The House passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act bill Jan. 11, to renew a key NSA surveillance program.
A Maryland man accused of impersonating an FBI agent has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Delaware. At a hearing Wednesday in Wilmington, 28-year-old Eric Kappesser of Stevensville … Click to Continue »
The Latest on California legislation to repeal limits on rent control (all times local): 1:00 p.m. A bill aimed at expanding rent control in California won't be moving forward in … Click to Continue »
Members of New Hampshire and Rhode Island's congressional delegations have introduced a bill that would prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of New England states. The New England … Click to Continue »
U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra went silent Wednesday after Dutch journalists pressed him about his 2015 claim that politicians and cars had been burned by Muslims there, the New York Times reported.
The intense national focus on sexual misconduct came to Oregon's capital this week, when lawmakers were given a training session on harassment and how to report it. For the first … Click to Continue »
Louisiana is developing a proposal to impose work requirements on certain adult Medicaid recipients, as the Trump administration announced Thursday it will allow states to enact such provisions. Gov. John … Click to Continue »
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The intense national focus on sexual misconduct came to Oregon's capital this week, when lawmakers were given a training session on harassment and how to report it.
For the first time, the training was also offered to executive branch employees, lobbyists and others who work in ...
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee denied President Donald Trump's tweets Thursday about the controversial FISA surveillance program were contradictory.
President Trump on Thursday hosted a listening session on prison reform, vowing to advance an agenda that promises to bring together Republicans and Democrats.
"We can help break this vicious cycle," Mr. Trump said of the high recidivism rate, with about 77 percent returning to prison within five years of ...
Does this count as progress?
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and immigration (all times local):
Six senators say they've reached a bipartisan agreement to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and strengthen border security.
The lawmakers say they're seeking enough support to push the deal ...
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police have arrested 18 people, including two councilmen, in protests over the detention of a prominent immigration activist.
The demonstrations outside a federal building in Manhattan were over the detention of Ravi Ragbir (RAH'-vee RAHG'-beer), a citizen of Trinidad who has been fighting ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled there could be some strife within the Democratic Party when she took a shot at members of both parties who are working on immigration legislation.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature says it's planning to review its nearly decade-old sexual misconduct policy, which now makes lawmakers aware of it but does not offer any training.
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin say they are looking to update the policy, ...
As the sexual misconduct wave hit Hollywood, the media and other industries last fall, an open letter circulated through the Illinois Capitol demanding an end to a culture of disrespectful … Click to Continue »
The Trump administration's budget-slashing campaign at the United Nations has a new target -- a Palestinian refugee agency that critics say promotes an anti-Israel agenda in the Middle East.
Over a dozen Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are calling on Republican Chairman Trey Gowdy to issue subpoenas for Trump Organization documents.
Democratic members of the House oversight committee asked the Republican chairman to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump's conflicts of interests.
Vermont legislators are considering a bill that would add "housing status" to its list of protections from discrimination in state law. The Burlington Free Press reports the House Committee on … Click to Continue »
Florida appears poised to replace the statue of a Confederate general with famed educator Mary McLeod Bethune. A Senate panel on Thursday voted to place a statute of Bethune in … Click to Continue »
Legislation aimed at expanding rent control in California is drawing hundreds of landlords and renters to the Capitol to voice their opinions. Up for debate is the repeal of a … Click to Continue »
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) is defending President Donald Trump's decision to attend this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Mnuchin tells reporters that administration officials attending the … Click to Continue »
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - As the sexual misconduct wave hit Hollywood, the media and other industries last fall, an open letter circulated through the Illinois Capitol demanding an end to a culture of disrespectful treatment of women. Lawmakers have been trying to decide the best way to respond, but finding ...
The White House said Thursday that President Trump wasn't confused when he tweeted criticism of a foreign surveillance law and later voiced support for the House to renew the law.
"We don't think there was a conflict at all," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
She said the ...
The Latest on New Jersey's efforts to attract Amazon's second headquarters to the state (all times local): 3 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law up to … Click to Continue »
Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing … Click to Continue »
Voters on Thursday were a big step closer to getting an opportunity to decide whether to oust a California judge who was severely criticized for his handling of a sexual … Click to Continue »
Maine Gov. Paul LePage is praising the decision by the Trump administration to allow states to institute work requirements for Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma heads the Centers for Medicare and … Click to Continue »
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says the deaths of two people whose bodies were found at the scene of a burned vehicle appear to have been a double homicide. The … Click to Continue »
A legislative leader says he's open to establishing a compensation fund for thousands of people who were falsely accused of defrauding Michigan's unemployment system. Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard initially … Click to Continue »