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Ocasio-Cortez fires back at critics of her opposition to Amazon deal

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:48:02 -0500

The New York Democrat takes aim at those who questioned her understanding of tax breaks.....
Lawsuits mount against Trump's 'emergency' measure

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 19:20:33 -0500

No sooner had President Trump announced that he was declaring a national emergency to secure billions in unspent funds to build a border wall than he began outlining the legal battle he expected the m....
'Power grab' or expanding democracy? Candidates back Election Day holiday

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:18:10 -0500

Ideas like making Election Day a national holiday gain traction with Democratic presidential candidates.....
As concerns grow about faltering U.S. support for UAE, China steps in to fill the void

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:17:01 -0500

China has also invested heavily in advanced technologies in recent years, while also benefiting from economic espionage and copying U.S. designs, according to U.S. officials. Speaking at the U.S.-U.A.....
The Mysterious RBG returns, alive, to Supreme Court bench, refuting conspiracy theories

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:42:03 -0500

Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court bench Tuesday to hear oral arguments for the first time since undergoing cancer surgery in December.....
'Pathological liar' vs. 'Crazy Bernie': What Trump and Sanders have said about each other

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:30:42 -0500

Bernie Sanders opened his second bid for the White House by calling the president a “liar,” “racist” and “xenophobe.” Trump, for his part, has repeatedly referred to Sanders as “Crazy Bernie.”....
Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators say

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:23:50 -0500

Officials in Alabama are calling for a small-town newspaper editor to resign because of an editorial calling for the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize Washington, D.C.....
Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:10:37 -0500

It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still comin....
Bernie Sanders formally launches his 2020 campaign

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:00:37 -0500

“I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country,” Sanders said in an email to supp....
Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidate

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 05:00:15 -0500

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Joe Biden is the only Democrat he thinks would be competitive in the 2020 election against President Trump. “Joe will be able to perpetuate the image of ....
Congress passed a mixed-bag of immigration policy while Trump was focused on the wall

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:52:20 -0500

President Trump wasn’t the only one disappointed by the spending deal, which allows $1.4 billion for the construction of new barriers along the border and gives funds to ICE to increase immigration de....
House panel travels to Atlanta to hear from Stacey Abrams on voting rights

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:55:43 -0500

Rep. Marcia Fudge, who chairs the elections subcommittee, vowed that “the record we compile … will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we still need the Voting Rights Act.”....
Habitat for sale: An oil and gas group calls the tune at the Interior Department

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:52:44 -0500

Behind the scenes, critics say, the Western Energy Alliance is driving the agenda of the department, helping oil and gas companies gain easier access to federal lands.....
PHOTOS: Deadly measles outbreak in the Philippines

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:55:58 -0500

The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears, according to the ....
PHOTOS: Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:47:13 -0500

Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure fun....
Coal loses another battle, despite Trump

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:50:47 -0500

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to close a coal-powered Kentucky power plant despite a personal appeal from President Trump.....
'We are not monsters': Parents go public about late-term abortions

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:10:58 -0500

As some states move to make late-term abortions for medical reasons easier to obtain, anti-abortion forces, aided by President Trump, are calling it “infanticide.” Parents who have had the procedure a....
How the world mocks Trump in protest art

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00:28 -0500

Americans aren’t the only ones with strong feelings about President Trump. Protest art and other depictions have cropped up in countries like Indonesia, Serbia, France and Japan, mocking and belittlin....
Patrick Caddell, pollster who helped Carter channel voter disaffection, dies at 68

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:01:13 -0500

Patrick Hayward Caddell, a political pollster who advised several Democratic presidential candidates but became a pundit on conservative media late in his career, died Feb. 16 at age 68 from complicat....
Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergency

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:12:04 -0500

A U.S. Border Patrol agent listens from the front row as President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border during remarks about border security in the Rose Garden of the W....
Lawmaker: Jesus died from the death penalty, so don't abolish it

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:54:51 -0500

“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” State Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne told the Casper Star-Tribune. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we ....
A national emergency has been declared. Now what?

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:51:20 -0500

On Friday morning, President Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure funding for a border wall, triggering what will likely be a long legal battle before anything is built.....
Trump denies he takes orders from Sean Hannity

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:12:38 -0500

The president name-checks Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter at a press conference at which he declared a national emergency.....
Stacey Abrams calls voter suppression 'the crisis of our day'

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:33:40 -0500

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said Friday that “voter suppression … has to be considered the crisis of our day,” a clear rebuke to Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico ....
'I didn't need to do this': Trump declares national emergency to build a wall

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:27:57 -0500

In a rambling, teleprompter-free diatribe, President Trump announced that he was declaring a national emergency in order to build a wall at the southern border.....
2020 Vision: Buckle up, America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaign

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:13:21 -0500

Candidates are crowding into the race, and to judge by this week's developments, the 2020 presidential cycle will make the last one seem tranquil.....
Trump will sign spending bill but end-run Congress to build wall

