Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

/ May 20, 2017

Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s ascent to national prominence leading a House oversight committee was rooted largely in his embrace of the spotlight and willingness to take on confrontations. But the 50-year-old Utah Republican said this week that he’s stepping aside from Congress next month ...

GOP lawmakers mark success by flipping rules from Obama era

/ | May 15, 2017

GOP lawmakers mark success by flipping rules from Obama era

Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama’s last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months, lawmakers used ...

North Korea sends protest to U.S. Congress over sanctions

May 13, 2017

North Korea sends protest to U.S. Congress over sanctions

A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over its new package of tougher sanctions. The sanctions were condemned as a “heinous act against humanity” by the foreign affairs committee of the North’s ...

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

/ May 13, 2017

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

Another self-inflicted crisis has left U.S. President Donald Trump’s critics outraged and some of his Republican allies dismayed, but a bedrock of support for the billionaire leader means the political endgame is far in the distance. A few weeks ago, only Trump’s most rabid ...

/ May 12, 2017

Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe

In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration’s characterizations of an investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to ...