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Today β€” November 17th 2018Politics

'Rebellion' protesters block London bridges

Protesters in London are trying to block five of the capital's bridges to demand urgent action on climate change.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:57

Brexiteers keep up pressure on PM's leadership

Brexiteers are staging a determined attempt to keep up the pressure on Theresa May as a leading critic told the prime minister that "most MPs" will vote against her in a confidence vote.

  • November 17th 2018 at 12:17

Frenetic efforts to save May and her Brexit plan

As Theresa May returned to her Maidenhead constituency on Friday night, she left behind a Downing Street operation that had kicked into overdrive.

  • November 17th 2018 at 02:36

Trump says he will help Pelosi get elected speaker, says opponents are β€˜wasting their time’

By Adam Shaw

President Trump on Saturday gave full backing to House Minority Leader, D-Calif., taking the speaker’s gavel when the Democrats take the House in January -- telling reporters that those considering a challenge to her “are wasting their time.”

In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrants

In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrantsThe Trump administration’s Middle East strategy to isolate and contain Iran is jeopardized by Saudi Arabia’s brazen slaying of a dissident journalist and Turkey’s determination to exploit the crisis for its own gain.

  • November 17th 2018 at 14:00

Do Democrats really want to stop Pelosi from becoming speaker?

By Jonathan Allen

Analysis: It's unclear how many members of the next Congress truly want to stop her from taking the helm of the House in January — and how many simply need to signal to voters back home that they raised an objection to her.

  • November 17th 2018 at 14:00

Freshmen Come To Washington

By Scott Detrow

The freshman congressional class of 2019 went to Washington, D.C., for a whirlwind orientation, and will begin facing some major questions, like who to support for House Speaker.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Stacey Abrams Concedes In Georgia Governor Race

Democrat Stacey Abrams said there was no path to victory in her race against Republican Brian Kemp for Georgia governor. She says Kemp deliberately suppressed her supporters at the polls.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Saturday Politics: Lessons For Democrats And Republicans

By Ron Elving

The midterm elections have slowly begun to take shape... and Senior Washington Correspondent Ron Elving thinks they hold lessons for both the GOP and the Democrats.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Facebook Under-Fire Following New York Times Investigation

A New York Times investigation that ran this week found Facebook failed to counter Russian interference it knew about in the 2016 election. We speak with Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47

Avenatti's law firm evicted from California offices over unpaid $213G rent

By Lukas Mikelionis

Michael Avenatti’s law practice firm was ordered to be evicted from its California offices over unpaid rent after the judge dismissed his attempt to block the eviction, the latest setback for the embattled lawyer who was arrested on domestic violence charges earlier this week.

Sign Here: Why Elections Officials Struggle To Match Voters' Signatures

By Brian Naylor
A Utah County election worker verifies signatures on mail-in ballots for the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

Officials are still counting ballots from the midterm elections in several states — in part because of the signature verification process. But signatures change over time, especially young people's.

(Image credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

The Russia Investigations: Trump Says His Answers For Mueller Are Done. Now What?

By Philip Ewing
President Trump makes remarks prior to signing a bill in the Oval Office of the White House on Friday. The president also took questions from reporters.

The president told reporters that he wrote the answers to questions from the special counsel and that he did so "very easily." He also said he suspected some were designed to be a "perjury trap."

(Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:00

California Dem says US would win 'short war' against gun-rights advocates: 'The government has nukes'

By Lukas Mikelionis

California Democrat Eric Swalwell on Friday said the U.S. government would use its nuclear weapons in a hypothetical war against Second Amendment supporters refusing to give up their firearms.

GOP's Mia Love takes lead in Utah House race as count continues

By Stephen Sorace

A Republican incumbent congresswoman from Utah pulled ahead of her Democratic opponent by several hundred votes Friday, gaining her first lead in the House contest since Election Day.

Reagan shooter, John Hinckley, can move out of mom's house, judge rules

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother's house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday.

White Kansas official tells black woman he belongs to 'master race'

By Associated Press

Louis Klemp, who once ran for governor, has come under criticism in the past for making controversial comments.

  • November 17th 2018 at 01:04

Democrat Abrams ends bid for Georgia governor, accuses winner of voter suppression

By Adam Edelman and Dartunorro Clark

"Democracy failed in Georgia," she said of a race marred by allegations of discrimination affecting African-Americans.

  • November 17th 2018 at 02:47