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Dems say U.S. strike to stop chemical weapons 'unconstitutional'

President Trump’s strike on Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities has ignited a new debate in Washington over the scope of the war on terror and just ...

James Mattis: Strikes send 'clear message' to Syria's 'murderous lieutenants'

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said U.S.-led missile strikes launched Friday night in Syria were “directed at the Syrian regime” and have “sent a clear message” to ...

Man shakes off tragedy to excel at Alabama high school

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Thierry Havah plans to make the most of his opportunity. That’s why the Huffman High School senior slides out of bed ...

Pruitt's security chief goaded spending, employees say

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has had a willing partner in pushing for his massive spending on bodyguards and first-class flights, current and former ...

Trump flirts with re-entering massive trade pact

President Donald Trump mollified some of his most ardent trade critics on Thursday, opening up the door to re-engaging in a massive trade deal he ...

Pompeo’s diplomatic foray falls flat

Mike Pompeo had his best chance yet Thursday to win over skeptical Democrats. But after hours of tough questions at his confirmation hearing, he had ...

Pompeo ducks and contradicts in testy confirmation hearing

Democrats clashed with Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state Thursday, trying to get clear answers from an often-evasive CIA director who ...

How a Trump ‘love child’ rumor roiled the media

The story of how The National Enquirer’s owner bought and spiked a story about an alleged Donald Trump “love child” is now roiling the media ...

Trump administration pauses legal orientation for immigrants

Immigrant advocates are outraged by a U.S. government decision to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the country’s ...

Missouri governor stirred disputes before affair, indictment

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair that led to his indictment in February ...

Missouri governor's approach similar to Trump's amid scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Facing mounting calls to resign following sexual misconduct allegations, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appears to be taking a cue from ...

Trump softens stance on firing Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein

President Trump softened his tone on special counsel Robert Mueller and met at the White House with Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, diffusing rampant speculation ...

Scooter Libby set for Donald Trump pardon: report

President Trump is reportedly ready to pardon Scooter Libby, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of lying to the FBI. ...

Why Ryan called it quits

Paul Davis Ryan — once the Republican Party golden boy, now the speaker of the House who is leaving elective politics after two decades at ...

Ryan bombshell sets off scramble for his job

Kevin McCarthy will have to defy history, beat back a possible Democratic wave and win over a skeptical House Freedom Caucus to become the 55th ...

Why Ryan called it quits

Paul Davis Ryan — once the Republican Party golden boy, now the speaker of the House who is leaving elective politics after two decades at ...

Trump vows to 'fight back' against Mueller probe

President Donald Trump on Wednesday pledged that he will continue to “fight back” against Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, while a bipartisan group of senators moved ...

GOP senators break ranks to protect Mueller from Trump

Republican senators are growing less certain by the day that President Donald Trump won’t fire Robert Mueller — and there are increasing signs some are ...

Key details in legislative report on Gov. Greitens' affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A graphic report released by a Missouri House investigative committee details multiple instances in which a woman said Gov. Eric ...

California to join Guard border mission, but with conditions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown accepted President Donald Trump’s call to send the National Guard to the Mexican border, but rejected the ...

Oklahoma teacher walkout means improvising to care for kids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Massive teacher protests at the Oklahoma state Capitol have done more than put political pressure on lawmakers: The situation has forced ...

Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an “entirely consensual relationship.” But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an ...

Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would protect Robert Mueller from Trump firing

Four U.S. senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it hard for ...

Conservatives irate over GOP’s spending hypocrisy

House Republican leaders, stung by President Donald Trump’s rebuke of Congress’ recent trillion-dollar spending spree, are moving to give their rank and file cover by ...

Conservatives irate over GOP’s spending hypocrisy

House Republican leaders, stung by President Donald Trump’s rebuke of Congress’ recent trillion-dollar spending spree, are moving to give their rank and file cover by ...

Zuckerberg survived but Facebook still has problems

A composed and contrite Mark Zuckerberg held up under hours of grilling by more than 40 senators Tuesday — but his performance did little to ...

Key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, appeared before lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday to answer questions about how his social ...

Zuckerberg hearing: Grasping — and grasping for — tech terms

Technology can prove confusing for even the most knowledgeable. There were a few moments during Tuesday’s testimony by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg before the Senate ...

Republican attorney defends Democratic political gadfly

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Republican candidate for New Mexico secretary of state has volunteered to act as defense attorney for a former congressional ...

Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meeting

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – As thousands of National Guard troops deploy to the Mexico border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to bring his ...

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