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Oct 22, 2018

Honduran migrant caravan pushes north toward the U.S.
A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican federal police.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Trump will lead rally for Cruz, keeping hatchet buried
In an appearance likely to provide fodder for millions of Tweets analyzing every word, facial expression and nuance of body language, President Trump will hold a rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (formerly known as "Lyin' Ted") in Houston Monday night. Trump's visit to Texas is aimed at driving up Republican enthusiasm in a race where Cruz, facing a stronger than expected challenge from Rep. Beto O'Rourke,  has openly fretted that he could lose if conservatives don't show up to vote in a potential Democratic wave election. A recent CNN poll found Cruz leading O'Rourke, a Democratic congressman from El Paso, by 7 points— a too-close-for-comfort margin in a deeply red conservative state where no Democrat has won statewide office since 1994.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 20, 2018

In Alaska, a 1st-time House candidate takes on the nation's most entrenched incumbent
Alyse Galvin never thought of running for political office until she attended the Women's March. Now she's in a close race for Alaska's congressional seat.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump and Republican lawmakers stoke migrant caravan conspiracy theories
Iowa Rep. Steve King urged President Trump on Thursday to follow through on his promise to shut down the southwest border if Mexico does not block a caravan of Central American migrants from making their way toward the United States.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's race
The race for governor of Georgia, which rarely attracts much national interest, is suddenly exciting this year, with a charismatic Democratic candidate in Stacey Abrams facing off against a standard-issue Southern Republican, Brian Kemp. "Georgia history matters, and Georgia has a unique political history that has historically inflated the politics of localism and the definition of what is Georgia and what is Georgian," Jason Morgan Ward, a historian at Emory University, told Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?
In 2006 President George W. Bush called it a "thumping." In 2010 President Barack Obama compared it to a "shellacking." If the polls and prognostications are correct and Republicans end up losing the House on Nov. 6, how will President Trump describe the experience? It's worth asking after the week Trump's GOP just had. For months now forecasters have given Democrats a better chance than Republicans of running the next House of Representatives.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Is the GOP facing a ‘thumping' or ‘shellacking' ahead — or can they pull off an escape?
In 2006 President George W. Bush called it a "thumping." In 2010 President Barack Obama compared it to a "shellacking." If the polls and prognostications are correct and Republicans end up losing the House on Nov. 6, how will President Donald Trump describe the experience? It's worth asking after the week Trump's GOP just had. For months now forecasters have given Democrats a better chance than Republicans of running the next House of Representatives.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Skullduggery: Washington think tank says ‘no' to Saudi funds
A prominent Washington think tank that two years ago received a $2 million grant from the Saudi Embassy will stop taking money from the kingdom and is pulling out of cultural programs funded by the Gulf state as a result of the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to the organization's chairman. "We had a board meeting this week to decide on that and the board was unanimous that - no, under the current circumstances- we don't think it's appropriate to take Saudi government money," Richard Clarke, the chairman of the Middle East Institute, who served as White House counter-terrorism advisor under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said in an interview for the Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

'Skullduggery': Washington think tank says 'no' to Saudi funds
A prominent Washington think tank will stop taking money from Saudi Arabia as a result of the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its chairman said.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Red-tide awakening: How Florida's environmental woes could hurt GOP's Scott in Senate race
By 8:30 a.m. last Monday, the temperature on the fishing pier had already risen above 90 degrees. On the bright side, the rancid stench born of a yearlong red tide, and the abundance of dead sea life it left behind, had dissipated. Wearing swim trunks and a floppy sun hat and holding a fishing pole, Rob Merlino, 54, watched the would-be bathers from the pier, sympathetic to their dilemma.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Red brother vs. blue brother
Midterm races are fertile territories for family feuds.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 19, 2018

In new book, a White House correspondent takes the Trump presidency seriously
A new book by veteran CBS News journalist Major Garrett — "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride" — examines President Trump's legacy.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump praises Gianforte, recounting his assault on reporter
"Never wrestle him," Trump said of the Montana Congressman who pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a reporter.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine' its ‘entire relationship' with Saudi Arabia
The Democratic New Jersey senator said the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is just one of many concerns he has about Saudi Arabia and America's close ties to the Gulf country.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

