[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/3/20 8:01am
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a Senate panel on Wednesday that he was unaware of any factual problems with warrant applications he approved for FBI surveillance of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign officials.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/3/20 4:03am
A main figure in an investigation of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign's contacts with Russia is due to testify on Wednesday in a politically charged U.S. Senate probe led by a Republican ally of President Donald Trump.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 10:15pm
Eight U.S. states held primary elections on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, including some key congressional races.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 9:38pm
Firebrand U.S. congressman Steve King, who was called out by his colleagues last year for using hateful rhetoric, lost his bid for reelection on Tuesday as a Republican rival defeated him for their party's nomination in an Iowa primary election.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 8:45pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Republican National Convention set for August in North Carolina would have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state's governor.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 7:42pm
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Republican convention due to be held in North Carolina in August will have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state's Democratic governor.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 5:56pm
"Battlespace" was the word U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general then reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in camouflage during a Monday evening crackdown.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 5:44pm
Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday the killing of George Floyd reflected a "shocking failure" concerning racism in the country, and urged that protesters be heard, in sharp contrast to fellow Republican Donald Trump's get-tough approach.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 5:01pm
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 3:32pm
The Democrat who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary committee said on Tuesday he will introduce legislation this week to cut $50 million in funding from Attorney General William Barr's personal office.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 3:27pm
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 2:56pm
Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed to win passage of a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his role in the use of force against peaceful demonstrators in Washington Monday night, after Republicans blocked the move.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 2:03pm
Confusion, missing mail-in ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia, the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 1:49pm
A Democratic U.S. senator said on Tuesday he would try to make it illegal for President Donald Trump to use the military against protesters, after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died as a white policeman kneeled on his neck.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 1:23pm
Senate Democrats on Tuesday readied a measure condemning President Donald Trump for the tear-gassing of peaceful protesters at the White House, while one Republican voiced outright criticism of the president's behavior.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 1:11pm
North Carolina's Democratic governor on Tuesday refused Republican demands for a full-fledged presidential convention in the state this summer, telling organizers that planning for a scaled-down event was "a necessity" due to the coronavirus.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 12:53pm
Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro endorsed Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, saying he understands the urgent need to reform law enforcement practices amid the nationwide protests over the police killing of a black man.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 11:50am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump's response to U.S. protests over racism and police misconduct, vowing to try to heal the country's racial divide and not "fan the flames of hate."

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 11:19am
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday promised legislation on racial profiling and other issues raised by the police killing of George Floyd, while other lawmakers warned against using troops to quell protests sweeping across the United States.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 10:30am
U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the country's Uighur Muslim minority sent a "clear message" of support from Washington, seeking to prod the Trump administration to push Beijing on human rights.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 10:04am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday vowed in a speech to try to heal the racial divide in America and blasted President Donald Trump's response to protests over racism and police misconduct.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 8:41am
In his first major address in weeks, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday will vow not to "fan the flames of hate” if elected president and instead seek “to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued" the United States.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 5:30am
Should President Donald Trump and Twitter ultimately part ways, his campaign has a backup plan at the ready to get his voice out.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 5:02am
Seven U.S. states hold congressional primaries on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus. Voting for members of Congress will take place in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Here are details of some of the more interesting races:

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 4:28am
Eight states and the District of Columbia hold primary elections on Tuesday, the biggest test yet of officials' readiness to manage a surge of mail ballots and the safety risks of in-person voting during the coronavirus outbreak.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 4:27am
Seven U.S. states hold congressional primaries on Tuesday, some of which were delayed by the coronavirus. Voting for members of Congress will take place in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Rhode Island. Here are details of some of the more interesting races:

