Donna Cassata

  • In this April 3, 2017, file photo, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
    Trump raps Democratic Sen. Blumenthal as ‘phony Vietnam con artist’

    President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, calling him a “phony Vietnam con artist” after the lawmaker expressed strong support for a special counsel’s probe of Russia meddling in the election and possible collusion with Trump campaign officials.

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    Senate confirms Christopher Wray as next FBI director

    The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

  • President Barack Obama walks to the podium to speak to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'

    WASHINGTON — President Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans.

  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 3: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walks to the House floor to vote on the
    Boehner, bipartisan group pressure Obama on Ukraine

    House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.

  • President Barack Obama, right, meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Washington. The meeting comes after Jordanian Air Force pilot First Lt. Moaz al-Kasasbeh was executed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Lawmakers support more military aid to Jordan fight IS

    Republicans and Democrats pressed senior Obama administration officials on Wednesday to move swiftly to provide aircraft parts, night-vision equipment and other weapons to Jordan following a video purporting to show Islamic State militants burning a captured Jordanian air force pilot to death.

  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2007 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, an American flag flies behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Camp Delta detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
    Top GOP senators look to restrict Obama on Gitmo

    Newly empowered Republican senators on Tuesday unveiled new restrictions on President Barack Obama's ability to transfer terror suspects out of the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as he pushes to close the naval facility.