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Jan 23, 2020

'It's not in our DNA': Soleimani thought he was untouchable, and for more than a decade he was
In the first years of the occupation, Qassem Soleimani had moved back and forth between Iran and Iraq "constantly," but had always taken the precautions to be expected from a seasoned intelligence officer, said John Maguire, a former senior CIA official stationed in Baghdad in the mid-2000s. Soleimani disguised his rank and identity, used only ground transportation and avoided speaking on the phone or the radio, preferring to give orders to proxies and subordinates in Iraq in person.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Impeachment trial grinds on, testing physical endurance of Senators
After keeping the august members of the U.S. Senate in their seats for roughly 18 of the previous 30 hours, Adam Schiff told the group of not-so-young lawmakers that he and a fellow impeachment manager had just over two hours more to go Wednesday night.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows two-thirds of voters want the Senate to call new impeachment witnesses
In a new poll, 63 percent of registered voters agree that the Senate should call new witnesses to testify during President Trump's impeachment trial.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Steyer: U.S. reparations for slavery will help 'repair the damage'
The billionaire presidential candidate Tom Steyer reiterated his support Wednesday for reparations for African- Americans suffering from the legacy of slavery.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Key witness asks judge not to send Roger Stone to prison
The key witness against President Trump's former confidant and political mentor Roger Stone has written a highly unusual letter to a federal judge asking her not to sentence Stone to prison.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Schiff says Trump compromised 2020 election, and removal from office is only solution
Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager in the president's trial, told the Senate that if Trump's "conduct is not impeachable, then nothing is."

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

White House budget office closely involved in Ukraine hold, new documents show
As debate continued over the rules of the impeachment trial of President Trump on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, the Trump administration released 192 pages of documents from the Office of Management and Budget on the withholding of aid intended for Ukraine throughout the summer of 2019. While heavily redacted, those documents appear to show Trump political appointees taking an unusually intense interest in the matter, doing what they could to ensure that some $250 million appropriated by Congress would not move from Washington to Kyiv.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

White House budget office was closely involved in Ukraine hold, new documents show
Newly released Office of Management and Budget documents from last summer show Trump appointees' intense interest in withholding aid to Ukraine.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

FULL INTERVIEW: Tom Steyer on 'Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd'
In a live studio interview on Yahoo News' "Hot Mic With Brittany Shepherd," Democratic candidate Tom Steyer discusses Trump's Twitter attacks, his own billionaire status, and takes questions from first-time voters in the audience.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Impeachment trial fallout: Trump could get his wish — to hurt Biden
Details about Hunter Biden could complicate life for Joe Biden — exactly what Trump was trying to do with his Ukraine scheme last summer.  

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Warren asks banks to assess their risk from climate change
Sen. Elizabeth Warren sent letters Wednesday to the nation's largest banks asking them to share their plans to deal with the risks posed by climate change.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Trump says his side in impeachment trial has 'all the material'
Democrats accused the president of boasting about obstructing Congress after a Davos press conference.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Ad targets Susan Collins: 'You're a senator. Act like it.'
A conservative group critical of President Trump released an ad that targets Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins for her votes during the impeachment trial.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 22, 2020

Steyer on Trump: As long as he's tweeting at me, he's scared of me
The billionaire running for the Democratic nomination responded to comments from the president calling him a "major loser."

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

U.N. officials press Saudi Arabia on hack of Jeff Bezos's phone
Officials at the United Nations are seeking information from the government of Saudi Arabia relating to the hacking of a phone belonging to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Schiff mauls Cipollone on impeachment trial's first day
Cipollone said. Schiff responded with a point-by-point rebuttal of Cipollone's grab bag of arguments. On the first day of the Senate impeachment trial, President Trump's lawyers were caught off guard and unprepared. "It's very difficult to sit there and listen to Mr. Schiff," Cipollone said.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Hillary Clinton kicks off the 'stop Sanders' movement. Will Obama follow her lead?
Sanders himself has been dismissive of Clinton's comments. And then there's Obama himself to consider. Clinton's timing is conspicuous.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Apple and the FBI at odds over terrorist's cellphone
Apple is refusing to unlock the phone of a Saudi Air Force cadet who killed three people at a Florida naval base. Is Apple holding back justice or is the company right to defend user privacy?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Apple and the FBI at odds over terrorist's cellphones
Apple is refusing to unlock the phones of a Saudi Air Force officer who killed three people at a Florida naval base. Is Apple holding back justice, or is the company right to defend user privacy?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rules
Adam Schiff joined Sen. Chuck Schumer in slamming the rules unveiled by Republicans for the Senate trial, calling them "a process for a rigged trial."

