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Mitt Romney says he'll make decision on supporting Trump in 2020 'down the road'

Mitt Romney said Saturday that he could not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, making it clear that he intends to stake his claim as an independent voice for Utah. More>>

A mother-son story: How Barbara Bush tried to save Jeb's campaign

A trio of housekeeping staff noticed Barbara Bush standing in a hotel hallway with her son, Jeb, on a snowy February day in Concord, New Hampshire. More>>

Melania Trump looks to history for inspired state dinner with the Macrons

It was three days before the most important dinner party she has ever hosted, but Melania Trump was not at the White House, triple-checking details. Instead, she was in Houston, Texas, to pay her respects to one of her... More>>

NYT: Pruitt purchased home from lobbyist in 2003, using a shell company

EPA chief Scott Pruitt purchased a house in 2003 from a retiring lobbyist through a shell company registered to a business partner who now holds top political job at the agency The New York Times reported Saturday. More>>

Al Franken to make first public appearance since leaving Senate over sexual harassment allegations

Al Franken will make his first public appearance next month since leaving the Senate last December over sexual harassment allegations. More>>

Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. More>>

Trump mocks DNC lawsuit: 'Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning'

President Donald Trump mocked Democrats for their lawsuit against his presidential campaign, among others, and suggested Republicans could use it to their advantage. More>>

Michael Flynn to campaign for Montana Republican

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, will campaign in Montana for a Republican Senate candidate "very soon," the candidate has announced. More>>

Barbara Bush honored as 'the first lady of the greatest generation'

More than 1,000 mourners gathered in Texas Saturday to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty, who was dubbed "the first lady of the greatest generation"... More>>

Steve Scalise released from hospital after 'successful' surgery

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been released from a Washington, DC, hospital following a "successful" surgery, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. More>>

Treasury Sec. Mnuchin meets with Russian counterpart on sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with his Russian counterpart this week to help clarify questions on recently imposed US sanctions. More>>

Trump uses Comey memos to try to discredit Mueller investigation

President Donald Trump questioned the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in a tweet early Saturday morning, alleging that the probe started after former FBI Director James Comey "illegally... More>>

Melania Trump's East Wing team as they prepare for major diplomatic moment

Tuesday's State Dinner with France is a major moment of diplomacy for the Trump administration, but it's also the culmination of months of thoughtful work and attention to detail by first lady Melania Trump and her East... More>>

Democrats file suit alleging Russia, Trump campaign, WikiLeaks conspired to interfere in 2016 campaign

The Democratic National Committee is suing the Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and several relatives and associates of President Donald Trump alleging a grand conspiracy that harmed Democrats... More>>

WaPo: Sessions said he'd consider resigning if Trump fired Rosenstein

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told White House counsel Donald McGahn he would have considered leaving if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Russia probe, The Washington... More>>

Trump defends Cohen after NYT report

President Donald Trump aggressively defended his personal lawyer Saturday morning after The New York Times reported on Trump's sometimes poor treatment of the attorney, Michael Cohen, who the newspaper said might cooperate... More>>

President Trump won't attend Barbara Bush funeral, to 'avoid disruptions'

President Donald Trump will not attend Saturday's funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, the White House said in a statement Thursday, citing the desire to "avoid disruptions" and out of respect for her family... More>>

From Harriet Tubman to the Kennedys: Famous photos set for West Coast debut

The earliest known image of Harriet Tubman. JFK and Jackie on their wedding day. The Wright brothers' first flight. More>>

Trump legal team brings fresh firepower to reset with Mueller

President Donald Trump, stung by reports that he couldn't attract top-notch lawyers, personally pushed for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to add a dose of star power to his bare-bones legal team, according to... More>>

Republicans left behind in blue Democratic wave of new women candidates

Dressed in a blue flight suit adorned with a US flag and her name, Martha McSally, the US Congresswoman representing this Tucson, Arizona crowd, scanned the airline hangar filled with supporters. Saluting, as the retired... More>>

