December 2017 Archive

Dem senators fight to out-liberal one another ahead of 2020

It used to be that Bernie Sanders was an ideological lone ranger in the Senate. Now, a whole host of potential presidential hopefuls are racing ...

Mattis delegates down and manages up in tricky Trump relationship

James Mattis, the first retired general to serve as secretary of defense in seven decades, has steadily pushed more authority down the chain of command ...

Top 10 health care surprises from Year One of Trump

President Donald Trump stormed into office last January confident that he could knock off Obamacare in a nanosecond. It didn’t turn out that way — ...

Donald Trump Is a Consequential President. Just Not in the Ways You Think.

On January 20, 2017, as President Donald Trump began his inaugural address, a cold rain began to fall. A few hours later, Trump claimed the ...

2017: A very Wuerker year

A look back at 2017′s political cartoons from the desk of Matt Wuerker.

Virginia man accused of obstructing terrorism investigation

STERLING, Va. (AP) – Federal authorities say they have arrested a Virginia man and charged him with attempting to obstruct a terrorism investigation. The Washington ...

New California laws cover immigration, marijuana, education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them take ...

Fear of ICE among reasons century-old Detroit church closing

DETROIT (AP) – After more than 100 years, a Roman Catholic church in Detroit is closing, partly because Hispanics who worship there fear immigration agents. ...

Kentucky lawmaker in sexual misconduct deal won't run in '18

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky lawmaker who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement along with three fellow Republican legislators said Friday that he won’t ...

LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage 'an advance'

NEW YORK (AP) – Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are ...

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