White House Black Leadership Event Turns Into Mini-Trump Rally

A large group of young African-American leaders gathered Friday in the East Room of the White House to hear from President Donald Trump, and they were treated to a campaign rally in miniature. If White House observers closed their eyes around midday, the president could have been speaking to supporters inside an airport hangar in Wisconsin or …

Trump Tax Cuts Will Wait Until 2019 If the GOP Is Still in Charge, Says Brady

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is appearing to punt President Donald Trump’s new middle class tax cut plan to 2019. Rep. Kevin Brady made clear Friday that the additional 10 percent middle class tax cut, which raised eyebrows when the president first mentioned it last week, would be a priority if the GOP maintains …

Suspicious Package Cases Grow, Potential Explosive Devices Sent to Prominent

Updated 2:30 p.m. | Capitol Police are investigating a suspicious package at a House of Representatives mail processing facility in Maryland, following a string of suspected explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats. An explosive ordnance team was dispatched to the Capitol Heights, Maryland facility.  Earlier Wednesday, suspicious packages were sent to the homes of the Clintons and Obamas and …

Capitol Police Investigate Another Suspicious Package; Senate Staff Warned of

A Capitol Police explosive ordnance team was dispatched to a House of Representatives mail processing facility in Capitol Heights, Maryland, following a string of suspected explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats. The package in question was addressed to California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.  Since the anthrax attacks in 2001, mail for Congress has been sent to …

Bill Nelson Captures 50 Percent in Prominent Poll, GOP Calls Shenanigans

Sen. Bill Nelson captured 50 percent to Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott’s 45 percent of likely voters surveyed in a new poll — a wider lead for the Florida Democrat than prior studies showed.  Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates the race a Toss-up. The poll was conducted for CNN by SSRS and surveyed likely voters from …

Trump — Again — Threatens to Send Military to US-Mexico Border

President Donald Trump on Thursday dusted off the cobwebs of an old proposal from April to deploy military troops along the southern U.S. border in an effort to stem illegal crossings by immigrants. “I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!” the president threatened, if Mexico does not heed his request …

Man to Plead Guilty to Sending Threatening Letters to Trump Jr., Stabenow

A Massachusetts man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday morning in connection to sending threatening letters, some including white powder, to Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow and a congressional candidate. Daniel Frisiello planned to admit to sending six letters with white powder, and plead guilty to a total of 19 related charges, the Salem News reported last …

Fiscal 2018 Deficit Clocks In at $779 Billion, White House Reports

The federal government ran a $779 billion deficit in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the largest budget shortfall in six years, the White House reported Monday. The official deficit tally for fiscal 2018 marked a $113 billion increase from the previous year and accounted for 3.9 percent of gross domestic product, an increase of …