"Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to ... figure the situation out," the president tweeted.
“It does not matter,” Rep. Chris Stewart said about a second whistleblower coming forward with information on Trump's Ukraine call.
A 2016 letter expressing bipartisan support for "urgent reforms" within Ukraine's prosecutor general's office appears to undermine Trump's claims.
Petro Poroshenko pushed back on Trump's unsupported claim that Biden pressured Ukraine to shut down a probe into a company connected to his son.
His press conference with Finland's President Sauli Niinistö devolved into a rant about Democrats and the "fake news media."
The massive new health care center, located in southern Illinois, is equipped to serve an estimated 11,000 patients annually.
Through all of the trials and tribulations Texas Gov. Rick Perry has encountered in his run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, there is only "one thing" he would have changed. No, not his confusion surrounding the "country" of Solynda (it's a company), or his now-infamous "Oops" moment, but the date of his back surgery. Perry appeared Wednesday on "The Sean Hannity Show," and, when asked if he thought he should have "gotten his feet wet" first before participating in the debates, Perry had this to say: If there was one thing I would have changed in my campaign, I would have moved that surgery I had the first of July back to the first of January.
Christmas came early to the Supreme Court Wednesday when roughly 20 members of the Nativity Project, a nationwide campaign to "celebrate religious freedom," displayed a live version of the Nativity just steps in front of the courthouse. There was Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the Three Kings, a camel and a donkey (the latter two being the real thing). The group began by marching around the Supreme Court building to the front, where they sang classic Christmas carols such as "Silent Night" and "Joy to the World." Leading the march was Rev. Rob Schenck, president of Faith and Action in the Nation's Capital, and Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition.
The University of Connecticut's student government has stripped senior class senator Colin Neary of his position following an early November event he organized in which rapper Jasiri X performed a song banned by a contract created by the student group's comptroller. When Jasiri X was sent the agreement from student government comptroller Daniel Hanley prohibiting him from performing his Occupy Wall Street-inspired song, "Occupy (We the 99)," at the Nov. 4 event, the Pittsburgh native signed it, but then went on stage and refused to adhere to the student group's demand. "In my humble opinion, Colin Neary was the only person I interacted with that properly represented UConn's student government," Jasiri X wrote in an email to The Huffington Post.
House Democrats opened another front in the battle to ban the flood of unregulated cash in politics, proposing their own version of a constitutional amendment aimed at reversing the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on Monday. Introduced by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio), the proposed legislation follows the Nov. 1 introduction of a similar amendment by Senate Democrats. "Because of the impact of Citizens United, people are questioning whether government serves corporate interests or voters back home," said Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), co-sponsor of the legislation.
Former senator Rick Santorum accused fellow presidential hopeful Mitt Romney of being more liberal than President Obama when it comes to same-sex marriage on Tuesday, during an interview on Laura Ingraham's radio show. "I would argue that Mitt Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, was to the left of Barack Obama on gay marriage," Santorum told Ingraham when asked about how Romney might react to a proposed repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law defining federal marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said in a YouTube video released on Saturday that Congress should "step up" and support the Occupy Wall Street movement. "What we need to do as members of Congress is step up and do our job: create some jobs, put this economy in order, get some lending back to small businesses and make this economy really work," Ellison, co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said in the video. Created for YouTube's Town Hall series, the video has since gathered more than 220,000 views.
The Supreme Court may treat corporations like people who can spend whatever they want on elections, but the American people don't have to accept it, said Democratic senators who proposed a constitutional amendment Tuesday to retake control of campaign spending. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), doesn't directly address the justices' legal finding that corporations have a right to free speech that was curtailed by election law. Instead, it would add to the Constitution language that says Congress and the states can regulate campaign contributions and expenditures.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said he could "almost guarantee" that the recent Politico story about sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain came from information leaked by another GOP campaign. Huckabee recalled similar tactics involved in his own 2008 presidential campaign and accused other campaigns of hiring investigators to dig through his trash and show up at his children's elementary schools posing as federal inspectors.
Occupy Maine's Portland encampment faced a chemical bomb explosion early Sunday morning. The homemade bomb, which was thrown from a silver Toyota around 4 a.m., destroyed several handmade signs when it exploded upon impact, according to Christopher Schisler, a member of Occupy Maine's security team who was sitting just 8 feet from the explosion. The bomb was constructed of a plastic Gatorade bottle likely containing home cleaning solvents, said acting Portland Chief of Police Michael Sauschuck.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) had kind words for GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on Thursday, predicting he could fare well against President Obama in the 2012 election. “If Herman Cain is our nominee running against Barack Obama, I think he’ll sweep the South,” Barbour said on Laura Ingraham's radio show. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll released Wednesday, Cain has taken the lead in the Republican presidential nomination race with 27 percent of Republican voters favoring him, 4 percentage points higher than Mitt Romney.
Occupy Wall Street can now count former Vice President Al Gore as one of its supporters. The anti-corporatism movement, which started its demonstrations on Wall Street nearly four weeks ago and has spread to over 1,400 cities nationwide, picked up Gore as a supporter when he took to his online journal Wednesday night to endorse the growing movement. Count me among those supporting and cheering on the Occupy Wall Street movement," Gore wrote.