All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby's annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing. The first sitting president to...Show More Summary
Things are happening in wingnut-land, my friends. According to POLITICO, Jim DeMint may be ousted from his lofty position as president of the ultraconservative Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action think tank. POLITICO cites threeShow More Summary
Vox: “80 sets of invisible eyes rolling”: senators unimpressed by White House North Korea brief Wednesday afternoon, nearly the entire membership of the US Senate packed into a bus and headed to the White House grounds for an unprecedented classified briefing from top Trump administration officials on North Korea policy. Show More Summary
In an interview with Reuters Thursday, President Trump said he was "psyched" to terminate NAFTA but was talked out of it in phone calls by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "You know I was really ready and psyched to terminate NAFTA," Trump said. Show More Summary
Just speculating here. What’s Tom MacArthur up to? His full-throated endorsement and proactive support of the Tea Party’s quest to make health insurance unaffordable goes counter to the wishes of his constituents. So that begs the question: Will TMac run...Read more
AP Photos/Scott Sonner Senator Dean Heller listens to a question from a woman standing in the foreground during a Carson City Chamber of Commerce luncheon on February 22. D ean Heller, a Republican senator from Nevada, is nervous about 2018. Show More Summary
The Thursday revelation that Michael Flynn was warned he couldn't take foreign payments came to the House Oversight Committee courtesy of the Department of Defense. But the White House team that put Flynn in charge of national security...Show More Summary
Roy Moore, who was suspended as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court last year for defying federal court orders regarding same-sex marriage, announced on Wednesday that he would challenge appointed Sen. Luther Strange in this...Show More Summary
Pope Francis has made a surprise TED talk, beamed from the Vatican to Vancouver, calling for leaders to act with humility and tenderness. The first pontifical TED talk, which lasted 18 minutes, featured Francis dispensing advice to politicians and leaders of big business, as well as talking about his own background as the son of migrants.... Show More Summary
The White House says President Donald Trump did not attend the entire meeting with senators who gathered to discuss the crisis in North Korea. An administration official says Trump attended only the first five minutes of the meeting....Show More Summary
The attempt to roll back net neutrality has officially begun. Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, laid out plans Wednesday to limit the agency's oversight of Internet service providers, potentially weakening enforcement of net neutrality. Show More Summary
Leading Off ? AL-Sen: Roy Moore, who was suspended as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court last year for defying federal court orders regarding same-sex marriage, announced on Wednesday that he would challenge appointed Sen. Luther...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump says the leaders of Canada and Mexico called him asking the United States to remain a partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement and that he agreed. [...] in a post Thursday morning on his verified Twitter...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress. [...] Trump's proposal lacks the hard details about making the tax code simpler and more efficient in ways that don't add to the federal government's mounting debt.
The Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme died Wednesday in New York of cancer complications. He was 73. Demme is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, the 1991 horror-thriller that introduced moviegoers to Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter. Show More Summary
Republican leaders like Donald Trump and Paul Ryan made specific public commitments about their health care plan. They're now breaking those promises.
In the weeks after Republicans’ first stab at replacing Obamacare with Trumpcare failed, legislative activity slowed to a crawl and the political world became consumed with President Donald Trump’s schizoid obsession with the 100-day benchmark. Show More Summary
When asked at yesterday's presser if Donald Trump stands by his statement earlier this year that Michael Flynn was the victim of a "media witch hunt," Sean Spicer wouldn't go there: "I think all the facts haven't come out." said the press secretary. Flynn is really running out of friends in Washington DC. When you lose Spicey, who have you got left?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering signing a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. Senior White House officials have been discussing steps...Show More Summary
(Photo: AP/Eric Risberg) Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on February 18, 2016 C orporate America prides itself on rewarding success and punishing failure. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer does not fit comfortably into that narrative. During her five-year...Show More Summary