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:38:34 -0500

President Trump will sign the bipartisan funding bill pending in Congress and then declare a national emergency to build the border wall, the White House announced Thursday afternoon.....
Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:12:03 -0500

The Democratic phenom scores a victory over the "richest man in the world."....
PHOTOS: Remembering Parkland: One year later

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:11:34 -0500

Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond observed a moment of silence Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Scho....
'Did I say I love you?' One year after Parkland horror, tributes to victims pour in

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:13:36 -0500

Tributes poured in for the victims of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday, one year after the massacre there.....
McCabe: There were 25th Amendment discussions at DOJ to remove Trump from office

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:06:46 -0500

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says that after President Trump fired his boss, FBI Director James Comey, there were discussions within the Department of Justice about invoking the 25th Amend....
Pete Buttigieg is running for president. Also, he's gay.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:00:40 -0500

Pete Buttigieg would rather talk about his record as the two-term mayor of South Bend, Ind., than about his identity as the first openly gay man to seek the Democratic nomination.....
Ilhan Omar confronts Elliott Abrams over human rights

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:02:35 -0500

Omar suggested Americans would have reason to doubt Abrams’ testimony about the United States role in Venezuela. “If I could respond to that,” said Abrams. “I’m not going to respond to that question, ....
Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating artificial intelligence

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:40:22 -0500

The publication of the Pentagon strategy’s core concepts comes eight months after a Silicon Valley revolt against the military’s premier AI research program.....
What Trump got wrong about 'right to try'

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:40:55 -0500

In his first address to Congress, Trump called for a federal “right-to-try” law, modeled on existing laws in some states. But it appears only two patients have been treated under the act, and it is mu....
Does opposition research still matter in the age of Trump?

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:00:11 -0500

After the 2016 election, many Democrats hoped their presidential candidates were immune to attacks on their character — because they would be running against Donald Trump. But the practice of oppositi....
As teachers in Denver demand better pay, Republicans in Washington say lack of money isn't what ails public education

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:40:25 -0500

At a House hearing, Democrats argued for more money to fix crumbling schools while Republicans said more charter schools are needed to give students choices.....
A tiny chapel — and a law beloved by evangelicals — might stand in the way of Trump's wall

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:13:41 -0500

The Catholic Church looks to block further construction of a border barrier.....
Contrasting realities on immigration as Trump, O'Rourke host dueling rallies in El Paso

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:47:59 -0500

Standing within earshot distance of one another, President Trump and Beto O’Rourke held opposing rallies in El Paso, Texas, that clashed over immigration. Trump and his contingent of an estimated 6,5....
Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:53:55 -0500

He did not offer to resign himself over a mocking reference to Native American genocide, or call out his son, Donald Jr., for applauding that remark.....
Beto’s counter-rally hints at how he might run against Trump

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:59:28 -0500

Privately, those close to O’Rourke offer nothing further than that. Among his fans was President Barack Obama, who praised O’Rourke for his authenticity. Those close to O’Rourke say they believe he wo....
RNC uses Hillary Clinton's 'Stronger Together' slogan for Trump

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 11:03:30 -0500

The Republican National Committee posted a pro-Trump graphic that borrowed the motto of Clinton's 2016 campaign — and the former Democratic nominee noticed.....
Crackdown on opioids has its own victims: People who need them to live

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:00:58 -0500

Caylee Cresta, 27, a wife and mother of a young son, is a victim of the opioid epidemic, although not in the way you might think. Sudden stimuli like stubbing a toe or a hug from behind can trigger a....
O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 preview

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:17:42 -0500

Potential White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke accused Donald Trump of fear-mongering on Monday and the Republican president mocked the Democrat as a "young man who lost" in dueling rallies that could pr....
Trump returns to campaign form with El Paso rally promoting border wall

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 22:42:31 -0500

Donald Trump headed to the border and delivered what sounded like a stump speech for the coming presidential campaign.....
'Preliminary agreement' reached to avert shutdown

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:28:59 -0500

“We’ve reopened negotiations so we’re not stalled. Yesterday we were stalled,” Sen. Richard Shelby told reporters. “We’ve reopened serious negotiations.”....
Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for 'anti-Semitic' tweets

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:43:37 -0500

The Minnesota freshman Democrat issued a statement on Monday apologizing for what critics viewed as anti-Semitic comments that she made over the weekend.....
Amy Klobuchar, latest presidential candidate, faces questions about temperament, treatment of staff

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:58:13 -0500

On the day she announced her intention to run for the presidency, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., faced intense headwinds in the form of reports that she has been routinely demeaning to her employees.....
'And I did inhale': Kamala Harris admits marijuana use

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:29:30 -0500

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said in a new interview that she supports the legalization of marijuana — admitting that she has not only smoked pot, she has inhaled.....
Trump declares racial 'double standard' in Virginia scandals

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:52:12 -0500

President Trump addressed the scandals currently involving several Virginia officials, tweeting that "African Americans are very angry at the double standard on full display" in the state.....