President Donald Trump personally views his rallies as determinative, and he is bullish about Republicans’ Senate chances. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo White House Undergirding Trump's rally schedule is insight from political director Bill Stepien, who evaluates the latest campaign data each morning on more than 70 races. By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO 10/29/2018 03:14 PM EDT Updated…
"It seems to me that we have seen no grounds, at all, for impeachment proceedings to be started by the House," said Maine Sen. Susan Collins. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images congress Even Republican critics of Trump said any effort to remove the president was off the table. By BURGESS EVERETT 03/25/2019 07:18 PM EDT The…
The caravan migrants who arrived at the border nearly a month ago don’t have a country. But they do have a government. In the time since the caravan left Honduras in mid-October, the asylum seekers have fashioned a proto-democracy out of their group of some 6,000 migrants overwhelmingly from Central America, most of whom have…
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who touched off a nine-state tour stumping for Democrats on Friday, has not yet said if he will run for president again. | Rogelio V. Solis, File/AP Photo BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday agreed with Joe Biden — a fellow septuagenarian — that age will be an issue if…
The number of unaccompanied immigrant children is at "unprecedented levels," according to the acting White House budget director. | Eric Gay/AP Photo The White House cautioned congressional leaders Friday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has “continued to deteriorate” since President Donald Trump first requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding this month and that…
Bill Scher is a contributing editor to Politico Magazine, and co-host of the Bloggingheads.tv show “The DMZ.” The complicated choice facing Democratic presidential primary voters, desperate to pick the right candidate to beat President Donald Trump in 2020, was encapsulated this past weekend. Elizabeth Warren, who on Saturday delivered populist fire in her formal announcement…
Tobacco and e-cigarette giants have rallied behind legislation to raise the age to buy tobacco-related products, but have lobbied against raising taxes and banning flavored products popular with teens. | Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s push to raise the legal smoking age to 21 sounds like a victory for public health. But…
Barack Obama didn’t say the names of Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin. But he condemned everything they stand for, everything about their paths to power, and the reorientation of the world order represented by Trump’s wrapping himself in deference to the Russian leader at their meeting in Helsinki. In democracies, the former president said Tuesday…
Sen. John McCain's daughter mourns 'the passing of American greatness' at service marking the Arizonan's extraordinary life. But the memorial's tone angers some Trump allies. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 09/01/2018 10:32 AM EDT Updated 09/01/2018 01:55 PM EDT 2018-09-01T01:55-0400 The memorial of Sen. John McCain doubled as a remembrance of the late Arizona Republican and…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration strongly discourages importing drugs even for personal use, saying it can't ensure they are safe. | Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images Importing prescription drugs from Canada has long been seen as an easy solution to skyrocketing drug prices for U.S. patients. But now that President Donald Trump and Democrats are pushing…
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