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Brett Kavanaugh has Democrats in 'nuclear option' regret

With attempts to attack Brett M. Kavanaugh’s record failing, Democrats over the weekend mounted a last-ditch bid to derail his confirmation to the Supreme Court ...

The most volatile candidate for the midterms: Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this year isn’t on the ballot. But President Donald Trump still loves to ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump says U.S. workers are the bulwark of prosperity, cornerstone of greatness

President Trump has released a rousing proclamation for Labor Day that reveals his admiration for the nation’s workforce. The declaration is no short sound bite. ...

Washington Mourns John McCain – And Its Own Demise Under Trump

It was a sendoff befitting a titan of the republic: the flag-draped coffin, the bagpipes, the angelic chorus, the stained-glass windows and gothic pillared arches ...

Trump allies fume at McCain memorial addresses, urge counterattack

President Donald Trump’s allies went on the counterattack Saturday after tributes to the late Sen. John McCain took pointed aim at the president. As Washington ...

McCain remembered with emotional tributes and implicit rebukes of Trump

The memorial of Sen. John McCain doubled as a remembrance of the late Arizona Republican and a rebuke of President Donald Trump, whom speakers implicitly ...

Meghan McCain rebukes Trump in emotional eulogy

President Barack Obama's eulogy for Sen. John McCain

Secret political cash quietly reshaping Wisconsin laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – At age 2, Yasmine Clark was lead-poisoned so severely that she had to be hospitalized for emergency chelation treatment to cleanse ...

Neighborhood fading in Lucas Oil Stadium's shadow

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – People who have grown up and raised families south of Lucas Oil Stadium have one day per year when they feel like ...

Ex-Youngstown mayor, finance director indicted for bribery

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – A former mayor and a former finance director in the northeast Ohio city of Youngstown have been indicted on public corruption ...

California sends net neutrality bill to governor's desk

California is poised to pass legislation countering the Trump administration’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections after the state Senate advanced a bill Friday prohibiting ...

FISA court didn't hold hearings before granting warrants on Carter Page, Trump highlights in tweet

President Trump called attention Saturday to a new revelation about the federal probe of his 2016 campaign, noting that a secret federal court held no ...

‘I forget he’s even there’: Bill Shine lies low in the West Wing

Bill Shine, the White House communications director, has been on the job for almost two months. But he has yet to set up a voicemail ...

‘I forget he’s even there’: Bill Shine lies low in the West Wing

Bill Shine, the White House communications director, has been on the job for almost two months. But he has yet to set up a voicemail ...

Trump confirms leaked comments: 'At least Canada knows where I stand!'

President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that he made inflammatory off-the-record remarks about Canada, as he blasted the leak while also saying, “At least Canada ...

Former Manafort associate reveals illegal foreign payment to Trump’s inauguration

W. Samuel Patten, an associate of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, admitted on Friday that he paid $50,000 for tickets to President Donald Trump’s ...

The Weekend at Yale That Changed American Politics

Spring of 1982. America was mired in a recession—still-new President Ronald Reagan was being forced to defend to a skeptical public his economic policies—while members ...

AP sources: Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

WASHINGTON (AP) – A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence ...

Lula da Silva barred from running for Brazil's presidency

SAO PAULO (AP) – Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been barred from Brazil’s October presidential election by the country’s electoral court despite ...

Trump says North Carolina redistricting ruling 'unfair'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – President Donald Trump says the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is ...

Questions about Trump loom over Supreme Court hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may be the person sitting in front of senators at next week’s confirmation hearings, but many of ...

DeVos: No plans to take action on funding to arm teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she has “no intention of taking any action” regarding any possible use of federal funds to arm ...

While Washington mourns McCain, Trump leaves town

As Washington prepared a last hero’s welcome for Sen. John McCain Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump left town. The Air Force jet carrying the Republican ...

Utility union benefits from California wildfire legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Utility workers would get protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power companies ...

Top 2008 campaign aides shut out of McCain funeral

John McCain’s funeral will spotlight some of the late senator’s political rivals — but some of his closest campaign aides are being excluded from the ...

Kavanaugh opponents raise red flags on civil rights record

WASHINGTON (AP) – Brett Kavanaugh emailed his White House colleagues in June 2003 with an alert: The U.S. Supreme Court was about to release opinions ...

'They just kind of avoided each other': How Trump and McGahn's partnership collapsed

White House counsel Don McGahn’s office is just one floor up from the Oval, but it might as well be miles away. In recent months, ...

'They just kind of avoided each other': How Trump and McGahn's partnership collapsed

White House counsel Don McGahn’s office is just one floor up from the Oval, but it might as well be miles away. In recent months, ...

Arizona bids farewell to 'favorite adopted son'

PHOENIX — When John McCain first ran for Congress in Arizona in 1982, he was accused of being a carpetbagger who was using the state ...

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