TikTok on Saturday said it’s “here for the long run” and “not planning on going anywhere” after President Trump said he intends to ban the popular video app over widespread concerns about data security.
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House Democrats on Saturday said they want answers aboutreports that the Department of Homeland Security compiled "intelligence reports" on journalistscovering the Portland protests and monitored the communications of protesters-- after DHS reassigned a topofficial in charge of the relevant office.
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Caif., who has emerged as a contender for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, is scrambling to explain past comments in regard to the Cuban Castro regime and the Church of Scientology.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, took heat on Fridayin a Democratic primary debate that saw two primary rivals attack her record in Congress, and question whether she is the "nightmare" she claims to be toPresident Trump.
The Trump administration announced Friday that it is increasing immigration fees -- with those seeking citizenship facing a hike of more than 80 percent, while asylum seekers will face a charge for their claim.
House Democrats on Friday issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as they investigatewhether he helped Senate Republicans advance alleged “conspiracy theories” about presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Matt Albence announced Friday that he is stepping down from the law enforcement agency after just over a year in the role.
Deaths in the U.S from the novel coronavirus are predicted to reach more than 230,000 by November, according to a new projection published Friday.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield are testifying to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis about the need for a national coronavirus strategy.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakersThursday that the “tide is turning” on China, asthe U.S has led the push to ramp up international pressure on the communist regime on issues from property theft to international surveillanceto theChinesecrackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong.
Feds clash anew with Portland rioters despite withdrawal agreement, as Trump ups pressure on governor
Federal law enforcement tear-gassed rioters swarming a courthouse fence in Portland on Wednesday in the 62nd consecutive night of unrest in the liberal city, as tensions remain high despite a tentativeagreement between Oregon officials and the Trump administration for the feds to pull back.
The Trump administration on Tuesday announced that it was halting applications to an Obama-era program that shields some illegal immigrants from deportations as it considers the policy'sfuture -- just weeks after the Supreme Court shut down efforts to halt the program.
Attorney General William Barr is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he is speaking about topics ranging from the Russia investigation to recent protests and rioting across the country.
The Justice Department on Friday announced that it has arrested 18 people on federal charges for their roles in riots and protests that have raged for weeks near a federal courthouse in Portland.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday accused the Trump administration of “political exploitation” for blocking the participation of New Yorkers in Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) over the controversial Green Light Law – and called for investigations into the matter a day after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)dropped the ban.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for what he called“dangerous” comments afterthe California Democratdubbed federal law enforcement protecting federal property in Portland “stormtroopers.
Stephen Moore, a member of President Trump’s economic recovery task force and an economist at FreedomWorks, has a bold idea for how to reinvigorate the economy.
The Portland city commissioner has walked back a claim that it was police, not protesters, who were responsible for fires during riots in the city -- apologizing after the Portland police challenged the claim.
The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced it is lifting restrictions onits Trusted Traveler Program for New Yorkers after the state amended itscontroversial Green Light Law, which DHS had said was a security risk for the program.
More than 88,000 immigrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally have been turned back since a Centers for Disease Control emergency health order in response to the coronavirus crisisthat allows for illegal immigrants and asylum seekers to be quickly removed from the U.S.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on Wednesday was booed, heckled and called a “fascist” by rioters in the city as he tried to attend a “listening session” about ongoing unrest -- becoming the latest liberal mayor to be shunned by protesters with whom they had sought to show solidarity.
Oregon’s congressional delegation on Wednesday formally requested an investigation into the response by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Justice Department to the riots in Portland -- after DHS pledged not to back down.
The Trump administration is facing intense criticism for its decision to send federal law enforcement to Portland in an effort to protect federal property from riots that have gone on for more than 50 days -- but it is the latest in a history of presidents sending federal muscle to cities facing unrest, albeit with circumstances very different from today.
Dozens of federal law enforcement officers in Portland have had their personal information posted online by individuals who have also encouraged protesters to go to those officers’ homes, officials said Tuesday.
Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli on Monday criticized Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for what he called “uninformed” claims about the DHS response to the riots in Portland.
DHS chief promises ‘we will not retreat’ from Portland despite criticism, tells rioters ‘find another line of work’
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Tuesday pushed back against criticism over the agency’s response to rioting in Portland, promising that federal law enforcement “will not retreat” from the city and telling rioters to “find another line of work.
President Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted for the purposes of re-drawing congressional districts after the 2020 census.
