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Canada trolls Trump over transgender military ban

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:33:19 -0400

President Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from the military has Canada firing back.


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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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Scaramucci blasts 'senior leakers' and threatens to call FBI

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:58:21 -0400

New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is having a pretty eventful first week on the job.


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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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Ivanka Trump faces backlash for Tweet after transgender military ban

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:47:05 -0400

President Trump's announced ban on transgendered individuals in the military has sparked backlash for Ivanka Trump.


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What might a 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare mean for you?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:05:06 -0400

Unable to pass broader legislation to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans may turn to a “skinny” replacement bill.


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Despite Trump rebukes, Sessions pushing White House agenda with El Salvador trip

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:49:13 -0400

Despite Trump's attacks, Sessions is pushing the his agenda by traveling to El Salvador to talk anti-gang strategies and immigration enforcement.


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Senate health care debate adds stress for the chronically ill patients watching closely

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:09:13 -0400

Many people with chronic health conditions are concerned this week about what is taking place in Washington.


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Kid Rock: I haven't decided yet on Senate run

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:02:13 -0400

The Detroit star hedges on whether he's going to run while announcing a voter-registration campaign.


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Trump donates his second-quarter salary to Education Department

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:04:36 -0400

The $100,000 will help fund a summer camp focused on science, mathematics and technology.


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Trump is ‘waterboarding’ Jeff Sessions, lawmaker says

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:56:39 -0400

Republican Rep. Mo Brooks criticized President Trump on Wednesday for an escalating a series of attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


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Trump's ban leaves transgender troops in limbo, and his White House and Pentagon scrambling

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:09:40 -0400

For 6,000 transgender troops, their service and medical care are in doubt after President Trump announced they were no longer welcome in the military.


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Trump gets do-over after Boy Scouts speech

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:50:38 -0400

President Trump got another chance to connect with young people after a widely panned political speech to Boy Scouts earlier this week. He addressed students who visited the White House under American Legion leadership programs. (July 26)


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President Trump's ban came on anniversary of Truman desegregating troops

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:09:27 -0400

President Trump announced his decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military 69 years after Harry Truman's executive order.


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Democrats seize on John McCain’s message in health care fight

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:11:21 -0400

The Arizona Republican’s message bolstered Democrats’ long-running complaints about being cut out of the process.


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Trump seeks to ban transgender people from serving in U.S. military 'in any capacity'

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:28:54 -0400

Trump is planning to reverse an Obama-era policy on opening the military to transgender troops.


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Senate votes down 'clean repeal' of Obamacare

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:41:06 -0400

A health care bill that would have repealed Obamacare has failed to pass in the Senate. Senators voted 45-55 in favor of the bill, falling six votes short of the 51 needed to pass it.


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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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