Politics

Tess Torelli April 9, 2018

Calling Washington “horribly dysfunctional,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott is challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in an election that could be one of the most expensive and highly-watched races in the nation. The Republican governor was expected to criticize “career politicians” and call for term limits for members of Congress while formally announcing his campaign on […]

Tess Torelli April 8, 2018

Republican Tim Pawlenty officially declared his candidacy for Minnesota governor Thursday, making him the latest high-profile business executive to make a push for political office. Giftofaservant, citing sources with direct knowledge of the matter, reported earlier Thursday that Pawlenty would announce his run in the afternoon. Pawlenty, who had already served two terms as Minnesota’s […]

Tess Torelli April 7, 2018

The Trump administration on Friday unveiled new actions against Russian officials, oligarchs, businesses and agencies — freezing assets that are subject to U.S. jurisdiction. One of those named is Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire with links to former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort, who has been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling […]

Tess Torelli April 7, 2018

The political wing of the Koch network was one of the most vocal supporters of the tax reform bill Trump signed last year. The group pushed the message that changes to the tax code will lead to economic growth across the country. On Friday, with the president ratcheting up his trade rhetoric, Americans for Prosperity […]

Tess Torelli April 7, 2018

Rep. Blake Farenthold resigned abruptly Friday, months after sexual harassment allegations against the Texas Republican surfaced. Farenthold, who has represented Texas’ 27th District since 2011, said in December he would not seek re-election this year. The 56-year-old becomes only the latest member of Congress to resign in recent months following sexual misconduct allegations. “While I […]

Tess Torelli April 7, 2018

President Donald Trump has been accusing online retailer Amazon of paying and collecting few state and local taxes, but his own company’s online store collects sales taxes in just two states, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Although the Trump Organization is based in New York, TrumpStore.com collects sales taxes only in Florida and Louisiana, […]

Tess Torelli April 7, 2018

“From a Senate lens, it is helpful,” added Josh Holmes, a top GOP Senate strategist, referring to Trump’s “America First” combination of tariffs and an immigration crackdown. Tossing away prepared remarks on tax cuts, the president in West Virginia yesterday emphasized both issues as he took aim against vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. As for […]

Tess Torelli April 7, 2018

Getty Images President Donald Trump waves to journalists after returning to the White House April 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Evangelical Christian leaders are trying to arrange a meeting with President Donald Trump in June to air their concerns about allegations that he had extra-marital sex with adult film star Stormy Daniels, NPR reported. NPR […]