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FBI declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight, Chaffetz issues new June 8 deadline

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:10:59 GMT

The Department of Justice declined for now to provide documents to House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz related to former FBI Director James Comey's communications with President Donald Trump.(image)


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Gianforte assault charge puts GOP in lose-lose situation

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:43:27 GMT

Greg Gianforte's choke-slam of reporter Ben Jacobs on Wednesday night -- and the ensuing assault charge -- might not cost him a victory in today's Montana special election. But even if Gianforte wins, Republicans will face a major decision on whether or not to seat him.(image)


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Montana's special election: Know the facts

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:19:06 GMT

Montanans are heading to the polls Thursday, voting in a special election to fill the open spot for the state's single at-large House seat in the US House of Representatives.(image)


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6 things to watch in the Montana special election

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:26:04 GMT

A race for an open House seat in Montana took a jaw-dropping twist when a reporter alleged that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte "body slammed" him and broke his glasses on the eve of Election Day.(image)


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Hill demands answers on Robert Mueller probe

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:22:37 GMT

A growing number of key lawmakers in both parties are calling on Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller to detail what specifically his Russia investigation is targeting, with one Democratic senator warning bluntly that failing to do so could jeopardize the criminal probe into President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.(image)


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Trump pushes around NATO; lecture seen as unsettling alliance

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:06:59 GMT

When President Donald Trump lectured NATO members on their contributions to the trans-Atlantic alliance, he demonstrated a lack of understanding about how the group works and potentially alienated the US' closest allies, analysts said.(image)


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Obama: 'As the father of two daughters, I am heartbroken' by Manchester attack

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:02:17 GMT

Former President Barack Obama delivered a poignant message to the people of Manchester today following Monday night's deadly terrorist bombing.(image)


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Greg Gianforte's defense is as important as his violent actions

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:39:20 GMT

At the very top of the job description for "politician" -- and especially so for "candidate" -- is the requirement to take questions and give answers, either with constituents or reporters. This might sometimes be an uncomfortable practice. Occasionally, the exchanges can be infuriating.(image)


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Melania Trump is the first Catholic first lady since Jackie Kennedy

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:34:55 GMT

It was a small moment, buried in the news of President Trump's brief audience yesterday at the Vatican with the Pope: the pontiff blessed first lady Melania Trump's rosary.(image)


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Appeals court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:17:48 GMT

A federal appeals court upheld Thursday an injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries.(image)


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How US intelligence leaks upset two allies in one week

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:53:42 GMT

With multiple high-profile intelligence leaks in recent weeks, the US has now managed to upset two of its closest allies by allowing the disclosure of sensitive information -- a trend that is raising concerns around potentially jeopardizing the trust of key information-sharing partners.(image)


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Trump slams NATO allies over dues payments

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:21:49 GMT

President Donald Trump, speaking in front of the heads of state of fellow NATO allies at the alliance's new headquarters, called out member countries Thursday for not meeting their financial commitments.(image)


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Lieberman withdraws from FBI director consideration

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:54:05 GMT

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman withdrew Thursday from consideration for FBI director.(image)


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DOJ: AG Sessions did not disclose Russia meetings in security clearance form

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:20:53 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday.(image)


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Montana's absentee vote turnout in the spotlight after Gianforte 'body slam'

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:39:41 GMT

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte's alleged "body slam" of a reporter Wednesday night might have shaken up expectations for a special election for Montana's single seat in the House, but a large percentage of those expected to vote have already turned in their ballots.(image)


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Senate Republicans still don't like the House health care bill -- and CBO made it worse

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:12:12 GMT

The Congressional Budget Office released its highly anticipated score of the House Republican health care bill on Wednesday.(image)


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At NATO, Trump facing new questions about intelligence sharing

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:13:34 GMT

President Donald Trump arrived at NATO headquarters here Thursday facing renewed questions about the security of intelligence shared with the United States.(image)


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First on CNN: Pence tax lobbying sparks Hill backlash

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:20:29 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence's attempt to peel away House Republicans to support the White House's tax plan spurred a backlash among a critical bloc of conservative lawmakers Wednesday, Hill sources said.(image)


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Trump's foreign trip is going smoothly. It won't last

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:07:06 GMT

President Donald Trump is in the middle of his 9-day foreign trip, a stretch defined thus far by its smoothness and general lack of controversy.(image)


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1 day, 2 presidents: Merkel meets with Obama, then Trump

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:53:31 GMT

There's no secret about which of the two American presidents German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Thursday she likes the most.(image)


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Trump team preps 'war room' to defend against Russia probe

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:41:21 GMT

The White House is preparing to establish an internal, war room-like operation aimed at developing a rapid-response and communications strategy in an attempt to keep up with the special counsel's Russia investigation.(image)


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Sessions just added more smoke to Trump-Russia story

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:25:05 GMT

Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to properly disclose his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a security clearance application, CNN reported on Wednesday night.(image)


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Watch Trump push a prime minister aside

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:43:52 GMT

While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance's headquarters Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders.(image)


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White House gears up for prolonged Russia fight

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:54:50 GMT

Donald Trump and his senior White House aides are preparing for what they expect to be a prolonged and trying fight over whether the President, his campaign or his ring of associates had inappropriate contacts with Russian operatives during the 2016 election.(image)


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Young boy learns of heart donor after Melania Trump visit

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:38:20 GMT

A young boy awaiting a heart transplant received good news following a visit with first lady Melania Trump on Wednesday.(image)


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Ivanka Trump makes 'deeply meaningful' visit to Western Wall

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:10:58 GMT

President Donald Trump made history on Monday when he became the first sitting president to visit Jerusalem's Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. But the trip was also "deeply meaningful" for daughter Ivanka, who appeared to cry as she visited the wall.(image)


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