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These Florida lawmakers accepted money from the National Rifle Association

One week after a gunman stormed the hallways of their school in a deadly rampage, students from Marjory Stoneman Doug...

Trump endorses Mitt Romney for Senate

President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former riva...

US show of force sends Russia a message in Black Sea

The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia's increased presence there...

Teens hold 'lie-in' outside White House to demand gun reform

A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pr...

Will more young people support gun control after Parkland? Recent history suggests no.

In the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida last week, some of the student survivors are calling on Congres...

Political scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in presidential greatness survey

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan enjoyed upward bumps in their greatness rankings, wh...

Florida GOP Rep. Tom Rooney retiring

Florida's Republican Rep. Tom Rooney is retiring rather than seeking a sixth term this fall.Rooney, a lawmaker...

Court releases new Pennsylvania congressional maps, could help Democrats

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released new congressional district lines Monday, replacing the old Republican-drawn m...

Exclusive: Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts

Special counsel Robert Mueller's interest in Jared Kushner has expanded beyond his contacts with Russia and now inclu...

Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump remained focused ...

GOP congressional candidate defends AR-15 giveaway

A Kansas congressional hopeful said Monday that he's sticking by his campaign giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite crit...

Trump to break bread with reporters at tony Gridiron Dinner

President Donald Trump will attend next month's tony Gridiron Club dinner in Washington, putting the President in the...

Here's what the Senate gun bill says

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, the White House said President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to...

9 totally unpresidential things Donald Trump tweeted over Presidents Day weekend

It's become almost de rigueur at this moment in time to note that President Donald Trump is the least presid...

CNN announces town hall with students, parents affected by Florida school shooting

The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the lou...

Trump motorcade driver found with firearm in bag

A driver in President Donald Trump's motorcade inadvertently brought a firearm near the President's beachfront estate...

Democrats, Oprah and Russia: A wild weekend of Trump tweets

Even by his standards, President Donald Trum...

Trump's thoughts on other presidents

Presidents look back on past precedents (and presidents) perhaps more so than people in most other positions. That's ...

Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says

President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, l...

Parkland survivors rip politicians' 'pathetic' responses

Two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting slammed politicians' responses to the massacre, calling them ...

Kremlin dismisses Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians

The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first r...

Prominent GOP donor pledges to withhold donations until candidates support weapons legislation

A top Republican donor vowed on Saturday to stop cutting checks for candidates and political groups that do not suppo...

Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting

Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's fail...

LA Times: Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, testify against Manafort

Former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ...

What to watch for in the Russia investigation

Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a g...

Billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay 'significantly higher' taxes

Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require ...

Donald Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016...

Orrin Hatch apologizes to Rob Porter's ex-wives

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have r...

Pruitt postponing visit to Israel after reports of expensive travel

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has postponed a planned visit to Israel following criticism for ta...

Trump blames everyone but Russia

President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative t...

Kasich to Trump: 'Take some steps' on gun control

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich said the...

Trump: 'They are laughing their asses off in Moscow' over how US handled Russia investigations

President Donald Trump says Russians are "laughing their asses off in Moscow" for the way Washington has handled the ...

Trump slams FBI's handling of tip on Florida school shooter

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI late Saturday, describing its failure to follow up on a tip about...

WaPo: Emails detail how senior US military officers dealt with Hawaii's false missile alert

After a false missile threat alert from Hawaii's government, top US senior military officers began discussing how to ...

Trump responds to Mueller indictment news

The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nation...

EPA documents show agency's justification for Pruitt travel

Newly released documents show how the Environmental Protection Agency justified several expensive charter flights for...

NYT: McConnell 'can't imagine' Trump not supporting Romney

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he "can't imagine" President Donald Trump not backing Mitt Romney's campa...

LeBron James: 'I am more than an athlete'

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James appears to be engaged in a feud with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who took ...

Pence: School safety to be administration's top priority

Vice President Mike Pence signaled a new White House focus on school safety and mental health in light of the Parklan...

