Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report

President Trump has privately bristled that the relationship between his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is a liability amidst the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Kha…

Senate and House GOP super PACs post big sums in September, new filings show

About 70 percent of the money raised in September by the two super PACs came from the party’s biggest benefactors in the midterms: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.

The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It’s Still Up For Grabs.

Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen, are in a dead heat as early voting begins.

Super PACs see bipartisan fundraising boom ahead of midterms

The super PACs wrestling for the House and Senate majorities this fall are dramatically outpacing their fundraising in other recent cycles, new Federal Election Commission disclosures show, as big-money political spending continues to fuel heated battles for the House and Senate.

The fundraising boom is bipartisan: House Majority PAC, Congressional Leadership Fund, Senate Majority PAC and Senate Leadership Fund had raised more than $400 million combined as of October 1.

While Senate Leadership Fund, which is aligned with Senate Republicans, was only formed for the 2016 cycle, the other three super PACs have seen their fundraising rise significantly over their 2014 midterms levels, as post-Citizens United super PAC spending on politics grows. Congressional Leadership Fund, which raises and spends money to help the House Majority, has swelled from an organization that raised $12.6 million overall during the 2014 midterms to $126.5 million as of October 1 of Continue reading “Super PACs see bipartisan fundraising boom ahead of midterms”

Trump Buys The Saudi Line On Jamal Khashoggi. Congress Doesn’t Have To.

Lawmakers can take key steps immediately, and vital votes are on the horizon.

Trump Says Anybody Voting Democrat ‘Is Crazy’ At Arizona Rally

"Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs," the president said.

Sanders: Trump setting ‘terrible example’ for our children

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) accused President Trump of setting a “terrible example” for children at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday.”I’ve got four kids, 7 grandchildren, we try to raise our kids to be hon…

Trump: Republicans planning tax cuts for middle-income earners before November

Trump: U.S. to withdraw from arms treaty with Russia

President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the U.S. would be abandoning a Cold War-era arms treaty, arguing that Russia has defied the terms of the decades-old agreement.

"They have been violating it for many years," Trump said after a rally in Elko, Nevada, according to a White House readout, referring to the Kremlin’s cooperation with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

"We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons and we’re not allowed to," Trump said.

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev brokered the pact in 1987 to halt the proliferation of nuclear and conventional missiles.

“We’ll have to develop those weapons," Trump said, adding: “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out."

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, who departed this weekend for a trip to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, was scheduled to meet Russian Continue reading “Trump: U.S. to withdraw from arms treaty with Russia”

Police officer punches pinned-down 14-year-old girl during arrest in video

A police officer in Coral Springs, Florida, is being criticized after a video emerged showing him repeatedly punch a 14-year-old girl during an arrest.A video shared to Instagram …

Pelosi heckled by Miami Republicans, Proud Boys at campaign event

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was confronted by protesters in Florida on Friday organized by a local Republican chapter and a local group of the “Proud Boys,” who shouted pro-Trump slogans and blasted the…

Trump squares off with Biden in dueling Nevada rallies

LAS VEGAS — President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden squared off at dueling rallies in Nevada Saturday, a preview of what could potentially become a nasty 2020 match-up in a critical swing state.

Trump, rallying the GOP base in the northern city of Elko, labeled the Democrat “Sleepy Joe Biden” and “One Percent Joe,” mocking both the size of the crowd at Biden’s event and the former vice president’s past failed presidential campaigns. Biden responded in kind, telling the crowd of several hundred outside the local Culinary Union here that Trump was “shredding” basic decency and making a deliberate effort to divide the country.

He told the crowd he decided to speak out against Trump after his response to white supremacists marching in Virginia last year. At the rally, Biden criticized the president’s rhetoric on minorities, his embrace of Vladimir Putin, and the separation of families at the Continue reading “Trump squares off with Biden in dueling Nevada rallies”

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

Study combined the drug with chemotherapy.

O’Rourke’s rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot

The energy and enthusiasm behind Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) Senate campaign is having a ripple effect down the ballot in deep-red Texas.

House candidates campaign on their agendas, but voters vote on Trump

To voters in three districts narrowly won by the president in 2016, it’s Trump’s name on the ballot in November.

5 Moments From Trump’s Nevada Rally That Need A Fact Check

The president at one point claimed California was "rioting" over immigration laws.

Sanders hints at reckoning with Warren over 2020 ambitions

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Bernie Sanders says he speaks with Elizabeth Warren nearly every day — just not about 2020.

But with the two progressive behemoths on a collision course in the presidential primary — and with some progressive activists alarmed that they might split the vote, allowing a more moderate Democrat to win the nomination — Sanders suggested Friday that a pre-2020 discussion among like-minded candidates could be forthcoming.

Asked whether he and other progressive contenders should hold talks in an effort to ensure one of them prevails, Sanders told POLITICO, “I suspect that in the coming weeks and months, there will be discussions.”

Asked whether he has spoken already with Warren or Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) about the 2020 campaign, Sanders said, "No, not really."

An aide to Warren did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sanders’ remarks come as progressive Democrats begin to Continue reading “Sanders hints at reckoning with Warren over 2020 ambitions”

Donald Trump learns to love his haters

ELKO, Nev. — Not that long ago, it wasn’t hard to imagine moderate Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) breaking with President Donald Trump in his reelection campaign, given Nevada’s swing-state status and Heller’s refusal before the 2016 election to say whether he’d vote for Trump.

But on Saturday the two were acting like old pals. Standing onstage in this small rural city in the far reaches of Northern Nevada, Heller basked in the glow of the president, who trekked cross-country to stump for his onetime skeptic.

The president praised the senator for his collaboration on tax reform and veterans issues. Heller declared the president’s first two years a triumph: “Welcome to Trump Country!” he beamed, turning to Trump: “Mr. President, you know a little bit about gold. In fact, I think everything you touch turns to gold.”

Trump has nursed some legendary grudges. But his union of obligation Continue reading “Donald Trump learns to love his haters”

President campaigns for former foe at Nevada rally

Trump confirms US will withdraw from key arms control treaty

President Trump confirmed the U.S. will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces …