David Hogg mocks Oliver North over Iran-Contra

Oliver North called America's new youth gun-control activists "civil terrorists"; the movement's public face trolled back Thursday with an Iran-Contra joke.

David Hogg took to Twitter to mock Mr. North, the new president of the National Rifle Association as someone who knows all about terrorism.

Mr. Hogg retweeted a Salon ...

The 4 dueling immigration bills the House could vote on

WASHINGTON (AP) - If a band of Republican centrists can pull it off, the House could vote this year on four dueling immigration bills over the objections of party leaders.

The mavericks would succeed if they collect 218 signatures - a majority of House members - on a petition, a ...

Trump fumes at Homeland Security head over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings.

Trump, who has growing increasingly frustrated by a spike in apprehensions at the border and other legal setbacks, blamed Nielsen ...

APNewsBreak: Calif. National Guard begins border training

SAN DIEGO (AP) - After a contentious standoff between the state and federal government, California National Guard troops started training Thursday with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to be camera operators, radio dispatchers, and to fill other support roles.

President Donald Trump ordered National Guard troops to deploy to ...

BASS pulls Bassmaster tournaments from Louisiana over coastal lawsuits

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Louisiana officially calls itself a "sportsmen's paradise." It's becoming something closer to a sportsmen's headache.

Flush with their success prying billions of dollars out of BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Louisiana trial lawyers have their scopes trained on new prey: the oil ...

China’s tariffs on cars spurs U.S. auto makers to meet with President Trump

Despite President Trump grousing about China's high tariffs on American cars, China ranks as the second largest importers of U.S. automobiles, according to the administration's own numbers.

Mr. Trump likely will hear more about that Friday when he huddles with automotive executives at the White House.

An outspoken champion of ...

Watchdog group asks DOJ to probe Cohen dealings

A government watchdog group is asking the Justice Department and officials on Capitol Hill to investigate whether President Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen violated lobbying laws.Public Citizen ...

Thomas McInerney: Torture worked on ‘Songbird John’ McCain

A retired general and Fox Business Network guest argued Thursday that torture works on detainees, and as proof cited the example of one of its principal opponents — Sen. John McCain.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney went further though than criticizing the Arizona Republican's opposition to confirming Gina ...

Previously released prisoners report harshness in N. Korea

Americans held in North Korean prisons have endured hard labor, some were kept at times in total darkness under conditions so bleak that one prisoner tried to kill himself, and succeeded in doing so after his release.

President Donald Trump said early Thursday when he welcomed three Americans home that ...

Mark Meadows wants GAO audit of Robert Mueller probe

The head of the main conservative caucus in the U.S. House wants to see special counsel Robert Mueller's books.

In an interview that will air Sunday on C-SPAN, Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican, said he will ask the Government Accountability Office to conduct an audit of Mr. Mueller's team.

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Devin Nunes, DOJ talks over Mueller documents advances

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday conversations with the Department of Justice about handing over documents related to the Russian election meddling probe will continue.

But the California Republican called Thursday's discussions "productive."

Mr. Nunes and House Government Reform and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, Republican South Carolina, met ...

Unions rescind political endorsement amid harassment scandal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An alliance of construction trade unions is rescinding its endorsement of a state legislator who is the focus of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

The New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council announced its decision Thursday to withdraw the endorsement of Santa Fe-area Rep. ...