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NBC’s Chuck Todd grills Senator John Kennedy for echoing Putin’s talking points and doing Trump’s ‘dirty work’

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana accused former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of interfering with the 2016 election on behalf of Hillary Clinton. The accusation came just one week after Kennedy walked b…

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Analysis: Takeaways from today’s impeachment hearing

(CNN)On Wednesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee convened its first hearing in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump — bringing in four constitutional lawyers to debate what, exactly, constitutes “high crimes and misdemeanors” and…

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With Trump, All Roads Lead to Moscow

Who would benefit from these announcements? Mr. Trump, who believes his re-election prospects are threatened most by Mr. Biden, and Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, who has been working for years to make Ukraine the fall guy for his own interference i…

How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

How the Trump Campaign Used Facebook Ads to Amplify His ‘Invasion’ Claim

There is no evidence that Mr. Trumps Facebook ads directly influenced the author of the manifesto, who wrote that his views predate Trump and posted the document on 8chan, an online forum known as a haven for extremists. But Mr. Trump, through his speeches, t…

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

Trump Fuels Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?

Democratic presidential candidates have not settled on how to deal with the man they all hope to replace. While five of the partys 20 candidates called Mr. Trump a racist during this weeks debates in Detroit, the partys private polling shows that affixing tha…

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

Nutrition standards in schools, which have improved the quality of school meals by 41 percent, should be strengthened; the national Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program should be extended beyond elementary schools to middle and high schools; and school garden pr…

Guatemala poll pits ex-first lady against ex-prison chief

Guatemala poll pits ex-first lady against ex-prison chief

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei were the winners of the first round and will now contend the second Guatemalans head to the polls on Sunday to choose their new president. The two candidates who have made it into…

US Congress passes two-year budget deal

US Congress passes two-year budget deal

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Mitch McConnell said the bill would prevent any debt crisis The US Senate has approved a two-year federal budget deal that includes big spending increases. The bill, which has already been passed by the House of Representat…