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Should student loan debt be canceled?

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:07:49 -0400

The 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 ....
'Imagine your own children there': Grim reports mount from border detention camps

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:55:12 -0400

As more reports surfaced of inhumane conditions at the government’s migrant detention facilities, the movement to label them “concentration camps” picked up steam with backing from a major newspaper.....
Trump's get-rich-quick foreign policy puts a price on everything, including peace

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:24:13 -0400

Trump 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.....
Kellyanne Conway scoffs at ethics watchdog: 'They want to put a big roll of masking tape over my mouth'

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:30:43 -0400

President Trump’s counselor said Monday that the White House isn’t sure that the Hatch Act — which prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in political activities — applies to her.....
O'Rourke brings back a key aide, hoping to recapture magic with black voters

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:00:09 -0400

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has brought onboard one of the architects of his Senate race to his campaign team in efforts to reach black voters.....
'Shared power is the only thing that can save us,' progressive Christian leader says

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:00:00 -0400

"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 evangeli....
Trump admits his 'biggest mistake' was handing Jeff Sessions the attorney general job

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 15:54:53 -0400

President Trump said the "biggest mistake" of his presidency was appointing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.....
‘Obliteration’ could still come to Iran, Trump warns

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:16:52 -0400

Despite 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.....
George Conway: Republicans Who Believed Juanita Broaddrick Should Believe E. Jean Carroll's Assault Accusations Against Trump

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:01:22 -0400

Conway insisted that if Republicans believed Broaddrick's accusations, they should believe Carroll's....
Trump warns he’s not ‘prepared to lose’ reelection

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:14:50 -0400

President 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.....
Curiosity rover finds gas levels on Mars hinting at possibility of life

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 15:10:00 -0400

It's easy to get jaded about potential signs of life on Mars, but a recentdiscovery might raise eyebrows....
For Dems, there's no chickening out at Clyburn's fish fry

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:08:55 -0400

Crowds 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?....
Pentagon secretly struck back against Iranian cyberspies targeting U.S. ships

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 19:45:20 -0400

On Thursday evening, U.S. Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that supported last week’s limpet mine attacks on commercial ships, according to two former i....
On Iran, Trump talks loudly and carries a big stick — but doesn't use it

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 18:06:20 -0400

Donald Trump's public life and presidency have been characterized by a pattern of ambivalence toward U.S. military action.....
Despite gaffes, Biden holds strong support among blacks in South Carolina

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:41:55 -0400

As 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 en....
2020 Vision: The first week of the rest of the campaign begins

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:08:56 -0400

Joe Biden’s 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 Ca....
Writer says she was raped by Trump in 1990s

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:03:37 -0400

In a first-person account published Friday in New York magazine, writer E. Jean Carroll said she was raped by Donald Trump in the 1990s.....
Former top U.S. diplomat deplores policy toward Iran 'untethered to any coherent strategy'

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:05:51 -0400

President 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, t....
Trump says he was 'cocked & loaded' for Iran strike but called it off at last minute

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:04:08 -0400

In 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.....
Sen. Duckworth on sexual assault in military: ‘In many ways, it's worse than it was before’

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:30:00 -0400

“Through 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....
Roy Moore announces new Senate campaign

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:57:58 -0400

Roy Moore’s 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 unit....
Assisted suicide: Mercy or malpractice?

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:24:54 -0400

Last 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 ....
Satanist's Invocation At Alaska Government Meeting Prompts Walkouts, Protests

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:19:09 -0400

Satanic Temple member Iris Fontana recited the words "Hail Satan" during an invocation at a meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly.....
PHOTOS: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat — then vanished

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:50:48 -0400

Eight 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 ward....
Pelosi slams Trump administration for delaying Harriet Tubman on $20 bill: 'An insult to the hopes of millions'

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:47:07 -0400

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out the Trump administration’s decision to delay putting former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, calling it “an insult to the hopes of millions.....
Trump says Iran's 'unprovoked attack' on U.S. drone was likely not intentional

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:55:46 -0400

Iran’s latest shootdown of a U.S. military drone appears to fit exactly the scenario that a senior U.S. general warned earlier this week would trigger an American military response, dragging the Unite....
The only bipartisan congressional 'millennial' group taps new leaders

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:30:29 -0400

As a wave of new freshmen has entered Congress, a bipartisan group of lawmakers hopes to reduce political infighting and advance across-the-aisle agendas with the help of a record-breaking number of y....
Feeling the impact of Trump’s transgender troop ban

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:00:27 -0400

Yahoo News meets with a range of transgender Americans in the military — those serving openly, those in the closet and those that hope to enlist — to learn more about how President Trump’s transgender....
Elizabeth Warren is running the year's most substantive campaign. What does that say about everyone else?

