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Jul 18, 2019

"Let's see them aliens": The Facebook group is a joke, but the Pentagon takes plans to storm Area 51 seriously
The truth is out there — or at least that's the belief the viral, and farcical, Facebook event "Storm Area 51" is peddling.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Chappaquiddick: A tragedy that changed the course of American history
In the summer of 1969, Sen. Edward "Ted". Kennedy left a party on Chappaquiddick island neat Martha's Vineyard, Mass., with Mary Jo Kopechne. Later that night Kennedy's car plunged off the narrow wooden Dike Bridge into a pond. Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopechne drowned. Here's a look back at that tragic day and its aftermath.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Colin Kaepernick's skin appears darkened in Republican campaign fundraiser ad
A fundraising email sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee included a picture of Colin Kaepernick that appeared noticeably altered to make his skin darker, an attack ad tactic that is considered by many as racist.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

British ambassador Trump called 'pompous fool' quits post
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States who disparaged the Trump administration in leaked memos, resigned on Wednesday, a day after President Trump called him a "pompous fool."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Embattled Alexander Acosta defends his handling of Jeffrey Epstein plea deal: 'Times have changed'
Under fire over his handling of Epstein's 2008 plea deal, the labor secretary held an extraordinary Wednesday news conference.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Fallout from Trump's attacks on 'the Squad'
President Trump's tweets attacking four congresswomen of color has rocked the political world. What impact will his statements and their response have going forward? The 360 looks at issues in the news from a variety of perspectives.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

For 2020 Democrats, it's all Roe, no Wade
The volume and urgency of the abortion debate has varied over the years but is now as high as it's ever been. With Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh shifting the court to the right, the votes exist for an overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park to see worker conditions
As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she's calling out the Walt Disney Co.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib — hit back at Trump and call for his impeachment
The freshmen Democrats targeted by President Trump hold a news conference of their own.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist': Trump lashes out at House resolution condemning his attacks on congresswomen
President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to argue that prior comments he made about four Democratic congresswomen of color were not racist.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

2020 Vision: Harris won't let Biden off the hook on busing
Sen. Kamala Harris is not letting former Vice President Joe Biden off the hook as the battle for black voters is on.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Anti-Defamation League blasts Trump for 'invoking support for Israel to defend this racism'
The president's attack on Democratic lawmakers is panned by the Jewish civil rights group.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

AOC 'should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,' says Trump — but Paul Ryan was 'a terrible speaker'
President Trump on Friday weighed in on the rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four outspoken freshman congresswomen in her Democratic caucus. He also lashed out at former House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

George Conway calls Trump a 'racist president'
In in a scathing new op-ed, the conservative lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted Trump over his attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

GOP congressman: 'I'm a person of color. I'm white.'
Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., who voted against the House resolution to condemn Trump's tweet as racist, offered an unusual rationale for doing so.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

GOP largely silent on Trump telling Democrats to 'go back' to their 'broken and crime infested' countries
More than 24 hours since President Trump attacked four Democratic congresswomen of color, few Republican members of Congress have publicly criticized the president for his tweets.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

HHS shows off new 'youth care facility' for migrants — not a 'detention center'
A media tour that included a Yahoo News reporter is part of a new transparency initiative by the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services being tested at a facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, which opened on June 30.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

How a 'slick talker' lobbyist boosted the false Seth Rich murder conspiracy — before getting shot himself
Jack Burkman's controversial involvement in the case — including attention-getting gimmicks and press conferences filled with wild and completely unsubstantiated claims — would ultimately lead to a real-life shooting: of Burkman himself.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'
The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump's tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their home countries.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Kamala Harris isn't afraid to show anger. That's progress — but is it good politics?
The central question for Democrats in 2020 is whether they can give an acceptable alternative to voters who handed Trump his margin of victory last time. About the only way to ensure his reelection is to enable him to make this about white, male America versus everyone else.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

McConnell says Trump is 'not a racist' and calls for Washington to 'tone down' rhetoric
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he doesn't believe Donald Trump is a racist despite the president's calls for four Democratic lawmakers to "go back" to the "crime infested places from which they came."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez on Trump's attack: 'There is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol'
As the president continued his attack against four Democratic congresswomen of color, the self-proclaimed "Squad" say that they will not be distracted by him.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez reminds Trump, 'I come from the United States' after the president suggests congresswomen of color should 'go back' home
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at President Trump, who tweeted that she and three other congresswomen of color should "go back" to their "broken and crime infested" countries, pointing out that she was born in the United States.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

