Chuck Schumer and Democrats loyal to illegals at expense of Americans

Watching Senate Democrats high-stepping and hopping around like a bunch of Mexican jumping beans in a hot skillet this week sure has been hilarious — if not entirely illuminating.

Led by Grande Sombrero Chuck Schumer himself, Democrats started their snake-bit tango by pledging their undying loyalty to the hundreds of ...

Trey Gowdy Disputes Justice Dept. Warning on FISA Memo

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy on Wednesday disputed a Justice Department warning against the release of a memo by Rep. Devin Nunes, saying "it's really difficult to say a memo is reckless when you haven't read it."

The Latest: Lawmakers discuss changing Capitol culture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a legislative hearing on the California Legislature's harassment policies (all times local):

5 p.m.

Members of a panel tasked with revamping the California Legislature's sexual misconduct policies say a cultural change won't come quickly.

The joint panel of Assembly and Senate lawmakers met ...

Alaska Editorials

Here is a sampling of Alaska editorials:

Jan. 20. 2018

Ketchikan Daily News: Earmark attention

If your ears have been burning lately, it might be because Ketchikan is part of the national discussion - once again.

Prompted by remarks from President Donald Trump this past week, America's political class is ...

Donald Trump’s Davos trip to sell American business

President Trump travels to a gilded economic conference in Switzerland on Thursday on a mission to sell American business to wealthy global investors, buoyed by the surging U.S. economy but facing fresh concerns about his trade policy, which includes new tariffs on certain foreign-made products.

The president's visit to the ...

Campaign donor pleads guilty to trying to bribe NYC mayor

NEW YORK (AP) - A campaign donor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has pleaded guilty in federal court to trying to bribe the Democratic mayor to win favorable lease terms for his restaurant.

Newly released court documents show that Harendra Singh pleaded guilty in a Long Island ...

Text of South Carolina governor’s State of the State address

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, and my fellow South Carolinians:

I begin tonight by recognizing those South Carolinians in uniform no longer with us - who gave their lives in the line of duty, and in service to us all.

Corporal James ...

Who’s been charged by Mueller in the Russia probe so far?

Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, is the fourth person to be charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Here's who else Mueller has charged so far.

The Latest: North Dakota mayor says school probe ‘sensitive’

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into alleged student misbehavior at a small North Dakota town's school that might involve sexual misconduct (all times local):

6 p.m.

The mayor of Colfax, North Dakota, says an investigation into alleged student misbehavior at the small town's school that might ...

Trump backs full citizenship for Dreamers

President Trump said Wednesday he does support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrant "Dreamers," taking a firm stand on one of the thorniest issues in the looming debate.

The declaration, which the president made to reporters at the White House, goes further than the White House had been willing ...

Inside the Beltway: Carbon footprint: 1,000 private jets in Davos

No one is thinking too much about their carbon footprint at the World Economic Forum, now underway in Davos, Switzerland. The hosting organization has a formal sustainability policy that vows to "limit our environmental impact" and addresses such issues as climate change and deforestation.

But wait. The number of private ...

Lindsey Graham Praises Trump’s DACA Comments

Sen. Lindsey Graham praised President Donald Trump's statement Wednesday that he would support a pathway to citizenship for those affected by the DACA program - possibly occurring within as many as 12 years.

Trump wiling to talk to Mueller under oath

President Trump said Wednesday he would be happy to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and would do it under oath, but cautioned that he will listen to the advice of his lawyers.

"I'm looking forward to it actually," Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. "Just so you ...

As governor, Brownback moved Kansas to right on big issues

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - As governor, conservative Republican Sam Brownback moved Kansas hard to the right, gaining national attention for an ultimately ill-fated experiment in cutting taxes while making the state a leader on abortion restrictions and gun rights.

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BIG TAX CUTS

Brownback successfully pushed the Republican-controlled Legislature to ...

CNN: Senate Panel Denied Access to Nunes’ FISA Memo

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has not received a copy of a classified memo by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on alleged FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), CNN reported Wednesday.The cable network cited...