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'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.

Fri, 25 May 2018 19:12:15 -0400

The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations involving Alexander Torshin ahead of his meeting with the president's son.....
U.S. Naval Academy graduation; Trump delivers remarks

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:52:08 -0400

Donald Trump delivered remarks during the United States Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.....
Trump has given us the ultimate Chinese import: American princelings

Fri, 25 May 2018 14:28:05 -0400

In China, princelings are privileged relatives of high-level government officials. Princelings benefit from nepotism and cronyism, using their family ties to conduct business and accumulate wealth. ....
Dershowitz: My friends, family are horrified by my Trump defense

Fri, 25 May 2018 12:05:22 -0400

“The left adored me for my statements about Bill Clinton,” Dershowitz says in a new episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.” “And they despise me for making exactly the same statements about ....
'That’s ridiculous': Key Obama adviser dismisses Trump's 'Spygate' claim

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:18:08 -0400

Avril Haines, who served as President Obama's deputy national security adviser, told the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" that it's "ridiculous" for President Trump to c....
ICE expands controversial partnerships with local law enforcement

Fri, 25 May 2018 05:00:57 -0400

ICE’s 287(g) program, which is being expanded, deputizes local police and sheriffs to enforce immigration law in some localities. Critics say it leads to racial profiling and unjust detentions.....
Virginia congressional primary will be a test for an establishment Democrat, as party seeks to flip the House

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:10:10 -0400

Before Virginia Democrats can pop the victory champagne, they first need to decide what kind of candidate, and race, they want to run.....
Unfiltered: ‘She was completely demonically possessed.’

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:39:26 -0400

Dr. Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York, a professor at the New York Medical College in psychiatry, and is on Columbia University’s faculty. In this week’s episode of Yaho....
Catholic voters, evangelicals or bishops: Who's leading the anti-abortion movement today?

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:17:53 -0400

The Roman Catholic Church has always adamantly opposed abortion, but American lay Catholics’ views on the issue aren’t much different from the public at large. Evangelicals, on the other hand, overwhe....
Spy, Spying, #SPYGATE: Trump spies opportunity to 'brand' FBI informant

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:27:33 -0400

President Trump reportedly told a friend this week that he wanted to “brand” the FBI informant who met with members of his 2016 campaign a “spy” because he believed the term would stick. On Thursday m....
Republicans block deeper probe into census citizenship question

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:24:54 -0400

House Democrats were thwarted in their attempt to probe the Justice Department’s backing of a citizenship question in the 2020 census and whether President Trump’s administration was involved.....
The Newest Deal: Dems build a progressive platform for 2020

Thu, 24 May 2018 05:00:52 -0400

Medicare access, federal job guarantees, debt-free college, post-office banks and more: There’s no shortage of progressive ideas for the Democratic platform in 2020.....
Trump again goes after what he calls the 'animals' of MS-13

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:14:04 -0400

The event was billed as a roundtable “on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate our communities.” But at times it almost seemed as though the purpose was to validate the president’s des....
How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:23:44 -0400

The press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.....
Teacher power leads to upset win in Kentucky race

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:07:55 -0400

In Tuesday’s Republican primary, math teacher and first-time candidate R. Travis Brenda knocked off House Floor Majority Leader Jonathan Shell by 123 votes.....
Trump claims Clapper 'admitted' the FBI spied on his campaign. But Clapper said the opposite.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:24:51 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday falsely claimed that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper conceded the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.....
In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:16:26 -0400

A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.....
'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:21:33 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Dep....
Taming the ‘animals’ of MS-13: Trump takes his gang crackdown to the suburbs

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:08:32 -0400

For the second time in a year, President Trump will travel to Long Island Wednesday for a forum on combatting MS-13, the small but violent street gang that has been a central focus of his crackdown on....
Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:31:11 -0400

Predictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Kei....
Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:53:05 -0400

Former Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov has a message for those who didn’t foresee Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.....
Launch abort? Trump tries to get his 'Space Force' off the ground, but not everyone is on board

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:31:49 -0400

President Trump wants a Space Force, and some legislators and analysts believe the military needs a new branch devoted to warfare beyond the atmosphere, but there is opposition within the administrati....
RFK's daughter contrasts his 'moral imagination' to Trump's lack of one

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:35:33 -0400

“Peace and justice and compassion towards those who suffer — that’s what the United States should stand for,” Kerry Kennedy said. “Imagine a politician, a serious presidential contender standing up an....
McCain's legacy: Principles tempered by political necessity

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:44:11 -0400

In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he’s gone. “He served his country,” McCain said. “And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made ....
Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors

Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:34 -0400

“I think you can say there's only, sadly, one thing important in our politics, and that is lots of money,” said Tim Roemer, who co-chairs a political reform group called Issue One.....
Evangelical Robert Jeffress thinks Jews are going to hell. Israelis are OK with that.

Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:34 -0400

Next to Jews themselves — in fact, exceeding many American Jews themselves — evangelicals are among Israel’s strongest supporters.....
Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:40:53 -0400

A list of the names of the eight students and two teachers killed by a gunman at Santa Fe High School in Texas was released Saturday. One was a visiting student from Pakistan, and one a teacher's....
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Fri, 18 May 2018 16:26:23 -0400

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'Not looking good': How Trump has responded to mass shootings

Fri, 18 May 2018 12:53:38 -0400

Another mass shooting, another tweet from President Trump.....
Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal

Fri, 18 May 2018 12:46:00 -0400

“I think we should expect to see an increase in Iranian cyberactivity against us,” said Michael Daniel, the former White House cyber coordinator, in an interview on the Yahoo News podcast "Skulld....
Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:03:11 -0400

There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead.....
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:47:43 -0400

Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florid....
Young father imprisoned in Iran: An American dream turned nightmare

Fri, 18 May 2018 07:01:01 -0400

Experts on Iranian politics believe hard-line Iranian factions are behind the continued detentions of Americans held in Iran, including Xiyue Wang, a scholar and young father.....
How the Trump team's story has evolved on their New York meeting with the Russians

Fri, 18 May 2018 05:00:26 -0400

The explanations about a 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer have continually changed.....
FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:38:45 -0400

FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne announced additional assistance to Puerto Rico, where nearly all of the over 1.5 million residents lost power after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the islan....
White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS-13 wasn't strong enough

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:51:18 -0400

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday sharply defended President Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes as “animals.”....
Air Force apologizes for tone-deaf 'Yanny-Laurel' tweet

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:08:59 -0400

The U.S. Air Force walked back a tweet about the viral debate over whether a sound clip sounds like the word “Yanny” or “Laurel.”....
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:46:06 -0400

Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he began his career as a photographer for the Israeli army magazine Bamahane. In 2002, at the height of t....
Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:19:02 -0400

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is calling on the EPA to follow through on its plan to prohibit a toxic pesticide that’s been linked to brain damage in children. One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first ....
Unfiltered: ‘Time is running out’

Thu, 17 May 2018 11:12:10 -0400

In front of an audience, the executive pitches the drones as “unstoppable” and calls them capable of “an airstrike of surgical precision” that could render nuclear weapons obsolete. The film, titled ....
'Congratulations America': Trump marks Mueller probe's 1-year anniversary

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:24:07 -0400

President Trump marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation with a caustic tweet, while Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, ripped the p....
Why Mike Pence won't be president

Thu, 17 May 2018 05:00:51 -0400

Mike Pence is busy building his own political operation. But close as he is to the presidency, his chances of ever getting the job fall somewhere between remote and imaginary.....
Michael Cohen's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow went on longer than he has previously acknowledged

Wed, 16 May 2018 19:28:45 -0400

Communications obtained by investigators seem to contradict Michael Cohen's prior statements about Trump Tower Moscow.....
Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable birthday gift'

Wed, 16 May 2018 18:49:25 -0400

New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.....
Civil rights and environmental groups raise the alarm on a key judicial nomination

Wed, 16 May 2018 18:47:42 -0400

Civil rights leaders and environmentalists are calling on the Senate to reject President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Oldham, the top legal adviser to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to the U.S. Court of Appe....
Trump blasts some deported immigrants: 'These aren't people. These are animals.'

Wed, 16 May 2018 18:36:41 -0400

The president has a long history of calling those he seeks to marginalize "animals."....
Scott Pruitt, EPA chief, bobs and weaves, but Democrats still land blows in Senate hearing

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:21:21 -0400

In his first appearance before a Senate subcommittee, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faced withering questions from Democrats about his ethical lapses, even as Republicans ....
Primary upset will test progressives' appeal to voters

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:22:18 -0400

In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing, particularly in red areas, because they were offe....
Where weed will be on the ballot in 2018

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:00:55 -0400

Michigan, Utah and Oklahoma are scheduled to hold referendums in 2018 on legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use, continuing a nationwide trend of increasing acceptance of the drug.....
In the U.S. Senate, talk of a splinter caucus to force compromise

Wed, 16 May 2018 05:00:56 -0400

A former adviser to Evan McMullin’s independent presidential campaign in 2016 is now in talks with a small group of U.S. senators to form a new caucus that would influence who is chosen as majority le....