Lesser-known Christie scandal could resurface if he’s tapped for AG

Lesser-known Christie scandal could resurface if he’s tapped for AG

In 2016, the Christie administration paid a $1.5 million settlement to a former assistant county prosecutor who claimed the administration took over his office and fired him. | AP Photo A scandal not nearly as infamous as Bridgegate could have major implications for former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he’s nominated to become the…
Sinema continues to expand lead in Arizona Senate race

Sinema continues to expand lead in Arizona Senate race

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is the Democratic candidate for Senate in Arizona. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Elections By JAMES ARKIN 11/11/2018 07:20 PM EST Updated 11/11/2018 07:30 PM EST 2018-11-11T07:30-0500 Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema continued to expand her lead over GOP Rep. Martha McSally on Sunday as new votes were counted in Arizona’s still-uncalled Senate race.…
‘A 5-alarm fire’: GOP desperate to match Dems’ online ATM

‘A 5-alarm fire’: GOP desperate to match Dems’ online ATM

Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis' fundraising was outpaced by more than two-to-one from July to September, wiping out his early money advantage. | Jeff Roberson/AP Photo Elections The gaping cash disparity in the midterms has Republicans worried about 2020. By ALEX ISENSTADT 11/12/2018 05:05 AM EST Mitch McConnell stood before a roomful of Republican donors…
‘Incompetence’: Broward election chief likely to be forced from office by Scott, DeSantis

‘Incompetence’: Broward election chief likely to be forced from office by Scott, DeSantis

Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes. | AP Photo By MARC CAPUTO 11/12/2018 05:03 AM EST Updated 11/12/2018 08:05 AM EST 2018-11-12T08:05-0500 MIAMI — Counting unlawful votes. Destroying ballots. Sunshine Law violations. Busted deadlines. So many controversies have bedeviled Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes — culminating in her office’s troubles in the aftermath of…
‘You can’t beat somebody with nobody’: Pelosi foes struggle to find a leader

‘You can’t beat somebody with nobody’: Pelosi foes struggle to find a leader

Critics of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi believe that a challenger will eventually emerge. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Congress For now, the anti-Pelosi caucus is determined to show she lacks the votes to become speaker — settling on an alternative will sort itself out later. By RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN 11/12/2018 05:03 AM EST…
Macron wants Europe to buy its own military hardware

Macron wants Europe to buy its own military hardware

Michael Iger Macron’s response to Trump’s bullying and threats is spot on. Trump has made Europe realize the U.S.A. is in it for itself with his MAGA policy and what is following. This is just Macron recognizing Trump’s reality. If money is to be spent it should be for European workers and jobs. That more…
Hyde-Smith, running against black man, jokes she’d attend ‘public hanging’

Hyde-Smith, running against black man, jokes she’d attend ‘public hanging’

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was sworn into the Senate in April to replace former Sen. Thad Cochran, who retired for health reasons. | Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), running for election against an African-American man, joked in a video posted online that if she were invited by one of her supporters to…
Macron’s Trump containment operation

Macron’s Trump containment operation

PARIS — Donald Trump is no longer allowed to steal the show — at least not when it’s being held on Europe’s stage. At a G7 summit in Quebec last June, and a NATO leaders’ summit in Brussels a month later, the American president grabbed the limelight and disrupted proceedings, leaving his counterparts reeling and…
Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip

Trump’s rain decision casts dark clouds over his Paris trip

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lay a wreath of flowers during a ceremony in Compiègne, north of Paris, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. | Michel Euler/AP Photo White House 'Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow,' John Kerry writes. By…
The Voice of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’

The Voice of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’

One evening this fall at a house in West Hollywood, the Australian editor and writer Claire Lehmann had dinner with the neuroscientist Sam Harris and Eric Weinstein, the managing director of tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel’s investment firm. Joe Rogan, the podcast host, joined later on, when the group decamped to a comedy club. You could…

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Danny Welbeck: Arsenal forward has second ankle operation

Danny Welbeck: Arsenal forward has second ankle operation

Henrikh Mkhitaryan checks on Danny Welbeck after the Arsenal striker landed awkwardly on his ankleArsenal forward Danny Welbeck has had a second operation on his broken right ankle. The 27-year-old was injured during Thursday's Europa League draw with Sporting Lisbon, and had to be carried off on a stretcher. Manager Unai Emery said on Sunday…
Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump’s True Pattern With The Troops

Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump’s True Pattern With The Troops

WASHINGTON ― Two days after skipping a visit to an American military cemetery near Paris because it was raining, President Donald Trump called for effectively disenfranchising overseas military members voting in Florida, raising further questions about the draft-evading president’s commitment to the armed services. “The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and…
Key midterm races still up for grabs

Key midterm races still up for grabs

Republican Brian Kemp currently leads Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia's governors race just above the threshold for a recount. | John Bazemore, Pool/AP Photo Elections Florida’s Senate race is still uncalled, along with eight House races and two gubernatorial races. By POLITICO STAFF 11/07/2018 02:46 AM EST Updated 11/12/2018 08:00 PM EST 2018-11-12T08:00-0500 Eleven high-profile…