Yahoo Politics
Jan 21, 2020

Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody likes him' — herself included
Four years after her bitter primary fight against Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is leveling fresh criticism against the Vermont senator, calling him an ineffectual lawmaker and refusing to commit to supporting him if he wins the 2020 nomination.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 20, 2020

McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the rules for a Senate impeachment trial on Monday evening, the night before Republicans in the chamber are set to approve them by what is expected to be a party-line vote.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 20, 2020

Trump impeachment trial puts the fate of the republic at stake, both sides say
Both sides say the outcome of President Trump's impeachment trial will have a momentous impact on the nation's future.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Republican senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Things happen'
Republican Senator Richard Shelby defended an argument from President Trump's legal team that soliciting foreign interference in an election is not an impeachable offense, saying, "things happen."

Yahoo Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Virginia on edge as pro-gun activists seethe over governor's state of emergency
Moments after Virginia Gov. Graham Northam approached the podium at the state capitol building on Wednesday to announce that he was issuing a temporary state of emergency ahead of a gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond, the angry comments started pouring in. What started in November as a fight between rural Virginia gun owners and newly elected Democratic lawmakers seeking to propose gun control legislation has since been warped and amplified by extremist groups which, for different reasons, have sought to exploit real tensions around Virginia's gun debate to advance their own agendas.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 19, 2020

Bloomberg pledges $70 billion to bolster black America in new plan
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his presidential campaign's plan for bolstering economic opportunity for black Americans.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 18, 2020

How to make homeless shelters safer
The author, who has lived in a New York homeless shelter since May, reflects on ways to make life safer for those it serves.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Iowa caucus rules might allow for more than one 'winner'
Polling has shown a relatively tight four-way race at the top, and a new method of reporting results could give multiple campaigns the ability to claim a win.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Iowa caucus rules might allow for more than one ‘winner'
Polling has shown a relatively tight four-way race at the top and a new method of reporting results could give multiple campaigns the ability to claim a win.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 17, 2020

Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr join Trump impeachment defense team
The legal team representing President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial will include some familiar faces, especially for regular viewers of Fox News.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Parnas said he is speaking out because he is afraid of William Barr
Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was giving media interviews about his role in President Trump's attempts convince Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden because he wanted to protect himself from Attorney General William Barr.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Warren tackling sexism "head on" was a gamble — but maybe her best shot
Warren's shift from defense to offense has done little to quell tensions on the left — tensions that grew so acute by Thursday that a coalition of dozens of leading progressive groups felt compelled to call for a truce.  

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Warren tackling sexism 'head on' was a gamble — but maybe her best shot
Warren's shift from defense to offense has done little to quell tensions on the left — tensions that grew so acute by Thursday that a coalition of dozens of leading progressive groups felt compelled to call for a truce.  

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Republicans boost Sanders in bid to revive discontent from 2016
President Trump and one of his top allies in Congress have taken a curious interest in Bernie Sanders in recent days.  

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Should cash bail be eliminated?
A recent push to eliminate cash bail for people suspected of crimes has received intense pushback by those who say the reforms let dangerous criminals go free. Is ending cash bail the right choice?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Chief Justice John Roberts, senators sworn in for impeachment trial
The final procedural requirements for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump were met on Thursday afternoon when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in by Senate president pro tem Chuck Grassley. Roberts, who will preside over the impeachment trial, then swore in all 100 sitting senators. The two swearings-in come 114 days after House Democrats announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump's alleged efforts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into announcing investigations that could influence American politics in the 2020 election.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Parnas turns spotlight on Pence's role in Ukraine affair
Among the many revelations in Lev Parnas's spate of recent interviews was his claim that Vice President Pence was "in the loop" regarding President Trump's plan to withhold U.S. military aid to Ukraine unless its government publicly announced an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Trump wrong to withhold Ukraine aid, congressional watchdog finds
President Trump had no authority to withhold some $250 million in military aid to Ukraine that had been appropriated by Congress, the Government Accountability Office found in a report released Thursday morning.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

