAL's war crimes trial, opening arguments on Tuesday Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Tr...
2019-06-18 08:45

Don't open 'Pandora's Box' in Middle East, China warns The Chinese government's top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a "Pandora's Box" in the Middle East, as he denounced U.S. pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a landmark nuclear deal....
2019-06-18 08:45

Paul Manafort not going to Rikers Island, will remain in federal custody after DOJ rejects move, source says The Justice Department has rejected New York County District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.'s attempt to have former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to the notorious Rikers Island prison complex ahead of his pending state court trial, amid q...
2019-06-18 08:15

Omar calls for US to ‘return to table’ after report on Iran’s uranium threat, blames Trump Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, one of Congress' most vocal critics of President Trump, placed the blame squarely on the White House after Iran announced it could enrich uranium up to 20 percent -- just a step below weapons-grade level....
2019-06-18 08:15

Richard Goodstein on AOC remarks: Nancy Pelosi is the speaker because of moderate Dems House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in the position she is because of moderate congressional districts flipping from Republican to Democrat, according to Richard Goodstein....
2019-06-18 08:15

Education Department to probe UNC-Duke conference on Gaza after allegations of anti-Semitism emerge The Department of Education will investigate the potential bias of a taxpayer-funded college conference which the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hosted in partnership with Duke University earlier this year, after allegations of anti-Semitis...
2019-06-18 08:15

Gen. Jack Keane: Trump sanctions 'crippling' Iran, trying to curb 'aggressive behavior' The Trump administration's Iran sanctions are hurting the country's economy and recent events are exposing Tehran's "strategy" to deal with the matter, Gen. Jack Keane claimed....
2019-06-18 08:15

Deadline for inquiry into Mark Norman case extended by Senate committee The committee voted 8-4 in favour of extending the deadline to Aug. 1. But that doesn't make it a done deal -- it requires formal approval for the committee to sit into the summer....
2019-06-18 07:01

The House committee quietly racking up oversight wins against Trump House Democrats are largely pursuing flashy, partisan, made-for-TV investigations targeting President Donald Trump, but one panel is taking a different approach — and getting results. The House Foreign Affairs Committee is quietly amassing documents ...
2019-06-18 05:30

Trudeau plans USMCA meetings with Pelosi, McConnell this week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to meet with the top-ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate during a trip to Washington this week to get a read on prospects for bringing the new North American trade deal up for a vote in Congress.T...
2019-06-18 05:30

Next Tory MP ballot to narrow the field in race for Number 10 At least one Conservative leadership hopeful will be eliminated from the race to succeed Theresa May today, as the parliamentary stage of the contest nears its end....
2019-06-18 05:15

France's Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets announcements on enrichment French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he regretted Iran's announcement that it would exceed the allowed enriched uranium limit, but that Paris would hold talks with Iran and its partners to avoid any further escalation in the region....
2019-06-18 04:30

Kremlin says unaware of Iran statement on breaching uranium curbs The Kremlin said on Monday that Iran had so far faithfully stuck to internationally-agreed curbs on uranium enrichment and that Moscow was unaware of any statement suggesting that Tehran intended to stop doing so....
2019-06-18 04:30

U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran....
2019-06-18 04:30

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally....
2019-06-18 04:30

US military releases new images of Japanese oil tanker attack The Pentagon said that the crew of one of the tankers, the Japanese Kokuka Courageous, found an unexploded limpet mine on its hull following an initial explosion....
2019-06-18 04:30

Alex Jones accused of threatening Sandy Hook lawyers after child porn found in his electronic files Electronic material that Infowars host Alex Jones turned over to families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims who are suing him contained images of child pornography, according to a bombshell legal filing Monday....
2019-06-18 04:30

Trump’s internal polling fiasco points to a ragtag campaign Trump's response to bad numbers leaking is to fired the pollsters — but not the ones who conducted the polls — and they still might work for Trump's super PAC....
2019-06-18 04:00

In ruling with implications for Trump’s pardon power, Supreme Court continues to allow state and federal prosecutions for same offense The justices rejected a concerted effort by groups of conservatives and liberals seeking to persuade the court that the exception to the Constitution’s double jeopardy clause is not warranted....
2019-06-18 04:00

Buttigieg steps off campaign trail after deadly police shooting in South Bend The Democratic presidential hopeful has canceled a planning appearance Monday night at an LGBTQ gala in New York hosted by the Democratic National Committee....
2019-06-18 04:00

McConnell: I don’t know why Jon Stewart is ‘all bent out of shape’ on 9/11 victims fund “It sounds to me like he’s looking for some way to take offense,” the Senate majority leader said of Stewart on Monday, days after the comedian’s emotional testimony on Capitol Hill....
2019-06-18 04:00

How dare you ask Mike Pompeo that question? The secretary of state has shown a talent for pretending Trump doesn't say what he said — and ragging on interviewers who have the temerity to ask him about it....
2019-06-18 04:00

‘You just can’t cough’: Trump highlights germaphobia and TV past in Mulvaney exchange President Trump’s exchange with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during an ABC News interview gave the public a peek into often behind-the-scenes aspects of Trump’s life....
2019-06-18 04:00

Facing negative polls and internal tensions, Trump plans to launch reelection bid with Orlando rally The campaign’s first major public stumble — culminating in a personnel shake-up on the eve of Trump’s rally — served to undercut its well-laid efforts to portray Trump’s 2020 bid as a well-oiled machine ready to carry him to a second term....
2019-06-18 04:00

Landlords Oppose Trump Plan to Evict Undocumented Immigrants Landlords say undocumented immigrants in federally funded housing are reliable tenants who pay on time. The administration says subsidized housing is for American citizens....
2019-06-18 03:30

Johnson will never be more powerful than he is now As it stands, Boris Johnson is set to become prime minister in a little over a month with nothing other than a catastrophic gaffe likely to stand in his way....
2019-06-18 00:30

Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the lan...
2019-06-17 22:15

Democrat Buttigieg cancels campaign events after South Bend shooting Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, canceled campaign events on Monday to return to his city after a fatal shooting by a police officer, his campaign said....
2019-06-17 21:30

