Stalled judicial nominees will be confirmed 'no matter what tactics' employed, McConnell says

WASHINGTON –  Senate Republicans are racing to confirm as many federal judges as they can before November’s midterm elections when control of the Senate could flip to Democrats. It’s a process that was made easier by then Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2013 decision to exercise the so-called “nuclear option,” ending the minority party’s ability to … More Stalled judicial nominees will be confirmed 'no matter what tactics' employed, McConnell says

Blue states rally to upend Electoral College, with addition of Connecticut

Connecticut is joining other liberal states in a pact where states could allocate all its electoral votes to the candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote in presidential contests, regardless of the state’s results  (REUTERS/Steve Marcus) Connecticut is joining a growing alliance of liberal states in a “pact” that would supposedly allow them to change … More Blue states rally to upend Electoral College, with addition of Connecticut

Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland governor candidate and county exec, dies suddenly at age 60

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a leading Democratic contender for Maryland governor, died early Thursday. He was 60 years old.  (AP Photo/Brian Witte) Kevin Kamenetz, considered to be one of the leading Democratic contenders for governor in Maryland, died early Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, police have said. Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive, woke at … More Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland governor candidate and county exec, dies suddenly at age 60

House Republicans had a bad night – can they prevent a bad November?

It is said that if someone is to be unpopular, they must look the part. House Republicans appear to have seized that visage for now. In Tuesday night’s Senate primaries, things didn’t go well in West Virginia for Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins, who lost the GOP nomination to square off with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., … More House Republicans had a bad night – can they prevent a bad November?

Trump greets freed Americans, acknowledges Otto Warmbier’s grieving family

President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the grieving parents of Otto Warmbier during an early morning ceremony to welcome home three Americans freed from North Korea.   “It’s a very important thing to all of us to be able to get these three great people out. I must tell you, I want to pay my … More Trump greets freed Americans, acknowledges Otto Warmbier’s grieving family

Forget Iran: Television, prodded by lawyer, pounces on Cohen-Russia allegation

Kurtz: Does Michael Avenatti dictate the news agenda? ‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti diverting the more import Iran Nuclear Deal news to him and his claims that Michael Cohen received money from a Russian oligarch. It’s mildly amusing to watch cable pundits say that Michael Avenatti hijacked the … More Forget Iran: Television, prodded by lawyer, pounces on Cohen-Russia allegation

Budget boss Mulvaney's $327M proposed cut for Congress draws pushback

Mick Mulvaney, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, testifies at a House Appropriations Committee hearing in Washington, April 18, 2018.  (Associated Press) White House budget director Mick Mulvaney irked some members of the House Appropriations Committee on Monday after proposing that Congress slash $327 million from its $3.8 billion Legislative Branch funding … More Budget boss Mulvaney's $327M proposed cut for Congress draws pushback

Housing market boom reported at North Korean border

Trucks are parked in the yard of the customs office in China’s Dandong, Liaoning province, as their drivers wait to cross Friendship Bridge to North Korea’s Sinuiju September 12, 2016.  (REUTERS) The housing market at a North Korea-China border city is so hot that it could give San Francisco a run for its money. Home … More Housing market boom reported at North Korean border

Bolton pushes to abolish White House cyber role as Dems fear foreign hackers

The Trump administration’s national security team is considering eliminating the top White House cybersecurity job — a decision that would likely rankle Democrats, many of whom fear possible foreign interference in the upcoming midterm elections. Specifically, John Bolton, who recently became President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, is advocating for the elimination of the role … More Bolton pushes to abolish White House cyber role as Dems fear foreign hackers

McCain urges Senate colleagues to reject Trump CIA pick Haspel

Following a confirmation hearing Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., voiced his opposition to Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA. McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, criticized Haspel’s role in the George W. Bush administration’s “enhanced interrogation program.” CIA nominee Gina … More McCain urges Senate colleagues to reject Trump CIA pick Haspel