Mail.com: Campaigns https://www.mail.com/subjects/2846-campaigns.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Campaigns https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/2846-campaigns.html President's 2018 budget to include paid family leave https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5205752-presidents-2018-budget-to-include-paid-family-leav.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday. The official said the budget — set to be released Tuesday — will include a plan to provide six weeks of paid leave to new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents. A departure from Republican orthodoxy, the proposal e... Fri, 19 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5205752-presidents-2018-budget-to-include-paid-family-leav.html 2017-05-19T02:03:00Z Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5203860-brazils-temer-i-wont-resign-amid-corruption-allega.html RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption. Even in this country weary from the constant drip of revelations of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, the incendiary accusation ... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5203860-brazils-temer-i-wont-resign-amid-corruption-allega.html 2017-05-19T00:16:00Z Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5203754-trump-administration-announces-plans-to-renegotiat.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer sent a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, starting 90 days of consultations with lawmakers over how to revamp t... Thu, 18 May 2017 23:25:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5203754-trump-administration-announces-plans-to-renegotiat.html 2017-05-18T23:25:00Z Fox News founder Roger Ailes died of complications from fall https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5205130-fox-news-founder-roger-ailes-died-complications-fa.html NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77. Ailes died after a fall at his Palm Beach home on... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5205130-fox-news-founder-roger-ailes-died-complications-fa.html 2017-05-18T21:22:00Z Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77 https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5203428-roger-ailes-media-guru-political-strategist-dies-7.html NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77. The cause of death and where Ailes died was not r... Thu, 18 May 2017 20:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5203428-roger-ailes-media-guru-political-strategist-dies-7.html 2017-05-18T20:22:00Z Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201818-fbi-director-mueller-to-lead-trump-russia-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been given sweeping power to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, an acknowledgment of growing public demands to place the politically charged inquiry into the hands of an outside investigator with bipartisan respect. The former FBI director has a broad mandate that could encompass any qu... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201818-fbi-director-mueller-to-lead-trump-russia-probe.html 2017-05-18T12:50:00Z Kochs unveil campaign to 'jolt' stalled tax debate https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5202766-kochs-unveil-campaign-to-jolt-stalled-tax-debate.html NEW YORK (AP) — The Koch Brothers' political network is preparing to spend millions of dollars to ensure their vision for tax reform isn't lost in the increasing chaos consuming President Donald Trump's administration. The network's leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, on Thursday released a set of general preferences for ... Thu, 18 May 2017 09:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5202766-kochs-unveil-campaign-to-jolt-stalled-tax-debate.html 2017-05-18T09:04:00Z Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199402-special-prosecutor-abruptly-named-to-probe-trump-r.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199402-special-prosecutor-abruptly-named-to-probe-trump-r.html 2017-05-18T07:30:00Z Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198662-key-moments-trump-comey-clash-whats.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation comes as questions grow over President Donald Trump's firing of Mueller's successor, James Comey. Comey was fired last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia to ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198662-key-moments-trump-comey-clash-whats.html 2017-05-18T07:09:00Z Special Counsel Named to Probe Trump-Russia Ties https://www.mail.com/news/world/5202240-special-counsel-named-to-probe-trump-russia-ties.html The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations... Thu, 18 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5202240-special-counsel-named-to-probe-trump-russia-ties.html 2017-05-18T02:06:00Z The Latest: Trump says Russia probe will find no collusion https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: ... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html 2017-05-18T01:51:00Z Iran reformist drops out of election, supports Rouhani https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197234-iran-reformist-drops-election-supports-rouhani.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A reformist candidate dropped out of Iran's presidential election on Tuesday and threw his support behind President Hassan Rouhani, in a widely expected move that will strengthen the incumbent's campaign against a hard-liner. Eshaq Jahangiri, senior vice president under Rouhani, dropped out, leaving just four candidates in the race. "I... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197234-iran-reformist-drops-election-supports-rouhani.html 2017-05-16T18:26:00Z Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5192018-ossoff-backers-draw-strength-health-care-comey-act.html SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — The last time Harriet Zoller volunteered for a political campaign, she was too young to vote for the Massachusetts Democrat running for president. "I was a Kennedy girl," she says, smiling back to 1960. Veronica Savoy's previous campaign experience was volunteering multiple times for Republican Sen. Bob Corker ... Sun, 14 May 2017 14:40:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5192018-ossoff-backers-draw-strength-health-care-comey-act.html 2017-05-14T14:40:00Z Trump to Liberty U grads: Relish being an 'outsider' https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5189776-trump-to-liberty-u-grads-relish-outsider.html LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump, the real estate mogul-turned-president, offered simple words of advice to university graduates Saturday as he urged them to follow their convictions, prepare to face criticism and relish the opportunity to be an "outsider." "It's the outsiders who change the world," Trump declared in his first commencement address to mo... Sun, 14 May 2017 02:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5189776-trump-to-liberty-u-grads-relish-outsider.html 2017-05-14T02:34:00Z O'Reilly speaks out, anti-Fox News activist efforts continue https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5188866-oreilly-speaks-out-anti-fox-news-activist-efforts.html NEW YORK (AP) — During an interview Friday with Glenn Beck, another former Fox News Channel personality who was the subject of an advertiser boycott, Bill O'Reilly complained of a liberal "hit job" that did him in. "In the weeks to come we're going to be able to explain all of it," O'Reilly said in his first interview since he was fired on April 19. "It h... Fri, 12 May 2017 20:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5188866-oreilly-speaks-out-anti-fox-news-activist-efforts.html 2017-05-12T20:58:00Z Candidates trade blows as Iran's presidential election nears https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5188092-candidates-trade-blows-irans-presidential-election.html TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered a full-throated defense Friday of his opening the country to the world through the nuclear deal as his opponents sought to sully his reputation in the last televised debate before the presidential election. Rouhani insinuated the top hard-line candidate he faces, Ebrahim Raisi, of being in the p... Fri, 12 May 2017 19:33:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/finance/5188092-candidates-trade-blows-irans-presidential-election.html 2017-05-12T19:33:00Z It's a rap: Eminem lawsuit against New Zealand party ends https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5186704-its-rap-eminem-lawsuit-zealand-party-ends.html WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Turn up the volume, the judge told the lawyers in a case involving an Eminem song: "I'm not shy of loud music." It was one of many incongruous moments during a two-week trial that ended Friday at the High Court in Wellington. The judge may not rule for months in the case in which music publishers for the Detroit rapper are suing New Zealand's r... Fri, 12 May 2017 09:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5186704-its-rap-eminem-lawsuit-zealand-party-ends.html 2017-05-12T09:16:00Z FBI raids GOP consultant over 2013 Virginia governor's race https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5186966-fbi-raids-gop-consultant-2013-virginia-governors-r.html ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — FBI agents raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor's race. The FBI confirmed it served a search warrant Thursday in Annapolis, Maryland, but declined to elaborate. Kelley Rogers, president of Strategic Campaign Group, told reporters the investigation relates to wor... Fri, 12 May 2017 08:02:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5186966-fbi-raids-gop-consultant-2013-virginia-governors-r.html 2017-05-12T08:02:00Z Q&A: How does Sessions' promise square with Comey's firing? https://www.mail.com/news/world/5186888-qa-sessions-promise-square-with-comeys-firing.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the presidential campaign, yet he played a central role in the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, leaving many wondering if he violated that pledge. Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota called Sessions' involvement a "complete betrayal" of his commitment, and Sen. Ron W... Fri, 12 May 2017 07:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5186888-qa-sessions-promise-square-with-comeys-firing.html 2017-05-12T07:20:00Z Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5186012-acting-fbi-head-undercuts-white-house-claims-comey.html WASHINGTON (AP) — In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration's characterizations of an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election. A... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5186012-acting-fbi-head-undercuts-white-house-claims-comey.html 2017-05-11T22:52:00Z Q&A: Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey? https://www.mail.com/news/world/5185820-qa-sessions-break-recusal-vow-helping-fire-comey.