WASHINGTON -- Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids ripped Boeing Wednesday for the more than $60 million it will pay its fired CEO while Kansas aviation workers lose their jobs because of the grounding of the company's 737 Max airliner for safety issues.
Davids, D-Kansas, is a member of the House Transportation Committee, which has been investigating...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has boosted the profile of senators who have specific experience in their background: spending time in front of a judge.
Virginia Democrat Tim Kaine, who tried cases and pressed appeals as a civil rights lawyer before he entered politics, said Wednesday that Minority Leader...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It was meant to be a relatively brief photo op to celebrate a relatively modest trade agreement with the Chinese.
But President Donald Trump has never been one to honor "brief" when combined with "photo op," much less risk accusations of modesty.
So as four Chinese government ministers and senior trade officials stood like blank-...Read more
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced Wednesday that she will take a leave of absence from her office to seek treatment for her alcohol addiction.
"I am finally seeking this help after struggling to do so in the past, and I am ready to admit that I, like countless other Americans, suffer from this disease. Hard work and ...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- One day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis expressed his support in his annual State of the State address, a bill requiring minors to get parental consent for abortions is off to its last committee stop, where senators will vote to send the bill to the Senate floor.
"I hope that the Legislature will send me this session the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi has chosen a small but diverse group of managers to make the House's case for convicting President Donald Trump on two charges when the Senate impeachment trial begins next week, a move that reflects the membership of her own caucus.
Pelosi announced the managers, which include three women and three minorities...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Senators and their staff members officially learned Wednesday of access restrictions and decorum practices in and around the Senate chamber during the upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
In a Dear Colleague letter signed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Charles E. Schumer of New York, senators ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Reps. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., are among the House members who will prosecute President Trump during the Senate impeachment trial, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday.
Pelosi's choices are expected to be confirmed in a vote later in the day.
The House managers, ...Read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders, sidelined briefly by a heart attack and consistently underestimated by his rivals, has clawed his way into a position that comes as a surprise to many -- within striking distance of winning the Democratic caucuses in Iowa and grabbing crucial early momentum in the 2020 nominating contest.
But his position is fragile enough ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Wednesday that Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., will be among 7 House members prosecuting the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
Pelosi also named Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., ...Read more
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Democratic presidential candidates covered familiar ground on health care and foreign policy in their final debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses, but they found themselves on more charged territory as they discussed whether a woman could win the nation's highest elected office.
Six top contenders met Tuesday in a historic...Read more
WASHINGTON -- For the senators running for president, Tuesday's debate carried extra importance.
It wasn't just the last debate ahead of the state's caucuses -- just three weeks away -- it was also potentially their last big hoorah in the Hawkeye State before they're stuck in Washington for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump...Read more
DETROIT -- Two Michigan elections experts have some record-breaking predictions for 2020 that could end up putting Michigan in a potentially embarrassing national spotlight.
Chris Thomas, the former Michigan director of elections at the Secretary of State's Office, said Michigan is on track for a record-breaking turnout in 2020, reaching up to ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Americans have always been conflicted about political dynasties.
The U.S. was born as a rebellion against monarchy and developed a vibrant mythology of rugged individualism and self-made success. Yet voters have often handed power to leaders famous for their lineage and family wealth -- from the Adamses and Kennedys to the ...Read more
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, trailing the biggest names in the Democratic presidential primary polls, directed much of her attention on President Donald Trump during Tuesday's final debate before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.
The six-way encounter at Drake University in Des Moines -- to date, the smallest collection of candidates...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Instead of a Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren showdown, the seventh and final Democratic presidential primary debate before voting begins delivered stacks of substance and few fireworks.
After growing signals that the detente between the two progressive senators was ending, both sought on Tuesday to deescalate tensions that had ...Read more
Six candidates, one stage, just a handful of tickets out of Iowa.
The Democratic debate in the Hawkeye State, which serves for the next three weeks as center of the political universe, marked the seventh round of candidate clashes and the first of the new year.
It had the fewest participants and could prove the most consequential -- though it ...Read more
Elizabeth Warren confronted Bernie Sanders face-to-face in Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate over her allegation that he told her privately that a woman could not be elected president.
"Can a woman beat Donald Trump?" Warren asked after Sanders denied saying a woman could not win the presidency. "Look at the men on this stage. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Even before the debate moderators turned to climate change, the candidates were eager to steer the discussion in that direction.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders brought it up as the candidates argued about national security, making the case that building an international coalition to fight climate change is as important to creating a ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Under Armour unveiled a new brand campaign Tuesday in Baltimore with a theme of overcoming adversity, debuting "The Only Way Is Through" during a summit of athletes, trainers, social media "influencers" and others from around the world.
The campaign features some of the biggest names in the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker's ...Read more
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