23 May 2019

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Bannon stirs the pot as voting starts in crucial European election

Bannon stirs the pot as voting starts in crucial European electionSteve Bannon, the adviser who guided Donald Trump's "America First" campaign in 2016, is trying to do the same now on an even bigger scale: promoting nationalist-populist parties in many of the 28 countries that begin voting Thursday in elections for the European Union Parliament. He has forged controversial alliances with right-wing parties in Britain, Italy, France and elsewhere, while like-minded leaders in other countries are mired in scandals. He predicts his allies will win nearly a third of the vote, forming a bloc that will undercut much of what the EU has tried to accomplish over the last 25 years.


23 May 2019 3:12pm GMT

How Trump's embrace of a rogue Libyan warlord sparked a humanitarian catastrophe

How Trump's embrace of a rogue Libyan warlord sparked a humanitarian catastrophePresident Trump gave Libyan General Haftar the go-ahead to carry out a military campaign marked by atrocities. It's a battle that may transform Libya into a humanitarian catastrophe on the level of Yemen or Syria.


23 May 2019 2:45pm GMT

Trump declares man he appointed secretary of state 'totally ill prepared and ill equipped' for the job

Trump declares man he appointed secretary of state 'totally ill prepared and ill equipped' for the jobPresident Trump on Thursday lashed out at Rex Tillerson after the former secretary of state reportedly told members of Congress that Russian President Vladimir Putin out-prepared Trump for their first meeting in Germany.


23 May 2019 1:34pm GMT

'What will Roberts do?' Anti-abortion laws put chief justice in the spotlight, and on the spot

'What will Roberts do?' Anti-abortion laws put chief justice in the spotlight, and on the spotThe strict anti-abortion laws passed recently in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky, Iowa and North Dakota contain thousands of words. Tens of thousands more will be contained in court filings as these laws are appealed through the judicial system over the next year or more. And in their wake will come editorials, ad campaigns, speeches, fundraising letters from groups working for and against abortion rights.


23 May 2019 10:34am GMT

What the polls can't tell you about the coming campaign

What the polls can't tell you about the coming campaignIn a campaign like this one, it's not the level of broad interest in a candidacy that matters most, but rather the narrow base of unshakable support that can keep it afloat. It's about staying power, which polls don't really measure.


23 May 2019 9:00am GMT

22 May 2019

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Concern over facial recognition technology unites progressives and conservatives in Congress

Concern over facial recognition technology unites progressives and conservatives in CongressMore than half of Americans are unwittingly included in facial recognition systems nationwide.


22 May 2019 11:43pm GMT

Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistants

Is Siri sexist? UN cautions against biased voice assistantsNEW YORK (AP) - Are the female voices behind Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa amplifying gender bias around the world?


22 May 2019 9:53pm GMT

Poll finds wide support for Mueller and McGahn to testify in Congress

Poll finds wide support for Mueller and McGahn to testify in CongressDespite the president's claim that "you can't investigate and legislate simultaneously," most Americans want Congress to continue asking questions.


22 May 2019 9:22pm GMT

Adam Schiff calls on Rod Rosenstein to testify

Adam Schiff calls on Rod Rosenstein to testifyWASHINGTON - Speaking at a gathering of progressives, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called on former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify on Capitol Hill about his involvement in Robert Mueller's investigation into the Donald Trump presidential campaign.


22 May 2019 4:40pm GMT

'There’s a danger here': Trump warns Democrats about impeachment

'There’s a danger here': Trump warns Democrats about impeachmentPresident Trump responded to a Democratic push for an impeachment inquiry by saying he would not work with Congress until investigations ended.


22 May 2019 4:37pm GMT

‘We won’: Stacey Abrams makes the case for identity politics

‘We won’: Stacey Abrams makes the case for identity politicsWASHINGTON - "We won," Stacey Abrams told progressives gathered in Washington for the annual Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, which functions as a casting call for potential national candidates. Abrams quickly acknowledged that she had not, in fact, won her bid to become Georgia's governor last November, losing a fiercely contested race to Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate. Abrams charged that Kemp, who was Georgia's secretary of state, worked to suppress voter participation in communities of color.


22 May 2019 3:55pm GMT

Dems on Fox News: Power play or political misstep?

Dems on Fox News: Power play or political misstep?It's no secret that Fox News is critical of Democrats, but the network's offer to host town hall events for those running for president in 2020 has left the field divided on how to respond.


22 May 2019 3:38pm GMT

Pelosi says Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' — drawing his fury

Pelosi says Trump 'is engaged in a cover-up' — drawing his furyThe House speaker slammed the president's efforts to stonewall ongoing congressional investigations amid calls from some members of her party for his impeachment.


22 May 2019 2:57pm GMT

Biden blasts Trump for saying he 'deserted' Pennsylvania: 'I was 10'

Biden blasts Trump for saying he 'deserted' Pennsylvania: 'I was 10'The former vice president blasted President Trump for telling the crowd at a rally in Pennsylvania earlier this week that he "deserted" them.


22 May 2019 1:49pm GMT

Candidates begin rolling out their climate plans

Candidates begin rolling out their climate plansEven before former Vice President Joe Biden announced a formal climate change policy, the left wing of the Democratic Party was decrying him for what an adviser called his "middle ground" approach to climate change.


22 May 2019 9:00am GMT

21 May 2019

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Latest migrant child death raises questions about U.S. detention practices

Latest migrant child death raises questions about U.S. detention practicesThe fifth Guatemalan child to die after illegally crossing the border since December, Carlos Vasquez's death at a Border Patrol station raises new questions about the length of time minors are being detained, as well as the conditions provided to them while in custody.


21 May 2019 8:57pm GMT