Washington Brief By a 351-66 vote, the House sent a $717 billion defense policy bill to the Senate that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike – the largest in nine years. Among its provisions, the measure would block the use of operational military units or military equipment if President Donald Trump moves forward […]
by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country * Responding to reports about his re-election plans, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) delivered some odd remarks yesterday, in which he made clear that he is running. The underlying controversy surrounding the Virginia Republican, who parted ways with his chief of staff, is […]
Howard Bryant, author, Senior Writer at ESPN and NPR Sports Correspondent, talks with Chuck over the “culture war conversation” surrounding the NFL’s new policy and why the league thinks “they believe they can profit off of this.”
John McCain is a ‘gangster’ and Obama was born in Africa… Arizona’s 2018 senate race is stuck in the craziest parts of the 2008 presidential race.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi answers questions about legislation to harden schools and help prevent future school shootings.
Washington Brief A group of lawmakers from both parties is set to meet with top intelligence and law enforcement officials for a classified briefing about the Russia probe, as President Donald Trump raises suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Two meetings have been scheduled: one with House […]
by Steve Benen Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country. * Though the details are far from clear, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), a member of the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, “abruptly parted ways” this week with his chief of staff, and according to Politico, the Republican congressman is […]
It turns out GOP voters aren’t immune to the terrible policies of their party.
As of Tuesday night’s primaries, more than 40% of Democratic nominees so far are women, compared to less than 10 percent for Republicans
Congressional Democrats and Republicans have finally found some common ground: passing a law to deregulate banks. [Vox / Emily Stewart] On Tuesday, the House passed a bill that significantly rolls back Dodd-Frank, a massive financial reform bill passed in 2010 that was designed to give banks new rules and […]