Romney open to new gun measures like 'enhanced background checks'

Mitt Romney said Friday that the nation must act swiftly to address the scourge of gun violence, stating that he was ...

Former Russian ambassador to US calls allegations of Russian meddling 'hunting spree'

The former Russian ambassador to the US called the allegations that Russia meddled in the US election part of a "hunt...

Romney picked the perfect state to be an anti-Trump Republican

Mitt Romney declared his bid for the US Senate from Utah on Friday. Despite being a fellow Republican, Romney is expe...

Concern grows within Pentagon about Trump's proposed parade

There is growing concern within the US military about the costs of President Donald Trump's proposed military parade ...

McMaster: Evidence of Russian meddling is 'now really incontrovertible'

Evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "now really incontrovertible," White House National Security Adv...

Week of chaos, again, engulfs Trump's Washington

Another bitter week that took Washington to the brink of exhaustion landed Donald Trump at the epicenter of more trag...

Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in...

Former intelligence chief predicts 'other shoes to drop' in Mueller case

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper predicted Friday there will be "other shoes to drop" in specia...

Special counsel court filing reveals new bank fraud allegations against Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office dropped more potentially damning details -- from an allegation of "additional...

Trump visits Florida hospital, sheriff's office after Parkland shooting

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, aiming to honor the victims of Wednesday's school shooting in Pa...

Bill Clinton wants to weigh in on whether to release sealed 1998 grand jury documents

Former President Bill Clinton told a federal court on Friday that he'd like to weigh in on whether sealed documents f...

'Unwitting' former Trump campaign aides react to special counsel indictments

Former aides to the Trump presidential campaign viewed the latest indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller on F...

Trump appointee who was banned from Uber for alleged racial comments is out at federal volunteer agency

A senior adviser at the agency that oversees federal volunteer efforts is out after CNN's KFile reported last month t...

Who is @TEN_GOP from the Russia indictment? Here's what we found reading 2,000 of its tweets

The posts read like a "Who's Who" of right-wing and libertarian media icons: links to Alex Jones. Pamela Geller. Brei...

Mike Pence: Parkland shooting is 'every parent's worst nightmare'

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, "every parent's worst nig...

Forensic team searches Syrian mass graves for American hostage remains

A team of US military and federal law enforcement forensic experts made its first visit to a suspected mass grave sit...

Embattled VA secretary's staffer leaves in wake of watchdog report

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff is stepping down, the latest fallout from an inspector gene...

#2020Vision: Warren talks 'Pocahontas' while Booker, Gillibrand swear off corporate cash

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:...

Tillerson works to repair ties with Turkey

The US and Turkey will create working groups to tackle unresolved areas of tension, including Washington's anti-ISIS ...

Californian man pleads guilty to identity fraud connected to Russian interference in presidential election

A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller ...

Clinton urges political action in response to Parkland shooting

Hillary Clinton urged political action Friday in response to the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, pushing...

Melania Trump arrives solo to air base amid second affair scandal as first couple heads to Florida

First lady Melania Trump eschewed the traditional South Lawn couple's walk to Marine One on Friday amid another adult...

Vice President Mike Pence visits the Texas-Mexico border

Vice President Mike Pence travels to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday in his first visit to the area as vice preside...

FBI says it didn't act on tip about Parkland shooter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review Friday into how the Justice Department and FBI respond to indications...

Potential 2020 hopeful Garcetti heads to South Carolina for Dem fundraiser

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will make his first foray into the Palmetto State as a potential 2020 presidential co...

3 billboards near Miami are trolling Sen. Marco Rubio after the Florida school massacre

"Slaughtered in school""And still no gun control?""How come, Marco Rubio?"That's the message scr...

Donald Trump's absolutely disastrous week

President Donald Trump hasn't had a lot of good weeks since becoming president last January. But this one looks like ...

Republicans just got some much-needed good news on the recruiting front

The North Dakota Senate race may not be on the top of your mind right now.But what's happening in North Dakota...

