Statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson were removed Sunday from the limestone pedestals at the University of Texas on which they have stood for 82 years. UT announced that it would remove the statues after the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans failed to win a court injunction to block the plan.
Donald Trump was absent from the Sunday talk shows for the first time in weeks. But those Republican presidential candidates who did sit down for network interviews still had to grapple with the surprise Republican front-runner.
Responses from Republicans and Democrats who described themselves as likely to attend next year’s first-in-the-nation caucuses in the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll reveal a strong level of bipartisan discontentment over the state of American politics.
The National Security Agency may continue to collect phone data until November when a new law takes effect, a U.S. appeals court decided Friday.
Blaming an “administrative oversight,” federal auditors have found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency allowed public-safety agencies nationwide to buy billions of dollars’ worth of two-way radios without ensuring the equipment could interact with other brands meeting uniform standards.
Accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling, The Associated Press filed a suit Thursday against the FBI for failing to turn over information under the Freedom of Information Act about a criminal sting operation in which it created a bogus news story and impersonated an AP journalist.
Asked by a reporter last week if she had wiped her email server clean, Hillary Clinton responded glibly: “What, like with a cloth or something?” Now, with fall approaching, her numbers slipping in some polls and Vice President Joe Biden seriously considering getting into the presidential race, she very consciously shifted her tone this week.
Donald Trump may be polling far ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential field, but there’s one constituency that remains reluctant to support the insurgent candidate: Congress.
Outlining his economic and foreign policy visions at a town hall meeting in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio said upending the 2010 healthcare overhaul law would take the support of a filibuster-proof supermajority of 60 senators.
It wasn’t that long ago that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) declared he had to win the early voting state of New Hampshire to gain the momentum that would carry him to the Republican presidential nomination. But on Tuesday, Paul emphasized he’s looking more to the West for delegates and that his campaign is settling in for “the long haul.”
Donald Trump supporters aren’t shaken by almost anything they hear from him or about him. One big reason: They are drawn by the bravado of a can-do tycoon more than policy, which helps explain why out-of-the-box comments that analysts have predicted would sink him so far have instead made his brand stronger.
In a “serious risk” to national security, Hillary Clinton gave her State Department emails containing Top Secret and other classified information to her lawyer, who lacked sufficient clearances to possess it and who kept it for as long as eight months, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee charged Tuesday.
Three gun-rights groups are suing Seattle in an attempt to block a tax on gun and ammunition sales from taking effect. The Seattle City Council earlier this month voted unanimously to establish a tax on gun and ammunition sales and to require firearms owners to report lost and stolen guns to the police.
Donald Trump may be leading the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but his record suggests that little of his support stems from a lengthy history of harboring bedrock conservative principles. A look at his stands on a number of issues shows him changing his stance from left- to right-leaning — as does his voting registration.
As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush runs for the GOP presidential nomination, his 12-year-old plan for boosting is drawing scrutiny anew. Bush has put his economic stewardship at the center of his campaign, pledging that he would create a 4 percent annual economic growth for the nation “and the 19 million new jobs that come with it.”
Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting Saturday with Sen. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t necessarily mean a Biden-Warren ticket for 2016, but it showed Democratic party activists and donors how seriously he’s pondering a late run for president.
Sen. Rand Paul got a vote of confidence from his fellow Kentucky Republicans on Saturday when the state party leadership agreed to let him run both for re-election to his Senate seat and for the GOP nomination for president in the 2016 election cycle.
French President Francois Hollande awarded three Americans credited with stopping a possible terror attack on a high speed train with France’s highest honor Monday morning. At a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, Hollande pinned the French Legion of Honor medals to childhood friends Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler.
The expected showdown in Congress next month over the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran is only the first in a series of challenges that could leave the fate of the historic agreement uncertain for years and blemish President Barack Obama’s most ambitious foreign policy effort.
Bernie Sanders hopes to address the party’s convention next summer as the party’s nominee for president, even as he resolutely refuses to identify as a Democrat. It’s a balancing act he’s been practicing for at least 25 years.
Donald Trump again shook up the presidential campaign this week when he dropped a policy proposal that would deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of parents here illegally and would require Mexico to pay for a border wall. Among the details are a handful of proposals that have stopped opponents from completely writing off Trump.
The email painted a vivid picture of a fast-deteriorating situation in Libya’s bloody civil war, complete with snipers shooting people, armed forces on the move and diplomatic personnel preparing to evacuate. The message, dated April 10, 2011, was forwarded to “H,” for Hillary Clinton, then the secretary of state.
Joe Biden is running as strong or slightly stronger than Hillary Clinton in prospective general election matchups against Republicans Donald Trump and Jeb Bush in three big swing states — Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania — according to a new survey.