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Marine officer accused of sexual harassment must fight to stay in Corps
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:33:10 -0400
A Marine officer whose alleged sexual harassment mushroomed into a scandal that prompted the firing of a general must fight to keep his job.
Why is Trump open to letting Russia interrogate Americans, including former U.S. ambassador McFaul?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:41:41 -0400
The controversy over Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin and comments about Russian meddling in elections has now extended to include a former U.S. ambassador and a Chicago-born businessman.
Meghan McCain tweets photo of 'amazing hike with dad' after senator's brain-cancer diagnosis
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:49:13 -0400
Senator John McCain revealed he has a primary brain tumor, with doctors describing the tumor as a glioblastoma.
Eerie Trump-Putin mashup portrait featured as Time magazine's cover photo
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:46:57 -0400
A photo illustration blending portraits of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is Time magazine's latest provocative cover image, coming on the heels of a controversial summit in Helsinki, Finland.
President Trump continues to blame media for avalanche of criticism over his Vladimir Putin summit
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:50:14 -0400
President Donald Trump pursued a blame-the-media strategy as he faced a bipartisan backlash over his handling of the summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
July political cartoons from the USA TODAY NETWORK
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:29:24 -0400
Quiz: How well do you know your inauguration history?
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:19:03 -0500
Test your knowledge of past inaugurations.
Meet the new U.S. senators
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:28:26 -0500
The 2017 freshman class includes the first Latina senator along with the first African American and Indian American to represent California in the Senate.
USA TODAY's blog on all things political
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:15:47 -0500
USA TODAY follows the latest updates from Washington, D.C., and across the nation.
Capital Download: Latest interviews
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:27:52 -0500
USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series with Susan Page.
USA TODAY and Gannett coverage of the 2016 elections
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:10:17 -0400
National coverage of the road to Election Day.
Congress and guns: Key moments in 26 years of death and debate
Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:04:19 -0400
Congress is gridlocked over guns, but that has not always been the case.
FBI Director Chris Wray hints that he considered resigning
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:21:49 -0400
FBI Director, Chris Wray, hinted that he has considered resigning over the past year due to disagreements with President Trump and his administration. Veuer's Chandra Lanier has the story.
Avenatti says he’s giving ‘serious thought’ to White House run
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:13:26 -0400
The lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who represents porn star Stormy Daniels is seriously considering make a run at the 2020 presidential election.
Stormy Daniels to officer in newly released video of her arrest: 'No one told me' about Ohio's no-touch law
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:57:07 -0400
No one had told her about Ohio's prohibition against touching patrons, the porn actress told Columbus police in newly released body camera footage. And it wasn't posted in the club nor mentioned in her contract.
Scott Walker said he doesn't know accused Russian spy Maria Butina who allegedly offered sex for influence
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:11:42 -0400
Scott Walker said he talked only briefly with a woman now accused of being a Russian spy, saying he had his photo taken with her just as he does with supporters.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh votes one way but sees both sides
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:01:11 -0400
From gun control to birth control,  President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court has been a reliable conservative vote on his federal appeals court. But Brett Kavanaugh has displayed a degree of understanding that often borders on empathy for the policy goals of those he rules against.
Magistrate orders accused Russian agent tied to NRA to be jailed without bond
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:36:27 -0400
In new court papers filed in advance of a Wednesday detention hearing here, prosecutors asserted that Mariia Butina, 29, engaged in a years-long campaign as a covert agent for the Kremlin in an attempt to "advance the interests of her home country."
Michelle Obama teams up with Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda for voter registration drive
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:23:24 -0400
Former first lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with a host of celebrities to launch a new voter registration initiative ahead of the midterm elections
FBI Director Wray says Putin's offer of joint probe on Russian meddling 'not high on our list'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:20:40 -0400
In the barrage of headlines about President Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the head of the FBI sat down and offered his thoughts Wednesday on an assortment of issues, including the president's meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Trump says he'll have another meeting with Putin, again calls media 'enemy of the people'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:10:11 GMT
President Donald Trump said Thursday he is "looking forward" to meeting again with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "begin implementing" issues they discussed during their summit earlier this week.
