{FD} Storm dealt Puerto Rico knockout blow after decades of fiscal failure, corruption

Six month after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of residents are still without water and power. There have been countless contracting scandals, material shortages and embarrassing abuses of power that have drained what little confidence was left that brighter days might be ahead.

{FD} Puerto Rico turns to DOJ amid escalating post-Maria drug-fueled violence

Just a half hour outside the charming cobblestone streets of Old San Juan are the boxy World War II-era public housing projects that are now home to thousands of Puerto Rican residents stranded after Hurricane Maria slammed ashore. Corruption, crime and neglect have taken a toll on the low-income dwellings and the people who live near them.

{FD} San Juan mayor used hurricane for political gain, storm-ravaged residents say

The mayor of Puerto Rico’s largest city became an international star when she donned a T-shirt and baseball cap and begged for help after Hurricane Maria left San Juan in shambles. And she became a darling of the left when she took aim at President Trump for not doing enough to help her people.

{FD} Omarosa on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’: Trump tweets haunted me, had to ‘serve’ my country

Ex-White House staffer and full-time drama queen Omarosa Manigault Newman – back in her reality TV element – tearfully confessed Thursday to being “haunted” by President Trump’s daily tweets, accused his inner circle of keeping her at arm’s length and described her selfless service to the country.

{FD} Despite promises to cut back, fed and state governments press asset forfeitures

Alabama car dealer Jamey Vibbert had a bustling business. A Crimson Tide fan and hometown hero, Vibbert was a three-time Rotary Club “Ambassador of the Year” winner, an entrepreneur and in the eyes of the law - a criminal.

{FD} Dirty details of Missouri governor’s affair fuel resignation calls

Missouri’s Republican governor is the latest politician to star in his own drama: Fifty Shades of Greitens – a tawdry tale of lust, power and betrayal that has consumed state politics and led to bipartisan calls for his resignation.

{FD} Romney takes swipe at Trump over ‘s—hole’ comments, race relations

Mitt Romney took a swipe at Donald Trump on Monday, condemning the crude comments the president reportedly made about Haiti and African countries -- calling them “inconsistent (with) America’s history and antithetical to American values.”

{FD} Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump’s State of the Union address

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the Union address at the end of the month.

{FD} Bullets, ballots and babies: A look at new state laws coming in 2018

From buying bullets to casting ballots, states across the country are ushering in a wave of new laws in 2018.

{FD} Bumped United passenger fires back at Rep. Jackson Lee’s racism charge, airline

A United passenger whose first-class seat on a recent flight from Houston to D.C. was given to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is firing back at the Democratic congresswoman's accusations of racism – while challenging the airline's account of the incident.

{FD} Trump signs tax overhaul, budget bill before heading to Mar-a-Lago

President Trump on Friday signed his first major legislative triumph – a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul expected to trigger tax cuts for most Americans next year – as well as a temporary spending bill that keeps the government running through mid-January.

{FD} Trump unveils national security strategy: ‘America is going to win’

President Trump on Monday unveiled a national security strategy that enshrines his “America First” approach into U.S. policy, stressing American strength and economic security and putting rivals like China and Russia on notice.

{FD} Female Dem lawmaker walks back comments on women’s wardrobes being an ‘invitation’ to harassment

Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio came under fire after telling colleagues in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that the way some women on Capitol Hill dress is an “invitation” to sexual harassment.

{FD} 2nd woman accuses Dem Rep. Kihuen of sexual misconduct; Dem leaders torn over resignation

A second woman has come forward alleging that Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., made inappropriate sexual advances toward her – claiming he asked her to sit on his lap and sent dozens of suggestive Facebook messages and hundreds of text messages.