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Court: Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought

AP POLITICS - 4 min 48 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week. 2018-04-19T09:21:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:21:04-04:00

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

AP POLITICS - 6 min 44 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. 2018-04-19T09:14:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:14:51-04:00

US easing rules on sales of armed drones, other weaponry

AP POLITICS - 6 min 44 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to make it easier for U.S. defense contractors to sell armed drones and other conventional weapons to foreign governments. 2018-04-19T09:11:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:11:53-04:00

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

AP POLITICS - 6 min 44 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain. 2018-04-19T08:50:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:50:55-04:00

Mattis, Brazilian Counterpart Discuss Defense Relationship

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 18 min 14 sec ago
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna of Brazil to discuss the strategic defense relationship between the United States and Brazil.

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

AP POLITICS - 20 min 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. 2018-04-19T09:05:00-04:00 2018-04-19T13:05:12-04:00

Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead

AP POLITICS - 20 min 42 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose. 2018-04-19T08:58:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:58:21-04:00

Justice Dept. watchdog to report on Clinton-related FBI leaks

REUTERS POLITICS - 27 min 28 sec ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department internal watchdog report on former FBI chief James Comey's public disclosures on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state and whether FBI employees leaked information to try to hurt her 2016 presidential bid is expected to be issued next month.

Kris Kobach found in contempt of court by federal judge

CNN POLITICS - 27 min 53 sec ago
A federal judge has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to comply with court orders in a case challenging a controversial state proof-of-citizenship voting law.

The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

CNN POLITICS - 32 min 36 sec ago
On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he'll support Trump in 2020

CNN POLITICS - 41 min 11 sec ago
Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Twitter Thursday he plans to support President Donald Trump for his 2020 re-election bid.

Obama: Parkland students 'are shaking us out of our complacency'

CNN POLITICS - 42 min 56 sec ago
Former President Barack Obama has again lauded the students of Parkland, Florida, writing that they "are shaking us out of our complacency."

U.S. Senate committee to vote on bill to protect Mueller next week

REUTERS POLITICS - 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leader of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday the committee would vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite objections by the chamber's Republican leadership.

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

AP POLITICS - 47 min 48 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled. 2018-04-19T08:37:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:37:03-04:00

IMF's Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economy

AP POLITICS - 47 min 48 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the healthiest global economy in years is threatened by rising debt levels, volatile financial markets and a simmering trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies. 2018-04-19T08:33:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:33:25-04:00

Army, Marine Corps Stress Importance of Ground Forces Modernization

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 54 min 14 sec ago
Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers in Washington the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.
Soldiers from Task Force Stalwart, composed of soldiers from 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a group photo in Afghanistan.

Firms should pay for people's data, says Vince Cable

BBC POLITICS - 54 min 16 sec ago
Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable says data is the "new oil" yet people were giving it away free.

Revealed: Dream Democrat agenda includes reparations

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 56 min 14 sec ago
A wealthy Democratic donor club plotting the future of the liberal movement hopes to be fighting for reparations by 2022, according to a document obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the Democracy Alliance's spring conference this week in Atlanta.

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to appear before Congress next week

CNN POLITICS - 1 hour 16 sec ago
The former Cambridge Analytica employee whose revelations about his former company's use of Facebook data sparked global outrage will appear before Democrats on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees next week.

Abortion wars are heating up ahead of November midterms

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 1 min ago
“The Trump effect is the hope effect” for antiabortion activists, but Democratic victories could slow their momentum.

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 13 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly. 2018-04-19T08:06:00-04:00 2018-04-19T12:06:32-04:00

Judge questions Manafort's bid to dismiss charges

REUTERS POLITICS - 1 hour 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge expressed skepticism on Thursday as a lawyer for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought to convince her to dismiss charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Ruth Davidson named on Time magazine influential people list

BBC POLITICS - 1 hour 18 min ago
The Scottish Conservative leader makes the Time magazine list of the world's most influential people.

25th Infantry Division Soldiers Aid Relief Efforts on Hawaii Island Kauai

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 1 hour 22 min ago
Army aviators and other soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division assisted emergency response efforts here for the island’s residents and tourists in the aftermath of recent heavy rainstorms and mudslide-producing flooding.
A 25th Infantry Division soldier aids in efforts to transport emergency vehicles, food, water, bedding, hygiene products and other supplies to residents and visitors of the Hawaii island of Kauai.

