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Oct 17, 2018

Heitkamp's tops the list of 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in the midterms
Democrats will need to win most or all of the seats on the list to have a chance to take back the Senate.

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Oct 17, 2018

What we know about what the government knows about Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance
Public reporting has far outpaced what Trump claims he knows.

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Oct 17, 2018

Joe Biden, 75, doesn't mind if you think he's too old to take on Trump, a fellow septuagenarian
Age is a "totally legitimate thing to raise" in a presidential campaign, the former vice president said.

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Oct 17, 2018

Trump is already trying to shift blame elsewhere for the midterm elections
When it comes to elections, the president wants to have it both ways.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Daily 202: How Scott Walker is trying to withstand a ‘blue wave' in Wisconsin
The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor both say they want the race to be about local issues, not Donald Trump.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Health 202: The Trump administration is helping to drive down Obamacare costs
Yes, really.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Energy 202: Outspoken critic of federal land policy will now help oversee it in Trump administration
Karen Budd-Falen will help write legal opinions about land policy.

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Oct 17, 2018

Trump's fanciful, falsehood-filled AP interview, annotated
The false claims are flying fast and furious these days.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Finance 202: The GOP's paradox: The economy is popular, but Trump is not
The trend lines don't match.

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Oct 17, 2018

Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times, claiming it undercut his chances to run again for Senate
The former Arizona sheriff contends an opinion piece hurt his standing with the GOP establishment and donors. He seeks $147.5 million in damages.

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Oct 17, 2018

Most news coverage of Muslims is negative. But not when it's about devotion.
The news media has been strengthening bias against Muslims. Here's how that could change.

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Oct 17, 2018

‘There's no place for that': Ryan rebukes Trump for insult of Stormy Daniels
The House speaker reacted to a tweet from the president calling the adult-film star "Horseface."

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Oct 17, 2018

How individual House seats stack up demographically
We made a tool that shows the demographics of any House district in the country.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: The FDA is embracing ethical hackers in its push to secure medical devices
The spread of connected medical devices has left the health-care sector more exposed to cyberattacks.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Supreme Court hasn't followed public opinion for 50 years. Why would it start now?
Scholars have raised concerns that the court will now be far more conservative than the country as a whole. If that proves true, it won't represent anything new.

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Oct 17, 2018

Kanye West keeps getting in trouble on the political stage. Should his fans keep paying attention?
West's relationship with power is becoming a problem. Fans give him that power.

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Oct 17, 2018

In the 2018 midterms, many more people are running — and far more seats are contested — than we've seen for a generation.
And that's a good sign for democracy.

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Oct 17, 2018

Power Up: Democrats insist they can retake the Senate. Here's your reality check.
And the latest on Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oct 17, 2018

The Kavanaugh saga reminded Republicans of a big reason to vote in November: Stopping Democrats
More Republicans are citing Democrats as a reason for their congressional vote.

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Oct 17, 2018

There's still no evidence Robert Menendez slept with underage prostitutes. A new attack ad says it anyway.
Bob Hugin, the Republican challenging Menendez, says the public should see all the facts. Be careful what you wish for.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 16, 2018

With ‘Horseface,' Trump initiates another personal attack on a female adversary
The president was cheering the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit brought by adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she and Trump had an affair.

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Oct 16, 2018

Alaska's second-in-command resigns amid governor's race, saying he made ‘inappropriate comments'
Gov. Bill Walker and his aides declined to give any information about the comment or who it was made to.

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Oct 16, 2018

Roberts assures audience Supreme Court will serve ‘one nation,' not one party or interest
The chief justice, for the first time, confronts the aftermath of a bitter battle over Justice Kavanaugh

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Oct 16, 2018

Rejection of hundreds of absentee ballots in suburban Atlanta county draws legal challenges
Voting rights advocates say that voters of color are being disproportionately affected.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump says it's not his fault if Republicans lose the House
In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, the president also said his former attorney Michael Cohen was "lying" under oath.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump seems eager to contain, not confront, fallout from journalist's disappearance
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made no public mention of Jamal Khashoggi's case as he met Saudi leaders for what the White House said was a tough fact-finding mission.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Trailer: What happened since Trump won Ohio
In this edition: A deep red state gets purple, Bernie Sanders hits the trail, Joe Donnelly supports ICE, and Democrats find a reason to love Mitch McConnell.

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Oct 16, 2018

House Russia probe witness invokes Fifth Amendment as Trump urges firing of DOJ official connected to Steele dossier
The president appeared to be urging the attorney general to fire Bruce Ohr, on a day when Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson's lawyer and Trump's GOP allies jousted on Capitol Hill.

