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Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats' Wall Fight

Who Blinks First Will Matter in Trump, Democrats' Wall Fight

By Alan Fram | Jan 17
Of all the issues at stake as President Donald Trump and Democrats wrangle over his prized border wall, the latest snag is whether bargaining over the proposal should come before or after shuttered government agencies reopen.

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

By Elana Schor and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 17
If they punch back too hard, they could be accused of playing Trump's game. If they ignore him entirely, they risk appearing unprepared to take on a president who knows few boundaries.

Colbert, Maddow are Coveted Slots for Presidential Wanna-Bes

Colbert, Maddow are Coveted Slots for Presidential Wanna-Bes

By David Bauder | Jan 17
Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow.

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

2020 Democrats Face a Choice: Fight Trump or Ignore Him?

By Elana Schor and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 17
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender.

After Americans Killed, Trump's Syria Plan Prompts Questions

After Americans Killed, Trump's Syria Plan Prompts Questions

Jan 17
A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians in Syria a month after President Trump declared ISIS defeated and said he was pulling out U.S. forces.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Mortgage

By Holden Lewis | Jan 16
The partial federal government shutdown is complicating the already complicated process of getting and managing a mortgage. Here's how the shutdown is affecting homebuyers and homeowners — and what you can do about it.

Watch: Randy Rainbow 'Hosts' Mike Pence in New Parody

Watch: Randy Rainbow 'Hosts' Mike Pence in New Parody

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 16
Musical political satirist Randy Rainbow is back in the faux interviewer's chair with a video that mashes a real news clip of the vice president together with one of Rainbow's signature show tune satires.

After Years of King's Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

After Years of King's Remarks, Why Now for the GOP Response?

By Scott McFetridge | Jan 16
Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party's backing through nine elections. So why the GOP outrage now?

FAA Says It's Recalling More Aviation-Safety Inspectors

FAA Says It's Recalling More Aviation-Safety Inspectors

By David Koenig | Jan 16
Federal officials say they are recalling more aviation-safety inspectors who were idled by the partial government shutdown.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Jumps into 2020 Presidential Race

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Jumps into 2020 Presidential Race

By Juana Summers | Jan 16
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee.

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