New York becomes first state to ban declawing of cats

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday signed a bill making New York the first state to make declawing a cat illegal.

Trump changes tune, says he might watch 'part' of Mueller testimony

President Trump on Monday acknowledged he might watch some of Robert Mueller's testimony on Capitol Hill this week as he renewed his attacks against the special counsel's credibility.

Pelosi, Mnuchin reach 'near-final agreement' on budget, debt ceiling

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have reached a "near-final agreement" on a two-year budget deal, according to a source close to the talks. 

The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony

Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Happy Monday! Our newsletter gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch.

Ex-Obama attorney apologizes, deletes tweet that Fox not covering Mueller hearing

Former U.S Attorney Joyce Vance apologized after deleting a tweet falsely claiming that Fox News would not air former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming House hearing. 

Oregon students able to take 'mental health day' under new bill

A new bill in Oregon will give students the ability to take a “mental health day” and it will count as an excused absence.

HBCU in Houston to host third Democratic presidential debates

The third round of Democratic presidential debates will be held at Texas Southern University, a historically black public university, on September 12 and 13, the university announced Sunday.

Schiff: Trump 'has decided racism is good politics'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that President Trump's attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color is part of a strate

Liz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Sunday said that the chants of "send her back" directed at Rep.

Trump doubles down, says minority congresswomen 'should apologize to America'

President Trump on Sunday doubled down on his attacks against a group of minority congresswomen, saying that they should "apologize" to the United States for the things they have said. 

ESPN reminds employees to avoid political talk after host blasts Trump: report

ESPN has reportedly sent a memo to employees reminding them to avoid discussing politics in light of talk show host Dan Le Batard's strong criticism of President Trump. 

SE Cupp: GOP is responsible for Trump's 'racist' and 'un-American ideas'

CNN's S.E. Cupp on Saturday lambasted Republican lawmakers, saying the GOP was responsible for President Trump's "racist" and "un-American ideas."