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Intel officials defend briefing Trump on unverified allegations

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:48:12 -0500

Former intel officials: Briefings sometimes necessary to alert victims of influence campaigns.


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Trump's welcome committee: A gush of protesters

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:09:48 -0500

The main event is the Women’s March on Washington, which will draw at least 200,000 individuals.


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Obamacare repeal threatens public health funding to states

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:02:25 -0500

Money for local programs to combat diseases including diabetes and hypertension at risk.


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MLK III talks voting rights with Donald Trump

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:58:28 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump met with Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. at Trump Tower on Monday. (Jan. 16)


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Will President Trump be able to take a joke?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:56:59 -0500

Dean of political satirists Mark Russell says tackling new administration will be a challenge


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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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Booker will go to inauguration, but pledges to fight Trump agenda

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:36:46 -0500

Senator said he will attend inauguration out of respect for peaceful transfer of power


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Obama administration urges Trump to 'reach out' to John Lewis

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:09:57 -0500

Dozens of Democratic lawmakers are boycotting Trump's inauguration after he criticized Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Video provided by Newsy


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Monica Crowley turns down White House job

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:56:15 -0500

Following plagiarism scandal, Monica Crowley will not be heading to the White House. Emily Drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story.


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MLK III Meets With Donald Trump in New York

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:52:07 -0500

Martin Luther King III arrived at Trump Tower in New York to meet with president-elect Donald Trump. (Jan 16)


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Obama gives final White House interview to '60 Minutes'; talks Trump, Israel

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:36:27 -0500

The outgoing president reflected on his legacy and his biggest challenges during his eight years in office.


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Rock band 'The Slants' takes on Supreme Court

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:44:41 -0500

A decision on federal rules for "derogatory" trademarks may affect the Washington Redskins.


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Candid Veterans Affairs nominee faces big challenges to fix entrenched bureaucracy

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:32:52 -0500

Previously unpublished interviews provide an unvarnished look at David Shulkin and the challenges he faces.


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President Obama has one big request for Donald Trump

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:13:43 -0500

In President Obama’s interview with '60 Minutes,' the outgoing president makes a request of President-elect Donald Trump. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has details.


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Trump goes to war with CIA director Brennan over Russia report leak

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:37:02 -0500

On Sunday, Trump suggested that outgoing CIA director John Brennan could have leaked the unsubstantiated report saying that Russia has compromising information about Trump. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).


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Shepard Fairey's inauguration poster: The meaning behind the 'We the People' art

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:00:22 -0500

A team of artists, including the one who made the Obama "Hope" poster, designed new posters to promote unity.


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'We the People' activists promote unity through art for inauguration

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:59:17 -0500

Check out this artwork commissioned by Amplifier Foundation to, "disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear in America" Emily Drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story.


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Biden: Russia sanctions must stay in place

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:56:08 -0500

On a last foreign trip before leaving office, Vice President Joe Biden met with Ukraine's president and called on the impending Donald Trump administration to retain Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia. (Jan. 16)


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Obama: Michelle wishes I was president when we weren't married

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:58:50 -0500

As the moving trucks roll up to the White House lawn, President Obama sheds some light on what his family thinks about leaving. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) shows us..


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Obamas, out. Trumps, in: Flipping the White House is a 5-hour sprint

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:58:35 -0500

The White House residence staff will flip the mansion so quickly, it will put HGTV to shame.


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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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