Judge questions Trump ex-campaign chief's bid to dismiss charges

REUTERS POLITICS - 1 hour 24 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge expressed skepticism on Thursday as a lawyer for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought to convince her to dismiss charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Karen McDougal is free to talk, and the danger to Trump does not end there

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 28 min ago
The publisher of the National Enquirer is now in the business of profiting from a Trump scandal.

Cruz effusively praises Trump in 'Time' magazine writeup

CNN POLITICS - 1 hour 41 min ago
Sen. Ted Cruz -- a man who once warned that the country would "plunge into the abyss" under a Donald Trump presidency -- is now offering gushing praise for the President, calling him a much-needed "flash-bang grenade" who has upended the status quo in Washington for the better.

Six of Trump's judicial nominees clear committee, including three circuit picks

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 43 min ago

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved six of President Trump's judicial nominees on Thursday, adding to more than two dozen federal bench picks who were already awaiting confirmation votes by the full Senate.

John B. Nalbandian, nominated for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was voted out of committee on ...

Reality Check

BBC POLITICS - 1 hour 50 min ago
A Defra press release refers to 8.5 billion straws being used per year in the UK - is that likely to be true?

Trump on Twitter (April 19) - Japan PM Abe, California

REUTERS POLITICS - 1 hour 53 min ago
The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

AP POLITICS - 1 hour 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday is weighing the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. 2018-04-19T07:31:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:31:15-04:00

The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talks

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 3 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

The anti-nuclear weapons group that won last year's Nobel Peace Prize says it's "very supportive" of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after months of risky ...

The dominoes are falling after the Michael Cohen raid

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 4 min ago
The raid appears to have played a role in Karen McDougal's favorable settlement with the National Enquirer's publisher.

Democrats reveal rank hypocrisy in opposing Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 5 min ago

I hope you were able to spend the recent Easter weekend with family and friends, in a relaxing setting over a long weekend.

Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, spent Easter weekend in Pyongyang, North Korea, on a secret mission to begin preparations for the bilateral meeting ...

Can ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal talk about alleged affair with Trump? A look at her recent settlement

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 2 hours 10 min ago
Can ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal talk about alleged affair with Trump?

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

AP POLITICS - 2 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful." 2018-04-19T07:12:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:12:20-04:00

Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

AP POLITICS - 2 hours 12 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is weighing the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. 2018-04-19T06:58:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:58:39-04:00

Marines Use 3-D Printer to Make Replacement Part for F-35 Fighter

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 2 hours 16 min ago
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Combat Logistics Battalion 31 are using 3-D printing to make aircraft parts, saving time and money and avoiding logistics hurdles.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Rodriguez, a maintenance officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds a 3-D printed plastic bumper for an F-35B Lightning II landing gear door aboard the USS Wasp while underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 19, 2018. Marines with CLB-31 are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing, which is the technique of replicating digital 3-D models as tangible objects.  The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Pacific.

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

AP POLITICS - 2 hours 24 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS amid the stir caused by an FBI search of the lawyer's files. 2018-04-19T07:00:00-04:00 2018-04-19T11:00:50-04:00

Border Patrol: 11 immigrants found inside Nogales residence

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 25 min ago

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The Border Patrol reports finding 11 immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally hiding in a mobile home in Nogales, Arizona.

Border Patrol Agent Daniel Hernandez said Thursday the mobile home is located several miles north of the border and apparently was being used as ...

Michael Cohen drops 'Steele dossier' lawsuits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 29 min ago

President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen withdrew a pair of defamation lawsuits Wednesday against BuzzFeed and the opposition research firm Fusion GPS over the controversial Steele dossier.

Mr. Cohen had sued for libel, but he decided to pull the lawsuits after the FBI seized records from his hotel room last ...

The Latest: Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 30 min ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

10 a.m.

A St. Louis judge has rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have.

...

Gun control backers urge Boulder to pass assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 2 hours 30 min ago

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Gun control advocates in Boulder are urging the City Council to pass the city's proposed ban on assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines as soon as possible.

The Daily Camera reports Councilman Sam Weaver said after a public hearing earlier this month that the proposal ...

