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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
DES MOINES — As Tom Steyer, the 62-year-old billionaire former hedge funder and impeachment impresario, made his first trip to Iowa as a 2020 candidate this month, he embarked on the usual political circuit. He...
Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • President Trump shifted his tone on his trade war with China, again. As the Group of 7 summit ended,...
What President Trump Said “In the meantime, the United States, which has never collected 10 cents from China, will in a fairly short period of time be over $100 billion in tariffs.” False. Tariffs imposed on imports of...
A City Council candidate in Michigan who drew criticism and national attention last week for saying her community should be kept white “as much as possible” officially withdrew from the race on Monday. The candidate,...
WASHINGTON — It is a trial tailor-made to grab the attention of this city’s power brokers: In a federal courtroom this month, one of Washington’s most prominent lawyers — a former White House counsel and...
The Federal Election Commission, the beleaguered independent agency that is supposed to serve as the watchdog over how money is raised and spent in American elections, has long been criticized as dysfunctional, if not toothless. Now...
BIARRITZ, France — Remember when President Xi Jinping of China was the “enemy”? That was so Friday. As of Monday, according to President Trump, Mr. Xi was “a great leader” and a “brilliant man.” What about...
Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Thomas Kaplan, filling in for Lisa Lerer. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts turned heads on Sunday with the crowd at her town...
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Heat-related deaths have increased sharply since 2014 in Nevada and Arizona, raising concerns that the hottest parts of the...
A new national poll suggests that the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination may be tightening, with a virtual three-way tie between former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and two more progressive rivals,...