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Dec 16, 2017

Mueller unlawfully obtained emails, Trump transition team says
Lawyer for Trump for America alleges that career GSA employees improperly provided privileged communications to Mueller team investigators.

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Dec 16, 2017

Rep. Ruben Kihuen won't seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations
The freshman lawmaker is the latest member of Congress felled by such accusations since October.

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Dec 16, 2017

After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms
The strategy carries risks for a historically unpopular president and could help drive angry Democrats to the polls.

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Dec 16, 2017

How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington
Eight octogenarians occupy powerful posts. Senate leaders have paused action at least three times to accommodate ailing colleagues.

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Dec 16, 2017

On the eve of the tax vote, Republicans place a big bet for 2018
Can one major achievement shield the party from a tough midterm election?

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Dec 16, 2017

Public media has been plagued by sexual misconduct accusations, but donations keep flowing
Image-wise, it's been a bad couple months. Business-wise, things are humming along.

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Dec 16, 2017

President Trump claims the FBI is tainted and its reputation in tatters. This graph shows he's wrong.
Calling the FBI biased is a very serious charge.

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Dec 15, 2017

Female congressional candidate leaves race after sexual harassment allegations resurface
Andrea Ramsey was hoping to turn a Kansas district from red to blue. But decade-old allegations complicated her candidacy.

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Dec 15, 2017

Judge signals release of ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort to Fla. home under curfew and GPS monitoring
Court accepts plan to end home confinement, but approves $10 million secured bond and new conditions

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump's push to fill courts with conservative judges hits first speed bump
Until this week, Trump''s record of getting judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate stood out as a bright spot for a president who has struggled for big wins on Capitol Hill.

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Dec 15, 2017

The many ways Mike Pence looks at Trump
Vice President Pence sometimes seems to agree with President Trump just by looking at him. Here are some of the ways he does it.

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Dec 15, 2017

What national news networks were talking about during 2017
A visual look at the year in news.

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Dec 15, 2017

Doug Jones, eager to speak for the South, embraces the spotlight
Jones, frequently said that Alabama could send a message by electing a Democrat who was willing to deal with anyone.

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Dec 15, 2017

Kushner's legal team looks to hire crisis public relations firm amid Russia probe
Crisis PR firms are often retained to handle a negative development or an avalanche of media inquiries. Kushner has been in the headlines almost daily and he has complained to friends about the nonstop negative attention from the news media.

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Dec 15, 2017

Republican holdouts announce support for tax bill
After threatening to vote 'no' on the GOP tax bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) pledged their support when the bill was finalized.

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Dec 15, 2017

Sessions says DOJ to deploy 40 'violent crime' prosecutors
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Dec. 15 that the Justice Department plans to deploy 40 prosecutors focused on violent crime in major cities throughout the U.S.

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Dec 15, 2017

Zinke removes four senior Interior officials for 'inappropriate behavior'
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke released a video on Dec. 14 about the department's sexual harassment report. 'Harassment, intimidation and discrimination have been a common practice at Interior,' he said.

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Dec 15, 2017

Two reasons Trump loves one media merger but hates another: Fox News and CNN
The president contends that Disney-Fox 'could be a great thing for jobs' but that AT&T-Time Warner is 'not good for the country.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump and Moore aren't the only ones to blame for how some perceive 'evangelicals'
Evangelicalism had an image problem before President Trump and Roy Moore.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Alabama Senate election is a reminder of the diversity gap between the parties
About an eighth of the United States is black. A quarter of Democrats are — and most of them are women.

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Dec 15, 2017

House Ethics Committee investigating Kihuen amid harassment allegations
Kihuen is the latest in a series of lawmakers to face allegations of inappropriate conduct.

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Dec 15, 2017

Pence's Middle East trip will now focus heavily on smoothing things over with Egypt
United States' partnership with Egypt has been strained following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump's suggestive comment about a Michael Flynn pardon, and the pattern behind it
Trump says 'we'll see what happens' a lot. But what usually happens when he does that?

