Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is pushing hard to get another misguided and harmful tax cut passed in the next few months. For some reason he thinks this will fire up the Republican base of voters and will make it more likely that Republican candidates will win elections this year.
The economy is soaring, and so is public optimism about the economy.
You would think this should result in President Trump having high approval ratings, but that is not the case. Trump’s approval rating based on the average of public opinion polls is stuck at around 41%. This is an historically low number.
The Washington Post has reported that Congressional Republicans are now suggesting they want to pass a balanced budget amendment. Which is completely ridiculous since the tax bill they passed into law in December has added more than $1 trillion to the U.S. deficit.
‘The Heat is On’ is a Glenn Frey song made famous by the 1980’s TV show ‘Miami Vice.’ Given all the news about how Facebook data was improperly used to manipulate hundreds of millions of people in elections, the song’s title is an apt description of the environment that the social media giant is currently facing.
A new NBC poll released Thursday morning should be a wakeup call to the NRA and its supporters in Washington, including President Trump. Most people think that putting more guns in schools is a really bad idea.
The so called Nunes Memo, bombed by any measure. On a political level it was a disaster. Even conspiracy theory fans like Trey Gowdy called it a failure in it's main objective of discrediting the Mueller investigation.
"The fact that the Republicans have put the entire Republican Party brand on the line to smear and assassinate the character of the entire FBI ... is political suicide."
Negotiating with Trump is a waste of time. Not only does he lack a firm grasp of the issues, but he often just agrees with the last person he spoke to.
Hours after Donald Trump's actions led to a government shutdown, the president penned an op-ed touting his so-called accomplishments over the past year.
It's going to be hard for Trump to convince the American people that the government shutdown is the Democrats' fault when not even his own party agrees.
The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
Senate Republicans aren't likely to win over enough Democrats to pass their cynical spending bill.
If this is such a fine piece of legislation, why didn't congressional Republicans rush it to the White House today to get the president's signature on it?
Lawmakers of both parties are working on legislation that would make members of Congress liable for settlements of sexual harassment claims against them, as new data shows public funds have been used to settle nearly a dozen cases of misconduct over the last decade.
The U.S. Congress is hurtling toward some major tax, budget and other policy deadlines. Some are hard and some are flexible, with the end of 2017 approaching. Here is the Capitol Hill outlook for what promises to be a turbulent November-December.
The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after members of Congress shared stories of women being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
GOP Rep. Mark Walker twisted himself into a pretzel on Wednesday when he tried to defend the Republican tax plan.
Republicans may continue to live in their NRA-funded bubbles, but it's clear the American people – Democrats, Independents and Republicans – are still hungry for tougher gun laws.
"The leader of the free world can’t continue to use language that legitimizes the actions of extremists groups that promote hate."
Dent's retirement is just the latest in a slew of moderate Republicans who are calling it quits as Washington spirals out of control with Trump at the helm.