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A federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. So now what happens?
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:25:36 -0500
The Affordable Care Act will remain unchanged during the appeals process. But whatever the courts decide, the future of health care is up to Congress.
Government shutdown? You'll still get mail and packages, be able to travel
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 23:05:35 -0500
Even if Congress can't stop another federal shutdown, mail carriers, air-traffic controllers, Amtrak workers, border agents still will be on the job.
Opportunity Zone knocks: Kushner-linked firm buys hot real estate under program for poor
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 22:46:32 -0500
A real estate investment firm co-founded by Jared Kushner, is betting big on the Trump administration’s Opportunity Zone tax breaks.
Iowa Poll: Trump has big fan base among Iowa Republicans, but they welcome challengers
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:33:08 -0500
Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley are seen more favorably than other potential challengers to Trump. Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake rate poorly.
'Republicans will never stop': Obama slams GOP after ruling against Affordable Care Act
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:55:15 -0500
"If they can’t get it done in Congress, they’ll keep trying in the courts, even when it puts people’s pre-existing conditions coverage at risk," he said.
'The man is pathetic': Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani goes on offensive against Michael Cohen, prosecutors
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:52:07 -0500
In May, before Cohen turned on Trump, Giuliani called him "an honest, honorable lawyer."
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.
Iowa Poll: Biden, Sanders top early look at possible Democratic hopefuls in 2020 caucuses
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:20:29 -0500
Nearly half of poll respondents – 49 percent – say the right person to defeat Trump should be a "seasoned political hand" rather than a "newcomer."
Mick Mulvaney, new chief of staff, once called Trump 'terrible human being'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:39:16 -0500
Mick Mulvaney was tapped this week to replace Gen. John Kelly as acting chief of staff. As a congressman, he wasn't a fan of Donald Trump.
Ryan Zinke stepping down
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:42:48 -0500
On Saturday, President Donald Trump said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who's facing federal investigations, will leave the administration at year's end.
Ryan Zinke: The controversies that defined his tenure as Trump's Interior Secretary
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:35:00 -0500
A helicopter trip to catch a horseback ride. Proposed cuts to national parks. Here are some of the bigger issues during Ryan Zinke's two-year tenure.
President Trump's Cabinet shake-up continues: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke out amid ethics cloud
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 15:59:05 -0500
Zinke, a former Montana congressman, faces numerous investigations looking into whether he used his office for personal gain.
'May it rest in peace' Trump celebrates end of Weekly Standard, a critical GOP magazine
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:02:28 -0500
The Weekly Standard, a once influential conservative magazine that’s been sharply critical of President Trump, will publish its final issue Dec. 17.
President Trump: Ruling against Obamacare offers another chance for repeal and replace
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:54:41 -0500
Trump hails as 'great news for America' a ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
Migrant girl dies in custody: What we know now and where it happened
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:05:32 -0500
Border officials said she was apprehended with her father in the New Mexico desert. Two days later, she was dead.
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Iowa Poll: First poll of likely caucusgoers finds Biden, Sanders, O'Rourke atop the field
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:40:19 GMT
Former Vice President Joe Biden holds the pole position in the first CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll among likely 2020 Democratic caucusgoers, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke joining him as the only possible candidates in the field with double-digit support.
5 takeaways from the new CNN/Des Moines Register poll
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 01:41:21 GMT
We have the first look at the state of play in Iowa in advance of the caucuses -- which will kick off the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in roughly a year's time.
2019 is the year the Supreme Court will make or break Trump
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:08:23 GMT
Since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in early October, the Supreme Court has stayed mostly above the fray, adjusting to a new colleague and hearing a docket of cases that lack the blockbuster status of previous terms.
Giuliani indicates conversations with Trump on Trump Tower Moscow occurred later than previously known
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 23:07:33 GMT
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested on Sunday that Trump had spoken with his former attorney Michael Cohen past January 2016 about a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Here's what's at risk in the Texas Obamacare ruling
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:42:00 GMT
Whether you know it or not, Obamacare has affected nearly every American.
Amid Obamacare uncertainty, Dems divided on health care as 2020 approaches
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:13:26 GMT
The decision by a federal judge in Texas to side with Republicans to strike down Obamacare has opened up a new front in the long political fight over the transformative health care law.
110 things that happened in American politics in 2018
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:21:07 GMT
There were a lot of things that happened this year in American politics, some of which you may have already completely forgotten about. Here are 110 of them:
What Hillary Clinton wrote in a letter to an 8-year-old who lost her bid for class president
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:51:04 GMT
Hillary Clinton wrote a letter to an 8-year-old girl who lost an election for class president, telling the young student that she knows "too well, it's not easy" to run for "a role that's only been sought by boys."
