Politics

Turkey increases tariffs on some US goods…

Turkey is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer Concedes To Secretary Of…

Gov. Jeff Colyer was locked in a very close primary election with Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Gary Johnson Announces Bid For New Mexico Senate…

Johnson served as a Republican governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003.

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate…

Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term

Tunisia's Push For Women's Rights Now Focuses On…

Currently, women in Tunisia are only entitled to half the inheritance men are.

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Paul Ryan's Achievements Are On The Line In…

House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to retire has left his seat up for grabs in the 2018 midterm.

Defiant as Trump rages, Omarosa says she won't be…

Omarosa remains defiant as Trump rages, says she won't be silenced even in face of legal challenge

Transgender Candidate Makes History in Vermont

In a historic moment for the transgender rights movement, former power company exec Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary for Vermont governor Tuesday, becoming the first transgender candidate from a major party to win a gubernatorial primary. Hallquist, who transitioned from male to female in 2015, was chief executive of...

To Fix Gerrymandering, Lawmakers Might Need To…

Does redistricting need to be such a partisan process? Spoiler alert: No.

Big Data Doctors Are Focusing On How We Live To…

Research shows investing in social services could lead to lower health care costs.

Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's…

Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career

Somali-American nears new historic mark with…

The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark

Federal Judge Backs Mueller In Indicted Russian…

A federal judge backed special counsel Robert Mueller's authority Monday, denying a Russian company's request to toss out charges against it.

FBI Fires Agent Peter Strzok

Peter Strzok was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe for sending anti-Trump text messages.

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Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse…

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary

Wisconsin Senate, governor's races feature Trump…

Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control

Understanding Tariffs, The Bane Of International…

The United States has been throwing tariffs on different items for months now, but what are they?

White House May Be Looking Into Legal Options To…

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has released two recordings of her conversations in the White House.

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names but Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception

US Rep. Keith Ellison Denies Allegations Of Abuse

Ellison, who's running for Minnesota attorney general, was accused of abusing a former girlfriend by the woman's son.

Black schoolteacher beats longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker

A black woman who campaigned on improving education defeated a longtime Democratic state Rep. Fred Kessler in Tuesday's primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County

Trump-Omarosa feud rooted in her allegations of…

Trump's feud with Omarosa Manigault Newman takes a legal turn even as it remains rooted in accusations of racism

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Closing arguments set in Manafort's financial…

Closing arguments set in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial after defense decides not to call any witnesses

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders wins Vermont Democratic nod

Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won Vermont's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday but was expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns, and support other Democratic candidates