Rand Paul: Republicans are for a balanced budget ‘in the abstract’

Sen. Rand Paul said Friday that part of the reason he forced a vote on his proposal to balance the budget was to show who among Republicans actually supports fiscal responsibility.

"Republicans are, in the abstract, for balanced budgets. But as you saw yesterday, the majority of the Republican senators ...

Cory Gardner pushes to give police officers new body armor

Sen. Cory Gardner introduced a new proposal to give every law enforcement officer body armor strong enough to absorb shots from a rifle.

"Most have vests, but not the right kind," Mr. Gardner, Colorado Republican, said on Fox News.

He said that a stronger type of body armor may have ...

Kirstjen Nielsen: Donald Trump could have used harsher language about MS-13

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addressed the controversy surrounding President Trump's remarks on members of the MS-13 gang as ridiculous on Friday, suggesting he could have used harsher language.

"If anyone wants to quibble about whether we call [MS-13] animals, perhaps the quibble should be whether we call ...

Mercer sisters liquidate beleaguered Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer and Rebekah Mercer, daughters of Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer, are liquidating Cambridge Analytica, the troubled data collection agency that worked for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign and caused a global Facebook privacy scandal in recent months.

The British firm filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy ...

Merkel to meet Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to Russia on Friday for talks with President Vladimir Putin about the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the Iran nuclear agreement and a planned pipeline to bring gas from Russia to Germany.

The meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi ...