How Mike Pence wields foreign policy power – Axios

Political commentators often paint Mike Pence as an impotent toady. But those caricatures miss an important reality: The vice president has much more power than many people realize. Why it matters: Most people know Pence… Read More

Democrats slam Collins for Kavanaugh vote in wake of Supreme Court ruling on La. abortion law – The Boston Globe

Democrats and liberal groups on Friday pointed to a Supreme Court ruling in an abortion case to argue that Justice Brett Kavanaugh would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, focusing their ire on Sen. Susan… Read More

Left in the lurch: mothers-to-be devastated as maternity scheme ends

With her first baby due in a few weeks, Gemma Ricketts had made careful plans for a home birth, helped by a midwife she had come to know and trust during her #pregnancy. A private… Read More

Trump’s Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018

The Trump administration more than doubled the number of judges it confirmed to federal appeals courts in 2018, exceeding the pace of the last five presidents and stocking the courts with lifetime appointees who could… Read More

Walmart asks Hyde-Smith for donation back because of hanging outrage

Walmart asked Republican Sen. #Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi on Tuesday to return its campaign donations after “Will and Grace” actress Debra Messing and others criticized the retail giant for supporting the lawmaker following controversial comments… Read More

Midterms Aside, Big Donors See a Leftward Path to Beating Trump

As the debate rages among Democrats about how best to position the party to defeat President Trump in 2020, many big donors are signaling early support for expanding and firing up the party’s liberal base… Read More