Democratic Party

Barack Obama dancing in Kenya is exactly what your week needs

Before delivering a moving speech in South Africa, Barack Obama let loose in Kenya. The former president casually showed off a few dance moves while visiting a youth centre from his half-sister Auma Obama's Sauti Kuu Foundation yesterday. His step-grandmother Sarah, 96, joined in on the fun, <i>People</i> …

South Africa

New Poll Of Democratic Voters Spells Doom For Big-Name Presidential Contenders

A new survey of Democratic voters by Rasmussen offers a gloomy reality check for some big-name presidential hopefuls: Nearly three-quarters of …

Government

Chris Wallace Asks Putin Why So Many of His Political Rivals End Up Dead

Fox News anchor <b>Chris Wallace</b> is widely thought of as one of the tougher interviewers in the TV news business, and he held Russian President <b>Vladimir</b> …

Russia

Denaturalization, explained: how Trump can strip immigrants of their citizenship

A new “denaturalization task force” raises questions about who really counts as American.<p>Norma Borgono is a 63-year-old grandmother in Miami, scrambling to make ends meet while living with a rare kidney disease. The 28 years she’s spent in the US since arriving from Peru haven’t been easy or …

Immigration

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Scandal Lawsuit

In the two weeks since former Ohio State wrestlers began to make public allegations about being repeatedly molested and assaulted by team doctor …

U.S. Politics

Historians Say President Trump Smashed U.S. Leadership Conventions During Rocky Europe Trip

(HELSINKI) — Plenty of U.S. presidents have created commotion in their travels abroad, but none as much as President Donald Trump.<p>The president’s …

Donald Trump

House Intelligence Chairman: Justice Department hoping 'Republicans will lose the House'

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes blasted the Justice Department and the FBI for having "actively obstructed a congressional investigation" with what he sees as a political goal of waiting out Republican investigators.<p>In an interview with fellow Republican Rep. Sean Duffy, Nunes …

Donald Trump

Putin Asked Trump to Let Russia Question McFaul, White House Says

President Donald Trump entertained a proposal from Vladimir Putin to let Russian authorities pose questions for the former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, …

Donald Trump

The Latest: Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local):<p>5:25 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump says in an interview with CBS News that he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States won't tolerate election …

Donald Trump

Why an accused Russian agent visited an American university and South Dakota summer camp

More than three years before she was arrested on the accusation of being a covert foreign agent with ties to Russian intellegence operatives, Maria Butina gave a guest lecture to about a dozen students munching pizza in a setting far removed from the country’s political world: a public university …

U.S. Politics

Montenegro Opposition Leader Calls Trump ‘Strangest President’ In U.S. History After World War III Remarks

In a recent interview, Trump called the Montenegrins "very aggressive people," suggesting that they have the potential to start a third world war.<p>Not …

Donald Trump

Missing Obama

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “In Speech, Obama Warns Against Rise of ‘Strongman Politics’” (news article, July 18):<p>My wife and I, both 67, white, progressive Democrats, just spent nearly 90 minutes watching former President Barack Obama speak in Johannesburg at a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of …

Opinion

Jay-Z Rails Against Philadelphia and Its Mayor for 'Evicting' His Made In America Festival

In an op-ed published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, rapper and mogul Jay-Z let it be known that he was none too happy about the city of …

African-American News

Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Lesson for the Democratic Establishment

Three weeks into her turn in the national spotlight, some of the shine is coming off Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young democratic socialist …

U.S. Politics

Socialist Takeover of Democratic Party Great News for Republicans

The Democratic Party has passed into dangerous political territory. Not unexpectedly, they have entered an era of fledging <b>far-left control</b>. It brings …

Conservative View

U.S. court blocks EPA decision not to enforce 'glider truck' limits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily blocked a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would have lifted strict limits on the number of remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as “glider trucks” that could be sold.<p>The vehicles have a used engine …

Environment

Barack Obama Busts a Move With His Grandma in Kenya and, Welp, Glad Someone's Having Fun

If you've been missing Barack Obama more than ever lately, his most recent video probably <i>won't</i> help your achy, breaky heart. The former president has been in Africa for the celebration of what would have been Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday and other major events, and it's his latest grooving …

Barack Obama

US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat.<p>She doesn't live in Alaska. In fact, she's never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she's serious about running, though she …

U.S. Politics

Rand Paul Retweeted PizzaGate Conspiracy Theorist

Jack Posobiec has spread rumors about slain DNC staffer’s role in email leak<p>Sen. Rand Paul twice retweeted an Islamophobic conspiracy theorist who …

Donald Trump

Putin’s ‘Incredible’ Offer to Trump Tied to 2016 Campaign Meeting

President Vladimir Putin’s offer to help the U.S. investigate alleged Russian election meddling, hailed as an “incredible” gesture by Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

4 Blue States Sue Federal Government Over Tax Deduction Cap

New York's governor says the tax caps are meant to harm Democratic states, and some analysts agree.<p>Four blue states are suing the federal government …

Andrew Cuomo

'History Has its Eyes on Us.' James Comey Wants Americans to Vote for Democrats This November

Former FBI Director James Comey — at one point a registered Republican — is urging Americans to vote for the Democratic party in the upcoming midterm …

Donald Trump

Let's Take a Dive Down the Wingnut Rabbit Hole

It's the only way to decipher Louie Gohmert's insane story about Russians electing Harry Truman.<p>A brief diversion before it all really gets rolling in our politics Wednesday. Once, when I wrote a book, I took as one of its primary avatars one Ignatius Donnelly, the Prince of Cranks. Donnelly, whose …

Gerald Ford

Trump Administration Investigating Uranium Imports Under National Security Concerns

Investigation could prompt tariffs on foreign producers of radioactive material<p>WASHINGTON—The Commerce Department has opened an investigation into whether uranium imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to tariffs or other protections against foreign producers of the radioactive …

Trump Administration

Wisconsin Used to Be Progressive. What Happened?

The author of The Fall of Wisconsin on how the state went from celebrating unions to vilifying public servants.<p>As much as any noncoastal state, …

Middle-class

Why Obama Visit to Tanzania Was Kept a Secret

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family arrived in the country on July 8, but refused media coverage on their stay, citing privacy and …

Barack Obama

Obama Opens Up About His Extraordinary Wealth — And What It Could Be Used For

"There’s only so big a house you can have."<p>Former president Barack Obama laid out his vision for what other Americans with high net worths could do …

South Africa

The usual suck-ups — Pence, Hannity, Dobbs — stand by their man, Trump

President Trump’s Putin schmoozapalooza in Helsinki on Monday sent jaws dropping around the world, and — in a very rare occasion — even within the …

Donald Trump

Barack Obama: 'Men Have Been Getting on My Nerves Lately'

The world has pretty much always been a steaming pile of garbage. With that said, though, it’s definitely getting worse, especially if you look at …

Offbeat News

The EPA's Updated Report on Formaldehyde

The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report says formaldehyde is one of the most commonly used chemicals in the country. It can be found in cosmetics, synthetic fabrics, most wooden furniture, and is an air pollutant near major refineries. This EPA report warns that most Americans inhale …

EPA