Bernie Sanders supporters no lock to back Democratic nominee

DES MOINES, Iowa — Eli Newson is fired up about flexing her electoral muscle for the first time in a presidential race — that is, as long as Sen. Bernard Sanders is in the 2020 mix.

Otherwise, she's out.

"If it is not Bernie Sanders in this election ... then ...

Mitch McConnell Impeachment trial rules delays witnesses vote

House Democrats and President Trump will each have 24-hours to make their case for and against his impeachment during the trial, which kicks off later this week, according to the proposed rules from a senior Republican leadership aide.

The 24-hour time window is the same that President Clinton was afforded ...

Charlie Baker calls Ayanna Pressley MLK Day speech a ‘rant,’ apologizes

BOSTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker apologized Monday after he used the word "rant" to describe remarks from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Pressley, a Boston Democrat, had delivered a speech about inequality and the unfinished fight for civil rights at the 50th ...

David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rally participants

David Hogg spent much of Monday mocking the gun-rights activists who marched on the Virginia Capitol in Richmond as insecure fascist wannabes in the thrall of white supremacy who need to read a book.

Over several hours, Mr. Hogg sent out dozens of tweets and retweeted dozens more containing a ...

Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds

NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Chuck Schumer stood at the finish line of a half-marathon in New York City, slapping high-fives. Then he was off to Washington for a meeting about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. By the end of the night, he was back in New York, ...

Inside the Beltway: Oddsmakers: Senate won’t convict Trump

The odds appear to be in President Trump's favor as he faces a Senate trial Tuesday following his impeachment in the House. His chances of being reelected, in fact, are higher now than they have been in a year, says one unique source. The president remains "resilient" to an impeachment ...

Trump, Pence make brief stop at MLK Memorial

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were greeted with a mix of cheers and boos Monday as they made a brief stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington to pay respect to the civil rights icon on his national holiday.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence stood ...

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren shake hands as 2020 Democrats mark MLK Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential contenders celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at a Baptist church Monday and linked arms with each other and civil rights leaders in a march of tens of thousands to the Statehouse.

At Zion Baptist Church before the march, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren engaged ...

NYC’s homeless are suffering amid de Blasio mismanagement, critics say

New York City’s homeless shelters are overloaded as an estimated 80,000 people sleep in shelters or on the streets, but Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has failed in its attempts to solve the problem -- and other cities are suffering from the Democrat’s policy, according to critics.

‘Fast and Furious’ murder convictions upheld by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

PHOENIX — An appeals court has upheld murder convictions for two men in the 2010 fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling investigation.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the murder convictions of Ivan Soto-Barraza and Jesus ...

Legislature considers tuition-free college, legalizing pot

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Efforts are underway to legalize and tax recreational marijuana sales, fund tuition-free college and shore up pensions for state and local government workers as the New Mexico Legislature convenes. Here are some things to watch during the 30-day session that begins Tuesday at noon.

THE ...

On January 20, Timeless Words That Echo From Past

In official Washington, today isn't really much of a holiday, as our two dominant political parties gear up for Tuesday's action in the U.S. Senate, where the impeachment trial of President Trump gets real.

Iran and China–Black Swans No One Mentions

First off, apologies for my illogical title. These two black swans get little attention precisely because they are real black swans - low probability risks with gigantic consequences.

The Strongest Case for Joe Biden

I'm not thrilled with the prospect of Joe Biden winning the Democratic nomination and becoming president, and I know no one who is. That doesn't mean I hate him. It's just hard to get truly excited by a guy who's a milquetoast moderate, prone to embarrassing gaffes and verbal flubs, and showing undeniable signs of cognitive wear and tear as he approaches old age.