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Trump’s veto over Yemen is a scandalous abuse of presidential power | Simon Tisdall

The US could have distanced itself from a murderous war. Instead, Trump’s unholy alliance with the Saudis continuesExpected or not, Donald Trump’s veto of a bipartisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s murderous war in Yemen is an outrage. It will prolong the unspeakable suffering of millions of Yemeni civilians, the blameless victims of Riyadh’s vicious proxy war with Iran and its Houthi allies.Yet Trump’s uncaring arrogance also threatens the US itself. ...
Tags: Yemen, UK news, Donald Trump, US news, Middle East and North Africa, World news, Saudi Arabia, Republicans, US foreign policy


The GOP Is the Anti-Vaxx Party Now

Amid the worst measles outbreak in 20 years, Republicans across the country are digging in their heels over bills that would tighten rules on exemptions that allow children to go without vaccines, according to Politico.Read more...
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Asylum seekers at border cannot be released on bond, Barr says – live

William Barr strips right from asylum seekers, requiring them to be held in mandatory detention insteadSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.40am BST From the Guardian’s Lauren Gambino: .⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ vetoes the bipartisan War Powers résolution that would have ended US support for the Saudi-backed war in Yemen pic.twitter.com/REUgMF3oG1 11.16pm BST The Associated Press is reporting that a US district judge believes that the Trump administration could identify pote...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Associated Press, US Congress, Yemen, Donald Trump, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Barr, Lauren Gambino, Trump Administration, William Barr, Trump-Russia investigation


Trump 2020 team spending almost half of Facebook ad budget to target seniors – live

Trump camp is spending 44% of its Facebook ad budget to target users 65 years and older, Axios reports, while top 12 Democrats have allotted 27% Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.36pm BST Brave political opinions...[John Kerry?!?]Joe Biden/Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden/John Kerry will be a good ticket. Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto are completely useless and time wasters.Trump's logo looks like the Tesco cheap range logo. (Says it all I reckon, except that Trump is a leech ...
Tags: Facebook, Republicans, US, Tesco, US news, Democrats, US politics, John Kerry, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Linke, Trump Administration, Axios, Trump-Russia investigation, Joe Biden John Kerry


Bernie Sanders boosted by Fox News town hall broadcast – live

The 2020 presidential candidate showed his brand of democratic socialism could have traction in Trump countrySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.31pm BST Here’s video of Sanders getting booed out of the auditorium unexpectedly cheered at every turn by they Fox News town hall audience.How do you think a Sanders-Trump presidential debate would play out? Getting ahead of ourselves, you say? Maybe so. What other candidate on the Democratic side could similarly rous...
Tags: Republicans, France, US, US news, Fox, Democrats, US politics, Social Security, Medicare, Fox News, US Congress, Donald Trump, Notre Dame, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders


Ilhan Omar: congresswoman receives death threats after Trump 9/11 tweet – video

The Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she has received an increased number of death threats since a video was tweeted by Donald Trump featuring footage from 9/11 and a clip from a speech she made in March this year, with the president accusing her of downplaying the attacks. Omar said in a statement on Sunday: 'Since the president’s tweet on Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life – many directly referencing or replying to the president’s video'Ilh...
Tags: Republicans, Democrats, US politics, September 11 2001, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration


Ilhan Omar: congresswoman receives death threats after Trump 9/11 tweet – video report

The Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar says she has received an increased number of death threats since a video was tweeted by Donald Trump featuring footage from 9/11 and a clip from a speech she made in March this year, with the president accusing her of downplaying the attacks. Omar said in a statement on Sunday: 'Since the president’s tweet on Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life – many directly referencing or replying to the president’s video'Ilh...
Tags: Republicans, Democrats, US politics, September 11 2001, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration


Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke release their tax returns – as it happened

Presidential hopefuls put financial information to public Redacted copy of Mueller report to be released ThursdaySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.06am BST We’re ending our live coverage for the day - thanks for following along! Here are some highlights: 12.53am BST House oversight committee chairman Elijah Cummings has issued a subpoena to the tax firm Mazars USA for a decade of Trump’s financial records, Politico is now confirming: UPDATE: The subpoena to Mazars ...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration, Beto O Rourke, Trump-Russia investigation, Mazars, Mazars USA


