Trump's top aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin in June 2016
2017-08-24 16:46:06 UTC
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Congressional investigators have found another email from a top aide to President Donald Trump last year about an effort to arrange a meeting between campaign officials and Russian President Vladimir Putin, CNN repor...
A federal court judge throws out Trump-supported voter ID law in Texas
2017-08-24 05:42:55 UTC
(Reuters) - A federal court judge on Wednesday threw out a Texas voter identification law that was supported by the Trump administration, but the state's attorney general said his office would appeal the ruling.
The judge's ruling said changes ...
Key UN panel warns US over 'alarming' racism, as it did with Iraq and Burundi
2017-08-24 02:11:19 UTC
A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination.
The warning specifically refers to events last ...
Police Disperse Protestors at Trump's Phoenix Rally
2017-08-23 16:06:32 UTC
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said.
Police have not given an estimate of the...
James Clapper Asks if Trump is 'looking for a way out'
2017-08-23 15:53:55 UTC
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had strong words for President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, calling Trump's performance at a campaign rally in Arizona "downright scary and disturbing."
"It's hard to know where to start,...
Trump's Real Worry is the Russia Investigation
2017-08-23 15:43:26 UTC
The only thing Donald Trump is really worried about is the Russia investigation.Ever since the embarrassing failure of health care repeal, Trump and Mitch McConnell, our country’s two largest adult sons, have not been on speaking terms. It was pre...
Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
2017-08-23 15:30:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if he does not secure funding for a border wall with Mexico would lead to a shutdown that "nobody will...
Kurds Impossible Issue for Tillerson in Turkey
2017-08-23 15:24:36 UTC
ANKARA—(The Atlantic) Before Jim Mattis, the U.S. defense secretary, set off on a trip to strengthen ties with America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe, the Pentagon released a statement saying he would “look for ways to help Turkey address ...
McConnell and Trump Relationship Takes a Nosedive
2017-08-23 03:26:04 UTC
The Cold War between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has iced over into a nuclear winter, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
The New York Times reported, citing more than a dozen unnamed sources bri...
Bannon's Breitbart Slams Trump's Afghanistan Strategy
2017-08-22 20:15:41 UTC
(Vanity Fair, The Hive) Breitbart promised #war, and Monday night, after Donald Trump accepted the advice of the Joint Chiefs and committed the United States to an indefinite engagement in Afghanistan, it delivered. Within minutes of Trump leaving...
Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
2017-08-22 23:18:12 UTC
Donald Trump has no strategy for Afghanistan. Appearing at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday evening, the president announced ... something. A strategy, allegedly, that will “win” our 16-year-old war in Afghanistan.
Trump being Trump...
Charlottesville Witness Becomes Fake News Story
2017-08-22 19:47:07 UTC
Last Sunday evening, I received a worried call from my sister asking if I had spoken with my mother and father. I had spent the day doing interviews about the vehicle attack I witnessed the day before while protesting the Unite the Right rally i...
Trump Lacks Options on Pakistan's "terrorist" havens
2017-08-22 19:24:09 UTC
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculati...
The toll of Tasers: Police use of stun guns
2017-08-22 19:00:41 UTC
Reuters finds more than 150 autopsy reports citing Tasers as a cause or contributor to US deaths. Many who die are among society’s vulnerable.
ONTARIO, California – As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming abou...
U.S. workers have low hopes for higher pay
2017-08-21 17:01:39 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. workers see little hope for higher paychecks, and while they are increasingly searching for new jobs, they expect fewer offers to fall into their laps, according to a Federal Reserve survey published on Monday.
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91
2017-08-20 20:05:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
Boston: Non-Violent March to Condemn White Nationalism
2017-08-19 21:53:07 UTC
BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Boston protested a "Free Speech" rally featuring right-wing speakers on Saturday, with hundreds of police mobilized to prevent a recurrence of violence that left a woman dead at a Virginia white-supremacis...
Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski r...
Nikki Haley contradicts Trump: "We must denounce & isolate" white nationalists
2017-08-19 03:38:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at ...
Bannon's Controversial Departure Of The White House
2017-08-18 18:27:58 UTC
WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.
Trump/Conspiracy Theorist Makes Up Story About 'General Pershing'
2017-08-17 21:48:27 UTC
After he struggled to condemn a white supremacist terrorist attack in the United States, reluctantly condemned it, and then pivoted back to the idea that not every participant in a neo-Nazi rally that ended with a woman’s murder was necessarily ba...
Trump could easily turn into a fascist if we're not vigilant
2017-08-16 18:37:41 UTC
Donald Trump is not yet in any meaningful way fascist or totalitarian, but he could easily turn into that if we're not vigilant. His creation of a social movement is very dangerous - and the left is enabling it, explains Roger Berkowitz, a scholar...
Trump Encouraged Alt-Right Groups To Be More Violent
2017-08-16 04:21:43 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over U.S. race relations and his own lea...
Premiums would rise 20% if Trump stops federal pay for health care
2017-08-15 19:45:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Premiums for many would rise 20 percent in 2018 if Trump stops federal payments to health insurers, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Tuesday.
The Congressional Budget Office also found that terminating the payme...
North Korea delayed its decision on firing missiles towards Guam
2017-08-15 08:15:45 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's leader has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North's state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea's president said Seoul would s...