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White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:10:48 -0400

The back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier’s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilso....
Opioid-law scandal sheds light on lobbying by industry-funded 'patient access' groups

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:51:53 -0400

For years, the opioid industry has been funding nonprofit organizations that promote patient access to their drugs. These organizations pushed for Congress to approve Rep. Tom Marino’s Ensuring Patien....
Sessions: U.S. not doing enough to stop future election interference

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:15:19 -0400

Attorney General Jeff Sessions conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government is not doing enough to prevent future interference in elections by Russia and other foreign adversaries.....
Trump says he has 'proof' on his call to soldier's wife, and the nation waits

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:05:23 -0400

If the president's proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when — or if — it sees it.....
Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and 'Crooked Hillary'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:17:19 -0400

James Comey may have begun drafting a statement about the Clinton email investigation before it was finished, to judge from newly released documents. The president, jumping on this, criticized both Co....
Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widow

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:01:47 -0400

Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.....
Ed Gillespie's scaremongering TV ads may define his campaign

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:57 -0400

Ed Gillespie, an architect of the GOP outreach to Hispanics, is running for governor of Virginia with commercials demonizing Hispanic immigrants as gang members. His turnaround is reminiscent of anoth....
Trump's tax reform pitch to conservatives comes with a 'sense of urgency'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:24:12 -0400

The president will use the speech before the audience of conservatives to make the case that his tax cuts will spur “massive economic growth,” senior administration officials said in a conference call....
Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:55:36 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 world leaders have sought him out to seek insight into President Trump.....
Senators reach bipartisan deal to restore Obamacare payments

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:57:50 -0400

 Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced a deal to stabilize Obamacare markets that President Trump has tentatively blessed....
Trump ambassador promises Russia he'll be 'practical'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:24:27 -0400

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is promising his hosts to be “practical” when it comes to relations damaged by Moscow’s invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, and by alleged meddling in the 2016 election.....
High in the Puerto Rican mountains, waiting for help after Maria

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:41:10 -0400

Branches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Rico’s central mountain range to Ivan and Carmen Martinez's home and alternative-medicine clini....
Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:38:36 -0400

“You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.....
As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:49:32 -0400

President Trump revealed that Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., is no longer his nominee for the top position at the Office of National Drug Control Policy.....
U.S.-backed militias defeat Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:48:19 -0400

U.S.-backed militias ended a four-month campaign to recapture the territorial capital of the so-called Islamic State on Tuesday. Photos from the scene show destruction as well as jubilation.....
Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clash

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:46:26 -0400

The president was asked Monday about concerns that the Iraqi government’s drive to retake control of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces could draw in Turkey and Iran. Trump answered that the U.S. isn’t taking....
Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:26:04 -0400

In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-ch....
Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOP

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:18:13 -0400

A little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Ke....
After exposé, Trump says he’ll ‘be looking into’ his choice for drug czar post

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:16:23 -0400

President Trump’s choice for the country’s next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug companies that have been floo....
How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:35:32 -0400

Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the presid....
Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:01:31 -0400

President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.....
Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:56:48 -0400

A former Russian internet troll says the training for influencing the American election included screening "House of Cards," and reading – and writing – comments on the websites of the New Y....
Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:41:20 -0400

The secretary of state is refusing to discuss reports that he called the president a “moron” after a meeting with the commander in chief and top national security officials over the summer.....
Now I Get It: Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran deal

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:09:42 -0400

Every 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. It’s up to Congress, and they have a few options. If they make either of these mo....
Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:31:35 -0400

In the nearly two weeks since Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has become the face of the ongoing investigation.....
Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:03:18 -0400

As the Trump White House administers blow after blow to the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats are planning to take steps on their own to try to prevent or delay the demise of individual mar....
Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:49:32 -0400

Trump’s dramatic ultimatum did not by itself kill the accord but kicked its uncertain fate to Capitol Hill and six world capitals, including Tehran. Here's what could happen next.....
FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:23:17 -0400

Yahoo News has obtained thousands of emails and documents from the Russian news agency Sputnik. The FBI is scrutinizing the documents in its investigation into whether the company is actually an agent....
Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare payments