People 'have no clue' how much data Facebook and Google collect, antitrust advocate says
Most people have "no clue" how much data big tech companies are collecting about them, and the risks of this electronic surveillance are great, said an advocate for stricter regulation.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

PHOTOS: Beaten and abused, Sudan's women bear scars of fight for freedom
Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule, before he was replaced by a military council in April.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Planned ICE raids show Trump runs the U.S. like his business — with no idea what he's doing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conduct a raid in Southern California. How will the Trump administration contain potential violence? Trump almost certainly doesn't know, just as he has no clue how to reconcile his party's need for suburban female voters with the inevitable images of frightened families being hauled off to detention facilities.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Race is 'America's Achilles' heel,' Harris tells African-American group
Speaking to an African-American fraternity's annual conference Saturday, Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris warned that Russia is seeking to divide Americans along racial lines.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump calls children's detention centers 'well run and clean,' despite shocking reports from Pence visit
President Trump defended conditions of crowded migrants detention facilities after Vice President Mike Pence offered mixed reviews after a tour at the border he completed last week.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Trump tries to deflect claims of racism, says Dem congresswomen 'hate our country'
President Trump sought on Monday to deflect criticism that tweets he wrote over the weekend about four female Democratic congresswomen were racist by asserting that the women "hate our country."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

What was Ross Perot's impact on politics?
Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman who became a household name, died Tuesday at 89. What was his political legacy?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Who is a 'covert agent'? CIA bid to expand the category raises alarm for civil liberties groups
The CIA is seeking a huge expansion of a law that protects the identities of undercover operatives abroad, to cover agents and even contractors working within the U.S. Critics worry it could be used to cover up malfeasance.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

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Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Someone serious needs to step up and primary Trump
The president does pretty much nothing to advance the cause of traditional Republicans. If the Republican Party is going to rediscover a semblance of its better self, he needs to be stopped.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 18, 2019

Biden looks to overturn Trump's undoing of Obama's foreign policy legacy, but Iraq remains a question mark
Several of Biden's rivals have made similar pledges about the Paris Agreement and travel ban, portraying themselves as a foil to Trump's erratic foreign policy. When he became vice president, Biden closely advised Obama on Middle East policy and oversaw the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Trump tests a love-it-or-leave-it campaign message
The president kept the pressure on four Democratic lawmakers at a boisterous campaign rally.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Trump tests love-it-or-leave-it campaign message
The president kept the pressure on four Democratic lawmakers at a boisterous campaign rally.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Delaney, Sanders meet with moderate Democrats on Capitol Hill eyeing potential endorsement
Presidential hopefuls John Delaney and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders met with the House of Representatives' largest caucus Tuesday afternoon, marking the first sit-down talks intended to clinch an endorsement from a group that represents the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, sources confirm to Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 17, 2019

GOP congressman: 'I'm a person of color. I'm white.'
Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., who voted against the House resolution to condemn Trump's tweet as racist, offered an unusual rationale for doing so.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 17, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez on Trump's attack: 'There is no bottom to the barrel of vitriol'
As the president continued his attack against four Democratic congresswomen of color, the self-proclaimed "Squad" say that they will not be distracted by him.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Trump may think being called a racist will help him win in 2020
President Trump has a pattern of making racially divisive comments that many call out as racist. Some political observers think he may be provoking an outcry because he believes it helps him politically.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Fallout from Trump's attacks on 'the Squad'
President Trump's tweets attacking four congresswomen of color has rocked the political world. What impact will his statements and their response have going forward? The 360 looks at issues in the news from a variety of perspectives.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

McConnell says Trump is 'not a racist' and calls for Washington to 'tone down' rhetoric
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he doesn't believe Donald Trump is a racist despite the president's calls for four Democratic lawmakers to "go back" to the "crime infested places from which they came."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Anti-Defamation League blasts Trump for 'invoking support for Israel to defend this racism'
The president's attack on Democratic lawmakers is panned by the Jewish civil rights group.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: 'What's your ethnicity?'
The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump's tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their home countries.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

