David Koch, a billionaire businessman and philanthropist who, along with his brother Charles, gained fame as an influential donor to conservative and Republican causes, has died, Charles Koch announced on Friday.
The death of David Koch on Friday -- and the broader retreat he and his brother made from politics since the 2016 election -- brings an end (if not the end) to one of the most influential (and controversial) chapters in modern American politics. Like them or hate them -- and almost no one feels indifferently about David and Charles Koch -- it's impossible to overlook the impact they have had on our current political culture.
Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne said Thursday that the FBI directed him in the summer before the 2016 election to pursue a "romantic relationship with Maria Butina," the Russian woman who was accused of seeking to win influence in powerful Republican circles at the behest of her country's government.
Rep. Seth Moulton will end his presidential bid on Friday during a speech at the Democratic National Convention summer meeting in San Francisco, according to prepared remarks of the speech the Massachusetts Democrat plans to deliver.
When President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday what victims of mass shootings are telling him about gun laws, he did not answer directly. Instead, he boasted of "the love for me" among the people he visited in hospitals in El Paso and Dayton after the August massacres in those cities.
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Friday acknowledged that the economy has grown more turbulent in the three weeks since the Fed cut rates for the first time in a decade -- but stopped short of giving any indication about what might be coming at the next rate-setting meeting in September.
The Democratic primary dropouts are coming a mile a minute now. Earlier this week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee decided to depart the 2020 presidential race. Now, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is bowing out.
It's been nearly twenty years since 9/11 but the US has been involved in Afghanistan for far longer. Here's a look at how four presidents and four very different strategies have shaped the US role in Afghanistan.
Trump immigration official Ken Cuccinelli is defending the Trump administration's proposed changes to the Flores settlement agreement that would allow undocumented families to be detained together indefinitely, saying the new proposal is meant to deter migrants from wanting to cross the US-Mexico border.
A Department of Justice office sent its employees, including immigration judges, a daily news briefing that included a link to a blog featuring racial and anti-Semitic slurs, according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union.
Sen. Tom Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland with the White House well before the issue became public last week, a proposal that ultimately caused a diplomatic spat between President Donald Trump and the Danish Prime Minister.
A White House aide nominated by President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court seat has a history of denouncing women's marches against sexual assault, dismissing education about multicultural awareness and accusing a major LGBTQ group of exploiting the brutal murder of a gay student for political ends.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a plan to combat addiction and provide mental health services, outlining a proposal that aims to reduce the stigma around mental health, penalizes insurance companies that do not offer mental health coverage and offers $10 billion in annual grants for communities to address the issues.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday added progressive meat to the bones of the Green New Deal with the release of his comprehensive climate change program ahead of a campaign stop in Paradise, California, the city leveled by a devastating 2018 wildfire.
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans to end a decades-old settlement agreement that had set a 20-day limit for holding children and issue new regulations that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely.
As the National Rifle Association grapples with the drama inside the country’s most powerful gun-rights organization – and Democrats ramp up their gun control push – other gun-rights groups that have long existed in the NRA's shadow are working to raise their profiles. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:48:04 GMT
The same agency that sparked a firestorm during the Obama administration for lavish spending at a Vegas conference – complete with a widely mocked photo of a grinning fed lounging in a hot tub – is back in the headlines. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:20:26 GMT
Some reporters are complaining that President Trump’s recent "gaggles" on the White House lawn -- as Marine One’s helicopter rotors blare in the background -- make it more difficult for them to hold the president accountable and paints them in an unprofessional light, according to a report. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:08:20 GMT
Nearly half of the delegations scheduled to attend the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next July will stay in hotels across the state line in Illinois -- stretching as far as the Chicago area, officials said. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 06:36:42 GMT
The 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls flocking to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire could encounter voters who claim they are feeling the effects of climate change in their pocketbooks -- as they seek to woo Democrats who count the environment as a top issue. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:11:00 GMT
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., called out members of both parties on Thursday, claiming they helped further anti-Semitism in the nation's "political dialogue." Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:06:48 GMT
Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., defended the presence of both legal and illegal immigrants on Tuesday, asking his constituents: "Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns?" Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:56:44 GMT
The Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco erupted into a hail of protests on Thursday, as unruly environmentalist activists condemned the party's decision not to hold a presidential primary debate focused exclusively on climate change — a demand long sought by left-wing activists. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:20:43 GMT
Semiconductor stocks and shares of Apple slid on Friday after President Donald Trump said U.S. companies should "immediately start looking for an alternative" to their operations in China. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:42 GMT
In a series of tweets in which he called on American companies to look for "an alternative to China" on Friday, Trump singled out FedEx, UPS, Amazon and the United States Postal Service specifically. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:24 GMT
The two American car companies are among the top exporters of U.S.-produced vehicles to China along with BMW and Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, according to industry data obtained by CNBC. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:03 GMT
Amazon shows numerous listings for toys and medications that lack the proper health risks to children, as well as sleeping mats previously banned by the FDA, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:59 GMT
With recessionary fears causing longer-term interest rates to hover near or below short-term rates, the advantage that typically comes with adjustable-rate mortgages has shrunk — or entirely disappeared — at some lenders. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:57 GMT
Congress passed a law allowing people with cancer to press pause on their student loan payments. Yet borrowers haven't been able to access the deferment because the U.S. Education Department didn't issue an official application. Now it has. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:55 GMT
The dollar fell on Friday following a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to find alternatives to their operations in China. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 08:49 GMT
Sen. Ted Cruz came to the defense of toy-making giant Hasbro on Thursday after the company came under fire over a "Monopoly Socialism" game that takes as its slogan the phrase "Winning is for capitalists." Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:33 GMT