White House will not invite Israeli officials to Bahrain event: senior U.S. official The White House will not invite Israeli government officials to a Bahrain conference devoted to gaining support for a Palestinian economic plan in order to keep the event apolitical, a senior administration official said on Monday....
2019-06-17 21:30

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants U.S. President Donald Trump's administration announced on Monday plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three countries because thousands of their citizens ha...
2019-06-17 21:30

Oil and gas sector cautious as clock ticks down to Trans Mountain pipeline decision The oil and gas sector is looking forward to what's widely expected to be approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while acknowledging the decision won't solve all problems....
2019-06-17 20:30

Canada set to approve Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Trudeau unlikely to benefit Canada looks set to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but the move is unlikely to help Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of the October election....
2019-06-17 19:30

Quebec religious symbols bill to be challenged in court A national Muslim organization is joining civil liberties advocates to launch a court challenge of Quebec's secularism law less than 24 hours after the legislation was adopted....
2019-06-17 19:30

Tory hopeful Stewart would 'look again' at Universal Credit Tory leadership hopeful Rory Stewart has confirmed he would look again at one of the most controversial aspects of Universal Credit if he were to become prime minister....
2019-06-17 19:00

Border Patrol agents fall prey to illnesses plaguing migrant holding centers Some Border Patrol agents in Texas are concerned about exposure to Ebola by a migrant fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the United States. But more of them are worried about other illnesses frequently popping up among detainees at stat...
2019-06-17 19:00

Supreme Court ruling deals potential blow to Paul Manafort as he battles state charges A Supreme Court ruling in the case of an Alabama man who pleaded guilty to a gun charge could have major implications for the unrelated white-collar case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in New York -- by keeping him exposed to ano...
2019-06-17 19:00

Tom Homan: Democrats, liberal media pushing 'false narrative' on border enforcement Following the release of a Fox News poll revealing that 50 percent of voters believe the Trump administration has "gone too far" in the enforcement of immigration laws, former ICE Acting Director Tom Homan said that group is "misinformed."...
2019-06-17 19:00

She Won a Major Victory for Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court. Here’s What She Thinks About the Future of Roe Three years ago this month, on June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled in the biggest abortion case in more than two decades: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In a vote of 5 to 3, the Justices struck down two provisions in a Texas law as unc...
2019-06-17 18:30

McConnell swats at Jon Stewart over 9/11 fund: 'I don't know why he is all bent out of shape' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday defended his legislative handling of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund after comedian Jon Stewart, an advocate for 9/11 first responders, accused the Kentucky Republican of slow-walking the a...
2019-06-17 18:15

On Politics: Trump Ousts Pollsters After the leak of internal polls showing President Trump behind Joe Biden in several key states, the campaign is cutting ties with three of its five pollsters....
2019-06-17 17:45

Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump At a time when tensions among North Korea, China and the United States have been high, some officials see Mr. Xi’s trip to Pyongyang as a way to cool things down....
2019-06-17 17:45

Why Joe Biden Thinks He Can Ignore His Many Democratic Rivals Mr. Biden is betting that his widespread name recognition and early poll results free him to focus on President Trump — and brush off his 22 Democratic opponents....
2019-06-17 17:45

Dems probing Trump have a new tactic to break his blockade Democrats investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice are eyeing a new strategy to break the president’s all-out oversight blockade: calling witnesses who never worked in the White House. Key lawmakers tell POLITICO they hope to make an e...
2019-06-17 16:15

Uncertainty looms as Hong Kong protests drag into a new week About 2,000 protesters gathered outside the Hong Kong legislature on Monday, demanding to speak directly to the city's top official Carrie Lam, as protests entered a second straight week....
2019-06-17 16:00

Trump: Dems could help solve border crisis in '15 minutes to an hour' with one WH meeting President Trump said Democrats could stop stonewalling over immigration and solve the issue with just a quick meeting, in remarks broadcast Sunday with ABC News’ "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos....
2019-06-17 16:00

Trump asks Mulvaney to leave Oval Office for coughing during ABC interview President Trump was apparently so perturbed by his chief of staff coughing during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office last week, that he asked his staffer to leave the room, according to a transcript from the station....
2019-06-17 16:00

Pelosi flexes muscle over party in impeachment debate, but ‘dam’ could collapse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has wielded her power to quash a faction of Democrats rallying for President Trump’s impeachment, but frustrated members within the party say the president is one misstep away from “that dam collapsing,” according to a Sund...
2019-06-17 16:00

McConnell says he'll bring up 'freestanding' bill to address humanitarian crisis at border: 'What's the objection?' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on "Fox & Friends" Monday that Democrats have been less helpful than Mexico when it comes to addressing the border crisis. ...
2019-06-17 16:00

Francesca Martinez: Austerity has caused the deaths of over 130,000 Comedian Francesca Martinez has spoke out on the BBC's Question Time programme about the deaths of "over 130,000 human beings" since the government started austerity in 2010....
2019-06-17 13:15

'Where is Boris?' Johnson mocked after Tory party favourite misses leadership debate BORIS Johnson was slammed by his leadership rivals after he failed to appear on the first televised debate between the remaining six Tory candidates....
2019-06-17 10:15

Quebec bans religious symbols for state workers in new law Premier Francois Legault's government used its majority to push through Bill 21 by a vote of 73 to 35 after applying the mechanism of closure to end debate on the bill prematurely....
2019-06-17 09:30

Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go. If the president follows through on issuing a plan, it could help shape a presidential race that Democrats would like to focus largely on health care....
2019-06-17 06:30

Former rival Hancock backs Johnson to 'bring country together' Boris Johnson has won the much sought-after endorsement of former Tory leadership candidate Matt Hancock, despite being attacked by his rivals for snubbing the first TV debate....
2019-06-17 05:30

Who won and who lost the Tory leadership debate? When the five Tory leadership candidates arrived for the first TV debate of the campaign at studios in east London, they were greeted by a woman in a chicken costume....
2019-06-17 02:30