New Jersey House race tests the limits of the backlash against Trump (and Pelosi)
If we want to understand this year's midterm elections — the deeper forces at work, and the shifts they could set off — there may be no better contest to keep an eye on than NJ-03, says Andrew Romano.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistricting
Virginia Rep. Dave Brat,  a member of the conservative Republican House Freedom Caucus, smiles before the vote on the House farm bill, which failed to pass, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. When Dave Brat shocked the political world in 2014, beating the man who was set to become the next speaker of the House in a Republican primary, his congressional district was more favorable to Republicans than it is now. The outcome of Brat's contest against Democrat Abigail Spanberger will speak volumes on election night — less than three weeks from now — about how big a potential Democratic wave could be.

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Oct 18, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘We're the psychic twins.'
Twins Terry and Linda Jamison first learned about their psychic abilities in high school, when they would predict when their friends would get into relationships with boys — and when they would break up. "Where we grew up in a little town, outside Philadelphia, nobody had ever heard of psychics. Now, the Psychic Twins — as they call themselves — are internet stars: With over 750,000 YouTube subscribers and a total video view count reaching 30 million, they've accrued a strong, loyal following that seems to grow with each prediction they make, whether it's on the scale of a natural disaster or a celebrity pregnancy.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump administration sued over border wall waiver for environmental protections
Environmentalist groups sued the Trump administration Thursday for waiving dozens environmental protection laws to expedite border-wall construction.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump administration sued over border wall waiver of environmental protections
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Thursday for waiving dozens of environmental protection laws to expedite border-wall construction.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Why the Khashoggi case is a battle over leadership of the Islamic world
Seven years ago, while investigating the story of a Muslim Brotherhood figure living in the United States, I spoke with a supporter of the Justice and Development Party about the relationship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then the prime minister of Turkey, with the Islamist organization. "The flag raises from where it has fallen," said the supporter, who is now a high-level Turkish government official in Ankara, referring to the goal of reviving Turkish leadership in the Muslim world more than 80 years after the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924. To some extent, he was putting down the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Sunni Islamist organization founded in Egypt in the 1920s, and arguing that Turkey's nationalist political Islam movement had a stronger hold over Turkish Islamists, including Erdogan.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

President Avenatti? Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick wants the 2020 Democratic nomination, arguing that no one will swing harder at Trump
Attorney Michael Avenatti joins protesters outside the White House in Washington, D.C., July 17, 2018. WASHINGTON—"I'm one of the few people who can beat Donald Trump if I decide to run for the U.S. presidency." The man who confidently utters these words is not a senator or governor, not even a junior congressman. Michael Avenatti, the Los Angeles lawyer, is best known for representing Stephanie Clifford, an adult film actress (you may know her as Stormy Daniels) who claims to have had an affair with President Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

The downside of infamy: Donations pour in to fund Steve King's challenger
For the fourth consecutive quarter, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has raised significantly more money than his opponent, and his reelection, although still likely, is looking slightly less certain than it was earlier in the year.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Donald Trump is destroying the American brand
Trump makes no pretense of balancing moral imperatives, or even military objectives, against the economic agenda that is his only real priority.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare
Some GOP candidates running this cycle who have or are trying to gut Obamacare are still running on the importance of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

On the stump, Paul Ryan blasts 'Montclair Mikie' Sherrill. (If you lived in N.J., you'd know what he means.)
Paul Ryan put down Democrat Mikie Sherill as "Montclair Mikie" and a Nancy Pelosi clone at a rally for Republican Jay Webber in New Jersey.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

