Peter Roskam News
GOP decries Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum imports
As President Donald Trump presses forward with his plan to levy sharp tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president has little to no support among congressional Republicans , and some are strategizing how to block or undo the president's new proclamation. Rather than impose the tariffs
For Trump's Convention, Quiet Parties and Sluggish Fundraising
For the Washington insiders and well-healed donors who have long fueled the Republican political machine, the Republican National Convention was off to a muted start Monday, with many parties half empty and several of the most powerful political figures, including more than one-third of the
ANALYSIS: Benghazi Committee Gives Hillary Clinton Presidential Platform
The “get Hillary” committee did not get Hillary. The House Benghazi committee -- dubbed a “get Hillary” effort by Democrats who opposed its creation -- brought out precious little new information and no major political missteps by the former secretary of state, who happens to be running for
Hillary Clinton's Long-Awaited Benghazi Hearing Marked by Testy Exchanges
Democratic presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is appearing today before the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Washington observers and political junkies have
Bill Kristol: Clinton Better Prepared for WH, But Carson Would Be Better President
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is better prepared for the White House than GOP hopeful Ben Carson , according to ABC News contributor Bill Kristol, but the editor of the Weekly Standard says Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, would be a better president. "I don't think Ben Carson is
Congress' Planned Parenthood Fight Complicated by Leadership Challenge
It could be a long September for House Speaker John Boehner . The Ohio Republican must balance the demands of angry members who want to defund Planned Parenthood with the need to keep government funded beyond Sept. 30. And he must do it against the backdrop of a looming threat to his speakership.
Debating The Obama Doctrine
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES UP TO 300 U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS TO IRAQ: President Obama said yesterday he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to assist in training and advising Iraqi forces as the tense situation in the country...
Will Obama Go Around Congress On Iraq?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA MAY NOT NEED CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION IN IRAQ: President Obama is considering options to deal with the situation in Iraq that he believes would not require congressional authorization, sources and lawmakers said Wednesday, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ and
Reflections on a Political Sea Change
Last week’s primary loss by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the sort of politically seismic event that serves as a “where were you” historical moment for an entire generation of legislators, consultants and journalists. While a number of theories have been offered as to what caused Cantor’s
Pelosi Mulls Benghazi Probe She Calls 'Political Stunt'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today called a newly established select committee to investigate Benghazi a “political stunt” as she grapples with the decision of whether to appoint any Democrats to the exclusive panel. “This is a political stunt,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at the...