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Politico
Oct 24, 2021

Britain and European Union still ‘far apart' on Northern Ireland trade
London wants to avoid Christmas crackers shortage.

Politico
Oct 24, 2021

Biden to host Manchin in Delaware at critical juncture
The president is seeking to clinch a deal on his spending package.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

Dems weigh ditching Medicare expansion and paid leave in 11th hour of social spending talks
Axing either of the two provisions would infuriate progressives and alienate valuable voting blocs. Yet the party might just have to.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

Dems weigh ditching Medicare expansion and paid leave in eleventh hour of social spending talks
Axing either of the two provisions would infuriate progressives and alienate valuable voting blocs. Yet the party might just have to.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

‘We don't have time to be tired': Obama tries to jolt Virginia Dems at McAuliffe rally
The former president is the latest high-profile surrogate to visit the commonwealth for McAuliffe.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

Report: U.S. nears formal agreement to use Pakistan's airspace
The Biden administration is currently facing the reality of carrying out counterterrorism operations against groups like ISIS-K in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

Turkey calls 10 western ambassadors 'persona non grata' over civil rights criticism


Politico
Oct 23, 2021

Global tax deal risks having U.S. half in, half out


Politico
Oct 23, 2021

U.S. military says it killed al-Qaida leader in drone strike
Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesperson for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement that Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

‘My god what an idiot': J.D. Vance gets whacked for past Trump comments
The "Hillbilly Elegy" author and Ohio Senate candidate is the target of nearly $1 million in attack ads.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

California's legal weed industry can't compete with illicit market
Local government opposition, high taxes and competition from unlicensed businesses are complicating the state's push to build a thriving legal market.

Politico
Oct 23, 2021

Opinion | Even Colin Powell Ignored the Powell Doctrine. Now, America Is Starting to Listen.
Powell fell victim to the expansionist policy that his instincts told him was wrong. But his prudent vision is making a comeback.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Key House Dem centrist cool to his party's megabill
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Dems eye slimmed-down drug price deal to advance social spending bill
Democrats say it's likely the final bill will involve very limited government negotiation of drug prices.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Pelosi tries to salvage housing aid
The White House as of Friday was refusing to go above $150 billion for housing, according to two people familiar with the talks.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Biden meets with top FDA candidate
President Joe Biden spoke Friday with Robert Califf, in the clearest sign yet he's poised to nominate Califf to run the Food and Drug Administration.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Google sought fellow tech giants' help in stalling kids' privacy protections, states allege
Unsealed court documents say the search giant sought help from Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to "find areas of alignment."

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Giuliani associate convicted on campaign finance charges
Jury finds Lev Parnas and a co-defendant guilty of funneling Russian businessman's funds into U.S. elections.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Caregiving advocates are now center stage. Can they help deliver real change?
Long sidelined as "women's issues," paid leave, Pre-K and other care issues are a focus of Democrats' negotiations as they finalize their social spending package.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Reconciliation negotiations test new clout of caregiving advocates
Long sidelined as "women's issues," paid leave, Pre-K and other care issues are a focus of Democrats' negotiations as they finalize their social spending package.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Banks cast a wide net with improperly signed Jan. 6 requests
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Supreme Court grants expedited review for Texas abortion ban
But the court won't immediately block the law from being enforced.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Bipartisanship isn't dead: Senators on both sides fume over long votes
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Meet the donors at the heart of the latest indictment of a member of Congress
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry faces charges of lying to the FBI. Even after the DOJ stepped in, the middleman continued to give.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Dems see a $1 trillion-plus deal within reach — but not until next week
The party is close to selling Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, its chief centrist holdouts, on the specifics of the spending bill.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Biden huddles with Pelosi as Dem dealmaking intensifies
The party is aiming to sell Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, its chief centrist holdouts, on a roughly $2 trillion bill.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Pelosi huddles with Biden as Dem dealmaking intensifies
The party is aiming to sell Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, its chief centrist holdouts, on a roughly $2 trillion bill.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary
The former nominee to serve as White House budget director will keep her current title as senior adviser to the president.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

The ‘Bad Cop' Who Rules Miami
Capt. Javier Ortiz has been a magnet for abuse complaints from citizens and colleagues alike. But backed by a powerful union he once headed, and protected by a police Bill of Rights, he has thwarted every attempt to stop him.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

How Do Bad Cops Stay in Power? Just Look at Miami.
"This is my neighborhood and I run this shit the way I want to," police Capt. Javier Ortiz allegedly told a man who wanted to file an Internal Affairs complaint against him.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

Youngkin tries to harness Virginia parent anger in possible '22 GOP preview
Glenn Youngkin framed the campaign as a fight over the role of government in public school classrooms and the "fundamental right" of parents to be involved in their children's education.

