Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding.

Since ...

Trump warns of ‘market crash’ if he loses in 2020

President Trump asserted on Saturday there would be dire economic consequences should he lose the 2020 presidential race, leaning into his reelection slogan "Keep America Great.""The Trump Economy is setting record...

Man pleads guilty in 2014 hammer death of Bosnian immigrant

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A fourth man who participated in a deadly hammer beating in St. Louis has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the death of a Bosnian immigrant.

Twenty-year-old Travid Kidd was sentenced Friday in the 2014 death of Zemir Begic. He pleaded guilty in April ...

Peru begins requesting passports and visas from Venezuelans

AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) - Riot police are guarding Peru's northern border to ensure that only Venezuelan migrants who hold a passport and humanitarian visa can enter the country.

The new requirements took effect Saturday as an influx of Venezuelans rushed to a border crossing in the region of Tumbes.


House Judiciary Panel Considers the Future of News

Google, Facebook, and their cousins Apple and Amazon have grown so vast that they have aroused the ire of the entire political establishment. And they aren't only transforming journalism but also politics, retail, and virtually all commerce.

Taking On Tehran

Forty years after the revolution that ousted the Shah, Iran's unique political-religious system and government appears strong enough to withstand US pressure and to ride out the country's current economic difficulties. So how should the US minimize the risks to the region posed by the regime?

Is the Democrats’ Abortion Position Racist?

Imagine if Donald Trump announced he would change his longtime opposition to public funding of abortion in order to ensure that black, Hispanic, and poor women can abort their babies. Would liberals need even 10 seconds before foaming at the...

Foreign Election Meddling Is Wrong, Mr. President

It was extraordinary to hear a U.S. president declare that the FBI director is "wrong" for saying that candidates should report to the FBI - as the law clearly intends - any effort by foreign agents to aid a political candidate by passing along opposition research.

Why Did Democrats Pay for the Steele Dossier?

The selective outrage from the left surrounding foreign interference in U.S. elections is beyond hypocritical -- it's absurd. Take President Trump's interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on...

Does Democratic Debate Lineup Matter? You Bet It Does

Debates--like the two upcoming Democratic face-offs that just firmed up their lineups-- are never what they are hyped up to be, but they are extremely significant in this politically cluttered age, writes Julian Zelizer. Candidates face each other--unmediated by aides and Twitter--and American voters, just on the other side of the camera, get a look at who they are.

Warren worried about ‘slide towards war with Iran’, says Trump needs to ‘come to Congress’ before taking military action

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she’s “very concerned about a slide towards war with Iran” and highlighted that President Donald Trump “has to come to Congress” for authorization before taking military action against Iran. Pointing to this week’s attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Republican president told Fox News on Friday that “Iran did do it.” But Warren, the two-term progressive senator from Massachusetts who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is skeptical.