Politics

  • March for Science: Global concern over Trump's climate policy
    March_for_science-_global_concern_over_trump's_climate_policy 2017-04-23 02:08:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO — People across the world expressed their support for science and facts at Earth Day events billed as a March of Science events *"celebration of science" ) on Saturday. The main march was in Washington D.C., but more than ...
  • U.S. Government Threatens Funding Cut To California
    San-francisco-california 2017-04-22 06:24:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do n...
  • Trump's Travel Ban Faces Its Second Challenge At US Appeals Court
    A_federal_judge_sets_hearing_on_trump's_sanctuary_city_defunding_order 2017-04-22 05:59:34 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democrat...
  • GOP Struggling To Pass A Spending Package To Keep The Government Open
    Gop_struggling_to_pass_a_spending_package_to_keep_the_government_open 2017-04-21 15:07:39 UTC
    WASHINGTOn — Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding. ...
  • World Bank Express Concerns Over Trump's Economic Policy
    World_bank_express_concerns_over_trump's_economic_policy 2017-04-20 10:33:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Global finance leaders are gathering on Trump's home turf to try to nudge his still-evolving policies away from protectionism and show broad support for open trade and global integration. The International Monetary Fund and World B...
  • Turkey's Erdogan Praises Trump, Vilifies Obama
    Turkey's_erdogan_praises_trump__vilifies_obama 2017-04-20 01:23:39 UTC
    ANKARA — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump next month, hoping for stronger ties with the U.S. after being "deceived" by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Erdogan made the comments in...
  • Putin-linked think tank wrote plan to sway 2016 election in Trump's favor - documents
    Putin-linked_think_tank_wrote_plan_to_sway_2016_election_in_trump's_favor_-_documents 2017-04-20 10:26:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON — A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S...
  • Runoff in Georgia: "This is already a victory for the ages"
    Runoff_in_georgia-_this_is_already_a_victory_for_the_ages 2017-04-19 07:21:54 UTC
    A novice Democratic candidate weathered attacks from President Donald Trump and finished well ahead of his Republican rivals in a much-watched Georgia congressional race on Tuesday, but appeared to fall short of the majority he needed to win outri...
  • Trump's "America First" Order: Tighten H-1B Visa Program
    Trump's_'america_first'_order-_tighten_h-1b_visa_program 2017-04-19 04:05:46 UTC
    Kenosha, Wisconsin - U.S. President Donald J. Trump ordered federal agencies to look at tightening a visa program used to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S., as he tries to carry out his campaign pledge to put "America First." Trump...
  • Trump Targets H-1B Visas Which Are Used Largely By Tech Industry
    Trump_targets_h-1b_visas_which_are_used_largely_by_tech_industry 2017-04-18 05:04:49 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump targets H-1B visas which are used largely by tech industry and will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill h...
  • Trump's Options Limited In Dealing With North Korea, Despite His Rhetoric
    Trump's_options_limited_in_dealing_with_north_korea__despite_his_rhetoric 2017-04-17 02:57:58 UTC
    North Korea denounced the United States for bringing "huge nuclear strategic assets" to the region as the Carl Vinson strike group with a flag-ship nuclear-powered aircraft carrier steamed closer, and said it stood ready to strike back. China s...
  • Trump's McMaster: Time For Tough Talks With Russia over its support for Assad
    17206_trump's_mcmaster-_time_for_tough_talks_with_russia_over_its_support_for_assad 2017-04-16 19:14:03 UTC
    White House national security adviser H. R. McMaster said on Sunday it was time for tough talks with Russia over its support for Syria's government and its "subversive" actions in Europe. Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" program, McMaster said...
  • Protesters To Trump: We Want To See Your Tax Returns
    Protesters_to_trump-_we_want_to_see_your_tax_returns 2017-04-16 05:20:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about t...
