US spy chiefs insisted Thursday they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump's refusal to accept their conclusions.
As Congress rushed to get spending bills passed before lawmakers went home for the holidays, unrelated riders gave gifts to mining and fossil fuel companies. And one of them comes at the expense of the environment and Native Americans.
1.4 million legal immigrants applied for US citizenship last year, and the vast majority were Latinos; spurred by frustration over immigration reform, many legal residents decided to become citizens and cast their vote
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.