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Washington is broken

When Washington is this broken, it's always the most vulnerable who get hurt.Political careers may be made and...

GOP Rep. on DACA deal: Little consistency from the White House

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks -- a member of the Freedom Caucus -- told CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday that he remains unclear o...

Trump set to leave Washington ahead of shutdown deadline

President Donald Trump is scheduled to depart Washington and head to his Florida resort hours before the deadline to ...

WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a forme...

Meet the Justice Department's FISA closer

As lawmakers on Capitol Hill began to vote Thursday afternoon to extend a fiercely debated electronic surveillance pr...

GOP leaders promise to whip hard-line immigration bill

Conservative House members say they got a promise from leadership to pursue a separate hard-line Republican-only immi...

Source: WH considering Trump tweet could signal government is open

White House staffers are mulling the idea President Donald Trump could use Twitter Friday night to signal that the fe...

DOJ asks Supreme Court to review DACA ruling

The Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court Thursday night to review a federal judge's ruling from last w...

Why Republicans should-start panicking, in 1 chart

Midterm elections are about one thing: Base enthusiasm.Unlike presidential elections -- where casual voters di...

Amid nuclear tensions, South Korea tops Trump's long list of unfilled diplomatic posts

Key diplomatic posts remain unfilled a year into the Trump administration, chief among them the US ambassador to Sout...

Judge orders US not to transfer American accused of fighting for ISIS

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the US Defense Department must refrain from transferring a US citizen accused of ...

Supreme Court blocks court order to redraw North Carolina congressional districts

The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to freeze, for now,-a lower court opinion that struck down North Carolina congressi...

Nancy Pelosi: House GOP deal for children's health program 'a bowl of doggy doo'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn't hold back Thursday when criticizing the House Republicans' inclusion of fun...

Fusion GPS leader suspected 'crime' when probing Trump team and Russia

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson used his six-hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee in November to ...

Government shutdown: Where the senators stand

If the House passes a short-term spending bill on Thursday, the Senate will need 60 votes to move it forward.I...

What? Even the panda cams? Government shutdown would hit National Zoo

Expect pandemonium. If Congress fails to avert a government shutdown by its Friday deadline, the popular panda camera...

In Iowa, doubt creeps in even among Trump supporters

Since Donald Trump came along, they have a "safe word" at the Table of Knowledge inside Darrell's Diner in Monticello...

Donald Trump's dealmaking mythology meets DC reality. Again.

For his entire adult life, and with special vigor during the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump has insisted on hi...

Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down

Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned Wednesday that when the federal government shuts down "people die, accidents happen" and...

Trump tries to stop the Democratic wave from crashing Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump's trip to Pennsylvania on Thursday underscored just how important Republicans believe a House ...

4 things I learned by reading letters from Trump supporters in The New York Times

The New York Times did something very interesting this week: ...

House Intel delays Hope Hicks interview in Russia investigation

Hope Hicks' highly anticipated testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was abruptly delayed Thursday amid q...

Nancy Pelosi to be guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be a guest judge the new season of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars."Yes,...

Trump admin seeking to keep national parks open during shutdown

Even if the federal government runs out of money and shuts down this weekend, the Trump administration is working to ...

Congressional Black Caucus, Pelosi back effort to censure Trump

The Congressional Black Caucus introduced legislation Thursday to censure President Donald Trump's vulgar remarks las...

Pentagon considers changing nuclear retaliation rules

The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potential...

Trump says 'Democrats would like to see' a shutdown

President Donald Trump said Thursday he ...

Donald Trump's exercise regimen will amaze you

President Donald Trump likes to eat fast food. And he doesn't like to exercise. Like, at all."He's more enthus...

McClatchy: FBI investigating potential Russian donations to NRA to boost Trump

The FBI is looking into whether a Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Ri...

House lawmakers unveil legislation to overhaul harassment protocol on Capitol Hill

House lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited bipartisan plan aimed at tackling the way that workplace complain...

Graham: You could be the Pope and Trump would still fire back

Sen. Lindsey Graham is pushing back on allegations that President Donald Trump is a racist, saying that even the Pope...

