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The week in politics

Take a look at the week in politics from April 15 through April 21.Former President George W. Bush and his fat...

Mitt Romney fails to secure Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party's nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary...

EPA chief Pruitt met with lobbyist whose wife rented him a room

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt held a meeting with lobbyist J. Steven Hart during the time last year that Hart's wife...

Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making...

A mother-son story: How Barbara Bush tried to save Jeb's campaign

A trio of housekeeping staff noticed Barbara Bush standing in a hotel hallway with her son, Jeb, on a snowy February ...

Al Franken to make first public appearance since leaving Senate over sexual harassment allegations

Al Franken will make his first public appearance next month since leaving the Senate last December over sexual harass...

Trump mocks DNC lawsuit: 'Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning'

President Donald Trump mocked Democrats for their lawsuit against his presidential campaign, among others, and sugges...

NYT: Pruitt purchased home from lobbyist in 2003, using a shell company

EPA chief Scott Pruitt purchased a house in 2003 from a retiring lobbyist through a shell company registered to a bus...

Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the...

Steve Scalise released from hospital after 'successful' surgery

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been released from a Washington, DC, hospital following a "successful" surgery,...

Treasury Sec. Mnuchin meets with Russian counterpart on sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with his Russian counterpart this week to help clarify questions on recently im...

Melania Trump's East Wing team prepares for a major diplomatic moment

Tuesday's State Dinner with France is a major moment of diplomacy for the Trump administration, but it's also the cul...

Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons

It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not at the White ...

Michael Flynn to campaign for Montana Republican

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, will campaign in Montana for a Republican S...

Trump defends Cohen after NYT report

President Donald Trump aggressively defended his personal lawyer Saturday morning after The New York Times reported o...

Trump uses Comey memos to try to discredit Mueller investigation

President Donald Trump questioned the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in a tweet early...

Why LA's Mexican-American-Jewish-Italian mayor is spending time in Iowa and South Carolina

Eric Garcetti isn't exactly a natural fit in Iowa.The mayor of Los Angeles, a diverse and liberal city, recent...

From Harriet Tubman to the Kennedys: Famous photos set for West Coast debut

The earliest known image of Harriet Tubman. JFK and Jackie on their wedding day. The Wright brothers' first flight....

White House talking points on Syria before Haley's interview cite intended Russia sanctions

The day before US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went on national television saying that new sanctions would be ann...

Former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal cooperating with Cohen probe

Keith Davidson, the lawyer at the center of agreements with two women paid to keep silent about alleged affairs from ...

Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates

Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing ...

Top enlisted soldier says he has 'no concerns' about transgender service members

The US Army's top enlisted soldier says he has never heard of any problems resulting from transgender persons serving...

Justice Dept. watchdog looking into Comey's handling of memos

The Justice Department's internal watchdog has interviewed multiple individuals who saw copies of former FBI Director...

Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida

With no running water, no power and no school for her kids, Carmen "Millie" Santiago fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane...

Missouri Gov. Greitens indicted on felony computer-tampering charge

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Friday on a felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign's a...

Donald who? 2020 prospects hit New York for 'temperature tour'

The Rev. Al Sharpton- may have very well introduced the next Democratic nominee- when he welcomed a quintet of potent...

WaPo: Sessions said he'd consider resigning if Trump fired Rosenstein

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn he would have considered leaving if President D...

3 Russian oligarchs sue Christopher Steele

Three Russian oligarchs who've previously sued over the publication of the Trump-Russia dossier have opened a new law...

It was a jam-packed news week -- even with President Trump away from DC

It's been a stormy start to spring so far for the Trump administration, with adult film star Stormy Daniels dominatin...

Trump legal team brings fresh firepower to reset with Mueller

President Donald Trump, stung by reports that he couldn't attract top-notch lawyers, personally pushed for former New...

Why a primary challenge to Trump is likely to fail

Several Republican lawmakers have said it is too early to answer whether they'll back President Donald Trump in 2020....

CIA releases memo clearing Haspel over destruction of waterboarding tapes

The Central Intelligence Agency has declassified an internal memo that absolves Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's...

