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23:33 2019-10-14

Numbers show 25% increase in advance voting over 2015: Elections Canada According to Elections Canada, preliminary figures show approximately two million people cast their ballots across Canada on the first two days of advanced polling....
22:48 2019-10-14

Bernie Sanders’s plan would force country’s largest corporations to share profits with workers The plan comes as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been siphoning support from Sanders among the party’s most liberal voters, a group that belonged solely to Sanders in 2016....
22:16 2019-10-14

What the Democratic candidates have to do to win Tuesday’s debate The 2020 election is in its early stages, but the fourth Democratic presidential debate Tuesday could shape the rest of the race for a number of candidates, including the ones leading the polls. At t......
22:16 2019-10-14

Live updates: Trump’s campaign manager calls impeachment inquiry a ‘seditious conspiracy’ as another witness testifies House investigators are hearing from key witnesses in the impeachment probe this week, including the White House’s former top Russia adviser Fiona Hill on Monday....
22:16 2019-10-14

Trump's former Russia aide testifies in impeachment probe President Donald Trump’s former top Russia aide arrived on Capitol Hill Monday to testify before House impeachment investigators, as Democrats accelerate efforts to unearth the facts of Rudy Giuliani’s shadow diplomacy with top Ukrainian officials.De...
19:48 2019-10-14

Ex-Trump Aide Fiona Hill to Testify on Pressure to Oust Ambassador to Ukraine Fiona Hill, a former top adviser on the National Security Council, is prepared to tell House investigators that she objected to the ambassador’s removal....
18:00 2019-10-14

Corbyn allies fear 'power grab' as Labour begins major shake-up A number of Jeremy Corbyn's staff are fearing for their jobs after 37 members of his team were summoned to "informal meetings" this week as part of a major shake-up of the Labour leader's operation....
17:32 2019-10-14

Trump's former Russia aide set to testify in impeachment probe President Donald Trump’s former top Russia aide arrived on Capitol Hill Monday to testify before House impeachment investigators, as Democrats accelerate efforts to unearth the facts of Rudy Giuliani’s shadow diplomacy with top Ukrainian officials.De...
16:32 2019-10-14

White House Says Trump ‘Strongly Condemns’ Violent Video Attacking Media The White House on Monday said President Trump “strongly condemns” a fake video depicting him killing members of the news media and political rivals....
16:32 2019-10-14

Trump: Kurdish-led forces may intentionally be releasing Islamic State militants U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria might be releasing captive Islamic State militants to lure U.S. troops back to the area, adding that they could be easily recaptured....
15:00 2019-10-14

Erdogan signals Turkish operation to Syria's Manbij President Tayyip Erdogan signaled on Monday that Turkey aims to drive Kurdish-led fighters from the northern Syrian town of Manbij, after Syrian Kurdish officials struck a deal with the Syrian government to confront Ankara's offensive....
15:00 2019-10-14

French Foreign Minister to snub France vs Turkey soccer match French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has decided not to attend Monday's soccer match in Paris between France and Turkey in the wake of Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria, said Le Drian's office....
15:00 2019-10-14

EU countries stop short of arms embargo for Turkey European Union countries committed on Monday to suspending arms exports to Turkey, but stopped short of the EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought....
15:00 2019-10-14

NATO's Stoltenberg defends stance on Turkey's offensive in Syria NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey's attack on Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria as he came under pressure from some members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to be tougher with Ankara....
15:00 2019-10-14

Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as U.S. retreats Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal....
15:00 2019-10-14

Sen. Van Hollen torches Trump’s Syria response: ‘For God's sakes, what are they waiting for?’ Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) admonished President Donald Trump for failing to punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria, asserting Sunday that senior administration officials “look ridiculous” while U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters are slaughtere...
13:32 2019-10-14

GOP senator defends Trump on Syria: ‘I’m not sure the president had a lot of choices’ Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to allow the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in the slaughter of Kurdish fighters — casting the Middle Eastern military conflict as an inevitable qua...
13:32 2019-10-14

Adam Schiff says whistleblower may not testify in impeachment probe House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff indicated Sunday that the whistleblower at the heart of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump might not testify over concerns about the person’s safety. Schiff’s remarks come after Tru...
13:32 2019-10-14

Cruz denounces Trump's call for China to probe Bidens Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) denounced President Donald Trump’s call for China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, becoming one of only a handful of Republican senators to openly criticize the brazen request for foreign inte...
13:32 2019-10-14

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s vow to sanction Turkey 'a game changer’ Sen. Lindsey Graham signaled on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s partnering with Congress to stop Turkish aggression in Syria would be "a game changer.” “I applaud his decision to work with Congress to stop Turkeys [sic] aggression in Syria throu...
13:32 2019-10-14

‘I sort of thrive on it’: The impeachment crisis shines a spotlight on Trump’s state of mind He has bullied and projected, portrayed himself as a victim and struck an authoritarian tone as he battles the biggest threat to his presidency so far....
12:32 2019-10-14

Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into a runoff, a boost for Republicans and President Trump Gov. John Bel Edwards could have won a second term Saturday, but he fell short of the outright majority needed to avoid a Nov. 16 runoff, when he will face Republican Eddie Rispone....
11:32 2019-10-14

Hunter Biden will step down from board of Chinese firm, his attorney says In a statement released by his attorney, Hunter Biden said he won’t serve on boards of foreign-owned companies if his father wins the presidential election....
11:32 2019-10-14

Protecting whistleblower’s identity is ‘our primary interest,’ Schiff says The House Intelligence Committee chairman suggested it isn’t necessary for the whistleblower to testify in person given the threats made by Trump and others....
11:32 2019-10-14

Trump faces bipartisan criticism for Syria withdrawal The criticism came as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that both chambers are readying a joint resolution urging the president to reverse his decision....
11:32 2019-10-14

Hunter Biden says he will resign from Chinese company board and won’t take foreign work if his father is president Positions by Joe Biden’s son in Ukraine and China have become flash points in the presidential campaign and led to Trump’s phone call that is at center of the impeachment probe....
11:32 2019-10-14

The Trailer: Harris and Buttigieg are making similar pitches in Iowa In this edition: Two phenoms try to kickstart things in Iowa, Democrats debate gay (and religious) rights, and Louisiana tells us plenty about Democrats and rural voters....
11:32 2019-10-14

Trudeau says security threat ‘will not change’ how he conducts campaign When asked by reporters about the vest he wore at Sunday's event, Trudeau said his first concern was the safety of his family and the other Canadians in the room....
10:00 2019-10-14

Singh speaks out against strategic voting, says to ‘never settle for less’ The New Democratic leader is trying to counter a message from the Liberals that they are the only real option for progressive voters, as they have a better shot at forming government....
10:00 2019-10-14

EU warns 'a lot of work remains' as Rees-Mogg hints at compromises Jacob Rees-Mogg has hinted that the government is preparing to make compromises in order to get a Brexit deal - telling Sky News he may have to "eat my words" - as Europe says there is more work to be done....
06:00 2019-10-14

Queen's Speech: PM will vow to make UK 'the greatest place on Earth' Legislation to introduce tougher sentences for foreign offenders who try to return to the UK will be among more than 20 bills that will feature in the first Queen's Speech of Boris Johnson's premiership....
06:00 2019-10-14

PM under pressure to concede more ground to Brussels over Brexit Boris Johnson is reportedly coming under pressure to give more ground to Brussels as efforts continue to try to reach a Brexit agreement before an EU summit later this week....
06:00 2019-10-14

Inside Trump’s Botched Attempt to Hire Trey Gowdy The hiring of Mr. Gowdy and its quick reversal offer a public glimpse into the turmoil in the White House as it struggles to decide how to respond to impeachment....
03:48 2019-10-14

Trump Orders Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria The decision effectively cedes control of the area and could allow a resurgence of ISIS, but the defense secretary argued American forces would not have deterred a Turkish invasion....
03:48 2019-10-14

We Surveyed the 2020 Democrats on Gun Control. Here Are the New Dividing Lines. The Democratic presidential candidates agree on many gun control measures, like an assault weapons ban. But they’re split on other ideas, like a federal gun registry....
03:48 2019-10-14

The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained As the Turkish invasion leads to deteriorating security in northern Syria, the custody of about 11,000 captive ISIS fighters — and many thousands more detained ISIS women and children — is in doubt....
03:48 2019-10-14

U.S. Ambassador to Testify That Quid Pro Quo Text Was Trump’s Message (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. ambassador is expected to tell Congress that his text message reassuring another envoy there was no quid pro quo in their interactions with Ukraine was based solely on what he was told by President Donald Trump. That’...
03:16 2019-10-14

In campaign stop with evangelical Christians, Trump defends his actions on Syria U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria, telling conservative Christian activists that the United States should prioritize protecting its own borders....
23:00 2019-10-13

Hunter Biden disputes Trump attacks of his work, wades into impeachment fight Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, for the first time on Sunday defended his work in Ukraine and China, after sustained criticism from Republican President Donald Trump that has in turn embroiled the White House in an impe...
23:00 2019-10-13

Trump says Obama 'hiding' from questions about Bidens and Ukraine: 'I think he knows all about it' Former President Barack Obama has been hiding from questions about former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and Hunter's work for a gas company in Ukraine, President Trump insisted Saturday night....
22:00 2019-10-13

Canada’s Justin Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat: reports Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest onstage Saturday night as he delivered a speech amid heavy security after authorities learned of a security threat, according to reports....
22:00 2019-10-13

Republicans accuse Cummings of violating bipartisan agreement with 'abusive' DHS subpoenas Republican leaders claim that House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is violating an agreement between their parties after the Democrat subpoenaed two Department of Homeland Security officials without consulting with the GOP minor...
22:00 2019-10-13

Esper defends U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria as Trump decries 'Endless Wars,' touts sanctions on Turkey Secretary of Defense Mark Esper defended President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria as Turkey continues to attack the Kurds, while Trump himself denounced getting involved in "endless wars" and talked up sanctions against ...
22:00 2019-10-13

Mattis says ISIS 'will resurge' in Syria following Trump's move to withdraw US troops Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis criticized President Trump’s decision to remove American troops from Syria, saying in his first public comments on the matter that the Islamic State now “will resurge” in the region....
22:00 2019-10-13

‘Where’s Hunter?’ Trump asks, as Biden’s son promises not to work with foreign companies if father wins presidency in 2020 President Trump targeted Hunter Biden Sunday morning, implying that the former vice president’s son has disappeared as his attorney declared that Biden will not work with foreign companies if his father becomes president....
22:00 2019-10-13

Schiff admits he should have been 'much more clear' about contact with whistleblower House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., admitted on Sunday that he should have been clearer about his contact with the whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president....
22:00 2019-10-13

Ted Cruz criticizes Trump's call for China to investigate Bidens Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, became one of the few Republican lawmakers to publically criticize President Trump over his call for China to investigate former Vice President and his son, Hunter....
22:00 2019-10-13

Collins: Schiff wants interviews kept secret because Dems ‘can’t win this in the public eye’ House committees are expected to continue their series of closed-door transcribed interviews as part of their impeachment-related investigation of President Trump this week, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. claims the secrecy is due to the Democratic maj...
22:00 2019-10-13

Everything You Need to Know About the October Democratic Debate October’s Democratic presidential primary debate is a big one, literally. Twelve candidates will appear onstage together on Oct. 15, which The New York Times reports makes the debate the largest presidential primary debate in recorded American ...
19:48 2019-10-13

President Trump Says He’s an ‘Island of One’ on Removing Troops From Northeast Syria (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is an “island of one” for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. But he remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has ...
19:48 2019-10-13

Louisiana’s Democratic Governor Forced Into Month-Long Runoff Election (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ quest for a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runo...
19:48 2019-10-13

Hunter Biden to Step Down From Chinese-Backed Firm’s Board of Directors (WASHINGTON) — Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm. That’s according to a statement from Biden’s attorney, George Mesires. Hunter Biden’s business dealings in China...
19:48 2019-10-13

Singh campaigns in B.C. as Trudeau turns focus to Toronto Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is focusing his attention today on the seat-rich region in and around Canada's biggest city as the country prepares to mix politics with holiday meals....
16:48 2019-10-13

Hunter Biden steps down from private Chinese equity firm: attorney The son of Presidential candidate Joe Biden, Hunter came into the spotlight amidst the revelations of Trump's whistleblower complaint. He also served on the board of a major Ukrainian natural gas producer....
16:48 2019-10-13

