CNN lawsuit backing Jim Acosta against Trump in court

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. ...

High drug prices a target of opportunity for divided Congress

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

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 ...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:

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Nov. 10

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.

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Challenger: Senator’s Mississippi ‘hanging’ comment harmful

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 ...

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

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 ...

Donald Trump pushes bipartisan prison reform deal

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. ...

The Latest: Senate reverses veto on tobacco sales to minors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Latest on the Illinois General Assembly's fall session (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

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 ...