Darrell Issa

Secret House Republican memo causes new rifts over Russia investigation

Conservative Republicans are pushing to release a memo containing classified information about the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, sparking new controversy in a case that has already caused deep partisan rifts.<p>The contents of the four-page memo, which was written …

Politics

Democrats sweat nightmare scenario in California

In key House races, Republican candidates might be the only names on the ballot in November.<p>FULLERTON, Calif. — Democrats who cheered the retirement announcements of Reps. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce last week are sobering up to a new fear: A potential nightmare scenario in which no Democratic …

Politics

In Supreme Court Privacy Case, Lawmakers Side With Microsoft

Five lawmakers told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Congress didn’t intend for an electronic privacy law to authorize the government’s seizure of …

Privacy

A Problem for Republicans Fighting to Keep California House Seats: Trump

LOS ANGELES — With California looming as a critical battleground in the Democratic campaign to capture Congress, vulnerable Republican House members here are now struggling under the weight of President Trump’s unpopularity and policies, which are widely viewed as damaging to this heavily …

Elections

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an …

Linda Sarsour

Bipartisan Bills In Congress Would Defund Federal Civil Forfeiture, DEA Marijuana Seizures

Amid relentless partisan bickering, it can be downright surprising when Members of Congress actually agree on a major policy reform. Multiple bills currently pending on the Hill would defund or eliminate many federal civil forfeiture programs. This notorious power enables law enforcement to …

Opinion

First Read’s Morning Clips: Trump has 39 percent job rating

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Trump ends first year in office with 39 percent job rating</b><p>From our latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: “President Donald Trump ends his first year in office with 39 percent of Americans approving of his job performance, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street …

U.S. Politics

Senate Dems Cruz-ing for a bruising

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><i>On the roster: Senate Dems Cruz-ing for a bruising - Trump fires up pro-life demonstrators - Ryan sets fundraising record - Report: FBI investigating connection between Putin, NRA - **HIC**</i><p><b>SENATE DEMS CRUZING FOR A BRUISING</b> …

U.S. Politics

With Trump’s Visit to Pennsylvania, G.O.P. Scrambles to Save a House Seat

WASHINGTON — Republicans are scrambling to save a heavily conservative House seat in western Pennsylvania, dispatching President Trump to the district on Thursday while preparing a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to stave off another embarrassing special election defeat in a district that …

Elections

Ryan's 2017 fundraising haul: $44 million

House Speaker Paul Ryan raised more than $44 million in 2017, an off-year record for any House leader — a financial haul Republicans hope will shore up vulnerable GOP members in what's shaping up to be a tough midterm cycle for Republicans.<p>In the last quarter, Ryan raised $4.8 million, his …

Politics

Perfect storm builds against Republicans in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If Democrats are to reclaim the majority in the House of Representatives this year, they will almost certainly do so with the …

Politics

North County Report: Carlsbad Edges Out San Diego in Rental Prices

Carlsbad welcome sign. / Image via ShutterstockA new report released by the national apartment listing website RentCafe puts up-to-date figures …

San Diego

Democrats are way too cocky over 2018

We know what to expect from midterm elections in a president's first term. History tells us that the party holding the White House generally loses …

Calvin Coolidge

Fourth Republican enters race to succeed Rep. Darrell Issa

Another Republican has entered the race to fill Rep. Darrell Issa’s seat in Congress, the latest to join a growing fray to win a rare open seat.<p>San …

Elections

2018 Democratic Wave Likely to Be a True Tsunami in California

Everyone knows how strongly Democratic California is, but it’s amazing how quickly and thoroughly the Donkey Party has monopolized political power in …

Elections

Dems search for winning playbook

Democrats are feeling increasingly confident about their chances of winning back the House and Senate in the 2018 midterms.<p>After a surprising victory …

Politics

The end of prohibition

×<p>Image via Shutterstock<p>Six days into the New Year was already feeling like a decade when my husband and I decided to go couch shopping before …

San Diego

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

<b>Three-day weekends always come with a</b> price, which for Congress means figuring out how to fund the government and renew a controversial surveillance …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Morning Report: A New Convention Center Idea

Professional signature gatherers have a new job this week: Get a measure on the ballot that would raise the hotel tax to fund a Convention Center …

San Diego

Worst of Trump’s enablers? Kevin McCarthy’s “Starburst strategy”

GOP House leader, who once accused Trump of being on Putin’s payroll, is now his candyman. This won’t end well<p>On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday President Donald Trump visited Trump International Golf Club for his usual weekend promotional appearance at one of his properties. He stopped …

U.S. Politics

Republicans who won't be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., will retire at the end of his term.<p>“Representing you has been the privilege of a lifetime,” Issa, 64, said in a statement.<p>But Issa could come back to Congress, after all. He is reportedly considering running for Rep. Duncan Hunter’s seat, should he end up resigning his …

U.S. Politics

About that ‘blue wave’ + Hawaii’s ballistically bad moment + Fallout from Trump’s (....)hole moment + Where’s Doug Ose?

Our take<p><i>Editorials</i><p><b>Only this Republican whisperer can save California from offshore drilling</b>: The Trump administration should listen to them. Chances …

Eric Greitens

Rep. Issa's abandoned district shifting left with anti-trump fervor

North County resident Janis Newland faces a potentially tough decision in November’s mid-term election.<p>Her preferred candidate for congress, Darrell …

Elections

Republicans Issue Increasingly Dire Warnings About Dem Midterm Wave

Republicans are growing more and more alarmed about the prospect of losing the House of Representatives in November, which would break the party’s …

News

Democrats, GOP mull possible election wave in age of Trump

Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about …

Elections

Rep. Issa’s retirement leaves door open for a Democrat to take over his seat

Sara Jacobs, who worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign as a foreign policy adviser, is running for the open seat in California’s 49th District left …

Politics

Politics Report: What the Mayor Didn’t Say in His Big Speech

File: Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivers his 2017 State of the City speech. / Photo by Jamie Scott LytleOne of my favorite things we do is our annual …

San Diego

Q&A: Recapping the wild and weird week for Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter

Political intrigue swirled around San Diego-area Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter this past week amid developments that raised questions about …

Elections

New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big this year

A raft of retirements, difficulty recruiting candidates and President Trump’s continuing pattern of throwing his party off message have prompted new alarm among Republicans that they could be facing a Democratic electoral wave in November.<p>The concern has grown so acute that Trump received what one …

Politics

Why Are So Many Republicans Running for the Exits?

More Republican incumbents have announced their retirement ahead of the 2018 midterms – but others are just bracing for a new wave<p>Congress just …

U.S. Politics