France's Macron to address Congress during state visit

French President Emmanuel Macron will address a joint session of Congress on April 25 ...

Democrat who challenged Pelosi speaking at Clyburn's fish fry

South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn's annual "World Famous Fish Fry" is typically known for its fried fish on ...

Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence ruled unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that an Indiana abortion law signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he served as ...

Potential Democratic 2020 contenders are rushing to back marijuana legalization

In a significant political shift, several top Democrats considered to be possible contenders in the 2020 presidential...

A high for marijuana legalization on 4/20

Marijuana in the past was considered taboo in American culture and politics. Just check out the "...

Mitt Romney faces test to determine if he'll have a primary challenger

Mitt Romney will face the biggest test so far in his bid for US Senate on Saturday, when the Utah GOP gathers for par...

Justice Department leaning against charges in Eric Garner case

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is weighing whether to pursue federal charges against a New York City police o...

EPA sources: Pruitt aide tried to back-date departure after congressional interview request

One of embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's most trusted advisers sought to retroactively change her resignatio...

Democrats file suit alleging Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in 2016 campaign

The Democratic National Committee is suing the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and several r...

Judge wants to hear from Cohen before ruling on Daniels case

Stormy Daniels' attorney said he plans to "vehemently argue" on Friday against the attempt from President Donald Trum...

Trump adds former federal prosecutors Jane and Marty Raskin to legal team

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani isn't the only new addition to President Donald Trump's legal team. Former f...

The 11 must-read moments from James Comey's private memos

Minutes after they were sent to Congress, former FBI Director James Comey's private memos on his interactions with Pr...

A new allegation says Trump lied about his wealth. Here's what we do know

Before he was President, Donald Trump deceived a Forbes reporter about his personal wealth in the 1980s in order to m...

Comey memos, Rudy and Russia: The latest jam-packed news day in Trump's presidency

A flood of developments related to the Russia investigation on Thursday marked the latest news-packed day in Donald T...

Ex-Forbes reporter says Trump posed as executive, lied to him to crack Forbes 400 list

A former Forbes reporter claims that Donald Trump, before he was president, pretended to be a Trump Organization exec...

Trump to deliver commencement speech at Naval Academy

President Donald Trump announced Friday he will deliver a commencement speech at the United States Naval Academy next...

Comey memos renew questions over Trump's behavior

If House Republicans thought they were helping President Donald Trump by forcing ...

Comey memos detail Trump's comments on Russia, reservations about Flynn

In his memos documenting cfonversations with President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey recounts Trump's...

Threat to walk out on Kim highlights risks of Trump's volatile diplomatic approach

President Donald Trump's claim that he's ready to walk away in the middle of a summit with North Korea underscores th...

Judge blocks Trump administration from transferring American ISIS suspect

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Thursday from transferring to another country an American citizen wh...

Schumer to introduce marijuana decriminalization legislation

Sen. Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana, ...

White House: Bolton meets with Russian ambassador

The White House said Thursday that new national security adviser John Bolton met with Russian ambassador to the US An...

Longtime Trump attorney: Michael Cohen may lie to get leniency

Longtime attorney for President Donald Trump Jay Goldberg says he's concerned Michael Cohen will lie to prosecutors t...

Justice Dept. turns over James Comey's memos on talks with Trump

The Justice Department on Thursday turned over to congressional committees a closely guarded set of memos that former...

President Trump won't attend Barbara Bush funeral, to 'avoid disruptions'

President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House...

Comey: 'I didn't have confidence' in deputy AG Rosenstein

In the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet hinting there might be "tapes" of their conversations, former FBI direc...

Trump threatens to pull funding for California National Guard deployment

President Donald Trump lashed out at California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, insisting that his administration won't...

Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to help bring Mueller probe to a conclusion

Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow announced ...

Snapshots from the US-Mexico border

CNN went with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she traveled to the US-Mexico border ...

Democrats see red line for Veterans Affairs nominee on privatization

Democratic senators who have met with White House physician Ronny Jackson, the President's pick to lead the ...

'I could well be a witness' for the prosecution against McCabe, Comey tells CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey said in a wide-ranging CNN interview Thursday that he could potentially be a witness ...

