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Oct 13, 2019

Unswayed by top advisers, Trump doubles down on decision to withdraw troops
The escalating crisis in northern Syria has prompted further criticism from Republican foreign policy heavyweights.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 13, 2019

The Trailer: Harris and Buttigieg are making similar pitches in Iowa
In this edition: Two phenoms try to kickstart things in Iowa, Democrats debate gay (and religious) rights, and Louisiana tells us plenty about Democrats and rural voters.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 13, 2019

Trump faces bipartisan criticism for Syria withdrawal
The criticism came as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that both chambers are readying a joint resolution urging the president to reverse his decision.

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Oct 13, 2019

Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into a runoff, a boost for Republicans and President Trump
Gov. John Bel Edwards could have won a second term Saturday but fell short of the outright majority needed to avoid a Nov. 16 runoff, when he will face Republican Eddie Rispone.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 13, 2019

Hunter Biden says he will resign from Chinese company board and won't take foreign work if his father is president
Positions by Joe Biden's son in Ukraine and China have become flash points in the presidential campaign and led to Trump's phone call that is at center of the impeachment probe.

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Oct 13, 2019

Protecting whistleblower's identity is ‘our primary interest,' Schiff says
The House Intelligence Committee chairman suggested it isn't necessary for the whistleblower to testify in person given the threats made by Trump and others.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 13, 2019

Hunter Biden will step down from board of Chinese firm, his attorney says
In a statement released by his attorney, Hunter Biden said he won't serve on boards of foreign-owned companies if his father wins the presidential election.

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Oct 13, 2019

China's conflict with the NBA shows why companies can't force social change by themselves
A tweet landed a global brand in a clash of politics and cultural demands.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 13, 2019

Gordon Sondland is about to blow a hole in Trump's Ukraine defense
The Post reports that he will tell Congress there was a quid pro quo — thought not a "corrupt" one, according to a source. He was also indicate that he was merely toeing the company line when he denied there was one to a fellow diplomat.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 13, 2019

Tuesday's debate: A moment of truth for Sanders
Bernie Sanders has been off the campaign trail since his recent heart attack. The upcoming debate marks his return to the spotlight, and the stakes could hardly be higher.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Trump defends decision to pull U.S. forces as Turkey continues military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria
Trump acknowledged widespread opposition to the move, describing himself as being on an "island of one."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Trump's envoy to testify that ‘no quid pro quo' came from Trump
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union is expected to say he doesn't know whether the president was being truthful.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Elizabeth Warren's Facebook ad proves the social media giant still has a politics problem
Warren trolled Facebook's political-ad policy with a cheeky ad of her own.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

How two Soviet-born emigres made it into elite Trump circles — and the center of the impeachment storm
Before they were arrested on campaign finance violations, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman demonstrated a facility for capitalizing on their political connections.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Impeachment has put Trump in a different place. He's showing it every day.
With tweets, speeches and exchanges with reporters, the president has amped up his combativeness in the face of the impeachment inquiry

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Democrats' impeachment gamble paying off in court of public opinion — for now
Every poll since Pelosi's announcement has shown movement toward an impeachment inquiry, but deeper inside the polls are even better signs for Democrats, and worse ones for Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Trump says he is replacing McAleenan as acting homeland security secretary
"Kevin … after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," the president said Friday evening.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Trump tells reporters he doesn't know if Giuliani is still his attorney
Following the president's comment as he was leaving for a campaign rally in Louisiana, Giuliani said he is still representing Trump as his personal lawyer.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 12, 2019

Trump's supporters back his decision to pull out of northern Syria
While most Republicans in Congress criticized Trump's decision, attendees at a rally in Louisiana signal they are with the president.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump renews claim that he is immune from criminal investigation in effort to block Manhattan DA probe
The Justice Department filed a brief in support of the president, though it stopped short of endorsing his precedent-breaking assertion that he has absolute immunity.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump says he is replacing McAleenan as acting DHS secretary
McAleenan had been frustrated with a cadre of Trump's appointments to senior immigration roles and recently said he was struggling to control his department.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump renews claim that he is immune from criminal investigation in effort to block Manhattan D.A. probe
The Justice Department filed a brief in support of the president, though it stopped short of endorsing his precedent-breaking assertion that he has absolute immunity.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump says he's replacing McAleenan as acting DHS secretary
McAleenan had been frustrated with a cadre of Trump's appointments to senior immigration roles and recently said he was struggling to control his department.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Warren's same-sex marriage quip captures what some find exciting — and others distressing — about her
The senator cracks a joke about opponents of same-sex marriage, winning cheers and laughter from liberals but warnings that she risks turning off a big part of the electorate.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Louisiana's Democratic governor seeks reelection as Trump holds last-minute rally to boost Republican challengers
Saturday's election might force Gov. John Bel Edwards into a runoff.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Live updates: Trump tells reporters he doesn't know if Giuliani is still his attorney
Following the president's comment as he was leaving for a campaign rally in Louisiana, Giuliani said he is still representing Trump as his personal lawyer.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Live updates: Pelosi vows Trump ‘will be held accountable' ahead of a conference call among Democrats
House investigators are hearing from one key witness in the impeachment inquiry on Friday as another bucked the State Department and agreed to testify next week under subpoena.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

