California Democrats meet with hopes Trump can unite them

California Democrats, united in their opposition to President Donald Trump, are gathering to chart a path for 2018 success while seeking to shore up fissures over the party's direction that were exposed during the 2016 election.

The party's biggest names are among 3,400 activists meeting for three days in San ...

Weber County vegetable farmers dependent on Mexican workers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - While the unseasonal weather is allowing local farmers to start plowing fields in February, the American Farm Bureau is lobbying for better access to foreign labor this summer for agriculture.

The future of farming depends upon a program that allows Mexican seasonal workers to come here ...

California lawmakers struggle with #MeToo as senator resigns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Critics cite a state senator's dramatic resignation in highlighting the work to be done to change the culture of sexual misconduct in the California Legislature.

Sen. Tony Mendoza succumbed to months of mounting tension over sexual misconduct allegations Thursday, resigning his position as he was about ...

Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.

Greitens has acknowledged ...

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected.

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Florida school shooting: ‘abject breakdown at all levels’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.

That failure, plus reports of ...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services drops ‘nation of immigrants’ from mission

The federal agency that oversees legal immigration to the U.S. has removed the words "nation of immigrants" from its mission statement, as the Trump administration moves to put Americans as the top priority.

The new statement reads: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the nation's lawful immigration system, safeguarding its ...

In Trump they trust, even when it’s about Romney

President Trump's decision to endorse former political rival Mitt Romney's Senate bid in Utah has left conservative activists baffled, but not deterred in their support for Mr. Trump.

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Maryland this week said they're willing to give the president the benefit of ...

The Paradoxes of the Mueller Investigation

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Biz Daily
Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly conspiring to sow confusion in the 2016 presidential election. The chance of extraditing any of the accused from Vladimir Putin's Russia is zero.

CNN’s Shameful Town Hall Is a Clarifying Moment on Guns

David Harsanyi, Federalist
CNN recently hosted an anti-gun town hall featuring a number of grieving children and parents from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who aimed their ire at the National Rifle Association, politicians peripherally associated with the NRA and anyone who didn't say exactly what they wanted to hear. It was an event where a student could compare Sen. Marco Rubio to a mass murderer and question whether NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch truly cares about her children without ever being challenged.

Report: McCain Associate Pleads Fifth on Russian Dossier

An associate of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has cited his Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in its probe of the unverified Russian dossier containing negative information on President Donald Trump, according to news...

‘Twitter purge’ of conservative accounts prompts backlash, lawsuits

Prominent conservative Twitter users pushed back hard on Wednesday after an overnight purge of their accounts that culled thousands of their followers, as the embattled social media platform faced mounting charges of left-wing bias and suppression of right-wing viewpoints.

San Francisco-based Twitter said it acted to reduce the flow of ...