Elections

Flake takes on Trump — and risks it all

The Republican senator let loose on the president in an interview with POLITICO, even though it will likely hurt him in his 2018 primary.<p>Most Republicans threatened with primary challenges next year are opting not to criticize President Donald Trump — even those who are privately appalled by his …

Politics

Barack Obama Returns to the Political Arena For the First Time Since Leaving the White House

(WASHINGTON) — Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and …

Politics

John McCain eviscerates Fox News reporter: 'Why would you ask something that dumb?'

Let's just establish, up front, that Senator John McCain (Republican-Arizona) thinks pretty much all questions about President Donald Trump are …

Donald Trump

Mexico’s presidential candidates include a Hillary wannabe and a guy promising better soccer

MEXICO CITY — Former first lady Margarita Zavala once styled herself as the “Mexican Hillary” as she prepared to run for president. That narrative faltered with the results of the 2016 U.S. election and then she lost a power struggle inside the right-wing National Action Party (PAN), once led by …

World News

Jake Tapper shades Bill O'Reilly for ratings jab: You were 'humiliated in front of the world'

A new Twitter battle seems to be brewing, and no, it doesn't involve President Trump.<p>CNN anchor Jake Tapper took exception to former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's Twitter comment on his "low" viewership ratings, by unleashing a withering response on the social media platform Wednesday.<p>O'Reilly …

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Fake or not? Nearly half of voters say media fabricate stories about Trump

Now this is depressing.<p>We all know the media’s credibility has sunk to new depths. That’s been showing up in the polls for years, and has been exacerbated in the Trump era.<p>Now a Morning Consult/Politico survey out yesterday says that nearly half of voters—46 percent--believe major news …

Journalism

Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook's role in elections will only grow

Negative headlines. Congressional inquiries. Corporate apologies. The heightening scrutiny surrounding Facebook after it allowed Russian trolls and inflammatory political ads to spread on its network is the kind of thing companies would do anything to avoid.<p>But don’t expect it to harm the tech …

Advertising

Trump's Agenda Slowed by Obamacare, Nafta Rifts

Bloomberg Surveillance<p>October 19th, 2017, 10:16 AM UTC<p>President Donald Trump faces a potential government shutdown while pushing for tax reform and …

Business

Majority concerned US could go to war, poll shows

A majority of the country is concerned the U.S. will engage in a major war in the next four years, according to the latest NBC News/SurveyMonkey …

Donald Trump

Poll: America’s Fear of North Korea Is on the Rise

A majority of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, view North Korea as the most immediate threat to the United States, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.<p>The majority opinion represents a shift since July, when 41 percent of Americans said North Korea was the greatest immediate …

North Korea

Barack Obama returns to the political arena

Barack Obama is returning to the political arena for the first time in months after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his …

Ralph Northam

McCain the Hedgehog vs. Bannon the Honey Badger

It isn’t hard to guess who John McCain had in mind when, in a speech on Monday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia — the finest speech of his storied political career — he denounced the “half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve …

Opinion

Dem divisions in California complicate party hopes for gains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats are at war with themselves in California, where restless activists are challenging party leaders to resist all things President Donald Trump and move further left on health care, the minimum wage and populist issues.<p>The conflict could complicate Democratic hopes of …

Politics

Democrats Must Be the Party of No

Time to take a page out of Mitch McConnell’s playbook and try to make Trump a one-termer. The surest way: Beat him and the GOP on tax reform.<p>Congressional Democrats need to start channeling Mitch McConnell from 2010, who said then: “Our top political priority over the next two years should be to …

Steve Bannon

FOX NEWS FIRST: Libs manipulate Gold Star families in war on Trump; Barack Obama returns

<b>TOP OF THE MORNING</b><p>Welcome to Fox News First. Not signed up yet? Click here.<p>Developing now, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017:<p><b>Gold Star families caught in the middle of liberals' war on Trump</b>• <b><br>Ellen DeGeneres fails to get key answers in Las Vegas guard interview</b>• <b><br>University of Florida braces for mass protests</b> …

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Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump's patriotism challenge?

<b>The TAKE with Rick Klein</b><p>It’s quite a moment for a return to the spotlight – and it’s not clear who’s most eager to see him there.<p><b>President Barack</b> …

Politics

Russian 'It girl' Ksenia Sobchak to stand in presidential election

Russian journalist, former reality show host and socialite Ksenia Sobchak announced Wednesday that she intends to stand for president in 2018 as an opposition candidate.<p>"My name is Ksenia Sobchak. I am standing for president," she wrote on a website announcing her bid, declaring that her campaign …

World News

Bannon's 'War' Includes Races Against Dem Incumbents

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is increasingly expanding his proclaimed “season of war” against establishment Senate Republicans to …

Politics

Sessions: Comey's Error in Clinton Investigation More Significant Than Most Understand

"For the first time I'm aware of in all of my experience ..."<p>Advertisement - story continues below<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions hit former FBI …

Government

Desperate Democrats Revive Ghosts of Politicians Past in Tennesee

Excitement abounded this week among Democratic political observers when numerous sources reported that former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is …

Democratic Party

Homestretch of race for N.J. governor: 'deranged murderers' and Trump

Phil Murphy, Democratic nominee for governor of New Jersey, has a wide, toothy grin on his face. On the other side of the split screen is an “illegal …

Philadelphia

Left-wingers push Koike into third place in Japan election

A Japanese left-wing party founded 17 days ago is poised to beat Yuriko Koike into third place in Sunday’s general election, as the Tokyo governor …

Japan

Danger and uncertainty a week from Kenya's election

Kenyans head to the polls next Thursday for a second time this year after the Supreme Court overturned the August election victory of President Uhuru …

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya:Polls Body Cancels Meeting With Candidates

(Photo: Capital FM)The electoral commission has adjourned its Thursday meeting with presidential candidates to a later date.The commission, in a text …

IEBC

PM hits the by-election hustings in Lac-Saint-Jean

Good morning!<p>With less than a week to go before voters in the rural Quebec riding of Lac-Saint-Jean head to the polls to fill the seat left vacant by …

Canada

UT/TT Poll: In Texas, vast majority of Republicans still support Trump

Donald Trump remains highly popular with Texas Republicans nearly a year after his election as the 45th president, according to the latest University …

University of Texas at Austin

Vic's Northcote candidates finalised

Twelve candidates will contest the Northcote by-election, the Victorian Electoral Commission says.

Australian Labor Party

Signaling Frustration, Senior House Republican Plans to Quit Early

In a sign of mounting frustration among Republicans in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker with close ties to his party’s leaders, is expected to resign and take up an executive post with a business group in his home state, according to three Republicans briefed on his …

U.S. Congress

Former CIA director: Trump 'inconsistent' with Bush, Clinton, Obama handling of military deaths

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's level of presidential concern for military families mourning loved ones has proven "inconsistent" with previous presidents in the same position, former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday.<p>Brennan reflected during a question-and-answer session at …

News

Ted Cruz Made A Painfully Awkward 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Joke Last Night

The crack came during a CNN debate between the two senators.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) drew laughs ― and a few groans ― on Wednesday night when he delivered an awkward crack at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during a debate on CNN.<p>“You know, as some might say, curb your enthusiasm,” Cruz said as Sanders …

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