Jon Stewart continues to push Congress on behalf of 9/11 victims Jon Stewart on Sunday continued to push for extending the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund but said congressional politics was making passage “agonizingly difficult.”“I think this community is at the end of their rope,” Stewart told Chris Wallace, host...
2019-06-17 02:30

White House, congressional leaders will try again to reach spending deal Top congressional leaders from both parties will meet with senior White House officials this week as the Trump administration and Congress try once again to reach a deal to avoid tens of billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts this fall, accor...
2019-06-17 02:30

Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters After Leak of Dismal Results Just two days before President Trump is set to kick off his re-election campaign, his team was cutting ties with three pollsters as part of an effort to prevent further leaks....
2019-06-17 01:45

Secretary of State Pompeo Wants to ‘Unite’ the World Over Alleged Iran Attacks (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is reaching out to wary foreign leaders to frame alleged Iranian attacks in a Middle East oil shipping route as a problem for the world at large, especially for Asian countries vitally dependent on ...
2019-06-17 01:00

Andrew McCabe says Mueller report should prompt impeachment Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said he wanted to see an "immediate" impeachment inquiry based on what came out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report....
2019-06-17 00:30

Beto O'Rourke unveils small business plan to address racial wealth disparities Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, unveiled another plan geared toward ending racial inequality on Saturday, pledging that as president he would vastly expand the federal government's investment in women- and minority-owned businesses....
2019-06-17 00:30

Trump claims 'Obama had to know about' efforts to undermine presidency President Trump, in remarks broadcast Sunday, said former President Obama "certainly must have known about" what he characterized as high-level efforts by "FBI low-lifes" and other intelligence operatives to undermine his presidency....
2019-06-17 00:30

Texas governor approves budget with gun storage safety effort opposed by NRA Texas Gov. Greg Abbott enacted a two-year spending bill this weekend that included a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun rights activists....
2019-06-17 00:30

Fox News Poll: Tariffs hurt economy, Trump has gone too far on immigration Fifty-seven percent of voters feel optimistic about the economy. That’s down from 66 percent who felt that way when President Trump was inaugurated in early 2017, and from 63 percent who were optimistic in February. ...
2019-06-16 20:30

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary....
2019-06-16 20:30

Bernie Sanders pushes for drastic change to US economy: 'We need a political revolution' Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is in full force with his push for democratic socialism as he looks to increase support for his 2020 presidential campaign....
2019-06-16 20:30

Jon Stewart: 9/11 victims are 'at the end of their rope' seeking help from Congress Fresh off of his emotional testimony before the House Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee on behalf of 9/11 victims and first responders, Jon Stewart continued to lobby for the cause while expressing great frustration over the need to convince people...
2019-06-16 20:30

Trump reiterates that Mueller cleared him of collusion and obstruction during tense interview In a testy interview that aired on Sunday, President Trump said that he read “every word” of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report – claiming it found “no collusion” between his 2016 campaign and Russian operatives, and that the report “esse...
2019-06-16 20:30

AOC warns of 'very real risk' of Trump win in 2020, says frustration with Pelosi is 'quite real' In her first Sunday morning show appearance since taking office, New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned that there is "very real risk" President Trump will win reelection in 2020, and acknowledged that progressive frustration with Hou...
2019-06-16 20:30

Buttigieg says Trump using Justice Department as 'his own personal law firm' 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday slammed President Trump’s recent move to direct Attorney General William Barr look into the origins of the Russia investigation and if U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump's 2016 c...
2019-06-16 20:30

Beto argues Trump's foreign intel comment is grounds for impeachment Beto O’Rourke became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to support the idea of impeaching President Trump – arguing that the president’s comments earlier in the week that he’d be open to accepting foreign intelligence on his 2020 rivals is ...
2019-06-16 20:30

Schiff agrees with Trump: 'No question' Iran attacked oil tankers Rep. Adam Schiff. D-Calif., often a harsh critic of President Trump, agrees with him on one thing: the idea that Iran was behind the bombing of two oil tankers in Gulf of Oman last week....
2019-06-16 20:30

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh unveils platform ahead of 2019 federal election Speaking in Hamilton at the NDP convention on Sunday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh  is expected to unveil his party's platform ahead of the 2019 federal election....
2019-06-16 19:45

If CUSMA not ratified before election, ‘all bets are off’: business head The deal could face risks if not ratified before the Canadian election and the American primaries starting shortly afterwards, says one business leader....
2019-06-16 19:45

Ocasio-Cortez: Impeachment is not about elections Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday repeated her call to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the matter transcends party lines and progressives are frustrated with the lack of motion on the issue."This question should not be about polls. It ...
2019-06-16 19:15

AOC: Excited to work with Ted Cruz Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she is "extraordinarily excited" to work with an ideological opposite, Sen. Ted Cruz, confirming that friendly Twitter talk between the two was more than just for show.Speaking on ABC News' "This Week," the New York...
2019-06-16 19:15

President Trump Accuses the New York ‘Times’ of a ‘Virtual Act of Treason’ for an Article His Own Administration Reportedly Cleared On Saturday evening, President Donald Trump accused the New York Times of treason in response to a story the newspaper claimed his administration approved. Trump responded to a New York Times story that detailed his administration stepping up attacks...
2019-06-16 18:15

Liberals Want Trump Impeached, but Centrist Freshmen May Have the Final Say The president outrages the Democratic base daily, but the lawmakers who gave Democrats their House majority remain firm that impeachment is not what their constituents want....
2019-06-16 16:30

Jo Cox's sister calls for 'kinder politics' 3 years after MP's murder The sister of murdered MP Jo Cox has said politicians and comedians should be careful of the language they use after Jo Brand joked about throwing battery acid at "unpleasant characters"....
2019-06-16 16:30

Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.) Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris are generating the most buzz, but for different reasons. Hometown candidates like Kirsten Gillibrand and Bill de Blasio are stirring less excitement....
2019-06-16 13:30

