The Vera Institute of Justice announced it was seeking proposals from cities and counties to join its Safety and Fairness for Everyone Network.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, pressed on Wednesday to get a floor vote on bipartisan legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, but the effort failed to move forward after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the request.
Michael Bloomberg conceded that “it’s much too early to tell” whether he has a legitimate chance of winning the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and, with it, the chance to take on another New York billionaire, President Donald Trump.
Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party’s most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships.
In the governor’s race, Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday it’s readying for a possible recount. Meanwhile, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson has begun preparing for a potential recount in a race still too close to call against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor.
With legal wrangles opening on what votes to count and how, the dispute is prolonging a bitter contest awash in historical significance and national political impact. Abrams hopes to become the first black woman elected governor of any American state. Kemp seeks to maintain Republican dominance.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico state House inched within four seats of gender balance with a surge in victorious female Democrats in the midterm elections, echoing the trend in Congress. Overall, 31…
The Democratic leader is positioned to return to the speaker’s office after Democrats took back the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Already the only woman to have held the job, she would also become one of the few lawmakers to reclaim the gavel after losing it.
After the midterm elections, President Donald Trump named Republicans who distanced themselves from him and lost, told one journalist to sit down, called another one rude and called another one a racist. Oh, and he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. On My Take, Clinton Yates discusses how Trump’s behavior is not exactly commander-in-chief.
Ballots are still being counted, and Stacey Abrams’ campaign thinks she may have enough for a runoff. Brian Kemp’s campaign declared victory Wednesday night.
The White House says it has suspended the press pass of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta.
In a stunning break with protocol, the White House said Wednesday night that it’s suspending CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s hard pass “until further notice.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country’s chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation.
In the broader fight for control in the Trump era, the political and practical stakes on Tuesday were sky high.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.