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DNC reaching end of tight leadership race as party seeks to unite

(NEW YORK) --  Democratic party officials will vote Saturday for a new chair of the Democratic National Committee, but heading into the weekend, the race is still neck-and-neck and hotly conteste... Read More

President Trump reiterates call for US nuclear supremacy

(WASHINGTON) --  President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his call to expand the country's nuclear weapons cache so that the U.S. is the "top of the pack," according to an interview with Reuters.

Trump's comments echoed statements h... Read More

Scenes from town halls: Republicans face off with constituents

(NEW YORK) --  With the House of Representatives out of session this week, many members have headed back to their home districts to engage with constituents and, in some cases, hold town hall meetings. Some of these events have turned contentiou... Read More

Justice Department reverses Obama guidance on reducing private prisons

(WASHINGTON) --  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era memo aimed at reducing and ultimately ending the Justice Department's use of private prisons.

The memo, penned in August 2016 by former Deputy Attorney General... Read More

Steve Bannon says media 'always wrong' about Trump, president 'maniacally focused' on agenda

(NEW YORK) -- Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, pounced on the media during the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, repeating his attack that the press is the "opposition party" that is "always wrong" about the administrat... Read More

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slams Obama's transgender bathroom rule as 'overreach'

(WASHINGTON) --  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she supports President Trump's rollback of Obama administration guidelines on transgender students' choice of bathrooms in schools.

During a Q&A at the annual Conservative Poli... Read More

Town halls showcase organizing on the left and concerns in both parties

(WASHINGTON) — From rural towns to big cities and at both public events and private fundraisers, lawmakers home in their districts this week have been bombarded by energized and engaged crowds demanding answers and determined to make their voic... Read More

Trump's reversal of transgender bathroom guidance contradicts his past claims of support

(WASHINGTON) — Just last month the White House said Donald Trump is "respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights," but following Wednesday's reversal of Obama-era guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that m... Read More

Protests follow White House decision on transgender restroom use

(WASHINGTON) — After the Trump administration issued its decision Wednesday evening to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use school restrooms that align with their gender identity, a protest against the action was held just outs... Read More

Trump confidante says administration has 'got to slow down,' stop media war

(WASHINGTON) --  A friend and confidante of President Donald Trump says he believes that the administration has “been doing too much,” and that “they’ve got to slow down” and tone down its confrontation with the med... Read More

Trump administration reverses transgender bathroom guidance

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Wednesday night rescinded an Obama-era directive instructing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.

In a letter sent to schools on Wednesday... Read More