Pompeo: Fox News host's questioning Trump's FBI comments a ‘Washington piece of silliness’
When Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Pompeo Sunday if “accepting oppo research from a foreign government right or wrong?” the former CIA director responded: “Chris, you know, you asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous. “President Trump has been very clear that he will always make sure that he gets it right for the American people and I’m confident he’ll do that here as well,” Pompeo said. Trump in an interview last week with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said that he would take damaging information — which he referred to as “oppo research” instead of as interference in a U.S. election by foreign governments — and that he would do so without necessarily alerting the FBI.
06/16/2019 - 07:30 PM
Should sex offenders be chemically castrated?
Chemical castration involves using medication to lower a person's hormone levels and limit their libido. Alabama recently passed a law that requires some sex offenders to undergo the procedure before they are paroled.
06/16/2019 - 05:31 PM
AOC on Trump's willingness to accept political 'dirt' on rivals: 'The pressure to impeach grows'
Days after President Trump asserted he would take damaging information on his political rivals from a foreign power, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said "the pressure to impeach grows.”
06/16/2019 - 11:58 AM
Sarah Sanders's 5 biggest whoppers
The White House press secretary has left her mark on the position.
06/14/2019 - 05:05 PM
Trump wants his next press secretary to be a cable news 'street fighter'
President Trump wants to replace Sarah Sanders with another woman who can be an "attack dog" on television.
06/14/2019 - 04:46 PM
2020 Vision: The Democratic debate stage is set — both of them
Night one features Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke; night two includes Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.
06/14/2019 - 02:05 PM
Trump tries to clarify stance on foreign dirt: 'If you don't hear what it is, you don't know what it is'
The president said he would “absolutely” notify the FBI if a foreign power presented his campaign with “incorrect or badly stated” information about a political opponent — but he would want to hear it first.
06/14/2019 - 09:58 AM
Muslim activist: 'I am so fired up' when Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are attacked
“It’s been exhausting,” Sarsour said. “I’ve had physical issues, health issues. I've had to take breaks at moments. And it’s very scary.” And I’m not the one that’s gonna solve the injustice.”
06/14/2019 - 06:30 AM
Trump isn't afraid of Elizabeth Warren. But he should be.
But I don’t think the role of misogyny in Clinton’s defeat was quite so obvious, and Democrats who believe that arguably have overlearned the lesson of 2016. But I call BS on that idea, which ought to have disappeared along with red-tipped Marlboros that don’t show lipstick smudges.
06/14/2019 - 05:00 AM
FEC chair rebukes Trump over statements on accepting election help from foreign governments
Ellen L. Weintraub issues a forceful statement directed at the president.
06/13/2019 - 08:31 PM
Kim Kardashian takes center stage at White House criminal justice event
The reality television star returned to Washington on Thursday to trumpet new measures meant to help prison inmates transition back to civilian life.
06/13/2019 - 06:38 PM
Trump's 'warrior,' press secretary Sarah Sanders, is leaving the White House
President Trump announced on Thursday that his press secretary, Sarah Sanders, will be leaving the White House at the end of the month. Sanders served as the face of the Trump presidency since the departure of her predecessor, Sean Spicer, in mid-2017. “After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” Trump wrote on Twitter, adding, “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic.
06/13/2019 - 04:30 PM
California Rep. Hunter's wife may have flipped on him in corruption case
When Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., was indicted in August 2018 on 60 criminal counts alleging that he spent more than $250,000 in campaign donations on luxury trips, tequila shots, Costco shopping sprees and other personal items, his first reaction was to blame his wife.
06/13/2019 - 04:19 PM
Hickenlooper reverses course, denounces Sanders's embrace of 'democratic socialism'
John Hickenlooper, one of more than 20 Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 presidential election, took a definitive step away from the left during a speech Thursday in Washington.
06/13/2019 - 03:30 PM
Pompeo blames Iran for attack on tankers in Gulf
As his secretary of state spoke, President Trump said it is "too soon to even think about making a deal" with Iran.
06/13/2019 - 03:27 PM
Why the Steele dossier is a red herring in the response to Trump's 'oppo research' comments
There are key differences between the infamous dossier and damaging information provided by a foreign government.
06/13/2019 - 03:18 PM
How old is too old to be president?
