San Francisco Chronicle: Politics

  • Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader
    Saturday - 06/24/2017 - 03:50 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia.

    The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for nearly 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes.

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  • Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care
    Saturday - 06/24/2017 - 03:50 AM

    Trump's team also failed to score major wins in last month's wrap-up spending bill, as lawmakers blocked funding for his border wall, leading the president to lash out on Twitter and ponder vetoing the measure.

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  • Gowdy: Oversight won't investigate Russian interference
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 07:10 PM

    Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said he does not want the oversight panel to interfere with investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller and other congressional committees.

    Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., a member of the oversight panel, called Gowdy "a reliable partisan" and said that was a key reason he was selected for the oversight post by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders.

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  • Health care poses a test of Trump's work with the Senate
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 05:34 PM

    Trump's team also failed to score major wins in last month's wrap-up spending bill, as lawmakers blocked funding for his border wall, leading the president to lash out on Twitter and ponder vetoing the measure.

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  • Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 03:10 PM

    Obama did not endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary between the lieutenant governor and former congressman Tom Perriello, who served in the Obama administration.

    While the former president has spoken publicly on policy decisions since leaving office and endorsed Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election, he did not campaign for Democrats in congressional elections this year.

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  • Trump admin set to OK surveillance drone sale to India
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 03:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to authorize the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, a congressional aide and industry representative said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

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  • Lawmakers ask Mattis to review reports of Yemen torture
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 03:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's solar-power brainwave was borrowed
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 05:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels.

    [...] that looks to be a borrowed brainwave; others pitched a solar wall back when he was a skeptic of tapping power from the sun.

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  • Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes
    Friday - 06/23/2017 - 03:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey,

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  • Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys
    Thursday - 06/22/2017 - 08:30 PM

    Johnson raised money for Trump's presidential campaign and donated funds to help pay for inaugural festivities.

    Trump also announced his choice of Jamie McCourt, an attorney and former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, to be the U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share