politics Category

April 10, 2019

‘I think spying did occur’ on Trump campaign: Barr

Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday faced a second day of grilling on his handling of the Mueller report — this time by Senate Democrats.

April 10, 2019

Trump calls Mueller investigation ‘attempted coup’

President Donald Trump applauds DOJ team’s review of origin of Russia investigation.

April 10, 2019

Bernie Sanders Introduces ‘Medicare for All’ Bill. Here’s What It Says

The proposal would dramatically change America’s $3.5 trillion health-care industry.

April 10, 2019

Trump says he won’t give tax returns to Congress as deadline arrives

On the day of House Democrats’ deadline for a response from the IRS to their request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the president doubled down on his position.

April 10, 2019

Was Trump a Target of Political ‘Spying’? Attorney General Barr Thinks So

“The question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated,” Barr said.

April 10, 2019

Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 Tax Return Shows More Than $900,000 in Income

With $324,687 of that coming from her work as an author and $402,897 from Harvard.

April 10, 2019

Warren becomes latest presidential hopeful to release 2018 tax returns

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the latest to release her 2018 tax returns Wednesday, paid nearly $231,000 on an adjusted income of about $850,000.

April 10, 2019

House of Representatives passes bill to restore net neutrality

The House of Representatives has passed a bill which would restore net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission repealed in 2017. Representatives approved the bill by 232-190 (with a sole Republican voting in favor), but the legi…

April 10, 2019

Latest Homeland Security Resignation Clears Way for McAleenan

Claire Grady’s resignation was announced by outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who herself was forced to resign.

April 8, 2019

Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles Out After Mar-a-Lago Security Breach

Alles has led the Secret Service since April 2017.

April 8, 2019

$128 Billion Can Build a Lot—But Probably Not a Nuclear-Armed Submarine, Auditors Warn

The U.S. Navy may have to ask Congress to boost funding in fiscal 2021.

April 8, 2019

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

Unprecedented move could have broad implications for U.S. personnel and policy.

April 7, 2019

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

April 7, 2019

After 2016 loss, Democrats know they need white male voters

Democrats’ 2020 presidential primary to test how the party appeals to white men.

April 7, 2019

US Postal Service announces new ‘Forever’ stamp honoring the late George H.W. Bush

The United States Postal Service is issuing a new commemorative stamp honoring the late President George H. W. Bush, who died at 94 on November 30, 2018.

April 4, 2019

Domestic Terrorism Is On the Rise. But How Prepared Is the U.S. to Counter It?

Only attacks defined as international terrorism, not domestic terrorism, have associated criminal charges codified in the law.

April 4, 2019

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announces 2020 run

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan becomes the 17th Democrat to enter the race.

April 4, 2019

Senate panel backs Interior pick despite conflict allegation

A Senate panel has voted to put a former Washington lobbyist in charge of the Interior Department despite intense debate among senators over his links to former clients

April 4, 2019

House votes to end support for Yemen war, rebuffing Trump

Congress has rebuffed the Trump administration over support for the military campaign in Yemen that’s being led by Saudi Arabia

April 4, 2019

Trump says he’ll give Mexico a one-year warning before closing border

Mexico must curb surge of migrants and stop drug flow, the president said.

April 4, 2019

ICE arrests more than 280 people in massive workplace raid

Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 280 workers at a Texas technology company in what the agency described as the largest workplace raid in a decade.

April 4, 2019

Mayor says Trump’s ‘hypocrisy’ regarding ‘Christian values’ needs to be called out

The South Bend, Indiana, mayor teased a forthcoming presidential announcement after he launched an exploratory committee in January and raised $7 million dollars.

April 4, 2019

Columbus Day is dead in New Mexico, but lives on in Montana and other states

If you’ve picked up a book, then you know Christopher Columbus didn’t discover the America. Not to mention that he represents some morally dubious issues like colonialism and exploitation. So why do lawmakers insist on dedicating a day to him?
In an …

April 4, 2019

Mueller’s Russian-Trolls Case Could Expose U.S. Secrets to the World

A centerpiece of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation now threatens to backfire.

April 4, 2019

MIT suspends its research partnerships with Huawei and ZTE

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is putting its funding and research ties with Huawei and ZTE on hold due to US investigations against the Chinese companies. The university will also add extra layers of scrutiny to projects and fundin…

April 4, 2019

WATCH: Congress moves to end to cell phone robocalls

Bipartisanship in Congress is rare these days, but on Wednesday lawmakers of every stripe agreed: Something must be done to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls.

April 1, 2019

The 2020 Census Will Be Heading Your Way—With or Without That Citizenship Question

Test surveys to gauge whether there’s an aversion to the citizenship question are already being mailed out.

April 1, 2019

Democrats threaten subpoenas over White House security clearances for Kushner, others

White House whistleblower Tricia Newbold spoke with a congressional panel about Carl Kline, Jared Kushner and security clearances.

April 1, 2019

Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Might Be Dead

By recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the long-disputed Golan Heights, Trump shoved Arab allies he’s counting on into a corner.

April 1, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Raised $7M So Far. But Money Isn’t Enough for a Spot in the Democratic Party’s Presidential Debates Anymore

With so many Democratic candidates, the rules have changed.

April 1, 2019

Several airlines experience computer problems, groundings

The groundings were lifted for some airlines within an hour Monday morning.

April 1, 2019

Facebook removes over 1,000 pages ahead of India’s election

Facebook announced today that it has removed 1,126 Pages, groups and accounts ahead of India’s general election. Most of the accounts, which were based in India and Pakistan, were flagged for “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” In total, Facebook rem…

April 1, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden Denies Behaving Inappropriately With Women

An episode recounted by Democrat Lucy Flores has prompted a re-evaluation of his presidential bid

April 1, 2019

House Democrats moving ahead on subpoena for full Mueller report this week

Democrats want Attorney General William Barr to release the report by Tuesday.

April 1, 2019

Gimlet’s Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thi…

March 31, 2019

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax says 2 polygraphs say he’s truthful on sex assault denials

Polygraphs were given by the same expert who tested Christine Blasey Ford.

March 31, 2019

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg proposes four ways to regulate the internet

Facebook has signaled some openness to regulations, but it’s making things clearer this weekend. Mark Zuckerberg has posted an editorial floating four ideas for regulating the internet, including approaches that could apply worldwide. To begin with…

March 31, 2019

Lawmaker denies sex-abuse allegations in 1983 police report

Former Arizona Rep. David Stringer denies he paid teens for sex in the 1980s.

March 30, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg: OK, Fine, Regulate Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—whose company has blundered its way into controversies over everything from user privacy and data breaches to amplification of extremist content and literal genocide as of late—responded to growing criticism of the tech sec…

March 30, 2019

Australian bill could imprison social network execs over violent content

Australia may take a stricter approach to violent online material than Europe in light of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand. The government is introducing legislation that would punish social networks that don’t “expeditiously” remove “a…

March 30, 2019

How ‘Medicare for All’ Could Mean Change for Everyone

“Medicare for All” has emerged as a rallying cry among Democrats in the early stages of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign.

March 29, 2019

Amazon is reportedly working on a news app for Fire TV

It sounds like Amazon is working on a video news app for its Fire TV. Reportedly, the company has been approaching news organizations to negotiate distribution deals. People from those companies told The Information that Amazon’s app will be free, ad…