As Trump impeachment trial nears, the battle turns to witnesses
With preparations for the Senate impeachment trial underway, there are still several days before next week's opening arguments, leaving a vacuum Republicans and Democrats will fill with debate over whether witnesses will be allowed to testify.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Impeachment and a path to redemption for Trump
President Trump's most effective path forward, not only to prevail in the impeachment proceedings but to end this ordeal and create a strong position from which to govern, is to follow the Clinton model rather than the Nixon path. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Progressives, alarmed by Sanders-Warren tension, demand a truce
A number of progressive groups pushed to calm the tensions between the campaigns of the two presidential hopefuls.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 16, 2020

Congress fights back against the imperial presidency
For at least two decades, sitting presidents have challenged the idea that the three branches of government are coequal, and that while each branch has different powers, no branch is more powerful than any other.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Bloomberg campaign, fighting allegations of sexism, launches 'Women for Mike'
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says women who are debating whether or not to support him should "just look at the record." 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Lev Parnas implicates Trump on the eve of Senate impeachment trial
Lev Parnas, a key player in President Trump's efforts to obtain a Ukrainian investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, gave a bombshell interview to MSNBC Wednesday that undercut the president's defense just hours before the Senate was scheduled to begin his impeachment trial.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate, trial set to begin
House Democrats delivered two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate on Wednesday.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

How Trump's Senate impeachment trial will work — step by step
A rough guide for what to expect in the coming days and weeks.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Trump advisers call Sanders their 'ideal opponent.' Are they trying to psych out the Democrats?
According to Democratic National Committee guidelines, the party's next presidential nominee will be chosen over the next several months by tens of millions of primary voters and caucus-goers in every U.S. state and territory. As a rule, Republicans don't get a vote. But apparently that won't stop Donald Trump from trying to influence the process.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Sanders-Warren spat ignites debate on lessons of the #MeToo movement
At Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders engaged in a "he said, she said" battle regarding a conversation the two progressive candidates had in 2018.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Biden campaign tries to shore up his African-American base with pitch aimed at HBCUs
Joe Biden's presidential campaign is set to launch a program designed to organize grassroots support at historically black colleges and universities, focusing on electability as a key part of the pitch to students.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Should the U.S. withdraw its troops from Iraq?
Iraq's parliament recently voted to expel American troops from within its borders, but the U.S. says it has no plans to leave. Is it time to fully withdraw troops from Iraq?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

Pelosi names impeachment managers, ending House delay
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ended a pause in the impeachment proceedings against President Trump on Wednesday by naming seven managers who will act as prosecutors in the Senate trial set to start next week.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

House votes to send impeachment articles to the Senate and appoints managers, ending delay
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ended a pause in the impeachment proceedings against President Trump on Wednesday by naming seven managers who will act as prosecutors in the Senate trial set to start next week.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

As the Trump administration fills board seats, critics see an alarming attempt to remake government
For the Trump administration, appointing board members may be an effective and little-noticed means of weakening a federal apparatus it fundamentally distrusts. His board appointments, many of which may outlast his presidency, could serve an internal Republican resistance to a future Democratic administration. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 15, 2020

3 key takeaways from the first Democratic debate of 2020
Joe Biden avoided any serious missteps while Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren briefly clashed over what Sanders might have said to her over dinner in 2018. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Democratic candidates debate who should be next commander in chief — and attack the current one
Six candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination took the stage on Tuesday night in Des Moines, Iowa, where they spent the first quarter of the debate defending their positions on foreign policy — while tearing into President Trump's.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

'I didn't say it': Sanders denies saying a woman couldn't win the presidency
Sen. Bernie Sanders again denied allegations that he told Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018 that a woman would not be elected president during a private meeting in December 2016.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Russia's hypersonic missiles are not 'game changing,' says U.S. Army chief of staff
The U.S. Army's top officer said Tuesday during an appearance in Washington, D.C., that he isn't worried by Russia's growing arsenal of hypersonic missiles.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

The backchannel: Here's how the United States and Iran communicate
"The diplomatic communication channel between [the] U.S. and Iran that is provided by Switzerland in the framework of the protective power mandate continues to operate," a Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said in an email to Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Trump impeachment trial set to throw Democratic primary into disarray
It's virtually certain that the trial will last beyond the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The bigger question is how much the trial might interfere with the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Here's how Warren can still beat Bernie — and prove a woman can win


Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Congress readies itself for start of Trump impeachment trial
Capitol Hill is headed for a week of anticlimactic limbo this week, as Congress jumps through a number of procedural hoops required to actually begin a Senate impeachment trial.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Inside Impeachment: Now that President Trump has been impeached, what's next?
In this episode of "Inside Impeachment," Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff breaks down everything you need to know about what to expect now that President Trump has officially been impeached by the House of Representatives. With a Senate trial expected soon and the 2020 presidential race well underway, impeachment is poised to have unexpected consequences for both Democrats and Republicans in the election.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Pat Cipollone, Trump's aggressive impeachment defender, could change the presidency
Pat Cipollone is using a defensive strategy that could end up redefining the power of the presidency. His detractors say his stonewalling of the impeachment inquiry and other investigations into Trump could do long-term damage to the very institution he is supposed to protect. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Trump is making the judicial branch white and male again
With ruthless efficiency and speed, and with little consideration of Democratic objections, Trump has managed to largely blunt and even reverse his predecessors' efforts to diversify the federal judiciary by appointing dozens of white men to the bench. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 14, 2020

Chief Justice Roberts won't compel witnesses to testify at Trump impeachment trial, legal expert says
Jeffrey Rosen tells Yahoo News that Chief Justice John Roberts will almost certainly avoid weighing in on whether President Trump's Senate impeachment trial should include testimony from witnesses.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 13, 2020

How race hurt Cory Booker — and the rest of 2020's diverse field
The question that Democrats are asking now, on the eve of the first all-white debate of the cycle, is why? Why did two high-profile black senators (Cory Booker and Kamala Harris) drop out before Iowa? Why didn't Julián Castro, America's most prominent Latino politician, ever crack 2 percent in the national polls? Why are all four of the remaining front-runners white? Is race the reason?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 13, 2020

How race hurt Cory Booker — and the rest of 2020's historically diverse field
The question that Democrats are asking now, on the eve of the first all-white debate of the cycle, is why? Why did two high-profile black senators (Cory Booker and Kamala Harris) drop out before Iowa? Why didn't Julián Castro, America's most prominent Latino politician, ever crack 2 percent in the national polls? Why are all four of the remaining front-runners white? Is race the reason?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 13, 2020

As attacks on Jews increase nationwide, a new kind of anti-Semitism spreads in some unlikely places
A deadly shootout in a kosher deli in Jersey City, N.J., and a stabbing attack in Monsey, N.Y., are part of a pattern of increasing attacks on Jews across the U.S., including deadly assaults on synagogues in Pittsburgh and Poway, Calif., that killed 12.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Trump unleashes tweetstorm on Democrats over Iran strike
In a series of tweets and retweets riddled with typos and offensive images, President Trump lashed out Monday morning against criticism over the way he and his administration have handled the killing of a top Iranian general.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Cory Booker drops out: 'I've made the hard decision to suspend my campaign for president'
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said multiple factors had contributed to his conclusion that he had no chance to win the Democratic nomination. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 13, 2020

Trump claims he 'saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare.' How?
Responding to a new ad from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the president misrepresented his administration's health care record.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 12, 2020

Pelosi: Clinton allowed witnesses to come forward during his impeachment trial — Trump has done the opposite
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday continued her calls for witnesses in President Trump's impeachment trial after conceding to send articles of impeachment to the Senate in the coming weeks without Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's commitment to hear new testimony. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 10, 2020

As presidential candidates spend big on advertising, only a few invest in Snapchat
Several campaigns are largely absent from the Snapchat ad market, leaving a six-way battle for Generation Z voters.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 10, 2020

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows Americans view Obama as 'more effective' than Trump on Iran
Not all of Trump's actions toward Iran have been met with public disapproval or division.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 10, 2020

Pompeo faces questions about the 'imminent threat' that led to the strike on Iran's Soleimani
In a briefing on Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted the U.S. government had "specific information" that Iran was planning an "imminent" attack on American facilities before President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 

Yahoo Politics
Jan 10, 2020

Bernie Sanders in Trump's crosshairs in wake of Iran crisis
The Iran crisis collided with the Democratic presidential race this week as Sen. Bernie Sanders and President Trump battled over the circumstances of the U.S. strike that killed a prominent Iranian general.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 10, 2020

Republican apologizes for saying Democrats are 'in love with terrorists'
Rep. Doug Collins apologized Friday for saying that Democrats are "in love with terrorists" and mourn more for killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani than they "mourn for our Gold Star families."

