No evidence backs up Trump’s claim of ‘unknown Middle Easterners' in migrant caravan
The White House can’t provide evidence to back up President Trump's recent claim that Middle Easterners are part of the migrant caravan heading through Mexico to the U.S.
10/23/2018 - 05:19 PM
Senate race in Indiana tests 'Hoosier' independence from Trump
Incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and his Republican challenger, Mike Braun, are suddenly locked in a tight Senate race.
10/23/2018 - 05:05 PM
Portrait of a moderate district: NJ-11 leans R, but the race leans D
In New Jersey’s moderate 11th Congressional District, Republican candidate Jay Webber attacks Democratic candidate Mikie Sherrill as an extreme liberal, but his voting record suggests he would be the radical.
10/23/2018 - 05:02 PM
What tax cut? Here’s what Trump and the GOP want to talk about instead
With less than two weeks until the midterm elections, Republicans from President Trump down are not talking about tax cuts — and have been backing away from that message for months.
10/23/2018 - 04:34 PM
14 days until the midterm elections: Where things stand
Close contests in Florida and positioning among possible 2020 candidates color the midterm landscape with just two weeks to go until Election Day.
10/23/2018 - 02:19 PM
Democrats 2018: It's the health care, stupid
Rather than Robert Mueller’s investigation and the latest tweets from President Trump, voter interest and campaign advertising are mostly focused on health care, polls show.
10/23/2018 - 05:00 AM
Trump supporters in Texas feel migrant caravans coming from Mexico are 'invading the country'
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump has made the issue of immigration a top priority once again. But this time, he's focusing on migrant caravans making their way to the U.S. and many of his supporters in Texas say they need to enter the country "the right way."
10/23/2018 - 02:19 AM
Trump and Cruz make the best of their forced embrace
In a move that would have seemed unthinkable two years ago, President Trump offered a full embrace, literally and figuratively, of Ted Cruz in a massive rally here Monday night, imploring a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters to turn out for his former political rival in a closely watched Senate race in Texas.
10/22/2018 - 10:04 PM
Like old times: Hillary Clinton campaigns for Donna Shalala in South Florida
In an event that seems like a reprise of the 1990s, former first lady Hillary Clinton will join former Clinton Cabinet Secretary Donna Shalala Wednesday at a fundraiser for Shalala’s congressional campaign.
10/22/2018 - 05:43 PM
Kamala Harris and Cory Booker campaign for South Carolina's black vote
Kamala Harris and Cory Booker stumped for South Carolina Democratic candidates on Friday, and their visits offered a preview of a potentially historic presidential primary in 2020 featuring two leading African-American candidates.
10/22/2018 - 03:58 PM
In Florida race, climate change divides DeSantis and Gillum
The two candidates in the governor's race in Florida are at odds over global warming.
10/22/2018 - 02:50 PM
Hurricane Michael reshapes Florida Senate race
U.S. Senate candidate and Florida Gov. Rick Scott is happy to be seen leading the cleanup after Hurricane Michael. But the aftermath may also depress turnout in the heavily Republican Panhandle.
10/22/2018 - 02:18 PM
In Texas Senate race, Betomania confronts Trump’s mega-MAGA rally for Cruz
The three-term congressman’s campaign has him attending eight scheduled “pop-up rallies,” as O’Rourke refers to them, in and around Houston on a single day.
10/22/2018 - 01:08 PM
Honduran migrant caravan pushes north toward the U.S.
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants crowded into the Mexican border city of Tapachula over the weekend after trekking on foot from the Guatemalan border, defying threats by Trump that he will close the U.S.-Mexico border if they advanced, as well as warnings from the Mexican government.
10/22/2018 - 09:10 AM
Trump will lead rally for Cruz, keeping hatchet buried
The president’s visit is also likely to invoke memories of the bitter 2016 primary fight between Cruz and Trump, one of the ugliest campaigns in recent memory.
10/20/2018 - 03:32 PM
In Alaska, a 1st-time House candidate takes on the nation's most entrenched incumbent
Alyse Galvin never thought of running for political office until she attended the Women’s March. Now she’s in a close race for Alaska’s congressional seat.
