Pence makes diplomatic trip to Middle East, meets with Egypt's el-Sissi first

Vice President Mike Pence met with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Saturday on the first leg of a trip to the volatile region.


Ryan orders ethics inquiry into Pa. lawmaker's reported use of taxpayer cash to settle misconduct case

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan has denied any harassment of an ex-aide. He will lose his seat on the ethics panel


Alabama Dem Doug Jones votes with GOP on spending bill to avoid shutdown

Newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, in his most high-profile vote since taking office, was one five Democratic senators to vote overnight with Republicans on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.


DC lawmakers dig their heels in, point fingers as government shutdown rolls on

Democrats and Republicans played the blame game for a government shutdown Saturday -- with both sides unable to come to an agreement on Democratic demands for language to protect illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.


A show of solidarity around the world marks 2018 Women's March

Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.


Maine town manager under fire for promoting white separatism, criticizing Islam

The town manager of a small community in northern Maine has come under fire for promoting white separatist views and making comments critical of Islam, it was reported Saturday.


First lady Melania Trump says first year has been 'filled with many wonderful moments'

Melania Trump tweeted on President Trump's one year inauguration anniversary.


Shutdown begins: Statue of Liberty, others closed as America feels impact of impasse

The impact of the government shutdown is already being felt across the country – including at the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration – as Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans to deal with the spending bill im


Trump travel ban: Timeline of a legal journey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries.


Trump blames Dems for shutdown, calls it 'nice present' marking his one year in office

President Trump on Saturday morning continued to blame Democrats for forcing a government shutdown overnight, arguing his opponents are “far more” concerned with illegal immigration than the U.S. military and protecting the country’s so


Trump administration to revoke Obama-era policy for abortion providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday that it would revoke an Obama-era “legal guidance” that discouraged states from defunding organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, that provide abortion services.

United States

California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs

Lawmakers from California have proposed a bill that would compel companies making more than $1 million to turn over half their tax-cut savings to the state in order to fund programs that support low-income and middle-class families.


Government braces for shutdown as Senate fails to meet deadline for spending deal

The deadline arrived without a deal. The U.S. government shut down at midnight Friday after Congress failed to overcome a partisan divide over immigration and spending.


Sen. Rand Paul's neighbor to plea guilty in federal assault case

The neighbor of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul signed a plea agreement Friday for the November attack that left the Republican lawmaker with six broken ribs.


Democrat congressman pushes to impeach Trump: What to know about the process

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, again presented articles to impeach President Trump on the House floor.


DHS 'caught by surprise' by President Trump's original travel ban: report

The Department of Homeland Security was “caught by surprise” by the signing of President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning immigrants from terror hot spots into the U.S., a government report released Friday concluded.


California's bullet train (and biggest boondoggle) is over budget by billions

It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less.


At March for Life rally, Trump says late-term abortions are ‘wrong’ and must ‘change’

President Trump on Friday became the first president to deliver a live speech to the pro-life activists of the annual March for Life rally in Washington, as he called for the end to laws that allow late-term abortions.


Mattis: US military advantage over China and Russia 'eroding'

The U.S. military's advantage over Russia and China is "eroding," according to an unclassified summary of the Pentagon's new National Defense Strategy unveiled Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Washington. The document also says that ISIS no longe


Sen. Chuck Schumer meets with President Trump amid budget logjam after White House blasts 'Schumer Shutdown'

The White House coined a decidedly Trumpian phrase Friday in the battle to assign blame for the looming budget standoff, branding it the "Schumer Shutdown."


US reportedly redoubles efforts to establish Jerusalem embassy by 2019

A day after President Trump appeared noncommittal as to when the US embassy would be relocated to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, his administration has redoubled its efforts to make the move by 2019, according to the New York Times.


Ex-Montana lawmaker gets 18 years for drug trafficking

A former leader of the Montana House of Representatives who once supported funding for an anti-drug campaign was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for his central role in a methamphetamine trafficking ring.

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