Members of Congress involved in the several investigations into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election pledged Wednesday to continue their work despite the firing of FBI Director James Comey, though they worried how the dismissal might delay probes already plagued by too few resources.
Texas Republican Party communications director Michael Joyce said 2024 was a “realistic goal” for a time in which Democrats could expect to be competitive statewide, due to the 2020 census and changing demographics.
“He could have rabies right now and we won’t ever know. We know nothing real about Donald Trump’s health, and going on a celebrity quack TV show does nothing to improve our understanding.”
Joseph Schmitz, named as one of five advisers by the Trump campaign in March, is accused of bragging when he was Defense Department inspector general a decade ago that he pushed out Jewish employees.
President Barack Obama’s favorability rating continues to gain as he steps up criticism of his would-be successor, Donald Trump. The percentage of voters who think the country is on the right track has increased in the latest McClatchy-Marist poll, and 53 percent of registered voters say they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, compared with 40 percent who disapprove.
Earlier in the evening, multiple TV and newspaper reporters were kicked out of Huelskamp’s “victory” headquarters in Hutchinson, with little explanation offered. Huelskamp would be the third Republican House incumbent to lose this year.
Not since Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan ran against each other in 1980 has the choice been so stark, the warnings from each candidate about the other so dire, the likely outcome so murky.
Taken together, the intersection of frequent Trump-related litigation with a federal judiciary in which more than 100 Hispanic or Latino judges serve makes the comments by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee even more significant.
Those exposed in the leak include the prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan, an alleged bagman for Syrian President Bashar Assad, a close friend of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and companies linked to the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The French Defense Ministry said in a statement posted on its website that the bombing of Islamic State’s de facto capital, Raqqa, destroyed “a command post, a jihadist recruitment center and arms and munitions depot,” and “a terrorist training camp.” It offered no estimate of casualties.
When the Patriot Act expired Monday, people were left with questions as to what this means for the National Security Agency, for spying, and for the struggling presidential campaign of Sen. Rand Paul
A gate bearing the Nazi slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (work sets you free) was stolen from the Dachau concentration camp.
Out of an “abundance of caution”, two people who arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are being observed at two separate hospitals.
By Steven T. Dennis, CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — Roll Call’s annual list of the 10 “poorest” members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. As usual, the quirks of the disclosure rules make it impossible to know exactly how poor any one lawmaker is, or […]
By CQ Roll Call staff WASHINGTON — They invested in an aquaculture business, a bank and good old blue chip stocks and bonds. The richest members of Congress found myriad ways to get wealthier in 2013, CQ Roll Call’s annual survey of congressional wealth shows. Many lawmakers’ portfolios shrugged off the effects of a government […]
By Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Well, if he hit her, why did she marry him? Why hasn’t she left him? Why is she defending him? Those are a few of the questions buzzing on the Web, in offices, and in homes around the country in light of the graphic new video of now-former Baltimore […]
By Lauren Raab, Ryan Parker and Nicky Loomis, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams, a comic and sitcom star in the 1970s who became an Oscar-winning dramatic actor, died Monday at 63 in Marin County. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said he appears to have committed suicide. The news of the beloved actor’s […]
MCT A 25-year-old concert-goer was taken into custody on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem after he allegedly groped a woman at Beyonce’s and Jay Z’s “On the Run” tour at the Rose Bowl and then bit off the tip of her boyfriend’s finger during an ensuing fight, police said. The incident occurred Saturday as […]
dpa MOSCOW — Prominent Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov has begun a hunger strike to protest his 4 1/2 year prison sentence, a prison spokeswoman said Friday, a day after he was sentenced. Udaltsov, 37, is in solitary confinement and is being kept under continuous medical supervision, the spokeswoman told the Interfax news agency. He […]
dpa MANILA — The strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, typhoon Rammasun, killed 38 people and left nearly 2 million in the capital and eastern provinces without power for a second day, disaster management officials said Thursday. Most of the deaths were caused by toppled trees, collapsed structures, and other debris whipped up […]
By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times McALLEN, Texas — Governor Rick Perry told U.S. House committee members meeting in this border town Thursday that the most humanitarian response to tens of thousands of children from Central America surging across the border was to send them back as quickly as possible. The Republican governor also criticized […]