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Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and 'Crooked Hillary'
News ImageJames 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.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:17:19 -0400
Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widow
News ImageFlorida congresswoman Frederica Wilsons account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:01:47 -0400
Ed Gillespie's scaremongering TV ads may define his campaign
News ImageEd 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.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:57 -0400
Trump's tax reform pitch to conservatives comes with a 'sense of urgency'
News ImageThe 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 theyre 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.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:24:12 -0400
Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump
News ImageFormer Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 world leaders have sought him out to seek insight into President Trump.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:55:36 -0400
Senators reach bipartisan deal to restore Obamacare payments
News ImageSens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced a deal to stabilize Obamacare markets that President Trump has tentatively blessed
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:57:50 -0400
Trump ambassador promises Russia he'll be 'practical'
News ImageU.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is promising his hosts to be practical when it comes to relations damaged by Moscows invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, and by alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:27 -0400
High in the Puerto Rican mountains, waiting for help after Maria
News ImageBranches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Ricos central mountain range to Ivan and Carmen Martinez's home and alternative-medicine clinic.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:41:10 -0400
Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'Theres nothing to clarify'
News ImageYou could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama, the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:36 -0400
As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'
News ImagePresident 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.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:32 -0400
U.S.-backed militias defeat Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria
News ImageU.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.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:48:19 -0400
Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clash
News ImageThe president was asked Monday about concerns that the Iraqi governments drive to retake control of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces could draw in Turkey and Iran. Trump answered that the U.S. isnt taking sides.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:46:26 -0400
Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers
News ImageIn 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.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:26:04 -0400
Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOP
News ImageA 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.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:18:13 -0400
After expos, Trump says hell be looking into his choice for drug czar post
News ImagePresident Trumps choice for the countrys next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administrations ability to go after drug companies that have been flooding the nation with addictive pain pills.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:16:23 -0400
How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long
News ImageOnly a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims dont even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:35:32 -0400
Trump: I hope Clinton runs for president in 2020
News ImagePresident Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:01:31 -0400
Russian trolls were schooled on House of Cards
News ImageA 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.
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:56:48 -0400
Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'
News ImageThe 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.
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:41:20 -0400
Now I Get It: Trumps decision not to certify the Iran deal
News ImageEvery 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. Its 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.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:09:42 -0400
Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answers
News ImageIn 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.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:31:35 -0400
Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'
News ImageAs 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.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:03:18 -0400
Trump calls for changing,or killing, Iran nuclear deal. Whats next?
News ImageTrumps 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.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:49:32 -0400
FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russias U.S. news (and propaganda) network
News ImageYahoo 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.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:23:17 -0400
Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare payments
News ImageHouse 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.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:01:02 -0400
Laying on hands: When Trump needs support, he calls on pastors, and they call on him
News ImageTrump 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?
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:22 -0400
The struggle of a Puerto Rican restaurant without electricity or refrigeration
News ImageHappy Burger, in the heart of San Juans Santurce district, struggles to survive without electricity or refrigeration after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:33:20 -0400
White House claims Trump would like to get rid of all nuclear weapons
News ImageWhite 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.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:59:42 -0400
A growing problem: U.N. peacekeepers accused of rape
News ImageAmnesty 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.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:31:20 -0400
'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster relief
News ImageThe president warned on Thursday that he might pull federal relief workers from Puerto Rico even as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:25:49 -0400
Dear North Korea, it's President Trump
News ImageA letter from President Trump to another large-handed leader, Kim Jong Un.
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:51 -0400
Barcelona is now Europe's capital of confusion
News ImageThe tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end or even what country they are living in.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:18:55 -0400
Obama's joke writer on the jokes a president can't tell
News ImageDavid Litt, the author of Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, talks about jokes Barack Obama couldn't tell, and describes an encounter with Harvey Weinstein.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:59:05 -0400
How a president's foreign trip comes together
News ImageAhead of President Trumps November trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in November, Yahoo News spoke to Steve Atkiss, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:07:45 -0400
Will Weinstein's disgrace change anything for women?
