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Libby Schaaf, Oakland mayor, calls Donald Trump’s bluff on sanctuary cities threat

The mayor of Oakland told President Trump that, contrary to his claims about sanctuary cities, her city would welcome any illegal immigrants without exception. Mr. Trump noted in a tweet that Mayor Libby Schaaf had denounced as an “abuse [...]

Democrats brush off threat of 2020 focus on socialism: ‘Oh, come on’

House Democrats scoffed Friday at Republicans framing the 2020 election as vote against socialism, saying it’s a sign President Trump and his party are out of ideas. “Oh come on,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a press conference. [...]

Donald Trump on Joe Biden: I don’t see him as threat

President Trump said Friday he doesn’t see Joseph R. Biden as a threat in 2020, arguing if anything, the former vice president is a “threat to himself.” Mr. Trump, speaking to reporters as he departed the White House, was referring to [...]

Trump backs off threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border

“The only thing frankly better, but less drastic than closing the border, is to tariff the cars coming in,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci White House The climbdown marks [...]

Donald Trump doubles down on border closure threat

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on his ultimatum that he will “close” the border unless Congress acts, brushing aside advice from his own team at the White House, from business groups and from members of Congress that it would be [...]

Juan Guaidó Returns to Venezuela, Facing Threat of Arrest

CARACAS, Venezuela — Juan Guaidó, the Venezuelan opposition leader, returned to the country on Monday and gave a speech before cheering crowds in defiance of President Nicolás Maduro, who had threatened to have him arrested if he [...]

CPAC straw poll: Biden biggest threat to Trump

Conservatives view former Vice President Joseph R. Biden as the “biggest threat” to President Trump in the 2020 election, according to Saturday’s Washington Times/CPAC straw poll. Sens. Bernard Sanders and Kamala Harris were a distant [...]

Sanctions could ease if North Korea threat markedly reduced

WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will not ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been “substantially reduced.” Pompeo didn’t [...]

The Truth About Global Warming: Real Threat Or Hysteria?

Energy & Environment “Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action.” — Janet Yellen and other top economists I received an urgent letter last month from Janet Yellen, the former Fed chair, asking [...]

AP Interview: Philippine journalist sees threat to democracy

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – The head of a Philippine online news site who was arrested by government agents in a libel case accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration on Thursday of acting like a dictatorship and using the law [...]