Elections

Gov. Kasich: Neither party 'cares about helping poor people'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivered a harsh critique of the partisan fight over health care Sunday on CNN, telling "State of the Union" host Dana Bash: "I don't think either party particularly cares about helping poor people."<p>"Both parties ought to be worried about poor people because I don't …

Politics

Democrats Weigh Future After Another Election Loss

WASHINGTON — Democrats remain split over the best way to move forward after a string of losses in recent elections, and a number of House Democrats have spoken up about whether keeping Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the top of their leadership is in the best interest of the party as they seek to …

Politics

Gerrymandering gives GOP huge structural advantage

Republican gains in statehouses during Obama's first midterm produced a priceless advantage when House districts were redrawn after the 2010 census, …

Politics

Why did Democrats Ossoff and Parnell lose their congressional races in Georgia and South Carolina?

Low turnout among black voters likely sealed their fate<p>Democrats around the country were hopeful that they could win two special elections Tuesday in what had long been “safe” Republican districts in Georgia and South Carolina. Instead, both Democratic candidates — Jon Ossoff and Archie Parnell — …

Jon Ossoff

Presidential debate: Trump, Obama clash over health care

WASHINGTON — In addition to disputes over costs and insurance rates for Americans, the health care debate also features the most public duel yet between President Trump and predecessor Barack Obama — including an argument over the use of the word "mean."<p>"Well, he (Obama) used my term, 'mean,'" …

Health Care

Kasich downplays GOP wins: 'long way' to 2018

In an interview with Dana Bash, Ohio Gov. John Kasich downplays the GOP's string of special election wins under Trump

John Kasich

Comparing Donald Trump to Richard Nixon is unfair — to Nixon

Max Boot, Opinion columnist<p>Kremlingate, the scandal involving the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia, has already led to the firing of the FBI director, the appointment of a special counsel and hints that the president may fire the special counsel, too. Naturally this has prompted comparisons …

Donald Trump

John Kasich Is Furious Over Healthcare: ‘I Don’t Think Either Party Cares About Helping Poor People’

Ohio Governor and former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich visited CNN’s <i>State of the Union</i> to discuss the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the widely maligned healthcare legislation that saw protesters dragged down Capitol Hill hallways on Friday. Democrats lashed out at the …

2016 U.S. Elections

Schiff: Possible Lynch meddling in Clinton email probe makes me ‘queasy’

WASHINGTON – Borrowing a line from ousted FBI director James Comey, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday he’s “queasy” …

Hillary Clinton

Schiff criticizes Obama’s handling of Russia

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee criticized Barack Obama for the president’s response to intelligence reports that the Russian president was working to elect Donald Trump.<p>Rep. Adam Schiff, speaking on CNN, was asked about a June 23 article in The Washington Post that said Obama …

Russia

Chuck Schumer Hits Fellow Democrats With a Jarring Wake-Up Call After Latest Loss to Trump's GOP

Sen. Chuck Schemer (D-NY) said on Sunday that critics of his party have a point when they ask, “What the heck do Democrats stand for?”<p>During an …

Chuck Schumer

Top Senate Democrat Schumer: 50-50 chance Republicans pass healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he sees a 50 percent probability that Republicans will be able to pass their healthcare bill.<p>"I think they have at best a 50-50 chance of passing this bill," he said in an interview with ABC's "This …

U.S. Congress

Gov. John Kasich's website hacked with apparent ISIS propaganda

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ohio Governor John Kasich's website was hacked Sunday, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda.<p>Visitors to governor.ohio.gov were greeted with a black background and an Arabic symbol while an Islamic call to prayer played in the background.<p>"You will be held accountable Trump," …

Justice

Trump Admits To Calling The GOP Healthcare Bill ‘Mean’ While Accusing Obama Of Using ‘My Term’

This morning while John Kasich went live on CNN to slam Democrats and Republicans over the Better Care Reconciliation Act’s effects on poor people, President Trump’s visage appeared on a taped <i>Fox and Friends</i> segment. In the above clip, he admitted to making a closed-door remark — which was leaked …

