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May 23, 2018

In Long Island, Trump goes after the 'animals' of MS-13 again
The event was billed as a roundtable "on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate our communities." But at times it almost seemed as though the purpose was to validate the president's description of MS-13 members as "animals."

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries
The press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

Teacher power leads to upset win in Kentucky race
In Tuesday's Republican primary, math teacher and first-time candidate R. Travis Brenda knocked off House Floor Majority Leader Jonathan Shell by 123 votes.

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

Trump claims Clapper 'admitted' the FBI spied on his campaign. But Clapper said the opposite.
President Trump on Wednesday falsely claimed that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper conceded the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

Trump claims Clapper 'admitted' the FBI spied on Trump campaign. But Clapper said the opposite.
President Trump on Wednesday falsely claimed that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper conceded the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus
A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'
President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a "spy" was "placed" inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Department of Justice.

Yahoo Politics
May 23, 2018

Taming the ‘animals' of MS-13: Trump takes his gang crackdown to the suburbs
For the second time in a year, President Trump will travel to Long Island Wednesday for a forum on combatting MS-13, the small but violent street gang that has been a central focus of his crackdown on illegal immigration. Beyond the pockets of Long Island and a handful of other communities in Maryland, Virginia, and California where MS13 is mostly active, Trump's apparent obsession with the gang, whose membership of predominantly Central American immigrants make up a small fraction of the country's active gang members, has been met with both confusion and criticism. Some law enforcement leaders have reportedly questioned the focus on MS-13 over bigger threats.

Yahoo Politics
May 22, 2018

Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison
Predictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Keith Ellison.

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again
The former Russian chess champion has a message for those who didn't foresee Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

Launch abort? Trump tries to get his 'Space Force' off the ground, but not everyone is on board
In a ceremony earlier this month honoring the Army football team, President Trump took a rhetorical detour to the military's potential future in outer space. "You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard," Trump said. "And we're actually thinking of a sixth, and that would be the Space Force.

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

RFK's daughter contrasts his 'moral imagination' to Trump's lack of one
"Peace and justice and compassion towards those who suffer — that's what the United States should stand for," Kerry Kennedy said. "Imagine a politician, a serious presidential contender standing up and saying that."

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

McCain views his legacy: ‘He served his country'
At first, John McCain couldn't hear what his some of his supporters were yelling. The roar of the crowd often made it too loud to hear anything, and he was already hard of hearing in his left ear, a condition that dated to his days as a Navy pilot and no doubt worsened because of the beatings he suffered during his 5½ years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

McCain's legacy: Principles tempered by political necessity
In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN's Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he's gone. "He served his country," McCain said. "And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors. But served his country. And I hope you could add ‘honorably.'"

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors
"I think you can say there's only, sadly, one thing important in our politics, and that is lots of money," said Tim Roemer, who co-chairs a political reform group called Issue One.

Yahoo Politics
May 21, 2018

Evangelical Robert Jeffress thinks Jews are going to hell. Israelis are OK with that.
Next to Jews themselves — in fact, exceeding many American Jews themselves — evangelicals are among Israel's strongest supporters.

Yahoo Politics
May 20, 2018

Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas
A list of the names of the eight students and two teachers killed by a gunman at Santa Fe High School in Texas was released Saturday. One was a visiting student from Pakistan, and one a teacher's aide trying to make ends meet for her family after her husband fell ill.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

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May 18, 2018

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Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

'Not looking good': How Trump has responded to mass shootings
Another mass shooting, another tweet from President Trump.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal
"I think we should expect to see an increase in Iranian cyberactivity against us," said Michael Daniel, the former White House cyber coordinator, in an interview on the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery."

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead. We're closing down our live blog but for the latest updates visit the Yahoo News homepage.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Live updates: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter is said to be in custody, and early reports indicate that multiple people were killed.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Live updates: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; at least 8 dead
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter is said to be in custody, and early reports indicate that multiple people were killed.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas
Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Father of 5-year-old imprisoned in Iran: An American dream turned nightmare
Experts on Iranian politics believe hard-line Iranian factions are behind the continued detentions of Americans held in Iran, including Xiyue Wang, a scholar and young father.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

Young father imprisoned in Iran: An American dream turned nightmare
Experts on Iranian politics believe hard-line Iranian factions are behind the continued detentions of Americans held in Iran, including Xiyue Wang, a scholar and young father.

Yahoo Politics
May 18, 2018

How the Trump team's story has evolved on their New York meeting with the Russians
The explanations about a 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer have continually changed.

