Politics

  • To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
    President_obama_inaugural 2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3> WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
  • Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar
    Donald_j._trumpverified_account__realdonaldtrump 2017-01-18 04:09:52 UTC
    The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday: "John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypo...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama commutes sentence of former soldier Chelsea Manning: White House
    2016-12-15-obama-interview-0090_edit_sq-68513ced19c7c990238cdbb8450b5818d8bb91bb-s300-c85 2017-01-18 04:09:27 UTC
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said. Manning, formerl...
  • European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete
    16854_europe_concerned-_putin_agrees_with_trump_that_nato_is_obsolete 2017-01-17 08:52:08 UTC
    By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter...
  • Trump: Brexit is going to end up being a great thing
    Trump-_brexit_is_going_to_end_up_being_a_great_thing 2017-01-18 04:07:21 UTC
    Trump promised he would offer the United Kingdom a trade deal within weeks of taking office to help make Brexit a "great thing,” in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper "Bild" and British newspaper "The Times of Lon...
  • Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
    Rep._john_lewis-_i_don%e2%80%99t_see_trump_%e2%80%98as_a_legitimate_president%e2%80%99 2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
    Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president. Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...
  • Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
    U.s._house_votes_to_begin_repealing_the_affordable_care_act 2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
    By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
  • Justice Department to investigate FBI Director Comey's actions over 'Clinton Emails' before election
    Probe_launched_over_fbi%e2%80%99s__pre-election_handling_of__clinton_email_case 2017-01-14 00:25:03 UTC
    By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Julia Harte | WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presiden...
  • French far right leader Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower
    French_far_right_leader_marine_le_pen_at_trump_tower 2017-01-18 04:05:30 UTC
    French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen was seen at Trump Tower on Thursday but she declined to say whether she was there to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, according to a Reuters witness and a media pool report. Repres...
  • "FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
    Trump's_foreign_policy_%22phenomenally_close%22_to_that_of_putin 2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
    It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies
    Barack_obama_and_eric_holder 2017-01-10 06:51:50 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald T...
  • Justin Trudeau seeks to avoid potential U.S.- Canada trade war
    16825_justin_trudeau_seeks_to_avoid_potential_u.s._-_canada_trade_war 2017-01-09 21:49:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - Senior Canadian officials have met several times with advisers to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington in an effort to avert a possible trade war once he takes office this month, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday. ...
  • Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
    Trump 2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
    Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
  • Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
    Untitled 2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep. "La La Land", a roma...
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
    47_senators 2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. Speaking on CBS...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
    Putin_elected_donald_trump_as_u.s._president 2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
  • Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
    Support_for_merkel's_bloc_is_up_despite_the_attack_in_berlin 2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday. Merkel's ...
  • Washington Post: Russian officials celebrating Trump win
    Washington_post-_russian_officials_celebrating_trump_win 2017-01-06 02:13:57 UTC
    Senior Russian officials celebrated Donald Trump's election victory as a geopolitical win for Moscow, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials who said intercepted communications showed the Russians congratulating themselves...
  • U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
    U.s._intelligence_agencies-_differences_in_trump_team 2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
    By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...
  • Wikileaks: Russian- Julian Assange Cooperation
    Wikileaks-_russian-_julian_assange_cooperation 2017-01-04 21:12:24 UTC
    As the Kremlin gears up for Putin’s last re-election bid in 18 months, anti-graft crusader Alexei Navalny has emerged as the conduit of choice for rival factions to scoop dirt on each other as they jostle to retain their fiefdoms. While Putin has ...
  • House Republicans obey President-elect Trump's tweet
    House_republicans_have_obeyed_the_president-elect_trump 2017-01-04 02:23:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday after the House of Representatives had to backtrack on a decision to defang an ethics watchdog following a public out...
  • Polls: Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties
    Majority_of_americans_don%e2%80%99t_believe_trump_can_handle_presidential_duties 2017-01-03 02:07:33 UTC
    Gallop Polls: Compared to the last three U.S. presidents when they took office, Trump polls far lower in Americans’ confidence levels. At least 7 in 10 Americans were confident in key issues before Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton ent...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia
    Obama 2016-12-30 05:36:40 UTC
    For the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the real culprit isn’t the Russian president or his hackers. It’s computers and technology. “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump said Wednesday, according to the pool report. “I think t...