Bob Corker

Flake rankles fellow Republicans with Trump takedowns

The outgoing Arizona senator's harsh criticism could affect policy negotiations and the midterms.<p>Jeff Flake’s Republican colleagues are getting tired of the retiring senator’s takedowns of President Donald Trump.<p>In his latest excoriation of his longtime sparring partner, the Arizona Republican took …

Politics

Arizona’s G.O.P. Senators Assail Trump for His Attacks on the Press

WASHINGTON — Senator Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to castigate President Trump for his “assaults” on American media and to compare the president’s words to those of a former Soviet dictator who slaughtered millions of his own citizens in a reign of terror.<p>…

U.S. Politics

Trump’s on-and-off relationship with Graham hits the skids

Until their recent cooling off, Graham was perhaps the only Republican who had Trump’s trust and enough juice with Democrats to cut a deal on immigration.<p>Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump were daily phone partners in the throes of the Obamacare repeal debate. But now — in a similarly-heated …

U.S. Congress

Donald Trump holds more cards than we think

America’s last election is best recollected in “final straw” moments. Whether Donald Trump was scorning the Muslim parents of a slain soldier, …

Donald Trump

Fannie-Freddie Regulator Calls for Utility Mortgage Guarantors

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator is throwing its voice into the debate about what to do with the two companies at the center of the U.S. …

Business

Trump campaigned to remove the GOP's 'shackles.' Instead, he's often wearing them

In the heat of his unlikely presidential campaign, Donald Trump declared himself free of the “shackles” of the Republican Party, promising to “fight for America the way I want to” and insisting he would never wish “to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people.”<p>Yet a year into his presidency, Trump …

Politics

'Presidency for Sale': Report Details Big-Buck Spending by Influence Seekers at Trump Properties

President Donald Trump's first year in office has been a "year of unprecedented conflicts of interest," according to a new report that documents how …

Liberal View

The Senate and You, Jeff Flake

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake again took to the Senate floor to blast his party’s president — this time comparing President Donald Trump’s attacks on the …

Liberal View

Senators Threaten Legislation Over Social Media Firms' Content

Big social media companies made a case against new legislative mandates by emphasizing their voluntary efforts to root out terrorism-related material …

Politics

Democrats only need one more vote in the Senate to restore net neutrality

On Monday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that 50 senators now endorse a measure to overturn the FCC’s controversial decision …

Net Neutrality

Trump didn’t scrap the Iran deal. But he did the next worst thing.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S advisers barely prevailed on him not to scrap the nuclear agreement with Iran last week, staving off for 120 days a self-inflicted foreign policy disaster. But Mr. Trump did the next-worst thing: He issued an ultimatum to Congress and America’s European allies demanding …

Opinion

Marsha Blackburn up big in Tennessee Senate race: poll

Rep. Marsha Blackburn held a commanding lead in the Aug. 2 Republican primary for Senate in Tennessee, according to a new poll commissioned for the …

Elections

How Much Money Has Trump Made From His Hotels And Golf Clubs?

Eric Trump gives his father quarterly financial reports on the Trump Organization — and the president’s son has had good news to share. A new report …

Donald Trump

Foreign groups stayed at Trump hotels to please him: report

The Trump Organization has said it will give profits from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury.

Saudi Arabia

Senate campaign fundraising reports roll in

Senate incumbents and challengers are building up their war chests for 2018 as the battle for the upper chamber continues to heat up.<p>The map favors …

Sherrod Brown

Trump: 'Senator Dicky Durbin' lying about DACA meeting

President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), referring to the senator as "Dicky," mischaracterized what was said at Thursday's meeting on immigration where the president was accused of calling African nations and Haiti a "shithole."<p>"Senator Dicky Durbin totally …

Politics

[OPINION] If Trump is an unfit president, why is he still in power?

<i>This article first appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>A week after the release of a book depicting him as not intelligent enough and not mentally fit to be …

Donald Trump

Watchdog: Foreign regimes, others spend big at Trump properties to ‘curry favor’

WASHINGTON — Four foreign governments, 16 special interest groups and 35 Republican congressional campaign committees spent money at Trump properties in 2017, according to data compiled by the government watchdog group Public Citizen.<p>A lawyer for President-elect Donald Trump outlined a plan during …

Politics

Republican senator compares Trump to Stalin - and party to Stalin's enablers

<b>By Amber Phillips of the Washington Post</b><p>A sitting US senator plans to give a speech this week comparing the president of his own party to Soviet …

Elections

White House says Trump couldn’t possibly be racist: he had a TV show and politicians took his money

The Trump team falls back on the claim that people secretly begged him for stuff, therefore their criticism is moot.<p>Facing continued criticism of …

Donald Trump

Trump's nicknames for rivals, from 'Rocket Man' to 'Pocahontas'

President Trump is known for giving his political opponents and critics nicknames, especially on social media.<p>Read on for a list of Trump's most iconic nicknames.<p>Dicky Durbin<p>Trump made waves when he referred to Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as “Dicky Durbin” online.<p>“Senator Dicky Durbin …

Donald Trump

North Korea tensions ease ahead of Winter Olympics

After months of turmoil over nuclear testing, tensions appear to be thawing on the Korean peninsula ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in South …

North Korea

GOP senators eager for Romney to join them

Senate Republicans are eager for Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyJeb Bush trades Derek Jeter for Tagg Romney in Miami Marlins bid: report Rubio: …

Elections

Jeff Flake Should Stop Giving Anti-Trump Speeches and Start Opposing His Agenda

No Senate Republican, with the possible exception of John McCain, has taken a stronger verbal stance against President Trump than Arizona’s Jeff …

Jeff Flake

Afghanistan moves reignite war authorization debate

As the Pentagon prepares to send another 1,000 military advisers to Afghanistan, several lawmakers have again taken up legislation that would give …

LaVar Ball

A party that has lost its soul

The Republican establishment is determined to shove down the throats of the American people what they failed to do during president Barack Obama’s …

Barack Obama

These Senators are celebrating MLK’s legacy but stayed silent on Trump’s racism

"A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right."<p>On Monday, a large number of federal lawmakers took to Twitter to post Martin Luther …

History

Report: Senior GOP Representative Impressed Trump by Giving Him Cherry Starburst

For the last nine months, Tufts professor Daniel Drezner has been compiling, via Twitter, a list of firsthand accounts of President Trump that …

Politics

‘I’m Running,’ Romney Says Privately, but as a Trump Friend or Foe?

SALT LAKE CITY — A few days after Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced that he would conclude his tenure after serving 42 years in office, the state’s governor, Gary Herbert, was growing anxious about whether Mitt Romney would run for the seat.<p>“Let’s not be coy about this,” Mr. Herbert said he …

Elections

Jeff Flake to Deliver Another Fiery Anti-Trump Speech From Senate Floor

Jeff Flake, the Arizona senator who has positioned himself as the foremost Republican objector to President Trump’s brand of hard-edged nationalism, …

Politics