National Politics


Obama allows Iran sanctions renewal without signing bill

12/15/2016 10:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

    Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama allowed US sanctions against Iran to be renewed on Thursday, but in a surprise move declined to actually


Watch Trump admit he thought he lost the election

12/15/2016 8:46 AM Updated: 4 months ago

Learn the miraculous story of the White House’s Chanukkah menorah

12/14/2016 5:23 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Though the first night of Chanukkah isn’t until the 25th, the While House is celebrating tonight, and they’re pulling out all the stops for President


De Blasio backs Ellision for DNC Chair

12/14/2016 4:13 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement today showing his support for Rep. Keith Ellison as he runs for leadership of the Democratic National Committee. In


Watch Wisconsin crowds boo Paul Ryan at Trump rally

12/14/2016 12:13 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Trump defends diplomat pick Tillerson against critics

12/14/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  West Allis (United States) (AFP) – Donald Trump defended his nomination of ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as America’s next secretary of state, dismissing concerns about


Tillerson’s history at Exxon point to more Iraq-like interventions under Trump

12/13/2016 4:13 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, has come under attack for his ties to Russia, which include receiving an Order of


Secretary Kanye? Rapper meets with Trump

12/13/2016 10:05 AM

  Musician Kanye West was seen this morning entering Trump Tower in Manhattan, and Hope Hicks, who served as press secretary for Trump during the campaign,


Trump to name ex-Texas governor Rick Perry energy secretary

12/13/2016 9:40 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – Rick Perry, the former governor of oil-rich Texas who once vowed to eradicate the Energy Department if elected president, is Donald Trump’s


US presidential electors demand briefing on Russian hack

12/13/2016 9:20 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – A group of electors who will ratify the US presidential election results next week on Monday called for a full briefing on


Schumer calls for transit workers to be screened for terrorists

12/12/2016 6:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Sen. Charles Schumer, set to be the next minority leader of the Senate, called today for all transportation employees to be checked against terror watch

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Nobody knows to pronounce Treasury-pick Steven Mnuchin’s name

12/12/2016 4:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – So, how do you pronounce the last name of Steven Mnuchin, the banker, Hollywood producer and political fundraiser tapped by President-elect Donald


Watch de Blasio on the one mistake that cost Clinton the election

12/12/2016 4:02 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Make Japan great again with Trump luck paddles

12/12/2016 3:02 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Tokyo (AFP) – Donald Trump only wants to make America great again, but one Japanese firm hopes that painting his face on a traditional good


Watch McCain discuss Russian election fraud, call Putin a ‘thug’

12/12/2016 12:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Trump on Russia meddling in US election: ‘I don’t believe it’

12/11/2016 10:45 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – President-elect Donald Trump rejected the CIA’s reported conclusion that Russia intervened to help him win the US election, saying in an interview


Republicans reject reports Russia helped Trump win election

12/11/2016 9:10 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – Republicans on Saturday rejected reports about a secret CIA assessment finding that Russia sought to tip the US presidential election in Donald


(Video) Did Hillary Clinton blame her defeat on “fake news”?

12/09/2016 10:45 AM Updated: 4 months ago

UN Syria envoy to meet Trump team

12/09/2016 8:47 AM Updated: 4 months ago

United Nations (AFP) – The UN’s peace envoy for Syria on Thursday said he is planning to hold meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

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Maybe Trump won the Rust Belt because we call it the Rust Belt

12/08/2016 9:40 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  I’m originally from Michigan, the state that gave President-elect Donald Trump his narrowest election day victory. It was also, to me, his most surprising victory.