President Donald Trump's eventual pick for legislative affairs director will take on the hefty job of maintaining relationships with lawmakers even as the president alienates them. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House officials, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, are pushing their favored candidates to become Donald Trump’s new point person on Capitol Hill…
Sen. Ben Sasse, who pushed for the Senate GOP ban on Thursday, boasted that the move stops a looming "earmark binge." | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Pork barrel spending won't be returning to Congress any time soon after Senate Republicans this week moved to permanently ban earmarks. The Senate GOP on Thursday behind closed doors added…
Rep. Chip Roy's objection results in a longer delay of disaster aid that has already been delayed for five months amid cross-party sparring. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Chip Roy became the man who delayed $19.1 billion in disaster aid to communities throughout the country on Friday. House leaders tried to pass a multibillion-dollar disaster…
House Democrats are now preparing to go to court to enforce a subpoena for six years' worth of President Donald Trump's personal returns and from some of his businesses. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images finance & tax The administration is betting that it can drag out the coming case beyond next year’s elections. That could prove…
LONDON — An emotional Theresa May announced Friday she will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7, triggering a rapid-fire battle to replace her as Tory leader and prime minister before Britain’s scheduled departure from the EU on October 31. After six months of failed attempts to get her Brexit divorce package ratified by parliament,…
Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico. BURLINGTON, Vt.—Early on in his eight years as the mayor of this city, when he typically dressed in a tieless ensemble of work boots and corduroys, Bernie Sanders one day left City Hall and found a ticket on the windshield of his rusty Volkswagen Dasher. The…
The phone call between President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis caused a confused and disorganized policymaking process that touched off virtual panic in the state. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images After Florida's governor learned that the Trump administration was planning to relocate illegal border-crossers to his state, he picked up the phone and called…
President Donald Trump granted Attorney General William Barr the ability to declassify information pertaining to the 2016 election. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images legal By MATTHEW CHOI 05/23/2019 09:08 PM EDT Updated 05/23/2019 09:27 PM EDT 2019-05-23T09:27-0400 President Donald Trump on Thursday directed the intelligence community to cooperate with a Justice Department probe into "surveillance activities"…
Julian Assange from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. Among the charges are three counts that Assange violated the Espionage Act, which prohibits the disclosure of national defense information. | Jack Taylor/Getty Images The Justice Department has hit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with Espionage…
White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters following an interview with Fox News outside the West Wing on Thursday in Washington. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Kellyanne Conway escalated a feud with Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, accusing the House speaker of treating her like "her maid" following the previous day’s disastrous meeting…
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