Politics

  • Schumer Says Trump Wall Threat Will Lead to U.S. Government Shutdown
    Senator_charles_schumer 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
    Secretary_of_state_rex_tillerson_wants_montenegro_to_be_a_member_of_nato 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
    Mcconnell_doubts_if_trump_can_save_presidency 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
    Steve_bannon__the_architect_of_a_new_america_who_is_guiding_trump's_agenda 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...
  • North Korea Seen As Number Two Threat to China
    North_korea_no._2_threat_to_beijing_after_u.s.__chinese_military_strategists_say 2017-08-22 20:33:35 UTC
    TAIPEI, KYODO – North Korea is seen as the No. 2 threat to China after the United States, according to a recent document written by strategists with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and seen by Kyodo News. It shows that despite the two ne...
  • Trump Has No Afghanistan Policy
    Trump_threatens_military_intervention_in_venezuela 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...
  • Timeline of North Korea Standoff
    Kim_jong_un_celebrates_hwasong-14_launch 2017-08-22 19:32:37 UTC
    (Reuters) - In North Korea's effort to become a nuclear power capable of striking the United States, leader Kim Jong Un has telegraphed what his scientists and weapons experts are achieving. Over the past two years, the country has moved from a fl...
  • Trump Lacks Options on Pakistan's "terrorist" havens
    Trump's_infrastructure_plan_is_nothing_more_than_a_scam 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...
  • He Won!: US Is Moving Away From Its Anti-Assad Course
    Us_is_moving_away_from_its_anti-assad_course 2017-08-22 01:33:25 UTC
    The US is increasingly moving away from its anti-Assad course. And the winner is: Assad. The Syrian president appears increasingly confident, announcing that conditions will apply to countries wanting to rejig their relationship with Syria. ...
  • Merkel: Erdogan misuses Interpol warrants for his purposes
    Merkel_threatens_retaliation_if_u.s._sanctions_harm_eu_firms 2017-08-21 08:26:42 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agen...
  • Angela Merkel leads pre-election polls in Germany
    Angela_merkel__leader_of_the_free_world 2017-08-20 16:50:56 UTC
    It's becoming something of a weekly ritual. Every Sunday, opinion polls for Germany's national election on September 24 are published that put Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU 15 percentage points ahead of the Social Democrats (SPD) and...
  • Boston: Non-Violent March to Condemn White Nationalism
    Boston-_americans_march_peacefully_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...
  • Nikki Haley contradicts Trump: "We must denounce & isolate" white nationalists
    U.s._considers_military_options_against_north_korea 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
    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'
    Trump_threatens_comey_to_not_leak_to_media 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...
  • World leader called Trump's words "monstrosities"
    World_leader_called_trump's_words_%22monstrosities%22 2017-08-17 02:54:36 UTC
    International leaders criticized US President Trump after he said multiple parties were to blame for violence at neo-Nazi marches in the US. In Germany, a leading politician called the president's words "monstrosities." At home and abroad, US P...
  • Clues of North Korea Missile Technology Lead To Russia
    Clues_of_north_korea_missile_technology_lead_to_russia 2017-08-16 19:25:13 UTC
    A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies the link. In this international mystery, the clues lead to Russia. Anyone who asks Vitaly Zusht...
  • Trump disbanded business councils after CEOs exit
    Trump_encouraged_alt-right_groups_to_be_more_violent 2017-08-16 18:35:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nat...
  • Germany: Chinese Pressure on North Korea Works
    Germany-_chinese_pressure_on_north_korea_works 2017-08-16 16:08:34 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday that everyone was concerned about an escalation of military violence as part of annual military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. but Chinese pressure on North Ko...
  • Trump could easily turn into a fascist if we're not vigilant
    Trump_could_easily_turn_into_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
    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
    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...
  • Is Recession Looming? U.S. Household Debt Jumps To A New Record High
    Is_recession_looming__us_household_debt_jumps_to_a_new_record_high 2017-08-15 18:10:40 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies j...
  • Who Are We? A Timeline of the Dark Side of America
    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%
    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...