Former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal cooperating with Cohen probe

Keith Davidson, the lawyer at the center of agreements with two women paid to keep silent about alleged affairs from more than a decade ago with Donald Trump, is cooperating with the probe into the President's personal... More>>

White House talking points on Syria before Haley's interview cite intended Russia sanctions

The day before US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley went on national television saying that new sanctions would be announced against Russia, the White House sent out a list of talking points to surrogates advocating such a... More>>

US rights report lashes Russia but neglects women's issues

The US State Department's human rights report for 2017, released Friday, appeared to reflect the Trump administration's worldview by scaling back on the reporting of women's issues and choosing not to identify the West... More>>

Top enlisted soldier says he has 'no concerns' about transgender service members

The US Army's top enlisted soldier says he has never heard of any problems resulting from transgender persons serving in the military, echoing the sentiments of the top officer, the Army chief of staff. Speaking to... More>>

Donald who? 2020 prospects hit New York for 'temperature tour'

The Rev. Al Sharpton? may have very well introduced the next Democratic nominee? when he welcomed a quintet of potential 2020 primary contenders to chilly New York City ?for a "temperature tour," as the host put it, on... More>>

Missouri Gov. Greitens indicted on felony computer-tampering charge

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Friday on a felony charge of computer tampering relating to his campaign's alleged procurement of a nonprofit donor list without the charity's knowledge. More>>

CIA releases memo clearing Haspel over destruction of waterboarding tapes

The Central Intelligence Agency has declassified an internal memo that absolves Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, of responsibility for destroying videotapes showing the waterboarding of... More>>

Justice Dept. watchdog looking into Comey's handling of memos

The Justice Department's internal watchdog has interviewed multiple individuals who saw copies of former FBI Director James Comey's memos recounting his conversations with President Donald Trump prior to Thursday's... More>>

3 Russian oligarchs sue Christopher Steele

Three Russian oligarchs who've previously sued over the publication of the Trump-Russia dossier have opened a new lawsuit in DC's local court against British agent-turned-researcher Christopher Steele and his company Orbis... More>>

Motel misery: Hundreds fled Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico only to end up functionally homeless in Florida

With no running water, no power and no school for her kids, Carmen "Millie" Santiago fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last fall. Like thousands of evacuees, she landed here in central Florida. And,... More>>

It was a jam-packed news week -- even with President Trump away from DC

It's been a stormy start to spring so far for the Trump administration, with adult film star Stormy Daniels dominating headlines. But -- this being the Trump administration -- the Daniels news wasn't even the biggest news... More>>

Justice Department leaning against charges in Eric Garner case

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is weighing whether to pursue federal charges against a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the discussions. More>>

The 11 must-read moments from James Comey's private memos

Minutes after they were sent to Congress, former FBI Director James Comey's private memos on his interactions with President Donald Trump leaked. More>>

Ex-Forbes reporter says Trump posed as executive, lied to him to crack Forbes 400 list

A former Forbes reporter claims that Donald Trump, before he was president, pretended to be a Trump Organization executive speaking on Trump's behalf and then lied about his wealth in order to crack the Forbes 400 list. More>>

10 Things to remember about Donald Trump's taxes

Happy Tax Day! You have until midnight tonight to file with the IRS -- or, like President Donald Trump -- to ask for an extension. More>>

Judge wants to hear from Cohen before ruling on Daniels case

A federal judge in California said Friday that he needed to hear from President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen directly before deciding whether to issue a stay in a civil lawsuit involving porn star Stormy Daniels. More>>

France's Macron to address Congress during state visit

French President Emmanuel Macron will address a joint session of Congress on April 25 as part of his state visit, a senior administration official told reporters Friday. The address coincides with the 58th anniversary of... More>>

Democrat who challenged Pelosi speaking at Clyburn's fish fry

South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn's annual "World Famous Fish Fry" is typically known for its fried fish on white bread and Palmetto State politics, but national and congressional observers will also be keeping a... More>>

