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John Kelly makes final bid to save Kirstjen Nielsen’s job

White House chief of staff John Kelly is fighting to save Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security chief at whom President Donald Trump has lashed out ...

Without a 280-character limit, George Conway dishes on it all

“Mr. Kellyanne Conway” isn’t confined to a 280-character limit anymore. Instead, George Conway, the outspoken husband of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, stepped out ...

Top police official seeking Trump job reversed position on criminal justice bill

President Donald Trump is considering a top national police official to be his director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, an appointment ...

'A sword hanging over our heads': Trump discovers new weapon against media

CNN and Jim Acosta may have won their battle with the White House in court on Friday, but President Donald Trump has found a new ...

Judge orders White House to return press credentials to CNN's Acosta

A federal judge on Friday ordered the White House to immediately reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s security pass, siding with the network and media advocates ...

Senators draft resolution for Native American Heritage Month

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A U.S. Senate resolution has been introduced to designate November as Native American Heritage month. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs ...

The Latest: Democrat increases lead in California House race

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Latest on California congressional races (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Democrat Gil Cisneros has widened his lead over Republican Young ...

Donald Trump says White House will 'throw out' Jim Acosta if he misbehaves again

President Trump said Friday that he’ll toss out CNN reporter Jim Acosta or stop a press conference if he or another journalist “misbehaves.” In an ...

Arms dealer convicted in LA of trying to buy, sell missiles

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say a black-market arms dealer who tried to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East ...

Republican Mia Love takes lead in tight House race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love has taken the lead over her Democratic challenger in a race so tight it’s within ...

‘Preparing for the worst’: Mueller anxiety pervades Trump world

Lawyers for President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. insist they aren’t worried about special counsel Robert Mueller. But half a dozen people ...

Texas businessman challenges acting AG’s legality

A Texas businessman facing a federal criminal case over distribution of substandard pet food ingredients is mounting a novel challenge to President Donald Trump’s hotly ...

Wilbur Ross leaving? Mulvaney is waiting.

To hear Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and his allies tell it, rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. Administration officials and close White House ...

Cotton, Trump at odds on criminal justice overhaul

A bipartisan criminal justice overhaul backed by President Donald Trump ran into a formidable political obstacle in the Senate on Thursday: Tom Cotton, normally one ...

Booker throws his weight behind Trump-backed criminal justice deal

Sen. Cory Booker is signing on as an original backer of the criminal justice package backed by President Donald Trump, giving the deal valuable momentum ...

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

LOS ANGELES (AP) – In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election – ...

Senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals in video

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a ...

Florida: bitter US Senate race headed to a hand recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed ...

AP source: Whitaker told Graham that Mueller probe to go on

WASHINGTON (AP) – Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in a meeting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, ...

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) – Exhausted migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers napped on mattresses in a converted municipal gymnasium, while men played soccer ...

Pelosi's campaign for speaker hits snag as potential challenger emerges

A potential challenger to Nancy Pelosi emerged on Wednesday as her critics worked behind the scenes to try to deny her the votes to be ...

McCarthy hits hard at Dems after winning minority leader post

House Republicans immediately resumed a wartime posture Wednesday after electing their new leadership — vowing to aggressively resist Democrats’ agenda and work to recapture the ...

Trump endorses criminal justice bill that divides McConnell's GOP

President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed a criminal justice deal taking shape in Congress, giving a boost to the measure even as it faces a ...

Avenatti arrested in domestic violence case

Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police confirmed. Avenatti, an ...

Trump seeks to land blow against media in court fight with CNN

Donald Trump sought Wednesday to land a massive blow in his long-fought battle against the news media, with administration lawyers asserting in court that the ...

Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: 'I had a job to do'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Retired Judge Robert Rosenberg was front and center 18 years ago in Florida’s infamous recount in the presidential contest between ...

Vermont midterm turnout way up with vote tally certified

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Vermont officials say a record number of votes were cast in the state for this year’s midterm election, with turnout way ...

DHS replacement will face same border challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated ...

No winner yet in Maine House race as counting continues

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The counting continues in the first U.S. House race to be determined by a ranked balloting system, while a decision looms ...

Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian ...

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