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Obamas encourage Parkland shooting survivors in letter

(WASHINGTON) -- As the country continues to look for answers and young people prepare to demand a response on gun legislation, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote to the Parkland, Fla. students whose activism has ... Read More

Citigroup says loan to Kushner family business 'completely appropriate'

(WASHINGTON) --  One of the nation’s largest banks said a loan made to Kushner Companies last year was “completely appropriate” despite questions about the timing.

March 31, 2017, less than a month after Citigroup chief ... Read More

Mississippi to send first woman to Congress but her Democratic background has Republicans concerned

(WASHINGTON) -- Mississippi will send its first female lawmaker to Congress in April, a candidate whose Democratic background could make her vulnerable to attacks from conservatives in the November special election to fill out Republican Sen. Thad Co... Read More

Rubio outraged over deputy found sleeping at site of Parkland high school shooting

(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, is expressing outrage over a report that a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was caught sleeping on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where one of the deadliest school shootings in Ame... Read More

Trump to unveil punishing trade actions against China Thursday

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump is set to announce actions the United States will take against China to combat what the administration claims are unfair practices related to intellectual property.

"Tomorrow, the president will announce ... Read More

Trump lashes out on Twitter after being criticized for congratulating Putin

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump is pushing back hard after being criticized for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election in a phone call Tuesday.

The president lashed out on Twitter — first taking a... Read More

Special Counsel studies Trump campaign ties to Cambridge Analytics, sources say

(WASHINGTON) --  As questions have mounted about data firm Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of Facebook data from up to 50 million user profiles, it has not only caught the eye of Congressional investigators but also the special counse... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifyi... Read More

EPA spent almost $118,000 on Scott Pruitt's flights, many of them first class

(WASHINGTON) --  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent almost $118,000 in flights — many of them first class — during his first year in the role, according to documents the agency provided to the House Over... Read More

Lawmakers close to agreement on $1.3 trillion spending bill to avoid shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- Working against a midnight Friday deadline, Democrats and Republicans are coming together on a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown, although they’re punting on some of the more contentious issues, ... Read More

Former Playboy model suing to break silence on Trump seeks to 'set the record straight,' attorney says

(NEW YORK) -- A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump and is now suing to break free from a 2016 legal contract that allegedly restricted her ability to speak about it has "no interest in making money" and only wants to ... Read More

Biden says he would have 'beat the hell out' of Trump in high school for disrespecting women

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden took fresh jabs at President Donald Trump on Tuesday while speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally, telling students at the University of Miami that he probably would have "beat the hell out" of Trump ... Read More

Incumbents, money triumph in several contentious Illinois primaries

(NEW YORK) -- Money was the big winner in a marque Illinois primary race Tuesday night as two multi-millionaires faced off in the governor's race.

In a key Democratic congressional primary featuring Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski and ... Read More

Primary contests abound in key Pennsylvania House races

(HARRISBURG, Penn.) -- A plethora of candidates filed to run for House seats in Pennsylvania, setting up intra-party contests in some key races that could help determine control of the lower chamber of Congress — including primary challenges fo... Read More