Senate passes FISA Section 702 reauthorization

The Senate approved a six-year extension of the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Ac...

Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

The Senate is bracing for a potential shutdown.House Republicans ...

Graham 'very pleased' with McCain's recovery

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that his close friend, Sen. John McCain, is recovering well from brain cancer....

Gang of Six senators furiously trying to nail down support for immigration bill

As votes for government funding look perilous in Congress, bipartisan senators behind an immigration deal are furious...

New polls show Trump at 37% approval

Two new polls released Thursday show President Donald Trump's approval rating at 37% nearly one year into his preside...

Graham suggests 'outliers' in Trump admin sidelined immigration deal

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that some of President Donald Trump's White House staff have "irrational" views on ...

House intelligence panel votes to release transcript from Fusion GPS co-founder interview

The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday voted to release the transcript of its interview with Fusion GPS co-foun...

Trump: 'Worst thing' about shutdown would be effect on military

President Donald Trump told reporters at the Pentagon Thursday that he the worst results of a possible government shu...

Bannon given more time to sort out with WH what he can tell Hill investigators

The House Intelligence Committee has agreed to give former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon until the end of...

RNC chairwoman: Sen. Cory Booker 'mansplained' to Homeland Security chief

The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee on Thursday accused Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of "mansplaining"...

Government to shut down in 48 hours: What to watch

House Republican leaders think they can get the votes for the short-term spending bill, but don't have them yet....

Trump children's health insurance tweet contradicts, confounds

President Donald Trump contradicted his ...

Tillerson's Syria wish list means US is in it for the longer haul

It was as unanticipated as it was detailed. On Wednesday in Stanford, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spelled out...

Trump says position on border wall 'has never changed or evolved'

President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he has remained consistent in his plans for a border wall, a day after ...

Senate Democrats call for hearings on workplace sexual misconduct

Some Senate Democrats are calling for hearings to evaluate sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, as the #Me...

Obama welcomed Trump to Washington a year ago. They haven't spoken since

A year since they last met, President Donald...

Trump hasn't let the presidency get in the way of his golf game

President Donald Trump, after years of s...

House votes to avert government shutdown, path in Senate unclear

The House voted Thursday night to avert a government shutdown, sending the bill on to the Senate, where its future is...

Trump says 'Russia is not helping' with North Korea

US President Donald Trump may have found...

Rep. Jordan: Dems to blame if government shuts down

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday argued that if the government does shut down Friday due to lack of funding, t...

White House official: Trump has been 'pretty clear' about what it will take for DACA deal

Amid confusion in Washington over what kind of immigration bill President Donald Trump would sign, White House deputy...

Republicans are running in 2018. Running from Trump

Politicians -- good ones, at least -- make their bones by knowing which way the wind is blowing. And right now, it's ...

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen: 'I did not and will not lie under oath'

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen released a blistering statement Wednesday after being criticized over he...

Trump admin blocks Haitians from temporary visas

The Department of Homeland Security will stop allowing Haitians to get temporary agricultural and seasonal visas -- a...

Interior Department rebuts claims in National Park System board members' resignation letter

The Department of Interior is rebutting concerns cited by members of the National Park System Advisory Board ...

Trump: Predecessors left North Korea to a president 'that scored the highest on tests'

Fresh off a White House doctor declaring his health excellent, President Donald Trump swiped at his predecessors on N...

Graham, Durbin introduce bipartisan immigration bill despite setbacks

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday formally unveiled their immigration proposal with new supporters -- even ...

Tillerson sees long-term US presence in Syria

The United States must remain both diplomatically and militarily engaged in Syria to protect its own national securit...

John Kelly: Immigration 'hardass'

The escalating immigration drama...

HHS is expected to unveil 'conscience protections' for health care workers

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce a rule protecting health care workers who cite mo...

White House can't guarantee infrastructure plan by SOTU

President Donald Trump's long-promised p...

Axios: Bannon had a 'slip-up' in House Intelligence answer

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon ...

Kelly on immigration: Trump 'has changed the way he's looked at a number of things'

President Donald Trump has "changed his attitude toward the DACA issue and even the wall," White House chief of staff...

