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Analysis: Election Deepens the Partisan Rift

WASHINGTON — Americans turned out to vote in this year's election as never before, and the result seemed only to deepen... Read More

WASHINGTON — Americans turned out to vote in this year's election as never before, and the result seemed only to deepen the trench dividing the two warring parties. From Atlanta to Milwaukee to Phoenix, Joe Biden gained ground in suburban areas, widening his party's advantage among college-educated voters... Read More

Trump Adviser Stands by President's Claim Doctors Boosting COVID Death Toll to Make Money

A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president's accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make... Read More

A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president's accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make money. "There have been a number of reports that have raised issues out there regarding billing and things like that,"... Read More

2020-10-23 15:56:23
by Kate Michael
Dr. Birx Calls For Mandatory COVID Testing and ‘Sentinel Surveillance’

WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, made an appearance at the National... Read More

WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, made an appearance at the National Association of Counties’ Virtual Policy Summit to explain her current prioritization of developing a critical understanding of virus spread on... Read More

McConnell Warns White House Against COVID Relief Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided pre-election COVID-19 relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — even as... Read More

Mnuchin Virus Relief Plan Includes More State, Local Funds; House Delays Vote

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered a $1.62 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal in talks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered a $1.62 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal in talks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, offering more state and local assistance than GOP negotiators have to-date in a sign of potential progress toward a... Read More

2020-09-17 20:13:56
by Dan McCue
Eisenhower Memorial Dedicated

WASHINGTON - A long-awaited memorial honoring president and World War II commanding general Dwight D. Eisenhower was dedicated Thursday night... Read More

WASHINGTON - A long-awaited memorial honoring president and World War II commanding general Dwight D. Eisenhower was dedicated Thursday night and is open to the public as of Friday. The new garden memorial was originally slated to open on May... Read More

2020-08-13 12:07:31
by Tom Ramstack
Opportunity Possible for Trump to Make Supreme Court Solidly Conservative

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are preparing for the possibility they and President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to turn... Read More

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are preparing for the possibility they and President Donald Trump will have an opportunity to turn the Supreme Court sharply to the conservative right soon. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent announcement that she is undergoing treatment... Read More

Trump Continues to Claim Broad Powers He Doesn't Have

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can “override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the “absolute authority” to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's... Read More

2020-05-01 19:30:39
by Dan McCue
Library of Congress Posts Digitized Papers of Three Presidents Online

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress may be closed due to the coronavirus, but its manuscript division has just added... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress may be closed due to the coronavirus, but its manuscript division has just added the digitized papers of three presidents to its online collection. The presidencies of each of the men, Andrew Johnson, Chester... Read More

Trump Grants Clemency to 11, Including Former Junk Bond King Michael Milken

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a pardon Tuesday to Michael Milken, the disgraced former junk bond king who later... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a pardon Tuesday to Michael Milken, the disgraced former junk bond king who later became a prominent Los Angeles philanthropist, in a mass clemency to 11 convicted felons that marked a dramatic expansion of... Read More

From ‘Hoax’ to ‘Serious’: Why One Former Aide Thinks Trump Shifted on Climate Change

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s declaration last month that climate change is a “serious subject” marked the completion of a... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s declaration last month that climate change is a “serious subject” marked the completion of a yearlong shift away from his outright denial of the global threat — a shift, according to one former aide, driven... Read More

2020-02-05 19:20:59
by Dan McCue
State of the Union: Trump Won’t Shake, Pelosi Rips Speech on the Eve of Impeachment Finale

WASHINGTON - It started with President Donald Trump refusing to shake hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ended with... Read More

WASHINGTON - It started with President Donald Trump refusing to shake hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ended with the speaker ripping up the president's speech in full view of  everyone in the House chamber, and thanks to television,... Read More

Key Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union Speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, on the eve of his likely acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, delivered his third... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, on the eve of his likely acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, delivered his third State of the Union address — and added to the drama with a handful of stage-managed surprises. His 78-minute remarks... Read More

Trump Expands ‘Travel Ban’ to Six More Countries, But True Impact Unclear

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump marked the roughly third-year anniversary of his controversial “travel ban” on Friday by adding six... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump marked the roughly third-year anniversary of his controversial “travel ban” on Friday by adding six African, Central and East Asian countries to the list of those whose nationals face restrictions on travel to the United... Read More

2020-01-08 14:43:01
by Dan McCue
Senate Panel Approves USMCA, Moving It One Step Closer to Ratification

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday gave its approval to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, moving it a... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday gave its approval to the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, moving it a step closer to ratification. The 25-3 vote by the committee sent the trade deal, also known simply as USMCA, to... Read More

2020-01-07 22:19:19
by Dan McCue
Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take... Read More

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take corrective action, a new survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds. The survey was conducted in December, just as... Read More

Trump Floats Mulvaney Replacements Including Mnuchin and Conway

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has for weeks been privately testing the idea of replacing his chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who’s swiftly fallen out of favor with some of the president’s allies after high-profile stumbles handling the House impeachment inquiry.... Read More

2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number... Read More

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

2019-06-14 23:32:56
by Elin Johnson
Trump Says He's Not Firing Kellyanne Conway in Wake of Hatch Act Report

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has no plans to fire Kellyanne Conway after an independent... Read More

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has no plans to fire Kellyanne Conway after an independent federal agency recommended that she be removed from her job after she repeatedly used her official position for political purposes.... Read More

2019-05-08 23:03:58
by Dan McCue
House Judiciary Panel Votes to Hold Barr In Contempt For Failing to Release Full Mueller Report

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a... Read More

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt on Wednesday evening, capping a day of escalating tensions between the White House and Capitol Hill. The committee's 24-16 vote is technically a vote to... Read More

2019-04-22 23:16:31
by Dan McCue
House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Former White House Counsel McGahn

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Donald McGahn requesting that he appear... Read More

The House Judiciary Committee on Monday issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Donald McGahn requesting that he appear before the panel on May 7. In a statement, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he believes McGahn may... Read More

Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would require the  executive branch to issue quarterly reports to... Read More

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would require the  executive branch to issue quarterly reports to Congress when it allows U.S. companies to engage in nuclear energy cooperation with foreign nations. The move comes amid reports... Read More

2019-04-09 23:53:08
by Dan McCue
Mnuchin Tells House Panel He'll 'Follow the Law' on Trump Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing... Read More

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request from the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee to provide six years of President Donald Trump's... Read More

2019-04-08 20:43:03
by Dan McCue
Trump Fires Director of Secret Service After Mar-a-Lago Flap

President Donald Trump fired the director of Secret Service on Monday, just 24 hours after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen... Read More

President Donald Trump fired the director of Secret Service on Monday, just 24 hours after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned in the face of withering criticism from the president regarding a spike in Central American migrants crossing the border.... Read More

2018-10-19 17:44:18
by TWN Staff
ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any ... Read More

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at ... Read More

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court ... Read More

2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts
Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is... Read More

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name ... Read More

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich
Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged ... Read More

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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