Kellyanne Conway challenges reporter who questioned Trump's tweet: ‘What's your ethnicity?'
The counselor to the president lashed out at a White House reporter who pressed her on President Trump's tweets saying four Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their home countries.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

PHOTOS: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
View over the heads of spectators of the launch of NASA's Apollo 11 space mission, Cape Kennedy (later Cape Canaveral), Florida, July 16, 1969. (Photo: Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of millions tuned in to radios or watched the grainy black-and-white images on TV as Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969 , in one of humanity's most glorious technological achievements.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist': Trump lashes out at House resolution condemning his attacks on congresswomen
President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to argue that prior comments he made about four Democratic congresswomen of color were not racist.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

George Conway calls Trump a 'racist president'
In in a scathing new op-ed, the conservative lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway blasted Trump over his attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 16, 2019

How a 'slick talker' lobbyist boosted the false Seth Rich murder conspiracy — before getting shot himself
Jack Burkman's controversial involvement in the case — including attention-getting gimmicks and press conferences filled with wild and completely unsubstantiated claims — would ultimately lead to a real-life shooting: of Burkman himself.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib — hit back at Trump and call for his impeachment
The freshmen Democrats targeted by President Trump hold a news conference of their own.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

Anti-Semitism event at Justice Department turns into pro-Israel rally
As the public grappled with President Trump's latest insulting tweetstorm, widely condemned as racist, the Department of Justice held a Monday event billed as a summit on combating anti-Semitism.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

Should Homeland Security be broken up?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said the Department of Homeland Security should be broken up. Has the newest cabinet agency kept us safe or is it a mismanaged behemoth that needs to be split apart?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

Trump tries to deflect claims of racism, says Dem congresswomen 'hate our country'
President Trump sought on Monday to deflect criticism that tweets he wrote over the weekend about four female Democratic congresswomen were racist by asserting that the women "hate our country."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

Trump tries to deflect claims of racism, says Dem. congresswomen 'hate our country'
President Trump sought on Monday to deflect criticism that tweets he wrote over the weekend about four female Democratic congresswomen were racist by asserting that the women "hate our country."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

PHOTOS: Beaten and abused, Sudan's women bear scars of fight for freedom
Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule, before he was replaced by a military council in April.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

GOP largely silent on Trump telling Democrats to 'go back' to their 'broken and crime infested' countries
More than 24 hours since President Trump attacked four Democratic congresswomen of color, few Republican members of Congress have publicly criticized the president for his tweets.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

The biggest baggage weighing down the top 7 presidential hopefuls in the Democratic field
The Democratic presidential candidates all have vulnerabilities, and the eventual nominee will face an incumbent president who has proved himself adept at exploiting weaknesses. Here's a look at the liabilities of the seven highest-polling contenders for the Democratic nomination.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

Trump says congresswomen he insulted should apologize to him
President Trump apparently called on four newly elected congresswomen of color to apologize to him after he said they should "go back" to their "broken and crime infested" countries. The comments were widely condemned as racist — and three of the four were born in the U.S.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

‘I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park undercover to see worker conditions
"Through Her Eyes" is a weekly show hosted by human rights activist Zainab Salbi that explores contemporary news issues from a female perspective. And she's calling out Walt Disney Co.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park to see worker conditions
As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she's calling out Walt Disney Co.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 15, 2019

'I was so livid': Disney heiress visits theme park undercover to see worker conditions
As an heiress to the Disney fortune, anything Abigail Disney says about the brand beloved by millions worldwide garners attention. And she's calling out Walt Disney Co.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 14, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez reminds Trump, 'I come from the United States' after the president suggests congresswomen of color should 'go back' home
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at President Trump, who tweeted that she and three other congresswomen of color should "go back" to their "broken and crime infested" countries, pointing out that she was born in the United States.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 14, 2019

Trump calls children's detention centers 'well run and clean,' despite shocking reports from Pence visit
President Trump defended conditions of crowded migrants detention facilities after Vice President Mike Pence offered mixed reviews after a tour at the border he completed last week.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2019

