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Today โ€” November 17th 2018msnbc.com: Politics

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

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

Matt Whitaker's appointment as acting AG challenged in Supreme Court

By Pete Williams

Trump has faced a growing backlash over his choice to appoint Whitaker as acting attorney general after forcing Jeff Sessions to resign.

  • November 16th 2018 at 23:14

Trump admits he should have gone to Arlington to pay respects on Veterans Day

By Associated Press

The president, who rarely owns up to mistakes, spoke to "Fox News Sunday."

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:56

DeVos campus sex misconduct rules slammed by victims' advocates

By Erik Ortiz

"It will return schools to a time where rape, assault and harassment were swept under the rug," said an advocacy group for sexual assault survivors.

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:46

Filing indicates indictment was prepared for Assange

By Ken Dilanian and Dennis Romero and Associated Press

U.S. intelligence agencies have said that WikiLeaks disclosed emails stolen in a covert Russian intelligence operation to help Trump and hurt Clinton.

  • November 16th 2018 at 22:29

House ethics panel sanctions two lawmakers over sexual harassment allegations

By Rebecca Shabad and Alex Moe

One member made "persistent and unwanted advances toward women" while another failed to act quickly to address allegations against a top adviser.

  • November 16th 2018 at 21:51

Supreme Court agrees to referee fight over census citizenship question

By Pete Williams

Advocates have warned that adding the question would make immigrants reluctant to respond to census takers.

  • November 16th 2018 at 21:20

Trump awards Medals of Freedom to Elvis Presley, Justice Scalia, Miriam Adelson

By Daniel Barnes

The group of seven Americans awarded the nation's highest civilian honor also included baseball great Babe Ruth and retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

  • November 16th 2018 at 21:13

'Very busy': Trump jests about Scalia widow at Medal of Freedom event for having 9 kids

By Adam Edelman

"I always knew I liked him," Trump wisecracked about the Supreme Court justice and father of many.

  • November 16th 2018 at 20:30

Trump says he's finished writing answers to Mueller's questions

By Adam Edelman

Amid reports of the president's foul mood and impending staff shakeups, Trump said he is "very happy with the White House."

  • November 16th 2018 at 19:50

Alleged Russian operative Mariia Butina negotiating with prosecutors

By Tom Winter

A document filed in federal court indicates prosecutors and Butina's lawyers are working towards a plea agreement.

  • November 16th 2018 at 18:58

Monica Lewinsky describes 'flirtatious encounters' with Bill Clinton in upcoming documentary

By Dartunorro Clark

She said the former president often gave her "The Full Bill Clinton," which she described as making her feel "as if you're the only person standing there."

  • November 16th 2018 at 18:53

Pelosi's critics have the fight, but do they have the votes to defeat her?

By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Alex Moe and Marianna Sotomayor

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is working to win the support of her members while her opponents are still organizing against her with no clear outcome.

  • November 16th 2018 at 18:37

Chuck Grassley opts to cede Judiciary Committee chairmanship

By Rebecca Shabad and Frank Thorp V

The Iowa senator's decision means that Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will likely be the panel's next chair.

  • November 16th 2018 at 18:06

DeVos proposes changes to campus sex misconduct rules

By Associated Press

The Education Department says the proposal ensures fairness for students on both sides of accusations.

  • November 16th 2018 at 17:45

Judge orders White House to temporarily restore CNN reporter's press pass

By Pete Williams

The order to restore Jim Acosta's access came from Judge Timothy Kelly, appointed a year ago by President Trump.

  • November 16th 2018 at 16:30

Trump to honor donor's wife with presidential award

By Associated Press

Miriam Adelson is among seven people Trump is recognizing with the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor America can give a civilian.

  • November 16th 2018 at 15:34

The Florida recount is really about the 2020 presidential election

By Jonathan Allen

Analysis: Sure, Democrats want Bill Nelson to win. They'd also like to see their 2020 nominee claim a victory in the Sunshine State.

  • November 16th 2018 at 15:19
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