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11:24 2019-08-25

DNC rebuffs push for unofficial climate change-focused presidential 'debates' The Democratic National Committee voted down a resolution at its summer meeting in San Francisco Saturday that would have freed the party's president...
11:00 2019-08-25

Michigan candidate says city should be as white 'as possible' A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep h...
11:00 2019-08-25

Trade Turmoil Gives Democrats an Opening to Hit Trump on Economy Democratic candidates have taken a calibrated approach to talking about the economy, but the trade war with China provides a potent new line of attac...
06:00 2019-08-25

UK won't owe £39bn under no-deal Brexit, Boris Johnson to tell EU Boris Johnson is expected to tell EU boss Donald Tusk that Britain will only pay a quarter of its so-called Brexit divorce bill if the country leaves...
05:42 2019-08-25

Idaho governor balks after 9th Circuit puts state on hook for convict's gender surgery Idaho’s Republican governor vowed Friday that his state would not pay for the gender reassignment surgery of a convicted sex offender after an appeal...
04:56 2019-08-25

Trump, Danish PM had 'great conversation' after Greenland flap, president says President Trump said he had a "great conversation" with the Danish prime minister three days after canceling a planned visit to the country next mont...
04:56 2019-08-25

Trump says 'I wouldn't stop him' if Fed chair Powell resigned Before leaving for the G-7 in France late Friday night, President Trump told reporters that he wasn’t happy with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powe...
04:56 2019-08-25

Trump administration seeks court rehearing on Twitter block ruling The Trump administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court for a rehearing on its ruling last month that President Trump engaged in "viewpoint ...
04:56 2019-08-25

Trump talks up ‘special relationship’ with Macron, hours after threat to slap tariffs on French wine President Trump on Saturday sought to smooth over his prickly relationship with French President Emmanuel Macron as he arrived in France for the G7 s...
04:56 2019-08-25

Trump dings media for taking ‘I am the chosen one’ remark seriously President Trump on Saturday dinged members of the media who he says took a comment about being “the chosen one” in tackling China a little too seriou...
04:56 2019-08-25

Rashida Tlaib says Trump is ‘scared’ of her and the ‘Squad’ Rep. Rashida Tlaib, in an interview published Saturday, said that President Trump is “scared” of her and her fellow “Squad” members – in the wake of ...
04:56 2019-08-25

Graham warns withdrawing from Afghanistan will lead to ‘another 9/11’ Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned in an interview with Fox News Saturday that withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan would lead to “another 9/11....
04:56 2019-08-25

Democratic Maine Senate candidate appears to erase logo from non-L.L. Bean jacket in campaign video Sara Gideon, a Democrat running to unseat Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, released a campaign ad this week in which she appeared to hide the fact that h...
04:56 2019-08-25

Biden tells voters 'don't vote for me' if they're concerned about his age Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to dismiss voters concerned about his age, telling them not to vote for him in the 2020 Democratic primary r...
04:56 2019-08-25

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes free college and student debt forgiveness — and finds the field crowded Since Sanders emphasized the issues in his first presidential run, many Democrats have embraced similar proposals, potentially diluting support for h...
00:56 2019-08-25

Trump and Johnson look to use G-7 summit to fortify their relationship amid skepticism of both leaders Their first formal meeting marks a chance, officials said, to forge stronger ties between the two nations after years of tense relations and Twitter ...
00:56 2019-08-25

G-7 leaders hope for productive — and quiet — summit amid worries Trump will disrupt the gathering The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession...
00:56 2019-08-25

Trudeau meets with U.K., Japan prime ministers ahead of G7 summit It's in spite of that superheated atmosphere that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hoping to build consensus on the virtues of free trade and strengt...
20:56 2019-08-24

Johnson hits back at Tusk over 'Mr No Deal' claim Boris Johnson has hit back at Donald Tusk after the European Council president said he hoped the prime minister would not go down in history as "Mr N...
20:00 2019-08-24

Some Pennsylvania Democrats regret not voting in 2016. They say they’ll be sure to cast a ballot in 2020. Arresting the slide in black turnout and cutting into Republican advantages among white and rural voters is seen by Democrats as key to flipping Penn...
15:56 2019-08-24

With the global economy slowing and the U.S.-China trade war escalating, Trump arrives at G-7 with a list of grievances The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession...
15:56 2019-08-24

Joe Biden, Recalling ’68, Asks Audience to Imagine Obama’s Assassination “Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Mr. Biden said, evoking th...
13:28 2019-08-24

How David Koch and His Brother Shaped American Politics The billionaire, who died Friday, understood the power of changing ‘hearts and minds.’ He spent almost unlimited money on behalf of limited governmen...
13:28 2019-08-24

A Gyrating Economy, and Trump’s Volatile Approach to It, Raise Alarms Mr. Trump’s wild pronouncements on Friday renewed questions about his stewardship of the world’s largest economy even as he escalated a trade war wit...
13:28 2019-08-24

With the global economy slowing and the U.S.-China trade war escalating, Trump arrives at G-7 with a list grievances The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession...
11:00 2019-08-24

China to raise import tariffs on U.S. scrap copper, aluminum from December 15 China will impose an extra 5% tariff on imports of copper scrap and aluminum scrap from the United States from Dec. 15, according to a list of retali...
07:56 2019-08-24

With primaries’ first winnowing at hand, candidates face tough choice: Drop out or continue on ‘fool’s errand’ At least nine Democratic presidential hopefuls will probably miss the September debate stage. Should they fold their tents, or soldier on hoping for ...
07:00 2019-08-24

Democratic Party leaders catch grief from moderates and liberals as they look to 2020 election Meeting in San Francisco, party leaders were criticized for debate rules by moderates and for failing to agree to a climate-change debate by liberals...
07:00 2019-08-24

Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch after examination by ‘doctoral-level psychologist,’ DOJ says Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was taken off suicide watch after being examined by a “doctoral-level psychologist” days before he hanged himself...
03:00 2019-08-24

U.S. trade group says 'unrealistic' for American retailers to exit China The U.S. National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday it is "unrealistic" for American retailers to move out of China, the world's second-largest ...
01:28 2019-08-24

China tariffs on U.S. oil to pressure exports, Gulf Coast prices: traders China's threat on Friday to slap a 5% tariff on U.S. oil imports could further soften demand for physical crude at hubs along the U.S. Gulf Coast, wh...
01:28 2019-08-24

Trump urges U.S. court to shield Deutsche Bank records from House Democrats Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handi...
01:28 2019-08-24

Factbox: Pending mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. firms that need Chinese approval U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion ...
01:28 2019-08-24

U.S.-China Business Council urges talks to end damaging trade tensions The US-China Business Council on Friday said millions of U.S. citizens will be harmed by the increased trade tensions between the United States and C...
01:28 2019-08-24

USTR to accept public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it would hold a public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports...
01:28 2019-08-24

Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he...
01:28 2019-08-24

Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump China said on Friday it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the esca...
01:28 2019-08-24

Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war Hopes for settlement of the yearlong U.S.-China trade war dimmed further on Friday as China said it will slap retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billio...
01:28 2019-08-24

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted...
01:28 2019-08-24

Julián Castro fantasizes about his inauguration day, saying ‘adios’ to Trump at White House Julián Castro on Friday ended his speech to the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco by describing his fantasy for Jan. 20...
01:28 2019-08-24

Trump jokingly blames Dow plunge on Seth Moulton’s withdrawal from 2020 race President Trump joked on Twitter that “perhaps” the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points on Friday because Rep. Seth Moulton droppe...
01:28 2019-08-24

Chris Wallace: G7 could be in for a “bumpy ride” after week of volatile markets This weekend’s G7 conference in France could be in for a “bumpy ride” after a week of volatility both in the U.S. markets and abroad, host of Fox New...
01:28 2019-08-24

Bernie Sanders indicates climate plan will require nationalization of US energy production "What we need to do is have an aggressive federal government saying that we are going to produce a massive amount of energy from solar and from wind ...
01:28 2019-08-24

2020 hopeful criticizes DNC's debate criteria while on stage with chair Tom Perez Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., created a seemingly awkward moment on Friday when he criticized the Democratic National Committee's debate criteria whi...
01:28 2019-08-24

Trump announces increased tariffs on China in latest trade war salvo President Trump announced on Twitter Friday that his administration will retaliate against China by raising on imports from the Asian nation amid a b...
01:28 2019-08-24

Ilhan Omar blasts ‘false equivalences’ after top House Dem calls her out over sharing controversial cartoon Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is not happy that a top House Democrat seemed to accuse her -- along with President Trump -- of spreading anti-S...
01:28 2019-08-24

Biden targets Trump, hits 2020 rivals over 'Medicare-for-all' Joe Biden has a message for New Hampshire voters. Speaking at a campaign event Friday as President Trump prepared to head off to the G-7 summit of th...
01:28 2019-08-24

Trump trades barbs with Federal Reserve chair amid economic turmoil Powell said President Donald Trump's trade wars have complicated the Fed's ability to set interest rates and have contributed to a global economic sl...
01:00 2019-08-24

Higgs ‘may’ ask auditor general to look into financial irregularities in Lt.-Gov’s office Global News confirmed on Thursday that the RCMP received a complaint about potential irregularities on Aug. 2, the day Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne R...
01:00 2019-08-24

Trump Says He Will Raise Existing Tariffs on Chinese Goods to 30% The president said he would raise tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports to 30 percent and would start the next $300 billion at a rate of 1...
23:28 2019-08-23

With Time Running Short, Patriots Unlikely to Make White House Visit They won the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. But since then the team and the White House have not agreed on a date, though both sides say politics has nothing ...
23:28 2019-08-23

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, who sparred with Trump, is joining CNN as a contributor Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit alleging that his removal was part of a scheme by President Donald Trump to remove government employees "because they w...
23:00 2019-08-23

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

French prosecutors open probe of possible crimes linked to Jeffrey Epstein Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, was arrested in July after he flew to the U.S. from Paris. He died by suicide i...
23:00 2019-08-23

