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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.