If current polling is an indication, voters in 2020 may be choosing between the oldest pair of candidates in an American presidential election. Is the leading crop of candidates too old to stand up the the challenges of the job?
06/13/2019 - 01:50 PM
Federal agency calls for firing of Kellyanne Conway over partisan remarks
A federal agency urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to fire Conway for violating a law that prohibits federal employees from making political statements.
06/13/2019 - 01:01 PM
Congress may thwart Decorator-in-Chief Trump on design for Air Force One
Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee could make it tougher for President Trump's red, white and blue Air Force One paint job to become a reality.
06/13/2019 - 12:54 PM
Trump defends position on 'oppo research' from foreign governments: 'How ridiculous' to tell the FBI
The president attempted to defend his stunning admission that he would accept damaging information from foreign governments against his political rivals, were if offered, and that he might not alert the FBI.
06/13/2019 - 10:58 AM
For politicians, the D.C. elite and even a presidential candidate, a Navy program has been an attractive fast-track path to military service
Buttigieg has become only the latest and most high-profile political figure to take advantage of the Navy Reserve’s direct commission officer program, which for years has offered ambitious policy wonks a chance to serve their country while simultaneously burnishing their résumés.
06/13/2019 - 05:00 AM
Here's what's wrong with the Democrats' debate plan
The debate process assigns absolutely zero value to the thing that ought to matter a lot in a presidential campaign, and especially in this one: actual experience in governing.
06/13/2019 - 05:00 AM
Trump calls battle over census citizenship question 'ridiculous'
While claiming he has not been “overly involved in the census controversy,” President Trump called the question of whether to allow a question about citizenship on the 202 Census forms “totally ridiculous” Wednesday.
06/12/2019 - 03:23 PM
Bernie Sanders goes all in on democratic socialism — again
In what his campaign billed as a “major” speech, Sanders sought to define the label disparaged by Trump and other conservatives as a continuation of FDR’s New Deal.
06/12/2019 - 02:44 PM
Cruz wants to join AOC to legalize over-the-counter birth control
For the second time in two weeks, the ideologically distant lawmakers have agreed on an issue.
06/12/2019 - 02:41 PM
Democratic candidates, forced to take a stand on gun control by activists, are speaking out forcefully
As mass shootings continue to occur, advocates for stricter gun regulation have gained momentum. But so have those rallying to protect themselves and their constitutional right to bear arms.
06/12/2019 - 05:00 AM
House bill would help media companies bargain with Facebook and Google
A House panel held its first hearing Tuesday to consider legislation that would attempt to give news companies great power to negotiate with major social and search platforms like Facebook and Google.
06/11/2019 - 05:28 PM
A furious Jon Stewart tells Congress to support 9/11 first responders: 'It's an embarrassment'
The former host of "The Daily Show" wins praise from members of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution.
06/11/2019 - 03:40 PM
For Pride Month, Trump has nothing to be proud of, activists say
Despite making a campaign pledge to protect LGBT Americans, President Trump's administration has taken numerous actions undercutting that promise.
06/11/2019 - 03:28 PM
Trump promises Kim Jong Un protection from CIA spying
The president once again lavished praise on Kim Jong Un while attacking former Vice President Joe Biden.
06/11/2019 - 02:40 PM
Trump says he wants to run against Biden: 'He's the weakest mentally'
In what could be a preview of the 2020 general election matchup, President Trump unloaded on former Vice President Joe Biden, calling the current Democratic frontrunner a “loser” who has lost a step.
06/11/2019 - 02:06 PM
AOC’s push to ease limits on psychedelic research advances in House
The House Rules Committee voted Monday night send to the full House a spending bill for three federal agencies that removes a restriction on the study of psychedelic drugs.
06/11/2019 - 12:26 PM
Pelosi on Trump's insults: 'I'm done with him'
“I don’t care what you ask,” the House speaker said in a live interview Tuesday. “I’m not going to talk about him anymore.”
06/11/2019 - 11:45 AM
Is solitary confinement torture?
