WASHINGTON -- With Congress teetering on the brink of its third government shutdown in three months, Sen. Rand Paul still hasn't seen the details of a new budget bill that's likely to be 1,000 pages long -- and he's not pleased.
That matters because it was Paul, R-Ky., who last month single-handedly prevented Congress from speedily moving ahead...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fl., has launched a new Facebook page to talk directly with Venezuelans inside the country and abroad.
In his first video message, Rubio tells visitors in Spanish that the new page will be a way for Venezuelans to circumvent state-controlled media, learn more about what's really going on in the world as well as...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump faulted the Justice Department on Wednesday for its handling of a case involving the young immigrants known as "Dreamers," citing the punditry of Fox Business News analyst Lou Dobbs.
"Department of Justice should have urged the Supreme Court to at least hear the Drivers License case on illegal immigrants in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz has a plan to fix an environmental regulation Texas oil refiners hate.
Yet Cruz's plan has not been widely embraced by the very industry he's trying to help.
Texas' powerful oil and gas sector detests the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that transportation fuel contain a certain ...Read more
CHICAGO--Jesus "Chuy" Garcia took a commanding early lead Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for Illinois' lone Latino-majority congressional seat as he seeks to replace the retiring U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez.
Garcia, who has served as a Cook County commissioner on the Southwest Side for the past seven years, had collected 67 percent of the...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- President Donald Trump faced new legal and political jeopardy Tuesday as a former Playboy Playmate and alleged paramour sued to break a confidentiality agreement and a judge rejected his move to quash a lawsuit stemming from a charge of sexual assault.
The developments, coming on opposite coasts, promised many more months -- if ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators Tuesday said the nation's election systems, targeted by Russian intelligence operatives in 2016, are badly in need of federal funds and expertise to prevent cyberattacks that could impede or distort future elections.
The Senate Intelligence Committee, as part of its investigation into Russian efforts...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain blasted President Donald Trump for his call earlier Tuesday congratulating President Vladimir Putin on his re-election, saying Trump had "insulted every Russian citizen who was denied the right to vote in a free and fair election."
McCain, the Republican senator who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer yet ...Read more
The Windsor Diaries Book One: Victorian ScoundrelStephanie Burkhart
It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her cousin, Prince Edmund of Wales back to the past and 1851 for Britain's Great ...
LOS ANGELES -- A New York judge ruled Tuesday that an Orange County woman who accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 can move forward with her defamation suit against him.
Justice Jennifer G. Schecter of New York state court in Manhattan rejected a request by Trump's lawyers that she dismiss...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A former Playboy model who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to break a confidentiality agreement that bars her from speaking publicly about the alleged tryst.
Karen McDougal, Playboy's 1998 Playmate of the Year, sued the parent company of the National Enquirer to extract herself from the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A California disclosure law that requires faith-based pregnancy centers to inform clients about abortion as an option faced sharp, skeptical questions in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and the court's conservatives said the law appeared to violate the First Amendment.
It is "mandating speech," Kennedy ...Read more
MIAMI -- It was the day before Nikolas Cruz's 18th birthday, and, far from celebrating, administrators at his Parkland high school were fretting about what adulthood would portend for their very troubled student.
Cruz's mother, Lynda Cruz, was going to help him get a government ID. That, in turn, would allow him to buy guns.
Cruz had told a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Speaker Paul D. Ryan laughed Tuesday when a reporter asked him if he thinks President Donald Trump should stop attacking Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
"The special counsel should be free to follow through with his investigation to its completion without interference, absolutely," Ryan said. "I am confident that he'll be ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators laboring to write a trillion-dollar plan to fund the federal government are caught up in last-minute partisan disputes over abortion rights and health care costs, among other matters.
House and Senate leaders must agree on a package before Friday's deadline to avert another government shutdown, which ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The filing deadline for California's June primary has passed, but Democrats and their affiliated groups aren't done trying to shape the field of candidates running to unseat Republican members of Congress.
Facing the risk that the party could get shut out of the general election race for one or more competitive Republican-held ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump used the annual presidential statement marking the Persian holiday of Nowruz to criticize Iran's government and military leaders with sharp-tongued language rarely before seen in a celebratory presidential message.
"The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where for millennia a proud nation has overcome ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Former Navy SEAL Josh Butner is under fire for comments he made taking a shot at his Democratic opponent for Congress, saying, "It should be a requirement to have served to even run."
The comment came in an interview with Voice of San Diego.
"When you look at anybody for any political office you should look at their past ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's aides are watching for two key encounters this week to see if Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally extricated himself from the danger of being fired, in part by ousting the former No. 2 official at the FBI, according to two people familiar with the situation.
Sessions' standing improved after his Friday night ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A handful of cities could soon face a legal showdown with the Trump administration over their efforts to open "supervised injection facilities" where drug addicts can shoot up with powerful illegal drugs while trained personnel stand by to prevent fatal overdoses.
In an effort to stem its growing opioid death rate, San Francisco ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Republicans represent 23 congressional districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Thirteen of those Republicans are banding together to push their own plan to force action on immigration.
It's probably going nowhere, meaning the plan's purpose is to help protect these vulnerable GOP lawmakers politically as Republicans ...Read more
- Trump loses bid to kill lawsuit of woman who says he sexually assaulted her
- McCain blisters Trump for congratulatory call to Putin
- Ex-Playboy Playmate sues to speak publicly about alleged tryst with Trump
- California disclosure law for faith-based pregnancy centers faces skeptical questions in Supreme Court
- Congressional leaders haggle over abortion rights and healthcare in dispute over spending bill