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Senate race in Alabama exposes Republican rift 6:03am EDT

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to travel to Alabama on Friday to whip up votes in a Senate race that has laid bare the rift between the Republican party's leadership and its anti-establishment wing.

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Investigators ask White House for details on FBI director firing, Flynn ouster: NYT

WASHINGTON The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election has asked the White House for documents on a range of subjects including President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director and his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Election 2016, Russia Sep 20 2017
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Trump campaign manager Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire during 2016 race: Washington Post

WASHINGTON Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, offered to provide briefings to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin on the status of the 2016 U.S. presidential election less than two weeks before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Election 2016, Russia Sep 20 2017
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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    | Video

Election 2016, U.S. Sep 20 2017
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U.S. seeks up to 27 months in prison for ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday sought a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months for former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, who admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to a teenage girl in a “sexting” scandal that played a role in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

Election 2016 Sep 20 2017