National Politics

Trump says HUD is suspending foreclosures and evictions

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will suspend foreclosures and evictions on homeowners at least until the end of next month. Speaking at the White House, Trump said the move from the Department of Housing and Urban Development…

House passes surveillance bill after rare bipartisan deal

The House on Wednesday voted to reauthorize three national security surveillance authorities following a rare bipartisan agreement struck ahead of a Sunday deadline when the provisions are set to expire.The legislation includes new privacy protections to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…

Sanders leads Democratic field in new national poll

A new national poll finds Sen. Bernie Sanders is well ahead of the field of Democratic presidential candidates as the party's nominating process nears the fourth contest of this cycle. Sanders, a Vermont independent, stands at 28% among those likely…

Bloomberg qualifies for Wednesday's Democratic debate -- his first

Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, paving the way for the former New York mayor's first appearance on stage with his 2020 rivals.Bloomberg met the Democratic National Committee-mandated polling threshold on Tuesday with a…

Bernie Sanders draws thousands to rally in Tacoma

Bernie Sanders rallied thousands of supporters in Washington ahead of the state’s presidential primary, calling for the grassroots movement that led to his win in the state’s 2016 caucuses to continue through the broader primary that takes place March 10.  

Cory Booker ends 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday that he will end his campaign after failing to qualify for the Democratic debate planned for Tuesday in Iowa. "It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and…

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a surprise statement that bolstered Democrats in their push for new witnesses.

Appeals court weighs Mueller grand jury access for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are seeking access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, arguing in court Friday that it is relevant to President Donald Trump's impeachment and could even be a basis for additional accusations against him.