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The Pentagon has been cool to the president’s order to create a sixth military branch. But some lawmakers and aerospace experts, citing threats from Russia and China, say a case could be made for one.
Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Since then, Alabama has enacted a slew of restrictive voting laws and policies.
The reality of a vastly complicated bureaucratic system is colliding head-on with President Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip use of executive power.
This week, the country was consumed with the plight of migrant children being detained and separated from their parents. Here’s what happened in Washington and at the southern border — and some links to other political news if you want to read further.
The Trump administration has begun granting a handful of exclusions from its steel and aluminum tariffs, but the slow, opaque process still has nearly 20,000 applications waiting.
Business owners who are the targets of other nations’ retaliatory tariffs are worried now that President Trump’s offensive will wind up hurting them.
After 17 months in office, President Trump has yet to seal many major deals on trade, security, health care, immigration or gun control.
Statements made by Seth Grossman, a Republican candidate for a House seat in New Jersey, have prompted potential party allies to abandon him.
The president’s remarks, delivered with relatives of those killed by undocumented immigrants, came two days after he signed an executive order to keep together families detained at the border.
An extension of a national emergency over the threat came days after President Trump announced that “everybody can now feel much safer” after his meeting with Kim Jong-un.
President Trump accused Democrats and the news media of not paying attention to stories of Americans whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants.
The 5-to-4 decision, in which the court said a warrant was generally needed to collect troves of the data, has implications for all kinds of personal information held by third parties.
A small army of conservatives have produced dozens of initiatives like the cabinet reshuffle proposal, with the goal of dismantling the social welfare system.
President Trump says North Korea’s dismantling of its nuclear program “is already starting.” Here are the facts.
The president dispensed political clemency to Martha Roby, who had been critical of him, and endorsed Ron DeSantis in the Florida gubernatorial primary
This week, tech companies weighed in on the separation of children from their migrant parents at the Mexico border. Here’s why tech has become more activist.
Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, has been an under-the-radar presence in Washington. Then a video of his visit to a former Walmart in Texas went viral.
The Pentagon has been assessing whether bases can be used to house both families and children detained at the border, as President Trump criticized what he called “extremist, open-border Democrats.”