Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site

Ousted NPR news chief, ex-Fox News execs team up on new site

Former NPR news boss Michael Oreskes, who was ousted from his position after allegations of sexual harassment, has been tapped to help create a new online news site. | Anja Niedringhaus/AP Photo Media The site's founder says it will remedy the media's trust problems, but two top hires left their previous jobs after allegations of…
Jerry Falwell Jr. says he told Trump to fire Sessions

Jerry Falwell Jr. says he told Trump to fire Sessions

“He really is not on the president’s team, never was,” Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, said of Jeff Sessions. | Steve Helber/AP Photo By LORRAINE WOELLERT 08/27/2018 04:53 PM EDT Updated 08/27/2018 05:46 PM EDT 2018-08-27T05:46-0400 Jerry Falwell Jr., a top conservative religious leader, said Monday he urged President Donald Trump to…
Cranky judge and flawed witness pose challenges to Mueller in Manafort trial

Cranky judge and flawed witness pose challenges to Mueller in Manafort trial

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors have spent several days building what many legal experts consider a slam-dunk case against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. But it has been surprisingly hard going at times, and as they prepare to rest their case as early as Thursday, they bear battle wounds that…
POLITICO Playbook PM: Open to see the best ‘spotted’ in Playbook history

POLITICO Playbook PM: Open to see the best ‘spotted’ in Playbook history

Two figures in the special counsel Trump-Russia probe were in close proximity at DCA on Friday morning. | POLITICO SPOTTED -- ROBERT MUELLER and DONALD TRUMP JR. both waiting for their flights this morning at the 35X gate at DCA. And yes, there is a photo. Picture of the two waiting at America’s worst gate…
Trump Cabinet exodus likely after midterms

Trump Cabinet exodus likely after midterms

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to leave on his own accord, according to two Republicans close to the White House. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo White House After two years of already high turnover, the president is expected to push out or accept the resignations of several more department chiefs by January. By NANCY…
Cohen won’t accept pardon from Trump, attorney says

Cohen won’t accept pardon from Trump, attorney says

Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pled guilty Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court to violating campaign finance laws on Trump's behalf during the 2016 campaign season. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will "under no circumstances" accept a pardon from his former boss, Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis…
The Weekend at Yale That Changed American Politics

The Weekend at Yale That Changed American Politics

Spring of 1982. America was mired in a recession—still-new President Ronald Reagan was being forced to defend to a skeptical public his economic policies—while members of Congress fretted about the chances of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Despite this uncertainty, a few conservative students at elite law schools sensed not anxiety but a…
Kavanaugh faces new scrutiny over abortion after leaked email

Kavanaugh faces new scrutiny over abortion after leaked email

Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Brett Kavanaugh's views on abortion received fresh scrutiny after leaked documents revealed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee once suggested the high court could reverse the landmark case ensuring the right to an abortion. The email, which was previously off limits for the hearings, appeared to undercut Kavanaugh’s attempts to sidestep one of…
McCain is honored at National Cathedral service

McCain is honored at National Cathedral service

Meghan McCain speaks at a memorial service for her father, Sen. John McCain, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington on Sept. 1. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Sen. John McCain's daughter mourns 'the passing of American greatness' at National Cathedral service marking the Arizonan's extraordinary life. By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 09/01/2018 10:32 AM EDT…
Trump on Khashoggi’s disappearance: ‘We’ll get to the bottom of it’

Trump on Khashoggi’s disappearance: ‘We’ll get to the bottom of it’

Jamal Khashoggi is known for his intimate understanding of the Saudi royal family, of which he has written critically, and his disappearance has captured international attention. | Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images Media The president says he's been in contact with the 'highest level' of Saudi leadership. By MATTHEW CHOI 10/10/2018 09:44 AM EDT Updated 10/10/2018 02:01…

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