Mining company coached Alaska's governor to lobby White House

A mining company secretly collaborated with the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project that Environmental Protection Agency scientists warned could devastate the world's most valuable wild salmon habitat, according to newly released emails obtained by CNN.

New Ohio gov. says he will sign ‘heartbeat bill'

Newly minted Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that he will "absolutely" sign a new version of the "heartbeat bill," which would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected and had been vetoed by the previous governor, John Kasich.

House to vote on bills to fund parts of agencies, departments

The House passed a financial services spending bill on Wednesday, the first of four appropriations bills the House will vote on this week in an attempt to reopen shuttered parts of government, despite the fact that the measures are not expected to go anywhere in the Senate and face a White House veto threat.