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February 22, 2018 6:26 PM French Far-Right Leader Marion Maréchal-Le Pen Sounded a Lot Like Trump at CPAC

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, a rising star in the French far-right movement, drew explicit parallels between her worldview and President Donald Trump’s when she took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. “I’m not offended when I hear President Donald Trump say ‘America first,'” Maréchal-Le Pen said Thursday. “In fact, I want America 18

February 21, 2018 3:02 AM Democrat picks up seat in special election for Kentucky legislature

(Reuters) - A Democrat easily won a Kentucky House of Representatives special election on Tuesday, the 37th U.S. legislative seat flipped to the party from Republicans since Donald Trump’s 2016 election as president, the Democratic National Committee said. Linda Belcher won by more than a 2-1 margin over Republican Rebecca Johnson, the widow of a Republican 28

February 21, 2018 12:41 AM Pennsylvania Special Election Loses Its Punch as New Districts Loom

Winner of March vote would have to run again in November in a new congressional district without power of incumbency Whoever wins Pennsylvania’s congressional special election next month will likely find himself drawn out of the district by November. The Pennsylvania congressional district maps imposed Monday by the state Supreme Court placed the homes 16

February 20, 2018 12:32 PM Mitt Romney accepts Trump's endorsement in campaign for Senate

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday night to offer surprising support for a longtime nemesis. The president endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for senator, a position the former Massachusetts governor hopes to inherit from retiring GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. The president tweeted, "He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch 44

February 20, 2018 11:33 AM Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror list

CAIRO – An Egyptian court has added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the country's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The South Cairo Criminal Court added Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, 66, and 15 others to the list, which includes deposed President Mohamed Morsi, the Brotherhood's spiritual guide 24

February 19, 2018 11:30 PM Rep. Tom Rooney won't seek re-election to Congress

Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., is pictured in 2009, one year after he was elected to Congress. (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney won't seek a sixth term in Congress. Rooney is a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating whether Russia meddled with the 2016 presidential election. Earlier 36

February 19, 2018 12:24 PM Maldives president seeks extension of state of emergency

MALE, Maldives – The president of the Maldives has asked Parliament to extend a state of emergency by two weeks as political turmoil continues in the country. The 85-member Parliament was expected to vote on the proposal later Monday, a day before the state of emergency expires. President Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared the emergency after the Supreme Court 22

February 19, 2018 11:27 AM Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement. The comments were the Kremlin’s first reaction to charges drawn up by the office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller 17

February 19, 2018 6:14 AM Trump slams Oprah, hopes to see her 2020 run to 'expose and defeat'

Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes speech fuels speculation about possible presidential run; reaction from Jeff Mason, White House correspondent for Reuters. President Donald Trump went after “very insecure” Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, tweeting that he hopes to see her run for president so “she can be exposed and defeated.” "Just watched a very insecure Oprah 28

February 18, 2018 5:10 PM Limbaugh suggests armed security is only answer to mass shootings at schools

Conservative talk show titan discusses immigration reform and the indictment of 13 Russian nationals for election interference. Conservative talk radio star Rush Limbaugh on Sunday returned to the argument that allowing concealed weapons in classrooms -- not demonstrations or blaming the NRA -- is the way to stop school shootings, speaking three days after 29