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

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

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts drops out of presidential race, then draws a surprise tweet from President Trump Moulton focused his campaign on foreign policy and national security but was unable to move up among the party’s moderates, who have coalesced for no...
23:00 2019-08-23

Who has qualified for the third Democratic debate There’s a chance that the next Democratic debate will treat viewers to a spectacle unseen this cycle — all of the candidates debating on the same sta...
23:00 2019-08-23

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

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Cancerous Tumor on Her Pancreas (WASHINGTON) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of th...
21:56 2019-08-23

David Koch’s Millions Remade the Republican Party. He Didn’t Like the Results David Koch towered over most rooms, both physically and politically. He liked it that way. At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, the professional contrarian and ...
21:56 2019-08-23

Enraged Trump likens Fed chief to 'enemy' China President Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell linked the trade war with China to risks to the U.S. eco...
20:14 2019-08-23

U.S. Chamber of Commerce rejects Trump call on business with China The U.S. Chamber of Commerce rebuffed President Donald Trump's call Friday that U.S. businesses begin immediately looking for alternatives for operat...
20:14 2019-08-23

Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film ...
20:14 2019-08-23

Oil dragged into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump China on Friday threatened to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the esca...
20:14 2019-08-23

Trump still looking at gun background checks: Senator Murphy President Donald Trump wants to keep discussing tougher background checks for gun purchases, a leading Democratic senator on gun control said on Frid...
20:14 2019-08-23

Trump orders U.S. firms out of China after Beijing sets new tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion ...
20:14 2019-08-23

World Leaders’ G7 Expectations: A Nice Chat, Some Good Wine, No Unity With Trump America’s closest allies meet this weekend and have all but given up on producing the kind of consensus about global issues that has been the summit’...
20:14 2019-08-23

‘It’s Gratifying’: Jay Inslee Finally Gets His Moment The Washington governor and self-described climate candidate told us what it was like to achieve national recognition — after leaving the presidentia...
20:14 2019-08-23

Barr Seized on Epstein Case as Doubts Mounted About Justice Dept. The attorney general has been unusually personally involved in the investigations into the jailhouse suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, the high-profile fin...
20:14 2019-08-23

Trolling Trump, Joe Walsh Tries to Recruit George Conway for Nascent Challenge In a signal that he intends to bait Mr. Trump into engagement with him, Mr. Walsh, a conservative radio show host, is wooing the husband of Kellyanne...
20:14 2019-08-23

Chris Murphy: Trump isn't giving up on background checks Sen. Chris Murphy isn’t giving up on the long-shot effort to pass expanded gun background checks. And, he says, neither is President Donald Trump.Fre...
19:00 2019-08-23

Rep. Seth Moulton Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Primary (WASHINGTON) — Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton plans to exit the Democratic presidential primary race on Friday, becoming the second 2020 candi...
16:28 2019-08-23

Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he re...
16:28 2019-08-23

Representative Seth Moulton ends bid for Democratic presidential nomination Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Friday, warning that ...
16:28 2019-08-23

Court revives challenge to Minnesota same-sex marriage video law A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by Minnesota videographers challenging a state law requiring them to make videos of same-sex wedd...
16:28 2019-08-23

Seth Moulton Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign With a Warning Mr. Moulton, a congressman from Massachusetts, had focused his campaign on national security. He hinted at potentially supporting Joseph R. Biden Jr....
15:42 2019-08-23

Multi-Billionaire David Koch, Who Spent Millions Supporting Conservative Policies, Dies at 79 David Koch, the industrialist and libertarian who used his fortune to transform American politics while also donating more than $1 billion to philant...
14:56 2019-08-23

Park Police chief MacLean promoted to top Interior Dept. law enforcement post MacLean, a 28-year veteran of the Park Police, has been criticized for his silence during the Bijan Ghaisar investigation. He will oversee the Park P...
14:00 2019-08-23

Sen. Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland in conversations with Trump and Danish ambassador The revelation came a day after Trump called off a trip to Denmark, saying in a tweet that he postponed the visit because the country’s leader was no...
14:00 2019-08-23

The Trailer: Labor union members and leaders are skeptical -- but pondering their 2020 choices In this edition: Democrats follow labor's lead in Iowa, the debate-rules grumbling gets louder, and trans rights come to a Southern race for governor...
14:00 2019-08-23

NRA shakes up legal team amid intensifying civil war The gun rights group severed ties with prominent Washington attorney Charles Cooper, who said that during his three decades of work for the NRA, he “...
14:00 2019-08-23

Bernie Sanders offers a massive climate plan. Environmentalists cheer, but will it be too much for voters? Sanders’s new $16.3 trillion climate plan would remake large sections of the U.S. economy. Many environmentalists praise its sweep, but some Democrat...
14:00 2019-08-23

House Democrats have some convincing to do on impeachment A new poll suggests House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry will have to simultaneously build their case against Trump and make it to the Ame...
14:00 2019-08-23

With primary’s first winnowing at hand, candidates face tough choice: Drop out or continue on ‘fool’s errand’ At least nine Democratic presidential hopefuls will probably miss the September debate stage. Should they fold their tents, or soldier on hoping for ...
14:00 2019-08-23

The top 10 House races of 2020 Republicans are intent on taking back seats they think should be rightfully theirs, in districts that Trump won by double digits. It’s those seats th...
14:00 2019-08-23

Trump to square off in court with House Democrats over financial records U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask a federal judge on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the ...
12:28 2019-08-23

Democrat Buttigieg wants to save million lives through plan fighting mental health, addiction Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent 1 million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he rele...
12:28 2019-08-23

U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to b...
12:28 2019-08-23

‘I Think My Approach Is Better Now.’ Allow Ex-Republican Justin Amash to Reintroduce Himself Michigan Rep. Justin Amash walked into a cramped coffee shop in Grand Rapids on Wednesday morning, shook voters’ hands and ordered a drink with...
10:00 2019-08-23

What to Know About Sean Spicer and the Controversy Over His Dancing With the Stars Casting The announcement Wednesday that former White House Press secretary Sean Spicer will appear in the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars has spar...
10:00 2019-08-23

Jay Inslee Helped Make Climate Change a Top Campaign Issue. He Says That’s Not Enough During his six-month campaign for president, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made climate change a focus of the Democratic presidential primary, forcing i...
10:00 2019-08-23

Ex-White House Press Secretary Says She Is ‘Beyond Proud’ to Join Fox News as a Contributor (NEW YORK) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them. Fox News said Thurs...
10:00 2019-08-23

Bernie Sanders Releases $16 Trillion Climate Plan That Declares Issue a National Emergency (PARADISE, Calif.) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan Thursday that builds on the Green ...
10:00 2019-08-23

President Trump Scraps Plan to Cut Foreign Aid Amid Bipartisan Pushback (WASHINGTON) — Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers...
10:00 2019-08-23

Andrew Yang’s Bipartisan Bet Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss....
05:42 2019-08-23

Trump Administration Drops Proposal to Cut Foreign Aid After Intense Debate Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top lawmakers had objected to the idea of withdrawing money already allocated f...
05:42 2019-08-23

Electoral College Members Can Defy Voters’ Wishes, Court Rules A federal appeals court declared that members of the Electoral College could choose whomever they wanted regardless of a state’s popular vote winner....
05:42 2019-08-23

White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter short-term weakness: adviser The Trump administration is studying tax cuts to buttress long-term U.S. economic growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign b...
05:14 2019-08-23

Democratic voters in New Hampshire blame climate change for economic woes The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls flocking to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire could encounter voters who claim they ar...
04:56 2019-08-23

Federal court undercuts progressive efforts to nullify Electoral College, rules electors can vote freely In a major blow to state-by-state progressive efforts to effectively replace the Electoral College with a nationwide popular vote, a federal appeals ...
02:28 2019-08-23

Bernie Sanders signals his administration would pursue 'criminal' charges against oil executives Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., upped the ante in his progressive agenda on Thursday when he signaled support for criminal charges against executives at ...
02:28 2019-08-23

Protests erupt after DNC puts kibosh on climate change-focused debate The Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco erupted into a hail of protests on Thursday, as unruly environmentalist activists...
02:28 2019-08-23

Dem Rep. Tom Malinowski: We need illegal immigrants to 'mow our beautiful lawns' Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., defended the presence of both legal and illegal immigrants on Tuesday, asking his constituents: "Who do you think is mow...
02:28 2019-08-23

Leading House Dem calls out Omar and Tlaib amid Trump attack for furthering anti-Semitism with 'vile' cartoon House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., called out members of both parties on Thursday, claiming they helped further anti-Semitism in the nati...
02:28 2019-08-23

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Andrew Yang’s Bipartisan Bet Mr. Yang is no fan of the president. But his coalition includes conservatives who see nonpartisan logic in his message about automation and job loss....
01:14 2019-08-23

How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A. Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the N.R.A. Not only has he remain...
01:14 2019-08-23

Nadler asks House committees probing Trump to share docs for its impeachment investigation House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on Thursday asked four House panels investigating President Donald Trump to share documents and other...
00:28 2019-08-23

Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summo...
00:28 2019-08-23

Trump kills plan to cut billions in foreign aid President Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to freeze more than $4 billion in foreign aid in a move that would have been another end run around Congre...
22:28 2019-08-22

Trump drops bid to slash foreign aid after Congress objects The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Con...
22:28 2019-08-22

Should I stay or should I run? Pompeo under pressure over U.S. Senate seat Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against ...
22:28 2019-08-22

Lindsey Graham to offer backstop plan for Afghanistan, amid troop withdrawal concerns Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce legislation as early as next month to create a backstop measure in Afghanistan requiring the secretaries of st...
21:14 2019-08-22

Obamas placed an offer on 'mega-expensive' estate in Martha's Vineyard: report Former President Obama and his wife, Michelle, reportedly made an offer on a 29-acre estate in Martha's Vineyard after renting it from Boston Celtics...
21:14 2019-08-22

