WASHINGTON -- The Senate's No. 2 Republican on Thursday used a floor speech to try to beat back efforts by IBM and a tech trade group to gut a bill that would expand the powers of a secretive national security panel.
The section of the bipartisan legislation that Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is trying to preserve would strengthen the Committee on ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and an unofficial White House adviser, is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal defense team.
"He has been my friend for a long time and wants to get this matter quickly resolved for the good of the country," Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement.
Giuliani is a ...Read more
MIAMI -- Minutes after being arrested for a gruesome killing spree, the Parkland school shooter had trouble standing up, began to heave and "vomited clear fluid" as a witness prepared to identify him, according to a police report written by the officer who detained him.
When pinpointed as the man who attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he isn't a target of any part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Rosenstein, who brought up the Mueller probe himself, offered the assurance during a meeting with Trump at the White ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Months into the Korean War, President Harry Truman capped wages and imposed price controls on the steel industry, seizing authority under a newly passed law to take action in the name of national defense.
Now, more than a half century later, Trump administration officials are considering using the same statute to keep struggling ...Read more
Interested buyers can own a piece of presidential history in Greenwich, where a mansion President Donald Trump lived in with wife Ivana in the 1980s is back on the market with an asking price of $45 million.
Trump bought the home, on a peninsula overlooking Long Island Sound, for $4 million in 1984. He and Ivana lavishly decorated the mansion ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- President Donald Trump leveled harsh words against Turkey this week over its jailing and trial of North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson.
"They call him a Spy, but I am more a Spy than he is," Trump tweeted late Tuesday.
Trump called Brunson "a fine gentleman and Christian leader in the United States" who "is being persecuted ...Read more
A Democratic U.S. House member introduced legislation that would give the federal government the power to recall defective firearms -- a bill that may face long odds in Congress.
The legislation by Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety warnings or order recalls of defective guns. No ...Read more
Creator's Children: The Rise of AstwihadValerie Welsh
Having decimated the peaceful Trident race in the Deneb Star System, Astwihad and his clones are now targeting their next conquest; Earth!
Galaxie, Guardian of the Milky Way, must use all her cunning and knowledge to safeguard Earth and all those under her ...
WASHINGTON -- Rattled by President Donald Trump's decision to pardon the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Rep. Adam Schiff wants Congress to pass legislation giving itself more oversight of the president's pardoning power.
The proposal would allow Congress to view evidence against someone who ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jeff Denham wants you to know he has the majority of the House's support for bringing immigration legislation to the floor and helping young immigrants known as "Dreamers."
But despite talking for a month about prospects for his plan to bypass leadership's stonewalling, the California Republican refused Wednesday to say he ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- With Justice Neil M. Gorsuch casting the deciding vote, the Supreme Court on Tuesday spared a California immigrant from deportation because his conviction for home burglary was not clearly the kind of "crime of violence" that would allow such a step.
The decision narrows one provision of a broad federal immigration law that calls ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump slammed California's Democratic governor Tuesday, contending "high crime" will rise in the state after Jerry Brown rejected the president's request for National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Brown last week indicated he would deploy California Guard troops to the border -- but not for the immigration ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will hear a multibillion-dollar tax dispute on Tuesday and decide whether online merchants can be required to collect sales taxes regardless of where they are located.
For online shoppers, the case could mean higher prices, although many large internet sellers, including Amazon, have already been collecting sales...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As Rep. Gregg Harper prepares to leave Congress, he has high hopes the internship program he created for individuals with intellectual disabilities will grow and lead to more alumni getting hired.
Helping the disabled has been a priority for the Mississippi Republican since his election to the House in 2008. He has sponsored ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. gunmakers are on the verge of getting something they've wanted for a very long time: a streamlined process for exporting their handguns and rifles, including AR-15 assault-style weapons that have been the focus of national debate.
Under a long-awaited rule the Trump administration is expected to propose very soon, a large ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer and hard-nosed fixer, Michael Cohen, lost an early round in federal court in Manhattan on Monday, as a judge ordered him to disclose the name of a client he had tried to keep secret: Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
The disclosure was the latest surprise in a highly unusual court case in ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will not hear former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal, marking the end of a decadelong legal road and virtually guaranteeing he will remain in prison until 2024 barring a presidential pardon or commutation.
The justices did not comment in letting stand the convictions and 14-year ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Republican political campaigns increased their spending at President Donald Trump's businesses by nearly 15 percent this year, according to federal figures compiled by the watchdog group Public Citizen.
The Republican National Committee and various GOP political action committees spent close to $388,000 disclosed so far in the three...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Republicans are scrambling to find a suitable candidate to fend off popular Democratic candidates in the once-safely red 1st District that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said last week he won't run for again.
Wisconsin state Sen. Dave Craig, a former Ryan aide, was the latest to pass on running for the seat Ryan is vacating ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A crucial piece of President Donald Trump's deportation machine is not working the way he wants. He's arresting thousands more undocumented immigrants than his predecessor, and illegal border traffic has dropped to historically low levels.
Still, something is wrong.
"We have to bring them before a ridiculous court system," Trump ...Read more
- Republicans claim they have the votes to help 'Dreamers,' but won't commit to forcing action
- President Donald Trump's former Greenwich mansion listed again for $45M
- Gorsuch casts key vote to spare California immigrant from deportation
- Trump may invoke Cold War era Defense Act to boost coal plants
- 'I am more a Spy than he is': Trump defends N.C. pastor