10/20/2018 - 02:20 PM
Trump and Republican lawmakers stoke migrant caravan conspiracy theories
Iowa Rep. Steve King and other Republicans have put a caravan of Central American migrants in the spotlight ahead of the midterm elections, and some are fueling conspiracy theories about who is backing the migrants.
10/19/2018 - 06:49 PM
Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's race
The race for governor of Georgia, which rarely attracts much national interest, is suddenly exciting this year, with a charismatic Democratic candidate in Stacey Abrams facing off against a standard-issue Southern Republican, Brian Kemp.
10/19/2018 - 03:30 PM
Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?
In just over a week, the Democrats chances of winning the House in the midterm elections have increased dramatically. What's behind the shift?
10/19/2018 - 11:53 AM
'Skullduggery': Washington think tank says 'no' to Saudi funds
A prominent Washington think tank will stop taking money from Saudi Arabia as a result of the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its chairman said.
10/19/2018 - 08:44 AM
Red-tide awakening: How Florida's environmental woes could hurt GOP's Scott in Senate race
By 8:30 a.m. last Monday, the temperature on the fishing pier had already risen above 90 degrees. On the bright side, the rancid stench born of a yearlong red tide, and the abundance of dead sea life it left behind, had dissipated. Wearing swim trunks and a floppy sun hat and holding a fishing pole, Rob Merlino, 54, watched the would-be bathers from the pier, sympathetic to their dilemma.
10/19/2018 - 05:00 AM
Red brother vs. blue brother
Midterm races are fertile territories for family feuds.
10/19/2018 - 05:00 AM
In new book, a White House correspondent takes the Trump presidency seriously
A new book by veteran CBS News journalist Major Garrett — “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride” — examines President Trump's legacy.
10/19/2018 - 05:00 AM
Trump praises Gianforte, recounting his assault on reporter
"Never wrestle him," Trump said of the Montana congressman who pleaded guilty to physically assaulting a reporter.
10/18/2018 - 09:54 PM
Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine’ its ‘entire relationship’ with Saudi Arabia
The Democratic New Jersey senator said the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is just one of many concerns he has about Saudi Arabia and America's close ties to the Gulf country.
10/18/2018 - 05:13 PM
New Jersey House race tests the limits of the backlash against Trump (and Pelosi)
If we want to understand this year’s midterm elections — the deeper forces at work, and the shifts they could set off — there may be no better contest to keep an eye on than NJ-03, says Andrew Romano.
10/18/2018 - 03:11 PM
The Republican who shocked the world 4 years ago could lose because of redistricting
The Virginia congressional district that Dave Brat took in 2014 is now less favorable to the GOP.
10/18/2018 - 03:11 PM
Unfiltered: ‘We’re the psychic twins.’
Twins Terry and Linda Jamison first learned about their psychic abilities in high school, when they would predict when their friends would get into relationships with boys — and when they would break up. “Where we grew up in a little town, outside Philadelphia, nobody had ever heard of psychics. Now, the Psychic Twins — as they call themselves — are internet stars: With over 750,000 YouTube subscribers and a total video view count reaching 30 million, they’ve accrued a strong, loyal following that seems to grow with each prediction they make, whether it’s on the scale of a natural disaster or a celebrity pregnancy.
10/18/2018 - 02:30 PM
Trump administration sued over border wall waiver of environmental protections
Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Thursday for waiving dozens of environmental protection laws to expedite border-wall construction.
10/18/2018 - 02:22 PM
Why the Khashoggi case is a battle over leadership of the Islamic world
The presumed death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago has deep roots in a battle for regional hegemony.
10/18/2018 - 10:17 AM
President Avenatti? Lawyer for Stormy Daniels and Julie Swetnick wants the 2020 Democratic nomination, arguing that no one will swing harder at Trump
Michael Avenatti would like to turn his newfound fame into political power, in order to take down the man who did precisely that two years ago.
10/18/2018 - 08:41 AM
The downside of infamy: Donations pour in to fund Steve King’s challenger
For the fourth consecutive quarter, the Democratic challenger to Iowa Rep. Steve King has raised more money than King has.
