Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected

Published Jun. 29 2017

A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and...

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee speaks at Abba's House on Sunday

Published Jun. 29 2017

Former U.S. presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will speak at Abba's House on Sunday.

Two Republican lawmakers take seats after special election wins

Published Jun. 28 2017

The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts Monday evening, along with...

Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks

Published Jun. 28 2017

The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise...

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

Published Jun. 28 2017

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new...

Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

Published Jun. 28 2017

For a president seemingly at perpetual war with "fake news," the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story...

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Published Jun. 28 2017

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a...

Sens. Alexander, Corker back decision to delay vote on Obamacare repeal

Published Jun. 28 2017

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker applauded GOP leaders Tuesday for delaying a vote on legislation to repeal and replace...

Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

Published Jun. 27 2017

Some Republicans are blaming an outside group supporting President Donald Trump for the unexpected delay Tuesday of a vote on...

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Published Jun. 27 2017

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the...

Tennessee lawmakers still reviewing CBO report on Senate health care bill

Published Jun. 27 2017

While Democrats and other critics used the Congressional Budget Office's analysis of U.S. Senate Republicans' health care bill to assail...

House ethics panel launches inquiry of two Democratic lawmakers, plus Lewis aide

Published Jun. 27 2017

The House Ethics committee said Monday it is investigating complaints against two veteran Democratic lawmakers and the top aide to...


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Audit says Senate bill would leave 22 million without insurance over the next decade

Published Jun. 26 2017

The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's...

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

Published Jun. 26 2017

The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries,...

Governors ask GOP for time to determine impact of health care plan on states

Published Jun. 26 2017

Two top members of the National Governors Association today issued a bipartisan plea to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

Nebraska Democratic official ousted for saying he wish Scalise had died

Published Jun. 23 2017

The Nebraska Democratic Party removed a party official from his post Thursday after he was recorded saying he was glad...

How the Senate health bill compares to House, Obamacare

Published Jun. 23 2017

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet...

Photo: Rep. Fleischmann presents memento to President Trump

Published Jun. 22 2017

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., presents President Donald Trump with a signed copy of his baseball card Thursday evening in...

Alexander, Corker hold off on full-throated endorsement of Senate GOP health care plan

Published Jun. 22 2017

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today praised much of Senate Republican leaders' newly released "discussion draft" health care bill to repeal...

GOP Senate's health plan ends fines for people with no coverage, cuts taxes and Medicaid

Published Jun. 22 2017

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid...

Trump says he didn't record his conversations with Comey

Published Jun. 22 2017

President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey...

Slow start to Illinois session called to solve budget fight

Published Jun. 21 2017

The first day of a costly special legislative session aimed at solving Illinois' unprecedented budget crisis got off to a...

Milwaukee cop cleared of reckless homicide in shooting death

Published Jun. 21 2017

A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer of first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting of a black...