Poll boost for Johnson - but he won't turn up to TV debate Boris Johnson's runaway Tory leadership bandwagon is gathering more pace with a surge in support in two opinion polls and a new high-profile backer, Esther McVey....
2019-06-16 12:30

Hong Kong protest planned to demand city leader steps down Organisers of Sunday's protest said they hope more than a million people will turn up for the rally, similar to numbers they estimated for a demonstration against the proposed extradition bill last Sunday. Police put that count at 240,000....
2019-06-16 07:45

Trump backs bill to ban flag-burning: ‘A no brainer!’ Some Republicans in Congress on Friday reintroduced a proposal calling for a ban on burning the American flag – and they’ve already won an endorsement from President Trump....
2019-06-16 07:30

Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole, new Trump appointee warns Sponsors of legal immigrants to the United States received word Friday that they’ll be on the hook “for every dollar” if those immigrants end up receiving welfare funds or other public support instead of earning a living and paying taxes....
2019-06-16 07:30

Mexico releases full text of migration agreement that Trump inadvertently flashed to cameras Mexico on Friday released a copy of a supplementary agreement to stop migrant flows into the U.S. -- days after Trump inadvertently flashed parts of the deal to cameras....
2019-06-16 05:15

Sean Spicer: Sarah Sanders' departure 'absolutely not' tied to Trump's foreign dirt comments There was "never" going to be a good time for White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to resign and her doing so had nothing to do with the president's comments about foreign opposition research, Sanders' predecessor said on Saturday....
2019-06-16 05:15

Anti-Trump activists hold rallies across US to call for impeachment Left-wing activists took to the streets Saturday to hold rallies calling for the impeachment of President Trump, as they seek to pile further pressure on Democratic leaders in Congress to back a push to oust the president....
2019-06-16 05:15

Newly elected California lawmaker sparks criticism for appearing to invite only Christians to town hall A recently elected California lawmaker is the subject of criticism for appearing to only invite Christians to a town hall meeting, just days after being sworn into office. ...
2019-06-16 05:15

Carrie Severino: Census controversy reflects 'attempts to push back on the very concept of citizenship' Carrie Severino, chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network, defended President Trump's decision to add a citizenship question to the Census and suggested that debate over the issue indicated a deeper problem....
2019-06-16 05:15

Beto O'Rourke says white Americans don't know the full story of slavery, continues to support reparations Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took an unconventional approach to reaching out to African-American voters Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina and saying white Americans d...
2019-06-16 05:15

Trump says he was briefed on Navy sightings of UFOs; 'Do I believe it? Not particularly' President Trump said he's been briefed by Navy pilots regarding the sightings of unidentified flying objects, but remained skeptical of the existence of UFOs....
2019-06-16 05:15

House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry....
2019-06-16 02:15

President Trump Aims to Slash Number of Federal Advisory Committees WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its adv...
2019-06-15 23:01

Trump’s consistent criticism of Iran pushes U.S. to point of potential conflict The president, who insists he wants to avoid a Middle East war, faces a difficult choice: step back to reduce tensions or act unilaterally and risk confrontation....
2019-06-15 23:00

'It didn't work out well last time': Javid warns against Johnson coronation Tory leadership contender Sajid Javid has said a "coronation" of Boris Johnson as the party's next leader would be a mistake, declaring: "We had a coronation last time, it didn't work out well."...
2019-06-15 22:30

Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the ...
2019-06-15 22:15

Four Democratic 2020 candidates court South Carolina's black voters Four of the two dozen Democrats vying for their party's 2020 U.S. presidential nomination appeared at a Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday, with an eye on the key role black voters will play in the early-voting s...
2019-06-15 22:15

U.S. House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry....
2019-06-15 22:15

Florida's DeSantis signs controversial sanctuary cities ban into law Florida Republican Gov. Ron Desantis signed a controversial measure on Friday that blocks localities from becoming sanctuary cities and mandates they cooperate with federal immigration enforcement....
2019-06-15 18:45

Trump brands Biden a ‘weak guy,’ says he ‘recalibrated on everything’ President Trump, in an interview this week, accused former Vice President Joe Biden of having “recalibrated on everything” -- as the Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful faces increased scrutiny for his past positions from his party’s left flank....
2019-06-15 18:45

Beto pushes for peace with Iran, accuses Trump admin of 'gunning for war' Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, accused President Trump's administration of pursuing war with Iran as tensions mounted in the Middle East and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the rogue nation for an assault on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman...
2019-06-15 18:45

Tom Homan says he initially declined border czar role, wasn't 'structured right' Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan indicated on Saturday that Trump's announcement was "kind of premature" and that while he was open to working with President Trump's administration, he initially declined to t...
2019-06-15 18:45

Rep. Dan Crenshaw dings ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes for doubting US link of Iran to tanker attack Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas slammed former top Obama adviser Ben Rhodes for questioning U.S. claims that Iran attacked oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz and downplayed the threat from the regime....
2019-06-15 14:45

Kimberley Strassel: Comey was 'one of the first undiagnosed cases of Trump derangement syndrome' Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel speculated that the investigation into then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign gained so much steam because former FBI Director James Comey had "Trump derangement syndrome."...
2019-06-15 14:45

Warren worried about ‘slide towards war with Iran’, says Trump needs to ‘come to Congress’ before taking military action Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she’s “very concerned about a slide towards war with Iran” and highlighted that President Donald Trump “has to come to Congress” for authorization before taking military action against Iran...
2019-06-15 14:45

Corbyn criticised as 'pathetic' over response to oil tanker attacks Jeremy Corbyn has been called "pathetic" after saying the government needed to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers....
2019-06-15 12:15

Ask Maggie Haberman About Covering the White House Since she joined The Times in 2015, Maggie Haberman has been a driving force behind much of its award-winning political coverage and a lightning rod for grievances from both sides of the aisle....
2019-06-15 11:30

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid The Trump administration is using new authority to take more aggressive digital action in a warning to Moscow and in a demonstration of its abilities....
2019-06-15 11:30

