Trump gave himself a '10' for Puerto Rico recovery. This congresswoman says it’s a '4.'
Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., the first Puerto Rican-born woman elected to Congress, sharply criticized President Trump’s handling of the hurricane damage on the island in an interview with Yahoo News on Friday evening. The congresswoman also suggested the president is treating Puerto Ricans differently than other U.S. citizens because they are Latinos.
10/21/2017 - 12:28 PM
The #MeToo hashtag has reached nearly half the Facebook accounts in America. The consequences have just begun.
This week Facebook came through as a forum for truth as women across the country unspooled their tales of sexual harassment and abuse under the #MeToo hashtag — and the movement is already having real-world consequences.
10/21/2017 - 10:15 AM
JFK at 100: Remembering John F. Kennedy
Take a look back at the life of President John F. Kennedy on his centennial
10/21/2017 - 07:32 AM
San Juan mayor rips Trump for giving himself a perfect '10' on hurricane response
“If it is a 10 out of a scale of 100, of course. It is still a failing grade,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said when asked about President Trump's giving himself a perfect grade for his response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.
10/20/2017 - 04:43 PM
Amid Niger questions, Congress calls Tillerson, Mattis to testify in war powers debate
The Senate took a step late Thursday toward reviving the post-9/11 debate over where, when, how, why and on whose authority young Americans should go off to war.
10/20/2017 - 02:52 PM
Video undermines White House attack on Rep. Wilson over condolence calls
The controversy continues over President Trump’s treatment of a military widow during a condolence call, with Rep. Frederica Wilson, Fla., accusing the White House of lying about her record.
10/20/2017 - 01:23 PM
Trump blames rise in British crime on Islamic terror, surprising Britain
In a Friday morning tweet, the president correctly cited a figure from a new report on British crime but seemed to pin the entire rise on one cause, which the report doesn’t do. The president’s tweet caused confusion and pushback in Britain.
10/20/2017 - 09:52 AM
A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded
Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.
10/20/2017 - 05:00 AM
Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats
Former President Barack Obama makes an impassioned return to the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia.
10/19/2017 - 09:41 PM
Trump grades his own Puerto Rico response a perfect '10'
President Trump gives himself high marks for his response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.
10/19/2017 - 05:00 PM
Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswoman
White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday delivered an impassioned defense of President Trump’s outreach to families of four Americans recently killed in Niger.
10/19/2017 - 04:37 PM
GOP senators back Obamacare stabilization as Trump sends mixed messages
Twelve Republican senators signed on to a bill that would stabilize the Obamacare individual markets despite mixed messages from President Trump.
10/19/2017 - 02:43 PM
Expert warns Trump about tweeting on Asia trip
China expert Dennis Wilder, President George W. Bush’s senior director for East Asian Affairs, sets the stage for President Trump’s Asia trip.
10/19/2017 - 01:32 PM
George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era
“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”
10/19/2017 - 01:24 PM
In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'
The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
10/19/2017 - 12:14 PM
Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?
President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.
10/19/2017 - 10:15 AM
Silent Republicans have their reasons. They don't have an excuse.
President Trump doesn’t care what happens to the GOP after he’s gone. So why aren’t more Republicans separating themselves from him?
10/19/2017 - 05:00 AM
White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow
The back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier’s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.
10/18/2017 - 04:10 PM
Opioid-law scandal sheds light on lobbying by industry-funded 'patient access' groups
For years, the opioid industry has been funding nonprofit organizations that promote patient access to their drugs. These organizations pushed for Congress to approve Rep. Tom Marino’s Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.
10/18/2017 - 03:51 PM
Sessions: U.S. not doing enough to stop future election interference
Attorney General Jeff Sessions conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government is not doing enough to prevent future interference in elections by Russia and other foreign adversaries.
10/18/2017 - 03:15 PM
Trump says he has 'proof' on his call to soldier's wife, and the nation waits
If the president's proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when — or if — it sees it.
10/18/2017 - 01:05 PM
Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and 'Crooked Hillary'
James Comey may have begun drafting a statement about the Clinton email investigation before it was finished, to judge from newly released documents. The president, jumping on this, criticized both Comey and Clinton in tweets Wednesday.
10/18/2017 - 09:17 AM
Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widow
Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.
10/18/2017 - 09:01 AM
Ed Gillespie's scaremongering TV ads may define his campaign
Ed Gillespie, an architect of the GOP outreach to Hispanics, is running for governor of Virginia with commercials demonizing Hispanic immigrants as gang members. His turnaround is reminiscent of another Southern centrist who made coded appeals to conservative white rural voters to win office: Jimmy Carter.
