National Politics

National Politics

Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him,...

Dems’ chances may rest on flipping GOP strongholds in cities

As Dallas has evolved from reliably red to deeply blue, joining many other big cities, one enclave has remained the beating heart of country...

A surge of protest unlike any in decades, but why now?

She was the face of mass protest, but long ago lost her faith in protesting. Then, last year, hundreds of thousands of women set out...

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn’t.

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the...

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston’s leafy Memorial Park for...

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing:...

Trump administration pushes back against trade criticism

The Trump administration pushed back Friday against widespread complaints against its aggressive America First trade policies and urged the International Monetary Fund to do...

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining Trump's legal team.

llinois plan: Replace armed school officers with therapists

Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists.

Baby, c’mon in: Senate allows newborns of members in chamber

Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently — at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing...