Latest from Kayla Epstein

The Kennedys have endured tragedy and untimely deaths. Now it has happened again.

David McKean grieved on Facebook Saturday for his wife, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, and their 8-year-old son, Gideon, who were swept away in a canoe on the Chesapeake Bay two days ago. "It is clear that Maeve and Gideon have passed away," he said.
  • Apr 4, 2020

How do the Iowa caucuses work, and how are they different in 2020?

The process to pick a Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election starts with the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3. Here’s what you need to know about how they work, why they matter and what is different in 2020.
  • Feb 3, 2020

Losing Iowa doesn’t always spell disaster — just ask Bill Clinton or Donald Trump

Over the years, several candidates who fell short in the Iowa caucuses went on to win their party’s nomination.
  • Feb 2, 2020

There have been three modern impeachment inquiries. Zoe Lofgren played a role in all of them.

Lofgren has taken to handing out copies of the House’s 1974 report on Nixon to remind her colleagues of the high standard they must meet to impeach a president.
  • Jan 15, 2020

These former Boy Scouts allege they were abused decades ago. They’re using a New Jersey law to sue.

New Jersey revised its statute-of-limitations laws to make it easier for victims of sexual abuse to sue.
  • Jan 15, 2020

Archivist and bookseller plead guilty to pilfering $8M in rare texts from Carnegie Library

Gregory Priore and John Schulman pleaded guilty to a scheme that lasted a quarter of a century.
  • Jan 14, 2020

Bernie Sanders says he might release his picks for Supreme Court vacancies, if he’s nominated

Sanders did not name any potential nominees in an interview with the New York Times editorial board.
  • Jan 13, 2020

A man charged an airplane cockpit, injuring a flight attendant, police said

He was arrested when the plane landed, but not before injuring several police officers.
  • Jan 13, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez creates PAC to push back on the Democratic Party’s 'blacklisting’ rule

She has been a vocal opponent of the DCCC’s policy to “blacklist” firms that work with candidates mounting primary challenges against Democratic incumbents.
  • Jan 12, 2020

A pro-Trump media personality was sentenced to prison for fraud. She called it a ‘witch hunt.’

Karyn Turk, the 2016 winner of the "Mrs. Florida" pageant, said she would appeal the sentence.
  • Jan 11, 2020