Trump team convinced court overhaul will drive 2020 win

Trump team convinced court overhaul will drive 2020 win

Justices Neil Gorsuch (left) and Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees, await Trump’s State of the Union address in February 2019. | Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP White House Aides think judicial appointments galvanize the base, demonstrate the president's ability to deliver on a campaign promise and will help win…
No ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Veep’? Here’s What To Watch Next.

No ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Veep’? Here’s What To Watch Next.

Americans hate politics, right? The disingenuousness, the backstabbing, the sycophancy, the preening and posturing, the empowered elite, the way wealth buys influence, the dynastic nature of it, the sense that good people get torn apart, the way it feels disconnected from the concerns of The People. But we love to watch all that on TV.Story…
As some 2020 rivals forgo corporate cash, de Blasio imposes few limits

As some 2020 rivals forgo corporate cash, de Blasio imposes few limits

Bill de Blasio has drawn criticism for the way he raises money for campaigns. | Scott Olson/Getty Images 2020 elections The mayor told POLITICO earlier this year that he would not rule out taking money from real estate executives in a potential presidential bid. NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio is entering a crowded 2020…
How Democrats are failing on legalized marijuana

How Democrats are failing on legalized marijuana

Marijuana advocates point out that they are making progress, including in parts of the country that have previously been hostile, even if this year didn’t live up to their hopes. | Seth Perlman/AP Photo health care Overall, the year has not lived up to expectations. This was supposed to be the big year for marijuana…
Michigan GOP congressman says Trump’s conduct impeachable

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump’s conduct impeachable

Rep. Justin Amash argued that Congress is failing to live up to its constitutional duties in part because of “extreme partisanship” that has worsened under President Donald Trump. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo congress “Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,”…
Biden banks on Pennsylvania to frame 2020 ‘unity’ pitch

Biden banks on Pennsylvania to frame 2020 ‘unity’ pitch

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally in April 2019 in Pittsburgh. A survey of Pennsylvania voters found that Biden out-polled President Donald Trump 53 percent to 42 percent. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images 2020 elections The former vice president’s 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Philadelphia, where he is opening his campaign headquarters,…
Biden’s call for unity

Biden’s call for unity

Spencer Platt/Getty Images THE LATEST ON DISASTER RELIEF -- SCOOP via JENNIFER SCHOLTES and JOHN BRESNAHAN: “White House might need another $1.4B as border crisis blows past ‘high-end estimate’”: “The White House cautioned congressional leaders Friday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has “continued to deteriorate” since President Donald Trump first requested $4.5 billion…
New abortion laws set battle lines for 2020

New abortion laws set battle lines for 2020

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/3404/1155968404_6037318023001_6037333630001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true 2020 elections The state abortion ban passed in Alabama and other measures in GOP-controlled states have put abortion on the front burner of 2020 issues. A slew of new state laws effectively outlawing abortion has put the issue front and center in the 2020 elections, with abortion-rights groups hoping the threat galvanizes complacent…
Trump aides try to quash tax hike rumors amid infrastructure talks

Trump aides try to quash tax hike rumors amid infrastructure talks

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has been trying to quiet fears of a tax hike to support a White House infrastructure proposal. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images white house Senior advisers have repeatedly downplayed the possibility in private meetings with fiscal conservatives who are expressing alarm. The White House is reassuring conservative leaders that…
Trump’s silence on Alabama abortion bill is golden for activists

Trump’s silence on Alabama abortion bill is golden for activists

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/3404/1155968404_6037318023001_6037333630001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true President Donald Trump has kept mostly quiet on the recent wave of restrictive abortion laws, which advocates say helps the cause. white house Aides and anti-abortion advocates have been advising the president to stay quiet, wary that his comments could bolster lawsuits challenging the new laws. President Donald Trump has been silent on…

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