Washington

  • Republicans to pick candidates in 3 key states in battle to control Senate

    Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ bid to keep or expand their majority in the Senate starts Tuesday in West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio, with hotly contested primaries to take on three of the nation’s most endangered Democratic incumbents. The political world will be watching West Virginia to see if Don Blankenship...
  • Washington looks to Texas on federal prison reforms

    Failed efforts to reform the federal criminal justice system are getting a second look in Washington – after the White House saw how much money Texas and other states saved overhauling prisons. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to be tough on crime, and rejected Congress’s sweeping reform...
  • Congress has til March 23rd

    Without an appetite to actually legislate in the midterm election year, Congress still has a job to do: keep the government open. Lawmakers have to pass a spending bill by midnight March 23 or the government will run out of money and shut down — again. The government has...
  • Trump getting Washington military parade — but no tanks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort. A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include...
  • Rapper arrested during immigration protest

    Bronx rapper Mysonne was arrested during an immigration protest in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (February 27). Mysonne, along with a number of other activists including Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, were protesting for a clean DREAM Act, a permanent solution for Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforced Departure holders, as well as opposing President...
  • Gay Rights Groups think Amazon should avoid these cities for it’s 2nd Headquarters

     Gay-rights advocates plan a “No Gay? No Way!” campaign Thursday to pressure Amazon to avoid building its second headquarters in a state that does not protect its residents from discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Of the 20 cities on Amazon’s list of finalists, nine are in states...
  • President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces seeking...
  • Jared and Ivanka life in Washington DC

    Ivanka Trump just finished decorating her apartment on the Upper East Side, but she doesn’t do much entertaining there. “Whenever she invites people, they all want to come see her in Washington,” a friend said after seeing Trump at Mar-a-Lago. The first daughter, who just celebrated husband Jared Kushner’s 37th birthday,...
  • Charity gets a jolt from tax law but due to drop next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) – In this season of giving, charity seems to be getting an extra jolt because next year the popular tax deduction for donations will lose a lot of its punch. Traditionally generous Americans may be feeling even more so this year, or maybe they’re concerned about the state...