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Here's the one thing Democratic candidates want you to remember about them after tonight's debate
News ImageHere's the one thing Democratic candidates want you to remember about them after Thursday night's debate.
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 05:00:00 -0400
Democrats give recognition to gender inclusivity at first debate
News ImageAt the first presidential debate of the 2020 Democratic primary, three candidates gave nods to gender inclusivity during their responses to questions about economic growth, health care and LGBT rights.
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:26:01 -0400
5 key takeaways from the first Democratic debate
News ImageA divided field on health care, an historic night for women and one candidate with a mini-breakout highlighted the first Democratic debate of the 2020 cycle.
Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:08:24 -0400
'BORING!': How the Trump team reacted to the Democratic debate
News ImagePresident Trump, who earlier Wednesday said he wouldnt watch the first round of the first Democratic presidential debate, because he was off to save the free world, tweeted initially just one word on the event in Miami: BORING!
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 23:47:37 -0400
Health care question divides Democratic field
News ImageDuring Wednesday evenings Democratic presidential debate, a question asking which candidates would support eliminating private health insurance marked the first apparent policy difference among the contenders.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 22:54:07 -0400
NBC hot mic mars first Democratic debate
News ImageA persistent technical issue forced NBCs moderators to take an unscheduled commercial break during the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 22:38:48 -0400
Beto breaks into Spanish at Democratic debate
News ImageFormer Texas congressman Beto ORourke answered his first question at the 2020 Democratic presidential debate in Miami in both English and Spanish.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:49:59 -0400
Bernie to launch livestream TV channel to tell stories of poor and working class
News ImageBernie Sanders was frustrated in 2016 that the media covered candidates more than voters. So he's launching his own livestream channel to change that, and to build his own base of support.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 18:24:47 -0400
Democrats are ready to throw punches but vow debate won't become 'crazytown'
News ImageFor the past several months, the approximately two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country visiting key early states and introducing themselves to voters. As they move past this introductory phase of the primary, the candidates have begun to turn toward each other and fire their first shots.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:31:56 -0400
Trump: Senators who opposed me went on to 'greener pastures'
News ImagePresident Trump said he's glad that some Republican senators who opposed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act no longer serve in Congress.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:54:40 -0400
Trump says he 'decided not to kill a lot of Iranians' after drone shootdown
News ImageThe downing of the drone came amid steadily escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran over that countrys nuclear program. Irans government said the drone was over its airspace.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:33:01 -0400
Trump claims without evidence Mueller 'terminated' FBI texts: 'That's a crime'
News ImagePresident Trump on Wednesday claimed without evidence that former special counsel Robert Mueller terminated records of communications between FBI agents who exchanged text messages that critics say showed bias against Trump.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:41:19 -0400
In rambling interview, Trump pronounces Biden 'a lost soul'
News ImageTrump hurled a new insult at former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday morning in a phone interview on Fox Business.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:31:07 -0400
After fighting for 9/11 victims, Jon Stewart turns to Warrior Games
News ImageThe former Daily Show host is serving as the host and emcee of this weeks 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:55:01 -0400
Mika Brzezinski on Trumps attacks: It has gotten scary
News ImageIt's disgusting. It's wrong, and it's not what we know." There's Republicans and Democrats and then there's Trump, which is a whole different ball game. You know, there were days that I said things that were shrill. I said things that were I used inappropriate language.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:30:12 -0400
As president, Biden wants more 'civility.' His rivals want more power.
News ImageDemocrats want to accomplish some very big things in 2021. Extending Medicare to every American. Mobilizing the entire U.S. economy to combat the existential threat of global warming. Creating a pathway to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants. The list goes on.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:00:00 -0400
How Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao turned a Kentucky town into their personal swamp
News ImageThe small western Kentucky town of Paducah loves Mitch McConnell. Even if progressives loathe McConnell for his ruthless effectiveness as master of the Senate, and even if plenty of his fellow Kentuckians disapprove of his performance, he can always find a warm embrace here on the banks of the Ohio River.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:00:00 -0400
There's no debate about it: All eyes on Warren as Dems take the stage
News ImageElizabeth Warren has the momentum going into the first Democratic debate, but that carries its own risks. How will she do in the spotlight and can any of her rivals manage to break from the pack of also-rans?
