Back Politics Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Search Sections 21 Aug
Close
Advertisement
Bernie Sanders Sets a Goal: Double Union Membership in 4 Years40m Updated Bernie Sanders Sets a Goal: Double Union Membership in 4 Years
Mr. Sanders rolled out a plan for organized labor as more than a dozen Democratic candidates pitched themselves to union members in Iowa.
 Like Reply
54m Updated Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race
Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign.
 Like Reply
The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again)55m The Next Democratic Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again)
If one more candidate qualifies for the September debate in Houston, it will be spread across two nights. Tom Steyer is very close.
 Like Reply
1h 29m Johnson to meet Macron as French president downplays backstop hopes
The leaders will meet hours after the French president seemed to dampen hopes of any new Brexit deal.
 Like Reply
Trump Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly.1h 58m Updated Trump Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly.
The President Trump’s much-ridiculed Greenland venture comes at a time when he has seemed particularly erratic.
 Like Reply
Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He Didn’t Start Family Separations at Border2h Updated Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He Didn’t Start Family Separations at Border
The president continued his effort to blame his predecessor for one of his most controversial policies.
 Like Reply
2h Fact check: Trump makes at least 11 false claims to reporters, including two about Greenland
President Donald Trump made at least 11 false claims Wednesday while speaking with reporters for more than half an hour before leaving the White House for a speech and fundraiser in Kentucky.
 Like Reply
Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule2h Updated 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 cases to be decided.
 Like Reply
Democrats’ Next Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again)2h Democrats’ Next Debate Is One Poll Away From Being Split Over Two Nights (Again)
If more than 10 candidates qualify for the September debate in Houston, it will be spread across two nights. Tom Steyer is very close to being the 11th.
 Like Reply
Trump’s Waffling on Gun Control Confuses Legislative Picture2h Trump’s Waffling on Gun Control Confuses Legislative Picture
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, is caught between some members of his party opposing gun legislation and others working with Democrats.
 Like Reply
3h Defense secretary says ISIS not in a resurgent state in Syria despite Pentagon report saying ISIS is re-surging
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that ISIS was not "in a resurgent state in Syria" despite a Pentagon inspector general report saying the terror group is re-surging in that country.
 Like Reply
3h The Point: Is it panic time for Kamala Harris?
The whispers began within minutes of the release of CNN's new national poll on the 2020 field: Is something wrong with Sen. Kamala Harris' campaign?
 Like Reply
3h Updated Trump admin to allow longer detention of migrant families
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely, replacing the decades-old agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children.
 Like Reply
3h Updated Trump thanks conspiracy theorist for defending his comments about Jewish Democrats
President Donald Trump reached for the praise of a conservative conspiracy theorist on Wednesday to defend him amid criticism over his questioning the loyalty of Jewish democratic voters, something that was quickly criticized as anti-Semitic.
 Like Reply
Budget Deficit on Path to Surpass $1 Trillion Under Trump3h Updated Budget Deficit on Path to Surpass $1 Trillion Under Trump
The Congressional Budget Office forecasts come as President Trump is mulling new initiatives that would widen the deficit even further.
 Like Reply
4h Bill de Blasio jokes about auditioning for Alvin and the Chipmunks after audio glitch in Iowa video
Democratic presidential candidate and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio joked that he could be the newest member of Alvin and the Chipmunks after an audio glitch distorted his voice in a video shown at an Iowa event.
 Like Reply
In Denmark, Bewilderment and Anger Over Trump’s Canceled Visit4h Updated In Denmark, Bewilderment and Anger Over Trump’s Canceled Visit
The cancellation, because the country expressed no interest in selling Greenland, was a rare snub for Denmark’s head of state.
 Like Reply
Giuliani Renews Push for Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Political Opponents4h Giuliani Renews Push for Ukraine to Investigate Trump’s Political Opponents
The president’s lawyer wants investigations of the Biden family and reports that Ukrainian officials tried to damage the Trump campaign in 2016.