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Oct 16, 2018

House Russia-probe witness invokes Fifth Amendment as Trump urges firing of DOJ official connected to dossier
The president appeared to be urging the attorney general to fire Bruce Ohr, on a day when Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's attorney and Trump's GOP allies jousted on Capitol Hill.

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Oct 16, 2018

Postal Service — the preferred shipper for drug dealers
Drug traffickers ship their goods through the U.S. Postal Service, which has vulnerabilities in its network, and use its delivery record as a marketing tool.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump dismisses Michael Bloomberg's 2020 presidential chances: ‘I think the Democrats will eat him up'
In an interview with Fox Business Network, the president said that he's hearing names of potential 2020 contenders "that are shockingly bad, but they're nasty."

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Oct 16, 2018

Heitkamp apologizes for listing of sexual assault, domestic abuse victims in newspaper ad
The senator, facing a tough reelection, acknowledged that some names in an open letter to her opponent were used without permission.

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Oct 16, 2018

Heitkamp apologizes for listing sexual assault, domestic abuse victims — some without permission — in newspaper ad
The senator, facing a tough reelection, acknowledged that some names in an open letter to her opponent were used without the women's consent.

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Oct 16, 2018

HUD political appointee abruptly moved to lead Interior's watchdog office amid ongoing investigations into Zinke
The appointment of Suzanne Israel Tufts caught lawmakers and agency officials by surprise.

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Oct 16, 2018

HUD appointee abruptly moved to lead Interior Dept.'s watchdog unit amid Zinke probe
The appointment of Suzanne Israel Tufts caught lawmakers and agency officials by surprise.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump runs interference for the Saudis on Jamal Khashoggi — again
For the second time in two days, Trump effectively and helpfully previews the Saudi line on Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oct 16, 2018

Why is Trump parroting Saudi Arabia's lines on Jamal Khashoggi even before they do?
For the second time in two days, Trump effectively and helpfully previews the Saudi line on Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oct 16, 2018

‘He had this guy murdered': Sen. Lindsey Graham blames Saudi crown prince for missing journalist
In a television interview, the senator from South Carolina said Mohammed bin Salman "has got to go," suggesting the country needs a new presumptive leader.

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Oct 16, 2018

Heitkamp apologizes for misidentifying sexual assault victims in newspaper ad
The senator, facing a tough reelection, acknowledged that some names in an open letter to her opponent were used without permission.

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Oct 16, 2018

Lindsey Graham says it would be, ‘like, terrible' if a DNA test found that he had Iranian heritage
The Republican senator from South Carolina made the remarks in an interview Tuesday with "Fox & Friends."

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Oct 16, 2018

Pelosi says Democrats could find ‘common ground' with Trump — to a point
On Wednesday, the House minority leader is set to stump in Coral Gables with two Democratic women hoping to flip Republican seats to Democrats in South Florida.

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Oct 16, 2018

Pelosi, amid lengthy campaign swing, announces $34 million haul for Democrats
On Wednesday, the House minority leader is set to stump in Coral Gables with two Democratic women hoping to flip Republican seats to Democrats in South Florida.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump's disparagement of Stormy Daniels earns some quick praise from his allies
Once again, Trump "counterpunches" downward.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Elizabeth Warren Native American ancestry debate, explained
Could taking a DNA test backfire on her?

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Oct 16, 2018

McConnell calls deficit ‘very disturbing,' blames federal spending, dismisses criticism of tax cut
The Senate GOP leader's comments came one day after the White House reported that the government ran a deficit of $779 billion in the recent fiscal year, a 17 percent increase.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface,' cheers judge's dismissal of defamation suit
The president reacted to Monday night's ruling from District Judge S. James Otero on Twitter.

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Oct 16, 2018

‘A well-oiled, fully weaponized battle station': Trump reelection campaign has $100 million head start over Democrats
President, who began raising money for 2020 shortly after he won the presidency, has received more than half from individual donors who are giving $200 or less.

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Oct 16, 2018

‘A well-oiled, fully-weaponized battle station': Trump reelection campaign has $100 million head start over Democrats
President, who began raising money for 2020 shortly after he won the presidency, has received more than half from individual donors who are giving $200 or less.

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Oct 16, 2018

Why the Cherokee Nation's rebuke of Elizabeth Warren matters
The Nation issued a blistering statement Monday, marking a reversal -- in tone at least -- from where it stood in 2012.