On the stump, Paul Ryan blasts 'Montclair Mikie' Sherrill. (If you lived in NJ, you'd know what he means.)
Paul Ryan put down Democrat Mikie Sherill as "Montclair Mikie" and a Nancy Pelosi clone at a rally for Republican Jay Webber in New Jersey.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Julian Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020
In a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, was unusually open about his political ambitions.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020
Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, was unusually open about his political ambitions in an interview with Yahoo Finance.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter's disappearance by ‘end of the week'
The president also rejected the notion he's covering for Saudi Arabia.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Beto goes negative on Cruz in new ads
Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke is running new ads in which he criticizes his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Rand Paul and Dana Rohrabacher are doing Russia's bidding, Bill Browder says
The billionaire investor and anti-Putin activist, who believes the California congressman is compromised, now wonders if the Kentucky Republican is too.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Stoned, woke and almost out of bed: 'Chapo Trap House' does revolution, Brooklyn hipster style
Do take a listen to "Chapo Trap House," the ostentatiously incoherent, overweeningly sarcastic podcast on which "The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason" is based.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 17, 2018

O'Rourke, trailing Cruz in Texas Senate race, comes out swinging in final debate
Trailing in the polls and looking to regain momentum in Texas's hotly contested Senate race, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke came out swinging in his final debate against Ted Cruz, repeatedly questioning the Republican senator's honesty and work ethic as the two clashed over a litany of issues including immigration, abortion rights and President Donald Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2018

A 'looooong shot for Democrats' against powerhouse Rep. Jim Jordan just got a little bit shorter
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, participates in the press conference calling on President Trump to declassify the Carter Page FISA applications on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. It was a minor shift, and probably signifies nothing very much, but on Tuesday, the political prognosticator Nate Silver noted that his site, FiveThirtyEight, had adjusted its outlook for the congressional race in Ohio's 4th district, which slithers through the north-central area of the state. It's indeed a longshot: Silver's model gives Jordan just a one in twenty chance of losing against retired teacher and union leader Janet Garrett.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Indiana Sen. Donnelly backs border wall in new ad, and GOP pounces
Republicans hoping to take back a Senate seat in Indiana said an ad by Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, backing the idea of a wall on the Mexican border and supporting ICE, showed the Democrat was becoming "desperate."

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi's disappearance
Jared Kushner is leveraging his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to facilitate communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.

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Oct 16, 2018

Jared Kushner ‘deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi's disappearance
Kushner is leveraging his intensely scrutinized close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to serve as a line of communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump coins a new nickname for Stormy Daniels after he wins in court
The battle between President Trump and Stormy Daniels, the actress who says she slept with him in 2006, took a predictable turn on Tuesday in an exchange of insults on Twitter over her looks and his anatomy.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' again after she reveals DNA results
President Trump on Tuesday revived his disparaging nickname for Elizabeth Warren a day after the Democratic senator and possible 2020 presidential contender released a DNA test that shows she has a Native American in her family tree.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 16, 2018

In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a Democrat
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn.—Marsha Blackburn was navigating her way from table to table saying hello to voters inside a small restaurant in this bustling suburb of Nashville before sunrise last Saturday when a man took her hand and offered a distinctly odd greeting. Blackburn, the eight-term Republican congressman (her preferred title) from middle Tennessee who is now vying for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, broke into a wide smile. The number has become a shorthand for one of her main arguments against her Democratic opponent, Phil Bredesen, who has made the race closer than expected in heavily Republican Tennessee.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Will Rick Scott's playbook withstand a potential Democratic wave?
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won two hard-fought elections over the past decade by spending heavily on TV early in the race, building a lead and then withstanding a late rally from his opponent. Scott grabbed a lead in the race in late June but fell behind over the past month. Scott, a Republican, is trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat serving his 18th year in the Senate.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Think tanks reconsider Saudi support amid Khashoggi controversy
The push to disassociate from Saudi Arabia has proven complex for Washington's most prominent public policy institutions.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Blue states' rights: California's 'Queen of Green' fights Trump to set stricter pollution rules
Mary Nichols, the chair of California Air Resources Board, is engaged in a tense feud with the Trump administration over her state's ability to regulate its air quality.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Facing doubts from women voters, Tennessee's Phil Bredesen opens up about his wife's kidnapping
The centrist Democrat speaks out about his wife's kidnapping, explaining that protecting women is very personal to him.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Warren releases DNA test showing 'strong evidence' of Native American ancestry
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA test that the Massachusetts Democrat said proves she has Native American ancestry.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Warren releases DNA test showing ‘strong evidence' of Native American ancestry
In an unprecedented effort to diffuse lingering questions about her heritage ahead of a possible presidential bid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA test that the Massachusetts Democrat said proves she has a Native American in her ancestry.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2018

