Cheney grills Pence on Trump’s foreign policy

Cheney grills Pence on Trump’s foreign policy

The civil but tense standoff between Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Dick Cheney put a spotlight on enduring fissures in the Republican Party over its foreign policy. | Alexandra Beier/Getty Images Foreign Policy In a private session, the former vice president told the current one that Trump's policy looks too much like…
Trump’s budget would steer $20M to Jack Nicklaus-backed hospital project

Trump’s budget would steer $20M to Jack Nicklaus-backed hospital project

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus, a longtime proponent of children's health care, has argued that mobile hospitals should be specifically designed to serve children. | Michael Reaves/Getty Images The White House's proposed budget includes funding for a small children's health program sought by one of President Donald Trump's golfing buddies: Jack Nicklaus. Under the administration's fiscal…
House Dems likely to ditch budget vote and avoid intraparty clash

House Dems likely to ditch budget vote and avoid intraparty clash

House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth has spent weeks huddling with dozens of committee and caucus leaders as he strives to bring the Democrats' resolution to the floor. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress Party leaders are in no mood to highlight the ideological divide in the caucus. By SARAH FERRIS and HEATHER CAYGLE 03/11/2019…
Pelosi’s hard line on impeachment splits House Dems

Pelosi’s hard line on impeachment splits House Dems

Previous comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler already made clear that Democrats have set a high bar for impeachment proceedings. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Speaker Nancy Pelosi's pronouncement that she is opposed to impeaching President Donald Trump without overwhelming public support divided Democrats Monday — receiving a strong…
‘Who is real, and who isn’t?’ Pollsters struggle to measure huge 2020 field

‘Who is real, and who isn’t?’ Pollsters struggle to measure huge 2020 field

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is among the lesser-known 2020 Democratic candidates competing for a spot on the debate stage and struggling to break through a crowded field. | Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images 2020 Elections The Democratic National Committee's debate criteria has put the spotlight on decisions about which candidates to include in surveys. By STEVEN…
Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims

Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims

Abbas Malik, pictured in an Army uniform, was an aide to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand from 2011 until last week, serving as her driver and military adviser. He was accused of sexual harassment by a former Gillibrand staffer. | Staten Island Advance/SILive.com Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of the most outspoken advocates of the #MeToo movement…
‘F—in insane’: De Blasio allies warn against 2020 run

‘F—in insane’: De Blasio allies warn against 2020 run

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives at an event in Des Moines, Iowa, last month, a visit possibly tied to a potential 2020 presidential campaign. One self-described friend of the mayor called the idea “idiotic.” | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be thinking of running…
The week that could reveal Mueller’s end-game

The week that could reveal Mueller’s end-game

The confluence of moves this week related to Rober Mueller's investigation underscores the fact that numerous storylines of the special counsel's probe are coming to an end. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Mueller Investigation 'A number of the threads are finally starting to merge together,' said Matthew Miller, a former Obama Justice Department spokesman. By DARREN…
The gears of impeachment are turning. What’s the Dem endgame?

The gears of impeachment are turning. What’s the Dem endgame?

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, whose committee has the power to launch impeachment proceedings, speaks with Nancy Pelosi in 2018. The speaker and committee chairs have so far broached the impeachment topic cautiously. | Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images For House Democrats, impeaching President Donald Trump is both inevitable and impossible. Democrats anticipate they will gather…
POLITICO Playbook: NEW: Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of harassment claims

POLITICO Playbook: NEW: Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of harassment claims

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) office dismissed a staffer last week after presented by POLITICO with allegations about him. | Alex Wong/Getty Images NEW THIS MORNING … ALEX THOMPSON and DANIEL STRAUSS: “Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims”: “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of the most outspoken advocates of the…

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Manafort Sought Trump Job For Alleged Briber; Eager Kushner Responded: ‘On It!’

Manafort Sought Trump Job For Alleged Briber; Eager Kushner Responded: ‘On It!’

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was apparently eager to help when Paul Manafort sought a top Trump administration job for a banker who has since been charged with trading loans to Manafort for a position. After the 2016 election, former Trump campaign chairman Manafort contacted Kushner seeking a major appointment for Stephen Calk, former…
Theresa May quitting does not change EU’s Brexit stance: Commission

Theresa May quitting does not change EU’s Brexit stance: Commission

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street on May 24, 2019 in London, England | Peter Summers/Getty Images Leaders express sadness at UK prime minister’s resignation but are committed to Withdrawal Agreement. By David M. Herszenhorn 5/24/19, 1:09 PM CET Updated 5/24/19, 2:17 PM CET The EU's position on the…
Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates

Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates

“I have done everything I can,” Mrs. May said. Facing a cabinet rebellion, Theresa May announced on Friday morning her decision to leave office. She spoke briefly after meeting with Graham Brady, a powerful leader of backbench Conservative lawmakers. Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, Mrs. May said it was in the “best interests…