Abrams says Kemp will be next governor of Georgia, effectively conceding race

Abrams says Kemp will be next governor of Georgia, effectively conceding race

John Amis/AP Photo Democrat Stacey Abrams announced Friday that Brian Kemp, her Republican opponent in the Georgia gubernatorial race, would be certified as governor. "I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election," Abrams said at a press conference Friday, effectively conceding that she…
‘Nelson has no path’: Democrats admit Scott beats Florida icon

‘Nelson has no path’: Democrats admit Scott beats Florida icon

Without favorable court rulings to expand the available ballot pool, Sen. Bill Nelson has no way to make up his 12,603-vote deficit with Gov. Rick Scott. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo By MARC CAPUTO 11/16/2018 09:18 PM EST Updated 11/16/2018 09:49 PM EST 2018-11-16T09:49-0500 Sen. Bill Nelson has run out of time, run out of…
John Kelly works to save his ally Kirstjen Nielsen from firing

John Kelly works to save his ally Kirstjen Nielsen from firing

White House chief of staff John Kelly’s bid to save Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen may be motivated in part by an understanding that, with Nielsen gone, he would be almost completely isolated in the administration. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images White House The White House chief of staff is trying to convince Trump that his…
Top police official seeking Trump job reversed position on criminal justice bill

Top police official seeking Trump job reversed position on criminal justice bill

Chuck Canterbury, the head of the Fraternal Order of Police, stood beside President Donald Trump on Wednesday at an event celebrating the proposed criminal justice bill. | Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images White House Critics of the sentencing reform measure note that the Fraternal Order of Police dropped its opposition to the measure at a time when…
Another Trump aide tell-all due to hit shelves in January

Another Trump aide tell-all due to hit shelves in January

Cliff Sims, a Trump adviser who joined the White House on Day One as a special assistant to the president after working on the campaign, is writing a memoir about his time working for the president. | Evan Vucci/AP photo white house Former top White House aide Cliff Sims is modeling his book on George…
‘A sword hanging over our heads’: Trump discovers new weapon against media

‘A sword hanging over our heads’: Trump discovers new weapon against media

To reporters, the threatened new rules represent another obstacle to covering President Donald Trump, who views his battle with the media as an unambiguous positive. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Media The administration is drawing up rules for White House reporters' behavior, and the president said if journalists don't follow them, 'we'll end up back in…
Progressives back Pelosi for speaker — in return for more power

Progressives back Pelosi for speaker — in return for more power

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's overtures to progressive members also speak to their growing influence in the Democratic caucus. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Congress The Democratic leader promises plum committee spots and more sway over legislation. By RACHAEL BADE 11/16/2018 05:07 PM EST Updated 11/16/2018 05:28 PM EST 2018-11-16T05:28-0500 It wasn’t a coincidence that moments after…
House Ethics Committee sanctions Mark Meadows, Ruben Kihuen

House Ethics Committee sanctions Mark Meadows, Ruben Kihuen

Rep. Mark Meadows was found to have violated House rules "by failing to take appropriate steps to ensure that his House office was free from discrimination and any perception of discrimination." | AP Photo/Susan Walsh The House Ethics Committee has formally sanctioned two members — GOP Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.) and Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen…
Without a 280-character limit, George Conway dishes on it all

Without a 280-character limit, George Conway dishes on it all

President Donald Trump last week said he did not know George Conway, referring to him as "Mr. Kellyanne Conway," and that his criticisms towards the president were to get attention. | AP Photo/Matt Rourke "Mr. Kellyanne Conway" isn't confined to a 280-character limit anymore. Instead, George Conway, the outspoken husband of counselor to the president…
Assange charges could unsettle liberals, conservatives — and Trump

Assange charges could unsettle liberals, conservatives — and Trump

Although Julian Assange has legions of determined enemies in the U.S., some influential actors may not be enthusiastic about his prosecution. | Jack Taylor/Getty Images Legal Some liberals have defended Assange as a journalist, conservatives celebrated him in 2016 and Trump once declared his 'love' for WikiLeaks. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN, JOSH GERSTEIN and MATTHEW CHOI…

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