U.S. Congress

Trump has no intention of denouncing the alt-right. He has every intention of escalating his war with the media.

President Trump stepped on stage in Phoenix on Tuesday night with something clearly eating at him. Minutes into his style rally, we learned what: It wasn't the white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan and the neo-Nazis who threw the nation into chaos and allegedly killed a woman in Virginia last …

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan pushes back against Trump’s shutdown comments

House Speaker Paul Ryan threw cold water on the idea of shutting down the government over border-wall funding on Wednesday, pushing back against President Donald Trump’s statement from a day earlier about the issue.<p>“I don’t think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don’t think most people …

Paul Ryan

10 things Mitch McConnell probably hates about Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Trump's relationship is fraying amid Trump's repeated public attacks and controversial statements. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post)<p>While House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is giving a beleaguered President Trump the benefit of the …

Politics

Science Envoy quits with hidden message to Trump in resignation letter

Donald Trump’s Science Envoy has quit by handing in a resignation letter with a hidden message in it.<p>The first letter of every paragraph from Daniel …

U.S. House of Representatives

Paul Ryan Says It Would Demean Racism to Stand Against Trump's White Supremacy Praise

Give Speaker of the House and Man with Resting Assistant Manager of an IHOP Face Paul Ryan credit: If a subject distracts in any way from his …

Paul Ryan

Trump might manage to lose every ally he has

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Bob Menendez’s trial, and how it could lead to the revival of Obamacare repeal, explained

A Democratic senator is going on trial for corruption charges, and Republicans are hoping to get his seat.<p>The long-awaited corruption trial for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will kick off this September, and its outcome could have major implications for the balance of power in the United States Senate …

Politics

Trump Threatens Shutdown, Attacks GOP Senators During Angry Rally

President on Sen. Flake: ‘Nobody knows who the hell he is’<p>An angry and defiant President Donald Trump used a Tuesday campaign rally to threaten a …

Paul Ryan

Trump’s demand to build border wall could upend sensitive negotiations on Capitol Hill

President Trump’s threat to shut down the federal government if Congress doesn’t budget money for a border wall could upend delicate negotiations on Capitol Hill to keep the government fully operating past September as Democrats harden their resolve to oppose the funding.<p>During a campaign rally in …

Paul Ryan

Remember This: Paul Ryan Is Pandering to Neo-Nazis

Paul Ryan has always relied on the assumption that the people he answers to—constituents and reporters—are stupid.<p>This is why he dresses up his …

Paul Ryan

Trump and McConnell try to tamp down talk of growing rift

Amid reports of a widening rift between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Trump, both Republican leaders issued statements Wednesday talking up their “unity” on key Republican agenda items.<p>Trump has waged a public war with McConnell in recent weeks, blaming him for the …

Paul Ryan

Trump vented with multiple GOP senators over Russia: report

President Trump privately voiced frustration on Russia-related matters in phone calls with two GOP senators.<p>Politico reported Wednesday that Trump …

Congressional Committees

Pennsylvania at Risk: New Report “State of Risk” Reveals Broad, Adverse Impact on PA Communities and Public Health from Threatened EPA Cuts

<b>NEWS RELEASE</b><p><i>State of Risk: Pennsylvania</i><i>,</i> a new report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), catalogues far-reaching and grave threats to air, …

U.S. House of Representatives

Paul Ryan Says Tax Code Tells Companies to Produce Abroad

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the need for U.S. tax reform during a tour of Intel headquarters in Oregon. (Source: Bloomberg)

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McConnell and Ryan launch into damage control after Trump rally

The fragile calm showed the Republican Party’s leadership struggling to regain composure after Trump's Phoenix rally.

Paul Ryan

Tax Reform Could Help The Working Class. Republicans Don't Seem Interested.

The tax code offers powerful tool for boosting wages, which Republicans and Democrats have expanded in the past. That may be changing.<p>WASHINGTON ― Republicans have said a lot about how they want to reform the tax code this year ― repealing taxes on large inheritances, cutting the number of tax …

Social Justice

Congressional Black Caucus leaders join the chorus of those questioning Trump's "fitness to serve"

Congressional Black Caucus chair Re. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) speaks at a January press conference on the nomination for Jeff Sessions for attorney …

Congressional Black Caucus

Trump wanted McConnell to 'protect him' from Russia scandal probe

Donald Trump has clashed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions because the president expected the nation’s chief law-enforcement official to shield the …

Donald Trump

GOP leaders hope for green light to release more tax plan details next month

They’re wary of releasing a detailed plan only to have it shot down by fellow Republicans.<p>Republican leaders aim to release more details next month about their tax reform plans, but they want some rank-and-file lawmakers to weigh in first to avoid a repeat of the Obamacare debacle.<p>The leaders plan …

Senate Finance Committee

Watch Paul Ryan talk tax reform at Intel facility in Oregon

<i>[The stream is slated to start at 12 p.m., ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.]</i><p>House Speaker Paul Ryan is set …

Congressional Committees

OPINION | Trump is losing his war against the free press

On Tuesday night in Arizona, in addition to insulting both Republican senators from Arizona, President Trump yet again attacked the free press. Not …

Donald Trump

Anti-Trump agenda in Congress laying waste to the party of Lincoln and Reagan

<i>Editor's note: The following column first appeared in The Washington Times.</i><p>Isn’t it time the president stage an intervention to save Congress from itself? As leader of the Republican Party, the president has every right, even a duty, to intervene when it becomes clear his own party leadership is …

Paul Ryan

4 Ways to Engage Your Customers in Social Good -- And Why It Matters

Many companies weave social good into business, but most struggle to make customers aware.<p>Historically, entrepreneurs did not build companies for social good. That all changed with the internet. People began to leak and access unprecedented information about companies. Revelations about sweatshops, …

U.S. House of Representatives

Black lawmakers push to get Confederate statues out of the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville that led to one death, black lawmakers are ramping up efforts in Congress to remove Confederate statues from federal property, including some in the U.S. Capitol.<p>“The Confederate statues in the Capitol are offensive to all …

Congressional Black Caucus

Trump widens rift with key Republican leaders

In a fiery speech in Arizona Tuesday night in which he implicitly attacked members of his own party, the president took a step into uncharted waters …

Congressional Committees

Congressional Black Caucus launches campaign to remind us Trump is a racist who's unfit for office

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Congressional Black Caucus

GOP Senator Predicts Tax Reform on Christmas Eve

Heller expects debate on tax code overhaul will run into December<p>A Republican member of the Senate Finance Committee thinks an overhaul of the tax …

Senate Finance Committee

Trump risks party rifts with his focus on building a border wall

The fight over the wall is likely to explode in September.<p>President Donald Trump’s vow Tuesday to close down the government if he doesn’t get money for the border wall mirrors private comments he has made to advisers in recent days – and could cause significant rifts within his own party if he …

Politics

Judge allows money laundering charges against Backpage execs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California judge is allowing money laundering charges against the creators of a website that prosecutors have labeled an online brothel.<p>Prosecutors filed the new charges against Backpage.com chief executive Carl Ferrer and website founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin this …

U.S. Senate

Single-Payer Fight Fuels Primary Challengers Against Establishment Democrats

(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)Many prominent Democrats remain unwilling to fight for Medicare for All, but the people are no longer taking "no" …

Congressional Caucuses