HONOLULU (AP) — A civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guard who was participating in a military exercise survived after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said Wednesday. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Sara Muir says the pilot is in stable condition after being rescued about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of Oahu near Honolulu’s Sand Island. The pilot had been participating in a military exercise called Sentry Aloha exercise, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty...
And it's not just the uber-contentious Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump, likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday that broadcast to the country just how far apart the two sides are when it comes to funding for the border and/or Trump's much ballyhooed wall. 1) Trump believes his political success was built on the border wall promise. There are dozens and dozens of House Republicans who blame Trump -- and rightly so...
After seeing her new biopic three times, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued an opinion, the film's director, Mimi Leder, said on Wednesday. Actors Felicity Jones, who stars as Ginsburg, Justin Theroux, who plays constitutional lawyer Melvin Wulf and Armie Hammer, who plays Ginsburg's late husband, Martin Ginsburg, all posed for pictures with the Supreme Court justice Tuesday night. Theroux, appearing with Leder on MSNBC on Wednesday, described meeting Ginsburg at the premiere for the first time. Ginsburg...
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use an arrested Chinese tech executive as a bargaining chip in trade talks with Beijing drew rebukes for setting a "terrible precedent" crossing the red line that separates American politics from the rule of law. The remark triggered pushback from law enforcement officials, criticism from lawmakers and concern from legal and business analysts who said it's not only a weak bargaining move that might create more friction with allies, but it...
In the days since von Abele, a white Columbia University student, yelled a fact-challenged theory on the inherent and historical greatness of white men at a group of black students and went viral, the familiar rituals surrounding racism caught on tape have begun again. "I am not a white supremacist or racist," von Abele wrote in an emailed statement Tuesday evening. Those who study white nationalist indoctrination and ideas and their role in shaping American history say the ritualized outrage...
, Vice President Pence, President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in the Oval Office on Tuesday. You can surely be entertained by President Trump’s encounter Tuesday with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. You could say Pelosi and Schumer won since they trapped Trump into saying that he’d be "proud" to shutter the government to get what he wanted. And you can be impressed by Pelosi’s cool slap-down of Trump’s mansplaining and her challenge to...
(CNN) If you missed the explosive, on-camera exchange between President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office on Tuesday, all you needed to glean the gist was to skim the memes and Twitter parody accounts that set social media on fire. And ladies and gentlemen, Nancy Pelosi did not come to mess aroundIn fact, Pelosi in the Oval Office was every woman who has ever sat through a...
"Following this ballot, we now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit for the British people and building a better future for this country. "A Brexit that delivers on the vote that people gave, that brings back control of our money, our borders and our laws, that protects jobs, security and the Union, that brings the country back together rather than entrenching division. "So here is our renewed mission: delivering the Brexit that people voted for, bringing...
Michelle Ye Hee Lee National political enterprise and accountability reporter covering money and influence in politics December 12 at 4:08 PM The Senate on Wednesday voted 50-49 to overturn a Trump administration policy that allows politically active nonprofits to withhold from the government the identities of their donors, underscoring a growing unease among Democrats over the influence of wealthy donors and foreign actors in U.S. elections. Opponents of campaign finance restrictions criticized the resolution, saying donors should be able to...
WASHINGTON — For gun control advocates, the 2018 midterm elections were largely a success. They outspent the NRA and pro-gun rights groups for the first time, $10 million to $8 million, per data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. It wasn't all good news for these groups, however, as candidates in favor of fewer restrictions on guns won key Senate and gubernatorial contests in purple and red states. And gun control groups are fully aware that the NRA could...
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