White House cancels US delegation trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos hours after throwing wrench into congressional trip to Afghanistan

REUTERS/Carlos Barria President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled the US delegation’s annual trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, “out of consideration” for the furloughed federal employees amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. Trump attended the forum in 2018 but was expected to send a delegation of senior US officials this year. The […]

A hotly contested Congressional race in North Carolina remains in limbo amid an investigation over possible election fraud

Screenshot via YouTube/Screenshot via YouTube North Carolina officials are delaying certification of the results of the race for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district while they investigate possible election fraud.  In the November 6 election, Republican Mark Harris defeated Democrat Dan McCready by a margin of 905 votes after beating incumbent Rep. Rob Pittenger in the […]

Democratic Congressional candidate says Trump is like Bin Laden – audio recording

A recording in which an Illinois Democrat running for Congress appears to say US President Donald Trump and Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden have “a tremendous amount in common,” has been made public. Sean Casten, who hopes to replace Republican Peter Roskam, currently representing Illinois’ 6th district in the federal legislature, made the staggering claim […]

Former presidents, congressional leaders, and the military commend John McCain’s storied life and service

AP Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, one day after his family announced he would be discontinuing his brain cancer treatment. Former presidents, world leaders, and Congress mourned his passing and offered their condolences for his family. Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, one day after his family announced he would be discontinuing his brain […]

NAFTA negotiators are struggling to meet a congressional deadline

AS FAR back as the campaign trail, President Donald Trump had promised to renegotiate or rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that if this Congress is to have time to approve a new version, it needs word that a deal […]

Mike Pence’s brother wins GOP nomination for Indiana congressional seat

Columbus businessman Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence, won the Indiana GOP congressional primary on Tuesday. Pence, 61, is a Marine veteran and an owner of two antique malls. He once ran a now-bankrupt chain of Tobacco Road convenience stores. Pence raised $ 1.2 million and spent nearly $ 1 million as […]

The notes Mark Zuckerberg used for his congressional hearing show he was extensively coached for one of the biggest moments of his career

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Notes used by Mark Zuckerberg during his testimony at a US Senate hearing indicate the Facebook CEO was coached on how best to answer questions that could affect the public’s view of the social networking site. Zuckerberg rarely speaks on Facebook’s operations in such a public forum, and his notes appear to […]

A team of experts is reportedly coaching Mark Zuckerberg so he doesn’t mess up his first congressional hearing (FB)

AP Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US politicians in public for the first time on Tuesday to explain Facebook’s mishandling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to the New York Times. Zuckerberg has generally avoided explaining himself to politicians, and has hired a team of external consultants to coach him on the […]

Cambridge Analytica may have broken the law in 2014 by placing foreign nationals on US congressional campaigns

Parliament TV Cambridge Analytica may have broken US election laws by having dozens of its foreign employees serve in decision-making roles on Republican campaigns in 2014. Whistleblower Christopher Wylie said he sat in on several high-level campaign conference calls that featured foreign-born Cambridge Analytica leaders. The group advised these campaigns on how to target and […]

The Congressional GOP’s Millennial Whisperer

Rep. Elise Stefanik’s job as a subcommittee chair is to help the military adapt to the next generation of threats facing America. These days, she’s doing the same for the Republican Party. While party leaders fret about what the record 41 House Republican departures mean for their electoral chances this fall, Stefanik, 33, is excited […]