WASHINGTON -- As of Jan. 20, Chuck Schumer will be the most important Democrat in the land. But spend a few minutes with the incoming Senate minority leader and it's clear where the real power lies. I was interviewing the New York Democrat last week when he paused to take a call. It was about an event scheduled for the next day to highlight a new initiative tallying jobs "outsourced" overseas during the Trump presidency.
WASHINGTON -- Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's campaign manager, orchestrated the presidential election of a man who: -- Boasted on videotape, in vulgar terms, about assaulting women. -- Called women bimbos, pigs, slobs, dogs and hookers, publicly rated their breasts and buttocks and boasted during the campaign about his penis size.
WASHINGTON -- I was home with my family Sunday afternoon when an email arrived from a reader with a proposal. He wanted to lynch me. "Rope, Tree, Journalist," the man wrote. "Some assembly required." To this slogan, made popular by T-shirts Donald Trump supporters wore at his rallies, my would-be hangman added his offer: "I will assemble for you."
WASHINGTON -- A voting scandal of epic proportion tilted this election. The scam involved millions of people.
WASHINGTON -- Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, will be 77 next year. Steny Hoyer, her deputy, will be 78. Jim Clyburn, the No. 3 Democratic leader, will be 77. Their current ages, if combined, would date back to before 1787, the year George Washington presided over the signing of the Constitution. It is time for them to go.
WASHINGTON -- It was a pathetic spectacle: TV news executives and anchors filing in to Trump Tower on Monday to be the president-elect's whipping boys. Donald Trump had summoned them for a talk, but it turned out to be part tongue-lashing, part perp walk. The TV news people had foolishly agreed that the session was "off the record," leaving Trump and his aides free to characterize the media representatives as groveling while Trump berated them as liars.
WASHINGTON -- "We're on the same page with our president-elect," Paul Ryan said this week. If he believes that, the young House speaker may be in need of a pair of Foster Grants. On Wednesday afternoon, House Republicans from the hard-line Freedom Caucus assembled for the first time since the election for the monthly "Conversations with Conservatives." In one hour, they served up enough intra-GOP disputes to last four years.
WASHINGTON -- As a Donald Trump victory became clear, the ghost of Herbert Hoover paid a visit to Trump's election night party in New York. In the Fox News coverage playing on screens in the ballroom, Megyn Kelly turned to Karl Rove. "It didn't happen under Reagan or the Bushes. When was the last time a Republican president had a Republican Congress?" "1928," Rove answered. "Incredible," Kelly said.
NEW YORK -- As I watched the returns at Donald Trump's celebration here Tuesday night, the hardest part was trying to reassure my seventh-grade daughter at home, via phone and...
WASHINGTON -- Baker Melissa Alt showed up unbidden at Trump Tower on Election Day with a 40-pound cake in the form of a Donald Trump bust, and Trump aides liked the likeness enough to display it in the ballroom at Trump's election-night party. But there was something wrong with the chocolate confection. Alt was aiming to reproduce Trump's pout, but she wound up making him look startled and sad.