Trump seeks to quell Russia furor

President Trump on Tuesday sought to quell criticism of his extraordinary remarks at a press conference a day earlier with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment t...

House Republicans won’t hold vote on Democrats’ bill to abolish ICE

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders won't hold a quick vote on a Democratic bill abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and instead will offer a non-binding GOP measure lauding the agency and ridiculing calls for its elimination.

No. 3 House GOP leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and other Republicans had at first ...

Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.

It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their ...

Robert Mueller seeks immunity for five witnesses in Paul Manafort trial

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Mueller's office told a federal judge in Virginia on Tuesday that they were seeking to compel the witnesses to testify under condition of immunity.

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Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors.

Cuomo raised more than $6 million in the first half of 2018 and now has $31 million in his re-election account, according to ...

Ethics panel hearing complaint against Alaska lawmaker

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A legislative ethics panel met Tuesday to discuss whether an Alaska state representative violated ethics law by disclosing to a reporter the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.

Republican Rep. David Eastman requested the formal hearing on the probable cause finding, which was released ...

Trump Trips, But His Critics Melt Down

Steve Cortes, RealClearPolitics
Regarding his Helsinki joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, perhaps President Trump should channel Frank Sinatra and croon, “Regrets, I’ve had a few…but then again, too few to mention.”

State lawmakers accused of harassment are running for office

Dozens of state lawmakers nationwide have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the beginning of 2017. Here are those running for re-election or another office since the allegations surfaced:

ARIZONA

- Rep. Don Shooter, R, expelled from office Feb. 1 by an overwhelming House vote after an investigation ...

Lawyers to focus on addressing immigrant children’s trauma

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawyers who helped reunite two Central American children and their parents who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by federal authorities said Tuesday that their focus now is on ensuring the children get treatment for the trauma they suffered.

The 14-year-old girl from El ...

Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Tuesday it plans to deport Orlando Vilchez Lazo to his ...