California politicians take Trump to task for threatening to withhold federal fire funds
As fires were continuing to claim lives across California, Trump tweeted there was "no reason" for such fires other than "poor" management of forests.
Associate of close Trump adviser expects to be indicted by Mueller
An associate of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, expects to be indicted by the U.S. special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, he said on Monday.
Michelle Obama reveals dread of Trump and how news cycle 'turns her stomach'
In her new memoir, Becoming, the former first lady sometimes wonders ‘where the bottom might be’ as her husband’s legacy is aggressively unravelled
Trump seeks end of Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week's elections as a judge urged both parties to be careful with unsubstantiated allegations of fraud.
Roger Stone associate expects to be charged in Mueller probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — An associate of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone said Monday that he expects to face charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation. Conservative conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi said on his YouTube show that negotiations fell apart with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and he expects in the coming days to be charged with making false statements. "I'm going to be indicted," Corsi said on his show. "That's what we were told. Everyone should know that, and I'm anticipating it."
Donald Trump Jr. Uses Debunked 2012 Article To Promote Fake Florida Voting Scandal
The original 2012 article claimed Florida had 200,000 non-citizens registered to vote. An editor's note pointed out that number was reduced to 85.
No 'blue wave,' but Democrats' midterm success sinking in
NEW YORK (AP) - No it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on Election Night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives and statehouses. The slow roll of wins has given the party plenty to celebrate. President Donald Trump was quick to claim victory for his party on Election Night. But the Democrats, who hit political rock bottom just two years ago, have now picked up at least 32 seats in the House - and lead in four more - in addition to flipping 7 governorships and 8 state legislative chambers.
Trump’s Misleading Claims About California’s Fire ‘Mismanagement’
On Twitter, the president claimed that the state’s wildfire woes are a result of poor forest management. The truth is more complicated.
Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's election, creating a new political dynamic that's challenging President Donald Trump even before the new 116th Congress begins in January.
Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After Republicans, including President Donald Trump, made unsubstantiated accusations of illegal activity, a judge on Monday urged the warring sides in the Florida recount to "ramp down the rhetoric," saying it erodes public confidence in the election for Senate and governor. The state's law enforcement arm and elections monitors have found no evidence of wrongdoing, but lawyers for the Republican party and the GOP candidates joined with Trump in alleging that irregularities, unethical behavior and fraud have taken place since the polls closed last week.