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In some midterm races, addiction is a crisis that transcends party politics

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 06:00:24 -0400

Democrats and Republicans may have different proposals to confront the opioid epidemic, but this doesn’t appear to have created a national trend toward either party. Instead, in the midterms, the opio....
Trump: I'm told I shouldn't ask my SCOTUS nominee about Roe v. Wade

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 11:20:40 -0400

President Trump said he probably won’t ask potential Supreme Court candidates about their opinions on abortion before nominating Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s replacement. In a program that aired Sund....
Thousands march nationwide in ‘Families Belong Together’ protests against Trump's immigration policies

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 13:49:00 -0400

Thousands of protesters across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, marched Saturday — in major cities and tiny towns — to demand President Do....
The Democratic Socialists of America show their muscle in New York congressional upset

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:15:26 -0400

Ocasio-Cortez will be the first DSA member in Congress this century, but she isn’t the first candidate to score a dramatic upset with the help of the left-wing organization. And if they have their way....
Trump: 'Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked'

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:03:17 -0400

Amid a debate over what motivated the alleged gunman to carry out this week's deadly mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper, President Trump took a break from his usual anti-media rhetori....
The coming war over Trump's next Supreme Court nominee

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:45:27 -0400

Immediately after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday, pro-choice and civil rights organizations across the country started preparing for a fight.....
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — and ICE agents themselves — join the call to overhaul immigration agency

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 10:41:45 -0400

Activists' call to overhaul the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency got a boost from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and from 19 supervisors in the agency itself, who wrote Homeland Secur....
Trump SCOTUS pick should be grilled about Mueller probe 'before their rear end hits the chair,' says top Dem strategist

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:24:28 -0400

A senior Democratic strategist says the first question for President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court — before “their rear end hits the chair” — should be whether he or she was asked to pledge lo....
Capital Gazette journalists recount horrific Annapolis mass shooting

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:10:42 -0400

Staff members at the newspaper described what they witnessed when a gunman opened fire at their offices on Thursday.....
Unfiltered: ‘We need to decrease the power that police officers have over black women.’

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:00:50 -0400

There was Mike Brown, an eighteen-year-old who was fatally shot a total of 12 times by an officer responding to a robbery in progress. Perhaps the best-known female victim of police violence, is Sand....
Immigration activists rally in Washington D.C.

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:17:34 -0400

“Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here,” the crowd of about 500 protesters, including many white-clad women, chanted as they began marching down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. De....
Rep. Jim Jordan and Rod Rosenstein face off in fiery hearing on Capitol Hill

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:09:05 -0400

In one remarkably tense exchange, Rosenstein sparred with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who accused the deputy attorney general of “hiding” information from Congress.....
Democrats gear up for a fierce and probably losing fight against Trump’s court pick, whoever it is

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:27:39 -0400

Trump’s opponents see little likelihood of blocking the president’s eventual nominee. But liberal groups are huddling to draw up battle plans anyway.....
Ahead of Putin summit, Trump casts doubt on Russian meddling

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:59:28 -0400

The commander in chief reiterated via Twitter Moscow’s denial that it interfered in the 2016 presidential election — despite the conclusions of top U.S. intelligence agencies that it did.....
NASA’s Jim Bridenstine shoots for the moon and for Mars, vows to leave politics on Earth

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 08:00:16 -0400

Jim Bridenstine was far from the science community’s first choice for NASA administrator, but his first few months have won “cautious optimism” from even his fiercest critics. The former Republican co....
Trump's policy is inhumane. It is not the same as 1942.

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 05:00:06 -0400

Some people have compared the disgraceful caging of children on the southern border to the internment of Japanese-Americans in 1942. But the internment was qualitatively different from what we’re seei....
Trump pushes Supreme Court pick as campaign issue for Republicans

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 21:48:08 -0400

Stumping for Rep. Kevin Cramer in his race with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the president told his audience that Democrats would “destroy your freedoms.”....
Who will pick up Kennedy's bipartisan legacy on the court? No one.

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:27:14 -0400

Justice Anthony Kennedy could please, and enrage, partisans on both sides with his even-handed approach. His successor is unlikely to do the same.....
Democrats have a risky long shot at blocking Trump's next Supreme Court pick

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:43:53 -0400

The Democrats are reeling from the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. They could try to use the so-called quorum rule to block Republicans from tipping the balance of the court — b....
Both sides on abortion agree: Roe is in play now

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:10:11 -0400

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement after 30 years as a moderate swing vote on the Supreme Court poses a real threat to abortion rights in the United States, advocates and constitutional scholars agr....
Appellate judge on D.C. Circuit seen as early favorite on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:31:21 -0400

Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times are both reporting that the favorite is Brett Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appellate court judge based in Washington, D.C., who previously clerked for Kennedy.....
'The McConnell rule': Some Dems say the vote for Justice Kennedy's replacement should be delayed

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:14:40 -0400

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court reverberated throughout Washington, where President Trump and his fellow Republicans are now poi....
Rick Scott's ties to Trump may now be an asset in Florida's Senate race

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 14:50:09 -0400

The president's approval rating edges up in the Sunshine State, giving Rick Scott some breathing room.....
Russian pop singer linked to Trump says music video was 'satire'

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:30:00 -0400

A surreal new You Tube video released by a Russian pop singer who is a key figure in the investigations into ties between the Kremlin and the 2016 Trump campaign was a “satire” making fun of “some of ....
Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic primary victory was 'shocking' — even to her

