White House authorizes 'lethal force' by troops at border. What does it mean?
Immigration activists and federal officials are trying to understand the implications of a White House memo on Wednesday authorizing “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary)” by the troops deployed on the border with Mexico.
11/21/2018 - 06:12 PM
Trump finds a new Twitter target: Chief Justice Roberts
The president tells the chief justice to "study the numbers" he says proves his point that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is overly partisan.
11/21/2018 - 05:25 PM
Trump's whitewashing of brutal Saudi killing denounced by both parties
The president puts a price on moral values, and members of Congress aren't happy about it.
11/21/2018 - 03:11 PM
Oklahoma City: If a Democrat can make it there, she can make it anywhere
Democrat Kendra Horn pulled off an upset win in a heavily Republican congressional district in the deep-red state of Oklahoma. Here's how she did it.
11/21/2018 - 02:48 PM
How 'fake news' evolved in the 2018 midterm elections
Disinformation expert Jonathan Morgan says Russian state-sponsored propaganda was a fixture in the U.S. midterm elections.
11/21/2018 - 05:00 AM
Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debate
Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized Tuesday evening during a debate for a recent remark that evoked the South’s ugly past of racial terror against African-Americans.
11/20/2018 - 10:01 PM
Trump insists Ivanka’s use of personal email wasn’t ‘like Hillary Clinton’
Trump called reports about his daughter's private email address "fake news."
11/20/2018 - 05:58 PM
Trump thinks he should again be named Time magazine's Person of the Year
The president says he can't imagine anyone else more deserving of the honor.
11/20/2018 - 05:00 PM
Zinke says environmentalists prefer burning forests to managing them
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke blamed “radical environmentalists” on Tuesday for California’s wildfires — saying they oppose every forest thinning project.
11/20/2018 - 04:44 PM
Trump pardons two more turkeys, Peas and Carrots
President Trump made light of the contentious recent elections as he conducted the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon in the White House's Rose Garden on Tuesday.
11/20/2018 - 02:23 PM
Trump pardons Peas and Carrots, the national Thanksgiving turkeys
In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table.
11/20/2018 - 01:55 PM
Trump stands by Saudi prince in journalist's slaying: 'We may never know all of the facts'
President Trump issued a lengthy statement titled “Standing with Saudi Arabia” on Tuesday, acknowledging that the Saudi crown prince may have played a role in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but reaffirming the American alliance with the Gulf kingdom.
11/20/2018 - 01:55 PM
Trump administration defends asylum crackdown, citing border 'crisis,' after judge rules against ban
The Trump administration’s crackdown on refugees crossing into the U.S. from Mexico was suspended late Monday by a federal judge, prompting a joint response from the Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department.
11/20/2018 - 12:14 PM
Presidential turkey pardons: A look back
The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event. Here’s a look back from Truman to Obama.
11/20/2018 - 09:30 AM
George Conway tells how he helped bring Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to light
The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway describes his role in the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case, and reveals himself as the source who tipped off Michael Isikoff to the bombshell news that Ken Starr was investigating Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
11/19/2018 - 05:33 PM
California fights wildfires year-round now: 'There's no such thing as a fire season'
Fire Captain Scott McLean said there’s no such thing as a “fire season” in California anymore. He said Cal Fire and the public need to be prepared for wildfires year-round now.
11/19/2018 - 03:04 PM
Trump tries to deflect blowback after attacking admiral
The president had criticized retired Admiral William McRaven over the time it took U.S. forces to find and kill Osama bin Laden.
11/19/2018 - 03:03 PM
POTUS and FLOTUS welcome the 2018 White House Christmas tree
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have received the official White House Christmas tree.
11/19/2018 - 03:00 PM
Protesters in Tijuana chant 'Out!' at Central American migrants
Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000.
11/19/2018 - 12:35 PM
On patrol with the Iraqi militia hunting the last remnants of the Islamic State group
Photojournalist Sebastian Backhaus shares his images taken while embedded with the al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq.
11/19/2018 - 12:05 PM
Advance guard of caravan reaches U.S. border — and waits
Migrants traveling through Mexico as part of highly publicized — and highly politicized — caravans finally began to arrive in Tijuana by the hundreds last week,
11/19/2018 - 11:46 AM
Trump rates his presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?’
President Trump said he rates his job performance as president an A+. “I would – look, I hate to do it, but I will do it — I would give myself an A+. Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?"
11/18/2018 - 11:52 AM
Trump visits devastation of the deadly California wildfires
President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.
11/17/2018 - 03:18 PM
In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrants
The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy to isolate and contain Iran is jeopardized by Saudi Arabia’s brazen slaying of a dissident journalist and Turkey’s determination to exploit the crisis for its own gain.
11/17/2018 - 08:00 AM
Whitaker's Iowa connections boosted his career but raise 'troubling questions' for Democrats
Matt Whitaker, the acting attorney general appointed by President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, has deep roots in Iowa — and a history there that a leading Democrat says “raises troubling questions” about how he has used his official powers.
11/16/2018 - 05:45 PM
Trump explains his no-show at Arlington: 'I was extremely busy on calls'
The president makes a rare public admission on not attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the holiday.
11/16/2018 - 04:37 PM
Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker
An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.
