WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Coffman threw his hands in the air and stomped away. Rep. Leonard Lance smiled ruefully as he said the White House was "cross" with him. And Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick cited the uncertainties of his schedule as he stepped into an elevator.
The question of whether endangered GOP candidates want President Donald Trump to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan's presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to "defund" Planned Parenthood. Or at least to evict it from the federal family planning program, where it provides care to more than 40 percent of that program's 4 million ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--President Donald Trump endorsed Republican John Cox for California governor in a tweet Friday, backing that could pay dividends in consolidating the GOP vote in the June primary, increasing Cox's chances to win a spot on the November ballot.
"California finally deserves a great Governor, one who understands borders, crime ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials are pushing back against allegations embraced by President Donald Trump that the Justice Department planted a spy in his 2016 campaign.
Instead, the two officials said, the FBI and CIA gathered intelligence from a number of people as they began their investigation of Russia's interference in the U.S. election.
WASHINGTON -- In a major political setback, House Republicans failed Friday to pass an $867 billion farm bill that aimed to impose strict new work requirements for food stamp recipients.
Conservatives refused to support the measure unless House leaders agreed to hold a vote immediately on a separate immigration bill.
The unraveling of the farm...Read more
MIAMI -- The man accused of firing inside Trump National Doral Miami resort has been identified as 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi.
On social media, Oddi lists himself as a fitness instructor, real-estate investor and manager at Pegasus, a business dealing in minerals and gemstones. Oddi lived a few miles away at a rental complex, 8100 NW 53rd St. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Former FBI Director James Comey is a "proven liar" and Attorney General Jeff Sessions "didn't step up" to shut down an "unjustifiable investigation." Those were just two of the claims made Friday by Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, as he continued an escalating effort to erode the legitimacy of the Justice ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump asked Bill Gates to explain the difference between HIV and HPV and expressed "scary" awareness of the Microsoft Corp. co-founder's 22-year-old daughter when the two men met after the 2016 election, Gates said at a recent meeting with employees of his foundation.
The billionaire philanthropist's account of his meetings...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration moved Friday to place new restrictions on access to abortion, as the Health and Human Services Department prepared new regulations that would effectively bar organizations that receive federal family planning money from providing abortions or counseling mothers about the procedure.
The much-anticipated ...Read more
MIAMI -- A gunman ranting about President Donald Trump walked into the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami resort early Friday morning, draped an American flag on the counter and began firing.
The man -- who was not a guest at the resort -- waited in the lobby for police officers to arrive before luring them into a gunfight, authorities said. ...Read more
Every election cycle, at least a few "semi-celebrities" (or those with connections to semi-celebrities) run for office. This cycle is no exception.
Actress Cynthia Nixon of "Sex in the City" fame is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, while Greg Pence, the vice president's brother, won the Republican nomination in ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A judge has ruled that attorneys can name a Los Angeles politician accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in a recent lawsuit.
The decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Sotelo also allows attorneys to serve the suit against the politician, who has been identified in court papers only as John Doe.
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said special counsel Robert Mueller has indicated he is willing to narrow the scope of an interview with Trump from questions presented to Trump's legal team in March.
Giuliani said he is aiming to wrap up negotiations over an interview before June 12, when Trump is planning to meet ...Read more
A New York appeals court denied President Donald Trump's request to suspend a defamation suit against him Thursday, clearing the way for an exhaustive probe of how he handled accusations of sexual misconduct during the 2016 campaign.
The ruling allows Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," to gather evidence on Trump's alleged ...Read more
NEW YORK -- The identity of the law enforcement official who supplied details of Michael Cohen's banking activities to media-savvy lawyer Michael Avenatti probably won't remain secret for long, according to people who work in the field.
Anyone who gains access to the government's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network database of bank-generated ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- 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 global reach, destructive cyberattacks and deadly terrorist groups.
The senators ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi introduced a bill Thursday to prohibit House members from sleeping overnight in their congressional offices as a way to save money.
The bill also would grant members a tax deduction for living expenses so they can better afford to make second homes in Washington during the work week ...Read more
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, broke his promise to make a $2 million payment that was due Tuesday under the settlement of his firm's bankruptcy, a new lawsuit alleges.
To resolve the bankruptcy, Avenatti promised in December to pay $4.85 million to Jason Frank, a former lawyer at Avenatti's Newport Beach law ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It's been one year since Robert S. Mueller III was appointed as special counsel to probe Russian interference in the presidential election. His work has spawned a web of investigations digging deeper into President Trump's inner circle. Here's a look at how the cases have developed and how politicians have reacted to them.
May 17,...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Democratic attorneys general spent the past 16 months suing the current administration at a record pace, often thwarting President Donald Trump's most ambitious policy maneuvers with lawsuits questioning their constitutionality.
While the most prominent of Trump's critics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, resigned a...Read more
- Who is Jonathan Oddi, the man shot after ranting and firing shots at Trump National Doral?
- House Republicans set terms for Trump to campaign on their turf
- Trump backs Republican John Cox for California governor
- Trump proposes cutting Planned Parenthood funds; what does that mean?
- Analysis: Giuliani escalates effort to erode legitimacy of Mueller probe