Bernie Sanders is not a fan of ‘disruptive and rude' Democratic protesters
Sen. Bernie Sanders said he is "not a great fan of being rude or disrupting activities" and would much rather see progressives vote.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2018

Rubio: U.S. credibility is undermined if we don't condemn allies that murder
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that the United States would need to call out Saudi Arabia if it's proven that its government was behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 14, 2018

Rubio: U.S. credibility is undermined if we don't condemn allies who murder
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that the United States would need to call out Saudi Arabia if it's proven that its government were behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 13, 2018

Trump touts his dealmaking skills after meeting American pastor freed from Turkey
President Trump, welcoming an American clergyman on his return to the U.S. after a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, took credit for his release and blamed President Obama for not getting him out sooner. "For Andrew, it's been a very interesting day," Trump told reporters who were called to the White House to witness the repatriation of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian from North Carolina. Brunson, who had been living and preaching in Turkey for more than two decades, was arrested October 2016 on suspicion of involvement in a coup attempt against the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 13, 2018

March to the Polls rally in Chicago draws thousands
Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month's midterm election.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 13, 2018

Planned Parenthood plans for a post-Roe future
Abortion-rights advocates are preparing for the likelihood that the Supreme Court in the near future may curtail, or completely overturn, Roe v. Wade. Their strategy focuses on securing abortion rights in individual states.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 13, 2018

In Iowa, Cory Booker's early work sets him apart
Cory Booker has begun laying extensive groundwork in the key presidential primary state ahead of many of the other high-profile potential 2020 hopefuls.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Post-Kanye, Trump says 'we're going to get the African-American vote'
After hosting rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office, the president tells an Ohio rally that his goal is in reach.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

GOP candidate threatens Pa. governor: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'
As the national debate over violent rhetoric rages among politicians, pundits and President Trump, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania offered the latest case study in partisan rancor Friday.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

‘Outside agitators,' a phrase from the civil-rights era, resurfaces in Georgia governor's race
Republican Brian Kemp, in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor, resurrects the civil-rights-era charge that ‘outside agitators' are behind her campaign.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

'Outside agitators,' a phrase from the civil rights era, resurfaces in Georgia governor's race
Republican Brian Kemp, in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor, resurrects the civil rights era charge that "outside agitators" are behind her campaign.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

'Outside agitators,' a phrase from the civil-rights era, resurfaces in Georgia governor's race
Republican Brian Kemp, in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor, resurrects the civil rights era charge that ‘"outside agitators" are behind her campaign.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Scott Senate campaign calls opposition ad 'dangerous' in light of hurricane
An ad produced by a political action committee supporting Bill Nelson claims the Florida governor cut funding to education while giving tax breaks to the rich.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Turkey sets free American pastor
American pastor Andrew Brunson walked out of court a free man today after spending 24 months in a Turkish prison.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 12, 2018

Khashoggi friend says journalist angered Saudi government with column during its 'charm campaign'
Jamal Khashoggi's friend Khaled Saffuri tells the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" what the Washington Post columnist may have done to provoke the ire of Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi royal family.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

'Good Chance' Turkey will release American pastor tomorrow
Pastor Andrew Craig Brunson (R), escorted by Turkish plain clothes police officers as he arrives at his house on July 25, 2018 in Izmir. ISTANBUL - American Pastor Andrew Brunson, whose detention in Turkey has sparked a tense standoff between Ankara and Washington, will likely be released following a hearing scheduled for Friday, according to his lawyer. "There is a good chance he could walk free," Brunson's lawyer, Ismail Cem Haravut told Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Unfiltered: ‘There's a sort of black market in insulin'
When insulin was first developed as a medical treatment in the early 1900s, it cost the equivalent of about $25 a month. For some of the 7 million diabetic Americans who depend on insulin and can't afford its hefty price, desperate times have called for desperate measures.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Democratic Congress would hold EPA accountable on climate change, senator says
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Democrats would hold EPA leadership accountable for protecting the environment and taking climate change seriously if they win back Congress.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