Sean Spicer: Press blaming Sarah Sanders for their reduction in airtime Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is getting undue criticism because a reduction in daily briefings doesn't give TV reporters more personal airtime, Sean Spicer claimed Friday....
2019-06-15 08:45

Rep. Raúl Grijalva faces ethics probe over hostile workplace allegations The House Ethics Committee is examining allegations that Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), the Natural Resources Committee chairman, created a hostile workplace, his spokesman confirmed on Friday. The ethics probe comes four years after the Natura...
2019-06-15 07:45

Who can beat Boris Johnson? Rivals in race for Tory crown Five candidates vying to be the next prime minister are spending the weekend figuring out how best to take on the runaway leader in the race - Boris Johnson....
2019-06-15 07:45

Rep. Will Hurd disinvited to cybersecurity conference after voting record on women's issues sparks outrage Rep. Will Hurd, R-Tex, will no longer be speaking at cyber security conference after critics expressed outrage over his voting record on women's issues. ...
2019-06-15 06:30

Jesse Watters: Democratic debate lineups put Elizabeth Warren in unique spot Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., appears to be the only top-tier Democratic candidate featured on the first of the two-night debates, according to Jesse Watters....
2019-06-15 06:30

Ed Henry and 'Outnumbered' break down 2020 Democratic presidential field Fox News' Chief National Correspondent Ed Henry broke down the format for the 2020 Democratic presidential debates Friday and said Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the biggest beneficiary of the new setup. ...
2019-06-15 06:30

Ash Carter: Iran 'feeling the pressure' of Trump sanctions Iran's government is feeling the pressure of sanctions, though relations are still tense between Washington and Tehran, according to former Defense Secretary Ash Carter....
2019-06-15 06:30

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
2019-06-15 06:30

Juan Williams and Jesse Watters debate Trump 'backpedalling' Fox News' Jesse Watters and Juan Williams picked up where they left off Friday once again debating the president's comments that he would be willing to listen to a foreign government if they had information on a political rival....
2019-06-15 06:30

Federal court of appeals rules against Trump 'blanket ban' of abortions for illegal-immigrant teens A federal appeals court ruled against a Trump administration "blanket ban" that prevents illegal immigrants from getting abortions once they cross the border....
2019-06-15 06:30

Andy Biggs: De Blasio, Swalwell making 'outrageous' claims about Trump; it's unclear why they're running in 2020 It's unclear why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., are running for president in 2020, according to Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz....
2019-06-15 06:30

Trump’s plan to repaint Air Force One has some Democrats fuming President Trump’s plan to give Air Force One a bolder, more updated, “more American” look has some Democrats angrier than a traveler who just missed a flight....
2019-06-15 06:30

Justice Department stands by Mnuchin withholding Trump’s tax returns The department argues there was a plan to make the president’s tax returns public, which means the request was not to carry out a legitimate legislative function....
2019-06-15 06:15

Inside the NRA’s finances: Deepening debt, increased spending on legal fees — and cuts to gun training The gun rights organization, which saw a boost in revenue in 2018, spent more on administrative costs and fundraising, ending the year with a growing shortfall, according to a financial report obtained by The Washington Post....
2019-06-15 04:30

Biden says he won’t use bots, disinformation, deepfakes The former vice president promises not to use dubious tactics, days after President Trump says he would listen if foreign governments offered information on his rivals....
2019-06-15 04:30

Beto O'Rourke backs slavery reparations in South Carolina campaign stop Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on Friday by pledging support for reparations for descendants of slaves and addressing climate change at a town hall with members of the Gullah Ge...
2019-06-15 03:30

Mnuchin on solid ground in withholding Trump tax returns: Justice Department U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate the law by refusing to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress because the confidentiality of returns is protected under the law, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion r...
2019-06-15 03:30

Elizabeth Warren Just Won the Debate Scheduling. Now, for the Debates Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren caught something of a break at Friday’s random dividing of the Democratic debate schedule, emerging as the strongest candidate on the first of two debates and dodging what’s shaping up to be a Joe Biden...
2019-06-15 01:15

President Trump Said He Would Take Foreign Campaign Help. Here’s What Past Candidates Did in That Situation This week, President Donald Trump once again found himself defending his stance on accepting campaign help from a foreign government. The latest round of debate on the issue began Wednesday, when Trump said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos ...
2019-06-15 01:15

Judge demands ex-Trump advisor Flynn get papers in order, appear in court after delay request Federal prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump's first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, on Friday asked a judge in Washington, D.C., to delay his criminal sentencing for lying to the FBI for at least another 60 days....
2019-06-15 00:45

Beto O'Rourke isn't spending much on Facebook ads – and that could be a sign of fundraising woes Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke cuts back in 2020 Facebook ad spending since nail biting senate run. Democratic strategists say its a sign that he's changing tactics after struggling to ride his momentum from 2018....
2019-06-15 00:45

Here are three reasons why a Fed rate cut won't save Wall Street Senior economists from both political parties say a rate cut may not work that smoothly even if the Fed says yes. And that poses risks to America's decade-long recovery as the 2020 presidential election draws nearer....
2019-06-15 00:45

‘I Live This Every Day’: Portraits of Pride in Iowa Eight months before the all-important Iowa caucuses, revelers came to the state’s capital to celebrate Pride — and to hear presidential candidates speak about issues that matter to them....
2019-06-14 22:30

Trump Appoints a Loyalist as ‘Border Czar’ in Latest Immigration Reshuffle The appointment of Thomas D. Homan to oversee border policy is likely to undercut the homeland security secretary’s traditional role as the top official responsible for border security....
2019-06-14 22:30

White House Considers Restoring the Daily Briefing for the Next Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, currently the spokeswoman for the first lady, Melania Trump, is one of those under consideration to succeed Sarah Huckabee Sanders....
2019-06-14 22:30

Roadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say The explosives were buried roughly three feet underground and positioned at a key choke point on a road that led to a shooting range frequented by American troops....
2019-06-14 22:30