 Like Reply
4h READ: 10th Circuit Appeals Court ruling on presidential electors
A federal appeals court has found it was unconstitutional for Colorado to throw out the vote of a faithless elector during the 2016 presidential election.
 Like Reply
U.S. Puts Sanctions on Chinese Nationals Over Fentanyl Trafficking5h U.S. Puts Sanctions on Chinese Nationals Over Fentanyl Trafficking
The action comes amid President Trump’s frustration over China’s failure to curb the flow of drugs into America.
 Like Reply
5h Pentagon kills contract for part of missile meant to hit ICBMs
The Defense Department terminated a $1.5 billion contract with Boeing that was to develop a new front end of a missile designed to "hit to kill" incoming North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
 Like Reply
Pompeo Fuels Further Talk of Senate Race5h Updated Pompeo Fuels Further Talk of Senate Race
Many Republicans hope the secretary of state, who met with prominent members of the party on Tuesday, will run for Senate from Kansas.
 Like Reply
5h Trump makes student loan cancellation automatic for disabled vets
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he will sign an executive action making student loan cancellation for disabled veterans automatic -- about three months after 51 attorneys general urged the Department of Education to make the change.
 Like Reply
Deficit Will Reach $1 Trillion Next Year, Budget Office Predicts6h Updated Deficit Will Reach $1 Trillion Next Year, Budget Office Predicts
Growing forecasts for the federal debt come as President Trump is mulling new initiatives that would widen the deficit even further.
 Like Reply
6h Updated Endangered species threatened by new rule, lawsuit charges
A coalition of environmental groups are taking the Trump administration to court over changes they say will weaken the Endangered Species Act.
 Like Reply
6h Updated Donald Trump made 84 false claims last week
President Donald Trump spent most of last week at his Bedminster golf club, where he sometimes retreats from the public eye. When he left Washington for New Jersey, we thought there was a chance it would be a quiet week in presidential dishonesty.
 Like Reply
6h Updated US deficit estimated to hit $1 trillion for 2020, CBO says
The Congressional Budget Office raised its estimate of the projected federal budget deficit Wednesday and is now predicting that the deficit will reach $960 billion for the 2019 fiscal year, which ends on September 30, and reach $1 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year.
 Like Reply
Job Growth Was Weaker Than Believed, Government Says6h Job Growth Was Weaker Than Believed, Government Says
The Labor Department revised sharply downward its estimate of recent job growth, the latest sign of a cooling economy.
 Like Reply
6h North Carolina governor vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE
North Carolina's Democratic governor vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that would have required sheriffs in the state to closely cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.
 Like Reply
6h Lawmakers urge no new tariffs for European olive oil
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to spare olive oil from being targeted by potential tariffs on European goods.
 Like Reply
7h Buttigieg knocks Trump on background checks: The NRA, "they have him by the ... base"
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday knocked President Donald Trump for abandoning his previous calls for tougher background checks and said the National Rifle Association holds power over the President.
 Like Reply
7h Updated The Point: How Sean Spicer won (and we all lost)
On Wednesday, ABC announced that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will be a contestant in the next edition of its hugely popular "Dancing with the Stars" show.
 Like Reply
7h Updated Former military records technician accused of bilking millions of dollars from US soldiers and vets
Federal prosecutors accused a former military medical records technician of bilking millions of dollars from thousands of US servicemembers and veterans in a far-reaching identity theft scheme, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
 Like Reply
7h Ad spending surges as Democratic presidential candidates race to make debate cut
With the deadline fast approaching to qualify for the September debate stage, a handful of Democratic presidential candidates is on a spending spree to find donors and supporters who can help them meet the debate requirements.
 Like Reply
Merkel: Backstop alternative might be found in 30 days 8h 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 Brexit than that given by the German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.
 Like Reply
Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’8h Updated Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’
The president’s echo of a longstanding anti-Semitic smear drew condemnation from diplomats and analysts across the political spectrum.