News ImageYears of whispered gossip exploded onto the public arena this week, first on the front page of the New York Times, and then in the pages of the New Yorker. As with OReilly and Ailes before him, it was not the facts of his actions that led to Weinsteins downfall for years their companies had been paying out settlements to their accusers but rather the critical mass of publicity after famous faces spoke out.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:47:14 -0400
Trump threatens NBC broadcast license after report he wanted increase in U.S. nukes
News ImageWith all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Trump tweeted. Bad for country!
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:20:57 -0400
Ken Bone still won't say who he voted for
News ImageA year after becoming an overnight sensation, Americas most famous undecided voter refuses to reveal who he voted for in the 2016 election.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:15:29 -0400
Sanders defends Trump's false tax claim: 'We're just going to have to agree to disagree'
News ImageWhite House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trumps talking point that the U.S. is the most heavily taxed nation on Earth.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:53:36 -0400
White House: Senate should stop taking vacations
News ImageSarah Sanders brushed aside concerns that President Trumps regular attacks on prominent congressional Republicans may be hurting his legislative agenda by alienating important allies then scolded lawmakers for spending so much time outside of Washington.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:44:13 -0400
From spycraft to tin-foil hats, a brief history of 'false flags'
News ImageRight on cue after any major incident of gun violence, websites and social media accounts today will brand the tragedy a false flag attack, claiming that the incident has been staged for a variety of political purposes.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:00:19 -0400
New details about Las Vegas shooting raise questions about police response
News ImageA revised timeline shows Stephen Paddock shot a security guard outside his Mandalay Bay suite six minutes before he opened fire out the window on concertgoers.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:06:27 -0400
Clinton, Obama break silence on Weinstein allegations
News ImageHillary Clinton and Barack Obama broke their silence on Harvey Weinstein in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, spanning three decades, against the Oscar-winning movie mogul and Democratic donor.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:54:12 -0400
Trump: N.Y. Times tricked Corker by taping interview
News ImagePresident Trump implied Tuesday that the New York Times had tricked Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., by taping the interview in which Corker said he thought Trump might start World War III.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:10:00 -0400
Trump: If Tillerson called me a moron, 'We'll have to compare IQ tests'
News ImagePresident Trump said he believes reports that Rex Tillerson called him a moron are not true but either way, he says hes smarter than his secretary of state.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:23:06 -0400
Paul Ryan faces a hard-hat-wearing, Latino Democratic challenger
News ImageRandy Bryce, whos lived in southeastern Wisconsin his whole life, is running as a blue-collar populist who would be a voice for the states workers in Washington. In the viral ad that launched his candidacy in June, he challenged the speaker while wearing a hard hat: Lets trade places, Paul Ryan you can come work the iron, and I'll go to D.C.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:19:50 -0400
Powerless Puerto Ricans huddle around their generators
News ImageOn an island that was already suffering from a crippling economic crisis, 20 days after Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Ricos electrical grid, possession of a diesel-run generator is the surest way to separate the haves from the have-nots.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:59:00 -0400
Melania Trump's office calls Ivana's 'first lady' comment 'self-serving noise'
News ImageShe plans to use her title and role to help children, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump said Monday, not sell books.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:59:08 -0400
Poll: Americans think Congress should ditch partisanship and embrace compromise
News ImageA Gallup poll published Monday morning shows that 54 percent of Americans wish politicians in Washington would compromise to get things done.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:46:16 -0400
Kellyanne Conway: Corker's 'day care' tweet undermines U.S.
News ImagePresident Trumps adviser Kellyanne Conway says the Republican senators tweet saying that the White House has become an adult day care center was incredibly irresponsible.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:56:12 -0400
Law enforcement continues to investigate Las Vegas mass shooting
News ImageFederal investigators returned to search the home of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on Sunday, while the officers who raided his hotel room door the night of the shooting gave a harrowing account of a barricaded door they had to bust through and the booby-traps they feared they'd find.
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:30:18 -0400
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