Congress

As Trump battles Covid, Pelosi backs bill to assess presidential capacity

“This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents,” Pelosi told reporters Friday, standing beside a massive chart stating the 25th Amendment. She added that the proposal isn’t about presidential “behavior” but about an actual diagnosis […]

Congress

Barrett speaks with key Senate Dems amid calls to delay her hearing

In statements and interviews Wednesday, Senate Democrats continued to express concern about the confirmation process for Barrett and pressed the nominee on her views on the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. Wade, and other key issues. Coons told reporters after his call with Barrett that she did not commit to recusing herself from cases related […]

Defense

Esper plans more official travel as calls grow for him to stay put

“Senior leaders should stay in Washington because of the concern about continuity of government with the condition of the White House and our senior military leaders,” said Mick Mulroy, an ABC News analyst who formerly served in the CIA and at the Pentagon until late last year. This would also serve to “send a message […]