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Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:07:48 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press....
Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:35:49 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel's Russia investigation....
Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:36:23 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound....
Judge blocks transfer of US citizen with ties to IS group
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:40:26 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia, meaning he will stay for now in a U.S. military detention facility in Iraq....
After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:15:09 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled....
Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:50:44 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump won't be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign....
The Latest: Judge blocks transfer of citizen with ties to IS
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:58:44 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local):...
Trump says anti-drug briefing he heard shows need for wall
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:01:46 GMT
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he received a "great education" during an anti-drug trafficking briefing Thursday that underscored the need for the wall he has promised to build along the U.S.-Mexico border to help stop drug smuggling....
Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:39:11 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald Trump's choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks....
FBI offers $1M for info on US reporter missing in Syria
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:52:48 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal authorities for the first time are offering a reward for information leading to an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for more than five years. The reward is up to $1 million....
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OnPolitics Today: A Mueller firing? Police get riot gear ready, just in case
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:10:48 -0400
Also on Thursday: Rudy Giuliani gets a new gig on Trump's legal team, Time unveils its Most Influential People and Chuck Schumer OKs legal marijuana
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer just says yes to marijuana legalization
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:28:00 -0400
The Senate's top Democrat — Charles Schumer of New York— plans to endorse legislation that would decriminalize marijuana.
Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400
Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
Bill Richardson: Trump must calibrate North Korea comments
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:18:08 -0400
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, warned President Donald Trump Thursday to "be more careful" in his communications about North Korea and the upcoming summit. (April 19)
Senators challenge Joint Chiefs about 'Bad Santa,' general who cried 'fake news'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:00:52 -0400
Senators called out the Navy’s top admiral and Marine Corps commandant Thursday for the bad behavior and inappropriate comments of officers in their command. The chastised members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff acknowledged mistakes, first reported by USA TODAY, and vowed to improve.
State Dept.: Syria, Russia keeping inspectors out
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:47:55 -0400
The State Department says it believes Syria and Russia are working together to keep the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons team out of Douma, while they get rid of evidence of this month's chemical attack. (April 19)
Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:19:03 -0500
Test your knowledge of past inaugurations.
Meet the new U.S. senators
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
USA TODAY's blog on all things political
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
Capital Download: Latest interviews
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
USA TODAY and Gannett coverage of the 2016 elections
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:10:17 -0400
National coverage of the road to Election Day.
Congress and guns: Key moments in 26 years of death and debate
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
Congress is gridlocked over guns, but that has not always been the case.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's case referred to federal prosecutors
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:42:22 -0400
The Justice Department's inspector general has asked federal prosecutors to review findings that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe misled investigators about his role in providing information to the media before the 2016 election, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
Trump's claim that human trafficking is worst in history sets off race to history books
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:38:47 -0400
President Trump set off a debate Thursday when he told reporters in Florida that human trafficking is “worse than it’s ever been.” He was speaking after a tour of an inter-agency task force in Key West, Fla., that's charged with intercepting drug and human trafficking.
Barbara Bush through the years
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:33:01 -0400
Barbara Pierce Bush, the former first lady, died at her Houston home Tuesday after a long struggle with congestive heart failure and pulmonary disease. The down-to-earth matriarch who saw both her husband and son win the White House, was 92.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to join President Trump's legal team
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:51:41 -0400
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Trump's legal team as the president mulls a possible interview with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller.
Exclusive: Wells Fargo loses teachers union AFT over ties to NRA, guns
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:28:33 -0400
The American Federation of Teachers will drop drop the bank as a recommended mortgage lender. The union had asked it to cut off the NRA and gun makers.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth's baby girl makes Senate debut during cliffhanger confirmation vote
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:44:02 -0400
Tammy Duckworth is first senator to give birth while in office. She was summoned to the Senate on Wednesday in case she was needed to cast a tie-breaking vote.
Sen. Duckworth and daughter make Senate history
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:52:57 -0400
Sen. Tammy Duckworth and daughter Maile have made Senate history. The Illinois Democrat brought her daughter, in a pink hat, onto the Senate floor under new rules that permitted it. (April 19)
Hawking drones to U.S. allies, Trump loosens policy on arms sales to foreign countries
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:45:51 -0400
At the top of the sales list: U.S.-made military drones, which defense contractors will be able to sell directly to foreign governments.
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'I could well be a witness' for the prosecution against McCabe, Comey tells CNN
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:59:07 GMT
Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday he would "potentially" be a witness against his former aide Andrew McCabe if a case is brought against him.
Comey: 'I didn't have confidence' in deputy AG Rosenstein
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:24:26 GMT
In the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet hinting there might be "tapes" of their conversations, former FBI director James Comey said he had a friend disclose details of his interactions with Trump in order to prompt a special counsel.
Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up'
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:19:28 GMT
Former FBI Director James Comey explained Thursday why he thinks "it's possible" that the Russians could have compromising information about President Donald Trump.
Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to help bring Mueller probe to a conclusion
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:28:34 GMT
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow announced Thursday that Rudy Giuliani is joining the President's personal legal team.