 Like Reply
Trump Again Accuses American Jews of Disloyalty8h Trump Again Accuses American Jews of Disloyalty
“If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel,” President Trump said.
 Like Reply
8h ISIS fighters may not go to Guantanamo Bay, Trump says in apparent policy shift
President Donald Trump Wednesday appeared to rule out sending the thousands of ISIS foreign fighters currently being detained by US allies in Syria to the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying that the ISIS detainees should be repatriated to their countries of origin.
 Like Reply
Criminal Justice Reform Has Changed Drastically, Here’s Why8h Criminal Justice Reform Has Changed Drastically, Here’s Why
Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.
 Like Reply
9h What is the Flores settlement that the Trump administration has moved to end?
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans to end a decades-old settlement agreement that had set a 20-day limit for holding children and issue new regulations that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely.
 Like Reply
Trump Says Danish Prime Minister Was ‘Nasty’ in Rejecting Greenland Offer9h Trump Says Danish Prime Minister Was ‘Nasty’ in Rejecting Greenland Offer
Mr. Trump is interested in Greenland for military purposes, and because of its natural resources. But aides said he was already losing interest in the trip.
 Like Reply
9h Updated HS2: Review to examine costs and benefits of rail project
It will look at the costs and benefits, with a “go or no-go" decision by the end of the year.
 Like Reply
10h U.S. Sanctions Chinese Nationals Over Fentanyl Trafficking
The action comes amid President Trump’s frustration over China’s failure to curb the flow of drugs into America.
 Like Reply
Trump Again Accuses Jews of Disloyalty10h Trump Again Accuses Jews of Disloyalty
“If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel,” President Trump said.
 Like Reply
10h Updated Brexit: PM meets Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop
The pair shook hands outside the Chancellery in Berlin, as protesters nearby shouted "stop Brexit".
 Like Reply
Corbyn calls urgent meeting on tactics to halt no-deal Brexit10h 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 prevent no-deal".
 Like Reply
11h Updated Brexit: PM to meet Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop
It comes after the PM said the plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland was "anti-democratic".
 Like Reply
11h Updated Shipping containers used to house homeless children
Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless.
 Like Reply
11h Government to review tax plan for fuel imports
The plan to remove tariffs on fuel imports after Brexit could make some UK refineries 'uneconomical'.
 Like Reply
11h Cindy McCain calls for more civility in politics in op-ed
The late Sen. John McCain's widow is calling for civility in politics in a new op-ed in The Washington Post, encouraging members of Congress to act with civility as her husband did "for the country's sake."
 Like Reply
11h Labour: Groups press for more ethnic minority candidates
Five "Friends" groups call for shortlists where half of candidates are from an ethnic minority.
 Like Reply
N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With Trump12h 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 positions.
 Like Reply
13h Updated Trump postpones Denmark trip after Prime Minister refuses to discuss sale of Greenland
Less than two weeks before his scheduled trip to Denmark, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has postponed his visit to Copenhagen after the Danish Prime Minister disputed his interest in buying Greenland as "absurd."
 Like Reply
Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely13h Trump Administration Rule Would Allow Immigrant Families to Be Held Indefinitely
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 cases to be decided.
 Like Reply
13h Bernie Sanders introduces labor plan to broaden union power
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has frequently done his presidential campaigning on picket lines, unveiled a comprehensive set of proposals on Wednesday designed to revive and newly empower organized labor.
 Like Reply
14h Updated Brexit: Michael Gove pledges to ensure traffic flows through ports
The minister in charge of no-deal planning again dismisses predictions of chaos at the ports.
 Like Reply
Putting a Positive Spin on Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge14h Updated Putting a Positive Spin on Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge
The Trump administration pressed scientists for quick findings, dismissed bad news and revised a report in its push for lease sales, records show.
 Like Reply
14h Inslee completes climate change policy proposals with plans aimed at agriculture
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a plan on Wednesday to enlist farmers and agriculture workers in combating climate change, completing the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate's series of proposals aimed at making fighting a warming climate a central part of the federal government's policies.
