House prepares to rebuke King over racist remarks

House prepares to rebuke King over racist remarks

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, is pushing a resolution of disapproval against King that includes a broader denunciation of white supremacist and white nationalist movements. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images House Democrats are preparing to formally rebuke Rep. Steve King over his recent racist comments, but some Democrats are pushing…
Dems spurn Trump on shutdown talks

Dems spurn Trump on shutdown talks

White House aides had reached out to several centrist Democratic lawmakers in hopes of dividing the caucus and going around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images House Democrats refused to participate in a Tuesday afternoon meeting with President Donald Trump, dashing the White House’s unlikely hopes of…
The time Julián Castro did business with Trump — and quickly regretted it

The time Julián Castro did business with Trump — and quickly regretted it

Julián Castro, who announced his campaign for president in San Antonio on Saturday, voted in 2002 to give $600,000 in taxpayer subsidies to Donald Trump’s Miss USA beauty pageant. | Alex Wong/Getty Images 2020 Elections The former San Antonio councilman voted for hundreds of thousands in subsidies to land a beauty pageant. By ALEX THOMPSON…
The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

It’s hard to recall a Washington idea that has rocketed to prominence as quickly as the Green New Deal, rookie Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal to decarbonize the American economy. House Democratic leaders have created a new select committee on climate change to pursue a Green New Deal. Democratic candidates for president are racing…
Trump: ‘I’m not looking to’ declare national emergency over border fight

Trump: ‘I’m not looking to’ declare national emergency over border fight

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201901/1737/1155968404_5989271975001_5989269789001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true The White House and Hill Democrats are each targeting defectors in the other party as they push dueling strategies to reopen the government — yet another sign that the 24-day shutdown is far from over. House Democrats on Monday announced a plan to take up a pair of short-term funding bills that would…
Barr pledges to allow Mueller to complete investigation

Barr pledges to allow Mueller to complete investigation

Trump nominated William Barr in December to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with whom the president became frustrated with after he recused himself from overseeing the investigation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Attorney general nominee William Barr will pledge this week to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into suspected collusion between President…
Shutdown tests farmers’ loyalty as Trump visits their annual convention

Shutdown tests farmers’ loyalty as Trump visits their annual convention

President Donald Trump arrives to address the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump’s visit to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention comes at an awkward time as farmers and ranchers begin to feel the pinch of the partial government shutdown. The…
FDA to restart more food safety inspections affected by shutdown

FDA to restart more food safety inspections affected by shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration is beginning to roll out a longer-term contingency plan to increase so-called excepted activities, such as routine inspections of high-risk food facilities. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The FDA plans as soon as Tuesday to restart food safety inspections at facilities that handle riskier products like fresh-cut produce, as the partial…
House Democrats move to censure Steve King over ‘white supremacy’ remarks

House Democrats move to censure Steve King over ‘white supremacy’ remarks

“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 House Democrats are rushing to formally punish Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) for controversial remarks he made last week that seemingly embraced racist terms,…
Trump demands Dems return to spending negotiations ‘now’

Trump demands Dems return to spending negotiations ‘now’

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…

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