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U.S. News >> U.S. Politics

Memorial Day observed across the U.S.

Memorial Day observed across the U.S.President Trump lays a wreath at Arlington and more Memorial Day observances from across the U.S.



05/29/2017 - 11:27 AM

 

JFK at 100: Remembering John F. Kennedy on his 100th birthday

JFK at 100: Remembering John F. Kennedy on his 100th birthdayTake a look back at the life of President John F. Kennedy on his centennial



05/29/2017 - 07:32 AM

 

JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday

JFK’s family reflects on his 100th birthday“I’ve thought about him and miss him every day of my life,” Caroline Kennedy says in a video tribute.



05/28/2017 - 05:35 PM

 

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroes

Portland stabbing victims hailed as heroesPortland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Saturday, "Their actions were brave and selfless and should serve as an example and inspiration to us all. They are heroes."



05/28/2017 - 03:39 PM

 

Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief

Trump returns from foreign trip to familiar role: Tweeter in chief“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” the president tweeted early Sunday. “#FakeNews is the enemy!“



05/28/2017 - 12:46 PM

 

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89Zbigniew Brzezinski, the hawkish Polish-born Cold War strategist and former top aide to US president Jimmy Carter, has died, his family said. He was 89.



05/27/2017 - 01:11 PM

 

President Trump’s first trip abroad

President Trump’s first trip abroadIn contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.



05/27/2017 - 05:45 AM

 

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets — and is burying those he can’t

In Chicago, an undertaker tries to save teens from the streets — and is burying those he can’tSpencer Leak Sr. has never known life without death. From the moment he was old enough to remember, he was ambling around the funeral home his father founded here on Chicago’s South Side in 1933, when few places in the city were willing to bury blacks. In the third grade, long after he’d started working odd jobs in the family business, like answering phones, sweeping floors and working as an usher at funerals of people he didn’t know, Leak stood up and told his classmates that he wanted to be a funeral director, just like his dad.



05/27/2017 - 05:00 AM

 

Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement address

Hillary Clinton repeatedly tweaks Trump during a college commencement addressHillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Wellesley College, Friday, 48 years after she was the school’s first-ever student commencement speaker when she graduated in 1969. In one of her most high-profile appearances since losing the presidential election, Clinton doled out biting criticism of President Trump’s tumultuous administration, albeit without mentioning him by name. Pointedly, she referenced the political climate at the time of her 1969 speech, when “we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would end with disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice, after he fired the man running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice.” This reference to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal was an apparent connection to Trump, who sparked a firestorm by suddenly firing James Comey as FBI director earlier this month (although Nixon resigned before he was actually impeached).



05/26/2017 - 03:43 PM

 

Shaking hands with President Trump

Shaking hands with President TrumpOf President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which many have experienced since he took office. His handshakes have become an event to watch in and of themselves as he makes the rounds meeting world leaders.



05/26/2017 - 02:15 PM

 

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?

Representative — and defendant — Greg Gianforte: How will it work?After his victory, Gianforte apologized to Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs by name and vowed to never embarrass fellow Montanans again.



05/26/2017 - 01:49 PM

 

Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assault

Trump exalts ‘great win’ for candidate charged with assaultNo other leader at the G-7 meeting mentioned Thursday’s GOP victory in Montana, so President Trump praised it himself.



05/26/2017 - 10:44 AM

 

In Chicago’s Back of the Yards, a new generation of immigrants fights the old turf wars, with deadlier weapons

In Chicago’s Back of the Yards, a new generation of immigrants fights the old turf wars, with deadlier weaponsRamiro Alvarez, a Chicago police officer and vice president of the Union Impact Center, welcomes kids and their families from Back of the Yards to celebrate the end of the winter soccer season. The center’s soccer program is just one of several community-based programs designed to deter the neighborhood’s youngest residents from getting sucked into the cycle of gang violence. CHICAGO — On a recent Friday afternoon, the aroma of birria, a spicy Mexican stew, filled the basement of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.



05/26/2017 - 05:00 AM

 

Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault

Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assaultRepublican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.



05/26/2017 - 12:47 AM

 

Sen. Portman lauds new Netflix sex-trafficking documentary ‘I Am Jane Doe’

Sen. Portman lauds new Netflix sex-trafficking documentary ‘I Am Jane Doe’Sen. Rob Portman spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about his ongoing efforts to combat online sex trafficking ahead of this week’s premiere of the documentary on child sex trafficking.



05/25/2017 - 06:19 PM

 

‘A big reach’: Rumsfeld dismisses comparisons between Russia investigation and Watergate

‘A big reach’: Rumsfeld dismisses comparisons between Russia investigation and Watergate“I don’t see any there there,” Rumsfeld, who served in multiple Republican administrations, added in an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. Rumsfeld, as the chief of staff for President Gerald Ford, was privy to the tumult wrought by and in the immediate aftermath of the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon’s resignation. Trump sparked a storm of comparisons to Nixon when he abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this month.



