Politics

Ford, Bush Presidential Adviser Brent Scowcroft Dies At 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush and was a Repu...

US Sanctions Pro-China Leader Of Hong Kong, Other Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing’s effort ...

Why New York Is Suing The NRA: 4 Questions Answered

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION) - Editor’s note: New York state Attorney General Letitia James is suing the National Rifle Association and four of its current and former officials. Bri...

Virus Aid Talks On Brink Of Collapse, Sides ‘Very Far Apart’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol generated lots of recriminations bu...

US Ambassador Says Iran Is World No. 1 Sponsor Of Terrorism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called Iran “the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism” on Thursday and warned Russia and China that they will bec...

Portland Mayor Decries Violent Protesters As Props For Trump

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, a city wracked by nearly 70 consecutive nights of unrest, on Thursday angrily denounced those who attempted to set a police pre...

Potential Satmar Mega-Development in Blooming Grove Bad Idea, Says NY State Senator

BLOOMING GROVE, NY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Just days before a planning board meeting will give South Blooming Grove residents an opportunity to weigh in on a massive housing projec...

Former President Bush Pays Tribute To Immigrants In New Book

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration. Crown announced...

Democrats Sue Georgia Election Officials Over Lines At Polls

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are asking a federal judge to order Georgia election officials to take steps to prevent long lines at the polls on Election Day. A lawsuit filed Thursda...

Lebanon Probes Blast Amid Rising Anger, Calls For Change

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port...
Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Michelle Obama Reveals She Is Suffering From ‘Low-Grade Depression’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Former US First Lady Michelle Obama revealed on her podcast (dubbed The Michelle Obama podcast) that she is suffering from "low-grade depression" due to the pa...

‘See You In Court’: ACLU Files Nearly 400 Cases Versus Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — The day after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union posted a message to him on its website: “See you in court.” As preside...

Joe Biden Launches New National Ad Aimed At Black Americans

DETROIT (AP) — Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way the...

Lawyer: Michael Cohen Has Offer To Be A Political Consultant

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has been offered work as a consultant and to make media appearances for a political action committee, his lawyer sai...

Biden’s New Jewish Point Man Says Israelis And Americans Are Less Safe Under Trump

WASHINGTON (JNS) - Aaron Keyak just began his new position as Jewish outreach director for the presidential campaign of the presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, former U.S. Vice Pr...

Lebanese React Angrily To Tel Aviv Gesture: ‘We’ll Light Up Tel Aviv With Rockets’

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai's gesture of solidarity with Lebanon after the huge explosion at Beirut's port Tuesday was met with scorn and anger by Lebanese citiz...

Facebook, Citing Virus Misinformation, Deletes Trump Post

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. The post in question featu...

State Department Watchdog Resigns After Predecessor’s Ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department’s acting inspector general resigned abruptly on Wednesday following the firing of his predecessor in circumstances now being investigated by ...

GOP Senators Support More Money For Airlines To Pay Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November election, giving a boost to a lobbying eff...

Biden Won’t Go To Milwaukee To Accept Democratic Nomination

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, s...

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