Conservativesonce more have rallied aroundSupreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a new round of disputed sexual misconduct allegations. But GOP lawmakers claim the calls from Democratic presidential candidates for his impeachment speak to a bigger issue.
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Trump administration moves toward national fuel economy standard, prepares for legal battle with California
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Thursday a “One National Program Rule,” paving the way for the federal government to set national uniform standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light-duty trucks.
UK gambling site has more bets for Hillary Clinton winning Dem nomination than anyone actually running
Hillary Clinton may have announced that she is not seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but bettors are apparently not convinced, with one site getting more wagers on her than for any of the declared candidates.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, tells House committees: 'Unite behind the science' and 'take real action'
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg appeared before members of the House Wednesday to answer questions about climate change, but made it clear that she is not the one lawmakers should be listening to.
In a move President Trump said will reduce car prices but will also anger environmental groups, the administration is revokingCalifornia's authority to set strict fuel economy standards.
Julián Castrotook former Vice President Joe Biden to task at last week's Democratic presidential primary debate for trying to downplay his role in the Obama administration’s immigration policies -- but Castro wasn't always a big critic of those policies either.
President Trump warned Wednesday that a possible deal with Democrats for new gun safety legislation has been complicated by presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke's confiscation rhetoric.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is telling House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that if he does not have time to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, he should find someone who does.
President Trump suggested this week that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sueThe New York Times for libel after they published a report on alleged sexual misconduct that initially omitted key information that undermined the claim --but whether this would be a good idea legally is up for debate.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., one of the four freshman congresswomen known collectively as the “Squad,” is planning Tuesday tointroducea resolution seekingan impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, despite reluctance from top Democrats to pursue one and concerns about the basis for the latest accusations.
President Trump called out The New York Timeson Monday after the newspaper made a major revisionto an article about new sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying his Supreme Court pick is the one being "assaulted" by these late-breaking accounts.
The Justice Department, in new court filings, sought to block congressional Democrats' bid for secret grand jury material from the Robert Mueller investigation by citing theconfusion inside the caucus over whether or not they're pursuing an "impeachment investigation.
McCarthy promises accountability as Barr reviews IG’s FISA report: ‘The closest we’ve ever seen to a coup’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., promised that guilty parties will be held accountable afterJustice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his report on the FBI's alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in the Russia investigation, and predicted that former bureau leaders James Comey and Andrew McCabe will face criminal charges after what he described as an attempted "coup" to take down President Trump.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said Democrats need to stop wasting timeand taxpayers’ money with their push for impeachment, and suggested that leaders on the left brush up on the law before moving forward.
President Trump saidSupreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should sue or get backing from the Department of Justice, after a New York Times piece claimed that new accounts support one claim of alleged sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was in college.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., elicited laughs during Thursday night's debate by comparingPresident Trump to the "really small dude" in "The Wizard of Oz."
Former Vice President Joe Biden drew instant ridicule for making the stunning claimduring Thursday night's debatethat "non-violent" criminals should not bejailed-- an assertion his campaign later had to walk back.
Two former Obama administration officials duked it out Thursday night over who was properly “fulfilling the legacy” of the 44th president, as former Vice President Joe Biden and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro clashed on health care during the third Democratic debate.
President Trump cast doubt Thursday on a report that the Israeli government may be spying on the United States, touting the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, will not be participating in Thursday night’s debate, and she accused the Democratic National Committee’s qualification system of sowing distrust among voters.
Ex-ICE director rebukes Dem in hearing clash: ‘I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know’
Former ICE director Tom Homan appeared before a House subcommittee Wednesdayready for a fight–and he got one.
Trump court pick whose family fled persecution blasts racism accusation as ‘hurtful’ during confirmation hearing
President Trump's pick for a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appealsadamantly denied that he harbors racist beliefs or favors"racial purity" during his confirmation hearing Wednesday morning, as he responded to inflammatory accusations against him.
A local Republican group in Ohio hascanceled a fundraiser featuring a ride on a train bearing President Trump's name after alleged threats from political opponents.
