Chuck Grassley

There Are Painful Problems in the Vetting of Brett Kavanaugh

Why is Judge Kavanaugh’s former deputy allowed to decide which White House records we get to see? And what, exactly, is the rush?<p>Arguably the most …

Donald Trump

Republicans ‘hiding’ evidence on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s anti-LGBT record, campaigners claim

LGBT advocates have demanded the release of documents detailing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s involvement in anti-LGBT policies – as …

Brett Kavanaugh

Notes Suggest FBI Employees Plotted To Keep Using Steele After He Broke FBI Rules

Did disgraced Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, hatch the plan to use former …

Donald Trump

Media Conspiracy Theories About Devin Nunes Are Getting Out Of Control

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee secretly bought and paid for an information campaign …

Donald Trump

New Mexico insurer urges judge: Scrap risk adjustment rule

By DAN DIAMOND (ddiamond@politico.com; @ddiamond)<p><i>With help from Paul Demko, Ted Hesson and Sarah Owermohle</i><p><b>NEW MEXICO INSURER URGES JUDGE: SCRAP RISK ADJUSTMENT RULE —</b> New Mexico Health Connections, whose lawsuit prompted CMS to temporarily pause the ACA’s risk adjustment program last month, is now …

Health Care

Trump's plan to boost ethanol could quickly get sidelined

President Trump’s plan to boost the amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply is quickly passing its window of opportunity to be of any …

U.S. Politics

Senate gears up for major Kavanaugh confirmation battle

The Senate this summer is gearing up for a major political battle over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is poised to …

Politics

Delay, Delay, Delay

Thanks to Harry Reid, Senate Democrats don't have a lot of options in opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Back in 2013, …

Politics

Archivist rejects Democrats' demand for Kavanaugh documents

The National Archives is doubling down on its refusal to respond to Democratic requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's …

The White House

Today in Trump’s America: Trump raises money for GOP Rep. who said most mass shooters are Democrats

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><i>Good morning from</i> <i>Emily</i> …

Donald Trump

Republicans roll out reams of Kavanaugh docs

Senate Republicans released a bundle of White House documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh yesterday, just weeks before the start of his …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump administration appoints Grant Menke to serve as State Director for USDA Rural Development in Iowa

(Des Moines)--The Trump Administration recently appointed Grant Menke as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development in Iowa. Menke began his …

Agriculture

Desperation: Ludicrous Tactics of Kavanaugh Opponents Sink to New, Hilarious Low

Swing and a Miss.

Conservative View

Chelsea Clinton Headlines ‘Rise Up for Roe’ Event, Thanks Planned Parenthood and NARAL

After participating in a “Rise Up for Roe” kick-off event Saturday in New York City, Chelsea Clinton tweeted her thanks to Planned Parenthood and …

Feminism

One year after Charlottesville, the Republican Party has lost all ability to condemn racism

It was one year ago this weekend that hundreds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Va., for the now-infamous “Unite the Right” rally. We all know what happened next. Counter-protesters showed up to condemn their hateful message and the rally descended into violence, …

Rights & Freedoms

Kavanaugh v. Giuliani: can a president be subpoenaed?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Here are the stories our D.C. insiders are talking about in this week's "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow's headlines today.<p>1. Trump's working vacation<p>The President spent the past week at one of his favorite places -- the Trump National Golf Club in …

Politics

Don't let politics infect selection of Iowa judges

CLOSE<p>Governor Kim Reynolds announces her pick for Iowa’s next state Supreme Court justice, Susan Christensen.<p>American democracy depends on fair …

Government

Friday’s Mini-Report, 8.10.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:<p>* Save the date: “The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to begin confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett …

Donald Trump

Kavanaugh confirmation hearings scheduled to begin Sept. 4

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to begin confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 4, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced Friday.<p>Grassley expects the hearings to last between three to four days, his office said, with opening statements …

Politics

Can Jared Kushner Talk Trump Into a Sentencing Reform Push?

Anyone who has watched the long, tortuous progress of criminal justice reform legislation in Congress (it’s done a lot better at the state level) …

Jared Kushner

The End of the World Is Scheduled for September 4th

<i>The Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite).</i>At long last, <i>the</i> day of doom has been …

Conservative View

What to Expect This Autumn

Making the click-through worthwhile: Coming attractions for the big political news in the weeks to come; why we need to end the era of the …

U.S. Politics

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to start Sept. 4

The Senate will begin the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 4.<p>Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, says the committee will launch up to four days of review that Tuesday, beginning with opening remarks from senators.<p>Kavanaugh …

U.S. Supreme Court

Russian meddling on social media happens on both the right and left

Much of the attention paid to Russian interference in American political and civic life has focused on the Trump campaign. This ignores that the …

Social Media

Newly released documents illuminate little from Trump's Supreme Court nominee

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday began releasing a small slice of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's work in the early 2000s for President George W. Bush, including the administration's response to the September 11 attacks.<p>While the documents make evident …

Politics

Emails Show Christopher Steele Lobbied DOJ Official On Behalf Of Russian Oligarch

1:08 PM 08/09/2018<p><b>Christopher Steele was working on the Trump dossier at the same time he was lobbying DOJ official Bruce Ohr on behalf of a Russian</b> …

Christopher Steele

Hypocrisy surrounds Kavanaugh’s nomination

In his Aug. 5 Sunday Opinion piece, “Kavanaugh’s record is enough,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit have provided more than enough insight into his qualifications as a judge, and that …

Opinion

Grassley demands to see ex-spy Christopher Steele's videotaped deposition

A key lawmaker has ratcheted up the pressure to obtain video of a deposition Christopher Steele, author of the infamous Trump dossier, gave in a U.K. legal proceeding that could shed light on events that led to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Trump.<p>Senate Judiciary …

Politics

Trump Meets with Governors to Address Prison Reform, Recidivism

President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday, part of an effort to …

Donald Trump

Trump has privately expressed openness to broad criminal justice reform

Trump met with Republican Sens. Mike Lee, Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott and Chuck Grassley last week to discuss a comprehensive prison-reform bill that …

Lindsey Graham