Mark Sanford drops GOP primary challenge to Trump

Mark Sanford, a Republican former South Carolina governor and congressman, is suspending his 2020 Republican presidential campaign.

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Mulvaney backs out of legal battle over House subpoena, still won’t cooperate

An attorney for Mick Mulvaney says the acting White House chief of staff has changed his mind and will not join a lawsuit seeking a court order to settle the issue of whether he must comply with a congressional subpoena in the impeachment inquiry of Pr…

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DACA heads to Supreme Court and all eyes are on Chief Justice John Roberts

The Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to take up the Trump administration’s plan to end protections that shield about 660,000 immigrants from deportation, and legal experts say all eyes will be on the likely tie-breaker Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Widow of late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announces campaign for husband’s seat

The widow of late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said on Monday that she will launch a campaign to replace her husband’s seat as representative of Maryland’s 7th congressional district.  

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GOP memo outlines party’s plan to defend Trump ahead of public hearings

Top Republicans serving on panels involved in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump penned a memo to GOP members on those committees outlining “key points of evidence” from the closed-door inquiry ahead of public hearings slated t…

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San Francisco’s new DA pledges not to prosecute public urination, other quality-of-life-crimes

San Francisco’s newly elected district attorney has promised to not prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes that have plagued the highly-priced Bay Area amid a crippling homelessness crisis affecting urban communities across Califor…

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Joe Biden says there’s ‘zero rationale’ for GOP to call on son Hunter to testify in impeachment hearings

Former Vice President Joe Biden declared Monday there was “zero rationale” for Republican lawmakers to have his son Hunter testify before Congress as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

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President Jimmy Carter hospitalized for procedure to reduce pressure on brain after recent fall

Former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized for a procedure to reduce pressure on his brain.

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Deval Patrick considering entering 2020 Democratic presidential primary

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is the latest Democrat to consider joining the 2020 Democratic presidential primary fray, with sources close to the politician telling the Associated Press he is mulling a White House run.

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Biden edges rivals, Buttigieg joins top-tier in new New Hampshire poll

A new poll in the state that holds the first primary in the White House race gives former Vice President Joe Biden indicates slight edge over his main rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And the survey – from Quinnipiac University – also…

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Giuliani associate told Ukrainians to investigate Bidens, lawyer says

An associate of Rudy Giuliani traveled to Kiev shortly before the inauguration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to demand the new administration publically announce an investigation into 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his…

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Read: Laura Cooper testimony transcript

Laura Cooper testimony transcript

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Trump campaign calls Biden’s bid for Southern victories a ‘fantasy,’ as Dems cheer 2019 election results

The Trump campaign hit back at Joe Biden’s campaign’s argument that victories in Virginia and Kentucky last week reveal evidence of Democratic success in 2020.

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Buttigieg backs female as VA secy as Dems release vet plans

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he’d like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donald Trump’s record on stemming military suicide and helpi…

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Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit over New York tax returns

A federal judge dismissed President Trump’s lawsuit that attempted to block a newly-passed law that would allow Congress to obtain his New York state tax returns, but allowed for Trump to try again in the future.

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Trump honors veterans at New York ceremony: ‘The glory of your deeds will only grow greater with time’

President Trump honored U.S. veterans and declared it is now the country’s duty to “serve and protect them,” as he kicked off a ceremony before the 100th New York City Veterans Day Parade on Monday.

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Gabbard campaign accuses Clinton of defamation over ‘fabricated’ Russian asset claim, demands retraction

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is accusing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of defamation over a recent statement that implied Gabbard was a Russian asset and is demanding that Clinton issue a retraction.

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DACA lands before Supreme Court: Showdown over Trump bid to end ‘Dreamer’ program

The long-running battle over the Trump administration’s bid to end the Obama-era program for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” will land before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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Whistleblower attorneys insist they do not want to ‘shut out’ GOP reps

Lawyers for the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment inquiry of President Trump have reached out to House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., insisting that their client is still ready, willing a…

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Sen. Hawley blames Big Tech lobbyists for lack of progress on privacy laws: ‘They’ve gamed the system’

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have continually abused user privacy, hoarded personal data, and lobbied against federal legislation to rein them in – but all of that could be changing, said Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. 

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