Harris makes a big first impression in Iowa

Kamala Harris swears she’s “not bullshitting” when she says she’s squarely focused on the midterm elections. But even before she arrived here Monday, there were signs of the California senator’s heightening preparation for a 2020 presidential run. In recent days, an adviser told POLITICO, Harris sent $25,000 to the Democratic parties in all four early…

Trump Officials Make It Easier for States to Skirt Health Law’s Protections

The Trump administration announced a new policy on Monday making it easier for states to circumvent coverage requirements and consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act. States could, for example, use federal funds to subsidize short-term insurance plans with skimpy benefits and fewer protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Trump Officials Make It Easier for…

Trump and G.O.P. Candidates Brandish Race and Immigration to Sway Close Ele…

President Trump on Monday sharply intensified a Republican campaign to frame the midterm elections as a battle over immigration and race, issuing a dark and factually baseless warning that “unknown Middle Easterners” were marching toward the American border with Mexico. Trump and G.O.P. Candidates Brandish Race and Immigration to Sway Close Election The president’s unsubstantiated…