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:01:02 -0400

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of punishing the American people for his own inability to improve the U.S. health care system.....
Laying on hands: When Trump needs support, he calls on pastors, and they call on him

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:00:22 -0400

Trump has been eager to harness the powerful emotional energy of evangelical Christianity on his own behalf, especially at low points in his presidency. But is he really a believer?....
The struggle of a Puerto Rican restaurant without electricity — or refrigeration

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:33:20 -0400

Happy Burger, in the heart of San Juan’s Santurce district, struggles to survive without electricity or refrigeration after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.....
White House claims Trump would like to get rid of all nuclear weapons

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:59:42 -0400

White House chief of staff John Kelly denied claims that President Trump wanted to dramatically increase the number of nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, stating instead that the president ....
A growing problem: U.N. peacekeepers accused of rape

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:31:20 -0400

Amnesty International is urging the United Nations to take swift action on allegations that one or more of its peacekeepers drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman in Central African Republic last month....
'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster relief

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:25:49 -0400

The president warned on Thursday that he might pull federal relief workers from Puerto Rico even as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria.....
Dear North Korea, it's President Trump

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:00:51 -0400

A letter from President Trump to another large-handed leader, Kim Jong Un.....
Barcelona is now Europe's capital of confusion

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:18:55 -0400

The tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain — something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end — or even what country they are l....
Obama's joke writer on the jokes a president can't tell

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:59:05 -0400

David Litt, the author of “Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years,” talks about jokes Barack Obama couldn't tell, and describes an encounter with Harvey Weinstein.....
How a president's foreign trip comes together

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:07:45 -0400

Ahead of President Trump’s November trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in November, Yahoo News spoke to Steve Atkiss, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration.....
Will Weinstein's disgrace change anything for women?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:47:14 -0400

Years of whispered gossip exploded onto the public arena this week, first on the front page of the New York Times, and then in the pages of the New Yorker. As with O’Reilly and Ailes before him, it wa....
Trump threatens NBC broadcast license after report he wanted increase in U.S. nukes

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:20:57 -0400

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?” Trump tweeted. “Bad for country!”....
Ken Bone still won't say who he voted for

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:15:29 -0400

A year after becoming an overnight sensation, America’s most famous undecided voter refuses to reveal who he voted for in the 2016 election.....
Sanders defends Trump's false tax claim: 'We're just going to have to agree to disagree'

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:53:36 -0400

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump’s talking point that the U.S. is the most heavily taxed nation on Earth.....
White House: Senate should stop taking vacations

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:44:13 -0400

Sarah Sanders brushed aside concerns that President Trump’s regular attacks on prominent congressional Republicans may be hurting his legislative agenda by alienating important allies — then scolded l....
From spycraft to tin-foil hats, a brief history of 'false flags'

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:00:19 -0400

Right on cue after any major incident of gun violence, websites and social media accounts today will brand the tragedy a “false flag” attack, claiming that the incident has been staged for a variety o....
New details about Las Vegas shooting raise questions about police response

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:06:27 -0400

A revised timeline shows Stephen Paddock shot a security guard outside his Mandalay Bay suite six minutes before he opened fire out the window on concertgoers.....
Clinton, Obama break silence on Weinstein allegations

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:54:12 -0400

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama broke their silence on Harvey Weinstein in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, spanning three decades, against the Osc....
Trump: N.Y. Times tricked Corker by taping interview

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:10:00 -0400

President Trump implied Tuesday that the New York Times had tricked Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., by taping the interview in which Corker said he thought Trump might start World War III.....
Trump: If Tillerson called me a moron, 'We'll have to compare IQ tests'

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:23:06 -0400

President Trump said he believes reports that Rex Tillerson called him a “moron” are not true — but either way, he says he’s smarter than his secretary of state.....
Paul Ryan faces a hard-hat-wearing, Latino Democratic challenger

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:19:50 -0400

Randy Bryce, who’s lived in southeastern Wisconsin his whole life, is running as a blue-collar populist who would be a voice for the state’s workers in Washington. In the viral ad that launched his ca....
Powerless Puerto Ricans huddle around their generators

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 17:59:00 -0400

On an island that was already suffering from a crippling economic crisis, 20 days after Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, possession of a diesel-run generator is the surest wa....