Politics

Of America And Sacrifice: Is The Country Ready To Step Up?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most Americans alive today, the idea of shared national sacrifice is a collective abstraction, a memory handed down from a grandparent or passed on through a ...

US Sen. Cramer Apologizes For Calling Pelosi A Retard

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer apologized Wednesday for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive term to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Crame...

Virus Briefings Are The New Campaign Rallies For Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ag...

Trump Pulling Back From Calling Novel Coronavirus The ‘China Virus’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump isn’t calling the new coronavirus the “Chinese virus” anymore. Trump had insisted on pointing out the virus’ Chinese origin in appearances ov...

‘Imaginary Clock’: Governors Reject Trump’s Virus Timeline

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governors across the nation on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's new accelerated timeline for reopening the U.S. economy, as they continued to impose m...

States Differ On Exempting Worship From Coronavirus Closures

NEW YORK (AP) — As multiple governors issue orders to curb large gatherings and implore residents to stay home in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, at least a half-dozen...

Analysis: Trump Struggles To Adjust To Crisis Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has never been known for his patience or long attention span. Now, as the coronavirus crisis threatens his presidency, and upends his ca...

Ex-Campaign Staffer Sues Bloomberg Over Layoffs, Cites Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former staffer for Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign filed a class-action lawsuit Monday alleging the billionaire broke a promise to pay his thousands of c...

Pompeo: Iranian Officials Stole More Than $1 Billion In Coronavirus Assistance

WASHINGTON (JNS) — Iranian officials have stolen more than $1 billion in European assistance to combat the coronavirus pandemic, instead pocketing the funds for themselves, alleges...

Trump’s Dilemma: How To Protect Both Health And Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put it bluntly: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF." Trump, who tweeted his declaration overnight, is caught in th...

Klobuchar Says Husband Hospitalized With Coronavirus

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Monday that her husband, John Besser, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The former Democratic presidential candi...

2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump Reclaim Control?

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has grounded the 2020 presidential race — but not ended it. What we're watching heading into a new week of what we used to call the campaign...

American Federation Of Teachers Backs Biden For President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has secured endorsements from both of the nation's major teacher unions after the American Federation of Teachers on Sunday voted to back his presidenti...

Israeli Supreme Court To Rule On Demand To Reopen Parliament

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political opponents on Sunday asked Israel's Supreme Court to force parliament to resume its full activities, despite restricti...

N Korea Says Trump Sent Letter To Kim, Offers Cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting ...

Israeli Leader Offers To Step Down Next Year In Unity Deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister Saturday said he is ready to step down next year as part of a proposed power-sharing agreement with his chief rival meant to steer the coun...

Trump vs Fauci: President And Doctor Spar Over Unproven Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary exchange, President Donald Trump and the government's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, publicly sparred Friday on whether a m...

Trump Angrily Defends His Handling Of Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an angry President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at reporters and broke with his own health officials on t...

2020 Campaigns Go Digital Amid Fears Of Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more rallies. No more door-knocking. And no more in-person fundraisers, raking in dollars from dozens of millionaires at once. The coronavirus has disrupted...

Governors Raise Alarm As Coronavirus Taxes Health Systems

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a day of dizzying developments, governors across the U.S. sounded a perilous alarm about the rapid spread of the new coronavirus and warned of dire conse...