A majority of voters reject reducing police funding and moving that moneyto social services, despite a national push in recent weeks from activist groups and some politicians, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Tuesday.
As violence and unrest surge in major cities across the U.S., liberal mayors are taking a combative stance toward the Trump administration and offers of federal help -- engaging in sometimes-feisty social media feuds with officials.
Rep. Karen Bass on Saturday requested that President Trump “say nothing” about the death of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who died late Friday of pancreatic cancer.
US attorney calls for probe into federal crackdown on Portland riots; DHS chief promises ‘we will never surrender’
The U.S. Attorney for Oregon on Friday called for an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s conduct in cracking down on the riots that have plagued the city of Portland for weeks -- just as DHS chief Chad Wolf said his agency would ‘never surrender” to extremists.
The top Iranian resistance group held its annual summit Friday, featuring speakers such as Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who joined calls for the overthrow of the regime in Iran -- boosted by recent protests in Tehran, and international pressure from the U.S.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced a plan for a “significant return to normality” in the U.K. as soon as November -- as the government looks to roll back the strict lockdowns that were implemented in response to the coronavirus.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hike taxes on billionaires in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying they have benefited financially from the crisiswhile working-class Americans have suffered.
The Pentagon on Friday laid out a new policy on Friday that will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, while not actually mentioning an explicit ban or the controversial flag itself.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, facing fresh criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic that saw his state suffertens of thousands of deaths within months, is blaming President Trump for the virus coming to New York in the first place.
The mayor of Atlanta is calling Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s move to sue the city over its mask mandate “bizarre,” and says she believes it is linked to President Trump’s recent visit to the state.
Pompeo declares American way of life 'is under attack,' hits NYT’s 'Marxist' 1619 project in fiery speech
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday declared that the American way of life is “under attack” in a speech unveiling a new report on “unalienable rights’ and hit the New York Times for promoting “Marxist” ideology
The World Health Organization has appointed former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, whocriticized the U.S. withdrawal from the WHOas “foolish,”to lead the embattled agency’s probe into the coronavirus pandemic --as the Trump administration says it fears a “whitewashed” investigation.
A resolution introduced Thursday by House Republicans condemns allegedly “anti-American” statements by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after remarks in which she called for supporters to begin “dismantling the whole system of oppression.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday accused Portland politicians ofenabling the “mob” of protesters whohavebesieged the city for more than six weeks -- and posted a lengthy timeline of the damage caused by “violent anarchists.
The National Rifle Association on Thursday endorsed President Trump’s reelection bid, saying that he had “delivered” on his promise to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
A political action committee set up to elect pro-police candidates into office at the state and local level raked in more than $100,000 in its first week – a figure that itsfoundersare saying is proof thatAmericans want political leaders who “back the blue.
Portland’s police chief is lamenting Mayor Ted Wheeler’s decision to shut down a gun violence reduction team -- just as the city has seen a dramatic spike in shootings that the police chief described as "very, very alarming.
President Trump on Wednesday called on the Iranian regime to stop the execution of three protesters that were expected imminently -- warning that it would send a “terrible signal to the world.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesdaythat the U.S. will impose sanctions on some employees of Chinese tech companies like Huawei, over their role in "facilitating human rights abuses.
Tens of thousands of Iranian dissidents and supporters of regime change are expected to gather for a virtual summit this week -- as the U.S. continues to ramp up the pressure on the regime in Tehran over its terrorist activities.
The Trump administration on Tuesday said it is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have forced foreign students to return home if the college courses they were enrolled in were to be held entirely online when colleges reopen in the fall.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fighting for his political life on Tuesday as he faces a toughrun-off for his former Alabama Senate seat, in which President Trump is backing his opponent --demonstrating how Sessions has gone from one of Trump's earliest and strongest backers to an outcast in Trumpworld.
A former white supremacist convicted of murdering a family of three was executed Tuesday morning -- the first federal execution since 2003 and part of a new wave of such executions by the Department of Justice.
UN Security Council passes resolution authorizing cross-border aid to Syria, after Russian opposition
The U.N. Security Council on Saturday passed a resolution authorizing a Syrian aid program that will deliver aid to the rebel-held northwest via just one border crossing -- after previous efforts to authorize more crossings were torpedoed by Russia and China.
The U.N. Security Council failed again on Friday to extend a cross-border humanitarian aid program in Syria, after Russia and China vetoed a resolution backed by other members to extend the program -- while failing to drum up enough support for their own resolution to restrict it.