A newly published account from the perspective of key decision-makers, survivors and military service members gives a window into the harrowing moments on 9/11 before Flight 93 crashed.
Republican congressional leaders chastised House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to call Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to testify, after he released a bombshellreport describing how former FBI Director James Comey violated agency rules with his handling of sensitive information.
The single-payer health care plan known as "Medicare-for-all" now enjoys support from more than half ofDemocrats in the House of Representatives, with top-ranking Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is calling out Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for her alleged abrupt shift in attitude towardbig campaign donors.
President Trump did not waste time going after Mark Sanfordafter the former South Carolina governor became the thirdRepublican to challenge him in the party's primary race.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are looking to formally define what Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has referred to as impeachment proceedings, leading ranking memberRep. Doug Collins, R-Ga.
Peace talks between the U.S. and leaders from Afghanistan and the Taliban are dead, after the Taliban admitted they were behind a deadly bombing in Kabul last week that resulted in the death of a U.S.
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announced Sunday that he is running for president as a Republican, becoming the latest to challenge President Trump in the GOP primaries.
Former Vice President Joe Biden's eye appeared to fill with blood during the CNN-hostedclimate change town hall event Wednesday night.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is prepared to do whatever it takes to pass a Green New Deal, vowingto take executive action or even push to get rid of the Senate filibuster in order to get it done.
President Trumpon Wednesday talked up the ongoing efforts to construct or replace barriers along thesouthern border with Mexico, saying he expects the project to becompletedin key areasby the end of next year.
A D.C. political consultant accused of having an affair with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., insisted in recently filed court documentsthat the story was concocted by his estranged wife as an act of revenge.
A Democratic congressman from Kentucky backed down Tuesday from his threat to run against Mitch McConnell – and admitted he was just joking -- after the Senate majority called his bluff and agreed to his demand for five debates.
Former Vice President Joe Bidenis downplaying the inaccuracies he has repeatedly told in a story about an American military service member during the war in Afghanistan, saying the “details are irrelevant”after being called outby a newspaper last week.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., announced Tuesday that he will stay in the Senate, opting not to challenge Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., on Tuesday revealed a sweeping $3 trillion plan to combat climate change, calling to "accelerate the end"of fossil fuels and achieve “100% carbon-free electricity” by 2030.
Former Housing and Urban Development SecretaryJulián Castrooutlined what he would do about gun control if elected president, in the wake of a shooting rampage that killed seven people in his home state of Texas over the weekend.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., tore into James Comey Sunday, accusing the former FBI Director of not understanding the severity of – or even the problem with – his actions, as described in a recent report from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General.
Democratic candidates' 'Medicare-for-all' plans will rip apart union members' health coverage in a move AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says will make it difficult for him and workers to get behind.
U.S. officials are warning Americans to be ready as Hurricane Dorian approaches, with the storm reaching Category 5 level and 160 mph.
All 53 Republican senators joined together Thursday to callout their Democratic colleagues for what they described as a left-wing"assault" on judicial independence in reference to a recent brief they said amounted to a threat to pack the court.
A defiant former FBI Director James Comey insisted he is not a "liar and a leaker" afterthe Department of Justice Inspector General chidedhim for his memos detailing conversations with President Trump, saying an apology from his critics “would be nice.
Jon Ossoff, who famously raised nearly $30 million in a failed Georgia congressional bid in 2017, reportedly is now considering a Senate run now that Republican Sen.
Trump slams ‘broken’ Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, accuses pols of squandering aid funds
As Tropical Storm Dorian barrels towards Puerto Rico, President Trump is lashing out at the island territory over how its government handled federal aid after Hurricane Maria.
AOC suggests ‘informed’ millennials are first generation to protest government, forgets about the ‘60s
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezmade some bold claims in her latest Instagram Live video, suggesting millennials and Generation Z are better "informed" and more well-versed in history than past generations -- and, apparently forgetting about the turbulent '60s, are the first"willing to go to the streets" and challenge their government.
Minnesota DemocraticRep. Ilhan Omaris denying allegations of an affair with a married Washington, D.C., consultant.
Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee stated in a court filing Monday that they have been carrying out an impeachment investigation of President Trump since before Robert Mueller’s report was even submitted, which appears to contradict previous statements by committee chairman Rep.
FormerPresident Barack Obama is back in the political arena, announcing a new initiative to combat partisan gerrymandering -- though Republicans say the efforts are really about helping Democrats.
President Trump’s nominee for a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has been vilified in recent days as a racist and misogynist by liberal pundits and organizations --but conservative allies claimthe attacks amount to asmear campaign and a gross distortion of his past writings.
President Trumpon Monday addressed tensions overIran's nuclear program as he expressed optimism about the potential to reach a new deal withthe Islamic nation while insisting he does not want to go to war.
TreasurySecretary Steve Mnuchin clarified some confusion coming out of President Trump’s recent remarks about his approach to China, stating that the president is “determined as ever on this issue.
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning that he is running for president as a Republican, challenging President Trump in the GOP primary race.
Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh announced Sunday morning that he is running for president as a Republican, challenging President Trump in the GOP primary race, while delivering a blistering attack on the president's character and qualifications.
President Trump told reporters Sunday that he has “second thoughts” about his escalating trade war with China, but quickly insisted that relations with the Asia powerhouse remain positive.
Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch has accusedSen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., of “openly threatening the U.S. Supreme Court,”in a complaint brought before the Rhode Island Judiciary.
Political figures from the heartland are torching Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after the coastal congresswoman posted an Instagram video where she claimed the Electoral College was a racist “scam” that needs to go.
Liberal protesters fed up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance when it comes to impeaching President Trump disrupted a “Heart of the Resistance” dinner where the California Democrat was receiving a lifetime achievement award, claiming Pelosi does not deserve such an accolade unless she pushes for removing the president.
If Denmark is trying to strike a hard bargain for Greenland, President Trump is turning to a familiar playbook to make the deal.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a grim update Wednesday to their economic outlook for the next decade, predicting average national deficits of $1.2 trillion every yearthrough 2029, due in large part to recent budget and border security bills.
The Trump administration announced Wednesday it would move to scrap a major court agreement in order to allow for migrant families to be detained as their cases are being considered, instead of having to release them after 20 days.
President Trump tore intoRep. Rashida Tlaibon Tuesday for her emotional press conference alongside Rep. Ilhan Omarin which they condemned Israel for blocking a planned trip, calling the Michigan congresswoman an anti-Semite and saying he doesn't "buyRep.
Former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reidhad some harsh words for his party's presidential candidates, rejecting some of their health care and immigration policies as too extreme to resonate with voters in a general election.
Officials inOregonreportedly are seeking to have local journalistsinvestigated for contacting government workers on their personal emails and phone numbers after hours.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took a swipe Monday at 2020 rival Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., going after his fellow senator for criticizinghis "Medicare-for-all" plan while courting wealthy donors.
Assistant Speaker of the House Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., became the highest ranking Democrat in the House to support moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump, claiming that Trump is “abdicating his responsibility to defend our nation from Russian attacks.
Miftah group that planned Tlaib-Omar Israel trip once referred to suicide bombing as sacrifice 'for the cause'
In defending its decision, the Israeli governmentis citing the radical history of the group that was slated to sponsor the trip.
Williamson vows to rescind military medals, remove Andrew Jackson's Oval Office portrait in ‘atonement’ for Native American treatment
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, calling for a national "atonement" over the treatment of Native Americans,vowed Monday to rescindmedals of honor for those who fought against them and even take downPresident Andrew Jackson's portrait from the Oval Office if she's elected.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is adamant about revealing what went on behind the scenes of the Russia investigation and is looking forward to the American people learning about what happened.
As Montana Gov. Steve Bullock struggles to qualify for September’s Democratic debate, he had strong words for rivals like billionaire Tom Steyer who has used his deep pockets to inch closer to the debate stage.
Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the decision to bar them from visiting Israel last week, but recent social media posts from the freshman congresswomen included a political cartoon from an artist known for using anti-Semitic imagery.
President Trump said Thursday that the suspect in the shooting of six police officers during a Philadelphia standoff should "never have been allowed to be on the streets.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blasted his Democratic colleagues on Wednesday for sending a stern and unusual warning to the Supreme Courtearlier this week in connection with a gun case.
