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Tied to the Stormy Daniels scandal and now facing U.S. sanctions, Viktor Vekselberg had long sought to extend his influence in the U.S.Putin connection ?
“They are scared of my hair. They are scared of my voice. They are scared of my body. Me, as a woman, can scare the whole regime,” activist Masih Alinejad says of Iran’s theocratic political order.
Defending champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut chomped down a record 74 franks and buns to take home his 11th title at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. The renowned competitive eater from San Jose, Calif., takes home the coveted Mustard Belt and surpassed the previous mark of 72 dogs and buns he downed last year. Miki Sudo said after eating 37 dogs and buns that the heat may have slowed her down in winning the women’s competition.
All politicians are known to shade the truth to some degree. But President Trump’s propensity to mislead has been head-spinning, even for seasoned political fact-checkers.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked the government to stop providing detained parents with a new form that offers the choice to either be deported to their home country with or without their children after the families were separated at the border.
Almost two weeks have passed since President Trump signed an executive order to “address” immigrant children being taken from their parents at the U.S. border, but the impact of his action remains unclear. Much of the uncertainty stems from the fact that officials on Tuesday still would not answer basic questions about the issue, including how many separated children are currently in custody. Officials also aren’t saying whether the government has stopped taking immigrant children from their parents after illegal border crossings.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and I stood alone in a Senate office hallway a year ago, moments after Senate Republicans nuked the filibuster?rule for Supreme Court nominees in order to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “The Senate has been damaged to a degree that it hasn’t been in its history,” McCain told me then. Now, with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the court, a Republican president and GOP-controlled Senate have a clear path to confirming his replacement without any Democratic votes.
The Senate Intelligence Committee, rejecting doubts conveyed by President Trump as recently as last week, has become the latest body to officially conclude that the Russian government conducted a wide-ranging campaign — including cyberattacks — to influence the 2016 presidential election.
It’s possible that the pop culture that best represents 2018 America is a dystopian horror movie franchise with an origin well predating Trump: “The Purge.”
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a centrist Democrat from North Dakota, was already facing a tough reelection battle this fall — and the looming battle over a soon-to-be-vacant?Supreme Court?seat is unlikely to make her campaign easier.
President Trump on Tuesday brushed aside questions over whether his assertion that he “solved” the crisis with North Korea was premature amid reports leader Kim Jong Un is trying to conceal parts of his country's nuclear weapons program.
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 opioid issue is more likely to play out locally — candidate by candidate — as people look for solutions rather than politics. Yahoo News turned to a competitive race in New Hampshire to see this up close.
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 Sunday morning, Fox News journalist Maria Bartiromo asked Trump if he would ask his nominees beforehand how they might vote on Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision affirming that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion. Trump responded that he’s been advised not to ask such specific questions and that he plans to appoint another conservative justice like Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump appointed to replace Antonin Scalia.
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 Donald Trump’s administration reunite the divided families. Thousands dressed in white and gathered early Saturday morning in sweltering 90-degree heat in Lafayette Park across from the White House in what was expected to be the largest of the day’s protests. Concentration Camps?” one marcher’s sign read.
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, she won’t be the last.
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 rhetoric to condemn the killings.
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.
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 Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last week saying that the current emphasis on deporting illegal immigrants undercuts efforts to combat cross-border crime and terrorism.
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 loyalty to the president on key issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
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 Sandra Bland: Originally stopped on a highway in Texas for failing to use a turn signal, the interaction escalated, with the officer involved threatening to use a taser, then removing her from her car, throwing her onto the ground and later arresting her. Groups like Say Her Name, a social movement founded in 2015 to bring awareness to black female victims of police brutality, brought Bland’s name to the forefront of the media conversation surrounding police violence and are trying to do the same for other black women whose experiences struggle to make it into the mainstream.
“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. Department of Justice. Women’s March, a movement that began when U.S. President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017, then spread internationally, has called on women to risk arrest at Thursday’s protest.
In one remarkably tense exchange, Rosenstein sparred with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who accused the deputy attorney general of “hiding” information from Congress.
Trump’s opponents see little likelihood of blocking the president’s eventual nominee. But liberal groups are huddling to draw up battle plans anyway.
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.
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 congressman vows to keep politics out of his current post, as he sets his sights on the moon and Mars.