Embattled Missouri Governor Proposes More Cuts to Colleges

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens proposed another round of cuts to public colleges and universities Monday during a budget announcement that also marked his first public appearance since acknowledging an extramarital affair nearly two weeks ago.

Sessions announces DOJ probe of missing FBI text messages

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Justice Department will investigate missing text messages sent between two FBI agents critical of President Trump, joining the chorus of Republican lawmakers who are...

Inside the Beltway: Democratic dream of 2018 ‘blue wave’ pales

The 72-hour government shutdown melodrama is over, leaving analysts to explain what it all means. Or doesn't mean. The phrases "Democrats caved" and "Republican victory" were bandied about a great deal. But one reality looms for both political parties. The shutdown is but a few steps on a long march ...

Congress votes to end shutdown

On the third day of the government shutdown, Republican and Democratic senators reached a deal to reopen the government and vote on immigration in the coming weeks. The Senate and the House passed a short-term spending bill in the afternoon.

Challenge to Democrat running for Franks’ seat dropped

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on court challenges to Democratic candidates seeking former U.S. Trent Franks' seat (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

A lawsuit challenging signatures qualifying a Democratic candidate for a special congressional election will be dropped.

Attorney Jim Barton said Monday the challenge against his client, Brianna Westbrook, ...

Democrat special election wins signal Republican midterm trouble

For two decades, local Democrats lobbied Wolfeboro's Edith DesMarais unsuccessfully to run for office in the Republican stronghold in central New Hampshire. Not interested, the longtime, well-known resident insisted. But, after last year's Women's March in Washington, prodding from her daughter and angst over what the election of President Trump ...

Ballot language submitted to ease absentee voting rule

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An effort is underway to allow Michigan voters to cast an absentee ballot for any or no reason.

A coalition that includes civil libertarians and political activists filed ballot language Monday with the state. If approved, the next step would be a campaign to collect 316,000 ...

Steve Bannon associate questioned in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling has recently questioned a sometime associate of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

According to a report by the online news site Axios, George Nader, who has recently talked to the special counsel on at least two occasions, was a frequent ...