  • North Korea Says We Are 'Ready For Nuclear Attack' — N. Korean missile launch fails
    North_korea_says_we_are_'ready_for_nuclear_attack' 2017-04-16 05:07:12 UTC
    PYONGYANG/SEOUL — Choe Ryong Hae, a close aide to Kim Jong Un, addressed the packed square with a characteristically bellicose warning to the United States. "If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power wi...
  • China Warns US & N-Korea Not To Let The Situation Get To An Irreversible Stage
    China_warns_us___n-korea_not_let_the_situation_get_to_an_irreversible_stage 2017-04-15 07:15:54 UTC
    China said on Friday tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test. "We...
  • US: "Mother of All Bombs" Sends Message to North Korea & Iran
    Us-_%22mother_of_all_bombs%22_sends_message_to_north_korea___iran 2017-04-14 20:36:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The United State commander in Afghanistan said on Friday that the decision to use -"Mother of All Bombs"- one of the biggest conventional bombs ever used in combat was purely tactical. U.S. Experts said that while the use of the bo...
  • A Federal Judge Sets Hearing On Trump's Sanctuary City Defunding Order
    A_federal_judge_sets_hearing_on_trump's_sanctuary_city_defunding_order 2017-04-14 16:48:57 UTC
    By Robin Respaut | SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge is set to hear arguments on Friday in a case brought by two large counties requesting the suspension of President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to withhold federal fun...
  • Trump signs law letting states to block family planning funds
    Trump_signs_law_letting_states_to_block_family_planning_funds 2017-04-13 21:06:08 UTC
    "Allowing states to withhold Title X funding from family planning clinics won’t make anyone safer or healthier – it will instead place essential services out of reach," said Diane Horvath-Cosper, a medical doctor and fellow at Physicians for Repro...
  • US dropped a GBU-43/B (MOAB) "MOTHER OF All BOMBS"
    Us_dropped_a_gbu-43_b_(moab)__nicknamed_the_%22mother_of_all_bombs%22_ 2017-04-14 05:58:27 UTC
    <h2>BREAKING NEWS:</h2><h3>U.S. 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants: defense ministry.</h3> The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on ...
  • Trump Turning Away From Everything Relating To His Promises
    Trump_turning_away_from_everything_relating_to_his_promises 2017-04-13 02:46:21 UTC
    The Establishment's President : Donald Trump Turning Away From Everything Relating To His Promises. Donald Trump abandoned stances that were at the bedrock of his establishment-bashing campaign. Days after his administration had seemed to ac...
  • Trump says NATO not obsolete, reversing campaign stance
    Trump_says_nato_not_obsolete__reversing_campaign_stance 2017-04-12 21:49:12 UTC
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that NATO is not obsolete, as he had declared on the campaign trail last year, but said NATO members still need to pay their fair share for the European security umbrella. At a news conference with ...
  • Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution On Syria Chemical Attack
    Russia_vetoes_u.n._resolution_on_syria_chemical_attack 2017-04-12 20:06:07 UTC
    By Michelle Nichols | NEW YORK, UN — Russia cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council to shield Syrian President Assad, blocking a Western bid to condemn a deadly gas attack and push the Syrian government to cooperate with investigato...
  • Mexico's Economy Thriving Despite Trump's Hostility
    Mexico's_economy_thriving_despite_trump's_hostility 2017-04-12 19:38:14 UTC
    MEXICO CITY — The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president last year raised the specter of economic recession in Mexico, sent the country's peso into a tailspin, and threatened local industry such as car making. But four months on, Mexican au...
  • North Korea Willing To Use Nuclear Weapons If Provoked
    North_korea_willing_to_use_nuclear_weapons_if_provoked 2017-04-11 19:38:20 UTC
    By Sue-Lin Wong | PYONGYANG — North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump...
  • Syria Crisis: Tillerson Struggling To Establish US Leadership
    Tillerson_struggling_to_establish_us_leadership_in_syria_crisis 2017-04-11 18:25:44 UTC
    By Steve Scherer and Andrew Osborn | LUCCA, ITALY/MOSCOW U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday, denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America's traditional role as lead...