 Like Reply
15h Trump cements stance on wide-ranging background checks in call with NRA boss
A sustained effort from National Rifle Association officials, Republican lawmakers and conservative allies helped cement President Donald Trump's decision to abandon his previous calls for tougher background checks in the wake of recent mass shootings, sources tell CNN.
 Like Reply
15h March for Our Lives has an ambitious new plan for addressing gun violence
March for Our Lives, the student-led movement focused on gun violence prevention that emerged from the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting, has a new platform that it wants 2020 presidential candidates to endorse.
 Like Reply
15h Updated Hong Kong: China confirms detention of UK consulate worker
The Hong Kong consulate worker was detained for violating the law, China's foreign ministry says.
 Like Reply
Trump Scraps Trip to Denmark, as Greenland Is Not for Sale15h Updated Trump Scraps Trip to Denmark, as Greenland Is Not for Sale
The president said on Twitter that he was reacting to the Danish prime minister’s rejection of his interest in buying Greenland from Denmark.
 Like Reply
15h Government finances weaker than expected in July
The £1.2bn surplus was lower than expected and adds to the government's growing budget deficit.
 Like Reply
Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different18h Updated Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different
Democratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.
 Like Reply
Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions,’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why18h Updated Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions,’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why
Some of the administration’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
 Like Reply
18h Updated Jewish leaders outraged by Trump saying Jews disloyal if they vote for Democrats
President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats, saying "it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
 Like Reply
In Denmark, Bewilderment and Anger Over Trump’s Interest in Greenland18h In Denmark, Bewilderment and Anger Over Trump’s Interest in Greenland
The cancellation was a rare snub for Denmark’s head of state, and disbelief and condemnation echoed through the political landscape.
 Like Reply
Review could derail £55bn HS2 project18h Review could derail £55bn HS2 project
An "independent and rigorous" review into the future of the HS2 rail link has been announced by the government.
 Like Reply
Julián Castro Is the 10th Candidate to Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate20h Updated Julián Castro Is the 10th Candidate to Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate
Mr. Castro, the former housing secretary, met the polling and donor benchmarks needed to earn a spot onstage in Houston in September.
 Like Reply
22h On Politics: Trump Returns to N.R.A.’s Side
Gun rights advocates have waged an aggressive campaign to dissuade the president from enacting gun control measures.
 Like Reply
Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray22h Updated Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray
The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement.
 Like Reply
As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas22h Updated As Wildfires Get Worse, Insurers Pull Back From Riskiest Areas
A growing number of Western homeowners are being dropped by their insurance companies, prompting warnings from officials and worries about what comes next.
 Like Reply
N.R.A. Gets Results in One Phone Call With the President23h N.R.A. Gets Results in One Phone Call With the President
After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump repeats many of its longtime positions.
 Like Reply
24h Updated Trump cools on background check push in recent lawmaker conversations
President Donald Trump has been cooling to the idea of supporting new legislation for stricter firearm background checks in recent conversations with lawmakers, congressional and Republican sources tell CNN.
 Like Reply
24h Updated Bernie Sanders jabs Trump over comments about Jewish loyalty
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday jabbed at President Donald Trump after the President claimed that American Jews who vote for Democrats "(show) either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."
 Like Reply
25h Updated Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister refuses to sell Greenland
Less than two weeks before his scheduled trip to Denmark, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has postponed his visit to Copenhagen after the Danish Prime Minister disputed his interest in buying Greenland as "absurd."
 Like Reply
A Call With the President Gets the N.R.A. Results25h Updated A Call With the President Gets the N.R.A. Results
After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump repeats many of its longtime positions.
 Like Reply
President Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After Greenland Spat25h Updated President Trump Cancels Trip to Denmark After Greenland Spat
The president said on Twitter that he was reacting to the Danish prime minister’s rejection of his interest in buying Greenland from Denmark.