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Dec 15, 2017

Utah Republican to Patagonia founder: Come testify before Congress
Shortly after President Trump announced he was shrinking two national monuments, Patagonia put a banner on its website declaring 'The President Stole Your Land.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump: ‘Criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty'
During a speech to FBI Academy graduates on Dec. 15, President Trump cited attacks on police and 'anti-police sentiment,' saying 'Criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump to FBI graduates: 'What the hell is happening in Chicago?'
During a speech to FBI Academy graduates on Dec. 15, President Trump asked 'What the hell is going on in Chicago?'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump to MS13: 'We will throw you the hell out of the country'
During a speech to FBI graduates on Dec. 15, President Trump addressed immigration, terrorism and the gang MS13, saying 'We will throw you the hell out of the country.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump says he'll militarize local police, takes jab at Obama administration
President Trump takes a jab at the Obama administration, while talking to FBI graduates on Dec. 15 about militarizing the local police.

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Dec 15, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. had a point about net neutrality. Then he took it too far.
The president's oldest son suggested many people don't understand net neutrality, but he seemed a bit confused, himself.

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Dec 15, 2017

After a year of slowly unfolding Russia news, America's views on the issue have barely changed
This is thanks in part to a widening partisan gulf.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump says Moore 'should' concede
President Trump answered questions about Alabama's Republican candidate Roy Moore on Dec. 15.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump says talk with Putin was 'great'
President Trump weighed in on Russia and North Korea on Dec. 15.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump: 'I don't want to talk about pardons for Michael Flynn yet'
President Trump said on Dec. 15 that he doesn't want to talk about pardoning Michael Flynn yet, and criticized the FBI.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump: 'It's a shame what's happened with the FBI'
President Trump said on Dec. 14 that the FBI is 'a very sad thing to watch,' but pledged to rebuild the agency to make it 'bigger and better than ever.'

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump: 'We are putting in a tremendous child tax credit'
President Trump praised the GOP tax plan on Dec. 15, said that the child tax credit is 'increasing on a daily basis,' and said Democrats have 'done nothing' for children.

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Dec 15, 2017

That painful exchange between a Trump judicial pick and a GOP senator, annotated
The full exchange between Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Matthew Spencer Petersen.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Energy 202: Ryan Zinke's office takes control of national monuments' FOIA requests
The move is part of a new front in feud between Trump officials and press.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Daily 202: Democrats risk overplaying their hand by pushing for Trump's resignation
Bob Casey''s call for the president to step down has become a flash point in the Pennsylvania Senate race.

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Dec 15, 2017

With Omarosa's exit, the Trump White House doesn't have any black senior advisers
Omarosa Manigault Newman's exit leaves a vacancy in the White House among black influencers.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Health 202: Industry is tackling opioid abuse as Washington drags its feet
PhRMA this week released a new set of policy proposals,

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Dec 15, 2017

The Finance 202: Rubio's last stand highlights tax bill's corporate skew
And some Wall Street titans are skeptical.

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Dec 15, 2017

With Omarosa's exit, Trump now appears to have no black senior advisers
Omarosa Manigault Newman's exit leaves a vacancy in the White House among black influencers.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump environmental officials are keeping tight rein over stampede of FOIA requests
The office of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, for instance, has taken direct control of Freedom of Information Act requests concerning its national monuments review.

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Dec 15, 2017

A new sisterhood of Trump's accusers pushes for action
An activist film company brought the women together, aiming to reset the political debate.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump judicial nominee struggles to answer law questions
Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) asked President Trump''s U.S. District nominee Matthew S. Peterson law questions during a hearing on Dec. 13. Peterson struggled to answer the standard questions.

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Dec 15, 2017

Why 41 percent of white millennials voted for Trump
It wasn't economic loss. It was racial grievances.

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Dec 15, 2017

The biggest Pinocchios of 2017
Our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2017.

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Dec 15, 2017

The Fact Checker's list of the biggest Pinocchios of 2017
2017 was a long year full of false or misleading statements. Here is The Fact Checker's annual roundup of the year's most outlandish claims.

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Dec 15, 2017

After Trump and Moore, some evangelicals are finding their own label too toxic to use
Conservative Christians have long debated whether to mix faith and politics, but some fear the term ‘evangelical'' has been deeply damaged

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

That giant stack of paper Trump stood next to? A little too giant.
If you're going to use a prop, Mr. President, we're going to fact-check it.

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Dec 14, 2017

Music promoter suggested possible meeting between Trump and Putin
The Washington Post''s Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger explore the role that British music promoter Rob Goldstone played in suggesting a meeting between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2015.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump allies say Tillerson has ‘not learned his lesson' and cannot continue in job for long
The president was annoyed and surprised by top diplomat''s entreaty for talks with North Korea 'without precondition.'

