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Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts to retire in 2020

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts to retire in 2020

Sen. Pat Roberts last won reelection in 2014 after facing a bruising Republican primary. | Carolyn Kaster/AP photo Politics Roberts, an 82-year-old Republican, announced Friday in Kansas that he will not run for a fifth term. By JAMES ARKIN 01/04/2019 10:26 AM EST Updated 01/04/2019 01:00 PM EST 2019-01-04T01:00-0500 Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced Friday…
The Political Insiders’ Guide to 2019

The Political Insiders’ Guide to 2019

As we head into the second half of Donald Trump’s presidency and the beginnings of another presidential election season, Politico Magazine asked political analysts, strategists, writers and thinkers on both sides of the aisle to tell us, briefly, what’s the one political development they’re watching for in 2019—whether that be the most interesting, most off-the-rails…
Congress gives Trump a pass on Puerto Rico compared to Bush and Katrina

Congress gives Trump a pass on Puerto Rico compared to Bush and Katrina

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on Oct. 3, 2017. Neither the House nor the Senate have issued any major reports on the administration's response to Hurricane Maria. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Congress More people died in Puerto Rico last year than in the Gulf states in 2005, but…

A year after Weinstein — Kavanaugh — New NYT podcast — Apple and Amazon...

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, The New York Times published its bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual harassment and cover-up. The story, by reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, was followed shortly after by Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker report, helping to unleash the #MeToo movement and fundamentally changing our politics and culture over…
‘This Is Not 2016’: What People Don’t Get About Bernie Sanders and Race

‘This Is Not 2016’: What People Don’t Get About Bernie Sanders and Race

Sam Sanders is the host of NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders,” a talk show about the news of the week, featuring interviews with people in the culture who deserve your attention. He is also a recovering campaign reporter. When I first started covering Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2015, I thought…
Makeup of Cabinet is creating more hurdles for Trump

Makeup of Cabinet is creating more hurdles for Trump

President Donald Trump has signaled that he isn’t concerned about being surrounded by so many acting Cabinet secretaries. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo White House Acting agency chiefs and those with deep business ties complicate governing, as Democrats seize investigative power. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 01/03/2019 08:09 PM EST President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is increasingly stocked with…
China is finding new ways to hurt U.S. businesses

China is finding new ways to hurt U.S. businesses

Disparate American goods such as oranges, logs, calf skins and even Lincoln vehicles have encountered heightened customs reviews at Chinese ports this year. | Courtesy California Citrus Mutual staff POLITICO & SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Tougher regulations, surprise inspections and other bureaucratic moves are hampering U.S. exports amid the trade war. By MEGAN CASSELLA, CHAD…
Gillibrand leans on female donor groups she built over last decade

Gillibrand leans on female donor groups she built over last decade

The donor circles are a key asset for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has struggled to break out of the pack of presidential candidates so far this year. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand founded female donor circles in cities around the country. Now they’re fueling her 2020 run — and rival campaigns.…
‘All for nothing’: Trump’s wall retreat bewilders allies

‘All for nothing’: Trump’s wall retreat bewilders allies

President Donald Trump leaves after speaking about a temporary reopening of the federal government while making a statement in the Rose Garden on Friday. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images White House Before the president was done talking on Friday, a group text chain with several former Trump aides lit up with complaints. By ANITA KUMAR and…
Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault

Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault

Casino magnate Steve Wynn has been accused of extensive sexual misconduct with female employees in his Las Vegas casino. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images politics In accepting the cash, the party says Steve Wynn has denied wrongdoing and not faced criminal charges. By ALEX ISENSTADT 05/17/2019 04:40 PM EDT The national Republican Party has accepted nearly…
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