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Scalise back for congressional game a year after shooting

Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined this town and came together on the baseball diamond today, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Read More

Jeff Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families


• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm
Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible today in defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally. Read More
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Watchdog sees errors, not bias, in Comey’s probe of Clinton emails

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• Updated on  June 14, 2018 at 10:57 am
In a stinging report, the Justice Department watchdog said today that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More
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Fed raises key interest rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

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• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 9:33 am
The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaled that it may step up its pace of rate increases because of solid U.S. economic growth and rising inflation. Read More
 
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Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings. Read More
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Nevada pimp Dennis Hof wins GOP primary, ousts incumbent

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• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 11:07 am
Pimp Dennis Hof, owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Read More
 
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Trump, Kim claim big summit success, but details are scant

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• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 10:08 am
Claiming success at their whirlwind summit, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Singapore today, praising their face-to-face progress toward ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Read More

Trump plans Hawaii stopover after summit


• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 5:53 am
President Donald Trump plans to make a brief stopover in Hawaii after leaving Singapore early following nuclear negotiations with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Read More
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After summit, Trump announces halt to U.S.-South Korean ‘war games’

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• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm
President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified “security guarantees” to the North and Kim recommitting to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Read More

GOP leaders in Congress largely silent on Trump’s G-7 tirade

Republicans in Congress are often hesitant to publicly criticize President Donald Trump, even when they have strong disagreements. And the reaction after his outbursts over the Group of Seven summit was not much different. Read More
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Judge spars with Justice Department lawyer on foreign-favors suit

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• Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 2:44 pm
Lawyers for Maryland and the District of Columbia accused President Donald Trump in federal court today of “profiting on an unprecedented scale” from foreign government interests using his Washington, D.C., hotel, but a Justice Department lawyer insisted Trump isn’t breaking the law because he provided no favors in return. Read More
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions excludes domestic and gang violence from asylum claims

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• Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 4:08 pm
Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection. Read More
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Robert De Niro apologizes to Canada for Trump’s ‘idiotic behavior’

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• Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 2:02 pm
Robert De Niro apologized to Canadians today for the “idiotic behavior of my president” a day after the actor launched an expletive at Donald Trump at the Tony awards. Read More
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Trump and North Korea’s Kim come together for momentous summit

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• Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm
President Donald Trump proclaimed Tuesday that his momentous summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had gone “better than anybody could have expected” and announced that the leaders planned a signing ceremony shortly. Read More

Trump to make brief stopover in Hawaii


• Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 7:46 am
President Donald Trump plans to make a brief stopover in Hawaii after leaving Singapore early following nuclear negotiations with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Read More
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Supreme Court allows voter purges in Ohio and other states

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• Updated on  June 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm
By a 5-4 vote that split the conservative and liberal justices, the court rejected arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. Read More
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White House takes up fight against ‘back-stabbing’ Trudeau

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• Updated on  June 10, 2018 at 11:54 am
Bashing the leader of one of America’s venerable allies, the White House escalated its trade tirade and leveled more withering and unprecedented criticism today against Canada’s prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of President Donald Trump’s time. Read More

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