FACT CHECK: Trump defense misrepresents Mueller findings

In opening arguments of the impeachment trial, President Donald Trump's defense misrepresented the findings of a special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election by claiming the president was cleared of obstruction of justice.

Deputies: Worker fatally stabs Trump-loving boss

A worker with anti-government views fatally stabbed his Trump-supporting boss at a highway construction site and placed an American flag next to the body after they got into a political argument, deputies in Florida said Tuesday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doles out impeachment pens, a signing tradition

One by one, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi picked up pens lined up beside her and used them to sign a bit of her name on the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. Then she handed each signing pen to the assembled chairmen and House managers who will prosecute the case in the Senate.

House sends Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow

The House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, delivery set for a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol for only the third such trial in American history. Trump complained anew of a “hoax,” even as new details emerged about his efforts in Ukraine.

Trump's French wine tariffs are tough to swallow in New York

The Trump administration imposed tariffs of 25% on EU wines in October 2019. But that could soon spike to 100%. And that could be devastating for French restaurants, wine bars, wine distributors, and wine shops in New York and the rest of the United States.

Esper has seen no hard evidence for embassies' threat claim

Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat described by Trump last week.

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations.

US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after airstrike

U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, noting heightened military readiness in the country and preparing for a possible “tit-for-tat” attempt on the life of an American military commander.

Trump: 52 targets already lined up if Iran retaliates

President Trump issued a stark warning to Iran on Saturday, threatening to hit dozens of targets in the Islamic Republic “very fast and very hard” if it retaliates for the targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

From resort amid palm trees, Trump settled on Iran strike

At the midway point of his annual Christmas vacation, President Donald Trump huddled at his Florida club with his top national security advisers. Days earlier, a rocket attack by an Iranian-funded group struck a U.S.-Iraqi base, killing an American contractor and wounding several others.