Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts to retire in 2020

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts to retire in 2020

Sen. Pat Roberts last won reelection in 2014 after facing a bruising Republican primary. | Carolyn Kaster/AP photo Politics Roberts, an 82-year-old Republican, announced Friday in Kansas that he will not run for a fifth term. By JAMES ARKIN 01/04/2019 10:26 AM EST Updated 01/04/2019 01:00 PM EST 2019-01-04T01:00-0500 Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) announced Friday…
‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape

‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape

A daily trickle of revealing internal conversations between staffers. Growing anxiety about what one might have once said. No sense of how long it will go on. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s slow release of secretly taped conversations from inside the Trump campaign and White House is having the same effect on staffers as the daily dumps…
Trump says his lawyers are drafting response to Mueller report

Trump says his lawyers are drafting response to Mueller report

President Donald Trump throughout Friday morning has lashed out at Mueller's investigation, claiming that the special counsel has "big time" conflicts of interest. | Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Friday claimed that his lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani, are drafting a response to special counsel Robert Mueller's forthcoming Russia probe report, adding that 87…
McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh confirmation

McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh confirmation

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is up for reelection this fall in a conservative state, cited Brett Kavanaugh's views on “dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy.” | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Moderate Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, narrowing the number of potential Democratic votes the nominee…
Trump struggles to embrace consoler-in-chief role

Trump struggles to embrace consoler-in-chief role

President Donald Trump‘s muted speech at the site of the airline crash 17 years ago belied the conflict-ridden tone of an executive who has struggled with a basic obligation of his office: commemorating the fallen in service of pulling the country together. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images white house The president spent the early part of…
Romney says he won’t run against Trump in 2020

Romney says he won’t run against Trump in 2020

Mitt Romney, the failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee who will be sworn in as a senator from Utah on Thursday, penned a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post on Tuesday ripping the president. | George Frey/Getty Images 2020 Election The incoming senator also says he's not sure he will endorse the president's re-election bid. By…
Alabama Loves Sessions, But Not Enough to Stand Up to Trump

Alabama Loves Sessions, But Not Enough to Stand Up to Trump

Perhaps the most confounding example of divided loyalties in American politics right now is happening in the power corridors of Republican Alabama. From Montgomery to Mobile, the state’s GOP elite has stuck by President Donald Trump with a tenacity almost unmatched in the country. At the same time, those same die-hards have preserved their devotion…
Inside the GOP’s rescue mission for Ted Cruz

Inside the GOP’s rescue mission for Ted Cruz

The Republican Party — which has had a fraught relationship with the anti-establishment Texas senator — is suddenly leaving little to chance in Ted Cruz's reelection race. | James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram via AP Elections The national party wasn't expecting to have to defend a well-known senator in a conservative bastion. By ALEX ISENSTADT 09/09/2018 05:57 PM…
Flake’s revenge? Trump antagonist holds power over Supreme Court pick

Flake’s revenge? Trump antagonist holds power over Supreme Court pick

How far Sen. Jeff Flake takes the issue is the biggest question as the president’s high court pick enters a make-or-break week. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Kavanaugh Confirmation Trump drove the Arizona senator into retirement with his blistering criticism. Now the fate of the president's high court nominee may be in Flake's hands. By ELANA…
Tinder Woes, Suspicious Landlords and Snarky Bosses: Young and Russian in D.C.

Tinder Woes, Suspicious Landlords and Snarky Bosses: Young and Russian in D.C.

Not so long ago, the Russian émigré party scene in Washington was off the hook. Every weekend, promoters would throw Slavic night bashes at venues like Ozio on M Street and Eden on Farragut Square. Euro-pop beats pounded and vodka shots flowed. In 2013, Mari Vanna, a three-story restaurant and nightclub littered with Soviet-era kitsch,…
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