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Trump denounces Mueller's investigative team as 'hardened Democrats'
News ImagePresident Trump accused Robert Muellers team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections of Democratic bias on Sunday morning.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:11:14 -0400
Trump weighs in on Nevada Senate race, clearing the way for Heller. But will it be enough?
News ImageThe president nudged Danny Tarkanian to drop his GOP primary challenge against Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and instead run for a vacated U.S. House seat.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:26:43 -0400
Theresa May promised to 'take every step' against Russian assassins two years before latest attack
News ImageThe widow of a former Russian intelligence officer who was poisoned to death at a London hotel in 2006 shared with Yahoo News a letter she received from May two years ago, after the British government concluded that Vladimir Putin was probably responsible for her husbands murder.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:59:21 -0400
On gender, candidates in the Trump era negotiate a changed landscape
News ImageVoters and candidates are wrestling with gender issues in the wake of Trumps victory. Some men are pushing the envelope on aggressive masculine posturing on the campaign trail, while women have to navigate a course between advancing feminine issues and projecting strength.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:00:45 -0400
Stormy Daniels, crowdfunding her legal fight with Trump, raises more than $130,000
News ImagePorn star Stormy Daniels launched a crowdfunding campaign Wednesday to help cover the cost of her legal battle against President Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen. It has raised more than $130,000 in a little more than a day.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:06:35 -0400
States, including Florida, tackle a different threat to teens: pornography
News ImageStates are trying to cut back on teens access to pornography by declaring it a public-health risk. But the data they are using is ambiguous.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:06:06 -0400
The Artifice of the Deal
The Artifice of the DealTrump isnt really a man of action. Hes a man of artifice. He talks and he talks and he talks, the worlds foremost expert on dominating a news cycle, knowing all along that by the time we realize none of its real, hell have ushered us along to whatevers next.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 05:00:54 -0400
'Something needs to happen': HS students demand action on gun laws
News ImageStudents from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City joined more than 2,000 schools across the country in staging a walkout to call for action on gun laws. The #NationalWalkoutDay was intended to pressure state and federal lawmakers to tighten gun laws to make it more difficult for minors and those with mental health issues to obtain firearms. The walkouts took place at 10 a.m. local time in each time zone and lasted for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 Parkland, Fla., school shooting victims.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:28:58 -0400
Democrats dissect Lamb's win with an eye to November's races
News Image"I think most Republicans realize we're running into a very serious headwind hurricane-force wind,"Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa.,saidof the improbable victory.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:40:45 -0400
Students across U.S. stage national walkout month after Parkland massacre
News ImageStudents and teachers at more than 2,000 schools across the country staged a national walkout to call for an end to gun violence on Wednesday, one month after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting a Florida high school.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:58:16 -0400
Kids unite on National School Walkout calling for tighter gun control
News ImageStudents across the country are coming together in a National School Walkout today in a call on Congress to pass tighter gun control laws. The ENOUGH National School Walkout is taking place exactly one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people and sent shock waves throughout the United States. The walkouts are across the nation, from Maine to Maryland, from North Dakota to North Carolina, from the White House to Washington state, and even in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:09:10 -0400
If Trump meets Kim Jong Un, who will be his Kissinger?
News ImageLeading up to the potential summit, a big question is who will do the important work of coming up with an agreement with the North Koreans on the agenda, terms, expectations and protocols of a face-to-face meeting.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:49:03 -0400
As Trump visits border, Latino voters are watching and biding their time
News ImageLatino voters often dont turn out in large numbers for midterms, but Democrats are hoping that wont be the case this year and Donald Trump, visiting California to inspect models for his border wall, may be helping them.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:26:53 -0400
Fired by Trump over Twitter, Tillerson doesn't thank him
News ImageHours after President Trump announced his firing over Twitter, outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday left the former real estate entrepreneur off the list of people he praised and thanked in a brief speech about his accomplishments and the future of his department. Tillerson, looking and sounding defeated as he delivered an eight-minute farewell, said he was delegating his duties to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, effective at the end of the day, and formally ending his own watch as the top U.S. diplomat at the end of the month. The former Exxon chief told reporters in the State Department briefing room that Trump had telephoned him from Air Force One a little after noon some five hours after the president announced to the world that Tillerson was out, to be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:06:59 -0400
7,000 pairs of shoes honor memory of children lost to gun violence
