Democrats’ Progessive Wing Less Powerful Than Thought?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other firebrands aren’t steering the ship. Yet.

Another Emoluments Clause Violation By Trump

Newly discovered evidence shows that foreign governments have expanded their leasing of space from at least one Trump-owned office building in New York City.

A Cautionary Message For Democrats In Latest Poll Numbers

New poll numbers suggest that Congressional Democrats need to be careful about how aggressively they pursue their investigations of the Trump White House.

Mueller Objected To Attorney General’s Summary Of The Mueller Report

Robert Mueller objected to the Attorney General’s characterization of the final report he submitted, reports indicate.

10 of 12 Congressional Leaders Offered Access to Less-Redacted Mueller Report Haven’t Bothered to Read It

Six Democrats are boycotting on principle. Four Republicans don’t care.

Trump Emoluments Suit Moves Forward

200-odd Congressional Democrats are taking an odd route to go after corruption.

Just Say No To Impeachment (For Now)

In the end, Impeachment is a political act more than a legal one. For that reason, Democrats should not pursue impeachment unless they have a reasonable chance of winning.

Trump And Congressional Democrats Announce A Plan To Announce An Infrastructure Plan

President Trump and the top Democrats in Congress announced a purported $2 trillion infrastructure deal but there’s no reason to believe it will ever become law.

House Democrats Finding Little Enthusiasm For Impeachment Back Home

Democratic House members are finding that their constituents aren’t quite as eager for impeachment as some party activists are.

Richard Lugar Dead at 87

His passing is a sad reminder of another era of the Republican Party.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire. January 22, 2016. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School in Manchester, New Hampshire. January 22, 2016.

Hillary Clinton Writes History’s Most Self-Serving Op-Ed

Having lost to him, she’s an ineffective voice on the matter of Donald Trump.

Trump Claims He’d Take Impeachment To The Supreme Court, But He Can’t

President Trump claims that he’d challenge any effort to impeach him in court, but the law makes clear that he can’t.

House Sues To Stop Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The House of Representatives is asking a Federal Judge to block the President’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall.

Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Has History of Controversial Remarks About Women

Stephen Moore, who has been nominated to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board by President Trump. has a history of controversial remarks about women.

Herman Cain Withdraws From Consideration For Federal Reserve Board

When it comes to Herman Cain’s nomination to the Federal Reserve Board, the answer is officially Nein, Nein, Nein!

Seth Moulton Enters An Already Crowded Democratic Field

Congressman Seth Moulton of Massachusetts is the latest Democrat to enter an already crowded field.

The War On Yemen, Congress, And The Constitution

The Wall Street Journal tries, and fails, to defend President Trump’s indefensible veto of the Congressional resolution regarding the war on Yemen.

Trump Vetoes Measure To Curtail U.S. Support For War On Yemen

President Trump has not surprisingly vetoed a Congressional resolution to limit American support for the Saudi war on Yemen. His defense for doing so is utterly absurd.

White House Looking For Replacements For Controversial Federal Reserve Nominees

The White House appears to be preparing for the worst when it comes to the nominations of Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board.

Steve King Facing Serious Republican Challenge In Iowa

Steve King, who has recently come under attack for a long history of racist remarks, is facing a strong challenge for the GOP nomination in 2020.

Roy Moore Leads GOP Field To Challenge Doug Jones In 2020

Roy Moore has not said that he’s running for Senate again in Alabama, but he’s already threatening to up-end the race for the GOP nomination.

Do Democrats Have A Shot At Unseating Lindsey Graham?

Democrats in South Carolina seem to think they have a shot at beating Lindsey Graham in 2020. I wouldn’t be so sure of that.

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Congress Bans IRS Online Filing

A bipartisan bill will protect the tax preparation industry at the expense of the citizenry.

United States Senator Chuck Grassley speaking at the Night of the Rising Stars in Des Moines, Iowa. United States Senator Chuck Grassley speaking at the Night of the Rising Stars in Des Moines, Iowa.