If Rosenstein is fired, this may be the timeline used to rationalize it

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 2 hours 34 min ago
A look at the fight for documents between congressional Republicans and the Department of Justice.

Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

REUTERS POLITICS - 2 hours 37 min ago
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A St. Louis judge on Thursday rejected a bid to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens stemming from a sex scandal involving an extramarital affair.

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

AP POLITICS - 2 hours 38 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. 2018-04-19T06:12:00-04:00 2018-04-19T10:12:08-04:00

Trump is drowning out both the GOP and Democratic tax messages

CNN POLITICS - 2 hours 41 min ago
When Republicans passed their tax overhaul bill late last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but guaranteed the controversial cuts would be a political winner in 2018.

Comey appearing on CNN amid public clash with Trump

CNN POLITICS - 2 hours 47 min ago
Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to appear on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Thursday afternoon, marking the latest stop on his publicity tour and continued public war of words with President Donald Trump.

Top Republican considers DOJ subpoena in pursuit of Comey memos

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 2 hours 50 min ago
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is considering a subpoena to obtain the controversial memos James Comey used to document conversations with President Trump, after the Justice Department missed a deadline to hand them over.

Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

AP POLITICS - 2 hours 53 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. 2018-04-18T17:17:00-04:00 2018-04-18T21:17:44-04:00

CIA Director Nominee to Face Confirmation Hearing in May

VOICE OF AMERICA POLITICS - 2 hours 59 min ago
The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency will begin next month. The current deputy CIA director Gina Haspel will testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence starting on May 9, the committee announced Thursday. If confirmed, Haspel would replace Mike Pompeo, who was nominated be Secretary of State after Trump fired Rex Tillerson. Haspel is the first woman tapped to head the CIA. Michael Bowman contributed to this report.

Valerie Plame: Scooter Libby's pardon hurts the country

CNN POLITICS - 3 hours 10 sec ago
For outed ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame, the pardon of Scooter Libby by President Donald Trump last Friday was personal.

Senate Intelligence Committee announces hearing date for Gina Haspel, CIA director nominee

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 49 sec ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a public confirmation hearing early next month to consider President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director — current Deputy Director of the agency Gina Haspel — the panel has announced.

The public hearing will occur Wednesday May 9, with a closed ...

Judge dismisses defamation suit against Union Gap, mayor

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 5 min ago

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A Yakima County Judge has dismissed a defamation suit filed against the city of Union Gap and its mayor by one of its councilmembers.

Councilwoman Julie Schilling sued Mayor Roger Wentz and the city in 2016, alleging Wentz's proposal earlier in the year to censure her ...

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group, hopes Donald Trump rethinks trade stance

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 9 min ago

The head of a Koch-backed conservative group said Thursday he is hopeful that President Trump's inflammatory rhetoric on trade won't ultimately be reflected in his actions.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said he was happy to hear Mr. Trump flirt last week with the idea of rejoining the Trans-Pacific ...

Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Mechanic Earns Officer Scholarship

(USA) DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - 3 hours 11 min ago
In 2010, the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history struck the Caribbean island, killing more than 100,000 people and leaving about 1.5 million others homeless. Army Spc. Carl Denis and his family were among the people suffering in the aftermath. Eight years later, he has an opportunity to be commissioned as an Army officer.
Soldier holding a large ratchet works on a helicopter.

SNP met Cambridge Analytica before election

BBC POLITICS - 3 hours 20 min ago
Nicola Sturgeon says a consultant working for the party met the firm three months before the last Holyrood vote.

Pompeo, Trump's pick for secretary of state, faces tough battle for Senate confirmation

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 3 hours 21 min ago
Before he can take over the State Department, Mike Pompeo, President Trump’s pick for secretary of state, will have to face a confirmation hearing in the Senate that is sure to be an uphill climb.

Hang on: Can a Democrat actually win a U.S. Senate race in Texas?

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 3 hours 25 min ago
A new poll suggests that it's possible.

Nielsen says SCOTUS ruling on deportation 'undermines' DHS efforts to safeguard US

CNN POLITICS - 3 hours 34 min ago
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen blasted the Supreme Court on Wednesday for making the country less safe, saying at the southern border that a recent court decision on deportation "undermines" her agency's work.

