The State Department spokeswoman said the past two months had been “grueling.”

(Pool New / Reuters)

Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had license to determine a final figure from designated military construction funds.

Unsatisfied with the funding in a bill passed by Congress, President Trump took executive action to try to secure about $6.5 billion more for border barriers.

Conservatives can’t stop obsessing over Ocasio-Cortez. Their latest target: her boyfriend.

First, it was her clothing. Then her dancing. Not to mention her credit score, her apartment, her hometown. Maybe it was only a matter of time before conservatives went after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Co...

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Trump’s national emergency declaration once again highlights his affinity for strongmen — and authoritarianism

In national emergency declaration, Trump reminds Americans of the leadership style he values most.

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What exactly is a national emergency? Here’s what that means and what happens next.

President Trump has declared the border an "emergency" to give him the power to use government funds to build his border wall.

President Trump and his political team plan to make his years long quest for a border wall one of the primary thrusts of his reelection effort.

In address at annual Munich Security Conference, the vice president also scolded NATO members over growing interaction with Russia.

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For GOP lawmakers, loyalty with President Trump remains a one-way street. Having lost two rounds of negotiations, he dismissed their warnings and showed contempt for the separation of powers.

"I was happy to voluntarily sit down with them," she said.

The State Board of Elections will consider evidence of a ballot-tampering scheme in the 9th District and consider calling for a new election or certifying Republican Mark Harris’s 905-vote victory over Democrat Dan McCready.

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Pelosi is leading a group of newly elected Democrats eager to calm the fears of allies. Along with several GOP lawmakers, they are following in the footsteps of the late senator John McCain.

It’s unclear whether even the most vocal critics of the move will risk the ire of the president’s political base by standing up against it.

The action tests the limits of presidential power and is certain to lead to legal and political battles.

The revelation by Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani that the president repaid Cohen prompted ethics officials to press the president’s lawyers about the payment.

The president’s national-emergency declaration often took a back seat as he demanded credit for his list of administration accomplishments.

While declaring a national emergency for border wall funding, Trump spoke about a conversation he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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What about deadlier problems the country faces?

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The president's rambling news conference was replete with false and misleading claims.

Opponents said the question, not asked of all households since 1950, could lead to an undercount of the U.S. population.

The vice president, after a somber walking tour of the Auschwitz memorial, said “freedom-loving” people must confront authoritarianism and hate.

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