Read the indictment of 13 Russian nationals for election meddling

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia...

Why would Romney run?

On Friday, Mitt Romney made it official: He is running for Utah's open Senate seat. Romney enters the race as the ove...

Trump to host embattled Israeli prime minister next month

President Donald Trump will host ...

Why Romney called out Trump on immigration

Mitt Romney caught many people off guard on Friday with his sharp rebuke of the Trump administration's exclusionary t...

White House adviser, a Kushner friend, leaving White House

A top White House adviser in the Office of American Innovation and longtime friend of Jared Kushner's is leaving the ...

Florida vice mayor slams 'absurd' Trump visit

Mark Bogen, the vice mayor of Florida's Broward County, said Friday that President Donald Trump's expected visit with...

Senate Key Race alert: North Dakota is now a Toss-Up

Despite a favorable map, Republican prospects for growing their Senate majority have appeared murky, given the party'...

Romney announces US Senate run

Mitt Romney said in a video a...

The Political Runway: Fashion, gender and politics in America

There's more that goes into how Americans pick their politicians than where they stand on the issues. It's why politi...

Washington's political impotence is on full display

In Washington, political alienation is now so intense that the world's most powerful nation can't agree how to keep i...

The Trump Cabinet is traveling in style. Thanks, taxpayers!

On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump promised to fill his Cabinet with the "best people in the world." As Pres...

New Yorker: Ex-Playmate alleges Trump system for covering up affairs

A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006 is going public with a descri...

Trump to meet with those affected by Florida shooting on Friday

President Donald Trump said Friday he will head to Florida later in the day to meet with those affected by the school...

It's been a full year since Donald Trump last held a news conference

Exactly one year ago today, Donald Trump held the first formal solo news conference of his presidency.He hasn'...

Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday on DACA

The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday to decide whether to take up a lower court opinion that tempor...

Rebuffing Sessions, senators advance criminal justice reform bill

Senators of both parties on Thursday moved forward their long-odds legislation to enact some degree of reform for the...

What's next for DACA? 'Don't know'

Most everyone in Washington had three words after the Senate failed to pass any bill that would have resolved the sta...

Source: Blackburn takes WH meeting after Corker reports

Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn met with Kellyanne Conway and other officials at the White House on Wednes...

If you blinked, you missed the immigration fight

Remember that big, amendment-laden debate the Senate was preparing for as the world's greatest deliberative body bega...

Senators fume after immigration bill failure

It was supposed to be a raucous, week-long, open floor debate on immigration -- the President's signature issue and s...

Issa issues 'no ifs-ands-or-buts denial' of affair in congressman's divorce case

Outgoing California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa has denied an affair with a fellow congressman's wife, after the congressma...

How do laws prevent mentally ill people from buying guns?

How could a young man whose lawyers say he has been "experiencing and enduring mental illness his entire life" purcha...

The pressure is on Kelly to put Porter crisis to rest

After weathering a week of self-induce...

Florida governor on gun laws: 'Everything's on the table'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says "everything's on the table" when considering tightening gun control laws in the state fo...

'President Trump, please do something!' - Grieving mother demands answers after daughter is killed in Florida school shooting

"President Trump, please do something! Do something. Action! We need it now! These kids need safety now!"With ...

There's a gun for every American. But less than a third own guns.

The debate over guns in America has been renewed following the mass shooting in Florida on Wednesday. The discussion ...

White House blasts Russia for NotPetya cyberattack

The White House lambasted Russia in a statement Thursday for "the most destructive and costly cyber-attack in history...

Tillerson breaks protocol by meeting Turkey's Erdogan without translator

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for more than three and a half hours of tough discussions with Turkish leaders i...

Democratic Rep. Walz: Justice Department should investigate Shulkin's hacking claim

The Justice Department should look into whether the email account for a top Veterans Affairs staffer had been hacked,...

Special counsel questioned Bannon this week

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team questioned former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for hours over two ...