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 4:08am
The demonstrations convulsing U.S. cities have forced Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to strike a careful balance between validating anger over police mistreatment of minorities while condemning violence as a response.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/2/20 4:03am
Firebrand U.S. congressman Steve King, who was called out by his colleagues last year for using hateful and intolerant rhetoric, is fighting for his political life in an Iowa primary where four Republicans are trying to take his seat.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 9:50pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would use federal troops to end unrest that has erupted following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody last week.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 4:13pm
The last time U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office, with a March 11 speech on fighting the coronavirus, the former reality TV star was panned, even by his own aides.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 3:47pm
The U.S. Justice Department on Monday urged an appeals court to bring an end to the criminal prosecution of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying the judge in the case is required by law to grant the department's request for dismissal.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 3:07pm
The U.S. judge in the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn defended himself on Monday, saying it was proper to seek outside views on the Justice Department's request to drop a charge to which Flynn has pleaded guilty.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 2:02pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Representative Val Demings of Florida have risen in prominence amid protests against police brutality as Joe Biden weighs whether to choose a black woman as his Democratic running mate for November's presidential election.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 1:49pm
The U.S. judge hearing the criminal prosecution of former Trump administration official Michael Flynn defended himself on Monday.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 1:28pm
U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives easing terms of the coronavirus small-business loan program.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 1:05pm
With cities across America in turmoil over the death of George Floyd, a U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this week that he hopes will end a pattern of police violence by allowing victims to sue officers for illegal and unconstitutional acts.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 12:05pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 11:41am
A former Chinese official and fugitive has been extradited from Sweden to Los Angeles to face charges of money laundering and immigration fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Monday.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 11:24am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised black community leaders in Delaware on Monday he would earn their support amid nationwide police brutality protests, saying he would create a police oversight board within his first 100 days in the White House.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 11:09am
The regulation of big technology companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google has been a hot button issue ahead of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 10:04am
With cities across the United States in turmoil over the death of George Floyd, a U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this week to eliminate a legal doctrine that protects police officers from being sued for illegal and unconstitutional acts.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 8:13am
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was scheduled on Monday to meet with community leaders in Wilmington, Delaware, the day after visiting a nearby site where protests against police brutality forced businesses to board up their windows.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 5:10am
When Pennsylvania holds primary elections on Tuesday, some election security advocates will be watching closely to see if more than 2,000 new voting machines acquired last year by Philadelphia and two other counties perform without glitches.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 5:06am
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision expected in the coming weeks on the fate of the young immigrants known as "Dreamers" could cause an election-year headache for President Donald Trump - even if he wins the legal battle.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 5:06am
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in the coming weeks on the legality of President Donald Trump's decision to end a program offering work permits and protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, often called "Dreamers."

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 4:24am
U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 6/1/20 4:02am
The U.S. judge weighing whether to drop a criminal case against President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn faces a Monday deadline to respond to the Justice Department's bombshell request to drop a charge to which Flynn has pleaded guilty.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/31/20 5:12pm
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday toured the site of one of the protests that ripped through U.S. cities overnight and called for protesters against police brutality not to turn to violence.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [-] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/31/20 8:38am
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday called for protesters against police brutality not to turn to violence as unrest flared in U.S. cities overnight.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/30/20 3:28pm
Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city's police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 5:54pm
Shaken and angry, Minneapolis' telegenic young mayor stood in front of television cameras over and over this week - first to decry the police killing of George Floyd, and on Friday to impose a curfew as parts of his city burned in ongoing protests.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 4:31pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russia's ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trump's election and inauguration, a transcript released on Friday showed.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 4:28pm
Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman for his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week's videotaped killing of an unarmed black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 4:22pm
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday urged the Treasury and Justice Departments to investigate whether Twitter, which is embroiled in a feud with the White House, is violating U.S. law by letting top Iranian officials use the social media platform.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 3:25pm
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave notice on Friday that he will appeal a federal judge's decision on voting rights for felons, while asking for a stay on the ruling that appeared to clear the way for hundreds of thousands of citizens to vote in a crucial 2020 state.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 2:15pm
Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting children's privacy.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 1:40pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong, in response to China's plans to impose new security legislation in the territory.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 1:38pm
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 1:12pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong in response to China plans to impose new security legislation in the territory.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 11:55am
U.S. Democratic lawmakers said on Friday they want to conduct closed-door interviews with officials from President Donald Trump's administration about the surprise firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, and release transcripts to the public.

[Category: politicsNews]

[*] [+] [-] [x] [A+] [a-]  
[l] at 5/29/20 11:03am
The head of the Republican National Committee accused North Carolina's Democratic governor on Friday of delaying issuing guidelines for the party's national convention in Charlotte, and warned that organizers are prepared to choose another location soon.

[Category: politicsNews]

As of 6/3/20 8:34am. Last new 6/3/20 8:34am.

Next feed in category: Washington Post