There’s a ‘Case’ for ‘Treason’ if Trump Knew About Russia Bounty

Sunday on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” Democratic strategist James Carville reacted to the report that Russian intelligence offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. soldiers by demanding answers from the White House about what members of the administration knew. Carville argued there is a “case” to be made that President Donald Trump committed “treason” if he knew about […]

Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ – live | US news

US health secretary Alex Azar has warned that “the window is closing” on the country’s chance to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 2.5m. The Health and Human Services secretary pointed to a recent spike in infections, particularly in the south and said people have “to act […]

American Values Will Endure Turbulent Times

President Donald Trump on Saturday celebrated America’s enduring values and institutions as he delivered the commencement address for the West Point class of 2020. “What has historically made America unique is the durability of its institutions against the passions and prejudices of the moment,” he said. “When times are turbulent, when the road is rough, […]

Coronavirus US live: Trump team mulls briefing changes in wake of disinfectant row | US news

3.21pm BST15:21 Donald Trump retweeted this morning an advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from yesterday that says household cleaners “can cause problems when not used properly”. Jim Acosta (@Acosta) More cleanup pic.twitter.com/sipwTjgl3i April 25, 2020 It hasn’t even been 48 hours since Trump said during a press briefing that researchers […]

Trump warns of ‘very deadly period’ of COVID-19 deaths, likening it to fatalities during world wars

U.S. President Donald Trump warned that deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. will escalate over the next one to two weeks, and could be on par with the number of fatalities seen in world wars. “There’s going to be a very, very deadly period, unfortunately,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday. […]

Trump responds to impeachment acquittal with rambling, vitriolic speech – live news | US news

Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign plagiarized portions of its plans for maternal health, LGBTQ equality, the economy, tax policy, infrastructure, and mental health from research publications, media outlets, and a number of nonprofit, educational, and policy groups. The Intercept found that exact passages from at least eight Bloomberg plans or accompanying fact sheets were direct copies […]

Calgary-based energy firm withdraws permit application for controversial Oregon pipeline

An Alberta energy company has withdrawn its application for a state permit for a controversial natural gas pipeline and export terminal in Oregon, and a project spokesperson said Friday it is instead awaiting possible federal approval. Two Oregon state lawmakers on Friday accused the Jordan Cove Energy Project of stalling in order to have the […]

Rand Paul: ‘It’s Now a Certainty’ There Will Be Revenge Attacks for Soleimani Killing

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that it is “a certainty that there will be attacks” in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Paul said, “I think if you ask the question, now, is it more or less likely that there will be attacks on Americans? I think […]

Trump’s motivation for Suleimani assassination | Letters | US news

Your report on the assassination of Qassem Suleimani (Iran vows ‘severe revenge’ on the US, 3 January) features some welcome scepticism about its stated motives. The Pentagon is quoted as saying that it was about “deterring future Iranian attack plans”, while “a senior US official” refers to “the imminent attacks that Suleimani is alleged to […]

Joe Biden Refuses to Voluntarily Testify at Impeachment Proceedings

Joe Biden ruled out the possibility that he would voluntarily testify in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying to do so would “divert” away from the issue at hand. “No, I’m not going to let them take their eye off the ball,” the former vice president told reporters when asked about the possibility […]