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:00:12 -0400
McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism
News ImageSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to deal with (the legislation) before the August recess," the Kentucky Republican told ABC News, adding that he had a "good meeting" with the first responders and even received the shield of a retired New York City detective who now is suffering from cancer after working for weeks at the World Trade Center site.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:55:54 -0400
PHOTOS: Scars on Middle East landscape bear witness to past peace failures
News ImageSince the end of British Mandate rule and the creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948, invasions, wars, armistices, treaties, uprisings, barriers, checkpoints and civil wars have shifted the boundaries of who can travel and live where.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:13:59 -0400
Prosecutors outline details of congressman's alleged affairs in campaign finance case
News ImageProsecutors alleged in a Monday court filing that Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., used campaign funds to carry out multiple affairs over at least seven years with congressional staffers and lobbyists.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:44:09 -0400
How can the U.S. avoid war with Iran?
News ImageOver the past two weeks, long-simmering tensions between Iran and the United States have nearly boiled over. The two nations had been engaged in back-and-forth tough talk and subtle adversarial moves for months. Then, seemingly all of a sudden, each day the news was filled with stories of escalation by one side or the other that brought the countries to the edge of military conflict.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:34:13 -0400
Border Patrol chief resigns as migrant children are sent back to Texas camp
News ImageAbout 100 migrant children who were moved Monday from a detention facility where conditions had been described as unconscionable were moved back to the camp on Tuesday as border chief John Sanders announced he was stepping down.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:19:08 -0400
Melania Trump's defender Stephanie Grisham to replace Sanders as WH press secretary
News ImageStephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trumps spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:57:57 -0400
Warren has big lead among young progressives, NextGen poll finds
News ImageSen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders have broken out as frontrunners for young voters, according to a new straw poll conducted by the progressive group NextGen, pulling ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:34:54 -0400
Susan Collins of Maine is the last New England Republican in Congress. But for how long?
News ImageCollins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:00:32 -0400
Should student loan debt be canceled?
News ImageThe rising cost of education and the increasing necessity of a college degree in many professions have led to an explosion in student loan debt in the U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed the most radical measure: an aggressive proposal to tackle the problem by canceling $1.25 trillion in student loan debt.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:07:49 -0400
'Imagine your own children there': Grim reports mount from border detention camps
News ImageAs more reports surfaced of inhumane conditions at the governments migrant detention facilities, the movement to label them concentration camps picked up steam with backing from a major newspaper.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:55:12 -0400
Trump's get-rich-quick foreign policy puts a price on everything, including peace
News ImageTrump plan for Mideast peace is the same as his plan for every foreign policy problem: Do what I say and we'll make you rich.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:24:13 -0400
Kellyanne Conway scoffs at ethics watchdog: 'They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth'
News ImagePresident Trumps counselor said Monday that the White House isnt sure that the Hatch Act which prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in political activities applies to her.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:30:43 -0400
O'Rourke brings back a key aide, hoping to recapture magic with black voters
News ImagePresidential candidate Beto ORourke has brought onboard one of the architects of his Senate race to his campaign team in efforts to reach black voters.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:00:09 -0400
'Shared power is the only thing that can save us,' progressive Christian leader says
News Image"Transformation requires people changing. And I don't think most people change when they're defensive," said a progressive religious leader who grew up in white conservative evangelicalism and now advocates for racial justice.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:00:07 -0400
Trump admits his 'biggest mistake' was handing Jeff Sessions the attorney general job
News ImagePresident Trump said the "biggest mistake" of his presidency was appointing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:54:53 -0400
Obliteration could still come to Iran, Trump warns
News ImageDespite calling off a military strike against Iran, the U.S. is still poised to hit Iran hard after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, President Trump said on Sunday.
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:16:52 -0400
George Conway: Republicans Who Believed Juanita Broaddrick Should Believe E. Jean Carroll's Assault Accusations Against Trump
News ImageConway insisted that if Republicans believed Broaddrick's accusations, they should believe Carroll's
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:01:22 -0400
Trump warns hes not prepared to lose reelection
News ImagePresident Trump declared that he is not prepared to lose reelection in 2020, saying he does not believe the official results of the popular vote count from his first election.
