The pictures emerging from the scene of an anti-pipeline action in British Columbia could not be more off-brand for Justin Trudeau. The Canadian prime minister came to power on a promise to rebuild the relationship between Canadian authorities and indigenous communities. Though he's won plaudits for being willing to address these issues, critics often wonder how much his government has accomplished in the name of reconciliation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., delivered a brief joint response that was carried live by all the major television networks.
WASHINGTON - The government shutdown has stalled President Donald Trump's program to send billions of dollars to farmers hurt by the trade war with China as the Agriculture Department office responsible for administering the payouts is closed for lack of funding. On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the department has extended the deadline for farmers to apply for bailout payments. The application window was slated to close Jan. 15, but Perdue said Tuesday that the deadline will be extended, at minimum, weeks after the shutdown ends.
A Russian lawyer whose role at a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower has come under scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller was charged Tuesday in a separate case with obstructing justice in a money-laundering investigation. Natalia Veselnitskaya became a central figure in the Mueller probe when it was revealed that in June 2016, she met with Donald Trump Jr., after an intermediary indicated she had dirt on Hillary Clinton. But the charges unsealed Tuesday say she made a "misleading declaration" to the court in a civil case.
WASHINGTON - Paul Manafort shared 2016 presidential campaign polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate whom the FBI has said has ties to Russian intelligence, according to a court filing. The information is in a filing that appears to inadvertently include information not intended to be made public and indicates a pathway by which the Russians could have had access to Trump campaign data.
As a game warden for Oklahoma's Department of Wildlife Conservation, Cannon Harrison is used to working on investigations that take months and months. Catching poachers - whose illegal deeds often take place under the cover of night, in remote areas far from any road - frequently means relying on anonymous tips, conducting surveillance in small planes and collecting footage from hunters' trail cameras. His latest bust, however, came easily - courtesy of the dating app Bumble.
President Donald Trump will travel to the U.S. border with Mexico on Thursday, the White House announced Monday. The visit comes amid the continuing partial government shutdown and the president's insistence that any funding bill to reopen federal agencies include $5.7 billion for his border wall. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the planned visit in a tweet Monday.
At first, it seemed like the stomach flu. Weeks before his 24th birthday in May 2015, Alec Raeshawn Smith was overcome by troubling symptoms. His body ached, his stomach hurt and he wasn't sleeping well. Laine Lu, a co-worker at his restaurant job, urged him to see a doctor. "This is not normal," she recalls telling him. "Go get checked out." His mother, Nicole Smith-Holt, worried too. He called her when he decided to go to a health clinic near Minneapolis. He said, "Seriously, Mom, I think something is really wrong with me."
WASHINGTON - Vice President Mike Pence argued Tuesday that the United States is facing an "undeniable crisis" at its southern border and urged Democrats to negotiate an end to the impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding that has led to a partial government shutdown. Pence appeared on three network morning shows, offering a preview of a prime-time address from the Oval Office planned by Trump on Tuesday night in a bid to gain leverage, with the shutdown now in its third week.
Trump administration officials made an urgent case Monday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for President Donald Trump to possibly declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a border wall without congressional approval.