- 2020 Campaign
Colleagues of Kavanaugh accuser point to her integrity
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of ...
Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout.
GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day.
Feinstein’s opponent seizes on her role in Kavanaugh fight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
In Iowa, McAuliffe says he’s not ruling out 2020 campaign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential ...
Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools.
The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh nomination moving ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):
Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were high schoolers, hoping to salvage his endangered Supreme Court ...
DeVos’ rocky Senate confirmation hearing turned into theater
WASHINGTON (AP) — Betsy DeVos has endured yet another rocky confirmation hearing in the Senate to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage.
Actress Diane Neal wins appeal, gets on congressional ballot
KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures.
After Hurricane Florence: 20,000 Federal and Military personnel in recovery effort
American resiliency is on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Over the weekend, America watched as brave first responders put their own lives at risk to help others across the Carolinas and elsewhere. As the flooding continues in ...
US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to ...
Trump honors contributions of Latino entrepreneurs
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is recognizing the contributions of Latino entrepreneurs to the United States during a White House event for the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
Breaking: Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and potentially raising prices on goods ranging from handbags to bicycle ...
DeVos to students: Don’t hide behind a Twitter handle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday encouraged students to engage others with respect and not to "be nasty" while hiding behind Twitter handles, leading one student to wonder why her boss, President Donald Trump, doesn't appear to ...
Ex-US Rep. John Dingell, 92, in hospital after heart attack
DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House or Senate in U.S. history, is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack.
As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers worry about falling crop prices and lost sales overseas. Manufacturers fear rising costs and new foreign taxes on their exports. American allies overseas are furious.
Woman’s accusation roils fight over Kavanaugh nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman's accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school buckles what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court.
Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.
Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes.