Speaking to reporters during a Monitor-hosted breakfast on Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell painted a picture of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as an agency that is underfunded and overextended.
Pope Francis has spoken out on capitalism, the death penalty, global warming, and migrants' rights. But he is not coming to D.C. this month to participate in politics, the Archbishop of Washington said.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that President Obama has the votes in Congress to sustain a veto, if Republicans try to block his nuclear agreement with Iran. Also, he says, Alexander Hamilton will retain a place on US currency.
Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican in the US Senate to vote against the Iraq War. Now running for president as a Democrat, he calls Hillary Clinton's vote for the war in 2002 'a colossal lapse in judgment.'
The growth of unmarried women, minorities, and Millennials is a potential boon to Democrats in the next election, but they have to turn out. For now, there's a 15-point enthusiasm gap, says Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.
The US Export-Import Bank's ability to make new loans is set to expire June 30. Conservative Republicans oppose reauthorization, saying, among other things, that the private sector could fulfill the bank's role.
At a Monitor breakfast Thursday, Bernie Sanders spoke of how his Jewish heritage informs his politics. The day before, radio host Diane Rehm had asserted, mistakenly, that he was a dual US-Israeli citizen.