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Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Mixed bag in Spain's first pandemic election
Center-right leader Pablo Casado hoped regional ballots would make up for his party's dismal electoral record.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Corruption crisis puts Bulgarian leader on the ropes
President Rumen Radev says EU can no longer keep its "eyes wide shut" on Bulgaria's rule-of-law problems.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Florida reports 15,000 new coronavirus cases, smashing national record
The alarming figure puts the spotlight on a state that has become one of the biggest hot spots in the world.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Polish presidential election remains too close to call
Both candidates claimed victory as the European nation eagerly awaits the final numbers.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Polish presidential election too close to call
The country was divided almost evenly.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Schiff: Supporters of rule of law 'nauseated' by Trump letting Roger Stone go free
"Friends of the president's, accomplices of this president, they get off scot-free," the California Democrat said.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Pelosi: Trump ‘crossed a bridge' when he donned mask
"Hopefully by his example, he will change his attitude," she said.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Larry Hogan argues for a ‘bigger tent' GOP as 2024 rumors swirl
Maryland's governor offers some advice for the Republican Party moving forward.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

HHS testing chief: 'We do expect deaths to go up'
"This is not out of control, but it requires a lot of effort."

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

DeVos pushes for schools to reopen, defends CDC guidelines
"There's nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in any way dangerous," she said.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Not dangerous: DeVos defends schools reopening according to CDC guidelines
"There's nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in any way dangerous," she said.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Howie Hawkins goes national


Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Nightlife facing crisis in the city that never sleeps
The city's nightlife has served as the cradle of American culture from jazz to hip-hop and vaudeville to Broadway.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Trump on private border wall segment: ‘It was only done to make me look bad'
A report indicated a section of the wall is already displaying structural troubles.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Germans favor tougher border controls, poll says
Berlin's EU presidency aims for a bloc-wide deal on migration this year.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Iran blames errors for jet shootdown
At the time Iranian troops were bracing for a U.S. counterstrike and appear to have mistaken the plane for a missile.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

What We've Learned from 101 Years of American Unrest
For more than a century, cities have been erupting in anger over police violence against Black Americans—and then issuing reports with thoughtful, deep approaches to the solution. Are we finally learning the lessons of 1919?

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

What Donald Trump Could Learn From Playing Poker
He wouldn't be the first president to take up the game, but there's a whole lot it could teach him about decision- making, human behavior—and winning.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Tammy Duckworth bursts into VP contention
The Purple Heart recipient has captured the imagination of donors and the Biden team.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Trump isn't secretly winking at QAnon. He's retweeting its followers.
There were 14 retweets along on July Fourth. And those around Trump are even more explicit. It's giving a boost to the sprawling, Trump-centric conspiracy movement.

Politico
Jul 12, 2020

Britain spends million to boost border controls with EU
Money will ensure borders "will be ready when the UK takes back control on January 1," says Michael Gove.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

'Historic corruption': 2 Republican senators denounce Trump's commutation of Stone
GOP lawmakers have been mostly silent about the commutation.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Robert Mueller defends Russia investigation, Stone indictment in rare op-ed
"Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes," Mueller said in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump wears mask in public for first time during visit to Walter Reed
It was a noteworthy evolution for the president, who has balked at wearing protective face coverings as a deadly pandemic surged across portions of the U.S.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

DeSantis downplayed New York help his aides ‘very much appreciated'


Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Rural-urban split defines Polish presidential race
Poland's incumbent president is popular in the countryside, his rival is a hit in cities.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump national security adviser heading to Europe for talks on China
Robert O'Brien and Matthew Pottinger will meet with counterparts from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

California teachers fight back against pressure to reopen schools
The standoff in the nation's largest state underscores the difficult road ahead for governors and local leaders.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

U.S. records more than 66,000 new coronavirus cases in record spike
California, Florida and Texas all saw record surges in the last week.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump defends Stone commutation while assailing Russia investigation, Jeff Sessions
"Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place," Trump tweeted.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump defends Stone commutation, boosts Flynn in broadside against Russia probe
The president's Saturday morning tweetstorm echoed similar social media outpourings delivered throughout his presidency when Russia has returned to the headlines.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Actually, the Supreme Court Just Gave Congress a Big Win
Trump might have won a short-term political battle. But Congress' subpoena power is clearer than it ever was.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

When Val Demings Stood by Police Officers Accused of Excessive Force
Biden's VP hopeful has billed herself as a reformer, but people who followed her years as Orlando police chief think otherwise.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump allies push for a new campaign opening act: Michael Flynn
After a prolonged battle against Robert Mueller's prosecutors, Flynn's status in MAGA world as a deep state-fighting warrior has grown.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump allies want Michael Flynn to stage a campaign trail comeback
After a prolonged battle against Robert Mueller's prosecutors, Flynn's status in MAGA world as a deep state-fighting warrior has grown.

