On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to...
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 04:11 PM PST
US Withholds Hurricane Emergency Loan Sought by Puerto Rico
A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a...
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 03:36 PM PST
AP Fact Check: Trump Presidency Creates an Alternate Reality
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump. Sanders also...
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 04:08 PM PST
Tillerson Signals Deeper US Military Commitment in Syria
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled deeper U.S. commitment to Syria on Wednesday, saying America would maintain its military presence there to prevent an ISIS resurgence. He said the U.S. also would...
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:32 PM PST
Trump Says N. Korea Close on Missile, Russia Helping Regime
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to developing a long-range...
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 01:33 PM PST
9 of 12 National Park Advisory Board Members Quit: Chairman
Nine of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board resigned this week out of frustration that the new heads of the Interior Department hadn't met with them, NBC News reported.
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:56 AM PST
Democrats Flip Traditionally Conservative Wisconsin District
A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district....
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:26 AM PST
GOP Sen. Flake Criticizes Trump and Fake News Claims
President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to...