Dem senator hit with bar complaint for ‘openly threatening’ Supreme Court Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch has accused Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., of “openly threatening the U.S. Supreme Court,” in a complaint brou...
21:14 2019-08-22

Inslee quickly announces re-election bid for governor after dropping out of White House race Hours after ending his presidential campaign, two-term Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State announced he’s running for re-election next yea...
21:14 2019-08-22

Sanders agrees to 'Medicare-for-all' change after union concerns Sen. Bernie Sanders is making changes to his signature policy proposal – "Medicare-for-all" – in order to address union concerns that a shift to sing...
21:14 2019-08-22

Ex-U.S. presidential candidates Hickenlooper, Inslee to run for office in home states Two Democratic governors who recently abandoned their long-shot presidential bids announced their next steps on Thursday, with both opting to run for...
20:28 2019-08-22

White House backs off plan to cut foreign aid: source The White House will not move forward with a plan to cut billions of dollars from congressionally approved foreign aid budget, a source told Reuters ...
20:28 2019-08-22

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is hosting events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an impo...
20:28 2019-08-22

Jeremy Corbyn: I agree with Macron on Brexit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in agreement with Emmanuel Macron's stance on Brexit - after the French president insisted the Irish border backstop i...
20:00 2019-08-22

AOC takes heat from heartland after calling Electoral College a racist ‘scam’ Political figures from the heartland are torching Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after the coastal congresswoman posted an Instagram video wh...
18:56 2019-08-22

McConnell warns Democrats against killing filibuster Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday issued a forceful defense of the legislative filibuster, the Senate's 60-vote threshold that Democ...
18:28 2019-08-22

Macron and Merkel offered the PM nothing - apart from a means to fail The cliche "good cop, bad cop" has been used too much about this first episode of shuttle boat diplomacy from Boris Johnson. Merkel, apparently, is t...
18:28 2019-08-22

What it means when an extremist group is added to Canada’s list of terrorist organizations There have been calls for more right-wing extremist groups to be added to the federal terror list, but it is unclear exactly when or if that will hap...
18:28 2019-08-22

Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to flip secretary of state offices in five states Buoyed by victories in three states last year, Democrats are looking to expand their representation in the offices that oversee elections in most sta...
18:00 2019-08-22

Joe Walsh is not your anti-Trump savior The one-term congressman is getting a push to run in a primary against Trump. Before his turn as a Trump critic on social media, he was calling Barac...
18:00 2019-08-22

McConnell offers fresh defense of Senate filibuster, warns Democrats could pass ‘socialist policies’ if they take control In an op-ed, the Senate majority leader touted the rights of the minority party in his chamber and said, “America needs the Senate to be the Senate.”...
18:00 2019-08-22

Former Republican lawmaker leaning toward Trump challenge Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to Pre...
18:00 2019-08-22

Trump set to discuss biofuels Thursday with USDA, EPA: sources President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allowed oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, is set t...
18:00 2019-08-22

Hickenlooper to run for Senate in Colorado, looking to oust GOP Sen. Gardner: report Former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who recently announced the end of his long-shot bid for the White House, has decided to enter Colora...
17:14 2019-08-22

Pelosi heckled by protesters demanding Trump impeachment at San Francisco award dinner Liberal protesters fed up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance when it comes to impeaching President Trump disrupted a “Heart of the Resistan...
17:14 2019-08-22

Sanders releases $16 trillion ‘Green New Deal’ plan, promises it will ‘pay for itself’ Democratic 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday released his plan for a Green New Deal – promising that the multi-trillion-dollar plan to rad...
17:14 2019-08-22

Trump, frustrated by unpopularity with Jews, thrusts Israel into his culture war The president’s words about Jews magnify his transactional approach to politics and his miscalculation that his support for Israel should automatical...
13:28 2019-08-22

Joe Biden’s campaign plays the electability card: ‘You have to look at who is going to win’ In campaign ads and in comments, the former vice president and his wife are highlighting the idea that he is best positioned to defeat President Trum...
13:28 2019-08-22

Hickenlooper joins crowded Senate race in Colorado after dropping presidential bid “I’m not done fighting for the people of Colorado,” the former two-term governor said in an announcement video filmed in a Denver brewpub he co-found...
13:28 2019-08-22

Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016 A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican p...
13:28 2019-08-22

As economic warning signs flash, Trump, Democratic rivals recalibrate messages After two years touting a booming economy as his own doing, U.S. President Donald Trump is test driving a new message on the economy: Any chance of a...
13:28 2019-08-22

Bernie Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% ...
13:28 2019-08-22

Ex-presidential candidate Hickenlooper to run for Senate Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race last week, said on Thursday he will run for a Se...
13:28 2019-08-22

‘Let’s Call Wayne.’ Inside the White House Discussions on Guns The push for new legislation on guns is not dead yet. Despite mixed signals from President Trump, White House staff are drafting and discussing narro...
13:28 2019-08-22

Troops Are Not the Answer to the Crisis at the Border As the humanitarian crisis at the southern border has grown, the President and his allies have called for the U.S. military to be deployed in greater...
13:28 2019-08-22

Vote for the Woman Because She’s a Woman In February, Nevada became the first state in the country with a female-majority legislature. By June, with the help of the state’s Democratic ...
13:28 2019-08-22

San Francisco board rebrands 'convicted felon' as 'justice-involved person,' sanitizes other crime lingo Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while changing “...
12:14 2019-08-22

Some 2020 Dems' campaigns spent big on Uber, Lyft -- even on day of boycott they backed Democratic presidential candidates spent hundreds of dollars on Uber and Lyft even as they supported the boycott of the ride-hailing services back in...
12:14 2019-08-22

Democrats, citing GOP-imposed voting restrictions, aim to take over secretary of state offices in five states Buoyed by victories in three states last year, Democrats are looking to expand their representation in the offices that oversee elections in most sta...
11:56 2019-08-22

Gov. Jay Inslee Ends His 2020 Presidential Bid (OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wedne...
10:14 2019-08-22

“Let’s Call Wayne.” Inside the White House Discussions on Guns The push for new legislation on guns is not dead yet. Despite mixed signals from President Trump, White House staff are drafting and discussing narro...
10:14 2019-08-22

Jay Inslee, climate advocate who called Trump 'white nationalist,' drops out of 2020 presidential race Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday night he's "withdrawing" from the 2020 presidential race, as the Democrat said "it's become clear" he ...
09:56 2019-08-22

North Carolina's Dem governor vetoes bill requiring police cooperation with ICE on illegal immigrants North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have made it mandatory for state and local law enforcement to comply w...
09:56 2019-08-22

Jay Inslee, governor centered on climate change, drops out of presidential race Washington state governor Jay Inslee, who entered the presidential race with an argument that climate change is the central issue of our time, droppe...
07:28 2019-08-22

Johnson courts Merkel after EU snubs backstop alternatives Boris Johnson will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this afternoon, just a day after she added her voice to EU scepticism...
05:00 2019-08-22

Corbyn calls urgent meeting on tactics to halt no-deal Brexit Jeremy Corbyn has invited the leaders of other political parties from across parliament to an urgent meeting to discuss "all tactics available" to pr...
05:00 2019-08-22

Merkel: Backstop alternative might be found in 30 days Boris Johnson will meet French president Emmanuel Macron later today where he is likely to receive a more brutal assessment of the EU's position on B...
05:00 2019-08-22

Mexico says concerned over Trump plan for longer detention of migrant children Mexico's Foreign Ministry expressed "concern" over a U.S. plan to permit extended periods of detention for migrant children and adolescents in a stat...
04:42 2019-08-22

U.S. judge allows Trump to appeal key 'emoluments' rulings A federal judge on Wednesday allowed President Donald Trump to appeal key preliminary rulings in a lawsuit accusing him of violating anti-corruption ...
04:42 2019-08-22

Washington Governor Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withd...
04:42 2019-08-22

Iceland’s prime minister will skip Pence’s visit. She says it’s not a snub. Iceland Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said that it was “very difficult” to organize her schedule around the visit, which is planned for Sept. 4,...
03:28 2019-08-22

Sen. Bernie Sanders changes how Medicare-for-all plan treats union contracts in face of opposition by organized labor Leaders and members of unions have complained to candidates that a single-payer plan would offer weaker coverage than they have negotiated under the ...
03:28 2019-08-22

Dems' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump hits major roadblock, as judge rules law 'unsettled' A federal court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump has the right to immediately challenge congressional Democrats' Emoluments Clause lawsu...
03:00 2019-08-22

2020 Democratic hopeful agrees with Harry Reid on warning for candidates running on progressive platforms Congressman and 2020 hopeful Tim Ryan, D-Oh., said he agreed with former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who warned Democratic nominees running ...
03:00 2019-08-22

Parkland survivors announce sweeping gun control plan: 'Green New Deal, but for guns' March for Our Lives, the gun control group started by a group of Parkland survivors, announced an ambitious series of proposals that would radically ...
03:00 2019-08-22

Parkland Shooting Survivors Just Proposed Aggressive New Gun Restrictions. Here’s What’s in Their Plan March For Our Lives, the group founded by Parkland school shooting survivors, introduced an aggressive plan on Wednesday that calls for of sweeping g...
03:00 2019-08-22

Trump Reverses Course on Gun Control Again, Says He Backs Tighter Background Checks (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be caref...
03:00 2019-08-22

President Trump Again Claims He Can Abolish Birthright Citizenship – But Legal Precedent Isn’t on His Side (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies ...
03:00 2019-08-22

Electoral College Members Don’t Have to Follow the Will of Voters, Appeals Court Rules (DENVER) — A U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren’...
03:00 2019-08-22

Federal agency writes off balance of two multimillion-dollar loans to Irving company According to a government memo dated March 27, Atlantic Wallboard fulfilled their obligations under the terms of the agreement although full repaymen...
23:42 2019-08-21

N.L. Tory leader wants missed methylmercury work at Muskrat Falls investigated Newfoundland and Labrador's opposition leader wants the province's auditor general to investigate the government's failure to carry out environmental...
23:42 2019-08-21

