Politics

Trump condemns anonymous sources as staff demands anonymity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has unloaded on the news media for using anonymous sources — just hours after members of his own staff insisted on briefing reporters only on condition their names be concealed.<p>Unleashing a line of attack that energized an enthusiastic crowd at the nation's …

Donald Trump

Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is something only dictatorships do

“That is what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer once said that banning media outlets is a hallmark of a dictatorship. On Friday, he leveled an outlet ban of sorts — for a single press briefing.<p>Friday afternoon, following Trump’s rambling …

Journalism

The Generals Guarding American Democracy

It has fallen to military men to keep our institutions safe.<p>Donald Trump promised as a candidate to deliver fundamental change to how Washington works, and in one critical way, he is already delivering. A little more than a month into his presidency, a fundamental shift in civil-military relations …

Foreign Policy

The White House just barred major media outlets from a press briefing

President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, kept major media outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, out of the daily press briefing Friday, canceling it in favor of an off-camera media gaggle for handpicked media outlets and escalating the Trump administration’s fight with the …

Journalism

There's a new push to make Obama president again. This time, of France.

In just a couple of months, French voters will go to the polls to elect their next president. It's already turning into a divisive campaign, with the one-time conservative front-runner François Fillon deeply wounded by a corruption scandal and facing stiff competition from both the far right Marine …

France

GOP Congressman: ‘Absolutely, Trump Should Release His Tax Returns’

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has been a supporter of President Trump, surprised protesters during a Thursday night town hall when he called for the president to release his tax returns. One of his constituents, Donna Waters, 56, became visibly emotional while confronting the first-term …

Donald Trump

Comey in middle of political fray over Trump and Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey is again in a familiar spot these days — the middle of political tumult.<p>As a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, he clashed with the White House over a secret surveillance program. Years later as head of the FBI, …

Government

At CPAC, Trump Delivers a Journalism Lecture — and a Threat

POTUS hits anonymous sources after ‘senior administration official’ briefs reporters<p>Donald Trump on Friday issued a blistering attack on news …

Journalism

Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term 'radical Islamic terrorism', sources say

HR McMaster felt phrase castigates ‘an entire religion’ and indicated ‘he’s not on board’ – a contrast with the president and many key staff members<p>Donald Trump’s new national security adviser has told staff at the White House he does not wish to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” to describe …

Foreign Policy

Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos

This is the real story of how the video that took down Milo surfaced.<p>The story of Milo Yiannopoulos’s fall from conservative grace ended when a conservative blog posted video footage of him making comments that seemed to rationalize pedophilia. But it started when a 16-year-old high school student …

Bigotry

The High Cost of Politicizing Intelligence

Trump is undermining America’s national security by trying to shape analysis to support his world view.<p>The White House recently sought to enlist the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice to build a case for its controversial and unpopular immigration ban, CNN reported on Thursday. Among …

Foreign Policy

Trump order drops protection for families of deployed military

Imagine you are a member of the United States military deployed on the front lines confronting ISIS or other terrorist threats. Suddenly you get a …

War

Nigel Farage and Dog the Bounty Hunter Toast Trump’s ‘Revolution’ Aboard Breitbart Boat Bash

D-list celebrities, booze, and right-wing oddballs mingled at Breitbart's annual CPAC party, but this time they partied as victors.<p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Nigel Farage and Dog the Bounty Hunter walk onto a boat with Republican officials and Breitbart staffers to celebrate President Donald …

Political Satire

Mexico tells US it will refuse deportees from other countries

Interior secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong says ‘there is no chance’ it will accept deported immigrants amid tensions in US-Mexico relations<p>The Mexican government made clear to visiting US emissaries that it will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances, the interior …

Mexico

Kasich on meeting with Trump: If you're on the plane, you want to root for the pilot

Washington (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich worked to repair ties with President Donald Trump on Friday, offering what he said were candid views on topics like foreign policy and health care during a 30-minute sit down in the Oval Office.<p>The former rivals for the GOP nomination were able to discuss their …

