Top U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials have discussed how to achieve a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula ahead of upcoming inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean summit talks
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe was hours away from retiring and receiving full benefits. Now multiple Democrats are offering McCabe a job and say he could get his pension by working a few more days for the federal government.
Why is it so hard for some Republicans to say Nazis are bad? A Democratic state representative in Tennessee introduced a resolution to denounce white nationalists and neo-Nazis and to classify them as terrorist organizations. The Representative, Ray Clemmons, stated, “I seek passage of House Joint Resolution 583. This joint resolution is intended to denounce white nationalists and Neo-Nazis.” The bill died in a mere 30 seconds — the GOP-controlled committee would not even allow a vote. Clemmons later stated, “What example does this set for children when their own state won’t denounce acts of violence by groups? We have blown a tremendous opportunity.” Since 9/11 right-wing extremists have killed at least 100 people in the U.S. Hate crimes in major U.S. cities jumped 18% in the last year. But Republican figures seem to hesitate to address these acts of violence with the same vigor that they do for acts of terror carried out by people in other countries. Even when white nationalist openly demonstrate and march in the street, President Trump has done very little discourage them from doing so — which only seems to galvanize more hateful groups to commit racist/anti-Semitic crimes and put more marginalized people in danger.
President Donald Trump is taking out his frustrations over the intensifying Russia investigation by lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller, signaling a possible shift away from a strategy of cooperating with a probe he has called biased against him
Listen to Trump’s tale of the Japanese “Bowling Ball Test.” You know — that test Japan uses to keep U.S. cars off the market. He stated, “They were ready to approve it, and they said, ‘Do, do, we have to do one more test, it’s called the bowling ball test.’ That’s where they take a bowling ball from 20 feet up in the air and drop it on the hood of the car. And if the hood dents, the hood dents, the car doesn’t quality. Guess what? The hood dented a little bit, and they said, ‘Nope this car doesn’t quality.’” It turns out this particular “test” only exists in a TV commercial for the “Urban Proof” Nissan. When asked if Trump new this fact, Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated, “Look, the president has been talking about unfair trade practices for decides. It’s not new for him. Part of the reason he was elected was to end unfair trade practices and push for free, fair and reciprocal trade so American goods can compete in more foreign markets. Obviously, he’s joking about this particular test, but it illustrates the creative ways some countries are able to keep American goods out of their markets.”
President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it's appropriate under current law
The GOP is hiding Russia collusion, says this intel committee member. Representative Eric Swalwell stated, “This week the Republicans decided to shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation. This reckless act, and putting forward to the public and incomplete and inaccurate report, only invites another attack from Russia this November at the ballot box. The Republicans went as far to say that there was no collusion. This is simply not true. We saw, in our limited investigation strong evidence of collusion. However, the Republicans have chosen to bury that evidence, and now they’re backing off their original promise that you will be allowed to see the evidence for yourself through transcripts of our committee.” He went on to say, “You don’t have to be an intelligence officer to see, with you own eyes, the Facebook ads that did all they could to lift up and help Donald Trump, and tear down Secretary Clinton. We much now, as Democrats, do all we can. We must now, as Democrats, do all we can to keep telling the American people what the Russians did, whether the government response was adequate, and what reforms we’ll put in place to harden the ballot box when you go to the polls with November.
AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. routinely filed documents with NYC claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when, in fact, it had hundreds
Confused about Trumps alleged scandal with porn actress Stormy Daniels? NowThis’ Senior Politics Producer Allen Piper is here to explain it all. This may actually not even close to the most salacious thing Trump as done, but it should be taken more seriously. What’s concerning about the situation are the shady tactics Trump and his team allegedly sued to cover it up. Firstly, they introduced hush money into the mix. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, admits that he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 right before the presidential election, but claims it was his own money, taking out a line of credit on his house, and that Trump had no idea that he was doing it. But, regardless of who paid her, the nature of the payment could be construed as an illegal campaign contribution. And now there have been reports that other women may have been given hush money in 2016, including Playboy model Karen McDougal. Daniels also claims the agreement she signed to stay silent, which supplemented the hush money, is void because “Dennison” never signed it. Trump’s legal team has also been trying to intimidate Daniels, which is scary and alarming, considering this is coming from the President of the United States. The scandal is also a threat to the free press. There are reports that Trump lawyers threatened legal action to block “^0 Minutes” from airing an interview with Daniels the same way that they tried to stop the book “Fire & Fury” from coming out. So if you’re not more alarmed by this scandal, perhaps you should be.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent
It's been a busy weekend on the Robert Mueller front thanks to the firing of Andrew McCabe , and both Politico and the AP are taking note of a potentially big development: President Trump is now going after Mueller directly in tweets. The president has previously complained about the investigation but...
In an interview with Jake Tapper, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona says that if the 2020 election were today, Trump would win a GOP primary. But, he also says that may change in two years.