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump pledges to cut regulations down to 1960 levels — but that may be impossible
The administration eliminated 67 regulations between the time Trump took office and the end of fiscal 2017, according to the White House.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump pledges to whittle federal regulations down to 1960 levels
The administration eliminated 67 regulations between the time Trump took office and the end of fiscal 2017, according to the White House.

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Dec 14, 2017

White House urges Roy Moore to concede, as supporters look for evidence of 'voter fraud'
Moore said in a Dec. 13 Web video that late-counted ballots could change the results of the election.

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Dec 14, 2017

Music promoter dangled possible Putin meeting for Trump during campaign
The offer came as publicist Rob Goldstone urged Trump to attend a Russian magnate''s birthday party in 2015.

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Dec 14, 2017

Sen. Robert Menendez tells Justice Department, ‘If you want to prosecute, bring it on'
The New Jersey Democrat made his first extended comments since his federal corruption trial ended with a hung jury last month.

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Dec 14, 2017

Paul D. Ryan exiting as speaker? It only makes sense.
Speculation is swirling that Paul D. Ryan will quit after the 2018 election.

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Dec 14, 2017

Sen. Bob Menendez tells Justice Department, ‘If you want to prosecute, bring it on'
The New Jersey Democratic senator makes his first extended comments since his federal corruption trial ended in a mistrial last month.

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Dec 14, 2017

House interview with longtime Trump aide fuels tension on intelligence panel
Democrats say the committee''s planned out-of-state interview with Rhona Graff is an effort to limit their participation in the Russia investigation.

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Dec 14, 2017

Farenthold won't seek reelection, amid allegations of sexual harassment
The Republican congressman from Texas settled a complaint with his former communications director in 2014 but has denied engaging in improper conduct.

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Dec 14, 2017

Five years after Sandy Hook, the legislative landscape on guns is .?.?. confusing
Congress could soon open concealed guns across state lines. And it could soon strengthen the federal background check system.

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Dec 14, 2017

Bass questions Rosenstein on 'Black Identity Extremism' report
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Dec. 13 about an FBI report on 'Black Identity Extremists.'

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Dec 14, 2017

Roy Moore refuses to concede as some supporters push stories of 'voter fraud'
Moore said in a Wednesday web video that late-counted ballots could change the results of the election.

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Dec 14, 2017

Paul Ryan exiting as speaker? It only makes sense.
Speculation is swirling that Ryan will quit after the 2018 election.

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Dec 14, 2017

Mike Huckabee's spectacular false equivalency
According to Huckabee, the act of calling out a woman who fails to stand up to Trump is just as bad as failing to stand up to Trump.

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Dec 14, 2017

How to prepare for a nuclear attack
As it turns out, 'duck and cover' isn't bad advice.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump says he 'blew our target out of the water' on deregulation
President Trump said on Dec. 14 that his administration has brought the growth of government regulations 'to a sudden, screeching and beautiful halt.' He said they have cancelled or delayed more than 1,500 regulations, and eliminated 22 regulations for each new one.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump says he thinks Rubio 'will be there' for the GOP tax bill
President Trump called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) a 'great guy, very supportive,' on Dec. 14, after Rubio indicated he will vote against the GOP tax bill if it doesn't expand a tax credit for the working poor.

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Dec 14, 2017

Trump cuts red ribbon at deregulation event
President Trump cut a red ribbon between stacks of paper on Dec. 14 to symbolize his administration's work cutting regulations.

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Dec 14, 2017

The math on passing the Republican tax bill keeps getting more complex
There are a lot of wild cards at play in the Senate's tax overhaul vote.

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Dec 14, 2017

The Russia investigation was not the only concern of a black lawmaker questioning Rod J. Rosenstein
Black lawmakers fear that black activists are being profiled by the FBI.

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Dec 14, 2017

Social media users are ‘thanking' black women after Alabama election. Black women are pushing back.
Democrat Doug Jones clinched a win in the Alabama Senate race over Republican Roy Moore. He was propelled by overwhelming support from black voters, including 98 percent of black women voters.

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Dec 14, 2017

House to vote on spending bill that Senate won't pass, rekindling shutdown showdown
A solution will require Republicans and Democrats to compromise on both defense and nondefense spending levels.

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Dec 14, 2017

Senate Republicans try to shield Mueller from criticism of his Russia probe
The scramble comes as House lawmakers lash out at the special counsel''s Russia probe and texts depicting pro-Clinton, anti-Trump bias among former members of his team.

