The Swamp

A revealing look into Washington corruption

A new documentary finds bipartisan common ground as it follows Republican lawmakers to examine the corrosive influence of money in US democracy.

Editorial board Houston Chronicle

Major Texas newspaper warns Trump is losing support due to pandemic

The Houston Chronicle’s editorial board warned that President Trump is losing support in the Lone Star state due to his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

House Judiciary Committee

Bill Barr clashes with Democrats

House Democrats clashed with Attorney General William Barr at a contentious hearing where they argued over the Justice Department's deployment of federal officers to cities and the use of force against protesters, Barr's intervention in the prosecution of two allies of President Donald Trump and numerous other issues.

Watchdog alleges “laundering”

Trump campaign illegally concealed $170 million in spending

A nonpartisan watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) on Tuesday alleging President Trump’s reelection campaign broke the law by “laundering” $170 million in spending in an effort to conceal payments to people close to the Trump family and campaign.

John Lewis

Farewell to the lion of the “greatest generation”

John Lewis was a gentle man but a stentorian speechmaker. On Monday, for the last time, his courageous voice echoed in the halls of the Capitol and brought all who heard it to a standstill.

New poll

Approval of Trump's handling of coronavirus hits new low

Support for President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic reached a new low on Sunday as various parts of the country continue to experience a surge in infections, according to a new poll.

Nancy Pelosi

Donald Trump: Mr. Make Matters Worse

Nancy Pelosi played at President Donald Trump's own game Sunday morning by dubbing him 'Mr. Make Matters Worse' in regards to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ted Yoho

Christian group obtains resignation over Ocasio-Cortez attack

A nonpartisan Christian organisation that seeks to end hunger says it has asked for and received the resignation of Republican congressman Ted Yoho from its board of directors, following what it called his “verbal attack” on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

John E. Hyten

Top General called Donald Trump 'an Idiot'

"The president wanted to sell nuclear-powered submarines to the South Koreans, and I had to talk him out of it, explaining why this was a bad idea"

Packets sent to Trump allies

Democrats: Foreign plot to damage Joe Biden

Top congressional Democrats are sounding the alarm about a series of packets mailed to prominent allies of President Donald Trump — material they say is part of a foreign disinformation plot to damage former vice president Joe Biden, according to new details from a letter the lawmakers delivered to the FBI last week.

Donald Trump Corruption

Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me

Woody Johnson, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway — and he failed.

Donald Trump

Bush torture lawyer on how to skirt law and rule by decree

The Trump administration has been consulting the former government lawyer who wrote the legal justification for waterboarding, on how the president might try to rule by decree.


House Democrats call for 'urgent' investigation into federal policing

Top Democrats in the US House are “alarmed” by the Trump administration’s tactics against protesters in Portland, Oregon and other cities including Washington DC, and have called on federal inspectors general to investigate.

Fox News

The 55 most shocking lines from Donald Trump

President Donald Trump sat for an interview that aired over the weekend with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, one of the most skilled - and best - interviewers in the news business. It did not go well for the President.

Fox News

Trump's interview will include Biden battleground ads

Joe Biden will run campaign ads during Donald Trump’s eagerly awaited interview with Fox News Sunday. The president sat down with Chris Wallace, one of the most respected US political interviewers, at the White House on Friday, for his first Sunday show interview in more than a year.

Fox News

Trump clashes with interviewer over false claim about Biden

Challenged by an interviewer about his claim Joe Biden wants to defund the police, Donald Trump called for a copy of the policy charter Biden agreed with Bernie Sanders and released this week. The document did not prove his claim.

Anthony Scaramucci on Donald Trump

'The guy stinks and he’s a racist'

‘The Mooch’ explains why, even after his swift dismissal from the White House, he stayed loyal, until Trump’s online bullying finally made him see the light

Ron DeSantis

Florida’s ‘mini-Trump’ under growing pressure

When he ran for governor in 2018 he was not the favorite to become the Republican candidate. But he did. He was then criticized for tying himself too closely to Donald Trump as he faced Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee. But DeSantis won again.


Mary Trump's book breaks every record

Mary Trump's tell-all book had sold a staggering 950,000 copies by the end of its first day on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster said Thursday. That figure, which included pre-sales, as well as e-books and audiobooks, is a new record for Simon & Schuster.

Ivanka Trump

Her love for Goya beans violates ethics rules

The White House has defended Ivanka Trump tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing she had “every right” to publicly express her support.

Illegal Voting

Republican congressman Steve Watkins charged with felonies

Steve Watkins, a Republican congressman in Kansas, was charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor related to illegally voting in a 2019 local race. The charges came in a state where Republicans have for years made claims of widespread non-citizen voting, with little evidence.


Joe Biden

Our democracy’s at stake

A CBS News reporter asked Joe Biden if he is running for president specifically to defeat Trump or to enact his own policy agenda. “I’m running because Trump is the president, and I think our democracy’s at stake, for real,” Biden replied. The Democratic candidate acknowledged that many American voters consider him to be “the antithesis of Trump,” and he agrees with that assessment. A number of polls indicate a substantial portion of Biden’s supporters view their votes for the Democrat to be more so votes against Trump, but as Biden’s answer indicates, that is also how he has structured much of his campaign pitch.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Disgusting Fucking Bitch”

Republican congressman Ted Yoho (Florida) was “refusing responsibility” for accosting her on the steps of the Capitol earlier this week. Yoho apologized for his behavior in a floor speech. Ocasio-Cortez did not accept. Yoho apologized for the “the abrupt manner of the conversation I had with my colleague from New York,” but he denied calling Ocasio-Cortez “disgusting” and a “fucking bitch,” as the Hill reported. He went on to describe how he is “passionate” about fighting for those experiencing poverty. “I cannot apologize for my passion or for loving my God, my family and my country,” Yoho said.

Texas Poll

President tied with Joe Biden

A new poll shows the president effectively tied with Joe Biden in Texas, a longtime Republican stronghold that Trump carried by 9 points in 2016. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, Biden is attracting the support of 45% of Texas’ registered voters, compared to 44% who back Trump. Despite Democrats’ longtime hopes of flipping the Lone Star State, Texas Republicans remain confident that Trump will win the state in November. With its 38 electoral votes, Trump cannot afford to risk losing Texas, or his chances of reelection will be virtually nonexistent.

Virtual town hall

Joe Biden: Trump the first “racist” to be elected president

“We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected president. He’s the first one that has,” Trump’s Democratic challenger said, the Washington Post reports. The statement is far from true for so, so many reasons, including that former US presidents owned slaves, they waged war and violence against Native Americans, they openly expressed racist views and enacted racist policies. This does appear to be the first time that Biden, who has accused the president of stoking racial division, has actually labeled Trump a racist.