Yahoo Politics
Jan 10, 2020

Pelosi will send impeachment articles to Senate next week
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the House will send articles of impeachment to the Senate next week, setting in motion a trial that is likely to run through the end of January.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Trump rages at Democrats over vote on war powers at Ohio rally
President Trump went after his Democratic critics at a raucous campaign rally hours after the House of Representatives passed a resolution that sought to limit his ability to wage war in Iran.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Fight for Democratic nomination may go all the way to convention floor
The latest data suggests that Democrats are still so divided that the primary may go on (and on, and on) for another six months — with no nominee until the very end of July's national convention in Milwaukee.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Pelosi says she will send impeachment articles once McConnell discloses Senate rules
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will send articles of impeachment to the Senate "soon," but still wants to see definitive details from the Senate on how it will conduct the trial.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Trump: Soleimani was ‘looking to blow up our embassy'
The president on Thursday continued to defend his decision to order the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani without congressional authorization, claiming that Tehran was planning an attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Republicans spread lie that Democrats 'mourn' Iranian general
Defending President Trump's order to launch a drone strike that killed Iran's most famous general without congressional authorization, Collins stirred outrage by suggesting Democrats who planned to vote for a resolution limiting the president's war powers are "in love with terrorists."

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Facebook confirms it won't police lies in political ads
Citing an attempt to avoid censorship, the social media platform will continue to allow politicians to put falsehoods in their ads.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Explanations for air crash in Iran remain elusive but Ukrainians will look at missile theory
A senior official in Ukraine says the authorities in Kyiv are looking into whether a missile brought down a passenger aircraft that crashed in Iran.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Explanations for jet crash in Iran remain elusive, but Ukrainians will look at missile theory
A senior official in Ukraine says the authorities in Kyiv are looking into whether a missile brought down a passenger aircraft that crashed in Iran on Wednesday.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

U.S. authorities: 'Highly likely' Iran shot down Ukrainian passenger plane
While details remain scant, U.S. authorities believe it's "highly likely" that an errant Iranian missile brought down the Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed outside Tehran, Iran, shortly after taking off on Wednesday.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 09, 2020

Does the impeachment trial need witnesses?
Lawmakers from both side of the aisle have been fighting over whether the Senate impeachment trial will include new witnesses. Can it be considered a true trial without their testimony?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

What are Iran's military capabilities?
What are Iran's military strengths and weaknesses? Iran's military strength does not lie in its conventional forces, despite their size, something that Iranian leaders fully realize, according to Taleblu. "It is a grade-A 1970s military," Taleblu said. _____ How is Iran's military organized?

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

Trump administration briefing on Iran angers Republican senators, boosts effort to restrict presidential power
A briefing by Trump administration officials about the U.S. military strike that killed Iran's most famous general backfired on Wednesday, angering two Republican senators and driving them to support a Democratic effort to require congressional approval for any further military engagement.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

Trump claims about Iran invite scrutiny
During his address to the nation Wednesday on the exchange of hostilities with Iran over the past week, President Trump made a number of questionable assertions.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

On Iran, Trump dodges a bullet for now
Time will tell whether the fallout from Soleimani's death will yield negative foreign-policy consequences for the U.S. But for now it appears that war with Iran isn't one of them. That's the best political outcome Trump could have hoped for.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

How the U.S. and Iran came to the brink of war
There is a long history of animosity — and some interludes of cooperation — between the U.S. and Iran, a nation of 81 million whose proud history traces back more than 2,500 years to ancient Persia.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

Does Trump have authority to start war with Iran?
As tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran, legal questions about the president's power to start a war have arisen.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

Trump: 'The American people should be extremely grateful and happy' as Iran stands down after attack
The president announced that no lives were lost in Iran's ballistic missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. soldiers, a strike that was in retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 08, 2020

PHOTOS: Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Iran killing all on board
A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital's main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 07, 2020

Saudis warn of new destructive cyberattack that experts tie to Iran
The Saudi authorities detected a new destructive cyberattack suspected of coming from Iran on Dec. 29, the same day the U.S. military struck targets controlled by Iranian-backed proxies in retaliation for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor the previous Friday.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 07, 2020

U.S. pullout from Iraq would benefit Iran — and ISIS — experts warn
If U.S. forces departed Iraq, "I suspect additional forces would have to be based in Syria," said the former military commander in Iraq.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 07, 2020

Iran fires missiles at multiple U.S. positions in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani killing
Iran launched attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq on Tuesday evening in apparent retaliation for the killing of Iranian General Qassem which was ordered by President Trump.

Yahoo Politics
Jan 07, 2020

Republicans claim victory, but Democrats praise Pelosi's impeachment strategy
Democrats said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment delay has paid off for them despite the fact that the Senate trial will go forward without an immediate agreement on witnesses.

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