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The Newest Deal: Dems build a progressive platform for 2020

Thu, 24 May 2018 05:00:52 -0400

Medicare access, federal job guarantees, debt-free college, post-office banks and more: There’s no shortage of progressive ideas for the Democratic platform in 2020.....
In Long Island, Trump goes after the 'animals' of MS-13 again

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:14:04 -0400

The event was billed as a roundtable “on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate our communities.” But at times it almost seemed as though the purpose was to validate the president’s des....
How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries

Wed, 23 May 2018 18:23:44 -0400

The press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.....
Teacher power leads to upset win in Kentucky race

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:07:55 -0400

In Tuesday’s Republican primary, math teacher and first-time candidate R. Travis Brenda knocked off House Floor Majority Leader Jonathan Shell by 123 votes.....
Trump claims Clapper 'admitted' the FBI spied on his campaign. But Clapper said the opposite.

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:24:51 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday falsely claimed that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper conceded the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.....
In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:16:26 -0400

A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.....
'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:21:33 -0400

President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Dep....
Taming the ‘animals’ of MS-13: Trump takes his gang crackdown to the suburbs

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:08:32 -0400

For the second time in a year, President Trump will travel to Long Island Wednesday for a forum on combatting MS-13, the small but violent street gang that has been a central focus of his crackdown on....
Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:31:11 -0400

Predictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Kei....
Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:53:05 -0400

Former Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov has a message for those who didn’t foresee Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.....
Launch abort? Trump tries to get his 'Space Force' off the ground, but not everyone is on board

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:31:49 -0400

President Trump wants a Space Force, and some legislators and analysts believe the military needs a new branch devoted to warfare beyond the atmosphere, but there is opposition within the administrati....
RFK's daughter contrasts his 'moral imagination' to Trump's lack of one

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:35:33 -0400

“Peace and justice and compassion towards those who suffer — that’s what the United States should stand for,” Kerry Kennedy said. “Imagine a politician, a serious presidential contender standing up an....
McCain's legacy: Principles tempered by political necessity

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:44:11 -0400

In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he’s gone. “He served his country,” McCain said. “And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made ....
Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors

Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:34 -0400

“I think you can say there's only, sadly, one thing important in our politics, and that is lots of money,” said Tim Roemer, who co-chairs a political reform group called Issue One.....
Evangelical Robert Jeffress thinks Jews are going to hell. Israelis are OK with that.

Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:34 -0400

Next to Jews themselves — in fact, exceeding many American Jews themselves — evangelicals are among Israel’s strongest supporters.....
Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:40:53 -0400

A list of the names of the eight students and two teachers killed by a gunman at Santa Fe High School in Texas was released Saturday. One was a visiting student from Pakistan, and one a teacher's....
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Fri, 18 May 2018 16:26:23 -0400

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'Not looking good': How Trump has responded to mass shootings

Fri, 18 May 2018 12:53:38 -0400

Another mass shooting, another tweet from President Trump.....
Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal

Fri, 18 May 2018 12:46:00 -0400

“I think we should expect to see an increase in Iranian cyberactivity against us,” said Michael Daniel, the former White House cyber coordinator, in an interview on the Yahoo News podcast "Skulld....
Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:03:11 -0400

There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead.....
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:47:43 -0400

Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florid....
Young father imprisoned in Iran: An American dream turned nightmare

Fri, 18 May 2018 07:01:01 -0400

Experts on Iranian politics believe hard-line Iranian factions are behind the continued detentions of Americans held in Iran, including Xiyue Wang, a scholar and young father.....
How the Trump team's story has evolved on their New York meeting with the Russians

Fri, 18 May 2018 05:00:26 -0400

The explanations about a 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer have continually changed.....
FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:38:45 -0400

FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne announced additional assistance to Puerto Rico, where nearly all of the over 1.5 million residents lost power after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the islan....
White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS-13 wasn't strong enough

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:51:18 -0400

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday sharply defended President Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes as “animals.”....
Air Force apologizes for tone-deaf 'Yanny-Laurel' tweet

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:08:59 -0400

The U.S. Air Force walked back a tweet about the viral debate over whether a sound clip sounds like the word “Yanny” or “Laurel.”....
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:46:06 -0400

Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he began his career as a photographer for the Israeli army magazine Bamahane. In 2002, at the height of t....
Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:19:02 -0400

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is calling on the EPA to follow through on its plan to prohibit a toxic pesticide that’s been linked to brain damage in children. One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first ....
Unfiltered: ‘Time is running out’

Thu, 17 May 2018 11:12:10 -0400

In front of an audience, the executive pitches the drones as “unstoppable” and calls them capable of “an airstrike of surgical precision” that could render nuclear weapons obsolete. The film, titled ....
'Congratulations America': Trump marks Mueller probe's 1-year anniversary

