Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith emerged victorious Tuesday night in the Mississippi Senate runoff, fending off Democrat Mike Espy in the deeply conservative Magnolia State.

With 92 percent of the vote counted, Ms. Hyde-Smith led Mr. Espy by almost nine percentage points, getting 54.3 percent of the vote to 45.7 percent.

That ...

Mitch McConnell breaks with Donald Trump, urges ‘response’ to Saudis

Breaking with President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he accepted U.S. intelligence findings on Saudi Arabia's role in the killing of dissident U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that Congress should weigh in on the future of U.S.-Saudi relations and American support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

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San Diego chief patrol agent stands by using tear gas on migrants

Homeland Security officials said Tuesday that Border Patrol agents were right to use tear gas in repelling the "violent mob" that tried to burst through the border over the weekend, and said gas will be used again if another situation arises.

Rodney Scott, the chief patrol agent for the San ...

Top California Democrat faced allegations before election

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman was accused of inappropriate behavior on a campaign bus days before the November election.

San Francisco Democratic Party chair David Campos says two women reported drinking and comments about sex aboard a party campaign bus on Nov. 1. He says ...

The Latest: Customs defends plans for Vermont checkpoints

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Latest on plans for immigration checkpoints in the Vermont interior (all times local):

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is defending plans to set up immigration checkpoints in the interior of Vermont, far from the Canadian border.

In a statement issued Tuesday evening, agency ...

Nancy Pelosi wins liberals’ support in speaker fight

Liberal activists were among Rep. Nancy Pelosi's fiercest critics over the last several years, but progressive group leaders have emerged as the strongest supporters of her bid to return as speaker of the House, saying she's the only pick to lead the party over the next two years.

While Democrats ...

Trump NAFTA trade deal threatened by Democrats’ demands

President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto are set to sign the renegotiated North American free trade deal when they meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires later this week.

Fourteen months in the making and requiring more ...

CNN Jim Acosta wrong on migrant caravan ‘invasion’

For today's exercise, we'll let CNN's Jim Acosta represent the entire liberal mainstream media (he wants to be a star, rub elbows with the glitterati, so today, the not-at-all humble journalist will be the be-all and end-all).

In the infamous press conference with President Trump earlier this month (Remember? When ...

Jared Kushner granted Mexico’s highest honor, Order of the Aztec Eagle

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government said Tuesday that it will award President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor the country gives to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle.

The Foreign Relations Department said Kushner earned the award "for his significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation of ...

Inside the Beltway: Jesse Kelly, Twitter and a conservative revolt

"Conservatives can't even sneeze without lefties accusing them of fomenting violence. But when lefties do it? It's just speaking truth to power or something. Take Rob Reiner, for instance. He doesn't seem to be at risk of any pushback from liberals for a tweet about Donald Trump," notes Twitchy.com, which ...

DOJ unseals charges in alleged massive online ad fraud

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday unsealed charges against eight individuals in an alleged widespread digital advertising fraud that reportedly used botnets to give the appearance of billions of humans looking at...

Parents of teen who shot himself seek gun law changes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut boy who prosecutors say died after accidentally shooting himself in a friend's home want tougher firearms storage laws.

Mike and Kristen Song appeared Tuesday with Democratic Rep. Sean Scanlon of Guilford, who plans to introduce "Ethan's Law" in honor of ...