On the morning of May 6, 2016, in the heat of the presidential campaign, I headed into the city to see Donald Trump. A couple weeks earlier, he had asked me to lead his government transition team, and I was ready to button down the announcement details and dive into this important responsibility. No one…
When millions of women took to the streets the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration for the largest single-day protest in American history, they were galvanized by a frustration with our nation’s politics and culture. Two years later, that energy and anger have been translated into an unprecedented number of electoral victories for women—mostly Democratic—in…
The sparring match between the president and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi has left others on Capitol Hill discouraged and shaking their heads as the shutdown drags on with no end in sight. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially postponed her trip to Afghanistan, with her staff saying that President…
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivers remarks at his inauguration on Wednesday. Jeb Bush was a featured speaker at the ceremony, and speechwriter Mark Salter, a fierce Trump critic, helped craft Hogan’s address. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is acting a lot like a guy who wants to run against Donald Trump in…
The partial government shutdown will have far-reaching effects on the economy and federal bureaucracy. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Government Shutdown The feds will struggle to dig out of a backlog of hiring and training that’s essential to pushing out tax refunds, protecting U.S. borders and guiding air traffic. By JENNIFER SCHOLTES 01/18/2019 05:01 AM EST…
Many school districts say a priority is ensuring that the children of furloughed federal employees are getting fed. Several districts have encouraged them to sign up to receive free or reduced lunches. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Servings of fresh fruits and vegetables are disappearing from school lunch trays in rural Vance County, N.C. The Prairie…
With most members headed home for a long weekend, the partial shutdown is essentially guaranteed to enter into its second month. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico A dismal mood has descended on Capitol Hill as the shutdown concludes its 27th day. The House speaker and the president are at war. A bipartisan Senate push to reopen…
Rep. Lauren Underwood (center) joins other freshman House members as they walk to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Tuesday. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Government Shutdown The new class of House lawmakers is finding creative ways to pressure the GOP into reopening the government. By MELANIE ZANONA 01/17/2019 06:46 PM EST The start of…
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said during an interview that the only person he knows about who didn’t collude with Russia was Trump himself. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Mueller Investigation After Rudy Giuliani's latest comments, it’s everyone for themselves. And it's a prosecutor’s dream for the special counsel. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 01/17/2019 08:36…
A U.S. Air Force bus parks on the Capitol Plaza after being called back following President Donald Trump's decision to scrap Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's foreign travel. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Congress Top House lawmakers learned of Trump’s sudden verdict to ground their military jet to Afghanistan while sitting in a tinted bus on the…
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