Both Michael Cohen and American Media Inc. have admitted to making hush money payments to a porn star and a Playboy Playmate in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, a campaign finance violation – and a potential felony on Trump's part.
Nancy Pelosi made a deal with Democrats craving new leadership to limit her likely upcoming term as Speaker of the House to four years. She is expected have the votes necessary to become Speaker – and the most powerful Democrat in government – in January.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
More than 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed, Democrats are gearing up voting rights as one of the party’s top policy issues, calling a series of Republican moves in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to limit voting deliberate disenfranchisement.
In the first wide-ranging bipartisan reform to the criminal justice system in more than 20 years, the Senate majority leader will allow voting on the First Step Act. The measure has support in both chambers of Congress and with President Trump.
A MacArthur Justice Center survey found that while the number of inmates in Mississippi jails is decreasing, almost half of the inmates stay in jail for three months are longer, and the vast majority of them have not be indicted or received a trial.
A series of Democratic midterm victories has led Republican-controlled legislatures to work late-night sessions aimed to weaken executive control over key domains. Inspired by the North Carolina GOP in 2016, the moves could have serious ramifications for democratic norms.
The Native American tribe to first meet the Pilgrims, the Mashpee Wampanoag, are at risk of losing their land due to a move by the US government to reverse the tribe's recognition. The National Congress of American Indians worry this is an emerging pattern.
During a battle of the Philippine-American war in 1901, the US Army reportedly killed thousands of villagers and took three church bells. On Dec. 11, the United States returned the Bells of Balangiga in a symbolic gesture of friendship and understanding.
The president is saying if Congress doesn't allocate $5 billion for a US-Mexico border wall in a year-end appropriations bill, he will send the military to do it anyway. After wins in the House, Democrats are resisting the move, with the possibility of a partial shutdown of the government.
Federal prosecutors have linked Trump to illegal hush payments made during the 2016 presidential election to several women. That finding coupled with the pending special counsel investigation is increasing calls for impeachment from Congress.
One month after the deadly Camp fire in Paradise, California, many people are still wanting to make contact with family, friends, and acquaintances. In response, groups of "search angels" are scouring public databases and social media sites to help make connections.