With Hakeem Jeffries’ rise, his members see ‘Democrats in total array’

With Hakeem Jeffries' rise, his members see 'Democrats in total array'

CNN — Hakeem Jeffries pulled off a quiet revolution on Wednesday, becoming the first leader of the House Democrats to be born after the end of World War II and the first black leader in either chamber of Congress, in what will likely be the first of many major changes coming for his rapidly evolving … Read more

Inside Biden’s calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

Inside Biden's calculated move to buck labor allies in hopes of averting a rail strike

CNN — There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally well received, several officials said. President Joe Biden’s announcement of the move on Monday was as notable for its 506-word length and detailed, bordering … Read more

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in September. “Let me be clear: a … Read more

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

Biden mulls 2024 plans as Democrats weigh generational shift

President Biden plans to use some time over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to decide whether he wants to run for re-election, surrounding himself with family as he assesses his political future while giving himself a deadline of early next year to officially announce. Biden, who just turned 80, remains in many Democrats’ minds the … Read more

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be Nancy Pelosi’s successor

Hakeem Jeffries launches bid to be Nancy Pelosi's successor

CNN — House Democrats appear likely to choose New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a potentially historic move to elect the first Black person to lead a party in Congress. Jeffries launched his bid for House Democratic leader on Friday, promising his colleagues in a letter that he would empower and … Read more

Nancy Pelosi announces she won’t run for leadership post, marking the end of an era for Democrats and Washington

Nancy Pelosi announces she won't run for leadership post, marking the end of an era for Democrats and Washington

CNN — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she will relinquish her leadership post, after leading House Democrats for two decades, building a legacy as one of the most powerful and polarizing figures in American politics. Pelosi, the first and only woman to serve as speaker, said that she would continue to serve … Read more

Nancy Pelosi to announce ‘future plans’ after GOP wins House

Nancy Pelosi to announce 'future plans' after GOP wins House

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to address her plans with colleagues on Thursday in the wake of Democrats narrowly losing control of the House to Republicans in the midterm elections. Pelosi’s decision to either seek another term as the Democratic leader or to step aside has been widely anticipated. It would … Read more

Pelosi says Republican’s ‘red wave’ turned into a ‘little, tiny trickle’

Pelosi says Republican's 'red wave' turned into a 'little, tiny trickle'

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, speaks to the media during the UNFCCC COP27 climate conference on November 11, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Sean Gallup | Getty Images As states across the country continue to count votes in a tight battle for control of the House of Representatives, House Speaker … Read more

Joe Biden to meet with China’s Xi Jinping at G-20 summit

Joe Biden to meet with China's Xi Jinping at G-20 summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with US President Joe Biden via video link, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 16, 2021. Huang Jingwen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will discuss a range of geopolitical challenges next week in his first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping since … Read more

When do polls close? An hour-by-hour guide to Election Night poll closings

When do polls close?  An hour-by-hour guide to Election Night poll closings

CNN — The 2022 midterm elections will decide control of Congress, dozens of statewide positions and ballot measures on key issues in many states. This is a guide by poll-closing time for the notable breeds – both competitive and not – that are on the nerd. See race ratings for Senate, House and governor by … Read more