Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Anti-Trump strategist and pundit Steve Schmidt is feeling the heat from all sides since his client, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, announced on 60 Minutes that he might run for president as an independent. The reaction from Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans was...
The No. 1 rule of political scandal is that you can almost always ride it out. President Clinton had been Exhibit A, at least until Donald Trump rode out the Access Hollywood tape and ended up in the White House....
Howard Schultz, the billionaire founder of Starbucks, can afford the best so it’s no wonder he hired Steve Schmidt, one of the most brilliant critics of Donald Trump to stride the cable news world, for his potential 2020 challenge....
A new select committee on climate is taking shape on Capitol Hill, spurred by the demand from incoming Democratic freshmen for a “Green New Deal” to accelerate the shift to clean energy by 2030. Newly elected Democrats lobbied hard...
As Speaker Pelosi settled in for lunch Friday with a dozen or so columnists, news began to break of the impending deal to open the government.  Eyeing her favorite dark chocolates in a bowl next to the sandwiches and...
At the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron, an organization of journalists founded in 1885, there is only one toast, and it’s to the president. For some members and guests, this now poses a quandary. As we raised our...
With a major announcement from President Trump looming, everyone is holding their breath—and nobody likes the idea of President Trump declaring a national emergency to get his wall built. For Republicans, it’s an overreach of executive power that goes...
Not every freshman member of Congress lands a 60 Minutes interview in her first week on the job, so kudos to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for propelling herself onto the national scene with such gusto and willingly accepting...
They could finish each other’s sentences if they wanted. They’ve known each other that long. Between them, they have 70 years of experience as legislators. Charles Ellis (Chuck) Schumer was first elected to the House in 1980, then to...
The 1998 midterm election delivered an early verdict on Speaker Newt Gingrich’s plan to turn to impeachment after the vote: Democrats gained seats in the House that November, a rarity for the party holding the White House. Weeks after...

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