Indiana abortion law signed by Mike Pence ruled unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that an Indiana abortion law signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he served as the state's governor is unconstitutional. More>>

Trump to deliver commencement speech at Naval Academy

President Donald Trump announced Friday he will deliver a commencement speech at the United States Naval Academy next month. More>>

Comey memos, Rudy and Russia: The latest jam-packed news day in Trump's presidency

A flood of developments related to the Russia investigation on Thursday marked the latest news-packed day in Donald Trump's presidency. More>>

Potential Democratic 2020 contenders are rushing to back marijuana legalization

In a significant political shift, several top Democrats considered to be possible contenders in the 2020 presidential race are backing legislation that would decriminalize marijuana. More>>

Why feminism and racism have a lot to do with the gun debate

Students around the country are again taking to the streets. It's the latest mass action since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that claimed seventeen lives and galvanized young people to act in the... More>>

Mueller team says it has not gone rogue

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed with special counsel Robert Mueller what prosecutors should pursue in the Russia probe as early as last May, when Mueller was first appointed, the special counsel's office... More>>

Mitt Romney faces test to determine if he'll have a primary challenger

Mitt Romney will face the biggest test so far in his bid for US Senate on Saturday, when the Utah GOP gathers for party caucuses to decide who will be the party's nominee to replace retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. More>>

A high for marijuana legalization on 4/20

Marijuana in the past was considered taboo in American culture and politics. Just check out the "Saved by the Bell" episode, "No Hope With Dope." More>>

EPA sources: Pruitt aide tried to back-date departure after congressional interview request

One of embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's most trusted advisers sought to retroactively change her resignation date a day after the House oversight committee requested to interview her as part of its investigation. More>>

Why a primary challenge to Trump is likely to fail

Several Republican lawmakers have said it is too early to answer whether they'll back President Donald Trump in 2020. More>>

Trump adds former federal prosecutors Jane and Marty Raskin to legal team

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani isn't the only new addition to President Donald Trump's legal team. Former federal prosecutors Jane and Marty Raskin have also joined the team, Jay Sekulow, a counsel to the... More>>

Judge blocks Trump administration from transferring American ISIS suspect

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Thursday from transferring to another country an American citizen who has been accused of fighting for ISIS and who has been held by US forces in Iraq for months. More>>

A new allegation says Trump lied about his wealth. Here's what we do know

Before he was President, Donald Trump deceived a Forbes reporter about his personal wealth in the 1980s in order to make it onto the magazine's Forbes 400 list, according to a new allegation by the reporter. More>>

Trump has 'weathered Comey' but Cohen is 'consuming him,' White House source says

A week after the tell-all book from James Comey exploded onto the scene, President Donald Trump is telling aides and confidants something he rarely does: He's pleased at how Republicans and the White House led the charge... More>>

Comey memos renew questions over Trump's behavior

If House Republicans thought they were helping President Donald Trump by forcing the release of James Comey's memos, they might want to think again. More>>

Rosenstein told Trump he's not a target in Cohen investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump at a recent meeting that he's not a target in the investigation of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. More>>

Threat to walk out on Kim highlights risks of Trump's volatile diplomatic approach

President Donald Trump's claim that he's ready to walk away in the middle of a summit with North Korea underscores the high risks of the unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un that is set to take place within weeks. More>>

Comey memos detail Trump's comments on Russia, reservations about Flynn

In his memos documenting conversations with President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey recounts Trump's "serious reservations" about then-national security adviser Michael Flynn as well as the President's... More>>

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Schumer to introduce marijuana decriminalization legislation

Sen. Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana, Vice News reported Thursday. More>>

Longtime Trump attorney: Michael Cohen may lie to get leniency

Longtime attorney for President Donald Trump Jay Goldberg says he's concerned Michael Cohen will lie to prosecutors to get leniency on his own charges. More>>

