?American democracy is under attack?: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump?s ?authoritarianism?
Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'
Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she?s ?worth the trouble? as Democrats? leader in the House.
'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
WASHINGTON (AP) ? An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls
Russia Cancels Talks With US Over Ukraine Issue
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science
The American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ?fundamental understanding? of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change. The former governor of Texas told CNBC TV that ?the most likely the primary control knob [for climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in?, rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Becoming the latest of Donald Trump?s administration to dispute established science without any attempt at reasoned argument, Mr Perry also said it was ?quite all right? to be a sceptic about climate change, suggesting the trait was one held by any ?wise, intellectually engaged person?.
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.
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.
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.
Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings