“I’m not going there,” one GOP senator said when asked about racially charged insults the president has directed toward African Americans and others. The studied avoidance reflects the reluctance of Republicans to confront some of Trump’s often divisive and inflammatory remarks.
From an escalating trade war to a new defense budget that counters Chinese maritime expansion, the president’s competition with Beijing signals a shift toward treating China like an outright adversary.
President Trump’s order to revoke the security clearance of critic and former CIA director John Brennan has generated a kind of collective rebuttal rarely, if ever, seen in relations between a president and those who have gathered the nation’s secrets.
It's already outlawed in 40 states because of animal welfare concerns, and Florida is set to vote on a ban in November. Those in favor of a ban see racing as animal cruelty akin to cockfighting. But to the men and women who line the grandstand daily, it is one more plot by elites to curb their way of life.
A powerful corporation in Virginia plans to build a 600-mile pipeline and natural gas compressor station, drawing protests from a yoga retreat and a historic African American community founded after the Civil War by freed slaves.
A flight spotter sits with his cellphone, watching for warplanes. After flight details ricochet around the world and back into the country via social media, rescue workers and hospitals brace for casualties.
Players from one of the nation’s top high school football teams complained of full-contact practices in shorts and inadequate attention to hydration and heat exposure. A player's parent said the practices caused “multiple players with broken bones.”