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:00:00 -0400

Warren is just doing what a presidential candidate is supposed to do — offer some larger argument for what government ought to look like. What makes her so notable is how little any of the other candi....
Florida conservatives say they don’t trust poll numbers: ‘They didn’t think Trump would win the first time’

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:23:30 -0400

Trump supporters in Florida say polls didn’t matter in 2016, and they’re not worried in the leadup to 2020. “They’re interesting to look at,” said one supporter who enters college in the fall. “But co....
Military grapples with white nationalists in ranks

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:32:07 -0400

Different military branches took different tactics with two service members with ties to white nationalism.....
9/11 responder who appeared with Jon Stewart on Capitol Hill is now in hospice care

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:23:53 -0400

Lou Alvarez, a 53-year-old former NYPD detective who testified alongside Jon Stewart at last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on reauthorizing the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, says....
Parkland student loses Harvard offer: Fair or unjust?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:33:48 -0400

Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead, says Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer over racist and offensive comments he made when he....
Candidates reveal their — very slightly — embarrassing moments to the Times

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:53:54 -0400

Democratic presidential candidates told the New York Times stories about dropping underwear on a plane and wearing cargo shorts to the gym.....
Trump supporters in Florida say the president needs a third term

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:35:11 -0400

Conservatives at the official launch of the Trump 2020 campaign in Orlando say that illegal immigrants have no place in the U.S. and that if President Trump could have a third term, they would be onbo....
Joe Biden on racist colleague: 'He never called me boy'

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:34:00 -0400

Joe Biden dismissed criticism from “the new New Left” wing of his party that his approach to politics is “old-fashioned” by fondly recalling his experience of “civility” in the Senate as he served wit....
Trump raises $24.8 million for reelection in less than 24 hours, RNC says

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:43:31 -0400

According to the Republican National Committee, the president raised nearly $25 million for his reelection campaign in less than a day.....
Trump kicks off new campaign with airing of old grievances

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 22:02:41 -0400

President Trump stuck to his old themes and complaints in his campaign "kickoff" speech in Orlando on Tuesday night. He railed against "fake news," "socialism," investiga....
Ex-ICE officials criticize Trump's tweet about upcoming deportation sweep

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:55:15 -0400

President Trump issued a public warning Monday night, by tweet, of a mass deportation effort by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to start next week. His tweet prompted sharp criticism from some for....
Trump's pick for defense secretary withdraws as past domestic incidents surface

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:25:00 -0400

President Trump announced that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to be his permanent defense chief as reports surfaced about a messy divorce that involved a vi....
Ocasio-Cortez accuses Trump administration of creating ‘concentration camps on the southern border’

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:50:36 -0400

The freshman Democrat sharply criticized the Trump administration's handling of migrants seeking asylum in the United States with rhetoric that drew the ire of some Republicans.....
Orlando Sentinel endorses 'not Donald Trump' for president ahead of reelection kickoff

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:15:37 -0400

Hours before the president was due to formally announce the kickoff of his reelection campaign at a rally in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel announced it will endorse anyone but him.....
Do body cameras make the police and the public safer?

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:14:55 -0400

In theory, the use of police body cameras is easy to endorse, offering an unvarnished account of what happens when police and citizens interact. In practice, however, the technology's rollout in r....
War vet Sen. Duckworth on Trump draft deferments: ‘I'm sorry, but it's baloney’

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:28:41 -0400

He's stealing from the military,” Sen. Duckworth told the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes.” “He's sending troops to the border to sit around in the desert,” she added. Sen. Duckworth was not....
Dems have a plan for that: Medicare for All, and all the rest of them

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 05:00:01 -0400

Comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders's Medicare for All single payer plan with Sen. Michael Bennet's Medicare X public option plan.....
Ilhan Omar pushes to protect green-energy funding from Trump

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 05:00:01 -0400

The first-term representative from Minnesota is moving to stop the Trump administration from what she says is flagrant abuse of a Department of Energy loan program intended to promote renewable energy....
Shanahan's confirmation hearing for defense secretary delayed amid FBI investigation

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:22:28 -0400

Patrick Shanahan is facing a protracted FBI investigation that has delayed his Senate hearing until at least next month. With Shanahan’s confirmation on hold, press reports have questioned his relatio....
'It's a bunch of malarkey': Biden blasts Trump for stirring racial tensions

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:46:08 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden told an anti-poverty gathering Monday that President Trump has pitted racial groups against one another, but pushed back against criticism of his calls for bipartisan c....
Harvard rescinds offer to Parkland gun rights activist after racist messages surface online

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:14:09 -0400

Kyle Kashuv, whose pro-gun advocacy after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas made him a conservative media star, says the Ivy League school rescinded his acceptance offer after racial slurs were....
McConnell on Jon Stewart: 'I don't know why he's all bent out of shape' over 9/11 victims' fund

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:23:09 -0400

The Senate majority leader says he can’t understand why the former “Daily Show” host is angry over the handling of health care funding for 9/11 victims.....