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Trump set the stage for Roe’s demise. For now, he doesn’t wanna talk about it.

It should be Donald Trump’s crowning achievement, one that fulfilled the deepest wish many conservatives have held for generations. Three of the Supreme Court justices appointed by the former president signed onto the initial draft opinion that appears to signal the end of the landmark abortions right case, Roe v. Wade. But at a moment …

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‘So absurd’: Mark Esper details Trump official’s proposal to send 250K troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, making the media rounds before his book release, said in interview excerpts released on Thursday that he was “flabbergasted” by a Trump official’s proposal in spring 2020 to send as many as 250,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. In the “60 Minutes” interview, Esper recounted an exchange with Stephen Miller, …

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Hill leaders strike deal on nearly $40B in Ukraine aid

Congressional Democratic leaders reached a bicameral accord to send $39.8 billion to Ukraine to bolster its monthslong battle against a brutal Russian assault. And that deal is now expected to move swiftly to President Joe Biden’s desk after Democrats agreed to drop another one of their top priorities — billions of dollars in pandemic aid …

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Hong Kong’s new leader is Beijing’s designated ‘enforcer’

John Lee Ka-chiu’s election as Hong Kong’s new chief executive signals a decisive turn in the territory’s lurch toward Beijing-style authoritarian rule. Lee, the territory’s former secretary of security, won an uncontested vote Sunday as the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s candidate of choice. Lee’s victory underscores Chinese President Xi Jinping’s determination to eradicate rule of …

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Biden blasts ‘ultra-MAGA’ Republicans’ inflation plans

President Joe Biden in a speech on Tuesday launched a pointed attack against what he called “ultra-MAGA” Republican plans to address the economy and spiking inflation. “I happen to think it’s a good thing when American families have a little more money in their pockets at the end of the month,” Biden said at the …

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Top Biden-connected firm splits with Starbucks amid union outcry

A top Democratic consulting firm with deep ties to the Biden administration was working on behalf of Starbucks until last month, even as the coffee giant was pushing back against union efforts at several of its locations. SKDK, a public affairs and political consulting shop co-founded by longtime White House adviser Anita Dunn, has listed …

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Florida judge blocks DeSantis’ congressional redistricting effort

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ bid to remake the state’s congressional map was dealt a major setback on Wednesday after a state judge said he would block the plan because of the way it scattered Black voters among several north Florida districts. DeSantis personally pushed the GOP-led Legislature to approve the map, which …

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He rose to fame painting Trump realism. He is doing just great with him gone.

It’s been 15 months since Donald Trump left office, but the artist who rose to MAGA fame with his realistic portrayals of the 45th president and the movement he leads says he’s thriving. Jon McNaughton is, perhaps, the most divisive political artist alive. Depending upon your view, he is either a laughing stock of realism …

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GOP to choose 2024 and 2028 convention cities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Democrats aren’t close to announcing a 2024 convention city. Republicans are already talking about 2028. The Republican National Committee intends to begin selecting its presidential convention host cities six years in advance, a departure from tradition that GOP officials say is crucial for the party to have a wider selection of potential …

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GOP hopeful sold tear gas used on Black Lives Matter protesters

Dozens of wealthy candidates run for Congress every election cycle. What sets Cory Mills apart are some of the mileposts on his road to riches: Selling tear gas that was used against Black Lives Matter demonstrators and purchasing a company that sold rubber bullets to Hong Kong to crack down on protesters. Mills, a first-time …

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