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Melania Trump released from the hospital after kidney procedure

Saturday  18:15,   19 may 2018

First lady Melania Trump was released from the hospital Saturday morning, her office confirmed. "The first lady returned home to the White House this morning. She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits," said Stephanie Grisham, the[...]

These 7 Women Could Help Democrats Win Congress. (And Here’s How the Republicans Plan to Stop Them.)

Saturday  15:05,   19 may 2018

Pennsylvania has had an all-male congressional delegation since 2015. After victories by several women this week, that may change in November.A victory by any of them would be a pivotal moment for Pennsylvania, which has had an all-male[...]

Trump speaks at White House discussion on prison reform

Friday  19:29,   18 may 2018

The president has taken a tough-on-crime approach to officeLoad[...]

White House, House GOP leaders reopen talks on immigration

Friday  05:20,   18 may 2018

The election-year uprising by Republican moderates forced Ryan and the White House to revive talks on the divisive issue. It was unclear if any compromise could secure the votes.Load[...]

Dem plans amendment to block Trump from using military bases to house undocumented minors separated from parents

Friday  03:20,   18 may 2018

A Democratic lawmaker said Thursday that he plans to introduce an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would block the Trump administration from using military bases to house children immigrating illegally who have been forcibly[...]

GOP fights over crucial farm bill as lawmakers demand immigration vote first

Friday  01:57,   18 may 2018

The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Thursday that they would not support a vote on this year's federal farm bill until they are given a chance to consider immigration legislation. “We believe we’ve got to deal with the[...]

How a Russian oligarch linked to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen turned a California state park into a mini Moscow

Friday  01:57,   18 may 2018

Viktor Vekselberg has been banned from doing business in America under U.S. sanctions. But as of this week, he was still the chairman of a U.S. nonprofit group that boasts support from a few Fortune 100 corporations and one of Trump's top[...]

Rudy Giuliani just watered down Trump’s Russia collusion denial — again

Friday  01:30,   18 may 2018

This is now at least the seventh time the goal posts have been moved — all in one direction.Rudolph W. Giuliani hit the airwaves of Fox News on Wednesday night to again raise the bar for what might constitute collusion. On the same day[...]

The Latest: Conservatives lining up to block House farm bill

Friday  01:00,   18 may 2018

A key House Republican says conservative hardliners hoping to force progress on unrelated immigration issues are lining up to block passage of a major overhaul of farm subsidies and federal nutrition programs. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina is[...]

EXCLUSIVE-Manafort's former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with govt-sources

Friday  00:25,   18 may 2018

The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes, two people with knowledge of the[...]

A world of threats awaits Gina Haspel as CIA director

Friday  00:15,   18 may 2018

During a tense Senate confirmation hearing last week, Gina Haspel rattled off a list of national security challenges she could face as the first woman to lead the CIA - Russian aggression, Iranian ambitions in the Middle East, China's increasing [...]

Schiff Shanks Trump Golf Cart Story

Thursday  23:30,   17 may 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff mistakenly claimed that the Secret Service has paid the Trump Organization "over $150,000 for the privilege of renting Donald Trump golf carts to protect Donald Trump on his rounds." In fact, the federal agency rents golf [...]

Paul Ryan Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws

Thursday  20:51,   17 may 2018

Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan break campaign finance laws in a meeting with donor Sheldon Adelson? A: No. He met with Adelson (which is legal), but there’s no evidence he solicited a $30 million donation for a Republican super PAC (which would be[...]

Trump has his sights set on West Virginia for the fall

Thursday  19:42,   17 may 2018

In a Senate lunch, the president was focused on a state where he remains very popular.Load[...]

Exclusive: Judge to rule on release of special counsel's contacts with media

Thursday  19:07,   17 may 2018

Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman is pushing a Freedom of Information Act request that includes Robert Mueller's team.Load[...]