Tuesday’s debate: A moment of truth for Sanders Bernie Sanders has been off the campaign trail since his recent heart attack. The upcoming debate marks his return to the spotlight, and the stakes could hardly be higher....
15:00 2019-10-13

Trudeau wears protective vest after security concern delays Liberal rally in Toronto Trudeau's extra security detail was obvious as the Liberal leader was escorted through the boisterous crowd by a large number of plainclothes RCMP officers as well as Mounties dressed in green tactical gear....
11:48 2019-10-13

Democrats’ impeachment gamble paying off in court of public opinion — for now Every poll since Pelosi’s announcement has shown movement toward an impeachment inquiry, but deeper inside the polls are even better signs for Democrats, and worse ones for Trump....
07:16 2019-10-13

How two Soviet-born emigres made it into elite Trump circles — and the center of the impeachment storm Before they were arrested on campaign finance violations, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman demonstrated a facility for capitalizing on their political connections....
07:16 2019-10-13

Rees-Mogg says PM 'can be trusted' as DUP airs new Brexit concerns Cabinet minister and arch-Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged fellow Brexiteers to trust Boris Johnson - but the PM's chances of getting any new deal through parliament has been dealt a blow by the DUP....
06:48 2019-10-13

Rudy Giuliani Under Investigation for Lobbying Violations: Report (WASHINGTON) — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible lobbying violations. That’s according to a report Friday in The New York Times, citing two...
23:32 2019-10-12

Elizabeth Warren Targets Facebook’s Ad Policy With a Fake Ad Claiming Mark Zuckerberg Endorsed Trump’s Re-Election The tension between 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and social media giant Facebook continued this week as Warren’s campaign ran a series of Facebook ads falsely claiming that Mark Zuckerberg endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection....
23:32 2019-10-12

Elizabeth May vows to hold ‘national re-examination’ of veterans issues if elected May is campaigning in Atlantic Canada today and made an announcement outside Charlottetown, where the federal Veterans Affairs department has its headquarters....
22:32 2019-10-12

Company says 2.6 million farmed salmon died in southern Newfoundland pens The Norwegian-owned Northern Harvest Sea Farms made the announcement yesterday, after the provincial government announced it was suspending licences at the company's affected sites....
22:32 2019-10-12

Singh vows to help oilsands workers find new jobs with programs, funding NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is pledging to help oilsands workers find new jobs outside the sector if his party forms government and implements its plan to combat climate change....
22:32 2019-10-12

Montreal demonstrators protest Turkish military invasion in northern Syria Turkey's military offensive targeting Kurdish militia comes after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly decided that American troops would not interfere....
22:32 2019-10-12

Fact-Checking 5 Claims About the Impeachment Inquiry President Trump and his defenders have inaccurately attacked the impeachment inquiry for what they say are procedural and constitutional violations, a faulty premise and a lack of support....
22:00 2019-10-12

Cory Booker’s Unique Strength: 80-Plus Relatives in Iowa As the senator from New Jersey enters a final sprint to relevance in Iowa, he has the backing of dozens of family members in the Des Moines area, with roots that date back more than a century....
22:00 2019-10-12

Warren Dares Facebook With Intentionally False Political Ad The Democratic presidential candidate bought the ad to goad Facebook into removing misinformation in political ads, escalating her feud with the social network....
22:00 2019-10-12

For Both Trump and Xi, Trade Deal Comes Amid Growing Pressures at Home President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to a compromise on trade in recent days as they feel political pressures at home and face weakening economies....
22:00 2019-10-12

As Impeachment Divide Persists, More Voters Embrace an Inquiry Americans are as divided over impeachment as they are over President Trump. But support for the Democrats’ inquiry is building even in places Mr. Trump won, and among politically crucial independents....
22:00 2019-10-12

U.S. ex-ambassador to Ukraine testifies under subpoena: Democrats The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was testifying to lawmakers on Friday under subpoena after the White House directed the State Department to block her appearance, U.S. House Democrats said in a statement....
16:00 2019-10-12

At evangelical conference, concerns about Syria but cheers for Trump Prominent evangelical leaders have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull American military forces out of Syria, saying he was endangering tens of thousands of Christians in the Muslim-dominated region....
16:00 2019-10-12

Top aide to U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo resigns A senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resigned, with the State Department mired in a controversy over the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine that has prompted an impeachment inquiry targeting the president....
16:00 2019-10-12

Democrat O'Rourke raises $4.5 million for U.S. presidential bid Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke raised $4.5 million during the third quarter of 2019 for his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, his campaign said Friday....
16:00 2019-10-12

California bans private prisons and immigration detention centers California moved to end the use of private, for-profit lockups in America's largest state prison system as well as in federal immigration detention centers in the state under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom....
16:00 2019-10-12

Trump says acting Homeland Security Secretary McAleenan is stepping down U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was stepping down and a new acting chief of the agency would be named next week....
16:00 2019-10-12

Trump says he has not asked DOJ to investigate Biden's son U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters he has not asked the Department of Justice to investigate activities by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden....
16:00 2019-10-12

U.S. House committee chief says will 'accelerate' impeachment probe The chairman of one of the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committees leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump said on Friday the committee would continue and "accelerate" its efforts....
16:00 2019-10-12

Trump urges appeals court to shield tax returns from N.Y. prosecutors U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged a federal appeals court to block New York prosecutors from obtaining eight years of his tax returns, arguing that he was immune from criminal investigation as a sitting president....
16:00 2019-10-12

Talks over whistleblower's Trump impeachment testimony hung up: sources Talks over whether the whistleblower who sparked an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will testify to Congressional committees are hung up on the question of whether the person can submit written testimony, two sources familiar wit...
16:00 2019-10-12

Indicted Giuliani associate worked on behalf of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash One of the two Florida businessmen who helped U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney investigate his political rival, Democrat Joe Biden, also has been working for the legal team of a Ukrainian oligarch who faces bribery charges in the Unite...
16:00 2019-10-12

Congress Can Seek Trump’s Financial Records, Appeals Court Rules The ruling, by a three-judge panel, handed a victory to House Democrats whose efforts to obtain the documents have been stonewalled by the White House....
15:16 2019-10-12

Trump Orders Troops and Weapons to Saudi Arabia in Message of Deterrence to Iran The announcement came five days after Mr. Trump said his desire to end America’s “endless wars” led him to pull back troops from the Syria-Turkey border....
15:16 2019-10-12

Those Foreign Business Ties? The Trump Sons Have Plenty Too The Trumps have criticized Hunter Biden for doing business overseas while his father was vice president. Last month, the Trumps won approval in Scotland to build 500 homes....
15:16 2019-10-12

At Louisiana Rally, Trump Lashes Out at Impeachment Inquiry and Pelosi The president denounced the impeachment inquiry and condemned what he called the “unholy alliance of corrupt Democrat politicians, deep-state bureaucrats and the fake news media.”...
15:16 2019-10-12

What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To? As she injects chaos into the 2020 Democratic primary by accusing her own party of “rigging” the election, an array of alt-right internet stars, white nationalists and Russians have praised her....
15:16 2019-10-12

Ukraine Envoy Says She Was Told Trump Wanted Her Out Over Lack of Trust Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch was recalled from Ukraine after a long campaign against her by Rudolph Giuliani and his allies. Her boss told her she had “done nothing wrong.”...
15:16 2019-10-12

Is Trudeau’s government keeping its promise to make the RCMP harassment-free? These Mounties say no A retired member of the RCMP wrote an email about issues within the force, addressing his concerns “to any of you that care” and signing off with: “Time to get rid of the RCMP.”...
14:16 2019-10-12

Federal leaders continue to campaign over Thanksgiving weekend After a frenetic Friday following the final debate of the federal election campaign, the party leaders are taking the Saturday of the holiday weekend a little easier....
14:16 2019-10-12

Trump renews claim that he is immune from criminal investigation in effort to block Manhattan DA probe The Justice Department filed a brief in support of the president, though it stopped short of endorsing his precedent-breaking assertion that he has absolute immunity....
13:48 2019-10-12

Warren’s same-sex marriage quip captures what some find exciting — and others distressing — about her The senator cracks a joke about opponents of same-sex marriage, winning cheers and laughter from liberals but warnings that she risks turning off a big part of the electorate....
13:48 2019-10-12

Trump tells reporters he doesn’t know if Giuliani is still his attorney Following the president’s comment as he was leaving for a campaign rally in Louisiana, Giuliani said he is still representing Trump as his personal lawyer....
13:48 2019-10-12

Marie Yovanavitch Tells Congress She was ‘Incredulous’ Trump Pushed For Her Removal The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told congressional investigators on Friday that President Donald Trump was behind a concerted effort to remove her from her post based on spurious claims. In the closed session, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch told ...
08:16 2019-10-12

Sondland Will Testify Despite State Department Ban (WASHINGTON) — Lawyers for Ambassador Gordon Sondland say he’ll appear for an interview before a joint House committee taking depositions in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump despite having been ordered by the State Departme...
08:16 2019-10-12

Elizabeth Warren Had the Ultimate Response to a Question About Same-Sex Marriage and the Internet Took It From There Sen. Elizabeth Warren wasted no time making her thoughts about gay marriage known at the CNN equality town hall on Thursday night. In a clip from the televised forum on LGBTQ issues that has since gone massively viral, the 2020 Democratic presidentia...
08:16 2019-10-12

Shep Smith Leaving Fox News (NEW YORK) — Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on an outlet dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday. Smith, who had signed a ...
08:16 2019-10-12

‘Repugnant to the American Dream.’ Judges Block President Trump’s Immigrant Wealth Test (Bloomberg) — A new U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule to screen out immigrants deemed at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits was put on hold by judges on both coasts until there’s a final decision on whether the so-c...
08:16 2019-10-12

‘Careful, Meticulous, Whip Smart.’ Here’s What to Know About the Ukraine Ambassador Trump Recalled To President Donald Trump, the diplomat representing the U.S. in Ukraine was “bad news” — a supposedly rogue ambassador with a political bias against him. But to those who know Marie Yovanovitch — the former envoy to Kyiv who ...
08:16 2019-10-12

With ‘Congratulations on a Job Well Done,’ Trump Announces Kevin McAleenan is Leaving Department of Homeland Security (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday that Kevin McAleenan was stepping down as the acting secretary of Homeland Security. Trump said McAleenan wanted to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector. “We have w...
08:16 2019-10-12

A Man Wearing a Colin Kaepernick Jersey Was Thrown Out of Trump’s Minneapolis Rally. Here’s What He Says Happened Saul Eugene, 23, knew he was walking into hostile territory when he attended Thursday night’s Trump rally in Minneapolis wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. But he never expected to be ejected from the venue. Trump has very publicly disparaged K...
08:16 2019-10-12

Trudeau affirms Quebec’s right to ‘test’ new immigrants but won’t comment on the ‘values’ part Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said it is Quebec's right to decide if it will implement a test for new immigrants. He said there will be no such test for Canadian citizenship....
07:16 2019-10-12

Trudeau focuses on B.C. to combat growing NDP support in province The Liberals face a tough fight in Canada's westernmost province, particularly in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, where many voters are angry and frustrated with the Trudeau government's decision to purchase the Trans Mountain oil pipeline....
07:16 2019-10-12

Trump blasts 'bulls--- impeachment' at Louisiana rally, says Nancy Pelosi 'hates the United States' President Trump slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during a Friday night rally in Louisiana, saying "Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America."...
06:48 2019-10-12

Federal judge pauses opioid lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, Sackler family A federal judge paused more than 2,600 lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma on Friday so parties can address their differences to allow the continuance of litigation over the company's role in exacerbating the nation's opioid crisis....
06:48 2019-10-12

2020 Dems aren’t going far enough to address California homeless crisis, advocates claim Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are calling for sweeping affordable housing plans to address the chronic issue of homelessness, but advocates on the ground who see the issue up close say it doesn’t go far enough and they wish cand...
03:32 2019-10-12

California adopts nation's broadest gun seizure laws California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 15 gun-related bills into law Friday, tightening the state's already-stringent Second Amendment restrictions....
03:32 2019-10-12

California governor signs measure requiring universities to provide abortion meds California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday made his state the first to require public universities to offer abortion medication at campus health centers, beginning in 2023....
03:32 2019-10-12

