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Mollie Tibbetts and Celia Barquin: Two Brutal Murders in Iowa, Two Very Different Reactions

Celia Barquin Arozamena competes in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Shoal Creek, Alabama. Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn, Iowa, …

Iowa

Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

Journalist Craig Unger talks Russia, Trump, and “one of the greatest intelligence operations in history.”<p>On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their …

Donald Trump

I Wrote Some of the Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Lied to the Senate About. He Should Be Impeached, Not Elevated.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings on …

Brett Kavanaugh

A grand jury will investigate whether Kris Kobach intentionally botched voter registration in 2016

The timing isn’t great for Kobach, who’s running in a close Kansas gubernatorial race.<p>The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a grand jury must be convened to investigate whether Secretary of State Kris Kobach intentionally botched voter registration in the state in the 2016 elections. Kobach, the …

Government

Trump Administration Revoking Passports and Deporting Hispanic Citizens

If you’re a Hispanic American citizen, and want to keep that passport, be prepared to prove you deserve it in the first place.<p>Extending its fight …

Immigration

What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock

Economy<p>The Republican tax reform package that was supposed to raise wages and spur hiring has instead funded a record stock buyback and dividend spree, benefiting investors and company executives over workers.<p>President Donald Trump signed the bill in December last year, saying the corporate tax cut …

S&P 500

FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

<b>Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan stepped off a helicopter in the town of Ceiba with a mission: Get relief supplies to people in need.<p>He and FEMA's regional administrator, Thomas Von Essen, told the town's mayor and other mayors …

Puerto Rico

Liberals Want to Overturn Citizens United. A New Study Shows Conservatives Do Too

Liberals and conservatives overwhelmingly support a constitutional amendment that would effectively overturn the Supreme Court’s seminal campaign …

Campaign Finance

'Collateral arrests' by ICE amount to racial profiling, violate immigrants' rights, lawyers say

They burst into View Park Automotive in South Los Angeles carrying semi-automatic weapons and wearing vests that simply read "police."<p>Four men, including Juan Hernandez Cuevas, were handcuffed and taken away.<p>Hernandez, 46, said he had no idea which law enforcement agency had just arrested him — or …

Russian protesters urge boycott of presidential vote even as opposition leader is arrested

By Anton Troianovski and<p>Anton Troianovski<p>Moscow bureau chief covering Russia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Isabelle Khurshudyan<p>Isabelle Khurshudyan<p>Reporter covering the Washington Capitals<p>Email Bio Follow<p>MURMANSK, Russia — From central Moscow to the Arctic, thousands of Russian protesters on Sunday called for a …

Protest

Fusion GPS transcripts reveal two things—the corruption of Trump, the treachery of the Republicans

The transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee released to the public by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) …

Two teens attacked a Baltimore city councilwoman during a carjacking. What happened next surprised everyone

The weather wasn't too cold that December morning, so Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector put on a light jacket as she headed for her gold Buick.<p>Two teenage boys from southwest Baltimore were in her Inner Harbor parking garage, cutting school and looking for cars to steal. They fixed their eyes …

The person anonymously leaking racist attacks on the Mueller grand jury sounds a lot like Trump

A tipster straight out of "central casting."<p>On Tuesday, the New York Post published an extraordinary leak about the grand jury impaneled by Robert …

Donald Trump

The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller

Sowing public doubt about the special counsel's Russia investigation can give the president cover for pardons, even if the investigation is allowed to proceed.<p>President Donald Trump insists he’s not going to fire Robert Mueller, but that’s not stopping Republicans and others close to the president …

As businesses rush to exploit GOP tax cuts, government revenue may shrink more than expected

As soon as the last major tax overhaul was enacted in the fall of 1986, accountant Edward Mendlowitz remembers working around the clock to convert corporations into partnerships and other so-called pass-through businesses to take advantage of the new tax code.<p>Now with congressional Republicans …

Finance

Tom Price resigns over private jet scandal — but Trump’s golf trips cost taxpayers far more

<b>(AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>Tom Price resigned over $1 million in travel costs, but Trump’s golf trips cost taxpayers at least $180 million<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>September 29, 2017 10:18pm (UTC)<p>Tom Price, President Donald Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services, was forced to resign on Friday after an …

Donald Trump

President Trump is stalling Congress’s push to punish Russia for election interference

While astonishing news is swirling around Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer last June, the Trump administration is quietly trying to put the kibosh on bipartisan legislation to sanction Russia for election interference.<p>The bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John …

House GOP backs bills to crack down on illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of threats to public safety and national security, the Republican-led House on Thursday approved two bills to crack down on …

Democrats outraged by Trump ban on info requests

Hill Democrats are outraged by a new Trump administration policy to ignore information requests from members and senators unless they come from committee or subcommittee chairs.<p>They argue it’s part of a broader pattern by the White House, designed to make the executive branch less responsive to …

A U.S. citizen says her rights were violated after she was detained by immigration authorities in San Bernardino

Guadalupe Plascencia said she was alarmed when a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy asked her to sign papers related to her immigration status.<p>The 59-year-old hairdresser from San Bernardino had spent the night of March 29 in jail because of a decade-old bench warrant related to her alleged …

G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says

WASHINGTON — A bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that narrowly passed the House this month would leave 14 million more people uninsured next year than under President Barack Obama’s health law — and 23 million more in 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. Some of the …

Special counsel appointed in Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign associates and Russian …

Chicago mayor Emanuel posts EPA’s deleted climate change page

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to the Trump administration pulling down its website detailing information about climate change: putting up his own.<p>The new section of the City of Chicago’s website, launched this weekend, pulls data from the archived Environmental Protection Agency page, …

Trump Administration

Texas' new ban on 'sanctuary cities' could put police in jail if they fail to enforce immigration holds

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was poised Thursday to sign the nation's most stringent law yet to target "sanctuary cities," a measure that could impose heavy fines or even jail time on local law enforcement officials who refuse to honor immigration detention requests.<p>After weeks of heated debate, sit-ins …

Immigration

Mother and son's deportation pits senator against Homeland Security

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Sen. Bob Casey is lashing out at the Trump administration for deporting a Honduran mother and son who he says are at risk of getting killed by gang members.<p>In a series of tweets Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Democrat accused US Immigration and Customs Enforcement of sending the two back …

Immigration