WASHINGTON -- So, Donald Trump thought he'd have a little fun this weekend with the idea of Hillary Clinton being assassinated. The Republican presidential nominee suggested that, because Clinton favors restrictions on guns, her security detail should be disarmed. "Take their guns away," he proposed. "Let's see what happens to her."
WASHINGTON -- NASA scientists may have noticed a wobble in Earth's axis Tuesday morning. Harry Reid, the irascible top Democrat in the Senate, had shown contrition. The day before, Reid had attacked the integrity of Republicans, including the majority whip, John Cornyn, suggesting they were doing the bidding of the billionaire Koch brothers.
WASHINGTON -- Why does Mike Pence keep getting himself into such deplorable situations? Donald Trump's vice-presidential nominee went on CNN on Monday evening, trying to make hay from Hillary Clinton's calling half of Trump's backers racists and other "deplorables." But the appearance backfired when Pence declined to label former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke "deplorable," saying, "I'm not in the name-calling business."
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump, who had five draft deferments, never had to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. But he had a different sort of war record, as he told radio host Howard Stern years ago: He slept with many women without getting STDs. "It is my personal Vietnam," he said. "I feel like a great and very brave soldier." What's more, Trump added: "This is better than Vietnam. It's more fun."
WASHINGTON -- The smell of fresh paint greeted lawmakers reacquainting themselves with their workplace after their seven-week break. The scaffolding was coming down, revealing a gleaming dome and, underneath it, restored friezes, oil paintings and statues. The Capitol has been returned to its former glory. If only they could do the same to Congress.
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump just renewed his vow of opacity. Asked by ABC News's David Muir on Monday afternoon whether he'd be releasing his income-tax returns, as every other major-party presidential nominee has done for 40-plus years, Trump brushed off the inquiry. "I think people don't care," the GOP nominee declared.
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has warned us about those Mexican rapists. Apparently the country also has body snatchers. The Republican presidential nominee immigrated briefly to Mexico on Wednesday for a hastily arranged visit with the leader of the country he has made his No. 1 scapegoat. He spent all of an hour with President Enrique Pena Nieto -- but when the two men emerged, whoever was occupying Trump's body sounded nothing at all like the bombastic billionaire.
WASHINGTON -- The Russians have just given us an August glimpse of a potential October surprise.
WASHINGTON -- In choosing Stephen Bannon to be the CEO of his campaign, Donald Trump has accomplished the extraordinary: He has found somebody as outrageous as he is.
WASHINGTON -- Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, favors alternative energy -- and she leads by example. On Tuesday, she burned one of her own supporters.