Attention-seeking Bernie bashers unload on socialism

John Hickenlooper was booed after telling a convention of liberal activists that “socialism is not the answer” to beating the president — but for candidates polling around 1 percent, negative attention is still attention. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Michael Bennet stood and applauded when President Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address…

Federal agency recommends that Kellyanne Conway be removed from service over Hatch Act

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Kellyanne Conway violated the law numerous times by criticizing Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media. | Evan Vucci/AP photo White House It is the first time the office has made such a recommendation for a White House official.…

Republicans flee from Trump’s foreign interference remarks

“I would not trust information coming from another country. I wouldn’t do it,” Sen. Joni Ernst said on Thursday, daylight between herself and President Donald Trump. | Pete Marovich/Getty Images Congress GOP senators vowed they would immediately turn to the FBI if approached with foreign dirt. Senate Republicans are moving swiftly to distance themselves from…

Dems appalled by Trump’s comment but hold firm against impeachment

“It doesn’t move me any closer to anything,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn said about President Trump's recent comments on foreign election assistance. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress Trump this week told ABC News that he'd consider using opposition research from a foreign government. “Atrocious.” “Unbelievable.” “Wildly ridiculous.” “Unpatriotic.” House Democrats left a Thursday caucus…
Beto knocks Biden: ‘We cannot return to the past’

Beto knocks Biden: ‘We cannot return to the past’

Asked whether he thought former vice president Joe Biden would be a return to the past, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke answered bluntly: "He is. And that cannot be who we are going forward." | Scott Olson/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke took a swipe at Joe Biden on Thursday, saying the former vice president’s nomination would…
‘There’s China and there’s everything else:’ Trump’s trade wars scramble domestic political fights

‘There’s China and there’s everything else:’ Trump’s trade wars scramble domestic political fights

President Donald Trump’s campaign believes he can beat the Democratic field by standing up as the fiercest defender of American interests against China. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo global translations Trump has pushed Republicans away from their long-held positions on free trade. President Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war on the global stage has opened two distinct…
‘I think I’d take it’: Trump says he might not report foreign help to FBI in 2020

‘I think I’d take it’: Trump says he might not report foreign help to...

Shawn Thew/Pool via Bloomberg white house The president, in an ABC interview, also said that “there’s nothing wrong with listening.” President Donald Trump says he might not report to the FBI any election help offered by a foreign source in the 2020 election cycle. In an excerpt from an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos…
Josh Hawley rattles Republicans as he derails GOP judge

Josh Hawley rattles Republicans as he derails GOP judge

Sen. Josh Hawley's opposition to Michael Bogren to a federal court appointment led to discontent among some of his Republican colleagues. | Alex Wong/Getty Images congress The freshman senator is unnerving GOP colleagues with his sharp-edged conservative populism. Sen. Josh Hawley makes no apologies for bringing down a Republican judicial nominee — even if his…
Trump brings Stephanopoulos to Iowa, into White House as 2020 launch nears

Trump brings Stephanopoulos to Iowa, into White House as 2020 launch nears

ABC has had a long-standing request for an interview with President Donald Trump, who waited until a week before he formally relaunches his re-election bid to grant George Stephanopoulos access. | Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images 2020 elections Sitting down with an ABC News anchor is a sharp departure from the president’s usual…
Sanders goes full FDR in defense of democratic socialism

Sanders goes full FDR in defense of democratic socialism

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201906/1063/1155968404_6047542659001_6047534055001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true Bernie Sanders argued Wednesday that the United States is at a moment as urgent as the one it found itself in during the 1930s: Authoritarianism and oligarchy are on the march across the world, he said, and the best way to defeat them is with an emphatic break from the mainstream politics of…

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