Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

New York 10/18/18, 10:32

Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office.Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on universal access to Medicare, creating good jobs and eliminating tax ...

Maine university bans professor who planned protest course

U.S. 10/18/18, 04:50

The University of Southern Maine has barred from teaching a professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Portland Press Herald reports University president Glenn Cummings said in a statement Wednesday Dr. Susan ...

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Politics 10/17/18, 22:43

Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn's last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme ...

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Politics 10/17/18, 03:08

President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump compared the case of Khashoggi, who Turkish officials have ...

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Politics 10/16/18, 18:09

President Donald Trump is criticizing the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump says in an ...

MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers’ event

New York 10/16/18, 17:51

The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key issues of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers in Manhattan.Katie Holmes attends the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program Luncheon at Locanda Verde on Tuesday, Oct. ...

Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

U.S. 10/16/18, 15:45

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures.In a speech at the University of ...

Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins home

U.S. 10/15/18, 13:04

A hazardous materials team was called Monday to investigate a suspicious letter sent to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins, officials said.Police and fire vehicles were parked outside her home, and several people in hazmat suits were seen entering the home. Yellow police tape was wrapped around the perimeter ...

In Kentucky, Trump rallies voters while praising McConnell

Politics 10/14/18, 00:50

President Donald Trump heaped praise on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice."He's Kentucky tough," Trump declared Saturday night.Kavanaugh took his seat on the high court this week after ...

California man charged after threatening to kill Feinstein

California 10/11/18, 17:17

A Southern California man has been arrested after authorities say he sent an email threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.Authorities say Craig Shaver of Lancaster sent a Sept. 30 email to the senator. Other details weren't disclosed.Prosecutors said Thursday that Shaver, who has a 1991 grand theft conviction, attempted ...

Smack talk: Politicians trade charges of who’s being uncivil

U.S. 10/11/18, 00:37

There's a lot of talk in Washington these days about whether that quaint politeness known as "civility" is possible — or even desirable — among the nation's political combatants.Lots of people got riled up over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, and party leaders now are branding opponents as "mobs" gone ...

Trump prays for hurricane victims, criticizes Democrats

U.S. 10/11/18, 00:37

As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida, President Donald Trump took shelter at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, where he sought to boost Republicans before the midterms.Trump acknowledged the hurricane at the top of his rally Wednesday night in Erie, offering his "thoughts and prayers" to those 1in the storm's path and ...

FBI chief says ‘usual process met in Kavanaugh probe

U.S. 10/10/18, 10:44

FBI Director Chris Wray says the FBI's background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope but that the "usual process was followed."Wray is facing questions about the background investigation during a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.He says that unlike in criminal investigations, the FBI's authority and ...

Melania Trump: Women accusing men should ‘show the evidence’

U.S. 10/10/18, 08:59

First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men.She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence."First lady Melania Trump reaches for her hat as she pauses ...

McConnell to : ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

U.S. 10/10/18, 05:17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that "nobody's going to beat" Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" ...

Lock her up? Now it’s Dianne Feinstein instead of Clinton

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:32

Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night.But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates ahead of ...

Update: In Iowa, Trump celebrates Kavanaugh swearing-in

U.S. 10/09/18, 20:07

The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local):7:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is celebrating the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he seeks to boost Republican enthusiasm going into next month's midterm elections.Speaking at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Trump says Kavanaugh was "proudly" sworn ...

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