Mnuchin 'very hopeful' on trade talks with EU, Japan

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 20:10
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is "very hopeful" the US can make progress brokering separate free trade deals with the European Union and Japan during a weekend summit in Buenos Aires.

Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:54
President Donald Trump's lawyers have waived attorney-client privilege regarding a secretly recorded conversation he had in September 2016 with his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in which they discussed payments to an ex-Playboy model who says she had an affair with the President, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Democratic governors set to take on the bigger names in 2020 race

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:13
A handful of Democratic governors are wading into the early stages of the 2020 presidential contest.

With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 18:39
In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting with Secretary Rick Perry. Also at the table was Andrew Wheeler, who this month became acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump says 'inconceivable' that Cohen recorded conversation about ex-Playmate payment

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:16
President Donald Trump lashed out Saturday morning at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and mischaracterized the government's April raid of Cohen's home and business, one day after reports that Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump about a former Playboy model who says Trump had an affair with her.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump 'supports' the Fed's independence

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:03
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump "supports" the independence of the Federal Reserve.

The age of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:29
It was nearly 2 a.m., a few hours after she felled the 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was tweeting.

Cynthia Nixon, like Bernie Sanders before her, has a problem with black Democrats

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:27
First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme to "Will & Grace," by Jonathan Wolff.

What is kompromat?

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:45
The strange series of events that have followed US President Donald Trump's one-to-one meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday has given rise to debate in Washington and in the media over whether Moscow does indeed have incriminating intelligence that it's holding over Trump's head.

Pentagon official defends Putin invitation to Washington

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:26
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood on Friday defended the White House's invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington in the fall.

US destroyers sailed through Taiwan Strait

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:17
In a move that could heighten tensions between Washington and Beijing, two US Navy destroyers have sailed through the Taiwan Strait, a US Navy official has confirmed to CNN.

CIA official: China wants to replace US as world superpower

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:14
The goal of China's influence operations around the world is to replace the United States as the world's leading superpower, the CIA's Michael Collins said Friday.

Lawyer for accused Russian agent: US using info 'taken completely out of context'

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 03:50
The attorney for the 29-year-old Russian woman accused of trying to win influence in American political circles as a secret agent for her home country pushed back on the US government portrayal of his client as a spy in an interview televised on CNN.

At RNC meeting, no one is sweating Trump-Putin summit

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 02:24
If President Donald Trump sparked a widespread backlash over his news conference beside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday, one wouldn't have known it from the buoyant tone among Republican Party officials this week.

Trump-backing congressman doesn't want a 2nd Putin summit in Washington

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 02:14
Rep. Ted Yoho, a Florida Republican who has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, said the US should "absolutely not" invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington.

Mattis criticizes Turkey on human rights but still wants it to get stealth jets

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 01:31
Secretary of Defense James Mattis criticized Turkey for its "authoritarian drift" and its record on human rights but still wants the NATO ally to receive the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to a letter to a senior lawmaker on Capitol Hill.

24 headlines that sum up 1 very bad week for Donald Trump

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 01:30
It's hard to avoid hyberbole when it comes to Donald Trump. The President himself constantly engages in braggadocio about the biggest this or the worst that. He lives in a world of extremes and, therefore, the way that he is covered tends to favors the extremes as well.

Family reunifications: 450 down, roughly 1,900 to go by Thursday

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 01:04
The Trump administration has reunited at least 450 families separated at the border with children 5 and older, including almost 100 just overnight.

Heart doctor for former President George H.W. Bush killed in bicycle drive-by shooting

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 00:50
A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was killed Friday morning in a bicycle-to-bicycle drive-by shooting near Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said.

Pompeo says a second Trump-Putin meeting is 'all to the good'

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 00:07
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a second meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be "all to the good."

Ocasio-Cortez stumps in Kansas for progressive House candidates

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 00:07
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly minted progressive star from New York, hit the campaign trail in deep-red Kansas with Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats, to boost a pair of progressive House candidates Friday, hoping to pull off the next political upset.

