Coal companies join with Rick Perry to derail Trump nominee

Coal companies join with Rick Perry to derail Trump nominee

Energy Secretary Rick Perry and major coal companies pushed against President Donald Trump's nomination of David Hill for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Energy David Hill, a former Energy Department counsel, had criticized the Trump administration’s push to offer financial help to coal power plants. By DARIUS DIXON 03/19/2019 06:47 PM EDT…
Trump taps former Delta pilot to lead FAA amid turmoil

Trump taps former Delta pilot to lead FAA amid turmoil

The move comes amid a major crisis for the Federal Aviation Administration following the fatal crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX passenger jets. | Andrew Harnik, File/AP Photo President Donald Trump will nominate former airline pilot Steve Dickson to be administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, a move that comes amid a major crisis for…
Top Gillibrand aide to leave amid questions over sexual harassment investigation

Top Gillibrand aide to leave amid questions over sexual harassment investigation

The departure of Kirsten Gillibrand's longtime deputy chief of staff, Anne Bradley, comes at a critical moment for the New York Senator's campaign. | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s longtime deputy chief of staff, Anne Bradley, is leaving her Senate office next month, according to a person familiar with her plans. Bradley has…
Trump officials prepared to stonewall Democratic oversight demands

Trump officials prepared to stonewall Democratic oversight demands

President Donald Trump confers with Nancy Pelosi on March 14 at the Capitol. Since January, 17 House committees have unsuccessfully requested records or witnesses from the Trump administration. | Win McNamee/Getty Images White House Trump doesn’t plan to negotiate with Congress over investigations the way his predecessors did. By ANITA KUMAR 03/19/2019 05:05 AM EDT…
POLITICO Playbook: Warren digs in to specifics, Beto jumps up on counters and 2020 takes shape

POLITICO Playbook: Warren digs in to specifics, Beto jumps up on counters and 2020...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks during a campaign event on March 8 in the Queens borough of New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images DOESN’T THIS TELL YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 2020 … SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MASS.) has been tackling meaty policy issues, and running a substantive campaign with a website filled…
Where in the world is Tulsi Gabbard?

Where in the world is Tulsi Gabbard?

Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has focused on making stops in areas with large South Asian communities in states with less 2020 influence. | Steven Senne/AP Photo 2020 Elections The Hawaii congresswoman's 2020 presidential campaign has not hewed to a traditional travel schedule. By DANIEL STRAUSS 03/19/2019 05:06 AM EDT Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s quixotic run…
Preet Bharara Expects a ‘Lengthy, Detailed’ Mueller Report

Preet Bharara Expects a ‘Lengthy, Detailed’ Mueller Report

Blake Hounshell is the editor in chief of POLITICO Magazine. Preet Bharara decided not to do the easy thing and write a made-for-TV book about the sprawling legal inquiries into Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency. But that’s all anyone wants to ask the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York about, along…
Nadler: ‘Tens of thousands’ of documents delivered in Trump obstruction probe

Nadler: ‘Tens of thousands’ of documents delivered in Trump obstruction probe

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on MSNBC: “Ultimately, people have to respond to us, unless the president personally invokes an executive privilege, which is a rare thing, they have no immunity.” | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Congress The sweeping request came as the Judiciary Committee kicked off its broad investigation into the president. By…
Gillibrand defends handling of harassment complaints

Gillibrand defends handling of harassment complaints

“In terms of my own office, the woman who came forward, she was believed, her allegations were taken seriously,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. | Paul Sancya/AP Photo 2020 Elections 'This employee was dearly valued. I told her she that she was loved, by us, by our office, by me personally.' By ELENA SCHNEIDER 03/18/2019 10:34…
Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban

Trump’s Bad Deal with the Taliban

Thomas Joscelyn and Bill Roggio are senior fellows at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the editors of FDD’s Long War Journal. Last week, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, launched into a broadside against Zalmay Khalilzad, the chief American diplomat responsible for negotiating with the Taliban. Addressing reporters in Washington, Mohib insinuated…

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India-Pakistan cricket row over army caps and politics in sport

India-Pakistan cricket row over army caps and politics in sport

The controversy around the Indian cricket team wearing military caps on the field to pay homage to its troops has reignited a decades-old debate over the mixing of politics with sports. India's national side came under scrutiny for "militarising" the game after its players wore army camouflage caps during a match against Australia in the…
Lawsuit accusing Trump of violating Constitution gets hostile reception

Lawsuit accusing Trump of violating Constitution gets hostile reception

At the outset of Donald Trump’s presidency, many ethics experts urged him to divest himself of his far-flung business empire, but he refused. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Legal By JOSH GERSTEIN 03/19/2019 08:30 AM EDT Updated 03/19/2019 07:46 PM EDT Tue Mar 19 19:46:50 EDT 2019 RICHMOND — A federal appeals court panel was indisputably…
Bam! Pow! White House report gets lightened up with superhero, ‘Star Wars,’ Monty Python names

Bam! Pow! White House report gets lightened up with superhero, ‘Star Wars,’ Monty Python...

This big new White House report isn't a comic book — but some of the names in it belong in one. A list of "student interns" who worked on President Donald Trump's new "Economic Report of the President" includes the names of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America's alter egos, "Monty Python" cast member John Cleese,…