Bannon's Hill appearance reveals White House effort to restrict testimony

The White House is working behind the scenes to limit the testimony to congressional investigations into Russian medd...

McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that despite months of intense debate over immigration legislat...

VA apologizes after surgery that allegedly left scalpel inside veteran for years

The Veterans Affairs Department has apologized following an incident where a scalpel was allegedly left inside the bo...

Fired photographer who leaked photo of Rick Perry hugging coal executive wants his job back

Photographer Simon Edelman claims he was fired from his job at the Energy Department after capturing and leaking a co...

Tillerson's staff prints out the President's tweets for him to read

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's staff prints out President Donald Trump's tweets for him to read, Tillerson said W...

Trump praises Bob Dole at Capitol Hill award ceremony

President Donald Trump on Wednesday prai...

US to move embassy to Jerusalem by year's end, Netanyahu says

The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of the year, Israeli Prime Minister Ben...

Trump weighs in on immigration, funding talks: 'Working on it'

President Donald Trump promised that his...

John Kelly told Democrats some of Trump's campaign stances 'uninformed'

White House chief of staff John Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of President Donald Trump's posit...

Democrats and Republicans are divided on whether Trump is dividing them

"The Bible tells us," a freshly sworn-in President Trump said during a softer point in his inaugural speech, "how goo...

This is what happens during a government shutdown

If Congress is unable to pass a funding proposal -- which, at this point, looks very possible -- the federal governme...

3 more months of the Mueller investigation? Papadopoulos filing signals it's likely

Robert Mueller's team of special prosecutors and the lawyers for George Papadopoulos delayed on Wednesday an upcoming...

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'I'm not going to vote' for funding bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday he won't vote for a short-term spending bill -- also known as a continuing resolut...

Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color, green'

Eric Trump is defending his father, President Donald Trump, against accusations that he's racist after he reportedly ...

White House chief of staff: Durbin-Graham bill wasn't inclusive enough

White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday defended the President's rejection last week of a bipartisan Senat...

Jeff Flake's 20 most damning lines about Donald Trump's assault on the press

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake came to the Senate floor Wednesday with a simple message for Donald Trump: ...

Republican Study Committee Chairman supports 'crap sandwich' funding bill

A top Republican congressman said Wednesday he believed a short term bill to keep the government open would pass on T...

Jeff Flake rips Trump: A president 'who cannot take criticism ... is charting a very dangerous path'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning t...

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with birther movement activists in his office in 2013

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hosted members of the birther movement in his office for a meeting in 2013, wher...

Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now

Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors inst...

SIREN: The Democratic wave looks like it is getting bigger

On Tuesday night, it happened again.Democrat ...

House Intelligence Committee to vote on releasing Fusion transcript

The House Intelligence Committee will vote Thursday on whether to release the transcript of the panel's interview wit...

Read Sen. Jeff Flake's speech criticizing Trump

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to rebuke President Donald Trump for his repeated atta...

Shutdown watch: Are there enough House Republicans to keep the government open?

Republican leaders are full speed ahead on a short-term funding bill -- now they just need the votes for it.Ho...

Former CIA officer is arrested, accused of stashing top secret info

A former CIA officer who allegedly kept small notebooks with handwritten lists of the real names of covert agency emp...

John McCain tells Trump to 'stop attacking the press'

Sen. John McCain is telling President Donald Trump to stop attacking the media, saying the administration's attitude ...

What we learned from 365 days of Trump polls

One year after Donald Trump's inaugurati...

4 early predictions about Trump that went bust

What kind of president will Donald Trump actually be?That was the big question in late 2016 and early...

House to hold hearings on reviving earmarks

The House of Representatives kicks off two days of hearings Wednesday on whether to bring back so-called earmarks fol...

9 Park Service advisory board members quit

Nine members of the National Park System Advisory Board quit Tuesday, citing concern over the Trump administration's ...

Rep. Chris Collins: If I were Bannon, I'd answer lawmakers' questions

Commenting on Steve Bannon's Tuesday meeting with the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Chris Collins said he would ...

How three elections are snarling the immigration fight

The immigration imbroglio gripping Washington is a symptom of a broader reality: American politics is being held host...