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:24:47 -0400

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary was a political stunner, an upset that sent shock waves from New York’s 14th congressional district to Washington,....
How to reunite 2,000 families: The government has no clue

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 08:23:02 -0400

President Trump’s recent executive order on keeping migrant families at the southwest border together has sent several federal agencies scrambling to figure out how to reverse course on a policy that ....
Former Twitter executive: Trump is in denial over social media threat to midterms

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 05:00:08 -0400

It’s mainly internet companies themselves that are working to keep our next election from being manipulated: So says Adam Sharp, in a new edition of Yahoo News' “Bots & Ballots” podcast.....
Trump's census citizenship question could lead to massive undercount of needy children, report says

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:01:19 -0400

A citizenship question on the upcoming census could cause as many as 1.5 million children to go uncounted, according to report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.....
Trump officials won't say whether the government is still separating child migrants from their parents

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:39:40 -0400

Trump administration officials refused to answer whether children are still being separated from their parents at the border during a heated conference call with reporters.....
The civility trap: There's a right and a wrong way to express dissent

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:19:20 -0400

The calls for civility are a distraction. But when you have a group of angry people confronting an individual, the person targeted will fear for their physical safety, and rightly so.....
A White House proud of being tough is looking for more people to pardon

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:26:21 -0400

When Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving life in prison for drug trafficking was granted clemency by President Trump on June 6, a phone call went out from the White House counsel’s ....
David Lynch rebukes Trump: 'You are causing suffering and division'

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:18:59 -0400

Filmmaker David Lynch on Tuesday issued an open letter to President Trump to clarify a quote the president and his supporters have latched onto in recent days.....
Reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding Trump’s ‘travel ban’

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:46:56 -0400

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban restricting entry to people from five Muslim-majority countries, delivering the president a major victory in a tor....
'A marker of shame': Democratic lawmakers rip Supreme Court's travel ban decision

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:22:09 -0400

Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday tore into the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.....
'Never!': Trump fumes at Harley-Davidson in tariff tweetstorm

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 09:52:46 -0400

President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Harley-Davidson over its decision to move some of its production out of the United States to avoid retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union in respons....
Democrat's viral campaign video could be trouble for tea party Republican in deep-red Texas

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 06:00:34 -0400

MJ Hegar’s biographical and cinematic campaign ad could give the Democrat a chance in the heavily Republican 31st Congressional District of Texas. Yahoo News spoke with Hegar to learn more about how t....
FDR's granddaughter on immigration: Our country did not learn

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:25:14 -0400

The country hasn’t learned from history, says Anne Eleanor Roosevelt, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s granddaughter, who calls current immigration policies, like the internment of Japanese-Ameri....
Trump's attack on due process is the latest deviation from presidential norms

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:15:00 -0400

The president's latest assault on U.S. norms strikes at one of the pillars of American democracy.....
Leading Israeli liberal praises Kushner’s unfinished, still-secret Mideast peace plan

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:41:51 -0400

Jared Kushner’s Mideast peace plan is expected to be released in the near future, but one leading Israeli liberal already likes it.....
Melting ICE? A handful of Democrats turn up the heat.

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 15:22:06 -0400

As the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to draw criticism for its arrest of immigrants, the idea of abolishing the agency entirely is starting to gather momentum among Democrats.....
'Be careful what you wish for Max!' Trump warns Waters over call for public confrontations

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:00:35 -0400

President Trump on Monday lashed out at Rep. Maxine Waters after the California Democrat urged protesters to publicly confront members of his administration over its controversial policies.....
Civility alert: Can’t we all just get along, or even get dinner?

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:34:42 -0400

A year ago the EPA chief was mocked for trying to avoid hostile confrontations by flying first class. But the breakdown in civility that began during the 2016 campaign with chants of “Lock her up” has....
Florida AG Pam Bondi says she won't be bullied after being confronted at Mr. Rogers movie

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:54:16 -0400

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Monday she refuses to be bullied by protesters like those who confronted her at a screening of the Mister Rogers documentary over the weekend for her support....
'Needs a paint job': Trump blasts Virginia restaurant for asking Sarah Sanders to leave

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0400

President Trump on Monday blasted a small restaurant in rural Virginia whose owner asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave because its staff disagreed with the administration’s polici....
Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin America

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:24:28 -0400

Ivanka Trump said she agrees with liberals and conservatives who think it’s important to help encourage stability and spark economic growth throughout Central America and South America — as the United....
President Trump's empathy-free week

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 17:19:22 -0400

This week in Trump’s America, the White House struggled to answer a simple question: Don't you have any empathy?....
From the 'Northern Triangle' to the Rio Grande: Violence, poverty and disasters drive migration

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:59:51 -0400

The majority of families crossing the southwestern U.S. border are from the Northern Triangle of Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — and many are fleeing violence and poverty.....
A judge in California, the daughter of immigrants, will rule on Trump’s family detention policy

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:41:51 -0400

U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee will rule on Attorney General Jeff Sessions's motion in federal court requesting “limited emergency exemptions” to the longstanding rules governing the dete....
With DACA phasing out, college graduates like Edder Martinez face an uncertain future

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:31:59 -0400

Mexico-born Edder Martinez, 27, who crossed the border with his mother when he was 5 years old and recently graduated from college, is just one of many in the U.S. affected by the DACA phase-out.....
Key Democrat: Trump advisers 'lied through their teeth' when testifying about Russia contacts

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:03:55 -0400

A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone and an associate “lied through their teeth” when they testified before his panel and they ....