Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Sat, 30 May 2020 00:56:51 GMT

Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, urging them to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for violating sanctions on Iran.

Chicago mayor tells Trump 'F-U' after tweet about Minneapolis looting

Sat, 30 May 2020 00:24:51 GMT

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted President Trump and invoked an expletive Friday in response to his tweet after three days of protests in Minneapolis, Minn., when he called the protesters "THUGS" and tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Minnesota AG says don't treat National Guard 'the way you might react to' police

Sat, 30 May 2020 00:20:37 GMT

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison cautioned residents on Friday not to treat the National Guard the way they might treat the Minneapolis police department, with whom they "associate unfair conduct."

What do the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts say?

Fri, 29 May 2020 23:30:18 GMT

Transcripts of phone conversations between then-incoming White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016 were released Friday.

Sen. Bob Casey reveals positive test for coronavirus antibodies

Fri, 29 May 2020 22:52:00 GMT

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., revealed Friday he tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and will donate plasma to help others battling the virus.

Trump on Minneapolis unrest: 'Looters should not be allowed to drown out voices of so many peaceful protesters'

Fri, 29 May 2020 22:45:34 GMT

President Trump weighed in on the unrest in Minnesota following the death of George Floyd, saying Friday that “the looters should not be allowed to drown out the voices of so many peaceful protesters.”

Rep. Tim Ryan's Big Idea: Giving Americans a mental timeout

Fri, 29 May 2020 22:09:34 GMT

The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and officials to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better?

Klobuchar defends prosecutor background amid African-American uneasiness with her as Biden’s VP

Fri, 29 May 2020 21:29:21 GMT

With some African-American activists amplifying their efforts to persuade former Vice President Joe Biden not to name Sen. Amy Klobuchar as his running mate because they say she wouldn’t excite black voters – the Minnesota Democrat is defending her previous record as a former tough on crime prosecutor in the Minnesota county where this week a black man in handcuffs died after a white police officer put his knee to the man’s throat for several minutes.

US, UK call for action at UN Security Council over China’s Hong Kong crackdown

Fri, 29 May 2020 21:07:17 GMT

The U.S. and United Kingdom on Friday urged the U.N. Security Council to take action against China’s crackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong -- after China initially stopped the matter being discussed by the body.

READ: Flynn, Kislyak transcripts of conversations during Trump transition

Fri, 29 May 2020 20:42:37 GMT

Transcripts of phone conversations between then-incoming White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were released Friday. Read them, along with a summary of the conversations, here:

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