Politics

'A deficiency in the law': How Trump accidentally exposed a whistleblower loophole

For years, lawmakers have argued that intelligence personnel concerned about government actions — like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning — should go through formal whistleblower ...

Schiff threatens to sue over secret whistleblower complaint

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Thursday threatened legal action against the Trump administration over its refusal to turn over a whistleblower complaint that ...

Yang dishes on why Trump won, Asian jokes and how he'll 'shock the world'

Andrew Yang — the crowd surfing, “Cupid Shuffling” 44-year-old entrepreneur whose cure-all for America’s economic ills is to give every citizen $1,000 a month — ...

Yang predicts Trump's nickname for him

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang spoke to POLITICO Wednesday as part of a series of interviews with Democrats seeking to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. In ...

Warren gets caught in Senate primary crossfire

BOSTON — When Elizabeth Warren needed a glowing introduction to her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, her former law school student, Rep. Joe ...

Kamala Harris bets it all on Iowa to break freefall

Kamala Harris is putting her stumbling campaign on the line with a new Iowa-or-bust strategy: She’s shifting away from the closed-door fundraisers that dominated her ...

Kennedy to challenge Markey for Massachusetts Senate seat

BOSTON — Rep. Joe Kennedy III will challenge Sen. Ed Markey for his Senate seat in 2020, setting up a Democratic primary battle that has ...

Trudeau ‘brownface’ controversy lays bare split in Canadian racial attitudes

Justin Trudeau’s political career, already fragile, suddenly hangs in the balance of an explosive controversy over a two-decade-old photo of himself that he acknowledged as ...

Bolton unloads on Trump’s foreign policy behind closed doors

John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser, harshly criticized Trump’s foreign policy on Wednesday at a private lunch, saying that inviting the Taliban ...

Trump's new national security adviser is the anti-Bolton in style only

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will appoint U.S. hostage negotiator Robert O’Brien to replace John Bolton as his national security adviser, after ...

'Deeply sorry' Trudeau begs forgiveness for brownface photo

TORONTO (AP) – Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in ...

Democrats to argue Republicans rushing top Labor nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Labor Department faces a Senate confirmation hearing, even as Democrats argue that they haven’t had ...

Cuccinelli emerging as Trump's leading voice on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lady Liberty, constructed in this case of paper-mâché, stands about 7-feet-tall or so in the corner of the office of Ken Cuccinelli, ...

British Columbia, Alaska officials fail to reach ferry deal

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A British Columbia mayor and Alaska’s top transportation official have been unable to reach an agreement over a firearms regulation that ...

White supremacists connecting, recruiting through digital platforms

White supremacist terrorism has become an international threat as nationalists in America and Europe are connecting online to push their hateful ideology a group of ...

Sanders campaign wracked by dissension

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Some of Bernie Sanders’ fiercest supporters are sounding the alarm that the campaign is bogged down by disorganization, personality clashes and poor ...

Mayor Pete vs. Beto: The battle is back on

LOS ANGELES — Pete Buttigieg appeared to smother Beto O’Rourke in the early stages of the presidential primary, captivating viral media attention and surging in ...

White House intervenes in General Motors strike

The White House is seeking to end the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors with an agreement that would reopen an assembly plant in ...

Dems see Lewandowski’s combativeness as Trump impeachment fuel

President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sent Democrats into a rage Tuesday as he swatted down dozens of questions about potential obstruction of ...

Over 3,600 Ohioans reach out to governor after mass shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – More than 3,600 people have written letters, emails and made phone calls to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in the month following ...

Trump leans against striking Iran

As President Donald Trump decides whether to strike Iran, the specter of his past military interventions is looming large over the choice before him now. ...

Trump Plaza in New Rochelle scene of car crash

A car plowed into one of President Trump’s properties in New York, according to local reporters on the scene. Tony Aiello, a reporter with CBS ...

Ed Buck, Democratic donor and gay activist, arrested

A prominent gay activist and big-money Democratic donor has been arrested on suspicion of operating a drug house. Ed Buck faces three felony counts — ...

Mike Folmer, Pennsylvania state lawmaker, arrested on child porn charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker is facing child pornography possession charges after authorities said they executed a search warrant Tuesday on a tip ...

The Latest: Mayor facing charges wins reelection bid

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – The Latest on preliminary election of Jasiel Correia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption ...

Trump's deference to Saudi Arabia infuriates much of D.C.

Saudi Arabia is once again a radioactive political football in the U.S., and President Donald Trump can’t resist grabbing it. In a series of tweets ...

The Trump economy’s new threat: A Middle East meltdown

The U.S. economy, already flirting with recession risks from a trade war, now has another dangerous threat hanging over it: a potential war with Iran. ...

Oil markets on edge amid Trump's dubious energy tweets

President Donald Trump says the U.S. doesn’t need energy from the Middle East. But in reality, the U.S. economy remains deeply vulnerable to the gyrations ...

Never-Trump ties could damage would-be Bolton successor

The #NeverTrump ties of one leading candidate to succeed John Bolton are coming under increasing scrutiny as President Donald Trump considers whom to tap as ...

‘Get real’: Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push

Senior Democrats are moving quickly to snuff out calls to impeach Brett Kavanaugh, arguing those tactics are unrealistic and politically harmful. Democrats are already wrestling ...

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