The waters of Pearl Harbor above the USS Arizona have an oily sheen, the result of persistent leakage from the once mighty battleship that was sunk by Japanese bombs nearly 80 years ago. The memorial that sits above the ship commemorates the events of Dec. 7, 1941, that began with a Japanese surprise attack and led directly to the U.S. entry into World War II. The USS Arizona Memorial is a place for quiet contemplation, and at Pearl Harbor it is nearly impossible not to reflect on the dangers that gather when rising powers like 1930s-era Japan and Germany confront dominant or status quo powers like Great Britain and its American allies.
A U.S. Marines helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the USS Boxer during its transit through Strait of Hormuz. ASPEN, Colo. — As tensions in the Persian Gulf continued to ramp up on Friday afternoon amid news that Iran had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, concluded that Iran does not want to start a war with the U.S. or its allies. Answering a question posed by CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto in Aspen, Colo., about the latest incident, Ashley declined to give a specific response to the news, but later said that none of the United States’ major adversaries or competitors, including Iran, China and Russia, wants to start a war.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama countered President Trump’s attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color by emphasizing the importance of America’s diversity.
Amid outrage over the chant, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke and other Democratic groups are using the episode in their fundraising emails.
The president said he had never heard of rapper A$AP Rocky until his wife asked him to help free him from prison in Sweden.
Political consultant Mike Murphy and author and journalist Tim Alberta join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this episode of "Skullduggery." After several recent racially divisive tweets from the president, former political strategist Murphy, a Republican, addresses the current state of affairs for Trump's attempt at reelection. Then Alberta joins to weigh in on Vice President Mike Pence as well as the ongoing divide in the Republican Party.
Democrats who think impeachment is a political winner are overinterpreting the lessons of the Clinton impeachment in the late '90s, said a journalist who wrote a book on the era.
After claiming he wasn’t happy that his supporters broke into a “send her back” chant at his rally in North Carolina, President Trump on Friday fumed over the media coverage of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s return to Minnesota.
Progressive Democrats say their party can't ignore race, but that to make it a winning issue there has to be an economic populist element that explicitly calls out "villains."
Federal prosecutors chose not to pursue a civil rights case against the officer who used a chokehold while arresting Eric Garner, leading to his death. The 360 provides diverse perspectives on topics in the news.
Democrats blamed the Trump administration, Republicans blamed Democrats, and the Department of Homeland Security blamed Congress for what all parties agreed, at a tense and sometimes contentious hearing on Thursday, was an intractable crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico.
President Trump announced that a U.S. Navy ship downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. The incident comes as tensions between the U.S. and Iran have sharply escalated in recent weeks.
New Yorkers, like much of the country, have some strong opinions about the latest controversy engulfing President Trump. “I am disgusted at the Republicans,” said Randi, of Manhattan. “I can’t believe no one stands up to him. I thought of myself as independent, and I’m forced into being a Democrat.”
Trump, his close aide Hope Hicks and personal lawyer Michael Cohen scrambled after the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape to squash stories of his alleged extramarital affairs, newly unsealed court documents show.
Thousands marched in Puerto Rico for a fifth day on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello, following corruption accusations and the leak of text chats in which he made sexist and homophobic remarks.
President Trump on Thursday continued to spread misinformation about government aid to Puerto Rico after it was devastated by a 2017 hurricane.
The truth is out there — or at least that's the belief the viral, and farcical, Facebook event "Storm Area 51" is peddling.
They say dogs are man’s best friend, but Jim Abernethy prefers to spend his time petting sharks. Abernethy, a shark expert, has been swimming with sharks since his childhood and now can actually pet them like he would a dog. He calls them “gentle giants.” For over 40 years, Abernethy, 61, has run ecotourism shark trips through which tourists have the chance to swim with the massive predators and get to know them. (Caters News)
In the summer of 1969, Sen. Edward “Ted”. Kennedy left a party on Chappaquiddick island neat Martha's Vineyard, Mass., with Mary Jo Kopechne. Later that night Kennedy's car plunged off the narrow wooden Dike Bridge into a pond. Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopechne drowned. Here’s a look back at that tragic day and its aftermath.
In a major speech on foreign policy last week, former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden detailed how he would restore America’s position as a global leader.
The president does pretty much nothing to advance the cause of traditional Republicans. If the Republican Party is going to rediscover a semblance of its better self, he needs to be stopped.
Presidential hopefuls John Delaney and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders met with the House of Representatives’ largest caucus Tuesday afternoon, marking the first sit-down talks intended to clinch an endorsement from a group that represents the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, sources confirm to Yahoo News.
"The department was thrown together during George W. Bush's administration, forged in fear in the aftermath of 9/11."
"The Department of Homeland Security has kept us safe."
"The abysmal track record of DHS's various divisions suggest that the department should be broken up altogether."
"The department will always be the hastily assembled product of a dark, paranoid moment in American history."
"Why stop there? I’m guessing AOC doesn’t like the Department of Defense, either."