Trump aide Kellyanne Conway asks reporter, 'What's your ethnicity?'

World / Politics Jul 17, 2019

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway asks reporter, 'What's your ethnicity?'

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway says she meant no disrespect in asking a reporter to reveal his ethnicity. Her question came during an informal press gathering Tuesday when reporter Andrew Feinberg asked her about President Donald Trump's tweets regarding freshmen Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida ...

Polls show sour views on race relations in Trump's America

World / Politics Jul 16, 2019

Polls show sour views on race relations in Trump's America

Even before U.S. President Donald Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color, Americans considered race relations in the United States to be generally bad — and said that Trump has been making them worse. On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the congresswomen should go ...

Joe Biden refuses to apologize for comments about segregationists

World / Politics Jun 20, 2019

Joe Biden refuses to apologize for comments about segregationists

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday refused to apologize for comments about his dealings with two segregationist senators in the 1970s, and said that Sen. Cory Booker and other critics among his Democratic rivals were being disingenuous. "Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. ...

'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

World / Politics Jun 20, 2019

'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. The witnesses at the House Judiciary subcommittee included actor and ...