Blake Hounshell is the editor in chief of POLITICO Magazine. Preet Bharara decided not to do the easy thing and write a made-for-TV book about the sprawling legal inquiries into Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency. But that’s all anyone wants to ask the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York about, along…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and most other 2020 candidates have cautiously approached the topic of reparations, wary of alienating voters by fully embracing the idea or being dismissive of it. | Elise Amendola/AP Photo Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave her most detailed answer to date on the question of reparations for black Americans as a means…
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on MSNBC: “Ultimately, people have to respond to us, unless the president personally invokes an executive privilege, which is a rare thing, they have no immunity.” | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Congress The sweeping request came as the Judiciary Committee kicked off its broad investigation into the president. By…
“In terms of my own office, the woman who came forward, she was believed, her allegations were taken seriously,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. | Paul Sancya/AP Photo 2020 Elections 'This employee was dearly valued. I told her she that she was loved, by us, by our office, by me personally.' By ELENA SCHNEIDER 03/18/2019 10:34…
Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio are senior fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the editors of FDD’s Long War Journal. Last week, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, launched into a broadside against Zalmay Khalilzad, the chief American diplomat responsible for negotiating with the Taliban. Addressing reporters in Washington, Mohib insinuated…
Beto O’Rourke announced Monday that in the first 24 hours of his presidential campaign, he had raised a staggering $6.1 million. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections ‘Six million bucks overnight is impressive and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t understand the game,’ said one top Democratic donor. By DAVID SIDERS and DANIEL STRAUSS 03/18/2019 02:12…
If former Vice President Joe Biden runs in 2020, his newfound wealth could give his Democratic and GOP opponents an opening to attack him as disingenuous, or at least less than advertised. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images “Middle-Class Joe” Biden has a $2.7 million vacation home. He charges more than $100,000 per speaking gig and has…
Beto O’Rourke’s campaign touted its “grassroots” fundraising base, noting that the former congressman pulled in donations from all 50 states and every U.S. territory within the first 24 hours. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after launching his presidential campaign, crushing the first day…
Though he benefited from nonstop media coverage and his own political acuity, Beto O’Rourke’s opening act as a 2020 presidential candidate also laid bare disorder in his campaign. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 2020 Elections A string of early missteps, from explaining policy to cleaning up statements, raises questions about the candidate's long-term prospects. By DAVID…
The GOP has confirmed two relatively young Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and stocked the lower benches with judges who could serve for decades. | Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP 2020 Elections A series of White House hopefuls are expressing new interest in remaking the courts — payback for Republican…
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