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Former U.S. congressman Sestak joins Democratic presidential race
Former U.S. congressman Sestak joins Democratic presidential race

Former U.S. Representative Joe Sestak said on Sunday that he would seek the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the party's 25th candidate vying to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. In announcing his candidacy, Sestak, 67, a retired three-star U.S. Navy

George Conway: Republicans Who Believed Juanita Broaddrick Should Believe E. Jean Carroll
George Conway: Republicans Who Believed Juanita Broaddrick Should Believe E. Jean Carroll's Assault Accusations Against Trump

Conway insisted that if Republicans believed Broaddrick's accusations, they should believe Carroll's

Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep
Trump postpones nationwide immigration enforcement sweep

President Donald Trump on Saturday delayed a nationwide immigration sweep to deport people living the United States illegally, including families, saying he would give lawmakers two weeks to work out solutions for the southern border. The move came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Trump on Friday

Curiosity rover finds gas levels on Mars hinting at possibility of life
Curiosity rover finds gas levels on Mars hinting at possibility of life

It's easy to get jaded about potential signs of life on Mars, but a recentdiscovery might raise eyebrows

Trump Says ICE Raids Will Remove Migrants Who Broke U.S. Laws
Trump Says ICE Raids Will Remove Migrants Who Broke U.S. Laws

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said people who will be apprehended by immigration agents starting next week are being deported for defying orders to return to their home nations after breaking the law to enter the U.S."They have to be removed from the country. They will be removed from the country

Court tosses black man
Court tosses black man's murder conviction over racial bias

The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The removal of black prospective jurors deprived inmate Curtis Flowers of a fair trial, the court said in a 7-2

Producer drowns while filming political ad in Montana
Producer drowns while filming political ad in Montana

A film producer from Massachusetts accidentally drowned this week while scuba diving in a Montana lake during a video shoot for a prospective U.S. Senate candidate, authorities said Thursday. The possible candidate, John Mues, tried to help 40-year-old Jesse Hubbell before Hubbell went under Monday

'My Whole Life Is a Bet.' Inside President Trump's Gamble on an Untested Re-Election Strategy

President Trump is putting his own instincts at the center of his 2020 re-election campaign. Here's what he told TIME about the gamble.

Democrats Begin Grilling Hope Hicks Behind Closed Doors on Capitol Hill
Democrats Begin Grilling Hope Hicks Behind Closed Doors on Capitol Hill

Hope Hicks, President Trump's former communications director, is headed to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a closed-door interview about special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a
McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a 'good idea'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay. The Kentucky Republican spoke to reporters on the eve of a rare House hearing on what compensation, if any, the U.S. might owe for the economic and other damage done

Times
Times' Russia report is 'virtual treason,' Trump says

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of "a virtual act of treason," after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia's electric power grid. Current and former government officials have described the classified deployment of American computer

Woman arrested in connection to killing of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith
Woman arrested in connection to killing of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith

Authorities in Arkansas arrested a woman on Friday in connection to the murder of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead at her home last week. Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, 48, of Pocahontas, was arrested Friday, Arkansas State Police said in a statement. At the time, Collins-Smith's

Lock him up?
Lock him up? '20 Dems weigh in on whether to prosecute Trump

With a familiar chant, President Donald Trump's backers regularly called for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in prison during the 2016 campaign. As Democrats in Congress press for continued investigation of Trump while he remains in office, the party's presidential candidates are weighing how to

White House asserts executive privilege in census fight
White House asserts executive privilege in census fight

President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to his administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The claim comes as the House Oversight and Reform Committee considers

Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal
Trump inadvertently reveals more of US-Mexico migrant deal

US President Donald Trump revealed Tuesday that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don't show results in 45 days. In bright sunshine outside the White House, Trump waved what he said was the text of an agreement Mexican

House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas
House green-lights lawsuits against William Barr, Don McGahn over ignored subpoenas

It's Democrats' most aggressive step yet in their ongoing oversight battle with the Trump administration over withheld documents and witnesses.

