{FD} Trump, Putin talk North Korea in phone call

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone Thursday, reportedly discussing a range of issues.

{FD} Bill banning Down syndrome abortions passes in Ohio, heads to Kasich’s desk

The GOP-led Ohio state Senate on Wednesday passed a ban on abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and Republican Gov. John Kasich has sent signals that he will soon sign the measure into law.

{FD} Emanuel rolls out Chicago ID for ‘undocumented’ and those ‘on the sidelines’

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a new ID program that he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city.

{FD} Politicians react to FCC’s net neutrality repeal

Politicians on both sides of the aisle spoke out Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commissions voted to dismantle Obama-era regulations.

{FD} Republican Party finds the donations keep flowing

Deep-pocketed donors continue to show their support for the party establishment.

{FD} Comey edits revealed: Remarks on Clinton probe were watered down, documents show

Newly released documents reveal that then-FBI Director James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe was edited numerous times before his public announcement, in ways that seemed to considerably water down the bureau’s findings.

{FD} Widow of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson says she’ll pursue his seat

The wife of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who killed himself Wednesday after he was accused of sexual assault in a bombshell report, announced Thursday that she would run for her husband’s seat, saying “his fight will go on.”

{FD} Republicans step up countermeasures against Mueller

Will they be successful?

{FD} Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, others react to FCC’s net neutrality repeal

Politicians on both sides of the aisle spoke out Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commissions voted to dismantle Obama-era regulations.

{FD} Trump relishes progress on rolling back federal rules

WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump is relishing the rolling back of federal rules in his administration’s first year even as critics say he has tried to dismantle important protections for the environment, consumers and others.

{FD} Paul Ryan eyeing the exits? Speculation mounts over speaker’s future, as source dismisses ‘gossip’

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s political future returned to the speculation spotlight Thursday amid reports that he’s eyeing an exit from Congress after the 2018 midterms.

{FD} GOP senators hold back support for tax bill over child tax credit

Two Republican senators indicated Thursday they were holding back support for the final $1.5 trillion GOP tax reform bill unless a larger child tax credit is included.

{FD} Republicans turn focus to FBI’s McCabe over texts on ‘insurance’ against Trump

Top Republicans are turning their focus to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as they scrutinize a host of anti-Trump texts exchanged between two bureau officials, raising questions about one in particular that seemed to reference an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency.

{FD} Al Franken, Blake Farenthold, John Conyers among politicians accused of sexual misconduct in 2017

Al Franken, John Conyers and Blake Farenthold are among the politicians who have been accused of sexual misconduct in 2017.

{FD} Net neutrality vote: FCC repeals Obama-era Internet rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, a move that has triggered protests from consumer groups, Internet companies and Democratic lawmakers.

{FD} Tax bill: What’s in and what’s out?

Congressional Republican negotiators are preparing to unveil the final version of their sweeping and historic tax plan, aiming to muscle it through the House and Senate next week.

{FD} Omarosa speaks out on drama behind White House departure

Omarosa spoke out for the first time Thursday on the widespread reports of drama surrounding her abrupt resignation from the Trump administration, challenging the depiction of an “Apprentice”-style confrontation that ended with her physical removal from White House grounds.

{FD} Putin: Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ talk undermining US system

Accusations of collusion between the Trump administration and Russia have “been made up by Trump’s opponents to delegitimize Trump’s time in office,” Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

{FD} Kentucky lawmaker’s death stuns Statehouse already beset by sex scandal

The death of a state representative — who apparently committed suicide Wednesday after being accused of molestation — sent more shock waves through a Kentucky Statehouse already rocked by other sexual misconduct scandals.

{FD} 5 years after Newtown, no easy answers in gun debate

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead in December 2012, lawmakers across the U.S.  made attempts to prevent similar horrors. Five years later, the results are uneven at best.