See a Design of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill That Mnuchin Delayed A previously unreleased design concept made by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in late 2016 reveals what a Harriet Tubman $20 bill might look like....
2019-06-14 22:30

Under Fire, Trump Says He Would ‘Absolutely’ Report Foreign Campaign Help The president appeared to backtrack on comments earlier in the week when he said he would not necessarily call the F.B.I. if Russia or another hostile power offered damaging information about a rival....
2019-06-14 22:30

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers In his first public comments since two ships were damaged by explosions, the president said “Iran did do it,” and warned Tehran against closing the Strait of Hormuz....
2019-06-14 22:30

Sen. Graham says he's had substantive talks with top Democrat on deal to combat border crisis Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he's entered into bi-partisan talks with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin" on "Fox & Friends" Friday, in an effort to find a solution to the southern border crisis. ...
2019-06-14 22:15

New York Times op-ed: 'I know everyone's tired, but democracy is not going to save itself' Michelle Goldberg warned that President Trump is "unbound," arguing that his remark this week on potentially accepting dirt from foreign countries on his political rivals shows he has "no loyalty" to the United States. ...
2019-06-14 22:15

Biden, Bernie to face off on same stage at 1st round of Democratic debates Front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will end up sharing the debate stage in Miami later this month, along with heavy-hitting rivals Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, according to the line-up announced Friday. ...
2019-06-14 22:15

Gillibrand says she wouldn't stand in way if her DOJ wanted to investigate Trump Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says if elected to the White House, she wouldn’t stand in the way if her Department of Justice wanted to investigate Donald Trump for obstruction of justice....
2019-06-14 22:15

California farmers furious over delayed payments for land seized in high-speed rail push Farmers up and down California’s Central Valley are up in arms over the state seizing their land to build its long-awaited high-speed railway and then failing to pay the hundreds of thousands of dollars owed them for years....
2019-06-14 22:15

Who will replace Sarah Sanders? Race is on for coveted press secretary role The surprise announcement that Sarah Sanders plans to leave the Trump administration has sparked a heated contest to succeed her as White House press secretary, with President Trump telling Fox News “a lot of people” are angling for the gig....
2019-06-14 22:15

HHS Secretary Alex Azar urges Americans to vaccinate their kids, ignore 'mass disinformation campaigns' Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said Friday the federal government will continue to defer to individual states on vaccine mandates and exemptions but nevertheless insisted parents should still have their children vaccinated. ...
2019-06-14 22:15

U.S. farm state senators unveil bill to overhaul biofuel waiver program Two Midwest senators said on Friday they have introduced a bill to reform the Environmental Protection Agency's opaque biofuel waiver program, which the corn industry says helps oil companies at the expense of farmers https://www.reuters.com/article/...
2019-06-14 22:00

U.S. court rules against Trump administration in immigrant teen abortion case A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the U.S. government cannot deny access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal custody, delivering a blow to a Trump administration policy....
2019-06-14 22:00

Trump defends adviser Conway, won't fire her over political comments President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, a day after a federal watchdog accused her of breaking U.S. law by making political statements in her official role and called for her ouster....
2019-06-14 22:00

Democratic contenders Biden, Sanders to face off in Miami debates U.S. Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden will appear on the same stage with Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and six other rivals during the second of two nights of candidate debates scheduled for later this month in Miami....
2019-06-14 22:00

Trudeau says relationship with Metis is ‘model of what reconciliation can be’ At a meeting known as the Crown-Metis Nation Summit held in Ottawa, Trudeau said reconciliation efforts will span generations but said the government has come a long way in working with the Metis Nation on long-standing challenges, including housing ...
2019-06-14 21:45

London Drugs offers to fund Victoria Remembrance Day costs as council debates asking military The Canadian pharmacy chain said the company plans to cover the costs of the events and other veterans' commemorations "for at least the next few years."...
2019-06-14 21:45

Mining industry welcomes new environmental assessment rules under Bill C-69 "This promises to be a better system than what we've had for the last seven years," said Pierre Gratton, the president of the Mining Association of Canada....
2019-06-14 21:45

Premature baby found at migrant detention centre in Texas It was a tiny baby, born premature and held in detention instead of where the advocate believes the baby should have been — at a hospital neonatal unit....
2019-06-14 21:45

Boris Johnson will take part in BBC TV debate Boris Johnson has confirmed that he will take part in the BBC TV debate on Tuesdayt after the second round of leadership votes among Conservative MPs....
2019-06-14 18:30

Democrat Warren wants $7 billion fund to give grants to minority entrepreneurs Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing creating a $7 billion fund to provide grants to help more minorities start their own business, she announced on Friday....
2019-06-14 18:30

Elizabeth Warren’s New $7 Billion Plan Aims to Support Entrepreneurs of Color People of color only own 18% of businesses with paid employees, despite making up about 40% of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, to nobody’s surprise, has a plan to fix that. If elected President, the M...
2019-06-14 18:15

A Failed Trump Golf Course Is Now a Dilapidated State Park – but Is It Worth $26.1 Million? When Donald Trump bought 436 acres in upstate New York two decades ago, he envisioned adding two new championship golf courses to his collection. He bought the wet, overgrown, tree-tangled parcels that sit miles off a state parkway beginning in 1998 ...
2019-06-14 18:15

Trump: If Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, 'it's not going to be closed for long' The president blames Iran for this week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman but doesn't say how the administration will respond....
2019-06-14 17:15

Trump names former ICE official who said undocumented immigrants 'should be afraid' border czar "Tom Homan is coming back," Trump said during a sprawling interview on Fox News. "He's going to be very much involved with the border. That's what he really wants to be involved with."...
2019-06-14 17:15

McConnell downplays Trump's foreign election help comments President Donald Trump's comments on accepting foreign dirt in 2020 may have put some distance between him and Republicans in Congress. But seemingly not with Mitch McConnell. Speaking with Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Thursday night, the Senate major...
2019-06-14 16:45

Rep. Susan Brooks shocks GOP with retirement decision Rep. Susan Brooks has decided not to seek reelection in 2020, a stunning blow for House Republicans who had chosen her to lead recruitment in their attempt to claw back the majority. The Indiana Republican will leave after her fourth term in the Ho...
2019-06-14 16:45

