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July 25, 2017 5:04 AM An Inside Look at the Day Jeff Sessions Recused Himself From the Russia Probe

A ‘discussion on recusal issues’ was on the attorney general’s schedule—obtained by CREW and provided exclusively to The Daily Beast—for 5:15 p.m. But his announcement came at 4. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would recuse himself from the Russia probe on March 2 at 4 p.m., he seemed to have been in a bit of a hurry. It wasn’t that the recusal 19

July 25, 2017 3:04 AM With ‘Better Deal,’ Democrats (temporarily) calm a restive left

The rollout of congressional Democrats’ 2018 messaging, the “Better Deal,” was preceded by mockery and obscured by breaking news. To the happy surprise of Democratic leaders, the economics-focused agenda earned positive reviews on the left, where the party is regularly accused of compromise or sellout. There was antitrust language, and an apology for the party’s 18

July 25, 2017 12:23 AM Democrats Try to Find Economic Message After Railing Against Trump

And so, one after another, the Democrats stepped into this small-town painting: the Senate firebrand from Massachusetts, two Brooklynites, the House leader from San Francisco, in her dark sunglasses, assembling in front of a swing set and a row of minivans and telling the people why they should listen this time. “We’re here today because the economy 7

July 24, 2017 4:41 PM Why Youngstown voters still support Trump

Tim Ryan vows 'Youngstown street fight' vs. Trump Paul Sracic chairs the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Follow him at @pasracic. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)After the 2012 election, the Republican postmortem concluded that the traditional Republican base of mostly 19

July 24, 2017 4:34 PM Which massive Kyrie Irving trade will actually happen?

The Cavaliers are projecting confidence they can snare a king's ransom for Kyrie Irving, and more than that, they are acting -- for now -- as if a trade is almost inevitable, and that there is little chance of salvaging their relationship with him, according to several sources familiar with the situation. Things can always change, but that is the mood around 17

July 24, 2017 10:56 AM Ryanair says it may move fleet out of U.K. over Brexit

Europe's largest airline says it may have to move its entire U.K. fleet out of the country if it doesn't get clarity on Brexit by next fall. Ryanair (RYAAY) warned that flights between Britain and the European Union may also stop. "If we do not have certainty about the legal basis for the operation of flights between the U.K. and the EU by autumn 2018, we may be forced 17

July 24, 2017 10:00 AM Jason Isbell On World Cafe

Recorded in Music City at RCA's legendary Studio A, Jason Isbell's latest album, The Nashville Sound, tackles issues like race and privilege, anxiety, sobriety, hope and family. (Isbell is married to Amanda Shires, a talented fiddle player and singer-songwriter who is also a member of Isbell's band, The 400 Unit; they have a toddler named Mercy.) Much of our conversation 14

July 24, 2017 6:47 AM More reason for rejecting GOP health bill than reviving it

WASHINGTON — There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation. Leaders say the Senate will vote Tuesday on their health care legislation. They’ve postponed 19

July 23, 2017 9:21 PM Donald Trump Jr. adds DC-based attorney to legal team

Donald Trump Jr.'s legal team is expanding its operation, bringing on D.C.-based attorney and longtime regulatory lawyer Karina Lynch, his team told ABC News. Donald Trump Jr. is one of the people connected to the Trump administration whom the Senate Judiciary Committee has said it wants to interview as part of its investigation into possible Russian 33

July 23, 2017 7:42 PM Scaramucci to Sarah Sanders: Use Hair and Makeup Person From Friday’s Briefing—Seriously

Sunday morning, America was reminded of Mooch’s banker bro background. During an interview with Jake Tapper, the new White House Communications Director discussed a multitude of issues, including press access. When directly asked about on camera White House briefings, he said, “We should put the cameras on.” Mooch then decided this was the best time to make a request 12