House Democrats struggle in Trump’s news cycle

House Democrats struggle in Trump’s news cycle

When the House took the biggest vote on gun reform in 25 years, headlines were instead trained on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. | Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images House Democrats can’t escape Trumpmania. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues are living under a harsh new reality fueled by the rise of Donald Trump — a scandal-driven…
Biden’s Hamlet act ripples across 2020 field

Biden’s Hamlet act ripples across 2020 field

Former Vice President Joe Biden is polling well, but there are signs Biden’s lead is somewhat shaky, and his initial supporters could be up for grabs for other candidates. | AP Photo/Nati Harnik 2020 Elections Prospective Democratic candidates, donors and staffers are frozen in place until the former VP makes his decision. By MARC CAPUTO…
Trump tears into House Democrats’ corruption probe: They’ve ‘gone stone cold CRAZY’

Trump tears into House Democrats’ corruption probe: They’ve ‘gone stone cold CRAZY’

President Donald Trump has tried to spin this trying moment of his presidency as one that is “off-script” and purposefully so by design. | Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images White House The president has suffered a series of setbacks — but his poll numbers remain surprisingly resilient. By NANCY COOK and CAITLIN OPRYSKO 03/05/2019 09:11 AM EST Updated…
Graham launches counterattack on FBI’s handling of 2016 election

Graham launches counterattack on FBI’s handling of 2016 election

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201903/1240/1155968404_6017786240001_6017788906001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true Congress The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants a new special counsel to explore whether the DOJ and FBI sought to stop Trump in 2016. By BURGESS EVERETT 03/25/2019 12:25 PM EDT Updated 03/25/2019 01:32 PM EDT 2019-03-25T01:32-0400 Lindsey Graham is ready to go on offense. Now that President Donald Trump’s “no collusion” claims…
Deny, defy, disdain: Georgia election chief adopts familiar voting security strategy

Deny, defy, disdain: Georgia election chief adopts familiar voting security strategy

For activists and security experts, Georgia’s rush to buy the barcode voting machines reflects a disheartening consistency. | John Bazemore/AP Photo cybersecurity Cybersecurity experts are baffled by Georgia officials' handling of an issue that has made the state infamous. By ERIC GELLER 03/09/2019 06:43 AM EST Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is no longer the state’s…
POLITICO Playbook: What’s next for Trump’s veto, N.Z. to ban semi-automatic weapons and who’s on the Sunday shows

POLITICO Playbook: What’s next for Trump’s veto, N.Z. to ban semi-automatic weapons and who’s...

President Donald Trump signs the first veto of his presidency in the Oval Office on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has issued his first veto, rejecting broadly bipartisan legislation that overturned his emergency declaration at the border. HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT:…
House overwhelmingly approves resolution urging release of Mueller report

House overwhelmingly approves resolution urging release of Mueller report

Democrats used the resolution, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, to put pressure on Attorney General William Barr to make Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated findings public. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on the Justice Department to make special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings and full report…
Ocasio-Cortez balks at Dem leadership’s rebuke of Omar

Ocasio-Cortez balks at Dem leadership’s rebuke of Omar

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on addressing inappropriate remarks with someone privately before they are called out publicly. | Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Athena Film Festival Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday said she sees hypocrisy in Democratic leaders' planned rebuke of Rep. Ilhan Omar over her controversial remarks about Israel, adding that Omar shouldn't have…
‘This Is Not 2016’: What People Don’t Get About Bernie Sanders and Race

‘This Is Not 2016’: What People Don’t Get About Bernie Sanders and Race

Sam Sanders is the host of NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders,” a talk show about the news of the week, featuring interviews with people in the culture who deserve your attention. He is also a recovering campaign reporter. When I first started covering Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2015, I thought…
‘Who is the real Pompeo?’: Top diplomat struggles to shed bomb-throwing past

‘Who is the real Pompeo?’: Top diplomat struggles to shed bomb-throwing past

One reason U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 's political ambitions have come under fresh scrutiny is because he’s visited a handful of U.S. states in recent weeks. | Jim Young/Pool Image via AP Congress As rumors swirl around a possible Mike Pompeo Senate run, lawmakers recall the secretary of State's history of incendiary comments.…

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