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Trump says Mueller probe makes Joseph McCarthy 'look like a baby'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:09:34 -0400
President Trump is now comparing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to McCarthyism.
White House speechwriter fired over appearance at white nationalist conference
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:07:26 -0400
Former Trump speechwriter Darren Beattie confirmed that he attended the H.L. Mencken Club Conference in 2016.
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.
2020 buzz, cameo appearances and more: Political highlights from the 2018 Iowa State Fair
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:00:53 -0400
Michael Avenatti, former House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. John Delaney were among those to make appearances at this year's Iowa State Fair.
President Trump: Special counsel Robert Mueller is just 'looking for trouble'
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:11:03 -0400
"Anybody needing that much time when they know there is no Russian Collusion is just someone looking for trouble," Trump said in a pair of tweets.
Report: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen investigated for bank and tax fraud of more than $20 million
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:06:16 -0400
The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, said authorities were focusing on loans obtained for taxi businesses owned by Cohen and his family.
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.
Meet young activists of color who want to combat climate change and save the planet
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:59:22 -0400
Zero Hour, a group led by young people of color, is working to raise awareness about how climate change will affecting its generation.
In Donald Trump era, a GOP leader looks to recast his party's image with black voters
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:29:29 -0400
Rep. Mark Walker’s approach to diversity is exactly what the authors of the Republican “autopsy report” hoped for after Mitt Romney lost in 2012.
Tennessee elections: Voters cast their ballots around the state
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:33:12 -0400
Tennessee elections: Voters cast their ballots around the state
A look at some of the women running for office
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:19:38 -0400
A look at some of the women running for office
Giuliani on Trump testifying in Mueller probe: 'Truth isn't truth'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:31:03 -0400
Rudy Giuliani explains why he doesn’t want President Trump to testify in the Mueller Russia Probe saying "truth isn't truth."
'Truth isn't truth': Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani worries Mueller interview could lead to perjury charge
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:54:36 -0400
On Sunday, President Trump's lead lawyer debated the risk of Trump testifying before Robert Mueller and wrangles with the definition of "truth."
Here's what ex-Rep. Blake Farenthold's deposition reveals about why he resigned and who he blames
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:46:09 -0400
Ex-Congressman Blake Farenthold blames the Me Too movement and "f-tards' for his departure. Here's what else is revealed in court records.
Mick Mulvaney: Money wasn't the only factor in delaying Trump's military parade
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 16:19:31 -0400
Mick Mulvaney's comments came days after President Trump blamed price-gouging by local officials for the delay of his proposed military parade.
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Trump rewrites history as Russia probe pressure mounts
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:29:18 GMT
The looming verdict for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and new questions about what exactly the White House counsel told special counsel investigators, combined with Trump's increasingly combustible Twitter feed, have put the feeling of climax in the air.
Trump keeps up attacks on Mueller probe following McGahn revelation
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:01:20 GMT
President Donald Trump on Monday continued his attacks against special counsel Robert Mueller and his team as he sought to downplay weekend reports that his White House counsel cooperated extensively with Mueller's probe.
Prosecutors preparing charges for Michael Cohen; could announce by end of August
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:35:25 GMT
Federal investigators examining whether President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud are looking at more than $20 million in loans obtained for his and his family's taxi companies, The New York Times reported Sunday night, citing people familiar with the matter.
Manafort jury begins third day of deliberations
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:04:15 GMT
Jurors in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will begin a third day of deliberations Monday, as the President continues to rail against special counsel Robert Mueller.
WH counsel McGahn's attorney did not fully apprise Trump's legal team on Mueller interviews
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:06:21 GMT
White House counsel Don McGahn's attorney did not give President Donald Trump's lawyers a full accounting of McGahn's interviews with the special counsel's team, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN.
Melania Trump tackles 'destructive and harmful' effects of social media
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:49:32 GMT
First lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying Monday as part of her Be Best campaign, warning against "destructive and harmful" uses of social media and once again highlighting a messaging rift between the East Wing and the West Wing.
Giuliani tries to clarify 'truth isn't truth' comment
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:12:01 GMT
Rudy Giuliani on Monday attempted to clarify his weekend remark that "truth isn't truth" as part of his explanation for why he doesn't believe that President Donald Trump should testify with special counsel Robert Mueller.
175 former US officials added to list denouncing Trump for revoking Brennan's security clearance
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:05:10 GMT
One hundred and seventy-five former US officials spanning service across intelligence agencies, the State Department, the National Security Council and the Department of Defense added their names on Monday to a list of intelligence officials denouncing President Donald Trump's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance.
Obama's new reading list is probably deeper than yours
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:27:40 GMT
The former President mixes new works with an old favorite in his latest book recommendations.
The soft power impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's decorative collars
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:29:16 GMT
Sometimes, fashion's greatest power is its stealth -- its ability to turn up in unlikely places, on unlikely people, and in the smallest details. Consider the case of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 85-year-old force of nature who sits on the Supreme Court.
Coalition service member killed in helicopter crash in Iraq
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:06:15 GMT
A coalition service member was killed and several others injured when their helicopter crashed Sunday night in Iraq, according to a statement by the US-led coalition.
Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:46:24 GMT
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary) Clinton," but denied any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Hayden says he, too, would be honored if Trump revoked his security clearance
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:09:42 GMT
Former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that he'd be fine with having his security clearance revoked, as President Donald Trump threatened to do to him and other former intelligence officials who have been critical of the President.
Wall Street Journal: White House rejects Turkey's offer for pastor's release
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:32:10 GMT
The White House rejected Turkey's offer to release an American pastor in exchange for forgiveness of billions of dollars in US fines on a Turkish bank, expressing that other matters would be considered only after Andrew Brunson is released, a senior administration official told The Wall Street Journal.
Brennan considers 'going to court' with Trump over revoked security clearance
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:53:28 GMT
Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week.
Bolton: Chinese, Iranian, North Korean election meddling 'a sufficient national security concern'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:08:29 GMT
Chinese, Iranian and North Korean attempts to meddle in the 2018 US elections are, like Russia's efforts, "a sufficient national security concern," White House national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday.
Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:35:52 GMT
In an email chain addressed to two of his colleagues in March 2001, Brett Kavanaugh, then associate counsel to President George W. Bush, complained to his colleagues about recent press reports characterizing him.
Ex-CIA Director Brennan: Trump is 'drunk on power'
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:49:25 GMT
Former CIA Director John Brennan criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for revoking his security clearance and said the President is "drunk on power."
Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal under scrutiny over report on priest abuse 'is not telling the truth'
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:01:05 GMT
Speechwriter who attended conference with white nationalists in 2016 leaves White House
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:18:09 GMT
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Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:29:00 -0400
Could soccer moms swing the House? Democrats hope so.Remember the “soccer moms”? That 1990s term for politically moderate suburban women has fallen out of usage lately, but they’re still around, and a key voting bloc in the upcoming midterms. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November. Or not.
'National Disgrace!': Trump escalates attack on Mueller as jury mulls Manafort's fate
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:53:00 -0400
'National Disgrace!': Trump escalates attack on Mueller as jury mulls Manafort's fatePresident Trump on Monday escalated his attack on Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, labeling the special counsel “disgraced and discredited” and Mueller's investigators a “National Disgrace.”
Incredible fear: How a change in U.S. asylum policy hurts victims of violence
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:00:03 -0400
Incredible fear: How a change in U.S. asylum policy hurts victims of violenceHow Trump administration’s newest asylum policies are changing what it means to have “credible fear.”
James Clapper: Brennan’s anti-Trump rhetoric is ‘an issue in and of itself’
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:51:36 -0400
James Clapper: Brennan’s anti-Trump rhetoric is ‘an issue in and of itself’Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that former CIA Director John Brennan’s rhetoric has become “an issue in and of itself.”
Trump: Mueller’s Russia probe makes ‘Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!’
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:32:55 -0400
Trump: Mueller’s Russia probe makes ‘Joseph McCarthy look like a baby!’President Trump claimed that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Moscow’s interference with the 2016 U.S. elections is more extreme than Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hunt for Communists in the U.S. government in the 1950s.
Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, dies at age 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:00:44 -0400
Kofi Annan, former U.N. secretary-general, dies at age 80Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80.

Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a short and unspecified illness. The statement remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as “radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.”

He died “peacefully in his sleep,” the president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said after speaking to his wife.

At U.N. headquarters in New York, the U.N. flag flew at half-staff and a bouquet of flowers was placed under Annan’s portrait. Reflecting the widespread regard that won him a groundbreaking uncontested election to a second term, leaders from Russia, India, Israel, France and elsewhere expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates called “one of the great peacemakers of our time.”

Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. His aristocratic style, cool-tempered elegance and political savvy helped guide his ascent to become its seventh secretary-general, and the first hired from within. His two terms were from Jan. 1, 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly midway when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. (AP)

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Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it alive
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:00:27 -0400
Beto O’Rourke, on a ‘suicide mission’ against Ted Cruz, is having the time of his life — and might even come out of it aliveFrom left: Willie Nelson, Beto O’Rourke, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson and Margo Price perform onstage with Willie Nelson and Family during the 45th Annual Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic at the Austin360 Amphitheater on July 4, 2018, in Austin, Texas. HUTCHINS, Texas — Beto O’Rourke was trying hard to play it cool, but finally, he just couldn’t resist. “I have to show you this,” the Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, said, reaching into his pocket to grab his iPhone, where he began scrolling through text messages.
Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhinged
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:06:18 -0400
Omarosa Manigault Newman has President Trump unhingedThe release of "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House" and the secret recordings made by its author, Omarosa Manigault Newman, get under the president's skin.
Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:20:17 -0400
Trump says he may revoke another security clearance 'very quickly'President Trump on Friday suggested that he is close to revoking the security clearance of a current Justice Department employee who had been in contact with author of the controversial dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:00:58 -0400
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial in Alexandria, Va.President Donald Trump is calling Paul Manafort a "very good person" as a jury deliberates in the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman.
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