Politics

February 21, 2019

Average tax refunds fall, creating political flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued declined for the second straight week, potentially intensifying a political flashpoint seized by Democrats as proof that the Republican-written tax law hurts the middle class.
February 21, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s working for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday that he is running for president in 2020.
February 21, 2019

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar’s snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren’s opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump.
February 21, 2019

11 black ladies had been murdered in Boston 40 years in the past. A neighborhood artist is remembering them throughout town.

Forty years ago, the body of 29-year-old Daryal Ann Hargett was found by her landlord in her South End apartment.
February 21, 2019

Donald Trump Doesn't Appear to Know About His Own Administration's Efforts to Decriminalize Homosexuality Around the World

The Trump administration is reportedly set to launch a worldwide campaign to end the decriminalization of homosexuality in dozens of countries where its still against the law, but when asked about it today, the president appeared to be unaware of the push.
February 21, 2019

Kamala Harris’ Father Slams Her For ‘Fraudulently Stereotyping’ Jamaicans With Pot Comments, Accuses Her of Pursuing ‘Identity Politics’: Report

After Sen. Kamala Harris admitted she smoked pot and supported marijuana legalization because “half my family’s from Jamaica” during an interview last week, her father has publicly criticized her for fraudulently stereotyping Jamaicans as “pot-smoking joy seekers” and accused the 2020 presidential candidate of pursuing “identity politics.”
February 21, 2019

'I Would Rather Starve': Ohio Music Store Tells Donald Trump 'Sympathizers' to Shop Elsewhere

A music store in Ohio took a stand against supporters of President Donald Trump with a sign on the door, saying the owner would rather starve than take their money.
February 21, 2019

Hate Groups in U.S. Rise 30 Percent In Past Four Years, Increase 'Fueled by Trump’s Fear-Mongering': SPLC

Hate groups have grown in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims.
February 21, 2019

Who Is Hoda Muthana? Pompeo Says Alleged American ISIS Bride Isn't Actually a U.S. Citizen

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released a statement on Wednesday saying that Hoda Muthana, who has been described as an American woman who left her family in Alabama to join the Islamic State (ISIS), is not a U.S. citizen.
February 21, 2019

Michael Cohen Given Extra Time Before Entering Jail so He Can Testify About Trump, Recover From Shoulder Surgery

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a request from ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to several felony crimes, to delay the start of his prison sentence by 60 days due to his ongoing recovery from shoulder surgery and his plans to testify before Congress.