Democrats label Brett Kavanaugh ‘the next Scott Pruitt’

Senate Democrats on Tuesday coined President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh the "next Scott Pruitt," arguing he will damage America's clean air and water if he's confirmed to the high court.

While siting on the federal appeals court in D.C. for 12 years, Judge Kavanaugh sided with polluters, ...

Trump strikes back at critics of Helsinki summit with Putin

President Trump pushed back against the uproar over his deferential treatment of Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Helsinki, Finland, which drew fire from his own Republican lawmakers for disregarding U.S. intelligence agencies finding that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election.

"This was our most successful visit," Mr. ...

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

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Groping scandal will stain state government as long as Hill holds office

Anyone claiming a partisan witch hunt against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will have to rethink an inconvenient part of that proposed storyline.

Yet another accuser came forth publicly Thursday, this time ...

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.

The change benefits groups that spend millions of dollars on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an organization tied to the billionaire Koch ...

RNC’s red-lightning fundraising: $213M by mostly small donors fastest ever

The Republican National Committee said it had raised $213 million by mostly small donors at lightning speed.

Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel confirmed this week that RNC coffers are bursting at the seams for the midterm elections, thanks to a wave of small contributions. Passing the $200 million for the election ...

Misconduct allegations no obstacle for many state lawmakers

ATLANTA (AP) - An analysis by The Associated Press finds that many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era are having success running for re-election or new legislative seats.

Roughly two dozen of the 70 state lawmakers who have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct are running ...

Obama says he’s ‘surprised’ by his wealth, wants to pay more taxes

Nearly two years after leaving office, former President Barack Obama would prefer to give back some of President Trump's tax cuts because, he said, "there's only so many nice trips you can take."

"Right now I'm actually surprised by how much money I got," Mr. Obama told an audience in ...

GOP won’t force quick House vote on Dem bill axing ICE

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders won't be forcing a quick vote on a Democratic bill abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, known as ICE.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says that the House instead will vote Wednesday on a non-binding GOP resolution supporting ICE and disparaging calls by some ...

NAACP lifting travel advisory against American Airlines

WASHINGTON (AP) - The NAACP is lifting its travel advisory against American Airlines, saying improvements are being made to address worries about African-Americans being subject to discrimination or unsafe conditions while flying.

NAACP President Derrick Johnson made the announcement at the NAACP's national convention in San Antonio, Texas. The advisory ...

Four states sue Trump administration over tax law

Four states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over the $1.5 trillion tax-cut law, saying a new cap on a state and local tax deduction is an illegal infringement on states' rights.

New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. ...

Obama appears to rebuke Trump in Mandela lecture

Former President Obama on Tuesday appeared to offer a wide-ranging rebuke of President Trump, saying that "those in power seek to undermine every institution or norm that gives democracy meaning."Obama, delivering...