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September 6, 2018 5:20 PM Trump plan to detain immigrant children indefinitely 'inhumane': Pelosi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw from a court agreement that puts strict limits on the U.S. government’s detention of migrant children and to hold the minors through their immigration proceeding is “inhumane,” said the top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. “This is another inhumane assault on families 52

September 5, 2018 4:33 AM Democratic Activist Ousts Incumbent Massachusetts Congressman in Primary

Ayanna Pressley, who beat incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano, instantly joins the ranks of new party stars in 2018 In the latest upset among Democrats, Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who ran as a progressive activist, beat 10-term Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano on Tuesday in a Massachusetts House primary. Ms. Pressley becomes the second Democrat 73

September 4, 2018 9:53 PM Jon Kyl filling John McCain's Senate seat draws reactions from lawmakers

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to succeed the late John McCain in the Senate until the general election in 2020. Here is what to know about Jon Kyl. Political figures were quick to weigh in on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's announcement Tuesday that former Republican senator Jon Kyl will be filling the Senate seat of late Arizona 110

September 4, 2018 7:43 PM Business Groups Urge Senate to Block Trump Labor Board Nominee

President renominated Mark Gaston Pearce, a Democrat with close ties to labor unions Business groups are seeking to torpedo President Trump’s latest nomination to the National Labor Relations Board, the body that referees union-management disputes. Mr. Trump renominated Mark Gaston Pearce, a Democrat with close ties to labor unions, to the board last week, a day after 68

September 3, 2018 11:15 PM In-N-Out boycott not happening, California Democrat now says after calling for boycott

A call for a boycott of burger joint “In-N-Out” by a prominent California Democrat might be all sizzle and no steak. California Democratic party chairman Eric Bauman broached the idea of protesting the restaurant last week following reports that the chain had donated money to the GOP. But on Monday, Bauman seemingly walked back his call to action, in a cryptic 108

September 1, 2018 5:15 AM In-N-Out burger chain receives invitation from Alabama lawmaker amid calls for California boycott

An Alabama state senator has invited the California-based In-N-Out hamburger chain to his state after some California Democrats called for a boycott of the chain over donations made to the state's GOP. State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican from Rainbow City, Ala., tweeted his invitation Thursday night. "Hey #InNOutBurger c'mon to Alabama! We love burgers 104

August 31, 2018 4:36 PM The nation honors Sen. John McCain

One by one, McCain's family and then his friends and colleagues approached the coffin to say goodbye. Generations of men and women who had sparred with McCain in politics, but also been shaped by his philosophy of "country first," stood for a brief moment of silence at the casket, which will now lie in state in the rotunda for the remainder of the day. On Saturday 56

August 30, 2018 2:44 PM In Arizona, Two Ironman Veterans Race for Senate Seat

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally are believed to be the first rival Senate candidates who are also Ironman World Championship finishers WASHINGTON—About a week and a half after she was first elected to Congress in November 2012, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema signed up to compete in her first Ironman triathlon. The only problem: The Arizona 107

August 29, 2018 10:39 PM Florida Governor’s Race: ‘Two Polar Opposites’ in the Trump Era

Election in swing state will be a major test of the Democratic and Republican party bases MIAMI—Florida’s race for governor will offer the first major test of the Democratic and Republican party bases, both of which are being transformed in the Trump era. Republican Ron DeSantis, a three-term congressman from northeast Florida, campaigned as an unabashed 75

August 29, 2018 9:05 PM California Moves to Mandate Female Board Directors

Legislators pass bill requiring publicly traded companies based in the state to have at least one woman on board California legislators on Wednesday passed a bill that requires major companies based in the state to put female directors on their boards. If the bill is signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, publicly traded companies based in the state 75