Paul Ryan is Pandering to Neo-Nazis
2017-08-24 18:27:41 UTC
(The New Republic) He and Republicans will protect Trump from censure, hoping national outrage will have fizzled by the time Congress returns to Washington.
Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituent...
White Nationalist Interviewed by Vice On C’Ville Turns Himself In To Police
2017-08-24 18:15:13 UTC
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local):
Police report a white nationali...
Bipartisan Policy Center Says U.S. Could Miss Payments on October 2
2017-08-24 18:08:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government might not have enough money to pay all its bills on Oct. 2 if Washington does not raise a cap on federal borrowing, a respected think tank said in a report on Thursday.
The Treasury might not have enou...
Debate over Trump's Mental Health Takes Off
2017-08-24 19:15:37 UTC
When Republican Sen. Bob Corker said last week that President Trump hasn't "been able to demonstrate the stability" needed for success and recommended he "move way beyond himself," it was news mostly because Corker has been one of Trump's key sup...
Odds of Government Shutdown Skyrocketing
2017-08-24 17:41:08 UTC
(Vox.com) Despite failing to obtain funding from Mexico, Donald Trump still wants to build a wall along America’s southern border. Unfortunately for Trump, said fence costs billions of dollars and at present, no one is willing to give him the mone...
Trump Trys to Kill Bill Protecting Mueller
2017-08-25 00:54:42 UTC
(Vox.com) Since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to head the Justice Department’s Russia investigation back in May, Washington has speculated about whether President Donald Trump will end up firing him.
And according to a new report...
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...
1 in 6 Americans say it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views: Poll
2017-08-24 17:00:16 UTC
1 in 6 Americans either support the alt-right or say it is acceptable to hold white supremacist or neo-Nazi views. according to a new poll.
This subgroup splits evenly in approving and disapproving of Trump’s response to the protests — and appr...
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 ...
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...
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...
He Won!: 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.
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.
A Solar Eclipse Reflective Of America's Dark Mood
2017-08-21 16:35:24 UTC
Now America has a solar eclipse to match its dark mood.
The solar eclipse seems made to order for our current national mood. Darkness at midday? Just further proof of the gloomy times we’re living in.
Pick up any newspaper and the evide...
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...