• Decision 2020 Oct 21

    Decision 2020: Obama Makes Push for Young Voters

    Former President Barack Obama will makes his first appearance on the campaign trail for Joe Biden Wednesday night as part of a push to appeal to young voters.

  • Barack Obama Sep 17

    First Volume of Barack Obama's Memoir Coming Nov. 17

    The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Trump Kicks Off Florida Meetings With Chinese Leader

    President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping opened their high-stakes summit at Trump’s Florida beach resort Thursday, with the urgent threat of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and tensions over trade on the agenda for the first meeting between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies.

  • Associated Press Nov 21, 2019

    EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

    Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration says it’s focusing on quality over quantity in pollution cases, using its enforcement resources to go after the biggest and worst offenders, an Associated Press analysis...

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    US Angers Palestinians With Reversal on Israeli Settlements

    The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements...

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2019

    US Draws Fewer New Foreign Students for 3rd Straight Year

    The number of foreign students coming to U.S. colleges and universities continued to fall last year, according to a new report, but the Trump administration says the drop should be blamed on high tuition costs and not students’ concerns over the nation’s political atmosphere. An annual report from the Institute of International Education found that the number of newly enrolled...

  • Donald Trump Nov 16, 2019

    Conflicting White House Accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy Call

    President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders at times better reflect wishful thinking than the reality of the interactions. As the House opened...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Key Moments From the Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

    Watch some of the key moments from the second public impeachment hearing, where former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 15, 2019

    Stefanik Presses Yovanovitch on Confirmation Prep Discussions About Bidens

    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, questions Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, on what the Obama administration prepped her on prior to her Senate confirmation hearings.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 15, 2019

    Stefanik Presses Yovanovitch on Confirmation Prep Discussions About Bidens

    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, questions Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, on what the Obama administration prepped her on prior to her Senate confirmation hearings.

  • New Jersey Nov 13, 2019

    Student Debt Soars as Borrowers Are Slow to Repay

    Imagine a credit card bill that takes a decade or longer to pay off. Now imagine that you can’t get rid of it in a bankruptcy if your personal finances go off-track. Finally, imagine there are millions just like you, enough to attract the attention of presidential candidates. This is the $1.6 trillion world of federal student loans, next to...

  • Israel Nov 7, 2019

    UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn US Embargo on Cuba

    The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration’s increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 with the U.S., Israel and Brazil voting “no,” and Colombia and Ukraine abstaining. Last year,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2019

    Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

    President Donald Trump has signed off on a plan that continues a dramatic drop in the number of refugees taken in by the U.S. to no more than 18,000 in fiscal year 2020. When the State Department first announced the plan in September religious and humanitarian groups sharply criticized the administration.

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2019

    Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

    President Donald Trump has signed off on a plan that continues a dramatic drop in the number of refugees taken in by the U.S. to no more than 18,000 in fiscal year 2020. When the State Department first announced the plan in September religious and humanitarian groups sharply criticized the administration.

  • federal judge Oct 25, 2019

    DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute

    A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco. She also fined the Education Department $100,000. Kim previously ordered DeVos to stop collecting federal loans from former Corinthian Colleges...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    2020 Democratic Candidates Pledge Support to LGBTQ Community

    Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. At a televised forum in downtown Los Angeles, rivals for the party’s nomination to...

  • New Jersey Oct 10, 2019

    EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water...

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2019

    Ukraine Reviews Cases on Owner of Firm That Hired Biden's Son

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing several cases related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son sat on the board, as part of a review of all the criminal cases closed by his predecessors. U.S. President Donald Trump had pressed for such a review in a phone call...

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2019

    Trump Openly Calls for 2 Foreign Governments to Investigate 2020 Rival Biden

    President Donald Trump is publicly encouraging China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared Thursday at the White House, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.” He said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    Trump Blurs Lines Between Personal Lawyer, Attorney General

    As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump’s outreach to Ukraine and the administration’s attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress. Trump repeatedly told Ukraine’s president in a telephone call that Barr and Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help investigate Trump’s...

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