Bipartisan DACA, border security deal fails in Senate, putting immigration bill's future in doubt

In a resounding defeat after months of negotiations, senators on Thursday failed to advance a bipartisan proposal to ...

School shooting highlights tough gap between warning about and eliminating a threat

News emerged in the wake of the nation's latest school shooting that ...

Ex-wife's photos raise questions about McGahn's role in Porter scandal

The FBI obtained photos of the bruised face of Colbie Holderness seven days after President Donald Trump's inaugurati...

Trump inaugural committee pays $26 million to firm founded by first lady's friend

A firm founded by a senior adviser to first lady Melania Trump was paid close to $26 million to plan events around Pr...

American being held as ISIS fighter sought media access

An American citizen being held by the United States in Iraq for allegedly fighting for ISIS said he traveled to Syria...

GOP Rep. Cramer plans Friday entrance into North Dakota Senate race

North Dakota's Rep. Kevin Cramer is set to announce Friday that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in w...

Rubio: Gun laws wouldn't have prevented Parkland

Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday that gun restrictions would not have prevented the mass shooting at a high school in h...

Bipartisan immigration plan: Where the senators stand

A group of bipartisan senators struck a deal on an immigration compromise, but it's unclear whether it will garner th...

We've heard from Twitter Trump and Teleprompter Trump on the school shooting

Early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to share his views about the school shooting in Parkla...

Bannon stonewalls House panel after WH advised him to invoke executive privilege

Steve Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he had been instructed by the White House to invoke executive...

Trump's one piece of gun-related legislation undid restrictions aimed at mental illness

The President had three things to say on Twitter about the Parkland school shooting in the 18 hours after it occurred...

National Democrats stay on the sidelines in close Pennsylvania House special election

Democratic candidate Conor Lamb is within 3 percentage points in a deep-red Pennsylvania congressional district ahead...

Paul Ryan says not yet time for political battles on guns

Amid renewed debate over gun control after Wednesday's school shooting in Florida, House Speaker Paul Ryan is arguing...

Empathetic Trump offers no tangible solution for mass shootings

President Donald Trump consoled America'...

Tillerson says Hezbollah must be constrained

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Hezbollah is threatening the stability of Lebanon and the wider M...

Appeals court rules against latest Trump travel ban

A federal appeals court ruled against the latest version of President Donald Trump's travel ban on Thursday, holding ...

Obama calls for 'common-sense gun safety laws' after Florida school shooting

In the wake of the Florida high school shooting, former President Barack Obama is calling for legislative action on g...

Sessions says law enforcement 'should do better' after Florida school shooting

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that law enforcement "must do better" to prevent mass shootings in the w...

Amid continued string of mass shootings, gun control going nowhere in Congress

Almost immediately after a gunman in Las Vegas mowed down dozens of people and injured hundreds of concert-goers last...

Grassley: Gov't needs to do better on mental health and guns

In the wake of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley...

10 things the Parkland school shooting won't change

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year...

Shulkin tells House that 'optics' of Europe trip are 'not good'

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, under fire for a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe last year, told House lawma...

Warriors coach Kerr blasts lawmakers after Parkland

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Wednesday rebuked the federal government's inaction to prevent gun violence...

Why Congress is hesitant to pass gun control, by the numbers

The mass shooting at a high school in Florida on Wednesday is the latest in a string of similar tragedies over the la...

Democrats scramble on taxes as Republicans gain steam

Caught flat-footed by the suddenly increasing popularity of the GOP tax plan, leading Democrats are urging the party'...

DACA hangs in the balance as bipartisan deal gets hit from all sides

The fate of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients could rest with moderate lawmakers in the Senate -- and whether ...

US Vice President Mike Pence says he ignored Kim Jong Un's sister

US Vice President Mike Pence said he actively chose to ignore North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister at the Opening...

Tillerson faces prospect of 'Ottoman slap' amid Turkey tensions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson faces perhaps the most difficult stop of his Mideast trip in Turkey, where President...

Melania Trump spends Valentine's Day visiting sick kids

First lady Melania Trump spent part of her Valentine's Day visiting sick children at National Institutes of Health's ...