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

AP POLITICS - 3 hours 34 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. 2018-04-19T05:44:00-04:00 2018-04-19T09:44:26-04:00

David Cicilline warns Trump meeting with Kim Jong-un 'may not be historic in a good way'

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 41 min ago

A Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Thursday the stakes will be "very high" if President Trump follows through with his plans to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"There was a reason that prior presidents had rejected the idea of meeting with a North Korean ...

Kyrsten Sinema, Dem candidate, leads in Arizona Senate race: Poll

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 3 hours 46 min ago

Republicans are going to be playing catch-up as they try to keep Arizona's Senate seat red this year, according to a new poll Thursday that shows Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the likely Democratic nominee, ahead of all three major GOP rivals.

And President Trump is a major problem for the Republicans, ...

Questions over Conservative donor tax probe

BBC POLITICS - 3 hours 59 min ago
HMRC denies refusing to assist with a probe into a French telecoms firm because it had been a Tory donor.

RHI Inquiry: Foster defends ex-SPAD's continuing DUP role

BBC POLITICS - 4 hours 3 min ago
DUP leader faces questions over why the party continues to hire advisor who twice leaked RHI papers.

Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 7 min ago
The actions against BuzzFeed and the political research firm Fusion GPS would have required Cohen to divulge his activities before the 2016 election.

Cohen drops defamation suits over infamous dossier

CNN POLITICS - 4 hours 20 min ago
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told courts in New York late Wednesday that he'd like to drop defamation lawsuits he filed against Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed regarding the production and publication of an infamous dossier on Trump and Russia.

Corker questions Trump candidacy in 2020

CNN POLITICS - 4 hours 22 min ago
Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday withheld an endorsement for President Donald Trump's re-election bid, adding that it is "questionable" whether Trump will even seek a second term in office.

Donald Trump downplays rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership, seeks greater trade with Japan

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 4 hours 22 min ago

President Trump's flirtation with the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal lasted one week.

After trade talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr. Trump said Wednesday night that reports of his plans to rejoin the TPP were wrong.

"I don't want to go back into TPP," Mr. Trump said at ...

'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon could be New York's next governor: A look at her political activism

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 4 hours 28 min ago
Actress Cynthia Nixon has advocated for an increase in funding for public schools, breast cancer awareness and gay rights, among many other things.

The Latest: US says it's maintaining pressure on North Korea

AP POLITICS - 4 hours 28 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-19T04:53:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:53:49-04:00

In an industry that’s gone online, Stormy Daniels survives as ‘one of the last movie stars of porn’

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 28 min ago
Hollywood-style studios have been replaced by webcam operations, often run from home.

The Daily 202: Barbara Bush and Donald Trump responded very differently to the AIDS epidemic

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 28 min ago
Compare her clinic visit to his treatment of Roy Cohn.

Dem leaders take heat for ramping up push to repeal tax cuts

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 4 hours 31 min ago
Top congressional Democrats used this week’s IRS filing deadline to ramp up calls to repeal GOP tax cuts -- drawing jeers from Republicans who say the package is helping working Americans and putting some rank-and-file members in a difficult spot.

Bob Corker 'not sure' Donald Trump will seek re-election

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 4 hours 35 min ago

Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday he is "definitely not sure" that President Trump is running for re-election and said he would want to know who else is in the field before he weighs in on the 2020 presidential race.

"Whether the president runs again I think is very questionable, candidly," ...

Enoch Powell immigration speech seen by Zephaniah and pupils

BBC POLITICS - 4 hours 39 min ago
Reaction from poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who grew up in Birmingham, and students from Wolverhampton, which was represented in the Commons by Enoch Powell.

Republicans fear political risk in Senate races as House moves to extend tax cuts

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 41 min ago
Senate GOP campaign strategists warn McConnell against a vote that could help red-state Democrats.

Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 4 hours 47 min ago
President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen on Wednesday dropped his libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS, as he faces a grand jury probe into his personal and business dealings.

The Health 202: Medicare is the name in Democrats' health-care game

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 47 min ago
But is politics or policy behind the new push?

The Finance 202: Fed report shows business execs worry about Trump's trade moves

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 4 hours 47 min ago
The specter of a trade war is anything but hypothetical for some executives.

