Former IRS chief, fearing public backlash, requests court testimony on Tea Party audits be sealed
Former IRS chief, fearing public backlash, requests court testimony on Tea Party audits be sealed
Linda Mack - 10 hours ago
Two former IRS executives involved in a lawsuit over IRS treatment of Tea Party groups told the court that they and their families have suffered harassment and threats of violence ever since court proceedings began. They asked the court last week to seal their testimonies from the public to avert further harassment.
Josh Curlee - Nov 14, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified that he had no recollection of meeting in which Russian contacts were discussed until he read news reports.
Rick Docksai - Nov 14, 2017
The former U.S. commander of South Korean forces warned lawmakers against going to war with North Korea, whom he said would marshal millions of troops against a U.S. force of only 30,000. He discouraged "targeted" strikes, also, which he said would only cause North Korea to declare all-out war.
Jackie Flores - Nov 11, 2017
The House Intelligence Committee looking into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has agreed to let the executive tied to the so-called Steele dossier testify voluntarily and in a limited way next week.
Paul Pate - Nov 08, 2017
A new provision in the GOP's tax bill imposes a 20% tax on any money transfer between a multinational business's U.S.-based unit and its units overseas. GOP lawmakers said that the measure aims to curb multinationals' tax avoidance and to remove tax advantages that they said foreign companies have over U.S.-based ones.
Mae Owen - Nov 07, 2017
Taxpayers who claim deductions for paying student-loan interest will no longer be able to do so if the GOP's tax bill passes in its current form. The bill's proposals include eliminating this popular deduction.
Mae Owen - Nov 07, 2017
Taxpayers who claim deductions for paying student-loan interest will no longer be able to do so if the GOP's tax bill passes in its current form. The bill's proposals include eliminating this popular deduction.
Delila James - Nov 07, 2017
Judge in Manafort trial threatens to impose a gag order after Manafort's attorney gives a sidewalk speech to the press.
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 03, 2017
But a Pentagon official told the court Tuesday that Bergdahl gained valuable intelligence during his subsequent capture and that he deserves leniency so that he can share his knowledge with troops in Afghanistan today.
Mae Owen - Oct 31, 2017
Former Trump campaign manager and Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates received indictments for alleged conspiracy and money-laundering on behalf of pro-Russian interests.
Mark Schwartz - Oct 28, 2017
The House passed the Senate's 2018 budget Thursday. This vote was a prerequisite for an upcoming GOP attempt to pass a tax-overhaul
Kathy Fey - Oct 17, 2017
Egypt is mediating talks between the Palestinian Authority and its rival Hamas, in which the two factions are working to put their differences aside and work together.
Lucas Rowe - Oct 02, 2017
The Justice Department faced off against the National Labor Relations Board before the Supreme Court Monday, in one of three cases that pit Justice against another federal agency. Lawyers for the other agencies said that it is very rare for the Justice Department to take even one other agency to court, let alone three.
Tracy Williams - Oct 02, 2017
Some fake Facebook accounts now tied to Russia posed as black civil-rights activists in order to sow racial discord in the United States, a CNN report alleges. It found that some of these accounts were persuasive enough to generate large U.S. followings.
Tyler Henderson - Oct 02, 2017
President Trump will speak from the White House Monday about downsizing federal regulations and then meet with federal agency heads to go over their plans for de-regulating. Getting rid of "red tape" has been a recurring theme of his administration from the beginning.
Wilson Soto - Sep 30, 2017
The Justice Department sent Facebook warrants for the personal data of three users who organized anti-Trump protests. The ACLU is fighting to have the warrants quashed.
Vicky Webb - Sep 29, 2017
50 Cent told reporters this week that he turned down an offer last year of $50,000 from the Trump campaign in exchange for publicly advocating for Donald Trump.
