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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the government is reopened, while some White House officials are privately advising him to find a way to end the shutdown.
American prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China’s Huawei Technologies for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday heard directly from a group of former campaign staffers who said they faced sexual harassment and discrimination from colleagues during his 2016 presidential campaign.
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said the Trump administration’s trade negotiations appear to be in jeopardy amid reductions in staff at the U.S. trade representative’s office. The White House denied it.
Michigan State University’s governing board will ask Interim President John Engler to resign or vote on whether to fire him Thursday, after months of controversy. The former Michigan governor was brought in to steady the ship after the Larry Nassar gymnast sex-abuse scandal.
A bombing in Syria claimed by Islamic State killed at least four Americans on Wednesday, according to the Pentagon, reigniting a debate in Washington over President Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from the country.
Efforts to rescue a nuclear weapons treaty in place between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War are on the brink of collapse.
A watchdog report said the General Services Administration improperly ignored a constitutional provision when it was reviewing whether to allow the Trump International Hotel in Washington to keep its lease after President Trump’s inauguration.
House Democrats plan to target White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney over his previous role as the Trump administration’s temporary head of a federal consumer watchdog agency.
William Barr’s vision of law and order was forged at the height of the 1990s crack epidemic, when the consensus was for long mandatory prison sentences. But President Trump’s pick for attorney general is signaling his stance has shifted.
Some taxpayers who didn’t have enough money withheld from their paychecks last year won a reprieve from the IRS.
According to a government complaint, a hacker and his associates spent six months rooting around the SEC’s corporate-filing system. The disclosures of how the hack worked is a black eye for the agency, which is itself responsible for policing companies’ cyber defenses.
The House passed a resolution of disapproval aimed at Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments questioning why white supremacy was deemed offensive in the U.S., which spurred lawmakers, including fellow Republicans, to encourage the nine-term congressman to find a new job.
An alleged top drug-trafficker for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán testified in federal court the infamous Mexican drug lord paid a $100 million bribe in October 2012 to Mexico’s then-President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto.
Attorney-general nominee William Barr promised on Tuesday never to cave to political pressure from President Trump, and to allow Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election interference to proceed to its conclusion.
The White House is working to peel off rank-and-file Democrats from the party leadership to pick up votes for President Trump’s proposed border wall, but is finding little appetite from caucus members to negotiate on their own.
Internal emails emerged Tuesday in an amended complaint that showed Sackler family members may have participated in the aggressive marketing of opioids.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday that she is forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 Democratic nomination, seeking to mobilize women who have fueled opposition to President Trump.
The vote will likely rattle global aluminum markets amid worries that Russian company United Co. Rusal, the world’s second-largest producer, will remain off limits if lawmakers are successful in rejecting the Treasury Department’s proposal.
The conservative author said prosecutors looking into Russian election interference have ordered his stepson, Andrew Stettner, to appear before a grand jury. The investigation is focusing on Mr. Corsi’s links to Trump adviser Roger Stone and WikiLeaks.