Stories tagged: politics
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Angolan election commission says ruling party has big lead
Angola’s ruling party has a large lead over the main opposition with votes from nearly two-thirds of polling stations counted, the election commission said Thursday, opening the way for Defense …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda
President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Texas voter ID law again thrown out by judge
A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches
Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Trump preaches unity to vets after fiery political speech
A day after a searing speech tearing into the media and members of his own political party, President Donald Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Angola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decades
Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can’t use it.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
Eclipse briefly overshadows divisions
Let’s hope there will be more occasions where people set aside their politics and come together for shared experiences.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
White House renews request for privacy for Trump’s young son
The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia
Fresh off a speech on Afghanistan that moved him in a different direction than many of his core voters, President Donald Trump is highlighting his pledge to combat illegal immigration …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
L.A. sues Trump administration over threats to withhold funds for ‘sanctuary’ cities
The city of Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it is suing President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, claiming that new conditions requiring police to cooperate with immigration enforcement officials to …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan visits Idaho to fundraise for GOP
House Speaker Paul Ryan made his first official visit to Idaho as sitting speaker.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Senate committee to hear from founder of firm tied to Trump dossier
The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is set to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Secret Service says it will run out of money Sept. 30 to protect president and his family
The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Trump returns to Arizona – and a chaotic political landscape
As Trump returns to Arizona on Tuesday in need of another big moment, he will find a place where his agenda and unconventional leadership style have consumed the political landscape …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Judge orders Montana congressman Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted
Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
McConnell says ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that there was “zero chance, no chance” Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling by late September, though he offered no …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Democrats risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response
ATLANTA – President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress’ powers
Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly took over the powers of the opposition-led congress Friday, dramatically escalating a standoff between President Nicolas Maduro and his political foes.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics
Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Trump bridles at criticism from GOP Senate leader McConnell, fires back
President Donald Trump hit back in an escalating fight with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday over who is to blame for the Republican Party’s failure to repeal Obamacare.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Critics say vote fraud panel could create target for hackers
Officials from both major political parties had a consistent answer last year when asked about the security of voting systems: U.S. elections are so decentralized that it would be impossible …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Kenya awaits vote results amid violence, hacking allegations
Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Want to live like a Trump? President’s old home is on Airbnb
Want to live like a Trump? Now’s your chance: The president’s New York City boyhood home is on Airbnb.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 6:09 a.m.
Trump pledges U.S. will beat opioid drug epidemic
President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, pledging that “we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win.”
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims
Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Zuma survives ouster bid to maintain grip on South African power
South African President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence motion in parliament, ensuring that he’ll maintain his grip on power until at least the end of the year.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Despite complaining of leaks, Trump retweets Fox report based on anonymous sources
President Donald Trump has retweeted a Fox News report based on anonymous U.S. intelligence sources, despite his attorney general’s pledge to clamp down on government leaks.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Kenya opposition disputes vote count showing president ahead
From the Indian Ocean coast to Rift Valley towns to Nairobi’s slums, Kenyans turned out in large numbers to vote Tuesday in an election pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Nevada senator faces pro-Trump challenge in GOP primary
Republican Danny Tarkanian, a prominent Las Vegas businessman, announced Tuesday he is mounting a primary challenge to Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, considered one of the Senate’s most vulnerable Republicans in …