US military troops to be allowed to defend border patrol agents: Official

(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is set to announce on Tuesday that active duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border will be granted new authorities that allow them to protect Customs and Border P... Read More

Trump continues squabble with commander of raid that killed Bin Laden

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continues to squabble with retired Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, now falsely claiming credit in a tweet for pointing out the terrorist’s name in a book he aut... Read More

A ‘Cinderella story’: How this year’s White House Christmas tree came to Washington

(WASHINGTON) -- This year's White House Christmas tree, a 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser fir, was plucked from the North Carolina mountains, but was nearly abandoned before being chosen.

Before it was presented Monday in Washington, D.C. the tree... Read More

After a 181-year ban, House Dems aim to allow religious headwear on the floor

(WASHINGTON) -- Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women newly-elected to Congress, is helping spearhead an effort to allow religious headwear, such as hijabs or kippahs, on the House floor.

The proposal would reverse a 181-year ban o... Read More

After messy Florida recount, Broward election official Brenda Snipes resigns

(NEW YORK) -- Florida's most embattled election official is resigning, effective January.

After drawing more criticism than anyone in the state during the -- at times -- messy recount that unfolded in Florida following Election Day, Browar... Read More

Meghan McCain pens powerful note on 'sharp and primal' pain 3 months after losing father

(NEW YORK) -- The View host Meghan McCain has penned a powerful note about her father John McCain almost three months after losing him to cancer.

McCain, 34, shared an inside look into the strong bond and special relationship the ... Read More

Kansas governor demands county commissioner resign over 'master race' comment to black consultant

(NEW YORK) --  The governor of Kansas is demanding the resignation of a white county commissioner who claimed he was "part of the master race" when talking to an African-American consultant during a public meeting last week.

Gov. Jeff Col... Read More

Once Republican bastions, Democrats see gains in traditionally conservative districts

(NEW YORK) --  From Orange County, California, to rural Maine, to the congressional district that's home to one of President Donald Trump's golf courses, the Democratic majority that will preside over the 116th Congress will claim members from a... Read More

Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general 'unconstitutional': Top House intel Democrat

(WASHINGTON) -- The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was unconstitutional because the attorney general is a “principal officer”... Read More

After long recount, Gov. Rick Scott wins Florida Senate race

(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly two weeks after Election Day, Republican Gov. Rick Scott has won Florida's Senate race.

Sitting Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded to Scott Sunday afternoon, recording a YouTube video in which he acknowledged defeat.Read More

Trump 'needs to listen to the experts because clearly he isn't one of them:' California Rep. on wildfires

(WASHINGTON) -- A top Democrat from California said President Donald Trump “needs to listen to the experts” when it comes to the wildfires ravaging the state because there is no simple solution.

While in California Saturday, Trump ... Read More