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Tennessee lawmakers pass bill requiring public schools to post 'In God We Trust' motto
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:38 -0400
The bill requires schools display the motto in a prominent location where students are likely to see it, like a school entryway or cafeteria.
House passes controversial 'right to try' legislation for terminally ill patients
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:39:44 -0400
The House on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at giving seriously ill patients increased access to investigational drugs.
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.
Tammy Baldwin seeks Twitter troll hearing after Russians spread Obama noose image
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:30:16 -0400
Sen. Tammy Baldwin called for a hearing Wednesday as new cases emerged of Russian Twitter trolls using racially charged incidents to foment tension.
What's in – and what's out – of the $1.3 trillion spending bill
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:37:29 -0400
The bill will affect everything from military readiness to opioid addiction treatment. Lawmakers hope to pass it before a Friday midnight.
President Trump's grandson reels in a shark and we get to see it on Instagram
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:44:45 -0400
The president's grandson, Donald Trump III, just reeled in a whopper during a fishing trip with his dad, Donald Trump Jr.
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.
Execution by nitrogen close to becoming law in Alabama
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:10:28 -0400
Gov. Kay Ivey has not said whether she will sign the bill. But if it does become law, Alabama would be the third state after Oklahoma and Mississippi to allow a condemned inmate to ask for this method of capital punishment.
Rick Saccone concedes to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania district Trump won by 20 points
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:12:04 -0400
Republicans held the seat vacated by former Rep. Tim Murphy for the last 15 years and President Trump won the district by 20 percentage points.
OnPolitics Today: A $31,000 table with taxpayer dollars? Ben Carson blames his wife
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:24:08 -0400
It's the day's biggest news in politics.
How Wisconsin GOP operative Mark Block linked Steve Bannon to Cambridge Analytica
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:50:55 -0400
Christopher Wylie, who brought the scandal to light, identified Mark Block as the middleman between Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica.
Trump ponders tariffs on China over intellectual property and technology thefts
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:50:09 -0400
Critics fear trade war that will raise prices for everybody.
Accusations from 3 women boost Trump legal woes
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:33:45 -0400
Already besieged by chaos, President Donald Trump’s White House is increasingly threatened by allegations from his past, with court cases looming from an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a onetime reality show contestant. (March 21)
Republican Sen. Tim Scott wants answers from Ben Carson on the $31,000 dining set
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:15:53 -0400
Scott's complaint was sent a day after a House subcommittee peppered Carson with questions about the $31,561 purchase of a table, chairs and hutch.
Poll: Nearly 70% of voters say Trump is a bad role model for kids
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:12:08 -0400
President Trump is a bad role model for children..Well., at least that’s what about 70% of voters say in a new survey. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.
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Facebook has a problem that not even Zuckerberg can solve
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:46:21 GMT
Give Mark Zuckerberg credit: He sat for an interview with CNN amid the worst run of media attention ever for the company he founded in a Harvard dorm room 14 years ago.
Zuckerberg has regrets: 'I'm really sorry that this happened'
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:46:21 GMT
Congress unveils $1.3 trillion spending package, includes background check bill
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:58:36 GMT
Congress plans to unveil a massive bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending package Wednesday that will keep the government funded until the end of September.
What's included in Congress' $1.3 trillion spending bill?
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:47:15 GMT
As Congress creeps closer to a government shutdown deadline, leaders unveiled a $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through September on Wednesday night.
2,232-page omnibus spending bill
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:49:14 GMT
Rand Paul won't say if he will hold up spending bill
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:01:04 GMT
Sen. Rand Paul, who forced a brief government shutdown last month, won't say whether he will hold up the massive spending deal Congress is expected to unveil Wednesday, citing the lack of a bill.
Zuckerberg tells CNN he is 'happy to' testify before Congress
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:01:04 GMT
It's official: NYC hasn't seen snow like this in 130 years
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:56:27 GMT
The snow has been falling all day in New York City.
Politicians blanket Twitter with DC snow day photos
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:38:07 GMT
It wasn't just the kids who enjoyed the snow Wednesday. Politicians shared their snowy day on Capitol Hill and at the White House on Twitter after a spring nor'easter dumped inches of snow on the nation's capital.
Biden meets with 'Blue Collar' Democrats on the Hill
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:49:27 GMT
Former Vice President Joe Biden was back on Capitol Hill meeting with Democrats on Wednesday ahead of the midterm elections, attempting to bridge a divide in his party between progressives and blue-collar voters.
EPA may not have turned over Pruitt first class travel waivers to House committee
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:40:35 GMT
The Environmental Protection Agency released documents to a House committee this week that show Scott Pruitt took more than $105,000 worth of first class flights during his first nine months as administrator, but the agency did not appear to turn over the waivers that are federally required to allow him to take flights in an upgraded cabin.
