DALLAS -- If a U.S. president's annual budget is a statement of priorities, a world traveler contemplating a trip to America might consider going somewhere else.
The Trump administration's budget proposal released this week seeks to eliminate Brand USA, a federal tourism marketing arm organized under the Commerce Department. Congress created ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate federal funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed for California and the rest of the West Coast, which if enacted would likely kill the long-planned effort.
The budget proposal for the year ending in September 2018 also seeks to eliminate U.S. funding for ...Read more
After he was accused of physically attacking a reporter, Greg Gianforte had some very visible defenders while he went invisible for election day Thursday.
The Republican candidate for Montana's open congressional seat canceled his national TV appearances after he was charged with misdemeanor assault on suspicion of body-slamming a national ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump gained something Thursday he's been craving: validation from America's closest ally for his war on leaks.
Trump, a one-time fan of leaks who has spent much of his early term decrying them, vowed a "complete review" of possible intelligence leaks related to this week's deadly terrorist attack at a Manchester ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A chart buried on page 245 of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget analysis looks alarming: It shows a massive decrease in funding over 10 years for federal programs that aid survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
The 93 percent cut appeared to confirm the worst fears of survivor advocates and women's activists. They'd...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz improperly accounted for loans he received from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. during his 2012 campaign, saying the funds were his own personal contributions to the Senate race, the Federal Election Commission said Thursday.
The finding, released on the FEC website, marked a rare instance of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Congressmen encouraged protesters who were attacked by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail in Washington last week to keep on protesting, and said they might join them.
"Do it again, keep protesting and stay out there because no foreign tyrant has the right or the ability to drive them away," Rep. Ted Poe, R-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health is in hot water again with the House Energy and Commerce Committee over a scandal that occurred nearly two years ago at one of the agency's main research institutions.
On Thursday, the panel broadened its probe into safety and compliance issues at the NIH Clinical Center, a research hospital ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul D. Ryan became the first Republican Party leader to address Montana GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte's alleged assault on a reporter, saying, "There's never a call for physical assault."
Ryan told reporters Thursday that Gianforte should apologize for an incident that occurred the previous night in Bozeman, ...Read more
Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte lost multiple newspaper endorsements in Montana after he was cited for assault on the eve of Thursday's election.
Gianforte was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly threw Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to the ground and punched him..
"In the past, he has encouraged his ...Read more
While national Democrats compile lists of President Donald Trump's controversial statements, firings, and ties to Russia as ammunition for upcoming campaigns, Democrat Rob Quist is taking a different approach.
Though Quist's Republican opponent for Montana's at-large seat in Congress, businessman Greg Gianforte, is favored to win the special ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes.
The case of Sessions vs. Binderup puts the new administration in a potentially awkward spot, considering ...Read more
A national political reporter for the Guardian newspaper Montana GOP congressional candidate said Greg Gianforte body-slammed him and broke his glasses Wednesday afternoon before a campaign event in Bozeman, Montana.
"Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses," reporter Ben Jacobs tweeted. He added in a second tweet: "There was a...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who until months ago was embraced by conservatives for his relentless budget-slashing advocacy, returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the White House's chief spending-cut champion -- and found both Republicans and Democrats challenging him.
Mulvaney, a tea party favorite who until February ...Read more
Thursday's special House election in Montana offers an early and important test for the Democratic Party: Can it win over districts and states that loved Donald Trump just last year?
Republicans watching this week's congressional contest are nervous the answer is already a resounding "yes."
The special election between Democrat Rob Quist and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee will subpoena former Trump adviser Michael Flynn after he refused to cooperate with the panel's investigation into Trump campaign ties with Russia.
"We will be following up with subpoenas and those subpoenas will be designed to maximize our chances of getting the information we need," Rep. Adam ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to issue subpoenas to President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to the committee's ranking Democrat, following the lead of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said the House subpoenas "will be designed to maximize our...Read more
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump has hired one of his longtime lawyers, Marc Kasowitz, to help guide him through what is shaping up to be wide-ranging probes of his campaign and Russian interference in the election, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Kasowitz, managing partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, has represented Trump ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are still nearly a year and a half away, and the political dynamics could yet change, but we shouldn't ignore the fact that history and the current environment are merging together for a potentially great set of elections for Democrats in November 2018.
The president's party has lost House seats in 18 of the ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Democrat Jon Ossoff often doesn't mention Donald Trump's name at campaign events unless pressed by voters or reporters. He doesn't make much hay about the controversies plaguing the Republican's young presidency. And he steers well clear of the I-word: impeachment.
For someone once branded by his campaign as a "Make Trump Furious" ...Read more
- Montana GOP congressional candidate accused of body-slamming reporter
- Trump said to hire lawyer for Russia probes
- GOP leaders careful on response to Gianforte assault charges
- Trump wants to cut funding for earthquake early warning system, which would likely kill project
- House committee expands investigation into NIH research hospital