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Today β€” September 18th 2019msnbc.com: Politics

NBC/WSJ poll: Biden leads Dem 2020 field, Warren's support grows

By Mark Murray

While Biden dominates among more moderate Democrats and black voters, Warren overperforms among whites and liberals.

  • September 17th 2019 at 23:04

Trump says homelessness hurting real estate prestige, will destroy cities

By Shannon Pettypiece

The homeless are living in "our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to building," Trump said.

  • September 17th 2019 at 23:02

Trump admin weighing retaliatory action against Iran after Saudi oil attack

By Josh Lederman and Courtney Kube and Carol E. Lee and Ken Dilanian and Frank Thorp V and Haley Talbot

In a national security meeting on Monday, U.S. military leaders provided President Donald Trump with a menu of possible actions against Iran.

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:54
Yesterday β€” September 17th 2019msnbc.com: Politics

Lewandowski: Obama administration 'clearly failed' to protect the election

When asked if Vladimir Putin had help from U.S. citizens to interfere in the 2016 election, Corey Lewandowski said he did not know but that the Obama administration "clearly failed" to protect the election.

  • September 17th 2019 at 20:41

Rep. Cohen claims Lewandowski 'chickened out' from carrying out Trump's orders

Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questioned Corey Lewandowski on what President Trump had asked him to relay to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and if he thought that action was illegal.

  • September 17th 2019 at 20:24

Trump administration allows pork slaughterhouses to have fewer USDA inspectors

By Suzy Khimm

The new rule also allows plants to run their processing lines as fast as they like.

  • September 17th 2019 at 19:38

DOJ sues Edward Snowden over new memoir

By Tom Winter

The government argues the book violates the nondisclosure agreements its says Snowden signed with the CIA and NSA.

  • September 17th 2019 at 19:26

U.S. intel shows cruise missiles fired at Saudi oil facility came from Iran, officials say

By Courtney Kube

The Department of Defense has advocated for restraint, but it has provided a briefing on military options to President Donald Trump.

  • September 17th 2019 at 18:04

Draining Arizona: Mining for water in the desert leaves residents' wells dry

The small desert town of Willcox, Arizona survives off groundwater. Families are running out of water as their wells dry up, and residents are blaming newly-arrived, out-of-state corporate farms. Residents say they fear one operation in particular, Riverview LLP, that came to Cochise County in 2014, sunk dozens of deep wells, and increased pumping to support two 65,000 cow dairy feedlots.

  • September 17th 2019 at 16:58

Warren spent hours taking selfies with supporters after her big rally. Here's why.

By Alex Seitz-Wald and Benjamin Pu and Mike Memoli

The Massachusetts senator has devoted many hours to fan photos on the 2020 campaign trail. She's not alone.

  • September 17th 2019 at 17:41

House committee seeks to amend U.S. financial oversight law for Puerto Rico

By Reuters

Committee chair Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., wants an audit on the debt and a definition of essential services.

  • September 17th 2019 at 17:24

AOC backs progressive trying to oust fellow Democratic lawmaker

By Alex Seitz-Wald

Ocasio-Cortez joins Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in backing a challenger to moderate Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois.

  • September 17th 2019 at 16:23

Federal spending on children falls to lowest level in a decade

By Carmen Sesin

Budgets are in some ways "how we, as a society, define our priorities. It’s clear that kids are not our priority in the budget," says one of the report's authors.

  • September 17th 2019 at 16:19

Sean Spicer makes his 'Dancing with the Stars' debut

By Kalhan Rosenblatt

Spicer performed a routine in a ruffled neon green shirt to the song "Spice Up Your Life" by the Spice Girls.

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:52

Elizabeth Warren draws largest crowd yet at NYC rally

Senator Elizabeth Warren held her largest 2020 campaign rally yet, drawing a massive crowd in Washington Square Park in New York City while the Democratic candidate spoke about anti-corruption.

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:47

Watch live: Ex-Trump aide Corey Lewandowski testifies before House committee

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, testifies before the Democratic-led U.S. House Judiciary Committee as part of a congressional investigation of the Trump presidency.

  • September 17th 2019 at 15:43

'You're not going to stonewall me!': Democrats press Lewandowski at fiery Hill hearing

By Rebecca Shabad and Allan Smith and Alex Moe and Kristen Welker and Hallie Jackson and Peter Alexander and Carol E. Lee

At least one lawmaker called for the former Trump campaign manager to be held in contempt for following a White House directive to limit the scope of his testimony.

  • September 17th 2019 at 22:31

JuliΓ‘n Castro had month's best fundraising after clash with Biden, campaign says

By Suzanne Gamboa

Julián Castro celebrated his 45th birthday with his twin brother, Democratic congressman Joaquín Castro.

  • September 17th 2019 at 14:49

In the Big Apple, a big contrast between two campaigns

By Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

  • September 17th 2019 at 14:36

Here's how Kavanaugh denied the Ramirez allegations under oath

By Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

  • September 16th 2019 at 20:24