Category: Politics

Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment Come Amid New Misconduct Allegations

Several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on Sunday after The New York Times published new information about...

Break-In at Trump’s Golf Course, and Taylor Swift’s Mansion

In the early evening hours of Sept. 3, an employee at President Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, N.J., heard music blasting across a fairway. He turned and saw a...

The U.S. Election Watchdog Needs 4 of 6 Members to Enforce the Law. It Now Has 3.

The Federal Election Commission, the beleaguered independent agency that is supposed to serve as the watchdog over how money is raised and spent in American elections,...

Biden’s Biggest Weakness? Iowa. But Some Rivals Don’t Seem to Know It.

On April 3, Joe Biden held 30 percent of Democratic support in national polls. That week, he faced allegations that he touched women without their permission. And over...

The Increasingly Bizarre Interplay Between Trump’s Trade Policy and the Fed

Here’s a question for economy watchers: Is American economic policy in 2019 more like ouroboros, the ancient Egyptian symbol of a snake eating its own tail, or maybe...

Debate Night: The ‘On Politics’ Breakdown

Hi, and welcome to a special post-debate edition of On Politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Raise your hand if you knew John Delaney was running for president before...

He Made a Fake Presidential Seal. Then Came the Media Rumpus.

What happens when you are yanked into a national news story whose main characters include a set of golf clubs, a double-headed Russian eagle and the president of the...

‘The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket

A black member of Georgia’s House of Representatives said she had been the target of verbal harassment and had been told “go back where you came from” at a grocery...

Justice Dept. Seeks to Halt Democrats’ Suit Over Trump’s Profits in Office

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to issue an emergency order halting a lawsuit by congressional Democrats that alleges that...

Janne E. Nolan, Principled Adviser on World Affairs, Is Dead at 67

WASHINGTON — Janne E. Nolan, an expert on international affairs and arms-control issues who advised politicians and diplomats and lamented the reluctance of skeptics...

Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal

The chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party abruptly resigned Tuesday after a news report that he sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself to a female...

Trump Calls Accuser a Liar: ‘She’s Not My Type’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday again denied assaulting a columnist for Elle magazine in the dressing room of a high-end clothing store more than 20 years ago,...