Understanding the hysteria over Trump’s court pick Brett Kavanaugh

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Donald Trump made a keen calculation while he was running for president.

In a move that has no precedent in American politics, candidate Trump made a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, publicly released it, and pledged to select only from that list to fill vacancies.

This move was ...

Donald Trump gets trade, immigration rebukes in Congress

Congress delivered twin rebukes to President Trump on Wednesday, with senators demanding a larger role in setting trade policy and a key House panel voting to spank him over family separations at the border.

The Senate took its first bipartisan step toward restraining Mr. Trump on trade, while China warned ...

Lisa Page threatened with contempt of Congress by Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy

The chairs of two House Committees on Wednesday threatened to hold anti-Trump former FBI official Lisa Page in contempt if she continues to ignore a Congressional subpoena.

In a letter to Ms. Page's attorney, Amy Jeffress, Reps. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, said contempt charges ...

Bill de Blasio denies crossing U.S.-Mexico border illegally

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says allegations that he and his security detail illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month are "absolutely ridiculous."

De Blasio said Wednesday that border agents had approved the June 21 crossing and that U.S. Customs and Border Protection was now engaging in distraction ...

University of Kansas flies altered U.S. flag, takes heat from lawmakers

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Wednesday demanded that the University of Kansas take down an art display that involves an altered U.S. flag, calling it disrespectful to the military.

The piece, called "Untitled (Flag 2), is the last of a ...