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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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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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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

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:34:28 -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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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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Pence, Flynn and the Russia investigation: A timeline of key events

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:58:28 -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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What does Flynn's indictment mean for Vice President Pence?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:43:52 -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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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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President Trump "on trial" in Alabama's Senate election

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:02:20 -0500

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


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Nikki Haley on Trump accusers: The should be heard

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:23:59 -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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Alabama race a no-win proposition for Republicans

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:14:18 -0500

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


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Sanders on Trump impeachment: Don't jump the gun

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:38:46 -0500

Senator Bernie Sanders told NBC why Democrats should not rush to pursue impeachment charges against President Donald Trump.


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Congressional staffers flocking to sexual harassment training

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 10:39:58 -0500

The little-known office that handles congressional employment matters has been deluged with requests for sexual harassment prevention training.


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Supreme Court blocks order for White House to disclose DACA documents

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 08:40:39 -0500

The Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Trump administration does not have to turn over documents connected to its decision to end the DACA program .


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Supreme Court to hear second case challenging election districts

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 19:06:13 -0500

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a second political challenge to the way election districts were drawn, adding Maryland to one pending from Wisconsin.


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Roy Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson added words beneath controversial yearbook signature

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:59:41 -0500

Lawyer Gloria Allred said Nelson made the additions to "remind herself of who Roy Moore was, and where and when Mr. Moore signed her yearbook."


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Rep. Trent Franks says he will resign immediately, citing wife's illness

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:55:00 -0500

Franks said his wife was admitted to a Washington, D.C., hospital Thursday evening because of an ongoing ailment.


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Paul Manafort, Rick Gates case: Robert Mueller obtained 15 search warrants and more than 400,000 documents

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:09:13 -0500

The government prioritized foreign bank account records from Cyprus, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in its search.


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Sexual harassment becomes a political issue with pitfalls for both parties in 2018

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:59:37 -0500

A firestorm over Capitol Hill sexual harassment that felled three U.S. lawmakers in one week allows Democrats to draw a contrast with President Trump.


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Trump's tweets taint travel ban, federal judges say

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:13:39 -0500

President Trump's travel ban ran into a familiar problem Friday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit: President Trump.


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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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