Sessions not under investigation for perjury by special counsel, lawyer says
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:33:22 GMT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' private attorney said Wednesday that the attorney general is not under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller's office for perjury related to statements made at his confirmation hearing.
Will tax cuts save Republicans in 2018?
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:50:16 GMT
As Republicans gear up for a tough midterm election year, party leaders are pointing to their success in passing the tax overhaul last year as the key to preventing a Democratic wave in November. Some are even suggesting a second round of cuts.
Zuckerberg on whether Facebook affected 2016 election results: It's 'really hard' to tell
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:29:56 GMT
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did not give a direct answer when asked Wednesday if the social media site had an impact on the results of the 2016 election.
Inside the Trump campaign's ties with Cambridge Analytica
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:28 GMT
Top Trump campaign brass spent the summer of 2016 grappling with how to build a digital operation for the general election and came upon a possible solution: Cambridge Analytica.
Mueller team so far has indicated 4 main areas it wants to ask Trump about
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:32:29 GMT
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has so far discussed with President Donald Trump's lawyers four main topics they want to talk about with the President.
GOP Saccone concedes 8 days after Pennsylvania special election
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:25:11 GMT
Democrat Conor Lamb announced Wednesday that his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, has conceded in the close special election last week for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.
Trump attorney will appeal judge's decision in Summer Zervos defamation case
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:55:05 GMT
President Donald Trump's attorney plans to appeal a New York Supreme Court judge's decision to allow a defamation lawsuit against the President to go forward.
Democratic senators to Zuckerberg: Testify before Congress
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 02:07:10 GMT
Sen. Ed Markey wants Mark Zuckerberg to testify to Congress under oath about Facebook.
Trump defends congratulating Putin despite criticism
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:05:07 GMT
President Donald Trump defended his decision on Wednesday to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection, despite the fact that his national security aides cautioned him against it.
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Voting twice in Russia
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:17:03 -0400
Voting twice in Russia17 people were photographed by Reuters apparently casting ballots at more than one polling station Sunday during Russia’s presidential election in the town of Ust-Djeguta, southern Russia.Many appeared to be state employees, and some showed up in groups and in mini buses bearing the names of state-provided services.Here are a few.
What's behind Trump's charges about Andrew McCabe's wife?
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:03:32 -0400
What's behind Trump's charges about Andrew McCabe's wife?President Trump hints there was something nefarious about the wife of Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI official, accepting a campaign contribution from the former Democratic governor of Virginia. What’s the real story?
Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:32:36 -0400
Obamas pen letter to Parkland students: 'You've helped awaken the conscience of the nation'Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent a handwritten letter earlier this month to the survivors of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying they have been “inspired by the resilience, resolve and solidarity” shown by the students.
From 'covfefe' to 'council,' Trump's trouble with spelling is 'unpresidented'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:29:31 -0400
From 'covfefe' to 'council,' Trump's trouble with spelling is 'unpresidented'President Trump likes to brag that he’s a “smart person.” But you wouldn’t know it from the president’s tweets, which often contain notable spelling errors.
Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on Trump
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:12:35 -0400
Former CIA director says Russia could 'have something' on TrumpFormer CIA Director John Brennan says President Trump’s decision to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his reelection shows that Trump is “afraid of the president of Russia” — and that Moscow may have compromising information about the U.S. leader.
Paul Ryan invites France’s Macron to address Congress next month
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:02:45 -0400
Paul Ryan invites France’s Macron to address Congress next monthRepublican House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday invited French President Emmanuel Macron to address a joint meeting of Congress when he travels to the United States next month.
Unfiltered: 'How can you hate me when you don't even know me?'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:34:57 -0400
Unfiltered: 'How can you hate me when you don't even know me?'Daryl Davis is an accomplished R&B and blues musician, having played with the likes of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King. Several hundred members have left the Klan as a result, and he has amassed roughly 40 robes and hoods from people who used to rank as high as Imperial Wizards and Grand Dragons in the Klan.
Trump is furious and the White House is stunned over a damaging leak about his call with Putin
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:21:30 -0400
Trump is furious and the White House is stunned over a damaging leak about his call with PutinPresident Trump is reportedly furious over a leak to The Washington Post about how he ignored his national security advisers' warnings not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his recent election victory. The report said Trump's briefing materials had included the warning, "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" in all caps, but that Trump did not heed it. He also didn't follow other pointers that said to condemn Russia for a recent nerve agent attack in the UK and Russia's election interference.
Trump ignored advisers' warnings and congratulated Putin
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:22:18 -0400
Trump ignored advisers' warnings and congratulated PutinPresident Trump did not heed the warnings of his own national security advisers Tuesday when he called and congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection victory. 
Senate to take another look at the 2001 ‘war on terror’ resolution
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:09:50 -0400
Senate to take another look at the 2001 ‘war on terror’ resolutionThree presidents have relied on a 2001 congressional measure in applying deadly force overseas. Now, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet to discuss replacing or revising it.
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