How a Senate ethics investigation works

(WASHINGTON) -- Top leaders in the Senate are calling for a Senate Ethics Committee review of Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., who was recently accused of forcibly kissing a woman and appearing to grope her while she slept.

The committee has n... Read More

Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump will be presented with the recommendation to finance and sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government — a move aimed at deterring aggression from pro-Russian separatists, a State Department official... Read More

Trump says big game trophy ban reversal is on hold to review 'conservation facts'

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has announced that his administration's plan to reverse a ban on big game trophies has been put on hold so he can "review all conservation facts."

On Wednesday, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offici... Read More

How Congress pays for workplace settlements

(WASHINGTON) -- Are taxpayers footing the bill for workplace settlements on Capitol Hill?

Earlier this week, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told MSNBC that Congress has paid out more than $15 million to settle harassment claims over the las... Read More

Battle between House Republicans and firm that produced infamous 'dossier' wages on

(WASHINGTON) -- Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the investigative firm Fusion GPS, appeared in federal court on Wednesday to fight ongoing efforts to pry more information from his company.

The firm, which produced the so-called “dossier... Read More

Sessions jokes of Russian ambassador from site of scrutinized 2016 speech

(WASHINGTON) -- As several investigations into Russian interference into last year's presidential election remain ongoing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked about his encounters with the former
Russian ambassador to the U.S. Friday, at the s... Read More

Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she 'stayed quiet, but I was angry'

(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden shared a letter Minnesota Sen. Al Franken sent her today after she accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.

Tweeden read the letter on ABC’s &ldq... Read More

Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for the same crime: Study

(NEW YORK) -- African-American men serve longer sentences than white men for the same crime, a new study by the U.S Sentencing Commission shows.

The commission's analysis of demographic prison data from 2012 to 2016 found that black men se... Read More

Meet the faces of the Trump 'resistance': Candidates spurred to action by president's divisiveness

(NEW YORK) -- Democrats are seizing on big wins this November as a sign of hope for the future of their party. While it is true the big winners were overwhelmingly Democrats, the elections may have also introduced the country to a new brand of politi... Read More

Celebrities lash out at Trump administration over reversing ban on elephant trophies

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration's move to reverse a ban on elephant trophies has elicited strong reactions all over social media, including a number of celebrities invested in preservation.
 
The government is likely to overtu... Read More

Senators say Kushner didn't turn over emails about Wikileaks, Russia overture

(WASHINGTON) -- White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, failed to disclose campaign emails regarding Russian overtures to the Trump campaign and Wikileaks to congressional investigators, top senators on th... Read More

Interior secretary has not been keeping proper travel records: Watchdog

(WASHINGTON) -- The office of Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was warned Wednesday that an investigation into Zinke's official travel was delayed by "absent, or incomplete documentation," the latest snag in the months-long controversy over Trump... Read More

Bipartisan group in Senate aims to strengthen background check system for guns

(WASHINGTON) -- In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday meant to strengthen the existing background check system for firearms.

The Fix NICS Act, which ... Read More

Roy Moore: 'I'll quit standing when they lay me in that box and put me in the ground'

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore denied allegations of sexual misconduct again Thursday at a press conference in Birmingham alongside faith leaders and his wife, Kayla.

Moore said that the accusations agai... Read More