Pentagon sees space as next frontier

Defense Secretary James Mattis introduced Vice President Mike Pence this month before he announced the administration’s plan to create a Space Force by 2020.

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The US is perched on the edge of a new era in space militarization, and a new administration is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race.

Officials say Don McGahn has shared accounts that could shed light on whether President Trump obstructed justice.

White House counsel gives Mueller coveted details

Don McGahn has provided some details that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, several officials said.

First lady Melania Trump speaks during a dinner meeting with President Donald Trump and business leaders, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. PepsiCo's departing CEO Indra Nooyi, is second from right. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Melania Trump, a mysterious first lady, weathers a chaotic White House

After more than a year in Washington, she remains an intensely private first lady still adjusting to the demands of a new life.

President Trump arrived in Morristown, N.J., on Saturday.

Trump tax breaks for the wealthy are paying dividends for Republicans

The rollback has unlocked of millions of dollars from the wealthy conservatives and corporate interests that benefited from it.

FILE -- President Donald Trump speaks during a dinner with business leaders at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., Aug. 7, 2018. Trump has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to reconsider the requirement for public companies to report earnings each quarter. (Al Drago/The New York Times)

Trump says he ‘won’t let’ social media target conservatives

President Trump is accusing social media companies of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and says “we won’t let that happen.”

US will not spend $230m in aid budgeted for Syria

Cancellation of the funds is the United States’ latest step back from a long war that has been largely won by the Assad regime.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Greg Henning.

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Longtime Suffolk district attorney Dan Conley endorses candidate Greg Henning

The announcement was long expected but officially makes clear whom the sitting incumbent wants to succeed him once he leaves office in January.

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Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, investigated for bank fraud in excess of $20 million

Investigators are also examining whether Cohen violated campaign finance laws by arranging financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dips toe in political candidate waters

Michael Avenatti told attendees at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser that the Trump presidency is “one large dumpster fire.”

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

President Trump said Sunday that White House counsel Don McGahn isn’t “a John Dean type ‘RAT,’” referring to the Watergate-era counsel who turned on Richard Nixon.

GOP fund-raiser investigated over influence-selling scheme

Elliott Broidy is accused of offering to deliver government actions for foreign officials in exchange for cash.

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