James Comey, political animal

Former FBI director James Comey is very, very concerned with ensuring that he is not perceived as a political guy....

US-backed Syrian fighters capture militant linked to 9/11 attacks

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have captured an individual the US assesses to be Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Sy...

Bolton, Kudlow on the rise, but risks abound

President Donald Trump has seen a parade of favored aides come and go his first year in office, some more quickly tha...

Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up'

Former FBI Director James Comey explained Thursday why he thinks "it's possible" that the Russians could have comprom...

EPA inspector general to begin second review of Pruitt's security detail

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general says it will open a second probe into Administrator Scott Pru...

Rosenstein told Trump he's not a target in Cohen investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump at a recent meeting that he's not a target in the ...

Trump and Sessions lose another sanctuary cities case

A federal appeals court struck another blow Thursday to the Trump administration's efforts to pressure sanctuary citi...

Trump's NASA nominee is confirmed after Senate drama

It was another dramatic hour -- and history was made -- in the Senate on Thursday.The lawmakers narrowly confi...

Justice Dept. watchdog sends McCabe findings to federal prosecutors for possible charges

The Justice Department's inspector general referred its findings on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the U...

Trump's secretary of state pick gains support of his first Democratic senator

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota on Thursday announced her support for Mike Pompeo's nomination for sec...

Mueller team says it has not gone rogue

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed with special counsel Robert Mueller what prosecutors should pursue i...

Hickenlooper in 2020? 'This summer we'll see how it begins to feel'

With the end of his second term in sight, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is weighing his political future and says h...

The Democrats' lead in House polling is tightening. Here's what it means

Everything seems to be going the Democrats' way on their march for House control in November. Republicans, including ...

How Trump plans to arm the world with US weapons

While the US is already a dominant force in global weapons trade, President Donald Trump wants to make it easier to p...

Ted Cruz's embarrassing ode to Donald Trump is why people hate politicians

In the course of the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump called Ted Cruz a liar, not-so-subtly suggested Cruz's wife was unat...

Why the close Cruz-O'Rourke poll should make the GOP nervous

The perennial speculation about whether Texas could turn blue flared up with fresh legitimacy on Wednesday after ...

Sen. Duckworth makes history, casts vote with baby on Senate floor

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate f...

James Comey faces the public's questions at New York book event

Former FBI Director James Comey answered New Yorkers' questions on moral leadership, regret and Hillary Clinton's ema...

Sarah Palin is now an Instagram influencer

Former Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shared her a photo of a "skinny tea" along wi...

#TBT: Barbara Bush's own diplomatic triumph

Since her passing on Tuesday, a lot has been said of Barbara Bush, admiring her wit, love of family and her role as f...

US warns of growing African terror threat

ISIS and al Qaeda represent major threats and are growing in strength in West Africa according to the commander of US...

The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri ...

Obama: Parkland students 'are shaking us out of our complacency'

Former President Barack Obama has again lauded the students of Parkland, Florida, writing that they "are shaking us o...

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he'll support Trump in 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Twitter Thursday he plans to support President Donald Trump for his 2020 re-election bid....

Cruz effusively praises Trump in 'Time' magazine writeup

Sen. Ted Cruz -- a man who once warned that the country would ...

Trump is drowning out both the GOP and Democratic tax messages

When Republicans passed their tax overhaul bill late last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but guaran...

Valerie Plame: Scooter Libby's pardon hurts the country

For outed ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame, the ...

Cohen drops defamation suits over infamous dossier

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told courts in New York late Wednesday that he'd like to dro...

Nielsen says SCOTUS ruling on deportation 'undermines' DHS efforts to safeguard US

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen blasted the Supreme Court on Wednesday for making the country less safe,...

Corker questions Trump candidacy in 2020

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday withheld an endorsement for President Donald Trump's re-election bid...

Trump declared he's running again. Many Republicans aren't ready to back him.

A wide array of House and Senate Republicans are not yet ready to endorse President Donald Trump's bid for a second t...

