Ariel Marquet

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Official: Pruitt 'inching forward to the tipping point'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, facing additional reporting about his many controversies, is "inching forward to the tipping point," a senior administration official said.<p>The official, describing the feeling within the administration towards Pruitt, wondered whether the …

Donald Trump

3 Trump associates have now hinted he may know more than he's letting on about the Russia meeting at Trump Tower

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here»</i><p>On Monday, Michael Cohen became the third associate of President Donald Trump to hint that Trump may know more than he's letting on about a June 2016 meeting between top campaign officials and two Russian lobbyists.<p>The meeting has drawn …

Donald Trump

Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can't the U.S. just simply …

Venezuela

Court Blocks Trump Administration From Blanket Detention of Asylum Seekers

In another blow to the Trump administration’s policies on immigration, a federal court on Monday blocked the systematic detention of migrants who have shown credible evidence that they were fleeing persecution in their home countries.<p>In a sharply worded ruling, Judge James Boasberg of the Federal …

Immigration

Whistleblower: EPA's Pruitt kept secret calendar to hide meetings

<b>(CNN) —</b> EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his aides have kept "secret" calendars and schedules to overtly hide controversial meetings or calls with industry representatives and others, according to a former EPA official who is expected to soon testify before Congress. A review of EPA documents by …

Kellyanne Conway

The Official White House Twitter Account Attacked Senators Who Have Been Critical of ICE

The official White House Twitter account attacked two Democratic senators who have been critical of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Donald Trump

Operating Room "Spies" Reveal How Surgeons Wield Power, Rank, and Gender

"You. Me. Parking lot!"<p>On Monday, psychologists at Emory University published a paper in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i> that should …

Psychology

Nearly 500,000 in Kentucky losing vision, dental coverage after Medicaid ruling

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is cutting dental and vision coverage for nearly a half-million Kentuckians after his Medicaid overhaul plan was rejected in court.<p>The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services calls the cuts an "unfortunate consequence" of Friday's ruling by a …

Health Care

If Michael Cohen Flips, Trump Officially Loses Control of the Narrative

Michael Cohen has had a lot of time to think since April 9th, the day federal agents raided his office, apartment and hotel room. For the past few …

Donald Trump

#MourningWhileBlack: Priest Calls Cops on Black Funeral-Goers, Tells Them to 'Get the Hell Out' of Church 

Despite having ample evidence that Jesus will work it out, a Catholic priest halted a homegoing service in Maryland to have a black family removed …

Justice

Trump Created An Office To Highlight Immigrant Crime. A Year Later, The Results Are Underwhelming.

The widespread "victimization by criminal aliens,” one of Trump’s favorite talking points, never materialized.<p><b>Since April of last year,</b> six operators sitting at a call center in Laguna Niguel, California, have fielded an astonishing range of calls for 12 hours a day.<p>One caller asked to make a …

Immigration

Riot in Portland as far-right marchers clash with anti-fascists

A riot was declared in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday evening as the city exploded into its worst protest violence of the Trump era.<p>More than 150 supporters of the far-right Patriot Prayer group fought pitched street battles with scores of anti-fascist protesters. In total, nine people were …

Rights & Freedoms

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

Writing

Trump's only fixed position on abortion is his disdain for women | Richard Wolffe

Where Anthony Kennedy sided with protecting Roe v Wade, his replacement is highly unlikely to follow suit<p>Trump is fooling nobody about his true motives. He is as much the puppet of anti-abortion groups as he is of Putin<p>Donald Trump really doesn’t care about a woman’s right choose. Do U?<p>How could he …

Feminism

He told me he had everything to live for. Two months later, he was dead.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><b>Julia Lurie, Mother Jones reporter:</b><p>When I first met Doc and Dre last August, they …

Hung Up

Soccer Team Is Found Alive in Thailand Cave Rescue

MAE SAI, Thailand — The scrawny boys were huddled on the floor of the cave when the British divers emerged from the murky water.<p>As his light flickered from one boy to another, one diver called out, “How many of you?”<p>“Thirteen,” a boy answered.<p>“Brilliant,” the diver said.<p>After 10 days trapped in a …

Scuba Diving

Anthony Kennedy, You Are a Total Disgrace to America

No one expected Kennedy to allow Donald Trump to pick his successor. But he has. And it should forever taint his legacy as a jurist.<p>It’s been a few …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: A leaked Trump bill to blow up the WTO

Axios has obtained a leaked draft of a Trump administration bill — ordered by the president himself — that would declare America’s abandonment of …

Donald Trump

'I’m Never Going to Forgive It.' Meghan McCain Hits Back at President Trump's Attacks on Her Father

Megan McCain made her feelings clear about the way President Donald Trump repeatedly attacks her father, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), over the weekend.<p>On …

Donald Trump

Trump's ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot

NEW YORK (AP) — After once boasting he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump, the president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts "family and country first."<p>In his first interview since federal agents raided his …

Donald Trump

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments

HELSINKI (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Estonia has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and his treatment of Washington's European allies.<p>In a private Facebook message posted Friday, James D. Melville wrote: "For the President to say EU was 'set …

Donald Trump

A podcast host pretending to be Sen. Menendez tried prank-calling the president — and it worked

The host of "The Stuttering John" podcast, John Melendez, got President Trump on the phone yesterday by pretending he was New Jersey Sen. Bob …

Donald Trump

Jon Stewart Delivers Fiery Address to President Trump: ‘We Will Prevail’

‘Clearly, we’re not going to be able to negotiate or shame you into decency,’ Stewart said on pal Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show.’<p>Jon Stewart began …

Stephen Colbert

Donald Trump Made Justice Kennedy an Offer He Couldn’t Refuse

Behind the scenes, the president worked for months to assure Kennedy his legacy would be in good hands. “I think the Gorsuch nomination had a huge impact,” one law professor said.<p>The left was stunned by the announcement that Justice <b>Anthony Kennedy,</b> one of the decisive swing votes on the Supreme …

Donald Trump

Mitch McConnell Is Mad People are Highlighting His Shameless Hypocrisy

To hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tell it, the clear victim of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation isn’t women or LGBTQ …

Republicans

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who provided key votes for same sex-marriage, abortion access and affirmative action, will retire from the Supreme Court.<p>The retirement is effective July 31, Kennedy said in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday.<p>Kennedy's decision …

Anthony Kennedy

The Latest: Trump says Putin summit likely in July, Europe

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on talks to set up a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>9:30 p.m.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump says he'll probably be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an upcoming trip to Europe in July.<p>And …

Russia

Satellite Images Show North Korea Making 'Rapid' Upgrades to Nuclear Facility

North Korea has continued to make “rapid” infrastructure improvements at a nuclear research facility despite leader Kim Jong Un’s recent pledge to …

North Korea

Judge Praised by Trump for Questioning Robert Mueller’s Authority Rules That Mueller Does, in Fact, Have Authority

In May, a federal judge in Virginia named T.S. Ellis III asked some pointed questions of Robert Mueller’s special counsel prosecutors during a …

Donald Trump

You Don't Just Get Fired at Amazon. What Happens Instead Is Brilliant. (Or Maybe Insane. Your Choice)

It's like "a video-conference version of the Thunderdome," as one report described it.<p>Few people would want to admit they nearly got fired from a job--especially from a big company like Amazon.<p>But a woman named Jane, who works at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, came clean recently about her …

Employment