Bring on 2020 with House Republicans planning to run on (checks notes) Obamacare repeal
Just how unimaginative can they be? Coming out of their weekend retreat, House Republicans unveiled their big 2020 initiative to win back disaffected voters ... Obamacare repeal. That will be the key element to their other main goal of … reducing the debt. "The first thing we would do is make sure our debt is taken care of," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. They would do it by repealing the Affordable Care Act, he said. Apparently it has become an entitlement for Republicans. "We we...
Trump’s curious evolution on Saudi Arabia
For decades, the oil-rich country was a villain -- a country that U.S. leaders foolishly defended. Today, Trump is talking about going to war for it, even though he insists the U.S. has little skin in the game.
The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions
Senate tees up Rakolta nomination for UAE ambassador
The U.S. Senate will hold a procedural vote Monday on the nomination of Michigan s John Rakolta Jr. to be U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Kavanaugh Allegation
A Democratic senator expressed concern last year that the F.B.I. was not following up on allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
U.S. lawmakers blast Iran, wary of war, after Saudi oil attack
Members of the U.S. Congress blasted Iran after the attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but expressed wariness about U.S. military action, especially before they have a clearer picture of who was behind it.
How rising costs of living and displacement are changing politics in Seattle and South King County
Many people of color, immigrants and young working people who before might have lived in Seattle now live south, either by choice or due to gentrification. That reality is reshaping the political landscape across the region.
Why Ranking College Rankings Matters
When prestige is the driving force, it’s no wonder college admissions scandals splash across headlines.