Politico
Jul 11, 2020

Trump gets some good election news: GOP voter registrations outpace Dems
A slowdown in adding new voters to the rolls during the pandemic has played to Republicans' advantage.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Republicans tap top fundraiser in mad scramble for convention cash
Jeff Miller has deep connections with GOP donors, but his task is tall.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump is still looking for a DACA deal
The president's offer comes after the Supreme Court rejected his attempt to end the Obama-era program protecting Dreamers.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone
Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison after being found guilty on seven felony charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller amid the Russian collusion investigation.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump's campaign to open schools provokes mounting backlash even from GOP
An overwhelming alignment of local, state and even Republican-aligned organizations oppose the rush to reopen schools and colleges.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

DeSantis seizes power — selectively — as he confronts crisis
"It's not a penalty until someone throws a flag."

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

USTR announces duties on $1.3B in French goods in tax dispute
The United States believes the way the French tax is structured unfairly targets large U.S. internet companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Judge swears in new top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn
The office has been the hub for DOJ's Ukraine work.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Senate Dems demand Trump's daily intelligence briefings on Russian bounties
"There can be no higher national security priority than the protection of our Armed Forces abroad," the senators write.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

California rushing to release 8,000 inmates as virus outbreaks grow


Politico
Jul 10, 2020

New documents show internal debate over whether to prosecute Flynn
The former national security adviser's legal team claims the newly released notes are exculpatory, but the record is ambiguous.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump: Calls to defund the police are a 'fad'
"So, just a terrible thing, but I assume this is going to be a fad. We'll call it a fad," the president said Friday.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

‘You get made fun of': Trump campaign office shuns masks, social distancing
Despite his own administration's recommendations, president's Arlington, Va., headquarters still lacks key protections.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

White House fills troubled Russia job
Starting on Monday, the new top Europe and Russian official on the National Security Council will be Ryan Tully.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump discounts chances of new China trade deal
The president told reporters the U.S. relationship with China has been "severely damaged."

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

A Bannon ally is the latest contentious hire at USAID
Tera Dahl, a former National Security Council official, is joining the aid agency as a senior adviser.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump tweet threatens tax-exempt status of schools, colleges
"Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education," Trump said.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump campaign postpones weekend New Hampshire rally
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told the press that the rally would be delayed by "a week or two" because of a "big storm."

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Kim Jong Un's sister says she doubts another U.S.-North Korea summit will happen this year
North Korea has been insistent that it is not interested in resuming nuclear talks with the U.S. as long as it continues to engage in behavior like extending sanctions.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump accuses Biden of plagiarizing his economic proposals
But despite a similarity in messaging between Biden's "Buy American" and Trump's "America First" rhetoric, the two candidates' policy plans significantly diverge.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Pediatricians split with Trump on school reopening threats
"If Disney World can be open, so can our schools," an administration spokesperson said.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Biden campaign taps Obama administration alum to lead cybersecurity team
Chris DeRusha has joined the campaign as its chief information security officer.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Turkey's president converts Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque
The decision to reconvert the former cathedral sparked deep dismay among Orthodox Christians.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Turkey's president formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque
The decision to reconvert the former cathedral sparked deep dismay among Orthodox Christians.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump ramps up Stone pardon speculation: ‘I'll be looking at it'
The president pledged last month that the provocative Republican consultant would serve no time behind bars.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Trump says he's 'looking at' Roger Stone pardon with prison deadline looming
The president pledged last month that the provocative Republican consultant would serve no time behind bars.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid
The Archdiocese of New York received 15 loans worth at least $28 million just for its top executive offices.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

WHO's The Boss
The U.N. health agency is fighting back against mounting global criticism

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Poll shows Trump's coronavirus approval at all-time low
The president remains reluctant to acknowledge the disease's threat as he pushes to restart the U.S. economy.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Elissa Slotkin is Sounding the Alarm. Will Democrats Listen?
She helped win Congress for the Democrats in 2018. Now she has a warning for her party.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

The nation's cartoonists on the week in politics
Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage readers of all political stripes. Here's an offering of the best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere. Edited by Matt Wuerker.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

The White House's new briefing strategy: Short, with lots of commentary
Trump has also scaled back his freewheeling press conferences, opting for more one-on-one interviews.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Opinion | If You Want to Save the Economy, Stop the Pandemic
We're economists, and our analysis suggests Congress is seriously underfunding efforts to combat Covid-19.

