Politics

  • US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
    Us_department_of_justice-_treasury_department_must_provide_trump%e2%80%99s_tax_returns_to_congress_ 2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counse...

  • U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
    Us_government_is_preparing_for_a_potential_guantanamo_shutdown 2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facili...

  • US-German Relationship Is Entering New Territory
    Joe_biden-_angela_merkel-us-german_relationship_is_entering_new_territory 2021-07-16 03:53:28 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapo...

  • Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
    Biden_on_trump-_the_big_lie_is_just_that__a_big_lie 2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philade...

  • John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
    John_dean-_make_trump_deal_with_the_trap_he_created_for_himself 2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections. Tr...

  • Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
    Rupert_murdoch's_fox_news_remains_greatest_threat_to_democracy_in_u.s. 2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
    A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become. Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his bus...

  • Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
    Republicans_in_us_senate_block_voting_rights_bill 2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The bill, known as the For the People Act, w...

  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    U.s._takes_down_a_range_of_iran%e2%80%99s_state-linked_news_websites_ 2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...

  • France’s Far Right Performed Worse Than Predicted in Regional Elections
    France%e2%80%99s_far_right_performed_worse_than_predicted_in_regional_elections 2021-06-21 05:53:38 UTC
    PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance. Marine Le Pen's Rassemble...

  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    Ebrahim_raisi_-_the_butcher_of_tehran_is_the_new_president_of_iran 2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The electio...

  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    Biden_and_putin_plunge_into_hours_of_face-to-face_talks 2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Pu...

  • Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
    Belarus_hijacks_ryanair_flight_to_kidnap_critical_blogger 2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government. ...

  • Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
    Biden_pressures_israel_to_end_war_with_palestinians 2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
    <p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians&nbsp;</a>that has killed more than 200 people, tell...

  • Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
    Trump's_gop_is_reminiscent_of_fascism's_demand_for_fealty 2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
    Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him. ...

  • US President Joe Biden Calls Ottoman Empire Massacre of Armenians a Genocide
    Us_president_joe_biden_calls_ottoman_empire_massacre_of_armenians_a_genocide_ 2021-04-24 18:33:40 UTC
    The systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday, as President Joe Biden used that precise word after the White House had avoided it for decades for fear ...

  • EU: 150,000 Russian Troops Amass Near Ukraine’s Borders
    150_000_russian_troops_amass_near_ukraine%e2%80%99s_borders 2021-04-19 19:20:40 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief has estimated that more than 150,000 Russian troops have already amassed for the biggest military buildup ever near Ukraine’s borders and that it will only take “a spark” to set off a confrontation. Josep Borrell also said Monday that ...

  • Harry and William Won’t Walk Side-By-Side As They Follow Their Grandfather’s Coffin Into Church
    Harry_and_william_won%e2%80%99t_walk_side-by-side_as_they_follow_their_grandfather%e2%80%99s_coffin_into_church 2021-04-15 17:12:06 UTC
    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; Prince William and Prince Harry won&rsquo;t walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather&rsquo;s coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip&rsquo;s funeral, minimizing the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers who are grappling with strained ...

  • Key Witness: Netanyahu Forces Media to Flatter His Family, Smear His Opponents
    Key_witness-_netanyahu_forces_media_to_flatter_his_family__smear_his_opponents 2021-04-05 22:28:42 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as Netanyahu’s chances of securing ano...

  • Myanmar Military Opens Fire on Funeral
    Myanmar-military-crackdown 2021-03-29 00:06:06 UTC
    <p>YANGON, Myanmar (AP) &mdash; Myanmar security forces opened fire Sunday on a crowd attending the funeral of student who was killed on the bloodiest day yet of a crackdown on protests against last month&rsquo;s coup, local media reported.</p><p>The escalating violence &mdash; which took the liv...

  • Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
    Biden_accuses_republican_of_misusing_filibuster_%e2%80%9cin_a_gigantic_way%e2%80%9d 2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused. At his first official Whit...

  • Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours
    Brazil_continues_to_set_records_for_covid-19-_100_158_new_cases_within_24_hours 2021-03-26 01:44:26 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro. The record caseload, along with 2,7...

  • Gun Violence Plagues America
    Gun_violence_plagues_america 2021-03-26 02:02:23 UTC
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said. Police arrested a suspect, but didn’t reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference wher...

  • Chicago Plans to Pay Black Residents Reparations
    Chicago_plans_to_pay_black_residents_reparations 2021-03-22 00:08:19 UTC
    EVANSTON, Ill. (Reuters) - Decades ago, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Cordelia Clark ran a restaurant out of her kitchen and parked cabs for her taxi company in her backyard because Black residents were effectively barred from owning or renting storefronts in town. Now Evanston is poised ...

  • Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
    Domain_of_biden-_withdrawal_of_us_troops_from_afghanistan 2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chanc...

  • Both Chambers of US Congress Approve $1.9T Relief Bill
    Both_chambers_of_us_congress_approve__1.9t_relief_bill 2021-03-11 01:59:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upend...