?American democracy is under attack?: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump?s ?authoritarianism?
FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls
Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ?completely illegal?
Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared
Lawrence: We May Not Have Heard the End of Tapes and Trump
Trump has finally admitted that he does not have recordings of his conversations but hints at conspiracy theories. Lawrence O'Donnell says he only tweeted the initial claim that put him in this messy position because Trump can't keep himself from lying.
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi's visit had been "confirmed", citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.
Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals ? including one involving arms sales to foreign governments ? with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.
?Die-in? protesters dragged away from McConnell?s office
Dramatizing fears that Senate Republican?s Better Care Reconciliation Act?s cuts to Medicaid would prevent millions of low income Americans from accessing life-saving care, activism group ADAPT dramatized what those deaths could look like ? in front of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?s office doors.
More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, Pew study finds
Among gun owners, the survey found clear differences in firearm usage based on partisan affiliation. More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, while still preserving the rights of most people in most places to carry most types of guns, a Pew Research Center survey has found. While half of Americans see gun violence as a very big problem in their country, fewer than 10% of American adults said that ?almost no one? should be able to legally own a gun, and only 10% said that ?almost no types? of guns should be legally available to buy.
Paul Ryan: It?s ?premature? to say whether House would pass Senate health care bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to say Thursday whether the House would take up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?s health care bill if the Republican leader manages to push it through the Senate. ?They?re just beginning their process,? Ryan said, adding he believes it will be a ?lengthy? one. McConnell declared on the Senate floor Thursday that he believes the Senate could pass the sweeping legislation as soon as next week.