DOJ reveals no Mueller grand jury material shared with any foreign government The Justice Department disclosed in a court filing Friday that no protected information from the grand jury empaneled by then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller was shared with any foreign government....
03:32 2019-10-12

Ex-GOP congressman says he'll donate contributions from arrested Giuliani associates A former Texas congressman who received at least $20,000 in campaign contributions from two associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested Thursday for campaign finance violations, has said he will donate the funds to local charities....
03:32 2019-10-12

Trump encourages Louisianians to vote, says Pelosi 'hates the United States,' at second rally in as many days President Trump slammed Nancy Pelosi at his second campaign rally in as many nights Friday, saying "Nancy Pelosi hates the United States of America."...
03:32 2019-10-12

NSC staffer discussed Trump-Ukraine call outside council, called conversation 'outrageous': sources After President Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it was reported to then-senior National Security Council (NSC) leadership that an NSC staffer had relayed information about the call to individuals outside the NSC....
03:32 2019-10-12

Marie Yovanovitch says Trump ousted her over ‘unfounded and false claims’ Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators Friday that she was abruptly forced out of her role in May at the direction of President Donald Trump. In her opening statement, obtained by POLITICO, Y...
02:32 2019-10-12

House to condemn Trump for enabling Turkish invasion A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has drafted a resolution to condemn the White House decision to pull troops out of northern Syria this week, which paved the way for Turkey’s brutal assault on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.House Foreign Affairs Com...
02:32 2019-10-12

Michel Barnier describes 'constructive meeting' with British negotiators The EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said he will now go and debrief the 27 member states ambassadors and the Brexit Steering Group of the European Parliament....
22:00 2019-10-11

Costed NDP platform proposes $32.7B deficit with big spending promises, new revenues The New Democrats released their platform costing today, and it shows $35 billion in planned new spending next year and $30.5 billion in expected new revenues....
21:00 2019-10-11

COMMENTARY: Trudeau, Scheer sparked the most debate discussion on Twitter — but it was negative Maxime Bernier scored the highest positive rating on Twitter during the French debate, according to Ipsos. But Justin Trudeau dominated in the volume of tweets....
21:00 2019-10-11

Booker quotes this Old Testament Bible verse to defend LGBTQ rights 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker, D-N.J., said he's been dealing with the "juxtaposing issues of religious freedom and LGBTQ rights" all of his life as a Christian with people "using religion as a justification for discrimination."...
21:00 2019-10-11

Top diplomats to testify before Congress despite opposition from State Dept., White House Two diplomats at the center of the Ukraine controversy are now set to testify before House lawmakers as part of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, despite significant pushback from both the State Department and the White House....
21:00 2019-10-11

Federal appeals court rules against Trump in battle over tax returns A federal appeals court in Washington has sided against President Trump, saying his financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives as the president’s legal team prepares to appeal....
21:00 2019-10-11

Trump to name State Dept. official John Sullivan as next ambassador to Russia President Trump will soon announce that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News Friday....
21:00 2019-10-11

Former DIA employee accused of leaking top secret information to reporters released on bond Henry Frese, the counterterrorism analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency accused of leaking classified government information to two journalists, including one with whom he was romantically involved, was released Friday on bond. ...
21:00 2019-10-11

Pompeo calls foul on NBA's China treatment Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on the offense against the National Basketball Association amid the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and China....
21:00 2019-10-11

Russian radio hosts prank Lindsey Graham into thinking he's on phone with Turkey's defense minister Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., became the latest high-ranking target of two notorious Russian pranksters who have been fooling politicians by posing as foreign officials....
21:00 2019-10-11

Ex-Ukraine ambassador speaks of ouster after ‘false claims,’ denies being ‘disloyal’ to Trump Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers behind closed doors Friday that she was recalled earlier this year after “unfounded and false claims” against her, as well as continued pressure from President Trump on the Stat...
21:00 2019-10-11

Ex-envoy tells impeachment inquiry Trump ousted her based on 'false claims' The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called "bad news" told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president on Friday that Trump removed her from her post based on "unfounded and false claims," according to U.S...
20:00 2019-10-11

U.S. court backs House request for Trump's financial records In a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to block oversight of his business dealings, a U.S. court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for the Republican's financial records including tax documents....
20:00 2019-10-11

Trump obfuscates, misleads and exaggerates to make his case against impeachment Trump’s effort to create confusion and raise doubts about facts surrounding the whistleblower complaint and House Democrats’ effort to remove him from office, has been joined by several congressional Republicans and Trump associates....
19:00 2019-10-11

Disclosures suggest Trump’s White House politicized pretty much everything — and there are lots of witnesses We have a chief executive who doesn't seem to know or respect the traditional boundaries of the president — and a whole bunch of people who have seen that....
19:00 2019-10-11

Live updates: As Yovanovitch testifies, Trump highlights a previous impeachment effort that failed badly Bucking the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said he would appear for a deposition next week under subpoena in the House’s impeachment inquiry....
19:00 2019-10-11

Key diplomat defies Trump administration, says he will testify in House impeachment inquiry "Notwithstanding the State Department's current direction to not testify, Ambassador Sondland will honor the Committees' subpoena," his lawyer says....
19:00 2019-10-11

Common thread for Mueller, Ukraine and Syria: Russia Helps Trump, Trump Helps Russia In each case, the president has helped Vladimir Putin's Russia, which has helped him for years with money and political support. They represent different chapters of the same story....
19:00 2019-10-11

Senior U.S. Senate Democrat fears Barr probe of Russian meddling could hurt spy alliance U.S. spy agencies' critical partnerships with English-speaking counterparts could be undermined by Attorney General William Barr's investigation into the roots of a probe of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, a top Senate Democrat sai...
19:00 2019-10-11

Ex-Ukraine envoy says Trump pressured State Department to remove her: report The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told lawmakers on Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to remove her as part of a concerted campaign against her, the Washington Post reported....
19:00 2019-10-11

U.S. appeals court clears way for House to obtain Trump's financial records In a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to block oversight of his business dealings, a U.S. court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for the Republican's financial records including tax documents....
19:00 2019-10-11

Larry Hogan comes out in support of Trump impeachment inquiry Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan publicly expressed support for the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, joining a small but growing number of Republicans breaking from the party’s mostly unwavering support of the president. “I think we do need an...
18:32 2019-10-11

Marie Yovanovitch arrives on Hill to testify Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, arrived Friday to testify as part of the House's impeachment inquiry, after the State Department had previously sought to block officials from appearing before lawmakers. Her appearance is a ...
18:32 2019-10-11

Graham pleads with Trump on Syria: 'Change course while you still can' Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday claimed vindication for his harsh criticism of the White House’s foreign policy in Syria, urging President Donald Trump to “change course while you still can.”The South Carolina Republican has been perhaps the most vocal...
18:32 2019-10-11

Labour MP 'asked for leniency' for man who attacked her office Labour MP Jess Phillips says she "asked for leniency" for a man fined for kicking the door of her constituency office because she wants to "sit down and talk" with him....
16:32 2019-10-11

PM set deadline to explain secrecy over Jennifer Arcuri inquiry Boris Johnson has been set a deadline to explain why he wants his answers kept secret in an investigation into his links with an American model turned technology entrepreneur....
16:32 2019-10-11

UK team propose free trade agreement to end Brexit stalemate Britain is proposing a move towards a "pared-down free trade agreement" to end the Brexit stalemate and get a deal done by the end of October, according to well-placed sources in Brussels....
16:32 2019-10-11

Trump predicts senators will quash impeachment. His allies aren’t so sure. Donald Trump made a defiant prediction last week that Senate Republicans will be the bulwark to keep Democrats from ending his presidency.But behind the scenes, Republicans and Trump’s informal circle of advisers are tempering the president’s bravado...
15:00 2019-10-11

Romney steps up as Trump tries to trample him President Donald Trump wants to sideline Mitt Romney — but the Utah senator isn’t having it.Even as he faces a barrage of attacks from the president and his allies, Romney is mapping out plans to play a central role in 2020 — headlining party events,...
15:00 2019-10-11

The holdout, the reluctant supporter, and the impeachment die-hard NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — The “Make America Great Again” hats were in the front row Thursday night at freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s first town hall event since Speaker Nancy Pelosi blessed an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But for...
15:00 2019-10-11

‘Insane Impeachment Witch Hunt.’ Trump Rages in His First Rally Since the Start of the Impeachment Inquiry When President Donald Trump took the stage in Minnesota Thursday night, it was his first appearance at a rally since House Democrats formally launched an impeachment inquiry. And he used much of his time on the stage to vent about the proceedings thr...
14:00 2019-10-11

2020 Democratic Candidates Pledge Support for LGBTQ Community at Town Hall (LOS ANGELES) — Democratic presidential candidates took a detour Thursday from a 2020 campaign roiled by the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump to make a play for support within a key party constituency: LGBTQ voters. At a time of an...
14:00 2019-10-11

Trump Administration Ramps up Deportations to Cuba Under New Policy (MIAMI) — After seeking asylum in the United States at the Mexican border, Pablo Sanchez was placed in a detention center and is now facing what has become an increasingly common scenario under President Donald Trump: deportation to Cuba. Since...
14:00 2019-10-11

Top Commerce Department aides orchestrated NOAA’s Hurricane Dorian statement, House Science Committee chair says A new letter from the House Science Committee chair reveals new information on the origins of the controversial NOAA statement backing President Trump's false Hurricane Dorian claims....
13:32 2019-10-11

Women ambassadors object to Trump’s treatment of former envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is an important witness in the probe of the president’s effort to use diplomacy as a personal campaign tool, an allegation he denies....
13:32 2019-10-11

Despite attacks and to the surprise of some, Biden’s firewall is holding — for now As he faces attacks from all sides, signs are that former vice president Joe Biden maintains a solid base of support, especially among African Americans....
13:32 2019-10-11

Florida students protest as Trump Jr. speaks on campus — for a $50,000 fee The president’s son and Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend and a campaign senior adviser, were invited to give a “keynote presentation” by a University of Florida student organization....
13:32 2019-10-11

House Democrats subpoena Perry, Giuliani associates; Trump to hold first campaign rally since impeachment inquiry launch As the latest developments played out, the president lashed out at Fox News for its new poll showing 51 percent of voters want him removed from office....
13:32 2019-10-11

Trump attacks Bidens in personal and coarse terms at Minnesota rally Trump is embroiled in an escalating battle with House Democrats as they pursue an impeachment inquiry over Trump pressuring the leader of Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son Hunter....
13:32 2019-10-11

Sen. Graham calls Trump decision on Syria ‘biggest blunder of his presidency’ The South Carolina Republican, one of Trump’s strongest defenders, said the withdrawal of U.S. troops out of northern Syria was “worse than what Obama did” in Iraq....
13:32 2019-10-11

Liz Cheney, others in GOP spearhead bid to sanction Turkey for Syria invasion House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R.-Wyo., along with 20 Republican colleagues, said Thursday that they will be introducing legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey for their military offensive operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces ...
12:32 2019-10-11

GOP lawmaker requests FEC watchdog investigate chair's 'political' statements The top Republican on the House Committee on House Administration the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) inspector general on Thursday to investigate the agency’s leader for allegedly using her position to publicly disparage President Trump....
12:32 2019-10-11

Trump belittles Bidens with graphic language at Minneapolis rally, as chaos unfolds outside arena President Trump unloaded on Joe Biden and media coverage of his Ukrainian business dealings in Minneapolis on Thursday evening -- at one point bringing the crowd to its feet by charging that Biden's only useful trait as vice president was his ability...
12:32 2019-10-11

Trump called former Ukraine diplomat 'bad news' ... and now she's set to testify Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. envoy to Kiev whom President Trump has called "bad news," is scheduled to sit for a potentially explosive transcribed interview on Capitol Hill on Friday as Democrats intensify their impeachment inquiry....
12:32 2019-10-11

Minneapolis police union boss hits back at mayor ahead of Trump rally The head of the Minneapolis police union delivered impassioned remarks prior to President Donald Trump's re-election rally Thursday night, praising him for fighting for the rights of law enforcement officials across the country. ...
12:32 2019-10-11

NYC council member launches Democratic primary challenge to Ocasio-Cortez A prominent New York City Democrat filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Thursday to launch a primary challenge for the House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y....
12:32 2019-10-11

