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Marcia Fudge vouched for man now accused of killing ex-wife

Marcia Fudge vouched for man now accused of killing ex-wife

In a statement released on Tuesday, Rep. Marcia Fudge, pictured here with Rep. Lloyd Doggett, mourned Aisha Fraser’s death and said Lance Mason’s actions are not those of the man she once knew. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Congress The potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for speaker faces a new political problem. By JOHN BRESNAHAN 11/20/2018…
Trump defiantly refuses to condemn Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi’s death

Trump defiantly refuses to condemn Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi’s death

President Donald Trump said “we may never know” the facts around the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He also praised Saudi Arabia as a “great ally.” | Evan Vucci/AP photo President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that “we may never know” the facts around the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while emphasizing that Saudi King…
Immigration hawks fear DOJ staff exodus

Immigration hawks fear DOJ staff exodus

The uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general has left some DOJ staffers feeling as though they’re in limbo. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Justice Department Several Jeff Sessions' loyalists have either quit or are eyeing the exit as they wait to see who will succeed their former boss. By GABBY ORR 11/20/2018 09:58…
How the Beto Bubble Could Burst

How the Beto Bubble Could Burst

Beto O’Rourke cracked open the door to a 2020 presidential run in the most Beto way possible: walking down the street and chatting with a celebrity tracker for TMZ.com. His public tease was inevitable, considering the amount of public pressure that’s being put on him. After O’Rourke’s narrow loss to Senator Ted Cruz, his Senate…
Trump to give Mueller written answers by Thanksgiving

Trump to give Mueller written answers by Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump told Fox News’ Chris Wallace in an interview broadcast Sunday that he is unlikely to sit down for a face-to-face interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Legal Trump’s lawyers set an informal Thanksgiving deadline for the president to finalize his responses to inquiries about the Russian hacking of…
Troops at U.S.-Mexican border to start coming home

Troops at U.S.-Mexican border to start coming home

"Our end date right now is 15 December, and I've got no indications from anybody that we'll go beyond that," said Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan. | Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images Defense All the troops should be home by Christmas, as originally expected, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan said in an interview Monday. By WESLEY MORGAN…
Rep. Seth Moulton faces town-hall pushback for opposing Pelosi

Rep. Seth Moulton faces town-hall pushback for opposing Pelosi

Rep. Seth Moulton has voiced opposition to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi since November 2016, just after the election of President Donald Trump. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo AMESBURY, Mass. — The push by Rep. Seth Moulton against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's bid to become speaker took center stage on Monday night at a…
White House correspondents ditch comedians, ask biographer to speak at annual dinner

White House correspondents ditch comedians, ask biographer to speak at annual dinner

Ron Chernow, who wrote a biography of Alexander Hamilton and consulted for the Broadway musical "Hamilton," acknowledged that he will be a change of pace for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won't be dry." | Louis Lanzano/AP photo The…
Pelosi’s bid for speaker imperiled as public opposition grows

Pelosi’s bid for speaker imperiled as public opposition grows

The threat by Nancy Pelosi’s critics — whom some on Capitol Hill have dubbed the “rebels” or the “revolutionaries" — has the potential to throw the entire party into chaos. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Congress Sixteen Democrats released a letter promising to vote against the California Democrat on the House floor. By RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER…
Senate Democrats sue to block Whitaker from serving as acting AG

Senate Democrats sue to block Whitaker from serving as acting AG

Sen. Mazie Hirono (left), who filed the complaint along with Sens. Richard Blumenthal (right) and Sheldon Whitehouse, in a statement Monday argued that the Appointments Clause bars Matthew Whitaker from serving as acting attorney general. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A trio of Senate Democrats are suing to challenge President Donald Trump's appointment of Matt Whitaker…
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