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Today โ€” May 27th 2019msnbc.com: Politics

Trump says he backs Japan's efforts to talk with Iran

By Associated Press

"The prime minister's already spoken to me about that and I do believe that Iran would like to talk. And if they'd like to talk, we'd like to talk also. We'll see what happens," Trump said.

  • May 27th 2019 at 06:57

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

Trump awards sumo trophy as Tokyo charm offensive continues

By Associated Press

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is courting Trump with three things close to his heart: wrestling matches, burgers and golf.

  • May 26th 2019 at 14:36

Trump secures delay of financial disclosures

By Kristen Welker and Dennis Romero

"An agreement has been reached with the House regarding a stay of the subpoenas pending appeal," the president's outside attorney said.

  • May 26th 2019 at 03:16

Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump

By Phil McCausland

The court noted multiple times when Kwan had provided political comments that criticized Donald Trump, as a presidential candidate in 2016 and as president.

  • May 26th 2019 at 01:07

Judge blocks construction of parts of border wall under emergency declaration

By Phil Helsel and Associated Press

The order applies to around 51 miles of fence. The ACLU called it "a win for our system of checks and balances, the rule of law, and border communities."

  • May 26th 2019 at 00:45

New law ends use of restraints on pregnant inmates as advocates push for more

By Chloe Atkins

Data is hard to come by and standards of care vary greatly from state to state.

  • May 25th 2019 at 13:57

Trump arrives in Japan with Sumo wrestling and golf on the agenda

By Associated Press

The trip, the first of two the president is expected to make to the country in the next six weeks, is more of social call to highlight the alliance between the countries.

  • May 25th 2019 at 13:26

John Pinto, WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker, dies

By Associated Press

"He dedicated his life to helping others," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said of John Pinto.

  • May 25th 2019 at 03:30

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director asked to resign

By Julia Ainsley

L. Francis Cissna oversaw the agency during the final iteration of the travel ban, attempts to repeal status for “Dreamers” and repeated attempts to limit undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border.

  • May 25th 2019 at 00:38

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion ban

By Charlie Gile and Dartunorro Clark

Under the Mississippi law, doctors could have their medical licenses revoked if they perform the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

  • May 24th 2019 at 23:08

Trump sidesteps Congress to push through arms sales to Saudis, UAE

By Dan De Luce and Abigail Williams

Lawmakers from both parties criticized the move, with Democrats calling it an abuse of presidential power.

  • May 24th 2019 at 23:01

Trump turns the full force of the government on perceived political enemies

By Jonathan Allen

Analysis: The president is wielding power in ways not seen in the United States in generations — if ever.

  • May 24th 2019 at 22:27

Supreme Court temporarily blocks rulings requiring new voting maps for Ohio and Michigan

By Dareh Gregorian

Lower courts had invalidated the GOP-friendly maps as partisan gerrymandering and ordered them redrawn before the 2020 election.

  • May 24th 2019 at 21:49

Trump apparently doubts Pelosi's mental fitness, wonders is she 'the same as she was'?

By Dartunorro Clark

The president spoke after he tweeted an edited video Thursday that made it appear the speaker was uncertain in her speech.

  • May 24th 2019 at 20:31
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