Politics

  • McConnell, Schumer lay down goals for budget talks
    The Senate's top two members laid down goal posts for budget talks on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting with the White House to try to hammer out a budget deal and tackle other outstanding legislation.Senate Majority L ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Jordain Carney
  • Three VPs meet on Capitol Hill for swearing-in ceremony
    Two former vice presidents joined Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill Wednesday, as the three participated in the swearing-in of Sens. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.).A picture tweeted out by Pen ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By John Bowden
  • Holder: Justice leaders should push back at Trump
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department leaders should "push back" against President Trump, who contends he has an "absolute right" to run the nation's law and order agency.Holder called Trump's ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Molly K. Hooper
  • State Dept. official: We are not pursuing regime change in Iran
    The deputy assistant secretary of State for Iraq and Iran said in a recent interview that the Trump administration is not pursuing regime change in Iran. ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Mallory Shelbourne
  • DC collects more than $50M in prepaid property taxes
    The District of Columbia government said it collected more than $50 million in prepaid property taxes from 7,500 taxpayers as homeowners rushed to limit the federal tax increases they may face under the new tax law. ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Naomi Jagoda
  • CNN wins New Year’s Eve ratings race despite ousting Kathy Griffin
    CNN's New Year's Eve Special with Anderson Cooper and new co-host Andy Cohen paid big dividends for the cable news network in the ratings department."New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen was CN ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Joe Concha
  • Trump: Bannon has ‘lost his mind’
    President Trump on Wednesday ripped former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for his incendiary criticism of the president ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Jordan Fabian
  • Grassley pressures Fusion GPS to testify publicly about Trump dossier
    The founders of the firm say Republicans have selectively leaked details of their testimony. ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Olivia Beavers
  • Sympathy for North Korea
    After months of making threats against its neighbor and the U.S., the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un reopened a border hotline with the South and claimed it was willing to negotiate with its neighbor ahead of the latter’s hosting of the Olympics. The Trump administration, however, seems wary, probably ... read more
    Source: SlatePublished on 2018-01-03By Isaac Chotiner
  • Court denies Dem’s motion to avoid tie-breaking random draw for Va. House seat
    A judge in Virginia on Wednesday denied a request from Democrat Shelly Simonds to go over its ruling that the state's 94th District House race resulted in a tie last November.The move means the race will still be d ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Julia Manchester
  • Trump wanted multiple TVs in WH bedroom: report
    President Trump reportedly asked for multiple televisions to be placed in his White House bedroom.Trump wanted two additional TVs in his bedroom to accompany the one that was already there, acco ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Lisa Hagen
  • Trump Jr. pushes back on report Trump didn’t know who Boehner was: ‘More lies’
    President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., on Wednesday pushed back against the assertion in an upcoming book that his father ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Max Greenwood
  • New book: Rupert Murdoch called Trump a ‘f—ing idiot’
    Rupert Murdoch once called President Trump a "f---ing idiot" according to an excerpt of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff, that was ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Rebecca Savransky
  • Jones sworn into Sessions’s old Senate seat
    Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in as the new senator from Alabama on Wednesday, taking the seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Vice President Pence swore in Jones as former Vice President Biden, Sen ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Jordain Carney
  • The Hill’s 12:30 Report
    The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump sparks backlash with nuclear button tweet | Bannon reportedly called Trump Jr. Russia meeting 'treasonous' | Bannon: 'Zero' chance Trump didn't know about meeting | Trump to meet law ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Cate Martel
  • Merry Crashmas
    Stuck in very tall trees, entangled in hair, lost somewhere over an enormous swamp: Drone crashes and mishaps have become as predictable a part of Christmas as colorful lights and inflatable lawn Santas. I first took notice of these darkly hilarious stories of drone mishaps on social media in 2015. ... read more
    Source: SlatePublished on 2018-01-03By Faine Greenwood
  • Doug Jones, Tina Smith sworn into the Senate; Republicans hold 51-seat majority
    Senate Democrats officially seized a seat from ruby-red Alabama and replaced one of their own troops from Minnesota on Wednesday, as Doug Jones and Tina Smith were sworn as the newest members of the august chamber. Vice President Mike Pence delivered the oath of office to Ms. Smith and Mr. ... read more
    Source: Washington TimesPublished on 2018-01-03By Tom Howell Jr.
  • Watchdog group announces ‘dishonest and corrupt’ Trump official awards
    A left-leaning government watchdog group is firing back at President Trump's plan to present the "fake news media" with the "most dishonest and corrupt media awards" next week.American Oversight tweeted Wednesday t ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Lydia Wheeler
  • Ex-convict files to run for Conn. governor
    A Connecticut mayor who served time in prison on felony corruption charges is looking to run for governor as the next step in his political comeback.Democrat Joe Ganim, the mayor of Bridgeport, on Wednesday filed p ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Olivia Beavers
  • Trump asked who John Boehner was the day after the election: report
    President Trump reportedly asked who former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was on the day after the 2016 presidential election, according to an excerpt from a new book about the Trump administration. ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Avery Anapol
  • Schumer to Biden: ‘We need your help’
    Was Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer joking when he told former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday that Democrats would love to have him back in the saddle in the middle of big negotiations? Mr. Biden returned to the Senate, where he spent three decades as a member ... read more
    Source: Washington TimesPublished on 2018-01-03By Stephen Dinan
  • Trump button tweet sparks backlash
    President Trump's tweet that he commands a "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear launch button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sparked a backlash while renewing fears about the possibility of nuclear war. ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Jordan Fabian
  • Dem senator on viral dead body video: YouTube must explain how it’ll prevent this from happening again
    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) called for YouTube to answer questions regarding the recent video posted by YouTube star Logan Paul that showed a dead body hanging from a tree."I have questions for ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Rebecca Savransky
  • Former Moore campaign manager to challenge GOP rep in Alabama
    Rich Hobson, who managed Alabama GOP nominee Roy Moore's campaign during last month's special Senate election, announced Wednesday that he'll launch a Republican primary challenge to Rep. Martha Roby (Ala.).Hobson ... read more
    Source: The HillPublished on 2018-01-03By Ben Kamisar
  • Dear Prudence Live Chat
    Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Mallory Ortberg takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit your questions or responses to previous questions below: ... read more
    Source: SlatePublished on 2018-01-03By Mallory Ortberg
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