On the border, officials see dividends from Trump’s deal with Mexico Illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border has slowed in recent months, and officials on the frontlines credit in part President Trump's dealin...
23:14 2019-08-21

De Blasio mocked after video malfunction at labor forum: Voice 'higher than his poll numbers' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got some laughs -- though not for the reasons he expected -- when a top labor union played his video message to a ...
23:14 2019-08-21

Booker insists 2020 nominee must be more than a ‘safe bet,’ in jab at Biden Sen. Cory Booker took an indirect swipe at Democratic presidential nomination rival Joe Biden on Wednesday, arguing that the party’s next standard-be...
23:14 2019-08-21

Biden jabs at Sanders, Warren over 'Medicare-for-all' Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to take aim at two of his top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination over their support for a gov...
23:14 2019-08-21

Trump renews threat to end 'ridiculous' birthright citizenship President Trump again threatened to end what he called the "ridiculous" policy of birthright citizenship, which awards citizenship automatically to t...
23:14 2019-08-21

Nikki Haley denies 'false rumors' she will replace Pence on GOP ticket in 2020 Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to United Nations, on Wednesday denied the “false rumors” that she could replace Mike Pence as the Republican...
23:14 2019-08-21

Trump: A vote for a Democrat is a vote against Israel President Donald Trump beat back criticism of his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of "great disloyalty" and went a step furthe...
21:28 2019-08-21

Trump says not looking at changing capital gains tax U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is not looking to index capital gains taxes to the inflation rate, which could slash the taxes that ...
21:28 2019-08-21

Trump may back off plan for foreign aid cuts, to decide within week U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was considering scaling back an effort that could have cut billions of dollars in foreign aid and woul...
21:28 2019-08-21

Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to ...
21:28 2019-08-21

Conservation, animal rights groups sue Trump over weakening U.S. wildlife protections Environmental and animal rights groups on Wednesday sued the Trump administration over its proposal to revise the U.S. Endangered Species Act, seekin...
21:28 2019-08-21

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

Trump says that Jewish people who vote for Democrats are ‘very disloyal to Israel,’ denies his remarks are anti-Semitic The president ratcheted up his attacks on Jewish Democrats on Wednesday, dismissing an outcry from both sides of the aisle as well as Jewish organiza...
21:00 2019-08-21

Trump denies that he told NRA chief universal background checks are off the table “No, I didn’t say anything about that,” Trump said when asked whether he had ruled out universal background checks in his conversation with LaPierre ...
21:00 2019-08-21

Payroll tax cuts won't stave off a recession, but these policies will Making condo purchases easier and cutting spending are two better ideas to strengthen the economy and turn back a recession than some tax cuts being ...
21:00 2019-08-21

'I am the Chosen One,' Trump proclaims as he defends trade war with China The president's remark followed a string of criticisms aimed at his predecessors, whom he claimed had ignored China's alleged malpractice o...
21:00 2019-08-21

What are the warning signs of a recession? Experts say inflation, political turmoil, fear We asked experts to list the key indicators that a recession is on the way, and whether or not those indicators are present in the market today. Here...
20:14 2019-08-21

China warns Canada to ‘stop its wrongdoing’ over Meng Wanzhou arrest, Hong Kong comments China issued a stern warning over the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and comments about Hong Kong, stating that Canada should “stop its wrongdo...
20:14 2019-08-21

Jewish Dems rage over Trump's 'disloyalty' comments Jewish Democratic lawmakers are livid over President Donald Trump's remarks this week accusing Jewish Americans of “great disloyalty” if they vote fo...
19:28 2019-08-21

Nova Scotia, federal government in talks over compensation for Glen Assoun Sean MacDonald says he and lawyer Phil Campbell are in talks with officials in the federal and provincial justice departments aimed at getting financ...
19:00 2019-08-21

Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration was seriously looking at ending the right of citizenship for U.S.-born children...
19:00 2019-08-21

Trump administration expected to announce plan to detain migrant children longer: ABC The Trump administration is expected to announce new rules that would allow the government to detain families with children crossing the U.S. border ...
18:42 2019-08-21

Explainer: What early U.S. presidential polls tell us about the 2020 race Anyone paying the slightest attention to the Democratic presidential campaign has likely seen headlines on the latest "horse race" opinion polls, hig...
18:42 2019-08-21

Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic ...
18:42 2019-08-21

Parkland massacre survivors post sweeping U.S. gun-control plan ahead of 2020 election Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre on Wednesday released a sweeping gun-control plan that would ban assault-style rifles and ta...
18:42 2019-08-21

Child migrants to be held in detention longer under new Trump administration rule The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new rules that would allow officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whe...
18:42 2019-08-21

Trump says he will push to close background check loopholes for gun buys U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration would seek to fill in background check loopholes for gun purchases after Democrats a...
18:42 2019-08-21

Man Who Claimed Trump Would Start a ‘Racial War and Crusade’ Is Arrested The arrest was the latest example in a spate of what the authorities say are violent threats of domestic extremism, which have received renewed atten...
18:42 2019-08-21

N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With Trump After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump’s interest in new gun laws fades and he repeats many of its longtime ...
18:42 2019-08-21

Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule The administration wants to send migrant families caught crossing the border illegally to a family detention center for as long as it takes for their...
18:42 2019-08-21

Liberals’ chance at re-election unhindered by SNC-Lavalin affair, new poll suggests The Leger poll suggests the two parties were locked in a dead heat, with the support of 33 per cent of voters, as they jockey for position at the sta...
17:00 2019-08-21

Danish Royal Palace ‘Surprised’ by Trump Snub, After President Cancels State Visit on Twitter (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to Denmark next month after the prime minister described...
15:42 2019-08-21

2020 Hopefuls Are Talking Transgender Rights, Signaling a Political Shift on the Issue On their own, transgender voters aren’t going to sway the 2020 election. But they’re a pretty fair proxy for how candidates are viewing e...
15:42 2019-08-21

Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’ Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford are leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Trump, while Jeff Flake is taking recruitment calls and Joh...
14:56 2019-08-21

Trump quotes conspiracy theorist claiming Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’ In morning tweets, the president shared praise from a conservative radio host who has been leading a movement to convince Jews to leave the Democrati...
14:56 2019-08-21

Trump decides that Democratic-voting Jewish Americans are either ignorant or ‘disloyal’ A Pew Research Center study found that nearly two-thirds of Jewish Americans identified as Democrats or as independents who generally vote Democratic...
12:00 2019-08-21

Trump renews call for Russia to be readmitted to G-7 “I think it’s much more appropriate to have Russia in,” the president told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, days before he is set to arrive i...
12:00 2019-08-21

Trump admits his trade war could lead to recession but says ‘I have to do it’ Trump has spent days arguing that the possibility of recession is a media creation. But Tuesday, he suggested it might be the price of doing the much...
12:00 2019-08-21

Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland The move comes two days after President Trump told reporters that owning Greenland “would be nice” for the United States from a strategic perspective...
12:00 2019-08-21

Man Who Claimed Trump Will Start a ‘Racial War and Crusade’ Is Arrested The arrest was the latest example in a spate of what the authorities say are violent threats of domestic extremism, which have received renewed atten...
03:56 2019-08-21

Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted to G7 President Trump issued his latest call for ending Moscow’s international pariah status, but the idea is likely to earn a cool reception at the annual...
03:56 2019-08-21

China's spending ability has the Pentagon eager to develop hypersonics as the US tries to catch up The United States does not have a defense against hypersonic weapons, which can travel at least five times the speed of sound, or a little more than ...
03:00 2019-08-21

Dems accuse DOJ of trying to hobble Congress’ oversight to protect Trump The Justice Department is ignoring centuries of investigations into presidents in an attempt to dramatically curtail Congress’ power to probe Presid...
02:42 2019-08-21

Democrat Warren wants to repeal 1994 crime bill, end cash bail U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes to federal and state criminal justice systems, including e...
00:42 2019-08-21

U.S. conservatives say Facebook needs 'significant work' to address concerns: former senator A review by a former Republican U.S. senator concludes that political conservatives believe Facebook Inc needs to do "significant work" to satisfy th...
00:42 2019-08-21

House panel says 'time is of the essence' in Trump tax return fight A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday urged a federal judge to quickly resolve its bid to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns,...
00:42 2019-08-21

Trump says he will decide on foreign aid spending cuts within week U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was looking at various options for a budget package that could cut billions of dollars in foreign...
00:42 2019-08-21

Trump says Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan could be next envoy to Moscow U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan "could very well be" the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, describ...
00:42 2019-08-21

Trump says White House talking to Democrats on gun legislation President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was in meaningful talks with Democrats on gun legislation after the latest mass shootings ...
00:42 2019-08-21

Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy: sources President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to all...
00:42 2019-08-21

Trump, advisers looking at ways to boost U.S. economy as markets fear recession Even as they reject talk of a looming recession, President Donald Trump and his advisers are examining ways to provide a boost to the U.S. economy sh...
00:42 2019-08-21

Julián Castro Becomes the 10th Candidate to Qualify for Next Month’s Democratic Presidential Debates (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has qualified for the next presidential debates, taking place in Sept...
23:56 2019-08-20

Trump Reiterates That Russia Should Be Allowed to Rejoin the G-7 (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world’s major industrial...
23:56 2019-08-20

Trump’s Muddled Message on Hong Kong Captures the Real Problem With His Foreign Policy On his way to an Aug. 1 campaign event in Ohio, President Donald Trump was asked about America’s position on the months-long pro-democracy prot...
23:56 2019-08-20

President Trump: Any Jewish Person Voting Democratic Shows ‘Lack of Knowledge or Great Disloyalty’ WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalt...
23:56 2019-08-20

Trump admits his trade war could lead to recession, but says ‘I have to do it’ Trump has spent days arguing this is a media creation. But on Tuesday, he suggested it might just be the price of doing the much-needed business of h...
22:56 2019-08-20

Ethics committee to meet to decide whether to dig deeper into SNC-Lavalin report Conservatives and New Democrats pushed for the emergency meeting of the House of Commons ethics committee, where MPs will debate whether to invite et...
22:28 2019-08-20

