U.S. Elections

Trump tells Senate GOP to go nuclear

President Donald Trump began the second day of the government shutdown imploring Senate Republicans to invoke the so-called nuclear option, having the chamber vote on all legislation on a majority basis.<p>"If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long …

Politics

Duckworth calls Trump 'draft dodger' in speech

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost both of her legs in the Iraq War, calls President Trump a "draft dodger" amid the ongoing debate about the government shutdown.

Tammy Duckworth

Gingrich on shutdown: Trump thinks he's winning

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like …

Chuck Schumer

McConnell Calls for Vote at 1 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has called for a vote to end the government shutdown at 1 a.m. on Monday, the Washington Post …

Politics

We recommend Jessica Gonzalez in Democratic primary for Texas House District 104

Experience is not always enough, and in a matchup between a long-time incumbent and a newcomer, we favor attorney Jessica Gonzalez.<p>Incumbent Roberto …

Opinion

As Hunter digs in, Republicans wring hands

Republicans are walking on eggshells around Rep. Duncan Hunter.<p>His future and the fate of his East County district are uncertain, but Hunter is …

Darrell Issa

Who Will Carry The Blame For The Shutdown? Maybe No One

While a lot of furious negotiation has been going on behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to end a partial government shutdown, to voters and cable news viewers it may look like most of the work in Washington is going into pointing fingers.<p>As the countdown to shutdown hit zero, an official White House …

Politics

Poll: Trump mired at historically low approval level despite voters’ economic optimism

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: …

Elections

Marchers send message to Trump: Expect us at the polls

They came wearing pink hats, pink scarves and pink jackets, crowding into city streets which roared with noise. There were strollers and walkers and wheelchairs, dogs and drummers and infants. And as the marchers passed in front of a building bearing the president's name in gold letters, they …

Donald Trump

Why Democrats keep winning special elections

Republicans across the country were shaken this week when Democrat Patty Schachtner won a special election in a rural Wisconsin district that …

Elections

Thousands rally across US one year after Women’s March – video report

Tens of thousands of women turned out across the US on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March, when millions rallied to demonstrate their unhappiness with the election of Donald Trump. Chanting slogans including ‘This is what democracy looks like’ and ‘Donald Trump has got to …

Politics

Stormy Daniels cashes in on Trump controversy

On the heels of an alleged affair with then-businessman Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels is making a public appearance at a club in Greenville, South Carolina.

Donald Trump

Eric Trump on government shutdown: 'Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us'

President Donald Trump's son Eric doesn't believe the government shutdown is all that bad.<p>In fact, he views it in a positive light because he …

Jeanine Pirro

Former RNC chair: 'This shutdown rests at the feet of the GOP'

"Despite the rhetorical effort to paste Democrats with 'Schumer's Shutdown' and to redefine what constitutes majority control of the Senate ('60'? …

Charles Schumer

Poll finds public optimistic about the economy, critical of Trump, split on issues

Americans have reached a split-screen assessment of the state of the country at the end of President Trump’s first year in office, expressing the most positive views about the economy in nearly two decades while giving Trump historically low approval, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News …

Politics

11 bills Christie vetoed (on guns, pensions & more) now getting new life under Phil Murphy

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Joins Nancy Pelosi At Paid Family Leave Rally In NYC<p>N.J. workers rally at Newark Airport for $15 minimum wage<p>Phil Murphy …

New Jersey

In spending fight, Republicans embrace Trump’s hard-line stand on immigration

WASHINGTON – Amid the chaos and confusion of Capitol Hill this week, one prevailing trend emerged: Republican leaders are embracing the party’s …

Immigration

After loss to de Blasio, Malliotakis plans next move

Since losing to Mayor de Blasio in November, state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has privately considered running for everything from lieutenant …

New York City

Dems vow to block latest GOP plan to end shutdown

A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday. Democrats say they have the votes …

Mitch McConnell

Shutdown could hurt Democrats seeking reelection in Trump states

Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., a Pennsylvania Democrat facing reelection this year in a state that narrowly voted to put Donald Trump in the White House, was the sort of senator Republicans hoped would vote against their bill to fund the government late Friday.<p>Casey obliged — and his likely 2018 …

Sherrod Brown

The Government Shutdown Could Be A Massive Blow To The GOP In Upcoming 2018 Midterm Elections

Beginning today, the government of the United States officially shut down and furloughed all non-essential personnel. While members of the military …

Government Shutdown

George H.W. Bush | American Experience

<b>Part I: CAVU</b><p><b>Narrator:</b> September 2, 1944, was what Navy pilots called CAVU -- ceiling and visibility unlimited. It would be Ensign George H. W. Bush's …

Foreign Policy

Correction: Women's Marches story

In a story Jan. 19 about women's marches, The Associated Press misidentified the city of Portsmouth as New Hampshire's state capital, which is Concord. The story also said 1 million marched around the world in rallies protesting President Donald Trump's inauguration; global crowd estimates were in …

U.S. Politics

US Government shutdown: Republicans and Democrats to pay with voters for playing politics with funding deal

Both Republicans and Democrats are playing politics, and both will pay with voters for shutting down the US Government.<p>It's delicious timing for …

Government

Members of Russia's Elite Attended Trump Inauguration

Washington Post: “The attendance of members of Russia’s elite at Trump’s inauguration was evidence of the high anticipation in Moscow of a thaw in …

Politics

Trump campaign ad raises heat in shutdown

US President Donald Trump's presidential campaign has issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, …

Donald Trump

Clinton: Women's March events show 'the power and resilience of women everywhere'

Former Democratic presidential candidate praised Women’s March events around the country on Saturday, saying they showed “the power and resilience of …

Donald Trump

Trump’s greatest strength was not his business acumen but Clinton’s unpopularity | McClatchy Washington Bureau

It turns out Donald Trump’s greatest strength in the 2016 presidential race was not his business acumen but rather Hillary Clinton’s …

Donald Trump

SWEET: Will Women's March spur Democratic turnout in mid-term elections?

The bottom political line: Will the Women’s March in Chicago and other cities this weekend make a difference in this election year?<p>“I think people …

Chicago

A closer look at Trump's job rating over his first year

Trump's disapproval rating has risen 10 points over the past year -- to 58 percent today. Here's what it looked like across several key groups, …

Donald Trump