Kristy Douglas - Sep 29, 2017
The Supreme Court will hear opening arguments October 3 over Wisconsin's voting map, which state Democrats charge needs major redrawing because it is rigged to favor Republicans.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 25, 2017
Billy Kirk - Sep 25, 2017
HHS Secretary Tom Price's use of private jets for official travel is a departure from Obama-era practices.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 19, 2017
Zinke recommended paring down Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante, both in Utah. Nevada's Gold Butte and Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou are also on the chopping block.
Ed Mason - Sep 16, 2017
The Treasury inspector general is looking into Secretary Steve Mnuchin's request to use a military jet on his European honeymoon.
Harry Marcolis - Sep 13, 2017
The bill, which is in large part a response to the president's blaming of "both sides" for the Charlottesville violence, will be presented to Trump for his signature or veto.
Jeremy Morrow - Sep 13, 2017
Maryland Circuit Judge Paul Harris Jr. ordered his state bar to open an investigation Monday of the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hilly Clinton delete her private emails.
Ed Mason - Sep 11, 2017
Louise Melling, deputy legal counsel for the Americans Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), expressed dismay at the filing.
Ian Marsh - Sep 11, 2017
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed President Trump another judicial defeat Thursday when it denied the administration's request to restrict travel to the United States by more foreigners from six mostly Muslim nations.
Cliff Mooneyham - Sep 11, 2017
The president's son also said he had meant to consult with his attorneys before using any information obtained from Ms. Veselnitskaya.
Stacey Carter - Sep 06, 2017
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he shared Nelson's concerns, including that Bridenstine's "political baggage" would slow down confirmation hearings.
Jackie Flores - Sep 06, 2017
It also made higher education more affordable and, most importantly, protected them from deportation.
Harry Marcolis - Sep 01, 2017
The Pentagon said Wednesday that about 2,600 more troops are serving in Afghanistan than had previously been disclosed to the public, bringing the total number deployed in the region to about 11,000 troops.
Cliff Mooneyham - Sep 01, 2017
The decision announced Tuesday evening sparked outrage from those who say women earn on average only 79 cents to a man's dollar. The wage gap is even greater for black and Hispanic women.
Ian Marsh - Sep 01, 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Tuesday that transgender troops can continue to serve in the military pending the results of a study.
Jose Jefferies - Aug 30, 2017
The United Kingdom will have to pay a settlement before it leaves the European Union, said Germany's prime minister, Angela Merkel, on Saturday.
Harry Marcolis - Aug 30, 2017
Along with Trump, Arpaio also promoted the debunked conspiracy theory that former President Obama was born in Kenya.
Dan Taylor - Aug 29, 2017
The doctor was one of several from the University of Miami Health System who reviewed the diplomats' cases. The physicians subjected them to a battery of tests and comprehensive hearing evaluations.
Dan Taylor - Aug 29, 2017
In a ruling Wednesday, a U.S. federal judge has struck down Texas's strict voter-ID legislation, saying the revised version does little to correct intentionally discriminatory provisions that make it more difficult for the poor and minorities to vote.
Lila Alexander - Aug 29, 2017
Texas' attempt to modify its voter-ID law didn't pass muster with U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who issued a permanent injunction Wednesday against the law.
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 29, 2017
Kammen explained that he was displeased with Trump's behavior in general. Trump's Charlottesville response was a recent example of a deeper character problem, he said.
Ian Marsh - Aug 27, 2017
At President Trump's rally Tuesday night in Phoenix, a familiar black man could be seen near the podium waving a 'Blacks for Trump' sign.
Ed Mason - Aug 27, 2017
Every county in the United States will now have at least one Obamacare-approved insurer providing coverage to its residents starting next year, according to healthcare-management company CareSource.
Kara Menard - Aug 27, 2017
President Trump chided Republicans Thursday on Twitter for allowing another time crunch on the debt ceiling to occur under their watch.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 20, 2017
The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Kushner failed to turn over relevant emails concerning Wikileaks and a Russian backdoor overture.
Tyler Henderson - Nov 17, 2017
U.S. military commanders can turn down a White House order to launch a nuclear strike--but there is no way to guarantee that they will--according to a former military officer at a Senate hearing Tuesday.
