The Congressional Budget Office released its prediction of the effects of the health care overhaul passed by the House.Budget deficit would decrease by $119B over next decade »
Flynn told investigators he had had only “insubstantial contact” with foreign nationals, and failed mention he sat next to Vladimir Putin at an RT dinner.
Sen. Ben Sasse finds it troubling that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t been more cooperative with the Senate investigation into Russia’s interference with the U.S. election.
After the Congressional Budget Office released its estimate of the AHCA's costs, senators kept grappling with the challenges of crafting an alternative.
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.
The head of NATO cited the Manchester bombing as evidence that member states of the international coalition are not doing enough to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups.
In testimony before the House Budget Committee Wednesday, the president’s budget director faced pointed questions from members of both parties.
Discussion of President Trump’s dismissal of James Comey as head of the FBI hasn’t died down yet. The Speaker of the House weighed in on Comey today.
Adam Schiff’s surprisingly sharp critique of the Obama administration came during a breakfast meeting with reporters in which he signaled that the House committee — like its Senate counterpart — plans to subpoena documents from Michael Flynn and his businesses. The former Trump White House national security adviser has refused requests for the documents, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
In a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica.
A slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary.
In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
A controversial Fox News report about the death of a Democratic National Committee employee last summer — a story that had fueled a conspiracy theory that rocketed across right-wing media, but reportedly embarrassed some of the network’s staffers — was retracted by the network Tuesday afternoon. The report attempted to tie the death of data analyst Seth Rich — who was shot in what Washington police believe was a botched robbery attempt — to the leak of DNC emails to WikiLeaks, which began publishing them two weeks later. The implication, spelled out most directly by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, was that Rich had provided the emails and was assassinated in retaliation or as part of a coverup.
The White House budget director began making his case for the 2018 budget Tuesday, but it met initial skepticism from members of both parties.
Former CIA Director John Brennan was so disturbed by Russian “active measures” against the United States last summer — including meddling in the presidential election — that he issued a stern warning to his counterpart in the Kremlin, Alexander Bortnikov, director of the Russian FSB. Russian efforts to interfere in the U.S. would “backfire” and Americans “would be outraged,” destroying any hopes for improvements in U.S.-Russian relations, Brennan warned Bortnikov in a phone call on Aug. 4. The FSB chief, Brennan said, did what the Russians typically do — deny the allegations and blame the U.S. for concocting them — although he did promise to pass along the message to his boss, Vladimir Putin.
The president will meet the pope for the first time on Wednesday, but the two men sparred a number of times during the campaign.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to confirm or deny news reports that President Trump reached out directly to him in an effort to undermine an FBI investigation.
In the Tamuz district on the outskirts of western Mosul, Iraqi forces traded fire with remaining ISIS snipers. Iraqi soldiers built a barricade of destroyed cars carried to the front lines by construction trucks. The Iraqi government wants to complete the reconquest of Mosul before the start of Ramadan, the monthlong Muslim fast, on May 26.
The District of Columbia police say Rich, who was shot in the back at 4 a.m. near his home in northwest Washington, was the victim of a botched robbery.
James Comey’s friend Benjamin Wittes, who made headlines last week when he talked and wrote about Comey, made further comments in an interview today.
At an impromptu memorial in Times Square, the father of the young woman who was killed there last week has placed a letter of thanks to the city.
President Trump seemed to confirm during an appearance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he had given some Israeli intelligence to top Russian diplomats.
Pushback against the removal of Confederate monuments flared up again when a state representative spoke out harshly against those responsible.
The most celebrated image featured Trump, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi King Salman with their hands on a glowing white orb.
Sanders’ meteoric rise within the Trump administration has, paradoxically, put her in one of the most precarious positions in a wildly unstable White House.