The Midterm View: What does the battleground look like?

The Midterm View: What does the battleground look like?

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‘Fiasco’: The short life and ignominious death of de Blasio’s national progressive agenda

‘Fiasco’: The short life and ignominious death of de Blasio’s national progressive agenda

The more-than-$860,000 effort yielded little in the end: no public debates, a couple of events, including one that failed spectacularly, and no political upside for a mayor. | Diana Robinson/Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first major attempt to be a national player was a monthslong comedy of errors involving City…
Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment

Mueller report PSA: Prepare for disappointment

While Robert Mueller is under no deadline to complete his work, several sources tracking the investigation say the special counsel and his team appear eager to wrap up. | Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump's critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their…
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?

In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would expect: Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic nominee has been rethinking her relationship with the press, among the many things she has been turning over—and over—in her head, acknowledging that her grouchy relationship with journalists…
Mitt makes his move

Mitt makes his move

Mitt Romney is going to bat for candidates for offices ranging from the state Legislature to the U.S. Senate. | George Frey/Getty Images Elections Weeks away from his own election, the 2012 GOP standard-bearer is using his clout to help embattled Republicans in the midterms. By ALEX ISENSTADT 10/18/2018 05:10 AM EDT A sleepy Utah…
Corker rails against White House’s intel ‘clampdown’ on Khashoggi

Corker rails against White House’s intel ‘clampdown’ on Khashoggi

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said he has only been able to view intelligence that’s a week or more old. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress The Tennessee's Republican's comments come as the president tells reporters it appears the journalist is dead. By BURGESS EVERETT 10/18/2018 04:12 PM EDT Updated 10/18/2018 08:58 PM EDT…
Interior Dept. probe faults Zinke for travels with wife

Interior Dept. probe faults Zinke for travels with wife

A new report says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sought to designate his wife, Lola, an agency volunteer in order to obtain free travel for her. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Energy & Environment The report revealed that Interior spent $25,000 to send a security detail on vacation with Ryan and Lola Zinke when they traveled through…
How Republicans could (barely) hang on to the House

How Republicans could (barely) hang on to the House

Democrats have retreated from an open seat in Minnesota where Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan is retiring and GOP recruit Pete Stauber (above) is ahead in internal GOP polling. | Scott Olson/Getty Images Just about every poll predicts it won’t happen: Suburban voters are too fed up with Donald Trump, and Democrats too awash in cash,…
Trump’s professed ignorance on Khashoggi belies world-class intelligence team

Trump’s professed ignorance on Khashoggi belies world-class intelligence team

A security member of the consulate waits in front of the gate door of the Saudi Arabian consulate on Oct. 17 in Istanbul. Turkish officials have said they have intelligence indicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is culpable in Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged killing. | Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images Foreign Policy For some intelligence veterans and…
Sanders 2020? Many Bernie backers aren’t feeling it

Sanders 2020? Many Bernie backers aren’t feeling it

The reluctance of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ former aides to embrace another Sanders campaign reflects what’s expected to be a sprawling field of Democrats, many of them on the left. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Elections A large contingent of his former staffers is looking to other candidates to carry the torch. By ALEX THOMPSON 10/18/2018 05:11…

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