Lawmakers near prison reform deal, but Trump support crucial

Senators have reached a tentative accord on the first major rewrite of criminal justice sentencing in a generation, but now it's up to President Donald Trump to decide if it's worth pushing for the bill during the lame-duck session of Congress

Homeland Security chief expected to leave; more churn likely

President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government

Homeland Security chief expected to leave; more churn likely

President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide’s firing

In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide’s firing

In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official

Maryland to challenge legality of Whitaker’s appointment as acting U.S. attorney general

The state argues that President Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker is unconstitutional and that the post should have gone to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Maryland to challenge legality of Whitaker’s appointment as acting U.S. attorney general

The state argues that President Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker is unconstitutional and that the post should have gone to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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Congressman shot at baseball practice talks about new book

After crisscrossing the country trying to bolster fellow Republicans leading up to last week's midterm elections, a Louisiana lawmaker shot at a congressional baseball practice last year was promoting his new book about his survival and recovery

Trump picks replacement for Kavanaugh’s appeals court seat

President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Florida official with checkered past in eye of vote storm

At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot

Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades

With Election Day now one week in the rear-view mirror, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the US has largely fallen silent

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

President Donald Trump again weighed in on Florida's election recount, calling for the state's Democratic senator to admit he lost and implied election officials are stealing the election from the Republicans without offering any proof

Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general

CNN sues Trump, top White House aides

"If left unchallenged, the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials."

Trump preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

President Donald Trump has has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five current and former White House officials.

Pence, Abe discuss trade, NKorea ahead of regional summits

Pence and Abe meet to discuss bilateral trade and touch base on their policies on North Korea before regional summits

Lynching remark puts spotlight on Mississippi Senate race

A video of a U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a "public hanging" is incensing voters in a sleeper Senate runoff

Obama stops at former high school; speaks with students

Michelle Obama visited her old Chicago high school and held a roundtable discussion with some 20 students who had been given excerpts from the former first lady's new memoir.

Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe

An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone says he expects to be indicted by a federal grand jury in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington

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