Trump tries to douse Putin storm -- but his cleanup tests credulity
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:33:10 GMT
President Donald Trump is finally in full-scale cleanup mode after his summit debacle with President Vladimir Putin -- but the credibility of his new critique of Russian election interference is being undermined by his unrepentant and conflicting statements since he got home from Helsinki.
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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:33:10 GMT
US officials say allies discounting Trump-Putin summit as 'meaningless'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:48:38 GMT
Despite President Trump's deference to Russian President Vladimir Putin at their post-summit press conference in Helsinki on Monday, several senior administration officials say the State Department is not getting bombarded with concerns from US allies because they have concluded that Trump and Putin did not make any firm agreements.
Trump's Helsinki performance puts translator in the spotlight
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:08:03 GMT
The continuing furor over President Donald Trump's Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is focusing a spotlight on a figure meant to be invisible in high-stakes diplomacy: the translator.
Trump now says he holds Putin responsible for election interference
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:18:13 GMT
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Moscow's attempts to interfere in the 2016 US election.
Trump's military parade expected to cost nearly as much as 'tremendously expensive' canceled war games
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:40:58 GMT
President Donald Trump's military parade in DC is likely to cost nearly as much as the now canceled military exercise with South Korea that Trump called "tremendously expensive" and said cost "a fortune," three US defense officials tell CNN.
Michelle Obama encourages voter registration in star-studded PSA
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:28:16 GMT
Michelle Obama wants to get out the vote this November -— and she has recruited a star-studded roster to spread the word about voter registration.
#TBT: The Seneca Falls Convention
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:24:38 GMT
If you look back at the history of feminism in the United States -- before 1992's "Year of the Woman," way ahead of 1970s women's liberation and beyond the 19th Amendment -- many people would say that its major waves began with a ripple caused by the Seneca Falls Convention. The two-day event (and modern American feminism as we know it) began 170 years ago today.
Maria Butina's many roles: Grad student. Gun rights activist. Alleged Russian agent.
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:23:43 GMT
The list of allegations against Maria Butina reads like a plot from an international crime thriller.
Additional election security funding left out of bill passed Thursday
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:21:15 GMT
House Republicans and Democrats clashed over increased money for election security in the leadup to the midterm elections, as the chamber passed an appropriations bill Thursday without Democrats' proposal of additional funding for an agency aimed at improving and protecting US elections.
Albright slams WH for considering Russian proposal to interrogate US ambassador
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:16:26 GMT
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Thursday slammed the White House for considering a Russian proposal to interrogate Americans in exchange for assistance in the Mueller investigation.
Top US general: 'No specific direction' received after Trump-Putin summit
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:40:27 GMT
The top US general in the Middle East told reporters that he has received "no specific direction" in the wake of Monday's meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Russia's claims that agreements had been reached with regard to military cooperation.
Giuliani says Trump open to resisting wide-ranging Mueller interview
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:29:09 GMT
Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump might be coming around on the idea that he should resist sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Most Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Putin summit
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:31:29 GMT
A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump handled the summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a new CBS News poll finds.
Trump says it would be a 'dream' to run against Biden in 2020
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:04:49 GMT
President Donald Trump says it would be "a dream" to run against former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
FBI director: Russia is the 'most aggressive actor' in election interference
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:26:32 GMT
FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia was engaging in real-time "malign influence operations" against the United States and called the country the "most aggressive actor" in the space of election interference. The wide-ranging interview at times placed him in contrast with the President, who spent the week waffling on rhetoric to describe Russia's threat.
Ex-DNI confirms Trump was briefed on Putin's involvement in 2016 election
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:14:12 GMT
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed Thursday that Donald Trump was briefed on US intelligence findings that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered cyberattacks to attempt to sway the 2016 presidential election.
Ex-NATO commander: Trump comments 'worst nightmare' for Montenegro
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:30:44 GMT
A former NATO supreme allied commander said Thursday that President Donald Trump's wavering commitment to NATO's mutual defense provision is the "worst nightmare" for Montenegrins.
DNC alleges Secret Service blocked it from serving lawsuit to Jared Kushner
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:19:50 GMT
The Democratic National Committee tried and failed three times to serve Jared Kushner with a lawsuit at his Manhattan apartment and was turned away by a US Secret Service agent when it attempted to deliver the packet to the White House senior adviser's Washington, DC, home, according to court filings.
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