05/25/2017 - 05:08 PM

 

Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summit

Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summitPhotographers capture awkward moments of Donald Trump at his first NATO summit.



05/25/2017 - 03:31 PM

 

Montana governor slams alleged Gianforte body-slam: Yahoo interview

Montana governor slams alleged Gianforte body-slam: Yahoo interviewMontana Gov. Steve Bullock called Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault of a reporter “a real wake up call” in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, as voters in his state head to the polls today.



05/25/2017 - 02:08 PM

 

‘Knuckles turning white’: Macron is a match for the Trump power handshake

‘Knuckles turning white’: Macron is a match for the Trump power handshakeOf President Trump’s many idiosyncrasies, one that stands out is his aggressive style of shaking hands, which he has bestowed upon various world leaders since taking office. Trump and the newly elected Macron met in Brussels before a NATO summit and held the customary photo op, complete with an intense handshake.



05/25/2017 - 12:39 PM

 

GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris Agreement

GOP senators urge Trump to make ‘clean exit’ from Paris AgreementA group high-profile Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are calling on President Trump to make a “clean break” from the Paris Agreement on climate change.



05/25/2017 - 12:30 PM

 

Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize, not withdraw, after altercation with reporter

Paul Ryan says Gianforte should apologize, not withdraw, after altercation with reporterHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that GOP candidate Greg Gianforte should apologize for an apparently violent interaction with a reporter, but Ryan also said he would accept the Montanan into the House if he won his special election later in the day. “First, let me just say physical altercations — there’s never a call for physical altercations,” Ryan said when asked whether Gianforte should withdraw from the race. “There is no time where a physical altercation should occur or just between human beings, so that is wrong and it should not have happened.



05/25/2017 - 12:02 PM

 

Sens. Kaine, Flake seek vote to authorize war on Islamic State

Sens. Kaine, Flake seek vote to authorize war on Islamic StateSens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine unveiled legislation that would formally give an AUMF to pursue the battle against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.



05/25/2017 - 11:29 AM

 

‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearing

‘Answer the question’: Bernie Sanders clashes with Trump budget chief during hearingFireworks erupted Thursday when President Trump’s budget chief sparred with a Senate panel over the administration's proposed 2018 budget, most notably trading barbs with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over potential cuts to entitlement programs.



05/25/2017 - 11:08 AM

 

Who is Greg Gianforte, the Montana House candidate who allegedly attacked a reporter?

Who is Greg Gianforte, the Montana House candidate who allegedly attacked a reporter?The GOP candidate in Montana’s special congressional election is facing a new challenge: a misdemeanor assault charge issued Wednesday night.



05/25/2017 - 10:26 AM

 

Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe at his successor Thursday, telling a Berlin audience that the world cannot “hide behind a wall” — an apparent reference to President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Obama was in Germany for Kirchentag, a conference affiliated with the Protestant church that he attended at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.



05/25/2017 - 10:21 AM

 

Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citation

Montana papers retract their Gianforte endorsements after assault citationThree major Montana newspapers have rescinded their endorsements of Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, after the was cited with assault.



05/25/2017 - 09:20 AM

 

On Trump and Russia, Mark Warner emerges as the accidental investigator

On Trump and Russia, Mark Warner emerges as the accidental investigatorSen. Mark Warner finds himself as the ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, just in time for a high-stakes probe into the executive branch with eerie parallels to Watergate.



05/25/2017 - 05:00 AM

 

To evangelicals, Trump is the whirlwind. And they’re fine with that.

To evangelicals, Trump is the whirlwind. And they’re fine with that.Donald Trump spoke at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. — birthplace of the Moral Majority — in January 2016 while on the campaign trail. To Americans who stand outside the evangelical tradition, Franklin Graham’s recent proclamation that there’s “no question” that God supports Donald Trump’s presidency was another head-scratcher in a growing list of puzzling statements by Christian leaders over the past year.



05/24/2017 - 11:08 PM

 

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporter

Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate in Montana special election, allegedly body-slams reporterOn the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s House seat, the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a journalist.



05/24/2017 - 09:18 PM

 

Flynn should respond to subpoenas, Republican senator says

Flynn should respond to subpoenas, Republican senator saysSen. Ben Sasse finds it troubling that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t been more cooperative with the Senate investigation into Russia’s interference with the U.S. election.



05/24/2017 - 07:02 PM

 

CBO: 23 million more Americans would be uninsured under House bill

CBO: 23 million more Americans would be uninsured under House billAfter the Congressional Budget Office released its estimate of the AHCA's costs, senators kept grappling with the challenges of crafting an alternative.



05/24/2017 - 04:55 PM

 

DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination

DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discriminationDemocratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.



