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Analysis: Trump mirrored North Korea's own rhetoric with threat of 'fire and fury.' Can it be effective?

WASHINGTON — President Trump's use of apocalyptic imagery in threatening "fire and fury" against North Korea represented some of the most bellicose language uttered by any president since World War II.<p>Speaking at his New Jersey golf club on Tuesday, Trump warned: "North Korea best not make any more …

#MeToo: Social media flooded with personal stories of assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two simple words became a rallying cry on Twitter to stand against sexual harassment and assault.<p>"Me too."<p>Social media was flooded with messages Sunday, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.<p>On Sunday actress Alyssa …

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

<b>US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security".</b><p>America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect.<p>The justices said they would consider …

What we learned about Trump, Russia, and collusion in 2017

The biggest question about the scandal is still unanswered.<p>President Donald Trump has reportedly called the Russia scandal a “cloud” hanging over his presidency. And throughout his first year in office, the weather has been very cloudy indeed.<p>Again and again, news about the investigations into the …

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.<p>The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality …

Berkeley’s Semester of Hate

Last semester’s protests at the University of California, Berkeley, challenged liberal presumptions about who exactly the good guys were. Anti-fascists, or Antifa, clad like ninjas and hellbent on silencing a speaker (the provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos), smashed windows and set fires. Clashes with …

The FCC just killed net neutrality

It’s over<p>Net neutrality is dead — at least for now. In a 3-2 vote today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the tough net neutrality rules it put in place just two years ago. Those rules prevented internet providers from blocking and throttling traffic and offering …

Net Neutrality

The FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications in light of this obscure court case

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>The plan by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate its net-neutrality rules next week is expected to hand a major victory to Internet service providers. But any day now, a federal court is expected to weigh in on a case that could dramatically expand the scope of …

Trump's approval rating jumps to 45 percent, highest since September

President Trump's approval rating increased to 45 percent in the first week of December, the highest mark he's received since September, according to …

New Alberta bill introduces restrictions on PACs, but allows them to accept corporate, union donations

The Alberta government is introducing new rules to restrict the use of political action committees.<p>The NDP says political action committees (PACs) …

The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down"

President Trump told reporters ahead of a Cabinet meeting Wednesday that a government shutdown over the spending bill "could happen," and said if it …

House Passes Disturbing Bill That Would Override Local Laws Against Concealed Carry

The House approved a bill on Wednesday that would allow gun owners with a concealed carry permit in one state to carry that weapon into another …

GOP tax bill is 'death to Democrats,' conservative economist says

Conservative economist Stephen Moore, who advised the Trump campaign on tax policy, told Bloomberg the GOP's tax bill is "death to Democrats."

Local politicians received money from cable-affiliated PACs

<i>As an FCC vote that could put an end to net neutrality nears, The New Political tracked money received by Ohio congressional officials by</i> …

John Conyers retires from Congress, endorses son, amid harassment scandal

Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving active member of the House and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, retired from Congress on Tuesday after facing a number of allegations of sexual misconduct.<p>The 88-year-old Michigan Democrat called in to a Detroit radio station from an area hospital …

How Robert Mueller Has Spent $3.2 Million Investigating Russian Meddling in the 2016 Election

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent more than $3.2 million in the opening months of his federal criminal investigation into Russian interference …

Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

Hawaii's governor has signed a bill that adopts goals of the Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's announcement last week that the U.S. is pulling out of the global accord.<p>"Reducing greenhouse emissions in Hawaii is now the law — the state law," reports Hawaii Public Radio's Bill …

Democratic Lawmaker Forces Impeachment Vote in the House

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment</b><p>Democratic Congressman Al Green from Texas has been calling for the impeachment of Donald Trump for months. But after unveiling articles of impeachment earlier this month, Representative Green forced the House of Representatives to vote on this …

Chuck Schumer advised Trump to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told The Weekly Standard he advised Trump to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, which he is expected to do …

Trump threatens government shutdown, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a government shutdown “could happen” and blamed Democrats for the looming threat, claiming “they want to have illegal immigrants pouring into the country, bringing with them crime."<p>“Democrats are really looking at something very dangerous for our country. …

Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday barreled toward the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades as the top Republican …

Republicans

House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump

Steve Bannon wants to destroy the Republican Party

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Steve Bannon is a misunderstood man.<p>For most people, he is a symbol of the hyper-partisanship running roughshod in the country, the architect of Donald Trump's "us vs them" campaign in 2016.<p>And, sure, Bannon doesn't like Democrats. At all. But Bannon's true passion is not the …

Stephen Colbert Went All-In on President Donald Trump Over 'Madness' of Supporting Roy Moore

With less than a week to go until the Alabama Senate special election race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, Stephen Colbert is speaking out against …

Alec Baldwin Complains John Oliver Has Turned Talk Shows into “Grand Juries”

If Baldwin’s ABC show comes to fruition, don’t expect hard-hitting interviews a la Oliver or Stephen Colbert.<p>Late night might be in the middle of a renaissance, but not everyone is thrilled. Take <b>Alec Baldwin,</b> who lamented on Twitter early Wednesday that talk shows, “once promotional pit stops for …

How Russia used social media to divide Americans

Russian trolls and bots focused on controversial topics in an effort to stoke political division on an enormous scale – and it hasn’t stopped, experts say<p>For the past year, the world has reeled over escalating reports of how Russia “hacked” the 2016 US presidential election, by stealing emails from …

Social Media

Poll: 31% of Republicans want a different presidential nominee in 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump continues to enjoy robust support within the Republican Party, but about a third of his own political partisans still say they would prefer a different Republican at the top of the ticket in 2020, according to a new survey from the Public Religion Research …

Does Article II of the Constitution Really Protect the President?

John Dowd, President Donald Trump's outside attorney, introduced a puzzling defense of the Russia investigation Friday morning: the president cannot …