Schiff: Bannon's refusal to answer questions 'unprecedented'

Steve Bannon's refusal to answer questions during his meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday was "u...

Tillerson won't say whether Trump and Kim Jong Un have spoken

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declined an opportunity to clarify whether President Donald Trump has spoken with No...

House Republicans prepare to go it alone on government funding stopgap measure

The House Freedom Caucus isn't making it easy for Republican leaders to keep the government funded.Just hours ...

Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment

Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the Pr...

WH directs Bannon to avoid answering Hill queries in Russia probe

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon faced angry lawmakers from both parties during a conten...

Booker on WH's defense of Trump vulgar comment: 'I don't believe it at all'

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he doesn't believe the White House's explanations for comments President Donald Trum...

After unexpected scare, Senate overcomes filibuster and advances FISA extension bill

In a surprisingly close vote, the Senate advanced legislation Tuesday that would keep in place a key electronic surve...

DACA talks back to starting line after Trump meeting

After months of frenzied negotiations, talks on Capitol Hill on immigration policy were suddenly muted Tuesday, as la...

Mueller probe would continue during a government shutdown

The special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller would be able to continue, even if the fe...

Ex-commanders face negligent homicide charges over deadly Navy collisions

The US Navy announced Tuesday that the former commanding officers of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain -- the...

A window inside Trump's morning 'executive time'

President Donald Trump rises around 5:30...

Trump admin touts stats linking immigration to terror

The Trump administration released a new analysis Tuesday claiming that 73% of those convicted of "international terro...

BREAKING: Donald Trump isn't losing it

NEWSFLASH: Donald Trump...

Who is Dr. Ronny Jackson?

President Donald Trump's physician...

Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, ...

US cuts funding for Palestinians following Trump's Twitter threat

The US has announced that it will hold back more than half of the funding it provides for a UN agency that supports P...

Missouri Republican legislators call on embattled GOP governor to resign

A number of Republican state lawmakers issued blistering calls Tuesday for Gov. Eric Greitens to step down, a sign of...

Sen. Orrin Hatch's invisible glasses show he's super hip, and/or just human

Orrin Hatch is the coolest guy in the Senate, or so his uber hip press shop would like you to think. The octogenarian...

Man arrested at Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's office on suspicion of stalking

US Capitol Police arrested a man suspected of stalking Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Friday after he a...

McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the government shutdown threat on the Senate floor Tuesday by pushin...

Will 2020 contenders put Democrats in a bind on DACA?

As battles over immigration and government spending advance with no solution in sight, Senate Democrats are being for...

White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

President Donald Trump, hoping to rebut ...

Why Trump voters need the immigrants they want to turn away

The irony in President Donald Trump's hostility to immigration, expressed again in reports of his vulgar comments abo...

No. 2 House Democrat says Trump qualifies 'for being a racist'

The No. 2 House Democrat said Tuesday that President Donald Trump qualifies as a racist and argued against the bipart...

Talks continue over potential Trump interview, but history suggests avoiding it is unlikely

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to the President, there's not much Donald Trump's team can do to stop...

Lawyer says he turned in hours of 'Fifty Shades of Greitens' audio to law enforcement

A Missouri attorney says he turned over to law enforcement hours of privately recorded tapes concerning Republican Go...

The Democratic senators to watch amid a possible government shutdown

As Congress reconvenes after a holiday weekend in their first day back at the Capitol, there's one thing on everyone'...

A 's-show': Relationships fray in immigration fight

The now-infamous Oval Office meeting on immigration, in which President Donald Trump made vulgar disparaging remarks ...

Trump meets with GOP Haitian-American-congresswoman amid fallout from obscene remarks

Republican Rep. Mia Love discussed immigration with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office for half an hour Tuesda...

Supreme Court hears rare appeal challenging military judges

The Supreme Court delved into unusual terrain on Tuesday when it heard arguments brought by military service members ...

Why Women's March organizers are turning their attention to Nevada this year

The day after President Donald Trump's Inauguration, a sea of people clad in pink hats walked toward the Capitol in W...

North Korea rips 'lunatic' Trump as US moves B-52 bombers to Guam

The US Air Force has deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bombers to Guam, according to US Pacific Air Fo...