Trump protest in Minneapolis erupts in pepper spray, MAGA hat fires Protesters outside President Trump’s rally in Minneapolis Thursday night set fire to Make America Great Again hats and other memorabilia in an effort to show their defiance to the current administration for a brief amount of time before police manage...
12:32 2019-10-11

'Trump watch party’ reinstated at Michigan restaurant after RNC chair Ronna McDaniel's tweet rallies the troops: report Management at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Michigan had a sudden change of heart this week after initially canceling a plan by local Republicans to hold a “Trump watch party” at the location because of unspecified “complaints.”...
12:32 2019-10-11

Prince's estate slams Trump campaign after 'Purple Rain' plays at Minneapolis rally President Trump received pushback from deceased musician Prince’s estate Thursday for playing the singer’s iconic song “Purple Rain” during a campaign rally held in Minneapolis, Minn., that evening....
12:32 2019-10-11

Dems weigh knee-capping a Republican impeachment criticism House Democrats are grappling with whether to take more steps to formalize their impeachment inquiry and silence a chief Republican criticism of their efforts, with competing factions beginning to emerge. President Donald Trump and his allies on Cap...
07:32 2019-10-11

Bloc Québécois leader issues apology over candidates’ social media posts The leader of the Bloc Québécois is apologizing after four candidates were thrust into the spotlight for alleged Islamophobic and racist social media posts....
07:00 2019-10-11

U.S. ambassador to Ukraine fired for following protocol: ex-diplomat The ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, is scheduled to testify before congressional lawmakers on Friday as part of the House impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump....
07:00 2019-10-11

Trump tries to make impeachment a political asset at campaign rally “They want to erase your vote like it never existed,” Trump said at a Thursday night rally in Minneapolis. “They want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future.”...
07:00 2019-10-11

Ukraine president says there was ‘no blackmail’ in call with Trump In an all-day “media marathon” held in a Kyiv food court, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy played down suggestions that Trump pressured him in exchange for U.S. military aid to help Ukraine battle Russian-backed separatists....
07:00 2019-10-11

Biden would withhold foreign aid to countries that discriminate against LGBTQ people Joe Biden said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as he joined eight other Democratic presidential candidates at a televised forum on LGBTQ issues....
05:16 2019-10-11

Trump uses re-election campaign rally to try to undermine impeachment inquiry U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday used a campaign rally to blast the impeachment inquiry against him as a brazen attempt by Democrats to overthrow him, vowing the attempt to remove him from office would backfire....
05:16 2019-10-11

Al-Qaeda Bomb Maker Once Dubbed ‘World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist’ Was Killed 2 Years Ago, White House Says Ibrahim al-Asiri, a senior al-Qaeda bomb maker and terrorist coordinator, was killed two years ago in a United States operation in Yemen, the White House announced on Thursday. Al-Asiri had been in hiding in Yemen for years and was the repeated targe...
04:16 2019-10-11

Trump says he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds following Turkey's offensive on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeast Syria....
03:48 2019-10-11

U.S. House Republicans to seek sanctions on Turkey over Kurd offensive Twenty-nine of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey, underscoring lawmakers unhappiness about its assault on Kurdish...
03:48 2019-10-11

U.S. and Greenland partner to map Greenland’s resources The U.S. military has conducted an aerial survey of Greenland to assess the vast arctic island's mineral potential as part of an agreement between the two governments, a top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday....
03:48 2019-10-11

Trump joins video streaming platform Twitch for re-election campaign U.S. President Donald Trump has joined Amazon Inc's Twitch, his verified account on the video game live-streaming platform showed in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election....
03:48 2019-10-11

Retiring GOP Rep. John Shimkus won't support Trump after Syria pullout Retiring Republican Rep. John Shimkus is ending his support for President Donald Trump after this week‘s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syria-Turkey border, calling the move “despicable.”The Illinois Republican told St. Louis radio station KMOX o...
00:16 2019-10-11

Lindsey Graham dishes on Trump in hoax calls with Russians Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has in the last year become something of a congressional point man for President Donald Trump’s negotiations with Turkey, leading discussions on everything from Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system over the sum...
00:16 2019-10-11

Democrats subpoena Rick Perry for documents in impeachment inquiry House Democrats issued a subpoena on Thursday to Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment inquiry.The subpoena demands a series of documents related to Perry's knowledge of President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian Pr...
00:16 2019-10-11

Trump says former Rep. Trey Gowdy can't join his legal team until January Gowdy was fired as a contributor to Fox News, a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC on Wednesday before Trump's lawyer announced the legal team addition....
00:16 2019-10-11

Trump says he does not know the two associates of Giuliani U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not know the two associates of his personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani who were arrested, even if they are in a picture with him....
23:16 2019-10-10

Lawmakers Hone Their Messaging On Impeachment Democratic Congressman Tom Malinowski had planned to spend the October recess traveling around his majority-Republican New Jersey district talking about the federal legislative issues that affect his constituents. But on Sept. 24, when House Speaker ...
22:16 2019-10-10

Court: Deutsche Bank Does Not Have Donald Trump’s Tax Returns (NEW YORK) — Deutsche Bank has told a federal appeals court it does not have President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns. Trump’s longtime bank previously said it had tax records Congress wants in its investigation of the presiden...
22:16 2019-10-10

Could Trump Lose the Republican Nomination? Here’s the History of Primary Challenges to Incumbent Presidents From the very beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has never really left “campaign mode” — but as the next election gets closer, that approach has turned into a more concrete play for victory in 2020. But Trump is not alone. He...
22:16 2019-10-10

‘My Position is Clear.’ George Conway, Husband of Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Believes White House Staffers Should Quit Their Jobs During a newly-released podcast interview, attorney George Conway, the husband of President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, suggested that Trump’s closest advisers should step down amid the impeachment inquiry. George Conway was previ...
22:16 2019-10-10

Most federal retirees and Social Security recipients will get a cost-of-living adjustment The average monthly Social Security benefit will rise to $1,503. The cost-of-living adjustment reflects a 12-month measure of inflation through September....
21:48 2019-10-10

Trump feud with California warrants U.S. Congress probe: hundreds of ex-EPA employees Hundreds of former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees on Thursday urged a congressional probe into whether the agency's feud with California represented retaliation for the state's failure to support President Donald Trump's political age...
21:16 2019-10-10

Biden campaign slams New York Times for op-ed by conservative author behind Ukraine claims Joe Biden's campaign cried foul over the Times’s decision to run an op-ed by Peter Schweizer, a conservative author behind many of President Trump's unsubstantiated claims of corruption against the former vice president....
21:16 2019-10-10

Most federal retirees and Social Security recipients to get a cost of living adjustment The average monthly Social Security benefit will rise to $1,503. The cost of living adjustment reflects a 12-month measure of inflation through September....
21:16 2019-10-10

Live updates: House Democrats subpoena Giuliani associates; Trump to hold first campaign rally since launch of impeachment inquiry As the latest developments played out, the president lashed out at Fox News for its new poll showing 51 percent of voters want him removed from office....
21:16 2019-10-10

Trump travels to liberal Minneapolis for his first rally since the impeachment probe began Unlike most of his events held in Republican strongholds, Trump selected a congressional district for Thursday night’s rally that he lost by 55 points in 2016....
21:16 2019-10-10

Senate Democrats seek to reverse Trump's regulations on health care, taxes, environment Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats will pursue a series of votes in the coming weeks to roll back some of President Donald Trump’s regulations on health care, taxes and the environment.The Senate minority leader said Thursday that his caucus will for...
20:48 2019-10-10

White House officials largely absent from public view amid impeachment storm It's a well-worn strategy in the Trump White House: Senior officials conveniently manage to be elsewhere when major controversies engulf the building....
20:16 2019-10-10

Who is in Canada’s middle class, and why some experts hate the term While economists might shudder when they hear talk of the elusive middle class, parties love to speak to this group because it appeals to the broadest section of voters....
20:16 2019-10-10

The migrant caravans: Finally feeling safe, she longs for her wife and son Marveny Suchite lives with her American immigration sponsor in a bungalow here on a tree-lined street. A neighbor’s yard sign reads: “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.”...
19:48 2019-10-10

The migrant caravans: Deportation divides father and son More than a year after heading to the United States with his son, Jose Caceres is back where he began, barely eking out a living in the fields of wealthier farmers - but without the boy....
19:48 2019-10-10

Zelenskiy ready to open probe into any Ukraine meddling in Trump election Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday he would be ready to jointly open an investigation into any possible Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and into Burisma gas company, which had a son of Vice Presiden...
19:48 2019-10-10

Deutsche Bank told court it does not hold Trump's tax returns Deutsche Bank said in a letter to a U.S. court that it does not hold copies of U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said on Thursday....
19:48 2019-10-10

Nine U.S. Democratic presidential hopefuls to tackle LGBTQ issues at televised forum Nine U.S. Democratic presidential candidates will appear at a televised town hall on Thursday focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, though top contender Bernie Sanders will miss the event as he recovers from a heart attack....
19:48 2019-10-10

Factbox: The Giuliani associates arrested on U.S. campaign finances charges Two foreign-born businessmen associated with U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on federal charges that they conspired to funnel foreign money to U.S. political candidates, authorities said on Thursday....
19:48 2019-10-10

House Democrats issue subpoenas for two indicted Giuliani associates House Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday subpoenaed two of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani's associates who were arrested and charged over campaign finance violations....
19:48 2019-10-10

Two businessmen linked to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested on U.S. charges Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have been helping President Donald Trump's personal lawyer investigate political rival Joe Biden have been arrested on charges of funneling foreign money to U.S. political candidates and a pro-Trump election c...
19:48 2019-10-10

U.S. House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey to retire from Congress U.S. Representative Nita Lowey, the first woman to chair the powerful House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, said on Thursday she will not seek re-election next year....
19:48 2019-10-10

U.S. presidential candidate Warren calls on AT&T to reject plan she says will cost jobs U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on AT&T Inc to reject an activist investor plan she said would lead to job cuts, staking out a different position than President Donald Trump who has cheered the investor's involvement....
19:48 2019-10-10

Could Theresa May's deal solve Brexit stalemate? Next week there is a Queen's speech, a crucial EU summit and MPs will meet for a rare Saturday sitting in Parliament. But with hopes for a Brexit deal diminishing, what is going to happen?...
19:16 2019-10-10

Irish PM 'now absolutely convinced' Johnson wants Brexit deal Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is "now absolutely convinced" the UK wants a Brexit deal - which is "possible" by 31 October - following talks with Boris Johnson....
19:16 2019-10-10

2 Florida Men Tied to Giuliani Arrested on Finance Charges Involving Trump Campaign (WASHINGTON) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance violations resulting from a $325,000 donation to a political action committee supporting Trump...
18:48 2019-10-10

Biden interrupted at New Hampshire campaign stop by climate change activists Former Vice President Joe Biden was interrupted by environmental activists during a campaign event Wednesday evening in New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House....
18:16 2019-10-10

Bernie Sanders says he misspoke when he said campaign would slow its pace Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., backpedaled Wednesday on statements he made a day earlier about the pace of his presidential bid following his heart attack last week, telling NBC News that he was ready to "get back into the groove of a very rigorous camp...
18:16 2019-10-10

Feinstein secures $20M to prevent Tijuana’s sewage water from reaching US Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has secured nearly $20 million to fund measures that help California prevent millions of gallons of Tijuana’s raw sewage from flowing into San Diego, according to a Wednesday report....
18:16 2019-10-10

Woman who confronted Beto O'Rourke on immigration, guns speaks out on his reaction The Arizona woman who confronted 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke over illegal immigration and his push for the government to confiscate some guns told Fox News he was "pandering to voters" when he campaigned at a town hall in Phoenix on Sun...
18:16 2019-10-10

Biden campaign slams NY Times for running 'Clinton Cash' author's op-ed on ex-VP's Ukraine ties The deputy manager of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign slammed The New York Times on Wednesday in a letter to the newspaper’s executive editor -- blasting the paper's coverage of the former vice president’s involvement in Ukraine....
18:16 2019-10-10

Ukraine president says 'no blackmail' in phone call with Trump Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told reporters Thursday his controversial July call with President Trump involved no bribe, blackmail or quid pro quo, as impeachment-minded Democrats claim....
18:16 2019-10-10

Two Giuliani associates linked to Ukraine investigations indicted on campaign finance charges Two associates of Rudy Giuliani who have been linked to his investigations in Ukraine have been indicted for campaign finance violations, according to court documents released Thursday....
18:16 2019-10-10

