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'Trump's son should be concerned': FBI obtained wiretaps of Putin ally who met with Trump Jr.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations involving Alexander Torshin ahead of his meeting with the president's son.
'Trump’s son should be concerned': Wiretaps show Trump Jr. met with Putin ally
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations involving Alexander Torshin ahead of his meeting with the president's son.
Trump has given us the ultimate Chinese import: American princelings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In China, princelings are privileged relatives of high-level government officials. Princelings benefit from nepotism and cronyism, using their family ties to conduct business and accumulate wealth. Now President Trump has given us the ultimate Chinese import: American princelings.
U.S. Naval Academy graduation; Trump delivers remarks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Donald Trump delivered remarks during the United States Naval Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, Friday, May 25, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.
Dershowitz: My friends, family are horrified by my Trump defense
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“The left adored me for my statements about Bill Clinton,” Dershowitz says in a new episode of the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.” “And they despise me for making exactly the same statements about a political figure they despise.”
'That’s ridiculous': Key Obama adviser dismisses Trump's 'Spygate' claim
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Avril Haines, who served as President Obama's deputy national security adviser, told the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" that it's "ridiculous" for President Trump to claim that "Spygate" is one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history.
ICE expands controversial partnerships with local law enforcement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
ICE’s 287(g) program, which is being expanded, deputizes local police and sheriffs to enforce immigration law in some localities. Critics say it leads to racial profiling and unjust detentions.
Virginia congressional primary will be a test for an establishment Democrat, as party seeks to flip the House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Before Virginia Democrats can pop the victory champagne, they first need to decide what kind of candidate, and race, they want to run.
Catholic voters, evangelicals or bishops: Who's leading the anti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Roman Catholic Church has always adamantly opposed abortion but American lay Catholics’ views on the issue aren’t much different from the public at large. Evangelicals, on the other hand, do overwhelmingly oppose abortion but lack Catholicism’s formal hierarchy. This helps to create an interesting dynamic within the anti-abortion movement, where Catholic bishops lead at the policy level and Evangelicals lead in the streets.
Unfiltered: ‘She was completely demonically possessed.’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Dr. Richard Gallagher is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York, a professor at the New York Medical College in psychiatry, and is on Columbia University’s faculty. In this week’s episode of Yahoo News’ Unfiltered, we take a look at one psychiatrist’s mission to provide his patients with the help they need, even if it’s an exorcism. The woman and her husband were devout Catholics, and they believed they were being attacked by evil spirits.
Trump again goes after what he calls the 'animals' of MS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The event was billed as a roundtable “on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate our communities.” But at times it almost seemed as though the purpose was to validate the president’s description of MS-13 members as “animals.”
Spy, Spying, #SPYGATE: Trump spies opportunity to 'brand' FBI informant
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump reportedly told a friend this week that he wanted to “brand” the FBI informant who met with members of his 2016 campaign a “spy” because he believed the term would stick. On Thursday morning, Trump used the term three times in a single tweet.
Republicans block deeper probe into census citizenship question
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Democrats were thwarted in their attempt to probe the Justice Department’s backing of a citizenship question in the 2020 census and whether President Trump’s administration was involved.
The Newest Deal: Dems build a progressive platform for 2020
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Medicare access, federal job guarantees, debt-free college, post-office banks and more: There’s no shortage of progressive ideas for the Democratic platform in 2020.
In Long Island, Trump goes after the 'animals' of MS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The event was billed as a roundtable “on immigration loopholes that enable MS-13 to infiltrate our communities.” But at times it almost seemed as though the purpose was to validate the president’s description of MS-13 members as “animals.”
How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.
In Long Island, Trump goes after the ‘animals’ of MS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
At the Morrelly Homeland Security Center on Long Island Wednesday, President Trump accepted praise from local officials, law enforcement, and parents of MS-13’s teenage victims for his commitment to crack down on the violent street gang that has wreaked havoc on pockets of the New York City suburbs in recent years. “I called them animals the other day and I was met with rebuke,” Trump said, referring to backlash over his use of the word in a context that some listeners took to mean undocumented immigrants in general. Going around the table, Trump received repeated reassurances that his use of the word “animals” to describe members of the gang, whose primary activity is violence, was accurate.
Trump claims Clapper 'admitted' the FBI spied on his campaign. But Clapper said the opposite.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Wednesday falsely claimed that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper conceded the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.
Teacher power leads to upset win in Kentucky race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In Tuesday’s Republican primary, math teacher and first-time candidate R. Travis Brenda knocked off House Floor Majority Leader Jonathan Shell by 123 votes.
In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.
Taming the ‘animals’ of MS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
For the second time in a year, President Trump will travel to Long Island Wednesday for a forum on combatting MS-13, the small but violent street gang that has been a central focus of his crackdown on illegal immigration. Beyond the pockets of Long Island and a handful of other communities in Maryland, Virginia, and California where MS13 is mostly active, Trump’s apparent obsession with the gang, whose membership of predominantly Central American immigrants make up a small fraction of the country’s active gang members, has been met with both confusion and criticism. Some law enforcement leaders have reportedly questioned the focus on MS-13 over bigger threats.
