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Kellyanne Conway dodges questions on Mike Flynn as White House touts 100
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Speaking with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway dodged questions on the appointment and ouster of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.
Military preparations ‘underway’ on North Korea, Trump aide says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A senior administration official who briefed reporters refused to be specific but spoke of possible economic as well as military responses.
White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded that Congress continue paying for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies — which lower health care costs for 7 million people — as part of the emerging spending bill.
White House dodges questions on Mike Flynn while touting 100
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As President Trump’s administration touts its accomplishments and downplays their failures in the chaotic first 100 days, top adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday dodged questions on one of the administrations more significant controversies: the appointment and subsequent ouster of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.
Fact check: The White House’s claims about Trump’s first 100 days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump says he's done a lot in his first 100 days. Here's a look at how those claims add up.
Fox’s Jesse Watters sparks controversy with suggestive Ivanka Trump remark
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A former protégé of Bill O’Reilly is facing a backlash over an on-air comment about the first daughter.
Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration order
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump lashed out early Wednesday after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against his "sanctuary cities" executive oder. Trump said he'd take it to the Supreme Court.
What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s actions during his first 100 days have not won over environmentalists. Donald Trump’s election victory, after a campaign characterized by railing against environmental regulations and dismissing the work of climate scientists, sent shivers through the environmental and scientific communities. During his first 100 days in office, the brash and unpredictable president has been following through on his campaign promises to bolster the oil, coal and natural gas industries and reverse the eco-friendly policies of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.
Donald Trump’s Russian riddle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Russian cyberattacks during the election, ties between Trump advisers and the Kremlin, investigations: What do they all add up to? Here’s what we know.
From inauguration to 100th day: President Trump’s rocky ride in pictures
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Just 100 days into his term, Donald Trump’s young presidency has already provided its share of memorable moments, from his speech to a joint meeting of Congress to his decision to rain cruise missiles on a Syrian base in response to a chemical attack that killed civilians, including children. He has hosted a virtual parade of world leaders, seen his Supreme Court pick confirmed, and held some rallies that recall the mood of his boisterous, unorthodox campaign, all while trying to lay the groundwork for still-elusive legislative achievements.
Priebus: Syria strike reflects ‘Trump Doctrine’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Reince Priebus says that Trump's decision to attack a Syrian military base and to set aside trade disputes with China reflect an emerging “Trump Doctrine.”
Obamacare subsidies remain sticking point in spending bill negotiations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to Obamacare, in March. WASHINGTON—With a Friday deadline for a government shutdown looming, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are stalled on the issue of continued funding for Obamacare. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have said any short-term spending bill must include language guaranteeing Congress will pay for the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing subsidies, which lower health-care costs for 7 million people.
Tucker Carlson and Caitlyn Jenner debate Trump and transgender rights
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The conservative Fox News host made his debut in the slot formerly occupied by Bill O'Reilly with a discussion about the president's approach to LGBT issues.
Bloomberg dismisses Trump’s ‘disingenuous’ promise to revive coal industry
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg said that President Donald Trump knows full well he will not be able to save the United States’ declining coal mining industry.
Voices from overseas: People from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe. Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration.
Ivanka Trump booed at W20 summit after calling father a ‘champion’ for women
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The first daughter was scoffed at by the audience when she described President Trump’s “advocacy” for families.
Trump foreign policy at 100 days: The downside of unpredictability
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Not quite 100 tumultuous days into his term, President Trump’s foreign policy remains a work in progress — a frequently shifting, unpredictable approach to world affairs that has unsettled rivals, but also sometimes unnerves even close allies who wonder if anyone can speak with authority for the Twitter-reliant commander in chief. “It’s early, but you can understand why some people would be unnerved,” Haass told Yahoo News by telephone.
The Trump standard: The 45th president’s norm
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump has set new norms and broken old ones: tweetstorms, attacks on Obama, awkwardness with allies, mixing government and business, and more.
The contrarians: They didn’t vote for Trump, but they would now
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
David Kord Murray, the owner of a small business-finance company in California, admits he likes to be different — “to take the contrary position.” Yet even he is surprised to have reached his latest conclusion — that while he strongly supported Hillary Clinton during the campaign, and voted for her without reservation, he now wishes he had cast that vote for Donald Trump.
Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump backed off his demand that Congress pay for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.
Kasich: Trump a ‘mixed bag’ at this point
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday he thinks it’s too early to fully assess President Trump’s performance, even as the 100-day mark of his time in office approaches.
Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Leading a panel discussion at the University of Chicago, the former president said that he is hoping to inspire young leaders and “help them take a crack at changing the world.”
Physicist and ex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rush Holt Jr., the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, talks to Yahoo News about what science supporters can do now that the March for Science is over.
Pelosi, Schumer urge Trump to butt out of budget negotiations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Chuck Schumer says President Trump’s insistence on border wall funding is a “monkey wrench” that’s bungling a bipartisan spending agreement.
‘Better you than me’: Trump commends astronauts for converting urine into drinking water
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump held a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Monday, in part to congratulate Commander Peggy Whitson on her record-setting 535th day in space.
Senate Russia probe flounders amid partisan bickering
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and whether any Trump associates were connected to it, has made little progress.