05/24/2017 - 03:39 PM

 

NATO chief wants allies to ‘step up’ in fight against ISIS after Manchester bombing

NATO chief wants allies to ‘step up’ in fight against ISIS after Manchester bombingThe head of NATO cited the Manchester bombing as evidence that member states of the international coalition are not doing enough to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups.



05/24/2017 - 02:08 PM

 

Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearing

Trump budget chief faces sharp questions during House hearingIn testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, the president’s budget director faced pointed questions from members of both parties.



05/24/2017 - 01:46 PM

 

Paul Ryan says James Comey is no ‘nut job’

Paul Ryan says James Comey is no ‘nut job’Discussion of President Trump’s dismissal of James Comey as head of the FBI hasn’t died down yet. The Speaker of the House weighed in on Comey today.



05/24/2017 - 12:30 PM

 

Obama should have confronted Russians on hacking, Democratic House intel leader says

Obama should have confronted Russians on hacking, Democratic House intel leader saysAdam Schiff’s surprisingly sharp critique of the Obama administration came during a breakfast meeting with reporters in which he signaled that the House committee — like its Senate counterpart — plans to subpoena documents from Michael Flynn and his businesses. The former Trump White House national security adviser has refused requests for the documents, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.



05/24/2017 - 12:25 PM

 

In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president

In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the presidentIn a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica.



05/24/2017 - 11:07 AM

 

Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories

Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theoriesA slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.



05/24/2017 - 10:03 AM

 

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiationsThe Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.



05/23/2017 - 04:38 PM

 

Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press on

Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story as Hannity vows to press onA controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.



05/23/2017 - 04:19 PM

 

Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’

Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trump’s budget as ‘dead on arrival’The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.



05/23/2017 - 03:48 PM

 

Ex-CIA chief Brennan describes warning Kremlin to cut the dirty tricks — to no avail

Ex-CIA chief Brennan describes warning Kremlin to cut the dirty tricks — to no availFormer CIA Director John Brennan was so disturbed by Russian “active measures” against the United States last summer — including meddling in the presidential election — that he issued a stern warning to his counterpart in the Kremlin, Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian FSB. Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. would  “backfire” and Americans “would be outraged,” destroying any hopes for improvements in U.S.-Russian relations, Brennan warned Bortnikov in a phone call on Aug. 4. The FSB chief, Brennan said, did what the Russians typically do — deny the allegations and blame the U.S. for concocting them — although he did promise to pass along the message to his boss, Vladimir Putin.



05/23/2017 - 03:40 PM

 

Putting campaign rhetoric behind him, Trump will come face to face with the pope

Putting campaign rhetoric behind him, Trump will come face to face with the popeThe president will meet the pope for the first time on Wednesday, but the two men sparred a number of times during the campaign.



05/23/2017 - 02:03 PM

 

U.S. intelligence chief Coats sidesteps questions on Trump, Russians and Israel

U.S. intelligence chief Coats sidesteps questions on Trump, Russians and IsraelDirector of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to confirm or deny news reports that President Trump reached out directly to him in an effort to undermine an FBI investigation.



05/23/2017 - 12:47 PM

 

As Iraqi forces close in on ISIS in Mosul, civilians are still caught in crossfire

As Iraqi forces close in on ISIS in Mosul, civilians are still caught in crossfireIn the Tamuz district on the outskirts of western Mosul, Iraqi forces traded fire with remaining ISIS snipers. Iraqi soldiers built a barricade of destroyed cars carried to the front lines by construction trucks. The Iraqi government wants to complete the reconquest of Mosul before the start of Ramadan, the monthlong Muslim fast, on May 26.



05/22/2017 - 05:16 PM

 

Pentagon report shows Flynn misled investigators about Russia trip

Pentagon report shows Flynn misled investigators about Russia tripFlynn told investigators he had had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals, and failed mention he sat next to Vladimir Putin at an RT dinner.



05/22/2017 - 04:58 PM

 

Gingrich disproves the whole Trump-Russia thing, based on an unsolved murder on a Washington street

Gingrich disproves the whole Trump-Russia thing, based on an unsolved murder on a Washington streetThe District of Columbia police say Rich, who was shot in the back at 4 a.m. near his home in northwest Washington, was the victim of a botched robbery.



05/22/2017 - 04:31 PM

 

Comey friend: Here’s what the fired FBI director will — and won’t — reveal in Senate hearing

Comey friend: Here’s what the fired FBI director will — and won’t — reveal in Senate hearingJames Comey’s friend Benjamin Wittes, who made headlines last week when he talked and wrote about Comey, made further comments in an interview today.



05/22/2017 - 03:50 PM

 

Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letter

Father of Times Square car crash victim thanks New York in emotional letterAt an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.



05/22/2017 - 02:24 PM

 

Trump on sharing intelligence with Russians: I never said ‘Israel’

Trump on sharing intelligence with Russians: I never said ‘Israel’President Trump seemed to confirm during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he had given some Israeli intelligence to top Russian diplomats.



05/22/2017 - 12:45 PM

 

 

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