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:24:07 -0400

President Trump marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation with a caustic tweet, while Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, ripped the p....
Why Mike Pence won't be president

Thu, 17 May 2018 05:00:51 -0400

Mike Pence is busy building his own political operation. But close as he is to the presidency, his chances of ever getting the job fall somewhere between remote and imaginary.....
Michael Cohen's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow went on longer than he has previously acknowledged

Wed, 16 May 2018 19:28:45 -0400

Communications obtained by investigators seem to contradict Michael Cohen's prior statements about Trump Tower Moscow.....
Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable birthday gift'

Wed, 16 May 2018 18:49:25 -0400

New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.....
Civil rights and environmental groups raise the alarm on a key judicial nomination

Wed, 16 May 2018 18:47:42 -0400

Civil rights leaders and environmentalists are calling on the Senate to reject President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Oldham, the top legal adviser to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to the U.S. Court of Appe....
Trump blasts some deported immigrants: 'These aren't people. These are animals.'

Wed, 16 May 2018 18:36:41 -0400

The president has a long history of calling those he seeks to marginalize "animals."....
Scott Pruitt, EPA chief, bobs and weaves, but Democrats still land blows in Senate hearing

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:21:21 -0400

In his first appearance before a Senate subcommittee, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faced withering questions from Democrats about his ethical lapses, even as Republicans ....
Primary upset will test progressives' appeal to voters

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:22:18 -0400

In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing, particularly in red areas, because they were offe....
Where weed will be on the ballot in 2018

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:00:55 -0400

Michigan, Utah and Oklahoma are scheduled to hold referendums in 2018 on legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use, continuing a nationwide trend of increasing acceptance of the drug.....
In the U.S. Senate, talk of a splinter caucus to force compromise

Wed, 16 May 2018 05:00:56 -0400

A former adviser to Evan McMullin’s independent presidential campaign in 2016 is now in talks with a small group of U.S. senators to form a new caucus that would influence who is chosen as majority le....
To thwart Trump, progressives and mainstream Democrats show willingness to bury the hatchet

Tue, 15 May 2018 18:46:36 -0400

At the 2018 Ideas Conference, the party seemed focused on stopping the Republican president and his agenda.....
PHOTOS: Gaza protests: Fire on the wind. In border clash it’s soldiers vs. kites

Tue, 15 May 2018 15:28:50 -0400

Israeli media are reporting significant damage to farms due to kite-flown Molotov cocktails, AFP reports.Demonstrators are demanding the right to return to their homes seized by Israel in 1948.No Isra....
Sherrod Brown lays out an agenda for 'the little guy' at conference of progressives

Tue, 15 May 2018 11:42:37 -0400

Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a possible 2020 presidential contender, urges progressives to make economic issues, such as health care and wages, a priority.....
Sally Yates warns of Trump 'tearing down the legitimacy' of the Justice Department

Tue, 15 May 2018 11:41:48 -0400

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she had something to get off her chest about President Trump at the 2018 Ideas Conference hosted by the Center for American Progress on Tuesday: Don’t i....
Israel’s celebration in Jerusalem is marred by deadly violence in Gaza

Mon, 14 May 2018 18:30:53 -0400

The ceremony took place 70 years to the day since Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, formally declared the State of Israel an independent nation.....
White House backs away from controversial religious leaders at embassy ceremonies

Mon, 14 May 2018 17:06:10 -0400

The deputy press secretary said offensive comments made by religious leaders who participated in the Jerusalem embassy opening "wouldn't be embraced by this White House."....
Jared Kushner returns to spotlight in Israel

Mon, 14 May 2018 14:18:04 -0400

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, made a rare public appearance on Monday when he spoke at the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.....
Violent protests in Gaza ahead of U.S. Embassy inauguration in Jerusalem

Mon, 14 May 2018 07:58:15 -0400

Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem by the Trump administration raised tensi....
Sanders, Graham think White House should apologize for John McCain insult

Sun, 13 May 2018 12:19:10 -0400

Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the White House should apologize for a comment an aide to the president reportedly made about John McCain’s opinion not mattering because ....
Revenge of the dinosaurs: Administration seeks technology to revive coal

Sat, 12 May 2018 05:00:33 -0400

The Department of Energy is trying to revive the coal industry with research into new, more efficient coal-burning power plants. But nonpolluting wind and solar energy keeps getting cheaper, likely do....
From AT&T to Facebook, the corporate apology tour is in full swing

Fri, 11 May 2018 16:34:45 -0400

For some brands, an apology is a matter of corporate survival. For others, not apologizing for anything is the brand itself.....