Grassley Warns Trump Against Ousting Immigration Officials

Says “He’s pulling the rug out from the very people that are trying to help him accomplish his goal.”

Trump Fighting Congress’ Demand for His Tax Returns

The law is not on the President’s side.

Congress Passes Resolution to End Support for War in Yemen

The Constitution’s invitation to struggle over foreign policy continues.

The Filibuster’s Inevitable Demise

Senate Republicans are pushing for the end of minority obstruction—and the Democrats can’t wait.

Bob Dole Promoted to Colonel

He’s a national treasure who has been appropriately honored for a lifetime of service and sacrifice. But this seems different.

Mitch McConnell’s April Fools’ Joke

In some expert trolling, the Senate Majority Leader decries “mindless, undiscriminating obstruction for the sake of obstruction.”

Pelosi Demands Open Release of Mueller Report

The Speaker says she will reject any attempt to deliver it in a “highly classified” manner.

Senate Votes Down Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration, 59-41

Congress is doing its damned job for a change.

House Votes 420-0 to Demand Public Release of Mueller Report

Sometimes symbolism is important. This is one of those times.

Pelosi: Impeachment ‘Not Worth it’

The Democratic Speaker of the House says there will be no charges against the Republican President barring an “overwhelming and bipartisan” consensus.

Trump Wants Another $8.6 Billion For His Border Wall

President Trump will ask for $8.6 billion for his border wall in his Fiscal Year 2020 budget. He’s unlikely to get it.

Roy Moore “Seriously Considering” Running For Senate Again

Disgraced former Chief Justice of Alabama Roy Moore is apparently “seriously considering” running for Senate in 2020.

Despite Donald Trump, America’s Institutions Are Prevailing

It’s been a rough two years under Trump, but America’s institutions are surviving.

The GOP’s Blind Loyalty To Trump Is Likely To End Up Costing Them

Republicans are blindly loyal to this President in a way we have not seen before. They are likely to end up paying a price for that.

Another Study Rebuts The Claim That Vaccinations Cause Autism

A decade-long study once again establishes that there is no link between childhood vaccination and autism.

Senate Appears Poised To Block Trump’s National Emergency

There appear to be enough votes in the Senate to pass the resolution disapproving President Trump’s border wall “emergency,” but there’s not enough Republican support to override an expected veto.

Roy Moore Not Ruling Out Another Senate Run

Roy Moore, who lost a Special Election to replace Jeff Sessions in 2017 after being hit with allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, isn’t ruling another bid for the same seat.

House Passes Measures To Strengthen Gun Background Checks

Last week, the House passed two bills to strengthen the laws regarding background checks for guns, but they’re not likely to even make it to the floor of the Senate.

Representative Democracy ‘Not a Day at the Beach’

Nancy Pelosi is tired of Democrats voting to please their constituents.

My Takeaways from the Cohen Testimony

Five things I think I think after the hearings.

Congress Needs To Fix The National Emergencies Act

Instead of merely seeking to block the President’s declaration of an “emergency” at the southern border, Congress should instead significantly amend the National Emergencies Act.

Michael Cohen Hearing Paints Trump In Horrible Light

Michael Cohen pulled back the curtain and revealed much about the true nature of Donald Trump yesterday. It’s not a pretty picture.

Michael Cohen Set To Deliver Potentially Blockbuster Evidence Against Trump

Michael Cohen, the President’s former lawyer and “fixer,” is set to deliver several bombshells in his testimony before Congress today.

House Passes Bill To Block Trump’s Emergency, With Minimal GOP Support

The House of Representatives voted yesterday to block the President’s declaration of an “emergency” at the southern border. Now the matter goes to the Senate.

Republicans Face A Choice: Do They Support The Constitution, Or Trump?

Republicans face a choice in the coming days. Do they support the Constitution, or do they support Donald Trump? You can count on them making the wrong choice.

Congress Poised to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

While not subject to filibuster, it’s still subject to Presidential veto.

I Don’t Care Where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lives

Breathless coverage of this freshman Congressman is getting tiresome.