News : Politics

Parkland survivors rip politicians' 'pathetic' responses

Monday  20:26,   19 february 2018
CNN

Two survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre spoke out against political reactions to the shooting.Emma Gonzalez, whose speech in favor of gun control went viral four days after 17 people were killed by a former student at Marjory[...]

2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states

Monday  20:01,   19 february 2018
The Hill

Democrats with an eye on challenging President Trump in 2020 are already making travel plans that could position themselves for a potential bid. Load Error Progressive favorite Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sparked the latest round of intrigue[...]

Trump stays quiet on shooting victims, fumes over Russia

Monday  20:01,   19 february 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of[...]

Trump hits golf course 3 days after visiting shooting victims

Monday  20:01,   19 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump hit the golf course on Monday, three days after visiting people affected by the deadly school shooting in nearby Parkland, Fla. The president arrived at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach shortly after 9 a.m.Trump[...]

Steve Bannon could go to jail if he won’t talk to Congress about Russia

Monday  17:05,   19 february 2018
Vox.com

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has been refusing to answer lawmakers’ questions about the Trump-Russia investigation — and they’re so tired of it that they’re considering holding him in contempt of Congress. Load Error The House[...]

Dems don't plan to put more money into heated Pa. race

Monday  16:36,   19 february 2018
The Hill

National Democrats aren't committing to pour additional resources into a closely watched Pennsylvania special election, even though the latest poll shows the party within striking distance. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)[...]

Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

Monday  15:57,   19 february 2018
Reuters

<p>Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told[...]

Calls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers

Monday  13:31,   19 february 2018
The Hill

Eying big gains in November's midterms, House Democrats say they'd like to give a national platform to President Trump's sexual harassment accusers if they win back the lower chamber.More than a dozen women have charged the president[...]

Trump: I hope Oprah runs in 2020 so she can be defeated

Monday  08:15,   19 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump slammed Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" in a tweet late Sunday night, saying he hopes she runs for president so "she can be exposed and defeated."&nbsp;Load[...]

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

Monday  07:46,   19 february 2018
The New York Times

Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a porn star, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.As accounts of past sexual indiscretions threatened to surface during Donald J. Trump’s[...]

Trump backs efforts to improve federal gun background checks, White House says

Monday  07:45,   19 february 2018
FOX News

The White House revealed on Sunday that President Trump would support a push to improve the nation's system of background checks for would-be gun buyers, days after the shooting massacre at the high school in Parkland, Florida. White House Press [...]

Indictment Leaves No Doubt: Russia Backed Trump. But Was It the Difference?

Monday  07:45,   19 february 2018
The New York Times

The charges against 13 Russians have injected a new twist into a debate that has consumed the political universe since the final hours of election night: How did Trump do it?WASHINGTON — The detailed indictment of 13 Russians for intervening in the[...]

Trump’s Evolution From Relief to Fury Over the Russia Indictment

Monday  05:07,   19 february 2018
The New York Times

The president unleashed a two-day Twitter tirade that was unusually angry and defiant even by his standards.WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump began the weekend believing that something good had just happened to him. An indictment leveled[...]

House Speaker Paul Ryan slammed after he snubbed Florida teacher on gun control

Monday  05:07,   19 february 2018
Newsweek

"We need a speaker who will listen to everyone, not just the NRA" said the Speaker's challenger after Ryan snubbed a Florida teacher on gun control."We need a speaker who will listen to everyone, not just the NRA and other special[...]

Axios: Kelly, Secret Service agent scuffled with Chinese officials over nuclear 'football'

Monday  05:07,   19 february 2018
The Hill

White House chief of staff John Kelly and a Secret Service agent scuffled with Chinese security officials over the U.S. nuclear "football" during a trip to China in November, Axios reported Sunday. The nuclear football is the black[...]