What Happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work?

What Happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work?

In the past two months, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fractured three ribs and had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung. She was absent from oral argument last week and will miss this week’s arguments as well. Doctors say they expect her to be back on the bench in February, and until then she…
Trump’s bloody hand injury attracts armchair doctors

Trump’s bloody hand injury attracts armchair doctors

President Donald Trump addresses the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans on Jan. 14. The bandage was still visible on his right hand during his trip. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images White House The White House told POLITICO that the president, who is due for his annual physical, suffered a minor injury. By…
New Trump-Russia subplot: Mueller and Barr are ‘good friends’

New Trump-Russia subplot: Mueller and Barr are ‘good friends’

Then-Attorney General William Barr speaks with reporters at a news conference in Washington in 1991, as then Assistant Attorney General Robert Mueller stands nearby. Barr, who President Donald Trump nominated to return to his old job, said his old friend Mueller is a "straight shooter." | Barry Thumma/AP Photo Legal Trump’s attorney general nominee told…
How Steve King finally went too far for House Republicans

How Steve King finally went too far for House Republicans

The pressure had been building for years to act on Iowa Rep. Steve King, several GOP lawmakers insisted, although it only came to a head after the party suffered its worst electoral defeat in four decades. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Everyone knew Steve King’s history of racist rhetoric. It had gone on for more than…
Gillibrand’s 2020 path: ‘Women are pissed off and they’re fired up’

Gillibrand’s 2020 path: ‘Women are pissed off and they’re fired up’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (middle) support for hundreds of female candidates around the country has been a hallmark of her political rise. | Alex Wong/Getty Images 2020 elections The New York Democrat is poised to put gender at the heart of her pitch to voters in the 2020 presidential race. By ELENA SCHNEIDER 01/15/2019 09:00 PM…
Shutdown shrinks as thousands more employees called in to work without pay

Shutdown shrinks as thousands more employees called in to work without pay

The recalls come as federal agencies cope with the 25-day-long impasse by expanding the types of duties they consider essential, including tasks that have fueled public relations nightmares for agencies in charge of health and safety. | M. Scott Mahaskey/Politico Thousands of aircraft safety inspectors and hundreds of food, drug and medical inspectors are heading…
Kirsten Gillibrand launches presidential exploratory committee

Kirsten Gillibrand launches presidential exploratory committee

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) just won reelection to the Senate in 2018, and she finished that campaign with $10.5 million in her federal campaign account. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images 2020 Elections The New York senator will visit Iowa this weekend as she joins the crowded Democratic 2020 field. By ELENA SCHNEIDER 01/15/2019 06:21 PM EST…
Mueller probe to play key role in hearing for Trump’s AG nominee

Mueller probe to play key role in hearing for Trump’s AG nominee

If confirmed, this would be William Barr’s second stint as attorney general. He was previously attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Legal William Barr told senators he didn't think the special counsel would be involved in a 'witch hunt.' By MARIANNE LEVINE, DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOSH GERSTEIN 01/15/2019 07:35 AM…
Key moments from William Barr’s nomination hearing

Key moments from William Barr’s nomination hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee held the confirmation hearing of U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr on January 15, 2019. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress Trump's nominee for attorney general sought to reassure senators he would remain independent. By MATTHEW CHOI 01/15/2019 12:15 PM EST Updated 01/15/2019 12:32 PM EST 2019-01-15T12:32-0500 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation…
The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

The Trouble With the ‘Green New Deal’

It’s hard to recall a Washington idea that has rocketed to prominence as quickly as the Green New Deal, rookie Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical proposal to decarbonize the American economy. House Democratic leaders have created a new select committee on climate change to pursue a Green New Deal. Democratic candidates for president are racing…

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