The Relief Deal Blowup: What are Pelosi and Trump Thinking?

There’s not much doubt that the economy, down more than 10 million jobs since the start of the Covid pandemic, desperately needs more stimulus: The recovery has been stalling since the last Covid relief bill started running out. And presidents tend to get the political credit or blame for the state of the economy, especially … Leer más

Trump’s press secretary tests positive for coronavirus

McEnany has also held multiple gaggles without a face covering in the days since, though she said that the White House’s medical experts do not consider her to have had close contact with any members of the media. “As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at … Leer más

A new challenge for transition planners: Building a government over Zoom

The Trump administration’s transition team, which has also begun preparing for a potential transfer of power should they lose in November, did not respond to multiple inquiries from POLITICO on how they are navigating the remote work environment. Forming a new government is hard enough in the best of circumstances. During a global pandemic, when … Leer más

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey to retire in 2022

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the news of Toomey’s decision not to run for reelection or for governor in 2022. Toomey first won his seat in a tight race in 2010, before winning a narrow reelection in 2016 in one of the most expensive Senate races in history, which helped Republicans hold onto their Senate … Leer más

Kellyanne Conway test positive for coronavirus

Kellyanne Conway and Attorney General William Barr talk with guests after President Donald Trump introduced 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court on Sept. 26, 2020. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway announced late Friday night that she has tested positive for the … Leer más

Cleveland reports 11 new Covid cases stemming from debate

During the debate Tuesday, Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden faced off without masks for nearly two hours. They were spaced apart, but several members of Trump’s family in the audience were not. Members of Trump’s family removed their masks during the debate, despite the venue rules advising all audience members to keep them on. … Leer más

6 Catholics, 1 Court: SCOTUS and the rise of the Federalist Society

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Evangelicals make up a bigger share of the Republican electorate. But on the courts? It’s conservative Catholics who reign supreme. If confirmed, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, would be the sixth Catholic justice currently sitting on the high court — five … Leer más