What Happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work?

What Happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work?

In the past two months, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs and had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung. She was absent from oral argument last week and will miss this week’s arguments as well. Doctors say they expect her to be back on the bench in February, and until then she…
Dems spurn Trump on shutdown talks

Dems spurn Trump on shutdown talks

House Democrats' refusal to meet with President Donald Trump was the latest setback for a president who is running out of options to reopen the government and realize his long-standing pledge to build the border wall. | Win McNamee/Getty Images House Democrats refused to participate in a Tuesday afternoon meeting with President Donald Trump, dashing…
Shutdown shrinks as thousands more employees called in to work without pay

Shutdown shrinks as thousands more employees called in to work without pay

The recalls come as federal agencies cope with the 25-day-long impasse by expanding the types of duties they consider essential, including tasks that have fueled public relations nightmares for agencies in charge of health and safety. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico Thousands of aircraft safety inspectors and hundreds of food, drug and medical inspectors are heading…
How Steve King finally went too far for House Republicans

How Steve King finally went too far for House Republicans

The pressure had been building for years to act on Iowa Rep. Steve King, several GOP lawmakers insisted, although it only came to a head after the party suffered its worst electoral defeat in four decades. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Everyone knew Steve King’s history of racist rhetoric. It had gone on for more than…
New Trump-Russia subplot: Mueller and Barr are ‘good friends’

New Trump-Russia subplot: Mueller and Barr are ‘good friends’

Attorney General nominee William Barr praised Robert Mueller’s “distinguished record of public service” and said that his probe is proper and should be allowed to conclude without interference. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico Legal Trump’s attorney general nominee told senators the president knows about his 30-year relationship with the special counsel, whom Trump says is out…
Trump’s bloody hand injury attracts armchair doctors

Trump’s bloody hand injury attracts armchair doctors

President Donald Trump addresses the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans on Jan. 14. The bandage was still visible on his right hand during his trip. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images White House The White House told POLITICO that the the president, who is due for his annual physical, suffered a minor injury.…
‘The gang concept almost never works’: Senators struggle to end shutdown

‘The gang concept almost never works’: Senators struggle to end shutdown

“The gang concept almost never works. And when it does, the people who were part of the gang are almost always sorry they were part of the gang,” said Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 4 GOP leader. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo government shutdown A bipartisan Senate group is likely to run into resistance…
Mueller probe to play key role in hearing for Trump’s AG nominee

Mueller probe to play key role in hearing for Trump’s AG nominee

If confirmed, this would be William Barr’s second stint as attorney general. He was previously attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Legal William Barr told senators he didn't think the special counsel would be involved in a 'witch hunt.' By MARIANNE LEVINE and DARREN SAMUELSOHN 01/15/2019 07:35 AM EST Updated…
McConnell tightens grip with Senate GOP amid shutdown fallout

McConnell tightens grip with Senate GOP amid shutdown fallout

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has much more to think about politically than just opening up the government and continuing on with business as usual. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO A handful of Senate Republicans are expressing frustration with their party’s handling of the ongoing government shutdown. But Mitch McConnell is a long way from facing…
The time Julián Castro did business with Trump — and quickly regretted it

The time Julián Castro did business with Trump — and quickly regretted it

Julián Castro, who announced his campaign for president in San Antonio on Saturday, voted in 2002 to give $600,000 in taxpayer subsidies to Donald Trump’s Miss USA beauty pageant. | Alex Wong/Getty Images 2020 Elections The former San Antonio councilman voted for hundreds of thousands in subsidies to land a beauty pageant. By ALEX THOMPSON…
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