Politics

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump

Three Senators Want To Know Why There Aren't More…

Last year, President Trump signed some mandatory Russia sanctions into law. But three Democrats say the administration hasn't followed that law.

Trump Taps Robert Wilkie To Head VA

Wilkie, who's been serving as acting secretary since late March, appears to have made a good impression on President Trump.

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. and China are "putting the trade war on hold" after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress

Melania Trump Is Back Home

White House watchers have one less thing to speculate about after first lady Melania Trump returned home Saturday from a five-day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center. The first lady is "resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," a rep said in a statement, per the New York Times. Asked...

The Number Of Jailed Immigrants Is At A Record…

President Trump's crackdown on immigrants is good news for private prisons. But some argue their business model leads to abuse and neglect.

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Trump Reportedly To Effectively Ban Abortions At…

The rule would require facilities that get federal funds to be separate from facilities that perform, discuss or refer patients for abortions.

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year

House Republicans set terms for Trump to campaign…

Don't Let This Alarming Statistic About Officer…

President Donald Trump says an officer was assaulted every 10 minutes in 2016. That's true, but not a very helpful statistic. Here's why.

Does A Year In ICE Custody Truly Cost 4 Times A…

Sen. Patty Murray says a year in ICE detention would run taxpayers four times what it costs to put a kid in school for a year. Close, but no cigar.

Attorney-client privilege review in Cohen raid is on track

Criminal investigators are finally getting to study materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer

US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit, but no numerical target set

Trump Donates First-Quarter Salary To Veterans…

He's fulfilling a promise he made during his campaign.

Trump Seems To Threaten North Korea Not To Cancel…

President Trump said the denuclearization of North Korea will be different from what happened in Libya — if the two countries can make a deal.

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Dayton, GOP at still odds as Legislature presses ahead

The Minnesota Legislature is heading for a messy and potentially inconclusive ending, as GOP leaders plan to send Gov. Mark Dayton tax and spending bills that he may not sign

McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are…

Sen. Claire McCaskill defends vote against CIA director, says specific reasons classified

Mueller Hands Over Memo Outlining The Scope Of…

Special counsel Robert Mueller just gave a judge the document that details what he can investigate, and some GOP lawmakers want it, too.

President Trump's Meeting With The Head Of The UN…

As the U.N. secretary-general meets with Trump, it might be good to look back on some of the harsh criticism Trump's given the U.N. in the past.

Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with two men who are now a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller

House Subcommittee Takes Steps To Keep Sanctions…

A House appropriations subcommittee approved an amendment that would ensure the Commerce Department doesn't pull back sanctions on ZTE.

Senate Approves Gina Haspel To Be The Next…

She had a tough nomination and confirmation process.

The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells the first lady's first name

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Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss…

The prime minister of Macedonia says said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name, "Ilindenska Macedonia" for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece

Middle East Countries May Have Helped Trump Win…

Seems Donald Trump Jr. had another meeting with foreigners during the election that Robert Mueller's team is investigating, the New York Times reports. According to insiders, Trump Jr. met with a small group at Trump Tower in August 2016: an envoy for two Arab princes, an Israeli expert in social...

Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty…

Former President Jimmy Carter will deliver Saturday's keynote address at Liberty University's commencement