Politics

Mitch McConnell to meet with 9/11 first responders

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will sit down Tuesday with 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill, following comedian Jon Stewart's high-profile criticism of Congress and his plea for the extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, which is struggling…

How 2020 Democrats are preparing for the first debate

Democratic presidential candidates will descend on Miami this week for the first pair of debates with many hoping to do what only few so far have achieved: score a breakout moment.Candidates' schedules have been lighter than normal of late, with…

In Supreme Court census case, it's Roberts v. Roberts

Two of Chief Justice John Roberts' top priorities are on a collision course as the Supreme Court nears a pivotal decision this week on the Trump administration's design for the 2020 census.Roberts has repeatedly declared that he wants the public…

Kamala Harris endorsed by Rep. William Lacy Clay

Sen. Kamala Harris of California has added a fourth Congressional Black Caucus member to her list of endorsements from its influential members: Rep. William Lacy Clay.Former Vice President Joe Biden has five endorsements from the caucus, as the 2020 Democratic…

Iran accuses US of lying about wanting to resume talks

Iran accused the United States Tuesday of lying about wanting to resume talks between the two countries in the wake of new sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump earlier this week."You say you really want to hold talks with us,"…

No Iran strikes, but Trump's sanctions play still risks war

President Donald Trump balked at greenlighting a "cocked and loaded" military strike on Iran last week, but by tightening an already choking sanctions squeeze on the bitter US foe he might merely have selected a slower path to war.The administration's…

Trump considering a visit to Korean DMZ

President Donald Trump is considering a visit to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea during his scheduled trip to Seoul, South Korea, ahead of the G-20 summit, according to a South Korean government official.A South Korean Blue House…

Trump won't reveal his confidence level in FBI Director Chris Wray

President Donald Trump wouldn't reveal his level of confidence in FBI Director Christopher Wray, who has found himself on the opposite side of the White House when it comes to the investigation into Trump's 2016 campaign and whether campaigns should…

The facts behind Trump's push for the Fed to cut rates

President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the Federal Reserve on Monday, tweeting that its decision not to cut interest rates is undermining the US economy and that the central bank is acting like a "stubborn child" for refusing to…

Democrats may filibuster defense bill to force vote on Iran

Senate Democrats are weighing whether to filibuster the annual defense policy bill that is on the floor this week to try to force a vote on an amendment that would require President Donald Trump to get congressional approval before launching…

Trump believes he doesn't need congressional approval to strike Iran

President Donald Trump doesn't believe he needs congressional approval to make a military strike against Iran, but he likes "the idea of keeping Congress abreast.""I do like keeping them -- they have ideas, they're intelligent people, they'll have some thoughts.…

Susan Collins had a very bad day today

Ever since Susan Collins cast the deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last October, Democrats have pledged that they will beat the long-serving Maine Republican senator in 2020.On Monday, they took a major step in making…

Student debt and tuition: Warren v. Sanders v. everyone else

Higher education has become a focus of the ideas primary waged on the left flank of the Democratic presidential primary.There are important distinctions between plans put forward by Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, but they…