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Dec 14, 2017

Retiring GOP congressman Blake Farenthold is no stranger to weird sexual scandals
But it took the #MeToo era to finally end his career.

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Dec 14, 2017

How the Disney-Fox megadeal could impact the news media
One expert's take: 'I would not look to the Disney-Fox merger to bolster the fourth estate.'

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Dec 14, 2017

What Trump was saying about Russia and Putin — and what the campaign was doing
Pulling together what Trump said about Putin, interference — and what his campaign and administration were doing.

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Dec 14, 2017

Why a Roy Moore could easily happen again in today's GOP — and win
Just 41 percent of Republicans say they are inclined to believe female accusers of prominent men.

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Dec 14, 2017

Black women are demanding more than a thank you from the Democratic Party
They are demanding more than a trending hashtag from Democrats.

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Dec 14, 2017

A Kentucky lawmaker was accused of molesting a teen. Then he shot himself in the head.
Hours before Rep. Dan Johnson's body was found, he wrote on Facebook: 'I cannot handle it any longer … BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.'

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Dec 14, 2017

Everything you need to know about FOIA: How to be a journalist
The second episode of 'How to be a journalist' looks at the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA. Libby Casey talks to investigative reporter Kimbriell Kelly and database editor Steven Rich about how they use open records laws to get information from the government.

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Dec 14, 2017

Pence delays Middle East trip in case his vote is needed on tax bill
Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate, and are desperate to push through their tax plan — which, if successful, would mark President Trump''s only major legislative achievement this year — before the holiday break.

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Dec 14, 2017

Rep. Farenthold won't seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) will not campaign for reelection in 2018, amid allegations that he sexually harassed female staff and created a hostile work environment.

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Dec 14, 2017

Why a Roy Moore could easily happen again in today's GOP - and win
Just 41 percent of Republicans say they are inclined to believe female accusers of prominent men.

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Dec 14, 2017

Farenthold won't seek reelection amid allegations of sexual harassment
The Republican congressman from Texas settled a complaint with his former communications director in 2014 but has denied engaging in improper conduct.

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Dec 14, 2017

Fans of Trump's friendliest news network are turning on him
Since June, favorability of Trump has dropped 32 points among those who trust Fox more than other outlets.

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Dec 14, 2017

The Energy 202: Here are some environmental and energy items that survived the tax conference
Drilling in ANWR is one of them.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Kentucky lawmaker accused of molesting teenage girl shot himself in the head, coroner says
State Rep. Dan Johnson denied the allegations. Hours before his body was found, he wrote on Facebook: 'I cannot handle it any longer … BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.'

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Dec 14, 2017

The FCC is about to vote on net neutrality. Here's how to argue about it (and why you should).
Commissioners are expected to vote, 3-2, along party lines to repeal. You cool with that? Don't know?

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Dec 14, 2017

The Finance 202: Wall Street may not get absolutely everything it wants in GOP tax package
Some provisions aren't a boon for big banks.

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Dec 14, 2017

The Health 202: Obamacare enrollment sprints toward the finish line
The results are surprising to all.

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Dec 14, 2017

Moore continues to refuse to concede
Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore issued a campaign statement on Dec. 13 refusing to concede the Alabama election until all votes are counted, and framed his fight as 'a struggle to preserve our republic, our civilization and our religion.'

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Omarosa Manigault dismisses reports of dramatic firing
The former reality TV star-turned top Trump adviser said reports of a public blow up with Chief of Staff John F. Kelly are '100 percent false.'

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

The Daily 202: The suburban revolt against Trump continued in Alabama
White House mulls shake-up of political operation after Doug Jones''s win.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

The FCC is about to vote on net neutrality. Here's how to argue about it (and why you should)
Commissioners are expected to vote, 3-2, along party lines to repeal. You cool with that? Don't know?

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Democrats say Trump to seek federal pay freeze and cuts to domestic security
The administration's proposals were leaked by a whistle blower.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

‘I cannot handle it any longer': Suicide suspected by Ky. lawmaker accused of molesting teen
Republican Dan Johnson denied the allegations. Hours before his body was found, he wrote on Facebook: 'I cannot handle it any longer … BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.'

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Trump's deep insecurity about Russian interference, in stark relief
Seldom have we seen Trump''s insecurity and stubbornness on Russian interference in such stark relief as we do in a new Post report.

Washington Post Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Trump's remarkable refusal to accept Russian interference is a case study in egotism
Seldom have we seen Trump''s insecurity and stubbornness on Russian interference in such stark relief as we do in a new Post report.

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