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Sandy Hook mom rips Trump for hosting NRA exec at White House party on 5th anniversary of massacre
News ImageNicole Hockley, whose son was among the 20 children killed in the 2012 Newtown, Conn., shootings, is furious about Trumps decision to host National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre at a White House Christmas party on Dec. 14 the fifth anniversary of the massacre.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:02:33 -0500
Patagonia founder invited to testify to Congress over Trump spat
News ImageOn Friday, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, invited Yvon Chouinard, founder of the ourtdoorwear retailer Patagonia, to testify before Congress about its rebuke of President Trump's decision to reduce the extent of the Bears Ears National Monument.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:34:36 -0500
GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions
News ImageLouisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trumps picks, but that he doesnt support them blindly: I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, Im just doing my job.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:24:51 -0500
Trump wont discuss a pardon for Flynn yet
News ImageWith a single syllable in comments to reporters Friday morning, the president suggested he may have the last word in the matter of Michael Flynn. Trump also appeared to question the integrity of the FBI, even though he was on his way to a graduation at the bureaus academy.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:45:46 -0500
Protesters rally at FCC against repeal of net neutrality rules
News ImageThe Federal Communications Commission voted to rescind rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, as protesters gathered online and in front of FCC headquarters to oppose the change.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:50:28 -0500
Doug Jones calls on Roy Moore to concede: 'It's time to move on'
News ImageFresh off his stunning victory in Alabama, Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones says its time for his Republican opponent to concede.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:37:33 -0500
Paducah, Jonesboro, Columbine and Newtown: A chain of tragedy and grief
News ImageSchool shootings didnt begin, or end, with Sandy Hook. Yahoo News looks at the aftermath of four of these tragedies and the lives they changed.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:12:00 -0500
Images from Newtown
Images from NewtownA collection of photos taken in the weeks that followed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:07:42 -0500
Sexual harassment is wrong. Mob justice is, too.
News ImageIn this season of national catharsis around sexual harassment, to establish yourself as enlightened seems to require rushing to judgment, ignoring ambiguity and silencing dissent.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:54 -0500
The ones that got away: Jonesboro's survivors and the shooters recall a moment of horror
News ImageTwenty years on, Jonesboro, Ark., is still traumatized by an attack carried out by two middle-school boys and how survivors deal with the knowledge that the killers are now grown men and free from prison.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:50 -0500
Sandy Hook mom and dad speak out in rare interview: 'You dont heal from grief'
News ImageFive years ago, JoAnn and Joel Bacon's daughter, Charlotte, was killed at school in Sandy Hook. Now they share what their grief has been like since.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:21 -0500
School shooting survivors united by a chain of grief and hard lessons passed on
News ImageSchool shootings didnt begin, or end, with Sandy Hook. Yahoo News looks at the aftermath of four of these tragedies and the lives they changed.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:05 -0500
Bannon's war against McConnell just lost its biggest battle
News ImageIn going all in on Roy Moores Senate campaign, Steve Bannon gambled and lost big. His insurgency against the Republican establishment now looks increasingly uncertain.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:36:32 -0500
Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'
News ImageRep. Jackie Speier cautioned that Doug Joness shock defeat of Roy Moore is a unique result that may not apply to the 2018 midterms.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:38:44 -0500
DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'
News ImageTom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkleys view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters for granted.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:01:00 -0500
Trump distances himself from Roy Moore after upset
News ImagePresident Trump says he knew Republican Alabama Senate Roy Moore would lose in Tuesdays special election and claimed that his prediction was correct.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:37:03 -0500
Can rescue animals change the way we grieve?
News ImageThere is a care farm in Arizona where rescue animals are helping people deal with traumatic grief.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:38 -0500
Doug Jones's victory in Alabama is an ominous sign for Republicans
News ImageDoug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, will be the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:25:27 -0500
Trump administration tries to connect N.Y. terror incident to immigration proposals
News ImageU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna stepped in to the White House press briefing on Tuesday to push for changes in family immigration and the visa lottery but he was repeatedly unable to cite any data supporting his proposals when pressed by reporters.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:52:49 -0500
White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'
News ImageWhite House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's tweet saying Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would do anything for campaign donations.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:40:37 -0500
McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'
News ImagePresident Trumps national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging campaigns of subversion against the United States and its allies.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:28:43 -0500
Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignation
News ImagePresident Trump lashed out Tuesday at one of the Democratic lawmakers calling for him to resign over the multiple allegations of sexual assault against him.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:14:14 -0500
A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate
News ImageIn Alabama, religion brings people together but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:11 -0500
Allegations against Roy Moore overshadow his final campaign rally
News ImageIf you dont believe in my character, dont vote for me, embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore told Alabama voters at a rally Tuesday night.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:07:09 -0500
White House hides troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
News ImageThe White House left out the number of U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria from a semi-annual accounting it provided to Congress on Monday.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:06:37 -0500
A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spot
News ImageA victory for Roy Moore means the Senate majority leader will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:13:27 -0500
The Second Coming, brought to you by who else? Donald Trump
News ImageIn recognizing Jerusalem as Israels capital, Donald Trump excited evangelical Christians and many orthodox Jews, who see it as laying the groundwork to rebuild the Holy Temple and a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:18:59 -0500
Trump denies 4- to 8-hour TV habit: I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC
News ImageMonday morning, shortly after CNN discussed a New York Times report describing Trumps TV viewing habits, Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the article. Though he claimed he doesnt watch much TV and seldom if ever watches CNN, many have seen signs that he does.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:27:40 -0500
Predicting the unpredictable in Alabama Senate race
News ImageTuesdays special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions is as difficult a race to predict as you will ever see. In the deep red state that hasnt had a competitive statewide contest in years, the polling apparatus are rusty.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:26:17 -0500
Trump visits Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum amid protests
News ImageAs Trump visited the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, protesters held up signs and shouted "No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA."
