Trump unleashes chaotic week on Washington

President Donald Trump has oscillated this week from cooperating with Democrats on disaster relief to antagonizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo One day after President Donald Trump indicated he would not cut deals with Congress while he’s being investigated, he cut a deal with Congress. With Trump’s support, the Senate passed a…

‘Extremely stable genius’: Trump defends his mental fitness as he tears into Pelosi

poster="http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201905/445/1155968404_6040432162001_6040431188001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404" true white house The speaker says he needs 'an intervention.' The president says 'she's lost it.' By QUINT FORGEY and DANIEL LIPPMAN 05/23/2019 04:47 PM EDT Updated 05/23/2019 06:22 PM EDT 2019-05-23T06:22-0400 Washington’s political chaos descended into farce on Thursday when the speaker of the House and the president of the United States accused…

DOJ accuses Assange of violating Espionage Act

Julian Assange from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. Among the charges are three counts that Assange violated the Espionage Act, which prohibits the disclosure of national defense information. | Jack Taylor/Getty Images The Justice Department has hit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with Espionage…

White House denies Trump storming out of meeting was a stunt

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there were a number of reasons the president's infrastructure session with Democratic leaders was doomed. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Congress Sarah Sanders also said it's 'lunacy' to think Trump would meet with Pelosi after she accused him of a cover-up. By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 05/23/2019 08:57 AM EDT Updated 05/23/2019…

New York Experiments with a ‘Holy Grail’ to End Gridlock

Erick Trickey is a writer in Boston. Sam Schwartz knew that New York’s crippling traffic jams were bad for the city long before he coined the term that would become synonymous with urban automotive nightmare. As a young New York City traffic engineer in the 1970s, Schwartz worked on never-implemented plans to close midtown Manhattan…

‘The Last Thing We Need Is More Vehicles’

Supriya Sridhar is an editorial intern with Politico Magazine. Legend has it that the young civil engineer who laid down the route for San Francisco’s Market Street in the 1800s so enraged people with the street’s unusual width that a mob chased him out of town. More than a century later, Market Street is one…

Deal over disaster aid in flux as recess fast approaches

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could bring disaster aid legislation to the floor even if lawmakers don't reach a deal on the stalled aid package. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Senators reached a last-minute deal with President Donald Trump on a disaster aid package on Thursday that doesn’t include additional border funds the president sought, according…

Pelosi: Trump needs ‘an intervention’ after White House blow-up

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses the media during her weekly news conference. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Donald Trump needs “an intervention” after his latest “temper tantrum” at the White House, ratcheting up her criticism of a president she says is not fit for office. “I wish that his family…

Kellyanne Conway accuses Pelosi of treating her like a ‘maid’

White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway talks to reporters following an interview with Fox News outside the West Wing on Thursday in Washington. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Kellyanne Conway escalated a feud with Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, accusing the House speaker of treating her like "her maid" following the previous day’s disastrous meeting…

Dream Big: How Would You Change Transportation In Your City?

Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures for Politico Magazine What Works Tell us one thing you’d do—if you could do anything—to change transportation for the better. By POLITICO STAFF May 23, 2019 As cities become more crowded, they’re coming up with innovative transportation ideas—from density-focused light rail to congestion pricing to an outright car ban on the busiest…
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Inside Trump’s hidden life on the golf course

Much remains unknown about Donald Trump's golfing as president, in part because the White House has tightly shielded information about his outings and playing partners. | POLITICO Illustration/AP and Getty Images White House The golf-loving president may be at his most natural and carefree on the links, with an array of politicians, celebrities and family…

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