A brief history of Trump playing down his relationships with politically inconvenient people
As he did on Thursday.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Senators: If you read that article Trump sent you, you should read this, too
On Friday, the White House sent senators an iffy opinion column. Allow us to clarify its claims.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Power Up: Tom Perez: It's not the DNC's job to run ads to defend Joe Biden
Republican attacks on Ukraine put Perez in a tricky spot.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

This week in impeachment, in 5 minutes
From news of a second whistleblower all the way to the arrest of two Trump donors with ties to Ukraine.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

The partisan divide keeps growing
Even while people worry more about the gulf between Democrats and Republicans, they adhere to the drivers of it.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Live updates: Yovanovitch testifies before house panels; Sondland agrees to appear next week under subpoena
As the impeachment inquiry moved forward on Capitol Hill, President Trump prepared to hold his second campaign rally in as many days outside Washington.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

The Daily 202: Ukraine scandal entangles a widening cast of previously obscure characters. Here's a primer.
Fresh reporting shows that additional people sounded the alarm about Trump's conduct.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Disclosures suggest Trump's White House politicized pretty much everything — and there are lots of witnesses
We have a chief executive who doesn't seem to know or respect the traditional boundaries of the president -- and a whole bunch of people who apparently bore witness to it.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Live updates: Yovanovitch arrives for deposition; Sondland agrees to appear next week under subpoena
As the impeachment inquiry moved forward on Capitol Hill, President Trump prepared to hold his second campaign rally in as many days outside Washington.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump's hostility to refugees moves back to the center of his political rhetoric
Speaking in Minnesota, Trump stoked local resentment with his supporters.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump obfuscates, misleads and exaggerates to make his case against impeachment
Trump's effort to create confusion and raise doubts about facts surrounding the whistleblower complaint and House Democrats' effort to remove him from office, has been joined by several congressional Republicans and Trump associates.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Live updates: Yovanovitch expected for deposition Friday; Sondland agrees to appear next week under subpoena
As the impeachment inquiry moved forward on Capitol Hill, President Trump prepared to hold his second campaign rally in as many days outside Washington.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

A series of disclosures suggests Trump's White House politicized pretty much everything -- and there are lots of witnesses.
We have a chief executive who doesn't seem to know or respect the traditional boundaries of the president -- and a whole bunch of people who apparently bore witness to it.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Fact-checking Trump's misleading border ‘wall' spin
Over and over and over, the president says his wall is being built. That still doesn't make it true.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Are cracks showing in Trump's support with evangelicals?
Few groups stand behind Trump more faithfully than white evangelicals — but that could be changing.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Live updates: Trump to stage another campaign rally as impeachment inquiry rolls on with scheduled Yovanovitch testimony
House investigators expect to depose former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch despite administration attempts to block federal officials from testifying.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump is moving to secure the Polish American vote in 2020. Here's how.
Key counties in swing states have large concentrations of Polish American voters.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

The four U.S. presidents before Trump who weren't snubbed by the Nobel Prize committee
President Trump wasn't awarded the coveted peace prize Friday, but four of his predecessors in the White House have won it.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

The top 15 Democratic presidential candidates of 2020, ranked and tiered
Our regular rankings come out just before the fourth debate next week.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump impeachment inquiry: The reporting and analysis to help you understand what's happening
The U.S. House impeachment inquiry into President Trump's request of the Ukrainian president: Washington Post scoops and coverage.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Power Up: DNC Chair Tom Perez: It's not our job to be Joe Biden's defender
Republican attacks on Ukraine put Perez in a tricky spot.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

House Democrats subpoena Perry, Giuliani associates; Trump to hold first campaign rally since impeachment inquiry launch
As the latest developments played out, the president lashed out at Fox News for its new poll showing 51 percent of voters want him removed from office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

New revelations about Trump test Pelosi's narrow impeachment strategy
The president's comments on China and other developments have caused some Democrats to wonder if they should expand their probe.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

Trump is moving to secure the Polish-American vote in 2020. Here's how.
Key counties in swing states have large concentrations of Polish American voters.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 11, 2019

U.S.-North Korea talks just broke down. Here's what might happen next.
Does Pyongyang have a playbook for the next few months?