Politico
Oct 22, 2021

U.K.'s skyrocketing coronavirus cases make it an outlier in Western Europe
The UK is paying the price for ‘freedom day,' say experts.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Biden says U.S. has ‘commitment' to defend Taiwan from Chinese attack
The White House later clarified the president's comments during a CNN town hall, saying the U.S. would continue to support Taiwan's self-defense.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

‘The way I said it was not appropriate': Biden backs DOJ independence in Jan. 6 investigation
The president last week had stated his support for prosecuting those who fail to appear under subpoena before the House select committee probing the insurrection.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Biden uses town hall to name-check Manchin and Sinema on agenda hold-ups
The president has been working to bring together a divided Democratic Party on social spending, but in the CNN event he spotlighted the two main holdouts.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Biden's vaccine mandate has cargo giants in a pre-holiday panic
The trade association for UPS, FedEx and others has written the Office of Business and Management warning about further supply chain disruptions.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

California's In-N-Out sparks latest pandemic culture war


Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Opinion | Trump's New Media Outlet Will Go the Way of His Steaks and Mattresses
The former president promises to take on the biggest competitors in the business. But he has no clue how to run a media company, and it's not clear he can attract an audience.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

CDC advisers endorse Moderna, J&J boosters plus mix-and-match strategy
The advisory committee endorsed the FDA's decision to authorize a Moderna booster for people 65 and older and for all adults who either have underlying conditions or work in high-risk settings.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

CDC gives green light to Moderna, J&J boosters plus mix-and-match strategy
The advisory committee endorsed the FDA's decision to authorize a Moderna booster for people 65 and older and for all adults who either have underlying conditions or work in high-risk settings.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Opinion | Why Is Merrick Garland Going Easy on Jan. 6 Defendants?
Leniency is not necessarily a bad thing, but politically selective leniency belies the guiding principle of equal justice under law.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Democrats defend their child care plan against unexpected attack
They fear an analysis could confuse the public as the White House and congressional leaders debate what policies make it into the party's social spending package.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Insurers look to make Dems' latest pay-for plan politically toxic
Industry-allied groups have spent $2.6 million on television advertisements opposing cuts to Medicare Advantage since the spring.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Banks wrongly asserts he's the top Republican on Jan. 6 panel
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

'Bulls---': How a Manchin-Bernie blowup helped unstick Dems' agenda
A cathartic breakthrough between the West Virginia centrist and Vermont progressive paved the way for growing momentum towards a deal after months of infighting.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

‘Bulls---': How a Manchin-Bernie blowup helped unstick Dems' agenda
A cathartic breakthrough between the West Virginia centrist and Vermont progressive paved the way for growing momentum towards a deal after months of infighting.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Texas man sentenced to 14 months for social media threats to lawmakers on Jan. 6
The sentence for Troy Smocks is the harshest yet connected to the attack on the Capitol.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Biden will return to Virginia campaign trail in final week
The president will stump for Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Oct. 26, McAuliffe's campaign said Thursday.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

House antitrust leaders meet with Facebook whistleblower
Frances Haugen's inside knowledge could help the lawmakers as they negotiate possible tweaks to a package of bills aimed at reducing the market power of the tech giants.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Prosecutors urge conviction of Giuliani associate
A New York jury hears closing arguments in the case charging Florida businessman Lev Parnas with injecting a Russian's money into U.S. campaigns.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

McCarthy rebuts Trump on GOP voters sitting out elections
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Fed cracks down on trading by top officials in wake of scandal
Under the new rules, Fed policymakers and senior staff will be prohibited from active trading and will be able to purchase only diversified investment vehicles like mutual funds.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Dem divisions linger in last lap of spending talks
Democratic leaders have imposed a 48-hour deadline to reach a deal, but divisions remain over tax provisions, paid leave, Medicare expansion and climate.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Texas asks Supreme Court to let its abortion ban stand
The Justice Department this week asked the Supreme Court to take emergency action that would block Texas' abortion ban from being enforced while litigation over its constitutionality goes forward.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Apple, Facebook targeted by consumer bureau in tech industry investigation
The CFPB said it is looking at data harvesting and monetization practices by the firms.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Long a rallying point, Child Tax Credit now splits Democrats
Until recently, few things had united Democrats like the child credit.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Manchin offered to switch party if Dems considered him an 'embarrassment'
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Newsom targets oil drilling over union objections


Politico
Oct 21, 2021

DeSantis calls for special Florida legislative session to fight Biden's vaccine mandate
"We have an opportunity here to take additional action, and I think we have to do it," said DeSantis.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Harris' Senate tiebreaker prerogative
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Facebook lobbying surges to $5M amid whistleblower uproar
The $5.1 million spree outpaces the company's big tech peers Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Battle brews over creating Space National Guard
Lawmakers say the Space Force needs it. But the White House says no way.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Man charged with murder of British MP David Amess


Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Weary Dems not keen on another party-line spending bill before the midterms
Trying to push another big spending package before the next election is tempting. But most know it would be a heavy lift.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Covid means remote workers can live anywhere. So where's 'anywhere'?
Some Americans fled from cities during the pandemic, some went the opposite way. Will cities start competing for footloose workers instead of factories and sports teams?

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Covid means remote workers can live anywhere. So where's ‘anywhere'?
Some Americans fled from cities during the pandemic, some went the opposite way. Will cities start competing for footloose workers instead of factories and sports teams?

