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Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated families
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:16:45 -0500
A federal judge overseeing the reunification of nearly 3,000 separated families said the Trump administration may need to reunite more families.
House Democrats to introduce bill that would block national emergency Friday
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:00:00 -0500
Many Republicans have said they were uncomfortable with the president declaring a national emergency to get funding for a wall along the southern border, but it's unclear whether they would vote for such an effort.
Trump touts economy, criminal justice reform at Black History Month event
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:55:18 -0500
President Trump touted contributions by African Americans and referenced the 2020 election at an event Thursday to celebrate Black History Month.
Disputed North Carolina House race: Elections board orders new election
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:53:58 -0500
North Carolina State Board of Elections calls for a new election in the 9th Congressional District after charges of absentee ballot fraud.
Steve King: 'I have nothing to apologize for,' plans to seek re-election despite controversies
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:51:55 -0500
The Iowa congressman blames his troubles on the national media, which he says have misquoted him and "weaponized" the language.
President Trump: International travel diary
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:57:06 -0500
President Trump: International travel diary
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.
Judge to Roger Stone: Stop talking about federal case alleging obstruction and lying to Congress
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:27:46 -0500
A federal judge ordered Roger Stone, a flamboyant political consultant, to stop talking about his case alleging obstruction and lying to Congress
Andrew McCabe 'confident' top lawmakers understood FBI had launched probe into President Trump
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:34:47 -0500
Andrew McCabe offers details surrounding the FBI's extraordinary action against Donald Trump and the secret briefing provided to leaders of Congress.
Government shutdown cost $6 billion. That's more than Trump wanted for the border wall
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:13:34 -0500
While President Donald Trump ended the partial government shutdown, its economic cost hit $6 billion as of Jan. 25, according to estimates by S&P Global Ratings. That's $300 million more than Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build the southern border wall.
President Donald Trump: Awkward handshakes with world leaders
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:32:17 -0500
Let's take a trip back to see how Trump, time and again, proves to be the master of awkward handshakes with world leaders.
Mueller's Russia investigation: Trump's legal team braces for report, hasn't talked with special counsel in 'weeks'
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:02:27 -0500
Rudy Giuliani says Trump's legal team hasn't had anymore discussion with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller for about a month.
Report: Pentagon official gave out $280K in fraudulent bonuses
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:22:10 -0500
An inspector general report concluded that a senior Pentagon official improperly gave $40,000 bonuses to senior officials leaving the department.
The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here's how it does it
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:19:54 -0500
The Trump administration has been ordered to stop separating migrant families, but it has been using an exception to continue the practice.
'It was genuinely heartfelt': Tucker Carlson curses at guest during tax discussion
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:24:29 -0500
Fox News host Tucker Carlson used a portion of his show on Wednesday to address a now-viral video showing him cursing at a guest.
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Roger Stone cannot speak publicly about case, judge rules
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:21:00 GMT
Roger Stone is in hot water heading into a court hearing on Thursday afternoon.
Read: Roger Stone's gag order hearing
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:40:12 GMT
The Point: What Roger Stone doesn't get
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:43:39 GMT
Roger Stone's hero is Richard Nixon. He has a shrine of Nixon memorabilia in his house. He's fond of flashing Nixon's victory sign -- at the most inappropriate moments.
Analysis: Mueller report might not mean the end of Trump's woes
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:09:07 GMT
Robert Mueller's report could land within days, yet rather than offering definitive answers, his hotly anticipated filing might only ignite a new controversy -- over how much of the special counsel's conclusions most Americans get to see.
The Point: What if the Mueller report changes nothing?
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:28:15 GMT
Thanks to CNN reporting, we now know that Attorney General Bill Barr is readying to receive special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election -- and the possibility of collusion with Donald Trump's campaign -- as soon as next week.
This man could shed light on Trump mystery, Senate witness says
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:14:55 GMT
Senate investigators want to question a Moscow-based American businessman with longstanding ties to President Donald Trump after witnesses told them he could shed light on the President's commercial and personal activities in Russia dating back to the 1990s, multiple sources have told CNN.
Pelosi urges members to back resolution terminating national emergency
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:49:27 GMT
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged members of Congress Wednesday to back a resolution halting the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to fund a border wall.
White House braces for shakeup after Trump privately complains about Coats
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:05:57 GMT
White House officials have begun to have preliminary discussions about replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats amid concerns that President Donald Trump may soon dismiss him, two senior administration officials told CNN, despite the President's public denial he's considering the move.
Michael Cohen granted delay in reporting to prison
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:38:20 GMT
Judge William Pauley has approved a request from former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to delay his his date to report to prison from March 6 to May 6.
Coast Guard officer allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing, had political and media hit list
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:52:27 GMT
A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing.
North Carolina elections board votes for new election in congressional race
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:35:45 GMT
The son of North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris testified that he had warned his father about a political operative who's at the center of the investigation into election irregularities in the 9th District race.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will travel to Iowa on Sunday
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 03:03:19 GMT
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, will make a trip to Iowa on Sunday, an aide confirms.
Federal judge presses administration on family separations dating before June 2018
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:57:05 GMT
A federal judge pressed government lawyers Thursday over whether the administration should be required to identify the thousands of children and parents who were separated at the southern border and released from government custody before June 26, 2018.
Steve King plans to seek re-election: 'I have nothing to apologize for'
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:47:28 GMT
Rep. Steve King said he plans to run for re-election and rejected responsibility for his statements in The New York Times that appeared to defended white nationalism.
Democratic presidential candidates back off statements of support for Jussie Smollett
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:47:21 GMT
Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that she is disappointed by actor Jussie Smollett allegedly filing a false police report, and that hate crimes are on the rise in the US and false claims make it harder for victims to come forward.
Virginia Republicans take steps to investigate claims against lieutenant governor
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 01:18:29 GMT
Republicans in Virginia led by House Speaker Kirk Cox are prepared to set up a framework to publicly investigate the claims of rape and sexual assault leveled against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. The move comes as Virginia's General Assembly session comes to an end on Saturday.
Top Democrats rebuke Trump administration for Medicaid work requirement policies
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:11:45 GMT
Top congressional Democrats requested Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services halt Medicaid work requirements, citing widespread loss of coverage in Arkansas.
About 200 US troops to stay in Syria following Trump's order for 'full' removal
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:32:28 GMT
The White House said Thursday that a small contingent of US troops will remain in Syria following President Donald Trump's order for a "full" withdrawal of the American military from the country.
Coast Guard officer's lawyer argues it is not a crime to think negative thoughts about people
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:55:09 GMT
The assistant federal public defender representing a Maryland man who has been called a "domestic terrorist" by the government argued in court Thursday that the Coast Guard officer should not be detained, saying it's "not a crime to think negative thoughts about people."
Judge rules DOJ violated the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:50:15 GMT
A federal judge in Florida ruled that the Department of Justice broke the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein, a well-connected Palm Beach billionaire and alleged serial sex abuser of underage girls, about the 2008 plea deal that garnered him only 13 months in prison and no federal trial.
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The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:00:48 -0500
The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.KGB officers “wanted to learn about the American political system, and what people were thinking at the time,” notes a longtime former agent. “Just like what [the Russians] are doing now with Trump.”
Activists worry that Jussie Smollett arrest will discourage hate-crime reporting by real victims
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:58:06 -0500
Activists worry that Jussie Smollett arrest will discourage hate-crime reporting by real victimsThe dramatic turn of events in the Jussie Smollett case was treated by Trump as a vindication, and disheartened gay rights and civil rights advocates who fear that it will discourage future victims of hate crimes from coming forward.
North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraud
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:37:03 -0500
North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraudThe North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in the state’s 9th District after overwhelming evidence of vote tampering.
Judge tightens gag order on Roger Stone over threatening Instagram post
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:33:23 -0500
Judge tightens gag order on Roger Stone over threatening Instagram postJudge Amy Berman Jackson has harsh words for Stone, who is charged in connection with the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.
Midwife's arrest shines light on rural America's home-birth 'crisis'
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:01:21 -0500
Midwife's arrest shines light on rural America's home-birth 'crisis'By her own estimate, Elizabeth Catlin has attended more than 500 births — for a community of Mennonite women in upstate New York, who are uncertain how they will deliver their babies without her.
Elizabeth Warren plants a flag in California, as state's early primary scrambles the calendar
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:35:41 -0500
Elizabeth Warren plants a flag in California, as state's early primary scrambles the calendarCalifornia is in play in next year’s Democratic primary, which has been moved up from June to Super Tuesday, March 3. Kamala Harris has the inside track in her home state, but others, notably Elizabeth Warren, are already preparing to contest it.
Former RNC head says Trump will face 2020 primary challenger, and that Biden is the Democrat to beat
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:54:47 -0500
Former RNC head says Trump will face 2020 primary challenger, and that Biden is the Democrat to beatFormer RNC chairman Michael Steele has a vantage point on national politics that few others have, one that allows him to survey the forces aligning for and against Trump.
'What about MAGA'?: Trump rips Jussie Smollett after arrest in alleged hoax
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:54:21 -0500
'What about MAGA'?: Trump rips Jussie Smollett after arrest in alleged hoaxPresident Trump reacted Thursday to the news that Jussie Smollett has been charged with falsifying a police report alleging he was attacked by men who made a reference to the president’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
Citizenship question on 2020 census a 'surveillance system,' critics say
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:07:05 -0500
Citizenship question on 2020 census a 'surveillance system,' critics sayThe Trump administration plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but experts believe its addition would have dire consequences for communities with large numbers of immigrants.
Chicago police on Jussie Smollett arrest: Actor 'took advantage of the pain and anger of racism'
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:18:58 -0500
Chicago police on Jussie Smollett arrest: Actor 'took advantage of the pain and anger of racism'Jussie Smollett was taken into custody by police in Chicago early Thursday, three weeks after the 36-year-old “Empire” actor claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.
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