Sanders returns to Vermont to 'make no apologies' for opposing U.S. wars
Nearly four years to the day after launching his first presidential bid in nearby Burlington, Bernie Sanders returned for the first rally of his 2020 campaign in his adopted home state. And he used it to tout his record of opposing U.S. wars.
05/25/2019 - 04:18 PM
Privacy vs. security: The fight over facial recognition
Facial recognition technology is suddenly everywhere. Whether you're at the airport, at a sporting event or even just walking the streets of your city, there's a decent chance you're not only being watched, but also identified from your image. Last week, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban its government, including the police, from using facial recognition technology.
05/25/2019 - 10:49 AM
Trump's latest 'Infrastructure Week' is over in 3 minutes
Infrastructure Week continues to play a vital symbolic role in Washington.
05/24/2019 - 03:46 PM
2020 Vision: Altered Pelosi videos show the risk of 'deepfakes' in campaign
A doctored viral video showing the House speaker appearing to slur her words has renewed concerns about the spread of manipulated digital content during a sure-to-be-contentious 2020 campaign.
05/24/2019 - 12:58 PM
Giuliani incoherently tweets a possible apology for sharing doctored Pelosi video
After sharing a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been doctored to make her appear to be drunkenly slurring her words, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani sent out a garbled tweet.
05/24/2019 - 11:52 AM
Key House Democrat: About 40 of us want Trump impeached
About 40 House Democrats now support impeachment, including about 90 percent of those on the House Judiciary Committee, according to Rep. Steve Cohen.
05/24/2019 - 09:29 AM
In quest for Gen Z votes, 2020 could be the year of the influencer
As the race to secure frontrunner status for the 2020 election accelerates, political campaigns are looking to win over the youngest segment of voters: Generation Z. Generally considered to be individuals born between 1997 and 2012, the freshest members of the electorate are nearly impossible to reach with traditional media. In politics, 2020 could be the year of the influencer.
05/24/2019 - 05:00 AM
Trump calls 'treason' on Comey, McCabe and 'a number of people'
President Trump on Thursday escalated his attacks on those involved in launching the federal investigation into his campaign’s contacts with Russia, saying “a number of people” are guilty of treason.
05/23/2019 - 05:44 PM
Trump fires back at Pelosi: 'She's a mess'
The president offered a different account of his infrastructure meeting with the House speaker and the Senate minority leader.
05/23/2019 - 05:23 PM
The 'AOC primary': Can Warren steal the prized endorsement away from Bernie?
While the Democratic star says she'll support whoever wins her party's nomination, she's leaning toward two candidates.
05/23/2019 - 03:53 PM
George Conway mocks Trump on ‘cover-ups’ by tweeting Stormy Daniels payment check
The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted the image of a check that Michael Cohen says was part of a $130,000 hush-money payment to the porn star.
05/23/2019 - 02:27 PM
Retired commandos critical of Trump’s reported war crimes pardons
President Donald Trump’s reported plan to pardon a series of accused and convicted war criminals on Memorial Day is not popular with retired special operations leaders attending a conference here.
05/23/2019 - 02:01 PM
Pelosi urges Trump family or staff to stage ‘intervention for the good of the country’
A day after President Trump threw what she described as a “temper tantrum” in their meeting on infrastructure, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on his aides to step in.
05/23/2019 - 12:04 PM
SAT 'adversity score': Is it necessary?
About 2 million aspiring college students take the SAT every year, and soon their results will include more than whether they correctly answered the test questions. The College Board, which runs the SAT, announced it will start giving a new metric to colleges that provides context for a student's educational and socioeconomic background. The number — widely being referred to as an "adversity score" — will consider factors about a student's neighborhood and school, such as average income level, crime rate and education level.
05/23/2019 - 11:56 AM
Bannon stirs the pot as voting starts in crucial European elections
Steve Bannon, who guided Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign in 2016, is trying to do the same now on an even bigger scale: promoting nationalist-populist parties in many of the 28 countries that begin voting Thursday in elections for the European Parliament.
05/23/2019 - 11:12 AM
How Trump's embrace of a rogue Libyan warlord sparked a humanitarian catastrophe
President Trump gave Libyan General Haftar the go-ahead to carry out a military campaign marked by atrocities. It’s a battle that may transform Libya into a humanitarian catastrophe on the level of Yemen or Syria.