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico
Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Oct. 27, it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinkeâ s hometown, Oct. 15, 2017. WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced it will provide additional disaster assistance for Puerto Rico as the island continues to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria last September.

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS-13 wasn't strong enough
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday sharply defended President Trump's characterization of undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes as "animals."

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

Air Force apologizes for tone-deaf 'Yanny-Laurel' tweet
The U.S. Air Force walked back a tweet about the viral debate over whether a sound clip sounds like the word "Yanny" or "Laurel."

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Oded Balilty
Oded Balilty is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli photographer. Born and raised in Jerusalem, he began his career as a photographer for the Israeli army magazine Bamahane. In 2002, at the height of the second Palestinian uprising, Balilty joined the Associated Press.

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is calling upon the EPA to follow through on its plan to prohibit a toxic pesticide that's been linked to brain damage in children. One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's first actions in office was to reject his scientists' conclusion that it put children and farmworkers at risk and strike down a ban his agency had proposed two years earlier.

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘Time is running out'
In front of an audience, the executive pitches the drones as "unstoppable" and calls them capable of "an airstrike of surgical precision" that could render nuclear weapons obsolete. The film, titled Slaughterbots and produced by the Future of Life Institute, shows how easily autonomous weapons could become weapons of mass destruction. In this week's episode of Yahoo News' Unfiltered, we talk to New School professor Peter Asaro about the dangers of artificial intelligence technology and autonomous weapons.

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

'Congratulations America': Trump marks Mueller probe's 1-year anniversary
President Trump marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment to lead the Russia investigation with a caustic tweet while Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, ripped the probe in a pair of interviews with Fox News.

Yahoo Politics
May 17, 2018

Why Mike Pence won't be president
Mike Pence is busy building his own political operation. But close as he is to the presidency, his chances of ever getting the job fall somewhere between remote and imaginary.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Michael Cohen's efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow went on longer than he has previously acknowledged
Communications obtained by investigators seem to contradict Michael Cohen's prior statements about Trump Tower Moscow.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable birthday gift'
New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable gift'
New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate testimony on Trump Tower meeting with Russians details ties with campaign
New details emerge on Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Senate testimony shows oligarch made 'fairly sizable' gift to Trump
New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Civil rights and environmental groups raise the alarm on a key judicial appointment
Civil rights leaders and environmentalists are calling on the Senate to reject President Trump's nomination of Andrew Oldham, the top legal adviser to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Civil rights and environmental groups raise the alarm on a key judicial nomination
Rights leaders and environmentalists are calling on the Senate to reject President Trump's nomination of Andrew Oldham, the top legal adviser to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Trump blasts some deported immigrants: 'These aren't people. These are animals.'
The president has a long history of calling those he seeks to marginalize "animals."

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Scott Pruitt, EPA chief, bobs and weaves, but Democrats still land blows in Senate hearing
In his first appearance before a Senate subcommittee, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faced withering questions from Democrats about his ethical lapses, even as Republicans sought to shield him.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Primary upset will test progressives' appeal to voters
In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing, particularly in red areas, because they were offering a watered-down message and not standing for bold proposals voters could get excited about. Kara Eastman, who led a nonprofit and was a board member of a community college, defeated former Rep. Brad Ashford for the Democratic nomination. Ashford, a former Republican with a moderate voting record who lost his seat in 2016, had the full backing of the Democratic establishment, earning a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's list of "Red to Blue" candidates and receiving donations from the PAC of Democratic House leaders Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, but fell short in an attempt at a rematch with Republican Don Bacon.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Upset primary win sets up a test of progressive appeal to voters
Democratic 2nd District House candidate Kara Eastman is hugged by her campaign manager Ben Onkka, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, May 15, 2018, as she holds a slim lead over Brad Ashford in the primary election. Omaha-area voters are set to pick a Democratic nominee Tuesday who will challenge U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., after the congressman claimed the seat from Democrats two years ago. In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing — particularly in red areas — because they were offering a watered-down message and not standing for bold proposals voters could get behind.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

Where weed will be on the ballot in 2018
Michigan, Utah and Oklahoma are scheduled to hold referendums in 2018 on the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use, continuing a nationwide trend of acceptance of the drug.

Yahoo Politics
May 16, 2018

In the U.S. Senate, talk of a splinter caucus to force compromise
A former adviser to Evan McMullin's independent presidential campaign in 2016 is now in talks with a small group of U.S. senators to form a new caucus that would influence who is chosen as majority leader in 2019.

