Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Roll Call, VICE, National Journal and several other publications.

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

By: - March 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. On Thursday, the U.S. House is poised to pass the American Dream […]

‘I feel comfortable’: Emanuel Cleaver unshaken by murder threat at center of federal indictment

By: - March 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Just a few days removed from the gut punch of being told a Missouri man was indicted for threatening to lynch him, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said he’s now been told the man may eventually be released on bail. Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, told The Independent that the feds informed him that […]

Trump voters around the country split from the GOP to launch ‘Patriot Parties’

By: - February 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump may have stepped back for now from the idea of creating a new political party, but that hasn’t stopped diehard Trump fans disillusioned with the Republican Party from creating Patriot Parties of their own all across the country. Onetime Trump voters in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio […]

FEC flags Hawley fundraising committees for lacking disclosures

By: - January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — As if U.S. Sen. John Hawley and his staff don’t have enough going on this month, Missouri’s junior senator had to clear up a little misunderstanding with federal campaign finance regulators, too. Hawley has faced calls to resign from some of his Senate colleagues, donation boycotts from a host of corporations and falling […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing a self-pardon

By: - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]

Cori Bush joins calls for Trump impeachment following riots at U.S. Capitol

By: - January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and senators had not yet emerged from a Capitol lockdown caused by a mob of violent, rioting Trump supporters before key Democrats began calling for impeaching the president and consequences for politicians who egged on the violence. Progressive members of the U.S. House, including congresswomen who are members of the […]

Politicians quit Congress, but their ‘zombie’ campaigns stagger on with millions in the bank

By: - December 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Michele Bachmann hasn’t set foot in the U.S. Capitol as an elected member of Congress from Minnesota for at least six years. Though she recently made news for asking God to help reelect President Donald Trump and telling a television show that “transgender Black Marxists” are trying to overthrow the country, none […]

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

By: - November 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — State parties played an unprecedented role in financing the presidential election this year, making it possible for the national political parties to raise eye-popping sums from individual donors — and keep more money than they might otherwise be allowed.  That’s all thanks to a 2014 Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall limit […]