CNN Exclusive: At least 100 White House officials served with 'interim' security clearances until November

Nearly a year into President Donald Trump's administration, senior-level staffers -- including Ivanka Trump, Jared Ku...

Mitt Romney delays Senate announcement after Florida shooting

2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced on Twitter Wednesday he is delaying his scheduled announce...

Trump suggests 25 cent increase in gas tax, senator says

President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that a 25 cent increase in gas and diesel taxes would be needed to help pa...

Trump's lawyer admits he paid a porn star. Legal questions remain.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has declared a payment he orchestrated to a porn star to be ...

DACA parents become flashpoint in negotiations

As the debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program goes down to the wire, the parents of the young...

Sen. Murphy on Florida shooting: Congress 'responsible for a level of mass atrocity' in US

Sen. Chris Murphy said Wednesday that Congress bears responsibility for the "epidemic of mass slaughter" in the US, a...

Michael Cohen's story on his Stormy Daniels payout doesn't pass the smell test

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, says he ...

Stormy Daniels' manager says the porn star 'is going to tell her story'

A manager for the porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer claims the a...

Trump sends condolences to school shooting victims in Florida

President Donald Trump offered his praye...

Trump signs sex assault bill as scandal engulfs White House

President Donald Trump will sign a measu...

Dem senators ask FBI for names of WH staffers with interim security clearance

Six Democratic senators sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray asking for the names of all White House staff ...

Priebus says he stopped Sessions from resigning or being fired

Reince Priebus says he is "slightly embarrassed" about his departure last year from the White House as chief of staff...

Inspector general: VA Secretary Shulkin's chief of staff altered email for wife's expenses

The chief of staff for Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin altered an email and made false statements to a depar...

Trump: 'I'm totally opposed to domestic violence'

President Donald Trump broke days of sil...

White House official resigns after not getting security clearance over pot use

A White House staffer is leaving after he learned that he wouldn't receive a permanent security clearance after he ad...

Mnuchin says more Russia sanctions are coming

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the Trump administration is "actively working" on imposing sanctions...

House conservatives put Paul Ryan on notice over immigration bill

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows issued a blunt warning to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday, suggesting...

Kelly under fire but Trump stands by him -- for now

White House chief of staff John Kelly, ...

Republican lawmaker calls for VA secretary's resignation after IG report

GOP Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado called for the resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Wednesday aft...

Duckworth wants to change Senate rules to make motherhood easier

The woman primed to become the first sitting senator to give birth in office wants to change Senate rules to better a...

Tillerson claims Middle East peace plan is 'well advanced'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan is "fairly well advanced...

People are defecting from the GOP. But not to the Democrats

Fewer people say they consider themselves Republicans, ...

Bipartisan Senate group nears a limited immigration deal

After two days of procedural fits and starts, the Senate finally moved Wednesday to begin debate on immigration refor...

Shots fired, 3 in custody after vehicle attempted to enter NSA facility

Shots were fired at the National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday after a vehicle...

Gowdy on his retirement from Congress: 'I like jobs where facts matter'

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, said Wednesday he's retiring from Congress because he misses the justice system an...

Schiff: We're working with FBI to redact Democratic memo

The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat said Wednesday he's working with the FBI to try to minimize the numbe...

Trump's military parade would cost between $10M and $30M, Mulvaney says

Budget director Mick Mulvaney said Wednesday that he has seen estimates that a potential military parade requested by...

Michael Cohen is Donald Trump's very special counsel

Michael Cohen is known to the world as "...

House oversight investigating WH handling of Rob Porter

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the White House's handling of Rob Porter's employment, chairman Trey G...

Trump issues fresh opposition to short-term DACA bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his desire for the Senate to pass his proposal on immigration -- press...

Immigration state of play: 48 hours of Senate debate to go

The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (the US Senate) has had a bang-up start to its "freewheeling debate" over immi...

