Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has much more to think about politically than just opening up the government and continuing on with business as usual. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO A handful of Senate Republicans are expressing frustration with their party’s handling of the ongoing government shutdown. But Mitch McConnell is a long way from facing…
“He has become too comfortable with proudly insulting, disrespecting, and denigrating people of color,” Rep. Bobby Rush, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said in a statement. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Iowa Rep. Steve King is facing an increasingly hostile Congress Monday, with Democrats rushing to formally punish him and at least one Republican…
Although President Donald Trump criticized Democrats for their travel over the weekend, he will be on the road Monday in New Orleans to deliver a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday kept up his calls for Democrats to immediately restart funding negotiations, pushing the argument…
Sen. Bernie Sanders is poised to enter the 2020 Democratic primary field with a digital operation and social media army that outpaces virtually any other candidate, at least for now. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images 2020 Elections The Vermont senator is making additions to his digital operation, which already surpasses the rest of the field. By…
“Former Republican congressmen are a dime a dozen right now,” said former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who left Congress a decade ago and is now a lobbyist for Holland & Knight. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Lobbying So many former House Republicans are considering heading to K Street that not all of them are likely…
Even amid the latest spikes of polarization, the Senate Judiciary Committee has stood out for holding some of the Senate’s most vitriolic battles during Donald Trump’s presidency, including the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. | Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court tore the Senate Judiciary Committee apart. Now the panel is trying…
Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images Analysis We don’t need news reports to tell us that Trump is giving Putin what he wants. Take it from this longtime Russia hand: It’s staring us in the face. By STROBE TALBOTT January 13, 2019 On Friday, the New York Times revealed an FBI investigation whether Candidate Trump had colluded—the word…
The administration's efforts reignited a fierce battle over one of the health care law's most controversial provisions and quickly prompted legal challenges. | Rich Pedroncelli, File/AP Photo A federal judge in California blocked a Trump administration rule on contraception just hours before it was to go into effect Monday. It would have allowed virtually any…
The U.S. border crossing post at the Canadian border between Vermont and Quebec, Canada, at Beecher Falls, Vt, as seen in 2017. | Wilson Ring/AP Photo Canada While the White House is asking for more money and manpower at the southern border, staffing at the U.S.-Canada boundary is floundering. By LAUREN GARDNER 01/13/2019 06:55 AM…
The scientist, Michael Dourson, withdrew from consideration to be an assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency in December 2017 following bipartisan opposition to his past research that downplayed the risks of a chemical found in consumer products like Teflon and firefighting foam used by the military. | Scott Olson/Getty Images defense Michael Dourson has…
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