7,000 pairs of shoes honor memory of children lost to gun violenceTom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorados Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people.Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists and volunteers who braved a frigid March morning to lay out about 7,000 pairs of shoes on the U.S. Capitol lawn as a makeshift memorial to American children killed by gun violence.Their aim, like the thousands of students across the country who plan to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes on Wednesday morning, was to put more pressure on state and federal lawmakers to tighten rules on gun ownership.Theres nobody in those shoes, its like the emptiness in our hearts from gun violence, said Mauser, 66, of Littleton, Colorado.The memorial, organized by Avaaz, a U.S.-based civic organization, and the National School Walkout, organized by the activists behind the Womens March in Washington, are part of a grass-roots movement that grew out of the killing of 17 students and staff at a Florida high school a month ago.I think were in the middle of a cultural change in the United States. The majority of Americans want a change in gun laws, and a majority of gun owners want change, said Emma Ruby-Sachs, deputy director of Avaaz.Many of the proposals favored by gun control advocates, including a ban on assault-style weapons and the closing of loopholes on requiring background checks before gun purchases, are fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association and its supporters.The 7,000 pairs of donated footwear, arranged side by side in a trapezoid shape outside the Capitol, represent every person younger than 18 who has been killed by a firearm since the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler were among shoe donors. (Reuters)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:24:48 -0400
For climate hawks, firing Tillerson is a case of 'be careful what you wish for'
News ImageCIA Director Mike Pompeo will be replacing former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as President Trump's secretary of state. But Pompeo's ties to the Koch brothers have alarmed Americans concerned about international negotiations on climate change.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:00:40 -0400
Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel helped lead U.S. torture program
News ImageHaspel ran a secret prison in Thailand, the agencys first overseas detention site, where accused terrorists were waterboarded. She later drafted the order to have videotapes of the torture destroyed.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:47:26 -0400
Trump fires Tillerson, taps CIA chief Pompeo for state
News ImagePresident Trump announced early Tuesday morning that he was dismissing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replacing him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Trump plans to name Gina Haspel, the current deputy director of the CIA, to replace Pompeo.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:05:19 -0400
Papadopoulos says that Trump personally encouraged him to arrange meeting with Putin, new book reports
News ImageAccording to Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putins War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, George Papadopoulos told federal investigators that during the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump personally encouraged him to follow up with mysterious Russian-connected figures in the United Kingdom in order to set up a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:00:56 -0400
White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on Russia
News ImageThe White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as an outrage but did not echo Londons charge that Moscow was highly likely to be behind the attack.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:01:17 -0400
'Black Panther' smashes past the $1 billion mark at the box office
News ImageMarvel's "Black Panther" film has broken a number of records. But none may be greater than surpassing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. In just four weeks, "Black Panther" has become the first movie to do what critics said wasn't possible prove that black films can travel overseas and sell big.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:51:48 -0400
Red tape traps teenagers seeking refuge in U.S.
News ImageLike most teenagers in the United States, Luis looked forward to his 18th birthday. Unlike most teens, Luiss excitement was not about being able to vote or buy cigarettes or other American rites of passage associated with turning 18, but about the prospect of being released from custody and reunited with his family.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:16:46 -0400
Trump defends school safety plan that doesn't include raising age to buy guns
News ImagePresident Trump says that the White House's proposals aimed at curbing gun violence in the wake of last month's Parkland, Fla., massacre are "moving rapidly" and that he will take a wait-and-see approach to increasing the minimum age to purchase certain firearms.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:14:35 -0400
Will Kim Jong Un give Trump a mulligan?
News ImageTo get a handle on President Trump's negotiating skills, it's worth taking a detailed look at how he plays (and interprets) his golf game. Don't forget: Players keep their own score.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:46:46 -0400
Warren rejects DNA test idea to prove Native American ancestry: 'Nobody is going to take that part of me away'
News ImageSen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., dismissed the idea of taking a commercially available DNA test to settle the controversy over whether or not she has Native American heritage. "I know who I am," she said.
Sun, 11 Mar 2018 13:36:57 -0400
Trump defends legal team on Russia case: 'I am VERY happy with my lawyers'
News ImagePresident Trump insisted that he is happy with the legal team defending him against allegations that his campaign had colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.
Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:39:24 -0400
The Sam Nunberg exit interview: 'Now the game's over'
News ImageWe in the media might not have Sam Nunberg to kick around anymore. Then again, who knows for sure?
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:04:28 -0500
Guns, Trump and steel: Next week's Pennsylvania special election a referendum on 2018's hot-button issues
News ImageThe March 13 election has the potential to upend expectations about how safe even the reddest of Republican congressional districts will be in the 2018 midterms.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:39:17 -0500
Spy poisoning has hallmarks of a Putin hit, says ex-CIA Moscow station chief
News ImageAn ex-CIA Moscow station chief, in this week's podcast of "Skulduggery," says the poisoning of a Russian double agent in England has the signs of a hit by the Kremlin. Also, comic Randy Credico denies he alerted Roger Stone to WikiLeaks' dumping of Clinton emails.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 10:50:55 -0500
Stormy Daniels's lawyer says she can prove her Trump claims
News ImageThe attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump said on Friday that she has substantial evidence and facts to back up her claims against him.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:51:57 -0500
The cyberwar that never happened: How Obama backed down from a counterstrike against Russia
News ImageA plan to unleash far-reaching cyberattacks against Russian intelligence agencies and Russian-created websites like Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks was never launched.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00:34 -0500
'Stand down': How the Obama team blew the response to Russian meddling
News ImageThe story of how Obama's team blew the response to Russian meddling during the 2016 election. From Michael Isikoff and David Corn's new book, "Russian Roulette."
