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Trump's foreign policy betrays American ideals, says former ethics chief

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:58:16 -0500

Walter Shaub takes issue with the president over his recent stances on Saudi Arabia and China.....
On criminal justice reform, policy prevails over politics

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:32:27 -0500

The First Step Act is expected to be passed by the Senate soon and then to be signed by President Trump, reversing more than two decades of tough-on-crime policies.....
In farewell speeches, senators bemoan downfall of the 'world's greatest deliberative body'

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:57:54 -0500

In their farewell addresses on the Senate floor, senators call out the hyperpartisan atmosphere that has taken hold of the U.S. Capitol.....
Plea deal by Russian agent Maria Butina describes 2016 influence campaign

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:14:54 -0500

Russian agent Maria Butina’s plea deal includes a description of the “Diplomacy Project” she ran, under the direction of Putin ally Alexander Torshin, to influence American policy leading up to the 20....
Trump: I never asked Michael Cohen to commit crimes

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:36:40 -0500

President Trump, who once denied knowing about the hush-money payments, now suggests his former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen should’ve known what they were doing was illegal.....
Yes, he really said that. What Trump gets about his presidency that critics don't.

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:00:00 -0500

When Trump flouts the conventions of the office, he’s winning with his core voters. It doesn’t matter what he’s saying — what matters is that he’s making the rest of us howl in indignation.....
Rudy Giuliani says Trump's legal team wants Mueller to 'wrap the damn thing up'

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:46:00 -0500

"He can’t prosecute him. All he can do is write a report about him, so write the goddamned thing and get it over with now.”....
Trump-backed criminal justice bill likely to pass before Christmas

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:34:04 -0500

“We’ve got 79 committed yes votes on this bill. I think by the time we vote on it, it will be in the high 80s,” said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a key backer of the legislation, on Fox News radio.....
Referendum games: The people have spoken, but the legislators have the final say

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:27:06 -0500

Ballot measures are a way for voters to exercise some direct democracy, but in some cases the will of the people doesn't translate to policy.....
Trump uses terror attack in France to push U.S. border wall

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:12:05 -0500

President Trump on Wednesday offered the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg as evidence the United States needs stronger border security.....
Where are Trump's '10 terrorists' who were busted at the border?

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:47:09 -0500

"We caught 10 terrorists over the last very short period of time."....
Google chief faces lawmakers concerned with Silicon Valley, but often puzzled by technology

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:00:01 -0500

“Almost every question has a misunderstanding embedded in it,” tweeted Nicholas Thompson, editor of technology magazine Wired. “It’s making my head explode.”....
In heated clash with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump says he'll shut down government 'if we don't get what we want' for wall

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:15:05 -0500

In a remarkable exchange in front of reporters inside the Oval Office, President Trump and Congressional Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi argued over border security.....
Trump's losing, lonely fight to save coal

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:09:25 -0500

Trump has labored mightily to restore coal to the prominence it enjoyed in the first half of the 20th century. But neither policymakers nor energy companies are following his lead.....
Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:14:35 -0500

A public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.....
'I could see' Trump not replacing Kelly, says former Obama chief of staff

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:53:39 -0500

Former Obama chief of staff William Daley thinks Trump could easily end up not filling the role after John Kelly steps down.....
Blackwater Beef anyone? Private security company's founder now sells a different kind of muscle

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:01:21 -0500

The venture is an attempt at brand extension by Erik Prince, the well-connected founder of Blackwater, which began supplying private security services to U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan more than ....
After Huawei executive's arrest, some Chinese companies retaliate against Apple

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:46:59 -0500

A growing number of companies across China have announced new policies requiring the exclusive use of Huawei products, and in some cases penalizing employees who purchase iPhones, in what appears to b....
U.S. intelligence sounds the alarm on the quantum gap with China

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:00:17 -0500

For years, quantum computing, which leverages the difficult and, to many, spooky science of quantum mechanics, has been a subject mostly of interest to the technical elite. Yet as scientists and now p....
‘Yellow Jacket’ protests paralyze Paris and threaten Macron’s government

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 17:25:44 -0500

The fourth weekend of violent protests in France paralyzed the capital, as demonstrators called for the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.....
Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:31:37 -0500

President Trump claimed that former FBI director James Comey lied to Congress and questioned why he couldn’t remember details about the Justice Department leading up to the 2016 presidential election.....
Marco Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort would be a 'terrible mistake'

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:28:49 -0500

Sen. Marco Rubio said President Trump would be making a 'terrible mistake' if he decides to pardon Paul Manafort.....
Trump first wanted his attorney general pick William Barr for another job: Defense lawyer

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:15:09 -0500

President Trump initially wanted William Barr to be his defense counsel, sources say, but Trump has tapped Barr for an even more important position: attorney general, a post that, if confirmed, would ....
PHOTOS: 4th consecutive Saturday of anti-government protests in Paris

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:31:52 -0500

Anti-government protesters faced off with French riot police in Paris on Saturday, hurling projectiles, torching cars and vandalizing shops and restaurants in a fourth weekend of unrest that has shake....
Only Trump can hear Paris mobs chanting his name

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:06:27 -0500

Protesters took to the streets here Saturday, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron — and, in Trump's imagination at least,  wildly cheering the American president.....
Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of lying about his contact with Trump administration officials