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:30:48 -0500
In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem
News ImageJerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their countrys capital. But President Trumps decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:04:44 -0500
As Democratic rage builds, Kyrsten Sinema tries a different approach. Will Arizona voters buy it?
News ImageMany Democrats have given up on compromise and centrism, but Kyrsten Sinema a three-term member of the House from Arizona, a bisexual, secular triathlete believes its a viable strategy as she prepares to run for the Senate in her mostly red state.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:07:12 -0500
Congress tax conference to tackle individual mandate, corporate tax cut
News ImageThe House and Senate must now form a committee to work out the differences between their tax bills. President Trump calls the committee a mixer and says lawmakers will come out with something thats perfecto. But the process is likely to be messy.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:19:30 -0500
In one day, U.S. has off-again, on-again Olympic Games plans
News ImageApart from the 1980 boycott, American participation in recent Olympic Games has never really been in doubt. But over the last 24 hours, the Trump administration left it unclear whether the threat from North Korea might lead the U.S. to skip the upcoming competition in South Korea.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:32:08 -0500
White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
News ImagePress secretary Sarah Sanders called questions about President Trump slurring his words in a speech Wednesday ridiculous and said he will have a checkup at Walter Reed early next year, with results to be shared with the public.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:36:19 -0500
Al Franken announces intention to resign from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations
News ImageSen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced his plans to resign following a series of allegations from women accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct. Franken said that while he believes an ethics committee investigation would find him innocent, he didnt feel he could continue to serve and would be stepping down in the coming weeks. This decision is not about me, Franken said Thursday.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:53:37 -0500
Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct
News ImageVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks that President Trump should think about resigning over the sexual assault allegations against him.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:15:34 -0500
Will tax cuts spur the American economy? Maybe with a time machine.
News ImageThe GOP tax bill's main failing is that it's based on a played-out theory, aimed at the problems of an age when the economy looked completely different.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:00:08 -0500
A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers deny
News ImageThe growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling on Sen. Al Franken to step down Wednesday opened up a dramatic partisan divide in how the two major parties are responding to their members and candidates accused of sexual harassment or abuse. By the days end, 30 lawmakers and well over half the Democratic Senate Caucus had weighed in to say that Franken should resign. The pressure on Franken to step aside has an element of political calculation, as Democrats seek to create a contrast with support by President Trump and the Republican National Committee for Alabamas Roy Moore, who has refused to give up his bid for the Senate despite allegations by numerous women that he sexually pursued or even molested them when they were in their teens.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:00:05 -0500
Pizzagate troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
News ImageThe decision by MSNBC this week to cut loose a contributor over a bad-faith misinterpretation of an eight-year-old tweet represents a new escalation of the culture wars, inspired by the same alt-right troll who advanced the conspiracy theory known Pizzagate.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:39:49 -0500
More than 25 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
News ImageSeven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:50:41 -0500
Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyalty
Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyaltyCorey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir Let Trump Be Trump, describe the presidents loyalty in glowing terms notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:55:41 -0500
White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress
News ImageWhite House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn't necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's controversial views.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:33:07 -0500
Five things to watch in Trump's Jerusalem speech
News ImagePresident Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israels capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. Embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:33:52 -0500
Protesters rally outside Supreme Court over wedding cake case
News ImageThe U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:06:15 -0500
Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
News ImageThe nations divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, When you turn from symbols to policy, theres less polarization, says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:05:44 -0500
Japanese defense in the age of North Korean missile successes
News ImageThe Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the U.S. military have a ballistic missile defense system in place in case that would respond if North Korea were to use any of its missiles against the island nation.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:50:34 -0500
Hillary Rodham Clinton to LGBT synagogue: 'Resistance is high on the need list right now'
News ImageHillary Clinton speaks of "a bold spiritual community of resistance and love" at an event at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) in New York City and affirms the importance of empathy in private and public life.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:06:00 -0500
'Leave my baby out of this': CNN's Poppy Harlow responds to Roy Moore spokeswoman over abortion stance
News ImageJanet Porter, spokeswoman for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, appeared on CNNs New Day on Tuesday, telling Poppy Harlow, who is pregnant, that she and Moore were standing up for Harlows unborn child.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:58:38 -0500
Confronting a nuclear North Korea: Lessons from China
News ImageA scene-setter for current tensions with North Korea? Yes, but also a fair description of events in 1964, when the Peoples Republic of China, ruled by Mao Zedong, conducted its first successful test of a nuclear bomb
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:00:03 -0500
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