Trump administration calls for compassion for opioid addicts

The Trump administration on Thursday called for a "cultural shift" in how Americans talk about opioid addiction, saying too many people are still unwilling or unable to seek treatment and urging communities to adopt new strategies to combat the overdose epidemic.

Surgeon General Jerome P. Adams said companies could work ...

Internal poll shows tax law backfiring for GOP

A poll commissioned by the Republican National Committee found that President Trump's tax law is backfiring for the GOP, with most voters saying it benefits corporations and wealthy individuals more than the middle class....

Mueller asked Cohen about all of Trump’s dealings with Russia: Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team grilled President Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen about "all aspects of Trump's dealings with Russia," according to a media report Thursday.

The list of questions posed to Cohen included ones about Mr. Trump's Russian business dealings and possible collusion by members of the president's ...

Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A state ethics board says Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on private jets in the last 14 months, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contribution allowable under Iowa's gift law.

The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board on Thursday ...

Republicans threaten to subpoena Nellie Ohr

Conservative House Republicans are calling on their colleagues to subpoena Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, after a deal fell apart this week that would have led to her voluntary testimony....

Judiciary Committee eyes independent lawyer to conduct Kavanaugh questioning

The Judiciary Committee is exploring having an independent lawyer question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, should she agree to testify on Capitol Hill next week.

Having an outside lawyer do the questioning would avoid the spectacle of senators engaging in a testy back-and-forth with ...

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor says he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about President Barack Obama.

But campaign spokesman Stephen Lawson said Thursday that money they've already taken from Steven Alembik's company, ...

Report details sexual misconduct by ex-ally of Iowa governor

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Investigators say a state agency director who was a top ally of Gov. Kim Reynolds sexually harassed at least three female subordinates, routinely made inappropriate sexual comments in the workplace and routinely drank on the job.

An independent investigation released Thursday found that Iowa Finance ...

Watch live: Trump holds MAGA rally in Las Vegas

President Trump will host a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday night to support incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who is facing a challenge from Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen to retain his Senate seat in November's midterm...

Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona officials are moving to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children in part because it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks.

The Arizona Department of Health said in a scathing letter Wednesday that Texas-based Southwest Key demonstrated ...

Democratic House candidate calls attack mailers “racist”

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate has denounced immigration attack mailers sent out by a Republican senator's political action committee as "racist" and "fear-mongering."

Clarke Tucker, who is running against 2nd District Republican Rep. French Hill, said Thursday that the mailers are misleading and racist because ...