Schumer On Gorsuch: Wrong Time, Wrong Nominee
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about why Senate Democrats should oppose Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, and why the confirmation should be postponed until investigations of Donald Trump are resolved.
?The least of these?: Meals on Wheels, the Trump budget and the struggle over Matthew 25:40
The sainted Mother Teresa herself was fond of quoting the verse to explain why she devoted her life to serving the poor. Matthew 25:40, it turns out, is a famously difficult and controversial passage, the subject of at least one book, numerous articles and contentious disagreements among biblical scholars.
House Intel Dem: Canceled Hearing 'Real Blow to Investigation'
Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Former Penn State President Found Guilty of Child Endangerment
The university?s former president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday on a misdemeanor count of child endangerment. The charges came five years after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing young boys.
North Korea Threatens US Over Preemptive Strike
Lebanon university settles US lawsuit over Hezbollah
A Lebanese university will pay $700,000 to settle a US lawsuit over allegations it provided "material support" to entities linked to Hezbollah, US officials said. The American University of Beirut confirmed in a statement Friday it was settling the lawsuit, which charged it had violated the terms of grants it received from US Agency for International Development (USAID). The US Attorney's Office in Manhattan announced the deal on Thursday, saying AUB would be required to pay the US government $700,000 (650,000 euros) and revise its internal policies to ensure future compliance with US law.
Hong Kong to choose new leader amid anger at perceived China meddling
By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small electoral college chooses a new Hong Kong leader on Sunday amid accusations of meddling by Beijing, denying the Chinese-ruled financial hub a more populist leader perhaps better suited to defuse political tension. The vast majority of the city's 7.3 million people have no say in their next leader, with the winner to be chosen by a 1,200-person "election committee" stacked with pro-Beijing and pro-establishment loyalists. Three candidates are running for the top post, two former officials, Carrie Lam and John Tsang, and a retired judge, Woo Kwok-hing.
Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) ? A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
Schumer: 'Art of the Deal Is Out the Window'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about the failure by Donald Trump and Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and the power of the grassroots effort to thwart Trump.