Sheldon Adelson and wife give a whopping $213,000 to the Senate GOP fundraising committee Their massive donations came in July, with each writing checks worth $106,500 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to a new Fed...
22:00 2019-08-20

Republicans start to sour on gun control laws after Trump's reversal Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson is casting major doubt on the prospects of significant gun regulations passing this fall, the latest si...
21:14 2019-08-20

Warren takes aim at crime policies once embraced by Biden, Harris and Booker Elizabeth Warren releases a criminal justice plan that draws clear contrasts with the records of some of her top rivals — Joe Biden, Kamala Harris an...
20:56 2019-08-20

Jill Biden urges support for husband even if voters consider their candidates ‘better’ on the issues The wife of the former vice president sought to make the case for her husband’s “electability” during a campaign stop in the nation’s first primary s...
20:56 2019-08-20

Corbyn: Plan to end EU free movement 'Windrush on steroids' Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan have called on the government to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement from the European Union in the event...
19:14 2019-08-20

Sanders mocks Harris over ‘Medicare-for-all’ criticism Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took a swipe Monday at 2020 rival Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., going after his fellow senator for criticizing his "Medic...
18:00 2019-08-20

Kamala Harris plunges in new poll of 2020 Dems Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in a new national poll that als...
18:00 2019-08-20

Oregon officials want local reporters investigated for emailing them on weekends Officials in Oregon reportedly are seeking to have local journalists investigated for contacting government workers on their personal emails and phon...
18:00 2019-08-20

Migrants jump overboard rescue ship stranded off Italian coast in attempt to swim ashore The ship Open Arms, at sea for 19 days with almost 100 migrants onboard, has been waiting just off the port of Lampedusa, asking to bring the mostly ...
15:28 2019-08-20

Omar, Tlaib blast Israel for blocking their visit The two congresswomen used a rare news conference during congressional recess to try to highlight the situation facing Palestinians under Israeli pol...
14:42 2019-08-20

Gillibrand continues her summer sprint to make the debate stage in Houston At a Washington Post Live event, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) talked up her chances, reflecting the mounting pressure on struggling presidential ...
14:42 2019-08-20

Booker wants a ‘baby bond’ for every U.S. child. Would it work? Child trust funds have never been fully tested in the way the presidential hopeful envisions, after an experiment in the United Kingdom was cut short...
14:42 2019-08-20

Kamala Harris uses fuzzy math to suggest her tax cut is paid for The 2020 presidential hopeful touts her plan to give middle-class taxpayers $500 a month, but misleadingly suggests that the money to pay for it will...
14:42 2019-08-20

Democrats back off once-fervent embrace of Medicare-for-all Kamala Harris’s switch on health care highlights a broader move by Democrats to soften their initial enthusiasm for a sweeping government health plan...
14:42 2019-08-20

The risky game Mike Pompeo is playing with an ‘authoritarian president’ A nuanced portrayal hits at the core question for those who criticized and then served Trump: How much are you willing to sacrifice your principles? ...
14:42 2019-08-20

Jill Biden urges support for husband even if other Democrats are ‘better’ on the issues The wife of the former vice president sought to make the case for her husband’s “electability” during a campaign stop in the nation’s first primary s...
14:42 2019-08-20

Trump again appears to back away from gun background checks Advisers warned the president that there is little support for significant action on gun control among Republican voters — and even among some Democr...
14:42 2019-08-20

Edmonton-based former child refugee facing deportation to Somalia Supporters in Nova Scotia, who are expected to hold a news conference today, say 34-year-old Abdilahi Elmi fled Somalia as a child and was later take...
13:42 2019-08-20

Joe Biden to skip annual DNC summer meeting to campaign in New Hampshire Biden's choice is partly a reflection of Democrats' new rules that strip DNC members of their presidential nominating votes on the first 2020 convent...
13:42 2019-08-20

President Trump decision to end DACA was lawful, Justice Department says The Justice Department submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court Monday that stated President Trump acted lawfully when he decided to end the Obam...
12:56 2019-08-20

Gillibrand says Franken, Halperin entitled to 'path for redemption' Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the 2020 hopeful and New York senator, said in an interview on Monday that those who've been accused of sexual misconduct ar...
12:56 2019-08-20

Tory chair 'not going to speculate' on chances of no-deal Brexit A senior Conservative has declined to estimate the chances of a no-deal Brexit happening, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson having once described suc...
10:42 2019-08-20

U.S. Reps Omar, Tlaib speak out on being denied entry into Israel At Trump's urging, Israel denied entry to the first two Muslim women elected to Congress over their support for a Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment...
08:42 2019-08-20

Johnson willing to give 'commitments' to avoid Brexit backstop Boris Johnson says he is willing to give the EU the "commitments" it needs that alternatives to the Northern Ireland backstop can be put into effect....
08:14 2019-08-20

After mock Trump assassination photos at liberal fundraiser, Scalise asks when the left will denounce its violence House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked what it would take for liberals to denounce violence against conservatives after a Democratic state senator f...
07:56 2019-08-20

Jeffrey Lord: NYT ‘Stalinizing’ America, left wants to re-write American history on race Fox News contributor Jeffrey Lord responded to a leaked transcript from New York Times’ emergency town hall meeting Monday, saying that the newspaper...
07:56 2019-08-20

Omar, Tlaib denounce Israel over travel restrictions Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib continued to criticize Israel Monday, slamming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for barring the two lawmakers fro...
06:14 2019-08-20

Trump Has Right to End DACA, Justice Dept. Tells Supreme Court The government’s brief in the case, about the fate of the program that shields the young immigrants known as Dreamers, is the first salvo in a legal ...
05:56 2019-08-20

‘I Know I Have Made Mistakes.’ Elizabeth Warren Offers Public Apology for Claiming Native American Heritage (SIOUX CITY, Iowa) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim...
05:56 2019-08-20

‘I Wish We Could Stop Teaching This.’ What It’s Like to Attend an Active-Shooter Training After the El Paso and Dayton Attacks It’s the first weekend since school began here in central Virginia, and approximately 10 children and 15 adults are spending their Saturday in ...
05:56 2019-08-20

4th Ranking House Democrat Calls for Impeachment Investigation to ‘Hold This President Accountable’ (WASHINGTON) — Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against ...
05:56 2019-08-20

Rep. Omar to Fellow Lawmakers: Go to Israel and See the ‘Cruel Reality of the Occupation’ ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state ...
05:56 2019-08-20

Marianne Williamson announces plan to create 'Department of Peace' Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Monday announced her plan to create a peace-building agency to focus on ending violence following years...
05:00 2019-08-20

Trump tweets promise not to build 'Trump' properties in Greenland In a surprising tweet Monday, President Trump promised not to build his signature large-scale developments in Greenland, one day after he confirmed h...
05:00 2019-08-20

Jill Biden to voters: You may have to 'swallow a little bit' with my husband so we can beat Trump Speaking at a bookstore in Manchester, New Hampshire, Dr. Jill Biden urged voters on Monday to consider the "electability" of her husband, former Vic...
05:00 2019-08-20

Boris Johnson willing to give 'commitments' to avoid backstop Boris Johnson says he is willing to give the EU the "commitments" it needs that alternatives to the Northern Ireland backstop can be put into effect....
04:42 2019-08-20

Hillary Clinton slams Trump for sharing 'debunked study' that Google manipulated 'millions' of 2016 votes Hillary Clinton blasted President Trump for tweeting about what she described as a "debunked study" that suggests "millions" of voters in 2016 were m...
01:28 2019-08-20

Beto O'Rourke says he opposes death penalty for El Paso mass shooter On his way to the site of the Oklahoma City bombing on Monday, Beto O'Rourke affirmed that he categorically opposes the death penalty -- even in the ...
01:28 2019-08-20

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-...
01:00 2019-08-20

Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin The publisher Judith Regan plans to put out a new book by the best-selling political author, who was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassme...
01:00 2019-08-20

ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group...
01:00 2019-08-20

Tom Steyer takes a week off campaign trail to report for jury duty Tom Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is taking a week off the campaign trail to ...
23:28 2019-08-19

White House fires back as House Dems mull retaliation over Israel nixing Omar, Tlaib visit The White House on Monday fired back at Democrats amid reports that they may be planning retaliatory moves in Congress against two top American and I...
23:28 2019-08-19

Williamson vows to rescind military medals, remove Andrew Jackson's Oval Office portrait in ‘atonement’ for Native American treatment Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, calling for a national "atonement" over the treatment of Native Americans, vowed Monday to res...
23:28 2019-08-19

Warren apologizes to Native Americans for ancestry claims: 'I have made mistakes' Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren apologized to a group of Native Americans on Monday for her past claims of cultural heritage, sayi...
23:28 2019-08-19

Pelosi's deputy backs Trump impeachment inquiry, cites 'grave national security concerns' Assistant Speaker of the House Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., became the highest ranking Democrat in the House to support moving forward with impeachment pro...
23:28 2019-08-19

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X federal funds after Trump rule prohibits abortion referrals In a Twitter post on Monday, Planned Parenthood announced it is pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump a...
23:28 2019-08-19

Pentagon tests missile previously banned under US-Russia arms treaty The Pentagon announced Monday that the military conducted a test over the weekend of a type of missile that previously had been banned for the last 3...
23:28 2019-08-19

Tlaib gets emotional as Omar calls for Congress to act over Israel travel restrictions An emotional Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday held back tears during a news conference as she and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar condemned Israel’s r...
23:28 2019-08-19

Trudeau pledges $1.2 billion for new tramway, expanded transit network in Quebec City In addition to the federal contribution, the Quebec government will invest $1.8 billion and the municipal government will contribute $300 million to ...
23:28 2019-08-19

Boris Johnson faces criticism on Brexit ahead of key meetings with French, Germany The prime minister’s office said Monday that the right of EU citizens to work in the U.K. without restrictions would end on Nov. 1 if Britain leaves ...
23:28 2019-08-19

