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- As Marino steps down, Trump praises drug czar pick as 'a fine man'
- U.S.-backed militias defeat Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria
U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State’s Syrian capital came to an end.
The fighting was over but the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the stadium of mines and any remaining hiding militants, said Rojda Felat, commander of the Raqqa campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Islamic State was now completely cleared from the city.
The fall of Raqqa city, where Islamic State staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement’s collapsing fortunes. From the city, the group planned attacks abroad.
The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led international alliance, has been fighting Islamic State inside Raqqa since June. (Reuter)
- Trump says U.S. neutral as Baghdad and Kurds clash
The president was asked Monday about concerns that the Iraqi government’s drive to retake control of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces could draw in Turkey and Iran. Trump answered that the U.S. isn’t taking sides.
- Trump falsely says Obama did not call families of dead soldiers
In an attempt to defend his lack of public statements about four soldiers killed in Niger, President Trump falsely claimed that previous presidents did not call the families of dead soldiers — name-checking former President Barack Obama specifically as one of those who did not.
- Trump and McConnell downplay White House attacks on Senate GOP
A little more than an hour after expressing his disgust with Republicans in Congress, President Trump emerged from a working lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to declare that he and Kentucky senator are “fighting for the same thing.”
- After exposé, Trump says he’ll ‘be looking into’ his choice for drug czar post
President Trump’s choice for the country’s next drug czar once championed a bill that dramatically weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug companies that have been flooding the nation with addictive pain pills.
- How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long
Only a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.
- Trump: ‘I hope’ Clinton runs for president in 2020
- Russian trolls were schooled on ‘House of Cards’
A former Russian internet troll says the training for influencing the American election included screening "House of Cards," and reading – and writing – comments on the websites of the New York Times and the Washington Post.
- Tillerson still won't say whether he called Trump a 'moron'
- Las Vegas sheriff, in emotional press conference, admits he's still searching for answers
- Democrats scramble to prop up Obamacare amid Trump 'sabotage'
As the Trump White House administers blow after blow to the Affordable Care Act, congressional Democrats are planning to take steps on their own to try to prevent or delay the demise of individual marketplaces where 12 million Americans buy insurance.
- Trump calls for changing, or killing, Iran nuclear deal. What’s next?
- FBI document cache sheds light on inner workings of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network
Yahoo News has obtained thousands of emails and documents from the Russian news agency Sputnik. The FBI is scrutinizing the documents in its investigation into whether the company is actually an agent of the Russian government.
- Democrats condemn Trump's 'spiteful act' of ending Obamacare payments
- Laying on hands: When Trump needs support, he calls on pastors, and they call on him
- The struggle of a Puerto Rican restaurant without electricity — or refrigeration
- White House claims Trump would like to get rid of all nuclear weapons
White House chief of staff John Kelly denied claims that President Trump wanted to dramatically increase the number of nuclear weapons in the United States arsenal, stating instead that the president was more interested in eliminating them.
- A growing problem: U.N. peacekeepers accused of rape
Amnesty International is urging the United Nations to take swift action on allegations that one or more of its peacekeepers drugged and raped a 19-year-old woman in Central African Republic last month.
- 'Shame on you!': San Juan mayor fires back after Trump warns about disaster relief
- Dear North Korea, it's President Trump
- Barcelona is now Europe's capital of confusion
The tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain — something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end — or even what country they are living in.
- Obama's joke writer on the jokes a president can't tell
- How a president's foreign trip comes together
- Will Weinstein's disgrace change anything for women?
Years of whispered gossip exploded onto the public arena this week, first on the front page of the New York Times, and then in the pages of the New Yorker. As with O’Reilly and Ailes before him, it was not the facts of his actions that led to Weinstein’s downfall — for years their companies had been paying out settlements to their accusers — but rather the critical mass of publicity after famous faces spoke out.
- Trump threatens NBC broadcast license after report he wanted increase in U.S. nukes
- Ken Bone still won't say who he voted for
- Sanders defends Trump's false tax claim: 'We're just going to have to agree to disagree'
- White House: Senate should stop taking vacations
Sarah Sanders brushed aside concerns that President Trump’s regular attacks on prominent congressional Republicans may be hurting his legislative agenda by alienating important allies — then scolded lawmakers for spending so much time outside of Washington.
- From spycraft to tin-foil hats, a brief history of 'false flags'
Right on cue after any major incident of gun violence, websites and social media accounts today will brand the tragedy a “false flag” attack, claiming that the incident has been staged for a variety of political purposes.
- New details about Las Vegas shooting raise questions about police response
- Clinton, Obama break silence on Weinstein allegations
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama broke their silence on Harvey Weinstein in the wake of mounting allegations of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, spanning three decades, against the Oscar-winning movie mogul and Democratic donor.
- Trump: N.Y. Times tricked Corker by taping interview
- Trump: If Tillerson called me a moron, 'We'll have to compare IQ tests'
- Paul Ryan faces a hard-hat-wearing, Latino Democratic challenger
Randy Bryce, who’s lived in southeastern Wisconsin his whole life, is running as a blue-collar populist who would be a voice for the state’s workers in Washington. In the viral ad that launched his candidacy in June, he challenged the speaker while wearing a hard hat: “Let’s trade places, Paul Ryan— you can come work the iron, and I'll go to D.C.”
- Powerless Puerto Ricans huddle around their generators
On an island that was already suffering from a crippling economic crisis, 20 days after Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, possession of a diesel-run generator is the surest way to separate the haves from the have-nots.
- Melania Trump's office calls Ivana's 'first lady' comment 'self-serving noise'
- Poll: Americans think Congress should ditch partisanship and embrace compromise
- Kellyanne Conway: Corker's 'day care' tweet undermines U.S.
- Law enforcement continues to investigate Las Vegas mass shooting
Federal investigators returned to search the home of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on Sunday, while the officers who raided his hotel room door the night of the shooting gave a harrowing account of a barricaded door they had to bust through and the booby-traps they feared they'd find.
- In Congress, time — again — for soul searching over abortion
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a vehicle for demonstrating the compassion that their opponents say Republicans lack, since it puts the emphasis on the fetus’s subjective pain, rather than its absolute right to life, based on its possession of a soul.
- Democrats look to distance themselves from Weinstein
- Corker fires back at Trump: 'The White House has become an adult day care center'
- Makeshift memorials pay tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims
- Be nice to your seatmates — they might be Cabinet secretaries
In the wake of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s Sept. 29 resignation over his use of private jets paid for by the government, other executive branch chiefs are under scrutiny over their travel arrangements. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used government planes on seven trips this year, with the jets generally costing taxpayers about $5,000 per hour to operate. According to Chao’s spokesperson, the Transportation Department’s ethics counsel had approved the private flights, and Chao had predominantly been flying on commercial airlines.
- 64 hours in October: How one weekend blew up the rules of American politics
- Lin-Manuel Miranda: Why I said Trump was going 'straight to hell'
“Hamilton” composer Lin-Manuel Miranda said that it was unprecedented for him to say President Trump is “going straight to hell,” but that it was also unprecedented for the commander in chief to “attack the victims of a natural disaster.”
- White House interprets First Amendment for reporters
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders lectured reporters on the meaning of the First Amendment Thursday, in defense of President Trump’s recent tweets suggesting that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate national news outlets.
- NRA comes out in favor of restrictions on bump stocks
The White House and National Rifle Association both came out in favor of reviewing regulations of bump fire stocks, the device that contributed to the deaths of 58 people in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday night.
- 'Golfing? Tweeting?': Clinton asks what Trump was doing when Puerto Rico crisis began