Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald’s retirement announcement was spoiled by a former Republican rival announcing the departure Monday. Fitzgerald once compared Planned Parenthood to the Nazi concentration camp Dachau.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office warned in April that ICE has consistently underestimated the cost of running its detention program. Two months later, the Trump administration asked Rep. Kevin Yoder to sign off on another $200 million for the agency.
In 1992, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved term limits for state legislators. Now, leaders say term limits have been detrimental for various reasons, including giving lobbyists and consultants more sway.
Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while his lawyer says the 81-year-old comedian is too old and frail to serve time behind bars.
U.S. solicitor general Noel Francisco would be next in line to lead the investigation if deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein leaves his post or is fired. Francisco once worked for President George W. Bush’s team during the 2000 Florida recount.
Republicans — long accustomed to the support of national security-focused voters — are struggling to respond to the unusually large number of military veterans running as Democrats in the 2018 midterms.
Global stock markets slip after the US and China officially put new tariffs on each other's goods and China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. Industrial and basic materials companies fall.