Mariia Butina wasn’t hiding. The red-headed, gun-toting young woman whom the FBI has accused of being a Russian spy posed with high-level Republican politicians, including former Sen. Rick Santorum and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and other influential conservative players, like NRA chief Wayne LaPierre. She snapped photos at the National Prayer Breakfast, circulated at gun…
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) had considered a challenge to Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House before endorsing her on Tuesday. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images ANOTHER RIVAL JUMPS ON BOARD TEAM PELOSI … LATE YESTERDAY, REP. MARCIA FUDGE (D-OHIO) endorsed NANCY PELOSI for speaker. Fudge toyed with a run for the chamber’s top job after…
poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201901/1737/1155968404_5989271975001_5989269789001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true The White House and Hill Democrats are each targeting defectors in the other party as they push dueling strategies to reopen the government — yet another sign that the 24-day shutdown is far from over. House Democrats on Monday announced a plan to take up a pair of short-term funding bills that would…
NASHVILLE—It’s a bustling Monday morning at Pinewood Social, a sprawling coffee shop, restaurant and bar set high on a bluff overlooking the Cumberland River, and 30-year-old Amanda Lairsey is already sipping her second Cuban coffee of the day. Lairsey, who blogs at a website appropriately called “The Caffeinated Woman,” opts for that second cup to…
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…
In Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has not led a public survey in three months. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Elections The Republican Governors Association has cut its ad buys in Minnesota and in Michigan, the site of a stunning Trump win in 2016. By DANIEL STRAUSS 09/21/2018 05:25 AM EDT Democrats are surging back in…
poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201810/2318/1155968404_5855565189001_5855569952001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true the midterm view In this installment of “The Midterm View,” we look at how the Trump administration's approach to mining and farming are playing out in two close congressional races. By EUGENE DANIELS and MARY NEWMAN 10/31/2018 10:00 AM EDT POLITICO’s video series “The Midterm View" is exploring some of the biggest political…
State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos holds a press conference at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison on Dec. 4. Vos has been a key figure in Republican efforts to restrict the power of Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers during the lame duck session. | Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP Politics Republican legislators in Wisconsin and…
Special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecution team is now down to 13 staffers. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo Mueller Investigation 'I think they wouldn’t be letting people go unless they’re winding down,' said a Washington defense attorney working on the Russia probe. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 10/02/2018 05:20 PM EDT Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is shrinking by…
Some prominent observers have started to wonder aloud whether former CIA Director John Brennan’s clearance has actually been pulled yet.| Steven Senne/AP Photo So far, there’s no evidence that Trump has followed through on his controversial announcement. It’s a trend for the president. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA 08/28/2018 01:18 PM EDT White House press secretary Sarah…
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