Archive for the ‘POLITICS’ Category

New Report on Hate Crimes Released

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism has released a report detailing hate crimes across the country for 2016. Here are some key takeaways.

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Trump Science Envoy Steps Down With Acrostic ‘Impeach’ Letter

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

University of California, Berkeley professor Dan Kammen officially resigned from the state department’s science envoy Wednesday morning, lambasting the president for “enabling racism,” “sexism” and “harm[ing]…Photo Credit: UC Berkeley/Dan Kammen

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Excerpts Released From Hillary Clinton’s Upcoming Memoir

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Hillary Clinton feels she let down the millions of people who supported her in the 2016 presidential election, she says in her new book, according to two excerpts of the audio book obtained by “Morning…Photo Credit: Patrick Semansky/AP, File

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Key Moments From President Trump’s Phoenix Rally

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

President Donald Trump spoke to the crowd at his campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona, for over an hour Tuesday night. Here are the key moments from his speech.

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Supporters, Protesters Gather Outside Trump’s Ariz. Rally

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Streets in downtown Phoenix were filled with both supporters and protesters of President Donald Trump ahead of his scheduled appearance.

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Only 1 County Remains Without an Obamacare Insurer for 2018

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The entire United States, with the exception of a single small county in Ohio, is now on track to have at least one insurer offering Obamacare health coverage next year, CNBC reported.Photo Credit: AP/File

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Did US Homeowner Help N. Korea Evade Sanctions?

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

A five-bedroom house in New York’s Long Island suburbs, listed for nearly $1.3 million, boasts a southern exposure and proximity to a country club.But, as NBC News reports, there’s something about the property…Photo Credit: Google Maps

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Trump’s Awful Poll Numbers May Not Be So Bad: Analysis

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

By any historical standard, President Donald Trump’s approval rating, typically in the mid- to high-30s, is politically catastrophic. Yet his polling during the presidential campaign was just as bad, NBC…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, File

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President Trump Lays Out US Plans for Afghanistan

Monday, August 21st, 2017

President Trump addressed members of the military and the country as he laid out his plans for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

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The War in Afghanistan: By the Numbers

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The 16-year conflict in Afghanistan has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, as NBC News reports, and it has now spread across three presidential administrations. Then-President Barack Obama ended…Photo Credit: Steve Ruark/AP (File)

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Secret Service: Trump’s Not Our Only Problem

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The U.S. Secret Service is facing money problems — but that’s not President Donald Trump’s fault, the agency’s director said Monday, in response to a report that the Trump family is straining protective…Photo Credit: AP

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America Still in Turmoil a Year After Kaepernick’s Protest

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Butch Dill

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Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

As a wave of U.S. cities have moved to topple their Confederate statues in the wake of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Richmond — which was once the capital of the Confederacy…Photo Credit: Chuck Myers/MCT/Getty Images, file

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Protesters Descend on Boston to Oppose ‘Free Speech’ Rally

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The controversial “Boston Free Speech” rally is scheduled to begin Saturday afternoon on Boston Common, and police are preparing for potential unrest.More than 500 concrete barriers and cameras were set up by…Photo Credit: NBC Boston This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Bannon Plans to ‘Crush the Opposition’ Back at Breitbart

Friday, August 18th, 2017

After his exit as Chief White House Strategist, Steve Bannon returned as the executive chairman for Breitbart News Friday, a spokesman for the site confirmed to NBC News. Confirmation from the company came…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File

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Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed…

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Trump Twitter Reaction Leads People to Worry

Friday, August 18th, 2017

President Donald Trump goes to Camp David today to talk about the war in Afghanistan, Asia, and the terrorist attack in Barcelona. The president’s words and twitter posts this week have left some in his…

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Trump Cites ‘Pants on Fire’ Claim in Barcelona Response

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

After a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians in Barcelona on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and wounding scores more, President Donald Trump tweeted a reference to a discredited story about Gen.Photo Credit: AP/Getty

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Who Are the Fascist-Fighting Coalition ‘Antifa’?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

During a combative press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump dubbed the anti-racist protest groups the “alt-left” and blamed “both sides” for the violent clashes that resulted one death, and injured more…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

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Anti-Hate Groups Seize Charlottesville as a Teachable Moment

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Anti-hate groups in the United States are giving guidance on what individuals can do to combat hate-inspired violence in the wake of a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.To…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin

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Ben Carson Talks About Vandalism of VA Home, Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The only African-American member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet says his home in Northern Virginia was recently the target of anti-Trump vandals.Ben Carson, the secretary of the U.S. Department of HousingPhoto Credit: NBC Washington This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Trump Says ‘Fixing the Inner Cities’ Is a Priority

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

President Donald J. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that “fixing the inner cities” is a priority for his administration. 

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Military Leaders Denounce Hatred After Charlottesville

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Four top U.S. military officers condemned bigotry following the white-nationalist led protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, even as President Donald Trump reverted to his initial position of blaming both sides…Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Trump Tweets Good Decision North Korea

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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N. Korea Cools Down on War Rhetoric With US

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

North Korea is changing tack in the current war of words with the United States, adopting a plan to pull back and observe after a stern warning on Monday from Defense Secretary James Mattis.

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Defense Secretary Uses Disparaging Term to Praise Sailors

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis praised Navy sailors for their service earlier this month and used an obscenity to make his point, NBC News reported.Speaking at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington state, Mattis…Photo Credit: Getty Images

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DOJ Wants Records on Visitors to Trump Protest Site

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

What does the federal government want to do with records on everyone who visited an anti-Donald Trump website?The Justice Department’s demand is part of the ongoing case against people who allegedly broke laws…Photo Credit: AP

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Read the Transcript From President Trump’s Impromptu Press Conference

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump took questions from the press in a combative news conference on Tuesday.The president defended his response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.Photo Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

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Trump Responds to Confederate Statues Being Torn Down

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Trump responds to reporters’ questions about the Charlottesville rally over the weekend. 

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Trump on Steve Bannon: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump won’t say whether he plans to keep top White House strategist Steve Bannon.At an impromptu press conference Tuesday, Trump answered questions about his confidence in his top adviser…

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