Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — … Click to Continue »
The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. … Click to Continue »
Federal judges on Friday approved changes a court-appointed expert made to two dozen North Carolina legislative districts, agreeing that maps approved by Republican lawmakers last summer didn't fully remove previous … Click to Continue »
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney predicted Congress will reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown within the next day."I think there's a deal in the next 24 hours," he said duri...
Russia's top diplomat on Friday exhorted President Donald Trump to counter "Russo-phobic" intrigues against him in the United States to improve ties between Washington and Moscow. Sergey Lavrov didn't offer … Click to Continue »
Dave Reed, the majority leader of the state House of Representatives, has told Republican Party officials he plans to run for Congress to succeed U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster. Reed, in … Click to Continue »
A lawsuit challenging special counsel Robert Mueller's authority may soon be transferred to another judge. Mueller and lawyers for Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, filed … Click to Continue »
A northern Wisconsin sheriff's deputy was justified when he shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a tribal reservation last year, a prosecutor said Friday. Ashland County District Attorney Michael … Click to Continue »
The Trump administration is pushing back against critics who say the White House is hyping the ongoing threat of the Islamic State in Syria in order to legally justify an open-ended commitment of U.S. troops in the war zone.
"Look, we are not seeking a pretext or a justification to ...
President Trump said Friday that his meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer to try to head off a shutdown was "excellent," but said he's still pushing Congress to approve a four-week stopgap bill to give all sides space to work out a final deal.
Mr. Schumer called the ...
Another new face is joining the field vying to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent in the eastern Pennsylvania district that stretches from Allentown to Hershey. Dan David, co-founder of … Click to Continue »
An anti-violence worker who claimed Baltimore police wrongly arrested him will be freed from prison after a deal with federal prosecutors. The Baltimore Sun reports that, in the agreement approved … Click to Continue »
President Trump declared Friday he made progress toward averting a government shutdown after an "excellent" meeting with Senate Mi...
___ US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia PARIS (AP) — A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to … Click to Continue »
The White House coined a decidedly Trumpian phrase Friday in the battle to assign blame for the looming budget standoff, branding it the "Schumer Shutdown."
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Friday that he believed a deal to keep the government running could be reached "in the next 24 hours" — not in time to avoid a shutdown at midnight on Friday.
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The announcement of Trump's plans to meet Theresa May comes in the wake of a canceled trip the London by the U.S. president.
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, again presented articles to impeach President Trump on the House floor.
Sen. Tim Scott will block the confirmation of nominees for positions in the U.S. Trade Representative’s office until he gets a satisfactory response on some issues that matter to his … Click to Continue »
Vulnerable Democratic senators from five states where President Donald Trump won the vote in 2016 - and who face re-election themselves this year - introduced a bill Friday to dock Congress members' pay if the government shuts down, The Hill reported.
Former President Jimmy Carter is scaling back his Sunday teaching schedule at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia. The Carter Center says the 93-year-old will begin limiting his duties at … Click to Continue »
Ferry-goers travelling between Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard will soon be entering a politics-free zone. The Steamship Authority has voted to prohibit televisions on their vessels from showing national … Click to Continue »
Gov. Scott Walker has issued two executive orders to fight opioid abuse. The governor signed the orders Friday afternoon. One order creates the Governor's Commission on Substance Abuse Treatment Delivery. … Click to Continue »
State Rep. Paulette Jordan says she's taking next week off from the Legislature to campaign for governor in southern Idaho. The Democrat from Plummer and the only Native American lawmaker … Click to Continue »
A settlement has resolved a federal lawsuit that accused a Louisiana police officer of violating a woman's constitutional rights by grabbing her cellphone and deleting a photo she took of … Click to Continue »
District of Columbia officials are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city's normal functions, with local departments picking up the slack for shuttered … Click to Continue »
Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered an audit of programs that authorize billions of dollars' worth of tax credits to companies. Murphy, a Democrat, signed the order at Tigerlabs, a … Click to Continue »
The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted in the 2013 shooting death of another man on a north Omaha street. Teon Hill was convicted in … Click to Continue »
Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will … Click to Continue »
A teenager accused of fatally shooting another teen in a Facebook feud over a boy has pleaded guilty in juvenile court to first-degree murder. The girl also pleaded guilty on … Click to Continue »