Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies about efforts to oust her, which Democrats say was meant to pave the way for Trump and Giuliani to work outside the normal State Department structure.
Sarah D. WireToday's impeachment inquiry hearing has begun. Expect Democrats to portray ousted Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch as the first victim of Trump's scheme
The Democrat from Santa Clarita resigned amid allegations that she engaged in an affair with a congressional aide. She denied the claims but acknowledged a separate relationship with a campaign staffer.
The White House's initial strategy toward the House impeachment investigation was to try to block witnesses from testifying. Now that's failed. What's Plan B?
Sarah D. WirePresident Trump and his allies thought they had a strategy to fight the House impeachment inquiry: block witnesses from testifying while labeling the probe “illegitimate.”
Plan A began crumbling this week as witnesses testified
No clear Plan B has emerged
Republicans are calling the impeachment inquiry unfair because the full House didn't vote to start it. A formal vote may offer them greater leverage in the process. Here's why.
Sarah D. WireBeneath the heated argument of whether the House should have a formal resolution to open an impeachment inquiry is a potential benefit for Republicans, if they can force a vote: the chance to subpoena their own witnesses and information.
Colleagues say Speaker Nancy Pelosi sees California Rep. Katie Hill as a younger version of herself. That’s bringing opportunity for the freshman to rise in Democratic leadership, but also risks.
Sarah D. WireColleagues say Speaker Nancy Pelosi sees California Rep. Katie Hill as a younger version of herself.
That’s bringing opportunity for the freshman to rise in Democratic leadership, but also risks.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has turned in his long-anticipated report on the Russia investigation, a milestone in the lengthy political and legal saga that has threatened President Trump’s tenure in the White House and is likely to cloud...
Sarah D. WireThe filing of Mueller’s report likely marks a starting point for waves of legal battles, congressional wrangling and political recriminations in the months ahead and through the 2020 presidential campaign.
The website everyone uses to follow the Mueller probe is a hopeless, costly disaster.
Sarah D. WireWhat a stat---->The U.S. federal court system rakes in about $145 million annually to grant access to records that, by all rights, belong to the public.
The Federal Courts Are Running An Online Scam
politi.co/2HJss6Y via @politicomag
Emails from Scott Pruitt's Environmental Protection Agency show that agency officials refused NASA's offer to check for toxic emissions and other pollution after Hurricane Harvey damaged Houston oil refineries and industrial plants.
Sarah D. WireAwesome @latimes SCOOP: Post-Hurricane Harvey, NASA tried to fly a pollution-spotting plane over Houston. The EPA said no
President Trump indicated he isn't acting now to cut off FEMA funding to California as he threatened, but that future funds could be in danger if the state doesn't clean up forest land
Sarah D. WireSpeaking to the @latimes in the Oval Office, Trump said he and Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke by phone about two weeks ago, after his Jan. 9 tweet that he had ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency not to send more disaster funding to state officials
This Congress has a small window of time to get any bipartisan legislation passed. Lawmakers must act after the shutdown threat ends and before Mueller releases his report.
Sarah D. WirePresident Trump only lightly touched on infrastructure, something both parties tout as a possible issue they can work on
The problem has consistently come down to how to pay for it. @jenhab wrote about the small window to get something done
What is the 'designated survivor' and who will serve in the role for the 2019 State of the Union address?
Sarah D. WireThe line of succession only extends to Senate confirmed Cabinet members, so Trump had a smaller than normal pool to pick from tonight because 7 of 21 people in his cabinet are "acting" secretaries. Love when I learn something in an article @abbyhamblin!