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U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approachesDefense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.



Portraying journalists onscreen in the age of TrumpIn a movie where virtually all the characters live in a gray zone of morality, should the journalists be exempt? Do we have to choose between defending ourselves from a demagogue and reckoning with our role in having created him?



Deadliest wildfire in California's history portends what's to comeThe current wildfires in California, propelled by climate change and years of forest mismanagement, are a tragic example of what we can expect for the foreseeable future.



Democrats and Republicans offer dueling narratives in recount as Thursday deadline nearsDemocrats protested at the Broward County elections office Wednesday, demanding that every vote be counted, while a small group of Republicans chanted "stop the steal."



text Melania’s fire and fury has deep roots
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:45:56 -0500

Melania’s fire and fury has deep rootsThis week’s sudden emergence of Donald Trump’s "supermodel" as a source of power in the White House shouldn’t be that shocking. And yet, to most of us, it is.



Fox News backs CNN in lawsuit against Trump, wants Acosta's access reinstatedThe president of Fox News said on Wednesday that the media outlet is joining more than a dozen other media outlets in supporting rival CNN in its lawsuit against President Trump.



During Florida recount, racial tensions are on displayThe man stood outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, holding a Betsy Ross version of the American flag and wondering out loud whether to go to his car and get his gun. "They’re telling me they’re going to kick my cracker ass," said Ryan Farley, a self-employed construction worker who was protesting against what he believes were Democratic attempts to steal the election, despite the lack of any evidence of this occurring. Farley, who is white, told Yahoo News he had become engaged in a series of back-and-forth insults with a group of five or six African-American men who worked inside the elections office and were sitting outside while on break.



Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was pleased with the party’s performance in last week’s midterm elections — and not just because it regained control of the House.



Cory Booker says he doesn't understand opposition to bill protecting MuellerCory Booker had two words when asked if he wants the legislation to have a floor vote: "Heck, yeah. "



Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams"I think that Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people," Booker said.



Hugh Jackman on 'The Front Runner': I told Gary Hart I took his legacy 'very seriously'The filmmakers behind "The Front Runner" discussed the importance of former Sen. Gary Hart’s unsuccessful 1988 presidential campaign after a screening Monday.



Cory Booker: I will 'take some time over the coming months' to consider 2020 bid"Right now, … this is those wonderful moments in Washington where we should be able to come together and get good work done before we start balkanizing ourselves for presidential ambitions," Booker said.



Rumors of a major shakeup rock a White House that's mumNews that several senior officials in the Trump administration were set to be fired rocked the White House on Tuesday. President Trump is said to be considering replacing his chief of staff, John Kelly, according to a Wall Street Journal report published on Tuesday. The Journal reported the move would be part of a larger "shake-up" that would begin with the removal of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.



Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recountBrenda Snipes has been found at fault in a number of disputes over her handling of elections over the past few years, exasperating both Republicans and Democrats in the state.



Trump rips Macron for denouncing nationalism: 'MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!'President Trump lashed out at France on Twitter Tuesday, chastising French President Emmanuel Macron for denouncing nationalism.



Army push to end a peacekeeping institute sparks wider debateThe Army’s top civilian leader has proposed shutting down the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, which has played a large role in preparing the military and civilians to work in regions recovering from war.



Key Florida county prepares for recounts in too-close-to-call racesBroward County officials have been working around the clock to complete a recount of the races for governor and U.S. Senate.



Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recountPresident Trump on Monday suggested that the ongoing recounts in Florida should be halted and the races called for Republican candidates while floating baseless claims of voter fraud.



text 2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York City
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:13:08 -0500

2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York CityNew York City hosted its annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. "America’s Parade" featured more than 20,000 participants, with 300 marching bands, floats, veterans’ groups and military units. Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Afghanistan) was this year’s grand marshal.



An injured Yemeni child's image went viral. Then she disappeared to Saudi Arabia.Over a year after an airstrike killed Buthaina's immediate family, remaining relatives are accusing Saudi authorities of kidnapping the girl in a bid to hide a powerful symbol of the war in Yemen.



China wants a new world order. At the U.N., NGOs secretly paid cash to promote Beijing’s vision.Hong Kong official Patrick Ho was indicted on foreign bribery and money-laundering charges, but the probe into Ho, his nonprofit and the U.N. wasn’t about just corruption.



Pentagon launched new classified operation to support Saudi coalition in YemenThe existence of the new classified operation, code-named Yukon Journey, was partially revealed in a Defense Department inspector general report posted online earlier this month.



President Trump visits France for World War I CentennialPresident Donald Trump paid tribute Sunday to U.S. and allied soldiers killed in World War I as he and dozens of other world leaders commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of "a horrible, horrible war" that marked America's emergence as a world power.



Late-breaking races are washing away Trump’s near-'complete victory' in midtermsAs votes continue to be counted, Democrats are inching toward solidifying their control of the House with a pickup of as many as 40 seats, while Republican Senate wins in Arizona and Florida are looking less solid.



Within hours, rights groups sue to overturn Trump order on asylumPresident Trump’s latest executive action, which seeks to limit the ability of migrants to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, was met with widespread criticism Friday from legal experts, human rights advocates and some members of Congress, who described it as not just discriminatory and inhumane, but also illegal under both U.S. and international law.