Trump pressed by Stephanopoulos on McGahn's testimony to Mueller: 'George, you're being a little wise guy' President Trump was pressed by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on whether he sought the removal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and why he didn't answer questions from Mueller about obstruction. ...
2019-06-14 16:00

Trump clarifies comments on foreign ‘dirt,’ says heat should be on Dems for 2016 spying President Trump on Friday sought to clarify his controversial comments indicating he would take information on political rivals from foreign countries, saying on "Fox & Friends" that he could report such conversations to the FBI -- while arguing the ...
2019-06-14 16:00

Trump on ‘Fox & Friends’: I will not fire Kellyanne Conway after watchdog rebuke President Trump, in an exclusive interview Friday morning with “Fox & Friends,” said he will not fire adviser Kellyanne Conway in the wake of a government watchdog’s recommendation that she be removed over violations of the Hatch Act....
2019-06-14 16:00

Mark Levin rails against Nancy Pelosi for declaring Trump a criminal: Democrats 'totally out of control' Fox News host Mark Levin called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats for acting in an "unconstitutional" fashion toward President Trump. ...
2019-06-14 16:00

Trump slams 'nervous Nancy' Pelosi for accusing him of 'criminal cover-up': It's a 'fascist,' disgraceful statement President Trump called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday on "Fox & Friends" after she again accused him of a "criminal cover-up" and claimed he "does not know right from wrong."...
2019-06-14 16:00

Former ICE chief Thomas Homan returning to administration as border czar, Trump reveals President Trump on Friday revealed that former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan is returning to the administration as a “border czar,” as he seeks to combat a migration wave at the southern border....
2019-06-14 16:00

Trump dismisses Biden's 2020 chances, knocks his 'mental capacity': 'Everybody knows he doesn't have it' President Trump dismissed Joe Biden's chances of becoming president in 2020, knocking the former vice president's "mental capacity" and hoping Sen. Elizabeth Warren emerges as the Democratic nominee....
2019-06-14 16:00

Millennial fighting rare bone cancer responds to Biden vow: Law supported by Trump helped save my life A millennial fighting a rare form of cancer has hit back at Joe Biden's claim that his presidency would "cure cancer," and credited President Trump's administration with saving her life....
2019-06-14 16:00

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that would require the government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory....
2019-06-14 15:30

U.S. farm state senators introduce bill to overhaul biofuel waiver program Two Midwest senators said Friday they had introduced a bill to reform the Environmental Protection Agency's biofuel waiver program, which the corn industry says helps oil companies at the expense of farmers https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-epa-...
2019-06-14 15:30

Trump: Ex-lawyer McGahn 'may have been confused' in Russia probe Former White House lawyer Don McGahn "may have been confused" during his testimony as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Friday....
2019-06-14 15:30

Trump reverses course, says 'of course' he would report foreign interference U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reversed course over whether he would report any foreign interference in a political campaign to U.S. law enforcement, telling Fox News in an interview that he would "of course" contact authorities....
2019-06-14 15:30

Trump says will not fire White House adviser Conway U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he would not fire White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, despite the conclusion by a U.S. government watchdog that she repeatedly violated U.S. law by making political statements in her official White House p...
2019-06-14 15:30

2020 Democrats flock to McDonald's strikes as workers push for raise, harassment policy changes Kamala Harris will rally with McDonald's workers in Las Vegas, while Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker will join with striking workers in South Carolina....
2019-06-14 15:30

A Trump Official Consulted With Climate-Change Deniers, Emails Show (WASHINGTON) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails. The request...
2019-06-14 15:30

Our Republican Colleagues in the Senate Must Act to Break the Cycle of Gun Deaths Another week, another community ripped apart by a mass shooting. Most recently it was Virginia Beach, where a shooter on May 31 killed 12 people in a municipal building. In early May it was a school in Denver where two shooters injured eight and kill...
2019-06-14 15:30

Passport agency boosts minimum routine application wait time by 50 percent The processing time for routine service jumps from six to eight weeks. Until May 31, the interval between application and delivery was four to six weeks. Expedited service is available in two to three weeks, for an extra $60....
2019-06-14 14:30

Trump says McGahn ‘may have been confused’ when he said Trump directed him to pursue Mueller’s firing In a television interview broadcast Friday, the president issued a fresh denial of an episode key to contentions by Democrats that he obstructed justice....
2019-06-14 14:30

After downplaying Russian ‘dirt’ for years, Trump continues downplaying Russian ‘dirt’ Over the past two years, members of the Trump campaign have minimized the impact of Russian election interference, even questioning whether they would call the FBI if offered foreign opposition research again....
2019-06-14 14:30

Justin Amash is the GOP’s unicorn: A lawmaker who stands up to Trump — and actually sticks by it Despite getting attacked relentlessly for his impeachment comments and a new poll showing him trailing a little-known primary challenger, Amash isn't backing down. That's basically unprecedented....
2019-06-14 11:30

Anita Hill says ‘of course’ she would vote for Biden over Trump In a TV interview, the Clarence Thomas witness said there is no moral equivalency between the Democratic presidential candidate and the current Oval Office holder....
2019-06-14 11:30

Tulsi Gabbard knocks ‘war hawks’ and stands by her foreign policy views The U.S. representative from Hawaii, a Democratic presidential candidate, forcefully defended her foreign policy positions on Thursday at a Washington Post Live event....
2019-06-14 11:30

‘Absolutely unprecedented’: Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance American opposition to foreign involvement in elections dates back to the nation’s founding, reflected in both legal prohibitions and widely embraced norms of fair play....
2019-06-14 11:30

Johnson under pressure to take part in Tory leadership debates Boris Johnson is under growing pressure to take part in televised debates for the Conservative leadership - months after he described them as "essential"....
2019-06-14 10:45

