Month: September 2019

Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: ‘That’s the real story’

President Trump on Sunday doubled down on his call for former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings with Ukraine to be investigated amid reports of a whistleblower who is said to have raised concerns about the president’s i…

Beto O’Rourke ‘take your AR-15’ debate quip inspires gun rights activists to organize, take action

Gun rights activists are reveling in Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s call to “take” popular semiautomatic rifles such as the AR-15 from people, saying it finally revealed Democrats’ true intentions and will further complicate Congress’s…

Bernie Sanders campaigns at Comanche event in Elizabeth Warren birth state

LAWTON, Okla. — Bernie Sanders campaigned Sunday in reliably Republican Oklahoma with an appearance before the largest annual gathering of the Comanche Nation in the state where rival Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was born. S…

Emily Clyburn funeral draws Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Leading congressional Democrats and some of the party’s presidential contenders gathered Sunday for the funeral of Emily Clyburn, wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and prolific fundraiser in support o…

Inside the Beltway: Ready for the $10 billion election?

A blockbuster election is on the way. Group M, a media investment adviser, recently estimated that the 2020 election would generate $10 billion in political advertising, up 59% since 2016, when the number was a mere $6.3 billion — and far outpaci…

Joni Ernst End-of-Year Fiscal Responsibility act to stop september spending spree

Federal agencies have shelled out tens of millions of dollars on cars, movie cameras and other items in a contract spending spree that happens across government at the end of every fiscal year. The State Department dropped more than $33 million on pass…