Tag: Politico

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at 61

Rep. Donald McEachin has died, his office announced on Monday. The Virginia Democrat had been battling cancer since 2013, his chief of staff, Tara Rountree, said in a statement. He was 61. “Valiantly for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over the secondary effects of his...

Senate Dems wrestle over weakening leaders’ power

Dick Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse are at odds once again over limiting the power of Senate Democratic leaders. The last time the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat was this openly perturbed with Whitehouse (D-R.I.), they were vying in 2020 for what became the gavel of the powerful Judiciary Committee. This...

GOP lawmakers mostly decline to condemn Trump over white supremacist meeting

A flurry of top Republicans on Monday took a familiar approach to Donald Trump’s dinner with white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes — condemning the former president’s actions, but not the man himself. Trump’s onetime No. 2 was a notable exception. “President Trump was wrong to give a white...

House Dems on GOP’s thin majority: Welcome to hell

Democrats just spent two harrowing years navigating one of the tiniest majorities in House history. Now it’s the GOP’s turn — and things could get even worse. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and his team are set to take over in January with the kind of margins that vexed...

The GOP’s great Trump reckoning begins at the state party level

For years, Lou Barletta counted himself among Donald Trump’s most diehard allies. The former Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate and congressman endorsed him at a time in 2016 when many GOP elected officials saw Trump as radioactive. He served as the co-chair of his first presidential campaign in Pennsylvania. Six...

Bipartisan band of brothers: The West Point grads coming to Congress

When John James and Pat Ryan reconnected on the sidelines of an Army football game in 2019, they were two old West Point classmates with night-and-day political identities in a similar predicament: Both had just lost congressional bids. Three years later, the former Cadet company buddies’ fates have shifted...

Donald Trump dined with white nationalist, Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes

Former President Donald Trump hosted white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach on Tuesday night, according to multiple people familiar with the event. Fuentes, who frequently posts racist content in addition to Holocaust revisionism, was brought as a guest of rapper Kanye West,...

Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for...

Schumer proposes Dem leadership shake-up

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is proposing a change to his leadership team’s structure next Congress that appears likely to promote Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Amy Klobuchar, according to two Democratic sources familiar with the matter and a copy of the proposal obtained by POLITICO on Wednesday. With Sen....