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Don McGahn has officially left his position as White House counsel, official says
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:51:16 -0400
Doug McGahn's legacy in the White House is a mixed bag of helping protect the president's conservative agenda and preventing worsening scandals.
      
 
 
OnPolitics Today: 'We are not criminals — we are migrants'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:15:03 -0400
Today's quote: A nurse, Umana, to the Associated Press as she traveled in a U.S.-bound 'caravan' of refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras.
      
 
 
Rod Rosenstein in interview: I am prepared to do this job as long as Trump wants me to
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:07:32 -0400
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling.
      
 
 
The last column Jamal Khashoggi wrote before disappearing focuses on need for free press
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:23:22 -0400
The Washington Post has published the last column by Jamal Khashoggi, written by the journalist shortly before he went missing.
      
 
 
Read the full interview between Trump and the AP on Russia, midterms and Saudi Arabia
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:57:22 -0400
The Associated Press asked President Donald Trump about everything from possibly serving one term to Russia and his tax returns.
      
 
 
'I have a natural instinct for science,' President Trump says in newly released interview
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:48:34 -0400
"I know some people might not think of me as that, but I’m an environmentalist," Trump said. "Everything I want and everything I have is clean."
      
 
 
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.
     
 
 
'God bless you': Sen. Ted Cruz thanks women heckling him at airport over Kavanaugh vote
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:47:15 -0400
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was heckled by a pair of women at an airport over his vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice.
      
 
 
Pelosi: Trump's handling of Khashoggi 'looks silly'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:12:26 -0400
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is criticizing President Trump's handling of the case of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying Trump should be a leader, not someone "who makes excuses to countries because of a financial deal." (Oct. 17)
      
 
 
Senators vow to act if Khashoggi killed by Saudis
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:12:15 -0400
Some members of Congress say the U.S. must act against Saudi Arabia if the country's leaders are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but they differ on exactly what that action would entail. (Oct. 17)
      
 
 
Trump asks Cabinet to cut budgets by 5 percent
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:31:22 -0400
President Donald Trump says he's asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their next-year budgets by 5 percent, dubbing it the "nickel plan." (Oct. 17)
      
 
 
Highest-ranking GOP congresswoman faces closest race yet in 'year of the woman'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:58:08 -0400
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranking GOP woman in Congress, faces a tight race for re-election. Her challenger? Another woman, of course.
      
 
 
Medal of Honor: Trump awards nation's highest military honor to Vietnam veteran
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:04:25 -0400
President Donald Trump to award Vietnam veteran John Canley with the Medal of Honor more than 50 years after his heroic acts.
      
 
 
Treasury official charged in leak of bank data about Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Maria Butina
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:13:33 -0400
A Treasury Department official was charged with leaking sensitive bank data to a reporter related to a series of high-profile government defendants,.
      
 
 
Trump: US asking Saudi Arabia for audio, video
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:04:52 -0400
President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists." (Oct. 17)
      
 
 