Sticking point on Trump-Kim talks: Location, location, location

As top national security officials continue to work behind the scenes to prepare for an audacious one-on-one meeting ...

Democratic male senators push to advance sexual harassment legislation

Thirty-one Democratic male senators have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling on them to move on sexual harassment...

Trump bullish on North Korea talks, but willing to walk away

President Donald Trump offered a bullish view on Wednesday of his planned talks with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un,...

Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him

Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Donald Trump -- who negotiated Trump's divorces from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples...

House Judiciary chair plans to subpoena to get Comey memos

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte plans to isnsue a subpoena to the Justice Department demanding memos...

Trump decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctions

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russia for supportin...

Babies now allowed on the US Senate floor following rare move to change rules

In a rare move, the Senate on Wednesday night voted to change ...

Haley's retort shows why she's unique in Trump's White House

Public humiliation is a rite of passage for many top officials in the Trump administration. But when it was ...

Pompeo confirmation winnowing down to a handful of undecided Democrats

No Democrats have said yet they'll support Mike Pompeo, keeping the CIA director's fate unclear as the Senate prepare...

Grassley 'moving ahead' with Mueller bill despite McConnell's opposition

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are plowing ahead with their plan to pass a bill out of the committee ...

Stormy Daniels' lawyer mulling suing Trump directly for defamation

Stormy Daniels' lawyer said Wednesday that he is looking to file a defamation claim directly against President Donald...

'No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ...-No collusion ... No collusion'

On Wednesday night at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, Bloomberg's Jen...

Airmen fired, demoted over dinosaur puppet video

The US Air Force is making it clear that dinosaur puppets have no place in its "time-honored" military traditions -- ...

Trump on firing Mueller or Rosenstein: 'They're still here'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ...

DHS secretary declines to explain Trump's 'breeding' tweet

President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary declined to explain what the President meant by "breeding concep...

Top operatives try to work out how Dems can break through Trump's message dominance

A group of Democratic operatives and top pollsters are trying to answer a question ahead of the midterm elections tha...

These former intel professionals are running for office to check Trump

Former intelligence professionals angered by what they view as attacks on the intelligence community by President Don...

US admitted just 44 Syrian refugees in last 6 months

As President Donald Trump and his national security team debate their futuret plans for Syria, one element of US poli...

White House looking into EPA's Pruitt spending, Mulvaney says

The White House will look into oversight reports on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Ho...

Playboy announces plans to party in Washington

In 2017, the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner clearly had lost ...

Donald Trump calls out Rand Paul for his opposition to Mike Pompeo's nomination

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Sen. Rand Paul has "never let me down," despite the Kentucky Republican's ...

Colin Powell says Pompeo is 'amenable to changes' in his stances

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo a careful listener who may be ...

After failure to launch, Republican senator switches vote to save Trump's NASA nominee

The Senate deadlocked 49-49 for about an hour Wednesday on a vote to break a filibuster of Rep. James Bridenstine, R-...

Missouri's top Republicans join calls for Greitens to step down

Missouri's top Republican legislators are calling for GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to step down from office following an ac...

Bernie Sanders: Cardi B is right on Social Security

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders invoked rapper Cardi B in a ...

Mitch McConnell sees 'no indication' Donald Trump might fire Robert Mueller. Um, what?

Mitch McConnell said something very odd Tuesday in an interview with Fox News Channel.Asked about the ongoing ...

Senators leave classified briefing on Trump's Syria policy 'very unnerved'

Lawmakers emerged from a classified administration briefing on Tuesday expressing concern about administration policy...

Comey says he doesn't expect Trump will fire Mueller

Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that he does not believe President Donald Trump will fire Robert Muell...

Senators demand more information about DC mobile snooping devices

A bipartisan group of four Senate privacy hawks are demanding the Department of Homeland Security publish more inform...

Top Committee Democrats announce opposition to secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo

The two top ranking Democrats on the Senate foreign relations committee announced their opposition Wednesday to CIA D...

Melania Trump, ex-presidents will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

First lady Melania Trump will attend the funeral for Barbara Bush in Texas on Saturday."Mrs. Trump plans to pa...

