Rep. David Cicilline lamented not being able to immediately question Robert Mueller, adding the Trump administration has tried to "stonewall the American people." | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Democrats admit it: They need to shift their post-Mueller strategy. They’ve been so busy fighting technical battles over access to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that they’ve…
poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/445/1155968404_6040432162001_6040431188001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true white house The speaker says he needs 'an intervention.' The president says 'she's lost it.' By QUINT FORGEY and DANIEL LIPPMAN 05/23/2019 04:47 PM EDT Updated 05/23/2019 06:22 PM EDT 2019-05-23T06:22-0400 Washington’s political chaos descended into farce on Thursday when the speaker of the House and the president of the United States accused…
President Donald Trump has oscillated this week from cooperating with Democrats on disaster relief to antagonizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo One day after President Donald Trump indicated he would not cut deals with Congress while he’s being investigated, he cut a deal with Congress. With Trump’s support, the Senate passed a…
President Donald Trump declared himself “the most transparent president” during an impromptu Rose Garden appearance. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images white house A personally accessible president has approved several precedent-breaking retreats from public disclosure. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 05/23/2019 06:45 PM EDT President Donald Trump won’t release White House visitor logs, he refuses to hand over his…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi managed to cool impeachment fever just before recess, but her colleagues calling for impeachment say the detente won't last. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Speaker Nancy Pelosi just bought a little more time. The California Democrat sent lawmakers out the door Thursday for a 12-day Memorial Day break after tamping down…
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there were a number of reasons the president's infrastructure session with Democratic leaders was doomed. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Congress Sarah Sanders also said it's 'lunacy' to think Trump would meet with Pelosi after she accused him of a cover-up. By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 05/23/2019 08:57 AM EDT Updated 05/23/2019…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could bring disaster aid legislation to the floor even if lawmakers don't reach a deal on the stalled aid package. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed again Thursday that the Senate would not leave Washington for a week-long recess before voting on a disaster aid bill.…
Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures for Politico Magazine What Works Tell us one thing you’d do—if you could do anything—to change transportation for the better. By POLITICO STAFF May 23, 2019 As cities become more crowded, they’re coming up with innovative transportation ideas—from density-focused light rail to congestion pricing to an outright car ban on the busiest…
Supriya Sridhar is an editorial intern with Politico Magazine. Legend has it that the young civil engineer who laid down the route for San Francisco’s Market Street in the 1800s so enraged people with the street’s unusual width that a mob chased him out of town. More than a century later, Market Street is one…
Erick Trickey is a writer in Boston. Sam Schwartz knew that New York’s crippling traffic jams were bad for the city long before he coined the term that would become synonymous with urban automotive nightmare. As a young New York City traffic engineer in the 1970s, Schwartz worked on never-implemented plans to close midtown Manhattan…
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