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Sen. Graham calls Trump decision on Syria ‘biggest blunder of his presidency'
The South Carolina Republican, one of Trump's strongest defenders, said the withdrawal of U.S. troops out of northern Syria was "worse than what Obama did" in Iraq.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump attacks Bidens in personal and coarse terms at Minnesota rally
Trump is embroiled in an escalating battle with House Democrats as they pursue an impeachment inquiry over Trump pressuring the leader of Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son Hunter.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump asked Tillerson to help broker deal to end U.S. prosecution of Turkish trader represented by Giuliani
At the time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was personally lobbying the president to get the charges dropped.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Despite attacks and to the surprise of some, Biden's firewall is holding — for now
As he faces attacks from all sides, signs are that former vice president Joe Biden maintains a solid base of support, especially among African Americans.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Education Department says it will fund Middle East studies program after all
Agency had criticized program as too favorable to Islam.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Florida students protest as Trump Jr. speaks on campus — for a $50,000 fee
The president's son and Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend and a campaign senior adviser, were invited to give a "keynote presentation" by a University of Florida student organization.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Women ambassadors object to Trump's treatment of former envoy to Ukraine
Marie Yovanovitch is an important witness in the probe of the president's effort to use diplomacy as a personal campaign tool, an allegation he denies.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Turkey, Iran, gold, Giuliani and Trump: A guide to the case of Reza Zarrab
The case is apparently central to Trump's politics on Turkey.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump's biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, does not have the president's tax returns, according to court order
The disclosure came in a court order in Trump's lawsuit seeking to block congressional subpoena.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Trailer: Democrats and Trump both see homelessness as a problem. But not really the same problem.
In this edition: The coming homelessness primary, what polls are showing on impeachment and a warning from Tulsi Gabbard.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Top Commerce Department aides orchestrated NOAA's Hurricane Dorian statement, House Science Committee chair says
A new letter from the House Science Committee chair reveals new information on the origins of the controversial NOAA statement backing President Trump's false Hurricane Dorian claims.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Florida students object as Trump Jr. speaks on campus — for a $50,000 fee
The president's son and Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend and a campaign senior adviser, were invited to give a "keynote presentation" by a University of Florida student organization.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

How the LGBTQ town hall on CNN and other forums force the 2020 Democrats to up their game
Candidate forums held by diverse voting blocs are pressing the candidates to release specific policies.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Live updates: House Democrats subpoena Perry, Giuliani associates; Trump to hold first campaign rally since impeachment inquiry launch
As the latest developments played out, the president lashed out at Fox News for its new poll showing 51 percent of voters want him removed from office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Americans have slightly more confidence in the media than in Trump
But their views depend heavily on politics.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Retiring GOP Rep. John Shimkus pulls Trump support over Syria withdrawal
While Shimkus's comments came amid the backdrop of a House impeachment probe, a spokesman said the remarks have "nothing to do with impeachment."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Most federal retirees and Social Security recipients will get a cost-of-living adjustment
The average monthly Social Security benefit will rise to $1,503. The cost-of-living adjustment reflects a 12-month measure of inflation through September.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump Organization gets approval to build more than 50 homes at Ireland golf course
The move toward home-building and private parties comes as the company has suffered losses at its three European golf courses for several years.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump travels to liberal Minneapolis for his first rally since the impeachment probe began
Unlike most of his events held in Republican strongholds, Trump selected a congressional district for Thursday night's rally that he lost by 55 points in 2016.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Ousted Ukraine envoy expected to testify in impeachment probe despite White House vow not to cooperate, congressional aides say
Marie Yovanovitch was recalled by the Trump administration amid accusations she was biased against the president.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

