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Sheriffs group remains unsatisfied with sentencing bill

41 min 26 sec ago
Revisions made to win broad support still don’t address concerns, the association says.

‘There was no Plan B’: Trump scrambles to find chief of staff after top candidate turns him down

1 hour 4 min ago
The position has proved to be a particularly thankless task in this White House, and the two people to hold the job have been left with their reputations diminished.

Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump, offer $1.3 billion for border as shutdown looms

1 hour 48 min ago
The president and some Republicans are insisting on $5 billion for the border wall ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline.

Orrin Hatch dismisses Trump hush money allegations

1 hour 58 min ago
The retiring Utah Republican became the latest lawmaker to defend the president in the wake of a new legal filing directly implicating him in efforts to buy women’s silence.

If Trump weren’t president, he’d be in ‘serious jeopardy of being charged,’ Comey says

3 hours 20 min ago
The former FBI director also said the “giant is awakening” and called on Americans to “hold [Trump] accountable” in 2020.

It’s not just the number of Trump-Russia contacts. It’s the timing.

3 hours 40 min ago
The busiest period for contacts between Russia and Trumpworld? From the primaries to the convention.

Pelosi in advanced negotiations with critics about term-limits deal

5 hours 17 min ago
An agreement could clear the way for her to be elected speaker next month.

Trump seems to be banking on voters not caring about Mueller findings

6 hours 24 min ago
Can Trump survive the Russia investigation by just shrugging it off?

Kevin McCarthy says Democrats shouldn’t focus on investigating Trump

6 hours 28 min ago
“I think America’s too great of a nation to have such a small agenda,” the House majority leader said. He also cast contacts between Russians and Trump associates as common in an “international city” such as Washington.

5 burning questions about Trump’s legal issues

7 hours 6 min ago
Here's where we are -- and where we go from here.

Bloomberg: Democrats are looking for a ‘middle of the road’ strategy

8 hours 8 min ago
During an appearance on “The View,” the former New York mayor — and possible 2020 presidential candidate — said the party wants a pragmatic leader.

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina poised to plead guilty in case involving suspected Kremlin attempts to influence NRA

8 hours 48 min ago
She was accused of working to push the Kremlin’s agenda by forming bonds with National Rifle Association officials and other conservative leaders and making outreach to 2016 presidential candidates.

Supreme Court declines to review rulings that blocked efforts to end Planned Parenthood funding

10 hours 50 min ago
The decision leaves in place lower court rulings that Medicaid recipients who receive services from Planned Parenthood can challenge a state’s decision to cut off public funding.

The evidence undermining Trump’s attempt to defend the Stormy Daniels payment

11 hours 2 min ago
Trump's first priority on Monday: deflecting questions about campaign-finance violations.

Trump: Payments to silence women were a ‘simple private transaction,’ not illegal campaign contributions

11 hours 5 min ago
In morning tweets, the president pushed back on a court filing Friday in which prosecutors said he directed payments to Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels.

Trump’s bogus ‘simple private transaction’ defense of the Stormy Daniels payment

11 hours 10 min ago
We have reached the "third-rate burglary" portion of this scandal.

The Daily 202: Four reasons that even some Trump loyalists do not want to be White House chief of staff

11 hours 31 min ago
The eight names being mentioned after Nick Ayers announced he won’t replace John Kelly.

The Technology 202: Google hearing will be a test of lawmakers' tech knowledge

12 hours 10 min ago
It's not just Sundar Pichai in the hot seat.