11/16/2018 - 04:18 PM
Far from California fires, smoke shuts schools and idles cable cars
A drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is decidedly less scenic as a result of the Camp Fire. Visibility is so low that the tops of the iconic spires are a hazy blur, and the view of Alcatraz is all but obliterated.
11/16/2018 - 03:45 PM
Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian Assange
While transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange’s arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it’s possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.
11/16/2018 - 03:43 PM
Is Amazon about to turn into Lockheed Martin? What the company's move to Crystal City says about its future
Amazon will doubtlessly change Crystal City beyond recognition. But perhaps not before Crystal City, with its proximity to the Pentagon and the Capitol, exercises its own influence on Amazon.
11/16/2018 - 02:28 PM
Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.
11/16/2018 - 11:46 AM
Exile group planning overthrow of Venezuelan government tried to hire Trump-connected lobbyists
Three Venezuelan exiles are plotting the overthrow of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, claiming they have military forces standing by in five countries, including the United States.
11/16/2018 - 11:10 AM
George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump
George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said the GOP has become “a personality cult” under President Trump and that he would “move to Australia” rather than vote for Trump again.
11/16/2018 - 08:02 AM
An American killing: Why did the U.S. Park Police fatally shoot Bijan Ghaisar?
The family of Bijan Ghaisar has been emptied, like a building cleared before demolition. Only the shell still stands, rocked by gusts of anger, not only over the killing of Bijan by federal law enforcement agents but also by the official silence that has marked the last twelve months.
11/16/2018 - 05:00 AM
As California fights wildfires, political tempers cool: 'We're in for very difficult times'
Despite political differences, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledged that many factors contribute to the state’s current wildfire problem, and vowed to work together.
11/15/2018 - 02:50 PM
Migrant caravan arrives at U.S.-Mexico border
The bulk of the migrant caravan crossing Mexico began arriving Thursday at the U.S. border, as around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana aboard 22 buses after more than a month’s trek. “We’ve finally reached Tijuana. It’s been a never-ending journey, but God brought us here,” said Carmen Soto, a Honduran migrant traveling with her two young children.
11/15/2018 - 02:46 PM
How Florida’s recount will work
No, Florida isn’t going to go through 8 million ballots one at a time. Here’s how the rest of the recount process will work.
11/15/2018 - 02:38 PM
New Jersey couple and homeless man whose feel-good story went viral charged with GoFundMe scam
Prosecutors say Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. fabricated the tale in an effort to raise money for themselves.
11/15/2018 - 02:34 PM
U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.
11/15/2018 - 11:56 AM
Portraying journalists onscreen in the age of Trump
In a movie where virtually all the characters live in a gray zone of morality, should the journalists be exempt? Do we have to choose between defending ourselves from a demagogue and reckoning with our role in having created him?
11/15/2018 - 05:00 AM
Deadliest wildfire in California's history portends what's to come
The current wildfires in California, propelled by climate change and years of forest mismanagement, are a tragic example of what we can expect for the foreseeable future.
11/14/2018 - 04:19 PM
Democrats and Republicans offer dueling narratives in recount as Thursday deadline nears
Democrats protested at the Broward County elections office Wednesday, demanding that every vote be counted, while a small group of Republicans chanted “stop the steal.”
11/14/2018 - 04:15 PM
Melania’s fire and fury has deep roots
This week’s sudden emergence of Donald Trump’s “supermodel” as a source of power in the White House shouldn’t be that shocking. And yet, to most of us, it is.
11/14/2018 - 01:45 PM
Fox News backs CNN in lawsuit against Trump, wants Acosta's access reinstated
The president of Fox News said on Wednesday that the media outlet is joining more than a dozen other media outlets in supporting rival CNN in its lawsuit against President Trump.
11/14/2018 - 12:12 PM
During Florida recount, racial tensions are on display
The man stood outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, holding a Betsy Ross version of the American flag and wondering out loud whether to go to his car and get his gun. “They’re telling me they’re going to kick my cracker ass,” said Ryan Farley, a self-employed construction worker who was protesting against what he believes were Democratic attempts to steal the election, despite the lack of any evidence of this occurring. Farley, who is white, told Yahoo News he had become engaged in a series of back-and-forth insults with a group of five or six African-American men who worked inside the elections office and were sitting outside while on break.
11/14/2018 - 08:10 AM
Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.
11/14/2018 - 05:00 AM
Cory Booker says he doesn't understand opposition to bill protecting Mueller
Cory Booker had two words when asked if he wants the legislation to have a floor vote: "Heck, yeah. "
11/13/2018 - 08:46 PM
Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams
“I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people,” Booker said.
11/13/2018 - 08:29 PM
Hugh Jackman on 'The Front Runner': I told Gary Hart I took his legacy 'very seriously'
The filmmakers behind “The Front Runner” discussed the importance of former Sen. Gary Hart’s unsuccessful 1988 presidential campaign after a screening Monday.
11/13/2018 - 05:36 PM
Cory Booker: I will 'take some time over the coming months' to consider 2020 bid
“Right now, … this is those wonderful moments in Washington where we should be able to come together and get good work done before we start balkanizing ourselves for presidential ambitions,” Booker said.
11/13/2018 - 05:22 PM
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