Trump spins political victory out of Supreme Court defeat

It’s the way Trump has gotten by his whole life, in business and politics. Nothing is a loss, just an opportunity to delay and attack. Trump the businessman countersued when facing loan collectors or allegations of wrongdoing. Trump the politician counterattacks when faced with any staffer who disagrees with him, any opponent who questions his […]

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 […]

Trump Camp Rips Media, ‘Radical Protesters’ For Lackluster Rally Turnout

Large sections of the upper stands were clearly empty at President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, following days of the campaign boasting that the venue would be packed because some 1 million people had requested tickets to the event. Trump had planned to deliver comments ahead of the rally to an overflow […]

US attorney who oversaw cases of Trump allies is resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. attorney who oversaw key prosecutions of allies of President Donald Trump and an investigation into Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani abruptly left his post Friday. Geoffrey S. Berman is stepping down as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. […]

Tom Ridge, Ex-DHS Sec, Laments ‘Sad’ Trump Fears About Voting By Mail : NPR

Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge lamented President Trump’s denigration of voting by mail because Ridge says it may wind up hurting Republicans. Haraz N. Ghanbari/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption toggle caption Haraz N. Ghanbari/ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge lamented President Trump’s denigration of voting by mail […]

Europe said U.S. influence had waned under Trump. Then Black Lives Matter protests rocked the continent.

But nowhere outside the United States has the Black Lives Matter movement forced a more powerful reckoning than in Europe, where increasingly diverse societies have often done little to grapple with their colonial legacies and modern-day discrimination. In Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Lisbon and cities across Britain, protesters have taken to the streets […]

Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests | World news

3.04am BST03:04 China reported 11 new Covid-19 cases and seven asymptomatic cases for June 12, the national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that five of the new confirmed patients were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas. The six locally transmitted cases were all in Beijing. The […]

Trump response to Floyd protests is, finally, too much for America’s retired military brass

President Donald Trump stood in the Rose Garden last week and announced that he was “dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” in response to violence in Washington, D.C., amid protests against racial injustice. Later that day, June 1, police and National Guard troops employed heavy-handed tactics to clear […]

Minnesota protest live updates: Trump speaks to Floyd’s family as cop charged

The death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died, has caused outrage in the city of Minneapolis. What started as mostly peaceful protests in the beginning of week had turned into chaos by Friday. City leaders have pleaded with the […]

Trump threatens to move Republican convention if North Carolina won’t allow packed arena

Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Donald Trump has threatened to move the Republican party’s national convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, if the state is not able to commit to “full attendance” at the gathering despite Covid-19 restrictions. In a series of tweets on Monday morning. Trump said the state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, was “still in Shutdown […]