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Jul 09, 2019

Attorney General Barr would rather not have Mueller explaining what his report actually says
Barr understands that Mueller's testimony won't line up neatly with his own summary of the report.

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Jul 09, 2019

Barr offers yet another slanted quote about the Russia investigation
"What we're looking at is: What was the predicate for conducting a counterintelligence investigation on the Trump campaign?" Barr said. "How did the bogus narrative begin that Trump was essentially in cahoots with Russia to interfere with the U.S. election?"

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Jul 09, 2019

Billionaire Tom Steyer says he will run for president after spurning the race earlier this year
The environmental activist decided in January to put his money into efforts to impeach President Trump but now has changed his mind.

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Jul 09, 2019

Democrat Amy McGrath seeks to oust Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, casting him as out of touch
In an announcement video, the retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot said the Senate majority leader was first "elected a lifetime ago."

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Jul 09, 2019

Joe Biden praises son struggling with addiction and mental health: ‘Hunter is my heart'
The former vice president and Democratic presidential contender praised what he called his son's 'enormous courage.'

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Jul 09, 2019

Pelosi adds her voice to those calling for Acosta's resignation over earlier Epstein case
The House speaker said in a tweet that the former U.S. attorney made an "unconscionable agreement" with the financier in 2007 in another case involving sex trafficking allegations.

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Jul 09, 2019

The Energy 202: Environmentalists deride Trump's speech touting accomplishments on the issue
They pointed to rhetoric they say doesn't match reality.

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Jul 09, 2019

The Finance 202: CBO hands both parties fodder on minimum wage. Only the GOP seizes it.
Some quibble with approach to data.

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Jul 09, 2019

The Health 202: A judge ruled Trump administration can't mandate drug prices in TV ads
A federal judge blocked the rule last night, saying Congress would have to approve it first.

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Jul 09, 2019

The Technology 202: Facial recognition debate expected to turn toward immigration
ICE officials won't be at a hearing tomorrow on the emerging technology.

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump takes issue with a Pledge of Allegiance decision in Minnesota city of 49,000
The president went on Twitter to voice his displeasure that the locally elected council is no longer reciting the pledge at its meetings.

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions
It's been almost 26 months since a federal court judge stymied President Trump's effort to undermine the power of federal unions through three executive orders. But that hasn't stopped relentless attempts to reach the same goal through a different route.

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Jul 09, 2019

Why countries target civilians indiscriminately
Is this just a poor decision — or a calculated trade-off?

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Jul 09, 2019

Power Up: #MeToo: Epstein reckoning hits Washington
There were a few calls for Alex Acosta's resignation.

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Jul 09, 2019

‘You are who?' The lonely presidential campaign of John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper is a successful businessman and respected two-term governor. He can't get anyone to notice his presidential campaign.

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump shares fake Reagan quote from phony Twitter user
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet, or on a certain Twitter account.

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Jul 09, 2019

Trump called Epstein a ‘terrific guy' who enjoyed ‘younger' girls before denying relationship with him
"It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side," Trump said about Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier charged with sex trafficking, in a 2002 article in New York Magazine.

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Jul 09, 2019

Epstein indictment renews questions about earlier case handled by Trump Cabinet official
As U.S. attorney in Florida, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta negotiated a minimal sentence for the billionaire financier accused of sex crimes.

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Jul 09, 2019

Plaintiffs seek to block Justice Department from changing lawyers in census citizenship case
Those challenging the inclusion of the question said in a filing Monday that the Trump administration has not given "satisfactory reasons" for the move.

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Jul 09, 2019

Missouri governor's use of message-destroying app didn't violate state transparency laws, judge finds
The lawsuit revealed that nearly all employees on Gov. Eric Greitens's staff had the Confide app on their personal cellphones, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Jul 09, 2019

Mitch McConnell's ancestors owned slaves, according to a new report. He opposes reparations.
James McConnell and Richard Daley, two of McConnell's great-great-grandfathers, owned at least 14 slaves in Limestone County, Ala., NBC reported.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 08, 2019

In icing out the British ambassador, Trump's found a critic he can punish
Punish, in this case, for promoting positions shared by many Americans or reported in the media.

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Jul 08, 2019

North Carolina runoff a test of women's standing in the Republican Party
GOP women in Congress and outside groups are backing Joan Perry, who had never run for office, against state Rep. Greg Murphy in Tuesday's contest.

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Jul 08, 2019

Warren's $19 million haul highlights big fundraising quarter for Democrats
The sprawling Democratic field is on track to exceed President Trump's record-setting $105 million intake for the second quarter of 2019, signaling voter enthusiasm.

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Jul 08, 2019

White House blocks key Mueller witness from answering more than 200 questions from House investigators
Annie Donaldson confirmed the accuracy of her notes cited by former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III but would not elaborate.

