White House requests $44 billion disaster aid bill

The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that falls far short of demands from hurricane-hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico

Sen. Rob Portman: We're delivering middle class…

Lawmaker makes the case for the bill on 'The Daily Briefing.'

As sex scandals topple the powerful: Why not…

As sex scandals topple the powerful, some are asking: Why not Trump?

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, other face…

The ultra-wealthy do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House

Schoen: 'Special place in hell' for people like…

Fox News contributor and former adviser to President Bill Clinton slams the Democratic senator from New York for 'gratuitously' turning on Clinton.

Senate ethics panel, relatively silent, could face busy year

The normally sleepy Senate Ethics Committee hasn't had a major case since 2011, but it could be deciding next year on the fate of three senators _ including two facing allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior

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Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing…

Allegations of sexual improprieties by Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are dividing Republicans and women in particular

Rev. Jesse Jackson announces he has Parkinson's…

Jackson tells supporters the diagnosis isn't a sign to stop working but a 'signal' to make 'lifestyle changes.'

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's…

The State Department is hitting back at withering criticism of Rex Tillerson's leadership, who has come under fire from both senior lawmakers and the foreign policy establishment

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past…

A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions

Rep. Duffy appeals to GOP senators on the fence…

Republicans one step closer to tax reform as House pass bill, Senate Finance Committee approves its plan.

Feds propose $1.8 million fine in Wisconsin plant explosion

Federal labor officials say a Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year

Sessions jokes about Russian meetings in speech…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making light of the grilling he is getting over his knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russians

Marie Harf, Bernard McGuirk debate the Moore…

A heated exchange over the sexual misconduct accusations.

Congress paid $17 million in workplace violation settlements

The federal Office of Compliance has paid more than $17 million over the last 20 years to resolve claims of sexual harassment and other workplace violations filed by employees of Congress

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Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual…

The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct

Kayla Moore: My husband will not step down

Roy Moore's wife speaks out in Montgomery, Alabama.

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

Senate Democrats are pressing Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as young children

The Latest: Economic adviser talks tax bill with…

The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers says he met with a GOP senator who opposes the senate's tax overhaul plan

Fireworks erupt between Senators over GOP tax…

Watch and see a shouting match erupt between Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown over GOP tax reform during a Senate hearing

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

After trial, Menendez pitches health insurance…

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez spent the day after a mistrial was declared in his federal bribery trial urging people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act

Dems start to turn on the Clintons, but does it…

Talk radio host Lars Larson sounds off on 'Fox & Friends.'

Trump adds 5 judges to potential Supreme Court nominee list

President Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court

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Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over…

Florida Democrat Party Chairman Stephen Bittel resigned after anonymous allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, a decision he made Friday after four candidates for governor said he should step down over the report

President Trump slams Franken on Twitter, silent…

Trump tweets 'Al Frankenstien picture is really bad,' but has yet to use Twitter to comment on growing allegations against Judge Roy Moore; reaction and analysis from The Weekly Standard's Chris Deaton and Katie Glueck, senior political correspondent for McClatchy newspapers.

Texas governor: White House disaster aid bill 'inadequate'

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is criticizing as "completely inadequate" the Trump administration's $44 billion disaster aid request to Congress