Foreign groups invade Ireland’s online abortion debate

RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes

The latest disclosure by RNC adds to the mounting legal fees associated with the Russia investigations.

Trump asking aides whether he should proceed with North Korea summit: report

President Trump has been asking his aides if he should move forward with the planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month over fears that he could be politically embarrassed, …

Justice Department calls for inquiry after Trump demands probe into whether FBI ‘infiltrated or surveilled’ his campaign

The rapid move by the Justice Department comes as officials hope to avert a larger showdown over a confidential source.

Police video shows harrowing escapes from last year’s California wildfires

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Two U.S. citizens say Border Patrol agent detained them for speaking Spanish

A Montana woman and her friend – both U.S. citizens – say a Border Patrol agent detained them at a gas station after he overheard them speaking Spanish.Ana Suda …

George H.W. Bush arrives in summer home in Maine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush is in Maine for the summer.

The 93-year-old arrived Sunday evening at his seaside home in Kennebunkport. Dozens of residents greeted his motorcade at the town’s Dock Square, with some waving flags and holding signs.

Friends say the nation’s 41st president was eager to get to Maine after enduring the death of his wife, Barbara, and then falling ill with a blood infection.

Bush has spent part of every summer in Kennebunkport since childhood with the exception of his service as a naval aviator in World War II. Officials say they anticipate a low-key summer with family and friends.

Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all

The special counsel has failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of trying. Where does it end?

Hillary Clinton hits Trump, pulls out Russian hat during Yale speech

Hillary Clinton took subtle jabs at President Trump during her Class Day speech at Yale, which she began by pulling out a Russian hat in an apparent reference to the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddl…

Confusion and squabbling undermine Trump’s steps forward on the world stage

From North Korea nuclear negotiations to China trade talks, old habits of conflict and contradiction stymie the president’s reach for triumphs.

Trump White House welcomes hundreds of local officials with an eye to 2020

President Donald Trump is amassing an army of political insiders for 2020 — all without leaving the White House.

The Trump administration has hosted 14 “state days” over the past few months, inviting county commissioners of both parties to come through for tours and meet senior administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence.

While the daylong events are formally billed as a way to establish a relationship between behemoth federal agencies and their local counterparts, they also are designed to engender new loyalty to a president some Republicans refused to support in 2016 as he begins to look ahead to his reelection campaign, according to two former aides.

On Wednesday, more than 100 county supervisors from Wisconsin are set to make the trip to Washington. By the end of the year, the White House expects every county commissioner in the country to have received an invitation to attend such an Continue reading “Trump White House welcomes hundreds of local officials with an eye to 2020”

DOJ asks watchdog to probe Trump campaign surveillance claims

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked its inspector general to look into whether or not the FBI surveilled President Trump’s campaign for “inappropriate purposes.””If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participan…

Giuliani Says Mueller Will Wrap Up Trump Obstruction Probe By September: Report

Trump's lawyer told The New York Times he got the timeline from the special counsel's office two weeks ago.

Giuliani: Mueller plans to wrap up Trump obstruction probe by Sept. 1

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said special counsel Robert Mueller intends to end his investigation into whether Trump obstructed the Russian investigation by Sept. 1, …

Michael Cohen payments put spotlight on New York investment firm linked to Russian billionaire

The head of Columbus Nova, which paid Trump’s personal lawyer $500,000 to bring in new investors, also contributed to Trump’s inaugural committee and the Republican National Committee.

Trump Sets Up Showdown With DOJ Over Claims Of Campaign Surveillance

The president demands a probe of whether the FBI had a spy inside his campaign. A Democrat calls that claim "nonsense."

Mnuchin says Trump putting trade war with China ‘on hold’

Mnuchin said the two sides have agreed on a “framework” to avoid sanctions.

Trump’s ZTE push could imperil $150 million for terrorism victims

Families see U.S. negotiations with Chinese telecom as a threat to an expected fine for violating U.S. sanctions.

Texas Gov.’s Campaign Still Holding Shotgun Giveaway After Santa Fe School Shooting

Gov. Greg Abbott himself noted that a shotgun was used in the massacre.

Conway pushes CNN’s Stelter to say who he voted for in tense exchange

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway demanded that CNN media reporter Brian Stelter say who he backed in the 2016 presidential election during a tense exchange on his show “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.Stelter was…