Pompeo calls on North Korea to keep denuclearization promise

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:32
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on members of the United Nations to enforce sanctions against North Korea more strictly and for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to keep his promise to denuclearize.

Mueller team wants to talk to 'Manhattan Madam'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:12
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has reached out to the lawyer for Kristin Davis, famously known as the "Manhattan madam," a source familiar with the matter says.

What's in the Rubio-Van Hollen sanctions bill

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:29
Legislation proposed by Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Maryland's Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen gained eight new cosponsors on Thursday, the same day senators and the White House clashed over how to handle Russia and US relations.

Mitch Landrieu suggests Biden 2020

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:01
When Mitch Landrieu discusses his ideal opponent for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, he acknowledges it sounds like he's describing Joe Biden.

Russians attempted to infiltrate three 2018 campaigns, Microsoft says

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:01
Russian intelligence operatives attempted to hack into the online accounts of staffers on three congressional campaigns in the upcoming midterm elections, a Microsoft executive said Thursday, marking the first public acknowledgment of a Russian attack on a 2018 race.

White House touts Kavanaugh's skills as a professor ... as well as his 'great hair'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:54
A White House news release issued Friday morning touted praise for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from his former law students on his prowess as a professor -- as well as his hair.

Avenatti: Bumping into Cohen in NYC yields a 'lengthy' and 'frank' discussion

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:52
What began as a coincidental encounter between Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen on Monday evening evolved into what Avenatti is calling a potentially "critical" meeting.

Trump administration wants to change key parts of the Endangered Species Act

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:48
The Trump administration announced major changes it wants to make to parts of the Endangered Species Act that it argues loosen regulations while providing the best conservation results, but environmentalists warn the suggested changes to the 45-year-old law could harm species that need protection.

GOP congressman said blacks have 'entitlement mentality' and view themselves as victims

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:17
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis has a long history of racist rhetoric about African-Americans, pushing claims of a "racial war" by blacks on whites and arguing that violence regularly occurs at black gatherings. He also frequently claimed that black people have an "entitlement mentality" and viewed themselves as victims.

Republicans confirm Charlotte for site of 2020 convention

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:12
It's official: The 2020 Republican National Convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Michael Cohen tapes story is just getting started

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:31
The story, on its face, seems to be this: In the waning months of the 2016 election, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen talked about paying off former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal, who alleged an affair with Trump, to keep her quiet.

CIA watchdog withdraws nomination after allegations of retaliation against colleagues

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:26
Christopher Sharpley, the acting Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency, is withdrawing his nomination after former colleagues alleged he retaliated against them.

US releases $200 million in defensive aid to Ukraine as Moscow seeks better ties

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:20
In a move likely to irk Moscow, the Pentagon has released $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine just days after the Russian Ministry of Defense said it was ready to work with the US Department of Defense on a range of security issues following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and amid concerns the US President had not been tough enough with his Russian counterpart at their meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

How Mark Sanford met Maria Butina

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 19:58
Rep. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Republican and frequent critic of President Donald Trump, had his own run-in with accused Russian spy Maria Butina at his family farm last year.

The Point: What we missed in our 2020 Democratic power rankings

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 19:57
There's nothing that gets people talking more than ranked lists. That's especially true in politics, and double especially true when the subject is the 2020 presidential race.

Trump team worries: Could Helsinki disaster strengthen Mueller's hand?

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 19:47
Donald Trump's legal team and close allies are increasingly concerned that the President's widely panned performance standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week could strengthen the hand of special counsel Robert Mueller at a critical time.

Eyes on Dan Coats' future after comments on Trump-Putin meeting

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 19:02
The post-Helsinki tension between President Donald Trump and his Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats appeared to have cooled after the President reaffirmed his support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

This is the week the Trump-Russia conspiracy theories got really real

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:56
For months and months, liberals have insisted that Russia has something on Donald Trump -- some sort of compromising material ("Kompromat") that made the American President repeatedly call into question the idea that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and was likely to continue to do so in future campaigns.

