The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The outgoing chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is planning to issue subpoenas compelling former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to be deposed about their decision-making ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a House Democratic aide told Reuters on Friday.
(Reuters) – Democrat Andrew Gillum, who had sought to become Florida’s first black governor, conceded on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and he congratulated rival Republican Ron DeSantis, an ally of President Donald Trump.
By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The fight over President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on Friday to decide if the action was lawful.
Trump repeated his talking points about law enforcement while visiting no victims of the California wildfires.
Forensic recovery teams pressed their search for more victims in the flame-ravaged northern California town of Paradise on Friday as authorities sought clues to the fate of about 1,000 people reported missing in the state's deadliest wildfire on record.
No matter what Donald Trump and his former associates say, they won't be able to talk their way out of their potential crimes.
Instead of continuing to take the GOP's Pelosi bait, Democrats should stick to the issues that got them elected in massive numbers earlier this month.
On his way to visit victims of the deadly wildfires in California, Donald Trump threatened to shut down the federal government.
Many Democrats seem to feel that they “lost” the 2018 midterm elections, but that is not true.
Yes, a large number of Democrats are very disappointed (especially in my home state of Florida). And many rising progressive stars lost: Beto. Stacey. Andrew.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, who will co-chair the House Progressive Caucus next year, left a meeting with Nancy Pelosi late Thursday night and immediately announced that she would support Pelosi as Speaker of the House. She also proclaimed that Progressive Caucus members would have more seats on powerful committees in the new Congress, and thus would have much more influence over legislation.
The Washington Post has reported that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) ordered members of the Saudi intelligence agency to murder Post writer Jamal Khashoggi. They say that the killing of Khashoggi was planned in advance and took place in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.
A white man from Kentucky suspected of killing a black man and woman in a racially motivated shooting attack at a supermarket last month has been charged with federal hate crimes and firearm charges, according to federal officials.
Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to the Georgia governor but signaled that the battle against voter suppression has just begun by filing a new lawsuit.
The AP reported:
Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the “gross mismanagement” of Georgia elections.
"I don't consider them a military enemy, nor does the United States military doing this job. They're simply migrants in a caravan moving towards the United States to seek a better way of life and asylum," Army Captain Guster Cunningham III told Reuters on Thursday.
After losing in court by being ordered to temporarily restore CNN's Jim Acosta's revoked press pass, President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to return to court if journalists do not "behave."
By Sarah N. Lynch
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prosecutors and defense lawyers are in talks potentially to resolve a criminal case accusing gun-rights activist Maria Butina of acting as a Russian agent to infiltrate a pro-gun rights organization in the United States and influence U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
Trump issued a new threat to throw CNN's Jim Acosta out of the White House, even after he lost in court, and a judge restored Acosta's press pass.