HHS shows off new 'youth care facility' for migrants — not a 'detention center'
The otherwise abrupt turn onto Munson Road in Carrizo Springs, Texas, a town of about 5,500 about 82 miles northwest of Laredo, is marked by a large billboard with an arrow pointing to "The Studios," the former housing barracks for oil workers that was recently leased by the federal government to house unaccompanied immigrant children.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2019

Race is 'America's Achilles heel,' Harris tells African-American group
Speaking to an African-American fraternity's annual conference Saturday, Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris warned that Russia is seeking to divide Americans along racial lines.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2019

Race is 'America's Achilles' heel,' Harris tells African-American group
Speaking to an African-American fraternity's annual conference Saturday, Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris warned that Russia is seeking to divide Americans along racial lines.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 12, 2019

What was Ross Perot's impact on politics?
Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman who became a household name, died Tuesday at 89. What was his political legacy?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 12, 2019

Planned ICE raids show Trump runs the U.S. like his business — with no idea what he's doing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conduct a raid in Southern California. How will the Trump administration contain potential violence? Trump almost certainly doesn't know, just as he has no clue how to reconcile his party's need for suburban female voters with the inevitable images of frightened families being hauled off to detention facilities.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 12, 2019

2020 Vision: Harris won't let Biden off the hook on busing
Sen. Kamala Harris is not letting former Vice President Joe Biden off the hook as the battle for black voters is on.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 12, 2019

AOC 'should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,' says Trump — but Paul Ryan was 'a terrible speaker'
President Trump on Friday weighed in on the rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four outspoken freshman congresswomen in her Democratic caucus. He also lashed out at former House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 12, 2019

Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid fallout over Epstein plea deal
President Trump's embattled Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned on Friday amid a firestorm over the sweetheart deal he struck with child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in Miami 11 years ago.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Wealth, power and justice: The Jeffrey Epstein case
What do allegations of sex trafficking against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein say about the role of wealth and power in the justice system? The 360 provides diverse perspectives on the top stories in the news.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Trump ends fight to include citizenship question on census and unveils new plan
The president announced a new executive order to obtain a "timely count of the noncitizen population."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Miss. candidate stands by his rule: No time alone with a female reporter
A Mississippi Republican running for governor and a female reporter seeking to spend a day with him on the campaign trail squared off Thursday morning on CNN over his refusal to be alone with her.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Pete Buttigieg unveils agenda to help black Americans
Facing dismal poll numbers among African-American voters, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a multi-pronged plan Thursday addressing everything from promoting black history and culture and ensuring Washington, D.C., statehood to tackling the racial wealth gap.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Who is a 'covert agent'? CIA bid to expand the category raises alarm for civil liberties groups
The CIA is seeking a huge expansion of a law that protects the identities of undercover operatives abroad, to cover agents and even contractors working within the U.S. Critics worry it could be used to cover up malfeasance.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

With Acosta in crosshairs, Trump unleashes tweet barrage at everything else he can think of
The president published a multi-tweet rant on a host of unrelated subjects that seemed intended to shift attention away from the controversy surrounded his embattled labor secretary.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Republican campaign committee darkened Colin Kaepernick's skin for a fundraising ad
A fundraising email sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee included a picture of Colin Kaepernick that was noticeably altered to make his skin darker, an attack ad tactic that is considered by many as racist.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Colin Kaepernick's skin appears darkened in Republican campaign fundraiser ad
A fundraising email sent by the National Republican Congressional Committee included a picture of Colin Kaepernick that appeared noticeably altered to make his skin darker, an attack ad tactic that is considered by many as racist.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

For 2020 Democrats, it's all Roe, no Wade
The volume and urgency of the abortion debate has varied over the years but is now as high as it's ever been. With Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh shifting the court to the right, the votes exist for an overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 11, 2019

Kamala Harris isn't afraid to show anger. That's progress — but is it good politics?
The central question for Democrats in 2020 is whether they can give an acceptable alternative to voters who handed Trump his margin of victory last time. About the only way to ensure his reelection is to enable him to make this about white, male America versus everyone else.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

Guatemalan mother brings AOC to tears with account of harrowing conditions at border detention facilities
A Guatemalan migrant recounts the death of her baby after entering the United States and being detained.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