A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday shot down an attempt by House Judiciary Committee Democrats to linktheirsubpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahnto a separate request for secret grand jury information from the Russia investigation, after theJusticeDepartment accusedthem of trying to "game the system.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,threatened Tuesday to use billions of dollars in aid to Israel as “leverage” to combat what he called “racism” from the Jewish state’s government, while going so far as to compare America's Israel alliance to its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Jury selection had appeared to be wrapping up in the case of former Obama administration White House Counsel Greg Craig, but now the judge has decided to start the whole process over again.
Several high-profileSenate Democrats warned theSupreme Courtin pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.
A social media campaign aimed at promoting support for presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has attracted an awkward mix of die-hard Bernie backers andDemocrats still angry over his 2016run.
The phrase “constitutional crisis” has been used by House Democrats to describe Donald Trump's presidency --but it turns out they may be creating one of their own.
Anthony Scaramuccimade a full break with President Trump on Monday in the wake of a weekend Twitter feud, saying he no longer supports his former boss for re-election and suggesting he face a Republican primary challenge.
If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thought he could escape the disdain from his constituents while campaigning in Iowa, he was wrong.
Counselor the president Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that while President Trump may tweet about Joe Biden as if he is sure to get the Democratic presidential nomination, she is not concerned at all about who Trump’s opponent is.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang shed tears at an Iowa town hall about gun safety, when a mother recalled how her 2-year-old daughter was fatally shot by a stray bullet while her twin brother watched.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit brought by former Assemblyman Dov Hikind that he filed after she blocked him on Twitter, and now Hikind claims she’s “afraid.
President Trump is planning a crackdown on left-wing social media bias, just as Republicans are going to war with Twitter after the platform froze Mitch McConnell's account because it posted threats directed at the Senate majority leader.
Republicans are going to war with Twitter after the platform froze the Mitch McConnellre-electionaccount this week because the campaign posted a video of threats directed at the Senate majority leader, just as President Trump is planning a separate crackdown on left-wing social media bias.
President Trump reflected on his relationship with his brother Fred Trump Jr. -- who died in 1981 as a result of alcoholism -- and the lasting effect Fred's drinking had on him, in a new interview.
The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled Wednesday that the recent swearing-in of Gov. Pedro Pierluisi was against the law, overturning it and removing Pierlusi from office.
Puerto Rico justice secretary sworn in as governor after Supreme Court overturns inauguration of predecessor
Puerto RicoJustice Secretary Wanda Vazquez was sworn in as the island's new governor Wednesday, hours after its Supreme Court ruledthat Friday's inauguration ofPedro Pierluisias governor was against the law and overturned it.
DemocraticRep. Joaquin Castrois facing a mounting backlash -- and not just from Republicans -- for posting the names and employers of dozens of Trump campaign donors in the San Antonio area, even as the Texas congressman defends his actions.
President Trump took The New York Times to task Wednesday for changing the headline of its leadarticle about his remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton after taking heat from the left for not being critical enough toward him.
President Trump, his campaign and the RNC filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that a California law requiring him and any other presidential candidates to release their tax returns is blatantly illegal.
Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times over an editorial that linked her political action committee to the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is continuing the presidential campaign strategy that garnered attention for her at last week’s Democratic debate: hit Sen. Kamala Harris hard over her record as California Attorney General.
"Medicare-for-all" and free community college are just the starting point. Somecandidates vying for the Democraticpresidential nomination are going beyond promising gobs of government benefits and proposing a more straightforward approach -- simply giving away money.
President Trump called Monday for tightening gun background checks in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings that shocked the nation, while also suggesting linking the push to immigration reform.
Former Ohio GovernorJohn Kasich took members of both parties to task on Sunday for failing to take action to prevent mass shootings such as the ones that hit his home state in the city of Dayton, as well as El Paso, Texas this weekend.
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe has a history of passionate opposition to President Trump and calling for his impeachment, and he continued the trend Sunday by blaming Trump for a pair of shootings that took place over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.