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Pentagon to begin accepting transgender troops Jan 1. after court order

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:26:14 -0500

The Pentagon will begin accepting transgender troops Jan. 1, complying with court orders and backtracking on a pledged by President Trump to ban them.


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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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President Trump 'on trial' in Alabama's Senate election

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:36:00 -0500

The top strategist for Senate candidate Roy Moore said Sunday that President Trump is "on trial" in the election.


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Lindsey Graham: Roy Moore win would be 'gift that keeps on giving' for Democrats in 2018

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:28:15 -0500

If Roy Moore wins Alabama's Senate race on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham said the GOP should expect consequences in the 2018 midterm elections.


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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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Trump sex harassment accusers demand Congress investigate as lawmakers resign

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:49:08 -0500

Women who've accused President Trump of sexually harassing or assaulting them in the past are demanding a congressional investigation.


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Supreme Court won't hear LGBT job discrimination case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:08 -0500

The Supreme Court refused Monday to take up a Georgia woman's complaint that she was fired from her job because she is a lesbian.


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Nikki Haley on Trump accusers: They should be heard

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:46:57 -0500

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told CBS that any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.


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Manfort, Gates arrive for court hearing

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:42:31 -0500

Former Trump for President campaign manager Paul Manafort and deputy campaign manager Rick Gates arrived in a DC court Monday morning for a status conference. (Dec. 11)


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What does Flynn's guilty plea mean for Vice President Pence?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:41:21 -0500

Will Vice President Pence pay a legal or political price for his entanglement with former national security adviser Mike Flynn?


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President Trump records robocall for Roy Moore

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:17:05 -0500

Alabama voters are getting a recorded phone call of President Donald Trump saying he needs Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate. The recording includes Trump saying progress on his agenda will be "stopped cold" Democrat Doug Jones is elected. (Dec. 11)


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Nikki Haley: Trump's sexual misconduct accusers should be heard

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:08:48 -0500

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.


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Report: Trump watches up to eight hours of TV per day

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:58:10 -0500

President Donald Trump spends up to 8 hours a day watching television according to a report from The New York Times. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has the story.


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Turkey president calls Israel ‘terrorist state,’ slams Trump move

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:53:15 -0500

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdongan criticized President Trump’s decision of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called the country a “terrorist” state” and a “killer of children”. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mairmagaluppo) has the story.


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Al Franken finds an unlikely supporter

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:47:31 -0500

When Democrats asked for U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s resignation the Minnesota Senator found support from unlikely people and now they are defending him as a victim of a puritanical witch hunt. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.


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Dem: Evidence of Trump-Russia coordination 'damning'

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:43:17 -0500

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Representative Adam Schiff said Sunday that the evidence between Russia and the Trump Campaign is quote, “pretty damning." For more on the story here is Zachary Devita.


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Rallies, leafleting and door knocking all part of effort to urge voters to cast ballots in Alabama Senate race

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:56:53 -0500

The NAACP and other civil rights groups are holding rallies and knocking on doors across the state in a last-ditch effort to urge blacks to vote Tuesday.


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Pence, Flynn and the Russia investigation: A timeline of key events

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:25:18 -0500

A timeline of key events about former national security adviser Michael Flynn that have a connection to Vice President Pence.


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Alabama senator: I couldn't vote for Roy Moore

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:43:43 -0500

Sen. Richard Shelby told CNN's Jake Tapper that he didn't vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election. Instead, he says he chose a write-in candidate.


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Alabama race a no-win proposition for Republicans

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:18:19 -0500

The GOP either gets a Democrat or a Republican accused of sexually abusing several teenagers in his 30s.


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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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