Congress

Dem leaders warn liberal rhetoric could blow Georgia races

If “we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) warned on the caucus call, according to three people listening. The Democrats’ warning comes as lawmakers try to assign blame over their election night losses, with progressives’ ambitions beginning […]

Congress

America’s new power couple: Joe and Mitch

But the dynamics have changed, provided that McConnell ekes out wins in Georgia runoffs and hangs on as majority leader and Biden finishes off President Donald Trump’s chances in the Electoral College over the coming days. And perhaps most importantly, Biden and McConnell have a real relationship — forged over the years as Senate colleagues […]

Defense

Esper urged to stay put as Pentagon chief as election drags on

“Secretary Esper is a person of sound character. President Trump has made it nearly impossible for respected public servants like Secretary [Jim] Mattis and Secretary Esper to lead the DOD,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a statement. “For the good of our country and the brave […]