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- House panel travels to Atlanta to hear from Stacey Abrams on voting rights
- Habitat for sale: An oil and gas group calls the tune at the Interior Department
- PHOTOS: Deadly measles outbreak in the Philippines
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears, according to the Associated Press.
- PHOTOS: Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration
Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
- Coal loses another battle, despite Trump
- 'We are not monsters': Parents go public about late-term abortions
As some states move to make late-term abortions for medical reasons easier to obtain, anti-abortion forces, aided by President Trump, are calling it “infanticide.” Parents who have had the procedure are pushing back and telling their stories.
- How the world mocks Trump in protest art
Americans aren’t the only ones with strong feelings about President Trump. Protest art and other depictions have cropped up in countries like Indonesia, Serbia, France and Japan, mocking and belittling the U.S. leader.
- Patrick Caddell, pollster who helped Carter channel voter disaffection, dies at 68
Patrick Hayward Caddell, a political pollster who advised several Democratic presidential candidates but became a pundit on conservative media late in his career, died Feb. 16 at age 68 from complications of a stroke.
- Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergency
A U.S. Border Patrol agent listens from the front row as President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border during remarks about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 2019. President Trump’s rambling declaration of a national emergency, the intent of which was to fund a barrier along hundreds of miles on the U.S. border with Mexico, was filled with factual inaccuracies, misleading statements and contradictions. In his Rose Garden remarks on Friday, Trump repeated many of the same disproven claims he has made over the last several weeks about drug smuggling, human trafficking and other crime at the border.
- Lawmaker: Jesus died from the death penalty, so don't abolish it
“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” State Sen. Lynn Hutchings, R-Cheyenne told the Casper Star-Tribune. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”
- A national emergency has been declared. Now what?
- Trump denies he takes orders from Sean Hannity
- Stacey Abrams calls voter suppression 'the crisis of our day'
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams said Friday that “voter suppression … has to be considered the crisis of our day,” a clear rebuke to Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border.
- 'I didn't need to do this': Trump declares national emergency to build a wall
- 2020 Vision: Buckle up, America! It’s gonna be a long, crowded campaign
- Trump will sign spending bill but end-run Congress to build wall
- Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York
- PHOTOS: Remembering Parkland: One year later
Hundreds of thousands of students and adults across Florida and beyond observed a moment of silence Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead.
- 'Did I say I love you?' One year after Parkland horror, tributes to victims pour in
- McCabe: There were 25th Amendment discussions at DOJ to remove Trump from office
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says that after President Trump fired his boss, FBI Director James Comey, there were discussions within the Department of Justice about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
- Pete Buttigieg is running for president. Also, he's gay.
- Ilhan Omar confronts Elliott Abrams over human rights
Omar suggested Americans would have reason to doubt Abrams’ testimony about the United States role in Venezuela. “If I could respond to that,” said Abrams. “I’m not going to respond to that question, I’m sorry,” said Abrams. Omar continued.
- Pentagon releases blueprint for accelerating artificial intelligence
- What Trump got wrong about 'right to try'
In his first address to Congress, Trump called for a federal “right-to-try” law, modeled on existing laws in some states. But it appears only two patients have been treated under the act, and it is much too soon to tell whether it has saved any lives.
- Does opposition research still matter in the age of Trump?
After the 2016 election, many Democrats hoped their presidential candidates were immune to attacks on their character — because they would be running against Donald Trump. But the practice of opposition research is alive and well.
- As teachers in Denver demand better pay, Republicans in Washington say lack of money isn't what ails public education
- A tiny chapel — and a law beloved by evangelicals — might stand in the way of Trump's wall
- Contrasting realities on immigration as Trump, O'Rourke host dueling rallies in El Paso
Standing within earshot distance of one another, President Trump and Beto O’Rourke held opposing rallies in El Paso, Texas, that clashed over immigration. Trump and his contingent of an estimated 6,500 chanted “Build the wall” and “U-S-A” over and over, while O’Rourke and an estimated 10,000 supporters called for a path to citizenship for those wanting to cross the border. While Trump spoke from inside a packed El Paso County Coliseum arena with a large U.S. flag and “Finish the Wall” signs perched on either side, O’Rourke spoke outside on a stage set up inside a baseball field with a mariachi band as his backdrop.
- Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.
- Beto’s counter-rally hints at how he might run against Trump
Privately, those close to O’Rourke offer nothing further than that. Among his fans was President Barack Obama, who praised O’Rourke for his authenticity. Those close to O’Rourke say they believe he would prefer to run the same kind of campaign for the White House.
- RNC uses Hillary Clinton's 'Stronger Together' slogan for Trump
- Crackdown on opioids has its own victims: People who need them to live
Caylee Cresta, 27, a wife and mother of a young son, is a victim of the opioid epidemic, although not in the way you might think. Sudden stimuli like stubbing a toe or a hug from behind can trigger a spasm that lasts for hours.
- O'Rourke, Trump duel over wall, immigration in possible 2020 preview
Potential White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke accused Donald Trump of fear-mongering on Monday and the Republican president mocked the Democrat as a "young man who lost" in dueling rallies that could preview the tenor of the 2020 election campaign. O'Rourke, who narrowly lost his 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat, accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about his hometown El Paso, which Trump said was a dangerous place before it had a border fence. "We stand for America and we stand against a wall," O'Rourke told a crowd of several thousand supporters, many waving "Beto 2020" signs and wearing "Immigrants Make America Great" baseball caps.
- Trump returns to campaign form with El Paso rally promoting border wall
- 'Preliminary agreement' reached to avert shutdown
- Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for 'anti-Semitic' tweets
- Amy Klobuchar, latest presidential candidate, faces questions about temperament, treatment of staff
- 'And I did inhale': Kamala Harris admits marijuana use
- Trump declares racial 'double standard' in Virginia scandals
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flirting with a 2020 bid
- 2020 Vision: Klobuchar, Warren would like a moment of your time this weekend
After a week in which the news was dominated by the State of the Union speech, focus will likely shift back to the 2020 race, as Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar are expected to formally announce their campaigns.
- Some 'zero tolerance' kids might never get their parents back, U.S. admits
Patricia (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) was among the thousands of immigrant children who were separated from their parents during the height of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy — the period between approximately April 6 and June 20, 2018, when immigrant families were systematically separated at the border, following an order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that all adults caught crossing or attempting to illegally cross the southwest border be referred directly for criminal prosecution. Since minor children cannot be held in jail, this required separating them from their parents. Patricia was transferred from Customs and Border Protection to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human services responsible for the care of unaccompanied immigrant children.
- Virginia didn’t have a Southern governor for 20 years, and then the past collided with the present
When Ralph Northam was elected Virginia’s governor a little over a year ago, it marked the first time in almost two decades that the state had a chief executive who was really from the old commonwealth.
- The hearings begin: Acting AG Whitaker clashes with House Judiciary Democrats
- PHOTOS: As poppies bloom, Mexico seeks to halt heroin trade
In the mountains of Mexico's tropical sierra, an ever-growing expanse of pink poppy flowers has pushed prices so low for opium paste, the gummy raw ingredient of heroin, that farmer Santiago Sanchez worries how he will feed and clothe his family.
- As Trump administration negotiates peace with Taliban, some retired U.S. generals see defeat
- Pelosi throws shade on Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' framework
- Trump credits people of faith for 'abolition of civil rights' at National Prayer Breakfast
- Exploring Elizabeth Warren's 'Okie' roots
The controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s Native American ancestry has largely overshadowed the senator’s compelling personal story as a child of Depression-era parents who rose from humble Oklahoma beginnings to become a celebrated Harvard academic, senator and now presidential candidate.
- As 5G war with China heats up, could a Cold War-inspired plan be the solution?