Boris Johnson willing to give 'commitments' over backstop Boris Johnson says he is willing to give the EU the "commitments" it needs that alternatives to the Northern Ireland border backstop can be found and...
23:28 2019-08-19

Trump impeachment push gets important new ally The push to remove the president from office gained momentum on Monday after the No. 4 House Democrat announced support for an impeachment investigat...
22:42 2019-08-19

Democratic leaders assail Trump's apparent reversal on background checks Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are lamenting President Donald Trump's apparent about-face on enhanced backgrounds for firearm sales, with Schumer cal...
22:42 2019-08-19

Elizabeth Warren Apologizes at Native American Forum: ‘I Have Listened and I Have Learned’ The forum in Iowa gave Ms. Warren a chance to showcase her plans to help Native communities — and to address the lingering controversy over her past ...
20:14 2019-08-19

Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding Facing a federal rule that restricts referrals for abortion, the organization will decide whether to reject government funding for family planning fo...
20:14 2019-08-19

PM to meet EU leaders as Number 10 plays down no-deal dossier Boris Johnson will head to Berlin and Paris this week in a bid to secure a new Brexit deal, as Number 10 seeks to play down a secret Whitehall no-dea...
20:14 2019-08-19

'Britain's Trump': Corbyn attacks Johnson in election pitch Jeremy Corbyn has accused Boris Johnson of being "Britain's Trump, the fake populist and phoney outsider" as he urged voters to back Labour if a snap...
20:14 2019-08-19

Part of £1.8bn NHS cash boost 'is money already saved up' A £1.8bn cash boost for the NHS announced by Boris Johnson will largely be paid for with money that hospitals already have, a leaked letter has ...
20:14 2019-08-19

China lashes out at Taiwan for offering asylum to Hong Kong democracy protesters Taiwan lacks a formal legal mechanism for assessing and granting asylum requests, although it has granted residency to several vocal opponents of the...
17:28 2019-08-19

For Trump, appeals to white fears about race may be a tougher sell in 2020: Reuters/Ipsos poll U.S. President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters ana...
16:42 2019-08-19

We’re in a DC ‘news void,’ but that's going to change after Congress returns from recess Real estate speculation in Greenland. Brett Gardner and Aaron Boone going crazy and getting tossed from every game possible this month for the Yankee...
08:56 2019-08-19

Joe Biden heaps praise on GOP during Massachusetts fundraiser Former Vice President Joe Biden praised Republicans as “decent people” at a fundraiser Saturday while touting his ability to work across the aisle, a...
06:00 2019-08-19

Tlaib, Omar share image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fo...
06:00 2019-08-19

Bullock takes aim at DNC for enabling Steyer: Buying your way into debates is bad for democracy As Montana Gov. Steve Bullock struggles to qualify for September’s Democratic debate, he had strong words for rivals like billionaire Tom Steyer who ...
06:00 2019-08-19

Sanders calls for 'registry of disreputable federal law enforcement officers,' cutting prison population in half Just days after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility was shot up in what the FBI called a "targeted attack," Bernie Sanders unveiled...
06:00 2019-08-19

Graham: IG's report on Russia probe will be 'ugly and damning' for DOJ Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is adamant about revealing what went on behind the scenes of the Russia investigation and...
06:00 2019-08-19

GOP becoming endangered species in California, as key stronghold turns blue For decades, wealthy and suburban Orange County has been a conservative GOP stronghold in a state that has become increasingly liberal. But since the...
06:00 2019-08-19

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Hurricane Katrina, dead at 76 Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led her state during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She wa...
06:00 2019-08-19

Trump warns China against 'another Tiananmen Square,' says Tim Cook made 'compelling' tariff case President Trump told reporters on Sunday that Apple CEO Tim Cook privately made a "very compelling argument" that the administration's tariffs on Chi...
06:00 2019-08-19

Trump brushes off concerns of recession, touts strong economy President Trump offered an optimistic outlook of the economy Sunday while dismissing concerns of a looming recession after losses in financial market...
06:00 2019-08-19

PM will not shut parliament to force through Brexit, minister suggests Boris Johnson will not shut down parliament or try to stay on as leader of the country if he loses a no-confidence vote, the energy minister has sugg...
03:14 2019-08-19

White House Sought Ways to Block Undocumented Immigrant Children From Attending Public Schools Some top aides to President Donald Trump sought for months for a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling...
00:56 2019-08-19

White House Economic Adviser Confirms President Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland (WASHINGTON) — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is confirming that President Donald Trump “wants to take a look at” buying...
00:56 2019-08-19

Former GOP Rep. Mark Sanford Exploring Bid for 2020 Presidential Nomination Mark Sanford said he’s exploring a bid for the 2020 Republican nomination since Donald Trump doesn’t deserve re-election — but that...
00:56 2019-08-19

President Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Doing Very Well With China’ Amid Continuing Trade Talks President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” in a Twitter message sent hours after his top economic...
00:56 2019-08-19

Sanders unveils criminal justice reform plan in South Carolina The proposal calls for ending for-profit prisons, setting national standards for the use of force by police officers and halving the prison populatio...
00:00 2019-08-19

Nancy Pelosi warns cuts in foreign aid could jeopardize budget deal Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning the Trump administration that a White House proposal to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid could imperil a recent...
23:42 2019-08-18

Sanders to unveil criminal justice reform plan in South Carolina The proposal calls for ending for-profit prisons, setting national standards for the use of force by police officers and halving the prison populatio...
18:28 2019-08-18

Kudlow says White House is ‘looking at’ trying to buy Greenland “I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look,” the White House economic adviser said Sunda...
18:28 2019-08-18

New chancellor Javid may consider changes to stamp duty Sajid Javid may consider switching the stamp duty burden from buyers on to sellers as he considers a shake-up of taxes ahead of his first budget as c...
10:14 2019-08-18

Corbyn refuses to say if he would support alternative caretaker PM Jeremy Corbyn has refused to say if he would support another caretaker prime minister, adding that Labour should be invited to form a government if M...
10:14 2019-08-18

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Permit Employment Discrimination Against Transgender Workers The Trump administration’s Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent that would enable employers to fire emplo...
08:42 2019-08-18

Canada supports peaceful assembly, condemns violence in Hong Kong: Freeland There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region as some residents accuse the Communist Party-ruled Chinese government of chipping aw...
06:14 2019-08-18

Tlaib hits back at Bill Maher for comments on BDS, compares Israel to apartheid South Africa Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested Saturday that viewers boycott comedian Bill Maher’s HBO talk show after he devoted a segment of Friday's progr...
04:56 2019-08-18

Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes President Trump said “major consideration” is being given by his administration to designating the far-left Antifa movement a terrorist organization,...
01:42 2019-08-18

House Dems could retaliate against US and Israel ambassadors after banned visit: report House Democrats are reportedly considering retaliatory moves against two top American and Israeli diplomats in response to Israel’s decision to block...
01:42 2019-08-18

Rashida Tlaib's grandmother responds to Trump mocking decision not to visit Israel: 'May God ruin him' Muftia Tlaib, the 99-year-old grandmother of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., had some strong words for President Trump after he claimed the elder Tlaib ...
01:42 2019-08-18

AOC laughs off Trump claim she's 'fuming' that Tlaib, Omar now get more attention Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brushed off a tweet from President Trump on Friday claiming she envied the media attention fellow “Squad” members Reps....
15:14 2019-08-17

Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race John Hickenlooper said he would give “serious thought” to a Senate run, Beto O’Rourke reset the focus of his campaign and Stacey Abrams laid out her ...
12:56 2019-08-17

New chancellor Javid could flip stamp duty so sellers pay Sajid Javid is considering switching the stamp duty burden from buyers on to sellers as he considers a shake-up of taxes ahead of his first budget as...
12:28 2019-08-17

Trump held conference call with big bank CEOs amid market turmoil: source President Donald Trump held a conference call on Wednesday with the chief executives of the three largest Wall Street banks as financial markets were...
09:42 2019-08-17

U.S. House panel to cut recess short to consider gun measures The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Friday it will cut short its summer recess and meet on Sept. 4 to consider new gun control ...
09:42 2019-08-17

Liberal justice minister ‘committed’ to criminalizing conversion therapy, says Edmonton MP Attendees at a government roundtable in Edmonton on Thursday were assured that Ottawa is still exploring the possibility of making conversion therapy...
08:56 2019-08-17

Israel allows U.S. congresswoman’s West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds Tlaib said this would likely be the last chance to see her grandmother and that she would respect any restrictions and “not promote boycotts” during ...
08:56 2019-08-17

ANALYSIS: How Republicans may be at risk of losing the voters they need most The Republican Party can’t afford to lose any support, but Jackson Proskow says it may be on the precipice of turning off a key demographic: suburban...
08:56 2019-08-17

‘Do what’s right’: Andrew Scheer to Liberal MPs on furthering SNC-Lavalin probe The Liberals hold a majority on the 10-member committee and are unlikely to agree to an opposition attempt to keep the SNC-Lavalin controversy in the...
08:56 2019-08-17

Lewandowski says he’ll happily appear before Judiciary panel next month and defend Trump The president’s former campaign manager, who received a subpoena Thursday, is mulling a Senate bid from New Hampshire. He said he’ll decide whether t...
06:56 2019-08-17

Trump and senior aides discuss withdrawal from Afghanistan as talks with Taliban advance The two sides are close to agreement on an initial withdrawal in exchange for concessions by the militants and wider peace negotiations, officials sa...
06:56 2019-08-17

Corey Lewandowski’s potential New Hampshire Senate run is a very Trumpian move Trump's former campaign manager is the latest, and brashest, politician to ignore all the rules of political decency and seriously consider running f...
06:56 2019-08-17

A toxic rift opens between Democrats and Israel after the nation refuses entry to two members of Congress Support for the Middle Eastern democracy had ebbed as President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became fast allies, fracturing what has b...
06:56 2019-08-17

Trump and Netanyahu Put Bipartisan Support for Israel at Risk After the president enlists Benjamin Netanyahu to deny entry to two Muslim members of Congress, both parties warn that bipartisan support for Israel ...
05:42 2019-08-17

