Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely testing ground before next month’s congressional primaries. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to [...]
Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for “Medicare for All” — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were introducing a resolution aimed at putting Republicans on the defensive about Trump [...]
Nearly 70% of Republicans approve of Trump's handling of Helsinki summit, CBS poll finds
Overall, 55 percent of the people surveyed were unhappy with Trump's performance at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, while about a third — 32 percent — approved, according to the CBS News poll published Thursday.
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Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some GOP congressmen in Virginia want nothing to do with their own party’s provocative candidate for Senate, Corey Stewart, an outspoken acolyte of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments. Stewart says he’s fine with the cold shoulders if it helps Republicans win. By contrast, Democrats appear to be one [...]
Prosecutors: Butina gained access to U.S. officials through Erickson's 'extensive network'
Emails show Republican operative Paul Erickson was aware of and helped in the suspected agent's attempt to influence U.S. officials.
Deputy AG who oversees Mueller investigation: Russian indictments are "good thing"
The deputy attorney general speaks as he faces scrutiny from the most conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill
White House Withdraws Judicial Nomination After GOP Finds It Lacks Votes For Confirmation
Republicans’ bid to transform the federal bench with conservative judges hit its first significant snag Thursday as the White House withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to serve on the powerful and famously liberal 9th Circuit appeals court, The Washington Post reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced he would withdraw Bounds’ nomination after a scheduled vote to confirm him was delayed for nearly an hour while Republicans came to the realization they did not have the votes needed to carry Bounds’ nomination. The nomination drew widespread criticism over articles Bounds wrote in the Stanford Review as an undergraduate that ridiculed multiculturalism and groups...
White House Withdraws Appeals Court Nominee Who Deplored Multiculturalism
The administration moved to avoid an embarrassing defeat for Ryan W. Bounds for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after Tim Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican, said he would oppose the nomination.
In reversal, Pentagon now says it backs GOP measure on birds
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress on Thursday, the [...]
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In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an email to Congress on Thursday, the Pentagon said the proposal could help avoid any "negative readiness impacts on military facilities" that might result from listing the sage grouse and lesser-prairie chicken as endangered.