10/18/2017 - 05:00 AM
Trump's tax reform pitch to conservatives comes with a 'sense of urgency'
The president will use the speech before the audience of conservatives to make the case that his tax cuts will spur “massive economic growth,” senior administration officials said in a conference call with reporters. While the White House officials said they’re “very confident and excited” the plan will boost the economic fortunes of the middle class, they also acknowledged it has critics on both sides of the aisle and comes with high stakes for the president.
10/17/2017 - 07:24 PM
Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 world leaders have sought him out to seek insight into President Trump.
10/17/2017 - 04:55 PM
Senators reach bipartisan deal to restore Obamacare payments
Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced a deal to stabilize Obamacare markets that President Trump has tentatively blessed
10/17/2017 - 03:57 PM
Trump ambassador promises Russia he'll be 'practical'
U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is promising his hosts to be “practical” when it comes to relations damaged by Moscow’s invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, and by alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
10/17/2017 - 03:24 PM
High in the Puerto Rican mountains, waiting for help after Maria
Branches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Rico’s central mountain range to Ivan and Carmen Martinez's home and alternative-medicine clinic.
10/17/2017 - 11:41 AM
Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'
“You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.
10/17/2017 - 11:38 AM
As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'
President Trump revealed that Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., is no longer his nominee for the top position at the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
10/17/2017 - 09:49 AM
U.S.-backed militias defeat Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria
U.S.-backed militias ended a four-month campaign to recapture the territorial capital of the so-called Islamic State on Tuesday. Photos from the scene show destruction as well as jubilation.
10/17/2017 - 09:48 AM
Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clash
The president was asked Monday about concerns that the Iraqi government’s drive to retake control of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces could draw in Turkey and Iran. Trump answered that the U.S. isn’t taking sides.
10/16/2017 - 03:46 PM
Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers
In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.
10/16/2017 - 03:26 PM
Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOP
A little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Kentucky senator are “fighting for the same thing.”
10/16/2017 - 03:18 PM
After exposé, Trump says he’ll ‘be looking into’ his choice for drug czar post
President Trump’s choice for the country’s next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug companies that have been flooding the nation with addictive pain pills.
10/16/2017 - 03:16 PM
How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long
Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.
10/16/2017 - 02:35 PM
Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020
President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.
10/16/2017 - 11:01 AM
Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’
A former Russian internet troll says the training for influencing the American election included screening "House of Cards," and reading – and writing – comments on the websites of the New York Times and the Washington Post.
10/15/2017 - 02:56 PM
Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'
The secretary of state is refusing to discuss reports that he called the president a “moron” after a meeting with the commander in chief and top national security officials over the summer.
10/15/2017 - 12:41 PM
Now I Get It: Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran deal
Every 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. It’s up to Congress, and they have a few options. If they make either of these moves, Iran could see it as a deal-breaker and resume the development of its nuclear program through uranium enrichment.
10/13/2017 - 05:09 PM
Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answers
In the nearly two weeks since Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has become the face of the ongoing investigation.
10/13/2017 - 04:31 PM
Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'
As the Trump White House administers blow after blow to the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats are planning to take steps on their own to try to prevent or delay the demise of individual marketplaces where 12 million Americans buy insurance.
10/13/2017 - 04:03 PM
Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?
Trump’s dramatic ultimatum did not by itself kill the accord but kicked its uncertain fate to Capitol Hill and six world capitals, including Tehran. Here's what could happen next.
10/13/2017 - 03:49 PM
FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network
Yahoo News has obtained thousands of emails and documents from the Russian news agency Sputnik. The FBI is scrutinizing the documents in its investigation into whether the company is actually an agent of the Russian government.
10/13/2017 - 01:23 PM
Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare payments
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of punishing the American people for his own inability to improve the U.S. health care system.
10/13/2017 - 10:01 AM
Laying on hands: When Trump needs support, he calls on pastors, and they call on him
Trump has been eager to harness the powerful emotional energy of evangelical Christianity on his own behalf, especially at low points in his presidency. But is he really a believer?
10/13/2017 - 05:00 AM
The struggle of a Puerto Rican restaurant without electricity — or refrigeration
Happy Burger, in the heart of San Juan’s Santurce district, struggles to survive without electricity or refrigeration after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
10/12/2017 - 06:33 PM
White House claims Trump would like to get rid of all nuclear weapons
White House chief of staff John Kelly denied claims that President Trump wanted to dramatically increase the number of nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, stating instead that the president was more interested in eliminating them.
10/12/2017 - 02:59 PM
A growing problem: U.N. peacekeepers accused of rape
Amnesty International is urging the United Nations to take swift action on allegations that one or more of its peacekeepers drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman in Central African Republic last month.
10/12/2017 - 11:31 AM
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