How the CNN LGBTQ town hall and other forums force the 2020 Democrats to up their game
Candidate forums held by diverse voting blocs are pressing the candidates to release specific policies.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Biden campaign slams New York Times for op-ed by conservative author behind Ukraine claims
Joe Biden's campaign cried foul over the Times's decision to run an op-ed by Peter Schweizer, a conservative author behind many of President Trump's unsubstantiated claims of corruption against the former vice president.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Live updates: House Democrats subpoena Giuliani associates; Trump to hold first campaign rally since launch of impeachment inquiry
As the latest developments played out, the president lashed out at Fox News for its new poll showing 51 percent of voters want him removed from office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Most federal retirees and Social Security recipients to get a cost of living adjustment
The average monthly Social Security benefit will rise to $1,503. The cost of living adjustment reflects a 12-month measure of inflation through September.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The web of political connections surrounding two indicted Giuliani associates
A look at new federal charges.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

How can Republicans say what they're saying about Syria, and still support Trump?
Trump has made one of the riskiest decisions of his presidency. Top allies are already talking about it as if it's a tragic mistake that will tarnish his entire legacy.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Two business associates of Trump's personal attorney Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who routed a large donation to a pro-Trump super PAC, are accused of taking part in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Two business associates of Trump's personal lawyer Giuliani have been arrested on campaign finance charges
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who routed a large donation to a pro-Trump super PAC, are accused of taking part in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Five things you need to know about the poll that's making Trump so mad
A new poll from the president's favorite cable network shows that half the country wants him removed from office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Mike Pence's extremely evasive answers on Ukraine
A reporter pressed Pence hard on what he knew about Trump's Ukraine maneuvers. The vice president was extremely -- and conspicuously -- evasive.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Daily 202: Nationals' triumph shows the power of perseverance - and why you should never give up or turn off the TV
Washington breaks a postseason curse.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook's Biden decision highlights broader media struggle on political ads
It's a Wild West.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Two business associates of Trump's personal lawyer Giuliani have been arrested and are in custody
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who helped investigate former vice president Joe Biden, were charged with campaign finance violations.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump's ‘blood on your hands' problem with Turkey, Syria
Trump has made one of the riskiest decisions of his presidency. Top allies are already talking about it as if it's a tragic mistake that will tarnish his entire legacy.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Energy 202: Trump attacks energy-efficient lightbulbs, says 'you look better with incandescent'
They're the new symbol of Trump's deregulatory agenda.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Live updates: Trump returns to the campaign trail as another poll shows support for his ouster is growing
The president is holding a rally for the first time since House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry against him late last month.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Finance 202: Trumka throws cold water on new North American free trade deal
'If there was a vote before Thanksgiving, the agreement would be defeated,' said the AFL-CIO leader.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: There's a fight brewing over Homeland Security's push for subpoena power
DHS says it wants to prevent attacks. Privacy advocates see overreach.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Health 202: Trump is bringing back the mandate to buy health coverage — but just for immigrants
Starting Nov. 3, immigrants trying to enter the U.S. will need to show they can buy a health plan.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

The Trump administration wasn't rooting out corruption in Ukraine. It was encouraging it.
In the past, Ukraine's top elite benefited from bribery, embezzlement and self-dealing of state contracts.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Power Up: This is why Republicans have broken with Trump on Syria and not impeachment
It's policy, not personal

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Is the impeachment inquiry really ‘unconstitutional'?
There's a long history of White House lawyers saying what the boss wants to hear.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

George Conway and other prominent conservatives call for ‘expeditious' impeachment probe
The 16 attorneys, many of whom worked in Republican administrations, lay out why they believe Trump violated his oath of office.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 10, 2019

Trump defenders' misleading claims about the House impeachment inquiry
The president's lawyers and supporters say House Democrats are violating his due process rights. It's legal argle-bargle.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 09, 2019

Trump says he would cooperate if Democrats ‘give us our rights'; Biden makes most direct demand for impeachment
A day after the White House announced that it would not cooperate with the inquiry into the Ukraine scandal, Democrats vowed to work to hold the president accountable.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 09, 2019

Trump's Syria decision tests the bounds of Republican support as he demands solidarity on impeachment
Many Republicans feel far safer breaking with Trump on more distant issues of foreign policy, where the president often finds himself outside of his party's historic positioning, than on matters that personally affect Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 09, 2019

Whistleblower's lawyers say their client is not politically motivated
Their statement followed tweets by President Trump that allege the whistleblower had ties to one of his opponents.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 09, 2019

GOP players in Benghazi probe drop strong defense of congressional oversight
Several Republicans — Gowdy, Pompeo and Jordan — have joined President Trump in endorsing resistance to the House impeachment probe.

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