Politics

James Comey will testify Trump asked him to let Flynn investigation go

Former FBI Director James Comey will say on Thursday that President Donald Trump asked him to "see your way clear to letting this go," referring to the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a copy of his opening remarks posted online. "I...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 2:57pm

Trump's Russia scandal is worse than Watergate: Former US intelligence headJames Clapper

Most of President Trump's actions since taking office have been, in his word, "unpresidented," leaving political observers at a loss for words. When assessing the Russia scandal, most tend to reach for one parallel: Watergate. But today, former Director of National Intelligence James...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:48pm

Attackers bomb Iran parliament and mausoleum, at least 12 dead: Iranian media

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said. Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:05pm

Study shows police are less respectful to black drivers

Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Alton Sterling. Tamir Rice. Philando Castile. Freddie Gray. Walter Scott. The list goes on. Their names ring out in media reports like the bullets that tore their bodies, reminders of an increasing trend of police violence, especially against young men of color. Police...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 8:10pm

N.J. voters to pick candidates for governor to succeed Christie

New Jersey voters went to the polls on Tuesday to choose their parties' nominees to succeed two-term Governor Chris Christie, a once-rising Republican star whose popularity has plummeted in recent years. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno leads a pack of five Republican candidates in Tuesday...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 6:36pm

Trump seeks legislative wins to cast off shadow of Russia probes

President Donald Trump is meeting congressional leaders on Tuesday to push for efforts to overhaul the U.S. healthcare and tax systems, as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration. Senior Republicans suggested the Senate might vote on a...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:40pm

Who is Reality Winner?

On Monday, a 25-year-old federal contractor was charged with leaking classified information on Russia’s alleged election hacking. The Intercept published a series of National Security Agency documents alleging interference by Russian hackers beyond what was already known. The...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:31pm

Jitters push Treasury yields, dollar to seven-month lows

U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar dropped to seven-month lows on Tuesday and world stocks slid as political uncertainty from the United States to the Middle East and weakness in commodity markets pushed investors away from risky assets. The yen and gold also gained amid prevailing caution as an...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:22pm

Third London attacker identified

British police on Tuesday named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London, and an Italian newspaper said he had been flagged to Britain as a possible militant by Italian authorities. The fallout from the attack has eclipsed other issues in the political...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:48am

Beating paranoia in the age terrorism and the 24-hour news cycle

Last August a panicked stampede sent bags flying as travelers fled after they heard there was an active shooter at JFK Airport. In April, rush-hour commuters ran from New York City’s Penn Station in fear for their lives after a Taser was mistaken for gunshots in a crowded waiting area....

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:47am

The Foreman Forecast: The president’s Russian winter

Summer descended in earnest this week in D.C., making shirts stick to the backs of sweaty lobbyists and causing hot-headed partisans to practically burst into flames. But at the besieged White House, the Russia probe has things as chilly as the ice palace in “Doctor Zhivago.” With...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:05am

US State Department approves $750 million Saudi training program sale

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of $750 million worth of military training and support to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Monday, part of a $110 billion arms deal U.S. President Donald Trump sealed with the kingdom in May. The sale would include continuing a "...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:43pm

Top U.S. diplomat in China quits over Trump climate policy

David Rank, the chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, has left the State Department over the Trump administration's decision to quit the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, a senior U.S. official said on Monday. A State Department spokeswoman confirmed Rank's...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 9:36pm

Brits aren't happy with American coverage of the London attack, and they have a hashtag to prove it

When Londoners woke up to the headlines of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market on Sunday morning, they were, as John Oliver put it, “insulted.” A New York Times headline said, “Two Attacks in London as a Reeling Nation Faces More Terror.” It...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:41pm

More Americans want Trump impeached than approve of him

The American people have apparently begun to tire of winning. With President Trump's legislative agenda stalled in Congress, and amid an expanding probe into Russian cooperation in disrupting the 2016 election, more Americans now support Trump's impeachment than approve of his job...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:32pm

Associated Press says Trump can't be trusted to give accurate information about terrorism

On Monday, one of the world's biggest news organizations made a remarkable statement: President Trump cannot be trusted to give accurate information about a terrorist attack. The Associated Press fact-checked Trump's tweets and public statements following last weekend's terror attack...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:27pm

British police identify two of the London attackers

British authorities have identified two of the three men behind Saturday night’s London terror attack as foreign nationals who lived in East London. Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane were shot dead by police following the terrorist attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market. Police...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 5:29pm

After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

Britain's election campaign resumed in earnest on Monday with Prime Minister Theresa May's opinion poll lead narrowing and the focus firmly on her security record after an attack by marauding jihadis killed seven people in the heart of London. In Britain's third Islamist attack in as...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 2:48pm

Trump’s America: Comey swears to tell the truth

Washington is on pins and needles. The TV networks are expecting boffo ratings, and outraged Democrats are licking their chops. But a crucial question still lingers as James Comey prepares for his very big Thursday on Capitol Hill: How much more damage will the ousted FBI director do to Donald...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:48pm

White House aides say media 'obsessed' with Trump tweets, claim social media isn't policy

White House aides are scrambling to peddle back a series of early morning tweets by President Donald Trump Adviser to the president Kellyanne Conway and Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, both hit the airwaves Monday morning to chastise the media for its coverage of Trump’s...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 1:35pm