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Pence on border wall: Trump won't be ‘deterred’ by Dem ‘obstruction’

Vice President Pence on Tuesday doubled down on the White House's demand for funding for a border wall, asserting that the Trump administration "will not be deterr...

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Clemson quarterback dismisses fake quote about White House visit

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence on Tuesday dismissed a post circulating on social media incorrectly quoting him saying that the team's fast food dinner at the White...

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King rips GOP leadership after criticism over 'white supremacist' remarks

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) panned House Republican leaders on Tuesday for their criticism over remarks he made in an interview with The New York Times last week regarding whit...

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Leaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight

Senate and House leaders said Tuesday they will cancel the Martin Luther King Day recess unless there is a sudden resolution to the 25-day partial government shutdown, which a...

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Mueller filing lays out evidence of Manafort’s alleged lies

Federal prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Tuesday filed detailed accounts from the FBI of how President Trump's one-time campaign chairman Paul...

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Dem lawmaker to Ann Coulter: Tell Trump 'it's OK to open up government'

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for conservative commentator Ann Coulter to tell President Trump that "it's OK" to reopen the federal government...

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House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King

The number of Republicans calling for embattled Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign grew on Wednesday as the House approved a resolution condemning white supremacy.The third-ra...

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Grandson's note to Barr during confirmation hearing goes viral

A photographer captured an image of the letter Attorney General nominee William Barr's grandson wrote to him during his confirmation hearing Tuesday.Liam, Barr's eig...

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Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions

The Senate voted to advance legislation blocking President Trump's plan to lift sanctions against three Russian companies despite an 11th-hour effort by the administratio...

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Treasury releases filing-season shutdown plan for IRS

The Treasury Department on Tuesday released a shutdown contingency plan for the IRS during...

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House passes resolution condemning white nationalism

The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning white nationalism and white supremacy in the wake of public remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) questioning...

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Latest funding bill to reopen the government fails in House

House Democrats on Tuesday failed to garner the two-thirds majority needed to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to provide funding to reopen the government through Feb. 1.The...

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McConnell: Senate won't override Trump veto on shutdown fight

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday ruled out a scenario where the chamber would try to override a veto from President Trump as a way out of the partial...

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Hoyer introducing legislation to block Trump from lifting sanctions on Russian companies

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced Tuesday he is introducing a resolution to prevent the Trump administration from lifting sanctions imposed on businesses con...

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MSNBC anchor speculates Trump has something 'pretty extreme' on Graham

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle speculated without offering evidence Tuesday that President Trump has "something pretty extreme" on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).Ruhle m...

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Judge refuses to force government to pay federal employees working without compensation during shutdown

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to pay employees during the government shutdown, according to ...

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Democrats turn down White House invitation for shutdown talks

No Democrats will attend a lunch on Tuesday with President Trump designed to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown and fund a border wall, the White House said.Tru...

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Burger King mocks Trump over misspelled tweet: 'We're all out of hamberders'

The fast food restaurant chain Burger King took aim at President Trump on Tuesday over his mention of "hamberders" in a recent tweet."Due to a large order plac...

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Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both called her proposal to dramatically increase America's highest tax rate "radical" bu...

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Chris Christie claims Jared Kushner enacted 'hit job' as revenge for prosecuting father

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in his new book claims that White House senior adviser Jared Kushner enacted a "hit job" against him as revenge for prose...

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Mueller files status report highlighting cooperation by key witness

Former Trump campaign aide Richard Gates is still cooperating with federal prosecutors on "several ongoing investigations," according to a status report filed by Spe...

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McConnell blocks House bill to reopen government for second time

Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government for a second time in as many weeks on Tuesday.Democratic Sens. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Be...

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Reggie Bush: Trump's fast-food meal for Clemson a 'huge slap in the face'

Former NFL star Reggie Bush called President Trump's decision to serve the national champion Clemson University Tigers fast food during their White House visit a "hu...

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Dem rep: Trump pulling US from NATO would be grounds for impeachment

A Democratic member of the House warned Tuesday that any move by President Trump to exit NATO would be grounds for removal from office.Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) told CNN&#...

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Trump shares article blasting federal workers, calling for long shutdown

President Trump on Monday shared an op-ed from a writer claiming to be an anonymous senior member of his administration who harshly criticizes federal workers as disloyal to t...

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Federal judge rules against Trump administration's plan to add 2020 census citizenship question

A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was unlawful.In his ruling, Judge Jes...

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Air traffic controller union official says if shutdown continues there won’t be any workers left

A National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) official warned Tuesday that if the partial government shutdown continues for another few months, there won't be an...

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Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

This scenario will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year...

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Live coverage: Trump AG pick to face grilling on Mueller probe at confirmation hearing

President Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning for his confirmation hearing.Barr is expec...

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Trump: 'Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?'

President Trump on Tuesday questioned why Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues to receive a salary during a prolonged partial government shutdown, which has left hundreds...

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Corsi says stepson subpoenaed to testify before grand jury in Mueller investigation

Conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said Monday that his stepson has been summoned to testify before a grand jury in special counsel Robert Mueller's...

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Trump suggested withdrawing US from NATO: report

President Trump privately indicated multiple times in 2018 that he wanted the U.S. to withdraw from the NATO alliance, ...

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The Memo: Trump’s troubles pile higher

President Trump's troubles are piling up higher than ever - and there is no easy way out from beneath them...

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Hopes fade for bipartisan bills in age of confrontation

The new Congress has just begun, but the window for bipartisan legislating is rapidly closing.President Trump and newly empowered House Democratic leaders have been optimistic...

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Some Senate Dems see Ocasio-Cortez as weak spokeswoman for party

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is taking Washington by storm, but some Senate Democrats see her exploding appeal as more of a sideshow than meaningful statement about...

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GOP maps out early 2020 strategy to retake House

Republicans are crafting an early strategy to take back the House in 2020, zeroing in on districts carried by President Trump that recently flipped to Democrats and starting a...

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Five things to watch during Barr’s confirmation hearing

William Barr, President Trump's pick to be the next attorney general, takes the hot seat Tuesday for two consecutive days of grilling by members of the Senate Judiciary C...

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Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism."I...

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GOP senators rebuke Trump for using 'Wounded Knee' as 'punchline'

Two GOP senators from South Dakota on Monday said that President Trump should avoid referencing the "Wounded Knee" massacre as part of his attacks targeting politica...

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Mueller scrutinizing breakfast event held with Nunes, Flynn: report

Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing a breakfast event held shortly before President Trump's inauguration, which was attended by Trump allies and foreign offic...

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Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth...

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Senators restart shutdown talks — and quickly hit roadblocks

A bipartisan group of senators met on Monday night to search for a way out of the partial government shutdown, but made no visible progress toward breaking the weeks-long st...

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GOP leaders strip Steve King of committee assignments

House GOP leaders moved Monday to remove Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) from all of his committee assignments following a firestorm over remarks considered racist.House Majority Lea...

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Trump team recently turned down in-person interview with Mueller: report

President Trump's legal team recently denied a request from special counsel Robert Mueller's office for a sit-down interview with the president, CNN reported on Mo...

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Trump’s polls sag amid wall fight

President Trump on Monday rejected a proposal from a top legislative ally to reopen the government, even as a raft of polling suggested he is losing the battle for public opin...

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House to vote on punishing Steve King

House Democrats moved to punish Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) over a string of comments considered racist, with a floor vote to formally rebuke him expected on Tuesday.The House is...

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Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white...

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Top Dem introduces short-term spending bills to reopen government

The House this week is slated to take up two continuing resolutions (CRs) aimed at temporarily reopening the government as negotiations remain stalled over funding for Preside...

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Dems zero in on Trump and Russia

Democrats vowed to introduce tough oversight of President Trump if they won back the House majority, and they are signaling a new aggressiveness to meet their promises.Michael...

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McConnell rebukes Steve King over white nationalist comments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday rebuked Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for a series of remarks that many have denounced as racist.McConnell's denun...

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Comey calls on GOP to stop 'witness intimidation'

Former FBI Director James Comey on Monday called on Republicans to speak out against "witness intimidation" hours after President Trump labeled the former bureau lea...

