‘That’s Just Insane’: Australia’s Secret Deal to Take In Rwandan Guerrillas

‘That’s Just Insane’: Australia’s Secret Deal to Take In Rwandan Guerrillas

Josh Gerstein is senior legal affairs contributor for Politico. Zoya Sheftalovich contributed to this report. For more than a decade, the United States had a problem: three Rwandan men, sitting in jail in Virginia, who had stood accused of brutally murdering tourists in Africa—but now had a chance of winning release onto American streets. The…
‘There’s no need for sharp elbows’: Iowa Dems warn against new Bernie-Hillary wars

‘There’s no need for sharp elbows’: Iowa Dems warn against new Bernie-Hillary wars

Iowa Democrats are trying to avoid the acrimony between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2016 from reoccurring in the lead-up to 2020. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo 2020 elections After a rancorous 2016 caucus battle that left the state party reeling, Democratic leaders are determined to keep the peace this year between the various campaigns.…
Montana Gov. Bullock joins crowded Democratic presidential race

Montana Gov. Bullock joins crowded Democratic presidential race

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced his presidential candidacy with an initial campaign slogan: “A Fair Shot for Everyone.” | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning, joining an ever-growing field of twenty-plus Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. “I believe in an America where every child…
Biden banks on Pennsylvania to frame 2020 ‘unity’ pitch

Biden banks on Pennsylvania to frame 2020 ‘unity’ pitch

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in April 2019 in Pittsburgh. A survey of Pennsylvania voters found that Biden out-polled President Donald Trump 53 percent to 42 percent. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images 2020 elections The former vice president’s 2020 kickoff rally in Philadelphia, where he is opening his campaign headquarters, highlighted…
Trump’s trade agenda on the verge of imploding

Trump’s trade agenda on the verge of imploding

President Donald Trump has repeatedly stressed his desire for an agreement that reins in China's trade and intellectual property abuses. | Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images trade A long-sought deal with China appears to be falling apart this week. By DOUG PALMER 05/10/2019 05:42 PM EDT President Donald Trump is heading toward his 2020 reelection campaign with…
Scenes from Elizabeth Warren’s venture into the heart of MAGA country

Scenes from Elizabeth Warren’s venture into the heart of MAGA country

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Kermit Fire & Rescue Headquarters Station on Friday in Kermit, West Virginia. | Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP 2020 elections The liberal firebrand draws nods and even a few cheers on a trip through rural West Virginia. By ALEX THOMPSON 05/11/2019 04:46 PM EDT KERMIT, W. Va. — It…
White House might need another $1.4B as border crisis blows past ‘high-end estimate’

White House might need another $1.4B as border crisis blows past ‘high-end estimate’

The number of unaccompanied immigrant children is at "unprecedented levels," according to the acting White House budget director. | Eric Gay/AP Photo The White House cautioned congressional leaders Friday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has “continued to deteriorate” since President Donald Trump first requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding this month and that…
House and Senate GOP ready for battle to woo Liz Cheney

House and Senate GOP ready for battle to woo Liz Cheney

While climbing the House leadership ladder could be an attractive option for Rep. Liz Cheney, a high-profile Senate seat would put her in the national spotlight. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 2020 elections Republicans on both sides of the Capitol are eager to bolster their relatively thin ranks of women lawmakers. By MELANIE ZANONA 05/08/2019 07:24…
Nadler: Trump wants to make himself a king

Nadler: Trump wants to make himself a king

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‘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…

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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…