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Progressive Christine Hallquist becomes 1st transgender gubernatorial nominee for major party

(NEW YORK) -- Christine Hallquist, who is running as a progressive Democrat in Vermont, made history on Tuesday as she became the first transgender gubernatorial candidate nominated by a major political party.Advancing a progressive platform focused on economic and social justice, including a $15 minimum wage, environmentally sustainable rural development…... Read More

Omarosa: Trump trying to 'silence me'; campaign files arbitration and alleges she violated nondisclosure

(WASHINGTON) -- Apprentice contestant turned White House aide Omarosa Manigault- Newman says her former boss, President Donald Trump is trying to "silence" her.Her latest comments come on the heels of his campaign filing arbitration against the reality tv star on Tuesday morning in New York for allegations that she violated…... Read More

Manafort attorneys opt to skip defense, proceed to closing arguments

(ALEXANDRIA, Va) -- Attorneys for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is on trial for financial crimes in federal district court Alexandria, Virginia, will not call additional witnesses to present a defense.“The defense rests,” Manafort’s lead attorney Kevin Downing said in court on Tuesday.Government prosecutors from Special Counsel…... Read More

Governors' races take on an understated but outsize role in 2018 landscape

(NEW YORK) -- Less than three months out from the first major election since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, much of the national focus remains on high-profile U.S. Senate and House races that could determine control of Congress.But while millions of dollars pour into those important congressional races, voters…... Read More

Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin head to the polls as primary season continues

(NEW YORK) -- Voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin head to the polls Tuesday as primary season slowly begins to give way to what promises to be a highly competitive general election in races across the country.Governorships and U.S. Senate seats are up in all four states holding primaries,…... Read More

14-year-old is running to be Vermont's next governor

(NEW YORK) -- One of the candidates in Vermont’s Democratic primary for governor is too young to vote -- even too young to get his learner’s permit.Ethan Sonneborn, 14, is on the ballot Tuesday, just a few weeks before he is set to begin his freshman year of high school.“Just…... Read More

Omarosa says price of silence for ex-Trump aides is $15,000. What do campaign records show?

(WASHINGTON) -- Campaign finance records show several former aides to President Donald Trump have received payments of roughly $15,000 per month from campaign or party accounts, bolstering part of former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman’s claim that she was offered the same amount to keep quiet about her time in the…... Read More

FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts fired

(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI agent who came under scrutiny for anti-Trump texts he sent from a work phone during the 2016 presidential campaign has now been fired, according to his lawyer.Peter Strzok was fired on Friday after serving in the FBI for 21 years, his lawyer Aitan Goelman said in…... Read More

Trump calls Omarosa 'wacky' and 'vicious' after she unveils new audio tape of president

(NEW YORK) -- Former top White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has released new audio that she says is a recording of President Donald Trump’s telephone call to her after Chief of Staff John Kelly fired her.In the brief recording, which aired on NBC's “Today” show Monday, the voice Manigault…... Read More

Special counsel team wraps up in Manafort case

(WASHINGTON) -- Prosecutors with the team of special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday rested the government’s case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, wrapping up more than two weeks of testimony alleging he hid millions of dollars offshore and failed to pay taxes on that money.Manafort is facing a…... Read More

President Trump signs defense authorization bill, doesn't say John McCain's name

(WASHINGTON) -- Celebrating the signing of the 2019 military authorization funding bill at Fort Drum in upstate New York on Monday, President Donald Trump New York made no mention of the man whose name is attached to the legislation: John McCain.The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal…... Read More