Pelosi suggests to Trump that State of the Union address be delayed until government reopens

(WASHINGTON) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has suggested to President Donald Trump that his State of the Union address, scheduled for later this month, be delayed because of the partial government shu... Read More

President Trump's top White House lawyer, top Democrats touch gloves ahead of oversight battle

(WASHINGTON) -- Before they square off over Democrats' planned inquiries into the Trump administration, House Democrats' chief investigator and President Donald Trump's top White House lawyer touched gloves for the first time Wednesday as they begin ... Read More

Senators nearing subpoena for Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, in probe of Russian election interference

(WASHINGTON) -- A key Senate panel is moving closer to issuing a subpoena for Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney and fixer, as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.Read More

Trump meets with coalition of Democrats and Republicans as shutdown drags on

(WASHINGTON) -- A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from the House Problem Solvers Caucus sat down with President Trump at the White House Wednesday as the president continues to demand funding to build a southern border wall as a condition for endin... Read More

Trump's nominee to replace Pruitt at EPA faces Senate questioning

(WASHINGTON) -- As much of the energy in Washington is focused on the fight over the president's border wall and impact of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump's nominee to take over the federal agency charged with protecting human... Read More

Hispanic Caucus chairman attacks Rep. Steven King for 'demonizing immigrants'

(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, did not hold back when reacting to Rep. Steven King’s remarks on the House floor.

King, who has been under fire for comments he made to the Ne... Read More

Veterans groups avoid politics and call for shutdown to end

(WASHINGTON) -- The country’s major veterans groups came together Tuesday to call for an end to the government shutdown as union leaders separately clashed with the Veterans Affairs secretary over the partial government shutdown’s impact ... Read More

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells Colbert she’s launching presidential exploratory committee

(NEW YORK) -- Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is taking steps toward a 2020 presidential bid.

The New York Democrat announced that she is forming a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday night during a taping of CBS’ “Th... Read More

Old Friends: William Barr and Robert Mueller may work together again, in a very different time

(WASHINGTON) -- When William Barr opened his remarks to the Senate Tuesday as he sought confirmation to become the 85th attorney general, he pointedly took time to reflect on his friendship with the man who could easily become his most consequential ... Read More

Mueller files court documents describing evidence of Manafort’s alleged lies

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a heavily-redacted court document Tuesday afternoon outlining the underlying evidence to support its claims that Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, lied to federal ... Read More

IRS declares half of its workers are needed to process 2019 tax returns and refunds; warns of long wait times and limited assistance

(WASHINGTON) -- The IRS will require some 46,000 employees to work without pay throughout the upcoming tax season to ensure returns are processed and refunds are mailed, the agency announced Tuesday in an updated plan for the government shutdown. Tha... Read More