Trump blasts 'breeding' in sanctuary cities. That's a racist term.

What exactly did President Donald Trump mean by "breeding" when he tweeted Wednesday about cities that will not coope...

Democrats aren't expecting an Arizona miracle, but their eyes are on November

Democrats don't think they are going to win next week's special election in the reliably Republican suburbs west of P...

Trump undercutting ambassador plays right into Comey's tease about the worst Russia narrative

If there is one subject (just one!), on which, you'd think the President would be doing everything in his power to ma...

Nikki Haley is simply not having it

Nikki Haley is not to be trifled with -- especially by the likes of a TV anchor-turned-newly-minted White House aide....

Comey says Republican Party 'has left me and many others'

Former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview that aired Wednesday that the Republican Party no longer represe...

'Apoplectic' Trump juggles legal drama and North Korea

One moment, Donald Trump is "apoplectic" about the gathering legal storm bearing down on his presidency that is threa...

Trump calls Stormy Daniels composite sketch 'a total con job'

President Donald Trump dismissed on Wednesday the newly-released composite sketch of a man who adult film star Stormy...

Trump says Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea and met with leader Kim Jong Un last week, President Donald Trump said W...

The runaway president: Trump is the lawyer-in-chief

The byzantine world of President Donald Trump's legal soap opera is now a daily spectacle that even the National Enqu...

Cohen provides list of names for judge to consider in document review

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has suggested four former prosecutors to serve as an indepen...

Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia invest...

Tributes pour in for 'force of a woman' Barbara Bush

From her family to those in the...

CIA Director Mike Pompeo secretly met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea more than two weeks ago for a secret meeting with leader Kim Jong Un in ...

Trump orders flags to half-staff for Barbara Bush

President Donald Trump late Tuesday ordered flags lowered to half-staff through Saturday night in memory of former fi...

Missouri attorney general accuses Greitens of misusing charity donor list

Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is already ...

Bolton dealing to build an Arab military force in Syria

President Donald Trump's newly minted national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompe...

NYT: Trump and Mattis disagreed over congressional approval for Syria strike

President Donald Trump quashed Defense Secretary James Mattis' suggestion to obtain congressional authorization ahead...

Barbara Bush remembered for 'devotion to country and family'

People set politics aside Tuesday evening following news that ...

US says it plans to transfer accused American ISIS fighter from custody

The US intends to relinquish custody of an American citizen accused of fighting for ISIS within days, potentially ave...

Barbara Bush, Republican matriarch and former first lady, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, di...

Haley's response to WH blame over sanctions: 'I don't get confused'

A consensus emerged Tuesday at the White House and Mar-a-Lago about how to clean up the administration's suddenly mud...

Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs courts a skeptical Senate

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill...

10 things to remember about Donald Trump's taxes

Happy Tax Day! You have until midnight tonight to file with the IRS -- or, ...

US struck Syria without certainty on sarin

Even though US intelligence agencies did not have absolute certainty Syria's regime had used the nerve agent sarin ag...

Another Democratic senator on Foreign Relations Committee comes out against Pompeo nomination

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday became the latest member of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm...

Lawmakers push to curtail US backing for Saudi campaign in Yemen

Administration officials pushed back against lawmakers who are seeking to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led co...

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man who allegedly threatened her over Trump affair

Stormy Daniels released a composite sketch on Tuesday of the man she alleges threatened her in 2011 and is offering a...

Farenthold resigned before House panel could rule against him, Democrat's office says

Former Rep. Blake Farenthold resigned from his seat in Congress before the House Ethics Committee could rule against ...

Trump says 5 locations are being considered for Kim Jong Un meeting

President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that five locations are being considered for his widely anticipated ...

McConnell: I won't put legislation to protect Mueller on Senate floor

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News on Tuesday he doesn't believe President Donald Trump will fire R...

Key steps that Administrator Scott Pruitt has taken at EPA

Scott Pruitt's tenure as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been marked by stories scrutinizing his ...

Trump to rally in Michigan during White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump will be in Washington during this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner -- Was...