05/23/2019 - 10:45 AM
Trump declares man he appointed secretary of state 'totally ill prepared and ill equipped' for the job
President Trump on Thursday lashed out at Rex Tillerson after the former secretary of state reportedly told members of Congress that Russian President Vladimir Putin out-prepared Trump for their first meeting in Germany.
05/23/2019 - 09:34 AM
'What will Roberts do?' Anti-abortion laws put chief justice in the spotlight, and on the spot
The strict anti-abortion laws passed recently in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota contain thousands of words. Tens of thousands more will be contained in court filings as these laws are appealed through the judicial system over the next year or more. And in their wake will come editorials, ad campaigns, speeches, fundraising letters from groups working for and against abortion rights.
05/23/2019 - 06:34 AM
What the polls can't tell you about the coming campaign
In a campaign like this one, it’s not the level of broad interest in a candidacy that matters most, but rather the narrow base of unshakable support that can keep it afloat. It’s about staying power, which polls don’t really measure.
05/23/2019 - 05:00 AM
Concern over facial recognition technology unites progressives and conservatives in Congress
More than half of Americans are unwittingly included in facial recognition systems nationwide.
05/22/2019 - 07:43 PM
Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants
NEW YORK (AP) — Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?
05/22/2019 - 05:53 PM
Poll finds wide support for Mueller and McGahn to testify in Congress
Despite the president's claim that "you can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously," most Americans want Congress to continue asking questions.
05/22/2019 - 05:22 PM
Adam Schiff calls on Rod Rosenstein to testify
WASHINGTON — Speaking at a gathering of progressives, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called on former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify on Capitol Hill about his involvement in Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
05/22/2019 - 12:40 PM
'There’s a danger here': Trump warns Democrats about impeachment
President Trump responded to a Democratic push for an impeachment inquiry by saying he would not work with Congress until investigations ended.
05/22/2019 - 12:37 PM
‘We won’: Stacey Abrams makes the case for identity politics
WASHINGTON — “We won,” Stacey Abrams told progressives gathered in Washington for the annual Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, which functions as a casting call for potential national candidates. Abrams quickly acknowledged that she had not, in fact, won her bid to become Georgia’s governor last November, losing a fiercely contested race to Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate. Abrams charged that Kemp, who was Georgia’s secretary of state, worked to suppress voter participation in communities of color.
05/22/2019 - 11:55 AM
Dems on Fox News: Power play or political misstep?
It's no secret that Fox News is critical of Democrats, but the network’s offer to host town hall events for those running for president in 2020 has left the field divided on how to respond.
05/22/2019 - 11:38 AM
Pelosi says Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' — drawing his fury
The House speaker slammed the president’s efforts to stonewall ongoing congressional investigations amid calls from some members of her party for his impeachment.
05/22/2019 - 10:57 AM
Biden blasts Trump for saying he 'deserted' Pennsylvania: 'I was 10'
The former vice president blasted President Trump for telling the crowd at a rally in Pennsylvania earlier this week that he “deserted” them.
05/22/2019 - 09:49 AM
Candidates begin rolling out their climate plans
Even before former Vice President Joe Biden announced a formal climate change policy, the left wing of the Democratic Party was decrying him for what an adviser called his “middle ground” approach to climate change.
05/22/2019 - 05:00 AM
Latest migrant child death raises questions about U.S. detention practices
The fifth Guatemalan child to die after illegally crossing the border since December, Carlos Vasquez’s death at a Border Patrol station raises new questions about the length of time minors are being detained, as well as the conditions provided to them while in custody.
05/21/2019 - 04:57 PM
HUD Secretary Ben Carson stumped during congressional hearing
The HUD secretary faced a tough hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.
05/21/2019 - 03:22 PM
AOC, Warren disappointed by 'Game of Thrones' finale: 'Ugh, this was written by men'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren were "sad" and "disappointed" by the much-anticipated "Game of Thrones" finale.
05/21/2019 - 12:49 PM
More House Dems come out for impeachment as McGahn defies subpoena
The drumbeat among Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump got a little louder Tuesday, when former White House counsel Don McGahn failed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee after Trump instructed him to defy a subpoena.
