Politics

  • Russians Approve Putin to Hold Power Until 2036
    Russians_approves_putin_to_hold_power_until_2036 2020-07-01 19:47:23 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With the nation’s polls ...

  • U.S. Intel Officials Warned White House of Russian Bounties in 2019
    U.s._intel_officials_warned_white_house_of_russian_bounties_in_2019-_sources 2020-06-30 18:44:14 UTC
    Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelli...

  • GOP: Trump May Drop Out of U.S. Presidential Race
    Gop-_trump_may_drop_out_of_us_presidential_race 2020-06-29 01:11:48 UTC
    GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Donald Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound, Fox News reports. One “major player” described Trump’s current psyche as “fragile.” Trump’s poll numbers in recent weeks have trended downward amid c...

  • Putin Offered Bounties to Taliban for Killing US Troops in Afghanistan
    Putin_offered_bounties_to_taliban_for_killing_us_troops_in_afghanistan 2020-06-28 00:13:27 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that...

  • Europe’s Borders to Reopen, But Americans Are Not Invited
    Europe%e2%80%99s_borders_to_reopen__but_americans_are_not_invited 2020-06-28 00:11:58 UTC
    BRUSSELS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final “safe list” of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded. Ambassadors from the 27 EU members convened from Friday afterno...

  • Trump's 'Unqualified Federal Judge' Drops Criminal Case Against Flynn
    Trump's_'unqualified_federal_judge'_drops_criminal_case_against_flynn 2020-06-24 20:06:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s extraordinary decision to drop the prosecuti...

  • Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
    Twitter-_trump_violates_our_policy_against_abusive_behavior 2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...

  • Barr Deserves Impeachment But It's a “Waste of Time”
    Barr_deserves_impeachment_but_it's_a_%e2%80%9cwaste_of_time%e2%80%9d 2020-06-23 19:53:14 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer but the effort would be a “waste of time,” a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Jerro...

  • Banana Republic: Trump Fires Prosecutor Investigating His own Inner Circle
    Banana_republic-_trump_fires_prosecutor_investigating_his_own_inner_circle 2020-06-23 22:21:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Saturday told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Donald Trump had removed him from the job, deepening tensions between the country’s chief law enforcement officer and a high-profile U.S. attorney who had been overseeing invest...

  • Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis
    Facebook_pulls_down_trump_ads_over_symbol_used_by_nazis 2020-06-19 01:25:16 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...

  • DACA: Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Effort to End Legal Protections for 650,000 Young Immigrants
    Daca-_supreme_court_rejects_trump%e2%80%99s_effort_to_end_legal_protections_for_650_000_young_ 2020-06-18 14:33:50 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump&rsquo;s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.</p><p>For now, those immigrants retain their protection from d...

  • Trump Had Asked China for Help To Win Reelection
    Trump_had_asked_china_for_help_to_win_reelection 2020-06-17 20:42:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a series of bombshell allegations, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Wednesday that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election during a closed-door June 2019 meeting. Bolton, who Trump fired i...

  • Trump Disgraces His Office: There Are Moments We Will Remember
    Trump_disgraces_his_office-_there_are_moments_we_will_remember_ 2020-06-17 19:32:31 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlottesville. Helsinki. The children in cages at the Mexican border. And now Lafayette Square. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump, who often appears to emerge relatively unscathed from a seemingly endless stream of crises and controve...

  • Trump Just Suffered a Historic Defeat on LGBTQ Workers Rights
    Trump_just_suffered_a_historic_defeat_on_lgbtq_workers_rights 2020-06-15 19:34:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Ri...

  • FACT CHECK: Trump Continues with Excessive Lying and Misleading Statements
    Fact_check-_trump_continues_with_excessive_lying_and_misleading__statements 2020-06-13 19:17:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Ugh,” said a Republican senator. “How crude,” said a Democratic governor. President Donald Trump set off plenty of reactions like that when he peddled a baseless conspiracy theory about an activist who landed hard on the ground, and then in intensive care, in what prosecutor...

  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    Black_lives_matter_-_the_moment_to_change_the_world_is_right_now 2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...

  • Trump Wanted to Deploy 10,000 Troops for Challenging Protesters
    Trump_wanted_to_deploy_10_000_troops_for_challenging_protesters 2020-06-07 04:13:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately. Go the White House. President Donald Trump wanted a briefing fro...

  • Black Lives Matter: More Protesters Pour Into Streets
    Black_lives_matter-_more_protesters_pour_into_streets 2020-06-07 04:12:49 UTC
    RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Washington prepared for what was expected to be the city’s largest demonstration yet against police brutality. Military vehicles and officers in fatigues closed off much of downtown Washington to traffic ahead of the planned march, which was expected to attract up to 200,0...

  • More Protesters Hit US Streets to Rally Against Racism
    More_protesters_hit_us_streets_to_rally_against_racism 2020-06-03 18:41:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and...

  • Widower: Trump Is Among Conspiracy Theorists on Twitter
    Widower-_trump_is_among_conspiracy_theorists_on_twitter 2020-05-26 18:13:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, murdered her. “My request is simple: Please delete th...

  • Trump and Bolsonaro Are Leading World's Coronavirus Hot Spots
    Trump_and_bolsonaro_leading_world's_coronavirus_hot_spots 2020-05-23 01:33:38 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil became the world No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, after it confirmed that 330,890 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Health Ministry said. Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus dea...

  • Tara Reade Has a History of Difficulty Telling Truth
    Tara_reade_has_a_history_of_difficulty_telling_truth 2020-05-23 00:54:21 UTC
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after sayin...

  • Obama Harshly Criticizes Trump Administration's Response to COVID-19
    Obama_harshly_criticizes_trump_administration's_response_to_covid-19 2020-05-17 01:15:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation’s response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “...

  • Rwanda Genocide Suspect Felicien Kabuga Arrested After Years on Run
    Rwanda_genocide_suspect_felicien_kabuga_arrested_after_years_on_run 2020-05-16 19:11:18 UTC
    <p>PARIS/KAMPALA (Reuters) - Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, who is accused of funding militias that massacred about 800,000 people, was arrested on Saturday near Paris after 26 years on the run, the French justice ministry said.</p><p>The 84-year-old, who is Rwanda&rsquo;s most-wanted ...

  • Turmoil in US: Trump Fires Watchdog Investigating Pompeo
    Turmoil_in_us-_trump_fires_watchdog_investigating_pompeo 2020-05-16 17:15:45 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; US President Donald Trump fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, saying he had lost confidence in the watchdog&#39;s ability to serve.</p><p>Trump did not give a reason for his loss of confidence&nbsp;but said in a letter late Friday that his removal would be...