Embattled Alexander Acosta defends his handling of Jeffrey Epstein plea deal: 'Times have changed'
Under fire over his handling of Epstein's 2008 plea deal, the labor secretary held an extraordinary Wednesday news conference.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

'Legalize it,' marijuana advocates tell Congress
House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York following a caucus meeting on Wednesday. WASHINGTON — "This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., at a Wednesday hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on marijuana policy. The words were not his, of course, belonging rather to 1930s federal narcotics chief Harry J. Anslinger, who formulated antidrug measures that, in many ways, remain in place today.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

Legalize it, marijuana advocates tell Congress
Marijuana, the subject of a Wednesday hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, has become increasingly uncontroversial, with even a majority of Republicans in a 2018 poll saying they wanted the drug made legal.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

British ambassador Trump called 'pompous fool' quits post
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States who disparaged the Trump administration in leaked memos, resigned on Wednesday, a day after President Trump called him a "pompous fool."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

British ambassador Trump called ‘pompous fool' quits post
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the United States who disparaged the Trump administration in leaked memos, resigned on Wednesday, a day after President Trump called him a "pompous fool."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

How a private wall rose on the border using millions in donations — and deception and threats
In Sunland Park, N.M., stands the first-ever privately funded border wall, an 18-foot-high barrier of weathered steel bollards erected quickly and quietly on private property over Memorial Day weekend.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

How one freshman congresswoman plans to save the Affordable Care Act
Nobody in Washington seems to like the Affordable Care Act. Republicans want to repeal it, claiming it gives too much power to the federal government. Democrats argue that it doesn't go far enough: Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to replace the ACA with Medicare for All, which would get rid of private insurance entirely.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

Michael Bennet went viral for his Senate floor takedown of Ted Cruz. But his presidential bid has yet to catch fire.
Bennet plainly knows that, if it weren't for his takedown of Sen. Ted Cruz, he would have no rationale for a presidential run. But is a speech enough?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2019

People 'have no clue' how much data Facebook and Google collect, antitrust advocate says
Most people have "no clue" how much data big tech companies are collecting about them, and the risks of this electronic surveillance are great, said an advocate for stricter regulation.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

McConnell cites Obama in reparations debate: 'We both are the descendants of slave owners'
The Senate majority leader responds to reports that his great-great grandfathers owned slaves.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

What does Justin Amash's GOP defection mean?
On July 4, Rep. Justin Amash announced he was leaving the Republican Party to run for reelection as an independent. In an op-ed on his decision, the Michigan congressman decried the two-party system as an "existential threat" to American principles, saying "modern politics is trapped in a partisan death spiral."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

Calls mount for Labor Sec. Acosta to resign over plea deal for alleged pedophile Epstein
In the wake of the arrest of financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex-trafficking charges, Democratic leaders are calling for the resignation of Labor chief Alex Acosta, who negotiated a plea deal that resulted in an exceptionally light sentence for Epstein on similar charges a decade ago.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

Billionaire anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer launches presidential bid
California billionaire Tom Steyer announced his bid to join the two dozen Democrats running for president Tuesday morning.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

‘A pompous fool': Trump trashes U.K. ambassador who disparaged his administration
A day after declaring the United States would "no longer deal with" the British ambassador who disparaged his administration, President Trump lobbed several personal insults at him on Twitter.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

'A pompous fool': Trump trashes U.K. ambassador who disparaged his administration
A day after declaring the United States would "no longer deal with" the British ambassador who disparaged his administration, President Trump lobbed several personal insults at him on Twitter.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

Exclusive: The true origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. A Yahoo News investigation.
In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump's White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

‘We didn't feel safe': Disney heiress describes violence in childhood
As the granddaughter of Roy O. Disney — co-founder of the Walt Disney Company — Abigail Disney grew up in a world of privilege with unfettered access to "the happiest place on Earth": Disneyland. But she says says life wasn't so magical in the Disney household; family life as a child could get violent, and she didn't feel safe at home with her alcoholic parents.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2019

Wisconsin could decide 2020. Inside the new Democratic plan to win it back.
In 2020, the party's presidential nominee could recapture the big, historically blue states of Pennsylvania and Michigan, but still lose the Electoral College by two votes, 270-268, if Donald Trump ekes out another narrow victory in Wisconsin — a state he won by just .7 percentage points in 2016.

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