 Like Reply
After Lobbying by Gun Rights Advocates, Trump Sounds a Familiar Retreat25h Updated After Lobbying by Gun Rights Advocates, Trump Sounds a Familiar Retreat
The president’s resolve to take significant action appears to have softened, and he has reverted to reiterating conservative positions on guns.
 Like Reply
25h Updated Trump admin expected to allow longer detention of migrant families, officials say
President Donald Trump's administration is expected on Wednesday to announce a new regulation that would allow for the detention of migrant families beyond the 20-day limit for holding children, an administration official told CNN.
 Like Reply
26h Updated Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan amid China trade fight
The Trump administration has formally approved a major $8 billion arms sale to Taiwan involving 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets, the State Department announced Tuesday, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over a range of issues, including trade and Hong Kong.
 Like Reply
Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted to G726h 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 Group of 7 summit starting this weekend.
 Like Reply
Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted Into G726h Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted Into 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 Group of 7 summit starting this weekend.
 Like Reply
Johnson courts Merkel after EU snubs backstop alternatives27h 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 about his "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop.
 Like Reply
Trump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia28h Updated Trump Expected to Nominate Pompeo Deputy to Be Ambassador to Russia
John Sullivan, the deputy secretary of state, has been confirmed once by the Senate. Should President Trump send him to Moscow, he would face a new hearing.
 Like Reply
Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why28h Updated Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why
Some of the administration’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
 Like Reply
Man Who Claimed Trump Will Start a ‘Racial War and Crusade’ Is Arrested28h 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 attention after mass shootings.
 Like Reply
29h Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets
At least 22 cities and local governments in Texas are working to recover from a seemingly coordinated ransomware attack on their computer networks.
 Like Reply
29h Updated Katharine Gorka steps down as Customs and Border Protection press secretary after two months
Katharine Gorka is leaving her post as press secretary for US Customs and Border Protection after only two months on the job.
 Like Reply
30h Troops who deployed to US-Mexico border will receive medals
Thousands of American troops sent to the US-Mexico border as part of the Trump administration's effort to contain the rising number of migrants crossing into the US since April 2018 will be awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.
 Like Reply
30h Updated Julián Castro qualifies for September Democratic primary debates with new poll
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro got his fourth qualifying poll on Thursday, meaning he has now met both the polling and fundraising thresholds to participate in the third Democratic primary debate in September.
 Like Reply
Economy Has the Trump White House on Edge. The Data Shows Why.30h Updated Economy Has the Trump White House on Edge. The Data Shows Why.
Some of the administration’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
 Like Reply
30h Updated Deputy secretary of state expected to be selected for US ambassador to Russia
President Donald Trump is expected to select Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to replace Jon Huntsman as US Ambassador to Russia, according to a White House official.
 Like Reply
30h Updated Trump touts economy but payroll tax discussion reveals recession fears
White House officials at one point in recent days were discussing the possibility of a potential payroll tax cut to stave off an economic slowdown.
 Like Reply
31h Updated The Point: Joe Biden goes all in on electability
It doesn't take long for Joe Biden's first TV ad in Iowa to get to the point.
 Like Reply
The Trump Administration Is Worrying About the Economy. A Look at the Data Shows Why.32h The Trump Administration Is Worrying About the Economy. A Look at the Data Shows Why.
Some of the White House’s favorite data points are now flashing warning signs about investment, jobs and growth.
 Like Reply
Julián Castro Qualifies for the Next Democratic Debate32h Updated Julián Castro Qualifies for the Next Democratic Debate
Mr. Castro, the former housing secretary, is the 10th presidential candidate to earn a spot onstage in Houston in September.
 Like Reply
33h Updated First on CNN: More NRA leaders step down amid spending controversy
Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board, the latest member to step down in recent weeks after a controversy over the group's spending came to light.
