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Jul 02, 2018

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

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2018

Will Trump ask SCOTUS nominee about Roe v. Wade beforehand? 'I'm actually told I shouldn't'
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.

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Jul 01, 2018

Trump: I'm told I shouldn't ask my SCOTUS nominee about Roe v. Wade
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.

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Jun 30, 2018

Thousands march nationwide in ‘Families Belong Together' protests against Trump's immigration policies
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2018

The Democratic Socialists of America show their muscle in New York congressional upset
The primary defeat Tuesday of Rep. Joe Crowley, D-NY, who was both a top-ranking House Democrat and the head of one of New York's last political machines, is an upset that is still sending shockwaves through the Democratic Party. Crowley was taken down by a 28-year-old political rookie named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won in part by denouncing Crowley's brand of old school machine politics.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2018

Trump: 'Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked'
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 in condemning the killings.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2018

The coming war over Trump's next Supreme Court nominee
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2018

Trump reportedly falls for prank call aboard Air Force One
The president appeared to offer congratulations to a man he believed to be New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez.

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Jun 29, 2018

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — and ICE agents themselves — join the call to overhaul immigration agency
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2018

Sen. Gillibrand — and ICE agents themselves — join the call to overhaul immigration agency
The call by activists to overhaul the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency got a boost from a United States senator, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — and from 19 supervisors in the agency itself, who wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last week that the emphasis on deporting illegal immigrants detracts from efforts to combat cross-border crime and terrorism. The letter, signed by a majority of the special-agents-in-charge at ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), said the deportation and detention activities of the agency's Enforcement and Removal Operation (ERO) section have made it difficult for them to investigate national security threats.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2018

Trump SCOTUS pick should be grilled about Mueller probe 'before their rear end hits the chair,' says top Dem strategist
A senior Democratic strategist says that 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 required to offer a pledge of loyalty to the president on key issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

Capital Gazette journalists recount horrific Annapolis mass shooting
Staff members at the newspaper described what they witnessed when a gunman opened fire at their offices on Thursday.

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Jun 28, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘We need to decrease the power that police officers have over black women.'
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

Immigration activists rally in Washington D.C.
"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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

Rep. Jim Jordan and Rod Rosenstein face off in fiery hearing on Capitol Hill
In one remarkably tense exchange, Rosenstein sparred with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who accused the deputy attorney general of "hiding" information from Congress.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

Democrats gear up for a fierce and probably losing fight against Trump's court pick, whoever it is
It was a good list, conservatives agreed, maybe even the best list. Released by then-candidate Donald Trump in May 2016, the list consisted of eleven individuals whom he would consider nominating to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the unlikely event that he were elected president the following fall. Trump had never styled himself a scholar of the law, or of much else but the art of the deal, and had allowed the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation to put together their dream roster of jurists.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

Ahead of Putin summit, Trump casts doubt on Russian meddling
Shortly before the White House announced President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month, the commander in chief relayed Moscow's denial that it interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

NASA's Jim Bridenstine shoots for the moon and for Mars, vows to leave politics on Earth
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2018

Trump's policy is inhumane. It is not the same as 1942.
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 seeing today.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Trump pushes Supreme Court pick as campaign issue for Republicans
Stumping for Rep. Kevin Cramer in his race with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the president told his audience that Democrats would "destroy your freedoms."

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Who will pick up Kennedy's bipartisan legacy on the court? No one.
Justice Anthony Kennedy could please, and enrage, partisans on both sides with his even-handed approach. His successor is unlikely to do the same.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Democrats have a risky longshot at blocking Trump's next Supreme Court pick
The party could try to use the so-called quorum rule to block Republicans from tipping the balance of the court.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Democrats have a risky long shot at blocking Trump's next Supreme Court pick
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 — but they probably won't.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Both sides on abortion agree: Roe is in play now
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 agree. But exactly how that threat will play out is uncertain.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Appellate judge on D.C. circuit seen as early favorite on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist
President Trump will have the opportunity to nominate the second Supreme Court justice of his tenure following the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, who will step down on July 31, has served as a swing vote on the court since 1988, and his replacement will alter the composition of the court going forward. Trump said Wednesday he will use the same list of names from which he chose Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed to replace Antonin Scalia in 2017.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

'The McConnell rule': Some Dems say the vote for Justice Kennedy's replacement should be delayed
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 poised to cement conservative control of the high court.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Rick Scott's ties to Trump may now be an asset in Florida's Senate race
The president's approval rating edges up in the Sunshine State, giving Rick Scott some breathing room.