Tobi Gerdes - Nov 13, 2017
The GOP's tax bill made it out of the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday after several tweaks, such as the restoration of a tax credit for parents who adopt. A full House vote on the bill may take place in the week ahead.
Tracy Williams - Nov 13, 2017
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing an alleged plot by former national security adviser Michael Flynn to seize a dissident Turkish cleric living in the U.S. and turn him over to the Turkish government.
Alex Bourque - Nov 13, 2017
Sen. Mitch McConnell calls on senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations are true.
Delila James - Nov 11, 2017
Some fear Trump's new Cuba restrictions will allow Russia to expand its influence in the United States' backyard.
Dan Taylor - Nov 10, 2017
Keith Schiller, Trump's longtime bodyguard, was questioned for four hours behind closed doors Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Andrew McDonald - Nov 08, 2017
The female cyclist who flipped off the Trump motorcade in protest of the president's policies has been fired from her job for violating the company's code of conduct.
Mae Owen - Nov 08, 2017
As accusations of sexual harassment mount against male staffers and lawmakers in Congress, lawmakers in both parties are calling for new anti-harassment training and dramatic reforms to the process for reporting complaints. The proposals emerged following numerous former and current women lawmakers describing harassment that they experienced on the job.
Miriam Griffin - Nov 07, 2017
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that Donna Brazile's allegations that Democratic party leaders fixed their primary last year against Bernie Sanders were valid and that the DNC has to answer for it today.
Miriam Griffin - Nov 07, 2017
The National Federation of Independent Business criticized the GOP tax plan Thursday over a provision that lowers taxes for only certain kinds of businesses.
James Carlin - Nov 03, 2017
A key Senate committee plans to vote next week on a bill that would make websites liable for prosecution if they carry ads for illicit sex-trafficking.
Joyce Clark - Nov 02, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is not known for mincing words, but he said that President Trump needs to stop threatening North Korea. Duterte will talk North Korea strategy with Trump and other regional leaders in the coming month.
Mark Schwartz - Nov 02, 2017
The Trump administration has issued a plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants that store fuel on-site. An independent report found that the plan would cost $10.6 billion a year and would prop up facilities that would go out of business due to falling market demand.
Mae Owen - Oct 31, 2017
White nationalists attempting two rallies Saturday in Tennessee met stiff resistance from large crowds of counter-protesters. Rally organizers called off one rally while the other rally proceeded but was drowned out by counter-protesters' songs and chants.
Paul Pate - Oct 27, 2017
George H.W. Bush is in hot water for the second time this week for putting his hand on an actress's rear. An apology statement by Bush's spokesman said that the incident was a "routine" joke that Bush has done repeatedly and that he meant no harm.
Kristy Douglas - Oct 17, 2017
A breakdown of Brexit talks won't stop the U.K. from leaving the EU, but it will force the U.K. to accept very restrictive default trade rules that could significantly weaken its economy.
David Sims - Oct 10, 2017
A federal judge in Chicago has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary cities.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2017
Establishing a lunar base seen as crucial for training astronauts and launching missions to Mars and beyond.
Simon Smith - Oct 02, 2017
A group of former Obama administration lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday against President Trump's "election integrity" commission. The lawsuit argues that the commission violates federal laws that require an agency to complete certain procedures before requesting such a large amount of data.
Wilson Soto - Sep 27, 2017
Sen. Susan Collins announces her opposition to the latest GOP healthcare bill, saying it would drive up premiums, weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and make "devastating" cuts to Medicaid.
Harry Marcolis - Sep 21, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions used harsh language to attack California's new sanctuary bill.
Josh Curlee - Sep 19, 2017
Senate Republicans have a new Obamacare-repeal bill under review and almost enough votes to pass it, according to bill co-sponsor Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana). But the clock is ticking: If the bill doesn't come to a vote by September 30, Democrats will be able to quash it with a filibuster.
Chad Young - Sep 16, 2017
Senator John McCain has cosponsored a bill that would bar the Defense Department from denying transgender service members the ability to continue in the military or to reenlist.
