Former IRS chief, fearing public backlash, requests court testimony on Tea Party audits be sealed
Former IRS chief, fearing public backlash, requests court testimony on Tea Party audits be sealed
Linda Mack - 14 hours ago
Two former IRS executives involved in a lawsuit over IRS treatment of Tea Party groups told the court that they and their families have suffered harassment and threats of violence ever since court proceedings began. They asked the court last week to seal their testimonies from the public to avert further harassment.
Modified GOP tax bill arrives on House floor Modified GOP tax bill arrives on House floor
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 13, 2017
The GOP's tax bill made it out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday after several tweaks, such as the restoration of a tax credit for parents who adopt. A full House vote on the bill may take place in the week ahead.
Mueller investigating Flynn role in alleged plot to kidnap Turkish cleric Mueller investigating Flynn role in alleged plot to kidnap Turkish cleric
Tracy Williams - Nov 13, 2017
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing an alleged plot by former national security adviser Michael Flynn to seize a dissident Turkish cleric living in the U.S. and turn him over to the Turkish government.
Texas church gunman had history of mental disorders Texas church gunman had history of mental disorders
Tyler Henderson - Nov 10, 2017
New disclosures show that despite a well-documented history of mental instability, the Texas church gunman was permitted to buy four guns between 2014 and 2017.
Cyclist who gave middle finger to Trump motorcade fired from job Cyclist who gave middle finger to Trump motorcade fired from job
Andrew McDonald - Nov 08, 2017
The female cyclist who flipped off the Trump motorcade in protest of the president's policies has been fired from her job for violating the company's code of conduct.
Pentagon says only a ground invasion could destroy North Korea's nuclear program Pentagon says only a ground invasion could destroy North Korea's nuclear program
Mae Owen - Nov 08, 2017
A military response to North Korea's nuclear program would potentially cost millions of lives, a Pentagon official warned Saturday. Congressional members cited his assessment and urged the White House to do more to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Sen. Warren agrees that Democratic primary was rigged against Sanders Sen. Warren agrees that Democratic primary was rigged against Sanders
Miriam Griffin - Nov 07, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that Donna Brazile's allegations that Democratic party leaders fixed their primary last year against Bernie Sanders were valid and that the DNC has to answer for it today.
Senate panel moves forward with bill cracking down on online sex-trafficking Senate panel moves forward with bill cracking down on online sex-trafficking
James Carlin - Nov 03, 2017
A key Senate committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they carry ads for illicit sex-trafficking.
Vegas shooting survivors turn to GoFundMe for help paying medical bills Vegas shooting survivors turn to GoFundMe for help paying medical bills
Mark Schwartz - Oct 31, 2017
Dozens of survivors of the Las Vegas shooting earlier this month have managed to offset their medical costs by launching personal fundraising campaigns on sites like GoFundMe. Soliciting donations to help with medical expenses is a small but growing trend in the United States and may have already averted numerous medical bankruptcies.
Bipartisan Senate keeps Obamacare subsidies coming for now Bipartisan Senate keeps Obamacare subsidies coming for now
Rick Docksai - Oct 18, 2017
A bipartisan bill in the Senate, introduced Tuesday, would maintain Obamacare subsidies to insurers for the next two years. President Trump had declared that he was ending the subsidies last week.
Egypt-hosted talks raise new hopes for peace in Palestine Egypt-hosted talks raise new hopes for peace in Palestine
Kathy Fey - Oct 17, 2017
Egypt is mediating talks between the Palestinian Authority and its rival Hamas, in which the two factions are working to put their differences aside and work together.
Brexit talks in danger of collapse Brexit talks in danger of collapse
Kristy Douglas - Oct 17, 2017
A breakdown of Brexit talks won't stop the U.K. from leaving the EU, but it will force the U.K. to accept very restrictive default trade rules that could significantly weaken its economy.
Federal judge grants nationwide injunction blocking crackdown on sanctuary cities Federal judge grants nationwide injunction blocking crackdown on sanctuary cities
David Sims - Oct 10, 2017
A federal judge in Chicago has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary cities.
Trump to announce more slashing of federal Trump to announce more slashing of federal "red tape" Monday
Tyler Henderson - Oct 02, 2017
President Trump will speak from the White House Monday about downsizing federal regulations and then meet with federal agency heads to go over their plans for de-regulating. Getting rid of "red tape" has been a recurring theme of his administration from the beginning.
Trump told top U.S. diplomat to not even bother talking to North Korea Trump told top U.S. diplomat to not even bother talking to North Korea
Josh Curlee - Oct 02, 2017
President Trump tweeted Sunday that he told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to not even bother trying to negotiate with North Korea. Meanwhile, Tillerson announced from China that three new channels for direct U.S.-North Korean negotiations are open if North Korea is willing to use them.
North Korea: President Trump declared war North Korea: President Trump declared war
Dirk Trudeau - Sep 27, 2017
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the notion that President Trump declared war on North Korea as "absurd."
Palestinian leader Abbas optimistic about peace deal under Trump Palestinian leader Abbas optimistic about peace deal under Trump
Wilson Soto - Sep 25, 2017
Trump and Abbas may still be very much at odds of what that deal would entail, however. Later that day, Abbas urged the 193-member UN body to put forth a timetable for ending the "Israeli occupation of Palestine."
A new GOP Obamacare-replacement bill picks up votes in Senate A new GOP Obamacare-replacement bill picks up votes in Senate
Josh Curlee - Sep 19, 2017
Senate Republicans have a new Obamacare-repeal bill under review and almost enough votes to pass it, according to bill co-sponsor Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana). But the clock is ticking: If the bill doesn't come to a vote by September 30, Democrats will be able to quash it with a filibuster.
Interior Secretary recommends shrinking four national monuments in western U.S. states Interior Secretary recommends shrinking four national monuments in western U.S. states
Jose Jefferies - Sep 19, 2017
Zinke recommended paring down Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante, both in Utah. Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou are also on the chopping block.
Donald Trump Jr. declines Secret Service protection Donald Trump Jr. declines Secret Service protection
Alex Bourque - Sep 19, 2017
Citing privacy concerns, Donald Trump Jr. has asked to be removed from Secret Service protection.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's air travel sparks inquiry Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's air travel sparks inquiry
Ed Mason - Sep 16, 2017
The Treasury inspector general is looking into Secretary Steve Mnuchin's request to use a military jet on his European honeymoon.
Bernie Sanders introduces bill for single-payer health care nationwide Bernie Sanders introduces bill for single-payer health care nationwide
Jose Jefferies - Sep 14, 2017
Sanders' plan would replace nearly all private health plans with a Medicare-like government program that would guarantee health coverage to all Americans.