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Jun 27, 2018

Russian pop singer linked to Trump says music video was 'satire'
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 the things I've been accused of," the singer said Wednesday.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic primary victory was 'shocking' — even to her
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, D.C., and beyond.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

How to reunite 2,000 families: The government has no clue
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 has already separated more than 2,000 children.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Former Twitter executive: Trump is in denial over social media threat to midterms
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2018

Trump's census citizenship question could lead to massive undercount of needy children, report says
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

Trump officials won't say whether the government is still separating child migrants from their parents
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

The civility trap: There's a right and a wrong way to express dissent
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

A White House proud of being tough is looking for more people to pardon
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 office — the administration wanted more people like her.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

David Lynch rebukes Trump: 'You are causing suffering and division'
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.

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Jun 26, 2018

Supreme Court upholds Trump administration's so-called travel ban
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 tortuous legal battle.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

Reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding Trump's ‘travel ban'
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 tortuous legal battle.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

'A marker of shame': Democratic lawmakers rip Supreme Court's travel ban decision
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday tore into the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

'Never!': Trump fumes at Harley-Davidson in tariff tweetstorm
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 response to Trump's trade policies.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2018

Democrat's viral campaign video could be trouble for tea party Republican in deep-red Texas
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 the video came to be and what she hopes to do in Congress.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

FDR's granddaughter on immigration: Our country did not learn
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-Americans after Pearl Harbor, "inconsistent with who we are as a country."

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

Trump's attack on due process is the latest deviation from presidential norms
The president's latest assault on U.S. norms strikes at one of the pillars of American democracy.

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Jun 25, 2018

Leading Israeli liberal praises Kushner's unfinished, still-secret Mideast peace plan
Jared Kushner's Mideast peace plan is expected to be released in the near future, but one leading Israeli liberal already likes it.

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Jun 25, 2018

Melting ICE? A handful of Democrats turn up the heat.
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

'Be careful what you wish for Max!' Trump warns Waters over call for public confrontations
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

Civility alert: Can't we all just get along, or even get dinner?
Maxine Waters speaks at a Keep Families Together rally on Saturday in Los Angeles. Just last year, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's security chief defended the need for his boss to fly in first class to avoid hostile confrontations with the "vulgar" and "threatening" occupants of coach-class seats. Pruitt was widely mocked for his expensive tastes, and for the presumption that public officials should be shielded, at public expense, from expressions of opinion by members of the public.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

Florida A.G. Pam Bondi says she won't be bullied after being confronted at Mr. Rogers movie
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Monday she refuses to be bullied by protesters like those confronted her at a screening of the Mister Rogers documentary over the weekend for her support of President Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

Florida AG Pam Bondi says she won't be bullied after being confronted at Mr. Rogers movie
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 of President Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2018

'Needs a paint job': Trump blasts Virginia restaurant for asking Sarah Sanders to leave
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 policies.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 24, 2018

Nationwide protests against 'zero tolerance' illegal immigration policy
Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren't convinced the Trump administration has any real plan to reunite them.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 24, 2018

Ivanka Trump: We must foster economic opportunity in Latin America
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 States is engaged in a passionate debate over immigration policy.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 22, 2018

President Trump's empathy-free week
This week in Trump's America, the White House struggled to answer a simple question.

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Jun 22, 2018

From the 'Northern Triangle' to the Rio Grande: Violence, poverty and disasters drive migration
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.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 22, 2018

A judge in California, the daughter of immigrants, will rule on Trump's family detention policy
Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed a motion in federal court Thursday to request "limited emergency exemptions" to the longstanding rules governing the detention of immigrant children apprehended at the border. The request, a followup of sorts to President Trump's executive order on family separation, essentially seeks the court's blessing to suspend compliance with a settlement that limits where ICE can detain immigrants younger than 18 — and for how long.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 22, 2018

With DACA phasing out, college graduates like Edder Martinez face an uncertain future
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.

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Jun 22, 2018

Key Democrat: Trump advisers 'lied through their teeth' when testifying about Russia contacts
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 both should be investigated for perjury. Swalwell focused on recent revelations that, at Caputo's instigation, Stone met during the 2016 campaign in Florida with a Russian immigrant and sometime FBI informant named Henry Greenberg who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

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Jun 22, 2018

Key Democrat: Trump advisers were 'lying through their teeth' when testifying about Russia contacts
A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says he believes longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone and an associate were "lying through their teeth" when they testified before his panel and they both should be investigated for perjury. Swalwell focused on recent revelations that, at Caputo's instigation, Stone met during the 2016 campaign in Florida with a Russian immigrant and sometime FBI informant named Henry Greenberg who offered "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Virginia detention facility for young migrants received over $4.6 million in government grants after abuse allegations
The federal government continued to provide million-dollar grants to a juvenile detention center in Virginia to hold child migrants even after a lawsuit was filed against the facility alleging the young immigrants there were subjected to "brutal, inhumane conditions."

