‘I look at it like my race’: Biden’s primary surge reminds Trump of 2016

‘I look at it like my race’: Biden’s primary surge reminds Trump of 2016

President Donald Trump told POLITICO he expects former Vice President Joe Biden to dominate Democrats leading up to 2020. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump sees parallels between Joe Biden’s early surge to the front of the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field and his own runaway success in the 2016 Republican primaries. In an…
Trump invokes executive privilege to block release of unredacted Mueller report

Trump invokes executive privilege to block release of unredacted Mueller report

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/2269/1155968404_6034386050001_6034381847001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true The panel approved the contempt resolution against Attorney General William Barr on party lines, with all Republicans opposing it. Congress Trump earlier asserted executive privilege in a bid to block access to the unredacted Mueller report. By ANDREW DESIDERIO and KYLE CHENEY 05/08/2019 10:29 AM EDT Updated 05/08/2019 06:42 PM EDT 2019-05-08T06:42-0400 The…
RFK Jr. Is Our Brother and Uncle. He’s Tragically Wrong About Vaccines.

RFK Jr. Is Our Brother and Uncle. He’s Tragically Wrong About Vaccines.

Virginia Mayo/AP Photo In the arena We love Robert F. Kennedy Jr., but he is part of a misinformation campaign that’s having heartbreaking—and deadly—consequences. By KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND, JOSEPH P. KENNEDY II and MAEVE KENNEDY MCKEAN May 08, 2019 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and the former chair of the…
Remember ‘Self-Deportation’? Under Trump, It’s Really Happening.

Remember ‘Self-Deportation’? Under Trump, It’s Really Happening.

Christie Thompson is a staff writer and Andrew R. Calderon is a data reporter for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that focuses on the U.S. criminal justice system. Alejandra Garcia Zamarrón, a mother of three American citizens, had lived in the United States for nearly 20 years when a police officer pulled over…
Trump says he’s likely to talk with Xi but holds firm on tariff increase

Trump says he’s likely to talk with Xi but holds firm on tariff increase

President Donald Trump said he believes the United States and China can still reach a deal on trade. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Trade By ADAM BEHSUDI 05/09/2019 01:09 PM EDT Updated 05/09/2019 04:12 PM EDT Thu May 09 16:12:48 EDT 2019 President Donald Trump said he will “probably“ speak to Chinese President Xi Jinping over…
‘Nobody is ceding California to Kamala Harris’: Mayor Pete raids the West Coast

‘Nobody is ceding California to Kamala Harris’: Mayor Pete raids the West Coast

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been working the state with a series of fundraisers, including $25-a-head grassroots events. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images LOS ANGELES — California Democrats, especially those with ties to the influential LGBTQ and Hollywood communities, are finding themselves torn between a home-state senator they love, Kamala Harris, and an out-of-state suitor who has…
Trump campaign distances itself from David Bossie over alleged scam

Trump campaign distances itself from David Bossie over alleged scam

David Bossie said in a statement Monday he was being targeted by “unabashed left-wing activists.” | Darren McCollester/Getty Images 2020 elections Trump’s longtime friend was accused of using his political group to scam elderly Republican voters for his own financial gain. By GABBY ORR 05/07/2019 05:47 PM EDT The Trump campaign is distancing itself from…
Economists flee  Agriculture Dept. after feeling punished under Trump

Economists flee Agriculture Dept. after feeling punished under Trump

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue's moves to limit his agency's research arm have led to a string of departures from the Economic Research Service, whose reports detail how farmers have been hurt by President Donald Trump's trade feuds. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Agriculture Reports showing farmers hurt by the president’s policies have drawn the ire…
Return of the Macker?

Return of the Macker?

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hasn’t told friends and supporters he is running for governor again, but he has told people close to him that he is thinking about it. | Steve Helber/AP File Photo 2020 elections He bowed out of the presidential race. But Democrats back in his home state think McAuliffe's planning a…
These 4 Democrats dominate the 2020 media primary

These 4 Democrats dominate the 2020 media primary

California Sen. Kamala Harris has moved into the top tier of 2020 contenders in terms of media attention. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders — the front-runners in most presidential primary polls — have generated a torrent of news coverage since the beginning of the year. But so has Elizabeth Warren. And…

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‘This is not a peace plan’: Palestinians shun Bahrain conference

‘This is not a peace plan’: Palestinians shun Bahrain conference

The Palestinian leadership has not been consulted about a US-led conference in Bahrain next month in support of Washington's Middle East peace plan, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said. Washington announced the conference on Sunday, describing it as the unveiling of the first part of US President Donald Trump's long-awaited proposal for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.…
Some Republicans unsettled by Trump’s sweeping claims of immunity

Some Republicans unsettled by Trump’s sweeping claims of immunity

The handling of Robert Mueller's conclusions motivated one Republican lawmaker, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, to call for the president's impeachment over the weekend. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Senior House Republicans are breaking with Donald Trump over the president’s legal claims that Congress can’t investigate whether a commander-in-chief violated the law. That view, advanced…
DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

DR Congo: President Tshisekedi names new prime minister

President Felix Tshisekedi has named Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba as the new prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The move was announced on Monday by presidential spokesman Kasongo Mwema Yambayamba, who said Ilukamba was appointed under a political agreement between Tshisekedi and his predecessor, Joseph Kabila. Ilukamba was previously the head of the DRC's national railway company. He also…