When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke to reporters Thursday about what she labeled the “Trump shutdown,” she stressed that a government that is only partially open is “directly related to our security.” “We’re not paying people who keep us safe,” the speaker said, listing as one example the Transportation Safety Administration agents “who stop bombs…
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey really doesn’t want to get into the “particulars” about when or whether he’d ban Donald Trump from his platform ― even if it’s a hypothetical call for his followers to kill journalists. Feinberg: OK, but if Trump tweeted out asking each of his followers to murder one journalist, would you remove him?…
Vice President Mike Pence defended second lady Karen Pence’s decision to take a teaching job at a school that discriminates against LGBTQ individuals and families, suggesting that the uproar over it is an attack on Christianity. During an interview with the Catholicism-focused Eternal World Television Network on Thursday, Pence said that the attacks on the…
Nearly one month into a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding, his refusal to budge is prompting some strong language from the country’s frustrated legislators. In an appearance on MSNBC Thursday, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) didn’t mince words. “We are ready to take up any legislation that we think the…
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump’s delegation no longer plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The decision was made “out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said,…
WASHINGTON ― None of this would have happened if only someone in the government had picked up the phone. Annette Cowen manages 50 properties in Arkansas, mostly apartment buildings for low-income tenants with government-subsidized rent. She said her usual federal contact got furloughed when several agencies shut down last month, so she had nobody to…
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to protect another officer who pulled the trigger. Judge Domenica Stephenson said Thursday that after considering all of the evidence, including police dashcam video of the killing, she did not find…
NEW LONDON, Conn. ― A former Coast Guard commandant on Thursday tore into President Donald Trump and Congress over the ongoing partial government shutdown, calling the budget impasse “disgraceful” and “insulting.” Retired Adm. Thad Allen, who held the Coast Guard’s top position from 2006 until 2010, visited the Coast Guard Academy on Thursday to meet…
President Donald Trump blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday for a government shutdown that he has already said he was “proud” to cause.  The president, who said he would shut down the government if he didn’t get more federal funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, accused Pelosi of preventing Democrats from negotiating to end…
Rudy Giuliani told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he never denied that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government in the lead-up to the 2016 election. Instead, the president’s attorney and former New York mayor said that Trump himself had not colluded with the Kremlin. “There is not a single bit of evidence…
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