'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its Department of Justice.
McCain's legacy: Principles tempered by political necessity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he’s gone. “He served his country,” McCain said. “And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors. But served his country. And I hope you could add ‘honorably.’”
Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Predictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Keith Ellison.
RFK's daughter contrasts his 'moral imagination' to Trump's lack of one
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“Peace and justice and compassion towards those who suffer — that’s what the United States should stand for,” Kerry Kennedy said. “Imagine a politician, a serious presidential contender standing up and saying that.”
Launch abort? Trump tries to get his 'Space Force' off the ground, but not everyone is on board
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In a ceremony earlier this month honoring the Army football team, President Trump took a rhetorical detour to the military’s potential future in outer space. “You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard,” Trump said. “And we’re actually thinking of a sixth, and that would be the Space Force.
Garry Kasparov: I told you Putin would attack U.S. election — and he will again
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former Russian chess champion has a message for those who didn’t foresee Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
McCain’s legacy: Principles tempered by political necessity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he’s gone. “He served his country,” McCain said. “And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors. But served his country. And I hope you could add ‘honorably.’”
Evangelical Robert Jeffress thinks Jews are going to hell. Israelis are OK with that.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Next to Jews themselves — in fact, exceeding many American Jews themselves — evangelicals are among Israel’s strongest supporters.
Reform group targets the 'money state' of anonymous donors
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“I think you can say there's only, sadly, one thing important in our politics, and that is lots of money,” said Tim Roemer, who co-chairs a political reform group called Issue One.
Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A list of the names of the eight students and two teachers killed by a gunman at Santa Fe High School in Texas was released Saturday. One was a visiting student from Pakistan, and one a teacher's aide trying to make ends meet for her family after her husband fell ill.
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Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead. We’re closing down our live blog but for the latest updates visit the Yahoo News homepage.
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February.
Live updates: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; at least 8 dead
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter is said to be in custody, and early reports indicate that multiple people were killed.
Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former top White House cyber chief under President Obama is warning that Iran may soon start to ramp up cyberattacks on the United States in the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with that country. Iranian hackers associated with that country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard were indicted by U.S. officials in March 2016 for launching a wave of massive denial of service attacks on major U.S. banks and other financial institutions, shutting down computer networks and causing millions of dollars in lost business.
'Not looking good': How Trump has responded to mass shootings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Another mass shooting, another tweet from President Trump.
Young father imprisoned in Iran: An American dream turned nightmare
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Experts on Iranian politics believe hard-line Iranian factions are behind the continued detentions of Americans held in Iran, including Xiyue Wang, a scholar and young father.
How the Trump team's story has evolved on their New York meeting with the Russians
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The explanations about a 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer have continually changed.
Father of 5
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Experts on Iranian politics believe hard-line Iranian factions are behind the continued detentions of Americans held in Iran, including Xiyue Wang, a scholar and young father.
FEMA announces plan to extend emergency power restoration mission in Puerto Rico
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Byrne announced additional assistance to Puerto Rico, where nearly all of the over 1.5 million residents lost power after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the island two weeks apart last September.
Air Force apologizes for tone
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The U.S. Air Force walked back a tweet about the viral debate over whether a sound clip sounds like the word “Yanny” or “Laurel.”
White House says Trump's use of 'animals' to describe MS
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday sharply defended President Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes as “animals.”
Unfiltered: ‘Time is running out’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In front of an audience, the executive pitches the drones as “unstoppable” and calls them capable of “an airstrike of surgical precision” that could render nuclear weapons obsolete. The film, titled Slaughterbots and produced by the Future of Life Institute, shows how easily autonomous weapons could become weapons of mass destruction. In this week’s episode of Yahoo News’ Unfiltered, we talk to New School professor Peter Asaro about the dangers of artificial intelligence technology and autonomous weapons.
Sen. Tom Udall wants EPA to ban neurotoxic chemical: 'Scott Pruitt doesn't listen to science'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is calling on the EPA to follow through on its plan to prohibit a toxic pesticide that’s been linked to brain damage in children. One of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first actions in office was to reject his scientists’ conclusion that it put children and farmworkers at risk and strike down a ban his agency had proposed two years earlier.
Senate report shows oligarch gave Trump a 'sizable birthday gift'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
New details emerge on the Trump Tower meeting with Russians, as a Senate committee releases 2,500 pages of transcripts.
'Congratulations America': Trump marks Mueller probe's 1
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to lead the Russia investigation with a caustic tweet while Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, ripped the probe in a pair of interviews with Fox News.
Why Mike Pence won't be president
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Mike Pence is busy building his own political operation. But close as he is to the presidency, his chances of ever getting the job fall somewhere between remote and imaginary.
Civil rights and environmental groups raise the alarm on a key judicial nomination
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rights leaders and environmentalists are calling on the Senate to reject President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Oldham, the top legal adviser to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.