Politics

  • ‘Pics or it didn’t happen’ puts increased pressure on cops to release body-cam video in police shooting cases
    Jason Sickles

    ‘Pics or it didn’t happen’ puts increased pressure on cops to release body-cam video in police shooting cases

    Violence erupted earlier this month in Milwaukee after a man fleeing a traffic stop was shot and killed by police. Authorities say video from the shooting will not be released during the investigation. Increasingly, citizens want video proof before they’ll accept what authorities tell them about police shootings.

  • President of group leading charge on emails: ‘Even the Clintons are admitting there's something wrong’
    Christopher Wilson

    President of group leading charge on emails: ‘Even the Clintons are admitting there's something wrong’

    In a Tuesday interview with Yahoo News, the head of conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch said that Clinton Foundation’s move to shut down funding was an admission of error. Fitton was referencing the Clinton Foundation’s new promise to stop taking foreign and corporate donations should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the presidency in November. Former President Bill Clinton also promised to step down from the board should his wife win.

  • Obama says he doesn’t ‘worry too much about politics’ as November election looms
    Michael Walsh

    Obama says he doesn’t ‘worry too much about politics’ as November election looms

    President Obama’s Tuesday trip to flood-battered Louisiana may have turned into a political football, but he says he hasn’t paid it much mind. Obama batted down a question about the trip being politicized during a press conference in Baton Rouge, La. “First of all, one of the benefits of being five months short of living here [at the White House] is I don’t worry too much about politics,” he replied.

  • What’s Donald Trump doing in deep-red Texas? Money, ego and reviving the ‘Summer of Trump’
    Holly Bailey

    What’s Donald Trump doing in deep-red Texas? Money, ego and reviving the ‘Summer of Trump’

    Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a 2015 campaign event in Dallas. AUSTIN, Texas — After weeks of campaigning in mostly battleground states like North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump takes his insurgent campaign for the presidency here Tuesday night, with a public rally scheduled in the heart of the Texas. Neither Mitt Romney nor John McCain visited the state so close to Election Day in 2012 and 2008.

  • Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primary
    Michael Walsh

    Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primary

    Donald Trump’s nebulous immigration policy appears to be shifting away from the promise of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable: a focus on criminals living in the United States illegally. During the primary campaign, Trump advocated for a “deportation force” to remove the estimated 11 million people who have illegally immigrated into the United States. Last weekend, BuzzFeed and Univision reported that he told a Hispanic advisory council he would support legal status for some immigrants.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black voters
    Dylan Stableford

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black voters

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Donald Trump’s pitch to African-American voters won’t resonate in the black community unless the Republican nominee actually visits one. “If he’s going to change hearts and minds in African-American communities, he needs to go there and talk to African-Americans,” Abdul-Jabbar told Yahoo News on Tuesday. Last week, Trump argued that Democrats have taken black voters for granted and that those voters should vote for him.

  • Down Ticket #5: Have Republicans finally figured out how to save themselves from Hurricane Donald?
    Andrew Romano

    Down Ticket #5: Have Republicans finally figured out how to save themselves from Hurricane Donald?

    Are there any bright spots for down-ticket Republicans in this, the Season of the Donald? Down Ticket is Yahoo News’ complete guide to the most fascinating House, Senate and governors’ races of 2016. Down Ticket has already written about the challenges facing Republican candidates this fall — and how GOP nominee Donald Trump is making their lives even more miserable.

  • Hillary Clinton reads Trump quotes with a straight face — except for one
    Dylan Stableford

    Hillary Clinton reads Trump quotes with a straight face — except for one

    Hillary Clinton had no trouble opening a jar of pickles on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, mocking conservatives who have raised questions about her health. “I think apologizing is a great thing, but you have to be wrong,” Clinton said, reading a Trump quote taken from a fishbowl on Kimmel’s desk. “Number one, I have great respect for women,” Clinton said, reading another quote from the real estate mogul.

  • Hillary Clinton’s ‘Fight Song’ is driving some people nuts
    Hunter Walker

    Hillary Clinton’s ‘Fight Song’ is driving some people nuts

    Celebrities perform “Fight Song” for a video played at the Democratic National Convention. It’s Hillary Clinton’s fight song, but some listeners don’t have a lot of fight left in them. Before and after the Democratic nominee takes the stage at rallies, her campaign inevitably plays the 2015 pop hit “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

  • Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton's private server
    MICHAEL BIESECKER, EILEEN SULLIVAN and CHAD DAY

    Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton's private server

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department.

  • Ann Coulter on Khizr Khan: ‘We’re all going to be living under Sharia law if this guy has his way’
    Michael Walsh

    Ann Coulter on Khizr Khan: ‘We’re all going to be living under Sharia law if this guy has his way’

    Donald Trump may regret some of his recent public comments that have “caused personal pain.” But conservative commentator Ann Coulter, author of a new book boosting Donald Trump’s candidacy, is refusing to back down from her attacks on the father of a fallen Muslim American soldier. Indeed, Coulter accused the father of wanting Sharia Law to be enforced in the U.S.

  • ‘Shut it down’: Trump takes aim at Clinton Foundation as new emails released
    Liz Goodwin

    ‘Shut it down’: Trump takes aim at Clinton Foundation as new emails released

    Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Donald Trump on Monday called on the Clintons to “immediately” shut down their charitable foundation as a conservative watchdog group released new emails showing that Clinton Foundation officials asked favors of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s staff while she was secretary of state. In the new emails, Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band asks Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, to arrange a meeting between Clinton and the Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, whom he called “our friend.” Band also said they were asking for a meeting through “normal channels.” Abedin wrote back, saying Clinton wasn’t sure she had time, and then later wrote that the meeting was set.

