Fire at Sanders’ Vermont office investigated as arson after string of vandalism incidents targeting lawmakers

Investigators are treating a fire in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office Friday night as arson, according to local authorities. In an updated press release Saturday afternoon, the Burlington Fire Department announced that it had “deemed this fire incendiary in nature” and said the investigation has been transferred to the Vermont State Police. State police said … Read more

Mass. GOP ousts veteran Republican power player Ron Kaufman from RNC post

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts — Massachusetts Republicans have ousted the general chair of the Republican National Convention from his post as a national committeeman. Ron Kaufman, a former treasurer for the Republican National Committee, was upset by Brad Wyatt in a narrow 37-35 vote taken at a Republican State Committee meeting on Saturday in the Boston suburb. … Read more

‘They can recommend what they want,’ but Trump is setting policy from position of strength

After the House Republican Study Committee released an election-year policy package last month proposing to raise the retirement age, John McLaughlin, a veteran pollster advising former President Donald Trump, said it was “not a good idea.” The former president and presumptive GOP nominee, he told POLITICO, will be “the dominant voice in the Republican Party … Read more

Republicans hope that inflation — and vibes — outweigh Biden’s blockbuster jobs reports

Republicans are choosing to ignore yet another blockbuster jobs report that shattered expectations and focus instead on the rising cost of living. Stephen Moore, a senior visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an economic adviser for former President Donald Trump, argued that despite the positive jobs report, Americans were not feeling more upbeat about … Read more

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here’s an offering of the best … Read more