The White House's legislative agenda now is at the mercy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — as long as they remain united. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A few days before Washington staggered into what would become the longest shutdown in U.S. history, Chuck Schumer received a request from Donald…
President Donald Trump will meet Saturday with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires. | Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images South China Morning Post Language used in statements issued after the two leaders meet will offer clues as to the temperature in the room — so what does it all mean? By TEDDY NG I SOUTH CHINA…
As we head into the second half of Trump’s presidency and the beginnings of another presidential election season, Politico Magazine asked political analysts, strategists, writers and thinkers on both sides of the aisle to tell us, briefly, what’s the one political development they’re watching for in 2019—whether that be the most interesting, most off-the-rails or…
The IRS has recalled thousands of furloughed workers and hopes to have about 57 percent of its total workforce on the job for the tax filing season, which begins Monday. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Tax preparers are confronting numerous problems with IRS services because of the partial government shutdown, including an inability to challenge asset…
Robert Mueller’s team finds itself in a difficult spot — stuck between pressure from those who will argue his office has set a precedent, and the desire to maintain a silence that has helped insulate the probe from the heated political chatter surrounding it. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Mueller Investigation The special counsel is stuck…
Robert Becker, seen here in 2012, oversaw Bernie Sanders’ Iowa campaign in 2016, then helped lead his efforts in Michigan, California, and New York as deputy national field director. | Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images Exclusive The claim is the latest complaint about a hostile environment for women on the campaign. Robert Becker denied wrongdoing. By ALEX…
It’s been barely a week since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, and already the I-word is flying around Washington. “We’re going to impeach the motherfucker,” Rashida Tlaib declared jubilantly mere hours after being sworn in. Longtime members Brad Sherman and Al Green filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the…
One expert said some of the evidence the administration has offered is a normal reaction to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Cybersecurity Beijing is still involved in cyberattacks against other targets, they say. By CHRISTIAN VASQUEZ 10/05/2018 04:28 PM EDT White House claims that China is meddling…
Though President Donald Trump touted his forthcoming plan as a “major announcement,“ there are reasons to doubt it will mark a turning point in the 29-day standoff. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo President Donald Trump is expected to propose a broad immigration compromise intended to force Democrats back to the negotiating table, an attempt to…
Just 11 days ago, US president described EU as America's biggest foe | Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Commission president gets to first base with America’s commander-in-chief. By Zoya Sheftalovich 7/26/18, 2:54 AM CET Updated 7/26/18, 3:00 AM CET Theresa May may have held hands with U.S. President Donald Trump, but European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker…
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