INDIANAPOLIS — A constitutional work-around to guarantee the candidate who receives the greatest number of individual votes is elected president was rejected last week by the Republican-controlled Indiana House.

“If you look at every element of the nuclear enterprise, it has to be modernized,” Hyten said. “All our stuff is old. It’s still ready, safe, secure, reliable. But it’s old.”

She had been in the United States for over twenty years, and was detained after voluntarily checking in with local ICE officers – an appointment she has kept annually for years without incident.

HANFORD — Protestors were at the doorstep of Rep. David Valadao’s, R-Hanford, office Thursday on Irwin Street to highlight the notion that he and other Republican members of Congress “refused” to conduct local town hall meetings during the Congressional recess this week.

Video updates throughout the day of CPAC 2017.

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson called the current political climate a “dark period for America” during a visit with the Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial board Wednesday.

A narrow majority statewide approve of the job Donald Trump has done as president since taking office in January, according to the latest poll from Middle Tennessee State University.

Sen. Ben Sasse built a strong case Wednesday for increased U.S. trade, argued for an unflinching commitment to NATO and raised concerns about Russia's aggressive posture, including its "horrific incursion" into Crimea and Ukraine.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s planned town hall meeting in Metairie had already gone off the rails by the time he walked in the door about 25 minutes late Wednesday afternoon.

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Johnson Creek shut its doors in 2013. It was one of four Wisconsin clinics to permanently close that year, following a loss of $1 million in state funding delivered in Gov. Scott Walker’s first budget as governor.

Although his remembrances of 13 days spent hashing out the Camp David Accords was the main focus of a special Presidents Day presentation Monday, former President Jimmy Carter touched on a variety of subjects, including the importance of his upbringing when handling negotiations.

Group wants town hall gathering; Grassley is greeted with jeers at a forum in Iowa Falls

MAQUOKETA — It was billed as a veterans roundtable, but U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst heard about more than just problems with the VA on Tuesday.

WATSON – Livingston Parish residents still reeling from the flood that destroyed so many of their homes in August lined the tables in Live Oak High School’s cafeteria Tuesday to ask U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy about flood relief, while others at the town hall sought answers to some of the issues roiling national politics since the election of a new president.

IOWA FALLS – A raucous town hall meeting frequently interrupted by shouted questions, insults and chants of “do your job” was a great example of “making the process of representative government work,” U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said Tuesday.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was selected Monday by President Trump to be the administration’s national security adviser.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he will soon have an assessment to give President Donald J. Trump about the way ahead in Afghanistan.

"The election of Donald Trump was a little bit like, you know, a political and constitutional September 11 for us, if I can be honest," Perrielo said in a video circulated on state conservative blog Bearing Drift and other right-leaning news outlets.

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andy Puzder, confirmed Wednesday that he will withdraw his nomination. His is the first Trump cabinet pick to fail, although several remain in confirmation hearings.

BRUSSELS – U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday told NATO ministers that the alliance is “a fundamental bedrock for the United States” while at the same time demanding an increased financial commitment from the 27 other alliance members.

His comments came in the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser.

WASHINGTON -- In the largest single-month increase in four years, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.6 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

With his Senate hearing looming Thursday, Labor Secretary-designate Andrew Puzder is getting more attention from his opponents — and supporters are responding in kind. 

As evacuation orders remain in effect for nearly 200,000 persons, the U.S. Defense Department says it stands ready to assist in operations surrounding a failing dam in northern California.

Tectonic shifts and presidential tweets