White House: Bolton meets with Russian ambassador
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:19:18 GMT
The White House said Thursday that new national security adviser John Bolton met with Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov.
Senior GOP source: 'Likely' the public will have access to Comey memos
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:52:43 GMT
Former FBI Director James Comey's memos about his interactions with President Donald Trump are "likely" to become public, a senior GOP source told CNN.
Longtime Trump attorney: Michael Cohen may lie to get leniency
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:43:01 GMT
Longtime attorney for President Donald Trump Jay Goldberg says he's concerned Michael Cohen will lie to prosecutors to get leniency on his own charges.
President Trump won't attend Barbara Bush funeral, to 'avoid disruptions'
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:12:31 GMT
President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement Thursday, citing the desire to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family and friends.
James Comey, political animal
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:37:35 GMT
Former FBI director James Comey is very, very concerned with ensuring that he is not perceived as a political guy.
Trump threatens to pull funding for California National Guard deployment
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:25:09 GMT
President Donald Trump lashed out at California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, insisting that his administration won't pay for the state's National Guard deployment unless the troops help enforce US immigration laws at the border.
Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:43:20 GMT
The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Bolton, Kudlow on the rise, but risks abound
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:19:42 GMT
President Donald Trump has seen a parade of favored aides come and go his first year in office, some more quickly than others. But rarely have two advisers been as publicly praised or as internally aggrandized as national security adviser John Bolton and top economist Larry Kudlow, who entered the West Wing this month from perches at cable television networks.
Snapshots from the US-Mexico border
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:55:51 GMT
CNN went with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she traveled to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday.
Trump has 'weathered Comey' but Cohen is 'consuming him,' White House source says
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:07:28 GMT
A week after the tell-all book from James Comey exploded onto the scene, President Donald Trump is telling aides and confidants something he rarely does: He's pleased at how Republicans and the White House led the charge to try and discredit the former FBI director.
DOJ turns over Comey's memos on talks with Trump
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:51:29 GMT
The Justice Department is expected to make the James Comey memos available to Congress later today, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Mueller team says it has not gone rogue
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:12:32 GMT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed with special counsel Robert Mueller what prosecutors should pursue in the Russia probe as early as last May, when Mueller was first appointed, the special counsel's office said Thursday.
Duckworth makes history by casting vote with baby on Senate floor
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:44:15 GMT
This Republican senator has no idea what a 'gotcha' question actually is
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:26:32 GMT
What we know about Trump's business empire
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:26:32 GMT
Haley's retort shows why she's unique in Trump's White House
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:06:59 GMT
Public humiliation is a rite of passage for many top officials in the Trump administration. But when it was Nikki Haley's turn this week, she fought back, defending herself in a way that reflects her unique status in the Trump administration.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti follows in Obama's footsteps — to Iowa
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:57:08 -0400
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti follows in Obama's footsteps — to IowaL.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti tests the political waters in visit to Iowa.
Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essay
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:29:20 -0400
Ted Cruz shrugs off past feud and lauds Trump in Time essayTed Cruz wrote an essay for Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018” issue, praising President Trump, who the Texas senator once described as a "bully," "narcissist" and "serial philanderer."
Join us for a live video taping of Skullduggery
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:24:19 -0400
Join us for a live video taping of SkullduggeryJoin Yahoo News’ Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Klaidman, and Chief Investigative Correspondent, Michael Isikoff, for a special live video taping of Skullduggery.
Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheer
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:16:02 -0400
Midwest farmers fear tariff war, while their steelworker neighbors cheerTrump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.
We need stronger candidates, not stronger parties
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:00:41 -0400
We need stronger candidates, not stronger partiesIt’ll be a long time before we see another presidential field populated solely by career politicians. But that’s not something we should necessarily fear.
RZA weighs in on the Wu-Tang Clan's meeting with James Comey 
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:01:56 -0400
RZA weighs in on the Wu-Tang Clan's meeting with James Comey RZA, the spiritual leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, got a kick out of seeing two of his rap colleagues meet former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday.
Unfiltered: ‘We are human beings’
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:29:49 -0400
Unfiltered: ‘We are human beings’In the middle of an empty Manhattan church on a Wednesday afternoon sits Rev. Juan Carlos Ruíz, adjusting his priest collar. Outside, people cross the street to and from Central Park. Although it is April, they are still dressed in winter coats.
Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara Bush
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:46:57 -0400
Fresno State professor under fire for celebrating death of Barbara BushFresno State University is distancing itself from an Arab-American professor who celebrated the death of former first lady Barbara Bush as it reviews the matter, school officials said Wednesday.
State hits Memphis for removing Confederate monuments
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:29:51 -0400
State hits Memphis for removing Confederate monumentsMonths after Memphis circumvented state law to take down two monuments, the Tennessee legislature voted to remove funding that would’ve gone to commemorating the city’s bicentennial.
George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:46 -0400
George W. Bush: U.S. should be tough on Russia — 'not belligerent, but forceful'Former President George W. Bush said on Monday that he has “always felt” the United States should be tough in countering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression.
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