Berkeley professor says Trump guilty of ‘textbook treason’

A professor at the University of California Berkeley says President Trump is guilty of "textbook treason."

M. Steven Fish, a professor of political science and longtime analyst of Russian politics, cited Mr. Trump's press conference last week in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"This is textbook treason," Mr. ...

After delays, former Iraqi translator will be US citizen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - More than a year after a former interpreter for U.S. military forces in Iraq was pulled out of a U.S. citizenship ceremony without explanation, he's about to be naturalized.

Haeder Al Anbki said Monday he was notified over the weekend that he could participate in a ...

Democrat slams Trump on Fox when network airs wrong guest

BOSTON (AP) - An apparent mix-up by Fox News gave a Democratic congressional candidate from Massachusetts a forum to criticize President Donald Trump's immigration policies while the show's confused hosts looked on.

The network planned to speak live Monday morning with Ann Kirkpatrick, an Arizona Democrat who has voiced support ...

Mystery: Who bought websites implying US senators ‘for sale’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens of web addresses implying U.S. senators were "for sale" have been quietly and mysteriously purchased online, amid heightened concerns on Capitol Hill that foreign agents - especially Russians - might be trying to meddle in upcoming midterm elections.

An Associated Press investigation found the responsible party: ...

Red-state democrats targeted in more ads for Judge Kavanaugh

A conservative advocacy group launched ads Monday to pressure four Democratic senators in red states to back President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The Judicial Crisis Network's $1.5 million ad buy in West Virginia, Indiana, Alabama and North Dakota is the group's fourth ad blitz, totaling roughly $5 ...

Trump hits new high in poll, though Russia issues linger

President Trump's job-approval rating hit a new high in a national poll, with support among Republicans building despite an onslaught of criticism of his dealing with Russia.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll pegged the president's job-approval at 45 percent, up a percentage point since June to Mr. Trump's highest ...

Trump hits Russia probe, Amazon in tweet barrage

President Trump launched a barrage of tweets on Monday morning, taking aim at a series of familiar targets ranging from the news media to Amazon to the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elect...

Cuomo pardons 7 facing deportation for past convictions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned seven people who had faced deportation because of crimes committed years ago.

The Democrat announced the pardons on Monday, saying the state must protect its residents as the federal government wages what he calls an un-American assault on immigrants. ...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

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Liability, transparency and accountability needed for gun-toting Iowans

You're looking to adopt a pet, so you visit the local animal shelter with your son and granddaughter on a Sunday afternoon. While heading toward the cat area, another visitor accidentally fires the handgun in his ...

Rand Paul calls for John Brennan to be stripped of his security clearance

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Monday he'll ask President Trump to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.

The Republican senator's pledge came as he accused the former head spy of profiting off his security clearance by criticizing the president during several interviews.

Iran says Donald Trump issuing empty threats of attack

White House National Security Adviser John R. Bolton said Monday that President Trump won't tolerate any "negative" actions by Iran.

"I spoke to the President over the last several days, and President Trump told me that if Iran does anything at all to the negative, they will pay a price ...

Donald Trump says he’s ‘very happy’ with North Korea negotiations

President Trump denied reports that he's frustrated with North Korea on Monday, saying that he and "all of Asia" are happy with the progress.

Mr. Trump said North Korea hasn't launched a nuclear or ballistic missile test in months, keeping with the pledge made by the country in March to ...