Here's exactly how Dick Durbin destroyed Kirstjen Nielsen's 'shithole' explanation

When Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee o...

Tim Pawlenty says he won't run for Senate in Minnesota

Republican former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who had been considered a potential high-profile candidate in a key race, says h...

Trump admin will appeal DACA ruling to Supreme Court

The Trump administration said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to review a federal judge's ...

Trump tweeted his black approval rating has doubled. It hasn't.

President Donald Trump bragged on Twitter that his approval rating with black Americans has doubled. It hasn't....

Pastor defends denouncing Trump's 'shithole' comment in front of Pence

The Rev. Maurice Watson says he didn't care that Vice President Mike Pence was sitting with his congregation; he was ...

Durbin asserts Trump said 'shithole countries,' disputing Republicans' account

Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole countries" dur...

Tillerson vows allies won't ease up on North Korea pressure

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and allies said that the world community must continue to pressure North Korea to ch...

Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he w...

DHS secretary says Trump used 'tough' language on immigration but denies hearing specific slurs

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told senators Tuesday she "did not hear" President Donald Trump say the ...

Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal

Sen. Dick Durbin says was he was "sandbagged" on a bipartisan immigration deal by President Donald Trump and his team...

Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting. And I think I know who.

Five days ago, President Donald Trump and a handful of congressional leaders got together to hash out the particulars...

Trump slams Clinton during surprise visit at White House women's event

More than a dozen top White House officials will attend a series of events on Tuesday that the Trump administration i...

NYT: Mueller subpoenas Bannon

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Ti...

Manafort, Gates trial could come days before midterm election

The midterm elections this year might be haunted by allegations of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's presidential ca...

Trump defends border demands amid shutdown deadline

President Donald Trump defended his border security demands Tuesday amid tension in Washington over immigration polic...

Your guide to Congress' 'high stakes game of chicken'

Both Republicans and Democrats -- at least as they return to Washington Tuesday -- appear far more interested in digg...

Former Obama staffer's viral tweet a message to Trump on immigration

Former White House staffer Gary Lee's very first tweet went viral amid the fallout over President Donald Trump making...

A timeline of Trump's actions during the Hawaii false alarm

As people of Hawaii catch their breath following the jarring missile alert mishap over the weekend, scrutiny has reac...

New bill targets Russia, others for future election interference

Lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that would punish any nation that tries to influence a US election, adding extr...

Bridgegate to Beachgate to Bruce: Chris Christie's most memorable moments

While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie undoubtedly had his fair share of highs and lows during his eight years as gover...

Clock ticking toward shutdown as Congress returns to one big spending mess

With just four days until a spending deadline, the government could be heading for a shutdown on the one-year anniver...

All eyes on Romney as Senate speculation grows

Mitt Romney will deliver two high-pr...

Democrats are letting Republicans fundamentally reframe the immigration debate

When Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin first emerged from that now-infamous White House immigration meeting last week, his ...

Trump's slow-burn trade agenda is poised to heat up

It took President Donald Trump just two ...

Steve Bannon to face House Russia investigators Tuesday

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist whose political fortunes have taken a roller-coaster f...

Born to Run: the highs and lows of Christie Christie's governorship

Gov. Chris Christie has had an extraordinarily mercurial governorship in his eight years running New Jersey. While he...

Billion dollar US embassy opens in London

The new US embassy in London opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday, a billion dollar glass mon...

Trump fueling global assault on democracy, report says

President Donald Trump often claims that he has achieved unprecedented levels of success during his first year in off...

Trump's first year of diplomacy finds friends and foes

President Donald Trump has welcomed doze...

Martin Luther King III: Trump's vulgar comments are 'extremely racist'

On the 50th anniversary of his father's assassination, Martin Luther King III said Monday that he believes President ...

WSJ: Kushner was warned about Wendi Deng Murdoch

Counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Wendi Deng Murdoch might use her friendship wit...

Hope Hicks expected to talk to Hill committee

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is expected to meet with the House Intelligence Committee as soon as t...

