Pelosi is optimistic about agreement on budget, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said Monday that she remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that an upcoming White House meeting on immigration will produce a breakthrough.

The California lawmaker told reporters in her Capitol office ...

Kentucky’s Republican House speaker resigns leadership post

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican House speaker resigned his leadership post, declaring he did not want the secret sexual harassment settlement he signed to be a distraction from the chamber's legislative work.

But moments into his announcement Monday, he said the state's Republican governor was spreading lies about him ...

Trump not afraid of possible bid by Oprah, White House says

The White House had a message Monday for Oprah Winfrey: Bring it on.

Responding to a clamor on the left for Ms. Winfrey to run for president in 2020 after her passionate speech at the Golden Globes, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said President Trump isn't concerned about ...

APNewsBreak: Pennsylvania paid $900K in sex misconduct case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The state of Pennsylvania is revealing that it paid $900,000 in 2016 to settle a workplace sex misconduct case, the biggest such state government payout to come to light in recent months.

The money was paid to a woman who accused her boss of molesting and ...

Politico: Trump, Corker Make Amends

President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have made amends after their very public social media spat in October, Politico reports.