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- George Conway tells how he helped bring Clinton-Lewinsky scandal to light
The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway describes his role in the Bill Clinton-Paula Jones case, and reveals himself as the source who tipped off Michael Isikoff to the bombshell news that Ken Starr was investigating Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
- California fights wildfires year-round now: 'There's no such thing as a fire season'
- Trump tries to deflect blowback after attacking admiral
- POTUS and FLOTUS welcome the 2018 White House Christmas tree
- Protesters in Tijuana chant 'Out!' at Central American migrants
Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from the caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road, and with many more months ahead of them while they seek asylum. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000.
- On patrol with the Iraqi militia hunting the last remnants of the Islamic State group
Although the Islamic State group has been defeated militarily in Iraq, members of the militia group still find areas to hide. Some parts of the Sunni population give them shelter. They also find cover in the mountains around Hawija. From their hiding places, they set up attacks: Suddenly popping up at improvised checkpoints in the winding roads that lead through the hills, they arrest or kill those passing, or take hostages and blackmail the government for possible prisoner exchanges. They also place IEDs and send suicide attackers into cities in the region.
Iraqi federal police have outposts in the region, but their patrols only operate during the day. At night, they retreat to their bases, when the caliphate of terror becomes a guerrilla terror group.
The Islamic State group’s favorite targets are members of the Shia militia al-Hashd al-Shaabi. Also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, are Shia-dominated militia was created in 2014 following a fatwa issued by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq’s most influential Shiite cleric. Victory over the Islamic State group in Iraq would be inconceivable without al-Hashd al-Shaabi, which filled the gap left by the Iraqi Army. But they are also an Iran-supported force operating in a traditional Sunni area in Iraq. And members of the Shia-dominated militia have been accused of massacring Iraqi Sunnis.
Today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi is fighting sleeper cells and defending against Islamic State group attacks. Unlike the Iraqi federal police in the region, they can react quickly because they don’t have to follow a strict chain of command.
Based in Berlin, freelance photojournalist Sebastian Backhaus covers humanitarian crises and wars throughout the Middle East. These photographs were taken while Backhaus was embedded with the al-Hashd al-Shaabi during their search for hidden Islamic State group members.
- Advance guard of caravan reaches U.S. border — and waits
- Trump rates his presidency ‘A+’: ‘Is that enough? Can I go higher than that?’
- Trump visits devastation of the deadly California wildfires
President Donald Trump arrived in Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century amid confusion over how many people remain unaccounted for.
- In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrants
The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy to isolate and contain Iran is jeopardized by Saudi Arabia’s brazen slaying of a dissident journalist and Turkey’s determination to exploit the crisis for its own gain.
- Whitaker's Iowa connections boosted his career but raise 'troubling questions' for Democrats
Matt Whitaker, the acting attorney general appointed by President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions, has deep roots in Iowa — and a history there that a leading Democrat says “raises troubling questions” about how he has used his official powers.
- Trump explains his no-show at Arlington: 'I was extremely busy on calls'
- Subject of Mueller probe boasts of ties to acting AG Matt Whitaker
An obscure conservative podcast recorded by a former Trump administration official last Sunday provided a unique window into acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the reasons some have found his appointment alarming.
- Far from California fires, smoke shuts schools and idles cable cars
A drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is decidedly less scenic as a result of the Camp Fire. Visibility is so low that the tops of the iconic spires are a hazy blur, and the view of Alcatraz is all but obliterated.
- Leaked chat logs on hacks may be part of case against Julian Assange
While transparency advocates and First Amendment activists have consistently worried that Assange’s arrest and conviction would set a bad precedent for the media if Assange is charged with espionage for publishing classified documents, it’s possible the charges will have to do with his solicitation of those materials.
- Is Amazon about to turn into Lockheed Martin? What the company's move to Crystal City says about its future
- Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press pass
- Exile group planning overthrow of Venezuelan government tried to hire Trump-connected lobbyists
- George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump
George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said the GOP has become “a personality cult” under President Trump and that he would “move to Australia” rather than vote for Trump again.
- An American killing: Why did the U.S. Park Police fatally shoot Bijan Ghaisar?
The family of Bijan Ghaisar has been emptied, like a building cleared before demolition. Only the shell still stands, rocked by gusts of anger, not only over the killing of Bijan by federal law enforcement agents but also by the official silence that has marked the last twelve months.
- As California fights wildfires, political tempers cool: 'We're in for very difficult times'
Despite political differences, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke acknowledged that many factors contribute to the state’s current wildfire problem, and vowed to work together.