In response to reports that Paul Manafort was facing solitary confinement at Rikers Island prison in her congressional district, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the practice of solitary confinement "torture" and a "human rights violation
06/11/2019 - 11:20 AM
Activist Linda Sarsour: 'Donald Trump has no idea what a deal is'
Since co-founding the Women’s March in 2016, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour has clashed with leaders at every end of the political spectrum. And now she’s lambasting President Trump’s wealthy son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
06/11/2019 - 05:00 AM
Trump wants to 'murder the very idea of truth,' but impeachment would make him a 'martyr,' says conservative critic
Pete Wehner is a prominent conservative critic of Donald Trump who worries that impeachment would make the president a “martyr” and further inflame American politics.
06/11/2019 - 05:00 AM
Theatrics dominate at contentious Mueller report hearing
“In many ways, the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate roadmap” was to Nixon, he said. Democrats just want a do-over which they’ll never get!” Republicans echoes Trump’s message as the hearing began.
06/10/2019 - 06:35 PM
Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua's daughter gets Supreme Court job with Kavanaugh
Amy Chua, a Yale Law professor better known as the author of the controversial parenting memoir “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” praised Brett Kavanaugh as a mentor to young women. Her daughter will now be his clerk in the fall.
06/10/2019 - 02:36 PM
Trump made get-well call to Jerry Nadler in hospital
Putting aside his sharp political differences with one of his primary congressional tormentors, President Trump made a surprising get-well call to Rep. Jerry Nadler, who was briefly hospitalized in Manhattan in May, Yahoo News has learned. On May 24, Nadler was at an event promoting speed cameras at a school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when he appeared to grow faint, slumping slightly forward. Sitting next to him, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio offered Nadler water, but the 71-year-old congressman remained apparently dazed.
06/10/2019 - 11:28 AM
George Conway to Trump: 'You would have been fired from any other job by now'
Outspoken Trump critic George Conway on Sunday said the president “would have been fired from any other job by now,” after Trump, in a series of tweets, lambasted media reports that devalued his deal with Mexico.
06/09/2019 - 05:42 PM
'No credit!': Trump compares himself and his 'record-setting economy' to President Obama
President Trump compared his record to that of former President Barack Obama while defending his new deal with Mexico to reduce illegal immigration, and in Trump’s opinion, it’s no contest.
06/09/2019 - 01:18 PM
Trump lashes out after New York Times casts doubt on his Mexico tariff deal
President Trump ripped into the New York Times after the newspaper questioned his new deal with Mexico to avoid the tariffs he threatened to impose in retaliation to illegal immigration.
06/09/2019 - 12:03 PM
Beto O'Rourke says he's unfazed by sinking poll numbers in Iowa
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Saturday evening that declining support in Iowa will not alter his strategy.
06/08/2019 - 09:41 PM
Confronted with multiple errors in his new Trump book, a testy Michael Wolff says, 'You have to trust me'
The author is questioned about several notable errors in his new book, “Siege: Trump Under Fire.”
06/08/2019 - 02:12 PM
In Iowa, Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns on the 'power' of being gay
The South Bend mayor campaigns at an event honoring the memory of Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in 1998.
06/08/2019 - 12:58 AM
Donald Trump finally gets his tour of duty
Traveling to Europe to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the president expounds on his draft deferments.
06/07/2019 - 03:44 PM
2020 Vision: Biden’s 'flip-flop-flip' on abortion funding caps his bad week
Since launching his presidential campaign, the former vice president had largely avoided the types of unforced errors some were worried the self-proclaimed “gaffe-machine” might make. Until this week.
06/07/2019 - 01:35 PM
Trump resort in Ireland promotes presidential visit, despite pledge
The Trump Organization appeared to be breaking a 2017 promise not to mention President Trump in social media posts as his Ireland golf resort promoted the president’s visit. The Trump Doonbeg resort posted two now-deleted tweets Friday morning publicizing the president’s visit. One tweet shows Marine One landing at the resort, with a caption that read, “It was an honour” to have the president and first lady visit.
06/07/2019 - 12:39 PM
Miss USA almost didn’t compete with her hair natural after overhearing criticism
“When I first started, I wasn't sure who could win,” Kryst said in an interview with the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes.” “I wasn't sure what that winner looked like,” she continued. Maybe I can't wear my natural hair.”
06/07/2019 - 05:00 AM
Supreme Court rulings on gerrymandering set to shape elections for the next decade
A ruling expected this month from the Supreme Court will have a far-reaching effect on the balance of power in Congress and in state legislatures around the country for over a decade from now.
06/07/2019 - 05:00 AM
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