Health Care

Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History

The Democratic Party is at its lowest ebb in the memory of everyone now alive. It’s lost the White House and both houses of Congress. On the state …

Democratic Party

Trumpmania Cools in This Pennsylvania Town

A Democratic mayor invited the Republican insurgent to visit last summer. It seemed like a good idea at the time.<p>A year ago this week, Lou Mavrakis beamed as Donald Trump campaigned in economically-ravaged Monessen, Pennsylvania, promising to bring back steel jobs and punish China for unfair trade …

Politics

'I don't think they're that far off': Trump says the Senate is close to a healthcare overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on passing a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare" and believes his majority party is "going to get there."<p>Trump's optimism runs counter to the public opposition of five …

U.S. Congress

Bernie Sanders responds to ongoing probe into wife's 2010 bank loan

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has retained counsel as the FBI investigates whether his wife Jane committed fraud to acquire a loan for a now-shuttered Vermont college, predicted Saturday night that the probe would be a political fizzle.<p>"This was a story that just, amazingly enough, came out in …

Bernie Sanders

CBC declines White House meeting with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman, Rep. Cedric Richmond, joins Joy Reid to discuss why the CBC turned down the invitation to meet with the …

Politics

Dem Senator: GOP dissent 'pre-scripted theater'

The State of the Union panel: Rick Santorum, Rep. Andre Carson, Rep. Ruben Gallego and Amanda Carpenter discuss the ongoing debate on the Senate's health care bill.

Rick Santorum

CIA Director Praises Trump’s Love of Facts, Slams Leakers

In a Saturday interview with MSNBC, CIA Director Mike Pompeo described President Donald Trump as a serious consumer of U.S. intelligence, and blamed …

Donald Trump

Trump may not be the electoral disaster Dems hoped for

Besides the fact that Republicans historically have been more reliable midterm voters, Democrats may have another problem in 2018: Trump isn't the …

Politics

Collins Says Waiting for CBO Score to Decide on Health Vote - Bloomberg

A key moderate Republican senator said on Sunday she’s waiting for a Congressional Budget Office score to finalize her position on the Senate bill to …

U.S. Congress

Sen. Johnson: No quick Senate vote on Obamacare overhaul

One of the Republican senators initially opposing legislation to overhaul Obamacare said he does not want a quick vote on the bill.<p>Sen. Ron Johnson, speaking Sunday on NBC’s "Meet the Press," said “I’m not a ‘yes,’ yet” on the bill unveiled last week by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Johnson is …

Politics

Rare G.O.P. Species Runs for New Jersey Governor: A Moderate

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — The Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey sat on a plush beige couch in the Republican mayor’s condo, surrounded by Republican county officials and politicians, and offered up her plan to stem what is perhaps the state’s most daunting challenge — its deepening …

2016 U.S. Elections

Eric Trump: Dem Party boss Tom Perez is a ‘nut job’

Eric Trump on Sunday called Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez a "nut job.""The head of the DNC, he's quite frankly a nut job," …

Tom Perez

Congressman Adam Schiff Blames Obama and Trump For Russian Hacking

Congressman <b>Adam Schiff</b> blames former President Obama for not standing up to the Russians while they were hacking Hillary Clinton's emails during the …

Adam Schiff

Merkel challenger calls Trump 'will-o-the-wisp' president

BERLIN – Martin Schulz, the center-left challenger running against Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowed Sunday to get his Social Democratic party into power despite weak poll numbers ahead of Germany's national election in September.<p>Schulz focused on social justice in his campaign speech at a party …

Germany

Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar makes emotional appeal to electors to vote with 'inner conscience'

<b>New Delhi:</b> Making an emotional appeal to MPs and MLAs, Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Sunday urged them to cast their votes with …

India

Trump can’t stop hurling ‘Pocahontas’ insult at Warren

President Trump rekindled his feud with persistent critic Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunday, saying referring to her as “Pocahontas” is an insult to …

2016 U.S. Presidential Election