There’s a lot of talk about why FBI Director James Comey was terminated from his job. President Trump says it was straightforward, telling NBC News, “He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that. I know that. Everybody knows that.”
Many Democrats on Capitol Hill are now demanding that a special prosecutor look into Russia’s meddling into the 2016 election in the wake of President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. It’s even something Trump threatened Hillary Clinton with in a presidential debate. It makes sense that the idea originated during what was perhaps the biggest scandal in modern American history: Watergate.
South Koreans have elected a new president, Moon Jae-in, who is a liberal. Here’s why Americans should care: Moon ran on distancing the South from the U.S., historically its ally, while proposing to re-engage with its bitter nemesis, North Korea. It’s a drastic change in foreign policy led by an explosive domestic scandal.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric takes a look at the rise of Marine Le Pen in France ahead of the upcoming runoff election against Emmanuel Macron, who was just endorsed by former President Barack Obama. Will the election contribute to the wave of populism rising around the world?
As North Korea continues to hold missile tests and tensions mount, there may be no place on earth where that strain is felt more than in what’s known as the Demilitarized Zone, or the DMZ.
While it’s difficult to compare taxes across decades, two common ways to measure are the dollar amount of tax cuts and the percentage taxes fall at the top individual income bracket. President John F. Kennedy is often credited with spearheading the first major tax cut in modern U.S. history, though President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the final legislation after Kennedy’s assassination. The Revenue Act of 1964 cut the rate for top tax bracket from 91 percent to 70 percent, as well as reducing the corporate tax rate from 52 percent to 48 percent.
The first 100 days of the presidency is regarded to be an important time for the administration to accomplish goals, but how did this even become "a thing"?
The French election is just the latest example of populism that is sweeping the globe. This year’s Le Pen campaign logos simply say “Marine.” And the elder Le Pen has been expelled from the party. France’s unemployment rate is double that of the U.S.
As tensions escalate in Asia with nuclear North Korea setting the region on edge, Japan is America’s most important ally in Kim Jong Un’s backyard.
Neil Gorsuch is the conservative judge whose Supreme Court nomination sparked a brutal showdown between Senate Republicans and Democrats.
Saturday marks a celebration for North Korea, the anniversary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il Sung. Will Kim’s grandson, Kim Jong Un, use the occasion to flex its nuclear muscle? Experts believe North Korea currently has about 10 nuclear weapons, and enough nuclear material to make 100 more.
It’s getting cold again: A chemical weapons attack, cruise missile strikes and dirty tricks in the U.S. electoral process have put a deep freeze on the possibility of warmer U.S.-Russia relations. Now Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on Russia, one of Syria’s closest allies, to hold Syrian President Bashar Assad accountable.
With Republican senators taking the unprecedented move to use the “nuclear option” to end a Democratic filibuster blocking Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at what “going nuclear” in the Senate means.
Traditionally, America’s top diplomat is the secretary of state. But from Iraq to Israel to a meeting with the Chinese, the Trump administration’s point man doesn’t seem to be Rex Tillerson. Rather, it appears to be the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
You’ve probably been hearing the word “filibuster” flying around lately, with Senate Democrats set to use one. So what is a filibuster and where did it come from?
Equal pay is a hot-button issue and has its own day on April 4. Equal Pay Day began in 1996 to raise public awareness about the gap between men’s and women’s wages, and there have been many efforts over the years to mind the pay gap. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law.
Pranks and practical jokes can be the best or the worst part of April Fools’ Day. Some historians think it originated in the 16th century, when Pope Gregory XIII switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. Historians also believe April Fools’ Day is rooted in renewal festivals, marking the end of winter and the blossoming of spring.
Britain has officially said “cheerio” to the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50, notifying the European Council that Britain has made its exit, or Brexit. Turns out, it did when over 50 percent of the U.K. ultimately voted to leave the EU.
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.
Who is this mysterious man who runs the nuclear power that has the world on edge? For that, we have to take a look two generations back at the Kim dynasty.