The two legendary septuagenarian lawmakers have run their respective caucuses for well over a decade each, and both have reputations as dealmakers and vote counters. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The 116th Congress could see the start of a two-year slugfest between two partisan heavyweights — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. More…
Rep. Adam Schiff and fellow California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (left) plan to use their newfound power in the majority on the House Intelligence Committee to probe allegations of Russia collusion. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress A flurry of new reports has Democrats calling the case for coordination between the 2016 Trump campaign and…
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INDIANAPOLIS — Most of the red-state Democratic senators have larger-than-life personalities and storied political lineages that have allowed them to succeed despite their party label, from a blunt-talking Montana farmer to a cunning former prosecutor from Missouri. Then there’s Joe Donnelly. Story Continued Below Privately referred to by some colleagues as the “accidental senator” because…
Any significant shift in President Donald Trump’s support among Hispanic voters could have a decisive impact on his 2020 re-election prospects | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images White House It’s probably not true that 50% of Hispanics are on Trump’s side. But it’s not clear that his obsession with border security is driving his numbers down. By…
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Though tame compared to the 2016 primary, the skirmishes over health care and taxes have come unexpectedly early to the 2020 contest. | Michael Reynolds/Getty Images That didn’t take long. Barely a month into the 2020 Democratic primary, rifts between the party’s liberal and moderate factions burst open this week — pried loose by an…
Rep. Mark Meadows' chance to become White House chief of staff might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But under President Donald Trump, it could also be political suicide. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images white house As chief of staff, the Freedom Caucus hardliner would help Trump counter a flood of Democratic investigations. By RACHAEL BADE, KYLE CHENEY…
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned "Peas" the turkey, who won more votes than his counterpart "Carrots" in a White House poll. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images THE TRUMP SLUMP? … -- AP’s ANNABELLE LIANG in Singapore: “Global stock markets mostly fell Thursday as concerns about economic growth continued to weigh on sentiment and trading was…
Sen. John McCain's daughter mourns 'the passing of American greatness' at service marking the Arizonan's extraordinary life. But the memorial's tone angers some Trump allies. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 09/01/2018 10:32 AM EDT Updated 09/01/2018 01:55 PM EDT 2018-09-01T01:55-0400 The memorial of Sen. John McCain doubled as a remembrance of the late Arizona Republican and…
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