The Democratic candidates seeking the party’s nomination in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District touted their progressive views while distancing themselves from the party’s liberal leaders during a debate Monday.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will not call on Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas (Calif.) to step down as chairman of its political action committee following allegations that he assaulted a then-16-year-old girl in 2007.
I was anxious about Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing. Here was a woman who has spent her life purposefully in the shadows, brought before a committee whose members bask in the spotlight. Here was a career intelligence officer, a keeper of secrets and agent of dissimulation, whose professional future depends, at least in part, on her ability to speak directly and persuasively in a public forum. And close to the entirety of her life remains classified, making her job all the more difficult.
The response to the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal, considered a signature foreign policy achievement of the Obama administration, fell largely along conventional political lines Tuesday.