Race between Conor Lamb, Rick Saccone cost $16 million so far

This week's special congressional election being held in Pennsylvania has been a costly affair — particularly given that seat likely won't exist in 10 months.

An estimated $16 million has been spent over the last 100 days to influence voters ahead of Tuesday, when voters will choose between Republican Rick ...

The Memo: British spy drama echoes through Washington

The reverberations of an attempted murder of a Russian double agent in Britain are reaching American shores, sharpening questions yet again about President Trump's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin....

Marc Morano, ClimateDepot.com founder, fights climate change alarmists with humor

Global warming skeptic Marc Morano, founder of ClimateDepot.com, is a marked man in climate change circles.

While many scientists, academics and personalities sound the alarm over what they see as the cataclysmic threat posed by a warming planet, Mr. Morano takes the opposite approach: The sky isn't falling. The doom-and-gloom ...

Inside the Beltway: Big, beautiful wall awaits President Trump

When President Trump arrives in California on Tuesday, the protest groups will be waiting for him with the usual outcry of indignation and outrage.

"Donald Trump is coming to inspect his racist, anti-immigrant wall prototypes. We need a mass mobilization of people to tell '45 that he is not welcomed ...

DOJ announces actions to improve school safety, enforce gun laws

The Justice Department has announced a series of actions that officials say will support President Trump's plan to prevent violence in schools, better enforce gun laws, support law enforcement, and strengthen the current firearms background check system.

Justice Department unveils school safety proposals

The Department of Justice unveiled its own school safety proposals in Monday night, which will work in tandem with President Donald Trump's plan.

The proposals include holding federal agencies accountable for failing to update the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; ordering the FBI to identify states that are not ...

Notre Dame giving Laetare Medal to Texas refugee advocate

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The University of Notre Dame is giving its top award to an advocate for immigrants and refugees in Texas.

The university announced Sunday it will award the Laetare (lay-TAH'-ray) Medal to Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in ...

Sanctuary cities enriching cartels, Trump administration says

Sanctuary cities are actually enticing more people to pay smugglers to help them make the dangerous trek north, not only putting people at risk but also enriching the smuggling cartels themselves, a senior administration official said Monday.

The senior official also gave sanctuary cities a choice: either allow his deportation ...

Mueller Is Said to Weigh Putting Off Trump Obstruction Decision

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice is said to be close to completion, but he may set it aside while he finishes other key parts of his probe, such as possible collusion and the hacking of Democrats,...

Top Intel Dem excoriates GOP over end of Russia probe

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), ripped into Republicans on the committee on Monday after they announced they were ending the probe into alleged ties between the Trump cam...

Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau disagree on steel tariffs’ connection to NAFTA

President Trump told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday that new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum make it more urgent to conclude renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The White House said Mr. Trump and Mr. Trudeau spoke by phone about the tariffs announced by the president ...

Massachusetts challenge to Trump birth control rules tossed by judge

BOSTON — A federal judge has tossed the Massachusetts attorney general's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration over rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton ruled against Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey on Monday. Gorton said the state ...

Stormy Daniels claims unlikely to create criminal charges, say experts

President Trump can't shake questions about his relationship with adult film star Stormy Daniels, but the sexually charged intrigue is not likely to spawn charges under criminal or campaign finance law, said legal experts.

"This is primarily a PR and not a legal crisis," said Tom Spiggle, a lawyer specializing ...

Trump blocks Broadcom purchase of Qualcomm

President Trump Monday night blocked Broadcom's purchase of Qualcomm, a $117 bill bid that would have been the biggest-ever technology takeover.

"The proposed takeover of Qualcomm by the purchaser is prohibited, and any substantially equivalent merger, acquisition, or takeover, whether effected directly or indirectly, is also prohibited," the White House ...

Breaking promises: GOP resuscitate Obamacare with massive bailout

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Congressional Republicans who repeatedly pledged to repeal and replace Obamacare instead are racing today to rescue the law with truckloads of federal cash.

Their plan: a multi-billion-dollar bailout of health insurers that sell Obamacare policies. In return, the insurers promise to reduce premiums just in time for November's elections.

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Editorials from around Ohio

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The Canton Repository, Mar. 11

"On November 5th, right after halftime against the Hawks, I had a panic attack."

So begins the first-person account Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love wrote last week in opening himself to the ...