Yahoo Politics
May 15, 2018

To thwart Trump, progressives and mainstream Democrats show willingness to bury the hatchet
At the 2018 Ideas Conference, the party seemed focussed on stopping the Republican president and his agenda.

Yahoo Politics
May 15, 2018

PHOTOS: Gaza protests: Fire on the wind. In border clash it's soldiers vs. kites
Israeli media are reporting significant damage to farms due to kite-flown Molotov cocktails, AFP reports. Demonstrators are demanding the right to return to their homes seized by Israel in 1948. No Israelis have been hurt in the weeks of protests and the military has faced international criticism for its use of live ammunition. Most of the 60 Gazans killed Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza's health ministry said. The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation. AFP reports that at least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the conflict since 2014.

Yahoo Politics
May 15, 2018

Sherrod Brown lays out an agenda for 'the little guy' at conference of progressives
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a possible 2020 presidential contender, urges progressives to make economic issues, such as health care and wages, a priority.

Yahoo Politics
May 15, 2018

Sherrod Brown lays out an agenda for ‘the little guy' at conference of progressives
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a possible 2020 presidential contender, urges progressives to make economic issues, such as health care and wages, a priority.

Yahoo Politics
May 15, 2018

Sally Yates warns of Trump 'tearing down the legitimacy' of the Justice Department
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she had something to get off her chest about President Trump at the 2018 Ideas Conference hosted by the Center for American Progress on Tuesday: Don't ignore his attacks on the rule of law.

Yahoo Politics
May 14, 2018

Israel's celebration in Jerusalem is marred by deadly violence in Gaza
The ceremony took place 70 years to the day since Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, formally declared the State of Israel an independent nation.

Yahoo Politics
May 14, 2018

White House backs away from controversial religious leaders at embassy ceremonies
Deputy Press Secretary said offensive comments made by religious leaders who participated in the Jerusalem embassy opening "wouldn't be embraced by this White House."

Yahoo Politics
May 14, 2018

Jared Kushner returns to spotlight in Israel
Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, made a rare public appearance on Monday when he spoke at the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel.

Yahoo Politics
May 14, 2018

Violent protests in Gaza ahead of U.S. Embassy inauguration in Jerusalem
Thousands of Gaza residents headed toward the border with Israel on Monday, drawing Israeli fire in a potentially bloody showdown as Israel prepared for the festive inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. The march was also directed at the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem later Monday. The relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv has infuriated the Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as a future capital.

Yahoo Politics
May 13, 2018

Sanders, Graham think White House should apologize for John McCain insult
Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the White House should apologize for a comment an aide to the president reportedly made about John McCain's opinion not mattering because "he's dying anyway."

Yahoo Politics
May 12, 2018

Revenge of the dinosaurs: Administration seeks technology to revive coal
The Department of Energy is trying to revive the coal industry with research into new, more efficient coal-burning power plants. But nonpolluting wind and solar energy keeps getting cheaper, likely dooming the effort.

Yahoo Politics
May 11, 2018

From AT&T to Facebook, the corporate apology tour is in full swing
For some brands, an apology is a matter of corporate survival. For others, not apologizing for anything is the brand itself.

Yahoo Politics
May 11, 2018

Picking winners: National Democrats try to winnow the primary field, and not everyone is pleased
Ahead of California's nonpartisan primaries, the national Democratic party is trying to winnow the field of contenders to avoid splitting the progressive vote. It's a sound strategy, but the candidates pressured to drop out aren't happy about it.

Yahoo Politics
May 11, 2018

Amid the devastation left by ISIS, Iraqis vote, hoping for a better future
While Americans have been looking the other way, Iraqis are preparing to vote for Parliament, even in devastated areas like Mosul. In a hopeful sign for democracy, for the first time, the parties aren't divided strictly by religion.

Yahoo Politics
May 10, 2018

Flake seeks report on Haspel's role in destruction of CIA interrogation tapes
The Arizona senator joins Democrats in calling for the release of a classified CIA report on Gina Haspel's role in the destruction of videos of enhanced interrogation techniques.

Yahoo Politics
May 10, 2018

Democrats, pinning hopes on Mueller, push back at Pence on ending probe
It's difficult to overstate the hope that many Democrats have placed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's to turn up evidence that will damage the presidency of Donald Trump.

Yahoo Politics
May 10, 2018

Trump welcomes home 3 U.S. detainees freed by North Korea
In a made-for-TV ceremony in the dead of night, President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed home three Americans freed by North Korea and declared their release a sign of promise toward his goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Yahoo Politics
May 10, 2018

Trump says release of detainees proves Kim Jong Un wants to bring North Korea 'into the real world'
President Trump greeted the three Americans freed from North Korea when they arrived in the U.S., and said their release was a good sign for his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un.

