News : Politics

House GOP weighs contempt against key witness in FBI probes

Wednesday  20:17,   11 july 2018

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump messages with a top FBI counterintelligence official, refused to appear under subpoena for testimony Wednesday, seeking more time to review relevant documents.House Republican leaders strongly[...]

Paul Ryan calls Jim Jordan a 'man of integrity,' amid accusations Jordan ignored alleged abuse

Wednesday  19:30,   11 july 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan called embattled Republican Rep. Jim Jordan a man of honesty and integrity Wednesday, amid allegations the Ohio lawmaker turned a blind eye toward alleged abuse while he was an assistant coach two decades ago. "Jim Jordan is[...]

'Never Trumpers' Hail Kavanaugh, But the Praise Stops There

Wednesday  19:10,   11 july 2018

President Trump made a safe bet on Monday in nominating Brett Kavanaugh, a jurist widely respected among conservatives, to the Supreme Court, but the pick hasn't swayed much favor among the so-called Never Trump crowd. "There may be people who[...]

Schumer, Pelosi: Trump's Germany comments an 'embarrassment'

Wednesday  18:12,   11 july 2018

Congressional Democratic leadership blasted President Trump on Wednesday after he called Germany a "captive" of Russia, saying his comments at a NATO meeting are an "embarrassment."Load[...]

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill, Dems warn of rightward tilt

Wednesday  17:36,   11 july 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returns to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramp up their efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge President[...]

Dem challenger presses Cruz to set debate date

Wednesday  16:34,   11 july 2018

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has yet to confirm a time for a debate with his midterm challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D), despite two months passing since the Democrat first challenged the incumbent. The Dallas Morning News reported on Wednesday[...]

Liberal Democratic group seeks dirt on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Wednesday  16:02,   11 july 2018

A liberal Democratic group says it is leaving “no stone unturned” to get its hands on any damaging information about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid the upcoming contentious confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate. American Bridge, a[...]

Will Brett Kavanaugh turn out the Republican base in 2018? Republicans aren’t sure.

Wednesday  15:26,   11 july 2018

Remember when Dean Heller said a Supreme Court pick could save him in 2018?Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination comes four months from a high-stakes midterm election. It’s increasingly looking like a fight around his confirmation will be[...]

These are the senators to watch on Brett Kavanaugh

Wednesday  14:02,   11 july 2018

His path to the Supreme Court rests in the hands of a few moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats , some of whom face contentious reelection races this fall, are as of yet undecided on whether to support Kavanaugh. Some of the undecided[...]

Every current Supreme Court justice attended Harvard or Yale. That’s a problem, say decision-making experts.

Wednesday  14:01,   11 july 2018

Groups of people with similar backgrounds — especially if they're all stars — make worse decisions than diverse groups.Load[...]

First black woman to become mayor of San Francisco

Wednesday  10:51,   11 july 2018

London Breed is set to make history when she takes the oath of office and becomes the first black female mayor of San Francisco. She will take the oath outdoors on the steps of City Hall in a public ceremony before at least 1,000[...]

FACT CHECK: Trump keeps promoting myth about NATO debt

Wednesday  08:09,   11 july 2018

En route to a NATO summit, President Donald Trump is spreading the myth that members of the alliance owe money to the U.S. His tweet Tuesday: "Many countries in NATO, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of [...]

Days after Scott Pruitt resigned, several top aides are also calling it quits at EPA

Wednesday  06:35,   11 july 2018

Several top aides to former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt are leaving the agency, less than a week after Pruitt resigned his post.The departures include Jahan Wilcox, who as Pruitt’s combative spokesman fiercely defended [...]

Democrats Focus Court Messaging on Health Care

Wednesday  06:00,   11 july 2018

Democrats know the odds of preventing President Trump's Supreme Court justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, from confirmation are extremely long. So they are focusing their opposition efforts on an issue that's successfully placed them in an[...]

Republican Michael Cloud Sworn In to House, Replacing Blake Farenthold

Wednesday  04:55,   11 july 2018

Texas Republican Michael Cloud took the oath of office on Tuesday, becoming the latest member of the House and bringing the whole number of the chamber to 429, comprised of 236 Republicans and 193 Democrats, with six vacancies. A media consultant[...]