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Unfiltered: 'The activism that started Pride is being left behind.'
On the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall riots a group of activists are fighting for better representation of the LGBTQ community within the NYC Pride festivities.

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Jun 21, 2018

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to migrant child facility in Texas
Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady's stop at Upbring New Hope Children's Center came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating these families.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Order on family separation offers no relief for thousands already being held
Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018, near McAllen, Texas. The immigrant families were then sent to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. By the time President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon halting the separation of families caught illegally entering the country along the southwest border—an act he and administration officials had previously insisted could only be done by Congress—at least 2,000 children had already been separated from their parents and placed in government-contracted facilities around the country.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separation
The day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Democrats look to gain in Southern California as outrage mounts over family separations
Amid all of the outrage over the Trump administration's separation of more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents to advance its immigration agenda on Capitol Hill, it may seem crass to focus on the political implications of what has become a humanitarian crisis. Democrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump's "zero tolerance" policy. Republicans are scrambling to minimize the fallout — including Trump, who caved to enormous pressure Wednesday by signing an executive order instructing officials to detain parents and children together.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

The women who marched on World Refugee Day
Hundreds of New Yorkers from immigrant communities and other activists staged a march and rally in observance of World Refugee Day on Wednesday. Marchers came from work, some having picked up their children from childcare to bring them along. President Trump's hardline immigration stances — including this week's firestorm over separating children from families when they illegally cross the U.S. border seeking asylum — created a new atmosphere of urgency in this year's march.

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Jun 21, 2018

Immigration rally in N.Y.C. to mark World Refugee Day
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious and advocacy communities held a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes to represent 85,000 refugees who were not allowed into the U.S. in 2018, carried orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings and read the names of refugees who died in transit.

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Jun 21, 2018

Immigration rally in NYC to mark 'World Refugee Day'
Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious, and advocacy communities staged a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes representing 85,000 refugees not allowed into the U.S. in 2018; carried life-size orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings; and read the names of refugees who have died in transit.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

Indiana's Joe Donnelly shows up and does his job. But is that enough to win in the age of Trump?
Joe Donnelly got lucky in his first Senate campaign, when his opponent self-destructed. Now he's up for reelection as a Democrat in a conservative state, running on his record as a nonbombastic, competent bipartisan legislator. Can that work in the age of Trump?

Yahoo Politics
Jun 21, 2018

We've heard from the first ladies. Where are their husbands?
If this isn't a time for the five living ex-presidents to put basic American values above the tradition of not criticizing their successors, then what would such a moment look like?

Yahoo Politics
Jun 20, 2018

Trump signs order to 'address' separations, but it won't change the situation for children in shelters now
The White House isn't saying how many children have already been taken from their families or when they will be reunited with their parents

Yahoo Politics
Jun 20, 2018

After Trump order to 'address' separations, no clear answers on what happens to children in shelters now
The White House isn't saying how many children have already been taken from their families or when they will be reunited with their parents

Yahoo Politics
Jun 20, 2018

Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016
Michael Daniel, Obama White House's chief cyber official testified that proposals he was developing to counter Russia's attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a "back burner" after he was ordered to "stand down" his efforts in the summer of 2016.

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Jun 20, 2018

Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization test
White House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump's harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.

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Jun 20, 2018

Obama: 'Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms?'
Former President Barack Obama weighed in Wednesday on the Trump administration's controversial "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S. southern border.

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Jun 20, 2018

Bush A.G. Alberto Gonzales: 'Parents should be with their children'
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who served under George W. Bush, says he isn't surprised by the "kind of tragedy" happening at the U.S. border, where President Trump's administration has been separating children from their families when they illegally cross it.

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Jun 20, 2018

The dominance game, as played by dictators and other animals
If you've been wondering what makes Kim Jong Un such a successful dictator, here's one hint: When he speaks at a meeting, his officials sit up and pay attention. The other way, evidently preferred by Kim, is to make an example of subordinates who fall asleep at meetings or official functions by shooting at them with antiaircraft guns. Unconfirmed but widely cited reports said that was how the career of North Korea's defense minister ended in 2015.

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Jun 20, 2018

Lewandowski won't apologize for 'womp womp' reaction to story of girl separated from mother
President Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is refusing to apologize for his reaction to the story of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.

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Jun 20, 2018

Expert: Bots are poised to wreak havoc in the 2018 midterm elections
Automated bot accounts that spread disinformation and sowed disgust and confusion among voters during the 2016 presidential election are poised to wreak havoc again in this year's midterm elections, according to Samuel Woolley, a leading expert.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 19, 2018

Trump meets with House Republicans on migrant policy, leaving his position no more clear
The President addressed the house Republican conference about immigration policy. President Trump arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday night to meet with Republicans from the House of Representatives to assure them that a fix was in the works for the deeply unpopular family separation policy at the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump did not react to the remark, which would have been plainly audible to him.