Trump threatens to pull funding for California National Guard deployment

President Donald Trump lashed out at California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, insisting that his administration won't pay for the state's National Guard deployment unless the troops help enforce US immigration laws at the... More>>

US-backed Syrian fighters capture militant linked to 9/11 attacks

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have captured an individual the US assesses to be Mohammed Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More>>

Democrats see red line for Veterans Affairs nominee on privatization

Democratic senators who have met with White House physician Ronny Jackson, the President's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, have made clear that privatization of veterans' medical care is a red line for them. More>>

Comey: 'I didn't have confidence' in deputy AG Rosenstein

In the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet last May hinting there might be "tapes" of their conversations, former FBI director James Comey said he had a friend disclose details of his interactions with Trump in order to... More>>

White House: Bolton meets with Russian ambassador

The White House said Thursday that new national security adviser John Bolton met with Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov. More>>

Justice Dept. turns over James Comey's memos on talks with Trump

The Justice Department on Thursday turned over to congressional committees a closely guarded set of memos that former FBI Director James Comey wrote recounting his conversations with President Donald Trump. More>>

Senior GOP source: 'Likely' the public will have access to Comey memos sent to Congress

Former FBI Director James Comey's memos about his interactions with President Donald Trump are "likely" to become public, a senior GOP source told CNN. More>>

James Comey, political animal

Former FBI director James Comey is very, very concerned with ensuring that he is not perceived as a political guy. More>>

Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to help bring Mueller probe to a conclusion

Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump's personal lawyer Jay Sekulow announced Thursday. More>>

Snapshots from the US-Mexico border

CNN went with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she traveled to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday. More>>

Bolton, Kudlow on the rise, but risks abound

President Donald Trump has seen a parade of favored aides come and go his first year in office, some more quickly than others. But rarely have two advisers been as publicly praised or as internally aggrandized as national... More>>

'I could well be a witness' for the prosecution against McCabe, Comey tells CNN

Former FBI Director James Comey said in a wide-ranging CNN interview Thursday that he could potentially be a witness against the FBI's former number two. More>>

Cohen drops defamation suits over infamous dossier

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told courts in New York late Wednesday that he'd like to drop defamation lawsuits he filed against Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed regarding the production and publication... More>>

Comey on why 'it's possible' Trump was compromised by Russians: He's 'constantly bringing it up'

Former FBI Director James Comey explained Thursday why he thinks "it's possible" that the Russians could have compromising information about President Donald Trump. More>>

How Trump plans to arm the world with US weapons

While the US is already a dominant force in global weapons trade, President Donald Trump wants to make it easier to put American-made weapons into the hands of US allies and partners -- unveiling a new plan on Thursday... More>>

Ted Cruz's embarrassing ode to Donald Trump is why people hate politicians

In the course of the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump called Ted Cruz a liar, not-so-subtly suggested Cruz's wife was unattractive and floated the possibility that Cruz's father might have had a role in the assassination of... More>>

EPA inspector general to begin second review of Pruitt's security detail

The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general says it will open a second probe into Administrator Scott Pruitt's security detail. More>>

Justice Dept. watchdog sends McCabe findings to federal prosecutors for possible charges

The Justice Department's inspector general referred its findings on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington for possible criminal charges associated with lying to internal... More>>

Trump's secretary of state pick gains support of his first Democratic senator

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota on Thursday announced her support for Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state, becoming the first Democrat to say she'll vote for the current CIA director to be the... More>>

Sen. Duckworth makes history, casts vote with baby on Senate floor

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth made history on Thursday as she became the first senator to cast a vote on the Senate floor with her newborn by her side. More>>

Trump and Sessions lose another sanctuary cities case

A federal appeals court struck another blow Thursday to the Trump administration's efforts to pressure sanctuary cities, upholding a court order preventing the Justice Department from imposing conditions on grants to cities. More>>

