Will Hurd

Rep. Will Hurd: Syrian Mission Will Be Accomplished When Assad Is Out

Rep. Will Hurd praised the U.S.-led strike on Syria Saturday — but said President Donald Trump can only declare "mission accomplished" when President …

Middle East

Dems, GOP using immigration in House races, but differently

WASHINGTON (AP) - Both Democrats and Republicans think the stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress over immigration can help them in …

Immigration

Politics Reporter

The Rivard Report is seeking a full-time reporter to cover politics in San Antonio, including (but not limited to) Bexar County, and the Texas State …

Mark Twain

DCCC Adds Two Black Candidates to Red to Blue

Majority of 33 candidates in program now women<p>The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing its fourth round of Red to Blue candidates …

Paul Ryan

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Tackles Regional Affairs with US Defense Secretary at Pentagon

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held talks on Thursday with US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis …

Middle East

Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 3/22

<b>DCCC</b>: On Thursday, the DCCC added another nine candidates to its Red to Blue program. Red to Blue is meant to highlight the candidates the committee …

Republicans

1 month after attacking Laura Moser, DCCC spars with another Texas Democrat

WASHINGTON – The House Democratic campaign arm may well be at war with another Texas Democrat.<p>Lillian Salerno, a Democratic House candidate in the …

Government

Marching with intent: How civics classes create teen leaders

Collapse<p>Boston<p>When the fire alarm went off at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, Rebecca Schneid’s teacher hid her in the newspaper …

Education

Typos, spelling mistakes are commonplace in Trump's White House

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump boasted during the campaign that he has the "best words." If the past 14 months in the White House are an …

Donald Trump

Saudi crown prince meets Republican, Democratic congressmen in Washington

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives in the Washington DC leg of his …

Saudi Arabia

The Blast

Giffords group endorses 3 Texas candidates, including 2 in runoffs<p><b>First in The Blast:</b> The political organization helmed by former U.S. Rep. <b>Gabrielle</b> …

Guns

Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica attracts scrutiny | House passes cyber response team bill | What to know about Russian cyberattacks on energy grid

<i>Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg

Vulnerable House Republicans craft an immigration plan

Republicans represent 23 congressional districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Thirteen of those Republicans are banding together to …

Immigration

House Republicans Are Realizing Premature End to Russia Probe Made Them Look Ridiculous: Report

House Republicans appear to be realizing that they undermined their credibility when they reported their conclusions about the Russia investigation …

Donald Trump

Republicans on defensive over Russia report finding

Republicans are on the defensive about their own announcement concluding the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia's election …

Donald Trump

All the thought leaders are mad at Trump

Sure, the SXSW conference, with its opulent spreads, nonstop networking, and startup lingo, can feel like an episode of <i>Silicon Valley</i>. But in 2018, …

El Paso

Lawmakers press for $237 million to fully fund cybersecurity program

Three lawmakers are pressing House appropriators to fully fund a key cybersecurity program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in funding …

Trump Administration

The blue wave is rippling through some Texas counties

Not every political consultant will flash their list of government seats they believe are up for grabs this year. But some will, and here’s the …

Government

Mex-tech showcase at SXSW turns attention to country's rising startup scene

AUSTIN — One company uses drones to root out a fungus affecting a banana crop and alerts farmers about what their fields need.<p>Another one built an …

Mexico

Washington Breaks Out the “Just Following Orders” Nazi Defense for CIA Director-Designate Gina Haspel

During the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, several Nazis, including top German generals Alfred Jodl and Wilhelm Keitel, claimed they were not …

Liberal View

16 Thoughts Without Even Knowing Who Won in Pennsylvania

Inside Elections’ Nathan Gonzales gives decisive takeaways from an undecided contest<p>The special election race for Pennsylvania’s 18th District is too …

Politics

The Democrats need to flip 24 seats to win back the House -- here's how they can get there

Democrat Conor Lamb’s apparent upset win in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district is sending shockwaves through the Republican Party, as the …

Liberal View

Court action takes pressure off Democrats to deal with GOP on immigration

Democrats no longer have an incentive to give Republicans concessions in the ongoing immigration debate on Capitol Hill.<p>Money for Donald Trump’s …

Immigration

Trump couldn't save Pennsylvania House seat, but omens are mixed for Texas races

WASHINGTON — With visions of a fall tidal wave spinning in their heads, Democrats spent Wednesday celebrating a win in a Pittsburgh-area …

John Culberson

Rep. Hurd: Border Security, DACA Can Come at the Same Time

Technology improvements are needed at the nation's border to help keep the United States safe, Rep. Will Hurd said Thursday, and those can come at …

Immigration

Overnight Cybersecurity: Former Equifax exec charged with insider trading | Dems blast GOP over House Russia probe | Lawmakers weigh security of energy infrastructure

<i>Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots</i> …

Donald Trump

Trump's wall is performance art, not border security

Donald Trump loves the ceremonial parts of his job, and his trip to California to inspect prototypes for a border wall was pure theater. He got to project toughness, point to something tangible, make big promises and take credit — without actually accomplishing anything. He’s not a president; he’s …

Immigration

House Intelligence Committee Finds 'No Evidence' of Collusion Between Trump Team and Russia

On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said that while they thought Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 election, they found no …

Donald Trump

Texas Dems worry bigger riffs ahead with national party

As Democrats gear up to flip five Republican-held Texas congressional seats this year, Texas Democrats are imploring their party to send national …

Government

Playbook Exchange at SXSW

Join POLITICO Playbook Co-Authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman for a special Playbook Exchange event at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Programming will feature candid conversations with Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.), Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) about policy, politics, and how …

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