In a 1991 letter Bernie Sanders wrote to a gun shop owner in Burlington, Vt., the presidential hopeful put his mixed feelings about gun control measures into words.No 'one size fits all' policy »
Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it was filing a libel suit accusing the New York Times of intentionally publishing a false opinion article that suggested Russia and the campaign had an overarching deal in the 2016 U.S. election. In an escalation of the Republican
President Donald Trump's administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from states and cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court
U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Pentagon's decision to shift nearly $4 billion from the defense budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, saying that it circumvented Congress' authority and could affect the military's ability to reprogram funds in the future. Earlier
The View’s Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar appeared to rally to Michael Bloomberg’s defense on Wednesday, telling his rival Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be “very careful” when attacking the ex-mayor because he could easily use the “Pocahontas thing” against her.Discussing Tuesday night
African American women's fight to vote — once smothered and nearly erased from the history books — has reemerged in 19th amendment centennial celebration.
Iran said on Wednesday it was open "to any initiative" as Western powers stepped up efforts to save a 2015 deal to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions -- on life support since a 2018 decision by the US to withdraw its backing and reimpose sanctions. After talks with the remaining parties to
Getting into one of the Democratic debates is like getting a ticket to the Super Bowl or the World Series.Ordinary Americans don't just walk up to the window and buy a seat for $28.50. Often, they got one free from someone important -- like one of the candidates (who are each allotted an equal number
Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign has admitted the former vice president was not arrested for trying to visit Nelson Mandela at a South African prison during apartheid after the Democratic candidate used the claim at least three times during appearances in recent weeks.In campaign visits to Nevada and South
MSNBC host Chris Matthews, fresh off his apology to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for comparing his Nevada primary victory to a Nazi invasion, sparked more controversy Tuesday night when he aggressively pressed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to explain why she believed one of Michael Bloomberg’s accusers
Johnny McEntee, an ex-college quarterback, heads a sweeping White House effort to purge the civil service and install loyalistsJohnny McEntee may never surpass the fame he garnered in 2011 as a college football quarterback starring in a viral trick shot video of him throwing footballs great distances
Moderate Democrats worry that if Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, the party risks losing the House majority it won in 2018.
Democrats in Oregon tried Wednesday to pressure boycotting Republican lawmakers back to the Statehouse by emphasizing bills that would help their constituents, but GOP senators stayed away for a third day to block a bill on climate change they say should go before voters. "I wish the Republicans
Democratic leaders have criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus as "anemic" and inadequate.
President Donald Trump's campaign said on Wednesday it plans to open information centers for black voters in 15 cities in battleground states in hopes of increasing support for the Republican president's re-election bid among a key Democratic constituency. Trump has a steep hill to climb winning
Did President Donald Trump tweet that he's OK with losing the reelection if Pete Buttigieg wins the presidential election? Here's what the tweet said.
Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. For starters, Trump hasn’t succeeded in cutting the budget. The National Institutes
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday asked the Trump administration to review the national security implications of AT&T's Inc's planned sale of its majority stake in Central European Media Group Enterprises (CME) to the Czech-owned conglomerate PPF Group. Rubio, a Republican who chairs the
LOS ANGELES -- Jose cared for the bottle-fed babies, 700 of them in all. He knew a calf was healthy if her eyes were bright and her appetite hearty. Droopy ears were a bad sign. He was attuned to calf coughs."His job was to do all things a mom would do to look after her young," said Mary Kraft
“There may be some really big pardons coming soon and this may, if you will, soften the public for what’s coming.”
“It was the latest extraordinary example of untamed executive power that suggests the President is feeling invincible now.”
“More than anything else, the pardons aim to discredit the idea of federal anti-corruption prosecution itself.”
“The fact that Blagojevich was a Democrat makes it all the better...Trump wants to convince you that everyone is dirty.”
“The pardons were entirely personal in origin, and so the granting of them was exclusively an exercise of Trump’s own power.”