Debunking The Link Between Refund Checks And…

The average tax refund might be smaller this year than it was at this point in 2018, but that doesn't mean you paid more in taxes.

House Dems To Introduce Measure To Stop Trump's…

The resolution is expected to officially be introduced on Friday.

Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote…

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday

The Contentious Business Of Holding ICE Prisoners…

With controversy surrounding ICE, more and more officials are reassessing — or ending — their detention deals with the federal government.

Ethics Watchdog Says Wilbur Ross Inaccurately…

An ethics watchdog says Ross incorrectly disclosed that he had sold off certain stocks.

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GOP candidate says he was assured of operative's…

The Republican in the country's last undecided congressional election testified Thursday that a political operative now accused of ballot fraud assured him he wouldn't collect absentee ballots in violation of state law

Government Admits Some Private Groups Can Access…

The names on the list are accessible through a national crime database, but access to that database is controlled by the FBI.

Maryland AG Says State Could Lose $513M In…

Maryland's attorney general says the state will join 15 others in suing President Trump over his national emergency declaration.

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report, but anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 20 months could end up disappointed.

For Presidents, One Brain Region Helps Campaign…

What separates a good candidate from a bad one could be neurological.

SCOTUS Rules Ban On Excessive Fines Applies To…

In an unanimous ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided excessive fines can't be imposed by state and local governments, per the Eighth Amendment.

The Latest: Candidate didn't check if methods were legal

The Republican in the country's last undecided congressional election says he quickly believed the word of a rural North Carolina political operative that his incredible vote-collecting results were legal despite multiple warnings from the candidate's son

Trump To Nominate Jeffrey Rosen As Deputy…

If confirmed by the Senate, Rosen will replace Rod Rosenstein, who is expected to step down from his role by the middle of March.

Bernie Sanders Faces New Hurdles in 2020

Bernie Sanders launched a new White House bid with enviable polls numbers and record-breaking fundraising. But there are several challenges ahead.

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Lawyer: Ex-FBI official McCabe still facing…

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he believes the findings of the special counsel's Russia investigation should be made public

Washington Roundup: Focus On Congress After…

Congress is on recess this week, but The Firewall's David Hawkings says to expect leaders to try to stop President Trump's emergency declaration.

House To Investigate Push To Sell Nuclear Power…

A report from the House oversight committee raises concerns about national security and the Trump administration's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Stocks head lower, threatening to break a winning…

U.S. stocks are headed lower in early trading, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month

Iowa Gov. Won't Appeal Ruling That Strikes Down…

Gov. Kim Reynolds said her decision not to appeal the Iowa Supreme Court's ruling was "extremely difficult," but she doesn't see a way to appeal it.

The Awkwardness Of Trying To Be A 'Relatable…

Appealing to everyday Americans can be difficult for politicians, where any misstep can be a fatal blow to a campaign.

Shots fired as authorities arrest Florida mayor

Authorities say shots were fired when they arrested a Florida mayor on a charge of practicing medicine without a license

Another Person Dies In Border Protection Custody

The 45-year-old Mexican national was detained for illegal re-entry after crossing the border earlier this month.

Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

But Sanders is joining an already-crowded and diverse field of candidates for the Democratic nomination.

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Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws

Kenyan court to rule whether to scrap laws criminalizing same sex relations

Rod Rosenstein Will Reportedly Step Down In…

Multiple outlets report an official announcement on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's replacement could come as early as this week.

Lisa Borders Resigns As President And CEO Of Time…

She made the announcement on Twitter.