At a time when Trump is mired in a heated scandal — with questions swirling around a Russia investigation and the firing of James Comey as director of the FBI — Greg Gianforte is barreling toward a special election with the president’s endorsement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is pushing back on an effort by the Office of Government Ethics to force the disclosure of waivers issued to ex-lobbyists in the administration. Budget director Mick Mulvaney says in a letter to OGE director Walter Shaub that agencies should not reply to the request for information. Trump's ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to China, sending Terry Branstad from the governor's office in Iowa to the American Embassy in Beijing. Senators voted 82-13 Monday to approve the nomination of Branstad, who is in his sixth nonconsecutive term as Iowa's governor. Among his ...]
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's upcoming departure to Beijing marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several decades. As the longest-serving governor in the U.S. at more than 22 years, Branstad oversaw Iowa throughout the farm crisis of the 1980s that brought financial ruin to many ...]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite the promise of court challenges, with time running out to get bills to GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. That includes bills that would let police ask drivers whether they're in the U.S. legally, restrict what school bathrooms transgender students can use and ...]
The lawyer who argued the case said the Supreme Court's ruling "will serve as a warning to Republicans not just in North Carolina but throughout the country that their cynical efforts to use race will not go unchallenged."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is looking for more ways to deny coveted federal grant money to so-called sanctuary cities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a department memorandum Monday that the department may "tailor grants to promote a lawful system of immigration." That suggests officials could seek ways to withhold money from communities ...]
Former "Today" host Billy Bush is breaking his silence on the infamous "Access Hollywood" video where Donald Trump talks about groping women. While Trump apologized for the language he used in the 2005 tape and went on to win the presidency, Bush lost his job. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
A report says that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke the Fifth Amendment and deny a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid explains.
Speaking in Jordan, host to some 660,000 Syrian refugees, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. argued that lack of coordination among aid agencies has led duplicated efforts and inefficiencies after seven years of civil war in Syria.