Government

IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence

Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and …

Opinion

With Supreme Court Appeal, Texas Wants To Keep Congressional Map Intact

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants to keep boundaries intact for the 2018 election.<p>by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune<p>If Gov. Greg Abbott calls a second special legislative session this summer, it won’t likely be for redistricting.<p>Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton revealed Friday that Abbott has no plans …

Politics

Thousands of faith leaders ask Congress to protect Johnson Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 4,000 religious leaders have signed a letter urging Congress to maintain the Johnson Amendment, a law barring pulpit …

Religion

Venezuela congress defies push to take over its powers

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's congress is meeting in defiance of what opposition leaders consider an autocratic push by allies of President Nicolas Maduro to usurp the legislature's powers.<p>The deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas was among a group of foreign diplomats who …

Venezuela

Hogan announces new statewide development plan at Maryland Association of Counties conference

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new effort Saturday for a statewide plan to guide growth and development across Maryland.<p>The plan, Hogan said, will …

Corruption

How Trump is doing at cutting regs

President Trump is making headway on at least one campaign promise: cutting regulations.<p>Shortly after the election Trump boasted that 75 percent of …

Clean Power Plan

Arizona anti-voucher referendum poised to make ballot | Miami Herald

Opponents of Arizona's sweeping new school voucher law took a big step toward blocking it until voters can weigh in next year, after state officials …

Business

North Carolina House proposes new legislative district map | Miami Herald

Republican mapmakers proposed new districts for most members of the North Carolina House on Saturday, a move forced by federal courts that said they …

News (U.S.)

Ohio Senate should override Gov. Kasich's veto of transit/county funding fix: editorial

Ohio Gov. John Kasich jeopardized more than $200 million annually in local government revenue with his June veto of an important bipartisan …

Cleveland

Liberia: Ellen Signs 2017/2018 Budget Into Law

[Observer] The 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget in the amount of US$563.6m as submitted by the Legislature has become law following its approval and printing …

What to know about Michigan's 2018 ballot drives | Miami Herald

Faced with an unreceptive Legislature, advocates for marijuana legalization, guaranteed paid sick leave and a host of other bills are banking that …

Business

Trump’s Lies About James Comey Keep Unraveling

The President said his first FBI Director lost the confidence of the rank-and-file. Newly released government documents prove otherwise.<p>Following the …

James Comey

Fears grow that Trump could ignore Congress on spending

Lawmakers and activists see warning signs that Trump officials could cut budgets by leaving federal money unspent.<p>Lawmakers and activists are preparing for the possibility that President Donald Trump's administration, in its zeal to slash the federal budget, will take the rare step of deliberately …

Politics

Welcome to the United States of Texas

For decades, Texas has been controlled by a power-clutching Republican party steadily sliding towards the fringe. And it contains some hints as to where Trump's D.C. is headed.<p>When it comes to red states, they don’t get much redder than Texas. The last time a Democrat won a statewide election was …

Republican Party

Will Trump be removed from office? Watch what happens in Alabama

The calls for President Trump to be impeached have grown in recent days. But the difference between this being a liberal fantasy and a potential …

Boston

More Americans are calling for Trump's impeachment than ever — here's how that would play out

A new poll by PRRI released Thursday reveals rising support for President Donald Trump's impeachment, with four in 10 Americans hoping to see the president removed from office.<p>That number is larger than it was six months ago, according to the poll.<p>The poll followed widespread outrage for Trump's …

Donald Trump

Breaking: Trump Just Put An End To Highly Controversial Obama Operation - It's Done

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The Department of Justice has ended Operation Choke Point, a program used by the Obama administration to cut off …

Conservative View

This is how to remove a president from office

Donald Trump has already tangled with more than half the Republicans on a Senate committee that would play a key role if he were impeached.<p>In series …

Donald Trump

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Operation Choke Point

Operation Choke Point launched in 2012 as a joint effort between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. (The …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Missouri Governor to Senate Dem Who Said Trump Should Be Killed: Resign or Senate Will Remove You

The backlash against Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal of Missouri has been severe after she wrote she hopes President Donald Trump gets …

Eric Greitens

Rahul Gandhi's top aide Ashish Kulkarni quits party, calls Congress 'nepotistic and feudal'

In what can only be considered as a major setback to the Congress party, Ashish Kulkarni, one of Rahul Gandhi's election managers and top aides, …

India

California senator recall organizers have enough signatures | Miami Herald

Three counties have received enough valid signatures to trigger a recall election that could remove a Southern California senator from office and end …

News (U.S.)

Trump Keeps Derailing His Own Agenda

Once again, the president’s efforts to talk about infrastructure collapsed under a mess of his own making.<p><i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s</i> …

Feature Stories

U.S. State Department Suffers Worldwide Email Outage

U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system.<p>The officials said the outage …

United States

Rauner facing pressure from Downstate Republicans to veto 'very reasonable' immigration bill

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signaled support for state legislation that would protect undocumented immigrants from being detained solely because of their immigration status, but he held off on promising to sign the bill.<p>The governor's comments during a Friday radio appearance were the first time …

Immigration

Congress is on pace to be historically unproductive — and that could be a problem for the economy

When Congress returns on September 3rd from its month-long August recess, it will have been exactly eight months since the start of the 115th Congress.<p>But despite being one-third of the way through the two-year congressional calendar, there's yet to be a lot of progress made on the legislative …

Business

Julian Assange tells Dana Rohrabacher: WikiLeaks wants White House press passes

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange told Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, that his antisecrecy website wants a regular seat in the White …

Julian Assange

Governor's attorney questions legality of Alabama BOE meeting

The letter underscores tensions at the state department of education concerning board members' criticism of Alabama superintendent Michael Sentance.

Trump's election commissioners think the threat of hacking is no big deal

President Donald Trum speaks at a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, July 19, 2017. Pablo Martinez …

U.S. Politics

Sewerage & Water Board appointments provoke City Council fight | NOLA.com

City Councilwoman Stacy Head blasted her fellow council members for confusion over two Sewerage & Water Board appointments Thursday (Aug. 17) that …

New Orleans