The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

It’s hard to recall a Washington idea that has rocketed to prominence as quickly as the Green New Deal, rookie Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal to decarbonize the American economy. House Democratic leaders have created a new select committee on climate change to pursue a Green New Deal. Democratic candidates for president are racing…
Trump: ‘I’m not looking to’ declare national emergency over border fight

Trump: ‘I’m not looking to’ declare national emergency over border fight

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201901/1737/1155968404_5989271975001_5989269789001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true The White House and Hill Democrats are each targeting defectors in the other party as they push dueling strategies to reopen the government — yet another sign that the 24-day shutdown is far from over. House Democrats on Monday announced a plan to take up a pair of short-term funding bills that would…
Barr pledges to allow Mueller to complete investigation

Barr pledges to allow Mueller to complete investigation

Trump nominated William Barr in December to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with whom the president became frustrated with after he recused himself from overseeing the investigation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Attorney general nominee William Barr will pledge this week to allow special counsel Robert Mueller to complete his investigation into suspected collusion between President…
Shutdown tests farmers’ loyalty as Trump visits their annual convention

Shutdown tests farmers’ loyalty as Trump visits their annual convention

President Donald Trump arrives to address the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump’s visit to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention comes at an awkward time as farmers and ranchers begin to feel the pinch of the partial government shutdown. The…
FDA to restart more food safety inspections affected by shutdown

FDA to restart more food safety inspections affected by shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration is beginning to roll out a longer-term contingency plan to increase so-called excepted activities, such as routine inspections of high-risk food facilities. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The FDA plans as soon as Tuesday to restart food safety inspections at facilities that handle riskier products like fresh-cut produce, as the partial…
House Democrats move to censure Steve King over ‘white supremacy’ remarks

House Democrats move to censure Steve King over ‘white supremacy’ remarks

“He has become too comfortable with proudly insulting, disrespecting, and denigrating people of color,” Rep. Bobby Rush, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said in a statement. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo congress Romney went so far as to call for King to resign. By HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH FERRIS 01/14/2019 03:31 PM EST Updated…
Trump demands Dems return to spending negotiations ‘now’

Trump demands Dems return to spending negotiations ‘now’

Although President Donald Trump criticized Democrats for their travel over the weekend, he will be on the road Monday in New Orleans to deliver a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Monday kept up his calls for Democrats to immediately restart funding negotiations, pushing the argument…
Bernie Sanders staffs up for 2020

Bernie Sanders staffs up for 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders is poised to enter the 2020 Democratic primary field with a digital operation and social media army that outpaces virtually any other candidate, at least for now. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images 2020 Elections The Vermont senator is making additions to his digital operation, which already surpasses the rest of the field. By…
Ex-lawmakers ‘scrambling and looking’ for lobbying gigs

Ex-lawmakers ‘scrambling and looking’ for lobbying gigs

“Former Republican congressmen are a dime a dozen right now,” said former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who left Congress a decade ago and is now a lobbyist for Holland & Knight. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Lobbying So many former House Republicans are considering heading to K Street that not all of them are likely…
Kavanaugh hangs over Barr confirmation fight

Kavanaugh hangs over Barr confirmation fight

Even amid the latest spikes of polarization, the Senate Judiciary Committee has stood out for holding some of the Senate’s most vitriolic battles during Donald Trump’s presidency, including the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. | Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court tore the Senate Judiciary Committee apart. Now the panel is trying…
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