Bernie Sanders and Beto O'Rourke release their tax returns – live

Presidential hopefuls put financial information to public Redacted copy of Mueller report to be released ThursdaySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.41am BST Democratic presidential candidates have raised a total of over $70m during the first fundraising quarter of the 2020 cycle, the AP reports: This is significantly less than they did the last time the party had a wide open primary. For example, Democratic candidates in the 2008 election raised about $81 million during...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Ap, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ilhan Omar, Trump Administration, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Trump-Russia investigation


Mueller report to be released on Thursday, DoJ announces – live

Redacted copy of special counsel’s Trump-Russia report to be releasedTrump calls Ilhan Omar ‘out of control’ after Pelosi requests security reviewSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.34pm BST Trump is reacting to news that the Mueller report will be released on Thursday:The Mueller Report, which was written by 18 Angry Democrats who also happen to be Trump Haters (and Clinton Supporters), should have focused on the people who SPIED on my 2016 Campaign, and others who fabri...
Tags: Republicans, Russia, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Hillary, South Carolina, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Trump, Bernie, Barbara Lee, Pelosi, Cardi


Trump escalates attack on Ilhan Omar despite rise in death threats – live

The president called the Minnesota congresswoman ‘out of control’ after Nancy Pelosi request a review of Omar’s securitySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.28pm BST New polling out of New Hampshire shows Bernie Sanders topping the primary there, with prospective candidate Joe Biden trailing slightly behind. Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in his neighboring state by a wide margin. South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is in third place, a reflection of his heightened profile. ...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Republicans, Congress, Wall Street, Israel, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, US politics, New Hampshire, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Trump tweets pre-emptive strike as Washington awaits Mueller report – live

Attorney general William Barr has said he will release redacted report this week, while president tweeted ‘investigate the investigators’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.36pm BST Democratic hopeful US senator Amy Klobuchar has released 13-years of tax returns joining a cadres of her competitors in doing so. In 2018, she reported $338,483 in income. Bernie Sanders has promised to release his tax returns on Monday is well after acknowledging that he is a millionaire owi...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Washington, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Fox News, Amy Klobuchar, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Rnc, Mueller


Ilhan Omar has had spike in death threats since Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Congresswoman said many threats referenced the president’s tweet as Sarah Sanders praises Trump for ‘calling Omar out’ Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignMuslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said she has received an increased number of death threats after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks.Omar issued a statement on Sunday night saying: “Since the president’s tweet Friday evening, I have ex...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, Religion, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Islam, September 11 2001, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar, 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


Buttigieg v Pence: Indiana politicians put faith on the election front line

The vice-president and the Democratic hopeful are both Christian and have worked together but in the age of Trump, they and their fellow Hoosiers sense a looming battleBoth are from modestly sized cities in Indiana. Both were baptised Catholic but came to embrace other branches of Christianity. Both found inspiration in former president John F Kennedy as they launched political careers of their own.The parallels between Mike Pence and Pete Buttigieg stop there. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Religion, World news, US news, Indiana, Democrats, US politics, Christianity, LGBT rights, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, Pete Buttigieg, US elections 2020


'I won't be silent': Ilhan Omar answers Trump 9/11 attack

Congresswoman says rightwing vitriol cannot threaten her ‘unwavering love for America’ as president pushes videoIn the face of attacks from Donald Trump, Republicans and rightwing media outlets, the Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar said on Saturday no one could “threaten” her “unwavering love for America”. Related: Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, September 11 2001, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Ilhan Omar, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Ilhan Omar defended by Democrats after Trump uses 9/11 video in attack

Sanders decries ‘disgusting and dangerous’ attacksButtigieg: ‘Threats against Omar make clear what is at stake’ Democrats including leading candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination have fiercely condemned Donald Trump and other Republicans’ growing efforts to smear the Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and urged other party leaders to do the same. Related: Republicans falsely claim Ilhan Omar denied 9/11 attackers were terrorists Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Elizabeth Warren, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, September 11 2001, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Julian Castro, Ilhan Omar, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, US elections 2020


Ocasio-Cortez condemns college Republicans' email calling her a terrorist

New York congresswoman says ‘uncalled for’ rhetoric puts her and colleagues in dangerA fundraising email sent by a college Republican group branding the US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “domestic terrorist” drew a sharp rebuke from the congresswoman, who warned that similar rhetorical attacks had in the past resulted in a spike in death threats against her.Dave Levinthal, an editor at the Center for Public Integrity, on Wednesday afternoon shared a screenshot of an email sent that...
Tags: New York, Republicans, US, US news, US politics, US Congress, Aoc, Center for Public Integrity, Dave Levinthal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Tom Ferrall, Ohio Federation of College Republicans


Ocasio-Cortez condemns college Republicans' email calling her a domestic terrorist

New York congresswoman says ‘uncalled for’ rhetoric puts her and colleagues in dangerA fundraising email sent by a college Republican group branding the US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “domestic terrorist” drew a sharp rebuke from the congresswoman, who warned that similar rhetorical attacks had in the past resulted in a spike in death threats against her.An email sent on Tuesday by Tom Ferrall, chairman of the Ohio Federation of College Republicans, bore the subject line “AOC is...
Tags: New York, Republicans, US, US news, US politics, US Congress, Aoc, Center for Public Integrity, Dave Levinthal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Tom Ferrall, Ohio Federation of College Republicans


Treasury department won't meet deadline to release Trump's tax returns – as it happened

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 1.36am BST Closing down for the evening! Thanks for following along. Here’s what happened Wednesday evening: Related: How anti-abortion activists use cutting edge science to justify ever stricter laws 12.27am BST Jeff Bezos will meet with federal prosecutors this week, CNN reports, as investigators deepen their in...
Tags: Republicans, Saudi Arabia, Senate, US, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Treasury, US Congress, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, Trump, Bezos, Michael Cohen


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


Nancy Pelosi says 'I don't trust Barr, I trust Mueller' – 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 9.25pm BST Another Republican Senator is urging Donald Trump to stop his purge of the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security. The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Reform Committee, said he is worried that [DHS General Counsel John] Mitnick coul...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Johnson, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Barr, Sen Ron Johnson R Wis, Mitnick, Trump Administration


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 faces Senate panel 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 3.38pm BST Attorney General William Barr elaborated on his statement yesterday that he is putting together a team to review the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign. He said he believes there was “spying” on Trump’s campaign, a claim the president has frequently made, and he wants to determin...
Tags: Obama, Republicans, Senate, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Trump Continue, Trump Administration, Trump Russia


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 – as it happened

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 1.23am BST We’re ending our live coverage for the day - thanks for tuning in! Here are some key events and links from this busy Monday: 12.57am BST The FBI is refusing to release records on whistleblower Chelsea Manning despite the fact that she waived her rights under the Privacy Act and requested that the thousands of pages of files on her...
Tags: Republicans, Mexico, US, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Chelsea, US Congress, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Chelsea Manning, Trump, 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 reportedly issued order to close El Paso border and resume family separations – live

President made issue in late March, CNN reports, but was eventually talked off the decision Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.38pm BST Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has called on the ousted Secret Service director to testify before Congress about “potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago and other counterintelligence and national security threats”:The outgoing Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles must testify before Congress as soon as poss...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Mexico, Senate, China, US, San Francisco, US news, Ap, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, Secret Service, US Congress, Donald Trump, Central America


Trump removes Secret Service director after ousting Kirstjen Nielsen – live

Trump ordered firing of Randolph Alles, White House confirms, a day after forcing out Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen NielsenSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.27pm BST The Trump Administration has canceled a deal that made it easier for Cuban baseball players to play in the Major Leagues. The Trump administration canceled a four-month-old deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation Monday, saying that the federation was part of the Cuban go...
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Trump reportedly fires Secret Service director after ousting Kirstjen Nielsen – live

Trump ordered firing of Randolph Alles, an official told CNN, a day after forcing out Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen NielsenSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.30pm BST White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has confirmed the ouster of Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles in a statement.“United States Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles has done a great job at the agency over the last two years, and the President is thankful for his over 40 years...
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