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Today β€” May 27th 2019Politics

Selective Service Registration Comes Under Fire Again

By David Welna

Despite the all-volunteer military, men in the U.S. still have to register for the draft when they turn 18. But the fairness of the system, and its very existence, are again being questioned.

  • May 27th 2019 at 11:06

Former Colorado Governor And 2020 Candidate Urges Distance From 'Socialism'

By Noel King
Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says Democrats need to focus on "kitchen table issues" like jobs in order to beat President Trump in 2020.

John Hickenlooper says Democrats are at risk of losing the next presidential election if they do not "stand up and say that we Democrats don't stand for socialism."

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

  • May 27th 2019 at 11:01

Who's in and who's out in the key battlegrounds

Former Tory minister and Strictly contestant Ann Widdecombe is on her way to Brussels after leading the charge for the Brexit Party in the South West.

  • May 27th 2019 at 09:18

Trump seizes on NYU professor’s tweet to push change of libel laws

By Frank Miles

President Trump on Monday tweeted that libel laws in the U.S. should be modified to hold the news media accountable and seized on a New York University professor’s false tweet as an example of journalistic malpractice.

Trump, Bolton appear to differ on significance of North Korea missile test

By Edmund DeMarche

President Trump on Monday said he views the recent North Korea missile tests differently than some of his close advisers and said he was not bothered by Pyongyang's decision to fire them.

Texas Senate approves bill allowing Texans to carry guns for week after natural disasters: report

The Texas Senate on Sunday approved a bill that would allow any Texan who can legally own a firearm to be able to carry it either open or concealed for seven days after the state declares a natural disaster, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Trump says he isn't bothered by North Korea's recent missile launches

By Associated Press

Trump praised Kim Jong Un, calling him a "smart man" who might have launched the missiles earlier this month to "get attention."

  • May 27th 2019 at 11:57

Tories and Labour may move to Brexit extremes to stop the bleeding

It is customary on nights like last night, where both Labour and the Tories have performed badly, for political journalists to trot out the trusty, if glib cliche, that voters were saying "a plague on both your houses".

  • May 27th 2019 at 05:27

Election results reveal UK's deepening polarisation over Brexit

Nearly three years after the UK voted by a narrow majority to leave the EU, the Brexit Party - formed just six weeks ago - topped the polls in the UK's elections to the European Parliament, providing a further signal of Britain's deepening polarisation over the issue of Brexit.

  • May 27th 2019 at 05:21

EU elections: Tories and Labour suffer as Brexit Party triumphs

The Conservatives and Labour have fallen victim to a Brexit backlash from voters in the European elections, with the Brexit Party coasting to victory.

  • May 27th 2019 at 04:39

European elections: Winners and losers across the continent

Europe is seeing a major political shift as the traditional centre-left and centre-right parties were edged out by populist, environmentalist and far-right parties in the European Parliament elections. 

  • May 27th 2019 at 04:33

God-like rock star or pantomime villain: Farage's undisputed showbiz appeal

A double bill of big box office showbiz acts came to Southampton this Bank Holiday weekend.

  • May 27th 2019 at 04:33

Trump, in Japan, meets Emperor Naruhito ahead of news conference with Abe

By Talia Kaplan

President Trump on Monday became the first world leader to meet Japan’s new emperor, Naruhito, ahead of a much-anticipated news conference where the president is expected to talk about topics ranging from trade to North Korea.

Buttigieg says Trump's comment on war criminal pardons is 'slander against veterans'

By Allan Smith

Trump's "idea that being sent to fight makes you automatically into some sort of war criminal is a slander against veterans that could only come from someone who never served," he added.

  • May 26th 2019 at 18:34

States move to outlaw 'prison gerrymandering'

By Ludwig Hurtado

Advocates say the way that those who are incarcerated are counted in redistricting violates the constitutional principle of one person, one vote.

  • May 26th 2019 at 18:18

Sarah Sanders defends Barr's investigation into origins of Russia probe

By Allan Smith

For Trump to instruct Barr "to do that, it looks like he's using the attorney general to be his personal lawyer," Rep. Eric Swalwell said Sunday.

  • May 26th 2019 at 17:54

Meet the Press - May 26, 2019

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

  • May 26th 2019 at 17:41

Sanders: Trump and Kim Jong Un agree on assessment of Biden

By Ben Kamisar

“I think they agree in their assessment of former Vice President Joe Biden,” the White House press secretary said in an exclusive interview.

  • May 26th 2019 at 15:03

2020 Democrats face 2012 GOP challenges

By Dante Chinni

Beyond the simple position of the frontrunners, there is the larger environment around the Democrats in 2019 and the Republicans in 2011.

  • May 26th 2019 at 14:54