Sen. Pat Roberts last won reelection in 2014 after facing a bruising Republican primary. | Carolyn Kaster/AP photo Politics Roberts, an 82-year-old Republican, announced Friday in Kansas that he will not run for a fifth term. By JAMES ARKIN 01/04/2019 10:26 AM EST Updated 01/04/2019 01:00 PM EST 2019-01-04T01:00-0500 Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced Friday…
President Donald Trump will meet Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires. | Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images South China Morning Post Language used in statements issued after the two leaders meet will offer clues as to the temperature in the room — so what does it all mean? By TEDDY NG I SOUTH CHINA…
It’s been barely a week since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, and already the I-word is flying around Washington. “We’re going to impeach the motherfucker,” Rashida Tlaib declared jubilantly mere hours after being sworn in. Longtime members Brad Sherman and Al Green filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the…
President Donald Trump has signaled that he isn’t concerned about being surrounded by so many acting Cabinet secretaries. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo White House Acting agency chiefs and those with deep business ties complicate governing, as Democrats seize investigative power. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 01/03/2019 08:09 PM EST President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is increasingly stocked with…
Robert Becker, seen here in 2012, oversaw Bernie Sanders’ Iowa campaign in 2016, then helped lead his efforts in Michigan, California, and New York as deputy national field director. | Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images Exclusive The claim is the latest complaint about a hostile environment for women on the campaign. Robert Becker denied wrongdoing. By ALEX…
“Do I like Donald Trump? No," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said of President Donald Trump one week before the 2016 election. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Mick Mulvaney called then-candidate Donald Trump “a terrible human being” in a video from November 2016 that re-surfaced Friday, hours after the president named him as acting White…
Former NPR news boss Michael Oreskes, who was ousted from his position after allegations of sexual harassment, has been tapped to help create a new online news site. | Anja Niedringhaus/AP Photo Media The site's founder says it will remedy the media's trust problems, but two top hires left their previous jobs after allegations of…
President Donald Trump throughout Friday morning has lashed out at Mueller's investigation, claiming that the special counsel has "big time" conflicts of interest. | Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that his lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani, are drafting a response to special counsel Robert Mueller's forthcoming Russia probe report, adding that 87…
The memorial service for George H.W. Bush was a perfectly civil and eminently civilized event, and if one was listening in a literal-minded way it all sounded like a grand exception to life in modern Washington—two hours of stories and tributes that were entirely bereft of political tension. The only way to listen in a…
President Donald Trump arrived back in Washington on Sunday feeling triumphant, believing his latest international trip to be a resounding success. | Daniel Jayo/Getty Images White House After two years of pugnacious foreign relations, the president is finding new ways to claim dealmaking prowess in an international arena. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 12/02/2018 03:56 PM EST…
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