John McDonnell says Labour offering the City 'new start'

BBC POLITICS - 5 hours 4 min ago
A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says

Elizabeth Warren and Elijah Cummings seek $100 billion to fight opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 5 hours 7 min ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland teamed up Thursday on a proposal that calls on Congress to invested $100 billion to combat the nation's opioid epidemic over the next decade.

The two Democrats said it is time to tackle the problem head-on.

"This is a ...

Fate of 'dreamers' could rest on 'queen of the hill' gambit

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 5 hours 10 min ago
The words “queen of the hill” and “discharge petition” may not mean a lot to those outside of Washington seeking a DACA fix. But they could be the key.

Trade issues expose the limits of Trump-Abe 'bromance'

AP POLITICS - 5 hours 11 min ago
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe courted the new American president with a golden driver not long after Donald Trump won the White House. He's met with the billionaire businessman more than any other world leader, and he is Trump's second-most frequent caller. 2018-04-19T04:13:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:13:35-04:00

The Latest: US says it's maintaining pressure on North Korea

AP POLITICS - 5 hours 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 2018-04-19T04:09:00-04:00 2018-04-19T08:09:45-04:00

California Dems Dreamin'? Long-shot bid to split up state would boost party in Senate

FOXNEWS POLITICS - 5 hours 16 min ago
Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats.

The messy race to replace Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 5 hours 18 min ago
Wisconsin Republicans and Democrats agree: The race for Ryan's congressional seat this November is going to be a real race.

Jon Tester targeted, attacked in Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity ads

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 5 hours 28 min ago

Americans for Prosperity is bankrolling television and digital attack ads against Sen. Jon Tester, dinging the Democrat over his support for Obamacare and accusing him of being too partisan on health care.

The Hill website reported that the group, which is backed Charles and David Koch, is pouring ...

GOP Sen. Johnson holds out on backing Trump in 2020

CNN POLITICS - 5 hours 31 min ago
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday morning that it's too early to say whether he'll support a re-election bid for Donald Trump in 2020, adding to a growing list of conservatives on Capitol Hill who are holding out their endorsements for their party's President.

Michael Gove: Brexit's made UK more welcoming to immigrants

BBC POLITICS - 5 hours 33 min ago
But critics say the Windrush scandal has hit the UK's reputation with post-Brexit trading partners.

Senate committee plans Monday vote on Pompeo as secretary of state

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 5 hours 38 min ago
Trump’s CIA director will need to win backing from a Democratic to secure the panel’s blessing before a possible floor vote.

Ron Johnson refuses to say whether he will support Donald Trump in 2020

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 5 hours 49 min ago

Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday it is too soon to say whether he will support President Trump for re-election, brushing aside the inquiry as a "gotcha question."

The Wisconsin Republican said the media is way too fixated on the 2020 election and that he is more focused on issues, including ...

Senior MPs to force customs union vote

BBC POLITICS - 5 hours 55 min ago
A powerful cross-party group of MPs is to force a vote on a customs union next week in the Commons.

Ted Cruz locked in tight re-election race against Beto O'Rourke: Poll

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 6 hours 4 min ago

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas finds himself locked in a tight re-election race against Democrat Beto O'Rourke, according to a new survey.

A Quinnipiac University poll found that Mr. Cruz, who is running for a second term, holds a 47 percent to 44 percent lead over Mr. ...

James Comey, Stormy Daniels and the flawed vessels commandeering the Trump resistance

WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 6 hours 9 min ago
Democrats would do well not to get caught in another Michael Wolff moment.

Donald Trump's allies warn that Michael Cohen could cave if charged: Report

WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 6 hours 17 min ago

President Trump's allies are advising him to recognize that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen could flip against him if charged with wrongdoing.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Mr. Trump's former lawyer Jay Goldberg sounded the alarm, telling the president he should be careful about trusting Mr. ...

Transport minister Nusrat Ghani apologises for 'momentary lapse'

BBC POLITICS - 6 hours 22 min ago
Transport minister Nusrat Ghani was embarrassed in the Commons after not realising a question was for her.

Apprenticeships down amid 'frustration'

BBC POLITICS - 6 hours 25 min ago
A year after the introduction of the levy scheme the number of new apprenticeships has fallen sharply.

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