• police reform Sep 23, 2021

    Congressional Talks Over Police Reform Stall Without Agreement

    Senate negotiators say bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without agreement

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2019

    Elizabeth Warren Decries Trump as ‘Corruption in the Flesh'

    Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation’s largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as “corruption in the flesh” and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. “Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy,” said...

  • New York Mar 11, 2019

    Gillibrand Mishandled Sexual Harassment Complaint, Former Aide Says

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has positioned herself as an advocate for women. She led the charge calling for former Sen. Al Franken’s, D-Minn., resignation after he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017, a decision that still haunts her political prospects among some donors today. And she has been an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement, pushing for legislation on...

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar to Make 2020 Announcement on Sunday

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota signaled on Tuesday she could become the next Democrat to enter the presidential contest, teasing a major announcement on Sunday in Minneapolis. “Come to Boom Island in Minnesota … and you’ll find out,” she told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “Then you’ll find out my decision.” She didn’t offer further details about whether the event would...

  • Donald Trump Oct 27, 2018

    Trump Says He Bears ‘No Blame' for Bomb Suspect's Actions

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he knows the pipe bomb suspect was one of his supporters, but said he bears “no blame” for the suspect’s actions. “There is no blame. There’s no anything,” Trump told reporters at the White House before leaving for a political rally in North Carolina.

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein Takes Lead Role in Court Fight

    The national spotlight is glaring on California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her November re-election bid as she takes a leading role in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have condemned the Democratic senator’s handling of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, alleging she kept them secret until just before the vote for political...

  • New York Aug 27, 2018

    Half of US States Act as #MeToo Sexual Misconduct Claims Mount

    As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. About half of all state legislative chambers have followed through with at least some sort of change to their sexual harassment policies, most often by boosting their own...

  • Donald Trump Jul 2, 2018

    Separations at Border Didn't Worry Some Trump Officials

    The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that caused these separations....

  • Donald Trump Apr 29, 2018

    Trump's Threats on Trade Unsettle Farming, Ranching Backers

    Montana rancher Fred Wacker had thousands of head of cattle fattening up along the Yellowstone River for export to China when President Donald Trump picked a trade fight with the Asian nation. The dispute threatens a $200 million deal that Wacker helped secure last year to ship Montana beef to China, yet the potential setback to his business plans hasn’t...

  • Donald Trump Apr 28, 2018

    Trump Says Democrat Should Quit Over VA Nomination Brouhaha

    President Donald Trump called for the resignation of the Democratic senator who assembled and released what he called “false” allegations that scuttled the nomination of the White House doctor who’d been in line to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump stepped up his criticism of Montana’s Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Committee, in two tweets...

  • Donald Trump Apr 2, 2018

    In Missouri, GOP Candidate for Senate Walks Trump Tightrope

    He is one of the Republican Party’s most-prized recruits, a young U.S. Senate candidate with an outsider resume and a populist message designed to appeal equally to farmers, suburban moms and the national GOP’s moneyed elite. But things get complicated when you ask Josh Hawley about President Donald Trump. Hawley, who launched a Republican Senate bid in Missouri less than...

  • Associated Press Jan 16, 2018

    Homeland Security Secretary Shies from Trump Racism Charges, Says President Used ‘Strong Language'

    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen shied away from accusations of racism against President Donald Trump levied by Democratic lawmakers, saying Trump was using “strong language,” along with other lawmakers present at a bipartisan meeting at the White House.

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2018

    Trump Vulgarity Debate Has Become an ‘S-Show,' Senator Says

    As the fallout over President Donald Trump’s use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators. Trump was said to have uttered “s–thole” during last Thursday’s conversation in the Oval Office, a...

  • Donald Trump Dec 14, 2017

    Biden Consoles Daughter of Ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

    Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s battle with brain cancer on ABC’s “The View.” Meghan McCain, a panelist on the program, told Biden on Wednesday she hadn’t been able to get through his new memoir, “Promise Me, Dad,” which centers on the 2015...

  • Donald Trump Nov 30, 2017

    Trump Backs McCaskill Opponent as He Stumps for Tax Bill

    President Donald Trump’s visit Wednesday to Missouri to promote a GOP tax plan may be less about winning Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill’s support than boosting her opponent. Trump, who called on McCaskill to vote for the tax plan earlier this year, lent his support to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s bid to unseat the vulnerable Democratic lawmaker, since McCaskill has...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2017

    Missouri Senator Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

    A Democratic senator from suburban St. Louis who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped for President Donald Trump’s assassination said Thursday that she stands by her new tweet comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme on Twitter that shows Trump taking off a shirt. By the time the shirt...

  • NBC Oct 3, 2017

    In Face of Las Vegas Shooting, Congressional Inaction

    The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas renewed Democrats’ calls Monday for gun safety legislation, but their pleas fell on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress. At the same time GOP legislation aimed at loosening gun rules stood in limbo, facing an uncertain future. Before the shooting that killed at least 58 people — the worst mass shooting in modern...

  • Donald Trump Sep 7, 2017

    Trump Pitches Tax Overhaul Effort in North Dakota

    President Donald Trump made an overt pitch Wednesday for Democrats to support his tax overhaul plan, singling out a North Dakota Democratic senator whose vote would be prized by the White House.

  • California Aug 20, 2017

    Slight of Hand Politics in Sacramento?

    NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston reveals how Democratic legislators have changed the rules to help one of their own survive a recall campaign.

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2017

    Dems Elevate Attacks as Supreme Court Showdown Nears

    Senate Democrats elevated their attacks against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Wednesday, portraying him as an ally of the powerful and an enemy of the weak as an explosive showdown loomed on the Senate floor. Republicans defended Judge Neil Gorsuch, accusing Democrats of trying to block him out of frustration over Trump’s election victory....
    “Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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