10/18/2018 - 08:17 AM
Donald Trump is destroying the American brand
Trump makes no pretense of balancing moral imperatives, or even military objectives, against the economic agenda that is his only real priority.
10/18/2018 - 05:00 AM
Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare
Some GOP candidates running this cycle who have or are trying to gut Obamacare are still running on the importance of protecting people with pre-existing conditions.
10/18/2018 - 05:00 AM
On the stump, Paul Ryan blasts 'Montclair Mikie' Sherrill. (If you lived in N.J., you’d know what he means.)
Paul Ryan put down Democrat Mikie Sherill as “Montclair Mikie” and a Nancy Pelosi clone at a rally for Republican Jay Webber in New Jersey.
10/17/2018 - 07:56 PM
Julián Castro says he's 'likely' to run for president in 2020
Julián Castro, former San Antonio mayor and U.S. secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, was unusually open about his political ambitions in an interview with Yahoo Finance.
10/17/2018 - 03:36 PM
Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’
The president also rejected the notion he's covering for Saudi Arabia.
10/17/2018 - 02:58 PM
Beto goes negative on Cruz in new ads
Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke is running new ads in which he criticizes his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz.
10/17/2018 - 02:13 PM
Rand Paul and Dana Rohrabacher are doing Russia's bidding, Bill Browder says
The billionaire investor and anti-Putin activist, who believes the California congressman is compromised, now wonders if the Kentucky Republican is too.
10/17/2018 - 05:00 AM
Stoned, woke and almost out of bed: 'Chapo Trap House' does revolution, Brooklyn hipster style
Do take a listen to "Chapo Trap House," the ostentatiously incoherent, overweeningly sarcastic podcast on which “The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason" is based.
10/17/2018 - 05:00 AM
O’Rourke, trailing Cruz in Texas Senate race, comes out swinging in final debate
Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke took off the gloves in his final debate with Sen. Ted Cruz, questioning the Republican's truthfulness and motivations.
10/17/2018 - 12:13 AM
A 'looooong shot for Democrats' against powerhouse Rep. Jim Jordan just got a little bit shorter
Some congressional races look a bit less solid than they did just a few weeks ago.
10/16/2018 - 05:14 PM
Indiana Sen. Donnelly backs border wall in new ad, and GOP pounces
Republicans hoping to take back a Senate seat in Indiana said an ad by Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, backing the idea of a wall on the Mexican border and supporting ICE, showed the Democrat was becoming “desperate.”
10/16/2018 - 04:04 PM
Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance
Jared Kushner is leveraging his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to facilitate communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.
10/16/2018 - 03:48 PM
Trump coins a new nickname for Stormy Daniels after he wins in court
The battle between President Trump and Stormy Daniels, the actress who says she slept with him in 2006, took a predictable turn on Tuesday in an exchange of insults on Twitter over her looks and his anatomy.
10/16/2018 - 12:13 PM
Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' again after she reveals DNA results
President Trump on Tuesday revived his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who released a DNA test showing evidence she has Native American ancestry.
10/16/2018 - 08:58 AM
In Senate race, GOP Rep. Blackburn accuses her opponent of being a Democrat
In the Tennessee Senate race, Rep. Marsha Blackburn has struggled to hold on to GOP moderates who lean toward her Democratic rival, Phil Bredesen.
10/16/2018 - 07:47 AM
Will Rick Scott’s playbook withstand a potential Democratic wave?
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat serving his 18th year in the Senate. Can he do it?
10/15/2018 - 06:46 PM
Think tanks reconsider Saudi support amid Khashoggi controversy
The push to disassociate from Saudi Arabia has proven complex for Washington’s most prominent public policy institutions.
10/15/2018 - 03:31 PM
Blue states' rights: California’s 'Queen of Green' fights Trump to set stricter pollution rules
Mary Nichols, the chair of the California Air Resources Board, is engaged in a tense feud with the Trump administration over her state’s ability to regulate its air quality.
10/15/2018 - 03:17 PM
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