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Jun 19, 2018

Businesses have made millions off Trump's child separation policy
President Trump's controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 19, 2018

Greater-than-zero tolerance: Citizens mobilize to provide legal help for detainees
In response to President Trump's zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 19, 2018

How to help separated families on the border
In response to President Trump's zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration that is separating children from their parents, Americans are mobilizing to help, raising money for groups that provide legal support for the detainees.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 19, 2018

Democrats recall visiting border facilities: 'It did confirm my worst fears'
Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Jeff Merkley recently visited the Mexican border to witness President Trump's new policy of separating families crossing illegally into the U.S.

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Jun 19, 2018

Patrolling the border, where immigrants wait to be caught
Photojournalist Sergio Flores recounts his ride-along with the US. Border Patrol near McAllen, Tx.

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Jun 19, 2018

Trump: 'You have to take the children away'
President Trump said on Tuesday that his administration has no choice but to separate children from parents who cross the U.S. border illegally — before essentially admitting it does.

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Jun 19, 2018

In Turkish election, democracy itself is at stake
Turkey is holding snap elections on June 24, and in the run-up, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's stump speeches have grown more and more Trumpian. Like the American president, Erdogan fashions himself as populist representative of the common man facing down an array of corrupt elites. The stakes are high for him as a victory would solidify one-man rule in Turkey — a NATO ally of 80 million people.

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Jun 19, 2018

He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant children
Jake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said it's troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 19, 2018

Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of separating families at border, but most Republicans support it
Two in three Americans disapprove of the Trump administration's policy of separating children and parents when families illegally cross the U.S. southern border, two new national polls show. But a majority of Republicans support it.

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Jun 19, 2018

Ecstasy-assisted psychotherapy is bringing peace to people with PTSD
South Carolina firefighter Ed Thompson says his life was saved after undergoing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD from his job. Researchers are starting phase three clinical trials this summer to get FDA approval for the legal prescription of MDMA for inpatient therapy.

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Jun 18, 2018

Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a 'wangdoodle' reference
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., had to engage in a subtle act of censorship.

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Jun 18, 2018

Senate FBI hearing takes twists and turns, including a ‘wangdoodle' reference
It was not, perhaps, the most somber moment in the history of the U.S. Senate. In the midst of reciting a list of complaints about FBI agents allegedly swayed by their own anti-Trump animus, Sen. John Kennedy R-La., stopped speaking and looked up.

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Jun 18, 2018

Nielsen: Separating families isn't a ‘policy,' it's just something we do
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen points as she stakes questions from members of the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was "offensive" to imply that the administration had a "policy" of separating parents from children at the border—even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration. "I find that offensive," said Nielsen when asked at Monday's White House briefing if the separation of parents from children was meant to send a message.

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Jun 18, 2018

Nielsen: Separating families isn't a 'policy,' it's just something we do
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told reporters Monday that it was "offensive" to imply that the administration had a "policy" of separating parents from children at the border — even though it was the stated purpose of the controversial change in enforcement procedures put in place by the Trump administration.

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Jun 18, 2018

Racial imbalance? Admissions policies at Harvard and Stuyvesant HS under scrutiny
Two school admissions policies made news last week for opposite reasons - Harvard University because it is accused of admitting too few Asian Americans students, and New York's most selective public schools, because the city's mayor thinks it is admitting too many.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 18, 2018

Crying for 'Mami' and 'Papá' at a border patrol detention center
 ProPublica has a recording of 10 children ages 4 to 10 who had been separated from their parents and brought to an unnamed facility within the previous 24 hours. An article describes the children crying "‘Mami' and ‘Papá' over and over again, as if those are the only words they know."

Yahoo Politics
Jun 18, 2018

Rubio campaign manager: The GOP no longer has an 'ideological compass'
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for "The Long Game," a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party's drift.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 18, 2018

Senate candidate's first campaign ad depicts Trump administration as literal dumpster fire
Richard Painter, a former White House ethics attorney under President George W. Bush who is running for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota as a Democrat, is taking his pointed criticism of President Trump straight to voters.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 18, 2018

‘It's disgraceful': Some Trump supporters condemn family separations at border
Several of President Trump's supporters have been speaking out against the administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they cross the U.S. border illegally.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 18, 2018

The Trump administration tries to explain its family separation policy. Confusion ensues.
President Trump on Monday again tried to shift blame for his administration's controversial policy of separating immigrant families at the border to Democrats.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 18, 2018

Trump: 'The United States will not be a migrant camp'
President Trump on Monday again tried to shift blame for his administration's controversial policy of separating immigrant families at the border to Democrats.

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