Since the House resolution is written so simply, there are few ways to alter the resolution through “germane” amendments. “They’re applying a pretty tight filter,” said Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 GOP leader. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Congress The Senate parliamentarian is unlikely to allow Republicans to significantly amend a resolution blocking the president’s…
The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee were surveilled for several months, party officials said. | Alex Wong/Getty Images The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack during the 2018 midterm campaigns, exposing thousands of sensitive emails to an outside intruder, according to three senior party officials. The…
Rep. Lauren Underwood (center) joins other freshman House members as they walk to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Tuesday. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Government Shutdown The new class of House lawmakers is finding creative ways to pressure the GOP into reopening the government. By MELANIE ZANONA 01/17/2019 06:46 PM EST The start of…
In his announcement, Michael Bloomberg said he’s launching a new climate change initiative and will invest more in gun control and education efforts as well. | AP Photo/John Locher Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday he would not run for president in a crowded Democratic primary where he had little chance, and instead would focus on…
"So if we grant citizenship to a BILLION foreigners, maybe we can finally get a full border wall,” tweeted conservative media commentator Ann Coulter. | Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon Immigration hardliners on Saturday afternoon blasted President Donald Trump's proposed deal to end the government shutdown, attacking his offer of temporary protection for some undocumented…
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo House Democrats will propose a two-part plan to reopen the federal government once they take power on Thursday, according to multiple Democratic aides. Their proposal would fund the Department of Homeland Security until Feb. 8, and all other closed agencies — such as Transportation, Commerce and Agriculture — for the rest…
Previous comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler already made clear that Democrats have set a high bar for impeachment proceedings. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Speaker Nancy Pelosi's pronouncement that she is opposed to impeaching President Donald Trump without overwhelming public support divided Democrats Monday — receiving a strong…
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (left) speaks to freshman Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) at the state capitol for the third annual Women's March on Jan. 19 in Des Moines, Iowa. 2020 Elections Democratic presidential candidates are seeking help, and a little midterm magic, from House freshmen in Iowa and other early states. By ELENA SCHNEIDER…
Michael Flynn’s lawyers said he has shown he has a “deep respect for the law, as reflected in his extensive cooperation with the government’s efforts to get to the truth and to enforce the laws.” | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Mueller Investigation His attorneys cited their client’s “exceptional record of military service” and “his genuine contrition…
Brett McGurk, the State Department's special envoy for the global effort to defeat the Islamic State, took his post under the Obama administration in 2015. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The top U.S. envoy overseeing the effort to defeat the Islamic State terrorist network is resigning in protest over President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S.…
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