The TAKE with Rick Klein So President Donald Trump calls Vladimir Putin . And, according to the White House, Trump congratulates Putin and says he wants to get together soon but doesn’t mention election meddling or the poison attack in the United Kingdom. “We don't get to dictate how other
President Donald Trump's newly-announced federal commission on school safety will meet "very soon," within the "next few weeks," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. Her testimony came on the heels of yet another school shooting on Tuesday morning. Two students were shot and wounded at an
Top Republicans reviewing the Obama administration’s request for $1.9 billion in funding to fight the Zika virus say they need more answers from the administration before signing off on the measure. “We're working with them on it to figure out the exact right amount of money, how's it going to be
Food safety experts fear secret elements of a hotly contested Pacific trade deal will further hamper U.S. government efforts to turn back bad seafood at the border, even as shrimp imported from Southeast Asian farms continue to turn up significant numbers of positive tests for banned antibiotics
In the wake of Tuesday night’s deadly Amtrak derailment, House Republicans blocked a Democratic amendment today that would have restored more than $250 million in cuts from grants for Amtrak's capital improvements. Democrats worked to associate Amtrak’s funding with the accident, as Rep. Chaka
Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently. House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next
During a panel at the Center for American Progress today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message was clear: Equal pay for women, access to affordable, quality childcare, paid sick leave, and the full participation by women in the U.S. labor force will lead to...
For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises elsewhere. This week, Obama tried again to return to message with a seven-day, four-country
This year’s State of the Union address is gearing up to rival the spectacle created by the White House Correspondents Dinner, with members of Congress competing to bring notable guests to the Capitol, transforming the building for one night into another D.C. national petting zoo....
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES DEEP DIVISIONS: House Republicans delivered a sharp reality check to the prospect of overhauling the nation’s immigration system, with lawmakers declaring Wednesday evening that the House not only rejects the Senate’s comprehensive plan passed two ...