Foreign Policy

Major Republican donors' stake in far-right media outlet Breitbart is confirmed

Breitbart News Network, the far-right media outlet that heralded President Donald Trump's rise and was once led by his top White House strategist, is owned in part by a wealthy conservative family that poured millions into propelling Trump into office, the company's chief executive acknowledged …

GOP Lawmakers Push Bills to Limit Protesting in 17 States

Republican lawmakers in numerous states are pushing legislation that would place restrictions on protesting rights. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, the bills being introduced in 17 states would ramp up punishments for protesters who block highways and ban the use of masks, among other …

Government

LIVE BLOG: DNC Chair Race To Begin Shortly. Here's What To Expect

<b>10:57 a.m. ET:</b> A famous quote attributed to Will Rogers goes, "I'm not a member of an organized political party. I'm a Democrat." The party doesn't have the best reputation for sticking to schedules, and that's the case this morning in Atlanta.<p>The DNC meeting got started late, and committee members …

Bernie Sanders

Trump Can’t Stop Undermining His Claim to Represent the Workers Party

One of the pleasures of watching a Donald Trump campaign speech is the glaringly obvious contrast between his written remarks and his frequent, …

Trump Administration

DNC Race: Democrats Elect New Leader Saturday

ATLANTA — After a polarizing campaign that has frozen efforts to rebuild the party from November's devastating loss, Democrats will elect a new leader Saturday.<p>Frontrunners Keith Ellison and Tom Perez — a congressman and former Obama cabinet member, respectively — have been locked in a …

Elections

Gov. Martin O'Malley: Trump administration is 'malicious'

Governor Martin O'Malley joins MSNBC's Craig Melvin to explain how President Trump appealed to "militant White nationalism" during his CPAC speech, …

Martin O'Malley

Kasich After Trump Meeting: If You’re on a Plane, You Root for the Pilot

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks to the press following his meeting at the White House with President Trump. Kasich said the President was “very responsive” to his concerns about Obamacare and Medicaid expansion. He also discusses whether past tensions between the two have been forgiven.

John Kasich

Trump White House Lets First Routine Week Slip Away

Administration clashes with reporters over invitation-only Q&A session<p>The Trump White House was close to pulling off its first drama-free week after …

Sean Spicer

GOP Lawmaker: Remove Clinton Name from Arkansas Airport

A Republican state legislator in Arkansas has introduced legislation aiming to remove the Clinton name from Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field. The measure notably doesn't mention the former president and secretary of state by their names—however, State Sen. Jason …

Hillary Clinton

Today, Trump said the L.A.Times poll 'did a great job. Shocking...' Here’s what you need to know

Throughout the fall campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump and his allies loved the USC/L.A. Times "Daybreak" poll -- the only major survey that consistently showed him winning.<p>"A couple polls got it right. I must say Los Angeles Times did a great job, shocking because, you know, they did a great …

Elections

Trump And CPAC: A Complicated Relationship No More

President Trump's status with the Conservative Political Action Conference has gone from "it's complicated" to a full-on committed relationship.<p>That turnaround was to be expected, given that the former reality TV star and billionaire businessman pulled off an unlikely upset last November that …

CPAC

The Man Steve Bannon Compared to President Trump, as Described in 1925

Speaking on Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., Donald Trump's adviser Steve Bannon praised the …

Steve Bannon

Here's a Picture of the Crowd Lined Up Outside CPAC to See Donald Trump Speak

<b>NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—</b>A few minutes into his CPAC speech Friday, esteemed and honest president Donald J. Trump said people were so excited to hear him …

Trump Administration

Trump Praises First Amendment, Calls for Media Suppression and Fewer Protests

On Friday, president Trump said that the media “shouldn’t be allowed” to cite anonymous sources — because America’s most respected newspapers …

Journalism

France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants.<p>Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies.<p>"There is terrorism …

France