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Democrats are facing political consequences over shutdown

Voters will expect them to explain where the shutdown ends and where border security begins...

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Poll: Majority say senators should oppose Trump's AG pick without Mueller commitments

A majority of Americans say senators should oppose William Barr's attorney general nomination unless he makes specific comments about protecting special counsel Robert Mu...

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Trump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would have done that?'

President Trump on Monday credited his administration's policies for the price of gas, and swiped at Hillary Clinton over the suggestion that she would not stop to ad...

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Trump touts need for border wall in speech to farmers

President Trump on Monday used his speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation to tout his proposed wall along the southern border, amid a standoff with Democrats that has...

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Pro-Trump group doing opposition research on Sherrod Brown’s wife: report

A conservative group has conducted opposition research into Connie Schultz, the journalist and wife of a potential 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)...

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Rand Paul to have hernia surgery in Canada

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will head to Canada this month for hernia surgery, according to The Courier-Journal.Surgeons will treat an injury he sustained when he was attacked at...

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Watch live: Trump delivers remarks at Farm Bureau convention

President Trump on Monday will speak at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th annual convention in New Orleans...

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Barr memo suggests: To understand the Trump administration, read Hobbes

We should be attentive to, and guard ourselves from, what might be called the "Hobbesian temptation."...

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Clinton shares 2016 debate clip saying Trump would be puppet of Russia: 'Like I said'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday shared video from a 2016 presidential debate in which she suggested President Trump would be a "puppet" for Russi...

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Supreme Court refuses to hear case challenging constitutionality of CFPB

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.The State National Bank of Big Spring, the Com...

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Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists

The department may revise the rules for obtaining journalists' records in part because of a massive increase in criminal leak investigations...

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Rasmussen poll shows Trump with lowest approval in a year

A conservative-leaning poll released Monday showed President Trump with his lowest approval ratings in almost a year...

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Gillette takes on toxic masculinity in new ad campaign

A new ad campaign from Procter & Gamble-owned razor brand Gillette is taking on toxic masculinity and calling on men to take action against sexual harassment and bullying...

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Trump: We'll serve McDonald's, Burger King to visiting Clemson football team

President Trump said Monday that the White House will serve food from fast food chains McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King, as well as pizza, to the national champio...

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ABC's Karl: Sources say Mueller report is 'almost certain to be anti-climactic'

ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl says his sources tell him that Robert Mueller's anticipated report on the special counsel's investigation into Russi...

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Trump rejects Graham's call to reopen government

President Trump on Monday said he is standing by his demand for border-wall funding, dismissing calls from one of his top Republican allies to temporarily reopen the governmen...

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Supreme Court refuses to review legality of Whitaker as acting AG

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to the legality of President Trump's decision to name Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general.The request came in...

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Trump: I never worked for Russia

President Trump on Monday denied he "worked for Russia," his most direct response yet to a bombshell report that the FBI began investigating whether the president wa...

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Trump tells media to 'take two weeks off and come back rested'

President Trump on Monday lobbed yet another barb at the press, suggesting the "fake news" should "take two weeks off and come back rested.""Amazing...

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Dershowitz: Should Mueller report comment on noncriminal conduct?

There is much speculation in the media about the special counsel securing evidence of collusion...

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Trump starts day with call for Democrats to 'get to work' on border: 'I've been waiting all weekend'

President Trump on Monday urged Democrats to "get to work now" on negotiations as a partial government shutdown enters its 24th day.Trump, who made the comment on Tw...

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FBI wondered if Trump was 'acting at the behest' of Russia, transcripts show: report

FBI officials debated whether President Trump was "acting at the behest of" Russia after he fired former FBI director James Comey in 2017, the FBI's general co...

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Judd Gregg: TSA may end the shutdown

OPINION: Americans will push their politicians to end the stalemate when they feel its effect in their own lives...

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Juan Williams: Trump's wall is founded on fiction

OPINION: The president and his GOP backers engage in hypocrisy and misdirection to make their case for the border wall...

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This week: No signs of urgency as shutdown enters fourth week

The record-breaking partial shutdown is entering its fourth week with no clear path forward to reopen the government.The funding lapse ...