 Like Reply
Jill Biden, Stressing Trump Matchup, Makes a Blunt Case for Her Husband33h Updated Jill Biden, Stressing Trump Matchup, Makes a Blunt Case for Her Husband
“You may like another candidate better, but you have to look at who is going to win,” she said, while campaigning for Joe Biden in New Hampshire.
 Like Reply
34h GOP senator outlines the obstacles gun control efforts will face in the Senate
Two weeks after two mass shootings occurred in less than 24 hours, Congress and the White House have not moved closer to passing any kind of gun legislation to address what many are calling a crisis, and some Republican senators, including Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, don't think any new gun legislation is likely to pass.
 Like Reply
Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin34h Updated 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 harassment.
 Like Reply
Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions34h Updated 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-income women.
 Like Reply
34h New York challenges Trump rule that makes it harder for some to get green cards
Democratic presidential contender New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is joining the chorus of legal challenges against the Trump administration's public charge rule that makes it harder for immigrants to obtain green cards if they've received or are likely to receive government benefits.
 Like Reply
34h Updated NASCAR team owner Richard Childress resigns from NRA board in latest leadership departure
Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board, the latest member to step down in recent weeks after a controversy over the group's spending came to light.
 Like Reply
34h Russian company accused of attempting to interfere in the 2016 election could face trial in April
Concord Management and Consulting, the Russian company charged with attempting to interfere in the 2016 election, is poised to go to trial in April 2020, a full year after the end of the Mueller investigation.
 Like Reply
PM: EU clearly still thinks UK parliament might block Brexit34h PM: EU clearly still thinks UK parliament might block Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the European Union "clearly still thinks that there is a possibility parliament will block Brexit".
 Like Reply
Why Julián Castro’s Obama Moment Didn’t Last35h Updated Why Julián Castro’s Obama Moment Didn’t Last
As a young mayor, he was given a prime-time speaking spot at the 2012 Democratic Convention. He is still trying to see how far that star turn can take him.
 Like Reply
35h Updated White House considered payroll tax cut amid economic concerns, despite public bluster
White House officials at one point in recent days were discussing the possibility of a potential payroll tax cut to stave off an economic slowdown.
 Like Reply
Elizabeth Warren Apologizes at Native American Forum: ‘I Have Listened and I Have Learned’36h Updated 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 claims of ancestry.
 Like Reply
36h Updated First on CNN: 737 MAX panel to call for changes in FAA certification process
An international panel created after two Boeing 737 MAX crashes is expected to recommend the Federal Aviation Administration change the way it certifies planes and address safety concerns that aircraft technology is becoming far more sophisticated than the regulations that govern it, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
 Like Reply
36h Trump to welcome Romanian President to the White House
President Donald Trump is set to welcome Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to the White House for bilateral meetings on Tuesday.
 Like Reply
36h Justice Dept. tells Supreme Court decision to end DACA was lawful
The Justice Department told the Supreme Court late Monday night that the Trump administration acted lawfully when it decided in 2017 to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation.
 Like Reply
39h Updated Why Democrats in 2020 are moving toward their most ambitious gun control agenda ever
On the politics of gun control, Democrats are suddenly facing an arms race.
 Like Reply
ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria39h Updated 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 is here to stay.
 Like Reply
40h CNN Poll: Joe Biden regains double-digit lead over 2020 Democratic field
Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president.
 Like Reply
41h Joe Biden airs first TV ad in Iowa
Joe Biden is airing the first TV ad of his 2020 presidential campaign in Iowa Tuesday as part of a six-figure television and digital ad purchase in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
 Like Reply
46h Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That Google ‘Manipulated’ Millions of Votes for Clinton
After making baseless claims of voter fraud, the president has turned to a new way of explaining his loss of the popular vote in 2016.
 Like Reply
46h On Politics: Trump Prepares for Economic Trouble
President Trump’s advisers are looking at ways to lift the economy if it continues to weaken.
 Like Reply
On the top

Date settings

Today is Wednesday, August 21, 2019

+ 1 -
+ 1 -
+ 2016 -

Close

By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookie policy.

Accept