News : Politics

A lot of Democratic senators want to be President. History shows it will be hard.

Thursday  13:36,   26 april 2018
CNN

One thing jumps out about the field of serious Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020: almost all of them are US Senators. But history shows some of those big names -- such as Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten[...]

Scott Pruitt heads to Capitol Hill for a moment of truth

Thursday  13:26,   26 april 2018
Vox.com

<p>Lawmakers will seek answers about the EPA administrator’s many scandals on Thursday.</p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will face a double-whammy of hearings on Capitol Hill Thursday that could make or break his[...]

Mitt Romney "probably not too worried" after second place finish at Utah convention, reporter says

Thursday  12:05,   26 april 2018
CBS News

<p>At the state Republican convention in Utah on Saturday, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came in second place for the Senate seat to a little-known local politican, Michael Kennedy.</p>At the state Republican convention in [...]

Is Nikki Haley the most popular politician in America?

Thursday  11:31,   26 april 2018
CNN

American voters of different partisan stripes don't agree on much nowadays, but they can agree on this: most of them approve of US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. A broad 63% of American voters approve of her job performance vs.[...]

Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's Indiana

Thursday  09:06,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling GOP Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary.Two sitting congressmen[...]

Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller

Thursday  07:46,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, a bill that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russia[...]

Comey: I’m ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by Republican party

Thursday  07:41,   26 april 2018
The Hill

Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he's "embarrassed and ashamed" by the Republican Party, arguing the party is willing to sacrifice its values to earn legislative wins. Comey said he was first attracted to the Republican[...]

James Comey on his nickname for Trump: 'I call him the President of the United States'

Thursday  06:35,   26 april 2018
CNN

Former FBI director James Comey said on Wednesday that he does not have a nickname for President Donald Trump, calling him only "the President of the United States" out of respect for the office. Comey was asked during a town hall on[...]

Trump and Kanye West Share Praise-Filled Tweets. And, Apparently, ‘Dragon Energy.’

Thursday  06:11,   26 april 2018
The New York Times

The president and the rapper share a history of unpredictable behavior — and a delight in dividing the public.WASHINGTON — As crazy as it seems — though in this world, that’s a high bar — the mercurial president accused of racist comments and the[...]

The Latest: Ronny Jackson meets with White House press aides

Thursday  05:46,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson spent a late night at the White House huddled with top press aides. The president's personal physician on Wednesday spent about 45 minutes meeting with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy[...]

Comey: Concealing the Clinton email probe status would have been 'catastrophic'

Thursday  05:16,   26 april 2018
CNN

Describing his decision as the best of two bad choices, former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that informing the public about the status of the Hillary Clinton investigation was better than the "catastrophic" option of keeping it[...]

New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To China

Thursday  05:11,   26 april 2018
HuffPost

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, came under fire earlier this month for failing to disclose business ties to two companies controlled by the Chinese government. Now new documents reviewed by HuffPost[...]

Comey, Anderson Cooper clash over whether memo release violated FBI rules

Thursday  04:51,   26 april 2018
The Hill

Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday defended himself amid questioning from CNN host Anderson Cooper over whether he violated FBI policy by leaking memos of his conversations with President Trump. During a CNN town hall event at William[...]

Mueller protection amendment doesn't have part criticized by Democrats

Thursday  03:55,   26 april 2018
CNN

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley's amendment to legislation protecting the special counsel does not include real-time reporting requirements about changes to the scope of the investigation, which was a chief complaint from Democrats[...]

Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit

Thursday  03:45,   26 april 2018
CBS News

President Trump's personal attorney says he will be using his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, on the advice of his counselPresident Trump's personal lawyer says he'll use his Fifth Amendment rights in the lawsuit filed by adult film star [...]