Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Trump Tells Widow Soldier Knew ‘What He Signed Up For’: Rep.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., said she overheard President Donald Trump tell the widow of Miami Gardens native Sgt. La David T. Johnson, a U.S. soldier killed in Niger, that her husband “must’ve known what…Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Defense 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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Putin Rival Ties Kushner Meeting to Kremlin Bankers

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A prominent exiled Russian oligarch said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he is nearly certain Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to collaborate with the Trump campaign, and that he believes…Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Former Trump Adviser Subpoenaed for Russia Investigation

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page has been subpoenaed as part of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s alleged intervention in the 2016 election, a source directly…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File

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Va. Governor’s Race Tightens, Could Be Potential Referendum on Trump

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

With Election Day quickly approaching, the race for Virginia governor is tightening, according to a new tracking poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.Democrat Ralph…

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Trump Joked That Pence Wants to ‘Hang’ Gays: Report

Monday, October 16th, 2017

In a profile of Vice President Mike Pence published Monday in The New Yorker, Jane Mayer reported on a meeting among an unnamed legal scholar, President Donald Trump and Pence in which Trump joked that…Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP (File)

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Scott Declares Emergency Over UF White Nationalist Speech

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader at the University of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency to direct resources to ensure Gainesville’s safety.Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images, File

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Trump, McConnell Discuss Legislative Priorities, GOP Unity

Monday, October 16th, 2017

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood together Monday as a show of solidarity during an impromptu question-and-answer session with reporters. The two have publicly feuded…

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Trump Says He Understands Bannon’s War on GOP Establishment

Monday, October 16th, 2017

President Donald Trump said Monday he can “understand fully” why his “friend” and former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has declared war on the Republican establishment.”I can understand where Steve…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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As Trump Deregulates, Chicken Lobby Would Speed Inspections

Monday, October 16th, 2017

While President Donald Trump unravels many of the policies put in place during the Obama administration, the poultry industry has been lobbying hard to speed up poultry inspection lines, NBC News reported.The…Photo Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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Amb. Haley: US Wants to Stay in, Improve Iran Deal

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday said it’s the administration’s hope that America stays with the Iran nuclear deal if Congress takes action to keep it together, NBC News reported.“I…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

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Trump Ex-Campaign Manager Had $60M Relationship With Russian Oligarch

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported.An NBC News investigation reveals that $26…Photo Credit: Mary Altaffer/AP

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Trump Says Iran Deal Not in US National Security Interests

Friday, October 13th, 2017

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

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Fact Check: Trump Muddles Economic Indicators

Friday, October 13th, 2017

In a news interview and a speech in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump misleadingly suggested that rising stock value could reduce the national debt. One budget expert told us that notion was “just silly.”Photo Credit: AP

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Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort – CNNMoney

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

CNNMoneyExclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effortCNNMoneyRussian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go. One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the …Russian-linked campaign used Pokémon Go to meddle in electionThe HillPokemon Go reportedly used for Russian meddling, tooCNETCNN: ‘Pokemon Go’ was used by Russian trolls to sow discord on social mediaBGRAppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Game Rant -Mirror.co.uk -Raw Storyall 35 news articles »

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President Trump Summarizes His Tax Plan in Under a Minute

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Donald Trump delivered a speech in Pennsylvania laying out his tax plan on Oct. 11.

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President Trump Gets Big Reaction After He Says ‘Huge’

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

President Trump received a big reaction after using one of his Trump-isms at a speech in Pennsylvania.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Biggest Political Contributions

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer at the center of a sexual abuse scandal, has been a big political contributor in recent years. These are his largest contributions since 1997.

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House Intelligence Committee will release Facebook’s Russia ads – Politico

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

PoliticoHouse Intelligence Committee will release Facebook’s Russia adsPoliticoHouse Intelligence Committee leaders announced Wednesday that they will release Facebook ads linked to Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics in 2016. The House’s top Russia investigator, Rep. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and ranking Democrat Rep.House Intelligence Committee says it will release the Russian-bought Facebook adsBusiness InsiderLawmakers Plan to Release Russian-Bought Facebook AdsGizmodoFacebook’s Sandberg meets with lawmakers amid Russia probeABC NewsBloomberg -TheStreet.com -USA TODAY -Engadgetall 190 news articles »

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How Sarah Huckabee Sanders sees the world – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Washington PostHow Sarah Huckabee Sanders sees the worldWashington PostThis is the world as seen through the eyes of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: As a girl, she watched her father, Southern Baptist pastor-turned-GOP-governor Mike Huckabee, sidelined when he entered politics. Arkansas Democrats …Trump Challenges Cabinet Member’s IQ, Fights Senator He Needs. What Is Going On?NPRTrump disputes unidentified report on Kelly’s imminent firingPoliticoBehind the Lens of HistoryU.S. News & World ReportMSNBC -The Weekly Standard -Quartz -Washington Examinerall 443 news articles »

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Firm Behind Trump-Russia Dossier Subpoenaed by House Panel

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, issued subpoenas to a U.S. firm involved in the Donald Trump dossier without consulting the Democrats on the committee…Photo Credit: AP

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WH on Trump’s Tillerson Comment: ‘It Was a Joke’

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders played down President Donald Trump’s suggestion that he had a higher IQ than his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, calling it a joke.

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ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill for 2 Weeks Over Social Media Post

Monday, October 9th, 2017

“SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill, who tweeted last month that President Donald Trump was a “white supremacist” and “bigot,” has been suspended for two weeks for violating ESPN’s social media guidelines,…Photo Credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York, File

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Feds, States Join Forces to Boost Election Cybersecurity

Monday, October 9th, 2017

In the wake of revelations that alleged Russian hackers targeted state election systems, federal and state officials have joined forces to root out weaknesses in state systems before future elections, NBC…Photo Credit: TAMI CHAPPELL/AFP/Getty Images

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After Being Shot, Scalise Still Opposes More Gun Control

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is still recovering from his wounds after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress in June, said on “Meet the Press” Sunday that he still stands behind…Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

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FDA: Drug Shortages Possible Due to Puerto Rico Power Outage

Friday, October 6th, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.Nearly…Photo Credit: AP/Ramon Espinosa, File

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Google Search for ‘Gun Control’ Spikes After Vegas Shooting

Friday, October 6th, 2017

A day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders deflected reporters’ questions about gun control by saying “there will certainly be a time… 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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How ‘Bump Stocks’ Work

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock had at least 12 “bump stocks” attached to his guns, which allowed him to fire his weapons at a machine gun-like rate. Lawmakers are now pushing for them to…

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Mueller’s Team Traveled to Interview Ex-Spy Involved in Dossier

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team traveled to interview the former British intelligence officer who authored a dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, a source close…Photo Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP (File)

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Tillerson Summoned to White House Amid Presidential Fury

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, abruptly scrapped plans to travel with President Donald Trump on Wednesday so he could try to contain his boss’s fury and manage the fallout from new revelations about…Photo Credit: Andrew Harnik/AP

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Leading House Democrat Calls on Pelosi to Step Down

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

A high-ranking Democratic California official has proposed minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California step down to allow for another generation of Democrats to show leadership.Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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