05/21/2019 - 11:28 AM
Ex-Planned Parenthood executive: The threat to Roe v. Wade is 'real'
As the former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards steered the organization through over a decade of controversies and threats to dismantle Roe v. Wade.
05/21/2019 - 08:45 AM
'Secret' voters favored Trump over Clinton 2 to 1
A new study found that “secret” Trump voters were twice as common as “secret” voters for Hillary Clinton. In fact, more than half of all secret voters were Trump supporters.
05/21/2019 - 05:00 AM
Republican Rep. Justin Amash explains his call to impeach Trump
The only Republican so far to call for the president to be impeached fires back at critics.
05/20/2019 - 04:16 PM
Wave of milkshake-tossing protests hits Britain
In the latest in a series of milkshake assaults on British politicians, Nigel Farage, a leader of the Brexit movement to withdraw from the European Union, was doused with a milkshake Monday while campaigning in Newcastle Upon Tyne for a seat in the EU Parliament.
05/20/2019 - 03:41 PM
‘Game of Thrones’: Epic or epic failure?
“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s epic fantasy series based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, aired its final episode on Sunday night. Since debuting in 2011, the show has become one of the cultural touchstones of the internet age. Though its popularity and cultural impact are indisputable, there is debate about where it fits within the list of all-time great TV shows.
05/20/2019 - 01:51 PM
'WRONG!': Trump fumes after NYT reports on his banking history
The president lashed out at the New York Times after the paper reported that anti-money-laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank flagged multiple transactions involving him and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
05/20/2019 - 09:01 AM
'DM me': Warren wins over comedian with Twitter quip
"Do you think Elizabeth Warren has a plan to fix my love life?" comedian Ashley Nicole Black tweeted, probably not expecting the response she got from the senator and presidential candidate.
05/19/2019 - 02:11 PM
Billionaire during commencement address: I'll pay off your student debt
Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith used his commencement speech to tell the 2019 graduates students of Morehouse College that he'd pay off their student debt.
05/19/2019 - 01:44 PM
Internal review of detainee death reveals medical neglect at a Denver immigration jail
Kamyar Samimi is one of 24 people to die in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention since President Donald Trump took office. An internal ICE review of Samimi’s death found that there were major deficiencies in his medical care.
05/19/2019 - 01:28 PM
Trump calls GOP lawmaker who called for impeachment a 'loser'
President Trump fired back at Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., on Sunday, a day after Amash became the first Republican congressman to call for Trump's impeachment.
05/19/2019 - 11:38 AM
Bernie Sanders: 'Beating Trump is not good enough'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., says his presidential campaign is about much more than beating President Trump.
05/19/2019 - 11:06 AM
Romney on Mueller report: 'Really, really troubling,’ but Americans ‘just aren’t there’ on impeachment
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Sunday that he disagrees with the call for President Trump's impeachment issued by Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich.
05/19/2019 - 10:23 AM
ICE seeks to expand monitoring program for immigrants as alternative to detention
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is expanding its “Alternative to Detention” system for immigrants awaiting hearings. At the same time, the administration is also seeking more beds in detention facilities around the country.
05/18/2019 - 07:56 PM
Should celebrities stay out of politics?
There is a long history of stars expressing their views on politics — and an equally long history of public backlash to their comments. The growth of social media and the divisiveness of the current political climate have ratcheted up celebrity activism to a new level.
05/17/2019 - 06:19 PM
Trump declares Warren 'a very angry person' before cursing the media
Moments after going after the Massachusetts senator, the president attacked the media over their use of confidential sources.
05/17/2019 - 05:02 PM
2020 Vision: There are 14 white male Dems running for president. So why should Kamala Harris settle for veep?
Few have suggested that any of the white guys in the race would be better suited to serve as vice president. That dubious honor, it seems, has so far been reserved for candidates of color — black women in particular.
05/17/2019 - 12:39 PM
Alabama students speak out on abortion ban: 'I'm not planning on living here after I graduate'
The near-total abortion ban passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law this week was a major topic of conversation among students at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. A nonscientific sampling of students found that not only had all of them heard about the ban, but most worried about the new law — fearing its effects on classmates, women statewide and their school.
05/17/2019 - 12:17 PM
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