- Migrant caravan arrives at U.S.-Mexico border
The bulk of the migrant caravan crossing Mexico began arriving Thursday at the U.S. border, as around 800 Central Americans reached the city of Tijuana aboard 22 buses after more than a month’s trek. “We’ve finally reached Tijuana. It’s been a never-ending journey, but God brought us here,” said Carmen Soto, a Honduran migrant traveling with her two young children.
- How Florida’s recount will work
- New Jersey couple and homeless man whose feel-good story went viral charged with GoFundMe scam
- U.S. troops help fortify southern border as migrant caravan approaches
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. The Pentagon chief said that within a week to 10 days the 5,800 troops currently deployed for the border mission will have accomplished all the tasks initially requested by Customs and Border Protection, although additional tasks are now being worked out between the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to the 5,800 active duty troops in the border area, about 2,100 National Guard troops have been providing border support since April.
- Portraying journalists onscreen in the age of Trump
In a movie where virtually all the characters live in a gray zone of morality, should the journalists be exempt? Do we have to choose between defending ourselves from a demagogue and reckoning with our role in having created him?
- Deadliest wildfire in California's history portends what's to come
- Democrats and Republicans offer dueling narratives in recount as Thursday deadline nears
- Melania’s fire and fury has deep roots
- Fox News backs CNN in lawsuit against Trump, wants Acosta's access reinstated
- During Florida recount, racial tensions are on display
The man stood outside the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office, holding a Betsy Ross version of the American flag and wondering out loud whether to go to his car and get his gun. “They’re telling me they’re going to kick my cracker ass,” said Ryan Farley, a self-employed construction worker who was protesting against what he believes were Democratic attempts to steal the election, despite the lack of any evidence of this occurring. Farley, who is white, told Yahoo News he had become engaged in a series of back-and-forth insults with a group of five or six African-American men who worked inside the elections office and were sitting outside while on break.
- Howard Dean: Republicans will 'have a terrible time because they’re getting older and whiter'
- Cory Booker says he doesn't understand opposition to bill protecting Mueller
- Cory Booker says the Georgia election is being 'stolen' from Stacey Abrams
- Hugh Jackman on 'The Front Runner': I told Gary Hart I took his legacy 'very seriously'
- Cory Booker: I will 'take some time over the coming months' to consider 2020 bid
“Right now, … this is those wonderful moments in Washington where we should be able to come together and get good work done before we start balkanizing ourselves for presidential ambitions,” Booker said.
- Rumors of a major shakeup rock a White House that's mum
News that several senior officials in the Trump administration were set to be fired rocked the White House on Tuesday. President Trump is said to be considering replacing his chief of staff, John Kelly, according to a Wall Street Journal report published on Tuesday. The Journal reported the move would be part of a larger “shake-up” that would begin with the removal of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
- Official at center of Florida vote controversy says she may leave job after recount
- Trump rips Macron for denouncing nationalism: 'MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!'
- Army push to end a peacekeeping institute sparks wider debate
The Army’s top civilian leader has proposed shutting down the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, which has played a large role in preparing the military and civilians to work in regions recovering from war.
- Key Florida county prepares for recounts in too-close-to-call races
- Trump makes baseless 'infected' ballot claims amid Florida recount
- 2018 Veterans Day Parade in New York City
New York City hosted its annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with 300 marching bands, floats, veterans’ groups and military units. Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg (U.S. Army, Afghanistan) was this year’s grand marshal.
- An injured Yemeni child's image went viral. Then she disappeared to Saudi Arabia.
- China wants a new world order. At the U.N., NGOs secretly paid cash to promote Beijing’s vision.
- Pentagon launched new classified operation to support Saudi coalition in Yemen
- President Trump visits France for World War I Centennial
President Donald Trump paid tribute Sunday to U.S. and allied soldiers killed in World War I as he and dozens of other world leaders commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of "a horrible, horrible war" that marked America's emergence as a world power.
- Late-breaking races are washing away Trump’s near-'complete victory' in midterms
As votes continue to be counted, Democrats are inching toward solidifying their control of the House with a pickup of as many as 40 seats, while Republican Senate wins in Arizona and Florida are looking less solid.
- Within hours, rights groups sue to overturn Trump order on asylum
President Trump’s latest executive action, which seeks to limit the ability of migrants to apply for asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, was met with widespread criticism Friday from legal experts, human rights advocates and some members of Congress, who described it as not just discriminatory and inhumane, but also illegal under both U.S. and international law.
- For Democrats looking to future, 2020 looms large