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News : Politics

Jake Tapper Confronts Adam Kinzinger for Opposing Voter Rights Bill: 'Protecting Democracy'

Monday  01:22,   18 october 2021

Aimed at protecting the right to vote, the House passed H.R.4. amid a wave of new voter laws in Republican-controlled states to restrict voting. The legislation faces an uphill battle in the evenly divided Senate, where Republicans have framed the... >>>

Jill Biden makes unannounced trip to South Carolina to honor pastor

Monday  01:22,   18 october 2021

First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday afternoon made a trip to Columbia, South Carolina, which had not been announced publicly ahead of time, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, the senior pastor of Brookland Baptist Church. © >>>

As time runs short, Dems vow: less talk, more action

Monday  01:22,   18 october 2021

There's only a few legislating weeks left before year's end, the familiar point at which dealmaking typically hardens into gridlock before a midterm.The party has just a few short weeks to land a deal on its massive social spending bill... >>>

Conservatives Attack Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki Over Virginia Governor's Race 'Violations'

Monday  00:30,   18 october 2021

"Why does the media not hold @PressSec accountable for potential Hatch Act violations?" former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany asked in a tweet.Harris recently appeared on video in which she speaks of her support for former Democratic... >>>

Ex-Intel official who created controversial Trump Russia dossier speaks out

Monday  00:30,   18 october 2021

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, the man behind the "Steele Dossier" that claimed Russian officials held compromising information on former President Donald Trump, defended the claims made in the dossier in his first on-camera >>>

Schiff reveals assurance from FBI director under Trump

Monday  00:30,   18 october 2021

Then-FBI Director Christopher Wray assured House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff he would resign before being pressured into "something that wasn't right" under former President Donald Trump, the congressman claims in a new book. ©... >>>

Bill Clinton released from California hospital after six days

Monday  00:30,   18 october 2021

After spending the last six days hospitalized, former President Bill Clinton will make his way home to New York. © Provided by Washington Examiner Clinton, 75, was released from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center on Sunday morning.... >>>

Coast Guard boarded container ship suspected in California oil spill

Monday  00:30,   18 october 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard boarded a container ship this weekend that it suspects of causing one of the worst oil spills in California's recent history. According to a news release, Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)... >>>

Democrats want to bolster working women, but face tortuous choices

Monday  00:26,   18 october 2021

Democrats face tortuous choices in how to potentially pick and choose from proposals to invest in child care and promote women's participation in the workforce as they look for ways to scale back their massive legislation to expand the... >>>

US should call out Nigeria's horrendous religious freedom record

Monday  00:26,   18 october 2021

Government authorities in Nigeria continue to engage in and tolerate systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of international religious freedom. The Biden administration must maintain leadership on religious freedom, as Secretary Blinken... >>>

Progressive Democrats push Biden to advance plans for student loan forgiveness

Monday  00:26,   18 october 2021

Roughly 45 million Americans hold $1.7 trillion in student loan debt, according to the Federal Reserve, a figure that has long rankled progressives.Roughly 45 million Americans hold $1.7 trillion in student loan debt, according to the US Federal... >>>

Oil politics animate California congressional race

Sunday  22:55,   17 october 2021

The damage from the recent California oil spill has so far been less disastrous than initially feared, but it has thrust the issue of offshore oil drilling on the West Coast into some of the most hotly contested US House races in the country. ©... >>>

'More reporting:' How journalists should cover threats to democracy

Sunday  22:52,   17 october 2021

The media treats some aspects of the first amendment — such as press freedom — as sacred. But when it comes to other crucial parts of it, like free and fair elections and basic tenets of democracy, there tends to be a "sliding scale." On "Reliable... >>>

British government considering police protection in wake of lawmakers killing

Sunday  22:52,   17 october 2021

British Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Sunday that she is considering police protection for MPs when meeting with the constituents, following the fatal stabbing of British MP David Amess.Speaking to Sky News's Trevor Phillips, Patel said... >>>

Days off for Chicago Police curtailed amid vaccine mandate showdown

Sunday  22:51,   17 october 2021

The Chicago Police Department is restricting time off amid a deepening rift over the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Supervisor briefings before each shift for the next five days will begin with an announcement that personal time off will be... >>>