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Patagonia founder invited to testify to Congress over Trump spat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On Friday, Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, invited Yvon Chouinard, founder of the ourtdoorwear retailer Patagonia, to testify before Congress about its rebuke of President Trump's decision to reduce the extent of the Bears Ears National Monument.
GOP Sen. Kennedy: Trump's nominee should have been able to answer my questions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said that he has supported nearly every one of President Trump’s picks, but that he doesn’t support them blindly: “I ask questions that I expect them to be able to answer. In doing so, I’m just doing my job.”
Trump won’t discuss a pardon for Flynn – yet
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
With a single syllable in comments to reporters Friday morning, the president suggested he may have the last word in the matter of Michael Flynn. Trump also appeared to question the integrity of the FBI, even though he was on his way to a graduation at the bureau’s academy.
Protesters rally at FCC against repeal of net neutrality rules
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to rescind rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, as protesters gathered online and in front of FCC headquarters to oppose the change.
School shooting survivors united by a chain of grief — and hard lessons passed on
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
School shootings didn’t begin, or end, with Sandy Hook. Yahoo News looks at the aftermath of four of these tragedies and the lives they changed.
Doug Jones calls on Roy Moore to concede: 'It's time to move on'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Fresh off his stunning victory in Alabama, Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones says it’s time for his Republican opponent to concede.
School shooting survivors united by a chain of grief – and hard lessons passed on
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
School shootings didn’t begin, or end, with Sandy Hook. Yahoo News looks at the aftermath of four of these tragedies and the lives they changed.
Sandy Hook mom and dad speak out in rare interview: 'You don’t heal from grief'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Five years ago, JoAnn and Joel Bacon's daughter, Charlotte, was killed at school in Sandy Hook. Now they share what their grief has been like since.
The ones that got away: Jonesboro's survivors — and the shooters — recall a moment of horror
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Twenty years on, Jonesboro, Ark., is still traumatized by an attack carried out by two middle-school boys — and how survivors deal with the knowledge that the killers are now grown men and free from prison.
Sexual harassment is wrong. Mob justice is, too.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In this season of national catharsis around sexual harassment, to establish yourself as enlightened seems to require rushing to judgment, ignoring ambiguity and silencing dissent.
Images from Newtown
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A collection of photos taken in the weeks that followed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Paducah, Jonesboro, Columbine and Newtown: A chain of tragedy and grief
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It was five years ago that a young man invaded Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and shot and killed 20 young children and six staff members, a tragedy that indelibly scarred that small city and lives on in the collective national memory. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Bannon's war against McConnell just lost its biggest battle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In going all in on Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, Steve Bannon gambled and lost — big.  His insurgency against the Republican establishment now looks increasingly uncertain.  
Can rescue animals change the way we grieve?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There is a care farm in Arizona where rescue animals are helping people deal with traumatic grief.
Rep. Speier on Alabama, North Korea and how Congress is not 'Animal House'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rep. Jackie Speier cautioned that Doug Jones’s shock defeat of Roy Moore is a “unique” result that may not apply to the 2018 midterms.
DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”
Trump distances himself from Roy Moore after upset
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump says he knew Republican Alabama Senate Roy Moore would lose in Tuesday’s special election — and claimed that his prediction was correct.
Doug Jones's victory in Alabama is an ominous sign for Republicans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, will be the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.
Doug Jones' victory in Alabama is an ominous sign for Republicans
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members for an infamous 1963 church bombing in Birmingham, will be the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate in 20 years.
Trump administration tries to connect N.Y. terror incident to immigration proposals
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna stepped in to the White House press briefing on Tuesday to push for changes in family immigration and the visa lottery but he was repeatedly unable to cite any data supporting his proposals when pressed by reporters.
White House says Trump's tweet to Gillibrand was not 'sexist at all'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump's tweet saying Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would “do anything” for campaign donations.
McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging “campaigns of subversion” against the United States and its allies.
Trump says Sen. Gillibrand 'would do anything' for campaign cash after she calls for his resignation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump lashed out Tuesday at one of the Democratic lawmakers calling for him to resign over the multiple allegations of sexual assault against him.
A state in bondage to its past confronts a difficult choice for Senate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In Alabama, religion brings people together — but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.
A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A victory for Roy Moore means the Senate majority leader will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.
White House hides troop numbers in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House left out the number of U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria from a semi-annual accounting it provided to Congress on Monday.
Allegations against Roy Moore overshadow his final campaign rally
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
— On the eve of a special election for an open U.S. Senate seat, embattled Republican politician Roy Moore told voters in the state that they shouldn’t support him if they have doubts about his integrity. “If you don’t believe in my character, don’t vote for me,” Moore said at a rally with a few hundred supporters Tuesday night. The race to between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, which will decide who fills the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is too close to call.
