Prosecutor: Manafort meeting with Russian at heart of probe

Politics 02/07/19, 19:24

An August 2016 meeting between President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and an associate with ties to Russian intelligence goes to the "heart" of the Russia investigation, according to a court transcript unsealed Thursday. The transcript from a sealed hearing in ...

Schiff hires ex-National Security Council staff for panel

Politics 02/07/19, 18:56

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has hired former National Security Council staffers to work for him as he launches a sweeping new investigation into President Donald Trump's finances and foreign connections. The move seems to have drawn the ire of ...

Guantanamo prison looms as option as IS fight ends

Politics 02/07/19, 18:45

The Guantanamo Bay detention center would receive new prisoners for the first time in more than a decade under one option being considered as the U.S. withdraws its forces from Syria and works to resolve the fate of hundreds of ...

Update: Whitaker’s appearance before committee uncertain

Politics 02/07/19, 18:02

The Latest on Congress and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (all times local): 6 p.m. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's scheduled appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday is still uncertain as the Department of Justice exchanges letters with the panel ...

Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

Politics 02/07/19, 15:48

Ivanka Trump launched a White House effort aimed at helping 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years. The White House on Thursday unveiled the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project ...

Trump stresses anti-abortion focus in appeal to evangelicals

Politics 02/07/19, 13:45

President Donald Trump used an appearance at a high-profile religious gathering Thursday to stress anti-abortion policies and appeal to conservative, Christian voters as the 2020 election campaign gets underway. "As part of our commitment to building a just and loving society, ...

Update: Senate panel approves Barr, Trump’s AG pick

Politics 02/07/19, 13:01

The Latest on William Barr's nomination to be attorney general (all times local): 1 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. William Barr's nomination was approved along party lines Thursday. It now heads to the Senate ...

House panel OKs subpoena for acting attorney general

Politics 02/07/19, 12:04

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a tentative subpoena for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in an effort to ensure he appears at a hearing Friday and answers questions. The vote Thursday doesn't issue a subpoena to Whitaker but allows House ...

Melena Trump to anti-drug conference: ‘Recovery is possible’

Politics 02/07/19, 11:17

Melania Trump, addressing an anti-drug conference, says "recovery is possible." The first lady traveled to Maryland on Thursday to address the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's annual youth leadership forum. Her signature "Be Best" campaign focuses on a number of issues, ...

Update: Pelosi names House panel on climate change

Politics 02/07/19, 11:00

The Latest on congressional Democrats and proposals to address climate change (all times local): 11 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped eight Democrats to serve on a special committee to address climate change. The new panel does not include Rep. Alexandria ...

President Trump promises to always protect people of faith

Politics 02/07/19, 09:53

President Donald Trump says he will always protect people of faith, as he addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Trump said at Thursday's event, "As president I will always cherish, honor and protect the believers who uplift our communities and ...

President Trump: ‘I ask you to choose greatness’

Politics 02/07/19, 07:34

On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump previewed the next chapter of his presidency. “The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda,” the President told Congress as he opened his second State of the Union ...

Russian official: Another nuclear pact with US in trouble

Politics 02/07/19, 06:55

Another U.S.-Russian nuclear pact is in danger following the U.S. move to withdraw from a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov charged that the U.S. refusal to negotiate an extension to ...

Democrats seek Green New Deal to address climate change

Politics 02/07/19, 06:11

Democrats including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York are calling for a Green New Deal intended to transform the U.S. economy to combat climate change and create thousands of jobs in renewable energy. The freshman lawmaker and veteran Sen. Ed Markey ...