Comey's Trumpy streak is showing during book blitz

In former FBI director James Comey's telling, he and President Donald Trump are perfect foils. He recalls their White...

DHS decision to end Haitian immigrant protections questioned

Newly released internal documents are raising questions about the Trump administration's decision to end protections ...

King 'undecided' on Pompeo for secretary of state

Sen. Angus King said CIA Director Mike Pompeo does not yet have his vote to be President Donald Trump's next secretar...

Happy Tax Day! Donald Trump still has never released his tax returns!

The White House made an announcement about President Donald Trump's taxes on Tuesday!"The President filed an e...

SCOTUS nixes part of law requiring deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigr...

Top WH aide says Haley got 'ahead of the curve' with sanctions announcement

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley got ahead of herself in announcing new sanctions on Russia, a top aide to Preside...

The other reason to split up California that nobody is talking about

The proposal backed by a California billionaire to carve up the nation's most populous state into three new states is...

DC booksellers expected 'Fire and Fury' crowds for Comey book. Instead, they got mostly journalists

When "Fire and Fury" hit bookshelves in January, the release became a Washington event, marked by people lining up at...

Another GOP congressman announces he's resigning

Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Charlie Dent announced Tuesday he is resigning in the "coming weeks," a decision that came afte...

Justice Sotomayor breaks shoulder in fall

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her shoulder in a fall, court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday....

James Comey says Donald Trump never laughs. Is he right?

Donald Trump doesn't laugh.That's according to former FBI Director James Comey, who told ABC's George Stephano...

Mike Pompeo hunts for Democratic votes in his floor confirmation strategy

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of state ...

5 questions I still have for Sean Hannity about Michael Cohen

On Monday afternoon, in a stunning development even a soap opera writer would roll his eyes at, an attorney for Micha...

Comey says FBI's reputation has worsened, but would have been even worse without him

Fired FBI Director James Comey said in an interview that aired Tuesday morning that the FBI's credibility is worse no...

Cohen can review seized docs but judge will decide who vets what investigators can see

A US judge said President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen could review materials seized when the FBI r...

The powerful pattern Democrats must break to win the Senate

The battle between the parties for control of the closely divided US Senate has become a contest between the exceptio...

Ryan Zinke refers to himself as a geologist. That's a job he's never held.

Defending his decision to shrink the Bears Ears national monument to lawmakers last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zin...

US-led strike raises questions about what's next in Syria strategy

The US-led attack on alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities raised a question around the world: What next?...

Trump's tabloid past may come back to haunt him

Donald Trump's tabloid lifestyle made him rich, famous and ultimately built the persona that made him President. Yet ...

Judge rules to unseal 11 cases related to Starr's Clinton investigation, following CNN request

Eleven court cases associated with independent counsel Ken Starr's investigation into President Bill Clinton's relati...

Bolton era begins with exits and anxiety at National Security Council

By the start of John Bolton's second week as national security adviser, five top officials at the National Security C...

Senate VA panel chairman: Ronny Jackson hearing set for April 25

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, whose path to become the next Veterans Affairs secretary remains unclear, will go before the...

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: Michael Cohen is 'radioactive'

In a pair of fiery statements from the courthouse steps Monday, porn star Stormy Daniels and her attorney, Michael Av...

Watchdog to investigate DHS family separations in immigration custody

The Department of Homeland Security watchdog will investigate whether the Trump administration is im...

McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home s...

Interior watchdog report: Zinke travel 'generally followed' policy

A new inspector general report has concluded Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel customs "generally followed" poli...

EPA watchdog: Two Pruitt aides received earlier raises

The two aides to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt who received substantial raises also each...

'Law & Order' star Waterston comes to Rosenstein's defense

America's best known TV prosecutor came out of retirement Monday with a call to action in defense of embattled Deputy...

There's something missing from Comey's impeachment answer

If he had his way, former FBI Director James Comey would rather not see President Donald Trump impeached.More ...

New war authorization from Congress unveiled following Syria strikes

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, is expected to unveil as soon as Mond...

US, UK issue joint warning on Russian hackers

Russian hackers are trying to gain access to the devices that control the flow of internet traffic, the US and UK war...

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