John McCain is not sorry for calling Kim Jong Un fat
What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid? Sen. John McCain quipped via Twitter on Wednesday in response to a report by the Korean Central News Agency that the dignity of North Koreas supreme leadership was hurt by McCains recent description of Kim Jong Un as the crazy fat kid thats running North Korea. What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid? https://t.co/Ym3juRfBev
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:16:50 -0400
By the numbers: How activists organized to save Obamacare
Protesters gather across the Chicago River from Trump Tower last Friday to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With the American Health Care Act apparently in the rearview mirror and the Affordable Care Act the law of the land for the foreseeable future, progressive and activist groups that helped fight the GOP Obamacare repeal effort are tallying up their contributions to the fight and reporting in. Five of the groups are responsible for facilitating more than 389,000 calls to Congress opposing the Ryan-Trump health coverage law, according to figures provided to Yahoo News.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:48:03 -0400
Miner Bo Copley: Trumps executive order on climate is a good start
Bo Copley, the out-of-work coal miner who famously confronted Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, said he thinks President Trumps executive order rolling back environmental protections is a good start toward following through on his election promise of putting coal miners back to work. In conversation with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Copley said that the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the coal industry is different from the way it regulates its competitors, such as natural gas, and that this has driven up coals costs.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:46:41 -0400
Eyewitnesses describe deadly airstrike in Iraqi neighborhood
MOSUL In the West Emergency Hospital in Irbil, 30-year-old Lina described the sound and the smell after an airstrike hit a house in the west Mosul neighborhood of Jadida. Linas voice shook as she described the events to Yahoo News.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:33:42 -0400
Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: History is not on your side
An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nations top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the communitys concerns about ICEs collaboration with local law enforcement.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:25:27 -0400
Trump tries to deflect Russia heat to Clinton
Since November, President Trump has not had a campaign rival to criticize. But amid questions over Devin Nunes' visit to the White House grounds, Trump tried to deflect attention by tweeting about the Clintons.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:09:19 -0400
I am a child of refugees: New Yorkers stage tent protest of Trump travel ban
Trumps initial travel ban was met with a swift backlash and stymied by the courts. Were spending just one night here and we can always go inside if we get cold, if we get wet, but refugees dont have that option available to them, said Amaha Kassa, executive director of African Communities Together, as rain began to beat down on the makeshift tent city. Trumps executive orders are going to cut the heart out of these programs, said Kassa, who came to the U.S. from Ethiopia at age 4 as an asylum seeker.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:02:44 -0400
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