News : Politics

Senate negotiators reach deal to revamp sexual harassment policies after wave of scandals

Wednesday  00:04,   23 may 2018

The Senate proposal would require lawmakers to use their own money to pay settlements if they're found to have sexually harassed an employee.Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Tuesday their agreement will include provisions [...]

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

Tuesday  20:31,   22 may 2018

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she is unaware of intelligence assessments concluding that Russia favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The U.S. intelligence community said in a January 2017 assessment[...]

Partisan Split Over Election Security Widens as 2018 Midterms Inch Closer

Tuesday  19:26,   22 may 2018

Democrats and Republicans struck drastically different tones about their confidence in federal agencies’ efforts to secure voting systems and stamp out foreign state-sponsored influence campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterms after a classified meeting [...]

Georgia Governor’s Primary Highlights Competing Visions For The Democratic Party

Tuesday  19:15,   22 may 2018

Should Democrats nominate a candidate based on their record of standing up for progressive values, or their vision for the future? And should the party court white moderates to implement that vision, or expand the electorate by exciting millennials[...]

Republicans in Georgia’s governor race take hard-line stance on gun rights, illegal immigration

Tuesday  16:57,   22 may 2018

Of all the races in Tuesday’s Georgia primary, the hotly contested matchup for governor is most likely to influence strategy for both parties going into the 2020 presidential election. Five GOP candidates are vying to fill the shoes of outgoing Gov. [...]

A quick guide to May 22 primaries in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas

Tuesday  15:21,   22 may 2018

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for another slate of primaries. Primary season is well underway, and this week voters head to the polls in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky. Texas will host more than 30 runoff elections for the top two[...]

Stacey Abrams is the black woman who wants to lead Georgia

Tuesday  15:01,   22 may 2018

22 states have never had a female governor. This year, a bunch of women are running to change that, including Stacey Abrams, who would be the nation's first African American woman to lead a state.Load[...]

Democrats may suffer from California’s top-two system

Tuesday  13:51,   22 may 2018

Democratic strategists fear a pending catastrophe in California, where so many Democrats are running for Republican-held House seats that they’re threatening to box the party out of general election races. Now Democrats are spending precious[...]

Progressive rise is good news for Sanders, Warren

Tuesday  13:51,   22 may 2018

Momentum and excitement in the Democratic Party is building on the left, a development that could benefit progressive candidates such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in 2020. The upset win in Nebraska by Kara Eastman[...]

Amy Schumer, Susan Sarandon donate to Dem running to unseat Kim Davis

Tuesday  09:00,   22 may 2018

Amy Schumer and Susan Sarandon have thrown their money behind the Democratic candidate in Kentucky challenging county clerk Kim Davis, who previously denied her opponent a marriage license because he and his partner are gay.Schumer gave $1,500 to[...]

In messaging shift, Democrats are now the ones promising to 'drain the swamp'

Tuesday  08:52,   22 may 2018

Democrats are now employing a familiar rallying cry that helped define President Trump's presidential campaign, a combative messaging shift ahead of what analysts say will be a bruising midterm election season. Expect to hear Democrats urging[...]

Democrats pin hopes on US House seat in Arkansas election

Tuesday  08:52,   22 may 2018

Democrats in central Arkansas will choose the party's nominee for a Republican-held U.S. House seat the party believes it has a chance to reclaim this fall, while a state Supreme Court justice is seeking re-election in a campaign that's marked[...]

Trump wades deeper into abortion politics as midterms loom

Tuesday  08:51,   22 may 2018

President Donald Trump has long been an unlikely sweetheart for conservative and evangelical voters. Now, in the lead-up to the midterm elections, the thrice-married former Democrat who used to describe himself as "very pro-choice" is[...]

Holder: DOJ, FBI should reject Trump's requests

Tuesday  06:20,   22 may 2018

Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday urged Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI officials to "simply say no" to President Trump's demand for an expanded investigation into his claims of FBI wrongdoing as it relates to his[...]

By Demanding an Investigation, Trump Challenged a Constraint on His Power

Tuesday  05:25,   22 may 2018

The president escalated his campaign to undermine the Justice Department’s traditional independence from White House interference.WASHINGTON — When President Trump publicly demanded that the Justice Department open an investigation into the F.B.I.’s [...]