House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Monday that President Trump “messed up” in his response to the racial demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, but warned against trying to politicize the response, saying that would “descend this issue into some partisan hack-fest.”
At last count, there are 14 organizations planning to protest against President Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday, this according to a tally by the Phoenix Sun Times, a news organization that has attempted to track them all. The groups also have urged their members to request free tickets to the rally, then not attend — to lend the impression that there are empty seats in the humongous arena. Meanwhile, two groups will be on hand in support of the president.
Democrats on Monday slammed the prospect of President Trump granting a pardon to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying it would mark a win for “white supremacy” and set the stage for the commander-in-chief to use his constitutional power to keep his family out of legal trouble.
The Louisiana congressman shot at a baseball practice in mid-June is telling colleagues that his return will be based on his doctors’ advice and a date has not yet been determined.
President Trump viewed the solar eclipse from a White House balcony Monday, joining millions of Americas from coast to coast who marveled at the phenomena.
Conservative groups announced a campaign Monday designed to pressure Senate Democrats to sign off on President Trump’s judicial nominees, saying this White House deserves a chance to fill the record number of vacancies remaining across the federal courts.
Far too often, Congress eschews transparency to escape accountability for its budgeting decisions. Instead, it resorts to budget gimmicks and accounting tricks to mask the true costs of legislation. This sleight of hand increases deficit spending by billions of dollars annually.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Mr. Trump laid out the beginnings of a new “Trump doctrine,” which he described as “realism.”
Major internet companies’ rush to oust a white nationalist website last week could make it tougher for tech companies and open-net advocates to try to keep the government from censoring websites in the future, the CEO of one of the companies said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said there’s “zero chance” that Congress will fail to increase the debt limit when lawmakers return to Washington next month, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated his end-of-September deadline for them to act.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump’s racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Virginia were “a mistake.”
They lost in California, but that hasn’t stopped activists from waging a referendum war in Ohio against the big pharmaceutical companies.
The conventional wisdom that last year’s Democratic National Committee computer hack, which triggered WikiLeaks to release thousands of emails revealing Democratic Party favoritism of Hillary Clinton over Bernard Sanders, was conducted by Russian operatives is facing increasing scrutiny.
Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana on Monday made it official that he is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, casting himself as a bipartisan lawmaker who is willing to work across the aisle to make life better for his constituents.
Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued a statement Monday rejecting his former Yale classmates’ call for him to resign over President Trump’s response to the deadly violence at a demonstration by white nationalists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia.