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Joe Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday – as it happened

Former vice-president to officially launch bid for president, while Jared Kushner says Mueller investigation ‘just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST 12.34am BST House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler responds to reports that the White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by his committee for testimony from former White House counsel Donald McGahn.Nadler: “The moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Jared Kushner, Jerry Nadler, US elections 2020, Donald McGahn Nadler


Kamala Harris becomes latest Democrat to call for Trump impeachment – live

Party is split on impeachment, with Elizabeth Warren backing it but Bernie Sanders warning the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.05pm BST Representative Katie Hill, a first-termer from California, contributes a nice, public-service-oriented recap of the Mueller report. “I wanted to walk it back and walk through the details,” she says:The #MuellerReport on Trump’s relationship with Russia is public. There’s been a lot of confusion, partisan spin, ...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump


Kamala Harris joins impeachment calls as Democrats remain divided – live

Democrats are split on impeaching Trump. Elizabeth Warren backs it but Bernie Sanders has warned the procedure could backfireSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.29pm BST Hello and welcome to our live blog coverage of the 2020 race for the White House. Senator Kamala Harris, a candidate for president, perked some ears at a town hall hosted by CNN Monday night by joining calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Related: Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, subpoenaed over Mu...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Don McGahn, Fake News Media, Trump Elizabeth Warren, US elections 2020


Giuliani rails against Mueller report as Democrats mull Trump impeachment

Trump lawyer: ‘Nothing wrong with information from Russians’Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and wonOpinion: Moral squalor, not impeachment, will remove TrumpAs the White House mounted a furious assault on the Mueller report and critics of a president not found to have conspired with Russia but not cleared of obstruction of justice, the chair of the House judiciary committee said obstruction, if proven, “would be [an] impeachable” offence. Related: Trump and impeachment: w...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, US politics, House, Mitt Romney, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Teflon Don, Trump Administration


Ilhan Omar: White House escalates Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Continue reading...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, White House, Religion, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Islam, September 11 2001, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar


Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their inquiry into the Amazon CEO’s claims that Saudi Arabia was behind the National Enquirer extortion scandal that exposed his affair. Related: Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of 'extortion and blackma...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, US Congress, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump


William Barr claims Trump campaign was 'spied' on under Obama – live

Attorney general tells Senate subcommittee he intends to release reacted version of Mueller’s Trump-Russia report itselfSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.39pm BST Vice President Mike Pence has asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, per AFP.#BREAKING US Vice President Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's leader pic.twitter.com/SLm2sIsCCp 4.27pm BST Donald Trump said his adviser Stephen Miller - an immigration h...
Tags: Obama, Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, United Nations, Un, Venezuela, US Congress, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Mike Pence


Barr to face Senate subcommittee as Mueller report expected within a week – live

Lawmakers are expected to ask the attorney general about Mueller’s Trump-Russia inquiry at hearing on justice department’s budgetSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.37pm BST Jeffrey Rosen, Donald Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general, faces a Senate confirmation hearing today. Rosen is currently the deputy secretary of transportation and has not previously worked in the Justice Department, the Washington Post reports. 2.27pm BST Under pressure to show they have s...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, White House, US, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Central America, Mueller, Rosen, Barr, Trump Administration


Judge blocks Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico – live

Decision comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it planned to expand the programSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.38am BST A number of reports today have suggested that the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary will give even more power to Stephen Miller, the far-right senior adviser in the White House known for aggressively pushing some of Trump’s most extreme anti-immigrant initiatives. Analysis: Stephen Miller, the hard-line youn...
Tags: Republicans, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Nielsen, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Miller, Trump, Stephen Miller


Trump: Mueller report a 'total waste of time' – but it proves no collusion

President issues Saturday morning tweet storm from Las VegasOpinion: Trump wants to distract from Mueller. Don’t let himDonald Trump said on Saturday he has not read Robert Mueller’s report about contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia, which his Democratic opponents say should be released in full. Related: Barack Obama warns progressives to avoid 'circular firing squad' Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Russia, Barack Obama, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation, Las VegasOpinion


Mueller report was more damaging than Barr revealed, officials say – live

Attorney general failed to properly convey findings of Trump-Russia report, New York Times reportsGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 2.22pm BST California congressman Eric Swalwell has announced his bid for the presidency, and will base his campaign around the issue of gun control, according to the Atlantic. Swalwell, a 38-year-old Democrat, will reportedly announce his run on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Atlantic said that Swalwell “has been building up t...
Tags: Republicans, Stephen Colbert, California, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, Democrats, US politics, New York Times, US Congress, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump


Joe Biden responds to misconduct allegations: 'I will be more mindful' – live

Former vice-president says it’s his ‘responsibility’ to be more careful after several women said his touching made them uncomfortableGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 8.58pm BST Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren today introduced legislation that would make it easier to criminally prosecute and jail corporate executives.The Corporate Executive Accountability Act would allow the criminal prosecution of an executive found to be negligent while leading...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Ducey, Doug Ducey, Newsday, Robert Mueller


House Democrats issue subpoenas over White House security clearances – live

Oversight committee authorizes subpoenas over security clearances and for documents related to citizenship questions on 2020 censusGo beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 8.10pm BST The Democratic National Committee announced on Tuesday that its second presidential primary debate will be held in Detroit, Michigan. The debate will take place on July 30 and 31 and broadcast on CNN. “The debate lineups for each night will be determined at random to provide each candidate wit...
Tags: Republicans, Mexico, White House, US, Dnc, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, House, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic National Committee, McConnell, Detroit Michigan


House Oversight Dems OK Subpoenas For Census Citizenship Question Probe

By a 23-14 vote, the House Oversight Committee authorized several subpoenas related to its investigation into the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote is an escalation of the showdown between the Trump administration and House Democrats over a key voting rights issue. “The Trump administration is stonewalling and has left the committee no choice but obtain this information by compulsory process,” House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said at the...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Republicans, White House, Commerce, House, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Ross, Gore, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Jim Jordan, Elijah Cummings, Department, Cummings


Trump reportedly considering far-right candidates for 'border czar' role – live

White House reversed security clearance denials, whistleblower saysHouse Democrats to subpoena full Mueller report Go beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 11.18pm BST In big local news stories of the day, Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has announced she is taking an indefinite leave of absence amid a widening scandal surrounding her book deals: BREAKING: Mayor Catherine Pugh is taking a leave of absence amid controversy over her “Healthy Holly” book deals. Baltimore City ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Republicans, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US immigration, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Cheney, Young, Trump, Holly


White House reversed more than 25 security clearance denials, says whistleblower – live

Security adviser Tricia Newbold made revelation last monthHouse Democrats to subpoena full Mueller report Go beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 3.43pm BST A White House whistleblower has told members of Congress that Donald Trump’s administration overturned more than two dozen denials for security clearances, often ignoring the guidance of intelligence officials in what she dubbed as ‘systemic’ problems with the process.Tricia Newbold, a White House security adviser hol...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Us-mexico Border, House Oversight and Reform Committee, Tricia Newbold


WH Chief Of Staff Mulvaney Dodges Questions About Pre-Existing Conditions

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney declared Sunday that “the debate about preexisting conditions is over” in Republicans’ larger battle to eliminate and replace Obamacare. But as CNN’s Jake Tapper grilled Mulvaney on the White House’s currently non-existent plan to replace Obamacare, should Republicans succeed in eliminating the Affordable Care Act in court, the White House chief struggled to answer how Republicans would protect Americans with pre-existing conditions from skyrocketi...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Republicans, White House, Cnn, Republican, Trump, Jake Tapper, Tapper, Mick Mulvaney, Pre-existing Conditions, Mulvaney, Matt Shuham, Acting White House, battle over Obamacare


GOP Scrambles To Deal With Trump’s Decision On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to revive the fight over the Affordable Care Act has stirred a political and policy debate among Republicans on how best to approach the divisive issue heading into the 2020 election. Failing to repeal and replace the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, is one of the biggest shortcomings of the president’s first term. It left Republicans with a broken campaign promise, dismal approval ratings and a narrative they haven’t been able to shake — tha...
Tags: Utah, Florida, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Republicans, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Politico, Ap, Gop, House, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell


Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Small Business Health Insurance Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a small-business health insurance plan widely touted by President Donald Trump, marking the second setback in a week for the administration’s health care initiatives. U.S. District Judge John D. Bates wrote in his opinion late Thursday that so-called “association health plans” were “clearly an end-run” around consumer protections required by the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. On Wednesday, another federal judge blocked the Trump administration...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Small Business, Obamacare, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, Ap, Gop, House, Health Insurance, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


Ex-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe reportedly 'seriously considering' 2020 run – live

Meanwhile, key Republican reportedly tells Trump renewed plan to scrap Affordable Care Act ‘makes no sense’Go beyond the headlines: sign up to our US morning briefing 9.24pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Jessica GlenzaFormer Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe is getting closer to a decision on whether or not to enter the already heavily-saturated Democratic race for the white house in 2020, CNN reports. While McAuliffe has spent the last week on a spring break vacation with his fa...
Tags: Republicans, White House, Virginia, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe, US elections 2020, Gabrielle Canon, Jessica GlenzaFormer