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the presidential campaign, yet he played a central role in the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, leaving many wondering if he violated that pledge. Democratic Sen. Al Franken, of Minnesota, called Sessions' involvement a "complete betrayal" of his commitment, and Sen. Ron... Thu, 11 May 2017 20:32:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5185820-qa-sessions-break-recusal-vow-helping-fire-comey.html 2017-05-11T20:32:00Z Americans divided on firing of FBI chief https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5182862-americans-divided-firing-fbi-chief.html Americans could be forgiven if they're feeling a bit whiplashed by recent events in the nation's capital. Less than a week after House Republicans voted to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law, President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey — only the second time in history that an FBI chief has been removed from office. Then, on Wedne... Thu, 11 May 2017 01:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5182862-americans-divided-firing-fbi-chief.html 2017-05-11T01:06:00Z Number of Hispanic, Asian-American voters increased in 2016 https://www.mail.com/news/world/5181952-number-hispanic-asian-american-voters-increased-20.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Census report shows that the number of Hispanic and Asian-American voters increased in 2016, even as the number of black voters decreased. The number of white voters also increased, but not enough to reverse an overall trend toward a more diverse electorate. Overall, the turnout rate ticked down only slightly sin... Wed, 10 May 2017 19:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5181952-number-hispanic-asian-american-voters-increased-20.html 2017-05-10T19:44:00Z Protest at White House Over Comey Firing https://www.mail.com/news/world/5182386-protest-white-house-comey-firing.html DNC Chair Tom Perez spoke to protesters gathered outside the White House Wednesday, demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Russian... Wed, 10 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5182386-protest-white-house-comey-firing.html 2017-05-10T19:15:00Z The Latest: Pence says firing unrelated to Russia probe https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5181054-latest-pence-firing-unrelated-to-russia-probe.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey's firing (all times local): 11:12 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence is defending the firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying the "president made the right decision at the right time." He said Comey's firing was not related to the investigation into possible contacts between the Trump presiden... Wed, 10 May 2017 15:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5181054-latest-pence-firing-unrelated-to-russia-probe.html 2017-05-10T15:16:00Z Seattle mayor ends re-election bid after sexual abuse claims https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180724-seattle-mayor-ends-re-election-bid-sexual-abuse-cl.html SEATTLE (AP) — For weeks Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pushed ahead with plans for his re-election campaign despite claims by men he sexually abused them decades ago when they were teenagers, allegations Murray vehemently denied. But Murray announced Tuesday he was abandoning his bid for a second term, saying it would be best for the city. "It tears me to piece... Wed, 10 May 2017 09:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180724-seattle-mayor-ends-re-election-bid-sexual-abuse-cl.html 2017-05-10T09:56:00Z FBI chief known for judgment calls is done in by turmoil https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180028-fbi-chief-judgment-calls-turmoil.html WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when doing the right thing seemed pretty simple to James Comey, the FBI director whom President Donald Trump fired. "There's right, and there's wrong and it ain't hard to tell the difference," he once said flatly. That was before Comey lobbed a stink bomb into the 2016 presidential race just before the... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180028-fbi-chief-judgment-calls-turmoil.html 2017-05-10T08:53:00Z Key moments that led up to FBI Director Comey's firing https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180156-key-moments-that-led-up-to-fbi-director-comeys-fir.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey as director of the FBI in the midst of the law enforcement agency's investigation into whether Trump's presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election. In a letter to Comey, Trump said the dismissal was necessary to restore the public's trust and confidence. Often ... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180156-key-moments-that-led-up-to-fbi-director-comeys-fir.html 2017-05-10T08:44:00Z Democrats once blamed Comey; now they're defending him https://www.mail.com/news/world/5180222-democrats-blamed-comey-theyre-defending.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting with Hillary Clinton herself, Democrats have blamed James Comey for her loss to President Donald Trump. And yet when Trump fired the FBI director, those same Democrats rushed to defend him. "Twilight zone," Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook wrote on Twitter. "I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email in... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5180222-democrats-blamed-comey-theyre-defending.html 2017-05-10T08:43:00Z The Latest: Trump assails Sen. Schumer for remarks on Comey https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180026-latest-trump-assails-sen-schumer-remarks-comey.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for comments the New York Democrat made in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Schumer said Tuesday evening that he told Trump ... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180026-latest-trump-assails-sen-schumer-remarks-comey.html 2017-05-10T08:01:00Z