Avenatti stars in ‘avenging angel’ role

Avenatti stars in ‘avenging angel’ role

Michael Avenatti’s ascent from no-name to a household name in just six months hasn’t gone unnoticed among political professionals. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Legal For the third time this year, the attorney and 2020 presidential prospect has rolled a grenade into the Trump White House. By NATASHA KORECKI 09/24/2018 06:38 PM EDT He’s dismissed as…
‘A difficult situation’: Republican women run in the Trump era

‘A difficult situation’: Republican women run in the Trump era

For the past 20 months, four-term Republican Rep. Martha Roby has had to grovel to President Donald Trump to regain her political standing and beat back a primary challenge in her staunchly conservative Alabama district. Her crime? Standing up for women. Story Continued Below “I cannot look my children in the eye … and justify…
Arizona governor to appoint Martha McSally to Senate

Arizona governor to appoint Martha McSally to Senate

Martha McSally, who lost the race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in the 2018 midterms, will face a 2020 special election. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed GOP Rep. Martha McSally to the Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Jon Kyl — tapping McSally as the Republican contender in a…
Trump: ‘I like’ Christie, but haven’t talked to him about AG job

Trump: ‘I like’ Christie, but haven’t talked to him about AG job

President Donald Trump openly sparred with Chris Christie early in the 2016 Republican primary, but the former governor became close to the Trump inner circle after he emerged victorious from the crowded contest. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump said Friday that he has not talked to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about…
In abrupt shift, Trump makes nice with EU, gets tough on Russia

In abrupt shift, Trump makes nice with EU, gets tough on Russia

Over the course of just 11 days, President Donald Trump went from calling the European Union a “foe” and publicly questioning his own intelligence agencies to palling around with a top EU official in the Rose Garden and scheduling a meeting with his senior advisers to discuss election security. It was an abrupt tonal shift…
Trump responds to ‘wacky’ Omarosa: ‘She never made it, never will’

Trump responds to ‘wacky’ Omarosa: ‘She never made it, never will’

Although President Donald Trump claimed that he told White House chief of staff John Kelly to "try working it out" with Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former aide's recording shows Trump’s apparent surprise at her firing. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 08/13/2018 10:23 AM EDT Updated 08/13/2018 10:52 AM EDT 2018-08-13T10:52-0400 President Donald Trump…
Despite Trump’s assurances, states struggling to protect 2020 election

Despite Trump’s assurances, states struggling to protect 2020 election

President Donald Trump on Friday promised an intense, “whole-of-government” focus on securing the nation’s elections from cyberattacks — but a POLITICO survey of states finds ample reasons to worry about both this year’s midterms and 2020. Only 14 states plus Washington, D.C., say they plan to replace their voting machines in time for the next…
Giuliani on Trump interview with Mueller: ‘Over my dead body’

Giuliani on Trump interview with Mueller: ‘Over my dead body’

Rudy Giuliani said of Michael Cohen: “The man is a complete pathological liar.” | Charles Krupa/AP Photo Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, cast doubt Sunday on whether the commander in chief would sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. “Over my dead…
Billionaire Brawl: Warren Buffett vs. Sheldon Adelson in Nevada

Billionaire Brawl: Warren Buffett vs. Sheldon Adelson in Nevada

Sheldon Adelson and his company Las Vegas Sands have funneled more than $20 million into supporting a constitutional amendment which would allow Nevada customers to choose their own power providers. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images Warren Buffett's Nevada energy utility is clobbering Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson in a power struggle over the fate of the state's…
Tensions flare as Democrats close in on superdelegate overhaul

Tensions flare as Democrats close in on superdelegate overhaul

CHICAGO — Democratic Party officials are on the verge of greenlighting a Bernie Sanders-endorsed plan to weaken the influence of superdelegates in the presidential nominating process. But it won’t be pretty. As Democratic National Committee members arrived here Thursday for their annual summer meeting, outspoken opponents of the proposal acknowledged they were outnumbered. Still, they…

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