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Haley: Women sexually abused by Trump ‘should be heard’

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. “I know that he was elected, but...

Billy Bush refutes Trump’s latest claim

Billy Bush said it was indeed Donald Trump’s voice captured on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape talking about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women. “Of course he said it,”...

Trump sued over acting director of consumer bureau

The government official President Donald Trump wants to pass over as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with his own budget chief is asking a federal court to block the president’s appointment. Leandra...

Trump going all out for Moore

President Donald Trump said electing a Democrat as Alabama’s next senator “would be a disaster,” as the president tried to steer the Alabama race toward partisan legislative concerns and away from allegations of sexual...

On the crowded Hill agenda for December

Taxes, spending, immigration and more top a lengthy to-do list when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday after their Thanksgiving break. President Donald Trump plans to meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to try...

Franken apologizes, sort of, for ‘inappropriate’ acts

Democratic Sen. Al Franken issued a Thanksgiving explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately, a message that ended with a promise to regain constituents’ trust...

Rep. Barton: ‘I’ll call the cops’ if his nude photos appear

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to...

Trump to athlete’s father: ‘You ungrateful fool’

A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China reached a fever pitch Wednesday, with the president labeling LaVar Ball an “ungrateful fool.” Continuing a...

States take Trump to court on healthcare cuts

The top lawyers for 19 states will urge a federal judge Monday to force President Donald Trump’s administration to pay health care subsidies he abruptly cut off earlier this month. State attorneys general, led by...

Trump vs McConnell: A nasty lunch?

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are set for an interesting meeting at the White House on Monday. Trump blames the Kentucky Republican for the health overhaul failure. Trump hints at tantalizing...