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Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:49:47 GMT
Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutors busy.
Wall Street Journal: Rod Rosenstein says Mueller investigation is 'appropriate and independent'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:08:53 GMT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe Wednesday as "appropriate and independent," the Wall Street Journal reports.
Don McGahn out as White House counsel, sources say
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:59:03 GMT
Sources say Wednesday was White House counsel Don McGahn's final day at the White House.
Pompeo warns Saudi prince his future as king is in peril over Khashoggi, source says
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:31:39 GMT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's smiling photo op with Saudi Arabia's crown prince disguised the reality of a blunt, tough meeting in which the top US diplomat told the royal his future as king depends on his handling of Jamal Khashoggi's suspected murder.
Khashoggi disappearance prompts Kushner retreat from Saudi frontlines
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:45:25 GMT
Facing scrutiny for cultivating close ties with Saudi Arabia's powerful and domineering crown prince, Jared Kushner has remained intentionally in the background this week as West Wing officials feared a more public role would prompt backlash, multiple people familiar with the matter say.
The Point: Donald Trump is getting ready to throw Republicans under the bus
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:08:09 GMT
In a very wild interview with the Associated Press earlier this week, President Donald Trump said something that should make every Republican in Congress a little skittish.
Trump has huge influence over Americans' midterm votes
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:44:59 GMT
The number of voters who said that the President is a factor in their vote for Congress this year is the highest it's been for any midterm election since Pew began tracking the question in 1982 during Ronald Reagan's first term.
Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump right away
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:22:36 GMT
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes Democrats do not impeach President Donald Trump right away if they take control of the House, arguing they should wait until the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to determine their approach.
The Point: Joe's gonna go (probably)
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:30:52 GMT
If you are into political tea leaf reading -- and I VERY MUCH am -- then it's hard to see how Joe Biden has spent his fall as anything but clear evidence that, unless something big changes, he's going to run for president in 2020.
EPA ices plan to limit how many health-related studies can be considered in forming regulations
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:23:24 GMT
The Environmental Protection Agency has put on ice a proposal that would limit the number of health-related studies the agency can consider when drafting regulations -- a rule critics worried would loosen health protections in agency policies.
The Point: Republicans' hypocrisy on the US deficit is stunning, even in Washington
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:38:04 GMT
Who'd have thought 10 years ago that Paul Ryan, the young and energetic warrior wonk proselytizing about the danger of budget deficits and the national debt, would be leaving office in 2019 having overseen one of the largest deficit increases in history?
Paul Ryan warns of 'green wave' of money for Democrats
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:37:07 GMT
House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed to a "green wave" of money that Democrats have infused into the midterm elections, telling a crowd of Republican supporters on Wednesday that "this is our challenge."
Washington Post: September was highest month on record for Border Patrol arrests of family members
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:16:35 GMT
Border Patrol agents arrested 16,658 family members in September, marking the highest such total for any month, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Michael Cohen meets with prosecutors investigating Trump's family business, charity
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:07:25 GMT
Michael Cohen and his attorney met Wednesday with a group of state and federal law enforcement officials investigating various aspects of President Donald Trump's family business and charitable organization, according to people familiar with the meeting.
Democrats still dominating the midterm airwaves
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:07:06 GMT
As of Monday, Democrats and their allies are still dominating most of the campaign airwaves in key House races across the country.
Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:15:14 GMT
A senior official in the Treasury Department was arrested and charged Wednesday with disclosing sensitive financial transaction reports pertaining to multiple entities tied to President Donald Trump and Russia, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, to a reporter.
Admin wants to bring DACA case back to Supreme Court quickly with Kavanaugh in
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:13:47 GMT
With Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, the Justice Department signaled on Wednesday that it wants to expedite lawsuits concerning Trump administration positions through the lower courts in order to get them before the Supreme Court's newly formed five-justice conservative majority.
Obama takes on '7 excuses not to vote'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:58:37 GMT
Former President Barack Obama is urging young voters to get to the polls next month in a new video that "tackles seven commonly made excuses for not voting."
Bloomberg: Rosenstein wants special counsel probe finished soon
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:29:18 GMT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has clearly indicated he wants special counsel Robert Mueller's probe to conclude as soon as possible, Bloomberg reports, citing a US official.
The Forecast: Democrats aren't closing the deal in must-win Senate races
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:29:37 GMT
House forecast: Democrats will win 228 seats (and the House majority) while Republicans will win just 207 seats. A Democratic win of 205 seats and 263 seats is within the margin of error.
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On the stump, Paul Ryan blasts 'Montclair Mikie' Sherrill. (If you lived in N.J., you’d know what he means.)
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:56:52 -0400
On the stump, Paul Ryan blasts 'Montclair Mikie' Sherrill. (If you lived in N.J., you’d know what he means.)Paul Ryan put down Democrat Mikie Sherill as “Montclair Mikie” and a Nancy Pelosi clone at a rally for Republican Jay Webber in New Jersey.
Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:36:48 -0400
Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, was unusually open about his political ambitions in an interview with Yahoo Finance.
Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:58:20 -0400
Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’The president also rejected the notion he's covering for Saudi Arabia.
Beto goes negative on Cruz in new ads
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:13:00 -0400
Beto goes negative on Cruz in new adsDemocratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke is running new ads in which he criticizes his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz.
Rand Paul and Dana Rohrabacher are doing Russia's bidding, Bill Browder says
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:00:07 -0400
Rand Paul and Dana Rohrabacher are doing Russia's bidding, Bill Browder saysThe billionaire investor and anti-Putin activist, who believes the California congressman is compromised, now wonders if the Kentucky Republican is too.
Stoned, woke and almost out of bed: 'Chapo Trap House' does revolution, Brooklyn hipster style
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:00:01 -0400
Stoned, woke and almost out of bed: 'Chapo Trap House' does revolution, Brooklyn hipster styleDo take a listen to "Chapo Trap House," the ostentatiously incoherent, overweeningly sarcastic podcast on which “The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason" is based.
O’Rourke, trailing Cruz in Texas Senate race, comes out swinging in final debate
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:13:48 -0400
O’Rourke, trailing Cruz in Texas Senate race, comes out swinging in final debateDemocratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke took off the gloves in his final debate with Sen. Ted Cruz, questioning the Republican's truthfulness and motivations.
A 'looooong shot for Democrats' against powerhouse Rep. Jim Jordan just got a little bit shorter
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:14:36 -0400
A 'looooong shot for Democrats' against powerhouse Rep. Jim Jordan just got a little bit shorterSome congressional races look a bit less solid than they did just a few weeks ago.
Indiana Sen. Donnelly backs border wall in new ad, and GOP pounces
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:04:16 -0400
Indiana Sen. Donnelly backs border wall in new ad, and GOP pouncesRepublicans hoping to take back a Senate seat in Indiana said an ad by Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, backing the idea of a wall on the Mexican border and supporting ICE, showed the Democrat was becoming “desperate.”
Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:48:16 -0400
Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearanceJared Kushner is leveraging his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to facilitate communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.
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