US and Canada will host North Korea nuclear meeting

The United States and Canada will co-host an international summit on the North Korean nuclear threat in Vancouver, Br...

UN report accuses Iran and Saudis over Yemen

A confidential UN report has concluded that Iran failed to block ballistic missile supplies from being used by Houthi...

Trump slams Durbin, who he says 'misrepresented' his immigration comments

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin "totally misrepresented" comments durin...

Can Republicans in tough races survive Trump's racial provocations?

Republicans were bracing for a massive surge in minority turnout in this fall's midterm elections. They were worried ...

Congressional agenda this week: Avoiding a shutdown, searching for DACA fix

Back after a long holiday weekend, lawmakers must reach an agreement on a budget plan before the Friday deadline when...

McCarthy gave Trump a jar of his favorite red and pink Starbursts, Washington Post reports

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy once sweetened his relationship with President Donald Trump with a gift of red a...

Paul Manafort, Rick Gates back in court to discuss trial date

Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates return to court Tuesday morning for a hearing that could give t...

Flake: GOP should stand up to Trump's Stalin-like attacks on media

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona plans to deliver a speech comparing President Donald Trump's attacks on the press as r...

Syrian army vows to eject US troops

Troops allied with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are determined to "end the presence of the US" in the country, S...

Eric Greitens cancels statewide tour amid affair fallout

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has called off a statewide tour to promote a tax cut plan as he continues to fa...

Trump spends MLK Jr. Day golfing

President Donald Trump ...

GOP satisfaction with the country's direction at its highest since 2007

On the heels of a roaring stock market and Republicans' success in passing a tax plan, GOP satisfaction with the dire...

The least racist person in the world doesn't talk about being the least racist person in the world

Imagine a friend of yours came to town for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. He stayed with you at your ap...

Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

Mitt Romney took a swipe at President Donald Trump on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, condemning his "shithole countries"...

Why focusing on 'shithole' totally misses the point

The last three days have been consumed by this debate: Did President Donald Trump refer to several foreign countries ...

On shutdown and DACA fix, more questions than answers

President Donald Trump -- with the quiet, but strong support of congressional Republican leaders -- ...

GOP rep: 'Shithole' remark will 'have some consequences' in Africa

A Republican congressman on Monday criticized President Donald Trump's remark about "shithole countries," predicting ...

South Africa, Ghana summon US diplomats after Trump remark

A growing number of nations are summoning US diplomats in the wake of President Donald Trump's "shithole" remark....

Haiti ambassador: Trump's words 'an insult to our dignity'

Haiti's ambassador to the US said Monday that President Donald Trump's recent comments about Haiti "hurt the country,...

Lewandowski expects to testify before House panel this week

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski expects to voluntarily testify behind closed doors before Congress th...

The exhausting first year of Donald Trump's presidency

It will be impossible to adequately explain in decades to come just what it was like to be alive in the exhausting fi...

Ivana Trump says the US President is 'definitely not racist'

US President Donald Trump may occasionally say "silly" things but he's "definitely not racist," his first wife Ivana ...

Chuck Hagel: Trump 'an embarrassment'

Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called President Donald Trump "an embarrassment" and said he "is doing great dam...

The first family's first year

It's been a jam-packed year of news since President Donald Trump moved into the White House, but it's also been a tra...

Lawmakers bemoan backlash over Trump's comments amid bipartisan push for DACA deal

Lawmakers and other politicians were at odds Sunday about whether they think Congress will be able to reach an immigr...

Trump: 'I am not a racist'

President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday night after several days of controversy over his remarks about African...

Trump on Hawaii false missile alert: 'They made a mistake'

President Donald Trump made his first comments about the false ballistic missile alert sent out by Hawaiian authoriti...

Did Trump say African countries were 'shitholes'? Here's a breakdown of conflicting memories of people in the meeting

During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African na...

'This place is a shithole' projected onto Trump hotel, with emojis

A projection onto the front entrance of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, declared Saturday night that...

Jeff Flake expected to deliver floor speech comparing Trump's attacks on media to Stalin's

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is expected to deliver a floor speech on Wednesday in which he will compare Pre...

NYT: Friend says Romney will run for Senate

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ...

Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of all...

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