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Oct 16, 2018

‘He had this guy murdered': Lindsey Graham pins blame on Saudi crown prince for missing journalist
In a television interview, the senator from South Carolina said Mohammed bin Salman "has got to go," suggesting the country needs a new presumptive leader.

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Oct 16, 2018

Whether Trump has financial interests *in* Saudi Arabia, he has plenty *with* the country
Earlier this year, the crown prince's entourage made one of Trump's hotels profitable.

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Oct 16, 2018

Virginia Congressman misrepresents Washington Post fact check in debate
Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) claims we gave his opponent Four Pinocchios for an attack ad. Not so!

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Oct 16, 2018

The Daily 202: Kathleen Sebelius stumping with Democrats highlights the rapidly changing politics of health care
Scott Walker defends the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare in an interview.

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Oct 16, 2018

With new caravan coming from Honduras, Trump issues fresh threat to cut aid
In a morning tweet, the president said the migrants must be stopped and return to their country.

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Oct 16, 2018

All the ways House Democrats are planning to make Trump's life miserable next year
If Democrats win the House, expect investigations to be 'off the charts' one person said

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Oct 16, 2018

Elizabeth Warren angers prominent Native Americans with politically fraught DNA test
The Cherokee Nation and other indigenous communities have long been frustrated over the seizure of cultural and social ties for political maneuvering.

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump calls Warren a ‘phony' and ‘fraud' in latest shots over her heritage
The president's tweets opened a second of sparring about the senator's claims of Native American ancestry.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Energy 202: Climate change gets rare moment in sun on political talk shows
Global warming is breaking though the maelstrom of political news — at least a little bit.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Health 202: The Trump administration may not be able to force drugmakers to advertise their prices
It's strange the CMS proposal didn't come from the FDA.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Finance 202: The swamp is starting to shun Saudi Arabia
But Trump is not.

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Oct 16, 2018

Indicted Rep. Chris Collins in tight race in his heavily Republican Buffalo-area district, poll finds
The GOP lawmaker faces charges of insider trading and lying to investigators.

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Oct 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia hinted at a U.S. oil embargo. It's not 1973.
Pressure is mounting on the Trump administration to sanction Saudi Arabia for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oct 16, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: Google puts privacy over business incentives with new developer restrictions
Heightened privacy awareness and regulatory scrutiny is pushing Silicon Valley titans to make changes.

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Oct 16, 2018

African countries have started to push back against Chinese development aid. Here's why.
Election rhetoric is one way to chart anti-Chinese sentiment in Africa.

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Oct 16, 2018

Q&A for federal workers: The ‘windfall' benefit reduction
Some federal employees who are under a retirement program that doesn't include Social Security qualify for a benefit from it through other work, but that benefit typically is reduced.

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Oct 16, 2018

Power Up: White House talks politics of anger in the 2018 midterms
Pompeo set to meet with Saudis on Khashoggi.

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Oct 16, 2018

Has Mohammed bin Salman finally gone too far?
The pressure on Saudi Arabia and MBS, in particular, throws further doubt on the Trump administration's approach to Middle East policy.

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Oct 16, 2018

Democratic candidates in competitive Senate, House races see infusion of cash in final stretch of midterms
The surge in donations, many of them in small denominations, suggests grass-roots enthusiasm for Democratic candidates is gaining steam.

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Oct 15, 2018

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson donate $32 million in September to boost Republicans
The Adelsons are the biggest donors this election cycle, with at least $87 million given to GOP super PACs.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump promised $1 million to charity if Warren proved her Native American DNA. Now he's waffling.
The senator reminded Trump of his $1 million promise, along with the name of a charity she had chosen.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump tops $100 million in fundraising for his own reelection
The president raised more than $18 million last quarter through three committees.

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Oct 15, 2018

Minnesota Senate candidate Karin Housley compared Michelle Obama to a ‘chimp' in 2009
In a Facebook post, Housley said that a chimpanzee from a 1951 film "stood up straighter than Michelle. Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment."

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Oct 15, 2018

How Trump bobs and weaves to avoid the truth
In "60 Minutes" interview, the president resorted to his favorite moves to sidestep facts.

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Oct 15, 2018

In dust-up with Elizabeth Warren, President Trump shows he's pulling the strings in the Democratic presidential contest
The Massachusetts senator responded to months of "Pocahontas" gibes from Trump, but the reaction took away from discussion of the 2018 races.

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Oct 15, 2018

Judge throws out Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against Trump
The adult film actress is also ordered to pay the president's legal fees.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump promises to seek additional aid as he tours hurricane-ravaged areas
The president and first lady visited Florida and Georgia, where cleanup efforts are underway.