DC Council approves 'emergency' bill to rename Columbus Day 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' Washington, D.C. city council members rushed to approve legislation renaming Columbus Day "Indigenous Peoples' Day" this week before its Oct. 14 commemoration, citing similar moves by several states and a slew of cities in recent years. ...
18:16 2019-10-10

Bernie Sanders' daughter-in-law dies from cancer shortly after being diagnosed Tragedy struck 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Saturday, after his daughter-in-law Raine Riggs, passed away from cancer shortly after she had been diagnosed, the Associated Press reported. ...
18:16 2019-10-10

Gabbard threatens to boycott Ohio debate, claims DNC is 'rigging' primaries Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is threatening to boycott next week’s Democratic presidential debate amid accusations that the Democratic National Committee and the media are “rigging” the 2020 primary elections against dark horse candidates like herse...
18:16 2019-10-10

How can Republicans say what they’re saying about Syria, and still support Trump? Trump has made one of the riskiest decisions of his presidency. Top allies are already talking about it as if it's a tragic mistake that will tarnish his entire legacy....
18:16 2019-10-10

Two business associates of Trump’s personal attorney Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who routed a large donation to a pro-Trump super PAC, are accused of taking part in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office....
18:16 2019-10-10

Trump’s ‘blood on your hands’ problem with Turkey, Syria Trump has made one of the riskiest decisions of his presidency. Top allies are already talking about it as if it's a tragic mistake that will tarnish his entire legacy....
15:48 2019-10-10

Joe Biden, Once Cautious About Calling for President Trump’s Impeachment, Now Openly Supports It Using his most forceful language to date, former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the first time backed the impeachment of President Donald Trump. It was a sharp change for Biden, who just last week argued that it was up to Congress to figur...
14:48 2019-10-10

President Trump Urged Rex Tillerson to Help Drop DOJ Charges for Giuliani Client President Donald Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the...
14:48 2019-10-10

Trump’s Syria Announcement Blindsided Many of His GOP Supporters (WASHINGTON) — For once, Republicans and Democrats in Congress were in the same place: out of the loop. When it came to President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that U.S. forces would no longer protect Syrian Kurds from a Turkish inva...
14:48 2019-10-10

Michael Bennet Tries to Break Through With Affordable Housing Plan Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet is angling to get voters’ attention—and boost his idling presidential campaign—by taking on one of Americans’ most visceral concerns: the rent is too dang high. Bennet, th...
14:48 2019-10-10

The Impeachment Fight Will Transform State and Local Races in 2020 It’s standing room only in Eddy’s kitchen, a tiny deli with mismatched floor tiles and laminated menus in North Plainfield, N.J., when Democratic Congressman Tom Malinowski begins explaining why he supports the impeachment inquiry into Pr...
14:48 2019-10-10

In Donald Trump’s America, Rep. Justin Amash Sets an Independent Course Justin Amash is sipping water at a movie-theater bar in Grand Rapids, Mich. It smells like popcorn, there are neon lights everywhere, and Remember the Titans is playing silently on wall-mounted TVs. A steady trickle of people pass by, but none seem t...
14:48 2019-10-10

Survivors of Sexual Assault Are Voters Too. So Why Aren’t the Presidential Candidates Paying Attention to Them? This month marks the two-year anniversary of the #MeToo hashtag, but it also marks the start of a monumental shift. In just a few hours, sexual violence, including harassment, went from a topic seldom discussed on mainstream platforms to one that dom...
14:48 2019-10-10

Trump Administration Weighs Economic Escalation Against China Officials are considering limiting access to U.S. capital markets and imposing greater scrutiny on Chinese companies as trade negotiators meet in Washington this week....
14:16 2019-10-10

For Bernie Sanders, His Most Trusted Adviser Is Married to Him Long an influential force in Mr. Sanders’s political life, his wife, Jane, has recently been instrumental in shaping decisions about his health issues, his campaign and the flow of information to the public....
14:16 2019-10-10

Ukrainian President Says ‘No Blackmail’ in Phone Call With Trump During a marathon news conference in Kiev, Volodymyr Zelensky said that he was not aware that Mr. Trump had frozen nearly $400 million in military aid....
14:16 2019-10-10

Military Leaders Fear They’ve Seen This Before. It Ended in the Iraq War. Officials are sounding alarms that clearing the way for Turkey to bomb the Kurds could have long-term repercussions, just as the desertion of allies did three decades ago....
14:16 2019-10-10

The migrant caravans: A common road toward different fates The images were dramatic: Central American migrants moving northward en masse through Mexico - men, women and children walking up to 30 miles a day, some hitching rides or catching freight trains....
13:48 2019-10-10

Running the roadblock: House Democrats seeking way around White House on impeachment Facing a White House vowing to block the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, Democratic congressional leaders on Thursday were plotting the next moves in their probe of President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine....
12:48 2019-10-10

Trump to host first post-impeachment inquiry rally in Democratic stronghold U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday will hold his first campaign rally since Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against him, choosing a large arena in a Democratic stronghold in Minnesota to mount his latest public defense....
12:48 2019-10-10

Tony Blair: Election 'wrong way' to resolve Brexit impasse Former Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the BBC's Andrew Neil a general election is not the way to end the Brexit impasse and another referendum is the best option....
12:16 2019-10-10

Philip Hammond says government will ask for Brexit extension The former chancellor Philip Hammond has told the BBC he believes the government will comply with a law demanding the PM request an extension to the Brexit process....
12:16 2019-10-10

Unemployment is low. The economy is growing. Why do Canadians feel they can’t get ahead? According to an Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News, 68 per cent of Canadians feel like they can't get ahead, with 82 per cent saying they feel things are becoming less affordable....
11:16 2019-10-10

Federal judge slams DeVos and Education Department for violating order and weighs sanctions A judge said she was "deeply disturbed" by the agency pursuing education loan payments from 16,000 Corinthian Colleges students after she placed all collections on hold....
07:16 2019-10-10

Then and now: How lawmakers characterize impeachment as a ‘coup’ to protect their own According to Congress, impeachment is a “coup” — just as long as the president being impeached is a not a member of the political party engaged in the “coup.”...
07:16 2019-10-10

On eve of trade talks, Trump declines to hit China for pressuring the NBA in the dispute over Hong Kong protests The president accused two NBA coaches of “pandering to China” while declining to take sides in a matter that has threatened the league’s standing in the country....
07:16 2019-10-10

Focus on the GOP senators weighing history’s judgment for Trump’s fate The incumbents up for reelection next year in Democratic or swing states are in a form of political paralysis ahead of primary deadlines. They are least likely to break with the president....
07:16 2019-10-10

Sanders defends wait before disclosing heart attack and promises a ‘very vigorous’ campaign The senator from Vermont on Wednesday defended his decision to wait days before disclosing he suffered a heart attack and said he “misspoke” when he told reporters this week that for health reasons he would cut back on his aggressive campaign schedul...
07:16 2019-10-10

Trump says he would cooperate if Democrats ‘give us our rights’; Biden makes most direct demand for impeachment A day after the White House announced that it would not cooperate with the inquiry into the Ukraine scandal, Democrats vowed to work to hold the president accountable....
07:16 2019-10-10

Trump’s Syria decision tests the bounds of Republican support as he demands solidarity on impeachment Many Republicans feel far safer breaking with Trump on more distant issues of foreign policy, where the president often finds himself outside of his party’s historic positioning, than on matters that personally affect Trump....
07:16 2019-10-10

Troops won’t suffer in feds’ health-care battle with provinces, Trudeau says The fight revolves around the reimbursement of medical costs that are incurred by civilian hospitals and other health-care providers when they treat service members....
06:48 2019-10-10

Election has record number of Indigenous candidates, First Nations swing votes, AFN says In an analysis to be released on Thursday, the Assembly of First Nations says there are at least 62 First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates running....
06:48 2019-10-10

Alberta government calls on Ottawa to reverse military health funding change Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro is calling on the federal government to reverse a decision that will see provinces pick up more of the cost of treating members of the military for medical operations and other health care....
06:48 2019-10-10

Liberal Seamus O’Regan taking break from campaign trail due to father’s health O'Regan won the riding of St. John's South-Mount Pearl, N.L., in 2015 and served as minister of veterans affairs and most recently minister of Indigenous services....
06:48 2019-10-10

Singh sets sights on union voters in Quebec in midst of rising Bloc support During a speech to Canadian Union of Public Employees, Singh made no mention of the Bloc Québécois -- a party rising in the polls and competing for Quebec votes, both inside and outside the labour movement....
06:48 2019-10-10

Boris Johnson's dad says he is 'proud' his son called him crusty Boris Johnson's father has described his "pride" at being called a "non-cooperative crusty" by his own son, as he addressed climate change activists....
06:48 2019-10-10

Johnson to meet Irish PM in race for Brexit deal Boris Johnson will meet with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar for Brexit talks on Thursday as he battles to win over EU leaders sceptical to his proposals....
06:48 2019-10-10

Trump says he would cooperate with impeachment probe if rights guaranteed U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the White House would cooperate with the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry if House Democrats "give us our rights."...
04:16 2019-10-10

Bernie Sanders: Will not scale down campaign after heart attack - NBC interview U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said on Wednesday he does not intend to scale back his presidential campaigning after a heart attack, saying he had not intended to give the impression he was slowing down....
04:16 2019-10-10

Breaking with Trump, U.S. Republicans press for response to Turkey over Syria U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trump's Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters, a rare break from the White House that had some calling for "devastating" sanctions against the NATO al...
04:16 2019-10-10

Pompeo says appropriate for Trump to ask Ukraine to probe corruption U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was "wholly appropriate" for President Donald Trump to ask Ukraine's leader to investigate corruption in his country....
04:16 2019-10-10

Trump defends his Syria pullout against Republican criticism U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, and dismissed worries that captured Islamic State fighters might escape in the chaos of a Turkish attack....
04:16 2019-10-10

Trump orders agencies to require public input in key 'guidance documents' U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday requiring federal agencies to go through a similar process of public input and explanation when they issue key "guidance documents" and pledged White House scrutiny....
04:16 2019-10-10

As Biden calls for impeachment, Trump adds legal muscle, lashes out at whistleblower U.S. President Donald Trump added muscle to the legal team defending against an impeachment investigation led by congressional Democrats on Wednesday, after 2020 re-election rival Joe Biden called for the first time for his impeachment....
04:16 2019-10-10

Republican Gowdy, who pushed Obama on Benghazi, joins Trump impeachment defense Former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy stepped into a familiar role on Wednesday when President Donald Trump tapped him to join his outside legal team to help battle a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry: conservative battering ram....
04:16 2019-10-10

Joe Walsh takes aim at fellow Trump primary challenger Sanford Joe Walsh is not only slamming President Trump, he’s saving some of his firepower for one of his fellow long-shot GOP presidential primary challengers....
01:32 2019-10-10

Biden, for first time, calls for Trump to be impeached Former Vice President Joe Biden took a big step on Wednesday, calling for the first time for the impeachment of President Trump over the Ukrainian controversy....
01:32 2019-10-10

Turkey’s Syria assault triggers war within GOP, as Trump battles neocon wing Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria following President Trump’s unexpected pullback of troops from the border region has reignited a fight within the Republican Party over America's role in the Middle East -- and seen the president face withering ...
01:32 2019-10-10

US mayors join push for 'Global Green New Deal' at international conference The mayors of New York City, Los Angeles, and a host of other U.S. cities joined their counterparts from across the world on Wednesday in pushing a global version of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal."...
01:32 2019-10-10

Trump claims Mueller 'absolutely wanted to be FBI director' when they met in 2017 President Trump insisted on Wednesday that when he met with Robert Mueller in May 2017, the former special counsel was seeking a job as the next director of the FBI....
01:32 2019-10-10

Legal experts weigh in as White House objects to impeachment inquiry As the White House pushes back hard against House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, legal experts are weighing in on the validity of the objections raised by the administration....
01:32 2019-10-10

Trump 'went off script' during call with Erdogan, senior military source reveals President Trump "went off script" during his call Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before he later announced the U.S. will withdraw all troops from northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish military operation in the region, a well-placed s...
01:32 2019-10-10