In Florida race, prosecutors back Gillum over allegations in GOP ad
A former U.S. attorney says the ad contains the same "racist undertones" that have been promoted by the campaign of Ron DeSantis.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Kanye calls himself a 'crazy motherf***er' in Oval Office meeting with Trump
In perhaps the most surreal moment of the Trump White House to date, Kanye West launched into an extended Oval Office speech that touched on such topics as crime, mental health, slavery, aerospace technology and the Unabomber.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

In key Virginia House race, Comstock says reports of her death are greatly exaggerated
Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock, who represents a bellwether Virginia district targeted by Democrats this year, is fighting back against the growing belief that her reelection campaign is a lost cause.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael
Florida's Panhandle took stock on Thursday of the hammering destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, with homes obliterated or reduced to rubble and power lines and trees ripped up by the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland. Michael, now weakened to a tropical storm as it doused Georgia and the Carolinas with drenching rain, crashed ashore on Wednesday near the small town of Mexico Beach carrying winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour) and causing deep seawater flooding. In Mexico Beach, CNN aerial footage showed homes closest to the beach had lost all but their foundations.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn't disappoint my fans
President Trump on Thursday defended his decision to go ahead with a political rally in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael ripped across southeast U.S., saying he could not disappoint his many fans.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Beto still trails Cruz in Texas Senate polling
A new poll has found that Rep. Beto O'Rourke's long-shot quest to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., which has generated so much enthusiasm and financial support from national Democrats, has stalled well short of success. A Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday found Cruz leading O'Rourke 54 percent to 45 percent among likely Texas voters—roughly unchanged since a Quinnipiac poll taken last month. The poll comes after at least $1 million in attack ads targeting the Democratic congressman have aired over the last several weeks across Texas.

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Oct 11, 2018

'It's gone': Mexico Beach, Fla., left in ruins by Hurricane Michael
CNN's Brooke Baldwin struggled to find the words to describe the sheer devastation left by Hurricane Michael as she flew in a helicopter above Mexico Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Devastated by Hurricane Michael, Florida starts recovery
Florida's Panhandle took stock on Thursday of the hammering destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael, with homes obliterated or reduced to rubble and power lines and trees ripped up by the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland.

Michael, now weakened to a tropical storm as it doused Georgia and the Carolinas with drenching rain, crashed ashore on Wednesday near the small town of Mexico Beach carrying winds of up to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour) and causing deep seawater flooding. The storm killed two people.

In Mexico Beach, CNN aerial footage showed homes closest to the beach had lost all but their foundations. A few blocks inland, about half the homes were reduced to piles of wood and siding and those still standing suffered heavy damage.

Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, called the town, which has a population of about 1,200, "ground zero" for the hurricane damage.

One objective was to help people who could be trapped in various areas along the coast, he told a news conference. This part of northwest Florida is known for its small beach towns and wildlife reserves.

In Panama City, 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Mexico Beach, buildings were crushed and boats were scattered around. Michael left a trail of utility wires on roads, flattened tall pine trees and knocked a steeple from a church.

Al Hancock, 45, who works on a tour boat, survived in Panama City with his wife and dog.

"The roof fell in but we lived through it," he said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott told the Weather Channel the damage from Panama City down to Mexico Beach was "way worse than anyb

Yahoo Politics
Oct 11, 2018

Trump: I could see campaigning with Kanye
President Trump lavished praise on Kanye West hours before a meeting at the White House with the rapper who has become one of his most outspoken supporters.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Trump holds campaign rally as Hurricane Michael rages
As the storm pushed into Georgia, the president headed to Pennsylvania.

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Oct 10, 2018

Eric Holder's rallying cry for Democrats: 'When they go low, we kick 'em'
A growing number of Democrats wants to use the president's own medicine against him.

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Oct 10, 2018

If there's a 'Kavanaugh bounce' in the midterms, which direction will it go?
What we know so far about impact of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court on midterm voters.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Full coverage: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3, barrels into Georgia
Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon.

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Oct 10, 2018

Live updates: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3, barrels into Georgia
Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon.

