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As the shutdown drags on, where’s Mitch?
Where is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as negotiations lag to end the government shutdown? Why is he staying on the side lines? The Louisville Courier Journal’s Joseph Gerth discusses with MSNBC’s David Gura.
Cohen admits to lying about Trump Tower Moscow
Donald Trump spent years trying to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to allegations in new reports. Joy Reid and her panel discuss further allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin was offered a million-dollar unit in the potential development.
Women's marches kick off with focus on 2020 and progressive policies
(CNN)Demonstrators are gathering for the Women's March in Washington and related rallies across the country Saturday, with many of the movement's supporters looking to channel two years of momentum and common cause against President Donald Trump into progressive policies.
Bombshell report throws Ivanka, Trump Jr. under new scrutiny
New reporting from BuzzFeed News alleges Trump directed his then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law and lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project. The report puts Trump two of Trump’s children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., under new scrutiny, alleging both of their invol
Virginia’s lone black statewide official sits out Robert E. Lee tribute
RICHMOND — Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, only the second African American elected to statewide office in Virginia, briefly bowed out of his duties in the state Senate Friday in protest of a tribute to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation
(CNN)For much of the past 20 months, President Donald Trump and his administration have insisted that, for all of the smoke surrounding his 2016 campaign, there was no fire. A lot of people in Trump's orbit engaging in conversations and relationships with Russian officials, but no evidence of collus
Impeachment seems much more likely after Thursday's bombshell report
WASHINGTON — The two most important words in American politics today are these two: “if true.” “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in a
Exclusive: Trump meets with Cabinet officials to revive infrastructure push - sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is reviving efforts to win approval for a significant infrastructure plan lasting up to 13 years, two people briefed on the matter said, as the administration seeks to bring a long-stalled campaign promise back to life.
Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics
BURNABY, B.C. - Inside a sunlit co-operative housing complex in Burnaby, B.C., federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh knocked on doors of residents whose first languages included Croatian, Filipino and Spanish. Often, to their surprise, Singh greeted them or said goodbye in their mother tongue.
PayPal is putting shutdown border wall politics aside to help government workers
Imagine a scenario where we woke up tomorrow to find out that 800,000 Americans were suddenly without a paycheck. How might we make a difference? Could we put politics aside and instead focus on helping members of our communities in a time of need?
Young people changing our politics and changing our Labour Party
WHEN mainstream media commentators berated themselves in the wake of the June 2017 general election for failing to predict the Corbyn surge, they spotted that it was down to the youth.
The Baker Center hosts C-SPAN bus at UT , engaging interest in politics
The C-SPAN Bus visited UT’s campus on Thursday, Jan. 17, as part of its Southern Swing tour to engage with UT students, faculty and staff. The bus, first parked outside of Neyland Stadium and then the Baker Center, was a great way to get out of the rain for a few minutes and learn a little about pol
CoBank says politics are hurting farmers
A CoBank analyst says right now some of the largest economic difficulties for farmers have been government created. Tanner Emhke tells Brownfield farmers and ranchers have been at the front lines bearing the cost of the trade war and government shutdown, “This shutdown is only exacerbating an existi
NRV Letter : Do n't bring divisiveness to local politics
Regarding “PAC looks to flip control of board of Montgomery Co. supervisors," New River Valley section, Dec 30, 2018:. Could we please not bring the divisiveness and dysfunctionality of our national political parties to local politics? Until I read this piece I didn’t know the party alignment of the
Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for president on June 16, 2015. It was the first time he promised that if elected, he’d see to it that the United States built a wall along its southern border. Over the next 18 months, the wall would define his candidacy. Two years into his first term
Leave politics out of tragedy
Politics should not follow death. After the sudden death of 26-year-old journalist and former colleague of mine Bre Payton in late December, the Internet — as it often does — turned ugly. It dragged in politics, personal vendettas, and false information labeling Bre an “anti-vaxxer” to turn a
Maneuvering that discredits politics
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seen entering Parliament to attend a parliamentary session ahead of today’s confidence vote. By the look of it, Alexis Tsipras has managed to secure the survival of his government without the participation of Panos Kammenos, whom he allowed to maintain his parl
Tabletop Tuesday -- When Politics & Gaming Collide
Politics – that dreaded topic that so many keep trying to say, “We don’t want it in our fantasies/hobbies!” As we’ve mentioned before, however, you can’t escape politics. They’re in everything from comics to movies, and always have been.
McCarthy : Politics holding city back
Garry McCarthy never planned to get into the Chicago mayoral race, but groups of people kept lobbying him to do so. He would politely turn them down and they would come back with even more supporters.
TV station backs off accusation that CNN played politics
NEW YORK (AP) — An executive at a San Diego television station that accused CNN of rejecting an appearance by one of its reporters for political reasons conceded Friday he didn’t really know why the network turned him down.