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McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are…

Sen. Claire McCaskill defends vote against CIA director, says specific reasons classified

Three Senators Want To Know Why There Aren't More…

Last year, President Trump signed some mandatory Russia sanctions into law. But three Democrats say the administration hasn't followed that law.

Trump Taps Robert Wilkie To Head VA

Wilkie, who's been serving as acting secretary since late March, appears to have made a good impression on President Trump.

Investigators finally get look at materials from…

Criminal investigators are finally getting to study materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer

The Number Of Jailed Immigrants Is At A Record…

President Trump's crackdown on immigrants is good news for private prisons. But some argue their business model leads to abuse and neglect.

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Trump Reportedly To Effectively Ban Abortions At…

The rule would require facilities that get federal funds to be separate from facilities that perform, discuss or refer patients for abortions.

Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week

Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss…

The prime minister of Macedonia says said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name, "Ilindenska Macedonia" for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece

Don't Let This Alarming Statistic About Officer…

President Donald Trump says an officer was assaulted every 10 minutes in 2016. That's true, but not a very helpful statistic. Here's why.

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump

US, China say Beijing commits to buying more…

US-China trade talks produce commitment by Beijing to 'significantly increase" purchases of Americans exports

Does A Year In ICE Custody Truly Cost 4 Times A…

Sen. Patty Murray says a year in ICE detention would run taxpayers four times what it costs to put a kid in school for a year. Close, but no cigar.

Florida's expensive race for governor highlights…

Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already triggered a wave of expensive TV ad buys from groups taking advantage of gray areas in the state's campaign finance laws

Middle East Countries May Have Helped Trump Win…

Seems Donald Trump Jr. had another meeting with foreigners during the election that Robert Mueller's team is investigating, the New York Times reports. According to insiders, Trump Jr. met with a small group at Trump Tower in August 2016: an envoy for two Arab princes, an Israeli expert in social...

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Trump Donates First-Quarter Salary To Veterans…

He's fulfilling a promise he made during his campaign.

US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout…

The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at least six more months

Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty…

Former President Jimmy Carter will deliver Saturday's keynote address at Liberty University's commencement

Trump Seems To Threaten North Korea Not To Cancel…

President Trump said the denuclearization of North Korea will be different from what happened in Libya — if the two countries can make a deal.

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. and China are "putting the trade war on hold" after two days of talks that he says produced meaningful progress

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells…

President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells her first name

Mueller Hands Over Memo Outlining The Scope Of…

Special counsel Robert Mueller just gave a judge the document that details what he can investigate, and some GOP lawmakers want it, too.

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could spill into next year

Immigration a fraught issue for GOP as midterms…

The question of what to do about immigration policy has Republicans bickering at a bad time _ as the midterm elections approach

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President Trump's Meeting With The Head Of The UN…

As the U.N. secretary-general meets with Trump, it might be good to look back on some of the harsh criticism Trump's given the U.N. in the past.

Melania Trump Is Back Home

White House watchers have one less thing to speculate about after first lady Melania Trump returned home Saturday from a five-day stay at Walter Reed Medical Center. The first lady is "resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," a rep said in a statement, per the New York Times. Asked...

Arizona 'Dreamers' struggle after losing cheaper…

More than 2,300 other public college students around Arizona with deferred deportation status starting this fall will no longer qualify for in-state tuition under an Arizona Supreme Court decision