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Jul 08, 2019

What we know about Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected financier with ties to Trump and Clinton
What we know about the wealthy investor, his history of sexual abuse and his political ties that run all the way up to the Clintons and Donald Trump.

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Jul 08, 2019

Trump says he will hold another military celebration next Fourth of July
The president said Monday that "based on its tremendous success," his administration has decided to hold a similar extravaganza next year.

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Jul 08, 2019

"You are who?" The lonely presidential campaign of John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper is a successful businessman and respected two-term governor. He can't get anyone to notice his presidential campaign.

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Jul 08, 2019

Democrats question absence of black or Hispanic nominees among Trump's 41 circuit court judges
The Senate was poised to move ahead on the nomination of Daniel Bress to the 9th Circuit, the president's 42nd nominee to the powerful appellate bench.

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Jul 08, 2019

Rep. Amash resigns House committee assignment after quitting Republican Party
The Michigan congressman left the party last week and switched his affiliation to independent, bemoaning the two-party system.

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Jul 08, 2019

Congressional Democrats subpoena Trump's financial, business records
The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to block the lawsuit and subpoenas

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Jul 08, 2019

House to vote on new border bill amid outcry over conditions at migrant detention centers
"Legislation is necessary," Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats, pointing to limits on the Trump administration that were left out of the recent emergency spending bill.

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Jul 08, 2019

House Republicans to strip Rep. Amash of committee assignment after he quits GOP
The Michigan congressman left the party last week and switched his affiliation to independent. Republicans are looking to replace him on the Oversight panel.

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Jul 08, 2019

Kamala Harris has been pushing back on talk about ‘electability.' Is she finally making headway?
The California Democrat says it takes people time to rethink their concept of what is presidential.

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Jul 08, 2019

Swalwell drops out of presidential race, will seek reelection to House
The California congressman became the first major Democrat to exit the crowded race for the White House.

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Jul 08, 2019

Democrats question absence of black or Hispanic nominee among Trump's 41 circuit court judges
The Senate was poised to move ahead Monday on the nomination of Daniel Bress to the Ninth Circuit, the president's 42nd nominee to the powerful appellate branch.

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Jul 08, 2019

Former Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach files to run for a Senate seat
The Republican known for hard-line views against illegal immigration formally led President Trump's short-lived election integrity commission, which was mired in controversy.

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Jul 08, 2019

Donald Trump's origin story suffers another severe blow
A new Washington Post report finds he was hardly in an exclusive group when he was accepted to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jul 08, 2019

About 1 in 8 voters say Trump acts in an unpresidential way — and also approve of his presidency
And most would vote for him again.

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Jul 08, 2019

Nancy Pelosi's clumsy rebuke of the liberals in her party
The House speaker just gave her liberal colleagues yet another chance to argue that she's the one who's out of touch.

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Jul 08, 2019

Mother Nature rains on Trump's I'm-good-at-the-environment parade
President Trump again promoted the 1970s idea of clean air and water as the key focal point of environmental actions.

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Jul 08, 2019

How Trump wins in 2020: Americans see his opponent as a ‘socialist'
Trump is either tied or behind in every matchup, until you invoke the s-word: "socialist."

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Jul 08, 2019

Trump has referred to his Wharton degree as ‘super genius stuff.' An admissions officer recalls it differently.
The retired admissions officer, James Nolan, says he got a call on Trump's behalf from Fred Trump Jr., Donald Trump's older brother who also happened to be a close friend of Nolan's.

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Jul 08, 2019

The Justice Department just pulled its lawyers from the census case. That could signal something ugly ahead.
The move suggests that the existing team objected to how the case was being handled or that their credibility had been torched.

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Jul 08, 2019

The Daily 202: ‘Do not write him off.' Five savvy observations about Trump from the British ambassador's cables.
Kim Darroch's road map for how to influence the president could benefit any business or government.

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Jul 08, 2019

Who is Justin Amash, the former Republican who may challenge Trump?
Here is an introduction to someone who could make Trump's life harder in 2020, if he wants to.

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Jul 08, 2019

Warren reports $19.1 million in 2nd-quarter donations
The Democratic presidential candidate had $19.7 million cash on hand, defying critics' expectations.

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Jul 08, 2019

Trump's claim that he predicted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's primary win is almost certainly false
Trump is a master at predicting upsets — after the fact.

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Jul 08, 2019

The Technology 202: Facebook leaders say antitrust focus obscures the real tech threat: China
It's a far cry from Zuck jogging in Tiananmen Square.

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Jul 08, 2019

The Energy 202: Trump wants to create a Space Force. But he should perhaps be thinking harder about space weather.
Solar flares could damage the electric grid.

