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Influential Baltimore politician backs Chris Van Hollen for Senate

Rep. Chris Van Hollen scored a major endorsement Thursday in the Maryland Democratic Senate primary, winning the backing of state Del. Maggie McIntosh (D). McIntosh, a longtime Baltimore politician who chairs the Appropriations Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates, called Van Hollen "one of the most effective leaders that we have in Maryland." McIntosh […]

Sanders advocates for single-payer health-care system on Medicare anniversary

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders highlighted his support for a single-payer health-care system — a position that separates him from his rivals for the Democratic nomination — during a Thursday rally on Capitol Hill celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Sanders (I-Vt.) said he would introduce legislation “in the very near future” that would make health […]

Bernie Sanders criticizes ‘open borders’ at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) found himself at odds with some immigration reform advocates Thursday, defending his 2007 vote against a comprehensive immigration bill and telling an audience hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that "open borders" were a threat to American jobs. "There is a reason that Wall Street likes immigration reform," Sanders said. "What […]

Why aren’t libertarians rejecting Rand Paul’s fight against Planned Parenthood?

The 300-odd young libertarians packed into Catholic University's student center were the elect of the elect. They'd scored invites to the Young Americans for Liberty annual conference because -- according to an email pitch to sponsors...Show More Summary

Trump hires former Palin aide as political director

Michael Glassner, a former aide to onetime GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, will join Donald Trump’s campaign as national political director, the campaign announced Thursday. “I am pleased to welcome Michael Glassner to our national campaign leadership team,” Trump said in a statement. “Mr. Glassner will certainly be an asset to us as we […]

Charles Koch calls on fellow conservative donors ‘to raise our efforts to a new level’

The billionaire industrialist heralded the work of liberal British prime minister William Gladstone.

Clinton to call for lifting Cuba embargo in Miami speech

Hillary Rodham Clinton will go to Miami, heart of the Cuban American opposition to any warming of the decades-old deep freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations, to call for lifting the stiff U.S. embargo on commercial dealings with the communist nation. [Hillary Clinton agrees with Obama on Cuban embargo] The Democratic front-runner will make her first campaign appearances in […]

For Democrats, there’s no right answer on Planned Parenthood

The surprise of today's Republican press conference on Planned Parenthood came when one of the freshman class's stars praised Hillary Clinton. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa.) described how undercover videos had found the family planning group's executives coldly discussing the sale of fetal body parts, and said that even Democrats were recoiling. Show More Summary

House Republicans move to put down one-man insurgency

On Tuesday evening, shortly after making the first proposal in 105 years to depose a sitting House Speaker, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he wanted to start a "family conversation" about Republican leadership. By Wednesday, it was clear that such a conversation would not be taking place on Meadows's terms. Asked about Meadows's gambit, Republicans […]

Rick Perry blamed Bill Clinton for the housing crisis Wednesday. You’ll probably guess what happened next.

Former Texas governor Rick Perry, in a major policy speech in New York Wednesday, accused former president Bill Clinton Wednesday of contributing to the 2008 economic crisis -- and said Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would have to answer for her husband's policies as president. As the Post's James Hohmann reported today: “The address from the […]

In Iowa, Rand Paul’s unofficial army plans to win the summer

This story has been updated. Matthew Pagano might have found the perfect summer job. It helped to have the right resume: Pagano, 27, got his start at Young Americans for Liberty in central Florida. He left that organization, founded by former Texas congressman Ron Paul, to join Paul's presidential campaign. From there he moved from […]

Pa. Congressman Fattah indicted on corruption charges from 2007 mayor’s race

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), a onetime rising star who came to Congress 20 years ago as a next-generation reformer, was charged Wednesday with racketeering related to an off-the-books $1 million loan to his unsuccessful campaign for Philadelphia mayor in 2007. Show More Summary

Koch network strikes new deal to share voter data with RNC-aligned firm

The arrangement will provide the eventual GOP presidential nominee with a voter file enriched by Koch-backed political groups.

GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker

A Republican congressman has filed a request to oust House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) in a new and unusual challenge to his leadership from the GOP's right flank. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday evening filed a "motion to vacate the chair," which, if successful, would force the election of a new speaker. Such a challenge has […]

Rand Paul calls on Hillary Clinton to refund Planned Parenthood donations

At an anti-abortion rally on Capitol Hill, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called on the Democratic presidential frontrunner to refund any donations from Planned Parenthood. "Hillary Clinton's hands are stained by accepting this money," said Paul, who says he has been guaranteed a vote to ban any taxpayer funding for the family planning group. (It currently […]

Clinton ducks Keystone question, says she will give an answer when she’s president

This story has been updated. NASHUA, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged Tuesday when asked by a voter to give a definitive yes or no on whether she would support the proposed Keystone pipeline as president. "If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question," Clinton told Bruce Blodgett, a businessman from […]

GOP leaders want women leading anti-Planned Parenthood efforts

Congressional Republicans are launching a new effort to end federal support for Planned Parenthood amid questions over its handling of fetal tissue, and it appears GOP leaders are looking to women to lead that fight. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will lead a working group tasked with developing a legislative response to the spate of recently […]

Rand Paul tells veterans why America should avoid wars in the Middle East

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – “Anybody read about the Middle East?” asked Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to a Shriner’s hall packed with war veterans. “They’ve been killing each other for a thousand years and they’ll probably be killing each other for another thousand years. That doesn’t mean we just retreat, and do nothing. That means we […]

O’Malley to campaign in Puerto Rico, a debt-strapped territory that’s drawing attention

Martin O’Malley will become the first 2016 Democratic presidential candidate to campaign in Puerto Rico, his campaign said Tuesday, with the woes of the debt-strapped U.S. territory becoming an issue in the contest for the White House. The former Maryland governor, who has been angling to demonstrate a commitment to Latino issues, is scheduled to […]

Obama: If I were able to run again, I could win

President Obama on Tuesday warned that Africa’s "democratic progress is at risk" when leaders refuse to give up power, holding the American political system’s constitutional term limits as an example -- but adding that if he were able to run again, he could win. "I love my work. But under our constitution I cannot run […]

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