Congress

President Donald Trump holds a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 16. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome and It’s Getting Worse

The GOP has stopped resisting President Trump and started accelerating his race to the bottom.

The U.S. House of Representatives chamber on Dec. 8, 2008. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Congress Wants to Tie the Intelligence Community’s Hands for No Reason

Reforming national security law for the sake of reform is never a good idea.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (L), R-N.C.; and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., hold a news conference on the status of the committee's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 4, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Is Dropping the Ball on Trump’s Obstruction of Justice

And six other things we’ve learned about the Senate’s Russia investigation.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5:  Demonstrators march during a demonstration in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.  DACA, an immigration policy passed by former President Barack Obama, allows certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors to receive renewable two-year deferred action from deportation and eligibility fork a work permit. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Will Republicans End Up Fixing Immigration After All?

Trump took aim at the Obama-era DACA program. Now, reform-minded conservatives are scrambling to find their own immigration solutions.

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner (D-Va.) address reporters on the status of their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Senate Probe Gets ‘Clearer Picture’ of Possible Trump, Russia Collusion

Sen. Richard Burr said his committee’s investigation has “expanded slightly.”

President Donald Trump looks on during a meeting in October. / Douliery-Pool / Getty Images

Trump to Chart Hawkish Course on Iran

By telling Congress the nuclear deal is not in the U.S. interest, the White House is gambling on European help to roll back Iranian influence.

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has emerged as a possible interlocutor between the Kremlin and Trump campaign operatives.

GOP Congressman Met in Moscow With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer at Center of Russia Investigation

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met in Moscow with Natalia Veselnitskaya two months before she met with Donald Trump Jr.

Hezbollah fighters gather to watch a televised speech by leader Hassan Nasrallah in 2008 (JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images).

Lawmakers Target Lebanese Government Support for Hezbollah

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued a veiled threat to Lebanon over Hezbollah’s role in government.

A Yemeni boy (C) walks past a mural depicting a US drone and reading " Why did you kill my family" on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa. A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, mostly civilians, medical and security sources said, adding grist to mounting criticism of the US drone war.  AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-Led War in Yemen

Bipartisan bill proposes halting military assistance to air war in Yemen unless Congress votes on U.S. role.

US President Donald Trump listen as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (out of frame) speaks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 11, 2017, after North Korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile, the first since Donald Trump became US president. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Needs a Diplomatic Surge for North Korea

The White House’s policy of maximum pressure is having precisely the wrong effect.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14:  U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to visit Florida today to view relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Trump also spoke on reports from a meeting with Democratic leaders last night about a proposed deal on DACA and potentially delaying negotiations on his efforts to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Heckuva Job, Donnie!

In responding to his first natural disasters, President Trump deserves credit where credit is due — but no more than that.

The US Capitol is seen on August 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
With moves to dismantle Confederate monuments gaining momentum, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, recently called for Confederate statues to be removed from the US Capitol. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Here’s How Congress Can Save the State Department

Foggy Bottom is in peril. Capitol Hill needs to do its part.

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks to the press with Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) on August 11, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump said Friday that he was considering options involving the US military as a response to the escalating political crisis in Venezuela.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Case Against the Iranian Nuclear Deal Is One Big Lie

There’s no reason to trust any of the Trump administration’s criticisms of, or plans for replacing, the JCPOA.

NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 06:  U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (L) exits federal court on the first day of his trial on corruption charges on September 6, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Menendez is accused of accepting bribes in regard to his relationship with campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Senator’s Corruption Trial Reveals State Department Favors

Menendez stands accused of using his oversight role to guarantee visas and business transactions for friend.

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