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JFK at 100: Remembering John F. Kennedy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Take a look back at the life of President John F. Kennedy on his centennial
Trump gave himself a '10' for Puerto Rico recovery. This congresswoman says it’s a '4.'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., the first Puerto Rican-born woman elected to Congress, sharply criticized President Trump’s handling of the hurricane damage on the island in an interview with Yahoo News on Friday evening. The congresswoman also suggested the president is treating Puerto Ricans differently than other U.S. citizens because they are Latinos.
The #MeToo hashtag has reached nearly half the Facebook accounts in America. The consequences have just begun.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
This week Facebook came through as a forum for truth as women across the country unspooled their tales of sexual harassment and abuse under the #MeToo hashtag — and the movement is already having real-world consequences.
Trump gave himself a ‘10’ for Puerto Rico recovery. This congresswoman says it’s a 4
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
From left, New York Reps. Joe Crowley, Nydia Velazquez, Jose Serrano and Yvette Clarke talk about the damage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The congresswoman also suggested the president is treating Puerto Ricans differently than other U.S. citizens because they are Latinos. Velazquez expressed shock that Trump gave himself “a ten” on a scale of one to ten when Yahoo News asked him to grade his response to the destruction.
San Juan mayor rips Trump for giving himself a perfect '10' on hurricane response
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“If it is a 10 out of a scale of 100, of course. It is still a failing grade,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz said when asked about President Trump's giving himself a perfect grade for his response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico.
Video undermines White House attack on Rep. Wilson over condolence calls
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The controversy continues over President Trump’s treatment of a military widow during a condolence call, with Rep. Frederica Wilson, Fla., accusing the White House of lying about her record.
Amid Niger questions, Congress calls Tillerson, Mattis to testify in war powers debate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Senate took a step late Thursday toward reviving the post-9/11 debate over where, when, how, why and on whose authority young Americans should go off to war.
Trump blames rise in British crime on Islamic terror, surprising Britain
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Donald Trump fabricated a linked between a rise in United Kingdom crime to Islamic terror Friday morning, causing confusion among Brits. Trump is apparently referring to a report released Thursday by the United Kingdom’s Office of National Statistics, which indeed cited a 13 percent rise in crime.
A liberal is a conservative whose house just flooded
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.
Obama makes a plea to Virginians and signals a way forward for Democrats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former President Barack Obama makes an impassioned return to the campaign trail in New Jersey and Virginia.
Kelly defends Trump on casualties, attacks 'selfish' congresswoman
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday delivered an impassioned defense of President Trump’s outreach to families of four Americans recently killed in Niger.
Trump grades his own Puerto Rico response a perfect '10'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump gives himself high marks for his response to hurricane damage in Puerto Rico.
Trump demands to know: Who paid for the 'Trump dossier'?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump is wondering who paid for the controversial dossier that made salacious but unverified claims about his ties to Russia a day after executives from a firm that helped produce it refused to answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee.
George W. Bush: 'Bigotry seems emboldened' in Trump era
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“We’ve seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty,” former President George W. Bush said in a rare public speech. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism.”
Expert warns Trump about tweeting on Asia trip
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
China expert Dennis Wilder, President George W. Bush’s senior director for East Asian Affairs, sets the stage for President Trump’s Asia trip.
GOP senators back Obamacare stabilization as Trump sends mixed messages
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Twelve Republican senators signed on to a bill that would stabilize the Obamacare individual markets despite mixed messages from President Trump.
In emotional interview, Gold Star parents say of Trump: 'It's not about a call or a letter'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The parents of a United States Army specialist killed in Syria in May said Thursday they hadn’t received any acknowledgment from President Trump, despite his claim to have called “virtually” all families of fallen U.S. soldiers.
Silent Republicans have their reasons. They don't have an excuse.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump doesn’t care what happens to the GOP after he’s gone. So why aren’t more Republicans separating themselves from him?
Trump says he has 'proof' on his call to soldier's wife, and the nation waits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
If the president's proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when — or if — it sees it.
White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier’s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.
Trump says he has 'proof' on his call to soldier's wife, and the nation awaits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
If the president's proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when — or if — it sees it.
