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Trump-McConnell Feud Threatens Republican Agenda

Trump-McConnell Feud Threatens Republican Agenda

President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest...

6 hours ago

Trump Science Envoy Steps Down With Acrostic 'Impeach' Letter

Trump Science Envoy Steps Down With Acrostic 'Impeach' Letter

University of California, Berkeley professor Dan Kammen officially resigned from the state department's science envoy Wednesday morning, lambasting the president for "enabling racism," "sexism" and "harm[ing]...

6 hours ago

Fact Check: Trump's Phoenix Fiction

Fact Check: Trump's Phoenix Fiction

President Donald Trump delivered a raucous, error-filled speech in Arizona on Aug. 22, just days after he was uniformly criticized for blaming “both sides” for the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:59 PM PDT

Violence in Charlottesville Leads to Soul-Searching at ACLU

Violence in Charlottesville Leads to Soul-Searching at ACLU

Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 11:29 AM PDT

In Nevada, Trump Calls for 'New Unity' After Divisive Rally

In Nevada, Trump Calls for 'New Unity' After Divisive Rally

President Donald Trump called for a "new unity" based on common American values while giving the keynote speech at an American Legion convention in Reno, Nevada, Wednesday. The speech comes a day after a...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 08:15 AM PDT

Judge: Racism Behind Arizona Ban on Mexican-American Studies

Judge: Racism Behind Arizona Ban on Mexican-American Studies

Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima found that the state enacted...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 05:25 AM PDT

Uncounted Kansas Ballots Fuel Fears About Kobach's Proposals

Uncounted Kansas Ballots Fuel Fears About Kobach's Proposals

A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 08:05 AM PDT

Clinton: 'My Skin Crawled' as Trump Hovered on Debate Stage

Clinton: 'My Skin Crawled' as Trump Hovered on Debate Stage

Hillary Clinton feels she let down the millions of people who supported her in the 2016 presidential election, she says in her new book, according to two excerpts of the audio book obtained by "Morning...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 04:47 AM PDT

Trump Strongly Hints at Pardon for Ex-Sheriff Arpaio

Trump Strongly Hints at Pardon for Ex-Sheriff Arpaio

President Donald Trump said Tuesday night that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be "just fine" despite being found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a court order as the president strongly hinted that he might...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 04:43 AM PDT

Kushner Snubbed in Cairo After US Cuts, Delays Aid to Egypt

Kushner Snubbed in Cairo After US Cuts, Delays Aid to Egypt

White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Cairo on Wednesday, the latest stop on his Mideast trip exploring the possibilities of reviving the long-dormant Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. Kushner has been...

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