This Week in Politics


Monday, Feb. 11

Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 presidential race.

U.S. and South Korea sign deal on shared defense costs.

The 2019 Grammys became the “Year for Women” with wins for Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Fourth Estate’s Assistant Sports Editor Domenic Allegra celebrates his twentieth birthday.

Interior Department’s acting leader David Bernhardt pushes to roll back endangered-species protections on a fish that would benefit a California organization he once represented in D.C. as a lobbyist.

Freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for her tweets that money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is pushing Pro-Israel agendas. Republicans and Democrats condemned the tweets for its “anti-Semitic” tropes.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Fourth Estate’s Investigative Editor Lauren Sullivan celebrates her twenty-second birthday.

A mayor in France offers to house migrants as the French government offers objections.

El Chapo is found guilty and now faces life in prison.

President Trump states his displeasure over the border wall deal, but does not specify if he will sign it.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Federal judge says Manafort lied after his plea deal.

Americans reflect on changes and struggles on gun control a year after the Parkland shooting.

House votes to end aid for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

NASA’s 15-year Mars rover mission concludes.

Friday, Feb. 15

Amazon pulls out of New York City headquarters deal.

Former FBI Director tells “60 Minutes” that the Justice Department discussed removing President Trump.

William Barr is confirmed by the Senate as the Attorney General.

The United Kingdom’s Prince Philip will not face charges over car crash.