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Oct 15, 2018

Judge throws out Stormy Daniels's lawsuit against Trump
The adult film actress is also ordered to pay the president's legal fees

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Oct 15, 2018

Hillary Clinton's willful misunderstanding of the #MeToo movement
Lewinsky "was an adult," Clinton told CBS correspondent Tony Dokoupil in an interview that aired Sunday.

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Oct 15, 2018

Stacey Abrams urges a massive turnout to fight what she says is voter suppression in Georgia
Abrams urged her supporters to push back against restrictive policies by turning out in record numbers as early voting begins in the tight Georgia governor's race.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump promises to seek disaster aid as he tours parts of Florida, Georgia devastated by Hurricane Michael
"Nobody's ever seen anything like this. This is really incredible." the president said of the damage.

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Oct 15, 2018

Two more Washington lobbying firms drop representation of Saudi Arabia in wake of alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi
The Glover Park Group and BGR Group severed their ties with the kingdom amid an escalating uproar.

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Oct 15, 2018

The deficit is a key concern for Republicans. Trump isn't making it better.
Last year it was the fifth-highest on record

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Oct 15, 2018

‘That can't be the standard': Durbin blasts Trump's comments downplaying Russian poisonings, assassinations
The No. 2 Senate Democrat criticized the president's comments on Vladimir Putin in a "60 Minutes" interview.

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Oct 15, 2018

Good news for the GOP: Many of the most pro-Democrat voters are least certain to vote
Turnout is traditionally an uphill climb for Democratic groups, and 2018 continues that trend.

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Oct 15, 2018

The unmistakable tell that Trump doesn't want to avenge Jamal Khashoggi
When Trump says someone "totally" or "vehemently" denies something, you can take it to the bank that he believes them.

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Oct 15, 2018

Elizabeth Warren's DNA analysis was about more than countering Trump's attack
The potential 2020 candidate has her eyes on an audience that extends far beyond the president.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump, first lady tour parts of Florida, Georgia devastated by Hurricane Michael
Rick Scott has done "an incredible job," the president said, praising Florida's governor shortly after landing in the state.

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Oct 15, 2018

Mitt Romney's latest attempt to backtrack on Trump tells us what to expect from him in the Senate
Romney underscores how even one of the president's former top critics has come to accept that the Republican Party is Trump's party.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump's ‘rogue killers' line is a reminder of his consistent bad faith in demanding proof
Two news items Monday draw that inconsistency into stark relief.

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Oct 15, 2018

Power Up: Get ready — The newsletter launches tomorrow
Reporter Jacqueline Alemany will help you keep up with the never-ending news cycle in President Trump's Washington.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump promised $1 million to charity if Warren proved her Native American DNA. Now he denies it.
The senator reminded Trump of his $1 million promise, along with the name of a charity she had chosen.

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Oct 15, 2018

Intense fight over Colorado oil and gas setbacks could end with national precedent
A November ballot measure would keep drilling farther from neighborhoods. Supporters cite serious health risks; industry warns of a severe economic impact.

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Oct 15, 2018

The Daily 202: Joe Biden appeals to working-class whites who defected to Trump. Is that how Democrats win again?
New poll puts the former V.P. at the top of the 2020 pack, as aides say the president fears Biden the most.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump dared Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry. Now what?
Warren reminded Trump of his $1 million promise Monday, along with the name of a charity she had chosen.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump's '60 Minutes' interview causes the ‘Fox and Friends' hosts' monocles to pop out
For once, a television interview in which Trump is challenged in real-time.

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Oct 15, 2018

Trump's ‘60 Minutes' interview causes the ‘Fox & Friends' hosts' monocles to pop out
For once, a television interview in which Trump is challenged in real-time.

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Oct 15, 2018

‘Blue wave' or ‘left-wing mob'? Anti-Trump fervor fuels a new movement aimed squarely at winning elections.
Hundreds of thousands of activists — mostly white, college-educated women — have mobilized since 2016 through protests and, now, midterm campaigns.

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Oct 15, 2018

Bavaria's Christian Social Union party's campaign strategy flopped. Here's what this means for Germany — and Europe.
The far-right Alternative for Germany and the Greens had reason to celebrate Sunday night.

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Oct 15, 2018

The Energy 202: EPA tells air pollution scientists 'your service on the panel has concluded'
The agency is trying to limit how it reviews outside science.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 15, 2018

6 takeaways from Trump's ‘60 Minutes' interview
Trump is still downplaying human rights abuses and Russian election interference. And it sounds as if Jim Mattis's time in the administration could be limited.

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