Trump seeks $4.5 billion in emergency border aid

President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5 billion in emergency aid to address the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The funding request is the first major move by the White House to respond to what it calls a “humanitarian crisis” at the Southern border and intensifies an ongoing funding…

Joe Biden Actually Is a Dealmaker

President Barack Obama was elected during an economic cataclysm, and his first major task was passing an economic stimulus bill. But Republican leaders were determined to stop him, and he needed to persuade three GOP senators to support his bill and break the filibuster. He assigned the job to his Senate whisperer, his chief dealmaker,…

Masters of the Universe Eye 2020

Greetings from Los Angeles, where the sun finally broke through this afternoon and your MM host is once again bringing you a special edition newsletter from the annual Milken Institute Global Conference, a gathering of more than 4,000 of some of the splashiest names in politics, finance, entertainment and sports. This year, POLITICO’s Zachary Warmbrodt…

Trump tweets after Mueller report release

President Trump tweeted an image of Friday’s New York Post cover, which had the bold headline, “TRUMP CLEAN.”The cover followed Thursday’s release of the Mueller report and teased an editorial that began, “Not guilty. Of collusion or obstruction. That’s essentially what the Mueller report… confirms.” Minutes after the Saturday evening tweet, the president retweeted White House…

This Is How It’s Gonna Go Down

The Tesla story is fascinating. Whether you love the company or hate it, it is easy to get pulled into the story like you’re pulled into a good movie. This is surely one reason so many people so obsessively check for Tesla news and op-eds every day. Another reason is that Tesla’s vehicles are freakin’…

Freshman Democrats rake in cash to protect the House

The most vulnerable House Democrats are off to a fast start defending their seats — and their party’s fragile new majority. Nearly three-dozen Democratic freshmen in battleground districts raised more than $300,000 for their campaigns in the first three months of 2019 — a barometer of early momentum in the seats that could determine control…