Biden still leads in 2020 Iowa poll, three others fight for second
Biden still leads in 2020 Iowa poll, three others fight for second

Former Vice President Joe Biden still leads the Democratic pack of presidential contenders in a poll of Iowa voters released on Saturday, with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in a tight battle for second place. Biden is the first choice of 24% of likely Democratic caucus-goers in

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs on Mexico migration, USMCA deals
Trump, Pelosi trade barbs on Mexico migration, USMCA deals

President Trump blamed Democrats for delayed trade and USMCA negotiations while Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot back criticizing the deal between the U.S. and Mexico.

In reversal, Biden opposes ban on federal money for abortion
In reversal, Biden opposes ban on federal money for abortion

After two days of intense criticism, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reversed course Thursday and declared that he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal health care money to pay for abortions. "If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer

Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to hand over campaign documents to Congress
Ex-Trump aide Hicks agrees to hand over campaign documents to Congress

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, has agreed to turn over documents related to his 2016 election campaign to congressional investigators, a top Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday. The agreement marks a step forward for House of Representatives

The Latest: WH tells 2 more former aides not to cooperate
The Latest: WH tells 2 more former aides not to cooperate

The Trump administration is telling former aides not to comply with a congressional probe, this time directing Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson not to provide records.

Trump bashes London mayor as he arrives in U.K.
Trump bashes London mayor as he arrives in U.K.

US President Donald Trump met Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Monday after kicking off his UK state visit by branding the London mayor a "loser" and weighing in on the Brexit debate. With a 41-gun royal salute ringing out across the royal palace's lawn, Queen Elizabeth II and

Biden faces stiff criticism from Democrats for skipping California convention
Biden faces stiff criticism from Democrats for skipping California convention

Joe Biden was the only top tier White House hopeful to take a pass on the convention that draws some of state's most active Democrat supporters.

The Trumps are coming: London ready for controversial visit
The Trumps are coming: London ready for controversial visit

For Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's unflappable monarch, the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump, his family and his armored entourage on Monday means a full day of ceremony and toasts topped by a magnificent banquet at Buckingham Palace. There will be a formal tea Monday afternoon hosted by Prince

Wide range of emotions on impeachment underscores challenge
Wide range of emotions on impeachment underscores challenge

In suburban Philadelphia, it took a little more than eight minutes into the question-and-answer session at freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean's town hall before someone asked about impeachment. The topic was broached in Southern California as Rep. Katie Porter fielded other questions on health care, homelessness

Assange suffering psychological torture, would face "show trial" in U.S.: U.N. expert
Assange suffering psychological torture, would face "show trial" in U.S.: U.N. expert

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered psychological torture from a defamation campaign and should not be extradited to the United States where he would face a "politicized show trial", a U.N. human rights investigator said on Friday. Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture

Trump: New AF officers are
Trump: New AF officers are 'rock-ribbed American patriots'

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) - President Donald Trump told newly minted Air Force officers on Thursday that "to dominate the future, America must rule the skies."

Mississippi
Mississippi's former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran dies at 81

Former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, the courtly Mississippi Republican who held leadership positions over some four decades in the Senate, died on Thursday at the age of 81, his successor, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, said in a statement. Cochran had served as chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations

Navy reviewing wearing of Trump patches aboard ship
Navy reviewing wearing of Trump patches aboard ship

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy says it is reviewing whether service members violated Defense Department policy or regulations by wearing a uniform patch with the words "Make Aircrews Great Again" during President Donald Trump's visit to their ship in Japan.

Planned Parenthood: Missouri
Planned Parenthood: Missouri's last abortion clinic may shut

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri's only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license, Planned Parenthood officials said Tuesday.

Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question
Impeach Trump? Most 2020 Democrats tiptoe past the question

Democratic leaders in Congress have argued that impeaching President Donald Trump is a political mistake as the 2020 election nears. Fewer than one-third of the 23 Democrats vying for the nomination are issuing calls to start the impeachment process, citing evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller

Trump downplays North Korean missile tests
Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

TOKYO (AP) - In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump on Sunday downplayed recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him - even though they are for Japan.

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions
Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

TOKYO (AP) - U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place.

WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94
WWII Code Talker and longtime NM lawmaker dies at 94

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation's longest serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94.

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