Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020

Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020

Sen. Sherrod Brown said in a statement that he was confident other candidates would adopt his political mantra — "the dignity of work" — and that he would continue working against President Donald Trump in the Senate. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo 2020 Elections The Ohio senator just completed a tour of early 2020 states as…
Dem long shots crash 2020 debate stage

Dem long shots crash 2020 debate stage

Under newly crafted rules, Andrew Yang (above) and Marianne Williamson are poised to qualify for the first Democratic debate later this year. | Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson, who have never held public office, could qualify for the first Democratic primary debate. By ELENA SCHNEIDER 03/06/2019 09:44 PM EST The…
Omar uproar swamps Pelosi

Omar uproar swamps Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has struggled to contain the furor from all corners of her caucus over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images With the fallout over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments paralyzing House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi found herself on the floor Wednesday afternoon asking some of her closest allies what…
‘It gets real personal, real fast’: Dems fear targeting Trump kids could backfire

‘It gets real personal, real fast’: Dems fear targeting Trump kids could backfire

Democrats are concerned that the appearance of going after Donald Trump’s children could elicit sympathy for a president who has attacked their investigations. | Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images House Democrats have already gone to war with President Donald Trump. But there’s one target they're skittish of hitting too hard: his children. In public and private, Democrats…
GOP strategy on Omar: Let Dems struggle on their own

GOP strategy on Omar: Let Dems struggle on their own

“I would like to see what the Democrats are going to do,” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday on controversy over Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. “We’ve already led on this issue.” | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Republicans are sitting back and letting Democrats inflict damage on themselves as they struggle to respond to…
Sources: Michael Cohen gives House Intel docs showing previous testimony was edited

Sources: Michael Cohen gives House Intel docs showing previous testimony was edited

Michael Cohen said Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s attorneys, edited his false statement about the Trump Tower Moscow project. Sekulow said that claim is “completely false.” | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen turned over documents to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday showing that his false 2017 testimony…
Tensions flare as Democrats struggle to respond to Omar controversy

Tensions flare as Democrats struggle to respond to Omar controversy

Democratic leaders have rushed to rewrite a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that was initially aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar’s remarks last week. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Congress Lawmakers clashed behind closed doors, with some complaining that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team had failed to handle the escalating political crisis. By HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH…
GOP could face emergency vote every 6 months

GOP could face emergency vote every 6 months

Trump made clear that he’s upset his party is threatening to fracture, with most senators opposing the emergency because they fear a future Democratic president will use Trump’s move to institute their own priorities. | Win McNamee/Getty Images National Emergency Under the National Emergencies Act, Democrats could force constant Trump loyalty tests to make Republicans…
Schock strikes deal to have corruption case dropped

Schock strikes deal to have corruption case dropped

Aaron Schock was indicted in 2016 on 24 felony counts alleging that he fleeced taxpayers and campaign donors through false expense claims. | Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP Congress The disgraced Illinois Republican resigned from Congress in 2015 over the scandal. By JOSH GERSTEIN 03/06/2019 12:47 PM EST Updated 03/06/2019 02:48 PM EST 2019-03-06T02:48-0500 In…
POLITICO Playbook PM: Aaron Schock cuts deal with DOJ

POLITICO Playbook PM: Aaron Schock cuts deal with DOJ

Former Rep. Aaron Schock could avoid prison time after striking a deal with prosecutors. | Alex Wong/Getty Images BREAKING -- WAPO’S MATT ZAPOTOSKY: “Ex-congressman Aaron Schock strikes deal to avert prosecution”: “Federal prosecutors on Wednesday finalized a deal to resolve the criminal charges against a former Illinois congressman accused of misspending campaign and government money…

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