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Trump to outline new Afghanistan strategy, clearing path for troop deployments

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:27:11 -0400

Trump will address the nation at 9 p.m. ET from Fort Myer, Va., a military base just a few miles from the White House


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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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Navy orders pause in operations, safety review after USS John S. McCain collision

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:18 -0400

The second collision of a major combat ship prompts top admiral to order pause in operation, investigation of safety.


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Bro culture is under attack, but women say it's far from tamed

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:15:14 -0400

Although women are speaking up more about workplace sexism, and some bad actors have been punished, bro culture remains a problem


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Secret Service is going broke protecting Trump

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:09:35 -0400

Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles tells USA TODAY more than 1,000 agents have already hit the salary and overtime allowance meant to last the entire year.


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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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Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:58:32 -0400

Agents must protect Trump – who travels almost every weekend to properties in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia – and his on-the-move adult children.


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How President Trump derails his own message, over and over again

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:39:42 -0400

Trump frequently undoes his White House's attempts to focus on policy with a single tweet or off-the-cuff remark.


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Trump said to have decided on strategy in Afghanistan

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:33:57 -0400

The administration promised to have a plan in place a month ago, but there seems to have been disagreement on U.S. troop involvement. Video provided by Newsy


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Poll: Trump support slumping in key states

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:53:19 -0400

President Trump’s support is slumping in 3 states he won in the election, according to a new poll.


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President Trump to address troops Monday night on path forward in Afghanistan

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:50:09 -0400

President Trump will address the nation’s troops Monday night and give them an update on the nation’s path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia.


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Kaine: Virginia should consider a statue of Pocahontas instead of Robert E. Lee

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:00:12 -0400

Sen. Tim Kaine says states should take a broader view of history when deciding which of their citizens are honored with statues in the U.S. Capitol.


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Sen. Scott: Trump must regain moral authority

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:05:26 -0400

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott told CBS’s Face the Nation that meeting with African Americans could help President Trump regain the “moral authority” he needs to lead the nation.


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Polls: Voters in three key states Trump won 'embarrassed' by his conduct as president

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:39:13 -0400

Six out of 10 voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin say Donald Trump's conduct as president has been enbarrassing, according to new polls.


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Trump's approval numbers drop in key states

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:24:54 -0400

According to a new NBC News/Marist poll, President Trump’s job approval ratings have dropped in three key states--Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.


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Sen. Tim Scott: Trump needs 'personal connection' with African Americans who battled racism

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:06:09 -0400

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott says Trump needs to spend time with African-Americans who have dealt with racism if he wants to regain "moral authority."


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National parks ditch Obama-era plastic water bottle ban

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:13:40 -0400

The so-called ban was an effort to reduce plastic waste. The Trump administration says visitors should decide how to stay hydrated. Video provided by Newsy


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Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors amid boycotts

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:41:21 -0400

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not participate in this year's annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to avoid any "political distraction" for the recipients of the prestigious award.


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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin defends decision to stay on Trump cabinet

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:15:08 -0400

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released an extraordinary letter Saturday explaining why he's staying in the Trump administration after Charlottesville.


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Twitter trolls Trump on 'heal' vs. 'heel' typo

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:53:53 -0400

Twitter didn't go easy on the president's three attempts to spell the word "heal."


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Arnold to Trump: "There are not two sides to bigotry."

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:58:00 -0400

Former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger responded to Trump's recent comments about racially charged violence saying, "...the country that defeated Hitler's armies is no place for Nazi flags."


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Arnold Schwarzenegger has message for President Trump: Terminate hate

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:59:38 -0400

In an online video, the former Republican governor of California gives the speech he says Trump should have given after Charlottesville.


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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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