Senate advances measure to end US military support for Saudi-led war in Yemen

(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Wednesday advanced a measure to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, fueled by a desire to send a strong message to Saudi Arabia over the kingdom's role in the murder of Washington Post colu... Read More

Former Obama official Julian Castro announces he's exploring 2020 presidential run

(WASHINGTON) -- In what could be one of the first campaign announcements ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign, former San Antonio Mayor and Obama housing chief Julian Castro said he will announce whether he’ll make a run for the Democratic p... Read More

Congress reaches deal ending taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements

(WASHINGTON) -- After a year rocked by the #MeToo movement and months of negotiations, Congress is on the verge of reforming its own sexual harassment regulations.

House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday to overhaul con... Read More

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison, blames President Trump for his 'path of darkness'

(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, to three years in prison for various crimes including campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to Co... Read More

Nancy Pelosi agrees to proposed term limits if elected speaker

(WASHINGTON) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has agreed to abide by proposed term limits if elected speaker, a move that would cap her speakership at four more years that is expected to clear her path to the speaker's gavel in th... Read More

Michael Cohen, in emotional courtroom plea for leniency, says Trump made him 'cover up his dirty deeds'

(NEW YORK) -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, slammed his old boss during his sentencing hearing on Wednesday, saying that Trump made him "cover up his dirty deeds."

Cohen made his case for leniency in front... Read More

Tabloid publisher involved in Trump hush money payment reaches deal with federal prosecutors

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement with American Media Company, Inc. (AMI), the publisher of the National Enquirer, in connection with a payment made duri... Read More

Trump uses France terror attack to call for US border security

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday used a terror attack at a famous Christmas market in a small, scenic town in France on Tuesday night to argue for more funding for U.S. border security. His call came a day after he threatened to sh... Read More

Michael Flynn asks judge to spare prison sentence for cooperating with Mueller probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Michael Flynn, the president’s onetime national security adviser, is asking a federal judge to spare him a prison sentence after cooperating for more than a year with prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller’s office,... Read More

Dems ramp up pressure on WI Gov. Scott Walker amid accusations of GOP 'power grab'

(WASHINGTON) -- Accusations of a blatant power grab, personal appeals from the incoming Democratic governor to his Republican predecessor, protesters marching on the State Capitol and the ongoing situation unfolding in the state of Wisconsin have all... Read More

House Republicans lead vote to label Rohingya crisis 'genocide'

(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday to declare the violence against Myanmar's Rohingya a genocide, a move the Trump administration still has not made despite mou... Read More

'It's like a manhood thing for him': Pelosi on Trump and border wall

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s willingness to trigger a partial government shutdown over funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall boils down “to a manhood thing,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Democrats i... Read More

Surprising ally, Sen. Mitch McConnell, pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

(WASHINGTON) -- The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- a measure that legalizes hemp.

Industrial hemp is a different variety of t... Read More

Trump meeting with Schumer, Pelosi erupts over border wall funding

(WASHINGTON) -- Political fireworks erupted in the Oval Office Tuesday between President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over border wall funding.

At first, the president welcomed Pel... Read More