Category: Nation


GOP effort to oust Roy Moore from Senate race grows

The chorus of national Republican leaders speaking out against Alabama GOP nominee Roy Moore after allegations of sexual misconduct grew louder Tuesday, with House Speaker Paul Ryan joining the effort to oust him from the Senate race and Attorney General Jeff Sessions voicing confidence in Moore’s accusers. But this growing criticism has yet to sweep […]

Tampa: New death linked to string of unsolved killings

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How much land will the government seize for a border wall?

CLOSE The possibility of a border wall threatens people’s land and communities, especially in Texas. A USA TODAY NETWORK video production. Tony Zavaleta lives in Brownsville, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, and is worried the government will take his land to build a border wall.(Photo: Mark Henle/USA TODAY NETWORK) President Donald Trump’s administration has not […]

Appointing a second special counsel could rattle Justice Department

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s public suggestion that he may appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton has alarmed current and former Justice Department officials who fear he will further politicize the embattled agency. Sessions said at a congressional hearing Tuesday that he will weigh recommendations from senior prosecutors on whether to appoint a special […]

House moves to mandate sexual harassment training

Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat ‘a referendum’ on Trump administration After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Pence: Praying ‘takes nothing away’ from trying to figure out causes behind mass shooting MORE (R-Wis.) announced Tuesday the House will introduce mandatory anti-sexual harassment training after multiple female lawmakers went public […]

Senate Plans to End Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Proposal

“The people this is going to hit are middle-class people that ostensibly this whole bill was supposed to be about helping,” said Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri and a member of the Finance Committee. Average health insurance premiums in the individual market would increase by about 10 percent, but insurance markets would remain stable […]

California shooting: At least 4 people dead in Tehama County

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House confronts sexual abuse by its own

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) testified at a House hearing Tuesday on “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace.” Rep. Barbara Comstock’s calm, deliberate tone and the stately Longworth House Office Building hearing room where she spoke belied the depravity of the story she told. The Northern Virginia Republican said a current male member of Congress […]