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GOP campaign donor in Texas among President Trump’s pardons

One of President Donald Trump’s clemency actions Tuesday included pardoning the former owner of a Texas construction company who pleaded guilty to underpaying his taxes and whose family has donated to Republicans, including the president’s reelection campaign last year. Paul ...

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Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

The Trump administration said it is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving the president closer to fulfilling a signature campaign promise in an election year but sparking criticism about potential for ...

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Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tries to get into his house as he arrives home in Chicago on Wednesday after his release from Colorado prison late Tuesday. Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. AP Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast

Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking ...

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