Government

From The Washington Post: “What I can tell you is that I would anticipate that the administration is going to initiate a full evaluation of voting rolls in the country, the overall integrity of our voting system in the wake of this past election,” Pence told Republican lawmakers during a question-and-answer session at their annual…

From Politico: Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain told Republican lawmakers that President Donald Trump is likely to face a foreign policy crisis early in his presidency, and that Congress needs to back up the new commander-in-chief. “I think President Trump will probably be tested by one or more of these forces around the world. That…

From AllGov: Thomas R. Kane was named acting director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on January 10, 2016. He has worked at the Bureau over a span of 40 years, 20 of which were in leadership positions, including one stint as deputy director and two extended periods as acting director. Kane…

From Politico: The likely 2020 class of Democratic presidential candidates is starting to resemble “an old-folks’ home,” according to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Reid recently told an aide that he was unsure whether he would support Vice President Joe Biden should he challenge President-elect Donald Trump for the White House in 2020 because…

From AllGov:   By Thom Shanker, New York Times                  WASHINGTON — The United States again ranked first in global weapons sales last year, signing deals for about $40 billion, or half of all agreements in the worldwide arms bazaar and far ahead of France, the No. 2 weapons dealer with…

From The Washington Post: “If you think you’re winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer,” Obama said in the interview with former adviser and longtime friend David Axelrod, a CNN analyst, for his “The Axe Files” podcast. The president said Clinton “understandably . . . looked and said, well,…

From The Washington Post: At the top of Obama’s list — the physical embodiment of those gathering and potentially existential threats — was Donald Trump, from whom Obama sat inches away in the Oval Office Thursday. The president had mocked Trump as a temperamentally unstable reality TV star who regularly demeaned women and minorities and…

From Politico: The Justice Department accused former Rep. Aaron Schock of running his congressional office and campaign committee like a personal money-making operation in a stunning, 24-count criminal indictment Thursday. Federal prosecutors allege that Schock pocketed tens of thousands of dollars in improper mileage reimbursments, camera equipment, and proceeds from selling tickets to the World…

From AllGov: By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite losing Tuesday’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, an ironic twist in an election in which her opponent repeatedly said the system was rigged against him. Just two days before Election Day, Republican businessman…

From Politico: As the final, frantic hours of the campaign for control of Congress come to a close, Democrats look like slightly-better-than-even favorites to reclaim the Senate, while Republicans appear certain to hold the House after a Donald Trump-induced October scare. If Democrats manage to flip the Senate, senior party aides and strategists involved in…