WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden brushed off weak showings in the first two 2020 Democratic nominating contests and vowed to be the party's presumptive front-runner by the end of March.
"Bill Clinton lost his first eight, 10, 12 primaries and caucuses before he won one," Biden said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "We're just getting to the meat of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump created a Twitter sensation by quoting a line from American poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson used in a recent New York Times article, which warned that "When you strike at a king, you must kill him."
The president on Saturday slightly misquoted both the poet and the Feb. 1 article, by Times reporter Peter Baker, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The White House delivered its legal justification for the January airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, arguing that President Donald Trump was authorized to take the action under the Constitution and 2002 legislation authorizing the Iraq War.
The Trump administration memo, which was released Friday by House ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump slapped back Friday at one of his most loyal Cabinet secretaries, a day after Attorney General William Barr took the rare step of rebuking his boss in public, complaining that the president's tweets and public statements on criminal cases were making his job "impossible."
In response, Trump tweeted that he ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When Sens. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar arrived as freshmen senators in January 2007, they entered a Senate that was very different from the one in which they serve as 2020 presidential frontrunners.
Back then, the Senate moved legislation on the floor and roll call votes on amendments were not a rarity. The amendment voting ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Four years after his hostile takeover of the White House, President Donald Trump's second campaign bears little resemblance to the first -- he's flush with cash, buoyed by an uptick in poll numbers, and brimming with confidence after surviving investigations, an impeachment and myriad controversies that have helped unite once-wary ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The muddled Democratic presidential contest is raising jitters among some in the party that their House majority and chances of taking the Senate could be at risk in 2020.
The rise of Bernie Sanders to the top after the New Hampshire primary and the Iowa caucuses, and him supplanting former Vice President Joe Biden as front-runner...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is seeking to shift $3.8 billion more from the defense budget to pay for constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon notified Congress on Thursday, immediately provoking bipartisan objections for a second year.
The plan would pay for a further 177 miles of wall construction by taking the...Read more
MIAMI -- Less than five weeks before Florida's March presidential primary, the Department of Homeland Security is investigating a previously unreported cyber attack on Palm Beach County's elections office, according to Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link.
Link, who was appointed last year by the governor to oversee the county's ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy boarded a boat in the Persian Gulf region and seized anti-tank missiles and three surface-to-air missiles it said were of Iranian origin and destined for rebel fighters in Yemen.
Sailors from the USS Normandy boarded the boat -- a traditional dhow -- on Feb. 9 and seized "150 'Dehlavieh' anti-tank guided missiles, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's ability to use military force against Iran would be restricted unless he first received congressional approval, according to a bipartisan resolution approved by the Senate on Thursday.
But Trump is certain to veto the resolution, and it is unlikely that either the House or Senate would have the two-thirds ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump lashed out at John Kelly on Thursday after his former chief of staff openly criticized the president over a range of policies and praised a key witness that helped spur his impeachment.
In a pair of tweets, Trump said he couldn't have fired Kelly "fast enough" and that the retired Marine Corps general was in "way over...Read more
Bernie Sanders raised more money in 2019 from employees of the five largest tech companies -- which also happen to be the five most valuable companies in the U.S. -- than any of his competitors in the Democratic primary field.
The Vermont senator and self-described democratic socialist received more than $1 million total in donations from ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The Rev. Todd Johnson's parishioners in North Philadelphia deal with gun violence, poverty and a lack of affordable housing -- much of which he blames on Democrats who have controlled the city for decades.
"I support Donald Trump not because he's perfect but he's a Republican and I believe in Republican ideology," Johnson said. ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Von Miller knows that Joe Biden is counting on folks like him, a black Democratic voter in South Carolina, to help salvage his presidential campaign after crushing defeats in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Yet Miller still can't decide whether the former vice president has earned his vote.
The 45-year-old middle school teacher in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted to begin debate on a resolution that would block President Donald Trump from carrying out attacks on Iran.
All Democrats present plus eight Republicans voted 51-45 in favor of beginning debate on the resolution from Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, which would require the immediate ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ledyard police said they are trying to find out who vandalized a sign supportive of President Donald Trump by spray-painting a swastika over it.
The homemade, plywood sign -- which was put up by the property owner -- read, "Go Trump, Shif liar" in blue paint, said Lt. Ken Creutz. "Shif" is an apparent reference to U.S. Rep. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Shareholder groups that have won corporate boardroom concessions on climate change and diversity are beginning to press corporations on women's reproductive health issues, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in a case that could fundamentally alter abortion rights in the United States.
A group of 36 investors managing ...Read more
DAYTON, Ohio -- Josh Hollon was shocked when he stepped onto his porch on Memorial Day last year and saw three churning triangles of cloud closing in on his house in suburban Northridge, Ohio.
"I had just turned off the news and said, 'Nothing ever happens here. Forget it,'" Hollon said. "I saw those clouds and I went to my wife and said, 'Hey,...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Former Vice President Joe Biden fled an election defeat in New Hampshire on Tuesday, returning to South Carolina hours before polls closed with a message for the experts and cable TV pundits who said his struggling campaign is finished.
"It ain't over, man," Biden said at his "launch party" near downtown Columbia as poll ...Read more
- Trump makes Ralph Waldo Emerson great again
- Senate invokes War Powers Act in vote to restrain Trump's military actions in Iran
- Biden vows to emulate Bill Clinton with comeback primary wins
- White House memo says Trump had authority for Soleimani attack
- Trump claims 'legal right' to intervene in Justice Department cases