Jared Kushner's charm offensive reflects a broader realization within the Trump White House that elite donors are now a constituency that must be carefully tended to. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo White House The president's son-in-law, once a member of New York City high society, has quietly taken on the role of ambassador to the GOP's…
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made no official announcement, but key GOP lawmakers say they expect this will be the last week the House is in session before Election Day. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Congress Republican lawmakers want to be home campaigning for an increasingly challenging midterm, but Trump could be a wild card…
National security adviser John Bolton's return to the U.N. is the subject of chatter among officials and diplomats already converging in New York. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Foreign Policy Trump’s national security adviser once infamously suggested that if the U.N. tower ‘lost 10 stories, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.’ By NAHAL TOOSI 09/23/2018…
The hearing later this week promises to have seismic consequences for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Kavanaugh Confirmation Christine Blasey Ford will appear Thursday, her lawyers said, but some details are unresolved, including who will question her. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL and ELANA SCHOR 09/23/2018 01:46 PM EDT Updated 09/23/2018 04:22…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other party leaders are seeking to make as few political errors as possible before November. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Elections But if the House or Senate flip, Washington won't be focused on the GOP agenda. By BURGESS EVERETT and RACHAEL BADE 09/23/2018 06:52 AM EDT Updated 09/23/2018 09:45 AM EDT…
Democratic candidates are getting very personal on the campaign trail as they push to preserve Obamacare, frankly sharing tales of their own health struggles. In a House district in Illinois, registered nurse Lauren Underwood talks about a heart condition that would put her at risk for losing her health coverage if Congress or federal courts…
Ruth Elder breezed into Long Island in September 1927—four months after Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic—with all the subtlety of a gale. Her colorful sweaters were tight, and her brown hair was bobbed in the latest style. The Alabama native almost never appeared without a rainbow-hued scarf wrapped around her head, pinning back her wild…
Now, it might seem, is the golden age of female agency—a newly empowered era for women, or something approaching it, a time when cheeky porn stars taunt presidents on Twitter, fed-up movie actresses tell what producers did to them in hotel rooms and restaurant basements, and serial abusers suffer, at long last, some consequences for…
The measure represents the latest move by White House aide Stephen Miller to reduce drastically all immigration to the U.S., both legal and illegal. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The Trump administration proposed expanding its pre-election crackdown on immigration by denying green cards to legal immigrants if they have received government assistance. Under the new rule,…
Rod Rosenstein's major congressional foes — including Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows — have been muted in their criticism of the deputy attorney general following an explosive New York Times report. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s critics on Capitol Hill aren't calling for his head —…
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