Whistleblower lawyer acknowledges client had 'contact' with presidential candidates Mark Zaid, one of the attorneys representing the whistleblower at the center of Democrats' impeachment inquiry, acknowledged in a statement on Wednesday that the whistleblower "has come into contact with presidential candidates from both parties" -- ...
01:32 2019-10-10

In Shift, Warren Will Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated. At Least Some of Them. Elizabeth Warren is seeking to find a balance — disavowing fund-raisers with wealthy contributors while promising not to actually disarm in a potential matchup with President Trump....
01:32 2019-10-10

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea,’ But Opposes ‘Senseless Wars’ Republicans lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation....
01:32 2019-10-10

Trump’s Republican allies condemn president after ‘sickening’ Turkish incursion Turkey’s incursion into Syria on Wednesday is prompting fresh bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump’s moves and more congressional threats to hamstring Turkey economically, with some Republicans calling the situation "sickening" and a "te...
01:00 2019-10-10

Democrats confident in obstruction case against Trump — but want more House Democrats are increasingly confident they have all the evidence they need to impeach President Donald Trump for obstructing their investigations.Lawmakers say White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter sent Tuesday night to Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
01:00 2019-10-10

NBA should not be an 'arm of Chinese censorship' by bowing to pressure, says Sen. Ted Cruz The Republican senator says Beijing often uses "economic coercion" in situations like the NBA fallout to get foreign parties to do business by its playbook....
00:00 2019-10-10

Elizabeth Warren says she won't do big-dollar fundraisers if she is the Democratic nominee Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushed her no-big-money pledge a step further, committing to avoid pricey fundraisers even if she is elected the Democratic nominee....
00:00 2019-10-10

Graham: GOP senators won't kick out Trump based on Ukraine call Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Wednesday that House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry threatens to “destroy the nation,” and predicted Senate Republicans would never vote to remove President Donald Trump from office on the basis of his controversial phone ...
23:32 2019-10-09

Trump’s GOP allies condemn president after ‘sickening’ Turkish incursion Turkey’s incursion into Syria on Wednesday is prompting fresh bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump’s moves and more congressional threats to hamstring Turkey economically, with some Republicans calling the situation "sickening" and a "te...
23:32 2019-10-09

Using ‘Private Donations,’ Melania Trump Building Tennis Pavilion at White House (WASHINGTON) — It will be game, set and match at the White House. Melania Trump has announced construction of a tennis pavilion on the south grounds that she says will provide a “functional recreational area for all First Families to enjo...
23:00 2019-10-09

Elizabeth Warren Unveils an Environmental Justice Platform as Candidates Home in on the Issue Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren unveiled a slew of new policy proposals Wednesday designed to address the disproportionate impact of environmental ills on vulnerable communities. The 2020 presidential hopeful promised to put environmental just...
23:00 2019-10-09

Recuperating From Heart Attack, Bernie Sanders Says He May Slow His Campaign’s Pace (BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Bernie Sanders began reintroducing himself to the 2020 campaign on Tuesday, venturing outside his Vermont home to say that he doesn’t plan on leaving the presidential race following last week’s heart attack &mdas...
23:00 2019-10-09

Sanders Campaign Tries to Keep Momentum in His Absence Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the leading 2020 candidates, has been off the trail for a week since he suffered a heart attack on Oct. 1. In his absence, his campaign has been on autopilot. They’ve dispatched surrogates to early states on ...
23:00 2019-10-09

Trump Boasted That His Border Wall Was ‘Virtually Impenetrable.’ Then an 8-Year-Old Girl Climbed a Replica When President Donald Trump announced that his signature wall at the U.S.’s southern border would be “virtually impenetrable” while visiting San Diego last month, Rick Weber, who co-founded the Muir Valley rock climbing park in Roge...
23:00 2019-10-09

Elizabeth Warren Defends Saying She Was Fired For Being Pregnant, As More Women Speak Out About Pregnancy Discrimination Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is defending her account of being asked to leave her job as a public school teacher because she was “visibly pregnant,” dismissing recent scrutiny over the story. “When I was 22 and finishing my f...
23:00 2019-10-09

Trump, Pentagon Have No Contingency Plan for ISIS Jailbreakers As Turkey Attacks U.S. Allies in Syria As Turkish warplanes bomb U.S.-backed Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria, the Trump Administration has yet to draw up a strategy to safeguard and maintain the more than 30 detention camps that hold tens of thousands of ISIS fighters, families and s...
23:00 2019-10-09

White House, Congress Play Constitutional Chicken in Historic Balance of Power Fight It’s not easy to surprise a judge. On Tuesday in Washington, Trump administration lawyers found a way. In DC federal court Tuesday, a Justice Department lawyer argued that the Administration could keep grand jury materials from Congress, contra...
23:00 2019-10-09

Biden calls for Trump impeachment as U.S. partisan fight deepens U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden called for the impeachment of his potential 2020 election foe Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday, as a partisan fight over a congressional investigation of the Republican president deepened....
21:32 2019-10-09

Democrat Warren swears off high-dollar fundraisers if she gets presidential nomination U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to abstain from high-dollar fundraisers if she becomes the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020, extending into the general election campaign her promise not to hold such events during the primary season....
21:32 2019-10-09

U.S. Army vows more funds, measures to fix housing hazards Pledging to overcome a housing crisis on its installations, the U.S. Army is outlining new steps it is taking to provide better housing for families of service members while demanding accountability from private landlords and Army commanders....
21:00 2019-10-09

U.S. arrests counterterrorism analyst over leaks to journalists A counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he had leaked classified materials about a foreign country's weapons system to two journalists in 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Justice Department s...
21:00 2019-10-09

Biden on Trump: 'He should be impeached' Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden called for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in his strongest indictment of the Republican leader's actions involving Ukraine....
21:00 2019-10-09

Boris Johnson's dad says he is 'proud' his dad called him crusty Boris Johnson's father has described his "pride" at being called a "non-cooperative crusty" by his own son, as he addressed climate change activists....
20:00 2019-10-09

PM asks for his 'insufficient' reply to Arcuri claims to be kept secret Boris Johnson has provided an "insufficient" response to an inquiry into his relationship with an American model turned technology entrepreneur, the London Assembly has said....
20:00 2019-10-09

Explainer: Does the impeachment probe violate Trump's civil rights? The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump will refuse to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on the grounds that it is fundamentally unfair and violates his legal rights....
18:00 2019-10-09

Louisiana's Democratic governor fights for re-election in Republican-leaning state Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat who supports gun rights and opposes abortion, is fighting for a second term in a conservative-leaning state, with President Donald Trump set to rally with the leading Republican contenders ...
18:00 2019-10-09

U.S. Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on the European Union to condemn Iran and hold Tehran accountable after he said oil from Iranian tanker Adrian Darya had been offloaded in Syria....
18:00 2019-10-09

Explainer: The missing Maltese academic at the heart of Washington intrigue In recent weeks, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, with backing from President Donald Trump, has stepped up an inquiry into the origins of an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election....
18:00 2019-10-09

Trump, Democrats jockey for position as U.S. impeachment fight deepens The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives was set on Wednesday to push forward with its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine, a day after the White House declared its refusal to cooperate with the ...
18:00 2019-10-09

Trump's budget office confirms it will not comply with impeachment probe subpoena The White House budget office will not comply with a congressional subpoena for documents relating to Ukraine issued as part of the impeachment probe launched by Democratic lawmakers, the head of the office said on Wednesday....
18:00 2019-10-09

Trump campaign to rally in Minnesota as part of plan to flip the state his way in 2020 President Donald Trump will travel to Minnesota on Thursday for his first campaign rally since Democrats in Washington launched an impeachment inquiry against him, his latest event in one of the states he lost in 2016 but believes he can pick up next...
18:00 2019-10-09

Trump administration to announce changes to anti-kickback rules for healthcare providers The Trump administration will announce plans to change healthcare regulations on Wednesday to loosen anti-kickback provisions that restrict the kinds of outside services providers can refer patients to, administration officials said....
18:00 2019-10-09

Trump says Congress would act if top court rejects 'Dreamers' President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. Congress could step in to protect the immigrants known as "Dreamers" if the Supreme Court endorses his plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of these young adults who were brought int...
18:00 2019-10-09

Climate change emerges as one of the top ballot-box issues among voters: Ipsos poll The poll also showed how top issues varied across age groups. For example, close to a quarter of millennials aged 18 to 34 (24 per cent) indicated education was an important issue, while 40 per cent of baby boomers aged 55 years or more cited health ...
16:32 2019-10-09

Singh, May campaign in Montreal as Scheer heads to notorious Quebec border crossing The Conservatives aren't saying whether they're talking about immigration and the border on the federal campaign trail today, but leader Andrew Scheer is gathering reporters for a field trip starting just a couple of kilometres from the spot in Quebe...
16:32 2019-10-09

Trump Ally Lindsey Graham Invites Rudy Giuliani to Testify Before Senate Panel About Ukraine (WASHINGTON) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is inviting President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to testify about corruption in Ukraine. The committee is led by Lindsey Graham. The South Carolina Republic...
12:16 2019-10-09

American F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Near U.S. Air Force Base in Germany (BERLIN) — The U.S. military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed in western Germany. The pilot was able to eject to safety. Police said the plane came down in the Zemmer area, between the city of Trier and the U.S. Air Force’s Spangdahle...
12:16 2019-10-09

Bernie Sanders Says He Was ‘Dumb’ for Ignoring Symptoms Before His Heart Attack (BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he was “dumb” not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing before he was stricken with a heart attack last week. The 78-year-old Sanders made the ...
12:16 2019-10-09

President Trump Makes It Official: He Won’t Cooperate With House Impeachment Inquiry WASHINGTON — The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed the “illegitimate” impeachment probe by House Democrats, sharpening the constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. Trump ...
12:16 2019-10-09

9 Landmark Supreme Court Cases That Shaped LGBTQ Rights in America The United States has witnessed a remarkable shift in LGBTQ rights and visibility in the 50 years since the Stonewall uprising — and in just the last few years, LGBTQ people have won the right to marry, have hit a record high in representation ...
12:16 2019-10-09

Senator Dianne Feinstein Endorses Joe Biden for President (LOS ANGELES) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has endorsed Joe Biden for president, lining up with a fellow centrist Democrat and onetime Senate colleague and snubbing her home-state counterpart, Sen. Kamala Harris. In a statement Tuesday, F...
12:16 2019-10-09

Alabama’s Capital Elects Its First Black Mayor in the City’s 200-Year History (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama’s capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first African American mayor Tuesday. Probate Judge Steven Reed, 45, clasped the...
12:16 2019-10-09

Trump’s 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. His reelection machine is huge — and armed with consultants. Since 2017, more than $92 million has flowed to dozens of firms providing political consulting services to Trump’s 2020 reelection machine, The Washington Post found....
10:16 2019-10-09

This article is for congressmen who think Captain Kangaroo presided over kangaroo courts Here we are in 2019, where it has become necessary to explain to Rep. Matt Gaetz that the classic children’s television show “Captain Kangaroo” was not a courtroom drama....
10:16 2019-10-09

The Trailer: Can the left win a Senate seat? In Colorado, it's looking tough. In this edition: Colorado's Democratic family feud, story time with Elizabeth Warren, and why a third of Americans still aren't interested in impeachment....
10:16 2019-10-09

Minneapolis arena backs off on rally security costs after Trump campaign cries extortion, threatens to sue City officials want the arena to pay back security costs associated with Trump’s visit. The arena had planned to pass those costs on to the Trump campaign....
10:16 2019-10-09

Former national security officials fight back as Trump attacks impeachment as ‘deep state’ conspiracy In a pitched political environment, those who have come forward said they are determined to make clear that Trump’s conduct falls well outside the institutional boundaries of the presidency....
10:16 2019-10-09

Bernie Sanders says he was ‘dumb’ to ignore his symptoms The senator, recovering from a heart attack, tells reporters outside his Vermont home he was foolish to discount signs of physical strain — and urges others not to make the same mistake....
10:16 2019-10-09

White House says it will not cooperate with House impeachment inquiry; Democrats subpoena State Dept. official The U.S. ambassador to the European Union was ordered by the State Department not to testify Tuesday as a newly released Washington Post-Schar School poll finds public opinion has shifted quickly against the president....
10:16 2019-10-09

Trump and U.S. Democrats jockey for position in deepening impeachment battle The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives was set on Wednesday to step up its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine, as the White House declared it would not cooperate with the probe....
10:16 2019-10-09