Pennsylvania Army depot employee dies after explosion and fire

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:37
One of five people injured during an explosion and fire at Letterkenny Army Depot in southern Pennsylvania died Thursday evening, according to a spokeswoman for the US Army Aviation and Missile Command.

Americans would prefer picking the president with the popular vote, but there's a catch

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:29
Americans reached a new high in support for having presidential elections based on the popular vote instead of the Electoral College, according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute.

NYT: Cohen recorded Trump discussing payment to ex-Playmate

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:15
President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly made a recording of his conversation between himself and the future President discussing payments to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who has alleged an affair with Trump, The New York Times reported Friday.

In op-ed, Kushner blames Hamas for Palestinians' plight, but suggests they can still help

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:02
President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is singling out Hamas for blame for the plight of the Palestinian people, but suggests the US believes the militant group could still have a role to play in Gaza if it demonstrates "clear, peaceful intentions" with Israel.

Rock, paper, soccer: This week in politics, GIF'd

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 17:39
Much of this week's news centered on President Donald Trump's Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but the rest of the week sure gave Monday a run for its money. Let's take a look back at some of the more animated moments.

The Point: A Republican politician just concluded that 'Trump is being manipulated by Putin.' Wow.

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 16:22
In a New York Times op-ed — headlined "Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do?" — Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd writes of this week's summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin:

Kavanaugh said Congress should investigate a president, raising questions about his views on Mueller

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:59
President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has raised concerns about indicting a sitting president and expressed his desire to overturn a ruling upholding the constitutionality of an independent counsel.

Trump escalates his war with the Fed

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:19

He came to this country with $200 and hope. How Khizr Khan's American dream led him into a battle with Trump

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:38
In the two years since a fiery speech shot him to fame, Gold Star father Khizr Khan has remained steadfast in his mission against President Trump.

Moscow 'open' to Putin visiting Trump in Washington, Russian envoy says

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:50
The Russian ambassador to the United States said on Friday that Moscow was "open" to a follow-up summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump in Washington, four days after the leaders' private one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.

There are absolutely two Americas. Sometimes in the same state.

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:29
A tale of two Virginia districts explains why the geographic, demographic and cultural chasm between the parties in the House of Representatives is about to grow much wider -- with ominous implications for America's escalating political tensions.

Trump's advocate in Congress reflects on last day in the White House

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:14
Friday is the last day for President Donald Trump's legislative director Marc Short, ending a whirlwind tenure of a tumultuous time between the executive and the legislative branch of government.

The Russian accused of using sex, lies and guns to infiltrate US politics

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:21
The young Russian gun enthusiast was struggling. Maria Butina had twice applied for visas to attend the National Rifle Association's glitzy annual meeting. But she said she was twice denied.

Pompeo: Russia 'will try to undermine Western democracy' in 2018, 2020

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:11
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes that Russia will try to undermine democracies around the world for the foreseeable future.

Putin invite sends Washington into Russian twilight zone

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:18
It was a jaw-dropping moment that embodied the utterly unfathomable, logic-defying and increasingly troubling twilight zone into which Washington has plunged since the Helsinki summit.

Critics of North Korea deal 'simply speculating,' says Pompeo, 'I've been there'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:19
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rebutted accusations that discussions over denculearization with North Korea are not going as expected.

Interior Secretary Zinke kept some meetings off public calendar

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:28
On May 16, 2016, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who was the first in Congress to endorse Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, according to Zinke's official calendar.

Mattis and Dunford call for classified nuclear changes

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 04:08
Even as the Trump administration looks for further nuclear arms reductions with Russia and full denuclearization with North Korea, the Pentagon is making crucial changes in nuclear weapons employment and options after Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently called for classified changes.

Top FBI cyber officials set to retire

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 03:42
The FBI's top two cybersecurity officials are planning to leave the bureau, the FBI confirmed Thursday.

Democratic rep says Trump's invite to Putin 'ought to offend all of us'

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:59
Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island says President Donald Trump's invitation for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the White House is something that "ought to offend all of us."

American ISIS member, captured in Syria, being transferred back to US for prosecution

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:54
A US citizen who fought for ISIS is being transferred back to the United States by the Department of Defense in order to face prosecution by the Department of Justice, a US defense official tells CNN.

