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Today โ€” July 22nd 2019Politics

Trump says he wants to meet with Schumer on border issue

By Edmund DeMarche

President Trump late Sunday said in a Twitter post that he intends to set up a meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the New York Democrat recently toured a detention center and called the conditions there "inhumane." 

Voting set to close in Tory leadership contest as race for No 10 nears end

Boris Johnson has insisted Britain can leave the European Union with a deal by 31 October if the country rediscovers its "sense of mission", with voting set to close later in the Conservative leadership contest.

  • July 22nd 2019 at 02:58

Why the next Tory leader may not become PM on Wednesday

The arrival of the 77th prime minister on Wednesday will mark the first time in history the officeholder has been selected by a party membership rather than MPs or the wider electorate - and rarely has this transfer of power been marked by such uncertainty.

  • July 22nd 2019 at 01:06

Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign

By Talia Kaplan

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan.

GOP group deletes depiction of Democratic congresswomen as 'Jihad Squad'

By Alex Johnson

The group's president says he regrets that the Facebook post was a "distraction" from discussions about the four "socialist" lawmakers.

  • July 22nd 2019 at 03:36

'Damning' facts, proof of 'high crimes' to be highlighted by Mueller testimony, top Dems say

By Allan Smith

The chairmen of the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees discussed former special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony, set for Wednesday.

  • July 21st 2019 at 20:29

Schiff suggests Justice Department could reopen Trump hush-money probe once president is out of office

By Allan Smith

The Intelligence Committee chairman said he assumes the case "will be reopened when he leaves office ... and the Justice Department will have to weigh whether to indict the former president."

  • July 21st 2019 at 19:48

U.K. navy heard in audio trying to stop Iran from seizing tanker

By Linda Givetash and Alex Holmes and Jean-Nicholas Fievet and Reuters

U.K. forces warned Iran it was violating international maritime law by seizing the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero on Friday.

  • July 21st 2019 at 17:56

Stephen Miller 'couldn't disagree more' with charge Trump is stoking racial divisions

By Allan Smith

In "a color blind society," he said, "you can criticize immigration policy, you can criticize people's views, you can ask questions about where they're born and not have it be seen as racial."

  • July 21st 2019 at 17:53

Trump, fuming over the coverage of his racist tweets, again lashes out at 'The Squad'

By Allan Smith

Trump's top aides didn't think he fully understood what he'd done in posting racist rhetoric about the four congresswomen, The Washington Post reported.

  • July 21st 2019 at 16:54

O'Rourke's plan to bring back 'Betomania'

By Alex Seitz-Wald and Garrett Haake and Maura Barrett

The Texas Democrat spoke to NBC News about why it's too early to count him out.

  • July 21st 2019 at 12:00

Trump adviser Bolton travels to Asia as dispute between U.S. allies heats up

By Reuters and Associated Press

President Donald Trump on Friday offered his help to ease tensions in the political and economic dispute between the United States' two biggest allies in Asia.

  • July 21st 2019 at 09:34

GOP vote on Trump's comments was an effort to absolve him, and themselves, on racism

By John Harwood, CNBC

Analysis: Analysts across the political spectrum typically cite raw fear as why GOP leaders don’t challenge Trump over behavior that outrages most Americans.

  • July 20th 2019 at 23:25

Latino votes could swing the Democratic primary. And the candidates know it.

By Jonathan Allen

For the first time, Latino elected officials and voters are getting a real full-court press from presidential hopefuls — because they might pick the nominee.

  • July 20th 2019 at 20:50

Too late now to free Rocky? Sweden warns Trump rapper ASAP won't get special treatment

By Linda Givetash and Associated Press and Dartunorro Clark

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's comments on Saturday came after the intervention of celebrities including Kanye West and Justin Bieber.

  • July 20th 2019 at 16:16

NBC News poll of the South: Voters' support for Trump grows, residents see race relations improving

By Dareh Gregorian

The survey also measured support for Democratic presidential candidates.

  • July 20th 2019 at 14:00

Trump admin weighs tightening restrictions on Iran's nuclear work

By Dan De Luce

A key plank of the 2015 nuclear accord let Iran keep a limited civilian nuclear program. Scrapping it could trigger the final collapse of the JCPOA deal.

  • July 20th 2019 at 11:00

Mueller hearings to highlight 'shocking evidence of criminal misconduct' by Trump, Democrats say

By Alex Moe

The former special counsel is set to appear before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday.

  • July 19th 2019 at 22:26

Rapper ASAP Rocky will remain in Swedish custody after brawl

By Linda Givetash and Dartunorro Clark and Reuters

A court granted the Swedish prosecutor's request to continue detaining the American rapper while police complete their investigation into the June 30 brawl.

  • July 19th 2019 at 22:18

Trump rebuffs Tehran's claim that U.S. did not destroy Iranian drone

By Dartunorro Clark

"No doubt about it," Trump said on Friday.

  • July 19th 2019 at 21:22
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