Birthplace of U.S. civil rights movement elects first black mayor Montgomery, the capital of the southern U.S. state of Alabama, known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement for its 1950s bus boycotts over segregated seating, has elected the first black mayor in its 200-year history....
10:16 2019-10-09

California governor signs large-scale law capping rent increases California will limit how much landlords can increase rents over the next decade as the state continues to grapple with a housing crisis that has exacerbated its homelessness epidemic....
08:32 2019-10-09

Lord Provost of Glasgow billed taxpayers for 23 pairs of shoes The Lord Provost of Glasgow is facing calls to resign after it was revealed she billed taxpayers for 23 pairs of shoes as part of her £8,000 expenses claims....
07:48 2019-10-09

Johnson submits response to London Assembly over Arcuri allegations Boris Johnson has submitted a response to the London Assembly after it demanded more information about his relationship with an ex-American model turned technology entrepreneur....
07:48 2019-10-09

Brexit bum's rush: No-deal could wipe out toilet paper stocks Brexiteers will say it is the ultimate in "project fear", but it's claimed the nation could be caught short by a scarcity of toilet roll after the UK leaves the European Union....
07:48 2019-10-09

No-deal Brexit could be a 'catastrophe', EU's Sassoli warns PM The president of the European Parliament has told Sky News that a no-deal Brexit could be a "catastrophe" and Boris Johnson needs to "feel this responsibility" as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Britain's EU exit....
07:48 2019-10-09

May urges climate protesters to get out and vote Green In Longueuil, Que., on Tuesday, Green Leader Elizabeth May says she backs the movement known as Extinction Rebellion, whose members shut down Montreal's Jacques Cartier Bridge....
07:16 2019-10-09

U.S. senators warn of foreign interference, social media meddling in election The recommendations came in an 85-page report issued by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating Russia's large-scale effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election....
07:16 2019-10-09

Scheer blames ‘troubling’ Canadian economy on Trump, Trudeau policies Conservative leader Andrew Scheer insisted that as prime minister he would help Canada deal with any global downturn by cutting taxes, working to attract more investment and balancing the federal books....
07:16 2019-10-09

Bloc Quebecois Leader Blanchet says secularism, Bill 21 shouldn’t be campaign issue "There are plenty of things we should be talking about that we don't talk much about, because this issue is eating up all the space,'' Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet said Tuesday....
07:16 2019-10-09

Guterres warns U.N. may not have enough money to pay staff next month The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don't pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday....
04:16 2019-10-09

Pelosi blasts White House for refusing to cooperate in Trump impeachment probe U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday President Donald Trump "will be held accountable" after the White House said it would refuse to cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry of the Republican president....
04:16 2019-10-09

U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti gets trial date on charges of stealing from ex-client Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who became nationally known as an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump before his arrest earlier this year, will stand trial in April on charges that he stole from his former client Stormy Daniels, a federal judge ...
04:16 2019-10-09

White House calls House impeachment probe unconstitutional The White House on Tuesday rejected an impeachment inquiry launched by Democrats in the House of Representatives as "constitutionally invalid" and said it would refuse to cooperate with the probe absent a vote of the full House....
04:16 2019-10-09

White House vows to block ‘illegitimate’ impeachment effort The White House signaled Tuesday that it will block any cooperation with the House’s impeachment inquiry, calling Democrats’ effort “illegitimate” and “dangerous.”In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the three committee chairs leading the impeachm...
04:16 2019-10-09

Trump's Hill cheerleaders take center stage in impeachment defense Many Hill Republicans are staying in their bunkers, waiting for more details to emerge before they defend President Donald Trump in the Ukraine scandal. Then there’s the Trump loyalists who are racing out on social media, cable TV and the Capitol’s ...
04:16 2019-10-09

Trump’s all-out blockade threatens Democrats’ impeachment drive President Donald Trump has set his strategy for the impeachment fight with House Democrats — minimum cooperation, maximum confrontation. Whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have learned how to counter him is the big question. Trump drama...
04:16 2019-10-09

DOJ: Congress has yet to see Mueller team’s notes from McGahn, Hicks interviews The Justice Department revealed on Tuesday that it had yet to share with Congress any of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s notes from his team’s interviews with several former Trump administration officials and advisers, including former White ...
04:16 2019-10-09

Senate report details foreign meddling in 2016 election, urges Trump to take preventative measures for 2020 The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday issued a report urging President Trump to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections....
04:16 2019-10-09

Ed Meese, attorney general under Reagan, receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump President Donald Trump awarded one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Edwin Meese Tuesday, former President Ronald Reagan's attorney general....
04:16 2019-10-09

Sanders Says He Will ‘Change the Nature’ of His Campaign After Heart Attack The Vermont senator vowed to slow his grueling campaign pace. He also acknowledged that voters would take his health into account when deciding whether to support him....
02:48 2019-10-09

For Once, Republicans Break With Trump, but Not on Impeachment Foreign policy is one area where congressional Republicans have felt free to criticize the president, and they have bombarded him with public complaints over his decision to pull back in Syria....
02:48 2019-10-09

White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election President Trump’s lawyer denounced the House investigation as an illegitimate exercise, and declared that the executive branch would not participate....
02:48 2019-10-09

Bernie Sanders says he was 'more fatigued' in months leading up to heart attack but ignored symptoms Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., admitted Tuesday he "was dumb" and ignored warning signs of a health condition in the months leading up to his heart attack last week....
02:48 2019-10-09

FBI use of surveillance database violated privacy rights, secretive court finds Some of the FBI's electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans swept up in a controversial foreign intelligence program, a secretive surveillance court has ruled....
02:48 2019-10-09

White House announces it will not comply with 'illegitimate and unconstitutional' impeachment inquiry The White House outlined in a defiant eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Democrats on Tuesday why it will not participate in their “illegitimate and unconstitutional” impeachment inquiry, charging that the proceedings have run ro...
02:16 2019-10-09

Federal deficit nearly $1 trillion, highest in 7 years, CBO estimates The federal deficit rose to $984 billion in fiscal year 2019 – the highest in 7 years, according to an estimate released Monday from the Congressional Budget Office....
02:16 2019-10-09

Warren slightly edges Biden in 2020 race ahead of next Democratic showdown: Poll With one week to go until the next Democratic presidential debate, a new national poll indicates Sen. Elizabeth Warren is holding a slight edge over former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for their party’s 2020 nomination. The poll – released Tu...
02:16 2019-10-09

Mueller was pursuing FBI director job when he met with Trump in 2017, administration officials say EXCLUSIVE – Multiple administration officials tell Fox News that when Robert Mueller met with President Trump in May of 2017, Mueller was indeed pursuing the open post as the director of the FBI – something the former Russia probe special counsel den...
02:16 2019-10-09

Durham investigation into origins of 2016 Trump campaign surveillance expands its scope EXCLUSIVE – ​​​​​​​John Durham, the U.S. attorney reviewing the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign, is probing a wider timeline than previously known, according to multiple senior administration o...
02:16 2019-10-09

House Dems subpoena Sondland after State Department blocks him from testifying on Ukraine House Democrats have subpoenaed the U.S. ambassador to the European Union for testimony and documents relating to their impeachment inquiry into President Trump over his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president, escalating a clash with the Whi...
02:16 2019-10-09

Avenatti should get 'game ball' for role in Kavanaugh confirmation, says ex-White House counsel Former White House Counsel Don McGahn said Monday that embattled attorney Michael Avenatti should get the "game ball" for his role in advancing last year's confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who began his first full term on the hi...
02:16 2019-10-09

Dianne Feinstein endorses Joe Biden's presidential bid in snub to Kamala Harris Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., announced Tuesday she is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary -- choosing her former longtime Senate colleague over Kamala Harris, her fellow California Democratic sena...
02:16 2019-10-09

Kavanaugh controversy: Senate Republicans want update on criminal referrals over dubious accusations Senate Republicans on Tuesday sought an update from the Justice Department and the FBI concerning four accusers who allegedly made false claims under oath against now-Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings la...
02:16 2019-10-09

U.S. presidential candidate Warren attacks Facebook's political ad policies U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren took aim at Facebook's political advertising policies on Monday, suggesting without evidence that a change in the social media giant's policy might have been linked to a recent meeting between F...
01:48 2019-10-09

'Tell the truth ... for a change': ex-President Carter's advice to Trump Former Democratic U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to cooperate with Congress' impeachment inquiry, saying his refusal to comply with lawmakers' requests has left Americans grappling for answers....
01:48 2019-10-09

Giuliani will not cooperate with House impeachment inquiry: Washington Post President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani will not cooperate with the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment investigation and cannot imagine anyone in the Trump administration would work with Democrats leading the inquiry, the Was...
01:48 2019-10-09

White House to lay case for withholding documents, testimony in impeachment probe: source The White House on Tuesday is expected to tell Democrats in Congress that it will exercise its privileges to withhold certain testimony and documents in the House impeachment inquiry, according to a person familiar with the matter....
01:48 2019-10-09

Pro-impeachment group targets vulnerable House Republicans with new ads A group pushing for President Donald Trump's impeachment will launch a six-figure digital ad campaign on Tuesday, targeting vulnerable Republicans in the House of Representatives at a time polls show a growing percentage of Americans favor impeachmen...
01:48 2019-10-09

Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders says he was 'dumb' to ignore health warnings U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday he had wrongly ignored warning signs about his health before suffering a heart attack last week, but that he did not think the scare would damage his campaign for president....
01:48 2019-10-09

U.S. Supreme Court divided on LGBT employment protection; Gorsuch could be key The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided over whether a landmark federal law forbidding sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees, with conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decis...
01:48 2019-10-09

House Democrats subpoena U.S. diplomat Sondland in Trump impeachment probe House of Representatives Democrats subpoenaed U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland on Tuesday after he did not appear for a deposition in their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump....
01:48 2019-10-09

White House says it will refuse to cooperate with impeachment inquiry The White House said on Tuesday it would refuse to cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" congressional impeachment inquiry, setting Republican President Donald Trump on a collision course with the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives....
01:48 2019-10-09

Senate Intel's newest Russia report undermines pro-Trump conspiracy theories The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping new bipartisan report detailing Russian efforts to boost Donald Trump's White House bid on social media during the 2016 U.S. elections, dealing an indirect blow to a push by the preside...
23:48 2019-10-08

Rand Paul claims win over 'war caucus,' defends Trump on Syria Rand Paul is declaring victory over the “war caucus” after President Donald Trump decided to shift troops out of northeastern Syria. The Kentucky Republican has been pushing Trump to take a less interventionist foreign policy approach for nearly thr...
23:48 2019-10-08

White House formally tells Democrats it won’t cooperate with impeachment probe The White House signaled that it will block any cooperation with the House’s impeachment inquiry, calling Democrats’ effort “illegitimate” and “dangerous,” setting up a constitutional clash with Congress.In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the th...
23:48 2019-10-08

Phone calls with Trump: more risky venture than diplomatic boon Arranging a phone call with the president of the United States used to be seen as a diplomatic win. But increasingly it comes with serious risks, from transcript leaks to domestic political blowback, and advisers are growing wary....
20:00 2019-10-08

U.S. House panel chief: State Department withholding key witness' messages The U.S. State Department is withholding messages from the ambassador to the European Union that are relevant to the impeachment inquiry, the chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said on Tuesday....
20:00 2019-10-08

House Democrats plan subpoena for U.S. ambassador to EU in impeachment probe U.S. House Democrats said they plan to issue a subpoena on Tuesday for the U.S. ambassador to the European Union after the Trump administration blocked his planned appearance before lawmakers as part of Congress' impeachment probe....
20:00 2019-10-08

U.S.-Mexico border apprehensions fall again in September but remain high The Trump administration on Tuesday said arrests at the U.S.-Mexico border fell in September for the fourth month in the row, and credited cooperation from Mexico and Central American countries in cracking down on migrants....
20:00 2019-10-08

U.S. Senate panel chairman says to probe Ukraine, invites Giuliani The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday opened the door to a Senate investigation into unproven allegations regarding Ukraine raised by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, inviting the attorney to...
20:00 2019-10-08

White House blocks ambassador's impeachment testimony; lawmakers vow subpoena The Trump administration on Tuesday blocked an ambassador from testifying to the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, a move top House Democrats vowed to counter with a subpoena....
20:00 2019-10-08

