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Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?

There he was, on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Hurricane Rita hit. He could feel ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped ...

Homeland Security officials reluctantly return to catch-and-release policy

Homeland Security is preparing to release dozens of immigrant parents from custody this week in order to reunite them with their young children, blaming a ...

Donald Trump to reshape Supreme Court with nomination

President Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court pick Monday, appointing a jurist who has the chance to set the highest court on a ...

Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski pressured to reject Donald Trump nominee to Supreme Court

When Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, returns to Washington this week she’ll find coat hangers — an abortion-rights symbol — that pro-choice activists sent to ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump's Supreme Court nomination is the media panic du jour

The countdown is on for President Trump‘s big reveal, a prime-time event live from the East Room of the White House on Monday evening. His ...

Pruitt leaves behind a long to-do list

Scott Pruitt has left a lot of unfinished business for his successor. For all his reputation as a deregulatory crusader — the trait that helped ...

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea's 'gangster' rebuke, cites progress

TOKYO (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is brushing aside North Korea’s accusation of “gangster-like” demands, vowing that sanctions will remain until leader ...

Trump administration freezes Obamacare payments, citing court decision

The Trump administration said Saturday it’s been forced to freeze critical Obamacare payments due to a federal court decision in New Mexico, potentially causing more ...

AP Explains: Immigration protests before 'Abolish ICE'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Several people were arrested this week after they placed a banner on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal on the Fourth of ...

Devin Nunes wants wide House probe of 42 Obama-era anti-Trump activists

Rep. Devin Nunes is referring 42 Obama administration officials, FBI agents and outside political activists to a House task force for as investigation into how ...

Rose Knight, Justin Trudeau's accuser, breaks silence on groping allegation

A former Canadian news reporter claimed Friday to be the woman who anonymously accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of groping her prior to his career ...

‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials

New allegations in the Ohio State University sexual abuse scandal are threatening to intensify the political firestorm facing its onetime assistant wrestling coach, powerful GOP ...

Wall Street titans fail to explain Trump to China

As China and the United States escalate a trade war, the Chinese government is turning to familiar Wall Street and Washington insiders for advice on ...

China slams U.S. over ‘largest trade war in economic history’

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce lashed out at the United States on Friday, blasting Washington as a “trade bully” that has “ignited the largest trade ...

Teenage immigrant abortion case could be hurdle for Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court bid

One of the leading contenders for the Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, could see his chance at the nomination hinge on his handling ...

New EPA chief in 2016: Trump’s a ‘bully’

Scott Pruitt’s replacement as leader of the EPA once dismissed Donald Trump as a “bully” with so-so business skills — the kinds of slights the ...

The Latest: N. Korean media report on Pompeo's visit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea (all times local): 9:20 a.m. North Korea’s ...

Donald Trump declares victory after DNC breach lawsuit dismissed

President Trump declared victory Friday after a D.C. federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit against his 2016 election campaign on a technicality. Mr. Trump took ...

Craft breweries, independent distilleries and wineries gets spirited boost from GOP tax cuts

Republican tax cuts continue to reap rewards. “Thanks to the tax cuts passed by the Republican House and Senate and signed into law by President ...

Trump ready for 'Trump Baby' protest balloon in London

President Trump has a message for British protesters who plan to take to the streets and float a “Trump Baby” balloon over London during his ...

Dems ask taxpayers to pay for Congress' feminine hygiene supplies

Two Democratic members of Congress demanded this week that the U.S. House declare feminine hygiene products to be office supplies that can be reimbursed at ...

How Scott Pruitt blew it

Scott Pruitt’s once bright political future is in freefall after his swift exit as head of the EPA, following an avalanche of revelations about his ...

Pruitt resigns amid torrent of ethics woes

Scott Pruitt resigned from his post as administrator of the EPA on Thursday, finally bowing to a torrent of spending, travel and secrecy scandals that ...

Full text: Pruitt’s resignation letter

The full text of Scott Pruitt’s resignation letter: Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the ...

Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure, in photos

As EPA chief, Scott Pruitt quickly became a darling of the right and one of President Donald Trump’s most effective Cabinet members as he targeted ...

The problems with Pruitt: A complete guide

From Chick-fil-A to a stay in a lobbyist’s condo.

Anne Frank's family tried to escape to US, hit roadblocks

BERLIN (AP) – Research suggests the family of Anne Frank, the world famous Jewish diarist who died in the Holocaust, attempted to immigrate to the ...

Deadline to reunite immigrant families rapidly approaching

WASHINGTON (AP) – This spring, the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can’t ...

Pompeo in Pyongyang to nail down details of NK agreement

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his first trip to Pyongyang since President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim Jong ...

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