The retiring senator's decision to publicly rebuke the president's son underscored the near diametrically opposite roles that Flake and Trump Jr. have carved out for themselves within the Republican party. » Read More
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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday told Christine Blasey Ford that she must send him documents by the end of the week in order to testify Monday about her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. » Read More
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said "the time is short before the election" to approve Republican tax bills.
Hill also said her advice would be "to push the pause button" until a hearing can be put together that is "not biased by politics or men" — an apparent reference to the all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In the primaries, Democrats largely calibrated their positions on gun measures, turned their backs to the NRA, and won. They now prepare for midterm battles in red-tinged states against Republican pro-gun candidates and face a strong NRA opposition.
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said an FBI investigation should be "the first step" before she testifies to the Senate.
The announcement is a win for the committee's 10 Democrats, who called for a delay in Kavanaugh's proceedings following a bombshell allegation from Christine Blasey Ford made public over the weekend.
A big change since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings has been the #MeToo movement, which has made it less likely that women's accusations of sexual misconduct by powerful men will be brushed off.
Republicans had sounded the alarm after a series of polls showed a tighter race between Cruz and O'Rourke.
"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this," Trump said at a White House press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda.
A spokesman for the Judiciary Committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, says, "It could be that they haven't heard from her yet because they scheduled the hearing without first talking with her or her lawyer."
An ongoing and widening trade war poses political risks for Republicans as they try to stop Democrats from taking House and Senate majorities in November's midterms.
U.S. officials have already filed with Congress notice of a trade deal with Mexico, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says.
Ross says price increases to American consumers will be so small and "spread across thousands and thousands of products."
Do Democrats have enough political momentum to seize control of the House and the Senate from Republicans in November? Three major factors will shape the outcome.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says new U.S. tariffs on China are aimed at modifying China's behavior.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 24.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters on Monday that if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lied in denying that he sexually assaulted a woman at a high school party in the early 1980s that it would "obviously" disqualify him.