Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 1:03pm
For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.
A federal judge's decision in Texas to temporarily block the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand restroom access for transgender students across the country drew praise and criticism in Utah on Monday.
Michael Biesecker, Eileen Sullivan and Chad Day, Associated Press | Posted Aug 22nd - 6:50pm
Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department.
Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted Aug 22nd - 6:10pm
Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.
A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the state Supreme Court.
Lawmakers and candidates often bemoan how high U.S. debt is and how much higher it will go if nothing changes. But they've been focusing almost exclusively on squeezing savings from the smallest part of the federal budget
Ken Ritter, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 2:30pm
The mother of a British man accused of trying to grab a police officer's gun to shoot Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a campaign event in Las Vegas won approval from a judge on Tuesday to visit her son in federal custody in Nevada.