Trump's lawyer says he paid $130,000 to porn star ahead of election

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer said Tuesday that he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who alleg...

'Tough as a boiled owl': Louisiana senator charms Washington with wit

Republican Sen. John Neely Kennedy seems to have a saying -- or three -- for just about anything, including the Senat...

Democrats' midterm fate probably isn't tied to Nancy Pelosi

Republicans are trying to turn the midterms on their head. Instead of the ...

Kelly remains in the eye of the White House storm

The more frantically the White House tries to extricate itself from the...

The Senate's incredible, disappearing immigration debate

A much-anticipated Senate debate on immigration this week seemed to stutter even before it began Tuesday, as negotiat...

Conversations over possible Kelly successor heat up

There has been no decision by President Donald Trump to replace embattled White House chief of staff John Kelly, but ...

Democrats flip 36th GOP-held state legislative seat with Florida win

Democrats picked off another Republican-held state legislative seat in a special election Tuesday -- this time a subu...

Senate Intel Chair Burr steers clear of House counterpart Nunes in Russia probe

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr publicly and privately is sending a message to his colleagues: He doesn't w...

The Porter scandal is not going away. Here's why.

When White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned last Wednesday, a day after domestic violence accusations agains...

GOP worries White House can't quell Porter scandal

Republicans are growing increasingly concerned at President Donald Trump's ...

EPA chief Scott Pruitt says first-class travel is for security purposes

Scott Pruitt's flights in first class or via military jets are for security purposes, the Environmental Protection Ag...

White House hosts Black History Month event

President Donald Trump and first lady Me...

Trump still unconvinced Russia meddled in 2016 election

President Donald Trump still isn't buying that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.Even as his intelligence...

A dog in Kansas tried to run for governor -- yes, really

All Angus Woolley wanted was to be the top dog in the Kansas governor's race.But the Kansas Secretary of State...

Second federal judge blocks move to end DACA

A second federal judge Tuesday has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for C...

Congressman wants colleague Darrell Issa's deposition in divorce case

Ohio Rep. Michael Turner handed his fellow Republican colleague, California Rep. Darrell Issa, a letter on Capitol Hi...

Louise Linton is back in a dishy new profile

Louise Linton may be the most honest person in Washington. Ask her if she's ready to leave town after a rocky start a...

White House says Trump 'has confidence' in John Kelly

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that President Donald Trump "has confidence" in his chief of s...

2 signs Senate Republicans are starting to get nervous about the midterms

Senate Republicans shouldn't have a care in the world heading into the 2018 election.Democrats are defending m...

North Dakota's Rep. Cramer weighing 'snowball of encouragement' to run for Senate

Rep. Kevin Cramer could run against North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, after all -- potentially reversing o...

Democratic candidate turns #MeToo experience into TV ad

Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Sol Flores is trying to take her ...

Bob Corker faces uphill climb if he reconsiders retirement

Republicans are warning that Sen. Bob Corker would be doomed in Tennessee's primary if, in a change of heart, he deci...

US-led coalition bombs pro-regime tank in Syria

A US-led coalition airstrike bombed and destroyed a T-72 tank threatening coalition forces in the Euphrates River Val...

US intel chiefs unanimous that Russia is targeting 2018 elections

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday "there should be no doubt" that Russia sees the 2018 US elec...

John Kelly stands by handling of Porter scandal: 'All done right'

White House chief of staff John Kelly is defending the handling of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who...

Suspicious envelope sent to Trump Jr. contained cornstarch

The substance sent in a white envelope ...

Pakistan still not cracking down on militants, US intel chief says

Pakistan is holding back on cooperation with the US while failing to take tougher action against militant groups, Dir...

Pennsylvania governor vetoes Republican-redrawn congressional map

Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a proposed map of Republican-redrawn congressional districts, argu...

Trump says he's kidding when he says Dems don't want to help DACA

President Donald Trump told a group of b...

Porter was up for promotion despite abuse allegations

Rob Porter was involved in serious discussions to be promoted when he abruptly resigned from the White House last wee...

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