Nancy Pelosi cuts deal with potential challenger Marcia Fudge, earning support for House speaker bid

(WASHINGTON) -- Nancy Pelosi has cut a deal with Rep. Marcia Fudge, who was mulling her own challenge for the House speakership, winning over the Ohio Democrat as she locks in support for House Speake... Read More

Trump defends Saudi denials in Khashoggi murder, says relationship most important

(WASHINGTON) -- In an extraordinary statement, President Trump on Tuesday defended Saudi Arabia in the face of mounting pressure over the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Representatives of Saudi Arabia say that... Read More

Democrats intend to probe Ivanka Trump's use of personal email in next Congress

(WASHINGTON) -- Amid reports that first daughter and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump exchanged hundreds of official government business emails using a personal email account, top Democrats on Capitol Hill "want to know if Ivanka complied with... Read More

Military could shift more troops to California as migrants gather in Tijuana

(WASHINGTON) -- The Army might shift some of its troops along the border to California where caravans of migrants seeking asylum have gathered in Tijuana, Mexico across the border from San Diego, but clarified that no timelines have been determined f... Read More

US military troops to be allowed to defend border patrol agents: Official

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is set to announce on Tuesday that active duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border will be granted new authorities that allow them to protect Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel from a threat, according... Read More

Mueller maintains that Trump’s controversial DOJ pick 'has no effect' on the special counsel's authority

(WASHINGTON) -- As speculation swirls over whether Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker might try to rein in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Mueller’s team argued to a federal appeals court Monday that Whitaker’s ap... Read More

Two turkeys vying for presidential pardon strut their stuff

(WASHINGTON) -- The midterms elections may have ended earlier this month but another election season is in full flight between the two turkeys vying to become this year’s official National Thanksgiving Turkey.

This year’s candi... Read More

White House drops efforts to suspend press pass for CNN's Jim Acosta; outlines rules to reporters

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump White House in a letter says it is dropping its effort to suspend the press pass belonging to CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta but has outlined a set of rules that, if they aren't followed, "may result in sus... Read More

Trump continues squabble with commander of raid that killed Bin Laden

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continues to squabble with retired Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, now falsely claiming credit in a tweet for pointing out the terrorist’s name in a book he aut... Read More

A ‘Cinderella story’: How this year’s White House Christmas tree came to Washington

(WASHINGTON) -- This year's White House Christmas tree, a 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser fir, was plucked from the North Carolina mountains, but was nearly abandoned before being chosen.

Before it was presented Monday in Washington, D.C. the tree... Read More

After a 181-year ban, House Dems aim to allow religious headwear on the floor

(WASHINGTON) -- Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women newly-elected to Congress, is helping spearhead an effort to allow religious headwear, such as hijabs or kippahs, on the House floor.

The proposal would reverse a 181-year ban o... Read More