Yahoo Politics
May 10, 2018

Trump says release of detainees proves Kim Jong Un wants to bring North Korea ‘into the real world'
President Trump greeted the three Americans freed from North Korea when they arrived in the U.S., and said their release was a good sign for his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un.

Yahoo Politics
May 10, 2018

Take your own advice, Mrs. Trump. Be best.
Despite what's said about her, Melania Trump isn't trapped. She's the most liberated person in her husband's entire dysfunctional orbit. Imagine what it could mean if she exercised that freedom.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Women candidates score in the primaries, but with an asterisk
Most of the women in House primary races Tuesday were victorious. But a close analysis of the results suggests that most of their wins came in districts in which they will be the likely underdogs in November.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Critics fear Scott Pruitt's replacement at EPA will be even worse
EPA deputy administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who will likely take over the agency if Pruitt is fired, shares his pro-industry views and is considered a more skillful administrator. Environmentalists aren't reassured.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Critics fear Scott Pruitt's replacement at the EPA will be even worse
EPA deputy administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who will likely take over the agency if Pruitt is fired, shares his pro-industry views and is considered a more skillful administrator. Environmentalists aren't reassured.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Trump says he wants 'victory for the world' more than a Nobel Prize
The president told reporters that "everyone thinks" he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on an agreement with North Korea but that he's more interested in "victory for the world" than in honors for himself.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Trump says he wants ‘victory for the world' more than a Nobel Prize
WASHINGTON—President Trump told reporters that "everyone thinks" he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on an agreement with North Korea, but that he was more interested in "victory for the world" than honors for himself.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Europe will try to keep the Iran deal alive. It can't.
President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran deal doesn't technically doom the agreement, but in practice, it will probably be impossible for the European countries to keep it going. Iran may then feel free to resume its weapons program.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Haspel: I will 'never ever' restart CIA torture program
Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, tried to clear the air over her role in the CIA's controversial interrogation program at the start of her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Coal baron Blankenship goes down hard in West Virginia, and other primary news
President Donald Trump weighed in on the Republican primary yesterday in a tweet, urging West Virginia to vote for Blankenship's opponents, declaring the former coal executive "can't win the General Election . Tuesday evening voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia cast their votes in the 2018 primaries.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Trump announces release of 3 Americans detained in North Korea
President Trump announced early Wednesday that three Americans who were being held by North Korea have been released and are en route to the United States.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘Nobody deserves to die because they use drugs'
It's not uncommon to see New York City native Tino Fuentes taking a stroll around the South Bronx, checking on drug users to make sure that they don't run the risk of overdosing. It's also not uncommon to see him teaching and training communities in cities like Paris and Dublin on how to prevent and treat drug overdoses related to fentanyl. According to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control, there were an estimated 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 — and more than 20,000 were related to fentanyl, a type of opioid that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Honestly, Sarah Sanders has a problem with the truth
For a White House press secretary like Sarah Sanders, the challenge is to defend the president without crossing the line into dishonesty. Some are more successful than others. But when the president himself lies all the time, it becomes impossible.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

The guerrilla warriors fighting for government health care
Activists in Idaho, Maine and the other 16 states left with a "Medicaid gap" after Republican legislators refused to buy into the Affordable Care Act are calling for a single-payer health care system.

Yahoo Politics
May 09, 2018

Crashing the boys' club: Women candidates find winning elections is only half the battle
Women are running for, and winning, political offices in unprecedented numbers. But making a real difference in government is a bigger challenge.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Stormy Daniels' lawyer claims Michael Cohen received $500,000 from Russian oligarch
Michael Avenatti released a report Tuesday claiming that President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, received $500,000 in payments from a Russian oligarch.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Stormy Daniels's lawyer claims Michael Cohen received $500,000 from Russian oligarch
Michael Avenatti released a report Tuesday claiming that President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, received $500,000 in payments from a Russian oligarch.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

New York's attorney general was pursuing Donald Trump. He just resigned. What now?
Since Donald Trump took office, Eric Schneiderman had been cooperating with Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's role in Trump's election. Along with his work with Mueller, Schneiderman has filed a flurry of lawsuits against the Trump administration.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Obama and Kerry blast Trump decision to withdraw from Iran deal
Former President Barack Obama issued a lengthy statement calling Trump's move a "serious mistake."

