News : Politics

Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

Saturday  14:50,   18 november 2017
Associated Press

The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small. The request issued Friday, President Donald Trump's third since hurricanes Harvey, Irma[...]

'Purity test' chases good people from politics, Ohio justice says

Saturday  13:36,   18 november 2017
USA TODAY

An Ohio Supreme Court justice who's also running for governor believes that a "purity test" is being imposed on all political candidates — and that's the wrong road to go down.That's why Justice Bill O'Neill, 70, on Friday posted[...]

The unbearable hypocrisy of Roy Moore's Christian rhetoric

Saturday  13:36,   18 november 2017
NBC News

<p>A disturbing pattern has emerged since the Washington Post first reported that four women accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of offenses ranging from the creepy to the criminal.</p>Accusations of criminal assault are difficult to [...]

Senate's ethics panel could be busy next year

Saturday  13:36,   18 november 2017
Associated Press

It's been nearly six years since the Senate Ethics Committee conducted a major investigation of a sitting senator. Next year, the panel could be working nonstop, deciding the fate of up to three lawmakers, including two facing allegations of[...]

Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

Saturday  11:52,   18 november 2017
Associated Press

<p>"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.</p>Maybe he could, but not everyone[...]

Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin

Saturday  08:06,   18 november 2017
The New York Times

The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.WASHINGTON — A senior Russian official who claimed to [...]

Kushner didn't recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact

Saturday  05:05,   18 november 2017
CNN

Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he didn't communicate with WikiLeaks and didn't recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, per a source But Kushner did receive and forward an email from Donald Trump Jr. about contact[...]

Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Saturday  05:05,   18 november 2017
The New York Times

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.WASHINGTON — A day after the latest in a dizzying series of sexual assault[...]

Trump often condemns Democrats, defends Republicans on harassment allegations

Saturday  05:05,   18 november 2017
MSN

The president’s decision to wade into the national debate also refocused attention on his own accusers, whom he called ‘horrible, horrible liars.’As a growing number of prominent men have publicly faced accusations, Trump has been selective in[...]

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

Saturday  05:05,   18 november 2017
Associated Press

President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will[...]

Women allege sexual harassment while working on Clinton, Sanders campaigns: report

Saturday  03:26,   18 november 2017
The Hill

A former organizer for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and a former volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 2016 White House bid say they were the victims of sexual harassment while they were working for the candidates, according to a[...]

Abuse allegations have revived scrutiny of Bill Clinton — and divided Democrats

Saturday  03:26,   18 november 2017
MSN

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Clinton should have resigned after his affair with Monica Lewinsky. A longtime Clinton aide lashed back.But this time, the battle is being waged within the ranks of Democrats and their allies, including leaders of the[...]

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to vote for Roy Moore in Senate race despite sex allegations

Saturday  03:26,   18 november 2017
FOX News

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday that she will vote for beleaguered GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in next month's special election in the hope of preserving Republican control of Congress. Moore, a former chief justice of the Supreme Court of[...]

The Devil Is in the Details: Differences That Could Doom the Tax Bill

Saturday  02:21,   18 november 2017
MSN

The House and Senate tax plans have much in common, but there are significant differences as well, any number of which could become flash points when the chambers seek to reconcile their versions of the legislation.&nbsp;The House and Senate tax [...]

Trump Campaign Subpoenas Came At A Busy Time For The Mueller Probe

Saturday  02:21,   18 november 2017
MSN

Special Counsel Robert Mueller in mid-October subpoenaed President Trump’s campaign for documents containing Russia-related key words, the Wall Street Journal reported and other outlets since have confirmed.A source told CNN they were a matter[...]