House Democrats reacted furiously to President Trump’s Friday move to commute the prison sentence of political operative Roger Stone -- demanding an investigation and even legislation to stop similar commutations happening again.
The State Department is warning Americans to use “increased caution” in China over what it says is an increased risk of “prolonged interrogations and extended detention” amid increased tensions between Beijing and Washington.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Saturday joined Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s prison sentence, decrying it as an act of “historic corruption” -- just as Trump said Stone was the victim of an “illegal witch hunt.
President Trump, in a roundtable meeting with Venezuelan expatriates in Florida, took aim at the Democrats-- calling them “the party of socialism and worse.”
The U.S. Army is investigating after a handout was distributed to personnelon an Army base in Alabama that included an image describingPresident Trump's 2016“Make America Great Again” slogan as a form ofcovert White supremacy.
President Trump on Friday took a swipe at presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden over a set of “buy American” proposals he unveiled a day earlier, saying Biden “plagiarized” from him -- hinting at past accusations of plagiarism that have dogged the former vice president.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday pushed back against a U.N. report that claimed the U.S. strike that killed Islamic Republic Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani breached international law -- with Pompeo describing the conclusions as “spurious.
The Trump administration on Thursday imposed sanctions on three Chinese Communist Party (CCP)officials over its treatment of minorities in the Xinjiang region, where Uyghurs and other minorities are suffering forced labor and other human rights abuses.
The White House on Thursday warned that continued school closings in the fall could have a particularly harsh impact on minority students, arguing that the effects could reach beyond just education -- as the Trump administration battles with Democratic politicians about when and how schools should re-open.
A task force set up by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., this week released a broad array of policy recommendations for the party’s convention platform —part of an effort to find common ground between the party's center and its left flank.
A Russian effort to slash a cross-border aid program to Syria’s northwest failed on Wednesday, a day after both Russia and China killed off a U.S-backed effort to expand the crossing points to the northeast -- as experts warned of a brewing humanitarian crisis.
President Trumpmet with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House on Wednesday in Lopez Obrador’s first foreign trip as president -- and despite complaints from Democrats that the meetingwas politically motivated.
House Republicans renew calls for WHO chief to testify, accuse him of endorsing Chinese propaganda efforts
House Republicans on Wednesday wrote to the head of the World Health Organization, renewing their calls for him to testify before Congress over its response to the coronavirus crisis, and accused him of endorsing Chinese propaganda efforts.
Fifty-three countriesatthe U.N. Human Rights Council, led by Cuba, came out in support of China’s national security law this week -- a law thathas formed the basis of the communist regime’s latest crackdown on the people of Hong Kong.
Trump gives optimistic Independence Day message, says US is ‘coming back’ after ‘terrible plague from China
President Trump on Saturday gave an optimistic Independence Day message to the nation, declaring that the U.S. is “coming back” and will be “greater than ever before” after it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic -- which he described as a “terrible plague from China.
Hillary Clinton, citing ‘dark times,’ urges Americans to register to vote in Independence Day message
Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, cited “dark times” in an Independence Day message, and urged Americans to march and register to vote.
President Trump on Friday announced the creation of a National Garden of American heroes to pay tribute to historically significant Americans -- a garden that will include former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball star Jackie Robinson among past presidents, anti-slavery advocates and others.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on Friday announced the formation of a Climate Engagement Advisory Council, which is designed to informthe campaign how to mobilize climate-focused voters to backBiden in November.
Two U.N. staff members have been put on leave, pending an investigation, after a video emerged last week of an apparent sex act in an official U.N.
Hillary Clinton thinks she would handle coronavirus pandemic better than Trump, would beat him in November
Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes she would have handled the coronavirus pandemic better than President Trump, and that she would win if she was on the ballot this November.
President Trump on Friday will travel to Mount Rushmore to mark the start of Independence Day weekend with a firework display -- coming at a time of vigorous national debate over America’s history, and when Mount Rushmore is under renewed scrunity by activists.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday that it has expanded testing for the novel coronavirus to all those in the agency’s family residential centers -- amid ongoing fears about the virus spreading atICE centers.
A group of GOP House members are urging President Trump not to give in to calls from environmental activists to make gaps in sections of newly built wall at the southern border in order to allow wildlife to pass through.