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Gaza's bloody uprising
Italian photojournalist Fabio Bucciarelli has been documenting the protests, and the casualties, for weeks, and filed these riveting, and disturbing, images.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

What's behind the deadly Gaza protests
Ongoing protests at the border between Gaza and Israel, now in their sixth week, are growing increasingly violent, as Palestinian demonstrators have reportedly begun using firebombs, burning tires and wire cutters to breach the barbed-wire border fence. Protesters who breached the barricade on April 27 attempted to cross into Israel, only to be repelled by Israeli soldiers, who fired at them with rubber bullets and live ammunition, killing three and injuring many others. Holding Hamas accountable for breaching the fence, Israel's Air Force struck on Friday evening several targets inside Gaza associated with Hamas, the Islamist-fundamentalist organization that governs the Gaza Strip.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Schwarzenegger: 'Scott Pruitt is stuck in the polluting past' on car emission standards
Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, for his efforts to weaken emission standards for forthcoming vehicle models. "Mr. Pruitt, I can assure you that California, and those who believe in a cleaner future, will win again," Schwarzenegger said.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Schwarzenegger: 'Scott Pruitt is stuck in the polluting past' on car-emission standards
Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, for his efforts to weaken emission standards for forthcoming vehicle models. "Mr. Pruitt, I can assure you that California, and those who believe in a cleaner future, will win again," Schwarzenegger said.

Yahoo Politics
May 08, 2018

Is Cory Booker for real?
New Jersey's Sen. Cory Booker, a former mayor of Newark who still lives in the inner city, is a spellbinding speaker and a gifted campaigner with an inspiring personal story — all of which could make him a strong candidate in 2020 if he chooses to run. But is he too good to be real?

Yahoo Politics
May 07, 2018

Melania Trump's 'Be Best' materials have a familiar ring to them
The first lady's document, which was distributed as part of the "Be Best" rollout, relies on the same graphic design and wording as the FTC's 2014 "Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online."

Yahoo Politics
May 07, 2018

White House denies Melania doesn't live here anymore
During Monday's briefing, a reporter asked press secretary Sarah Sanders to respond to reports that Melania Trump lives in the Washington suburbs with her son and parents, rather than in the East Wing of the White House. 

Yahoo Politics
May 07, 2018

Trump spars with Kerry over 'possibly illegal' talks on Iran deal
Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday brushed aside President Trump's suggestion that his discussions with the Iranian foreign minister about salvaging the Iran deal are "possibly illegal."

Yahoo Politics
May 07, 2018

Trump tries to sink Blankenship in West Virginia primary
On the eve of the West Virginia Senate primary, President Trump urged voters in the state to reject Republican Don Blankenship, a coal magnate who served a year in prison after a deadly mine explosion.

Yahoo Politics
May 07, 2018

Is there a tyrant among us? What would Shakespeare say?
It should: It is the plot of one of Shakespeare's best-known plays, Richard III, which also forms the heart of a new book by the scholar and Pulitzer-prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt, Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics. Nothing explicit, certainly, given the vast difference between the leader of a 21st century republic and the rulers that Shakespeare, and Greenblatt, examine: 15th century English monarchs, Julius Caesar, and the quasi-legendary kings Macbeth and Lear.

Yahoo Politics
May 05, 2018

West Virginia Senate primary features 'a convict, a carpetbagger and a turncoat'
The Republican Senate primary in West Virginia is all about who is the Trumpiest. (Hint: It might be the candidate who was convicted of being responsible for a fatal mine explosion.)

Yahoo Politics
May 04, 2018

What came of Trump's proposals to prevent gun violence after Parkland?
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, President Trump offered a series of a proposals to fight gun violence, such as raising the age limit for purchasing assault rifles to 21 and giving law enforcement the authority to confiscate guns from suspicious citizens even if they have not broken any laws. But, with the exception of moving forward on a "bump stocks" ban, not much progress has been made on these plans.

Yahoo Politics
May 04, 2018

Trump offers full embrace of NRA, leaving Parkland pause behind
In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, President Trump offered a series of a proposals to fight gun violence, such as raising the age limit for purchasing assault rifles to 21 and giving law enforcement the authority to confiscate guns from suspicious citizens even if they have not broken any laws. But during the NRA convention on Friday, that version of Trump was a distant memory.

Yahoo Politics
May 04, 2018

Trump on Giuliani: 'He'll get his facts straight'
President Trump suggested on Friday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, one of the newest members of Trump's legal team, misspoke when he asserted that the president was aware of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen's hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

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