The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and in favor of private prisons could usher in a reversal of that trend
A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's almost ready to accept "prototype wall structure" designs for Trump's project at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian must walk a tightrope this year: submitting to deeply unpopular measures New Jersey insists on to improve the city's finances, while answering to voters who are chafing under those measures
Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump's presidency
Newly elected Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez may be facing opposition from Progressives inside his own party. CNN's Victor Blackwell has more.
An Alaska fishing town is the latest U.S. city to consider affirming its commitment to inclusion amid national concerns about the treatment of immigrants, religious minorities and others
Democrats have turned to a former Obama Cabinet secretary, Tom Perez, as party leader in the Donald Trump era, a move not wholly embraced by liberal activists
While defending President Trump's decision to skip the White House Correspondence Dinner, Ben Stein said that the media is "trying to do to Trump what they did to Nixon" during the Watergate scandal.
When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people
Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, discussing immigration, America's wars in the Middle East and other topics
Nearly 2,000 appointed positions in the administration of President Donald Trump remain vacant, leaving many agencies with large staffing gaps waiting to be filled, according to data reviewed by CNN. Professor David B. Cohen discusses how this hinders governing.