John Kasich joins CNN as political commentator

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Gov. John Kasich says he's joined CNN as a political commentator.

The Ohio Republican is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump and a potential 2020 presidential contender.

Kasich announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he will begin immediately as a regular contributor on ...

Immigrant freed from custody 5 days after judicial ruling

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An immigrant from Cuba living in New Hampshire has been freed from federal custody five days after an immigration judge ruled that deportation proceedings be dropped against him.

Victor Gonzalez-Triana was granted permanent residency on Jan. 2 and received his "green card" in the mail Monday. ...

No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.

The Trump administration sought to allow more employers to opt out because of religious or moral objections. ...

Contentious statements by Rep. Steve King over the years

House GOP leadership took moves to block Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King from committee assignments for the next two years after he lamented that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.

Here is a look at some of King's contentious comments and stances since becoming a member of ...

House passes resolution condemning white nationalism

The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning white nationalism and white supremacy in the wake of public remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) questioning why the terms are considered offensive....

House denounces white supremacy; Steve King supports resolution of rebuke

Rep. Steve King voted Tuesday to denounce white supremacy — joining the very colleagues who had intended the vote to be a rebuke to the Iowa Republican and recent controversial statements attributed to him.

The 424-1 vote follows a decision a day earlier by House Republicans to keep Mr. King ...

Democratic veterans picked for House Armed Services Committee

The House Armed Services Committee is adding 16 new Democratic members, one more sign of the shift in power brought on by November's midterm elections.

New committee Chairman Adam Smith of Washington state announced the new additions Tuesday afternoon, saying in a statement, "I look forward to working with all ...

18 Reasons Trump Could Be a Russian Asset

Max Boot, Washington Post
On Friday, the New York Times reported that "in the days after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president's behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests."

Checks & Balances: Who Leads in a Government Shutdown?

Leon Panetta, The Hill
Our forefathers in their wisdom established a system of checks and balances in our Constitution to limit power in any one branch of government. That system has worked effectively for more than 200 years to limit power, but it also led to periods of legislative gridlock.

Government shutdown delays harassment training in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The partial federal government shutdown reached the Oregon State Capitol on Tuesday, when training by a federal agency for lawmakers on workplace harassment prevention was canceled.

The cancellation happened as the state Capitol is grappling with sexual harassment. An investigation by the state Bureau of Labor ...

The Latest: Murphy takes aim at NJ’s tax credits in speech

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's state of the state address (all times local):

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy compared the state's tax incentive program to "crony capitalism" and says it's time start a new one that caps rewards and has tighter ...