The Point: 5 hard questions Democrats need to answer before 2020

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:37
Earlier today, we -- me and forecaster extraordinaire Harry Enten -- put out our first rankings of the 2020 field. (For more details on who ranks where, read our full write here.)

Why on earth would Trump invite Putin back for more? Here are some theories

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:26
There will be verdicts, votes -- and now Vlad? And it'll all end with a victory parade of sorts. This fall is going to be *lit* in Washington.

Atlantic Council: Russia will continue to exploit US justice system

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:03
Congress and the Justice Department must establish measures to prevent the Russian government from interfering in the American judicial system, the Atlantic Council said in a report released Thursday.

Rosenstein: Russian attack on 2016 election 'one tree in a growing forest' of cyber activity

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 01:02
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called Russian interference in the 2016 US election "one tree in a growing forest" of malign cyber activity when he unveiled the Justice Department's Cyber-Digital Task Force report in his speech at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday in Colorado.

Reversals and clean-up deepen questions about Trump and Putin's one-on-one

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:21
When President Donald Trump insisted he meet his Russian counterpart one-on-one, he cited the potential for leaks as rationale to bar aides from attending the session.

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year is now a candidate for Congress

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:17
In most years, Jahana Hayes wouldn't be considered the typical congressional candidate. But in 2018, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year is emblematic of a midterm election season full of fresh faces.

Can Democrats stay out of the Russia trap in Supreme Court fight?

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 00:12
From party leaders to the progressive challengers trying to uproot them, there's at least one thing uniting most Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterms: When it comes to Russian election interference, let special counsel Robert Mueller's indictments do the talking.

Nonwhites report more problems voting than whites in the US

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:55
Hispanic and African-American voters were more likely to report that they or someone in their households experienced issues when trying to vote than white Americans, according to a recent poll on voter engagement conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Employers commit to train 3.8 million workers under Trump executive order

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:44
A group of business leaders have committed to train 3.8 million workers with in-demand job skills over the next five years under an executive order on job creation signed by President Donald Trump Thursday.

The Point: A brief history of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:33
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump diagnosed his opponents with an illness.

DHS secretary dodges saying Russian interference was to help Trump

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:35
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday declined to say she agrees that Russian election interference was designed to help President Donald Trump, though she said she accepts the US intelligence community's assessment that concluded just that.

US spy chief says he doesn't know what happened in Trump-Putin meeting

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:27
Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats said he doesn't know what was said in the one-on-one meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

Top Putin critic says he's a dead man if US hands him over to Russia

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:05
Bill Browder, an American-born financier who's a prominent critic of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said Thursday that he wants President Donald Trump to know that turning him over to Russia would amount to a death sentence.

Rep. Jason Lewis stands by 'sluts' comments: 'I was paid to be provocative'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:04
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis defended Thursday comments he made in 2012 lamenting that women could no longer be called "sluts."

Circuit Court nomination pulled moments before vote over racially insensitive writing

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:00
The White House withdrew the nomination of Circuit Court hopeful Ryan Bounds on Thursday, moments before the nominee was to face his Senate confirmation vote and after South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott raised concerns.

Watchdog says lack of EPA oversight helped cause 'catastrophic' Flint water crisis

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:50
A report from the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Inspector General strongly criticizes the local, state and federal government's response to the Flint water crisis in 2015 and 2016.

FTC cracks down on fake charities for veterans

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:21
The Federal Trade Commission announced two major actions against allegedly fraudulent charities for veterans Thursday.

The US government has to meet 4 big deadlines in 7 days on separated families

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:10
With just one week left to go, the government is scrambling to reunite as many as 2,500 kids removed from their parents before a July 26 deadline.

The Point: The 12 scariest reactions to Trump's disastrous Russia summit, ranked

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:09
In the 96 hours since President Donald Trump sought to blame both sides for Russia's interference in the 2016 election -- and cast doubt on whether Russia was actually responsible for the meddling at all -- reactions from top congressional leaders and top intelligence officials (former and current) have been pouring in.

