Congress

A U.S. soldier takes cover near a patrol base south of Baghdad, Iraq, on Aug. 29, 2007. (David Furst/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Military Doesn’t Have Enough Money to Do Its Job

Donald Trump promised a bigger defense budget, but the Pentagon is still waiting.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.

A deactivated Titan II  nuclear missile in Green Valley, Arizona on May 12, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War

How command and control works when the military wakes up the president vs. when the president wakes up the military.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before  a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Oct. 30, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Tillerson’s Bungled State Department Reforms

There's growing concern on the Hill that the secretary of state is mangling American diplomacy.

A military aide carries the "nuclear football" on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25 in Washington, DC. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Congress Questions Trump’s Exclusive Hold on the Nuclear Football

In an extraordinary hearing, lawmakers plan to review presidential powers to launch a nuclear strike.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) talks with reporters in Washington D.C. on Nov. 3, 2015. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Can Senator Corker Save the State Department?

The gross misconduct of Rex Tillerson and the White House toward career diplomats and the Foreign Service might require an unlikely savior.

USS Nimitz , USS Kitty Hawk. and USS John C. Stennis near Guam, August 14, 2007. (U.S. Navy)

SitRep: Lawmakers Approve $700B Defense Budget, but No Plan to Vote on It

Iran and Saudi talking tough, McCain pushes back on Trump pick who helped on torture memos

President Donald Trump after a meeting at the Pentagon on July 20. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Here Comes the Trump Pentagon — Finally

After months of infighting and Senate holds, top Defense Department posts are slated to move forward.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, arrives for the start of a hearing after speaking with reporters about U.S. President Donald Trump on Oct. 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A Form of Resistance Every NeverTrumper Can Love

Anyone who’s wary of Trump should be able to agree on blocking his nominees for U.S. attorney.

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.

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