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Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Family, friends and constituents will gather Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. Read More
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Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

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President Donald Trump today accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD.” Read More
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Senators recall John McCain as ‘a treasure’ and ‘happy warrior’

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Sen. Joe Manchin stepped between John McCain’s desk and empty chair and looked down at the white roses topping the black fabric draped across it. In one quick movement, he crossed himself, kissed his fingers and touched them to the cloth. Read More

Kushner Cos. fined $210K by New York for false documents

The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators today following an Associated Press investigation earlier this year that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when, in fact, it had hundreds. Read More
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Under pressure, Trump tersely recognizes McCain, lowers flag

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Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure today by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. Read More
 

Half of states act as #MeToo sexual misconduct claims mount

As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. Read More

Replacing McCain in the Senate is political balancing act

Sen. John McCain’s death in office has handed Arizona’s governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Read More

Presidents, lawmakers laud McCain for devotion to country

Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain’s decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his “deepest sympathies and respect” went out to McCain’s family. Read More
 

Captivity, candor and hard votes: 9 moments that made John McCain

John McCain lived most of his life in the public eye, surviving war, torture, scandal, political stardom and failure, the enmity of some colleagues and the election of President Donald Trump. Read More
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War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

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Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died today. Read More
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Jeff Sessions hits back at Trump after criticism of job performance

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that he and his department “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Read More
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Trump lashes out at his former lawyer after guilty plea

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Facing a growing threat to his presidency, President Donald Trump lashed out at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen a day after the onetime “fixer” implicated Trump in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with him. Read More

Back-to-back legal blows in Trump circle jolt presidency

President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled “guilty” of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West Virginia, questions mounted about his possible legal exposure and political future. Read More
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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer,” pleaded guilty today to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election. Read More
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh agrees Roe v. Wade is ‘settled law,’ Sen. Collins says

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Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, told Sen. Susan Collins that the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is “settled law,” Collins said today after emerging from a more than two-hour “courtesy visit” with the judge. Read More
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Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen, sources say

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said today. Read More
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Rudy Giuliani tries to clarify ‘truth isn’t truth’ claim

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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney says he wasn’t trying to make an existential point about the meaning of veracity when he declared “truth isn’t truth.” Read More
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Trump dares ex-CIA director to sue because his clearance was revoked

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President Donald Trump today dared former CIA Director John Brennan to take legal action to try to prevent him from stripping security clearances from other current and former officials. Read More

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘rat’ like Nixon’s

President Donald Trump insisted today that his White House counsel isn’t a “RAT” like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as “McCarthyism.” Read More

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