President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.
The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy to isolate and contain Iran is jeopardized by Saudi Arabia’s brazen slaying of a dissident journalist and Turkey’s determination to exploit the crisis for its own gain.
Matt Whitaker, the acting attorney general appointed by President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, has deep roots in Iowa — and a history there that a leading Democrat says “raises troubling questions” about how he has used his official powers.
The president makes a rare public admission on not attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the holiday.
An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.
A drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is decidedly less scenic as a result of the Camp Fire. Visibility is so low that the tops of the iconic spires are a hazy blur, and the view of Alcatraz is all but obliterated.
While transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange’s arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it’s possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.
Amazon will doubtlessly change Crystal City beyond recognition. But perhaps not before Crystal City, with its proximity to the Pentagon and the Capitol, exercises its own influence on Amazon.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.
Three Venezuelan exiles are plotting the overthrow of the government of President Nicolas Maduro, claiming they have military forces standing by in five countries, including the United States.
George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said the GOP has become “a personality cult” under President Trump and that he would “move to Australia” rather than vote for Trump again.
The family of Bijan Ghaisar has been emptied, like a building cleared before demolition. Only the shell still stands, rocked by gusts of anger, not only over the killing of Bijan by federal law enforcement agents but also by the official silence that has marked the last twelve months.
Despite political differences, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledged that many factors contribute to the state’s current wildfire problem, and vowed to work together.
The bulk of the migrant caravan crossing Mexico began arriving Thursday at the U.S. border, as around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana aboard 22 buses after more than a month’s trek. “We’ve finally reached Tijuana. It’s been a never-ending journey, but God brought us here,” said Carmen Soto, a Honduran migrant traveling with her two young children.
Prosecutors say Mark D’Amico, Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. fabricated the tale in an effort to raise money for themselves.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.
In a movie where virtually all the characters live in a gray zone of morality, should the journalists be exempt? Do we have to choose between defending ourselves from a demagogue and reckoning with our role in having created him?
The current wildfires in California, propelled by climate change and years of forest mismanagement, are a tragic example of what we can expect for the foreseeable future.
Democrats protested at the Broward County elections office Wednesday, demanding that every vote be counted, while a small group of Republicans chanted “stop the steal.”
This week’s sudden emergence of Donald Trump’s “supermodel” as a source of power in the White House shouldn’t be that shocking. And yet, to most of us, it is.
The president of Fox News said on Wednesday that the media outlet is joining more than a dozen other media outlets in supporting rival CNN in its lawsuit against President Trump.
The man stood outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, holding a Betsy Ross version of the American flag and wondering out loud whether to go to his car and get his gun. “They’re telling me they’re going to kick my cracker ass,” said Ryan Farley, a self-employed construction worker who was protesting against what he believes were Democratic attempts to steal the election, despite the lack of any evidence of this occurring. Farley, who is white, told Yahoo News he had become engaged in a series of back-and-forth insults with a group of five or six African-American men who worked inside the elections office and were sitting outside while on break.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.