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Democrats, seeking credit for House ethics reversal, watch it go to Trump

Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the …


Blue state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

Lawmakers in several deep blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of …


Democrats plot ‘collision course’ with Trump’s tax plan

Congressional Democrats say they’ll try to thwart Republican plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code by portraying them as a boon for the rich that betrays President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign …


Matt Welch: ’Tis the season of political shape-shifting

Political shape-shifting season is a fine time to remind all of us that ideology isn’t necessarily a dirty word; sometimes it’s a synonym for useful conviction.


Top Senate Democrats list requirements for Trump nominees

The ranking Democrats on each Senate committee are drawing battle lines for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, listing a series of requirements for confirmations to proceed.


Cybersecurity firm finds proof Russia was behind hack of Democrats

A cybersecurity firm has uncovered strong proof of the tie between the group that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Russia’s military intelligence arm – the primary agency behind the …


New Hampshire party chair bids to lead national Democrats

New Hampshire Democrats weren’t accustomed to success or power when Ray Buckley was first elected to the Legislature in 1986.


Democrats plan Senate gantlet for Trump choices they can’t block

Democratic senators know they probably can’t block Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, but they plan to force lengthy debate on nominees they consider radical – potentially stretching well beyond Inauguration Day.


Year-end drama a preview of Democratic strategy under Trump?

Democrats hope to drive a wedge between President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans on the Hill. And they think they may have figured out a way to do it.


Labor Secretary Perez to formally enter DNC race Thursday

Labor Secretary Tom Perez plans to officially announce his candidacy for the head of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, according to Democrats familiar with his effort.


Tyler Cowen: How a deal-maker might lead

Now imagine that a real-estate developer is elected president, and he holds a new portfolio of political assets. The obvious trading partner is Congress, so where might he start?


Democrats want follow-up of CIA election hack claim

Senior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA’s claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of …


Report: Ellison says he’ll give up seat if elected DNC chair

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison upped his bid for the Democratic National Committee Chairman job last month, promising union leaders he would step down from his congressional seat to focus on …


Carl P. Leubsdorf: Trump, GOP may clash on proposals

In each area, Trump could confront significant differences with congressional Republicans, who developed their own legislative proposals in hopes of having a GOP president to help enact them.


Trump transition balks at call for nominees’ tax returns

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is pushing back on Senate Democrats’ calls for all Cabinet nominees to release their tax returns, calling it a “PR stunt” and defending the Republican’s …


Democrats press Obama administration over conflicts at Trump’s D.C. hotel

Four Democrats in the House of Representatives are pushing the Obama Administration to address potential conflicts of interests and contractural violations that could arise when Trump becomes president in January.


Pelosi elected by House Democrats for another term as minority leader

House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi for another term as minority leader after she fended off a rival who said the November election showed the party needs change at the …


Charles Krauthammer: Democrats need to ditch tribalism

Trump managed to read, then mobilize, the white working class, and to endow it with political self-consciousness. What he voiced on their behalf was the unspoken complaint of decades: Why …


Russia eased hacking after U.S. accused Kremlin, intel chief says

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russia curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. The top …


Washington Sen. Patty Murray to help lead Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for …


Ex-Maryland Gov. O’Malley says he won’t seek to lead Democrats

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he won’t seek to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Pelosi delays House Democratic leadership vote amid disarray

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi delayed this week’s planned vote on a leadership team until Nov. 30 amid disarray over the party’s worse-than-expected election results.


GOP wins 2 more years of House control, Dem gains minimal

Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in Florida, Virginia and elsewhere that Democrats had …


Democrats threaten to sue Washington secretary of state

State Democrats are threatening to sue Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, saying that her decision to send clarification letters to hundreds of voters in response to an inexact translation …


Idaho Democrats call on feds to investigate intimidation claims

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley says he has asked the U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate complaints of voter intimidation in northern Idaho.


Robert J. Samuelson: Wall opens door to compromise

A wall probably represents our best chance of reaching broad agreement on immigration policy, a subject that has frustrated Congress and the last two presidents.


Only immigration solution: Legalize now

You can rail for a year about the squishy soft, weak-kneed politicians who have opened our borders to the wretched refuse of Mexico. You can promise to round them up. …


Clinton having a quiet August, and for her, that’s just fine

It’s no day at the beach, but Hillary Clinton is having the political equivalent of a quiet August.


Analysis: What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spelled out their economic visions in high-profile speeches in Michigan this week. They delved into taxes and regulations, trade deals and job growth. Yet perhaps …


Trump ends standoff with Ryan, strains to fix split GOP

Donald Trump faced an all-too-clear sign of GOP divisions Friday in two Midwestern battlegrounds, embraced by party leaders in one state but ignored in another as he strained to overcome …