Republicans Took a Victory Lap Over the Mueller Investigation

Some of which includes a push for new investigations
Tags: News, Republicans, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller


Trump and allies revel in release of Mueller report findings – live

Summary says Trump-Russia investigation found no evidence of collusion but president not cleared of obstruction of justiceSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism 4.42pm GMT Donald Trump said it “wouldn’t bother me at all” to have special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report released.“Up to the attorney general, but it wouldn’t bother me at all,” he said, in response to a shouted question at his White House event with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 4.39pm GMT New York Re...
Tags: New York, Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Benjamin Netanyahu, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Parkinson, Mueller, South Bronx, Robert Mueller


Kushner, Inc review: Jared, Ivanka Trump and the rise of the American kakistocracy

Vicky Ward has produced a damning depiction, a lethal amalgam of Page Six-like dish and firsthand investigative reportingLike Donald Trump, with Jared Kushner, the president’s squeaky sounding son-in-law. As the reality that Kushner received his White House security clearance the same way he got into Harvard sinks in – “Daddy” pulled some very expensive strings – his popularity will not be rebounding anytime soon. Related: Revealed: Kushner 'challenged on conflicts of interest by Trump aides...
Tags: Books, Republicans, White House, US news, Harvard, Culture, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, Trump Administration, Jared Kushner, Vicky Ward, Politics books, Kushner Inc


Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – latest news

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.08pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho taking over for Ben Jacobs. In his lawsuit, California Congressman Devin Nunes claims to be a victim of Twitter trolls like “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” but in taking legal action, he’s actually fallen victim to the Streisand Effect. Related: Goats, cows and Devin Nunes' mom: ho...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Ben Jacobs, Devin Nunes, Bolsonaro, Vivian Ho


Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – live

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.06pm GMT A new national poll of the 2020 presidential primary shows Joe Biden maintaining a healthy lead.The poll conducted by SSRS for CNN has Joe Biden at 28%, Bernie Sanders at 20%, Kamala Harris at 12% and Beto O’Rourke at 11%. 7.48pm GMT Longshot 2020 Democratic candidate Andrew Yang has come out against circumcis...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Democrats, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Michael Cohen, Yang, Daily Beast, Andrew Yang


Trump welcomes Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to White House – live

Brazilian president arrives to meet with US president Donald TrumpSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.06pm GMT A controversial bill in Florida, which could undo parts of a landmark referendum that restored voting rights to millions of former felons, made its first advances in the state legislature on Tuesday.Florida has for decades enforced some of America’s hardest felony disenfranchisement laws, blocking around 1.5 million people from voting due to prior offenses. In N...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, US, America, World news, US news, Democrats, Brazil, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Jim Jordan, Michael Cohen, Mark Meadows, Jair Bolsonaro


Rod Rosenstein postpones resignation from justice department – live

No 2 official at DoJ to stay in his post ‘a little longer’Trump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 3.12pm GMT The Trump administration is preparing to stonewall congressional Democrats in their efforts to exercise oversight over the administration. Politico reports:In their early response to an onslaught of Democratic requests, Trump officials are breaking from norms set by previous administrations of both parties, according to...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, California, White House, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, Capitol Hill, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Devin Nunes, Nunes


Michael Cohen FBI raid documents released – live updates

Partially redacted search warrants materials releasedTrump attacks Kellyanne Conway’s husband as ‘loser’ 1.18pm GMT President Donald Trump attacked George Conway, the husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, as a “total loser” on Twitter this morning.A total loser! https://t.co/vm3Vv2f9jfCongratulations! You just guaranteed that millions of more people are going to learn about narcissistic personality disorder and malignant narcissism! Great job! https://t.co/Dk9bI3sBs7Okay, so they...
Tags: Republicans, White House, World news, US news, Democrats, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway


Trump claims media is blaming him for New Zealand shooting – live

President tweets: ‘They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!’ 1.48pm GMT Still tweeting, Donald Trump is under the impression that the US media is blaming him for a deadly shooting attack on two New Zealand mosques.The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous! 1.42pm GMT George Conway, a Washington lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, White House, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway, Beto O'Rourke


Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words ‘please drink responsibly’In an attempt to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and attack a political rival, the Republican party tweeted a mugshot of the Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words “please drink responsibly”.O’Rourke, 46, is a former US representative from Texas who narrowly lost a US Senate race against the Republican Ted Cruz la...
Tags: Texas, Republicans, White House, US, US news, Gop, US politics, Ted Cruz, US Senate, Republican Party, St Patrick's Day, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020



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