The Subject at the White House Was Criminal Justice.The Subtext Was the Election. It remains to be seen how President Trump can capitalize on his support for the First Step Act, as his advisers have told him to do, to appeal to African-American and moderate white voters....
2019-06-14 07:45

On Politics: Trump Would Accept Russia’s Help The president said taking campaign help from Russia would be no different than meeting with the queen of England. Republicans joined Democrats in condemning him....
2019-06-14 07:45

After Placing Blame for Attacks, Trump Faces Difficult Choices on Confronting Iran The president has said Tehran will suffer if American interests are threatened. But he has been vague about what his response might be, and the administration is divided....
2019-06-14 07:45

Time for candidates to go toe-to-toe with Johnson Despite the bullish statements released by all the surviving leadership camps after the first round leadership vote, most of them were left disappointed....
2019-06-14 05:45

Julián Castro: Americans will look back at Trump and ask 'what in the hell was wrong with that president?' Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro predicted that Americans in 20 years would ask what was "wrong" with President Trump when he expressed willingness to receive opposition research from foreign governments....
2019-06-14 05:45

Trey Gowdy dismisses 2020 Dem Swalwell's call for impeachment Former congressman Trey Gowdy dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell's call to impeach President Trump and that "our democracy is at risk" saying there are no grounds for such actions and that Swalwell just doesn't want Trump as pr...
2019-06-14 05:45

NY State Dem Chair: Trump 'dirt' comments 'whole different scenario' than Clinton campaign using Steele dossier President Trump potentially viewing opposition research information from foreign governments is very different than Hillary Clinton utilizing a Russian-sourced dossier, according to a Democratic Party official....
2019-06-14 05:45

Julian Castro at Fox News Town Hall Julián Castro, the Housing and Urban Development secretary under former President Barack Obama and a 2020 presidential candidate, appeared at a Fox News Town Hall with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum....
2019-06-14 05:45

Senate expressly condemns anti-Semitism, after Democrat-led House 'can't bring itself' to do the same The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, after the Democrat-controlled House abandoned a similar effort in March in favor of a resolution broadly disapproving of all forms of bigotry....
2019-06-14 05:45

Matt Gaetz: 'Trump was triggering the media' with foreign oppo research comments President Trump was trying to get a jolt out of the media saying he'd listen to foreign governments' opposition research, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., claimed....
2019-06-14 05:45

Hannity: Trump playing Democrats and the media 'like a flute' Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday reiterated his belief that President Trump purposely "played" the media by saying he would listen to a foreign government who has intelligence on a political rival....
2019-06-14 05:45

AOC spokesman tweets, then deletes, F-bomb rant against potential GOP challenger U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s spokesman sent a profane tweet to a potential Republican challenger as he ripped him for wanting to debate his boss....
2019-06-14 05:45

Mark Levin: 'Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life?' "Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin unloaded on the media Thursday while addressing the outrage over President Trump's comments Wednesday that he would listen to information from a foreign government on a political rival....
2019-06-14 05:45

Mitch McConnell: 'For the first time in my memory, I agree with Nancy Pelosi' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News' Laura Ingraham on Thursday that he has found himself in rare agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,  D-Calif....
2019-06-14 05:45

‘Open Season on Our Elections.’ 2020 Democrats Criticized Trump’s Foreign Interference Comment Democratic presidential candidates harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s remarks that he wouldn’t necessarily call the FBI if offered information from a foreign government about them. “President Trump is once again welcoming f...
2019-06-14 04:45

Nancy Pelosi Says President Trump Doesn’t Know Right From Wrong (WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump doesn’t know right from wrong and is “indifferent to law and any sense of ethics about who we are as a country.” The top House Democrat said Thursday that w...
2019-06-14 04:45

Federal Watchdog Agency Says White House Should Fire Kellyanne Conway for Violating the Hatch Act (WASHINGTON) — A federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway, for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers. Th...
2019-06-14 04:45

President Trump Invoked Executive Privilege. Here’s the History of That Presidential Power When Congress issues a subpoena for documents, usually they get what they want. But that’s not the case for certain documents related to the 2020 Census question about citizenship, the Department of Justice said on Wednesday in a letter to Elij...
2019-06-14 04:45

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have ...
2019-06-14 04:45

Trump Administration Is Opening Investigations Into Foreign Funding at U.S. Colleges The U.S. Education Department is opening investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as the Trump administration increases its scrutiny of international money flowing to American colleges. Letters sent to the...
2019-06-14 04:45

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Stepping Down as White House Press Secretary, Trump Says After more than three years serving as one of the most trusted members of Donald Trump’s Administration, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is stepping down from her position as White House Press Secretary. “Our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will ...
2019-06-14 04:45

Kim Kardashian West Returns to the White House to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform (WASHINGTON) — Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce. Kardashian West, who has been advocating for criminal just...
2019-06-14 04:45

‘Of Course I Could.’ Anita Hill Says She Could Potentially Vote for Joe Biden Despite their complicated history, Anita Hill said she would consider voting for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election if he were to win the Democratic nomination. In an NBC News interview that aired Thursday evening, Hill did not hesitate when...
2019-06-14 04:45

Body of Young Girl Believed to Be From India Found in Remote Arizona Wilderness Near U.S. Border The body of a young girl was found in a remote area near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Officials said in a press release that they believe the child was a 7-year-old citizen of ...
2019-06-14 04:45

Senate fails to block arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar The Senate failed to pass two resolutions Thursday intended to block arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar. The resolutions, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), are part of a broader effort to curb the president’s authority on U.S. foreign policy. The me...
2019-06-14 02:15

House Republicans try to spin Trump's foreign dirt comment Amid blistering bipartisan criticism of President Donald Trump’s willingness to accept dirt on his 2020 rivals from foreign adversaries, House Republicans decided Thursday that they had found the real culprit: Democrats.The top Republican in the Hous...
2019-06-14 02:15

Pelosi names members of key trade working group House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal will lead the House Democrats' Trade Working Group, a task force charged with negotiating with the Trump administration to overhaul elements of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.The Democratic members w...
2019-06-14 02:15