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(Newser) – President Trump's policy goals show he aims to dismantle much of President Obama's legacy, but there's one element of that legacy he's embr..
(Newser) – President Trump's policy goals show he aims to dismantle much of President Obama's legacy, but there's one element of that legacy he's embr..
The changing of the guard at the Fed will be a big focus for investors in the week ahead. Fed governor Jerome Powell, selected by President Donald Tru..
The FCC has unveiled a plan to repeal net neutrality, or the idea that Internet service providers can't block or favor websites. See what this means f..
TORONTO -- Gary Oldman is barely recognizable as Winston Churchill in his new film "Darkest Hour." The role is certainly a far cry from his turns as S..
Bob Packwood, now 85, may have lost the political status he worked for and cherished, but he was never completely banished from politics. (Maureen Kea..
Marbell Castillo holds her granddaughter Maia Powell during the toddler’s recent checkup at Burke Pediatrics in Fairfax County, Va. Maia is covered th..
Tens of thousands of people wanted by law enforcement officials have been removed this year from the FBI criminal background check database that prohi..
LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stori..
In recent months, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has emerged as the government’s top crusader against strong encryption. "We have an ongoing d..
After being the first Democratic representative to call on Rep. John Conyers to leave Congress over-----harassment settlements, Rep. Kathleen Rice app..
WASHINGTON — In one corner is a roster of climate change deniers who now run key congressional committees and the Environmental Protection Agency. In ..
Twitter has suspended 45 additional suspected propaganda accounts that were flagged to the company by Buzzfeed News on Tuesday. The accounts, sharing ..
When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to..
Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton's presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," conti..
This is the fifth and final article in a five-part series. In my previous essays I have outlined the huge problems with cost, quality and access facin..
Specialist trader Michael Pistillo Jr. wears a dow 23,000 hat, after the dow briefly traded above 23,000, at his post on the floor of the New York Sto..
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Af..
In October 1947 the Cold War came to, or rather was declared on, Hollywood. For nine tumultuous days, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, c..
Facebook said that it’ll roll out a new tool later this year that will help users determine if they’ve liked or followed a Russian propaganda account...
Four Dreamers momentarily halted the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in a demonstration they say is aimed at calling for action from C..
WASHINGTON -- "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested gov..
WASHINGTON -- "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested gov..
They are too old to drive safely or cannot see well enough or otherwise have sound reason to fear climbing behind the wheel of a car. For them, a futu..
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepalis vote on Sunday to choose a new parliament and seven state assemblies hoping to end years of fickle coalitions and comple..
WASHINGTON — "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested gove..
The FCC may be bent on killing net neutrality, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent or offer mostly symbolic protests. The Electronic Frontie..
In an interview at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, Schmidt said: We’re working on detecting this kind of scenario … and de-ranking..
AP file photo Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia. Franken has spent muc..
AP file photo Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill on June ..
Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it ..
Some Google users searching for "Amazon" on Thanksgiving were shown a phony ad that redirected to a scam website, one day before the biggest shopping ..
Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by-----its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation's 30 million people will finally g..
Rep. Joe Barton has acknowledged sharing intimate material with a lover and accused her of threatening to make it public when he ended the relationsh..
In this June 14, 2017, file photo, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the incident where House Majorit..
A conservative Texas congressman's-----photo, sent by himself, is out in the world — and so is how he apparently tried to leverage his power to keep h..
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent-----expli..
What's that? You'd like a guide on how to diplomatically navigate this particularly prickly political atmosphere? Let me save you some time: Just duck..
The FCC has unveiled a plan to repeal net neutrality, or the idea that Internet service providers can't block or favor websites. See what this means f..
A 46-year-old woman targeted President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for multiple reasons, investigators said. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)..
President Trump professed on Thursday that there has been more military progress under his administration than under those of his predecessors.  (Kimi..
This is the second article in a five-part series. If there is one statistic you should memorize about American health care, it is this: We Americans s..
This is the third article in a five-part series. In my last article, I talked about costs out of control in American health care. In this one I will t..
In September, the Chinese release of Feng Xiaogang’s Youth, a coming-of-age drama about young people making peace with the past, was abruptly shelved ..
Since the U.S. Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, the individual mandate has been its least popular part. Republicans have fought, so far unsucc..
Twenty-five years ago, Bill Clinton campaigned on an idea for limiting excessive pay for American CEOs: Cap the tax deductibility of top executives' c..
Among liberals, income inequality has become “the defining issue of our time,” as President Barack Obama once put it. The fact that the top 1 percent ..
The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season is often referred to as the busiest shopping day of the year. But where did this tradition start a..
And the longest serving congressman in DC. Michigan's John Conyers is facing a house ethics investigation as-----harassment allegations emerged from a..
Let's turn to politics now. Senate candidate Roy Moore getting a boost from president trump. Moore denying the claims of-----abuse against him, more s..