Politics

4 reasons Trump thinks NFL players are a good target (and 1 big reason he's wrong)

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Friday night, President Donald Trump began a full frontal assault against NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem -- deriding them as "sons of bitches." On Sunday night, he was still at it, tweeting: "Sports fans should never condone players that do not …

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McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a "very poor prognosis" as he battles brain cancer.<p>McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague …

News (U.S.)

Trump responds to NFL protests: 'Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump responded to protests across the National Football League on Sunday over his remarks about players taking a knee during the national anthem, expressing approval for those who locked arms, but not those who knelt.<p>"Great solidarity for our National Anthem and …

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Mark Cuban: Pres. Trump Needs to ‘Be Able to Take the Blowback’

Dallas Mavericks owner and businessman Mark Cuban has pushed back at President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who decline to stand during the pledge of allegiance, as well as the president’s decision to revoke a White House invitation to Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry.<p>“If the …

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Trump revels in latest war of words with professional sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his attacks on activist athletes, President Donald Trump plunged into the middle of his favorite kind of drama — personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making.<p>For three days, the provocateur president has drawn criticism for saying football players …

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Trump Invites Russian National Basketball Team to White House

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—One day after rescinding his invitation to the Golden State Warriors, Donald J. Trump invited the entire Russian national basketball team to celebrate with him at the White House.<p>Trump said that he looked forward to welcoming the Russian team, calling them “much, …

Culture

Trump's Shocking Recklessness

The president’s latest comments shouldn’t be surprising—but his deliberate inflammation of tense situations is no less stunning.<p>During last year’s presidential campaign, I conducted a running feature called the “Trump Time Capsule.” Its purpose was to chronicle the things Donald Trump said or did …

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Kris Kobach’s claim that there is now ‘proof’ of voter fraud in New Hampshire

<i>“Facts have come to light that indicate that a pivotal, close election was likely changed through voter fraud on November 8, 2016: New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate Seat, and perhaps also New Hampshire’s four electoral college votes in the presidential election. … It has long been reported, anecdotally,</i> …

Elections

Trump’s global vision is a nightmare. The UN has to act

For the sake of world peace and security, António Guterres must stand up to this narcissistic bully<p>The presidential cavalcades have departed Manhattan. But the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s speech to the UN general assembly still reverberate. “You can be sure of one thing,” a veteran UN official …

Opinion

Tom Brady: "I certainly disagree" with Trump's NFL comments

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came out against President Trump's NFL comments this morning with Boston's WEEI hosts Kirk and Callahan during his …

Tom Brady

Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult

Many NFL players took exception on behalf of their mothers when President Donald Trump implored team owners to "get that son of a bitch off the field" for protesting.<p>At least 200 NFL players either knelt, sat, stretched or prayed during the national anthem Sunday after Trump's weekend attack on …

DeShone Kizer

Why Cede the Flag to Trump?

Colin Kaepernick and other athletes have a better claim on the United States’s symbols and their meaning.<p>President Trump apparently slept on it overnight and woke up early on Sunday morning thinking: “Yes, I will fight a cultural war against black athletes.”<p>In two Sunday morning tweets, Trump urged …

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Even Michael Jordan is now calling out Donald Trump

The weekend that woke the United States up—and reminded everyone including President Donald Trump that athletes can have a powerful political …

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Clinton calls out Trump administration's response to Puerto Rico devastation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton called out the Trump administration Sunday for its response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.<p>"President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens," …

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Colin Kaepernick has won: he wanted a conversation and Trump started it

The quarterback wanted kneeling in protest for the anthem to start a national talk about race and justice. Thanks to the president’s blast of rage, we have one<p>All Colin Kaepernick ever asked was for his country to have a conversation about race.<p>This, he warned, would not be easy. Such talks are …

San Francisco Bay Area

Six (Unlikely) Scenarios That Could Change The 2018 Senate Map

Americans inclined to pay attention to these sorts of things have engaged in some distinctly Calvinist political thinking of late: that the Senate …

Elections

Fired by Trump, Bharara fires back

<b>(CNN) —</b> A lot has changed for Preet Bharara since March 11.<p>"I'm not a different guy. I had a different job" Bharara, the former US attorney for the Southern District of New York and a CNN contributor, told CNN's Bill Weir. "There's a difference in how you're supposed to input yourself when you're …

Justice

McConnell Avoided Making a Promise He Couldn’t Keep

McCain’s health care announcement showed value of majority leader’s caution<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell never quite guaranteed a floor vote …

Health Care

‘Lonely Scholar With Unusual Ideas’ Defends Trump, Igniting Legal Storm

WASHINGTON — Seth Barrett Tillman is a lecturer in the law department of Maynooth University in Ireland. He is, he said in a recent court filing, a “lonely scholar with unusual ideas, who is unaffiliated with the popular, the organized and the wealthy.”<p>One of his unusual ideas is that President …

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The anti-Muslim AfD just scored big in Germany’s election. What does this mean for German Muslims?

At the height of the refugee crisis two years ago, many Germans thought that Angela Merkel’s days as chancellor were numbered. Merkel’s open embrace of Syrian refugees upset the conservative wing of her own Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and fired up the far-right, anti-Muslim Alternative für …

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How Maggie Haberman and David Fahrenthold accidentally became Trump experts

On the latest Recode Decode, the two journalists explain how their careers set them up to cover the Trump Era.<p>Maggie Haberman started working at the New York Times in 2015 — with just one little problem. She didn’t know what she was supposed to be doing there.<p>“I was looking for a lane, so I picked …

Journalism

America's fractured economic well-being

Economic prosperity is concentrated in America's elite zip codes, but economic stability outside of those communities is rapidly deteriorating.<p>Data: …

Business

The Latest: Sen. Cruz says he's against GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local):<p>12:35 p.m.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz says he's against the Republican bill that would erase much of President Barack Obama's health law.<p>If the Texas Republican sticks to that stand, GOP leaders will have little hope that their …

Finance

Survey finds strong support for ‘dreamers’

Majorities of Americans strongly support two potential components of immigration legislation this fall, including deportation protections for younger undocumented immigrants and requiring employers to verify workers are in the United States legally, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News …

Immigration

How Trump Bungled the Politics of Football

Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem is an event a more talented or personally disciplined racial demagogue than Donald Trump could …

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GOP Health Care Bill Still Stalled

Playbook: “At this moment, senior Senate Republican aides seem skeptical this will turn the process around. In our conversations, one theme keeps …

ObamaCare

America's Red and Blue Judges

Justice Neil Gorsuch exemplifies how the Supreme Court has become fully enmeshed in the rankest partisan politics.<p>“There’s no such thing as a Republican judge or a Democratic judge,” Neil Gorsuch told the nation during his confirmation hearings. “We just have judges in this country.”<p>Senate Majority …

CNN Poll: Opinion of the Republican Party falls to all-time low

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> There are fresh signs the Republican Party's brand is in trouble.<p>Fewer than three in 10 Americans -- 29% -- hold a favorable view of the Republican Party according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. That is down 13 percentage points from March and is the lowest mark for the GOP …

Elections

The NFL Protests May Be Unpopular Now, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll End That Way

Civil rights protests, almost by definition, begin as unpopular.<p>President Trump is feuding with the NFL. He argued that players shouldn’t take a knee …

Sports

McCain's moment: Ailing senator plays spoiler again for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime friends and advisers of Sen. John McCain say they're not surprised by his decision to oppose a last-ditch Republican effort to overhaul the nation's health care law.<p>McCain objected to the legislation in part because Senate GOP leaders wanted a vote without holding …

Government