This Republican senator has no idea what a 'gotcha' question actually is

On CNN's "New Day" Thursday morning, anchor Chris Cuomo asked Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) whether he planned to support President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection race. The Wisconsin Senator's "answer" was really something. More>>

Trump's NASA nominee is confirmed after Senate drama

It was another dramatic hour -- and history was made -- in the Senate on Thursday. More>>

The Democrats' lead in House polling is tightening. Here's what it means

Everything seems to be going the Democrats' way on their march for House control in November. Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, are retiring left and right. Democrats continue to overperform in special... More>>

Hickenlooper in 2020? 'This summer we'll see how it begins to feel'

With the end of his second term in sight, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is weighing his political future and says he'll see how a potential presidential run feels this summer. More>>

These former intel professionals are running for office to check Trump

Former intelligence professionals angered by what they view as attacks on the intelligence community by President Donald Trump are channeling their grievances by running for office in 2018. More>>

Why the close Cruz-O'Rourke poll should make the GOP nervous

The perennial speculation about whether Texas could turn blue flared up with fresh legitimacy on Wednesday after a new poll from Quinnipiac University indicated incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz could have a tight race on... More>>

#TBT: Barbara Bush's own diplomatic triumph

Since her passing on Tuesday, a lot has been said of Barbara Bush, admiring her wit, love of family and her role as first lady. Her 1990 address to Wellesley College graduates checked all of those boxes, serving up some of... More>>

Kris Kobach found in contempt of court by federal judge

A federal judge has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to comply with court orders in a case challenging a controversial state proof-of-citizenship voting law. More>>

Sarah Palin is now an Instagram influencer

Former Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin shared a photo of a "skinny tea" along with a discount code for 15% off for the brand to her more than 25,000 Instagram followers Wednesday. More>>

Valerie Plame: Scooter Libby's pardon hurts the country

For outed ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame, the pardon of Scooter Libby by President Donald Trump last Friday was personal. More>>

Obama: Parkland students 'are shaking us out of our complacency'

Former President Barack Obama has again lauded the students of Parkland, Florida, writing that they "are shaking us out of our complacency." More>>

US warns of growing African terror threat

ISIS and al Qaeda represent major threats and are growing in strength in West Africa according to the commander of US special operations in Africa, Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks. More>>

Grassley on special counsel bill: McConnell's views 'do not govern' his committee

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are plowing ahead with their plan to pass a bill out of the committee that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller, despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow not to put the... More>>

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he'll support Trump in 2020

Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Twitter Thursday he plans to support President Donald Trump for his 2020 re-election bid. More>>

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to appear before Congress next week

The former Cambridge Analytica employee whose revelations about his former company's use of Facebook data sparked global outrage will appear before Democrats on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees next week. More>>

Cruz effusively praises Trump in 'Time' magazine writeup

Sen. Ted Cruz -- a man who once warned that the country would "plunge into the abyss" under a Donald Trump presidency -- is now offering gushing praise for the President, calling him a much-needed "flash-bang grenade" who... More>>

Haley's retort shows why she's unique in Trump's White House

Public humiliation is a rite of passage for many top officials in the Trump administration. But when it was Nikki Haley's turn this week, she fought back, defending herself in a way that reflects her unique status in the... More>>

Trump decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctions

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russia for supporting Syria's chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to three senior administration officials and a... More>>

The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire... More>>

Trump is drowning out both the GOP and Democratic tax messages

When Republicans passed their tax overhaul bill late last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but guaranteed the controversial cuts would be a political winner in 2018. More>>

Nielsen says SCOTUS ruling on deportation 'undermines' DHS efforts to safeguard US

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen blasted the Supreme Court on Wednesday for making the country less safe, saying at the southern border that a recent court decision on deportation "undermines" her agency's work. More>>

Corker questions Trump candidacy in 2020

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday withheld an endorsement for President Donald Trump's re-election bid, adding that it is "questionable" whether Trump will even seek a second term in office. More>>

