Give Michael Madigan this: Even at his most devious and Machiavellian, the veteran Democratic Illinois House speaker hasn't used the lame-duck session of the General Assembly to attempt to nullify the results of an ...Read more
Jeffrey Epstein, a politically connected Palm Beach multimillionaire accused of molesting scores of underage girls starting in the early 2000s, on Tuesday issued a written public apology to end a lawsuit.
But let's be ...Read more
On paper, Sen. Kamala Harris is a rather enticing Democratic presidential nominee for 2020. Formerly a San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 and labeled...Read more
The sharp rise of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Donald Trump's election as president in November 2016 is something he and his supporters often cite to show how he has helped the economy -- and how, despite his ...Read more
Donald Trump is enjoying Emmanuel Macron's struggles with the gilets jaunes. In a tweet this week, he said the French had come around to his skepticism about the Paris climate change agreement and the cost of fighting ...Read more
NBC's Katy Tur, responding to an article in the New Yorker about climate, looked into the camera and asked, "How pointless is my life? And how pointless are the decisions that I make on a day-to-day basis when we are not ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The death of George H.W. Bush has occasioned a fair amount of nostalgia for the old American establishment, of which Bush was undoubtedly a prominent member. It has also provoked a heated debate among ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- This just in: Black men are still being killed by police officers for no good reason.
But you knew that. Anyone who has remotely been paying attention should be aware that unjustified police killings of ...Read more
George H.W. Bush was America's closer.
Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern...Read more
George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time."
So said two not impartial ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- They wander the halls of public buildings and haunt receptions like the ghosts of the GOP past -- the cohort of Republican senators and House members who will be leaving office with the arrival of the new ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- With the 2018 elections coming to an end, it's clear that voters set a modern record for turnout in a midterm. And there's no reason to believe voters won't set another record two years from now.
According ...Read more
Hunger and homelessness are huge issues. But charitable groups that want to help out have been hampered by a state law that generally requires those handing out free food to get food-service permits as if they were ...Read more
Volatility in the administration is leading to volatility in the stock market. When President Donald Trump made it sound as though he had worked out a trade deal with China, or at least a temporary halt in the escalation ...Read more
The roster of men in green and gold who have given the Chicago Bears fits is long and illustrious. Ray Nitschke wouldn't just tackle halfbacks, he'd crunch them. Bart Starr cut open Bear secondaries with a surgeon's ...Read more
Robert Bauer served as counsel to President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and as White House counsel from 2009 to 2011. One of the leading experts in U.S. laws regulating political activity, he ...Read more
If you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the U.S.-China trade war is mainly about tariffs. After all, the president and trade-warrior-in-chief has called himself "Tariff Man." And the ...Read more
A federal judge ordered the U.S. State Department to disclose possible evidence whether Hillary Clinton used her private email while she was secretary of State to intentionally flout public information requests for ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The executive director of North Carolina's Republican Party on Thursday defended GOP candidate Mark Harris as an "innocent victim" and downplayed a report that incumbent Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger's ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is close to nominating William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, to permanently succeed Jeff Sessions as head of the Justice Department, according ...Read more
- After years of election fraud complaints in rural North Carolina, a congressional vote dissolves into scandal
- Trump campaign, NRA may have illegally coordinated ads, groups tell FEC
- John Kelly, hired to bring order to White House, to leave as Trump's chief of staff
- Between Twitter rants, Trump turns to familiar issues in K.C.: immigration and the wall
- John Kelly to leave White House, Trump says
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