Critics have accused House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao, of courting the interests of the town of Paducah in improper ways.'As swampy as Trump's administration gets' »
The small western Kentucky town of Paducah loves Mitch McConnell. Even if progressives loathe McConnell for his ruthless effectiveness as master of the Senate, and even if plenty of his fellow Kentuckians disapprove of his performance, he can always find a warm embrace here on the banks of the Ohio River.
For the past several months, the approximately two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country visiting key early states and introducing themselves to voters. As they move past this introductory phase of the primary, the candidates have begun to turn toward each other and fire their first shots.
President Trump said he's glad that some Republican senators who opposed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act no longer serve in Congress.
The downing of the drone came amid steadily escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran over that country’s nuclear program. Iran’s government said the drone was over its airspace.
President Trump on Wednesday claimed without evidence that former special counsel Robert Mueller “terminated” records of communications between FBI agents who exchanged text messages that critics say showed bias against Trump.
The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.
It's disgusting. It's wrong, and it's not what we know.’" “There's Republicans and Democrats — and then there's Trump, which is a whole different ball game. “You know, there were days that I said things that were shrill. I said things that were — I used inappropriate language.
Democrats want to accomplish some very big things in 2021. Extending Medicare to every American. Mobilizing the entire U.S. economy to combat the existential threat of global warming. Creating a pathway to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants. The list goes on.
Elizabeth Warren has the momentum going into the first Democratic debate, but that carries its own risks. How will she do in the spotlight — and can any of her rivals manage to break from the pack of also-rans?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to deal with (the legislation) before the August recess," the Kentucky Republican told ABC News, adding that he had a "good meeting" with the first responders and even received the shield of a retired New York City detective who now is suffering from cancer after working for weeks at the World Trade Center site.
Since the end of British Mandate rule and the creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948, invasions, wars, armistices, treaties, uprisings, barriers, checkpoints and civil wars have shifted the boundaries of who can travel — and live — where.
Prosecutors alleged in a Monday court filing that Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., used campaign funds to carry out multiple affairs over at least seven years with congressional staffers and lobbyists.
Over the past two weeks, long-simmering tensions between Iran and the United States have nearly boiled over. The two nations had been engaged in back-and-forth tough talk and subtle adversarial moves for months. Then, seemingly all of a sudden, each day the news was filled with stories of escalation by one side or the other that brought the countries to the edge of military conflict.
About 100 migrant children who were moved Monday from a detention facility where conditions had been described as “unconscionable” were moved back to the camp on Tuesday as border chief John Sanders announced he was stepping down.
Stephanie Grisham, who has been first lady Melania Trump’s spokesperson since March 2017, will be the next White House press secretary, replacing Sarah Sanders.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders have broken out as frontrunners for young voters, according to a new straw poll conducted by the progressive group NextGen, pulling ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Collins has served in the Senate for 22 years, but her opponents hope one vote can pull her down: the one she cast for Brett Kavanaugh.
The rising cost of education and the increasing necessity of a college degree in many professions have led to an explosion in student loan debt in the U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has proposed the most radical measure: an aggressive proposal to tackle the problem by canceling $1.25 trillion in student loan debt.
As more reports surfaced of inhumane conditions at the government’s migrant detention facilities, the movement to label them “concentration camps” picked up steam with backing from a major newspaper.
Trump plan for Mideast peace is the same as his plan for every foreign policy problem: Do what I say and we'll make you rich.
President Trump’s counselor said Monday that the White House isn’t sure that the Hatch Act — which prohibits executive branch employees from engaging in political activities — applies to her.
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has brought onboard one of the architects of his Senate race to his campaign team in efforts to reach black voters.
"Transformation requires people changing. And I don't think most people change when they're defensive," said a progressive religious leader who grew up in white conservative evangelicalism and now advocates for racial justice.
President Trump said the "biggest mistake" of his presidency was appointing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general.
"I want to go out on my own terms. That’s why I want the option of medical aid-in-dying to peacefully end my suffering."
"There is absolutely no oversight in the law to protect the ill person from someone else who wants to hurry their death along."
"Deciding how one wants to end one’s life must be the ultimate human right."
"If we allow this form of euthanasia into our health care system, it will corrode and destroy the values that define the health profession."
“Nowhere in the laws is there any sort of guidance for how to do it."