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Ex-New Jersey Gov. Byrne, too ethical for mobsters, dies

Former two-term Gov. Brendan Byrne, who mobsters said was too ethical to be bribed and who authorized the law permitting gambling in Atlantic City, has ...

Donald Trump's lawyer: 'Fire and Fury' rises to libel

President Trump claimed Thursday that he had tamed rogue former adviser Steve Bannon as the president’s attorney threatened legal action to block publication of an ...

White House seizes on Iran protests to tarnish Obama and nuclear deal

The White House has seized on anti-government protests rocking Iran as glittering vindication of its criticisms of the Obama administration’s approach to the leadership in ...

‘Bannon was shot on the South Lawn and run over by a tank’

The dramatic collapse on Wednesday of the shaky alliance between President Donald Trump and his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, marked perhaps the most vicious ...

Trump’s North Korea tweets shatter decades-old nuclear taboo

President Ronald Reagan was warming up for a national radio address on Aug. 11, 1984, when an open microphone caught him joking about nuclear war. ...

Trump lawyer sends Bannon 'cease and desist' letter

President Donald Trump’s lawyer sent former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon a “cease and desist” letter on Wednesday, accusing him of violating an agreement ...

Michigan couple to be sentenced in deaths of 5 immigrants

DETROIT (AP) – Lawyers for a Michigan couple who owned a home where five immigrants died say the fire was a tragic accident that doesn’t ...

Bannon endorsement a sudden handicap for GOP candidates

With a single statement from President Donald Trump, former White House strategist Steve Bannon has gone from kingmaker to political liability. After his ouster from ...

Liberal leaders back away from anti-Trump dossier

Washington’s liberal establishment suddenly is running from the Democratic Party’s Russia dossier, which for months was fodder for Democrats to hurl charges against President Trump ...

Trump lawyers send Steve Bannon cease and desist, 'legal action is imminent'

President Trump’s attorneys sent Stephen K. Bannon, former White House strategist and executive chairman of Breitbart News, a cease and desist letter Wednesday night, according ...

Kris Kobach says canceling voter panel will speed up investigation

The vice chairman of President Trump’s now-disbanded voter integrity commission said Wednesday the decision to cancel the panel was a tactical decision that will actually ...

Donald Trump, Steve Bannon battle for Republican base

It was a time of choosing. The rift that ripped wide open Wednesday between President Trump and his former top adviser Steve Bannon forced the ...

As protests rage in Iran, Trump backs demonstrators, blames Obama

President Donald Trump’s administration backed anti-government protesters in Iran on Tuesday, seizing an opportunity to criticize not just a foreign government that the White House ...

Iran protests could move Trump to kill nuclear deal

Anti-government protests in Iran offer President Donald Trump a new reason to scrap the Iran nuclear deal later this month — a risky move that ...

Shutdown threat revived as Congress returns

Another shutdown showdown looms this month, and Congress isn’t even back yet. Happy New Year, Washington. Congressional leaders from both parties will sit down with ...

Trump-Romney rivalry set to take center stage again

Donald Trump had just returned from Utah last month when the president placed a call to his longtime nemesis Mitt Romney. Trump was ostensibly trying ...

Hatch announces retirement, Romney likely to run

Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator, announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection in November. The move sets the stage for a likely run for ...

The Latest: US Homeland chief is wait-and-see on citizenship

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Latest on U.S. Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s comments about prospects for immigration legislation: (All times are local.) 7 p.m. The ...

NY Gov. Cuomo to detail 2018 agenda in speech to lawmakers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will lay out his 2018 agenda to lawmakers – including calls to overhaul state sexual harassment ...

Labor, lawsuits on GOP agenda for 2018 Missouri Legislature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature looks to complete some unfinished business when the 2018 session begins Wednesday, including efforts to further ...

Donald Trump blasts North Korea: My 'nuclear button' is bigger

President Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The president’s Tuesday evening ...

Donald Trump, Paul Ryan to push for major welfare system reforms in 2018

President Trump has sided with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to push for sweeping welfare reforms this year but they will have to persuade a ...

Which 2020 Democrat Won 2017?

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary has already begun, whether you like it or not. In fact, we are are already midway through the two-year “invisible ...

The 10 must-watch candidates of 2018

President Donald Trump’s name won’t be on the ballot in 2018, but his influence will be everywhere. Just look at the types of candidates who ...

As Smith heads to DC, questions linger over her replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – After a year that saw budget battles, a legal fight between branches of government and two lawmakers swept out of ...

Some states still trying to bounce back from Great Recession

Most of the country has bounced back from the Great Recession, with unemployment rates now equal to or even below where they were in 2007 ...

GRE being accepted by top law schools instead of LSAT to broaden pool

For nearly 70 years prospective law school students have had to sweat through the LSAT, puzzling over intense logical reasoning questions as they try to ...

Trump uses golf course for business, unlike Obama

President Trump opened himself up to accusations of hypocrisy by playing golf more often in 2017 than President Barack Obama, but he was also more ...

Don Blankenship energizes Republican Senate primary in West Virginia

Don Blankenship said the Environmental Protection Agency has become “the biggest polluter in the world” by forcing U.S. jobs to carbon-spewing countries like China. That’s ...

Informal Dwellers of Puerto Rico

Squatters living on property without deeds are straining an already fragile infrastructure system throughout the island.

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