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Government shutdown begins
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations.
2nd annual Women's March: A multi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Protesters rally across the United States and overseas for the second annual Women's March, on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
Tick, tick … boom? If the shutdown comes, who will pay the price?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
With Republicans in control of all three branches of government, a shutdown would do nothing to convince Americans that the GOP can govern effectively.
Spain's Robert Mueller takes on the Russian mob
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Spanish special prosecutor José Grinda conducts fearless high-profile raids of Russian organized-crime syndicates, which favor the Spanish economy to recycle the proceeds from drug smuggling, gun running, prostitution and human trafficking.
Antiabortion activists rally in annual "March for Life” in Washington
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Thousands of antiabortion activists from around the U.S. gathered in the capital Washington Friday for the annual "March for Life" -- fired up by the support of Donald Trump, who addressed the crowds via video link.
Stormy Daniels says Trump is 'terrified of sharks'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
While late-night talk show hosts are focused on the salacious details of Donald Trump's alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, a peculiar anecdote from one of their purported encounters has caught the attention of the internet.
The 'Sisterhood of the Van,' one year after the Women's March
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Jocelyn Duke treats her memory of that day as a talisman, taking it out when the actual moment feels distant, turning it this way and that in her mind.
Sen. Kaine condemns 'unacceptable' expanded U.S. mission in Syria
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress.
Prototypes for Trump's U.S.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” the president tweeted. Here's a look at prototypes constructed in Otay Mesa in San Diego, Calif.
The resistance is organized and ready in district where Trump is visiting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Democrats, especially women, have been organizing ever since last year’s election. And they think they have a chance to take the seat in this heavily Republican district.
Sen. Kaine condemns ‘unacceptable’ expanded U.S. mission in Syria
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Tim Kaine warned that the expanded mandate outlined by Rex Tillerson was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress.
Price hike would make national parks look like 'exclusive club,' resigning NPS board member says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Nearly every member of the National Park Service advisory board resigned out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has not consulted with them over any decisions about the nation’s natural treasures. The agency is considering more than doubling the price of admission for 17 popular national parks during peak season.
'The Wall is the Wall': Trump defends border plan after Kelly suggests it has 'changed'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump defended his plan for a wall along the U.S. southern border on Thursday after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said some of the immigration policies Trump touted during the campaign — including the wall — had “changed.”
A free
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Lesson from the GOP in 2016: When a field of candidates is divided 20 different ways, the one who makes a loud, emotional or even outrageous appeal can incite enough of a disenchanted plurality to win.
Dreamers see their shot at legalization, despite obstacles that remain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hoping for the passage of a DREAM Act, immigration activists stage protests at the offices of members of Congress.
Can Jeff Flake turn the tide in the Republican war on the media?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump has waged war on the media, to the delight of his base and with the unspoken – or explicit – support of his party. Now, on the floor of the Senate, one Republican, Jeff Flake of Arizona, has denounced Trump for labeling the press “the enemy of the people,” a phrase also used by Stalin. Will it change anything?
Bipartisan bill tells Russia hands off U.S. elections, Sen. Van Hollen says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Chris Van Hollen detailed how a new bipartisan bill aims to deter Moscow by imposing punishing sanctions in retaliation for future election meddling.
In Tanzania, mothers learn how to teach the facts of life
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Kuwa Mjanja, a program in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, works with mothers and their daughters to encourage them to consider the consequences of teen pregnancy.
Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color — green'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Eric Trump on Wednesday dismissed the backlash over President Trump’s caustic comments on immigration that have led some members of the media to label his father a racist.
Trump's language on immigrants provokes a backlash in the pulpits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Many Christian pastors and educators were deeply troubled President Trump’s demeaning language about some foreign countries — less because of the vulgar language he used than the racist views it implied. Many churches have sent missions to Haiti and appreciate their struggles.
Doctor gives Trump a clean bill of health, physical and mental
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump needs to lose 10-15 pounds but is generally in excellent health and has no problems “whatsoever” with his mental ability, his official military doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Ronny Jackson predicted that Trump would stay in good health throughout his time in office, even if it stretches to a second term.
Report: Porn star said she had yearlong affair with Trump in 2006
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who was reportedly paid $130,000 by Trump’s lawyer to stay silent, told Slate in 2016 that she carried on an almost yearlong sexual relationship with Trump a decade earlier.
DHS secretary defends Trump amid immigration firestorm: 'We'd like to have people with skills'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Kirstjen Nielsen got into heated exchanges over the president’s comments about Haiti and African countries while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Trump's meeting with Kazakhstan president raises questions about human rights and business ties
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump proclaimed Tuesday “Religious Freedom Day,” but he spent the afternoon meeting with an authoritarian who has been accused of conducting a brutal campaign of repression against religious minorities and political opponents in his country.