Labour's high street plan to reverse 'retail apocalypse' Empty high street shops should be given to start-ups and community projects to help reverse the "economic decay" of Britain's town centres, Jeremy Co...
05:42 2019-08-17

Reporter's Notebook: Spat over scrapped 'Squad' members' Israel visit is tricky politics for both sides Israel’s refusal to admit Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., could reverberate deep into the future on a litany of political fron...
04:56 2019-08-17

Andrew Yang vows mass pardon to all imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana offenses Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a crowd in New Hampshire on Friday that he would pardon every prison inmate convi...
02:56 2019-08-17

Trump huddles with team amid Afghanistan concerns: ‘Negotiations are proceeding’ President Trump on Friday met with his top security officials on the way forward in Afghanistan -- possibly moving toward a phased withdrawal, someth...
01:42 2019-08-17

Trump suggests 'setup' after Tlaib rejects Israel's invite: 'Israel acted appropriately!' President Trump suggested that Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., may have tried to set up the Israeli government after she backed away from her stated int...
01:42 2019-08-17

Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper drops out of 2020 presidential race as he mulls Senate run Colorado Democrats have been urging Hickenlooper to join the state's U.S. Senate race, where Democrats are attempting to unseat Republican incum...
23:14 2019-08-16

Equinox chief to members: 'I'm sorry for the impact' of Trump fundraiser 'on our community' Equinox's executive chairman Harvey Spevak issued a statement apologizing for the backlash generated by Stephen Ross' association with Pres...
23:14 2019-08-16

Democrat John Delaney 'certainly' plans to stay in 2020 race even if he misses fall debates Delaney, a millionaire businessman, has the financial resources to stay in the hunt. "Unlike other candidates, we have the finances to support oursel...
23:14 2019-08-16

Roger Stone and the DOJ are fighting in court over a clip from 'The Godfather Part II' Roger Stone and the Department of Justice have been sparring for a month over whether jurors can be shown a 4-minute-and-20-second clip from the film...
23:14 2019-08-16

Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in suicide, medical examiner rules Epstein, 66, was found in his cell in Manhattan federal lockup Saturday morning and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently prono...
23:14 2019-08-16

Jeffrey Epstein's ex-cellmate cleared after probe into earlier possible suicide attempt, lawyer says The former cellmate's lawyer, Bruce Barket, told NBC that officials at the jailhouse said in an email that Tartaglione would face no charges or ...
23:14 2019-08-16

Liz Cheney calls out AOC on 'phony gender discrimination' claims: 'She hurts all women' House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., defended Israel on Thursday and blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over "phony" claim...
21:42 2019-08-16

Trump set to meet with officials on Afghanistan, amid concerns over withdrawal plans President Trump is set to meet Friday with top security officials on the way forward in Afghanistan, possibly moving toward a phased withdrawal – som...
21:42 2019-08-16

Push for 'red flag' laws, background checks gains steam in wake of mass shootings The push for so-called "red flag" laws and stronger background checks is gaining steam amid apparent support from President Trump and Democrats in Co...
21:42 2019-08-16

Obama reportedly told Biden he didn't have to run in 2020 Former President Barack Obama repeatedly expressed his doubts about former Vice President Joe Biden running in 2020, telling him that he didn't "have...
21:42 2019-08-16

Corbyn: 'Not up to Lib Dems to decide who will be next PM' Jeremy Corbyn has said he hopes the Lib Dems will reverse their opposition to his plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, declaring it is "not up to Jo Swinso...
21:14 2019-08-16

Independents Are Losing Confidence in the Economy. That’s Bad News for President Trump Republicans and independents are losing faith in the economy at the steepest rates of Donald Trump’s presidency, signaling more trouble for his...
20:56 2019-08-16

Trump held conference call with big bank CEOs amid market turmoil -source President Donald Trump held a conference call on Wednesday with the chief executives of the three largest Wall Street banks as financial markets were...
20:28 2019-08-16

El Paso Mayor Says President Trump Called Him a RINO During Visit to Comfort Shooting Victims El Paso’s Republican mayor said Donald Trump criticized him during the President’s visit to the Texas city last week in the wake of the m...
20:00 2019-08-16

House Intel Committee could bolster Dem case for impeaching Trump When Congress initiated impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon 45 years ago, the House Intelligence Committee didn’t exist.Now, Demo...
19:42 2019-08-16

Tlaib turns down family visit to West Bank after Israel grants request Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she will not visit her family in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after Israel’s interior ministry granted her re...
19:42 2019-08-16

Mitch McConnell recovering from surgery Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering from surgery after fracturing his shoulder earlier this month.David Popp, McConnell’s communicat...
19:42 2019-08-16

Judiciary Committee to cut recess short to take up gun measures The House Judiciary Committee will return to Capitol Hill early next month to advance three gun control bills, the first concrete action by lawmakers...
19:42 2019-08-16

Rashida Tlaib signals she won't go to West Bank, despite getting Israeli minister's permission Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., indicated Friday that she will not travel to the West Bank to visit family, despite getting permission hours earlier fro...
18:56 2019-08-16

NYPD union chief slams politicians amid cop suicides: ‘We’re under siege from all directions’ The head of the NYPD union, in response to a spate of cop suicides, called on politicians Thursday to “end the demonization and anti-cop rhetoric” as...
18:56 2019-08-16

Israeli minister rips Tlaib for nixing trip, says ‘her hate for Israel’ overcomes ‘love for her grandmother’ Israel’s interior minister tore into U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday for abruptly canceling plans to visit family in the West Bank after the govern...
18:56 2019-08-16

Warning signs for Sanders as Warren sees polling surge, in 2020 race shake-up More polling evidence emerged this week that Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts may be eclipsing Bernie Sanders for second place in the race for ...
18:56 2019-08-16

Beto O’Rourke embraces gun licensing plan he once said could go ‘too far’ Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Friday called for gun licensing, banning assault weapons and a mandatory buyback program for certa...
18:56 2019-08-16

Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central Americ...
18:56 2019-08-16

Trump meeting advisers on Afghan peace plan U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement ...
18:28 2019-08-16

House panel to return September 4 to consider gun measures The Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee said on Friday that it will cut short its summer recess and meet on Sept 4 to consider new gun cont...
18:28 2019-08-16

U.S. Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel's 'oppressive conditions' for West Bank visit U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family ther...
17:14 2019-08-16

Trump Thinks Corey Lewandowski Would Be a ‘Fantastic’ Senator From New Hampshire President Trump all but endorsed his former campaign manager, who is weighing a Senate bid. “He’s terrific on television,” Mr. Trump said. “I like ev...
17:14 2019-08-16

Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize N.S.A.’s Deactivated Call Records Program The White House is seeking reauthorization of a law that lets the N.S.A. gain access to logs of Americans’ phone and text records — while acknowledgi...
17:14 2019-08-16

Trial Opens for Former Obama Aide Accused of Lying About Foreign Lobbying Lawyers for Gregory B. Craig said their client never intended to deceive Justice Department officials about his work on behalf of Ukraine’s governmen...
17:14 2019-08-16

On Politics: Israel’s Decision on Omar and Tlaib Inflames Politics in 2 Countries In an extraordinary step, President Trump had urged Israel to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country and visiting...
17:14 2019-08-16

Rashida Tlaib Says She Won’t Visit West Bank Under Israel’s Conditions Israel said on Friday that Ms. Tlaib could visit her grandmother in the West Bank if she agreed not to “promote boycotts.” Ms. Tlaib said she would c...
17:14 2019-08-16

Elizabeth Warren Offers a Policy Agenda for Native Americans Ms. Warren’s campaign got off to a rocky start amid a controversy over her ancestry. Now she is making an effort to show how she would help Native pe...
17:14 2019-08-16

Citing Economy, Trump Says That ‘You Have No Choice but to Vote for Me’ As the markets wobble over fears of a slowdown amid an escalating trade and currency war with China, the president defended policies that are rattlin...
17:14 2019-08-16

Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers In his showdown with Beijing over trade and tariffs, Mr. Trump is ignoring his hawkish advisers, who believe China threatens American interests world...
17:14 2019-08-16

Trump Is Said to Ask: Can We Buy Greenland? At a meeting last spring in the Oval Office, President Trump joked about buying Greenland for its resources, according to a person who was in attenda...
17:14 2019-08-16

U.S. presidential candidate Cory Booker proposes office to fight white supremacy U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Thursday said he would create a White House office to combat white supremacy and hate crimes if elected, becoming the lat...
16:56 2019-08-16

Israel will not let U.S. Congresswomen visit: deputy foreign minister Israel has decided to block a visit by U.S. Democratic members of Congress Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotove...
16:56 2019-08-16

Democratic senator asks Facebook CEO if he gave 'incomplete' testimony Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters on Thursday asked Facebook Inc's chief to answer questions about his April 2018 congressional testimony in light...
16:56 2019-08-16

Factbox: Two Republicans, 23 Democrats vie for presidential nomination The largest Democratic field in the modern U.S. political era is competing for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, although another Democrat dr...
16:56 2019-08-16

Democratic former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper drops 2020 White House bid Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday after his centrist campaign fa...
16:56 2019-08-16

Trump rule targeting poor immigrants could harm children, health: advocates A Trump administration plan to cut legal immigration by poor people will likely result in sicker children, more communicable diseases and greater hom...
16:56 2019-08-16

Trump's praise of Lewandowski for U.S. Senate sparks scrutiny of his lobbying President Donald Trump waded into an internal Republican fight in New Hampshire ahead of his trip there on Thursday, advocating that his former presi...
16:56 2019-08-16

Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he said that those responsible for recent mass s...
16:56 2019-08-16

Georgia must use paper ballots if new voting system not up by 2020: U.S. judge A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to be ready to use handmarked ballots in next year's presidential primary in case a new $106 million voti...
16:56 2019-08-16

House panel subpoenas ex-Trump campaign chief Lewandowski The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said on Thursday it has subpoenaed President Donald Trump's former campaign mana...
16:56 2019-08-16

