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U.S. military builds up in land of ‘Black Hawk Down’ disaster

The number of U.S. military forces in Somalia has more than doubled this year to over 500 people as the Pentagon has quietly posted hundreds ...

‘I Want This for George’

On December 23, 1990, President George H.W. Bush slept restlessly. The extended Bush family had gathered at Camp David for the holidays as they did ...

In Democrat-led state capitals, GOP tax reform push could scramble fiscal plans

The Republican tax reform push in Washington is setting off budgetary alarm bells in high-tax states like New York, California and New Jersey, in the ...

Moore harassment scandal spreads to 2018 battle for Congress

Roy Moore’s sexual misconduct scandal is metastasizing beyond Alabama into the 2018 battle for Congress. Democrats have quickly seized on accusations that the Republican Senate ...

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of ...

Trump: Should have left LiAngelo Ball, UCLA players in Chinese jail

President Trump says he should have left three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China in jail. Trump’s tweet Sunday comes after the father ...

Top White House officials say they're rolling back administrative state

Top-ranking members of the Trump administration gathered at the Federalist Society’s national convention over the weekend to share their progress rolling back the administrative state. ...

Democrats blast GOP plan's tax break on private jets

Republicans billed their tax overhaul as a way to clear out special loopholes from the bloated tax code — but the bill that will hit ...

Inside the Beltway: 19 major nations now say they are 'on the wrong track'

The planet is nervous these days, according to a massive new survey titled “What Worries the World,” conducted among 21,044 citizens in 26 nations by ...

Doug Jones, Roy Moore's opponent in Alabama, on verge of history in Senate election

Running on a platform that pulls from both the progressive and conservative camps, Doug Jones could be on the verge of becoming the first Democrat ...

Greg Gianforte, Montana congressman, misled authorities after assaulting reporter: Police

Rep. Greg Gianforte, Montana Republican, lied to authorities in the aftermath of assaulting a reporter for The Guardian earlier this year and accused the “liberal ...

Attorney: Ex-Oklahoma senator to plead to child sex charge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The attorney for a former state senator charged with producing and transporting child pornography says his client will plead guilty to ...

Jordanian man charged federally after buying gun in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – A Jordanian man faces a federal charge of falsely claiming he was a U.S. citizen after authorities were alerted by an ...

Jared Kushner attorney lashes out at bipartisan Senate duo for manufacturing 'media event'

The attorney for senior White House aide Jared Kushner is blasting two long-time Republican and Democratic senators for creating a “media event” with their public ...

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses – like President Donald Trump and his family – do very well under a major ...

Aides give up on trying to control Trump’s tweets

When candidate Donald Trump waged a Twitter war against Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who rebuked him from the stage of the Democratic National ...

Tax reform roadblocks emerge in Senate

Republicans were able to muscle their tax-rewrite plan, through the House exactly two weeks after it was unveiled, but they are already facing far tougher ...

Trump reverses hunting trophy decision, says he will review

President Donald Trump on Friday reversed his own administration’s decision to allow hunters to import elephant hunting trophies from two African countries, saying he will ...

Congressional aides may have answers on pro-Russia GOP platform change

As U.S. investigators probe whether President Donald Trump’s campaign orchestrated a Russia-friendly change to the Republican Party platform last summer, three senior Capitol Hill aides ...

Gillibrand remark on Clinton sends shockwaves through Democratic Party

NEW YORK — Kirsten Gillibrand is having a moment, whether she meant to or not. Going where no other prominent Democrat had before on Thursday ...

Woman takes sanctuary against deportation in Carbondale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Sandra Lopez, a 42-year-old woman who has taken sanctuary against deportation in a Carbondale parsonage, came to the U.S. nearly ...

Lawmaker may lose influential post over harassment claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s Senate leader said Friday that state Sen. Tony Mendoza should lose his committee chairmanship and other influential posts following allegations ...

Donald Trump announces five more judges to be considered for Supreme Court

Already well on his way to reshaping the federal judiciary, President Trump announced Friday the names of five more conservative jurists that he will consider ...

Woman who impersonated ICE agent in scam sent to prison

HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston jury has convicted a woman of impersonating a federal immigration agent and promising, for a fee, to help an immigrant ...

Washington Legislature argues most records exempt under law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Attorneys for the Washington Legislature argued in a filing Friday that lawmakers pointedly exempted most of their records from the state’s ...

Ryan gets big — and much-needed — win on tax cuts

President Donald Trump got a boost Thursday with passage of the House tax bill, but the biggest winner may be Speaker Paul Ryan. Loathed by ...

Trump ducks Moore scandal

Donald Trump loves nothing more than a good controversy. But the president isn’t touching the Alabama Senate race, the biggest talker in American politics right ...

Mistrial declared in Menendez corruption case

NEWARK — A mistrial was declared in the corruption case of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Thursday, dealing a blow to the Justice Department and leaving ...

Menendez faces Senate ethics probe after mistrial

The Senate Ethics Committee will resume its investigation into Sen. Bob Menendez, a move that came just hours after a mistrial was announced in the ...

Corker-Tillerson alliance frays

Sen. Bob Corker, having already turned on the president, has a new target for his frustration: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Tennessee Republican and ...

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