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Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:54:15 -0500

Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexualityThe president expresses confusion when asked about one of his administration's own policies.


Coast Guard lieutenant accused of murder plot 'on a scale rarely seen in this country'

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:39:00 -0500

Coast Guard lieutenant accused of murder plot 'on a scale rarely seen in this country'Christopher Hasson allegedly compiled a list of targets including a number of Democratic politicians and left-leaning political commentators. The names on the list include “Sen blumen jew” and “poca warren.”


Andrew McCabe exacts tell-all revenge on Donald Trump

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:10:53 -0500

Andrew McCabe exacts tell-all revenge on Donald TrumpThe former deputy director of the FBI pulls few punches in “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.”


Some Texas Democrats want Beto O'Rourke to run in 2020, but for Senate, not president

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:40:27 -0500

Some Texas Democrats want Beto O'Rourke to run in 2020, but for Senate, not presidentBeto O'Rourke may run for president. But Chuck Schumer is encouraging the former Texas congressman to run for the Senate against John Cornyn, who is up for reelection in 2020.


NYT publisher: Trump 'retreating from a distinctly American principle'

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:16:13 -0500

NYT publisher: Trump 'retreating from a distinctly American principle'The publisher of the paper admonished the president over his use of a familiar phrase.


'Go get them Nick': Trump cheers on Kentucky student suing the Washington Post for $250 million

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:22:18 -0500

'Go get them Nick': Trump cheers on Kentucky student suing the Washington Post for $250 millionNicholas Sandmann, the student seen in a "MAGA" hat confronting a Native American protester in Washington, D.C., is suing the Washington Post. And the president is cheering him on.


Sanders campaign says it raised nearly $6 million on 1st day

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:48:51 -0500

Sanders campaign says it raised nearly $6 million on 1st dayThe Vermont senator launched his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination early Tuesday morning and raised nearly $6 million in its first 24 hours.


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

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

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

Lawsuits mount against Trump's 'emergency' measureNo 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 measure to face.


'Power grab' or expanding democracy? Candidates back Election Day holiday

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

'Power grab' or expanding democracy? Candidates back Election Day holidayIdeas 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

As concerns grow about faltering U.S. support for UAE, China steps in to fill the voidChina 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.E.


Conspiracy theorists are claiming Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. She isn’t.

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

Conspiracy theorists are claiming Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. She isn’t.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

'Pathological liar' vs. 'Crazy Bernie': What Trump and Sanders have said about each otherBernie 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

Alabama editor who called for lynchings by Klan should quit, senators sayOfficials 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

Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with itIt 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 coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


Bernie Sanders formally launches his 2020 campaign

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

Bernie Sanders formally launches his 2020 campaign“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 supporters.


Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidate

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

Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidateFormer 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 Uncle Joe, and he is pleasant. “Half this bunch in there right now is not qualified,” Lott said of the current Democratic field.


Congress passed a mixed-bag of immigration policy while Trump was focused on the wall

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

Congress passed a mixed-bag of immigration policy while Trump was focused on the wallPresident 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 detention capacity.


House panel travels to Atlanta to hear from Stacey Abrams on voting rights

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

House panel travels to Atlanta to hear from Stacey Abrams on voting rightsRep. 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

Habitat for sale: An oil and gas group calls the tune at the Interior DepartmentBehind 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

PHOTOS: Deadly measles outbreak in the PhilippinesThe 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 Associated Press.


PHOTOS: Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

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

PHOTOS: Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declarationActivists 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 funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.


Coal loses another battle, despite Trump

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

Coal loses another battle, despite TrumpThe 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

'We are not monsters': Parents go public about late-term abortionsAs 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 are pushing back and telling their stories.


How the world mocks Trump in protest art

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

How the world mocks Trump in protest artAmericans 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 belittling the U.S. leader.


Patrick Caddell, pollster who helped Carter channel voter disaffection, dies at 68

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

Patrick Caddell, pollster who helped Carter channel voter disaffection, dies at 68Patrick 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 complications of a stroke.


Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergency

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

Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergencyA 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 White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 2019. President Trump’s rambling declaration of a national emergency, the intent of which was to fund a barrier along hundreds of miles on the U.S. border with Mexico, was filled with factual inaccuracies, misleading statements and contradictions. In his Rose Garden remarks on Friday, Trump repeated many of the same disproven claims he has made over the last several weeks about drug smuggling, human trafficking and other crime at the border.


Lawmaker: Jesus died from the death penalty, so don't abolish it

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

Lawmaker: Jesus died from the death penalty, so don't abolish it“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 would all have no hope.”


A national emergency has been declared. Now what?

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

A national emergency has been declared. Now what?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

Trump denies he takes orders from Sean HannityThe 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

Stacey Abrams calls voter suppression 'the crisis of our day'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 border.


'I didn't need to do this': Trump declares national emergency to build a wall

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

'I didn't need to do this': Trump declares national emergency to build a wallIn 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

2020 Vision: Buckle up, America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaignCandidates 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

Trump will sign spending bill but end-run Congress to build wallPresident 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

Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New YorkThe 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

PHOTOS: Remembering Parkland: One year laterHundreds 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 School in Parkland that left 17 people dead.


'Did I say I love you?' One year after Parkland horror, tributes to victims pour in

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

'Did I say I love you?' One year after Parkland horror, tributes to victims pour inTributes 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

McCabe: There were 25th Amendment discussions at DOJ to remove Trump from officeFormer 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 Amendment to remove Trump from office.


Pete Buttigieg is running for president. Also, he's gay.

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

Pete Buttigieg is running for president. Also, he's gay.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

Ilhan Omar confronts Elliott Abrams over human rightsOmar 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, I’m sorry,” said Abrams. Omar continued.


Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating artificial intelligence

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

Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating artificial intelligenceThe 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

What Trump got wrong about 'right to try'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 much too soon to tell whether it has saved any lives.


Does opposition research still matter in the age of Trump?

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

Does opposition research still matter in the age of Trump?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 opposition research is alive and well.


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

As teachers in Denver demand better pay, Republicans in Washington say lack of money isn't what ails public educationAt 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

A tiny chapel — and a law beloved by evangelicals — might stand in the way of Trump's wallThe 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

Contrasting realities on immigration as Trump, O'Rourke host dueling rallies in El PasoStanding 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 6,500 chanted “Build the wall” and “U-S-A” over and over, while O’Rourke and an estimated 10,000 supporters called for a path to citizenship for those wanting to cross the border. While Trump spoke from inside a packed El Paso County Coliseum arena with a large U.S. flag and “Finish the Wall” signs perched on either side, O’Rourke spoke outside on a stage set up inside a baseball field with a mariachi band as his backdrop.


Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.

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

Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.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

Beto’s counter-rally hints at how he might run against TrumpPrivately, 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 would prefer to run the same kind of campaign for the White House.


RNC uses Hillary Clinton's 'Stronger Together' slogan for Trump

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

RNC uses Hillary Clinton's 'Stronger Together' slogan for TrumpThe 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

Crackdown on opioids has its own victims: People who need them to liveCaylee 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 spasm that lasts for hours.