Cindy McCain may hold key to who gets husband's Senate seat
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:34:28 GMT
Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today.
Collins explains why she felt 'vindicated' by Kavanaugh vote on Planned Parenthood
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 16:14:21 GMT
Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday that she felt "vindicated" by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's vote not to hear a case involving Planned Parenthood because she believes it reflected positively on his temperament.
Elijah Cummings calls for Cohen testimony in January
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 18:02:12 GMT
Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings said Sunday that once his party retakes control of the House, he hopes President Donald Trump's estranged former attorney Michael Cohen will testify before Congress.
Collins: 'I see nothing wrong with challengers' to Trump in 2020
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:39:43 GMT
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Sunday welcomed 2020 primary challengers to President Donald Trump, saying that it's "healthy" for democracy.
Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 22:22:16 GMT
A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law must also fall.
Collins says Texas court ruling on ACA 'will be overturned on appeal'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 17:08:35 GMT
Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins predicted Sunday that a Texas judge's decision striking down Obamacare would likely be overturned.
FBI releases document intel officials used to brief Trump on dossier
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 03:48:22 GMT
The FBI on Friday released a redacted version of the memo that top intelligence officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, used to brief President Donald Trump about the compilation of information detailing his possible connections to Russia -- a document which came to be known as the Trump dossier.
Impeachment 101: Here's how it would work (if it actually happened)
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:41:44 GMT
President Donald Trump used the threat of impeachment to rev up his base before the 2018 midterms and since then he's given thought to the prospect he could be impeached.
Analysis: President Donald Trump's polls are bad, but here's why he could win in 2020
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:54:36 GMT
First things first: The theme song of the week is the theme to "The Commish," composed by Mike Post.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to leave Trump administration at end of the year
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:41:33 GMT
President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will depart from his administration at the end of the year.
North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 03:59:25 GMT
North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris told WBTV on Friday that while he had hired Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in the middle of an investigation into suspected absentee-ballot tampering, he was "absolutely not" aware of Dowless doing anything illegal.
Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:35:57 GMT
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team continues to be interested in interviewing the President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
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New Jersey Democrats back down on alleged 'power grab'
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:05:49 -0500
New Jersey Democrats back down on alleged 'power grab'An unusual alliance, including Democrats, has killed what some had called a Democratic power grab in New Jersey.
Michael Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his former lawyer says
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 13:04:22 -0500
Michael Cohen would refuse a pardon from Trump, his former lawyer saysLanny Davis said that his advisee Michael Cohen would refuse any pardon offered by President Trump.
Trump asks why FBI didn't break into Democratic headquarters
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 11:33:30 -0500
Trump asks why FBI didn't break into Democratic headquartersPresident Trump questioned why the FBI searched Michael Cohen’s office and residences earlier this year but not Hillary Clinton’s office or DNC headquarters.
'Dirty Deeds,' not by Michael Cohen
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:14:38 -0500
'Dirty Deeds,' not by Michael CohenYahoo News' Jerry Adler imagines the tell-all book that Michael Cohen will someday write.
How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undone
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:40:19 -0500
How Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came undoneHe arrived on a horse for his first day on the job and was welcomed at the Interior Department by an honor song. Zinke's departure is unlikely to be so ceremonial.
Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unanswered
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:01:27 -0500
Young girl’s death in Border Patrol custody leaves questions unansweredThe Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, Jakelin Caal, who reached the United States last week. She was apprehended with her father by Border Patrol agents in a group of more than 150 people at a remote area of the desert in New Mexico, renewing questions about the detention and treatment of migrants.
Mick Mulvaney will be just the acting chief of staff 'because that's what the president wants,' White House says
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:01:07 -0500
Mick Mulvaney will be just the acting chief of staff 'because that's what the president wants,' White House saysPresident Trump's search for a new chief of staff is over, at least for now.
Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grab
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:46:04 -0500
Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grabThe Wisconsin GOP has held control of the governorship and both chambers of Wisconsin's Legislature — what’s known as a trifecta — for most of the last decade. This may help to account for the outgoing governor's attempt to pass this package of bills before a Democrat takes over.
Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law'
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:10:27 -0500
Now playing: Trump's latest defense — I never said 'to break the law'The president keeps revising his explanation of hush-money payments made to two women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with him.
Rep. Ro Khanna's 'new New Deal': Bringing tech jobs to rural America
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:16:23 -0500
Rep. Ro Khanna's 'new New Deal': Bringing tech jobs to rural AmericaRep. Ro Khanna, whose California district encompasses much of Silicon Valley, has long been a proponent of projects that use technology to fight the decline and depopulation of rural America.
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