N.Y. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand announces plans to form a presidential exploratory committee during an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."Elected to Congress in 2006 »
As the record-setting partial federal shutdown continues, forestry experts worry that furloughing thousands of government workers could exacerbate this year’s wildfire season. Lenya Quinn-Davidson, who serves as the area fire adviser for the University of California Cooperative Extension, told Yahoo News that right now workers who would normally be clearing out areas of potential fuel aren’t in the field, raising the risk of devastating fires later in the year. “We know if they are able to get those projects accomplished we see positive benefits during wildfires,” said Quinn-Davidson.
Zimbabwe's police and military patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, Tuesday as a helicopter fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country. (AP)
The New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.
William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would support a law that prohibits recreational marijuana.
President Trump’s nominee for attorney general was asked whether, if confirmed, his Justice Department would “jail journalists for doing their jobs.” He said he could envision that happening.
President Trump's nominee for attorney general promises that he will abide by his sense of what is right and will not be susceptible to pressure from the president or from whatever quarter.
William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, said Tuesday that he doesn’t believe Robert Mueller is involved in a “witch hunt” and, if confirmed, would pledge to allow the special counsel to complete the Russia investigation without interference.
Rifts have opened up in the Women's March movement, which is preparing an event in Washington, D.C., this Saturday. Some women who marched before are sitting it out or attending separate rallies unaffiliated with the national organization.
The second oldest member of the Senate prides himself on his bipartisan achievements, but he has been one of President Trump’s most effective allies.
Sen. Ted Cruz said Americans do not care much about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe outside of Washington, D.C.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said it’s worth asking whether President Trump acted as an agent for the Russian government during his presidential campaign — wittingly or unwittingly.
Natalia Veselnitskaya,the Russian lawyer who played a key role in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Trump campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., tells Yahoo News she won’t return to the United States to face charges that she lied in an unrelated court case.
Martin Fayulu, the runner-up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential election, pledged to launch a formal fraud complaint in a dispute that could reawaken violence in the nation, where millions have died in civil wars since the 1990s. Pre-election polls predicted a landslide win for Fayulu. But in a surprise result, the businessman, who was backed by powerful exiled politicians and former militia leaders, lost out to another opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi. (Reuters)
Iowa Republican Steve King tries to explain the context behind racist remarks attributed to him in the New York Times.
Americans are expressing shame and frustration at what is soon to be the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
Hundreds of furloughed federal employees chanting "we want to work" gathered for a union-led march to the White House on Thursday, the 20th day of a partial government shutdown over U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding. Here's a look at protests in Washington and other cities around the nation.
The FBI Agents Association are petitioning Congress and the White House to fund the bureau as the government shutdown drags on.
President Trump on Thursday will visit the southern border of the United States as he continues to promote building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico — a signature promise of his 2016 presidential campaign.