• Lawmakers could soon lower voting age to 16 in Washington, D.C.

    People as young as 16 in the nation’s capital may soon be able to get their driver’s license and vote in a presidential election in one fell swoop. Washington, D.C., council member Charles Allen proposed legislation to lower the voting age in the District from 18 to 16. Allen told the Washington Post the “March for Our […]

  • Obama and Biden are on mission to win back swing state voters

    On the eve of an election most in his party felt was all but won, Joe Biden couldn’t shake the nagging feeling that something was wrong. And a crowd in the mood to celebrate instead got something of a premonition from the outgoing vice president. “There’s a lot of people who are going to vote […]

  • Trump rips the media as critics call for him to ‘tone it down’

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday called on President Donald Trump to tone down his rhetoric, as the president escalated his attacks on the media, blaming the “fake news” for stoking “great anger” in the U.S. Johnson, who served as Secretary of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017, told […]

  • Trump calls mailing of pipe bombs to political leaders ‘despicable acts’

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday condemned the mailing of a series of explosive devices to political leaders this week as “despicable,” saying at the White House that “acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.” “In these times we have to unify, we have to […]

  • For the first time, a woman is leading the largest command in the US Army

    Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson has succeeded in breaking through a few glass ceilings in the U.S. Army. Now she’s set to break a new one. For the first time in U.S. Army Forces Command, or FORSCOM, history, a woman will be leading the largest command in the Army, representing 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians. […]

  • Republicans are running on tax cuts — just not Trump’s

    In California, Republicans and tax cuts go together like avocado on toast. Forty years ago, voters in the state launched a tax revolt and passed Proposition 13, a referendum that bypassed state legislators to cap property taxes. In the decades since, anti-tax candidates have helped keep large swaths of California red even as the state […]

  • Trump: ‘It’s a very scary time for young men in America’

    President Trump said Tuesday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s experience of being accused of sexual assault marked a difficult moment for young men. “It’s a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of,” Trump told reporters on the White House […]

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