{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} Female Dem lawmaker walks back comments on women’s wardrobes being an ‘invitation’ to harassment

Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio came under fire after telling colleagues in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that the way some women on Capitol Hill dress is an “invitation” to sexual harassment.

{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} Republicans who won’t be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

On average, nearly two dozen House members retire each cycle without seeking another office.

{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} GOP Rep. Farenthold to retire from House amid harassment accusations

Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election next year, adding his name to the list of lawmakers leaving Congress amid sexual harassment allegations that have cost powerful men their jobs in politics, the arts and other businesses.

{FD} Omarosa trolled by Robin Roberts: ‘Bye, Felicia,’ after ouster from White House

“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts had a terse observation after just-resigned White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman told the show’s Michael Strahan on Thursday she has “quite a story to tell” about her time with President Trump.

{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} 2nd woman accuses Dem Rep. Kihuen of sexual misconduct; Dem leaders torn over resignation

A second woman has come forward alleging that Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., made inappropriate sexual advances toward her – claiming he asked her to sit on his lap and sent dozens of suggestive Facebook messages and hundreds of text messages.