Sally Yates

Democrats Want Kushner to Address Russia Back-Channel Claims

(WASHINGTON) — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed …

World Leaders

Sally Yates, still our hero, turns her firing into an important lesson for graduates during a commencement speech

As acting U.S. attorney general, Sally Yates inspired us all by courageously refusing to enforce the Trump Administration’s immigration ban. She …

Doing The Right Thing Shouldn’t Be This Remarkable

Leaders with integrity are hard to find in 2017. It's not just Donald Trump's fault.<p>New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood up last week and delivered a moving, bracingly honest speech to explain why he removed four Confederate monuments from his city.<p>“You elected me to do the right thing, and this …

Greg Gianforte

Trump's Allies, Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial

Maybe Flynn committed treason. But so far no one has presented any evidence, just innuendo. That's not justice.<p>Heard any good Mike Flynn jokes lately?<p>How about this one from "Morning Joe," this week? "When it comes to legal issues, he's like Charmin. You just keep squeezing." Maybe you've seen …

Mike Flynn

Trump: The Presidency in Peril

If Donald Trump leaves office before four years are up, history will likely show the middle weeks of May 2017 as the turning point. Chief among his …

Donald Trump

Sally Yates tells Harvard Law grads why she defied President Trump

Sally Yates’s tenure as acting attorney general was supposed to be filled with “a lot of long, boozy lunches.”<p>That’s what her former chief of staff jokingly told her to expect during the political transition of power in January, a time meant to be “uneventful” and “status quo” while President Trump …

News

The Unhinged Attitude Towards The Media? Anything Not Sufficiently Pro-Trump

If there is anything I learned from the Greg Gianforte debacle it’s that a significant portion of the American electorate not only distrust the …

Greg Gianforte

Solving Problems the Trump Way (It's a Problem)

The personal touch could work for a real-estate developer. For a White House under investigation? No.<p>If you happen to be the U.S. president, and if your team is being investigated by law-enforcement officials, it's probably not a great idea to try to charm, threaten or possibly bulldoze the person …

Donald Trump

Watchdog's Future Is More Fraught Under Trump

Courts will be unable to avoid today's politics in deciding whether the president can fire the head of an independent agency.<p>Can the president fire the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? That question, considered Wednesday by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, …

Government

DOJ Backs Muslim Ban, Wants to Take it to the Supreme Court

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit on Thursday upheld the injunction against Donald Trump’s revised travel ban against six …

Muslim Ban

The official who let Trump keep his government hotel deal explains herself

WASHINGTON — Denise Turner Roth's phone began ringing almost as soon as the presidential election results were in. Everyone was asking: Would her …

Canadian News

How Facebook Sees the World

"Fake news" became the media's favorite electoral boogeyman during the presidential election, and with good reason: Researchers from the …

Censorship

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Speaks at Harvard Law School

“It was supposed to be an uneventful time,” former acting U.S. attorney general Sally Q. Yates told Harvard Law School degree candidates during her …

Harvard Law School

Trump adds longtime attorney to legal team advising him during probes

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s longtime attorney is joining a still-forming legal team that will guide the president through intensifying investigations …

The White House

“RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover

The Trump-Russia scandal has metastasized quickly and destructively<p>A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President Donald J. …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Damning Responses to the Russia Investigation

In September, 1972, about ten weeks after the Watergate break-in, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward huddled in the vending-machine room at the Washington <i>Post’s</i> old headquarters, on Fifteenth Street. Most days, the two reporters met there before presenting their latest scoops to the top editors. This …

Politics

‘The View’ Can Thank President Trump for Getting Its Mojo Back

President Trump’s election has given the ABC daytime talk show a ‘seriousness of purpose,’ says the network’s head of news, while Whoopi Goldberg decries rumors of co-host feuding.<p>Returning to <i>The View</i> was the last thing on Joy Behar’s mind when the new senior executive producer, Telepictures and …

TV

Senate intel issues 2 new subpoenas related to Flynn

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation said Tuesday they will continue to pursue critical documents from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, issuing two additional subpoenas to a pair of businesses Flynn ran.<p>Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr and Sen. …

Michael Flynn

Biden tells grads to take up 'dirty business of politics'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden told Harvard University's seniors that it's their turn to take up the "dirty business of politics" and tackle the world's problems.<p>In a speech at Harvard's Class Day on Wednesday, the Democrat told hundreds of students that they're graduating …

Education

Live stream: Former CIA director John Brennan testifies during Russia hearing

As part of its continuing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the House Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing Tuesday morning. Watch the live player above to watch testimony from former CIA director John Brennan. Afterward, Brennan will answer …

Donald Trump

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russians about election meddling

<b>Video by the Washington Post</b><p>Load Error<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against …

World Leaders

Daily Links: Tragedy in Manchester Edition

<i>Good morning. Start your Tuesday with this edition of Daily Links…</i>Collage by Ruby Aitken, using an image via Twitter.<b>Twenty-two people are dead and</b> …

For Teens

Trump's White House Reportedly Asked Intel Officials How to Get Comey to Drop the Russia Probe

Another day, another stunning revelation.<p>For Monday's edition of our seismic evening political news, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that President Trump asked two top intelligence officials to push back against the FBI's investigation into collusion between members of his campaign and Russia. He asked …

James Comey

Yates: No advance notice travel ban would be enacted

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, says she wasn't given advance notice that President Trump's first travel ban would be enacted.<p>Yates found …

Travel Ban

This is how Sally Yates learned she was fired

10:51 a.m. ET<p>On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the gerrymandering of two North Carolina congressional district maps was done on racial grounds …

Manchester Arena

Analysis: White House is trying to dupe media with phony leaks

Conservative talk show host Bill Mitchell has hatched an ingenious plot to destroy the credibility of major newspapers.<p>"You know what we should do? Start flooding the NYTimes and WAPO tip lines with all kinds of crazy "leaks." Then laugh when they print them!" he posted on Twitter.<p>Simple, right? …

Donald Trump

Why Pence's frustration feels like déjà vu

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new, critical Trump administration vacancy. A vexed VP. And the domino effects of the special counsel investigation.<p>It's all part of this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get tomorrow's headlines today.<p>1) A frustrated Mike Pence<p>Mike Pence has been described by …

Government

Here's What You Should Do If You Want Donald Trump To Be Impeached

Many people are wondering if President Donald Trump will face impeachment.<p>Now, there’s a number of issues surrounding the president that make people …

Donald Trump

Memorial Day essentials that’ll make the whole family happy

Memorial Day kicks off the grilling season. Call us fussy, but this year we won’t be satisfied with just some hot dogs, buns and burger meat.<p>Saveur’s …

News Industry

[WATCH] John Oliver Calls Donald Trump’s Last Seven Days “Absolutely Insane”

<b>UPDATED with video:</b> Last week in “Donald Trump” was so nuts that John Oliver was forced to devote virtually all of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> to talking about …

Donald Trump