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.
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.
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.
The National Portrait Gallery on Monday unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama – to a very mixed reception.
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Brenda Fitzgerald resigned Wednesday over conflicts of interest involving financial ties.
Federal prosecutors have decided not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., whose bribery case ended in a mistrial in November.
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.
Senate lawmakers held a hearing Thursday trying to get to the bottom of what went wrong when a false ballistic missile alert was sent by authorities in Hawaii, fueling widespread public panic.
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.
House Republicans are hopeful that a four-page memo allegedly containing "jaw-dropping" revelations about U.S. government surveillance abuses will soon be made public.
The Department of Justice announced Friday it intends to retry New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, two months after a federal judge declared a mistrial in the high-profile bribery case.
It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less.
President Trump’s former spotlight-seeking staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman might have secretly recorded private conversations in the White House, The New York Daily News reported Friday.
In a rare moment of bipartisanship, former Sen. Bob Dole on Wednesday received the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest civilian honor – for his service to the country as a “soldier, legislator and statesman.”
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.”
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.
Two Miami lawmakers were forced to admit and apologize for their bipartisan extramarital affair after an anonymous website claimed to have evidence of the swing-state senators getting busy behind closed doors.
No matter who ends up paying for President Trump's border wall, billions of dollars will flow to American contractors who are lining up to bid for a piece of the project.
President Trump doesn’t yet have his "big, beautiful" border wall, but the administration is ramping up recruitment of border agents going into the new year in a bid to enhance security with more manpower – if not bricks and barbed wire.
From buying bullets to casting ballots, states across the country are ushering in a wave of new laws in 2018.
President Trump on Friday took aim at online retailer Amazon and then suggested the country’s postal service raise its rates to recoup costs.
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.
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a challenge to President Trump’s voter fraud panel does not have the legal standing to move forward.
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.
As President Trump pushes forward with his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, companies competing for the chance to work on the multi-billion-dollar project are facing mounting boycotts from local Democratic lawmakers moving to blacklist the border builders.
Top Republicans are stepping up their criticism of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, even suggesting he should be ousted amid allegations conflicts of interest and anti-Trump political prejudice at the agency.
GOP tax holdouts Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Mike Lee of Utah said Monday they will support the president’s tax overhaul, leaving only one Republican undecided as the bill nears its final vote this week.
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.
Republican Sen. John McCain, tweeting for the first time since returning to Arizona for treatment, said Monday he’s feeling better and plans to come back to work after the holidays.
Republicans have often used a 14-line oversized postcard to pitch the simplicity of their massive tax overhaul – but with all of the recent changes, will most Americans really be able to file their taxes on a half sheet of paper?
A U.S. District Court judge on Friday released former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest on $10 million bail.
The House Ethics Committee confirmed Friday it has opened an investigation into Nevada Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen tied to allegations of sexual misconduct.
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.
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.
Five days after they were ordered out, Miami Beach residents were allowed to return their homes Tuesday to assess the damage done by Hurricane Irma.
Miami Beach residents and business owners who are looking to return to their city one day after Hurricane Irma tore through it are out of luck.
Miami might have avoided a direct hit by Hurricane Irma, but the city is still in the monster storm’s path with dangerous winds collapsing cranes, downing trees and creating catastrophic conditions for those left behind.
Just a few hours before a mandatory curfew was to go into effect for the majority of Miami, a handful of residents and tourists who decided to stay put ahead of Hurricane Irma spent time walking the abandoned streets and watching the waves grow as the potentially catastrophic storm inched closer to the Sunshine State.
This city of sand and skyscrapers is rapidly emptying out as Hurricane Irma chugs toward it, but an eerie calm and a nervous curiosity abides in the stubborn and stranded folks who remain.