President Donald Trump has pursued a sanctions-heavy strategy aimed at undermining the Islamist leaders in Iran since taking office. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Foreign Policy A Trump administration decision is expected to push U.S. gasoline prices up at least 10 cents a gallon in the coming months. By NAHAL TOOSI and BEN LEFEBVRE 04/22/2019 09:06…
While Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign has been in the middle of the pack in raising money and in polling, she has set the pace on policy. | Rick Bowmer/AP Photo Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolled out yet another ambitious policy proposal Monday morning as she called for canceling approximately $640 billion in outstanding student loan…
The lean, ragtag election campaign that stunned the political world now resembles one that relies on the GOP establishment. | Scott Olson/Getty Images 2020 elections The president's 2020 campaign is launching an ambitious fundraising network aimed at supporters of his past GOP rivals. By ALEX ISENSTADT 04/22/2019 05:04 AM EDT Deep-pocketed Republicans who snubbed Donald…
While White House adviser Stephen Miller’s influence over immigration policy is well-known, less understood is his granular interest in the people crossing the U.S. border. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images White House The White House policy aide has involved himself in specific immigration cases and pressed to publicize more personal information about migrants. By GABBY ORR…
Ben Schreckinger is a reporter for Politico. On a Tuesday evening earlier this month, several dozen Washingtonians gathered in a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel, ostensibly to enjoy an open bar and watch a new PBS documentary about money. In reality, the event also served as a rally for a small clique whose fierce…
The Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer is one where employees are overwhelmed by unclear and changing priorities. | Getty Images cybersecurity 'This organization looks like it’s in free fall,' one former senior federal official says. By ERIC GELLER 04/22/2019 05:06 AM EDT The White House team that ensures federal agencies build better technology…
SOMERVILLE, N.J. — It was a Friday in March at 5:00 p.m. on the dot. Rep. Tom Malinowski and I had just sat down in his largely empty temporary congressional office when special counsel Robert Mueller informed Attorney General William Barr that his 22-month investigation was complete, prompting a dizzying whirlwind of speculation about what…
SOMERVILLE, N.J. — It was a Friday in March at 5:00 p.m. on the dot. Rep. Tom Malinowski and I had just sat down in his largely empty temporary congressional office here when special counsel Robert Mueller informed Attorney General William Barr that his 22-month investigation was complete, prompting a dizzying whirlwind of speculation about…
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani denounced special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as "one-sided" and "infected" with bias. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images In a string of interviews Sunday morning, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani took a confrontational tone about the Mueller report, saying that even though the report did not lead to the indictment of President Donald Trump,…
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's bill, H.R. 40, would focus on the way racism has been embedded in the nation’s institutions, rather than simply doling out cash. The bill has gained nearly 50 co-sponsors so far. | Alex Edelmann/AFP/Getty Images congress For the first time in years, lawmakers are seriously discussing the issue. By HEATHER CAYGLE…
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