Jose Jefferies - Sep 14, 2017
Sanders' plan would replace nearly all private health plans with a Medicare-like government program that would guarantee health coverage to all Americans.
Lucas Rowe - Sep 08, 2017
President Trump took Congressional Republicans by surprise Wednesday with the announcement that he had made a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Ian Marsh - Sep 05, 2017
Although the administration has not formally studied the effectiveness of the outreach, officials claim it is not cost efficient, saying most of the people likely to sign up already know about the law.
Billy Kirk - Sep 05, 2017
Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was more widespread than previously reported, according to an investigation by The New York Times.
Ed Mason - Sep 04, 2017
A federal judge in San Antonio,Texas, has temporarily blocked the implementation of a new Texas law aimed at banning so-called sanctuary cities.
Ed Mason - Sep 01, 2017
Trump stressed the importance of corporate tax cuts, which he said would make U.S. companies more competitive on the world market.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 31, 2017
Obama assigned Iraq and Syria force-management levels of 5,200 each. Recent reports conclude that there are really 7,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 30, 2017
Michael Cohen suggested Monday that Saber's proposal was just "salesmanship" and said he ultimately decided it was not workable, never agreeing to travel to Russia.
Delila James - Aug 30, 2017
The Republican National Committee (RNC) unanimously approved a resolution condemning white supremacy on Friday while at its summer meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lila Alexander - Aug 30, 2017
Zinke would not say which of the 27 would be subject to boundary reductions, only that he was recommending redrawing the borders of a "handful" of sites.
Harry Marcolis - Aug 30, 2017
As President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, tours the middle east hoping for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the Palestinians have grown more and more pessimistic about reaching an accord.
Jackie Flores - Aug 29, 2017
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to answer questions about Dearborn's email or if the Trump campaign followed through with the meeting.
Ed Mason - Aug 29, 2017
National TV networks carried live President Trump's campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Tuesday night. Cameras showed both the crowds out on the streets critical of Trump and inside the venue where the president was speaking.
Jose Jefferies - Aug 24, 2017
A petition calling on President Trump to officially designate the Antifa movement now has enough signatures to get a formal presidential review.
Adam Widmer - Aug 22, 2017
President Trump appeared to bow to pressure Friday when administration officials confirmed the ouster of controversial White House chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.
Rick Docksai - Aug 19, 2017
Matthew Heimbach, Traditionalist Worker Party chairman, said that the rally does not have a set date yet but that they wish to have it "sooner rather than later."
Carmelo Sheppard - Aug 19, 2017
On the other hand, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters while traveling in Chile that he supports Trump's comments wholeheartedly.
Billy Kirk - Aug 19, 2017
The Taney statue was targeted for removal because of his authorship of the Supreme Court's notorious Dred Scott decision, which ruled that blacks were not citizens and that Congress did not have the authority to regulate slavery.
Vicky Webb - Aug 19, 2017
After Trump's remarks, Republicans were once again forced to distance themselves.
David Sims - Aug 18, 2017
The Los Angeles tech company, DreamHost, which hosts the site, is resisting the federal demand, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Kara Menard - Aug 18, 2017
President Trump signed two executive orders Monday to open an inquiry into China's trade policies and issues of intellectual property theft in China.
Tyler Henderson - Aug 17, 2017
A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly trying to blow up a bank in downtown Oklahoma City, according to an announcement by Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Kara Menard - Aug 17, 2017
But a prominent group of white supremacists thinks he handled it just the way they would have wanted him to.
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 17, 2017
The Senate Leadership Fund, a GOP group with close ties to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that it will endorse Kid Rock as a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018.
Ed Mason - Aug 16, 2017
President Trump finally came out and personally condemned the white supremacists who caused Saturday's mayhem and deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Ian Marsh - Aug 15, 2017
Ahead of a planned "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe told residents to avoid the gathering, which could bring large numbers of white nationalists and counter-protesters to the city.