President Trump continues to blame a small group within his own party for scuttling one of his primary campaign promises: repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. When congressional Republicans gathered at a retreat in Hershey, Pa., two years ago, nine House members met secretly to hatch a plan to buck the establishment and push their more-conservative agenda. Its official mission statement reads, in part, that it will “support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans.” That means things like repealing Obamacare, sharply reducing social programs, decreasing military spending, defunding Planned Parenthood, securing the borders and balancing the budget.
On Monday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m. ET, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper about the 2016 presidential race where the fight for the Democratic nomination wages on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, looking toward the general election, new polls show Clinton and Trump in a dead heat. Hickenlooper will also talk about his memoir, “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.”
On Thursday, Democratic Congressman Steve Israel joined Alexis Christoforous on “Yahoo News Live” to discuss his support for Hillary Clinton, her path to the nomination and, as the former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, how Donald Trump’s candidacy will impact the down-ballot elections in November. Does he think Clinton will ultimately be the nominee, despite Bernie Sanders’ continued presence in the race?
Ron Fournier, a columnist for the National Journal and the Atlantic, has covered politics and presidents for decades. In his new book, “Love That Boy,” he merges the politics with the personal. It’s the story of his son, Tyler, who was diagnosed with Asberger’s syndrome, a highly functioning form of Autism, when he was twelve years old. It’s also the story of how Fournier learned to embrace his son not “despite” his idiosyncrasies, but rather “because” of them, as he told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga.
Former Govs. Mike Huckabee and Martin O'Malley talk about the election, the Revolution and Triumph the Insult Dog with Bianna Golodryga on “Yahoo News Live.”
On Thursday, April 7th, 2016, U.S. Representative joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on Yahoo News Live to discuss the campaign challenges for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as they focus their attention on New York ahead of the April 19th primary.
On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, journalist and media mogul Tina Brown joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga to discuss the role women are playing in the 2016 presidential election race, from Hillary Clinton’s massive campaign to Donald Trump’s recent stumble in Wisconsin following divisive comments he made about women’s reproductive rights. Brown’s seventh annual Women in the World Summit begins today in New York City.
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, author and television talk show host Tavis Smiley joined Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on Yahoo News Live to discuss his new book, “50 For Your Future: Lessons From Down the Road,” as well as the news of the day.
World-renown author, columnist, co-founder, and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington is a very busy and productive person. Her secret to success and happiness: Sleep. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric catches up with Huffington to discuss her new book, The Sleep Revolution, why sleep is so essential to her success and where she finds the time to fit it all in.
On Friday, April 1, Donald Trump’s senior campaign advisor Barry Bennett joins Yahoo Finance Anchor Alexis Christoforous on Yahoo News Live to discuss the campaign’s road ahead. The Trump campaign stumbled this week when the candidate made controversial comments on women, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery, and Trump trailed rival Ted Cruz in Wisconsin polling, where voters will make their choice on April 5th.
On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, singer and activist Clay Aiken joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga to talk about the recent legislative measures signed into law in North Carolina requiring people to use multi-stall bathrooms according to the gender assigned on their birth certificates.
Donald Trump may be the Republican frontrunner, but it isn’t clear yet whether he’ll be able to lock up the nomination before the Republican National Convention this July.
On March 4, 2016 O.J. Simpson’s fmr. attorney, Yale Galanter, joined Yahoo News & Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga to discuss the significance of a knife reportedly found on former Simpson property.
On Friday, February 26th, 2016, Yahoo Global Anchor Katie Couric will be joined by critically acclaimed director of “Selma,” Ava DuVernay on Yahoo News Live. DuVernay is among several celebrities who are boycotting the Oscars this Sunday in the wake of the #OScarsSoWhite controversy over the Academy’s lack of diversity in nominees for major awards. Instead, DuVernay and others will lend their star power to the #JUSTICEFOFLINT concert and event in Flint, Michigan that night. ...
Sen. Cory Booker joined Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga to discuss his new book, “United,” and, as “Yahoo News Live” marks Black History Month every Friday, the need for criminal justice reform and the impact it would have on the African-American community. In “United,” the New Jersey senator describes his late father, Cary Booker, telling him, “Son, I worry that a boy growing up like I did — poor, black, to a single mother in a segregated town — would have a better chance of making it in America if he was born in 1936 rather than being born today.” Booker told Golodryga those comments were “a punch in the gut and a condemnation in a sense of this great generation of civil rights activists and leaders and foot soldiers who then handed the torch to the next generation.
On Thursday, February 11th, Dr. Ben Carson talks with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about the road ahead for his embattled presidential campaign. Carson is campaigning steadily in South Carolina ahead of that state’s primary on February 20th despite capturing only two percent of his party’s vote in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday.
On Friday, January 15th, on what would have been her father, Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday, Dr. Bernice King joins Yahoo News Live to talk about the state of this dream in 2016. Yahoo Finance Anchor Alexis Christoforous will also ask Dr. King about the most recent GOP debate, Obama’s final year in office, and the Oscar nomination list’s lack of people of color.
On Friday, January 8th, Ken Kratz speaks with Yahoo News Live. Kratz is the attorney who prosecuted Steven Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder trial featured as the focal point of the Netflix documentary series, “Making a Murderer.” Kratz will respond to the fanfare around the documentary and the White House response to a petition asking for Avery’s pardon.
A juror in the Steven Avery murder case joined Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on “Yahoo News Live” to discuss his doubts in the 2007 conviction of Avery for the murder of 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. The case is at the center of the new Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” which has led to thousands of people signing online petitions asking for the exoneration of Avery and his nephew, also convicted of murdering Halbach.
Hundreds took to the streets of Chicago overnight in largely peaceful protests after the release of a disturbing police dashcam video that showed the shooting that led to the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in Chicago in October 2014. The journalist who helped uncovered the video and the autopsy is Jamie Kalven. He joined Yahoo Finance Anchor Alexis Christoforous on “Yahoo News Live” to talk about the release of the video and the shooting death of McDonald.
By Alex Bregman Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, human rights activist, and vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on “Yahoo News Live” about his new book, “Winter Is Coming.” He gave his take on everything from Putin being named No. 1 on the Forbes magazine “Most Powerful People in the World” list for a third year in a row to which 2016 presidential candidate would be best suited to face the Russian leader. He told Golodryga: “We know that all dictators wanted to generate a great success on the sport field … naturally, doping can reach this goal.” When looking at the 2016 field of U.S. presidential candidates, Kasparov said Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would be the “most plausible and probably the most unpleasant for Putin.” He pointed to Rubio’s “Cuban roots” and called him a “fresh start.” He also noted that Hillary Clinton would be “very hawkish” toward Putin, but “there’s a history.” Kasparov had harsh words for how President Obama has dealt with Putin.
By Alex Bregman Actor, writer and comedian John Leguizamo appeared on “Yahoo News Live” to discuss his new graphic novel, “Ghetto Klown,” with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. He also weighed in on the debate around Republican candidate Donald Trump’s hosting “Saturday Night Live” at NBC. He told Golodryga, “I find it hurtful and insulting, and you’re celebrating someone who has said some horrible things. I find it unacceptable.
By Alex Bregman When you think about Supreme Court justices, you probably do not think about Internet memes and pop culture icons with the exception of maybe one: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or, as she has become known, “Notorious RBG.” The nickname was coined in 2013 by NYU law student Shana Knizhnik after Ginsburg issued her dissent in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, a case that struck down a major part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Knizhnik created a Tumblr blog with the nickname, which quickly caught on. Justice Ginsburg herself is a fan of the nickname and the Tumblr blog, as she told Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric last year. “May I say to Shana first, I think she’s created a wonderful thing with Notorious RBG.” It is now the inspiration for a new book, “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” co-authored by Knizhnik and MSNBC national reporter Irin Carmon.
By Alex Bregman Feminist, journalist, activist and icon Gloria Steinem is out with her first book in more than 20 years, My Life on the Road. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric recently sat down with Steinem in her New York City apartment, which is filled with items from her rich, colorful life.