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Senate Dems set to take aim at new Trump attorney general pick

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe is looming large over a high-stakes hearing for President Trump's attorney general nominee.William Barr will be in...

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Lanny Davis: Trump views Cohen as ‘greatest threat to his presidency’

Michael Cohen's former lawyer, Lanny Davis, said Sunday that the "incessant attacks" President Trump has leveled against his former client are because Trump vie...

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House Oversight chairman accuses Trump of making 'a lot of money' off presidency

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummi...

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Trump references 'Wounded Knee' in tweet mocking Warren

President Trump on Sunday night mocked a video of Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by saying the video would have been a "smash" if sh...

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Trump mocks Amazon's Bezos as 'Jeff Bozo'

President Trump on Sunday night mocked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as "Jeff Bozo" in a tweet slamming The Washington Post, which Bezos owns."So sorry to hear the ne...

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Traveler carried firearm through TSA checkpoint at Atlanta airport

A traveler carried a firearm on board his flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to Tokyo Narita International Airport earlier this month.Transportation...

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Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkey's economy if it attacks Syria's Kurds

President Trump on Sunday threatened to "devastate" Turkey's economy if it were to launch an attack on Kurdish fighters in Syria, as his administration prepares...

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Houston Airport shuts down TSA security checkpoint amid government shutdown

The Houston Bush Airport on Sunday closed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at one of its terminals amid the ongoing government shutdown."The ...

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Judge blocks Trump contraception rule in 13 states

A federal judge on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules that would allow most businesses to opt out of covering contraception for their employees if they have moral o...

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Trump chastised Mulvaney during shutdown meeting: report

President Trump chastised his new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney during a recent meeting about the ongoing partial government shutdown, ...

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Schiff floats possibility of renewing demand for interpreter's notes from Trump-Putin meeting

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-...

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Bernstein: Trump has helped Putin ‘destabilize the US’

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein on Sunday claimed that President Trump has helped Russian President Vladimir Putin "destabilize" the U.S."Trump keeps going...

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Republicans seek to temper fallout from latest Russia bombshells

Republican lawmakers on Sunday sought to temper the impact of the latest bombshell reports involving President Trump and Russia, while their Democratic colleagues renewed call...

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Cruz says Americans outside Beltway unconcerned with Mueller investigation

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) argued Sunday that there's a disconnect between Washington, D.C., and the rest of the country when it comes to interest in special counsel Robert...

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Top Dems raise obstruction, intimidation in blasting Trump comments on Cohen

A trio of top House Democrats on Sunday warned President Trump against "any action to obstruct" oversight efforts by Congress.The warning - issued in a statement b...

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Trump’s disapproval rating higher since shutdown began: poll

President Trump's disapproval rating has increased since the beginning of the ongoing government shutdown, according to a new poll.A ...

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Bernstein: Trump’s ‘lies’ are all about Russia

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said Sunday that most of President Trump's "lies" are "about Russia."Bernstein said on CNN's "Reliable S...

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One dead, 12 hospitalized in 'mass casualty' fentanyl overdose incident

Police in Northern California responded to a "mass casualty overdose" situation on Saturday that resulted in one death and a dozen people hospitalized.Authorities sa...

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McCarthy to meet with Steve King about white supremacy remarks: 'Action will be taken'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pledged Sunday to take action in response to Rep. Steve King's latest inflammatory comments in which the Iowa Republican...

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Trump targets Dems over DACA amid shutdown talks

President Trump on Sunday hit Democrats for their hesitance to include protections for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in talks to...

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Obama ‘new blood’ remark has different meaning for Biden

Former President Obama's talk about how politics need "new blood" is being seen as a blow to Joe Biden, the former vice president that Obama did not back to suc...

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Durbin: 'So many questions' about why Trump is 'so chummy' with Putin

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday said there are "so many questions" about why President Trump is "so chummy" with Russian President V...

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Graham: Trump's 'not going to give in' on shutdown fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he's urged President Trump to open up the government for a short period of time so lawmakers can attempt to broker an end to...

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Schumer to force vote on Trump administration move to ease sanctions on Russian firms

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he will force a vote on a resolution to disapprove of the Trump administration's decision to relax sancti...

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