Congress

Republicans plot out Barrett confirmation blitz

“If Hillary Clinton were president right now and Chuck Schumer were majority leader, the odds that the Senate would vote on a Supreme Court nomination are 100 percent,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who met with Barrett. The elaborate rituals of a Supreme Court nomination, which usually unfold over weeks or months, are being compressed […]

Congress

Senate clears hurdle to avoiding a shutdown

Both House and Senate leaders have said they want to negotiate a massive spending deal by mid-December that would boost federal agency budgets for the remainder of fiscal 2021, which begins on Thursday. But securing bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a slate of appropriations bills in a lame-duck session of Congress after the November election would […]

Congress

Once on defense, Dems grow confident in Trump country

“I have had conversations in the last week that I would not think was possible,” said Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), who has been heavily involved with Democratic recruiting and campaigning in recent cycles. “We have a shot at winning in Alaska, we have a shot at winning in Montana,” Kuster said. In a sign of […]

Defense

North Korea accuses South Korea of illegally crossing boundary

According to Seoul, North Korea on Friday sent a message including a rare apology by leader Kim Jong Un for the shooting death of the official, who was found floating on an object in its waters. The North Korean message distributed by South Korea said its troops shot the official because he attempted to flee […]

Congress

House GOP super PAC seeks to shore up additional Republican seats

“CLF is doubling down and pressing even deeper into our top offensive opportunities, reinforcing our swing-seat incumbents and providing a small insurance policy in a few seats to ensure a win this November,” CLF President Dan Conston said in a statement. Notable new reservations include $865,000 to boost Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska); $500,000 to help […]