Documents from the FBI and Justice Department will be made public to build the president's case that investigations into Russian electoral interference are personal political attacks. Critics say the move holds grave risk for politicizing parts of the federal government.
When Anita Hill testified in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her in the workplace, there were only two women in the entire Senate. Today's political climate creates a different backdrop for Christine Balsey Ford, due to testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sept 24.
The rain has stopped but dangerously high floodwaters and fuel shortages are expected to last for days. Rescue and restoration efforts have begun in North Carolina with almost 20,000 military personnel and federal workers deployed to help in the aftermath.
Former President Barack Obama is campaigning to rally support for Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Most Democrats are excited to see him back in the political fray – but so are many Republicans.
The Trump administration announced its decision to end the DACA program in September 2017. One year later, program recipients continue to volunteer, raise families, and advance their careers despite the constant threat of deportation.
In several Midwestern states this fall, voters will decide whether to have independent commissioners – rather than state lawmakers — draw congressional maps. The new initiatives represent a shift away from courts ruling on gerrymandering issues.
Letitia James beat out three Democratic candidates in the primary for New York attorney general, giving her a shot at making history. If Ms. James wins the general election, she will be the first African-American woman to hold a statewide office in New York.
In what one official called an "Armageddon," a series of gas explosions ripped through three Boston suburbs late on Sept. 13 toppling dozens of homes. Local and state authorities quickly arrived on the scene to investigate and assist those affected by the blasts.
US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is touring farms across the country in an effort to sell farmers on the merits of Trump's trade war, with a focus on farms with local Republican candidates.
Vouchers allowing Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane Maria to live in hotels on the mainland will expire on Sept. 14. With limited resources, many evacuees are faced with tough decisions to keep roofs over their heads.
Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, wants to use her post as second lady to raise awareness of common problems faced by military families. Her work follows Michelle Obama and Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative that addressed some of the same issues.
President Trump came to power promising a tougher immigration policy. One consequence of this has been a plunging decline of refugees admitted into the US, with tragic consequences for those fleeing war and persecution.
The killing of black men by police departments has propelled protests nationwide at what many see as racial bias in the criminal justice system. But after the accidental death of Botham Jean in Dallas last week, there's hope of a speedier justice.