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GOP floods new House seats with cash in late rescue effort

GOP floods new House seats with cash in late rescue effort

America First Action is also going up in Ohio’s 12th District, the Republican-leaning seat narrowly won by GOP Rep. Troy Balderson in a closely watched August special election. | Justin Merriman/Getty Images Elections The NRCC and two super PACs are swooping into a handful of districts with TV ads to prop up candidates in close…
POLITICO Playbook PM: Explosive devices target Clintons, Obamas, CNN and Cuomo

POLITICO Playbook PM: Explosive devices target Clintons, Obamas, CNN and Cuomo

The Time Warner Center in New York City was evacuated Wednesday after an explosive device was mailed to CNN. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images SO FAR TODAY: The Secret Service has announced that it intercepted bombs sent to the OBAMAS and the CLINTONS. CNN in New York was evacuated after an explosive device was sent to…
Report: DHS, HHS officials blindsided by ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

Report: DHS, HHS officials blindsided by ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

Homeland Security and Health ans Human Services said they took no steps to plan for a spike in family separations because they learned of the "zero tolerance" policy only when Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled it out in April | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Trump administration officials had no plans in place to deal with more…
Trump aides hounded in D.C. are smash hits on  GOP stump

Trump aides hounded in D.C. are smash hits on GOP stump

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway signs a "Make America Great Again" hat after speaking at an event in support of Republican congressional candidate Jay Webber in Wayne, N.J. | Seth Wenig/AP Photo White House Loathed by liberals and hounded in D.C., Trump aides are smash hits on the GOP stump. By ANNIE KARNI 10/24/2018 05:19…
The 15 Races That Will Determine How Democrats Approach 2020

The 15 Races That Will Determine How Democrats Approach 2020

The internal debates that have wracked the Democratic Party since the election of President Donald Trump have been submerged in the final weeks of the midterm elections. But whatever happens on November 6, you can expect that unity to break down on November 7, as the spin machines of all the various Democratic factions rev…
Rick Scott battles the pollsters in Florida Senate race

Rick Scott battles the pollsters in Florida Senate race

Gov. Rick Scott's campaign excoriated Quinnipiac University’s survey showing his opponent, Sen. Bill Nelson, with a 6-point lead. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Elections ‘So, after the election, will they release an apology or a retraction of some sort?’ By MARC CAPUTO 10/23/2018 08:12 PM EDT Updated 10/23/2018 09:49 PM EDT 2018-10-23T09:49-0400 MIAMI — Florida governors…
Undercover FBI agent got Gillum ‘Hamilton’ tickets, texts show

Undercover FBI agent got Gillum ‘Hamilton’ tickets, texts show

Mayor Andrew Gillum got visibly upset with Republican gubernatorial opponent Ron DeSantis when he pressed him during an Oct. 21 debate on who paid for the Hamilton tickets. | Daniel Ducassi/POLITICO TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum accepted tickets to the Broadway show "Hamilton" from an undercover FBI agent leading…
How a smooth Saudi Arabian operative charms Washington and ‘defends the indefensible’

How a smooth Saudi Arabian operative charms Washington and ‘defends the indefensible’

The global outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has forced many Washington lobbyists and public relations pros to cut ties with the Saudi government. But not Ali Shihabi. | Screengrab from Al Jazeera Foreign Policy Ali Shihabi has emerged as a kind of unofficial Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Now he's squaring a friend’s murder with…
U.S. to revoke visas of Saudi officials linked to Khashoggi death

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudi officials linked to Khashoggi death

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint statement to the press along with Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso, at the Foreign Relations Ministry in Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Pompeo is visiting Mexico to discuss security, economic issues, and illegal migration, as a caravan of about 3,000 Honduran migrants is…
Trump has whipped up a frenzy on the migrant caravan. Here are the facts.

Trump has whipped up a frenzy on the migrant caravan. Here are the facts.

Thousands of Honduran migrants trek across the border towards Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. | Oliver de Ros/AP Photo President Donald Trump’s remarks in recent days about a caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the United States have stirred up a political frenzy — in the process distorting reality and ignoring basic facts. Such…
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