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Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:26:20 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace - a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner....
AP FACT CHECK: A Trump-eye view of his world travels
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:06:29 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months....
Anti-gay supporters rally for Moore, worrying LGBT community
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:45:13 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies....
Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:40:35 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women....
FBI report on black 'extremists' raises new monitoring fears
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:36:46 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....
Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:41:23 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."...
Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:09:16 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....
Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:31:42 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore....
Trump delays new policy on importing elephant trophies
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:54:15 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."...
Harassment claims shine light on California Capitol partying
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:35:24 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact....
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Analysis: Trump mocks Franken, reticent on Moore, despite his own history
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:00:28 -0500
President offers different reactions to sexual misconduct allegations.
      
 
 
State Department threatens to close PLO office in Washington
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:44:25 -0500
Palestinians say they view the threat as blackmail.
      
 
 
Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400
Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
      
 
 
Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:58:36 -0500
Four Democrats running for Florida governor urged Stephen Bittel to step down.
      
 
 
Trump hits Clinton as 'biggest loser;' Clinton questions legitimacy of election
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:19:18 -0500
President attacks Democratic opponent more than a year after the election.
      
 
 
'Me too' movement renews Equal Rights Amendment push
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:12:27 -0500
ERA advocates think this could be their moment as more women come forward with stories of sexual assault and harassment.
      
 
 
Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:19:03 -0500
Test your knowledge of past inaugurations.
      
 
 
Meet the new U.S. senators
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
      
 
 
USA TODAY's blog on all things political
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
      
 
 
Capital Download: Latest interviews
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
      
 
 
USA TODAY and Gannett coverage of the 2016 elections
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:10:17 -0400
National coverage of the road to Election Day.
     
 
 
Congress and guns: Key moments in 26 years of death and debate
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
Congress is gridlocked over guns, but that has not always been the case.
     
 
 
'Purity test' will chase good people from politics, Ohio Supreme Court justice says
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:37:15 -0500
He won't back down from his Friday Facebook post but he did delete and revise it.
      
 
 
Trump puts 'hold' on big game trophy decision while he reviews issue
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:21:29 -0500
The president said he is putting the decision on hold until he reviews 'all conservation facts.'
      
 
 
Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte misled investigators in assault case
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:37:37 -0500
Documents released Friday show Gianforte claimed that the “liberal media” was “trying to make a story” out of his assault of a Guardian reporter.
      
 
 
Ohio Supreme Court justice says he's been intimate with '50 very attractive females'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:05:10 -0500
O'Neill is "sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions." But his post appears to describe consensual relationships.
      
 
 
Obama more popular than Trump in Alabama, Fox News poll says
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:59:30 -0500
The harassment allegations are eating away at the Republican Senate candidate's support.
      
 
 
White House on sex assault allegations: 'Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:52:12 -0500
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there's a 'very clear distinction' between President Trump and Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.
      
 
 
Trump adds five names to list of potential Supreme Court justices
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:03:46 -0500
"You never know when there will be a vacancy," said Leonard Leo, a top adviser to the White House on judicial nominations.
      
 
 
List of Trump contacts too long to name in 20 minutes, ex-Russian ambassador says
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:26:26 -0500
"The list is so long that I'm not going to be able to go through it in 20 minutes," the former Russian ambassador to the U.S. joked.
      
 
 
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Franken, Moore assault allegations dredge up accusations against Trump
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:20:40 GMT
New Moore accuser: He grabbed me 'on my buttocks'
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:35:07 GMT
Eight days after The Washington Post first published reports alleging Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued relationships with teenagers and sexually abused a 14-year-old and 16-year-old while he was in his 30s, a new accuser is coming forward.
Lisa Murkowski saved Obamacare. But here's why she may not abandon Republicans on taxes
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:49:47 GMT
When Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski helped defeat her own party's bill to repeal Obamacare earlier this year, she said she was applauded upon her arrival at airports across her home state of Alaska.
Washington tells time in political bombshells
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:17:31 GMT
A day of scandal, laced with new claims of sexual misconduct, the taint of corruption, and the spectacle of political legacies being carved and destroyed in real time, contained a hidden marvel.
Alabama GOP continues to support Moore in face of allegations
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:29:22 GMT
A group of Alabama Republican women led by Kayla Moore gathered Friday to defend her husband, Senate nominee Roy Moore, in the wake of sexual allegations against him.
Panetta on Lewinsky affair: Bill Clinton 'more than paid the price'
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:02:30 GMT
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended President Bill Clinton on Saturday, telling CNN he "more than paid the price" for his affair with Monica Lewinsky while he was in office.
LaVar Ball belittles Trump's role in release of son, 2 other UCLA players
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:59:45 GMT
Days after President Donald Trump touted his role in the release of three UCLA basketball students who were arrested in China, LaVar Ball, the father of one of those players, suggested the President had little to do with the matter.
Who is covered by DACA? Teachers, caregivers and more
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:16:43 GMT
Despite Menendez mistrial, public corruption cases aren't dead
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:26:24 GMT
Twelve jurors in New Jersey couldn't reach consensus in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after 11 weeks together, but it took only minutes for some outside the courtroom to form unanimous agreement as to why.
The post-Weinstein wave of sexual misconduct charges, in one chart
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:51:00 GMT
In the six weeks since The New York Times report that brought down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, dozens of new accusations against powerful men -- from Hollywood to Capitol Hill -- have dominated news cycles and set off a national reckoning over sexual abuse in the workplace.
The Puerto Rican migration could shape Florida politics for years to come
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:45:51 GMT
In the wish lists of Democratic strategists, one imagines the arrival of tens of thousands of Democratic-leaning voters to Florida, seemingly overnight, ranks pretty high.
Kushner attorney fires back at Senate Judiciary Committee
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:24:40 GMT
The attorney for Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is pushing back against the Senate Judiciary Committee after the panel accused Kushner of not disclosing key documents.
Trump says he has put big-game trophy decision on hold
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:58:24 GMT
President Donald Trump said Friday that he has decided to put a decision about big-game trophies on hold.
White House blasts Russia for vetoing UN investigation into Syria chemical weapons
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:50:44 GMT
The White House blasted Russia in a statement Friday for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution on an independent group investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:36:02 GMT
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.
Mueller seeking interview with publicist who set up Trump Jr., Russian lawyer meeting
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:32:40 GMT
Special counsel Robert Mueller is in talks with the attorney for the British publicist who set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the matter.
White House waits for McConnell to spell out Alabama options
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:20:58 GMT
The top Republican in the Senate plans to urge President Donald Trump to help contain the damage in the Alabama Senate race, though administration officials cautioned that Trump remains hesitant to get involved as the scandal surrounding Roy Moore grows.
Florida's top Democrat resigns after claims of 'inappropriate behavior'
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:09:02 GMT
The head of Florida's Democratic Party resigned Friday on the heels of a Politico report alleging he had engaged in inappropriate and demeaning behavior toward women.
National Republicans can't get rid of Roy Moore
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:10:10 GMT
WH official: 'Appropriate' for Sen. Johnson to have concerns on tax bill
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:22:29 GMT
A White House official said Thursday that it is "appropriate" for Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson to have concerns about the tax reform package being pushed by the White House.
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Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counter-protest
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:30:37 -0500
Alt-right free speech event in Boston met with counter-protestA few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counter-protesters.
Trump: 'Hillary, get on with your life'
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:26:49 -0500
Trump: 'Hillary, get on with your life'President Trump attacks Hillary Clinton again after she questions the "legitimacy" of his win.
Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:21:52 -0500
Trump puts decision to allow elephant hunting trophy imports 'on hold'Despite Trump's statement, a Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed that the ban on elephant hunting trophies from Zambia had been lifted effective Nov. 7. And the ban on trophies from Zimbabwe was lifted on Friday morning, about 11 hours before Trump’s tweet.
Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of Clinton
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:36:14 -0500
Doubts surface about key witness in Uranium One probe of ClintonFederal officials have serious questions about the credibility of a key witness in congressional investigations of Hillary Clinton’s role in the Uranium One sale.
White House says decision to lift ban on elephant hunting trophies from Africa has not been 'finalized'
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:51:58 -0500
White House says decision to lift ban on elephant hunting trophies from Africa has not been 'finalized'A U.S. ban on importing elephant hunting trophies from two countries in Africa is set to expire Friday, but White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the move is not “final.”
All hail Roy Moore at 'pro-family' rally, while accusations pile up
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:11:16 -0500
All hail Roy Moore at 'pro-family' rally, while accusations pile upA “pro-family” rally in Birmingham, Ala., featured tributes to embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore by a parade of supporters — including one with a stalking conviction and one who has blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay marriage – but no comments from Moore himself on the latest accusations against him. After two hours of speeches, Moore gave a brief address before the host invited questions on “issues” from the assembled press. The first question was if Moore had ever touched young women without their consent and if he dated teenagers when he was in his 30s.
The women who have accused Roy Moore
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:23:36 -0500
The women who have accused Roy MooreRoy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama, has seen his campaign derailed in the past week as nine women have accused him of behavior ranging from uncomfortable and unwanted overtures to sexual assault.
Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping her
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:37:05 -0500
Franken backs ethics investigation after woman accuses him of groping herSen. Al Franken apologized to radio anchor Leeann Tweeden after she said he groped her in 2006. She posted a photo of the incident.
Democrats edge toward running on universal health care
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:54:14 -0500
Democrats edge toward running on universal health careDemocrats have a problem: Despite the historic unpopularity of the White House’s current occupant, their own favorability ratings are not much higher. The most recent proposal put forth in Congress is the State Public Option Act, which would allow citizens to buy into Medicaid, the decades-old program that provides health care for Americans with low incomes and disabilities. The plan would give states the option of offering Medicaid to all residents regardless of income.
Roy Moore fights his inner demons. It's not pretty.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:36 -0500
Roy Moore fights his inner demons. It's not pretty.When someone like Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Senate from Alabama, runs for office as the arbiter of private morality, it’s worth asking yourself what he might be running from.
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