Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused the GOP of hypocritically trashing precedent to quickly transform the top court into a right-wing bulwark against the liberal values the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for.
"They are fighting to reverse Justice Ginsburg's legacy, not honor it," the New York Democrat said, in a fierce ...Read more
Landing a one-on-one interview with President Trump would put the startup "NewsNation" "in the big time," an executive for the network crowed before the interview aired in Tuesday's first hour of the WGN America national cable newscast.
After seeing the questions anchor Joe Donlon lobbed at the president and the unchallenged assertions and ...Read more
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump publicly insists he doesn't rehearse for debates, claiming recently that he is preparing for his first debate on Tuesday in Cleveland with Democratic nominee Joe Biden "just by doing what I'm doing."
But behind the scenes, Trump is quietly studying videotapes of Biden's debate performances in 2008 and 2012 to...Read more
BANGOR, Maine - Maine is getting an outsized share of Trump love these days.
The president visited a remote town of 1,500 in June. His son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lara Trump, have stumped in the state. A lobsterman from tiny Swan's Island spoke at the Republican National Convention in August.
And the president is showering federal ...Read more
The start of the confirmation hearings to put Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court was nowhere to be found on The New York Times' front page. Joe Biden couldn't have been more thrilled.
"My heart sang," said Biden, then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He declared the muted media coverage - an indication of the dearth of ...Read more
It would be a bit much to call Sen. Mitt Romney a paragon of political virtue. But the Utah senator and 2012 Republican presidential nominee did strike a profile in courage in casting the only Republican vote to convict President Donald Trump and remove him from office.
On Tuesday, Romney did a solid for Trump in announcing that he would ...Read more
Among the myriad lawn signs sprouting in anticipation of November's presidential election, two are noteworthy for their seeming nonpartisanship:
The first sign - "ANY FUNCTIONING ADULT 2020" - makes light of America's current upheaval, tacitly confessing how little today's disillusioned voters expect of their elected leaders.
The second, ...Read more
A divided Haitian supreme court opted Tuesday not to swear in nine newly appointed members of President Jovenel Moise's Provisional Electoral Council, whose appointments and mandate to prepare a referendum for a new constitution and organize upcoming elections have stirred controversy and been deemed unconstitutional.
Unmoved, Moise went and ...Read more
WASHINGTON - As the United Nations marked its 75th anniversary with a pandemic-era summit conducted virtually, President Donald Trump used the occasion Tuesday to excoriate China, accusing it of "unleashing" the coronavirus on the world even as U.S. deaths from the disease passed 200,000.
Trump, who had advertised for days on the campaign trail...Read more
The widow of late U.S. Sen. John McCain plans to endorse Joe Biden on Wednesday, giving the former vice president another boost from a prominent Republican.
Biden leaked Cindy McCain's political plans during a fundraising call Tuesday evening.
"Maybe I shouldn't say it," Biden told campaign donors, "but I'm about to go on one of these Zooms ...Read more
President Donald Trump is aiming to bring home thousands of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan ahead of the November elections, to show he's fulfilling his pledge to end America's wars in the Islamic world. In fact, the best way to minimize the chances of getting dragged back into such conflicts is to leave some troops in place but to clarify...Read more
The GOP has asked the Supreme Court to review a Pennsylvania ruling that extends the mail-in voting deadline for the presidential election, a move that could lead to the court's' first test since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, law experts say.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled last week that there will be a three-day extension for ...Read more
WASHINGTON - Foreign actors and cybercriminals are likely to try to spread false information about the U.S. presidential election, including questioning any results not released on Nov. 3, by creating fake websites, altering existing sites or creating and sharing social media content, federal authorities warned.
The intent of the election ...Read more
WASHINGTON - Kamala Harris' team is working to manage public expectations that her upcoming debate with Vice President Mike Pence will present her with an easy opponent, despite her withering attacks on Democratic rivals in earlier presidential primary debates.
As the Democratic vice presidential nominee readies for the faceoff on Oct. 7 in ...Read more
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is giving listeners a sample of what to expect from her new podcast debuting next week.
Tuesday's official podcast trailer for "You and Me Both With Hillary Clinton" features the former secretary of State promising in-depth conversations "with people I just love talking to."
"We're living through ...Read more
CHICAGO - Three weeks after launching to tepid ratings, WGN America's "News Nation" said it has landed an interview with President Donald Trump that could raise the profile of the nascent cable newscast.
It may also test whether the network can live up to its motto of unbiased reporting.
"News Nation" co-anchor Joe Donlon is set to do the one-...Read more
WASHINGTON - Sen. Mitt Romney said he will consider voting for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee this year, further buttressing Senate Republicans' efforts to confirm a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Romney, R-Utah, was one of the last Republican holdouts to announce whether he would consider voting for a nominee so ...Read more
WASHINGTON - A shorthanded Supreme Court can move forward as usual with the slate of oral arguments already set for the first few months of its new term that starts in October, but having only eight members changes how they might be decided.
Among the potentially affected cases: the fate of the 2010 health care law known as Obamacare, set for ...Read more
President Donald Trump, who seems intent on announcing a COVID-19 vaccine before Election Day, could legally authorize a vaccine over the objections of experts, officials at the Food and Drug Administration and even vaccine manufacturers, who have pledged not to release any vaccine unless it's proved safe and effective.
In podcasts, public ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. - If it seemed like the most pivotal point in Kamala Harris' quest to help Democrats win the White House was a looming debate with Vice President Mike Pence, that may all have changed Friday evening.
Now Harris, 55, faces what are almost certainly the most challenging, consequential moments of her political career in the coming...Read more
- Trump slams China in UN speech echoing his campaign themes
- Supreme Court expected to forge ahead with eight justices after Ginsburg's death
- Mitt Romney says he will consider Supreme Court nominee this year
- 'We're not gonna be manipulated.' Cracks form in Trump's Cuban-American base
- US agencies warn of disinformation on delayed election results