Friday, April 26, 2019
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...
It’s hard to tell who’s happiest now that House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan is joining the Republican ticket. Conservatives love him as one of their own, while Democrats see him as making their job a whole lot easier. For...
I just learned about 4/20, on my tour of a cannabis cultivation center in a nondescript warehouse on an industrial strip next to a freeway in Washington, D.C., where I live. Licensed under the name Phyto Management, the center...
The smack down of Tea Party darling Ted Cruz continued Monday morning when U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Tom Donahue said he didn’t know Cruz, but watching the Texas senator from the perspective of someone who watches...
The Republican tax plan gores elites, the Eastern establishment, and blue states. That hurts a lot of Democrats, but there are plenty of long-serving “legacy” Republicans in high-tax states who will suffer too. That’s what drew Trump consigliere Steve...
Mitch McConnell says his top goal as Senate leader is to remake the judiciary, a higher priority even than tax reform. He’s off to a terrifying start. Terrifying that is, if you’re not a conservative Republican. Trump judges are getting rushed...
Sworn in to replace the disgraced Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford declared, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.” Three months later, 76 Democrats won House seats, “some in districts that hadn’t elected a Democrat since before...
To show their contempt for the House vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt, scores of Democrats walked out of the Capitol on Thursday, holding hands in a show of defiance against a process they regard as contemptible.
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....
Once again expressing their hatred of Obamacare, the Republican-controlled House voted 230 to 189 to keep the government running through mid-December while withdrawing the funding to implement President Obama’s signature accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, which begins enrolling people...

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