S. Idaho woman dies after officer-involved shooting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say a woman who threatened law enforcement officers with a weapon in south-central Idaho has died after officers opened fire.

The Ada County Coroner's Office in a news release Thursday says 53-year-old Kerry Lee Nield died at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in a Boise hospital ...

Donald Trump says he’s winning battle against Washington’s ‘power brokers’

Facing a possible government shutdown back in Washington, President Trump told blue-collar workers at a factory in Pennsylvania Thursday that he is winning the battle over federal "power brokers" who don't represent working Americans.

"America doesn't belong to the Washington power-brokers, it belongs to you," Mr. Trump told employees at ...

Ex-congressman’s lawyer cites juror dismissal in appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has zeroed in on the dismissal of a holdout juror in his appeal of the congressman's racketeering conviction.

Fattah's attorney, Bruce Merenstein, told a panel of federal judges in Philadelphia on Thursday that there wasn't a good enough ...

Trump’s many potential conflicts of interest, explained

President Trump has a lot of potential conflicts of interest as president – but there's no law that specifically requires a commander in chief to remove themselves from all of their business interests. The Fix's Peter W. Stevenson explains why presidents usually put their assets in a "blind trust" to avoid problems.

House votes to start debate on short-term spending bill

The House on Thursday voted to officially start debate on a temporary spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown, though significant hurdles to final passage remained at both ends of the Capitol.

The House passed the rules for debate on the bill, which would extend government funding for ...

Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces Results

David Graham, Atlantic
On Tuesday, Steve Bannon spent hours behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee. It was rough. The former White House chief strategist stonewalled lawmakers, they said, even after members from both parties issued a subpoena. Then, on Wednesday, CNN reported that Bannon has struck a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for an interview.