PHOENIX (Reuters) - Two National Football League teams on Monday largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a pre-game "moment of unity" instead.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Susan Collins rebuffed intense lobbying from fellow Republicans and the promise of money for her state in deciding on Monday to oppose - and likely doom - her party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee asked the White House on Monday for information about a media report that senior officials used private email accounts for government business.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. political consultant Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, flatly rejected on Monday all allegations of collusion between the president's associates and Russia during the 2016 U.S. election.
Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images The US Supreme Court on Monday canceled arguments scheduled for Oct. 10 on President Trump's second travel and refugee ban executive order, less than 24 hours after Trump signed a new set of travel restrictions and the previous travel ban expired.The justices ordered the lawyers in the case […]
President Donald Trump Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images A political group with close ties to President Donald Trump is amplifying his attack on professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest.“Turn off the NFL,” reads a digital ad produced by the nonprofit America First Policies, which planned to […]
Via youtube.com This week, all employees at the Health and Human Services Department were required to complete a training session about the dangers of leaking information.That request, outlined in an email obtained by BuzzFeed News that included a link to a 30-minute video on leaks, was just how one agency fulfilled the Trump administration's latest […]
Kamala Harris earlier this year. David Mcnew / Getty Images There was some nervous energy late Thursday night inside a self-described “industrial chic venue” near the Washington Convention Center, where this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference is being held.Guests mingled and waited alongside the jumbo-sized covers of Ebony Magazine that adorned the walls. Then […]
Manigault-Newman and Trump Pool / Getty Images WASHINGTON — A planned reception at the White House in recognition of the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has been canceled for now.Would-be guests were told on Wednesday that it wasn't clear if the White House was going to send out an official invite […]
Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017" on Capitol Hill. Yuri Gripas / Reuters When he introduced his Medicare-for-all bill last week, Bernie Sanders also put down on paper the idea he’s been talking about, sometimes loudly, sometimes with caution, other times not publicly at all, for more […]
Facebook President Donald Trump is using targeted Facebook ads to reassure supporters that he still plans to build the border wall after his recent public comments caused many to question whether he would keep his promise."There's been a lot of noise and a lot of rumors," reads the text of a Facebook ad from Trump's […]
Clinton and Bloomberg share a stage in 2009. Chris Hondros / Getty Images The annual Manhattan conference hosted for a decade by the Clinton Global Initiative became a kind of shorthand for what some hated about the Clintons: a mix of worthy and venal motives, a slosh of money and shady rich people around their […]
Alabama Sen. Luther Strange shakes hands with his predecessor, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on June 13 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images A political nonprofit loyal to President Donald Trump will spend nearly $500,000 to boost interim Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in a high-stakes Republican runoff election next week.America First Policies will […]
Carlos Barria / Reuters Michael Flynn's family has set up a legal defense fund and is now soliciting donations as multiple investigations scrutinize the actions of the former Trump national security adviser.The family is setting up the fund because "[t]he enormous expense of attorneys' fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to pay," […]
On Monday's Hannity, Newt Gingrich said Hillary Clinton is using racism as a deliberate political weapon to respond to President Trump's comments about NFL players kneeling. Gingrich called Clinton a racial demagogue. "Donald Trump said absolutely nothing that had to do with race," Gingrich said. "He talked about defending our national anthem. Now, how you […]
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his team take a knee before the beginning of the Monday Night Football game between the Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. The team was promptly booed. (The Cowboys did not kneel during the national anthem or presentation of the flag.) However, yesterday Jones said: "I do […]
Hillary Clinton weighed in on President Trump's controversial comments about NFL players kneeling for the national anthem. Clinton said it is "quite telling" that Trump is "willing to attack black athletes" but not white supremacists, the Klan, or Putin. "He attacks black athletes as he did starting with his rally in Alabama. Continued on Twitter. […]
On CNN Monday morning, sportscaster Bob Costas said Colin Kaepernick sometimes sounds "like someone who took one semester from a radical professor when he was a freshman and that's all he knows about the world." Costas said Kaepernick is not the heir to Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. COSTAS: Kaepernick, whether people know […]
Headlines for September 25, 2017; Take the Knee: Athletes Unite in Historic Protest Against Racism & Police Brutality, Defying Trump; Former NFL Player Donté Stallworth: Don't Let Trump Hijack the Conversation on Racism & Violence; Dr. Harry Edwards: Nominate Football Player Colin Kaepernick for the Nobel Peace Prize; Dr. Harry Edwards on the Injustice of […]
Amnesty International reveals a bomb that killed 16 civilians in Yemen was made in the USA; 51 countries sign a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons; and thousands gather to celebrate the life of legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.
Hurricane Maria knocks out power and causes catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico; Jeffrey Sachs on climate change and threat of nuclear war with North Korea; author Andrew Pitzer on her new book, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps."
As residents of Mexico City gathered near an elementary and middle school and kindergarten that collapsed after Tuesday's earthquake, some told Democracy Now! that help arrived late in poorer areas and that "help is still needed."
Headlines for September 20, 2017; Hundreds Dead in Mexico After Earthquake Strikes on Anniversary of Devastating 1985 Quake; Hurricane Maria Strikes Puerto Rico, Threatening to Be the Most Catastrophic Storm in a Century; Senate Republicans Scramble to Secure Votes for Last-Ditch Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act; Advocates Warn All Rohingya May Be Driven Out […]
Best-selling author and journalist Naomi Klein on political shocks after hurricanes Harvey and Irma; the Trump administration's mixed signals on 2015 Paris climate accord; Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all plan; and more.
Headlines for September 15, 2017; Deregulated & Unaccountable: For-Profit Nursing Homes in Florida Face Scrutiny After Irma Deaths; The Forgotten Americans: Why Did U.S. Media Ignore U.S. Virgin Islands Devastated by Irma?; South Asia: 1,300 Dead, 40 Million Impacted in Climate Change-Linked Flooding