Trump defends handling of economy, China at New Hampshire campaign rally President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and trade war with China as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on ...
16:56 2019-08-16

Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to...
16:56 2019-08-16

Democratic presidential hopeful O'Rourke back on campaign trail; Hickenlooper drops out Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his ...
16:56 2019-08-16

Tlaib will not visit West Bank under Israel's 'oppressive conditions' U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib on Friday said she would not visit her family in the West Bank as planned despite a reprieve by the Israeli governm...
16:56 2019-08-16

U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under Israel's 'oppressive' conditions U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected Israel's offer to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family after th...
16:56 2019-08-16

Democrat Elizabeth Warren floats plan to empower Native Americans U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday unveiled her latest policy plan, which aims to empower Native American tribes throu...
16:56 2019-08-16

Home Office under fire over 'racist' #knifefree chicken boxes The Home Office has been branded "crude" and "offensive" over an attempt to tackle knife crime with the distribution of #knifefree boxes to chicken s...
15:42 2019-08-16

PM's partner to give first public speech since entering No 10 Boris Johnson's partner Carrie Symonds is expected to give a short speech on the environment this week - marking her first public comments since she ...
15:42 2019-08-16

Corbyn told to drop 'ego' as temporary PM plan rejected Jeremy Corbyn has been told there is no time to "muck about with people's egos" after his plan to become a temporary prime minister in order to avoid...
15:42 2019-08-16

Swinson agrees to meet Corbyn as temporary PM plan branded 'ridiculous' Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has agreed to meet with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "in the coming days" after his proposal to become caretaker prime minis...
15:42 2019-08-16

Corbyn: 'Not up to Swinson to decide who will be next PM' Jeremy Corbyn has said he hopes the Lib Dems will reverse their opposition to his plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, declaring it is "not up to Jo Swinso...
15:42 2019-08-16

Israel Bans Reps. Omar and Tlaib From Entry Over Support for Boycotts (JERUSALEM) — Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their ...
15:14 2019-08-16

Beto O’Rourke Says Running for Senate Would ‘Not Be Good Enough for This Country’ Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke returned to the campaign trail on Thursday morning with a major address from his hometown of El Paso for the fi...
15:14 2019-08-16

John Hickenlooper Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign (DENVER) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and said he may...
15:14 2019-08-16

How Israel’s Travel Ban on Reps. Omar and Tlaib Is Uniting Democrats — Including Their Critics There was a surprising side effect to Israel’s decision to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the country: unity in the Democ...
15:14 2019-08-16

President Trump Considered Buying Greenland for the U.S., Sources Say (WASHINGTON) — Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U....
15:14 2019-08-16

President Trump Says He’ll Focus on Mental Illness, Not Gun Control President Donald Trump says that in the wake of two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this month that he wants to focus on mental illness to prevent m...
15:14 2019-08-16

Ninth Circuit rejects Trump's bid to limit accommodations to children detained at border The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a rejection of the Trump administration’s bid to limit accommodations for immigrant children detained at ...
14:00 2019-08-16

Trump has expressed serious interest in buying Greenland: report The Wall Street Journal reports Trump has asked his advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, during "meetings...
14:00 2019-08-16

Bernie Sanders supporter files labor complaint against Elizabeth Warren’s campaign A Colorado-based Bernie Sanders supporter has filed a labor complaint against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, taking aim at its use of...
14:00 2019-08-16

Trump administration urging lawmakers to reauthorize NSA data collection program The Trump administration is urging lawmakers to reauthorize a mass phone data collection program set to expire later this year that would let the Nat...
14:00 2019-08-16

Washington state lawmaker linked to group allegedly preparing for 'biblical warfare' Newly leaked emails reportedly link an Eastern Washington state lawmaker with a group that allegedly trained young men for biblical warfare, accordin...
14:00 2019-08-16

Trump cites report Biden may scale back campaign schedule: 'If I ever did that it would be over' President Trump told New Hampshire rally-goers Thursday that the campaign of Joe Biden was a "disaster" following a report that the 2020 Democratic f...
14:00 2019-08-16

Rep. Rashida Tlaib gets Israeli minister's OK to enter West Bank to visit grandmother Israel’s interior minister has approved a humanitarian request from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to visit the West Bank just hours after Prime Minist...
14:00 2019-08-16

Painting of Bill Clinton in blue dress and heels was inside Jeffrey Epstein's NYC mansion: report A large painting of former President Bill Clinton wearing a blue dress similar to that of Monica Lewinsky’s and red heels was found hanging in the Ne...
14:00 2019-08-16

Lindsey Graham supports Israel barring Omar, Tlaib, says there needs to be 'consequences' for supporting BDS Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Thursday defended Israel’s decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., from visiting the coun...
14:00 2019-08-16

House Dems subpoena Corey Lewandowski, Rick Dearborn in ongoing Trump obstruction probe The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former top White House aide Rick Dearborn fo...
12:28 2019-08-16

DCCC chief overhauls hiring operation after lawmaker outcry Rep. Cheri Bustos, chair of House Democrats’ campaign arm, is trying to hit the reset button after a tumultuous month — hoping to convince frustrated...
12:28 2019-08-16

Hope Hicks rejects Dems' claim that she misled House Judiciary Committee Attorneys for former White House communications director Hope Hicks on Thursday said the longtime confidante of President Donald Trump stands by her ...
12:28 2019-08-16

House Democrats to mine intel to build Trump impeachment case When Congress initiated impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon 45 years ago, the House Intelligence Committee didn’t exist.Now, Demo...
12:28 2019-08-16

Scaramucci accuses Trump of ‘mentally declining,’ which the White House says is ‘ridiculous’ Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and current press secretary Stephanie Grisham appeared back to back on the same news sh...
06:28 2019-08-15

Trump Immigration Head Ken Cuccinelli: Statue of Liberty Poem About People ‘Coming From Europe’ A top Trump immigration official offered an edit to the iconic poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty in the wake of the Administration’s newly...
06:28 2019-08-15

Rep. Steve King Questions If ‘There Would Be Any Population’ Left While Defending Rape and Incest Abortion Ban URBANDALE, Iowa — U.S. Rep. Steve King on Wednesday defended his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be a...
06:28 2019-08-15

Planned Parenthood Could Lose Millions in Preventative Care Funding for Poor and Uninsured Patients on Monday A new Trump administration abortion rule may cause Planned Parenthood to be “forced out” of a federal program on Monday that helps to fun...
06:28 2019-08-15

Future of last nuclear pact between Russia and U.S. uncertain: U.S. envoy The last major nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States is outdated and flawed, the U.S. ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesd...
06:00 2019-08-15

U.S.-British trade pact won't pass Congress if Good Friday deal harmed: Pelosi There is no chance the U.S. Congress would approve a planned U.S.-British trade deal if Britain's exit from the European Union undermines the landmar...
06:00 2019-08-15

U.S. House panel subpoenas website 8chan owner to testify as part of social media probe The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday it had subpoenaed online message board 8chan owner Jim Watkins to testify on Sept. 5 as par...
06:00 2019-08-15

Senate Democrats ask Trump to shift wall money to gun measures Two senior Senate Democrats on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to withdraw his $5 billion request for border wall funding and use the money on...
06:00 2019-08-15

House GOP leaders condemn Steve King for 'appalling' rape comments Embattled Rep. Steve King on Wednesday said the human population might not exist if not for rape and incest, drawing scorn — and renewed calls to re...
05:14 2019-08-15

Susan Collins and the GOP court Trump on guns LINCOLN, Maine — Susan Collins has watched countless gun debates stall out over the years. But this time, she says, will be different. The Maine mod...
05:14 2019-08-15

Illinois moves to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as Trump mulls commuting sentence Illinois officials are seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as he waits in a federal prison in Colorado for news on whether President Trump ...
03:14 2019-08-15

Sanford points to Labor Day decision on primary challenge to Trump Mark Sanford says he should decide by around Labor Day if he’s going to mount what he admitted would be “a long-shot” GOP primary bid against Preside...
03:14 2019-08-15

FBI 'indifferent' to possible China hack of Hillary Clinton's server, as State Department fought to protect her, interviews suggest Interviews with intelligence community officials have revealed that senior FBI leaders "seemed indifferent to evidence of a possible intrusion by a f...
03:14 2019-08-15

Suspected FBI informant linked to Russia 'smears' claims immunity afforded to government agents Cambridge professor and reported FBI informant Stefan Halper declared in a recent court filing that he is entitled to legal immunity ordinarily affor...
02:00 2019-08-15

Buttigieg reportedly helped create a phone tree to alert families about ICE raids South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg reportedly helped create an alert system that would notify families if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (...
02:00 2019-08-15

2020 longshot Hickenlooper mulls Senate bid amid mounting national pressure Facing the likelihood that he won’t make the stage at next month’s Democratic presidential debates, former two-term Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper i...
02:00 2019-08-15

Fox News Poll, August 14 In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people...
02:00 2019-08-15

Fox News Poll: Most back gun restrictions after shootings, Trump ratings down In the wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers and taking guns from people...
02:00 2019-08-15

PolitiFact hammered for avoiding ruling on Warren, Harris claim Michael Brown was murdered The fact-checking website PolitiFact is again under fire for alleged political bias, after it posted a bizarre article Monday that refused to rule on...
02:00 2019-08-15

Sen. Kamala D. Harris outlines plan to boost efforts against suspected domestic terrorists The California Democrat and presidential candidate joins others in the field who have vowed to crack down on access to weapons by those considered a ...
01:42 2019-08-15

Democrats’ uneasy 2020 reality: They need the likes of O’Rourke, Bullock and Hickenlooper to run for Senate — badly There is increasing talk of presidential hopefuls dropping down to run for Senate. It might not deliver the Senate, but it might be the best — or eve...
01:42 2019-08-15

The Democratic Party’s future is at stake in state legislative races This is the last election cycle before redistricting could lock them out of control of state legislatures and some congressional seats for another de...
01:42 2019-08-15