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O’Rourke, trailing Cruz in Texas Senate race, comes out swinging in final debate

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:13:48 -0400

Trailing in the polls and looking to regain momentum in Texas’s hotly contested Senate race, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke came out swinging in his final debate against Ted Cruz, repeatedly questionin....
A 'looooong shot for Democrats' against powerhouse Rep. Jim Jordan just got a little bit shorter

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:14:36 -0400

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, participates in the press conference calling on President Trump to declassify the Carter Page FISA applications on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. It was a minor shift, and probably....
Indiana Sen. Donnelly backs border wall in new ad, and GOP pounces

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:04:16 -0400

Republicans hoping to take back a Senate seat in Indiana said an ad by Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, backing the idea of a wall on the Mexican border and supporting ICE, showed the Democrat was becomi....
Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:48:16 -0400

Jared Kushner is leveraging his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to facilitate communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.....
Trump coins a new nickname for Stormy Daniels after he wins in court

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:13:16 -0400

The battle between President Trump and Stormy Daniels, the actress who says she slept with him in 2006, took a predictable turn on Tuesday in an exchange of insults on Twitter over her looks and his a....
Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' again after she reveals DNA results

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:58:33 -0400

President Trump on Tuesday revived his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who released a DNA test showing evidence she has Native American ancestry.....
In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a Democrat

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:47:39 -0400

In the Tennessee Senate race, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has struggled to hold on to GOP moderates who lean toward her Democratic rival, Phil Bredesen.....
Will Rick Scott’s playbook withstand a potential Democratic wave?

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:46:46 -0400

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat serving his 18th year in the Senate. Can he do it?....
Think tanks reconsider Saudi support amid Khashoggi controversy

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:31:04 -0400

The push to disassociate from Saudi Arabia has proven complex for Washington’s most prominent public policy institutions.....
Blue states' rights: California’s 'Queen of Green' fights Trump to set stricter pollution rules

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:17:47 -0400

Mary Nichols, the chair of the California Air Resources Board, is engaged in a tense feud with the Trump administration over her state’s ability to regulate its air quality.....
Facing doubts from women voters, Tennessee’s Phil Bredesen opens up about his wife's kidnapping

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:16:46 -0400

The centrist Democrat speaks out about his wife's kidnapping, explaining that protecting women is very personal to him.....
Warren releases DNA test showing 'strong evidence' of Native American ancestry

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:12:36 -0400

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA test that the Massachusetts Democrat said proves she has Native American ancestry.....
Bernie Sanders is not a fan of ‘disruptive and rude’ Democratic protesters

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 12:59:56 -0400

The former presidential candidate said he would much rather see progressives voice their outrage through the ballot box.....
Rubio: U.S. credibility is undermined if we don’t condemn allies that murder

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:07:58 -0400

Sen. Marco Rubio said America would need to call out Saudi Arabia if it’s proven that its government was behind the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.....
Trump touts his dealmaking skills after meeting American pastor freed from Turkey

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 22:25:06 -0400

President Trump, welcoming the Rev. Andrew Brunson on his return to the United States after a two-year imprisonment in Turkey, took credit for his release and blamed President Obama for not getting hi....
Devastated by Hurricane Michael, Florida starts recovery

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 18:00:20 -0400

Three days after the devastating passage of Hurricane Michael, search teams in Florida pressed their hunt for victims into hard-to-reach areas Saturday, as the death toll rose to 17 and officials scra....
March to the Polls rally in Chicago draws thousands

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 17:48:39 -0400

Thousands of people have marched through downtown Chicago to express their displeasure at President Donald Trump and encourage voters to go to the polls for next month’s midterm election.....
Planned Parenthood plans for a post-Roe future

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:26:40 -0400

Abortion-rights advocates are preparing for the likelihood that the Supreme Court in the near future may curtail, or completely overturn, Roe v. Wade. Their strategy focuses on securing abortion right....
In Iowa, Cory Booker's early work sets him apart

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 09:33:52 -0400

Cory Booker has begun laying extensive groundwork in the key presidential primary state ahead of many of the other high-profile potential 2020 hopefuls.....
Post-Kanye, Trump says 'we're going to get the African-American vote'

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:04:16 -0400

After hosting rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office, the president tells an Ohio rally that his goal is in reach.....
GOP candidate threatens Pa. governor: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:33:26 -0400

As the national debate over violent rhetoric rages among politicians, pundits and President Trump, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania offered the latest case study in partisan ranco....
'Outside agitators,' a phrase from the civil rights era, resurfaces in Georgia governor’s race

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:53:22 -0400

Republican Brian Kemp, in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor, resurrects the civil rights era charge that “outside agitators” are behind her campaign.....
Scott Senate campaign calls opposition ad 'dangerous' in light of hurricane

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:45:50 -0400

An ad produced by a political action committee supporting Bill Nelson claims the Florida governor cut funding to education while giving tax breaks to the rich.....
Aerial photos show the devastation left in the path of Hurricane Michael

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:00:32 -0400

Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Michael, amid expectations the death toll of 12 from....
Turkey sets free American pastor

