How Trump the ‘Tariff Man’ could lose to ‘Dow Man’ Trump

How Trump the ‘Tariff Man’ could lose to ‘Dow Man’ Trump

When times are rocky for the stock market, President Donald Trump wants to know precisely why, says Larry Kudlow, his top economic adviser. Kudlow says the president constantly keeps an eye on stock prices. | Mark Lennihan/AP Photo White House The president’s continuing obsession with the stock market could force him to cut a trade…
Manchin vs. Manchin: MAGA stalwart or liberal ally?

Manchin vs. Manchin: MAGA stalwart or liberal ally?

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has a reputation for finding himself in the thick of things, and that will only increase next year. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Joe Manchin has a choice as he enters what is likely his last term in the Senate: Be a MAGA conservative Democrat or embrace his party’s ascendant left wing. Or…
Obamacare’s secret base: America’s middle class

Obamacare’s secret base: America’s middle class

The sweeping court ruling invalidating the Affordable Care Act shows how hard it is to relitigate parts of Obamacare without harming measures that benefit virtually every American. | Patrick Sison/AP Photo Millions of middle-class Americans who get health coverage through work have been getting Obamacare benefits for years — whether they know it or not.…
Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site

Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site

Former NPR news boss Michael Oreskes, who was ousted from his position after allegations of sexual harassment, has been tapped to help create a new online news site. | Anja Niedringhaus/AP Photo Media The site's founder says it will remedy the media's trust problems, but two top hires left their previous jobs after allegations of…
White House indicates it wants to avoid partial government shutdown

White House indicates it wants to avoid partial government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the White House is now “flexible” on border wall funding. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo White House Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that the government would stay open and that the White House would be ‘flexible’ on its border wall demands. By SARAH FERRIS, BURGESS EVERETT and ELIANA…
Here’s What Happened the Last Time There Was An Election Do-Over

Here’s What Happened the Last Time There Was An Election Do-Over

The questions clouding last month’s election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District appear likely to result in that rarest of political beasts: a do-over. After the final vote count in North Carolina, Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes — a difference of about a third of a percentage point. But the…
Mueller appears victorious in mystery subpoena dispute

Mueller appears victorious in mystery subpoena dispute

Tuesday's ruling offers the intriguing detail that the entity fighting special counsel Robert Mueller's subpoena is a foreign government-owned company. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Legal The ruling offers the intriguing detail that the entity fighting the Mueller subpoena is a foreign-owned company, not a specific individual, as many had speculated. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOSH…
‘Arguably, you sold your country out’: Judge blasts Flynn at sentencing

‘Arguably, you sold your country out’: Judge blasts Flynn at sentencing

Former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI during a White House interview just days after the Trump inauguration. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Legal District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan told the president’s ex-national security adviser that his behavior ‘arguably … undermines everything that flag over here…
Trump machine swallows GOP for 2020

Trump machine swallows GOP for 2020

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee will merge their field and fundraising programs into a joint outfit dubbed Trump Victory. | Evan Vucci/AP Trump 2020 elections Unique structure of the president’s reelection campaign is an expression of his iron grip on the party. By ALEX ISENSTADT 12/18/2018 05:05 AM EST President…
Arizona governor to appoint Martha McSally to Senate

Arizona governor to appoint Martha McSally to Senate

Martha McSally, who lost the race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in the 2018 midterms, will face a 2020 special election. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed GOP Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Jon Kyl — tapping McSally as the Republican contender in a…
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