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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
To head off the potentially bad optics of older white men questioning a woman about alleged sexual assault, Republicans are considering having an independent outside lawyer question Christine Blasey Ford alongside senators. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo Senate Republicans are taking aggressive measures to avoid an Anita Hill redux as the Judiciary Committee prepares for a…
Special counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were spotted both waiting for their flights this morning at the 35X gate at DCA. This image first appeared in POLITICO Playbook PM — sign up below. Sign up here for POLITICO Playbook. This article tagged under: Missing out on the latest scoops? Sign up for POLITICO…
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has avoided any discussion in recent months about which Republican he might appoint to fill the seat of John McCain (above), citing respect for the senator and his family. | Ralph Freso/AP Photo Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will appoint a replacement, followed by a special election in 2020. By JAMES ARKIN…
Congressional aides said FEMA did not warn lawmakers beforehand that the partial government shutdown would curtail its ability to sell insurance contracts. | Sean Rayford/Getty Images Lawmakers are pressuring FEMA to undo a surprise decision that could prevent thousands of home buyers from acquiring flood insurance during the government shutdown. Capitol Hill was caught off…
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