SAN FRANCISCO -- Donald Trump fans who accuse police of not protecting them at a 2016 presidential campaign rally that turned violent failed to convince a judge that they should be able to sue on behalf of thousands who attended the event.
The 20 rally-goers brought civil rights claims against San Jose, Calif., and a handful of police officers ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to give the president more control over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency that regulates mortgages and credit cards.
Asking the court to take up a pending appeal, administration lawyers said the Constitution requires that the president be allowed to fire the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- General Motors and the UAW said Tuesday that the Trump administration is playing no role that they know of in negotiations to settle a strike that began at midnight Sunday despite a media report to the contrary.
The Trump administration also denied the report posted by Politico on Tuesday afternoon, with Deputy Press Secretary ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, who often touts the size of crowds at his events and knocks those of his foes, on Tuesday dismissed an audience Sen. Elizabeth Warren drew the night before in New York City.
Warren spoke in front of the iconic arch in the Big Apple's Washington Square Park before an audience numbering in the "thousands," ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, quickly clashed on Tuesday with Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who are considering whether to impeach the president over allegations that he obstructed justice by trying to limit the investigation into Russia's election interference.
"The American ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump was scheduled to arrive in California late Tuesday morning amid growing questions over his administration's plans to get involved in the state's homeless crisis.
Trump is in the state for a two-day visit, with stops for fundraising in Palo Alto, Beverly Hills and San Diego. The fundraisers are expected to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif., will retire from Congress at the end of his term and will announce a run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, according to John Sobel, the congressman's chief of staff.
California's Republican U.S. House delegation has been greatly diminished in recent years. In the 2018 midterms...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Ohio GOP Rep. Steve Chabot's campaign has hired a new treasurer after revealing earlier this month that federal investigators launched a probe into missing campaign funds totaling more than $123,000.
Natalie Baur, who has been the finance director and treasurer for Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman's campaign since 2009, is listed as ...Read more
Cheerleaders at a North Carolina high school were put on probation after a picture of them with a pro-Trump banner during a football game circulated on social media -- and some people aren't happy about it.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association placed the cheerleading squad at North Stanly High School on probation for the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A post-9/11 law designed to keep people from using fake IDs to board airplanes is one year away from taking effect, but the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee worries that it's destined to create "Y2K-type disruption" at the nation's airports in October 2020.
Even though most states are issuing ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Americans typically celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with friends and family to cook and eat bountiful feasts. We tend to think of it as a day of abundance and sometimes overindulgence.
But Deb Haaland, a freshman Democrat from New Mexico and one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, recalls one year when her ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump is set to arrive in California on Tuesday with little clarity over his plans to address the state's homeless crisis and growing doubts about how much the federal government could actually do to change conditions on the streets.
Trump is in the state for a two-day swing with stops for fundraising in Palo ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The White House is seeking to limit what former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski can tell a House panel pursuing an impeachment inquiry.
Lewandowski is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, setting up a potentially combative session with the Republican strategist who has been weighing a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump risks a political backlash if he retaliates against Iran over a weekend strike on Saudi Arabian oil facilities after campaigning on promises to withdraw the U.S. from foreign wars.
Trump said in a tweet that the U.S. is "locked and loaded," raising bipartisan alarm after the weekend attack, which halved Saudi oil ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Wall Street could soon get one of its most consequential wins of the Trump era as regulators are considering ripping up a rule that's forced banks to set aside billions of dollars for swaps trades, according to people familiar with the matter.
At issue is a requirement approved during the Obama administration that's made lenders ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's F-35 program office promised $1.2 billion in savings from buying parts and equipment in bulk for Lockheed Martin Corp.'s fighter jet, but it now estimates only about a third of those savings, according a Senate panel.
The estimate of $435 million saved from buying in bulk was disclosed by the Senate Appropriations ...Read more
SEATTLE -- A House panel investigating big tech companies for potential antitrust violations is seeking information from customers of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook about the state of competition in digital markets and the adequacy of existing enforcement, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg.
It's the latest development in the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Trump vigorously defended Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday following a new allegation of sexual misconduct during the Supreme Court justice's college years, as some leading Democrats raised fresh suspicions that Kavanaugh was untruthful during last year's Senate hearings leading to his confirmation to the high court.
In an ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after the New York Times reported fresh revelations about the Supreme Court Justice's alleged behavior as a student at Yale University in the 1980s.
"Such lies about him," Trump said of the newspaper's report in two early-morning Twitter messages. "Brett Kavanaugh should ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Surrounded by supporters Saturday morning, San Diego Council President Georgette Gomez kicked off her campaign for U.S. Congress, to replace retiring Rep. Susan Davis in 2020.
Davis, a 10-term incumbent, surprised many earlier this month when she announced plans to forgo a reelection bid for seat representing the 53rd Congressional...Read more
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