Below are some of the top political news stories of the day:
FILE - Former President Donald Trump pauses before ending his remarks at a rally in Summerville, S.C., Sept. 25, 2023. A New York judge ruled, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, that the former president and his company committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House. (AP Photo/Artie Walker Jr., File)
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House. Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling in a civil lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, found that the former president and his company deceived banks, insurers and others by massively overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth on paperwork used in making deals and securing financing.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have cut a deal and are circulating a 79-page short-term spending bill to keep the government open past Saturday, according to a draft obtained by CNN.
With just days to go before the government runs out of money, the Senate has unveiled a bipartisan stopgap bill in a bid to avert a shutdown – but there’s no guarantee that it will be able to pass in the House.
Hunter Biden received wires originating in Beijing for more than $250,000 from Chinese business partners — wires that listed the Delaware home of Joe Biden as the beneficiary address for the funds, Fox News Digital has learned.
Ukraine’s military has said it is “clarifying” information received about the alleged assassination of Russian commander Viktor Sokolov, after Moscow released a video that appears to show him alive and well.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer issued three subpoenas Thursday night for the personal and business bank records belonging to President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and brother, James Biden, as part of the House impeachment inquiry.
Comer, R-Ky., who signaled earlier this month his intention to subpoena those records, did so just hours after the first hearing as part of the House impeachment inquiry against President Biden.
Fox News Digital reviewed the subpoenas. The subpoenas have redactions over the names of the banks. It is unclear...
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, confronted one of President Biden's nominees for a senior Defense Department position on Thursday concerning another administration official who was implicated this week in an Iranian influence operation on the U.S. government.
The exchange came during the Senate confirmation hearing for State Department counselor Derek Chollet to be the new DoD Under Secretary for Policy, when Ernst demanded answers on how Dr. Ariane Tabatabai, a senior policy advisor at the DoD who formerly worked at the State Department, was able to get...
Arizona and Utah will keep the iconic national parks in those states open if a shutdown of the federal government threatens access to Arizona’s orange-striped Grand Canyon and the sheer red cliffs of Utah’s Zion Valley.
Most importantly for state budgets, visitors can keep spending their money near the parks.
A cutoff could come Sunday. The economic impact of the national parks is so important that Arizona's Democratic governor and Utah's Republican governor have decided to invest state funds in keeping Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon...
China's government is investing "unprecedented resources" in a range of disinformation, surveillance and censorship tactics it uses in efforts to shape international narratives in its favor among foreign audiences around the world, a new report released Thursday by the State Department said.
"As the [People's Republic of China] has grown more confident in its power, it appears to have calculated that it can more aggressively pursue its interests via information manipulation," the report, compiled by the department's Global Engagement Center, said...
Eugene Peltola Jr., the late husband of Rep. Mary Peltola of Alaska, was ferrying moose meat and antlers when his plane crashed earlier this month, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board.
Peltola Jr. had flown a group of hunters from Holy Cross, Alaska, to St. Mary's, Alaska, two days before the fatal crash, according to the report. He then returned to help haul moose meat back after a successful hunt, the report said. The fatal Sept. 12 crash was Peltola Jr.'s second meat run of the day, with the first going...
Some of the country's most prominent anti-Trump conservative figures and donors are quietly ramping up their efforts to convince Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to run for president, in light of a race for the Republican nomination that appears to be at a standstill, with former President Donald Trump holding onto a commanding lead in polls in early-voting states and nationally, CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa reports.
And Youngkin, asked by Fox News Thursday whether he'd rule out a late entry into the race, responded...
The Department of Education on Thursday released a new report, recommending that colleges and universities adopt several strategies to increase diversity on campuses in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted affirmative action.
The North Dakota Supreme Court struck down a major budget bill for the state government on Thursday, likely meaning lawmakers must come back to Bismarck to do the massive bill over again.
The court ruled the bill "was unconstitutionally enacted and is void" because it violates a provision of the state constitution that says bills can't embrace more than one subject. The budget bill traditionally contains numerous other items, such as corrections, which are usually hammered out in the session’s last days in April.
Text messages released by the House Ways and Means Committee suggest President Biden personally requested a meeting with his son Hunter's Chinese business partner whose company previously doled out millions of dollars to the younger Biden.
The committee obtained the messages as part of its investigation into Hunter's foreign business dealings, and released them, along with a trove of other documents, on Wednesday to coincide with the House Oversight Committee's first impeachment inquiry hearing against Biden on Thursday.