Adam Schiff aims to boost Robert Mueller with Trump campaign interrogations

Trump campaign alumni are bracing for return interrogations on Capitol Hill now that Rep. Adam B. Schiff is taking over the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The do-overs would help the California Democrat fulfill promises of a full-throttle attack on President Trump, including forays into his business empire and ...

Kyrsten Sinema, Jacky Rosen Senate wins reduce Trump midterm ‘victory’

The midterm elections didn't deliver the shellacking Democrats suffered in 2010, but President Trump's "big victory" is looking less impressive as the days wear on, with more House and Senate races slipping from the GOP's grasp.

Republican losses swelled to at least 35 House seats, and the total could reach ...

Judge Karen Gievers suspends recount deadlines in Palm Beach County

A Florida circuit judge is suspending looming recount deadlines, but her ruling applies to Palm Beach County only and does not apply to the U.S. Senate race between Bill Nelson and Rick Scott.

Leon County Judge Karen Gievers ruled Tuesday that a machine recount in two other statewide elections, including ...

Indiana attorney general gets national post amid allegations

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been named vice chairman of the national Republican Attorneys General Association even as he resists calls from the state's GOP governor and legislative leaders to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.

The Washington-based organization ...

Inside the Beltway: Youthful ‘resistance’ hits old guard Democrats

Democrats have issued glamorous calls for "resistance" ever since President Trump took office. But wait. That resistance has now surfaced within the party itself and the unthinkable has happened: a charismatic array of new faces on Capitol Hill appear to be pushing back against the establishment, particularly House Democratic leader ...

John Abizaid nominated as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia

President Trump nominated retired Gen. John P. Abizaid Tuesday to become U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The nomination comes at a tense time in U.S.-Saudi relations after the murder of a Saudi journalist who was a legal U.S. resident, at the hands of Saudi operatives suspected of working for the ...

Hearing in asylum law challenge set for next week

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge set a hearing for Monday to determine whether to temporarily halt the Trump administration's latest immigration policy change denying asylum to anyone caught crossing the border illegally.

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation late last week. The regulations circumvent immigration law that states anyone ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins protest at Nancy Pelosi’s office

Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York joined about 200 climate-change activists as they staged a protest at the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Protesters called on Democratic leaders to put forward a "Green New Deal" that includes a swift transition to 100 percent renewable energy in line ...

New Mexico lawmakers reconsider criminal justice reforms

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico lawmakers reviewed proposed legislation Tuesday aimed at reforming the state's criminal justice system as new figures show its prison population has increased.

Lawmakers at the meeting in Albuquerque focused primarily on a series of legislative proposals that have failed to become law in the ...

Former Honduran president criticizes brother’s prosecution

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said Tuesday that the Central American country's current government is trampling his honor by bringing corruption cases against his wife and most recently his brother.

Last week, prosecutors accused 91-year-old Ramon Lobo of pocketing some $300,000 that the government had paid ...

GOP Rep. Mia Love cuts into McAdams’ lead, no winner yet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love has cut into Democratic challenger Ben McAdams' lead as vote-counting continues in the race that remains too close to call a week after Election Day.

Results released Tuesday slice McAdams' lead from just under 3 percentage points to a razor-thin ...

Recount shows House Speaker wining seat by 50 votes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A post-election recount shows Connecticut Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits) has won his legislative district by 50 votes.

The votes were re-tallied Tuesday in the 30th Assembly District. Aresimowicz had originally led Republican Michael Gagliardi by 37 votes, but picked up eight in Southington ...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg back to work at Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the building.

The 85-year-old Ginsburg is working in her office at the Supreme Court for the first time since she fell Wednesday evening and fractured three ribs. That's according to a court employee who is familiar with the situation.

Ginsburg spent a night ...