Vice President Mike Pence and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner met Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss border wall legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House has a new, long-shot idea for getting President Donald Trump’s border wall: persuading the Senate to take up the president’s wall request to force a deal…
Some people close to President Trump worried that he appeared more concerned with scoring political points than reopening the government. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump met with a group of House lawmakers on Wednesday to talk about ending the month-long government shutdown. But he was more focused on the two people who weren’t…
Lanny Davis, Cohen’s legal adviser and spokesman, traveled to Capitol Hill in recent days to discuss security and other logistical issues surrounding his client Michael Cohen. | Joseph Kaczmarek/AP A legal representative for Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen expressed concern to congressional investigators this week about his clients’ safety and urged Republicans to rein…
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is usually tight-lipped making Friday night's statement all the more glaring. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is denying aspects of a blockbuster BuzzFeed news report that President Donald Trump instructed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about dealings related to a Trump…
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said she changed her views on gun rights when she became a senator and met with the Brooklyn family of a slain teenager. | Juana Summers/AP Photo 2020 Elections Expressions of regret for past positions out of step with today's Democratic Party have become an early staple of the presidential race.…
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivers remarks at his inauguration on Wednesday. Jeb Bush was a featured speaker at the ceremony, and speechwriter Mark Salter, a fierce Trump critic, helped craft Hogan’s address. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is acting a lot like a guy who wants to run against Donald Trump in…
On the morning of May 6, 2016, in the heat of the presidential campaign, I headed into the city to see Donald Trump. A couple weeks earlier, he had asked me to lead his government transition team, and I was ready to button down the announcement details and dive into this important responsibility. No one…
The sparring match between the president and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi has left others on Capitol Hill discouraged and shaking their heads as the shutdown drags on with no end in sight. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Defense Drew Hammill accuses the White House of telling reporters of Pelosi's plans to fly on…
When millions of women took to the streets the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration for the largest single-day protest in American history, they were galvanized by a frustration with our nation’s politics and culture. Two years later, that energy and anger have been translated into an unprecedented number of electoral victories for women—mostly Democratic—in…
Rep. Lauren Underwood (center) joins other freshman House members as they walk to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Tuesday. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Government Shutdown The new class of House lawmakers is finding creative ways to pressure the GOP into reopening the government. By MELANIE ZANONA 01/17/2019 06:46 PM EST The start of…
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