Politics

Politics is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group. It refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a state. In modern nation states, people have formed political parties to represent their ideas. They agree to take the same position on many issues, and agree to support the same changes to law and the same leaders. An election is usually a competition between different parties.
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  • USA TODAY Opinion

    National Women's March is moving the cause of women forward — don't let critics derail it

    Successful social movements are always the target of deceitful campaigns and attempts to undermine them. The Women's March is no different.

  • Mueller Disputes Report That Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress
    Bloomberg

    Mueller Disputes Report That Trump Told Cohen to Lie to Congress

    “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate,” Peter Carr, a Mueller spokesman, said Friday night in a statement. The BuzzFeed report, published Thursday night, set off criticism of Trump from congressional Democrats -- although most took care to say that the allegations were disturbing if true.

  • Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them
    Associated Press

    Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life."

  • Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit
    Associated Press

    Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday.

  • Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen
    Associated Press

    Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

  • U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie
    Reuters

    U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie

    BuzzFeed News reported late on Thursday that Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer who is slated to go to prison for lying to Congress and other crimes, told investigators working for Mueller that Trump had instructed him to lie about efforts to build a skyscraper in Moscow while he was running for president. "BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate," Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, said in the special counsel's first comment on a media report since its probe started 20 months ago. While Carr did not directly address whether there was evidence that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress, he disputed portions of the story about how BuzzFeed corroborated the explosive allegations against Trump.

  • The Latest: Trump: 'Great day' for US after report disputed
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Trump: 'Great day' for US after report disputed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local):

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    Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed story about Trump directing Cohen's false testimony

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed a bombshell report from BuzzFeed News on Friday that alleged President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

  • Michael Cohen's Lawyer Rips Trump's 'Mafioso Don' Witness 'Intimidation'
    HuffPost

    Michael Cohen's Lawyer Rips Trump's 'Mafioso Don' Witness 'Intimidation'

    A lawyer for Michael Cohen blasted gibes by President Donald Trump concerning

  • Trump Says He’ll Make ‘Major Announcement’ Saturday on Shutdown
    Bloomberg

    Trump Says He’ll Make ‘Major Announcement’ Saturday on Shutdown

    The person would not discuss what Trump plans to offer to the Democrats who now control the U.S. House, beyond saying that it may have something to do with immigration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to say what would be in the announcement, which Trump planned to make at 3 p.m. in Washington. A Trump tweet late Friday previewing a “major announcement” capped three days of dramatic twists in a clash between the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that has become increasingly personal.

  • Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border
    Associated Press

    Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.

  • Seb Gorka Says He Called Jim Acosta a ‘D—head’ During White House Briefing Room Clash
    The Wrap

    Seb Gorka Says He Called Jim Acosta a ‘D—head’ During White House Briefing Room Clash

    Former White House advisor Seb Gorka says he called CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta a “d—head” during a heated verbal clash in the White House Briefing Room on Thursday. According to Gorka, who is now a Fox News contributor and Salem Radio host, the argument erupted after Acosta questioned why he was there. “So, I’m minding my own business right at the entrance of the White House briefing room on the inside,” Gorka told radio host Mark Levin. “And suddenly the door opens and in prances Jim Acosta… He grabs me by the arm, and says ‘You shouldn’t be here, this place is for real journalists.'” Also Read: Kellyanne Conway Calls Jim Acosta a 'Smartass' Looking for a 'Viral' Moment; He Gets One “Then loudly in front of everybody, because I guess that’s my style, I said, Jim, that’s why you are a…,” Gorka explained stopping short of saying the word itself. The Daily Caller reports however that Gorka told them he said “you are a d—head!” Gorka continued, telling Levin that Acosta then “hid” in the back for the 40 minutes, in an effort to avoid him. “This guys seems to think the White House Briefing Room is the Jim Acosta show,” Gorka went on, calling Acosta by his legal name “Abilio.” Acosta, who is Cuban American, goes by his middle name, James. Also Read: Lou Dobbs Wishes Trump Could Have Just Ignored Court Order Restoring Jim Acosta's Press Credentials After another reporter noted that Gorka insists on calling Acosta by his Hispanic name, Acosta responded on Twitter: “Hola… I’m proud of my Cuban heritage and the name Abilio! My dad is an Abilio. So was my grandfather. My middle name is James. Which is where I get Jim. Friends called me Jimmy growing up. It just stuck until I started going by Jim in college. Though college buddies liked Abilio!” CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday. Gorka, a former advisor to President Trump, was ousted from his position in August 2017, as part of a purge by then-incoming White House Chief of staff, John Kelly. Also Read: Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Restored by White House; CNN Drops Lawsuit Acosta has repeatedly clashed with President Trump, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Trump supporters at rallies. In November, The White House revoked Acosta’s press credentials following a contentious exchange during a White House news conference when the president called Acosta a “rude, terrible person.” The White House eventually gave Acosta his press pass back after CNN sued in U.S. District Court. You can listen to Gorka’s interview with Levin below. Hola..I'm proud of my Cuban heritage and the name Abilio! My dad is an Abilio. So was my grandfather. My middle name is James. Which is where I get Jim. Friends called me Jimmy growing up. It just stuck until I started going by Jim in college. Though college buddies liked Abilio! https://t.co/416ZhlZkR4 — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 18, 2019 Read original story Seb Gorka Says He Called Jim Acosta a ‘D—head’ During White House Briefing Room Clash At TheWrap

  • U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source
    Reuters

    U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

    The Guardian newspaper reported the meeting in November, alleging the two met at least three times, including in 2016, just before WikiLeaks released damaging emails about Trump's rival in the 2016 presidential elections, Hillary Clinton. Manafort and Assange have both previously denied meeting each other at the embassy. WikiLeaks, in a statement on Friday entitled the "U.S. interrogation of Ecuadorian diplomats," accused Ecuador's government of assisting the United States in prosecuting Assange, who first sought asylum in the embassy in 2012.

  • BuzzFeed Michael Cohen bombshell could be game changer for Trump, Republicans and history
    USA TODAY Opinion

    BuzzFeed Michael Cohen bombshell could be game changer for Trump, Republicans and history

    Ordering up lies on business with Russia? Maybe this will turn Republicans from Trump acolytes into the national leaders we need as impeachment looms.

  • Trump, Kim to meet anew in month after N.Korean visits White House
    AFP

    Trump, Kim to meet anew in month after N.Korean visits White House

    President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un around the end of February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid a rare visit to Washington. Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, a right-hand man to the North Korean strongman, met the embattled president at the White House for an unusually long 90 minutes as the countries seek a denuclearization accord that could ease decades of hostility.