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:00:24 -0500
Democrats push 'Medicare for All' bills, but not all in the party are onboard
News ImageMinnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have introduced bills for universal health care, which will be a tough sell for many in their own party.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:45:18 -0500
Women are coming for the top spot
News ImageMarch is Womens History Month. What started as a single day in California in 1911 has evolved into a national commemoration spanning 31 days. Womens History Month celebrates womens determination to be dynamic each and every day of the year.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:14:04 -0500
Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began at a Las Vegas nightclub
News ImageA party at a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub in 2013 greased the wheels for Trump's later cooperation with a Russian oligarch close to Putin, and yet another Trump Tower meeting comes to light: revelations in "Russian Roulette," a new book by investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:00:06 -0500
Nationalist autocrats are on the march. Trump yawns.
News ImagePresident Trump leaves the impression that his administration isn't interested in checking the brazen power of dictators, mainly because it's true.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:00:38 -0500
Miss Universe in Moscow: How Trump's beauty contest spawned a business deal with Russians and a bond with Putin
News ImageThis is the first of two excerpts adapted fromRussian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump(Twelve Books), by Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent forYahoo News, and David Corn, Washington bureau chief ofMother Jones. It will be released on March 13.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 05:00:26 -0500
Millennial focus shifted to civil rights after Trump's victory: Report
News ImageThe 2017 Millennial Impact Report shows that civil rights became the most important issue overall for younger Americans since Donald Trump won the presidential election.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:01:10 -0500
Stormy Daniels had a 'sexual relationship' with Trump, her lawyer says
News ImageThe attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump said on Wednesday that she had a sexual relationship with the president.
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:23:03 -0500
Top Trump economic aide Gary Cohn resigns
News ImagePresident Trump's most senior economic adviser is stepping down, following a disagreement on steel and aluminum tariffs.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 18:31:58 -0500
Trump on White House chaos: 'I like conflict'
News ImagePresident Trump hints at additional changes to his White House staff while saying he likes conflict. The comments came after a remarkable string of staff-departure announcements, including that of Hope Hicks.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:28:02 -0500
Do liberals have a Louis Farrakhan problem for the midterms?
News ImageAs if on cue, Rev. Louis Farrakhan is back in the political spotlight spouting his familiaranti-Semitic, homophobic views just in time to make Democrats squirm ahead of a crucial election.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:27:23 -0500
Estonia's foreign minister describes the challenges diplomats face dealing with Trump
News ImageEstonia, a small country on Russia's borders, is a staunch American ally. But like every other nation, it has to deal with an unpredictable U.S. president in Donald Trump, who seems to make policy on the fly and on whim. Here's how the foreign minister deals with it.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:08:02 -0500
Michelle Obama meets girl in viral portrait photo
News ImageA 2-year-old girl who was seen mesmerized by portrait of Michelle Obama in a photo that went viral last week came face to face with the subject of that painting on Tuesday.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:22:54 -0500
Top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act, watchdog says
News ImageThe Office of Special Counsel has reported that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act twice last year, in TV interviews on "Fox & Friends" Nov. 20 and CNN Dec. 6, openly promoting the candidacy of Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:24:16 -0500
Trump downplays 'chaos' amid departures of top White House staffers
News ImagePresident Trump on Tuesday attempted to downplay reports of a chaotic atmosphere enveloping the White House, insisting staffers are not demoralized by recent high-profile departures from the West Wing.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:28:01 -0500
Trump hails progress on North Korea but warns of 'false hope'
News ImagePresident Trump weighs in on the potential thawing of tensions between North Korea and South Korea. The World is watching and waiting! May be false hope, but the U.S. is ready to go hard in either direction! Trump exclaimed on Twitter.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 10:14:59 -0500
Activists protest against the Trump administrations immigration policies
News ImageProtesters around the country marched in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 09:30:37 -0500
Sam Nunberg: 'I'm not having a meltdown'
News ImageAn exclusive, expletive-filled interview with ex-Trump aide Sam Nunberg.
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:02:00 -0500
Trump 'may have done something during the election,' former aide says
News ImageA former aide to Donald Trumps presidential campaign said on Monday that he will refuse to appear before the federal grand jury investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the probe, may have damning evidence against Trump.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:52:53 -0500
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