Trump fumes about supposedly ‘fake’ polls giving him a dismal approval rating
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president continues to rant about a pair of new surveys that show he is approaching his 100th day in office with the lowest approval rating of any president in more than 70 years.
Trump: Mexico will pay for the border wall — ‘eventually’ and ‘in some form’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president says he may not approve a government funding bill this week if it does not include funding for a “badly needed border wall” that he claims Mexico, “in some form,” will “eventually” pay for.
Polls: Trump approaches 100 days with lowest job approval rating in more than 70 years
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president has the lowest approval rating of any commander in chief at this point since at least 1945, a pair of new surveys published Sunday found.
‘Science not silence’: Thousands rally in New York to take aim at ‘alternative facts’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Protest signs and photos of Science March in New York, one of many Earth Day rallies around the world defending science in the era of President Trump.
French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron’s unique love story
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
French Economy minister Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux arrive at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, to attend a dinner in honour of Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, June 2, 2015. As France prepares to hold the first round of voting in their presidential election Sunday, one prominent far-right candidate is receiving attention for her populist, nationalist policies — and her political resemblance to President Trump in the U.S. Still, another has a profile that seems, at least to Americans, quintessentially French. Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former investment banker and economy minister and current favorite in the election, which, after Sunday’s voting, will almost certainly be decided in a May 7 runoff. Considered a centrist candidate, Macron is running under the banner of the En Marche! (Forward!) movement, which he founded in 2016 after leaving the Socialist Party.
Bill Nye: Trump would win reelection if he embraced climate change action
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Bill Nye the Science Guy said President Trump would likely be reelected if he were to take up arms against climate change.
Trump stuns Twitter with patriotic, yet curious, video celebrating American freed from Egypt
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Donald Trump shared a video on his Twitter page that had production values that didn’t quite line up to the highest office in the land.
Trump praises far
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump predicted on Friday that a deadly shooting on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would have “a big effect” on French elections.
Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment.
Trump bemoans ‘ridiculous standard’ of judging presidents by first 100 days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump is complaining about the “ridiculous standard” of judging an administration on its first 100 days.
Trump predicts Paris attack will sway French election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump predicted on Friday that a deadly shooting on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would have “a big effect” on French elections.
Clinton knocks Trump on LGBT rights
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the annual LGBT Center dinner on April 20, 2017, in New York City. The Center gave Clinton its Trailblazer Award. Clinton was receiving an award at a fundraiser for The Center, an LGBT community center in New York City, where she made the critical remarks.
‘Judge sitting on an island’: Jeff Sessions dismisses Hawaii court’s travel ban ruling
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The attorney general’s seeming disdain for the 50th state in a Tuesday interview earned him a reproof from Hawaii’s senators.
Trump says Iran not living up to ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump said Iran is not living up to “the spirit” of the nuclear deal. But the State Department recently said Iran is complying with it.
Former Clinton staffers share happy photos to push back against infighting claims
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Clinton campaign workers are countering a new book’s depiction of discord with social media images of cohesion and fun.
Government shutdown deadline looms as Republicans return to Washington
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Republicans return to work after a two-week recess Monday with just five days to whip their fractious caucus in line and avoid a government shutdown.
Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, Kid Rock visit Trump at the White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House was enlivened Wednesday evening by a visit from some special guests, both political and musical.
Trump pummels NYT over tweet on Patriots visit to White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The NYTimes' questionable tweet comparing the New England Patriots visit to the White House this year with the team’s trip in 2015 puts Pres. Trump on offense.
Rep. Chaffetz floats the idea he may resign before term ends
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz told multiple Salt Lake City media outlets Thursday that he might not finish out his term. “When I contemplate another 200 nights away from home, it is just too much,” Chaffetz told Fox 13 News Anchor Bob Evans. Chaffetz also texted KSL Radio host Doug Wright on Thursday morning that it was possible he would not finish his term.
Old Clinton staffers share happy photos to push back against infighting claims
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As a new book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” gains attention for its dysfunctional depiction of the Hillary Clinton campaign, former staffers are pushing back against claims of friction and infighting.
Iraqis struggle to survive after being freed from ISIS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rain in the northern part of the country flooded the river and Iraqi soldiers were forced to disassemble at least two temporary bridges on the road to Mosul. Many of bridges in northern Iraq had been destroyed since the rise of ISIS, which still holds at least 25 percent of Mosul.
O’Reilly scandal leaves women wondering: when will it stop?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Fox News contributor Wendy Walsh, who has accused former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly (right) of harassment. The news that Bill O’Reilly had been fired brought back memories–not just to those women who had actually worked with the man, but to those who had never even met him. Women who have had a version of a Bill O’Reilly in their lives – a man in power, who used that power over women with less.
Campaign books that help shatter our politics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Contemporary campaign accounts don’t illuminate the soullessness of our political culture so much as they reflect it.
5 takeaways from Jon Ossoff’s showing in the Georgia special election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
To no one’s real surprise, President Trump and Jon Ossoff came to different conclusions regarding the final results of Tuesday’s special election in Georgia. On balance, however, Ossoff may have more to brag about than the president. 1. Jon Ossoff was never likely to win the Sixth District primary outright.