Nobody has a First Amendment right to demand access to the White House and CNN isn't harmed by having reporter Jim Acosta barred from obtaining press credentials, the Justice Department said Wednesday, firing back at the cable network's new lawsuit.
The fight reached a Washington courtroom Wednesday afternoon, where U.S. ...
In January, Democrats will hold the majority in the House, dealing a crushing blow to much of the legislative agenda advanced by President Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
But a divided Congress, with Democrats holding a majority in the House and Republicans maintaining control in the Senate, means ...
Texas Democrat Rep. Beto O'Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz ran into each other at an airport in Houston, Texas, where they reportedly cordially greeted each other days after a contentious midterm Senate race.Ti...
Top National Security Council official Mira Ricardel is exiting the White House after an extraordinary, high-profile clash with First Lady Melania Trump.The White House said she will move to another administration...
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump, has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence on Wednesday, police told ...
A day after Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina accused detractors of using racially-motivated “dog whistle” tactics to undermine his bid to be House majority whip, the House’s No. 2 … Click to Continue »
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
The Tennessean on several things Marsha Blackburn should consider as she heads to the Senate:
Dear Sen.-elect Blackburn:
Congratulations on your victory.
The U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee was expensive, negative and divisive, but now you have the opportunity for a reset.
The president is undermining his administration’s message in Myanmar and China with his attacks on the U.S. press corps, critics say.
Love is trailing Democrat Ben McAdams in one of a handful of House contests that have yet to be called.
Each campaign accused the other of trying to "steal" the election, which remains unresolved after more than a week.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A black Democratic challenger says a white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a "public hanging."
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the comment in a video that surfaced Sunday. She praised a cattle rancher at a Nov. 2 campaign event ...
BERLIN (AP) - German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations.
Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the anti-immigration Alternative for ...
President Trump threw his support behind a bipartisan bill to reform federal sentencing guidelines Wednesday, which he said would "reduce crime while giving our fellow citizens a chance at redemption."
Florida election officials asked federal prosecutors to look into allegations state Democrats sent faulty forms to voters in four counties that could have resulted in mail-in ballots being disqualified, Fox News confirmed Wednesday.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg plans to continue her workout routine next week after recently injuring herself in a fall, her trainer reportedly said.
For Kelley Paul, improving the nation’s criminal justice system is a family affair. Her husband, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has been a leading Republican champion of efforts to curb mandatory … Click to Continue »
Newly-elected congresswoman Veronica Escobar endorsed a potential 2020 run for outgoing Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke on Wednesday.
"He should run — I would love to see that happen," the Texas Democrat told The HillTV, "He is still my congressman and I have a lot of love for him."
President Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind a Senate compromise for prison reform legislation, saying it could be the start of bipartisan success in Washington.
"Today's announcement shows that true bipartisanship is possible and maybe it will be thriving if we are going to get something done," said Mr. ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday blocked an effort by outgoing Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Delaware Demoratic Sen. Chris Coons to introduce legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Republicans have only a few weeks left until they cede control of the House to Democrats, but the first big post-election GOP vote won’t address taxes or border wall funding. … Click to Continue »
As Republicans and Democrats spar over which ballots should count in unresolved elections, many disputes have centered on whether ballot signatures match voter records.
The new Senate package includes lowering mandatory minimum sentences for drug felonies, including reducing the “three-strikes” penalty from life behind bars to 25 years.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said American culture is “inundated by the worst things that celebrate death,” including the types of entertainment that young people consume.
Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday criticized President Trump’s decision to send military troops to the nation’s southern border in the wake of an approaching caravan of Central American migrants, labeling the maneuver as a sham.
The legislation adds several changes to U.S. sentencing laws — particularly easing some mandatory minimum sentences — to a criminal justice measure passed by the House earlier this year. But some influential conservatives, such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), have been opposed to efforts to loosen sentencing laws. This is a developing story. It will […]
A backlash against Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's (R) "public hanging" joke is shaking up the Senate runoff race in Mississippi, prompting Republican concerns.
Trump's endorsement kicks off a legislative sprint on Capitol Hill to get the bill to his desk by the end of the year.
President Trump on Wednesday warned members of the anti-fascist movement, commonly referred to as "antifa," that opposition to them could be "tougher" and "much more violent" if their critics decide to "mobilize.""...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the Illinois General Assembly's fall session (all times local):
The Senate has voted to reverse the governor's veto on legislation prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to those under 21.
Deerfield Democratic Sen. Julie Morrison's proposal was OK'd 36-19. The veto ...
President Trump on Wednesday called embattled Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes a "disaster" who should be fired, and suggested she is intentionally trying to throw elections to Democrats.