Activists hold Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Across the country, activists, politicians and citizens alike reacted to recent comments made by President Trump during a meeting on immigration that seemed to denigrate Haiti and African nations.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Trump and Kim should talk after false alarm
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should enter negotiations before another mistake leads to accidental nuclear war.
Martin Luther King Jr.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
King was a Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader who practiced peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience to protest racial inequality. In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
Georgia senator now says Trump 'did not use that word'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said that President Trump never used crass language referring to Haiti and African nations during a closed-door meeting earlier this week.
The Nordic track (channeling President Trump)
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
What's so great about Norway, anyway?
Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in the 1964 slayings of 3 civil rights workers, is dead: A look back
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, convicted decades later in the 1964 slayings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, has died in prison at the age of 92. Here's a look back.
Trump not racist 'in the traditional sense,' says MLK's nephew at White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After appearing alongside President Trump at a White House event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the late civil rights icon, said he does not believe the commander in chief is “a racist in the traditional sense.”
President Trump disputes reports of remarks on Haiti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump is disputing multiple reports that he made disparaging remarks about countries during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers on U.S. immigration policy.
Trump's 'Year One' ignites on the cover of Time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Time magazine is set to publish a cover that it says depicts Donald Trump's first year in office and the White House response to Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury.”
Activists protest against Trump's immigration policies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protests against President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
Kellyanne Conway: We're forced to talk about Hillary, whom we never mention
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Kellyanne Conway, refuting the claim that the White House is "obsessed" with Hillary Clinton, said on “Fox & Friends”: “The fact is, we only have to talk about her because people won’t let go of an election that she lost miserably.”
He's reckless and uninformed. But that doesn't make Trump crazy.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There are said to be whispers that Trump is suffering from early stages of dementia. But no one’s shown me any evidence that he is anything other than a 71-year-old guy who never focused all that well to begin with.
New York's Donald J. Trump State Park: A story of abandonment and decay
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Signs for Donald J. Trump State Park are still visible on Taconic State Parkway in New York, even though the park is overrun with weeds and brambles. A subject of local debate and some controversy, the neglected land shows what happens when real property donated to the state for public use isn’t maintained for years.
Obama reports no gifts from Putin in 2016 — sad!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The State Department published its annual list of foreign leaders who made gifts to American officials, including President Barack Obama. Vladimir Putin wasn’t on it. Neither was Kim Jong Un.
Trump calls interview with special counsel 'unlikely'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Amid reports that special counsel Robert Mueller will soon seek to question President Trump as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Trump on Wednesday called such an interview “unlikely.”
Obama reports no gifts from Putin in 2016 – sad!
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The State Department published its annual list of foreign leaders who made gifts to American officials, including President Obama. Vladimir Putin wasn’t on it. Neither was Kim Jong Un.
With key GOPers retiring, could Orange County lead the way to a Democratic wave?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Two veteran GOP congressmen representing California’s Orange County, Darrell Issa and Ed Royce, just announced their retirements, a hopeful sign for Democrats. But can they capitalize on it to flip the House?
Trump denies he’s considering ‘bloody nose’ strike on North Korea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump told his South Korean counterpart by telephone that he is not considering a so-called bloody nose military strike on North Korea.
Trump slams 'Sneaky' Dianne Feinstein for releasing testimony in Russian dossier probe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president also said that “Republicans should finally take control” of the Russia investigation.
As Florida evades Trump drilling plan, California and other coastal states ask, ‘What about us?’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Coastal communities that oppose President Trump’s expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling are questioning why Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made an exception for Florida’s waters but not their own.
Bannon out at Breitbart
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Right-wing firebrand Steve Bannon’s rapid fall from grace continued Tuesday as he was removed from his post at the head of the Breitbart News media organization.
Oprah and Trump go way, way back together. Here’s proof.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
If Winfrey runs, expect to see a continuous loop of clips from Trump’s numerous appearances on her daytime talk show — and never-ending analysis of Trump’s long public friendship with his fellow media billionaire, whom he once said would be his ideal running-mate.
Oprah 'intrigued' by presidential run, Gayle King says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“I don’t think she’s actively considering it at this time,” King said on “CBS This Morning.” “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea.”
With Bannon exiled by Trump, what happens to the candidates he backed?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Steve Bannon hoped to parlay Trump’s victory in 2016 into a nationwide insurgency against the Republican establishment, backing a slate of primary challengers to sitting senators. But his guerrilla campaign lost a crucial battle in Alabama, and now seems to have collapsed entirely, as Trump has disavowed him in the wake of the “Fire and Fury” book. What happens now to the candidates he was backing?
White House suggests there isn't 'any way back' for Steve Bannon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley slammed the door on former strategist Steve Bannon amid controversy over a new book, "Fire & Fury," about President Trump's administration.
NBC deletes tweet welcoming 'OUR future president' Oprah
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In a statement released Monday, the network said a tweet about "'OUR future president' Oprah" was “in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement.”