NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump's plan to round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants is likely to trigger waves of lawsuits that may soon dwarf the legal fight over the administration's temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim majority countries.
The Department of Homeland Security is pushing ahead with what the American ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- No state in this decade has seen a more meaningful boost than Tennessee in institutionalized congressional influence.
Only eight states, all with much bigger delegations because they're much more populous, have more overt sway at the Capitol this year. That is one of several notable findings from the new Roll Call Clout Index, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Freshman Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, 65, shares his thoughts on Congress so far, why he chose not to continue teaching law school, and what he eats when his wife isn't in D.C.
Q: In your first couple of months here, what have you discovered about the Senate that you didn't know before?
A: I think I knew all this ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- More than half of voters believe Donald Trump has done something illegal or unethical as he faces potential conflicts of interest by continuing to own his businesses while serving as president, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.
Even more voters -- nearly six in 10 -- say Trump's conduct as president makes them feel ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- During a nationwide operation this month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a team of ICE agents in Los Angeles approached the house of a man targeted for deportation.
"Good morning, police," one agent announced in the predawn darkness.
A man opened the door moments later.
"Good morning. How you doing? I'm a police officer...Read more
WASHINGTON -- If you wanted to know who visited the White House, how much the president's secretary is paid, or which state has the most federally funded teaching positions, the information was just a few clicks away. With a bit more technical knowledge, you could explore public data sets to analyze the president's budget, or look for trends in ...Read more
Two years after an abrupt price hike for a lethal drug used by terminally ill patients to end their lives, doctors in the Northwest are once again rethinking aid-in-dying medications -- this time because they're taking too long to work.
The concerned physicians say they've come up with yet another alternative to Seconal, the powerful sedative ...Read more
The word is hurled like a thunderbolt: Treason!
There are few more serious charges than taking up the cause of America's enemies and colluding to undermine the country from within.
Yet that very accusation has been leveled against President Donald Trump by some of his most fevered critics. They cite, among the particulars, the president's ...Read more
SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan RuthSteve Snyder
An Amazon #1 Best Seller and winner of 20 national book awards, SHOT DOWN is set within the framework of World War II in Europe and recounts the dramatic experiences of each member of a ten man B-17 bomber crew after their plane, piloted by the author's father, was knocked out of the sky by ...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Malaysian police on Wednesday named two more people wanted for questioning over last week's killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
One suspect is part of North Korea's embassy staff and the other is a North Korean airline worker, police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told a news...Read more
MEXICO CITY -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly are heading to Mexico this week for high-stakes talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and other top officials.
The visit, during which the diplomats are expected to discuss trade, security and other issues, comes at a frosty moment in U....Read more
WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis artist suing the architect of the U.S. Capitol for removing his painting could make a potentially strong argument that his rights were violated, attorneys said Tuesday.
Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., announced Tuesday on the steps of a Washington federal courthouse that he wants a federal judge's order to rehang the painting...Read more
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will veto a bill that sought to raise income taxes and roll back his signature tax policies.
Brownback called the plan a "big, retroactive, income tax increase."
"I won't sign it and I will veto this bill," he said to applause at the annual dinner of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, one of the groups ...Read more
MIAMI -- The number of Florida manatees, both dead and alive, continues to climb.
This week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released preliminary results of an annual count that recorded 6,620 manatees lumbering in the warm waters of Florida's lagoons, springs and canals. The count comes a year after federal wildlife ...Read more
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- The day after dozens of headstones were discovered toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery, local and national leaders on Tuesday expressed their outrage over the desecration and condolences to families affected by the vandalism.
The University City Council released a statement saying members stand with Jewish friends and ...Read more
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Elor Azaria cracked a smile and his family broke out in song Tuesday moments after a military tribunal sentenced the Israeli soldier to 18 months in jail for killing a wounded Palestinian knife assailant last March in a case that has gripped national attention for nearly a year.
The decision comes a month and a half after ...Read more
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Corporal punishment, or paddling, which is legal in Kentucky public schools, would be prohibited under a bill introduced in the General Assembly by Rep. Jim Wayne.
School administrators, teachers and other staff, and school districts would be prohibited from using corporal punishment under House Bill 393.
Corporal physical ...Read more
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Ecuador's two leading presidential contenders are almost certainly heading toward an April 2 runoff, as ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno seems to have failed to garner the 40 percent of the vote he needed to win outright.
With 96 percent of the vote counted, the National Electoral Council (CNE) suggested Tuesday that ...Read more
SC man waives right to hearing on federal gun charge in 'Dylann Roof' attack case
FLORENCE, S.C. -- In a hearing that took little more than a minute, Benjamin Thomas Samuel McDowell -- accused of purchasing a gun from an undercover agent for an attack "in the spirit of Dylann Roof" -- waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
He delayed the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The victories of Republicans up and down the ticket last November temporarily papered over the major fault lines that divided the GOP base throughout the 2016 election. But those differences are beginning to surface again, and nowhere will such tensions be more evident than at this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices debated border shootings and drone strikes Tuesday in a case that could preview the legal battle over President Donald Trump's proposed ban on foreign travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries.
But the eight justices sounded evenly split over whether the parents of a Mexican teenager can sue the U.S. ...Read more
- Advocates gearing up to challenge tough new DHS rules on deportation
- Final DHS rules foresee immediate deportation for anyone caught anywhere in US
- A lethal shooting at the US-Mexico border divides the Supreme Court
- Door closes on Obama administration's open data efforts
- Storm brings record rainfall, gusts up to 199 mph and flooding to Northern California