CADIZ, Ky.—Congressman James Comer stood in front of a local hemp harvest stacked shin-deep for hundreds of feet in every direction, a tangled mass of bushy branches that looked more like evergreen trimmings than marijuana buds. Little yellow butterflies flitted across the surface of the crop that filled the once-vacant warehouse with the comforting smell…
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland said he didn't discuss raking with President Donald Trump during their brief meeting in Paris last weekend. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The leader of Finland denied on Sunday that he’d ever told President Donald Trump that the small Nordic nation relies upon “raking” its forests to prevent wildfires — even…
Rep. Adam Schiff is poised to take the helm of the powerful House Intelligence Committee. | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Rep. Adam Schiff — along with “Crooked Hillary Clinton,” “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” and “Crazy Maxine Waters” — has long been a target of mockery on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. But in a post Sunday, the president may…
Sen. Bill Nelson's defeat represents the loss of the de facto head of the Florida Democratic Party. | AP Photo Elections By MATT DIXON 11/18/2018 02:50 PM EST Updated 11/18/2018 03:57 PM EST 2018-11-18T03:57-0500 TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott will be the next senator from Florida after two rounds of recounts finalized his razor-thin victory…
If his trade deal is blocked in Congress, President Donald Trump will be facing a major setback on an issue where he’s already been claiming credit for delivering on a campaign promise. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Trade Liberals and conservatives alike are raising objections that could imperil the president's signature trade agreement. By SABRINA RODRIGUEZ…
Party lawmakers have seethed for the last year at the cutback on enforcement and curtailed funding requests at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Sen. Elizabeth Warren. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Congress Maligned consumer protection bureau gets new allies in Democratic House By KATY O'DONNELL 11/18/2018 06:50 AM EST Newly empowered House Democrats…
President Donald Trump has already given Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) a boost by pushing him for a top committee spot. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress Lawmakers are jockeying for the top GOP spot on the House Judiciary Committee, which will be ground zero for Democratic attacks on the president. By KYLE CHENEY 11/18/2018 06:59…
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats want her victory over Rep. Joe Crowley to be the beginning of a movement rather than just a one-off upset. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Congress The incoming congresswoman endorses an effort by the group Justice Democrats to make the House Democratic Caucus more liberal and diverse by taking on…
President Donald Trump talks with California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by wildfires on Saturday. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo California Since the president announced his visit, there had been speculation as to whether he would be joined by the governor-elect, who campaigned as an alternative to Trumpism. By JEREMY B.…
John Amis/AP Photo Democrat Stacey Abrams announced Friday that Brian Kemp, her Republican opponent in the Georgia gubernatorial race, would be certified as governor. "I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election," Abrams said at a press conference Friday, effectively conceding that she…
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