Politics

Biden Faces Competition For Black Vote In His SC ‘Firewall’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he's repeate...

Front-Runners Buttigieg and Sanders Beat Back Debate Attacks

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a debate as rivals raised persistent questions...

Payback: Trump Ousts Officials Who Testified on Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony...

Biden Tells NH Democrats That Buttigieg ‘Not a Barack Obama’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg's experience as a small ...

Virginia Democrats Advance Assault Weapon Ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Virginia are advancing legislation to ban the sale of assault weapons and the possession of high-capacity magazines despite fierce oppo...

Leader Of A German State Steps Down After Making Pact With Far-Right AFD Party

GERMANY (JTA) — A German politician stepped down a day after being elected the leader of his local parliament amid criticism over support he received from a far-right party. Tho...

Aide Who Testified Against Trump Likely Out At White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decorated soldier and White House aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case against President Donald Trump is expected to be pushed ou...

Democrats Tear Into GOP Sen. Collins Over Acquittal Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Susan Collins drew attention with her deliberative approach to the impeachment trial, giving Democrats hope she might vote to convict President Do...

Campaigner or Commander in Chief? No Difference for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dispatching Cabinet secretaries across the country to woo Iowa voters. Using private cash to finance an official made-for-TV moment. Delivering a State of the Uni...

Bernie Sanders: Being Jewish Is 1 of 2 Factors That Shaped My Outlook

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Asked whether his Jewish identity would be “a help or a hindrance” as he runs for president, Bernie Sanders said that his Jewishness is one of the two main facto...

Vermont’s Republican Governor: Trump Shouldn’t Be in Office

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — President Donald Trump abused his power and shouldn't be in office, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a fellow Republican, said Thursday in a rare dissent from within...

Architect of US Peace Plan Blames Palestinians for Violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The chief architect of the U.S. blueprint to resolve the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday blamed Palestinian President Mahmo...

Amateur Basketball League Founder Says Avenatti Betrayed Him

NEW YORK (AP) — A Los Angeles amateur basketball league's founder told jurors Thursday that Michael Avenatti betrayed him when the lawyer threatened to make his complaints against ...

Romney Returns To Utah To Explain His Impeachment Decision

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney was back in Utah Thursday explaining his vote to convict President Donald Trump amid pushes by some angry GOP state legislators to censu...

Bernie Sanders Declares Victory In Iowa, Despite Trailing Buttigieg In Delegates

MANCHESTER, NH (VINnews/AP) — Three days after the confusion at the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders has declared victory over his opponent Pete Buttigieg by pointing to his lead...

DNC Chair Calls For ‘Recanvass’ Of Iowa Results After Delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday called for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses, saying it was needed to “assure public...

Pelosi Defends Speech-Ripping as Protesting ‘Falsehoods’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended her speech-ripping performance after President Donald Trump's State of the Union address and took fresh aim at his...

WATCH: President Trump Makes Official Statement After Acquittal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump makes an official statement on Thursday after being acquitted on both articles of impeachment on Wednesday. Earlier on Thursday, President Donald Trump unleashed his fury against those who tried to remove him from office at a prayer breakfast. Speaking from a stage...

Rep. Matt Gaetz To File Ethics Charges Against Pelosi For Ripping Trump’s Speech

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Wednesday that he plans to file ethics charges against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over w...

Romney Impeachment Vote Heartens Some, Angers Others in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though Mitt Romney’s status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home state, his u...