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Jul 08, 2019

The Health 202: Obamacare is on trial this week. Again.
And Democratic attorneys general are hitting their GOP counterparts with an ad campaign.

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Jul 08, 2019

The Finance 202: The economy is lifting Trump's approval rating but leaving many Americans behind
So says the newest Post/ABC News poll.

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Jul 08, 2019

A few liberal activists challenged Kamala Harris's black authenticity. The president's son amplified their message.
Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a message pushed by a small group of African Americans — that only descendants of slaves are true "American blacks."

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Jul 08, 2019

For second debate, Democratic hopefuls will be separated into two groups in ‘live draw'
CNN announced a new wrinkle to the process ahead of the presidential debate it is hosting later this month.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 08, 2019

Power Up: Trump says he has the best environmental record. That's not true.
The president will today speak on his 'environmental leadership.'

Washington Post Politics
Jul 08, 2019

The Trump administration has changed its story on the census citizenship question at least 10 times in four months
The administration has repeatedly changed its story on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

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Jul 08, 2019

Are U.S. women's soccer players really earning less than men?
The U.S. Women's National Team alleges they are paid less than the men and are provided with less support, despite their consistent outstanding performance. The full story isn't as straight-forward.

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Jul 08, 2019

After an apology, Biden tries to turn the page in South Carolina
"Let's talk about the future instead of talking about the past," he told voters Sunday.

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Jul 08, 2019

Biden seems to have biggest influence on Essence Festival conversation — despite absence
Some at gathering of black women say the former vice president's relationship with Barack Obama isn't enough to excuse his recent missteps about race.

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Jul 08, 2019

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer tells friends he plans to enter 2020 presidential race
The former hedge fund manager could make an announcement on Tuesday, but a firm rollout plan is still being deliberated.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 07, 2019

‘When friends fight, foes feast': House Democrats warn of fallout from disunity
The acrimony from the border bill lingers as Democrats face decisions on military spending, minimum wage and funds for Homeland Security, a test for Pelosi's authority.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 07, 2019

5th Circuit decision on ACA could create political havoc for GOP
Appellate court ruling carries high political stakes for 2020 presidential and congressional candidates, as well as American consumers.

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Jul 07, 2019

Tensions flare over Pelosi's comments about four House Democratic women and border bill
The speaker faced criticism from some of the four first-term lawmakers as animosity over the emergency aid package lingered in the Democratic caucus.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 07, 2019

The Trailer: Sanders wants to reshape the electorate. Here's how his campaign plans to try.
In this edition: Why Bernie Sanders isn't sweating the Iowa polls, why Joe Sestak is running, and why the president probably didn't see "AOC" coming when no one else did.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 07, 2019

Amash doesn't rule out 2020 bid, potentially complicating Trump's path to reelection
A presidential run by the congressman could pull libertarian and conservative support away from Trump.

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Jul 07, 2019

Effective but never popular, court-ordered busing is a relic few would revive
While Joe Biden has come under attack for opposing busing in the 1970s, the politics around America's premier school desegregation program have always been complicated.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 07, 2019

Effective but never popular, court-ordered busing is a relic few would revive.
While Joe Biden has come under attack for opposing busing in the 1970s, the politics around America's premier school desegregation program have always been complicated.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 07, 2019

Aided by a strong economy, Trump approval rises, but a majority also see him as ‘unpresidential'
In 2020 matchups, Trump trails Biden but runs even with four other potential challengers. The electorate sharply divided between pro- and anti-Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 06, 2019

Biden says he regrets remarks about working with segregationists, but stands by his record on issues of race
The former vice president highlights his work under President Barack Obama in a speech on Saturday in South Carolina.

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Jul 06, 2019

Ilhan Omar is unlike anyone who has served in Congress. This is her complicated American story.
Ilhan Omar's refugee story was made for the rancor and racial division of the Trump era

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Jul 06, 2019

In the Trump era, Sen. Susan Collins's declaration as a New England moderate is challenged
The Republican, who is likely to seek another term next year, was a hero to liberals when she opposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act but outraged the left by her vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

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Jul 06, 2019

It all seemed clear after that Harris-Biden moment in Miami. Today, things look muddier.
Harris scored in her exchange with Biden over busing and segregation, but the debate goes on — and neither side has wanted to let go.

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Jul 06, 2019

Joe Biden to defend his record on issues of race in speech on Saturday
The former vice president will highlight with work under President Barack Obama.

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Jul 06, 2019

Bravado or belligerent, it's Joe Biden's response to nearly everything: ‘C'mon, man!'
The former vice president has a quiver of often-used Bidenisms, one of which is his vehicle for expressing exasperation with President Trump and deflecting criticisms of himself.

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Jul 06, 2019

‘A willingness to fight': Win or lose, Trump's push for a citizenship question in the Census is red meat for his base
While Trump's combative strategy has so far yielded mixed results, it nonetheless allows Trump to cast himself as a relentless change agent — an image that has become central to his reelection bid.

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Jul 06, 2019

Kamala Harris tries to turbocharge her campaign but faces lingering questions
After a much-touted debate performance, Harris has retooled her message and bolstered her ground operation. But she still struggles to answer some questions.

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Jul 06, 2019

In Tunisia, more women in office can make all the difference
Electoral gender quotas can improve women's representation, even in democratizing and authoritarian regimes.

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Jul 05, 2019

Rep. Amash's GOP challenger says he is seeking Trump endorsement
Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower, who announced his candidacy before Amash quit the GOP, said his campaign has been in touch with the Trump operation.

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Jul 05, 2019

Government lawyers step up effort to get a citizenship question on 2020 Census, court filing shows
President Trump also said he was mulling an executive order in search for a legal path to restore the controversial question after the Supreme Court ruling froze it.

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Jul 05, 2019

The staggering scale of printing questionnaires for the 2020 Census
The number of trees required likely extends into six figures.

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Jul 05, 2019

Trump says he doesn't know if his golf clubs still have undocumented workers
The president seemed to blame current managers of his business, who happen to be his two older sons.

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Jul 05, 2019

Biden says he's open to renominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
The Obama nominee was denied a hearing in 2016 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), infuriating Democrats.

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Jul 05, 2019

N.H. police say they were unaware of any threat that would cause Pence to cancel his trip
Adding to the mystery surrounding the vice president's abrupt cancellation, President Trump said there was "a very interesting problem that they had in New Hampshire, but I can't tell you about it."

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Jul 05, 2019

Sen. Collins's declaration as New England moderate challenged in Trump era
The Republican, who likely will seek another term next year, was a hero to liberals when she opposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act but outraged the left by her vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.

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Jul 05, 2019

The future of America was on display in Alaska this week, not D.C.
Anchorage set a new temperature record, continuing a trend.

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Jul 05, 2019

Harris reports nearly $12 million in second-quarter donations, lagging Buttigieg, Biden and Sanders
The senator from California has risen in several polls since an aggressive debate performance last week.

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Jul 05, 2019

Government lawyers affirm administration will pursue adding citizenship question to 2020 Census, according to statement to judge
The comments come as government lawyers scramble to find a legal path to restore the controversial query, following a Supreme Court ruling that blocked it.

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Jul 05, 2019

Trump just admitted something he probably shouldn't have about the census citizenship question
Trump told reporters that the question is needed for "districting" -- which is exactly the argument its opponents have made.

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Jul 05, 2019

Trump says he doesn't know about undocumented workers at his clubs
The president seemed to blame current managers of his business, who happen to be his two older sons.

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Jul 05, 2019

The most common response when Democrats are asked whom they'd support in 2020? ‘I don't know.'
Something worth remembering as we move forward.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

Breaking down where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stand on busing
The more they bicker, the more their true opinions on busing get diluted and distorted. So let's review what, exactly, they support.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

Joe Biden explains his poor debate -- with some odd defenses
In an interview with CNN, Biden tried to explain his performance in the Democratic debate. It probably wasn't that reassuring to his supporters.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

Joe Biden explains his poor debate — with some odd defenses
In an interview with CNN, Biden tried to explain his performance in the Democratic debate. It probably wasn't that reassuring to his supporters.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

Biden explains his poor debate -- with some odd defenses
In a lengthy interview with CNN, Biden tried to explain his poor debate. It probably wasn't that reassuring to his supporters.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

Top USCIS official suggests census citizenship question could help with ‘burden' of illegal immigration
Ken Cuccinelli, President Trump's acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director, in an interview seemed to add more confusion to the White House's position.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

The problem with Trump's Revolutionary War airports isn't the airports
It's the inability to admit he's made a mistake.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

A voter suggested Mayor Buttigieg tell blacks in South Bend to ‘stop committing crime.' Here's how he responded.
The Democratic presidential candidate told the voter at an Iowa campaign event that ‘racism' won't help.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

A voter suggested Mayor Buttigieg tell blacks in South Bend to ‘stop committing crime' Here's how he responded.
The Democratic presidential candidate told the voter at an Iowa campaign event that ‘racism' won't help.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

‘I'd smack him in the mouth': Biden seeks to dispel concerns about his ability to take on Trump after shaky debate performance
The former vice president also acknowledged during a CNN interview that he was not fully prepared for attacks by Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) over his past busing opposition.

Washington Post Politics
Jul 05, 2019

When do struggling 2020 candidates have to bail to run for another office?
Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper's own campaign is apparently urging him to drop out and run for Senate instead.

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