“What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid?” Sen. John McCain quipped via Twitter on Wednesday in response to a report by the Korean Central News Agency that the dignity of North Korea’s supreme leadership was hurt by McCain’s recent description of Kim Jong Un as the “crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea.” What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid? https://t.co/Ym3juRfBev
Protesters gather across the Chicago River from Trump Tower last Friday to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With the American Health Care Act apparently in the rearview mirror and the Affordable Care Act the law of the land for the foreseeable future, progressive and activist groups that helped fight the GOP Obamacare repeal effort are tallying up their contributions to the fight and reporting in. Five of the groups are responsible for facilitating more than 389,000 calls to Congress opposing the Ryan-Trump health coverage law, according to figures provided to Yahoo News.
MOSUL — In the West Emergency Hospital in Irbil, 30-year-old Lina described the sound and the smell after an airstrike hit a house in the west Mosul neighborhood of Jadida. Lina’s voice shook as she described the events to Yahoo News.
Sean Spicer indicated President Trump plans to sign a bill that would wipe out some of the FCC’s Internet privacy protections, but declined to discuss why the president supports the legislation.
A day after scolding journalist April Ryan during his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said criticism of the now-viral exchange is “demeaning” — to her.
An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation’s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community’s concerns about ICE’s collaboration with local law enforcement.
Since November, President Trump has not had a campaign rival to criticize. But amid questions over Devin Nunes' visit to the White House grounds, Trump tried to deflect attention by tweeting about the Clintons.
Trump’s initial travel ban was met with a swift backlash and stymied by the courts. “We’re spending just one night here and we can always go inside if we get cold, if we get wet, but refugees don’t have that option available to them,” said Amaha Kassa, executive director of African Communities Together, as rain began to beat down on the makeshift tent city. “Trump’s executive orders are going to cut the heart out of these programs,” said Kassa, who came to the U.S. from Ethiopia at age 4 as an asylum seeker.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., responded Tuesday after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ridiculed her appearance, saying he was unable to focus during a recent speech she gave on the House floor because he was distracted by her “James Brown wig.”
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed many times last year, but they’re united in their opposition to President Trump’s latest executive order rolling back environmental protections. By signing the Energy Independence executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) headquarters Wednesday, Trump followed through on a campaign promise to start dismantling the Clean Power Plan — the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s climate legacy. The former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination were outraged that Trump effectively made climate skepticism U.S. national policy and forfeited the country’s role as a world leader in the fight against climate change.
Four days after blaming Democrats for the failure of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump said he expects lawmakers will easily be able to reach a deal on health care.
A firefighter touches the names of firefighters carved into the south pool during 15th anniversary ceremony of the attacks on the World Trade Center at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City. A group of families of Sept. 11 victims is asking the Justice Department to investigate an “unprecedented foreign influence campaign” by Saudi Arabia — including “all-expenses paid” trips to Washington, D.C., with stays at the new Trump International Hotel for veterans willing to lobby to weaken a new law permitting the Saudi government to be sued for complicity in the 2001 terror attacks. Lawyers for the families charge that Saudi operatives “duped” hundreds of veterans into lobbying on the issue – warning them that under the new law they could be subjected to retaliatory lawsuits in foreign countries — without disclosing the effort was being bankrolled by the Saudi government.
The White House didn’t have a clear message for states looking to potentially expand Medicaid in the wake of the American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) failure, implying that the bill would have saved the program for low-income and disabled Americans by cutting nearly a trillion dollars from its funding. Press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Tuesday’s briefing about possible expansions of Medicaid coverage in Kansas, Georgia and Virginia. The three states are in varying stages of moving toward joining the 31 states that have already opted in to Obamacare’s expansion of the decades-old program, which covers 74 million Americans.
Ann Romney said Tuesday that she would be willing to go to Congress and plead with them to preserve funding for the National Institutes of Health, which President Trump’s proposed budget would slash by about $6 billion, or roughly 20 percent. “I will be the first one down lobbying against this,” she said in an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. “If you don’t have that funding, there will be nothing,” Romney warned.
“It’s time to put that hearing back on track,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on Tuesday. “If we take the White House at its word, it wants Sally Yates to testify now. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the embattled chairman of the House intelligence committee, canceled the public hearing on Friday.
The lives of countless Iraqis were upended when ISIS seized Mosul in June 2014. As the Iraqi army fights to liberate this key northern city from the terrorist group, photojournalists are on the ground bearing witness to the waking nightmare.
Sean Spicer sparred with veteran reporter April Ryan after she asked him how the Trump administration can “revamp” its public image while several controversies swirl around it.
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday afternoon, following through on his campaign promise to roll back Obama-era environmental protections intended to combat climate change. The Trump administration’s “Energy Independence” order essentially begins the process of dismantling the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limits greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants. It was former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation for restricting the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
In a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, O’Reilly said, “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. O’Reilly was appearing on “Fox & Friends” when the show aired a clip of Waters denouncing President Trump.
House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,” he said.