Sessions: U.S. not doing enough to stop future election interference
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Attorney General Jeff Sessions conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government is not doing enough to prevent future interference in elections by Russia and other foreign adversaries.
Ed Gillespie's scaremongering TV ads may define his campaign
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ed Gillespie, an architect of the GOP outreach to Hispanics, is running for governor of Virginia with commercials demonizing Hispanic immigrants as gang members. His turnaround is reminiscent of another Southern centrist who made coded appeals to conservative white rural voters to win office: Jimmy Carter.
Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and 'Crooked Hillary'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
James Comey may have begun drafting a statement about the Clinton email investigation before it was finished, to judge from newly released documents. The president, jumping on this, criticized both Comey and Clinton in tweets Wednesday.
Trump says he has ‘proof’ on his call to soldier’s mother, and the nation awaits
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump claims he has proof that a Democratic congresswoman is lying, but if his proof is anything like the evidence he’s promised to offer for some of his other controversial assertions, the nation will believe it when—or if—it sees it.
Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widow
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.
Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and ‘Crooked Hillary’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning in order to denounce former FBI Director James Comey and take an apparent swipe at his own Justice Department.
In Virginia race, Gillespie throws immigrants under the bus
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ed Gillespie, an architect of the GOP outreach to Hispanics, is running for governor of Virginia with commercials demonizing Hispanic immigrants as gang members. His turnaround is reminiscent of another Southern centrist who made coded appeals to conservative white rural voters to win office: Jimmy Carter.
Trump's tax reform pitch to conservatives comes with a 'sense of urgency'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president will use the speech before the audience of conservatives to make the case that his tax cuts will spur “massive economic growth,” senior administration officials said in a conference call with reporters. While the White House officials said they’re “very confident and excited” the plan will boost the economic fortunes of the middle class, they also acknowledged it has critics on both sides of the aisle and comes with high stakes for the president.
Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 world leaders have sought him out to seek insight into President Trump.
Trump ambassador promises Russia he'll be 'practical'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is promising his hosts to be “practical” when it comes to relations damaged by Moscow’s invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, and by alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
Senators reach bipartisan deal to restore Obamacare payments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
 Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced a deal to stabilize Obamacare markets that President Trump has tentatively blessed
Now I Get It: Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Every 90 days, President Trump is required by Congress to certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement. It’s up to Congress, and they have a few options. If they make either of these moves, Iran could see it as a deal-breaker and resume the development of its nuclear program through uranium enrichment.
Trump defends false claim that predecessors didn't call fallen soldiers' families: 'There’s nothing to clarify'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“You could ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama,” the president says in a Fox News Radio interview.
High in the Puerto Rican mountains, waiting for help after Maria
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Branches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Rico’s central mountain range to Ivan and Carmen Martinez's home and alternative-medicine clinic.
As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump revealed that Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., is no longer his nominee for the top position at the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.
After exposé, Trump says he’ll ‘be looking into’ his choice for drug czar post
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s choice for the country’s next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug companies that have been flooding the nation with addictive pain pills.
Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOP
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Kentucky senator are “fighting for the same thing.”
Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.
Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clash
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump declared that the United States is not picking sides in the armed dispute between Iraqi Kurds and the government in Baghdad.
Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump tweets that he would like Hillary Clinton to run for president again in 2020.
Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A former Russian internet troll says the training for influencing the American election included screening "House of Cards," and reading – and writing – comments on the websites of the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The secretary of state is refusing to discuss reports that he called the president a “moron” after a meeting with the commander in chief and top national security officials over the summer.
Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In the nearly two weeks since Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has become the face of the ongoing investigation.
FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Yahoo News has obtained thousands of emails and documents from the Russian news agency Sputnik. The FBI is scrutinizing the documents in its investigation into whether the company is actually an agent of the Russian government.
Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump threatened Friday to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal unless Congress and America’s partners in the agreement agree to a package of changes to ramp up pressure on the Islamic republic. Here's what could happen next.
Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As the Trump administration takes blow after blow at the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats are planning to take steps on their own to try to prevent or delay the demise of individual marketplaces where 12 million Americans buy insurance.
Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare payments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of punishing the American people for his own inability to improve the U.S. health care system.
Democrats rip Trump’s ‘spiteful act’ of ending Obamacare payments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of punishing the American people for his own inability to improve the U.S. healthcare system.