Month: February 2019

Nicolas Maduro rejects Donald Trump’s ‘almost Nazi-style’ Miami speech

Venezuela’s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, is rejecting President Donald Trump’s call for a new day in Venezuela and comparing the tone of the American president’s speech in Miami to that of a Nazi. Trump said Monday that the U.S. stands behind o…

When every day is Presidents’ Day

President’s Day, Joe Biden will have to make room for himself in the crowded 2020 field and the nation reacts to President Trumps emergency declaration.

Battle looms over Pentagon money for border wall

Outcry from Democrats on Capitol Hill and some key U.S. defense officials mounted Monday over the prospect that President Trump’s emergency declaration will result in a raiding of certain Pentagon coffers to finance the construction of a border wall. F…

Kamala Harris swipes at Bernie Sanders: ‘I am not a democratic socialist’

Asked by Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy if she would have to run as a Democratic Socialist – which is how Bernie Sanders often describes himself, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California quickly and bluntly answered that “I am not a Democratic Socialist.”

‘Anti-vaxxers’ drive measles outbreak; CDC seeks new ways to immunize Americans

With “anti-vaxxers” driving a measles outbreak in Washington state and other barriers to vaccines leaving 6 percent of children unprotected, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s time to find new ways to get Americans…

Kamala Harris backs push to rename Columbus Day ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

Sen. Kamala Harris said Monday that she would support efforts on the federal level to change the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples Day.” “Count me in,” Mrs. Harris said at a town hall meeting in Portsmouth, where she was…

Xavier Becerra: Dozen states joining California lawsuit against Trump emergency declaration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Becerra told MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” he…

Second Justin Fairfax accuser calls for public hearing into assault allegations

A woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University nearly two decades ago called Monday for the state’s general assembly to hold a public hearing into her allegations and those of an…