California to join Guard border mission, but with conditions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump's call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the White House's portrait of a burgeoning border crisis and insisted that his troops will have nothing to do with immigration enforcement.

The Democratic governor broke ...

Key details in legislative report on Gov. Greitens’ affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A graphic report released by a Missouri House investigative committee details multiple instances in which a woman said Gov. Eric Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed, shoved and called her derogatory names during a series of sexual encounters as he was preparing to run for office in ...

Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an "entirely consensual relationship." But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair says Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid.

The woman's ...

Oklahoma teacher walkout means improvising to care for kids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Massive teacher protests at the Oklahoma state Capitol have done more than put political pressure on lawmakers: The situation has forced school districts, churches, community organizations and parents to improvise to take care of students.

The state's largest two school districts will be closed for a ...

Key details in legislative report on Gov. Greitens’ affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A graphic report released by a Missouri House investigative committee Wednesday details multiple instances in which a woman said Gov. Eric Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed, shoved and called her derogatory names during a series of sexual encounters as he was preparing to run for office ...

Police recommend charges against ICE agents in fatal crash

DELANO, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California have asked prosecutors to look into filing criminal charges against two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents involved in a deadly chase.

Santo Garcia and Marcelina Garcia died last month in rural Delano when their SUV hit a utility pole and overturned as ...

Josh Hawley, Missouri AG, calls on Eric Greitens to resign

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley is joining in the call for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to resign.

Hawley issued a statement Wednesday night saying a special legislative committee's report contains "shocking, substantial, and corroborated evidence of wrongdoing by Governor Greitens."

Hawley is the state attorney general. He calls the ...

Larry Klayman, Freedom Watch founder, on Paul Ryan retirement: ‘Good riddance’

House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement announcement Wednesday thrilled Larry Klayman, the founder and chairman of the conservative watchdog group Freedom Watch.

"Good riddance," Mr. Klayman said in a video message, calling Mr. Ryan an ineffective establishment Republican who was disloyal to President Trump.

"He's fleeing the ship, like a rat ...

McCarthy and Scalise front-runners to replace Paul Ryan

The House Republican leadership race is expected to reach a full boil following Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) retirement announcement on Wednesday.Ryan's top lieutenants, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) an...

Donald Trump’s Syria strike warning spurs national security team to action

President Trump warned Syria and Russia on Wednesday of an imminent U.S. military strike, promising that missiles targeting Syria "will be coming" and criticizing Moscow for defending Syrian President Bashar Assad and his arsenal of chemical weapons.

While Syrian and Russian forces were spotted digging in and moving equipment in ...

Green groups spend to stop Trump’s fossil fuel agenda

Green groups are opening their checkbooks ahead of the high-stakes November midterm elections, dolling out hundreds of thousands to protect what they call a "Senate firewall" against President Trump's pro-fossil fuels agenda.

Rather than trying to unseat top GOP targets like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the country's leading environmental organizations ...

Inside the Beltway: Reagan’s back in town

The Gipper has a new presence in the nation's capital.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute — the nonprofit which sustains the magnificent Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California — has opened an office in Washington. The new Reagan Institute, situated in offices a mere two blocks from ...