Politics

The robots are coming for your job, too

The robots. They're coming for your jobs. All of you.Long the prediction of futurists and philosophers, the lived reality of technology replacing human work has been a constant feature since the cotton gin, the assembly line and, more recently, the…

Trump arrives for G7 summit as global disputes threaten unity

As the global economy shudders, the Middle East boils and the Amazon rainforest burns, world leaders are convening on France's Atlantic coast for a weekend of talks few believe can solve any of it.President Donald Trump arrived in France Saturday…

Trump's China trade war spirals as 2020 looms

The dangerous new twist in the tariff war between the United States and China will heap ominous pressure on the global economy at a moment when it is already struggling in the undertow of their trade superpower showdown.China's announcement of…

Trump is the not-so-happy trade warrior

As warning signs of an economic slowdown bubble up at home, President Donald Trump has amped up his trade war with China. And he's using a ... unique ... way to do so."Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately…

Justice Department responds to Congress on Epstein suicide

The Justice Department told lawmakers Friday that Jeffrey Epstein had been placed on suicide watch in July, but was later removed after a psychologist at the Metropolitan Correctional Center determined it "was no longer warranted."The official confirmation of the move…

Felix Sater was informant for feds on mob and bin Laden, docs reveal

Felix Sater -- the Trump Organization contact who pushed for a Moscow development project and Mueller investigation witness -- was a decade ago a federal government informant to "a depth and breadth rarely seen" against Russian and American mobsters, fraudsters,…

Trump tweets new round of China tariffs

President Donald Trump announced on Friday a new round of tariffs on China set to start October 1 in the latest escalation in the trade war with Beijing.The President tweeted that "the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from…

US asks to see detained American over conditions at Moscow prison

The US Embassy in Moscow on Friday formally requested "immediate" consular access to detained American citizen Paul Whelan over his allegations that he has been injured while in custody, according to embassy spokesperson Andrea Kalan.Whelan was detained in Russia late…

In latest sign of turmoil, NRA loses three of its lawyers

In the latest sign of turmoil at the National Rifle Association, three lawyers representing the gun-rights organization are out following departures from other top officials and several board members.The group dismissed its longtime outside counsel Charles Cooper, according to a…

White House continues bipartisan gun control talks after confusing week

President Donald Trump capped a week of see-sawing statements on gun control proposals by claiming Thursday evening that bipartisan talks are ongoing.Following back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month, Trump issued a call for…

Trump has questioned why he must attend G7

President Donald Trump departs late Friday for a summit he's questioned is worth his time.This year's G7 gathering, held in seaside France, is Trump's third. It comes amid global economic jitters, tensions from the Mideast to the Indian subcontinent and…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday."The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body," the court said.Here is the full…

Trump's banks won't tell court if they have his tax returns

Lawyers for Deutsche Bank and Capital One repeatedly refused Friday to tell an appellate court in New York whether the banks are in possession of President Donald Trump's tax returns, citing "contractual obligations" not to disclose the information and drawing…

The White House has a new press secretary, remember?

Stephanie Grisham occupies prized White House real estate -- in the East Wing.The office she earned as Melania Trump's communications director is on the second floor and big enough for a table and chairs, a seating area, and a substantial…

Donald Trump can't just 'hereby order' whatever he wants

President Donald Trump has a lot of power to make things happen in this country. He can move economic markets with a single tweet. He can destroy a Republican's political career on a whim (see "Flake, Jeff"). He can declare…