Trump said he still plans to deliver State of the Union address on Jan. 29

Trump said he still plans to deliver State of the Union address on Jan....

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201901/338/1155968404_5993047824001_5993044668001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday officially blocked President Donald Trump from giving the State of the Union address in the House, an unprecedented move that underscores how bitter partisan tensions have paralyzed Washington. Trump and Republican lawmakers blasted Pelosi for her decision, accusing her of engaging in a cheap political stunt designed simply…
Ocasio-Cortez and Freedom Caucus ready for battle

Ocasio-Cortez and Freedom Caucus ready for battle

The new class of liberal House Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has frequently been compared to the conservative Freedom Caucus, with each more than happy to challenge party leaders. | Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Jim Jordan, meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The powerful House Oversight Committee was already stacked with hard-line Republicans ready to serve as President Donald…
Mueller speaks. But will he comment again?

Mueller speaks. But will he comment again?

Robert Mueller’s team finds itself in a difficult spot — stuck between pressure from those who will argue his office has set a precedent, and the desire to maintain a silence that has helped insulate the probe from the heated political chatter surrounding it. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Mueller Investigation The special counsel is stuck…
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen delays House testimony

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen delays House testimony

It's not clear, however, that Michael Cohen's testimony will be indefinitely delayed. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen is trying to delay his public testimony before the House Oversight Committee, with Cohen’s lawyer citing “ongoing threats against his family” and his continued cooperation with investigators. Cohen had been scheduled to…
House Dems launch investigation into Trump administration’s use of security clearances

House Dems launch investigation into Trump administration’s use of security clearances

Rep. Elijah Cummings is requesting information on any problems or issues that arose in the security clearance processes. | Alex Wong/Getty Images House Democratic investigators launched a probe on Wednesday into the Trump administration’s use of security clearances and temporary security clearances, accusing the White House of playing fast and loose with the nation’s most…
House Dems push new border security plan as shutdown staggers on

House Dems push new border security plan as shutdown staggers on

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard spent the weekend working on a bill that will “reflect the consensus of House Democrats.” | Alex Brandon/AP Photo House Democrats are preparing a counteroffer to President Donald Trump’s border security proposal, seeking to restart long-stalled negotiations to reopen the government after 33 days. Democratic leaders have drafted their own plan to…
Kamala Harris’ hidden army

Kamala Harris’ hidden army

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has made it a point to stay connected to her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority throughout her political rise. | Al Drago/Getty Images 2020 Elections Thanks to her HBCU connections, the California senator is well positioned in the key early state of South Carolina. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 01/23/2019 05:02 AM EST…
Why There’s No Liberal Federalist Society

Why There’s No Liberal Federalist Society

It‘s been more than two weeks since Ruth Bader Ginsburg began missing Supreme Court oral arguments while recovering from cancer surgery and the White House is reportedly drafting a short list of replacements. If President Donald Trump does get a chance to nominate the liberal icon’s successor, one thing can be said with near-certainty: Whoever…
Emergency plan for federal workers: Credit cards, pawnshops, second jobs

Emergency plan for federal workers: Credit cards, pawnshops, second jobs

With the partial government shutdown approaching the five-week mark, thousands of furloughed workers are facing the prospect of suffering lasting damage to their finances. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Many of the 800,000 federal government employees forced to go on unpaid leave or work without wages are running up credit card debt, taking out loans and…
Ocasio-Cortez and liberal freshmen join Oversight Committee

Ocasio-Cortez and liberal freshmen join Oversight Committee

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left), Rashida Tlaib (right), Ayanna Pressley and Ro Khanna all won spots on the high-profile committee. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo The House Oversight Committee is adding a group of progressive flamethrowers to its ranks. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) won spots on the…

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