Here's a look at some of the biggest headlines from the past week, from GOP tax reform to the latest accusations against Harvey Weinstein.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election jumped forward this week with a 12-count indictment …
A day after the GOP unveiled its plan promising middle-class relief, the House's top tax-writer, Rep. Kevin Brady, released a revised version of the bill that would impose a new, lower-inflation "chained CPI" adjustment for tax brackets immediately instead of in 2023. That means more income would be taxed at higher rates over time — and less generous tax cuts for individuals and families.
Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged this week that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. House investigators released a trove of Facebook and Twitter ads that showed just how extraordinary the cyber intrusion was.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sued over Trump's policy were likely to win their lawsuit. She directed a return to the situation that existed before Trump announced his new policy this summer, saying the administration had provided no solid evidence for why a ban should be implemented.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey befriended him while they both performed on Broadway shows. Rapp was 14 when he attended a party at Spacey's apartment in 1986, he said. At the end of the night, an inebriated Spacey picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, Rapp said.
New York City police said Friday that an actress' rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein are credible, and if the movie mogul were in the state and the accusation more recent, they would move to arrest him immediately.
The United States voted against a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba on Wednesday, reversing last year's abstention by the Obama administration and reflecting worsening U.S.-Cuban relations.
Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, announced Thursday he won’t run for re-election. Smith’s announcement came just two days after Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, said he would retire.
President Donald Trump tapped Jerome Powell on Thursday to replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair when her term ends in February, choosing a moderate member of the Fed's board who has backed Yellen's cautious approach to interest rate hikes.
U.S. special operations forces captured a militant who was instrumental in the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Monday.