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President Donald Trump walks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before playing a round of golf at Mobara Country Club on Sunday in Chiba, Japan. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo white house Trump's tweets came hours before he met with close ally Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his four-day state visit. President Donald Trump on Sunday…
Michael Bennet acknowledges the steep odds of qualifying for the first Democratic debates over the next month, but has vowed to stay in the race until the Iowa and New Hampshire contests next year. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico 2020 elections The Colorado senator is struggling to make the stage of the first debate. Michael Bennet…
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a leader of Democrats’ Medicare for All caucus, said hospitals are "very much going to be a partner at that table.” | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images health care Hospitals threaten to derail big and small Democratic plans for coverage expansion. Democrats who've made "Medicare for All" a top health care priority are…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. New forms of data collection, including Facebook’s facial recognition technology, have been given new leases on life under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. | Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images technology Europe's data protection overhaul was supposed to help citizens. Instead, it’s helped Big Tech. When Europe’s tough privacy rules came into force on…
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo analysis In Hollywood, the lonely truthteller makes history. In Washington, history shows that their friends send them packing. The nation’s Democrats and dwindling legions of never-Trump conservatives have thrilled to the one-man rebellion of Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan libertarian whose thoughtful, damning tweetstorm on impeachment made him the only Republican to…
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have been accused by the Anambra State Police Command of attacking its officers at their various points of duty in the state. According to a statement released by the command the IPOB members attacked the police...
TOKYO—Flying nearly 7,000 miles is not President Donald Trump’s idea of a good time. But he departed for Japan on Friday giddily anticipating what he promised a day earlier would be “the biggest event they’ve had in over 200 years”: that is, his own meeting with the country’s new emperor. While his hosts may not…
A federal judge blocked Pentagon funds for the construction of a wall in parts of Texas and Arizona. | Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images legal The preliminary injunction halts a $1 billion transfer of Pentagon counterdrug funding toward barrier construction. A federal judge has partially blocked President Donald Trump’s plan to fund construction of a wall along…
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is vigorously working to defend Sen. Thom Tillis from primary challengers. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo congress The party's campaign arm vows to blackball any firm that works for a primary challenger against one of its incumbents. Senate Republicans and their establishment allies are vowing to blackball any political consulting…
President Donald Trump granted Attorney General William Barr broad authority to declassify information related to 2016. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images white house National security veterans fear a declassification order could trigger resignations and threaten the CIA’s ability to conduct its core business — managing secret intelligence and sources. President Donald Trump’s declassification order Thursday night…
President Donald Trump's eventual pick for legislative affairs director will take on the hefty job of maintaining relationships with lawmakers even as the president alienates them. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images white house The search is intensifying for the president's new point person on Capitol Hill. White House officials including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney…
Rep. Chip Roy's objection results in a longer delay of disaster aid that has already been delayed for five months amid cross-party sparring. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Chip Roy became the man who delayed $19.1 billion in disaster aid to communities throughout the country on Friday. House leaders tried to pass a multibillion-dollar disaster…
Sen. Ben Sasse, who pushed for the Senate GOP ban on Thursday, boasted that the move stops a looming "earmark binge." | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Pork barrel spending won't be returning to Congress any time soon after Senate Republicans this week moved to permanently ban earmarks. The Senate GOP on Thursday behind closed doors added…
LONDON — And lo it has finally come to pass. After months if not years in which British Prime Minister Theresa May defied political gravity, clinging to office despite the seemingly insurmountable opposition of public, parliament, press and party, the end of May has at last brought about the end of May. Like a toddler refusing…
TEARFUL Theresa May today finally admitted her time was up and quit as Prime Minister insisting: "I've done my best". The embattled Prime Minister will quit as party leader on June 7, she said on the doorstep...