Latest from Robert Costa

Former House speaker Paul D. Ryan had been floated by his allies as a possible candidate for the job. But Ryan declined those entreaties.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Most House Republicans see McCarthy as a political animal and Trump ally focusing more on repairing the party’s brand than in pushing a policy agenda.

  • Jan 17, 2019

The request, citing security concerns, comes on the 26th day of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

  • Jan 16, 2019

The standstill underscores the dysfunction gripping Washington and the president’s seeming indifference to shuttered federal agencies.

  • Jan 14, 2019

They have shown a high tolerance for keeping large swaths of the government dark.

  • Jan 14, 2019

Grappling for the first time with divided government, the president has contradicted himself, sent miscues and spread falsehoods in pursuit of funding for his promised border wall.

  • Jan 12, 2019

Russell T. Vought, known as a conservative firebrand, has little governing experience.

  • Jan 8, 2019

The president plans to deliver a prime-time address to the nation Tuesday night as the stalemate over a government shutdown drags on.

  • Jan 7, 2019

The administration now wants $5.7 billion for a “steel barrier” and $800 million “to address urgent humanitarian needs” at the border. Meanwhile, to avoid fallout from the budget impasse, national parks will dip into entrance fees to bolster operations, which critics said may be illegal.

  • Jan 6, 2019

Giuliani says Trump’s legal team plans to send a letter to Mueller that will rebuff an offer of a presidential interview that would include questions about possible obstruction of justice.

  • Aug 6, 2018
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