Senators have staked the success of the bipartisan agreement on President Trump, but powerful pockets of opposition remain among some law enforcement officials and conservative lawmakers.
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A bipartisan proposal endorsed by President Trump to overhaul federal prison and sentencing laws would have its greatest effect on future prison populations.
Kevin McCarthy, a California lawmaker and the party’s No. 2 in the chamber, will replace Paul D. Ryan, who is retiring at the end of the year.
On the eve of the Federalist Society’s annual convention, leading conservative lawyers criticized Trump’s attacks on the justice system and the news media.
The White House said that Ms. Ricardel was indeed leaving her post as a deputy national security adviser, but that she would still work in the administration — just not under the first lady’s roof.
An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against critics during a flood of crises — with delays, denials and an influence campaign in Washington.
The Pentagon chief defended President Trump’s order to deploy thousands of troops to the southwest border. But the long-term goals for the mission remain unclear.
Democrats are already arguing over how to approach the next presidential election; plus, how the president is responding to CNN’s lawsuit.
Trump administration officials are anxious about Beijing’s efforts to assert dominance over Taiwan, the South China Sea and far Pacific islands. They say the U.S. needs to push back.
Representative Kevin McCarthy spoke to reporters after being elected as the next House Republican Leader. He said his party will need a stronger message in order to recapture suburban voters.
Europe and the United States are trying to agree to formal trade talks but the E.U. is already preparing to hit back if Mr. Trump moves ahead with car tariffs.
President Trump tweeted that steelworkers were receiving a raise because of his policies, ignoring the role a looming strike played in securing the wage increase.
Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — the social network faced one scandal after another. This is how Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg responded.
After a drawn-out vote count, Andy Kim was declared the victor on Wednesday, upsetting the two-term Republican incumbent, Tom MacArthur.
Marc Elias, a veteran of high-stakes political battles, is a powerful behind-the-scenes operator who has faced criticism from both left and right.
The federal judge shot down a proposal to appoint a monitor to overhaul the troubled housing agency and suggested that was the federal government’s job.
The dispute over the press credentials of the correspondent Jim Acosta has become a potentially significant legal showdown over journalists’ rights. A judge will issue a ruling on Thursday.
Though even temporary appointments for high-ranking posts are usually filled by Senate-confirmed officials, the Constitution does not require it, a law enforcement official said.
A wave of teacher walkouts helped candidates ride to victory. But when it came to raising state taxes, voters in red and purple states rebelled.
Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.
The Democratic wave is looking stronger a week after the election, with the party continuing to pick up seats in the House as well as one in the Senate.
Representative Jeff Denham lost his bid for re-election after four terms, falling to Josh Harder, a Democrat, in a district that encompasses a swath of farmland in Central California.
Strained forces, budget shortfalls and political dysfunction have cast doubt on the Pentagon’s shift in focus from terrorism to global powers — and President Trump’s support for a strong military.