By POLITICO STAFF 08/28/2018 05:08 AM EDT As we report on America’s growing opioid epidemic, we’re turning our attention to rehab centers and treatment programs. How are they treating patients? Are they adequately regulated at the state and federal levels? Are they safely and ethically run? We want your help. If you, your partner or…
Rep. Mark Meadows, a three-term North Carolina congressman little known outside the Beltway, has earned an outsize influence on shaping the direction of the Trump administration. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Congress The conservative lawmaker talks to Trump more than the president does with many senior aides, sometimes spending an hour-plus on the phone or speaking…
President Donald Trump on Monday told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that he expects to move forward with plans to increase tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25 percent. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images China should be ready to make concessions on trade when President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping…
Former White House official Omarosa Manigault Newman on Sunday said top administration officials are deceiving the country about President Donald Trump’s mental state and accused White House chief of staff John Kelly of threatening her when she was fired. “I was complicit with this White House in deceiving this nation,” she said on NBC’s “Meet…
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House on Saturday. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo THE PRESIDENT will make a “major announcement,” in his words, at 3 p.m. today from the Diplomatic Reception Room. The speech is being closely held at the White House. But here are some broad strokes we’ve picked…
President Donald Trump‘s muted speech at the site of the airline crash 17 years ago belied the conflict-ridden tone of an executive who has struggled with a basic obligation of his office: commemorating the fallen in service of pulling the country together. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images white house The president spent the early part of…
Daniel Bonthius was never much interested in politics before Donald Trump came along. Both his parents are involved in the labor movement, but he earned a musical theater degree in Boston and moved to New York City to make it as an actor. Like many of the city’s aspiring actors, Bonthius, 33, was waiting tables…
The events of Friday afternoon threw Washington into chaos and guaranteed another week of suspense surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Four senators undecided on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination gathered Thursday night for a quiet chat with earth-shaking consequences. The topic: How to handle sexual assault allegations against the judge without…
About the tracker POLITICO is tracking how women’s political representation is changing — or isn’t changing — in the 2018 midterm elections. The Women Rule Candidate Tracker is a research collaboration with the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers-New Brunswick and the Women in Public Service Project…
Although President Donald Trump criticized Democrats for their travel over the weekend, he will be on the road Monday in New Orleans to deliver a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday kept up his calls for Democrats to immediately restart funding negotiations, pushing the argument…
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