President Donald Trump addresses the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans on Jan. 14. The bandage was still visible on his right hand during his trip. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images White House The White House told POLITICO that the president, who is due for his annual physical, suffered a minor injury. By…
Attorney General nominee William Barr praised Robert Mueller’s “distinguished record of public service” and said that his probe is proper and should be allowed to conclude without interference. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico Legal Trump’s attorney general nominee told senators the president knows about his 30-year relationship with the special counsel, whom Trump says is out…
House Democrats' refusal to meet with President Donald Trump was the latest setback for a president who is running out of options to reopen the government and realize his long-standing pledge to build the border wall. | Win McNamee/Getty Images House Democrats refused to participate in a Tuesday afternoon meeting with President Donald Trump, dashing…
“The gang concept almost never works. And when it does, the people who were part of the gang are almost always sorry they were part of the gang,” said Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 4 GOP leader. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo government shutdown A bipartisan Senate group is likely to run into resistance…
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, is pushing a resolution of disapproval against King that includes a broader denunciation of white supremacist and white nationalist movements. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images House Democrats are preparing to formally rebuke Rep. Steve King over his recent racist comments, but some Democrats are pushing…
Julián Castro, who announced his campaign for president in San Antonio on Saturday, voted in 2002 to give $600,000 in taxpayer subsidies to Donald Trump’s Miss USA beauty pageant. | Alex Wong/Getty Images 2020 Elections The former San Antonio councilman voted for hundreds of thousands in subsidies to land a beauty pageant. By ALEX THOMPSON…
It’s hard to recall a Washington idea that has rocketed to prominence as quickly as the Green New Deal, rookie Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal to decarbonize the American economy. House Democratic leaders have created a new select committee on climate change to pursue a Green New Deal. Democratic candidates for president are racing…
poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201901/1737/1155968404_5989271975001_5989269789001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true The White House and Hill Democrats are each targeting defectors in the other party as they push dueling strategies to reopen the government — yet another sign that the 24-day shutdown is far from over. House Democrats on Monday announced a plan to take up a pair of short-term funding bills that would…
Trump nominated William Barr in December to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with whom the president became frustrated with after he recused himself from overseeing the investigation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Attorney general nominee William Barr will pledge this week to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into suspected collusion between President…
The Food and Drug Administration is beginning to roll out a longer-term contingency plan to increase so-called excepted activities, such as routine inspections of high-risk food facilities. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The FDA plans as soon as Tuesday to restart food safety inspections at facilities that handle riskier products like fresh-cut produce, as the partial…
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