U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft is warning of “mass graves” if the United Nations Security Councilfails to extend a vital Syrian cross-border aid program, as she races against the clock to overcome Russianopposition.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned that the Iranian regime will become an arms dealer to despots in places such as Syria and Venezuela if a 13-year-old arms embargo is allowed to expire -- and that more people will die in the Middle East as Tehran gets its hands on weapons.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday warned that the U.S could see as many as 100,000 coronavirus cases a day if a current spike in cases does not subside.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the virus has not yet been shown to be infecting humans, but is exhibiting “reassortment capabilities.”
A House Republican resolution introduced TuesdaycondemnsChinese cyber attacks on U.S. organizations conducting coronavirus research and calls for consequences, including sanctions, against those responsible.
California Democrats in Orange County are demanding that the county’s John Wayne Airport be renamed and all likenesses of Waynebe removed from the airport, over “racist and bigoted statements” made by the American icon decades ago.
Trump supporters in New Yorkbrushed aside rain to take part in a “TrumpStock” boat parade on Saturdayto show their support of the incumbent president in the Empire State.
The United Nations is reeling after a video of what appears to be a sex act in an official U.N. car in Israel has gone viral -- a video that has left the head of the U.N.
The Department of Homeland Security has written to the heads of tech giants including Facebook and Twitter, urging them to make sure their platforms are not used to promote or incite riots of the kind that tore through major cities earlier this month.
A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that the Trump administration acted unlawfully when it transferred $2.5 billion in military construction projects to build parts of the wall at the southern border -- a blow to the administration’s efforts to fulfill President Trump’s signature 2016 campaign promise.
President Trump is expected to sign an expansion of immigration restrictions in the coming days in response to the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic -- an order that will reportedly suspend a number of guest worker programs.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday ruled that President Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa can go ahead as planned despite concerns about coronavirus -- just as Trump announced that a curfew in the city had been lifted for the rally.
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s, D-Minn., Republican challenger is pushing back against what he calls the radical congresswoman’s “unthinking” call to defund the Minneapolis Police Department -- and says he believes he has a good chance of climbing a “political Mount Everest” and unseating her in November.
Cuomo tells New Yorkers to stay ‘smart’ on coronavirus, before warning revelers: ‘Don’t make me come down there’
As New York phases out of its months-long lockdown in response to the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers on Saturday to stay “smart” on precautions -- even sending warnings to partiers in the Big Apple.
Trump tells West Point graduates America's institutions endure against 'passions and prejudices of the moment'
President Trump on Saturday addressed the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, telling more than 1,000 graduating cadets that they are the “bravest of the brave” and hailing the durability of America’s institutions “against the passions and prejudices of the moment.
A new report by the Department of Homeland Security is warning that the personal information of police officers and other law enforcement personnel across the country is being posted on social media -- warning that it could to threats of violence from opportunists or extremists
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, tore into the New York Times on the Senate floor on Wednesday over the controversy overan op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, -- with McConnell noting that the Timeshad previously published op-eds by Vladimir Putin and an essay arguing that pedophilia is not a crime.
The brother of George Floyd isscheduled to testify Wednesday at a House hearing on racial profiling and police brutality, coming after riots and protests engulfed the country in response to Floyd’s death -- and amid a growing push to abolish, reform or defund police departments.
The brother of George FloydtestifiedWednesday at a House hearing on racial profiling and police brutality, tearfully urging lawmakers to "stop the pain" as he recalled in vivid detail how his older sibling died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
New York Police Department(NYPD) union officialson Tuesday tore into lawmakers both in New York and elsewherefor ongoing efforts to either defund, abolish or radically reform police departments in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis -- warning that cops are being told to "walk away" from communities and that criminals are gettingthe message.
Los Angeles County is advising residents who took part in protests in response to the death of George Floyd to self-quarantine for two weeks, amid fears they could be carryingthe novel coronavirus.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Tuesday warned about Democrats and others trying to “repackage” the push to “Defund the Police” to make it more “palatable” to affluent swing voters -- amid an ongoing debate on what the left-wing rallyingcryactually means.
Distraught Chicago officials complained to Mayor LoriLightfoot -- as looting and rioting in response to George Floyd’s death swept through the Windy City -- pleading for help and warning that the vulnerable had lost access to food and medicine.
A Republican who's challenging U.S. Rep.Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.,in November decried the far-left incumbent's “silence” on a recent spate of deadly gun violence in Chicago amid the media focus on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Former President George W. Bush and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, arereportedly not expected to support the reelection of President Trump -- two high profile GOP figures who are believed to be avoiding backing the Republican president in November.