White House says Trump 'disagrees' with Putin suggestion to interrogate Americans

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:59
President Donald Trump now disagrees with a proposal raised by his Russian counterpart to interrogate Americans in exchange for assistance in the US-Russia probe, the White House said on Thursday, another reversal in a week of cleanup following a maligned summit with Vladimir Putin.

Putin warns 'certain forces' in US trying to undermine relationship with Russia

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his summit with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki was "overall successful and led to productive agreements" but warned "certain forces in America" are trying to undermine the results.

GOP blocks effort to rebuke Trump on Russia, McFaul resolution to be voted on later

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:36
A top Senate Republican leader blocked passage Thursday of a non-binding bipartisan resolution related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election, as fallout from the controversial summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin continued to reverberate through the GOP-controlled Congress.

Democrats deliberately holding off meeting with Trump Supreme Court nominee, aide says

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:03
It's been more than a week since President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and still, not a single Senate Democrat has sat down to meet with him.

Key Republican senator: Seeking Trump translator's notes 'not appropriate'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:41
Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Thursday he has decided it is not appropriate to ask for the translator's notes from the one-on-one Helsinki meeting between President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin.

With trade war looming, farmers brace for impact

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:38
Ron Gibson is always eager to show off his bustling Spanish onions -- 130 acres of them, to be exact -- on his family's farm just west of Ogden, Utah.

Michelle Obama encourages voter registration in star-studded PSA

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:28
Michelle Obama wants to get out the vote this November -— and she has recruited a star-studded roster to spread the word about voter registration.

#TBT: The Seneca Falls Convention

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:24
If you look back at the history of feminism in the United States -- before 1992's "Year of the Woman," way ahead of 1970s women's liberation and beyond the 19th Amendment -- many people would say that its major waves began with a ripple caused by the Seneca Falls Convention. The two-day event (and modern American feminism as we know it) began 170 years ago today.

Maria Butina's many roles: Grad student. Gun rights activist. Alleged Russian agent.

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:23
The list of allegations against Maria Butina reads like a plot from an international crime thriller.

Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:21
House Republicans and Democrats clashed over increased money for election security in the leadup to the midterm elections, as the chamber passed an appropriations bill Thursday without Democrats' proposal of additional funding for an agency aimed at improving and protecting US elections.

Albright slams WH for considering Russian proposal to interrogate US ambassador

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:16
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Thursday slammed the White House for considering a Russian proposal to interrogate Americans in exchange for assistance in the Mueller investigation.

Trump today

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:11

Top US general: 'No specific direction' received after Trump-Putin summit

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:00
The top US general in the Middle East told reporters that he has received "no specific direction" in the wake of Monday's meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Russia's claims that agreements had been reached with regard to military cooperation.

Giuliani says Trump open to resisting wide-ranging Mueller interview

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:20
Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump might be coming around on the idea that he should resist sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Most Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Putin summit

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:26
A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump handled the summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a new CBS News poll finds.

Trump says he'll have another meeting with Putin, again calls media 'enemy of the people'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:02
President Donald Trump said Thursday he is "looking forward" to meeting again with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "begin implementing" issues they discussed during their summit earlier this week.

Democratic push to investigate Russia stymied by partisan acrimony

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:00
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee thought they had scored a coup in their efforts to continue investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election: Trump aide John Mashburn had agreed to answer their questions.

Montenegro defends itself after Trump calls tiny nation 'aggressive'

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:44
The tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro responded Thursday to US President Donald Trump's remark that it is a "very aggressive" country by saying it was proud of its "peaceful politics" and "stabilizing" influence in the region.

Kavanaugh's poll numbers aren't good. Will it matter?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:34
President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, has the lowest initial net support for confirmation compared with other recent Supreme Court nominees, according to two new polls released this week.

Ex-DNI confirms Trump was briefed on Putin's involvement in 2016 election

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:29
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed Thursday that Donald Trump was briefed on US intelligence findings that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered cyberattacks to attempt to sway the 2016 presidential election.