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Secretary Price and Counselor Conway address opioid crisis -- live blog

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:18pm
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway address the press on the nation's opioid crisis.
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Trump tweets: Media 'reluctant to cover' Lynch, Clinton tarmac meeting

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:15pm
President Trump tweeted, joining the conversation amid new revelations regarding last summer’s now –infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at the height of the Clinton email investigation.
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Trump draws attention to opioid crisis, says 'nobody is safe from this epidemic'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:12pm
President Trump on Tuesday drew attention to the country’s opioid crisis, calling it a “tremendous problem in our country” ahead of a meeting with top administration officials on the issue.
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Sessions promises of pot crackdown up in smoke

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:30pm
It was supposed to be one of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ most prolific wins. For years, the former Alabama senator had railed against the marijuana industry.
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The tortured politics of presidential vacations

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:23pm
What's a vacation?
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ObamaCare market shaky after insurance companies pull out of exchanges

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:06pm
Former President Obama's signature policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act, took another hit Monday when Anthem health care decided to abandon the health care exchange market in Nevada.
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Holding a raccoon? Utah lawmaker to review crimes that could land jail time

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:47pm
A state lawmaker is planning a review of hundreds of crimes in Utah, and whether they should carry the penalty of jail time.
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Trump team posts news-style video, draws comparisons to 'state-owned TV'

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:31pm
President Trump is taking a new approach to so-called “fake news” -- using Facebook to post positive news about his administration amid outcries about state-run television and him running a propaganda machine.
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Scientists call out New York Times for incorrect claim about climate report

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:07pm
Several scientists who helped author a report on climate change are calling out the New York Times for inaccurately claiming their findings are not public.
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Dems seek federal payments to Trump business

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:29pm
As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties.
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Trump's generals: President turns to military men for counsel, order

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:42am
When retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly was sworn in as White House chief of staff last week, he took command of a Trump administration that now has more military men in top spots than any since Eisenhower's.
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From Anthem to Aetna, major health insurers are leaving ObamaCare marketplace

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:01am
Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the U.S., announced this week that it will not offer plans through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace in Nevada next year.
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Pence carves his own political ID, on behalf of Trump

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:15am
Shuttling across the country aboard Air Force Two, Vice President Mike Pence has been a loyal messenger for President Donald Trump. At the same time, he has been carving out his own political identity as the steady understudy to a mercurial president.
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Painting of Statue of Liberty as Muslim woman in Democratic congressman’s office stirs controversy

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:53am
A Democratic congressman is taking heat from Sarah Palin and other conservatives for a painting in his California district office in which the Statue of Liberty is depicted as a Muslim woman.
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Sessions replacement: Who are the Alabama Senate primary candidates?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:15am
In just a few weeks, Alabamans will head to the voting booth and come one step closer to electing a new senator.
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ObamaCare co-op now in state receivership after exiting ObamaCare exchanges

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:03am
Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshire announced in June it was planning to exit the Obamacare exchanges next year, but now the co-op is being placedin state receivership due to a lack of capital.
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New York confiscates innocent veteran's firearms

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:59am
A 70-year-old New York veteran spent months fighting to get his guns back after being wrongfully targeted for confiscation after a bureaucratic screw-up labeled him mentally ill.
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Study: Philadelphia tax makes soda more expensive than beer

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:55am
Philadelphia's tax on sugary drinks has made soda more expensive than beer in the city.
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Google fires engineer who asserted women not biologically suited for leadership roles

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 6:52am
Google fired an employee Monday who wrote an internal memo critical of the company's diversity policy.
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White House officials hope to refocus Trump on issues that resonate with base

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:53am
White House officials have been urging President Trump to double down on the platform that got him elected into the nation’s highest office, while he tries to re-energize his staunchest allies.
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