Doesn’t anyone like Bill de Blasio?

Doesn’t anyone like Bill de Blasio?

Former aides and allies have long questioned Bill de Blasio's approach to the press — and the toll it’s taken on his public image — since he took office in 2014. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images 2020 elections De Blasio has earned a reputation as a leader prone to high-flown, exaggerated rhetoric, and one that seeks…
Trump invokes patriotism to justify China tariff pain

Trump invokes patriotism to justify China tariff pain

President Donald Trump sees his trade war with China as an opportunity to showcase the character of the American people, according to a Trump campaign official. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images White House The president is issuing a rare political call for American workers to sacrifice in the name of a greater good. By GABBY ORR…
Why Trump Should Be Thanking Alec Baldwin

Why Trump Should Be Thanking Alec Baldwin

Peter Canellos is editor-at-large of Politico. No one in American politics understands the dark art of ridicule better than Donald Trump. (“Welcome to the race, Sleepy Joe.”) And when it comes to seeing himself on the receiving end, nobody in American politics has a thinner skin. His fury at President Barack Obama’s roasting of him…
Dems mobilize against GOP bid to derail anti-discrimination bill

Dems mobilize against GOP bid to derail anti-discrimination bill

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), the chief sponsor of a bill to protect LGBTQ rights, said he anticipates Republican procedural votes that could complicate its passage. | Alex Edelman/Getty Images congress Republicans are sure to try to squeeze freshman Democrats on legislation protecting the LGBTQ community. By SARAH FERRIS and HEATHER CAYGLE 05/16/2019 07:20 PM EDT…
Mar-a-Lago business was down in 2018, Trump’s financial form shows

Mar-a-Lago business was down in 2018, Trump’s financial form shows

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort raked in $22 million in revenue during 2018, almost $3 million less than Trump reported on his form last year. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images White House 'The Art of the Deal' continues to make money, but the president's dozen-plus other books brought in next to nothing — $201 or less. By…
Pence income: No bounce from Marlon Bundo

Pence income: No bounce from Marlon Bundo

Vice President Mike Pence's family rabbit "Marlon Bundo" has been the subject of three books illustrated by Second Lady Karen Pence. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House By GABBY ORR 05/16/2019 03:58 PM EDT Updated 05/16/2019 06:24 PM EDT Thu May 16 18:24:35 EDT 2019 As it turns out, literary trilogies involving vice presidential pets…
Prosecutors: Person ‘connected to’ Congress tried to influence Michael Flynn’s cooperation with Mueller

Prosecutors: Person ‘connected to’ Congress tried to influence Michael Flynn’s cooperation with Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team revealed that Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, assisted Mueller’s investigation of efforts by the president and his allies to thwart Mueller’s probe. | Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images An unnamed person “connected to … Congress” allegedly attempted to influence former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s willingness…
Trump sending ‘500 migrants a month’ to Florida Democratic strongholds

Trump sending ‘500 migrants a month’ to Florida Democratic strongholds

The decision was announced on Thursday, a month after President Donald Trump floated the idea of shipping undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images By MATT DIXON 05/16/2019 05:00 PM EDT Updated 05/16/2019 07:08 PM EDT 2019-05-16T07:08-0400 TALLAHASSEE — President Donald Trump‘s plans to send…
De Blasio’s bungled rollout

De Blasio’s bungled rollout

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/2100/1155968404_6037752721001_6037757798001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true The announcement came just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio faced protesters so loud that they drowned him out when he tried to make an climate announcement at Trump Tower. NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio found a way to stand out. The 23rd candidate to enter the Democratic presidential field found a…
Dems plan slice-and-dice strategy to pressure McConnell

Dems plan slice-and-dice strategy to pressure McConnell

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer's strategy is intended to pressure Senate Republicans into taking up House bills. | Alex Wong/Getty Images congress House Democrats are set to pass pieces of their sweeping campaign finance and ethics reform bill after watching it go nowhere in the Senate. By SARAH FERRIS 05/16/2019 01:27 PM EDT House Democrats…

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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…
Andrew Yang’s Very Big Idea

Andrew Yang’s Very Big Idea

Nancy Scola is a senior technology reporter for POLITICO Pro. DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrew Yang bounces from leg to leg on the stage at Franklin Junior High School, cloaked in his campaign-trail uniform of blue jacket and navy “MATH” cap, warning the crowd about the threat that robots pose to the American heartland. If…