Sticking point on Trump-Kim talks: Location, location, location

As top national security officials continue to work behind the scenes to prepare for an audacious one-on-one meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, a key sticking point has emerged: where to hold the talks. More>>

'No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion ... No collusion'

On Wednesday night at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs asked President Donald Trump a simple question: Had he decided, in light of recent events,... More>>

Melania Trump, ex-presidents will attend Barbara Bush's funeral

First lady Melania Trump, along with several ex-presidents, will attend the funeral for Barbara Bush in Texas on Saturday. More>>

GOP Sen. Johnson holds out on backing Trump in 2020

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday morning that it's too early to say whether he'll support a re-election bid for Donald Trump in 2020, adding to a growing list of conservatives on Capitol Hill who are... More>>

New Quinnipiac poll shows tight Texas Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows a tight race in Texas between Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke for Cruz's Senate seat. More>>

Trump declared he's running again. Many Republicans aren't ready to back him.

A wide array of House and Senate Republicans are not yet ready to endorse President Donald Trump's bid for a second term, a reflection of the deep uncertainty on Capitol Hill over his political standing amid growing... More>>

Stormy Daniels' lawyer mulling suing Trump directly for defamation

Stormy Daniels' lawyer said Wednesday that he is looking to file a defamation claim directly against President Donald Trump. More>>

DHS secretary declines to explain Trump's 'breeding' tweet

President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary declined to explain what the President meant by "breeding concept" in a tweet Wednesday morning, saying he was calling attention to a "very serious problem." More>>

Trump undercutting ambassador plays right into Comey's tease about the worst Russia narrative

If there is one subject (just one!), on which, you'd think the President would be doing everything in his power to make sure the world knew he was tough, resolved and independent, it would be Russia. More>>

Airmen fired, demoted over dinosaur puppet video

The US Air Force is making it clear that dinosaur puppets have no place in its "time-honored" military traditions -- levying tough punishments against three members of the Tennessee Air National Guard involved in a viral... More>>

Trump bullish on North Korea talks, but willing to walk away

President Donald Trump offered a bullish view on Wednesday of his planned talks with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un, insisting he's positioned to accomplish what his predecessors could not. More>>

Bernie Sanders: Cardi B is right on Social Security

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders invoked rapper Cardi B in a tweet Wednesday, writing, "Cardi B is right. If we are really going to make America great we need to strengthen Social Security so that seniors are able... More>>

Democratic male senators push to advance sexual harassment legislation

Thirty-one Democratic male senators have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling on them to move on sexual harassment legislation that would overhaul how claims are handled on Capitol Hill. More>>

Democratic House candidates hold fundraising edge after 1st quarter

Democratic candidates outraised Republican candidates in 49 of the 88 US House campaigns identified by CNN as key races in 2018, according to an analysis of first-quarter Federal Election Commission filings. More>>

Trump blasts 'breeding' in sanctuary cities. That's a racist term.

What exactly did President Donald Trump mean by "breeding" when he tweeted Wednesday about cities that will not cooperate with the federal government to deport the undocumented. More>>

Former Trump lawyer says he warned the President that Cohen could turn against him

Jay Goldberg, a longtime lawyer for Donald Trump -- who negotiated Trump's divorces from Ivana Trump and Marla Maples decades ago -- says he received a call from the President last Friday seeking advice and warned the... More>>

James Comey faces the public's questions at New York book event

Former FBI Director James Comey answered New Yorkers' questions on moral leadership, regret and Hillary Clinton's emails on Wednesday night for the first time since his book was released. More>>

House Judiciary chair plans to subpoena to get Comey memos

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte plans to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department demanding memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump,... More>>

Babies now allowed on the US Senate floor following rare move to change rules

In a rare move, the Senate on Wednesday night voted to change longstanding rules to allow newborns -- for the first time -- onto the Senate floor during votes. More>>

