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Trump's first budget sets new course away from Obama, and the GOP
President Trump's first budget request would stake out a radically different path from the past budgets set out by former President Barack Obama, but it also makes a key departure from budgets that Republicans have proposed. [ No Comments ]

U.S. military satellites in crisis as foreign weapons advance and proliferate
The U.S. military’s satellite communications are facing a crisis, threatened by a growing array of foreign weapons, including cyberattack capabilities, lasers, electronic jammers and anti-satellite weapons, according to a Pentagon study. [ No Comments ]

U.S. housing data, political turmoil hit dollar; global stocks flat
The U.S. dollar index touched its lowest level since early November on Tuesday, hurt by weaker-than-expected U.S. housing data and as political turmoil in Washington raised anew concerns about the outlook for passing expected legislation. [ 1 Comment ]

Trump expands ban on funding abortions overseas
President Trump has moved to broaden a ban on federal dollars going to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information, senior administration officials said Monday. [ No Comments ]

Trump, GOP prepare for tax code bonfire
In coming weeks and months, President Trump will attempt tax reform more sweeping, consequential and controversial than those of Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. [ No Comments ]

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We are merely five months into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and still in the midst of a fake news epidemic. It has grown more subtle and refined over time--gone is the regular cycle of industrial-scale media ineptitude and stupidity that began shortly after Trump clinched the presidency--but it is still chugging on like one of those old-fashioned Kalamazoo hand-pump railway cars: slow and quiet but somehow weirdly inexorable.

Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday during a congressional hearing that contacts and interactions between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian officials do not constitute evidence of collusion.

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

A record-low percentage of U.S. adults believe that God created humans in their present form, according to a Gallup survey.

Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.

One of the largest regional chapters of Planned Parenthood in the nation plans to close several clinics due to financial shortfalls.

The US House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation requiring greater State Department reporting on European antisemitism.

A routine court filing may bring about the beginning of the end of Obamacare's insurance exchanges.

Former FBI Director James Comey could testify as early as next week about his firing, President Trump and all things Russia, which would be the topper in a week filled with several other highly anticipated events.

President Donald Trump likely will propose a plan next week calling for a balanced budget in 10 years, fiscal experts predict. It also will address how to fund the border wall, higher defense spending, and other Trump initiatives over the next decade.

Lois G. Lerner and Holly Paz, two key figures in the IRS' tea party-targeting, can keep testimony about their role in the targeting secret, at least for now, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Lost in all the hubbub and furor over President Trump's firing of James Comey is that the former FBI director never complied with key a request from the House Intelligence Committee.

The leak of the infamous Comey memo to the press might severely boomerang on the former FBI director, according to legal experts.

A Virginia sheriff's department is removing Bible verse decals that have adorned the backs of its patrol cars since March.

Alt-left advocates for net neutrality, who say they want a 'free and open internet,' want to ban the Drudge Report.

Democrats are striking back at the regulation-cutting blitz in the U.S. Congress and White House, as Republicans ratchet up attacks on rules they say hurt business and give bureaucrats too much power.

The Justice Department's look at Russian meddling in the presidential election has turned from a counterintelligence investigation into a criminal probe, leading senators said Thursday as they emerged from a secret briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure.

Some of America's top intelligence officials are expressing frustration at the wave of media hysteria that has greeted reports that President Trump may have shared sensitive intelligence with top Russian diplomats last week, with some saying a handful of news organizations are guilty of hyping what amounts to a nonstory.

Immigration arrests surged 38 percent during the first 100 days of President Trump's tenure, authorities said Wednesday, adding that agents have been freed from the tight restrictions of the Obama era and are now able to target a far broader universe of illegal immigrants for deportation.

The Justice Department's appointment of a special counselor to investigate alleged Russian interference into the 2016 election hasn't deterred Democratic calls for a separate independent commission.

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said former FBI Director James Comey 'appears' to be 'confessing to a crime' if allegations surrounding a memo about a conversation with President Trump are true.

An Oklahoma House resolution passed on Monday declares that abortion equals murder and criticizes the U.S. Supreme Court for making the procedure legal.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill Friday that requires abortionists to evaluate unborn babies for their ability to live outside the womb after 20 weeks gestation.

Fewer than one in four Americans believe the Bible is 'the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word' -- a record low in 40 years of surveys conducted by Gallup.

The Department of Homeland Security has renewed a bulletin warning of the 'most serious' environment for homegrown terror threats since the 9/11 attacks.

White House National Security Adviser H.R McMaster on Monday defended President Donald Trump by pushing back against the Washington Post article that was published hours earlier claiming that Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian officials last week.

It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation's capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now.

Republicans' test-drive of a little-used regulatory review law is now over and party leaders say it was a smashing success, allowing Congress roll back 14 rules President Obama's team issued at the end of his administration, for a savings of billions of dollars.

More than a dozen Republican senators are shifting gears to figure out how to repeal Obamacare's insurance regulations.