Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.

New Jersey Monitor is part of States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization.

Calm, conservative, confident: What GOP senators want in Trump’s vice presidential pick

By: and - June 25, 2024

WASHINGTON — Republican members of the U.S. Senate striving for a takeover of their chamber in the November elections have a wish list for what they’d like to see in Donald Trump’s running mate. A “little calmer” than Trump. Confident. Conservative. Military experience. Good relationships with senators. Ready to take over as chief executive if […]

Trump claims ‘great unity’ after talks with congressional GOP

By: and - June 14, 2024

The positive reception from GOP leaders showed Trump’s standing in the party improved since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

U.S. House GOP votes to hold attorney general in contempt in dispute over audio recording

By: - June 12, 2024

House Republicans want recordings of Biden's interviews during special counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into his handling of classified material.

Trump floats plan to end taxes on tips, though experts raise doubts

By: - June 11, 2024

The roughly 6 million tipped workers in the U.S. make up a small fraction of the country’s 150 million taxpayers.

Progressives urge Alito recusal from Jan. 6 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court

By: - June 6, 2024

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has faced criticism since two flags sympathetic to insurrectionists were seen displayed outside his two homes.

Trump found guilty on 34 felony counts in NY hush money trial

By: - May 30, 2024

Trump now faces penalties ranging from probation to up to four years in prison for each charge of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Free direct filing of federal taxes may be offered soon throughout the U.S.

By: - May 30, 2024

The Internal Revenue Service announced plans Thursday to make its Direct File program permanent.

The jury now will decide Trump’s fate in hush money trial, after lengthy closing arguments

By: - May 29, 2024

Prosecutors say Donald Trump is guilty of faking reimbursement to his personal lawyer for hush money paid to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election.

Experts eye tax changes ahead of Trump-era cuts’ sunset

By: - May 22, 2024

Some provisions of the 2017 federal tax law expire at the end of next year, setting off debates about what changes to make to the tax code.

Trump declines witness stand as testimony in his first trial concludes

By: - May 21, 2024

Prosecutors say Trump covered up reimbursing his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen for paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Prosecution rests in Trump hush money trial, after former fixer Cohen is grilled

By: - May 20, 2024

The Manhattan criminal trial, the first ever for a former president, was poised to reach closing arguments as early as Tuesday.

GOP politicians rush to Manhattan to line up behind Trump as hush money trial continues

By: - May 14, 2024

Tuesday’s show of solidarity occurred as the prosecution’s star witness and former Trump fixer Michael Cohen took the stand for a second day.