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:37:43 -0400

IZMIR, Turkey — American Pastor Andrew Brunson walked out of court a free man today after spending 24 months in a Turkish prison.....
Khashoggi friend says journalist angered Saudi government with column during its 'charm campaign'

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:00:24 -0400

Jamal Khashoggi's friend Khaled Saffuri tells the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery" what the Washington Post columnist may have done to provoke the ire of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salm....
'Good chance' Turkey will release American pastor tomorrow

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:58:37 -0400

Andrew Brunson, a Christian preacher from North Carolina, became the center a diplomatic row between Ankara and Washington after Turkey jailed him on terrorism charges two years ago.....
Unfiltered: ‘There’s a sort of black market in insulin’

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:15:06 -0400

When insulin was first developed as a medical treatment in the early 1900s, it cost the equivalent of about $25 a month. For some of the 7 million diabetic Americans who depend on insulin and can’t a....
Democratic Congress would hold EPA accountable on climate change, senator says

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:32:47 -0400

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Democrats would hold EPA leadership accountable for protecting the environment and taking climate change seriously if they win back Congress.....
In Florida race, prosecutors back Gillum over allegations in GOP ad

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:59:19 -0400

A former U.S. attorney says the ad contains the same "racist undertones" that have been promoted by the campaign of Ron DeSantis.....
Kanye calls himself a 'crazy motherf***er' in Oval Office meeting with Trump

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:53:01 -0400

In perhaps the most surreal moment of the Trump White House to date, Kanye West launched into an extended Oval Office speech that touched on such topics as crime, mental health, slavery, aerospace tec....
In key Virginia House race, Comstock says reports of her death are greatly exaggerated

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:08:19 -0400

Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock, who represents a bellwether Virginia district targeted by Democrats this year, is fighting back against the growing belief that her reelection campaign is a lost caus....
Trump on holding rally during hurricane: I couldn't disappoint my fans

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:22:24 -0400

The president defended his decision to go ahead with a political rally in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Michael ripped across the southeastern U.S., saying he could not disappoint his many fans.....
Beto still trails Cruz in Texas Senate polling

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:42:12 -0400

A new Quinnipiac poll has found that Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s long-shot quest to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, which has generated so much enthusiasm and financial support from national Democrats, has st....
'It's gone': Mexico Beach, Fla., left in ruins by Hurricane Michael

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:33:00 -0400

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin struggled to find the words to describe the sheer devastation left by Hurricane Michael as she flew in a helicopter above Mexico Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning.....
Trump: I could see campaigning with Kanye

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:10:19 -0400

President Trump lavished praise on Kanye West hours before a meeting at the White House with the rapper who has become one of his most outspoken supporters.....
Trump holds campaign rally as Hurricane Michael rages

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:22:38 -0400

As the storm pushed into Georgia, the president headed to Pennsylvania.....
Eric Holder's rallying cry for Democrats: 'When they go low, we kick 'em'

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:28:41 -0400

A growing number of Democrats wants to use the president's own medicine against him.....
If there's a 'Kavanaugh bounce' in the midterms, which direction will it go?

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:01:15 -0400

What we know so far about impact of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on midterm voters.....
Full coverage: Hurricane Michael, now a Category 3, barrels into Georgia

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:25:47 -0400

Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday afternoon.....
'Dilbert' creator: Trump will be the last 'pure human' leader

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 05:00:19 -0400

Cartoonist Scott Adams sees the tech industry as a direct threat to American democracy.....
Trump crowd finds a new target to lock up: Feinstein

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:49:03 -0400

The president goes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein at an Iowa rally, and his crowd responds.....
Hillary Clinton calls Trump's Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony 'a political rally'

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 12:39:26 -0400

“I guess that’s why she lost,” Trump responded. “She doesn’t get it, she never did.”....
Turkey prepares to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:40:45 -0400

Diplomatic tensions are boiling over missing and presumed dead Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.....
Nikki Haley to resign as U.N. ambassador

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:22:58 -0400

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that she plans leave her post at the end of the year.....
From Gary Hart to Donald Trump: How politics went tabloid

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:18:34 -0400

Three decades ago, a single news story about a presumed extramarital affair upended a U.S. presidential campaign.....
At White House ceremony, Trump says Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent'

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:16:09 -0400

The president uses an unusually partisan tone as he presides over a ceremonial swearing in of the Supreme Court's newest justice.....
Bill and Hillary Clinton launch U.S. tour and tickets aren't cheap

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 14:17:41 -0400

The former first couple will embark on a 13-city speaking tour after the midterm elections.....
Trump predicts Democrats will vote for Republicans because of Kavanaugh stance

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:06:21 -0400

President Trump says Democratic voters will support Republicans because of Democrats' talk of impeaching Justice Brett Kavanaugh.....
Limousine crash leaves 20 dead in New York

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 08:07:13 -0400

More than 1,000 people gathered in a New York park to pay tribute to 20 people killed when a stretch limousine crashed while travelling to a birthday party. Devastated relatives and friends of the vi....