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:04:00 -0500

Prosecutors with Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation revealed in a court filing on Friday evening that Paul Manafort lied to them about several contacts he had with senior Trump administrat....
Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contacts

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:48:13 -0500

Two teams of prosecutors filed memos in federal court Friday describing their recommendations for how President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen should be sentenced after pleading guilty to sever....
Wisconsin GOP’s power grab is about legitimacy of American political system, Andrew Sullivan says

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:31:44 -0500

Wisconsin Republican attempts to reduce Democrats’ power before they take the governorship in January is “a huge issue for a liberal democracy,” columnist Andrew Sullivan said.....
My secretary of state was 'dumb as a rock,' Trump tweets

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:19:22 -0500

President Trump took a break from his Twitter tirade against special counsel Robert Mueller Friday to hurl insults at his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, describing him as “dumb as a rock” a....
77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:15:16 -0500

77 years ago today on the morning of Dec. 7,  1941, a Sunday, Japanese bombers flew across Oahu, Hawaii, and began their assault.....
Seeking asylum, migrants report being turned back at — or possibly just past — U.S. border

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:52:47 -0500

President Trump’s order cracking down on asylum seekers at the southern border has been stayed by a federal judge, but a small group of determined migrants who made it through the border fence discove....
On a crucial day in Russia probe, Trump unleashes Twitter fury at the world

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:22:16 -0500

President Trump on Friday unleashed his Twitter fury at Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation hours before new memos from the special counsel's office were due to be filed.....
Climate change is already here, scientists say, and it's killing us

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 06:00:35 -0500

Although projections for the future capture the most attention, the consequences of climate change are already wreaking havoc on our planet and our health.....
Coal booster joins energy regulator, dealing setback to green movement

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:28:21 -0500

Bernard L. McNamee, who is now one of the nation’s top energy regulators, took the opportunity last Earth Day to praise oil and coal.....
Lawyer for undocumented Trump Organization workers seeks investigation

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:26:39 -0500

Anibal Romero says "many of the abuses" his clients received at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., "constitute crimes."....
Amid fraud charges, North Carolina House race may be headed for a do-over

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:13:59 -0500

The state’s Board of Elections voted to not certify the results amid the ongoing investigation, and Nancy Pelosi, the favorite to be House speaker next year, said the House could refuse to seat the un....
Trump EPA moves to kill Obama's clean-air rule to encourage new coal plants

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:23:19 -0500

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed eliminating an Obama-era clean air rule to encourage the creation of more coal power plants.....
PHOTOS: Texas funeral held for former President George H.W. Bush

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:19:12 -0500

Former President George H.W. Bush will be mourned on Thursday at the Houston church where he worshipped for many years, a final public farewell before his remains are taken by train to their resting p....
At the CIA, a fix to communications system that left trail of dead agents remains elusive

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:00:46 -0500

From 2009 to 2013, the CIA’s online method of communicating with its sources was compromised — leading to the exfiltration, imprisonment or death of dozens of people. And the problem is proving hard t....
The climate change 'resistance' movement inside the Trump administration

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:00:38 -0500

There is no question that Trump is more hostile to climate science than any president in modern history. Yet neither climate science nor science in general have suffered much in the Trump administrati....
It's OK to celebrate a president's life. What will we make of Trump's?

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:00:22 -0500

It was hard to watch George H.W. Bush’s funeral proceedings this week and not wonder how Donald Trump’s last farewell will someday compare.....
Paul Ryan’s bittersweet exit shows the limits of ideas in politics

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 05:00:10 -0500

It’s a bittersweet farewell for retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, who failed to reduce the budget deficit or to stand up to President Trump when it counted. But he still has his admirers — including s....
What is Beto cooking up, besides dinner?

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:15:35 -0500

After a galvanizing Senate race that fell just short, the Texas Democrat is spending time with his family and weighing his options — including another Senate run, or the presidential campaign his fans....
Photos: State funeral for former President George H.W. Bush held in Washington, D.C.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:56:56 -0500

The nation bade farewell Wednesday to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime.....
Former President George W. Bush breaks down remembering his father and sister

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:09:07 -0500

The 43rd president remained composed until near the end of the eulogy he delivered for his father.....
Trump, Obama, Clinton and Carter, all in a row at Bush funeral

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:14:49 -0500

President Trump joined all four living former presidents Wednesday at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral.....
Full coverage: George H.W. Bush state funeral

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 07:12:05 -0500

World leaders gathered at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.....
I called George Bush a ‘wimp’ on the cover of Newsweek. Why I was wrong.

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 05:00:12 -0500

In October 1987, when George H.W. Bush announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, Newsweek magazine ran a cover story titled “Fighting the ‘Wimp Factor.’” The article did not qui....
Mueller says Michael Flynn provided 'substantial assistance' to the Russia probe and a mysterious separate criminal investigation

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 22:28:32 -0500

The memo did not divulge any details about a second criminal investigation Mueller is working on, and it hinted about a possible third.....
PHOTOS: The world remembers George H.W. Bush

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 20:53:25 -0500

Photos pay tribute to George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who died at 94 on Friday.....