It 'belies common sense' Trump would 'press' Putin about election interference: Democratic Senator

(WASHINGTON) -- A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said that since President Donald Trump has "believed" President Vladimir Putin's denials that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, it "belies common sense" that... Read More

Former DNC chair to Trump ahead of Helsinki summit: 'Confront Mr. Putin' on election interference

(WASHINGTON) -- The former chair of the Democratic National Committee responded to the latest special counsel indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking into the DNC's server during the 2016 presidential campaign by calling on ... Read More

Summit with Trump a win-win proposition for Putin: Experts

(WASHINGTON) -- As Vladimir Putin prepares to meet President Donald Trump Monday in Finland, in Moscow the first summit between the two men is widely seen as tilted in the Russian president's favor -- an opportunity for him to rebalance relations wit... Read More

'I find it hard to believe' Putin didn’t know about Russian interference in U.S. election: Bolton

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's top national security adviser said he finds it "hard to believe" Vladimir Putin didn't know about top Russian military intelligence officials' extensive efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential elect... Read More

SCOTUS battle highlights red-state Democrats' 2018 dilemma

(WASHINGTON) -- The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy immediately set off a rush of political jockeying ahead of what promises to be a lengthy and contentious confirmation battle.

The most immediate target for Republicans... Read More

Progressive candidates who could be the ‘next Ocasio-Cortez’ prepare for primaries

(WASHINGTON) -- Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez lavished praise on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently calling her “the future of our party.”

After the 28-year-old progressive candidate unseated House Democratic ... Read More

Trump-Putin meeting comes at low point for US-Russia relations

(WASHINGTON) -- President Trump will finally have his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a one-on-one that the president has been calling for since his campaign, but which many analysts worry could lead to the U.S. horse-trading with a bad... Read More

Nearly 100 Indian American candidates running for office in this year’s midterm elections

(BEAVERCREEK, Ohio) -- Growing up in Beavercreek, Ohio, Aftab Pureval said he didn't have many Indian American politicians to look up to and was often discouraged by others from running for office.

“They’d tell me a brown guy n... Read More

National parks could get much-needed funds for upkeep through bipartisan bill

(ATLANTA) -- At the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site in Atlanta, water leaks are causing walls to crack and floors to warp. The damage is so bad that it forced the closing of the civil rights figure's birthplace for several months in 2016 because... Read More

Roger Stone says he’s the 'US person' mentioned in Mueller indictment

(WASHINGTON) -- The mercurial veteran GOP political operative, Roger Stone, has acknowledged that he is the unnamed Trump campaign regular who corresponded with Russian hackers, as described in a new indictment against a dozen Russians returned Frida... Read More

Democrats urge Trump to cancel Putin meeting, Republicans are wary

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats are calling on President Trump to cancel his planned meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin after the Justice Department announced Friday that 12 Russian nationals had been indicted for allegedly trying to interfere w... Read More

Watchdog report: former HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel wasted $341,000 of federal funds

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price improperly used federal funds for government travel, costing taxpayers at least $341,000, according to a report rel... Read More

President Trump, Melania get royal treatment at tea with Queen Elizabeth II

(WINDSOR, England) -- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump were welcomed to Windsor Castle for a special private tea with the Queen Elizabeth of England Friday afternoon.

The 92-year-old Queen, wearing a royal blue jacket an... Read More

Clinton campaign head says Russian hacker indictments show crimes committed against US 'democracy'

(WASHINGTON) -- The 2016 presidential election is back at the top of political news today as Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman, John Podesta, said new indictments over alleged Russian hacking of Democrats show that "crimes were "committed ag... Read More