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Minn. GOP Chairman Downey attacks deputy as election nears

Keith Downey

GOP Party Chairman Keith Downey released a letter to a party committee questioning the judgment and competency of Deputy Chairman Chris Fields just days ahead of the election for party officers in St. Cloud Saturday.

Minn. native running for Va. governor gets into flap over Confederate statues

Corey Stewart

Corey Stewart took to Twitter to protest the removal of Confederate memorials in New Orleans this week. Reaction to his tweet was swift and biting.

Air Force launches unarmed missile for test in California

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean.

Plenty of presidencies have been family affairs

Donald Trump is far from the first president to enlist his children and in-laws in the work of the White House. Look back through history, and it turns out that plenty of presidencies have been a family affair.

Trump wants a review of national monuments

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour.

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.


Tevlin: Lisa Goodman has proved she's a nice hue of blue
Jon Tevlin

  On a gorgeous Saturday morning, Lisa Goodman sat alone on a grassy hillside in Bryn Mawr, collecting her thoughts. She was about to go…

Minn. GOP Chairman Downey attacks deputy as election nears
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GOP Party Chairman Keith Downey released a letter to a party committee questioning the judgment and competency of Deputy Chairman Chris Fields just days ahead of the election for party officers in St. Cloud Saturday.


Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office

The Homeland Security Department is set to launch an office for American victims of immigrant crime.


All in the Family: Trump's potent mix of blood, business

Not since John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Bobby to be attorney general and his brother-in-law as director of the Peace Corps has a president leaned so heavily on his family. Even Donald Trump's 5-year-old granddaughter Arabella has pitched in.


Different president, same old government shutdown threats

There's an unconventional new president in the White House. And the Republicans now have a new lock on both ends of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. But the capital city is still up to its old gridlock tricks.


Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee say.


Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to revive the GOP health care bill. But an influential GOP House moderate is opposing the proposal, leaving party leaders to assess whether the idea could help one of President Donald Trump's premier but most problematic priorities spring back to life.


Judge cites Trump's comment in 'sanctuary city' ruling

For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump's own language against him.


Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

As a condemned killer lay on a gurney awaiting lethal injection in Arkansas' death chamber, a federal judge had to decide whether there was sufficient evidence that an inmate executed earlier that evening showed signs that he was suffering while he was put to death.


Arkansas executions raise questions again about sedative

Arkansas has executed three inmates in the past week using a sedative that's been the subject of multiple court challenges since it was first used by Florida in 2013. A look at midazolam and its role in U.S. executions:


Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer

A jury is expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.


Trump's speaking style still flummoxes linguists

Campaign promises may have been reshaped and some self-imposed deadlines reset. But among the things kept intact in the opening months of the new administration is the unmistakably distinct style of President Donald Trump's speech.