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Oct 10, 2018

Live updates: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 4, barrels into Florida
The storm is gaining strength and expected intensify before making landfall along the Florida Panhandle.

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Oct 10, 2018

Live updates: Hurricane Michael, now a category 4, barrels toward Florida
The Category 4 storm is expected to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon.

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Oct 10, 2018

'Dilbert' creator: Trump will be the last 'pure human' leader
Cartoonist Scott Adams sees the tech industry as a direct threat to American democracy.

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Oct 09, 2018

Trump crowd finds a new target to lock up: Feinstein
The president goes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein at an Iowa rally, and his crowd responds.

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Oct 09, 2018

Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony 'a political rally'
"I guess that's why she lost," Trump responded. "She doesn't get it, she never did."

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Oct 09, 2018

Turkey prepares to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist
Diplomatic tensions are boiling over missing and presumed dead Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oct 09, 2018

Nikki Haley to resign as U.N. ambassador
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday that she plans leave her post at the end of the year.

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Oct 09, 2018

From Gary Hart to Donald Trump: How politics went tabloid
WASHINGTON — Talk about journalistic impact.

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Oct 08, 2018

At White House ceremony, Trump says Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent'
The president uses an unusually partisan tone as he presides over a ceremonial swearing in of the Supreme Court's newest justice.

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Oct 08, 2018

Bill and Hillary Clinton launch U.S. tour and tickets aren't cheap
The former first couple will embark on a 13-city speaking tour after the midterm elections.

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Oct 08, 2018

Trump predicts Democrats will vote for Republicans because of Kavanaugh stance
President Trump says Democratic voters will support Republicans because of Democrats' talk of impeaching Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Oct 08, 2018

Limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York
A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims' relatives said Sunday. Relatives said the limousine was carrying the sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest.

Yahoo Politics
Oct 08, 2018

In the new cold war, Western democracies are losing ground to Russia
Russia's efforts to destabilize Western democracies through computer hacking, disinformation and propaganda are having success across Europe, and NATO is taking notice.

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Oct 08, 2018

Trump's future-be-damned climate change policy
The White House acknowledges that the temperature is likely to rise 7 degrees by 2100, and is treating this as a reason to do nothing, on the grounds that the world is screwed no matter what, so why bother trying to save it?

Yahoo Politics
Oct 07, 2018

Cory Booker says Kavanaugh impeachment shouldn't be off the table
In an interview with Yahoo News, Booker said he supported the idea of a Kavanaugh perjury investigation.

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Oct 06, 2018

With Kavanaugh confirmed, a bloc of conservative justices may set the Supreme Court's agenda
As women bellowed objections from the Senate galleries Saturday and protesters chanted slogans in front of the Supreme Court, senators confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 50-48.

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Oct 06, 2018

With Kavanaugh confirmed, conservative bloc of justices may set the Supreme Court agenda
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hil. On Saturday afternoon, as women bellowed objections from the Senate galleries and other protesters chanted slogans and listened to speeches in front of the Supreme Court, Senators confirmed Brett M. Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court by a vote of 50-48. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the lone Republican opposed to Kavanaugh's confirmation, voted present as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, who favors Kavanaugh but was away from the Senate for his daughter's wedding.

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Oct 06, 2018

Complete coverage: Senate confirms Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
The U.S. Senate on Saturday voted narrowly to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, ending a bitter, months-long fight over his nomination.

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Oct 06, 2018

Live: Senate confirms Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
The U.S. Senate on Saturday voted narrowly to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, ending a bitter, months-long fight over the controversial nominee.

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Oct 06, 2018

Live: Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh
The U.S. Senate on Friday narrowly voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a final vote.

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Oct 05, 2018

Susan Collins' Kavanaugh speech diagnoses America's deepening division
Collins said she hoped that the Kavanaugh fight would be the "rock bottom" of the judicial confirmation process, after "a steady decline for more than thirty years."

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Oct 05, 2018

Susan Collins's Kavanaugh speech diagnoses America's deepening division
Collins said she hoped that the Kavanaugh fight would be the "rock bottom" of the judicial confirmation process, after "a steady decline for more than thirty years."

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