Gun debate takes center stage in midterm political ads

The gun debate increasingly is dominating the political ad wars, with the rate of commercials featuring the issue running twice as high as that of the last national election — and Second Amendment supporters remain firmly in control.

Nearly 12 percent of all political ads run from the beginning of ...

Trump unrestrained in latest attacks of Mueller probe

President Trump unleashed on special counsel Robert Mueller over the weekend, signaling a shift in his criticism of the Justice Department probe into Russian election interference.In a series of tweets on Saturday...

Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham suspect James Comey of lies, Trump setup

A plan of action for how a second special counsel can investigate the FBI and Justice Department is spelled out in a point-by-point letter submitted by two Republican senators.

They specifically want to know whether former FBI Director James B. Comey lied to them and had a plan to double-cross ...

Lamar Alexander seeks support for Obamacare stabilization plan

With time running out, Sen. Lamar Alexander is pleading with Congress to rally behind his Obamacare-stabilization plan for two simple reasons — it will slash premiums, and it pays for itself.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a bipartisan plan to restore insurer payments that President Trump canceled last year, ...

Sen. Durbin Slams Clinton Comments as ‘Wrong, Not Helpful’

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin criticized Hillary Clinton's recent comments characterizing those who voted for President Donald Trump as xenophobic and misogynistic, telling Fox News Sunday that her remarks were "wrong.""It's not helpful at all," said Durbin, the...

Donald Trump court nominees linger in professional limbo

Steve A. Matthews spent more than 509 days as a judicial nominee, waiting to see what it would be like to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He never found out.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

Trump presses GOP to change Senate rules

The Trump administration is putting pressure on Senate Republicans to crack down on Democratic efforts to delay its agenda, fueling talk about the need for rules reform among Republicans on Capitol Hill.Republicans...

Radio host Howie Carr plans to sneak Elizabeth Warren’s DNA

Sen. Elizabeth Warren may want to keep a firm grip on her soda cans for the foreseeable future.

Boston radio host Howie Carr revealed Friday that he attempted six years ago to obtain a DNA sample from a pen cap she removed with her teeth before she signed a book—and said ...

Dem Pollster: Lamb Victory a Win for Centrism Over Extremes

Conor Lamb's victory in the special congressional election in Pennsylvania was not so much a win for the Democrats over Republicans as it was for centrism over the extremes of left or right, top Democratic pollster Mark Penn said on Sunday."After so much talk that the party...

Analysis: Edwards slow to enter debates on guns and gambling

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Beyond the budget, the two most contentious issues of Louisiana's legislative session are shaping up to be guns and gambling. On both topics, Gov. John Bel Edwards has been noticeably quiet, seemingly hesitant to wade into new controversies when he's still mired with old ones.

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The Latest: Putin dodges question about future elections

MOSCOW (AP) - The Latest on Russia's presidential election (all times local):

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has dodged a question about his plans after serving another six-year term he has won.

Putin wouldn't be eligible under the constitution to compete in the 2024 election since there is a ...

Dems’ Nullification Doctrine Must Be Confronted

Rep. Tom McClintock, DC Examiner
For all its sanctimony, the sanctuary movement’s principal legal argument springs from the same poisoned fountainhead that almost destroyed our nation in the Civil War. Jackson and Lincoln understood that it must be confronted and defeated. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have made it clear that this administration does too.