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:14:50 -0400
Curiosity rover finds gas levels on Mars hinting at possibility of life
News ImageIt's easy to get jaded about potential signs of life on Mars, but a recentdiscovery might raise eyebrows
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 15:10:00 -0400
For Dems, there's no chickening out at Clyburn's fish fry
News ImageCrowds snaked out the lot of the amphitheater, waiting for a free meal and a chance to hear 21 Democrats make their presidential pitch. What could go wrong?
Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:08:55 -0400
Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships
News ImageOn Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last weeks limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:45:20 -0400
On Iran, Trump talks loudly and carries a big stick but doesn't use it
News ImageDonald Trump's public life and presidency have been characterized by a pattern of ambivalence toward U.S. military action.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:06:20 -0400
Despite gaffes, Biden holds strong support among blacks in South Carolina
News ImageAs nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates here for a ritual fish fry event that marks the symbolic kickoff of the South Carolina campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be enjoying considerable early support, especially from the capitals tight-knit black community. South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburns World Famous Fish Fry gathers African-American party leaders, deep-pocketed Democratic donors, presidential candidates and reporters in a backyard-style cookout full of free food and hokey line dances during the states customary Democratic weekend. While the states black Democrats are hardly monolithic, interviews with prominent Democratic operatives and Columbia locals reflect what the polls already appear to indicate: Biden, in spite of his recent gaffes, appears to have a clear leg up with black voters here.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:41:55 -0400
2020 Vision: The first week of the rest of the campaign begins
News ImageJoe Bidens refusal to apologize for praising his work with a segregationist senator figures to be a hot topic as nearly the entire field of 2020 Democratic candidates gathers this weekend in South Carolina.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:08:56 -0400
Writer says she was raped by Trump in 1990s
News ImageIn a first-person account published Friday in New York magazine, writer E. Jean Carroll said she was raped by Donald Trump in the 1990s.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:03:37 -0400
Former top U.S. diplomat deplores policy toward Iran 'untethered to any coherent strategy'
News ImagePresident Trump seriously miscalculated when he scrapped the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, embarking on a policy untethered to any coherent strategy, according to a scathing assessment by William Burns, the former U.S. diplomat who negotiated the nuclear agreement. Burns said the move was certain to embolden hard-liners in Tehran and contribute to military tensions in a way that will backfire against the U.S. which was already happening this week, as news broke that Iran had shot down an American military drone.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:05:51 -0400
Trump says he was 'cocked & loaded' for Iran strike but called it off at last minute
News ImageIn an extraordinary series of tweets, President Trump on Friday explained his rationale for calling off a retaliatory military strike against Iran over the downing of a U.S. drone.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:04:08 -0400
Sen. Duckworth on sexual assault in military: In many ways, it's worse than it was before
News ImageThrough Her Eyes is a weekly show hosted by human rights activist Zainab Salbi that explores contemporary news issues from a female perspective. Iraq War veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is at a loss as to why sexual harassment and cases of sexual assault continue to plague the U.S. military, telling Yahoo News I dont know why the problem persists despite efforts from lawmakers. Sexual assault cases have been reported across multiple branches of the military, including the Air Force, the branch in whichSen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., recently disclosedin a Senate hearing that she had been raped by a superior officer.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:30:00 -0400
Roy Moore announces new Senate campaign
News ImageRoy Moores announcement that he would once again run for the U.S. Senate in Alabama sent a shudder through the Republican Party and raised a question: Could the GOP have avoided this scenario by uniting early around a credible consensus candidate?
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:57:58 -0400
Assisted suicide: Mercy or malpractice?
News ImageLast week, Maine became the eighth state in the country to legalize assisted suicide. The new law allows doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of medication to terminally ill patients who are expected to die within six months.
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:24:54 -0400
Satanist's Invocation At Alaska Government Meeting Prompts Walkouts, Protests
News ImageSatanic Temple member Iris Fontana recited the words "Hail Satan" during an invocation at a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly.
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:19:09 -0400
PHOTOS: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat then vanished
News ImageEight months pregnant, Bastardo faced forbidding choices in a nation whose economy has collapsed: Give birth in Venezuela, where newborns are dying at alarming rates in shortage-plagued maternity wards.
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:50:48 -0400
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