  • James Carville attacks Giuliani over Clinton health comments: 'Might have something going on in his brain'
    Yahoo News Now

    James Carville attacks Giuliani over Clinton health comments: 'Might have something going on in his brain'

    In an interview with Yahoo News on Monday, Democratic strategist James Carville stated that Rudy Giuliani might be the one suffering from medical issues in response to the former New York mayor’s attacks on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health. “I think Rudy Giuliani might have something going on in his brain,” said Carville, who worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.

  • Divided America: Millennials are a voting mosaic
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    Divided America: Millennials are a voting mosaic

    Now millennials have edged out baby boomers as the largest living generation in U.S. history, and more than 75 million have come of age. As part of its Divided America series, The Associated Press interviewed seven millennial voters in five states where the generation could have an outsized influence this fall.

  • Donald Trump: ‘I’m not flip-flopping’ on immigration
    Dylan Stableford

    Donald Trump: ‘I’m not flip-flopping’ on immigration

    Donald Trump says he is not “flip-flopping” on his plan to deport millions of people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally, days after reports indicated he was hedging on one of his signature campaign vows. “I’m not flip-flopping,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. On Saturday, Trump met with his Hispanic advisory council at Trump Tower in New York City, where he reportedly told Hispanic leaders that he plans to unveil a new policy that would help find a way to legalize some of those living illegally in the United States.

  • Trump picks Twitter fight with 'Morning Joe' hosts after latest campaign shakeup
    Dylan Stableford

    Trump picks Twitter fight with 'Morning Joe' hosts after latest campaign shakeup

    Donald Trump’s new campaign manager insisted Sunday that the Republican nominee’s long-awaited “pivot” to a more presidential tone is underway. “He doesn’t hurl personal insults,” Kellyanne Conway said on CNN. Except when he’s watching cable news shows like MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” as was clearly the case Monday morning.

  • The first family’s summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard
    Yahoo News Photo Staff

    The first family’s summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard

    President Barack Obama’s seventh and final summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard has begun with hopes of getting in some relaxing time with the first family before the busy fall leading up to November’s presidential election. Obama will fill the next two weeks with leisurely rounds of golf, beach outings, bike rides and hikes with his wife and daughters, and dinner with Mrs. Obama and their friends at some of the island’s top restaurants. Congress is also on an extended summer break from Washington, something the White House has chided it for as the nation deals with the Zika virus making its way to Florida.

  • Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.
    Dylan Stableford

    Rudy Giuliani says Hillary Clinton has a secret illness. His supposed proof? Online videos.

    Rudy Giuliani has joined the chorus of Donald Trump supporters peddling conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health. “She doesn’t need to campaign,” the former New York City mayor, who has emerged as one of the Republican nominee’s most visible surrogates, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “She has the New York Times, she has the [New York] Daily News, she has ABC, she has CBS, she has NBC.

  • Donald Trump's new campaign manager: 'He doesn't hurl personal insults'
    Dylan Stableford

    Donald Trump's new campaign manager: 'He doesn't hurl personal insults'

    Four days after being promoted to manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Kellyanne Conway hit the Sunday morning talk-show circuit to defend both the candidate and her previous criticisms of him — including his decision not to release tax returns before the election.

  • Manafort’s Ukraine ties being probed by FBI
    Michael Isikoff

    Manafort’s Ukraine ties being probed by FBI

    The Justice Department and the FBI are conducting a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of corrupt dealings by the government of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, including the hiring of Washington lobbyists for the regime by former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a senior law enforcement official confirmed to Yahoo News. The investigation, which was first reported by CNN, began two years ago after Yanukovych fled Kiev to Moscow and was replaced by the current government of Petro Poroshenko, the official said.

  • Clinton campaign: Trump's new team isn't changing Trump
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton campaign: Trump's new team isn't changing Trump

    On Thursday night, Donald Trump gave a speech that contained a surprising admission of regret for his past statements. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing,” Trump said at Thursday’s rally, reading prepared remarks on a teleprompter. On Friday, Trump traveled to Louisiana to survey the damage from flooding there.

  • Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Trump campaign chair
    Michael Isikoff and Michael Walsh

    Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Trump campaign chair

    Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as part of a widening investigation into $12.7 million in payments allegedly designated for him from a secret account kept by the political party headed by the country’s former pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, the head of a panel overseeing the probe told Yahoo News. Officials of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine “have to interrogate him. … This has to happen,” said Serhiy Leshchenko, chief of the Ukrainian Parliament’s anti-corruption subcommittee, in an interview from Kiev on Friday, hours after Manafort announced his resignation as chairman of the Trump campaign.

  • Trump launches first TV ad of general election
    Caitlin Dickson

    Trump launches first TV ad of general election

    Amid his latest campaign shakeup, Donald Trump released his first television ad of the general election on Friday and, like much of his presidential campaign, the commercial focused on immigration. Until Friday, the GOP nominee had yet to release a television ad, perplexing some observers as he slipped in the polls to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whose campaign has spent millions on ads. The 30-second Trump spot, which the campaign said would air in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for the next 10 days, is titled “Two Americas: Immigration” and aims to offer a stark contrast between Trump’s America and what the country would be like with Hillary Clinton as president.

  • Embattled Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort resigns
    Michael Walsh

    Embattled Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort resigns

    Trump announced Manafort’s departure in a statement. “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. Manafort officially took over the GOP nominee’s operation after Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in June.

  • Clinton rolls out new ad campaign in 7 states
    Liz Goodwin and Hunter Walker

    Clinton rolls out new ad campaign in 7 states

    In the 30-second spot, Clinton hugs and chats with children, as a narrator says the former secretary of state “gets” the concerns of American families.