Conservative activists are overwhelmingly ready for Senate Republicans to trigger the “nuclear option” and force Judge Neil Gorsuch onto the Supreme Court, according to the 2017 CPAC/Washington Times straw poll, which also showed the activists feel the GOP doesn’t have Mr. Trump’s back.
Tom Perez was elected Saturday as the first Latino chair of the Democratic National Committee, overcoming stiff opposition from the Bernie Sanders wing of the party and delivering a win for former President Barack Obama, who recruited him for the job. In his first act as chairman he immediately moved to unify Democrats by tapping Rep. Keith Ellison, the preferred pick of progressives, as his deputy chair.
Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisc. helped close out the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference with a show of support for law enforcement, telling grassroots activists on Saturday that “blue lives matter in America” and that the rule of law is part of American culture.
President Trump chastised the press Saturday for not covering the national debt, which has ticked down slightly since he took office — saying by contrast that the debt leaped $200 billion in President Obama’s first month.
A progressive group charged Saturday that the Democratic National Committee’s reliance on paper ballots in the race for DNC chair raises questions of transparency, tainting the process.
Peter Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., stunned his supporters Saturday by announcing he was ending his campaign for chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Rep. Mark Walker, the chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, on Saturday urged grassroots activists to take their message to new places and told them to remember that “your fellow man is not your enemy.”
The Democratic National Committee tabled a resolution Saturday that called on the party to reinstate a ban on corporate donations and on federal corporate lobbyists from serving as at-large members of the DNC.
Dominating California politics is getting pricey for Democrats, who spent in excess of $110 million to defeat other Democrats in 2016, significantly more than what it cost them under the top-two primary system in 2014.
Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the conservative grassroots Friday that after a successful 2016 election season, it’s now important to “bring people along.”
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady on Friday touted congressional Republicans’ proposal to impose a new tax on imports, as President Trump sent signals he could now be open to such a move.
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez is carrying momentum into the hotly contested race for chair of the Democratic National Committee, but DNC members say the race remains tight as they prepare for the highly anticipated vote here on Saturday.
The White House continued to push back Friday afternoon against accusations that presidential Chief of Staff Reince Priebus acted inappropriately by asking the FBI to refute media reports about alleged contact between Trump campaign officials and Russia last year.
Oklahoma is fighting the release of additional emails from Scott Pruitt, the state’s former attorney general and the recently installed EPA administrator, setting up a court battle next week with a watchdog group that argues the documents show collusion with oil and gas companies.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, pledged Friday that his organization will have President Trump’s back “for the next eight years.”