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  • President Trump Vows to Make Schools Safer After Florida Shooting, No Mention of Guns

    February 15, 2018 4:48 PM 15

    President Trump addressed the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and vowed to make America's schools safer by tackling mental health issues. Conspicuously, he did NOT mention gun control issues during his speech Thursday morning. The President called the shooting an act of hatred and evil. He promised the nation's young people and parents he would

  • Treasury's Mnuchin says sanctions against Russians 'in the near future'

    February 14, 2018 7:20 PM 21

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions against wealthy Russians in retaliation for Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election would be released shortly. “We are actively working on those sanctions,” Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee during a scheduled budget hearing

  • Donald Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels $130k

    February 14, 2018 11:00 AM 35

    Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, says he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130k out of his own pocket and was not reimbursed. The disclosure comes weeks after reports surfaced that Trump hooked up with Daniels in 2006, a year after he married Melania ... something Trump's people deny. The payment was made in 2016, during the campaign

  • GOP rep unveils 'Crumbs Act' to make bonuses tax-free, in swipe at Pelosi

    February 14, 2018 12:45 AM 36

    A Republican lawmaker is set to unveil legislation that would make most bonuses given out as a result of President Trump's tax reform plan tax-free -- and took a jab at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with the bill's name. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., has dubbed his bill the "Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings" -- or "CRUMBS"

  • Congress to blame for lack of balanced budget, Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney says

    February 13, 2018 10:14 AM 31

    President Trump has, for now, given up on balancing the federal budget in the next ten years – and Congress is to blame, his budget director said Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters that legislators “didn’t make any of the large structural changes” he said last year were needed

  • Omarosa Says on 'Celebrity Big Brother,' Mike Pence Would Be Worse Than Trump

    February 13, 2018 2:36 AM 25

    The Omarosa post-White House leaks continue on "Celebrity Big Brother" ... now she's saying the country would be begging for Donald Trump back if Mike Pence got into office. Omarosa was dishing some dirt about her former gig on Monday night's episode, and she took the opportunity to slam the Vice President by saying he'd be worse than Trump as POTUS

  • The Latest: Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo

    February 12, 2018 5:02 AM 28

    President Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe is a trap meant to "blame the White House for lack of transparency." The White House notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that the president was "unable"

  • In secret deal, tax-backed Amtrak pays for private railroads' screwups: report

    February 11, 2018 9:06 AM 30

    A CSX coal train, right, moves past an idling CSX engine at the switchyard in Brunswick, Md., Oct. 16, 2012. (Reuters) The Amtrak passenger rail line receives more than $1 billion in annual federal subsidies, but private railroads own 97 percent of the tracks upon which Amtrak trains travel. As part of the relationship between the publicly financed passenger

  • Sen. Flake visits John McCain at his Arizona cabin: 'He's working hard and gaining strength'

    February 11, 2018 7:05 AM 21

    Sen. John McCain, who's been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for several months, is "gaining strength," according to fellow Arizona Republican lawmaker Jeff Flake. Following a visit Saturday to the McCain family's cabin near Sedona, Arizona, Sen. Flake tweeted, "Had a nice visit with @SenJohnMcCain today. He's working hard and gaining strength

  • Trump to nominate new drug czar, White House says

    February 10, 2018 12:18 AM 31

    White House aide Jim Carroll is expected to be nominated as the new drug czar, according to a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday. Carroll, who has assumed the duties of deputy chief of staff since Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure to lead the Department of Homeland Security, will act as the director of the Office of National Drug Control