Emily Swanson

  • Laurie Kellman Oct 2, 2019

    Pompeo Acknowledges He Was on Trump Call at Center of Impeachment Probe

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday he was on the July 25 phone call in which President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. “I was on the phone call,” Pompeo said at a joint news conference in Rome with his Italian counterpart, a disclosure that puts a spotlight...

  • Laurie Kellman Oct 1, 2019

    House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani in Trump Impeachment Probe

    At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family. That was after one of Trump’s staunchest defenders, Senate Majority Leader...

  • Laurie Kellman Oct 1, 2019

    Trump Warns Of ‘Civil War-Like Fracture,' Accuses Schiff Of Treason

    Facing increasing pressure as impeachment momentum builds, President Trump lashes out at those leading the process. NBC’s Alice Barr reports.

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Is Trump Racist? 2020 Democrats Are Split on the Question

    A pair of Democratic presidential candidates blasted President Donald Trump as racist on Tuesday, adding to a growing debate among the White House hopefuls over how far to go in criticizing the president. In a statement to The Associated Press, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar directly called Trump a racist. “His policies on issues like voting rights and his rhetoric, including...

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Suburban Voters Are Pressuring Republicans to Act on Guns

    Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. “Sometimes I do think about the school shootings,” said Tetschner, who doesn’t pay much attention to politics but has been disappointed in President Donald Trump,...

  • George W. Bush Aug 8, 2019

    Protesters Chant for Action on Guns as Trump Visits Dayton

    Aiming to play the traditional role of healer during national tragedy, President Donald Trump paid visits Wednesday to cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. But his divisive words preceded him, large protests greeted him and biting political attacks soon followed. The president and first lady Melania Trump flew to El Paso late in...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    In Biden and Buttigieg, Dems Confront Generational Divide

    Separated by 40 years, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg represent the generational poles of the crowded Democratic presidential primary. Biden, 76, would be the oldest person elected president. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the youngest. Biden casts his decades of experience in Washington as a remedy for Trump’s turbulent tenure, while Buttigieg argues that the...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    A Matter of Faith: Democrats Embrace Religion in Campaign

    When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected direction: He turned the question into a matter of faith. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, accused Republicans who claim to support Christian values of hypocrisy for backing policies separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    A Matter of Faith: Democrats Embrace Religion in Campaign

    When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected direction: He turned the question into a matter of faith. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, accused Republicans who claim to support Christian values of hypocrisy for backing policies separating children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico...

  • Donald Trump Apr 16, 2019

    Poll: Most Believe Schools Have Become Less Safe

    Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than they were 20 years...

  • Congress Mar 24, 2019

    Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Stricter Gun Laws

    A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and after this month’s mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. It found...

  • Donald Trump Mar 6, 2019

    Dissent Among Dems Over Response to Omar's Israel Remarks

    A meeting of House Democrats turned contentious Wednesday as some new members who helped deliver the House majority confronted leaders over a resolution implicitly rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota over her comments on Israel. In the party’s weekly closed meeting, Democrats protested the way Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders tried to rush out a resolution this week responding...

  • Donald Trump Jan 24, 2019

    Shutdown Drags Trump Approval to Yearlong Low: Poll

    A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year. Overall, 34 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance in a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2018

    Young People Looking for Younger Leaders: Poll

    Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and 79 percent of this group say leaders...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    Young People Feel More Politically Empowered: Poll

    Don’t tell 20-year-old Nestor Aguilera he can’t effect change in politics. The Indiana University business major protested outside President Donald Trump’s recent appearance in Aguilera’s home of Elkhart, Indiana. And while he admits he didn’t vote in 2016, he’s promising to show up for this fall’s midterm elections. “If young people decide to go out there and vote, we have...

  • Emily Swanson May 17, 2018

    Nassar Victims to Get $500M in Michigan State Settlement

    Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused...

  • georgia Apr 26, 2018

    Michigan State Kept Ties to Coach Accused of Sexual Abuse

    Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from advocates for the accusers reveal the school...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2018

    Trump Approval Rating Benefiting From Economic Policies: Poll

    A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping President Donald Trump lift his approval ratings from historic lows, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump remains unpopular with the majority of Americans, 58 percent. But 42 percent say they now approve of the job he’s...

  • The Associated Press Mar 26, 2018

    Most Americans Say Country Is Headed Wrong Way: Poll

    While Americans say they’re feeling slightly better about the current direction of the country than they did last month, their overall outlook for the future remains quite dim, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll released Monday finds that 37 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the right...

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2018

    Americans' Views on Guns, Gun Control Is Evolving: Polls

    Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to one new poll, but another found that Americans also increasingly see guns as giving law abiding-citizens a way to protect themselves. A majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left...

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