In the run-up to Tuesday's sentencing of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump and his allies seemed to be convinced that the former national security adviser would stand up in court and renounce the plea deal he had agreed to more than a year ago in which he admitted lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition in late 2016.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that the White House has found an alternative way to get its requested $5 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall, marking a reversal from President Donald Trump's previous position.
The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General's office.
House Democrats are carefully laying the groundwork to obtain President Donald Trump's personal tax returns in the new Congress, hoping to build public support for their effort as they prepare to confront a defiant President.
President Donald Trump continues to look in prime position to win his party's nomination for president in 2020. While Republicans such as John Kasich may run, a look at the numbers reveals they have a tough road ahead of them.
A judicial council from the Denver-based US appeals court has dismissed 83 complaints that were lodged against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh based largely on statements he made during his contentious September confirmation.
A federal appellate court has rejected a non-profit organization's attempt to obtain President Donald Trump's tax records from the Internal Revenue Service by filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
President Donald Trump's political operation will subsume much of the Republican Party's apparatus ahead of 2020's presidential election, party sources tell CNN, merging his already up and running re-election campaign with the Republican National Committee.
Small-dollar donors were key to the Democrats' success in House races in 2018, and no one benefited more than Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the midterm cycle with her upset primary victory over Joe Crowley in New York.
Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone settled a defamation lawsuit on Monday, admitting and apologizing for making false statements about a Chinese businessman on the right-wing conspiracy website Infowars.
A former business associate of ex-Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn who was indicted by the Justice Department on charges of trying to influence American politicians to seek the extradition of a Turkish cleric pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
The parents of Army Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a Special Forces soldier charged with pre-meditated murder in Afghanistan, said Tuesday they support President Donald Trump's review of their son's case, despite the unusual nature of the President's involvement.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani spent his Sunday "defending" Donald Trump and "advocating" for the President's innocence as it relates to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Less than two years ago, Mick Mulvaney repeatedly attacked then candidate Donald Trump as a "terrible human being" whose actions before running for president would disqualify him for office in an "ordinary universe."
President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with the head of his legislative team Friday afternoon as lawmakers and aides alike remain in the dark about his thinking heading into a possible partial shutdown next week.
President Donald Trump tried to brush off a question in a recent interview about his associates' interactions with Russians ahead of and during his presidential campaign by saying it was just "peanut stuff," despite his earlier blanket denials of any such interactions.
With his threat to shut down the federal government unless he receives funding for his border wall, President Donald Trump is employing a tactic that is unpopular to advance a goal that may be even more unpopular.
A panel of federal judges dismissed ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Tuesday because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to justices on the nation's highest court. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:55:13 GMT
Congressional leaders resumed negotiations Tuesday to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, as the White House indicated it was looking for alternative ways to fund President Trump’s signature campaign promise of a border wall without a government funding lapse. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:52:55 GMT
House Republicans on Tuesday released a transcript of their explosive closed-door session a day earlier with fired FBI Director James Comey, who'd defiantly called the questioning "frustrating" and "more of the same." Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:37:15 GMT
Outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed the U.N. as “hopelessly biased” against Israel on Tuesday in what is likely to be her last appearance at the U.N. Security Council -- and teased the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:22:16 GMT
FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver poo-pooed the notion that Russian trolls really helped President Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election in a series of tweets on Monday. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:44:49 GMT
In October, Trump pledged to introduce a tax cut "resolution" before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, catching Republican congressional leaders and even White House officials off guard. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:53 GMT
The oversight body reviewing complaints lodged against Kavanaugh said Tuesday that the allegations against the former federal appeals court judge are "serious" but that it must dismiss them without determining their merits. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:55 GMT
This time last year, bitcoin was cruising to $20,000. Fast forward 12 months, and bitcoin is trading around $3,300 while other cryptocurrencies have reversed course, weighing heavily on investor confidence and the industry. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:07 GMT
Diego Piacentini, one of the most senior executives at Amazon who had previously led its international business, has left the company, adding to a string of executive departures over the past year. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:21 GMT
Amnesty International and Element AI surveyed millions of tweets received by 778 journalists and politicians in 2017. Women in the study received over 1 million abusive tweets that year. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:18 GMT
Oil prices are likely to fall even further over the coming weeks, analysts told CNBC Tuesday, as a sharp sell-off in global equities combines with intensifying fears about a market that could soon to be awash with crude. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:10 GMT
The New York attorney general announces that the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve and give away its remaining funds amid a lawsuit by the state over the charity's operations. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:08 GMT
The marijuana company would work with Novartis' generic drug business Sandoz, and supply non-smokable and non-combustible medical cannabis products where it is legally allowed. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:36 GMT
Riyadh is set to increase spending and even as it tries to close its budget deficit in a bid to boost slow growth and shore up popular support after months of controversy, analysts believe. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:53 GMT