National Politics

Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

An internal Air Force document says President Donald Trump's planned creation of a Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion in its first five years

Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser

Republicans are now planning a Senate committee hearing next week with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman alleging he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers

  Senator gives feds ‘information’ on Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received - and won't disclose publicly...

Indicted New York congressman calls criminal probe a shock

Republican New York Congressman Chris Collins says it was "the shock of all shocks" when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation

White House says it's working to plan 2nd Trump-Kim meeting

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is categorizing North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's new letter to President Donald Trump as "very warm" and "very positive."

Official defends Trump plan to revamp Endangered Species Act

A top Trump administration official is rejecting claims by environmental groups that a plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act would "gut" crucial protections for threatened animals and plants

Trump administration orders closure of Palestinian office

The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship

Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times essay criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership

Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to US

Trump agrees with Apple that potential tariffs on Chinese imports could make its gadgets more expensive, but says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the U.S.

Trump: Ready to tax an additional $267B in Chinese imports

Trump says he's prepared to essentially tax every Chinese good imported to US

Obama issues scathing critique of Trump, 'politics of fear'

Former President Barack Obama has issued a scorching critique of his successor, blasting President Donald Trump's policies and his pattern of pressuring the Justice Department

Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

After senators spent two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, they concluded his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday by hearing from friends, foes and legal experts

Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars, citing abuse

Twitter is permanently banning conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behavior

Trump administration moves to detain migrant families longer

The Trump administration says it is withdrawing from a court settlement that governs how long and under what conditions immigrant children can be kept locked up

North Korean charged in crippling Sony hack, WannaCry virus

A computer programmer accused of working for the North Korean government has been charged in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus.

The Latest: Trump calls Dems at Kavanaugh hearing 'sick'

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is declining to say whether he thinks the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide was correctly decided

Trump poised to tax an additional $200B in Chinese imports

US is poised to tax an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, escalating dispute with Beijing

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey keeps his cool before Congress

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has his trial by fire before Congress - and keeps his cool

Protesters continue to interrupt Kavanaugh hearings

Protesters have become as regular a feature of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings as the judge himself

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation

Democrats try to hit Kavanaugh on 15-year-old abortion email, but he's sailing through confirmation hearing basically unscathed

Trump officials cry 'Not me!' as he fumes over NYT column

President Donald Trump is lashing out against the anonymous senior official who wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a "resistance" working to thwart his most dangerous impulses