Quote of the Day

Jerome K. Jerome
Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone. Discuss

E. M. Forster
It is not that the Englishman can't feel—it is that he is afraid to feel. He has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks—his pipe might fall out if he did.

John F. Kennedy
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump.

Britain searches for a Brexit 'Plan B'
Britain's last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.

U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws.

Trump's new missile strategy looks to space
U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped American missile defense strategy that looks at ways to boost America's security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors.

ISIS-claimed attack kills U.S. troops in Syria
A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two U.S. troops and two civilians working for the U.S. military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all American forces. Nathan Frandino reports.

Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record
Democratic lawmakers grilled President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, about his past as a coal industry lobbyist during his confirmation hearing Wednesday but have little hope of blocking him in the Republican-controlled Senate. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Schumer: If gov't still closed Trump should delay SOTU
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, set for Jan. 29, should be delayed if the government is still shut. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Theresa May's government wins no confidence vote
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a no confidence vote, but still needs to find a way out of the deepest crisis in British politics for half a century.

Democrats unveil bill to hike U.S. minimum wage to $15
Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour from the current $7.25 by 2024. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

May's government wins confidence vote
Prime Minister Theresa May's government won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday, clearing the way for her to attempt to forge a consensus among lawmakers on a Brexit divorce agreement. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Trump should think "long and hard" on Syria: Graham
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that President Donald Trump should think "long and hard" on Syria after a bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed four U.S. troops in the north of the country. Graham has been a vocal critic of the president's decision to pull troops out of Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Ice disc spectacle lights up social media
Drone footage shows an extraordinary ice disc floating on a river in Maine on Monday. An ice disc is a natural phenomenon that occurs at bends in rivers when accelerating water creates a force that breaks off a chunk of ice and continually turns it, grinding it against surrounding ice to form a perfect circle. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

'Open the government!': Senate Dems to Trump
On the steps of the U.S. Capitol, Senate Democrats on Wednesday called on President Trump to end the government shutdown that has furloughed 800,000 federal workers and is pushing into its 26th day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Crushing Brexit defeat sparks no-confidence vote
Theresa May's government faces a no-confidence vote on Wednesday after its Brexit divorce deal was defeated by a crushing margin in parliament, triggering political chaos.

New migrant caravan heads for the U.S. border
Several hundred Honduran migrants have crossed into Guatemala, as part of a new migrant caravan headed for the U.S. border with Mexico.

Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s plan to add a U.S. citizenship question to the 2020 census, the first ruling in a handful of lawsuits nationwide that claim the question will hurt immigrants.

King joins vote condemning racist statements
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to pass a resolution disapproving statements made by Representative Steve King that were roundly criticized as racist, and King himself voted in favor of it. King told the House he is an "American nationalist" and said he does not support white supremacy.

Democrat Gillibrand launches 2020 White House bid
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that she would file paperwork on Tuesday night to explore a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election.

British PM May's government survives no confidence vote
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has won a no confidence vote, but still needs to find a way out of the deepest crisis in British politics for half a century.