For LGBT people outside U.S. Supreme Court, cases have a familiar ring For many of the hundreds of LGBT activists demonstrating outside the U.S. Supreme Court during arguments in major cases on gay and transgender rights, the story being told inside about plaintiffs Gerald Bostock and Aimee Stephens sounded all too fami...
20:00 2019-10-08

U.S. Supreme Court divided over gay, transgender employment protection U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over whether a landmark decades-old federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace protects gay and transgender employees as they heard arguments in one of the biggest cases of thei...
20:00 2019-10-08

Lindsey Graham invites Giuliani to testify before Senate Judiciary panel Sen. Lindsey Graham has invited President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his efforts to convince the Ukraine government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.The South Caro...
19:00 2019-10-08

Warren faces mounting questions on another part of her personal story: Was she fired for being pregnant? Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who in recent weeks has been surging in the polls in the Democratic presidential primary race, sought Tuesday to clarify another part of her personal story that's been called into question -- namely, her claim that she...
19:00 2019-10-08

Trump administration blocks ambassador from testifying in House impeachment deposition The Trump administration ordered the U.S. ambassador to the European Union not to appear at a scheduled Tuesday deposition on the Ukraine controversy, triggering a fiery new clash with House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry. ...
18:32 2019-10-08

Trump blasts ‘lightweight’ Minneapolis mayor as campaign threatens suit over massive rally security bill President Trump called Tuesday for Minneapolis voters to “dump” Mayor Jacob Frey – as well as Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. – amid an escalating battle over a rally Trump plans to hold at the city’s Target Center arena this Thursday....
18:32 2019-10-08

Impeachment inquiry gains majority support in new poll A new poll indicates that a majority of Americans support the move by congressional Democrats to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over the Ukraine controversy....
18:32 2019-10-08

Suspicious packages prompt security scene in front of Supreme Court The U.S. Capitol Police briefly moved protesters away from the front of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning after the discovery of two suspicious packages, but safely cleared the scene as oral arguments began in a high-profile day for the court. ...
18:32 2019-10-08

Graham offers Giuliani chance to testify before Senate about Biden-Ukraine allegations Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has offered President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, a chance to come before lawmakers to detail his allegations about former Vice President Joe Biden and his dealings with Ukrain...
18:32 2019-10-08

Warren faces scrutiny over another potential inconsistency, in story about mother’s temper Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is facing scrutiny over another potential inconsistency found in the stories she tells about how she rose in prominence from a consumer advocate to progressive standard bearer and presidential candid...
18:32 2019-10-08

Julián Castro Was Never as Fierce as His Mother, Until Trump He was raised by a second-generation Mexican-American whose activism was more pronounced than her son’s ever was. At least until this president came along....
16:48 2019-10-08

Witness in Trump-Ukraine Matter Ordered Not to Speak in Impeachment Inquiry The decision to block Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, was made hours before he was scheduled to speak as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry....
16:48 2019-10-08

Pro-Remain parties to strike election deal in 'more than 70 seats' Remain-backing parties will forge a deal in more than 70 seats at a general election in a move that could leave them as kingmakers in the House of Commons, an MP has claimed....
16:16 2019-10-08

Former President Jimmy Carter Joins Habitat for Humanity Project Despite Injuries Sustained in a Fall (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville. Cart...
16:16 2019-10-08

U.S. Blacklists Chinese Artificial Intelligence Firms Over Abuses Against Muslim Minorities (WASHINGTON) — The United States is blacklisting a group of Chinese tech companies that develop facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technology that the U.S. says is being used to repress China’s Muslim minority groups. A ...
16:16 2019-10-08

‘My Great and Unmatched Wisdom’: Trump Ignores Warnings on Syria Retreat, Threatens to ‘Destroy’ Turkish Economy In the run-up to his Oct. 6 call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aides repeatedly warned President Donald Trump about the dangers of abandoning America’s Kurdish allies in Northern Syria, according to three administration officials...
16:16 2019-10-08

U.S. Blocks Imports From Five Countries Over Allegations of Forced Labor The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their wil...
16:16 2019-10-08

Supreme Court Hearing Arguments in Cases Set to Impact LGBT People’s Workplace Rights (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term’s most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. The cases Tuesday are the court’s first on...
16:16 2019-10-08

Ellen DeGeneres Defends Sitting Next to George W. Bush At NFL Game: ‘I’m Friends With A Lot of People Who Don’t Share the Same Beliefs That I Have’ Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has defended sitting next to former President George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday in a video released Monday night ahead of Tuesday’s broadcast. Yes, that was me at the Cowboys game with George W....
16:16 2019-10-08

Gordon Sondland Barred From House Committee Interview, Lawyer Says (WASHINGTON) —The Trump administration barred Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, from appearing Tuesday before a House panel conducting the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. “Ambassador Sondland is profoundl...
16:16 2019-10-08

Ted Cruz knocks NBA in tweet defending 'South Park' in China Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continued to assail the NBA and China on Monday, tweeting his support of "South Park," which was banned from China after a recent episode critical of the Communist government, and at the same time criticizing the league for it...
14:16 2019-10-08

Whistleblower wrote memo after learning of Ukraine call, saying WH official called it 'crazy,' 'frightening' EXCLUSIVE: Immediately after learning second-hand information from a White House official about President Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, the first whistleblower wrote a dramatic personal memo, saying the White House officia...
14:16 2019-10-08

Rick Perry denies resignation reports while facing questions over Ukraine call Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied rumors that he would resign following his alleged connection to the controversy surrounding President Trump and Ukrainian officials. ...
14:16 2019-10-08

Democrats may keep whistleblower identity from Republicans in Congress: report House Democrats are reportedly considering steps to keep the whistleblower's identity from their Republican colleagues in order to prevent a loyalist to President Trump from leaking the whistleblower's identity to the public....
14:16 2019-10-08

Matt Whitaker: Leftist media go out of the way to discredit AG Barr's review of Mueller probe Former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker on Monday took aim at the leftist media for going out of its way to discredit Attorney General Bill Barr’s review into the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the...
14:16 2019-10-08

Biden plan: Free community college, expanded loan programs Joe Biden is calling for making community and technical college free while making existing federal college loan programs more generous as he continues charting a policy course that moves leftward but stops short of his more progressive rivals for the...
14:16 2019-10-08

Ilhan Omar files for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from the father of her three kids, claiming the marriage is “irretrievable” — amid allegations that she had an affair with DC-based political consultant Tim Mynett....
14:16 2019-10-08

New call for PM to provide 'full account' of Arcuri relationship Boris Johnson is facing fresh calls to provide a "full account" of his relationship with an American model turned technology entrepreneur following new claims....
10:00 2019-10-08

Rob Portman calls Trump’s request for China to probe Biden ‘not appropriate’ Sen. Rob Portman said on Monday it was “not appropriate” for President Donald Trump to ask Ukraine and China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, joining a small group of Republicans to express concern over Trump's calls for foreign countr...
10:00 2019-10-08

Congress pressures Trump to back down on Syria 'betrayal' President Donald Trump changed the conversation from impeachment — at least for a day — with his move to abruptly withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. But he also opened a front with Congress that may prove unsustainable. From steadfast GOP allies and...
10:00 2019-10-08

Green party drops Ontario candidate over anti-abortion social media posts The issue has flared up several times for the Greens in this election including at least one other candidate who expressed opposition to a woman's right to choose....
06:00 2019-10-08

Boris Johnson responds to Harry Dunn diplomatic immunity row The PM says he does not think "it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose" when asked about the case of 19-year-old Harry Dunn....
04:48 2019-10-08

How Will Bernie Sanders’s Heart Attack Affect His Campaign? As a leading candidate in an extremely tight race, Mr. Sanders will inevitably face questions about the viability and intensity of his campaign going forward....
03:16 2019-10-08

U.S. Blacklists 28 Chinese Entities Over Abuses in Xinjiang The companies and security bureaus were barred from buying American products because of their roles in human rights violations against Muslim minorities, the Trump administration said....
03:16 2019-10-08

Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy The Pentagon is scrambling to respond to the words of a president who views Syria and the fight against ISIS as a battle largely won and done for American troops....
03:16 2019-10-08

Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases A confusing 1972 decision allowed convictions by split verdicts in state courts, though not federal ones. The justices struggled with whether to overrule it....
03:16 2019-10-08

Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria After criticism that he was allowing a Turkish incursion into northern Syria, the president pivoted, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far....
03:16 2019-10-08

Trump administration tells agencies to restrict unions in the workplace The new policies will set time limits on negotiations and significantly reduce “official time,” the paid time that employees may use for certain union-related purposes....
02:16 2019-10-08

Supreme Court’s new term opens with arguments over unanimous juries, insanity as a criminal defense Justice Clarence Thomas, sick with the flu, was absent Monday. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who underwent cancer treatment this summer, appeared healthy and active....
02:16 2019-10-08

Republicans deliver rare rebuke of Trump, slamming his Syria withdrawal decision The president is facing sharp criticism from his party at the same time that his political survival could be in the hands of Republican senators amid an impeachment threat....
02:16 2019-10-08

Live updates: House committees subpoena Pentagon chief and acting director of Office of Management and Budget for documents in impeachment inquiry After saying the House speaker should be impeached on Sunday night, Trump asserts again Monday that his call with the leader of Ukraine had been perfect....
02:16 2019-10-08

U.S. authorities protecting whistleblower in Trump-Ukraine matter: source U.S. authorities have taken security measures to protect a U.S. intelligence official who filed a whistleblower complaint that sparked an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a source familiar with the case told Reuters....
01:16 2019-10-08

Democrats subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office in impeachment probe Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military assistance from Ukrain...
01:16 2019-10-08

Judge's order releasing Trump's tax returns and blasting 'repugnant' immunity claim put on hold A federal judge on Monday said eight years of U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns must be provided to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president's argument that he was immune from criminal investigations....
01:16 2019-10-08

Lawmakers dunk on NBA for 'shamefully retreating' after Rockets GM's China criticism Lawmakers from across the political spectrum came together Monday – if only for a moment – to slam the NBA for essentially apologizing to China over a tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that expressed support for pro-democracy prote...
00:16 2019-10-08

Homeland Security secretary shouted off stage at immigration conference Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan walked off the stage at a speaking engagement at Georgetown Law School on Monday after being shouted down by audience members protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies....
00:16 2019-10-08

Clarence Thomas absent 'due to illness' as Supreme Court begins new term The Supreme Court was one member short as the new session kicked off Monday, with Justice Clarence Thomas apparently out sick for the start of oral arguments....
00:16 2019-10-08

Jimmy Carter builds Habitat for Humanity home in Tennessee despite black eye, stitches from fall Former President Jimmy Carter donned a bandage over his left eye Monday as he helped build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Tennessee just one day after suffering a fall....
00:16 2019-10-08

House Dems subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office in impeachment inquiry The chairmen of three powerful House committees on Monday issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House Office of Management and Budget for documents relating to President Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in...
00:16 2019-10-08

IG could not explain 18-day window between Ukraine call and whistleblower complaint: sources Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, in testimony to House lawmakers about the whistleblower complaint on President Trump's controversial phone call with Ukraine's president, could not explain what accounted for the 18-day windo...
00:16 2019-10-08

Lewandowski slams Dems at rowdy anti-impeachment rally, claims AOC and Tlaib 'run' party Corey Lewandowski, President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and a frequent cable news surrogate who remains a close outside adviser to the president, rallied support for his former boss Monday in the face of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry -- while fee...
00:16 2019-10-08

Trump defends decision to withdraw troops from Syria amid GOP criticism President Trump vigorously defended on Monday his decision to withdraw United States troops from northern Syria ahead of a planned invasion of the region by Turkey, even as his Republican allies in both the Senate and House vehemently criticized the ...
00:16 2019-10-08

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Shouted Down by Immigration Protesters at Policy Conference (WASHINGTON) — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan left an immigration policy conference Monday without speaking after protesters shouted him down. McAleenan was scheduled as the keynote speaker at Georgetown University Law Cente...
23:48 2019-10-07

Marking Red Ribbon Week, Melania Trump Says Companies Must Stop Marketing E-Cigarettes to Children (ARLINGTON, Va.) — Melania Trump said Monday that companies “must stop” marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they are addictive and dangerous. Marketing tobacco products to kids is already prohibited in the United States, and ...
23:48 2019-10-07