Pompeo confirmation winnowing down to a handful of undecided Democrats

No Democrats have said yet they'll support Mike Pompeo, keeping the CIA director's fate unclear as the Senate prepares to vote on his nomination to be secretary of state. More>>

Trump on firing Mueller or Rosenstein: 'They're still here'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday downplayed speculation he's moving to fire special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. More>>

Top operatives try to work out how Dems can break through Trump's message dominance

A group of Democratic operatives and top pollsters are trying to answer a question ahead of the midterm elections that perplexed the most seasoned minds in politics in 2016: How can Democrats break through the Donald... More>>

Senators demand more information about DC mobile snooping devices

A bipartisan group of four Senate privacy hawks are demanding the Department of Homeland Security publish more information about the evidence of mobile snooping devices in Washington and surrounding areas. More>>

Farenthold resigned before House panel could rule against him, Democrat's office says

Former Rep. Blake Farenthold resigned from his seat in Congress before the House Ethics Committee could rule against him in its investigation surrounding allegations of sexual harassment, according to the office of a... More>>

After failure to launch, Republican senator switches vote to save Trump's NASA nominee

For about an hour, no one was sure what was going to happen to break a tie vote to end debate on the next NASA administrator. More>>

US admitted just 44 Syrian refugees in last 6 months

As President Donald Trump and his national security team debate their futuret plans for Syria, one element of US policy is patently clear: The administration is not willing to accept large numbers of Syrian refugees... More>>

White House looking into EPA's Pruitt spending, Mulvaney says

The White House will look into oversight reports on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney... More>>

Donald Trump calls out Rand Paul for his opposition to Mike Pompeo's nomination

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Sen. Rand Paul has "never let me down," despite the Kentucky Republican's opposition to Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo. More>>

Playboy announces plans to party in Washington

In 2017, the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner clearly had lost some of its luster. Not only did the President and first lady not attend the annual dinner at the... More>>

Comey says he doesn't expect Trump will fire Mueller

Former FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that he does not believe President Donald Trump will fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. More>>

Colin Powell says strength of Bush family came from Barbara

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell reminisced on his memories of the Bush family following former first lady Barbara Bush's death on Tuesday. More>>

Colin Powell says Pompeo is 'amenable to changes' in his stances

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo a careful listener who may be open to changing some of his past positions in a Wednesday interview on CNN's "Inside Politics." More>>

Trump orders flags to half-staff for Barbara Bush

President Donald Trump late Tuesday ordered flags lowered to half-staff through Saturday night in memory of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died earlier Tuesday at the age of 92. More>>

Feds could turn over docs to Cohen as soon as next week

Lawyers for Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, could begin receiving documents and materials seized in the FBI raid as soon as next Friday, prosecutors said Wednesday. More>>

Missouri's top Republicans join calls for Greitens to step down

Missouri's top Republican legislators are calling for GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to step down from office following an accusation that he obtained a charity donor list without permission, the latest controversy to embroil... More>>

Mitch McConnell sees 'no indication' Donald Trump might fire Robert Mueller. Um, what?

Mitch McConnell said something very odd Tuesday in an interview with Fox News Channel. More>>

Bolton dealing to build an Arab military force in Syria

President Donald Trump's newly minted national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo are among those spearheading a push to build a coalition of Arab military forces that could replace US... More>>

Top Committee Democrats announce opposition to secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo

The two top ranking Democrats on the Senate foreign relations committee announced their opposition Wednesday to CIA Director Mike Pompeo becoming the next secretary of state. More>>

Nikki Haley is simply not having it

Nikki Haley is not to be trifled with -- especially by the likes of a TV anchor-turned-newly-minted White House aide. More>>

Senators leave classified briefing on Trump's Syria policy 'very unnerved'

Lawmakers emerged from a classified administration briefing on Tuesday expressing concern about administration policy on Syria and the legal justification for last week's military strikes against the regime of Bashar... More>>

Trump, contradicting his own words, denies firing Comey over Russia probe

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey was not fired because of the Russia investigation -- a statement directly at odds with the President's own comments on Comey's dismissal. More>>

