Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
2017-08-15 07:41:17 UTC
<h2>What Happened in Charlottesville Is All Too American</h2><h3>To affirm that vicious race-based violence is not who we are is to erase our very recent, collective past.</h3><strong>By JOSHUA ZEITZ August 13, 2017</strong><img alt="Who_are_we__a...
New Low: Trump Job Approval Rating at 34%
2017-08-14 19:53:49 UTC
GALUPP (by Frank Newport) — President Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far.
It is difficult to pinpoint...
Victim of Neo-Nazi White Nationalists Wept for Social Justice
2017-08-14 07:13:23 UTC
(Reuters) - Heather Heyer came to downtown Charlottesville with her friends to make a stand against white nationalists who converged on the Virginia college town to demand the city keep a statue honoring a Confederate war hero, her boss said on Su...
Trump fails to address deadly white nationalists rally
2017-08-13 17:02:48 UTC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. authorities on Sunday are investigating the outbreak of violence in Virginia following a white nationalist rally that killed one person and injured more than 30, presenting U.S. President Donald Trump with a m...
White Nationalist Terrorism In US: Car Slammed Into Crowd in Charlottesville, Va.
2017-08-13 06:24:18 UTC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump declined to denounce white nationalists terrorism in Charlottesville, Va., Friday night and Saturday. Instead, he condemned a “display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on man...
Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe
2017-08-12 21:02:20 UTC
Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny.
But even by those measures, the special counsel investigat...
Trump thanks Putin for kicking US diplomats out of Russia
2017-08-11 06:22:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump's kid-gloves handling of ...
Trump has unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons
2017-08-11 05:27:54 UTC
The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW (Deutsche Welle) Germany's international broadcaster. He also talks ab...
WH-Gorka: Tillerson’s input on military matters nonsensical
2017-08-11 04:42:23 UTC
An adviser to President Donald Trump said it was "simply nonsensical" to think that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should discuss US military decisions in relation on North Korea.
Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, made the ...
North Korea calls Trump's threat a 'load of nonsense'
2017-08-10 01:52:26 UTC
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States as a "load of nonsense", and outlined detailed plans for a missile strike ...
FBI raids home of Trump's Paul Manafort
2017-08-09 18:32:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI agents seized documents and other material last month at the Virginia home of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 201...
Who is more crazy, Kim Jong-un or Trump?
2017-08-09 21:09:42 UTC
Sen. John McCain summed up a widespread American view when last March he described Kim Jong-un as “this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.”
The breathless style of media reporting about Kim, and his father before him, has played up his ...
Trump: North Korea will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen
2017-08-09 07:19:36 UTC
GUAM/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be ...
Google takes action against 'anti-diversity memo'
2017-08-08 04:49:59 UTC
San Francisco (Reuters) - Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the te...
NY Times Rejects Pence’s Accusation Of "Fake News": The Story Speaks For Itself
2017-08-07 00:00:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday denied that he is preparing for a presidential election run in 2020, saying the suggestion is "disgraceful and offensive."
Pence was responding to a New York Times report that some...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Chicago will sue the Trump administration
2017-08-06 20:40:09 UTC
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago will sue the Trump administration on Monday over threats to withhold public safety grant money from so-called sanctuary cities, escalating a pushback against a federal immigration crackdown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...
Iraq Massacre: Blackwater Murder Conviction Thrown Out
2017-08-05 07:10:37 UTC
Former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten has had his first-degree murder conviction overturned by a federal appeals court. Nicholas Slatten was involved in the 2007 slaying of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.
Four Blackwater securit...
US officially informed the UN of its exit from the Paris accord
2017-08-05 06:27:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the Unite...
HAPPY OBAMA DAY!
2017-08-04 23:55:43 UTC
CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama turned 56 Friday and got a special present from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.
With a stroke of his pen, the Republican governor designated Aug. 4 as Obama Day — a holiday to honor the 44th pre...
Mueller's inquiry into Trump's Russia ties ramping up
2017-08-03 21:28:31 UTC
WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing two unnamed people familiar with the m...
Trump pressured Mexico president to lie to the public
2017-08-03 17:25:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Mexican president to stop voicing opposition in public to his plan to have Mexico pay for a border wall, according to transcripts of phone calls published on Thursday that gave an in...
Trump wants to cut legal immigration by 50 percent
2017-08-02 20:42:22 UTC
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - After a crackdown on "Undocumented Immigrants" that has sharply reduced the number of border crossings from Mexico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now turning his attention to reducing the number of legal immigrants...
Trump's Misleading Statement Could Cause Trouble
2017-08-02 05:19:23 UTC
WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the White House acknowledged that U.S. President Donald Trump personally participated in crafting a statement regarding a June 2016 meeting Donald Jr. had with Russian lawyer and publicist Rob Goldstone. The statement prove...
Obama encouraging Deval Patrick to run for President in 2020
2017-08-02 07:27:28 UTC
Former President Obama and his advisers are reportedly urging former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) to run for president in 2020, according to Politico Magazine.
Obama, a personal friend of Patrick, has privately encouraged him to consid...
Head of the Coast Guard to transgender personnel: I will not break faith and turn my back
2017-08-01 19:58:24 UTC
The head of the Coast Guard is pledging he “will not break faith” with transgender personnel, marking the strongest rebuttal yet by a leader of the armed forces to President Donald Trump's declaration that he wants to ban all transgender troops.