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Opinion | How Corporations Keep Their Own Workers in Debt
Too many employers are imposing crippling debt on workers. Biden can do something about it.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Opinion | Workers Are Getting Scammed. Biden Can Do Something About It.
Abusive employers are imposing crippling debt on their employees — misconduct that often falls through the cracks of federal regulators.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Jan. 6 contempt fight headed for the Justice Department
The House is set to vote Thursday to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in criminal contempt as the Capitol attack probe digs in.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

House votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt
The House voted Thursday to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in criminal contempt as the Capitol attack probe digs in.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Trump broke the suburbs for the GOP. The rebuilding could start in Virginia.
Glenn Youngkin and his ticket-mates in Virginia are looking to spark a Republican comeback that could presage midterm gains.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Opinion | What if Trump's Grip on the GOP Isn't as Strong as It Seems?
By almost every metric, he's the leading GOP candidate for 2024. But there are indications of an undertow and factors that might increase it in the years ahead.

Politico
Oct 21, 2021

Britain's music industry faces ‘slow, steady decline' because of Brexit barriers
British ministers urged to overcome ‘Brexit ideology' and fix industry problems.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

German defense minister warns Europeans: Don't detach from NATO
Trying to operate militarily without U.S. is ‘wrong way to go,' Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer tells POLITICO.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Biden leans on Scranton. In D.C., Park Avenue may be winning.
The president wants to sell his agenda as Scranton v. Park Avenue. But his fellow Democrats aren't helping.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Indictment forces Fortenberry to step down from committee posts
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

United Kingdom to speed up legislation to tackle harmful digital content
The Online Safety Bill would see social media platforms fined for not doing enough to protect users from harmful content.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Dems toil to save SALT after last-minute scare
"No SALT, no deal. I'm confident we'll get it done," Rep. Tom Suozzi said Wednesday.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Dems toil to save SALT following last-minute scare
"No SALT, no deal. I'm confident we'll get it done," Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

‘Everyone should be very worried': Dems seek wake-up call as Virginia goes to the wire
Some McAuliffe allies hope a new poll showing a tied race will light a fire under unenthusiastic Democratic voters.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Feds: Maryland couple charged with selling nuclear secrets were prepared to flee U.S.
Details of the case spilled out at a bail hearing for Diana Toebbe after her husband, Jonathan, declined to contest detention.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Eric Adams is nearly mayor of New York. But first he has to beat this guy.
The Democratic nominee faced off with Curtis Sliwa, a Republican famous for creating the Guardian Angels anti-crime group, in the first of two debates.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Eric Adams is nearly mayor of New York. But first he has to debate this guy.
The Democratic nominee is facing off with Curtis Sliwa, a Republican famous for creating the Guardian Angels anti-crime group, in the first of two debates.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Attack hits Syria base that houses U.S. troops
No casualties were reported.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Manchin on rumors of leaving Democratic party: 'It's bulls---'
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

FDA authorizes Moderna, J&J Covid-19 boosters, allows mix-and-match shots
The announcement clears the way for a major expansion of the country's booster campaign heading into the fall and winter.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Democrats weigh vouchers for Medicare dental benefits amid funding squeeze
The idea came up during a meeting Tuesday between House progressives and President Joe Biden.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Democrats weigh slashing $200B in housing aid from spending bill
Democrats are negotiating the cuts as they try to reconcile demands from centrists to slash the size of the bill with resistance from progressives.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Senate Dems hunt for new elections reform strategy after failed vote
The Senate failed to move forward on Democrats' elections reform bill Wednesday, the latest in a series of setbacks for a major party priority.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Sinema blows up Dems' plans to tax high earners, corporations
"I don't know what the red lines are for one U.S. senator who has an amazing amount of power," Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) said of the Arizona centrist.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Pentagon OKs a year of Walter Reed care for injured Jan. 6 officers
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

The tech billionaire aiding the Facebook whistleblower
Support from eBay-founder-turned-tech-critic Pierre Omidyar is helping Frances Haugen take on one of the world's most powerful companies.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Senate Dem operatives privately warn about rough road ahead
The Senate Majority PAC's presentation showed a serious erosion among so-called persuadable voters, especially on the economy.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

‘We are sleepwalking': Senate Dem operatives privately warn about rough road ahead
The Senate Majority PAC's presentation showed a serious erosion among so-called persuadable voters, especially on the economy.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Exclusive: Capitol Police watchdog report highlights failures in protecting Hill leadership
Welcome to Congress Minutes, your real-time guide to what's driving the day in and around the halls of Congress.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Poll: McAuliffe, Youngkin tied in Virginia governor's race
A new Monmouth University poll released two weeks before the election showed the two candidates deadlocked at 46 percent each.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

Neal pushes back at proposed changes to reconciliation plan
Democrats are racing to hammer out a framework for a plan they can live with before having to turn to other issues.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

‘Got to get everybody in the tent': Dems power toward narrowed deal
Democrats were newly optimistic about reaching an agreement on their huge spending bill, even as President Joe Biden proposes unpopular cuts.

Politico
Oct 20, 2021

'Got to get everybody in the tent': Dems power toward narrowed deal
Democrats were newly optimistic about reaching an agreement on their huge spending bill, even as President Joe Biden proposes unpopular cuts.

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