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Veterans groups urge Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin despite travel errors

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:25:35 -0500

Groups urge President Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin despite findings he misused taxpayers dollars during a European trip last year.


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Actress Mayim Bialik slams NRA, calls for 'civil disobedience'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:07:48 -0500

Actress Mayim Bialik is going after the NRA, calling for civil disobedience in the wake of the Florida school shooting.


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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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Facebook using U.S. mail to combat election meddling

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:03:06 -0500

Facebook is planning to use U.S. mail to verify people who create political ads in the future.


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Trump blames FBI's attention on Russia for missed school shooting tip

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:01:48 -0500

President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI via Twitter on Saturday night, asserting that the organization was preoccupied investigating his presidential campaign and neglected to follow up on information about the Florida school shooter


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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 after indictments: 'They're laughing their asses off in Moscow'

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:58:59 -0500

In a series of tweets over the weekend, President Trump criticized the ongoing Russia investigation, the FBI, Hillary Clinton and even his own national security advisor. For more on the story here is Zachary Devita.


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Some Republicans join call for stronger background checks on gun buyers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:47:42 -0500

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford said Congress needs to pass a bill to ensure that criminal and mental health records get into the national database.


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Trump says Russians are 'laughing their asses off' at U.S. discord

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:55:34 -0500

The president launches an angry tweetstorm Sunday morning in response to indictments detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.


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Trump slams FBI over 'missed signals' on Florida shooting, says 'too much time' spent on Russia

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00:32 -0500

President says agency “missed all of the many signals” on the suspect, says "too much time" being spent on Russia investigation


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The Bubble: Stop reporting on mass shootings, conservative says

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:58:47 -0500

Liberals said mass shootings have become a national security threat, and prayers aren't enough.


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Trump scolds 'Fake News Media' over reporting of Russian meddling in 2016 election

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:16:13 -0500

President takes on the press for its reporting of an indictment resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


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Indictment: Russians also tried to help Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein presidential campaigns

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:13:39 -0500

Robert Mueller's investigation shows President Trump wasn't the only candidate the Russians allegedly tried to boost during the 2016 campaign.


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Eric Trump receives backlash over Mar-A-Lago tweet

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:05:00 -0500

President Trump's son, Eric, received backlash after tweeting a video of Marine One landing in Mar-a-Lago. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


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U.S. indicts 13 Russian nationals with interfering in 2016 election

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:16:03 -0500

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said on Friday that a federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering with U.S. elections and political processes.



VA chief of staff misled ethics officials on travel, probe finds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:09:52 -0500

The Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin's chief of staff doctored an email and made false statements so the secretary's wife could use taxpayer money for her 10-day trip to Europe, an investigation found.


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Indictments aim to 'name and shame'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:51:33 -0500

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. Associated Press Justice Department Reporter Eric Tucker explains the "name and shame" strategy. (Feb. 16)



Congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill hosts AR-15 giveaway amid social media backlash

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:14:54 -0500

A Kansas congressional candidate will not cancel a planned giveaway of an AR-15 rifle despite backlash after the same model was used in a mass school shooting.


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Chief of Staff John Kelly orders overhaul of White House security clearance process

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:39:06 -0500

The White House Chief of Staff ordered several changes to the clearance process, including limiting access to certain classified information


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What's next for 'Dreamers' after Senate immigration bills fail?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:27:08 -0500

The young illegal immigrants have dwindling options as lawmakers scramble to salvage an expiring program to shield them from deportation.


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After Russian indictments, Trump acknowledges Russia’s election meddling but insists: ‘No collusion!’

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:48:08 -0500

The president insisted that the new indictments by the special counsel against Russian nationals did not impact the presidential election results.


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Read Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals for election meddling

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:32:22 -0500

It's the most detailed accounting to date of the Russian effort to influence the outcome of the presidential election.


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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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