Roy Moore rival: ‘Men who hurt little girls should go to jail, not the Senate’

Shifting tactics in Alabama Senate race, Democrat Doug Jones hammers Roy Moore over allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenagers Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate in the Alabama Senate election, on Tuesday launched his most sustained attack yet on his Republican rival, made a $100 donation to the Democrats campaign. Flake,

Trump slashes size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah

President signs two proclamations slashing protections for Utah monuments, representing a triumph for fossil fuel industries, ranchers and Republicans Donald Trump was widely condemned on Monday for drastically shrinking two national monuments, representing the biggest elimination of public lands protection in US history. The president modified designations for Bears Ears

Senate Suspends Bill Votes to Friday Morning: Tax Debate Update

The Senate tax bill is headed for a marathon debate this week after Republican leaders brought the measure to the floor Wednesday with the goal of holding a final vote by the end of the week. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day: Senate Republicans Scramble to Salvage

Nancy Pelosi urges John Conyers to resign: ‘The brave women who came forward are owed justice’

House minority leader Pelosi calls allegations serious, disappointing and credible and says Michigan congressman, 88, should step down Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Democratic congressman John Conyers should resign in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment by women. Pelosi, the House minority leader, said that the allegations

Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets prompt backlash in Washington: ‘The president is racist’

Deputy DNC chair Keith Ellison, Lindsay Graham and Arizona senator Jeff Flake condemn Trumps tweeting of anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group A top Democrat condemned Donald Trump as a racist hours after the president a British far-right group. The president is racist. Theres no doubt about that in my

Trump’s consumer agency pick serves doughnuts and plea to ‘disregard’ acting head

Amid a political and legal battle over a bureau with two directors, interim director Leandra English and Trump-backed Mick Mulvaney sent rival emails to staff A day after the official that Donald Trump wants Elizabeth Warren, then a Harvard professor, now a Massachusetts senator and in many eyes a potential

Sen. Chris Coons calls for hearing into possible Trump interference with US attorneys

(CNN)Democratic Sen. Chris Coons is calling for a hearing into possible presidential interference with US attorneys’ offices after reports last month that President Donald Trump personally interviewed candidates for positions with oversight in districts sensitive to his business dealings. Coons questions the “sudden nature” of the resignation, and a reported

Schumer and Pelosi ditch Trump meeting

(CNN)Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they would not attend a previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump after the President tweeted Tuesday morning that the meeting likely wouldn’t result in a deal about funding the government. The tweet appeared to irritate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and

Bill Kristol: Republicans Can Still Save Themselves From Trumps Poison

WHAT IS HAPPENING? The questionframed in uppercase urgency on Bill Kristols Twitter feedis redolent of the sheer, shrieking panic of the teenage girl in the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist as she witnesses her home being invaded by demonic spirits. The 64-year-old Kristollongtime Republican theorist and operative, founding editor of The

Trump Vows to End CFPB `Disaster’ With Temporary Head Mulvaney

A high-stakes legal clash is unfolding over President Donald Trump’s temporary pick to run Elizabeth Warren’s favorite bank regulator, and the White House is holding its ground. Trump on Friday said he’s naming White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be the temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.