Trump says Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday morning that CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea and met with leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Democrats aren't expecting an Arizona miracle, but their eyes are on November

Democrats don't think they are going to win next week's special election in the reliably Republican suburbs west of Phoenix. More>>

Trump calls Stormy Daniels composite sketch 'a total con job'

President Donald Trump dismissed on Wednesday the newly-released composite sketch of a man who adult film star Stormy Daniels says threatened her over her alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago. More>>

Comey says Republican Party 'has left me and many others'

Former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview that aired Wednesday that the Republican Party no longer represents his values and that he "can't be associated with it." More>>

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Missouri attorney general accuses Greitens of misusing charity donor list

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Tributes pour in for 'force of a woman' Barbara Bush

From her family to those in the political world, many had words of praise and respect for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died at the age of 92. More>>

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man who allegedly threatened her over Trump affair

Stormy Daniels released a composite sketch on Tuesday of the man she alleges threatened her in 2011 and is offering a $131,000 reward to anyone who can identify the perpetrator. More>>

McConnell: I won't put legislation to protect Mueller on Senate floor

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News on Tuesday he doesn't believe President Donald Trump will fire Robert Mueller, adding he doesn't want legislation on the issue. More>>

NYT: Trump and Mattis disagreed over congressional approval for Syria strike

President Donald Trump quashed Defense Secretary James Mattis' suggestion to obtain congressional authorization ahead of last week's strikes in Syria, military and administration officials told The New York Times. More>>

Haley's response to WH blame over sanctions: 'I don't get confused'

A consensus emerged Tuesday at the White House and Mar-a-Lago about how to clean up the administration's suddenly muddled plans to crack down on Russia: Blame Nikki Haley. More>>

McCarthy's relationship to Trump looms over speaker race

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo secretly met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

CIA Director Mike Pompeo visited North Korea more than two weeks ago for a secret meeting with leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, sources confirmed to CNN. More>>

Trump says 5 locations are being considered for Kim Jong Un meeting

President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that five locations are being considered for his widely anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. More>>

Barbara Bush remembered for 'devotion to country and family'

People set politics aside Tuesday evening following news that former first lady Barbara Bush had died, wishing the family well and offering condolences. More>>

'The enforcer' -- how Barbara Bush became the matriarch of the Republican Party

On Tuesday night, word came that Barbara Bush, the 92-year-old doyenne of the first family of Republican politics, had passed away. More>>

Barbara Bush, Republican matriarch and former first lady, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the matriarch of a Republican political dynasty and a first lady who elevated the cause of literacy, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her husband's office. She was 92. More>>

Another Democratic senator on Foreign Relations Committee comes out against Pompeo nomination

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday became the latest member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to oppose CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination for secretary of state. More>>

US says it plans to transfer accused American ISIS fighter from custody

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Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs courts a skeptical Senate

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US struck Syria without certainty on sarin

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Top WH aide says Haley got 'ahead of the curve' with sanctions announcement

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley got ahead of herself in announcing new sanctions on Russia, a top aide to President Donald Trump said on Tuesday. More>>

Lawmakers push to curtail US backing for Saudi campaign in Yemen

Administration officials pushed back against lawmakers who are seeking to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition unless its takes "urgent steps" to reduce the enormous toll of human suffering there. More>>

Key steps that Administrator Scott Pruitt has taken at EPA

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Trump to rally in Michigan during White House Correspondents' Dinner

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Trump's CIA pick faces growing Hill scrutiny over destruction of interrogation tapes

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SCOTUS nixes part of law requiring deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some "crimes of violence," holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague. More>>

Comey's Trumpy streak is showing during book blitz

In former FBI director James Comey's telling, he and President Donald Trump are perfect foils. He recalls their White House meetings in tense, cinematic terms -- the upright G-man, bound to "a higher loyalty," facing off... More>>