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Trump presidency spurs cottage industry of ethics watchdogs

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:20:00 -0500

Nonprofits are bombarding the new administration with lawsuits, public-records requests and ethics complaints.


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Trump counts America's blessings on Thanksgiving

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:23:00 -0500

In his Thanksgiving message, President Trump said American enthusiasm is higher than ever and asked for God's continued blessings upon the nation.


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Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400

Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.


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Rep. Joe Barton warned woman not to release his nude photos over career concerns, report says

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:35:35 -0500

Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, apologized to his constituents after a nude photo of him surfaced on an anonymous Twitter account.


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Spokesman for Senate candidate Roy Moore resigns

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:14:43 -0500

“As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign,” campaign Chairman Bill Armistead said about John Rogers' departure in a statement.


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Meet the new U.S. senators

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500

The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.


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USA TODAY's blog on all things political

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500

USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.


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Capital Download: Latest interviews

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500

USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.


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OnPolitics Today: 'Ungrateful fool!' Trump blasts LaVar Ball over lack of thanksgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:29:54 -0500

Also on Wednesday: Trump's addiction to Trump resorts and the huge net neutrality vote


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Calling each other names is hurting political discussion

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:03:22 -0500

Network pundits lob terms like 'socialist' and 'dictator' to describe political opponents. But these terms weren't meant for everyday use. Video provided by Newsy


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Fellow House Democrat calls for Conyers to resign

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:27:14 -0500

"I've reviewed the allegations against him, and they're as credible as they are repulsive."


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Polls: Voters in Arizona, Maine, Tennessee disapprove of Senate tax plan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:28:56 -0500

A trio of new polls show that voters in three states believe the Republican tax plan mostly benefits the wealthy.


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Trump to meet with congressional leaders next week as government shutdown looms

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:59:25 -0500

“The President will be meeting with congressional leaders next week to discuss end-of-year legislative issues," the White House said.


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On tax bill, Tim Scott tries to focus on policies to help his mom and those like her

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:00:03 -0500

Scott, R-S.C., grew up with a single mother who worked 60-plus hours a week as a nurse’s aide and additional odd jobs on the weekend.


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Donna Brazile predicts 'over 25 people' will run for president

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:47:37 -0500

Former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile is making a bold prediction for the 2020 presidential race. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@FantasticMrNate) reports.


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President Trump has visited a Trump property on 34 out of his 45 weekends in office

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:27:04 -0500

Trump is spending Thanksgiving weekend at Mar-a-Lago. He's visited at least one of his properties almost every weekend weekend he's spent in office.


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New ad from Doug Jones attacks Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:42:40 -0500

The ad lists out the names of all of Moore's accusers. "They were girls when Roy Moore immorally pursued them," the ad says.


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JFK files: FBI spied on Hollywood screenwriter and labor leader, including opening his mail

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:29:48 -0500

Hollywood screenwriter John Howard Lawson, an avowed communist and labor leader, was tracked by the FBI, which also opened his mail.


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Former ethics adviser files complaint against Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:51:09 -0500

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says she was within her rights to comment on Alabama Senate race.


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Trump fires back at LaVar Ball, calling him an 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:12:54 -0500

President Trump is once again slamming the father of one of the UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting in China.


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Federal drug discount program grows too big and courts political fight

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:01 -0500

Hospitals love the 340B drug discount program, which is now under attack by the Trump administration for being too big.


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Raw: Haitian immigrant rally outside Mar-a-Lago

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:15:12 -0500

Demonstrators outside President Trump's Florida estate protested the administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. The change could mean nearly 60,000 Haitians will have to leave the US in 18 months. (Nov. 22)


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Pentagon investigating Army members for alleged misbehavior during Trump's trip to Asia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:53:44 -0500

Three Army service members allegedly broke curfew and made improper conduct with women during Trump's stop in Vietnam.


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Arianna Huffington: Al Franken no more groped me than I strangled him

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:26:17 -0500

Huffington said a "New York Post" story that Al Franken groped her in a 2000 photo shoot "trivializes sexual harassment."


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Sunday Standings: Tallying the top talk-show guests

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:25:43 -0500

USA TODAY is keeping score, tracking who's most in demand week-to-week on the Sunday talk show circuit.


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Sanders backs Trump protests, questions Electoral College

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:51:59 -0500

The surprisingly strong challenger for the Democratic nomination wasn't shocked by Trump's victory


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