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News : Politics

Biden administration 'playing for time' over Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico

Wednesday  15:41,   28 september 2022

After Hurricane Fiona tore through Puerto Rico last week, President Joe Biden said he was “laser-focused” on the crisis and pledged to do “everything, everything we can.” Now, calls are mounting for Biden to waive a labor union-backed shipping rule... >>>

Which Republicans will back Trump if he runs in 2024?

Wednesday  14:00,   28 september 2022

Which Republicans will back Trump if he runs in 2024?Here is where prominent Republican lawmakers stand on whether or not they support Trump as a candidate for the 2024 presidential... >>>

Pence's political nonprofit group airing ads to unseat House Democrats targeted by Republicans

Wednesday  14:00,   28 september 2022

Former Vice President Mike Pence is accelerating efforts to help Republicans win the House majority as his political nonprofit group hits the airwaves in two targeted swing districts with advertising attacking Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Elissa... >>>

Family of Alabama GOP chairman blocked from voting by party's voter ID laws

Wednesday  14:00,   28 september 2022

Family members of the chairman of the Alabama GOP have been vexed by state voter identification laws championed by the party for religious reasons, according to a report. Alabama GOP Chairman John Wahl's brother explained in a 2016 deposition that... >>>

McConnell gives big boost to Senate’s Electoral Count Act bill

Wednesday  13:50,   28 september 2022

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he supports the Electoral Count Reform Act, which aims to protect future elections by making changes to the 1887 Electoral Count Act. McConnell’s support gives a big boost to the... >>>

Melania Trump’s Snub Created a Surge of Conservative Vogue Wannabes

Wednesday  12:31,   28 september 2022

“Corruption chic” is in. That’s according to The Conservateur, a new “D.C.-based fashion-and-lifestyle platform” from some of conservative fashion’s elite, who, upset over Vogue snubbing Melania Trump, are now throwing in their political views with... >>>

A Comedic Showdown in the Keystone State

Wednesday  12:31,   28 september 2022

For a dead serious election that may determine which party controls the Senate come 2023, the contest in Pennsylvania between hulking Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and slender celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz has its share of comic relief. Some of it is... >>>

Ted Cruz Casts Lone ‘No’ Vote Against Legislation Designed to Avoid Another Jan. 6: ‘This Bill Is All About Donald J. Trump’

Wednesday  12:31,   28 september 2022

The Senate Rules Committee green-lit a bill meant to clarify the procedure for certifying presidential election results in Congress to avoid another Capitol insurrection, though without the support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Both Senate Majority... >>>

Hill Dems' hottest leadership ticket: House No. 6

Wednesday  12:31,   28 september 2022

For the moment, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top two lieutenants stay quiet about their futures, the vice chair race in the lower chamber is attracting major heat.As Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top two lieutenants stay mum about their future... >>>

Democrats brace for a national security brain drain

Wednesday  12:31,   28 september 2022

A combination of retirements and vulnerable seats could mean big changes on defense committees in the House.Democrats on committees with oversight of defense and foreign policy issues are among some of the most vulnerable incumbents in a cycle where >>>

White House Economic Advisor Deese Plans to Stay Beyond Midterms

Wednesday  11:11,   28 september 2022

White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said he doesn’t plan to leave his post as the Biden administration prepares for what happens after the November elections in which Republicans could win one or both houses of Congress. ©... >>>

Michael Cohen says Trump's downfall will resemble Al Capone's: 'You're not going to get them on murder, extortion, or racketeering. You're gonna get them on tax evasion.'

Wednesday  11:11,   28 september 2022

Cohen added that he thought Trump's objections to the New York probe were the "nonsensical rantings of a lunatic mind."Speaking on MSNBC's "Deadline White House," Cohen — who was Trump's lawyer and personal fixer — weighed in on a sprawling... >>>

What Liz Cheney, Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey, The Rock, and Andrew Yang have in common: They're third-party alternatives to the Biden-Trump 2024 presidential binary.

Wednesday  10:11,   28 september 2022

As Joe Biden's approval ratings plummet and voters sour on Trump, celebrities are mulling potential independent or third-party presidential... >>>

Democrats Dump Manchin Energy Permitting Plan From Funding Bill

Wednesday  10:11,   28 september 2022

Facing a crippling lack of support on both sides of the aisle, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Tuesday asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to pull a controversial energy permitting reform plan from a funding bill that aims to prevent a... >>>

Gavin Newsom for president? He’s impressing Democratic insiders with blasts at Republicans

Wednesday  10:10,   28 september 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s public slugfests with the governors of Texas and Florida over immigration and abortion is generating important national attention. But perhaps even more importantly — assuming he has further political aspirations — his more... >>>