House speaker as US emissary: Pelosi emerges as…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is emerging as an alternative American ambassador abroad, an emissary for bedrock democratic values and the promise of stability that many hope will return someday.

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib Cancels Trip To The West…

In a tweet Friday morning, Rep. Tlaib said she would not allow Israel to make her "bow down" to its "oppressive & racist policies."

Philadelphia Mayor Vows Action On Guns, But State…

Mayor Jim Kenney says if federal and state lawmakers won't pass gun restrictions, he will. But Pennsylvania law may stop him.

Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea…

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear negotiations and their joint military exercises

Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

President Donald Trump has been warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, but recession may be coming before that.

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More States Sue Trump Administration Over 'Public…

A handful of states, including California and Pennsylvania, have sued the Trump administration over its new "public charge" rule.

Trump Expected To Meet With Security Officials On…

Negotiators have been working on the U.S.-Taliban peace plan for months.

Native American voters, once overlooked, seek…

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Iowa next week to do something that Native Americans say doesn't happen enough: Court their vote

AP Interview: Pelosi assails 'weakness' of Trump…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the "weakness" of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not undermine the long-standing relationship between the two countries

House Judiciary Committee Will Return Early To…

Chairman Jerry Nadler said his committee will return to Washington Sept. 4.

ICE Says Mississippi Companies Knowingly Hired…

According to the affidavits, immigration officials believe Mississippi companies "willfully and unlawfully" employed undocumented immigrants.

Analysis: Toughest schedule? So. Carolina can make the claim

Analysis: Toughest schedule? South Carolina can make the claim

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo…

Los Angeles Opera declines to discuss details on its investigation into Placido Domingo sexual harassment claims

Trump Administration Asks Congress To Reauthorize…

Departing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sent a letter to lawmakers Thursday asking them to permanently reauthorize the USA Freedom Act.

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Eliminating Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality

The CDC found black moms are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related issue than white moms.

Ivanka Trump adds Colombia to upcoming South America trip

Ivanka Trump is adding a stop in Colombia to a previously announced trip to South America in September to focus on barriers to the economic empowerment of women in developing countries

Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate, he still is.

Advocates Drop Effort To Put Missouri Abortion…

The law bans most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy.

Israel Bans U.S. Reps. Omar And Tlaib From…

In a tweet Thursday morning, the president accused Omar and Tlaib of hating "Israel & all Jewish people" and called them a "disgrace."

Today in History - Saturday, August 17 2019

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by…

The New York City medical examiner has ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide

O'Rourke Relaunches Presidential Bid, Championing…

He's still a long shot in presidential race, but O'Rourke says his new campaign will have one target: President Donald Trump.

China Says It Will Retaliate If U.S. Imposes New…

China's State Council Tariff Committee said in a statement Thursday it has to take "necessary countermeasures" in response to the planned tariffs.

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Evers creates new Wisconsin office to reach carbon-free goal

Gov. Tony Evers is creating a new office to help achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico…

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at two portions of the southern border

Gibraltar Releases Iranian Tanker Despite U.S…

A court ordered the tanker be released.