For Democrats looking to future, 2020 looms large"People are looking too much at what got flipped and not at long-term directional trends," said Jessica Alter of Tech for Campaigns, which connects tech and campaign experts with candidates.



Contradicting himself, Trump denies knowing acting AG Matt WhitakerPresident Trump on Friday said he did not know Mark Whitaker before appointing him acting attorney general, despite saying he did less than a month ago.



'A lot of crooked stuff going on,' Trump says as Republicans' lead shrinks in FloridaRepublicans cry foul over changing vote totals in Broward and Palm Beach counties, while Democrats demand all ballots be counted.



Nationwide protests held in support of Mueller probeU.S. progressive groups staged hundreds of protests nationwide on Thursday evening to demand that President Trump do nothing to hinder an ongoing investigation into his campaign and Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. election. The protests, operating under the banner "Nobody Is Above the Law" and led by the activist group MoveOn, called for people to gather in cities at 5 p.m. on Thursday in an effort to protect the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. The action was spurred by Trump’s move on Wednesday to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Sessions’s chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, as acting attorney general.



'She got paid a lot of money to write a book': Trump deflects questions on birtherism in Michelle Obama memoirIn her upcoming memoir, Michelle Obama writes that she will "never forgive" President Trump for pushing the so-called birther conspiracy that she believes put her family’s safety at risk.



Thousand Oaks stirs painful memories for Las Vegas survivor: ‘Why? Why again?’Robert Gaafar, who survived last year's Route 91 Harvest massacre, is reliving seering memories after this week's mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif.



Want to beat Trump in 2020? Look at Sherrod Brown's latest big win in OhioOf all the Democrats who could play a part in the looming drama of the next presidential campaign, the raspy, rumpled Ohio populist emerged from Election Day with the most to brag about.



text Is a Mueller report coming? Not necessarily.
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:52:26 -0500

Is a Mueller report coming? Not necessarily.After Wednesday’s abrupt post-election firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there are mounting questions about the legal landscape surrounding President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.



Trump bans asylum for migrants who cross the border between official ports of entryThe Justice Department and the Homeland Security Department released the text of an interim regulation Thursday afternoon outlining new restrictions on asylum that will be the subject of a presidential proclamation expected to be issued by the White House on Friday.



Shades of 2000: With ballots still uncounted, Florida races are going to recountsGov. Rick Scott and former Rep. Ron DeSantis hold leads in their respective races that have been shrinking since Election Day.



Father confirms son, 22, was among Thousand Oaks shooting victimsJason Coffman, who was desperately searching for his son, Cody, in the hours after the deadly mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., received the heartbreaking news on Thursday that the 22-year-old was among the victims of the massacre.



Abortion rights activists celebrate wins in midterm electionsThe abortion rights movement in the United States is finding much to celebrate in the midterm elections, though activists concede that victory is relative in this political landscape.



Just days from retirement, sheriff leads response to Thousand Oaks shootingVentura County Sheriff Geoff Dean’s last major effort before retiring on Friday is giving information about the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.



Mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., leaves 13 deadA mass shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday left at least 13 people dead, including a sheriff's sergeant and the gunman, police say.



Trump overestimated impact of anti-immigrant rhetoric on the midterms, exit polls showIn most polling, the percentage of voters who listed health care as their most important issue was twice that of those who said immigration was their greatest concern.



Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from AbramsRepublican Brian Kemp claimed victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor’s race, but the campaign of Democrat Stacey Abrams insisted that not all votes have been counted.



Democrats got a sort-of wave. And now they have a choice.By any historical measure, the Democrats had a pretty great night Tuesday, and the president’s party did not.



Incoming House Ways and Means Committee chairman will seek Trump tax returnsRep. Richard Neal says that Democrats will request the president's tax returns, despite their being under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.



text Who will replace Jeff Sessions?
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:32:09 -0500

Who will replace Jeff Sessions?Kris Kobach? Jeanine Pirro? John Cornyn? What about Rudy Giuliani?



Trump's new acting attorney general already has a plan to stop Mueller probeIn op-eds and interviews, new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker expressed his criticisms of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe and laid out a plan to stymie it.



Waiting to inhale: Ballot initiatives approved on pot, Medicaid, minimum wage and moreEven as Republicans won statewide races to expand their margin of control in the Senate, voters in traditionally conservative states — and some states where Democrats performed statewide, like Michigan — approved ballot initiatives that advanced a progressive agenda.



In Georgia governor race, new voters helped Republican candidate moreNormally, Democrats win midterms by rallying voters who are new or vote only in presidential years. But on Tuesday, Republicans stayed ahead — in conservative states at least — by mobilizing their own unreliable voters.



What the Democrats will do with control of the HouseDemocrats in Congress are being encouraged by the party’s left wing to hammer the Trump administration. But to keep their majority, they will need to address issues that more directly affect the American people.



text Sessions resigns to Trump 'at your request'
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:59:18 -0500

Sessions resigns to Trump 'at your request'President Donald Trump abruptly announced on Twitter Wednesday that Jeff Sessions is no longer the U.S. attorney general.



President Trump says he has 'never used racist remarks'The president angrily denies making racist remarks.