Predicting the unpredictable in Alabama Senate race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Tuesday’s special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions is as difficult a race to predict as you will ever see. In the deep red state that hasn’t had a competitive statewide contest in years, the polling apparatus are rusty.
Trump denies 4
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Monday morning, shortly after CNN discussed a New York Times report describing Trump’s TV viewing habits, Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the article. Though he claimed he doesn’t watch much TV and seldom if ever watches CNN, many have seen signs that he does.
The Second Coming, brought to you by — who else? Donald Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
In recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Donald Trump excited evangelical Christians and many orthodox Jews, who see it as laying the groundwork to rebuild the Holy Temple and a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ.
Trump visits Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum amid protests
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As Trump visited the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, protesters held up signs and shouted "No Trump, no hate, no KKK in the USA."
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
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In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Jerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country’s capital. But President Trump’s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.
As Democratic rage builds, Kyrsten Sinema tries a different approach. Will Arizona voters buy it?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Many Democrats have given up on compromise and centrism, but Kyrsten Sinema — a three-term member of the House from Arizona, a bisexual, secular triathlete — believes it’s a viable strategy as she prepares to run for the Senate in her mostly red state.
Congress tax conference to tackle individual mandate, corporate tax cut
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The House and Senate must now form a committee to work out the differences between their tax bills. President Trump calls the committee a “mixer” and says lawmakers will come out with something that’s “perfecto.” But the process is likely to be messy.
White House slams 'ridiculous' Trump health questions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Press secretary Sarah Sanders called questions about President Trump slurring his words in a speech Wednesday “ridiculous” and said he will have a checkup at Walter Reed early next year, with results to be shared with the public.
In one day, U.S. has off
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Apart from the 1980 boycott, American participation in recent Olympic Games has never really been in doubt. But over the last 24 hours, the Trump administration left it unclear whether the threat from North Korea might lead the U.S. to skip the upcoming competition in South Korea.
Bernie Sanders thinks Trump should consider resigning over sexual misconduct
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks that President Trump should think about resigning over the sexual assault allegations against him.
Al Franken announces intention to resign from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced his plans to resign following a series of allegations from women accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct. Franken said that while he believes an ethics committee investigation would find him innocent, he didn’t feel he could continue to serve and would be stepping down in the coming weeks. “This decision is not about me,” Franken said Thursday.
Will tax cuts spur the American economy? Maybe with a time machine.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The GOP tax bill's main failing is that it's based on a played-out theory, aimed at the problems of an age when the economy looked completely different.
More than 25 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.
A partisan split on harassment charges: Dems resign, GOPers deny
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., foreground, arrives for a news conference on sexual harassment in the workplace. The growing chorus of Democratic lawmakers calling on Sen. Al Franken to step down Wednesday opened up a dramatic partisan divide in how the two major parties are responding to their members and candidates accused of sexual harassment or abuse. By the day’s end, 30 lawmakers — and well over half the Democratic Senate Caucus — had weighed in to say that Franken should resign.
22 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Seven Democratic women in the Senate tweeted that Sen. Al Franken should quit over sexual misconduct allegations, and they were quickly joined by many colleagues.
‘Pizzagate’ troll claims another victim as culture war rages on
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The decision by MSNBC this week to cut loose a contributor over a bad-faith misinterpretation of an eight-year-old tweet represents a new escalation of the culture wars, inspired by the same alt-right troll who advanced the conspiracy theory known “Pizzagate.”
14 Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A wave of Democratic senators called for their colleague Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign. Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Kamala Harris of California, Patty Murray of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin were the first to say Franken should step aside in what appeared to be a coordinated release late Wednesday morning.
Divided by symbols, Americans see a 'serious threat' across the aisle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, “When you turn from symbols to policy, there’s less polarization,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
Five things to watch in Trump's Jerusalem speech
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.
White House: Trump 'doesn't necessarily' agree with Moore about barring Muslims from Congress
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump doesn't necessarily back all of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's controversial views.
Trump's top aides, including one he fired, praise his loyalty
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, authors of the just-published campaign memoir “Let Trump Be Trump,” describe the president’s loyalty in glowing terms – notwithstanding that Lewandowski was fired during the campaign and that neither of them received the high-level White House jobs they were promised.
Divided by symbols, Americans see a ‘serious threat’ across the aisle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
An annual survey of American attitudes about politics and values released Tuesday found, to no one’s surprise, that the nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. More than half the people in both the Republican and Democratic parties see the other side as a “serious threat to the country.”