Congress

Amy Coney Barrett push papers over rift between Trump and GOP

Fear of Trump remains high in GOP circles, and Republicans know that their fate is inexorably tied to the president’s own results. Yet at the moment, it’s not clear Trump has the juice within his party to cut a big spending deal with Democrats. Meanwhile, there is near unanimous support for Barrett, the type of […]

Defense

Top general did not give his consent to be used in Trump political ad

The military has strict rules against uniformed service members participating in political campaigns, and the ad is just the latest example of the president or those around him pulling the nation’s highest-ranking officer and other Defense Department officials into the political realm. “As a matter of long-standing policy, military service members and federal employees acting […]