Philip Caldwell

House GOP-Aligned Outside Spending Groups Raise Nearly $20 Million

House Republican Leader McCarthy's committees have also netted record sums

The Congressional Leadership Fund and the American Action Network, outside spending groups allied with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.), announced Tuesday they had brought in a record combined fundraising haul for the first half of 2019.

Sen. Cotton Discusses Iran Tensions and Tanker Seizure

'We've totally crushed them with our sanctions'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) discussed recent tensions with Iran Tuesday during a radio appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show. Hewitt asked Cotton for his thoughts on President Donald Trump's recent comments on Iran, in which he argued that the regime was enduring great economic and domestic difficulties.

Democrats Bash Steyer’s Presidential Run

'I wish he wouldn't do it. Especially at this late date'

Democratic lawmakers are not pleased with billionaire activist Tom Steyer's long-shot bid for the presidential nomination, according to reporting by Politico's Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle.

Warren Predicts Impending Economic Crash

'When I look at the economy today, I see a lot to worry about again'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) on Monday warned that the country faces an imminent economic crisis if the government fails to quickly pass legislation to "regulate the financial sector and significantly reduce middle class household debt."

Bi-Partisan Commission Detects Russian Misinformation Effort in Ukraine

Increased bot activity before Ukraine's upcoming parliamentary elections

The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, a bi-partisan initiative founded in 2018, says that it has detected evidence of a coordinated disinformation effort on Twitter, targeting Ukrainian politics ahead of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections.

Rep. Cleaver: Pelosi Broke Rules During House Debate

Cleaver presided over House debate on a resolution to condemn President Trump's tweets

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D., Missouri) bemoaned a tense House floor debate that fell into disorder Tuesday, admitting that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was in part responsible for the breakdown in decorum.