Politico
Jul 10, 2020

Hannity gives Trump another chance to lay out his second-term agenda
The president failed to list a policy objective when Hannity asked Trump in June what he hoped to accomplish if re-elected.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Trump poised to run out political clock on emoluments suits
4th Circuit leaves fact-finding frozen in key case, likely until fall.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

How to Redesign the World for Coronavirus and Beyond
Life isn't going back to normal. Can we actually make it better?

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Trump: 'I expect' to wear a mask during upcoming Walter Reed hospital visit
Trump said "it's fine to wear a mask if it makes you feel comfortable."

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

A top terrorism fighter's dire warning
Russell Travers detailed his concerns to the intelligence community's watchdog. Days later, he says, Ric Grenell fired him.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

California investigating Google for potential antitrust violations
Google's home state had been a holdout as other state attorneys general and the Justice Department went forward with probes

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Biden will heed the CDC on reopening schools, his wife pledges
Jill Biden, a longtime educator, said her husband would defer to scientists on safe plans to reopen schools.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Women, minorities disproportionately reliant on jobless aid, data shows
"It is not a stretch to say this policy choice is also a racial justice policy choice," the Economic Policy Institute's Heidi Shierholz said.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Trump's health officials find ways to contradict his message downplaying virus risks
Those in the administration who are grappling with the pandemic's resurgence have had little access to the White House's megaphone.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

‘That's Crazy': Reopening Schools Is Possible, but We're Doing It Wrong
Economist Emily Oster weighs risks and benefits for a living. She thinks kids could go back to school with the pandemic, but we're gambling with lives either way—and the political argument is making the whole problem much worse.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

If Walmart is open, schools should be, too, DeSantis says


Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Trump spins political victory out of Supreme Court defeat
The Supreme Court rebuked a key Trump argument, but likely left the president's taxes private until after the election.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Cuba broadcaster confronts budget calamity amid fight with lawmakers
The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has become collateral damage in a struggle between Congress and its new boss.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Inside the campaign to free Roger Stone
Trump is signaling he's prepared to shield his longtime adviser from prison time, but Stone has little support in the White House.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Trump advisers fracture over Roger Stone pardon
The president signals he's prepared to shield his longtime adviser from prison time, but Stone has little support in the White House.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Congress' next fight: Reopening schools
Funding for schools will be a central element of the next coronavirus relief package.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Ethics watchdog ends review of Gaetz's office lease
Gaetz had spent nearly $200,000 in taxpayer money renting an office from an ally of the Florida congressman and his father.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Supreme Court may have set back Congress' effort to get Trump's tax returns
For one thing, the court seemed reluctant to get involved in fights between the executive and legislative branches.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Biden lashes Trump in economic speech tinged with populist rhetoric
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee pledged to put workers first, arguing the current president has failed to live up to his economic promises.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Milley says Confederates committed 'treason,' backs review of Army base names
President Donald Trump has threatened to veto any defense policy legislation that changes the names of the bases.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Milley says Confederates committed ‘treason,' backs review of Army base names
President Donald Trump has threatened to veto any defense policy legislation that changes the names of the bases.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Court orders release of videos of landmark same-sex marriage trial
The videos of the case initially called Perry v. Schwarzenegger are to be unsealed Aug. 12.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

How the Trump administration backpedaled on its threats to cut school funding
The Education secretary said Thursday she wants funds to go to families, who can determine where their kids can get educated, if schools refuse to reopen.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Flynn judge asks appeals court to reconsider dismissal order
In an extraordinary move, Judge Emmet Sullivan asked the full court to allow him to reach his own conclusion in the former national security adviser's case.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Flynn judge calls on appeals court to reconsider dismissal order
In an extraordinary move, Judge Emmet Sullivan asked the full court to allow him to reach his own conclusion in the former national security adviser's case.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison
Cohen had been released in May as part of an attempt to slow the spread of the virus in federal prisons.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Pentagon opens investigation into media leaks amid Russian bounty reports
"To the best of my recollection I have not received a briefing that included the word bounty," the Defense secretary told lawmakers.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Ousted U.S. Attorney Berman testifies that Barr repeatedly pressured him to resign
"I said that there was no job offer that would entice me to resign from my position," Berman said in his opening statement.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Ousted U.S. attorney's testimony sparks Dem concerns that Barr broke the law
"I said that there was no job offer that would entice me to resign from my position," Berman said in his opening statement.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

The Vaccine Race
Rarely has the fate of the world depended on a global competition like the one for a coronavirus vaccine. POLITICO is tracking the latest developments.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

Pelosi rejects White House's $1 trillion price tag for pandemic relief
"A trillion dollars is OK, that's an interesting starting point," she says.

Politico
Jul 09, 2020

U.S. sanctions Chinese officials over repression of minorities
The decision to bar these senior officials from entering the U.S. is the latest of a series of actions the Trump administration has taken against China.

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