Several Democratic presidential candidates are closing out the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, with stops planned across states key to securing their party’s nomination. On Presidents Day, much of the campaign trail spotlight moved to New Hampshire, home to the first presidential primary. Three candidates, Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of … Continue reading Democratic candidates spend holiday in New Hampshire, Iowa
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S. government shutdown (all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’s waiting in the Oval Office for Democrats to return to Washington and negotiate an end to a partial government shutdown. Trump tweeted to Democrats on Monday: “come back from vacation now and give us the votes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump tells Democrats ‘come back from vacation’
WASHINGTON — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi. The televised meeting with President Donald Trump. The deal with restless Democrats to secure their votes to become House speaker. The fashion statement of her burnt-orange winter coat, swooshing out the doors of the White House, going viral in social media memes. It all … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s triumph: A reminder why she’s set to be speaker
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former … Continue reading More Democrat governors, more skepticism of charter schools
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 7:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is blasting the investigation in which his former lawyer pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Michael … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump blasts probe in which Cohen pleaded guilty
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have … Continue reading Natural disasters will be a priority for incoming governors
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have … Continue reading Fires, floods and other disasters await new governors
WASHINGTON — It’s the thorny first question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? Even before they’ve taken office, the freshmen swept in by the midterm elections are caught at the center of an escalating power struggle over Pelosi’s future. The clash intensified Monday as Pelosi’s critics unveiled a letter signed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The big question for new House Dems: Will you back Pelosi?