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Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

400,000 households could lose food stamps under Trump plan expected soon
Democrats are critical of potential guidelines that Republicans favor to tighten eligibility requirements.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Here's why Ebola has been so hard to contain in Eastern Congo
Distrust in the government hampers health care efforts.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

How to spot manipulated video, from The Post's Fact Checker
The Internet is increasingly populated with viral fake videos — spread by politicians, advocacy groups and everyday users. We set out to develop a universal language to label manipulated video.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Former top Commerce aide says he was directed by Ross to add Census citizenship question
"The mounting evidence points to a partisan and discriminatory effort to harm the interests of Democrats and non-Whites," House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Introducing The Fact Checker's guide to manipulated video
Here's a road map to understanding -- and labeling -- different types of misleading and false video.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

GOP launches new fundraising platform to capitalize on Republican small-dollar donor base
WinRed, the new tool announced Monday, is designed to rival ActBlue, a dominant fundraising platform on the left that has become crucial to Democrats' small-dollar success.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders faces a new kind of threat in Elizabeth Warren
Sanders and Warren are fiery liberals with similar proposals. Now Warren is gaining ground.

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Jun 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders's student loan plan is the most expansive of the 2020 field
The candidates' plans, ranked from least expansive to most.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Liberals angry with Trump administration treatment of migrant children force House leaders to amend border bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called a meeting Monday evening with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Texas freshman courts right-wing support, and a tough 2020 race, with hard-nosed tactics
Rep. Chip Roy's approach has earned him a reputation as a lawmaker unconcerned about annoying his colleagues and, in the eyes of some, about retaining his seat

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

Trump says latest accuser, E. Jean Carroll, is ‘totally lying' and ‘not my type'
The advice columnist voiced frustration about a lack of consequences for repeated allegations of sexual misconduct.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 25, 2019

White House moves to bar counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying to Congress about alleged violations of Hatch Act
In a television interview, the White House counselor said Trump's opponents are trying to silence her because she successfully managed his 2016 campaign.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Why Jordan's identity can't be bought
The deal of the century promises billions of dollars - and a future of regional instability.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Which 2020 candidates want to get rid of student loan debt?
The candidates' plans, ranked from least expansive to most.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump stands up for the ‘forgotten man,' Paul Ryan says
"He's not taking any crap," the former House speaker said of Trump at an event in Aspen Sunday night.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll voices frustration about lack of consequences for repeated allegations of sexual misconduct
The advice columnist said that after the president issues a denial, "everybody forgets about it until the next woman comes along."

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court sides with ‘subversive' clothing designer in First Amendment case
Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti sued the government, saying it violated the First Amendment by refusing to register the trademark for his FUCT brand of street wear.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court to consider whether federal government owes billions to health-care insurers
The case involves another controversy over the Affordable Care Act.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Kellyanne Conway says Democrats seeking testimony on Hatch Act violations are retaliating against her politically
In a television interview, the White House counselor said Trump's opponents are trying to silence her because she successfully managed his 2016 campaign.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

House panel reaches agreement to question former chief of staff to onetime White House counsel
The House Judiciary Committee will accept written answers from Annie Donaldson, former chief of staff to Donald McGahn. Donaldson's written notes were key to the Mueller report.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Nearly 80 House Democrats want to open an impeachment inquiry into Trump
A running list, which keeps growing.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

‘We don't trust you!': After fatal police shooting, black residents confront Buttigieg
A meeting convened in the wake of a fatal police shooting quickly descended into chaos as the South Bend, Ind., mayor and presidential candidate was heckled and booed.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

A grieving community changed Kirsten Gillibrand's mind on guns. They are still waiting for her to deliver on her promises.
The senator, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, often tells the story of her abrupt shift in favor of gun control.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

A key House Democrat sounds much more open to impeachment than he did a few weeks ago
The growing pro-impeachment caucus is having an impact on some of the members who will ultimately decide whether the House impeaches Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Candidates hunt desperately for viral moments
Every candidate wants a pivotal online moment that catches fire and changes the race. But such ‘spontaneous' moments can take a lot planning.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

House Democrats: White House won't say what happened to the Trump-Putin translator notes
The House Oversight Committee is doubling down on its investigation into what happened to translator notes the president seized to keep from view.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Supreme Court to consider whether federal government owes billions to health-care providers
The case involves another controversy over the Affordable Care Act.

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Jun 24, 2019

The Daily 202: Trump's biggest mistake? Personnel, he says.
The president is haunted by early hiring decisions.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

The Technology 202: A bipartisan pair of senators want companies to put a price on your data
Sens. Warner and Hawley have a new effort.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Susan Collins draws a Democratic challenger who seeks to undermine her moderate image
In an announcement video, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon highlights the Republican senator's votes for President Trump's tax cuts and Supreme Court nominees.

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Jun 24, 2019

The Energy 202: Ex-EPA engineer says Wheeler is misleading Congress about car rule
The EPA disagrees.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

The Finance 202: Big banks are breezing through their stress tests. But the results could be deceiving.
Industry watchdogs say the test has gotten easier.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

The Health 202: Now Trump says he meant to keep Obamacare. Say what?
He's rewriting history ahead of 2020 on Republicans' failure to repeal and replace the law.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: U.S. businesses are preparing for Iranian hacks after American cyber attack
Iranian counterstrikes might target financial or energy firms

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Should contraception be sold over the counter? AOC and Ted Cruz aren't actually allies on this.
Republicans and Democrats divide -- starkly -- over the details.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

O'Rourke releases proposal that aims to improve veterans' lives
The former congressman, who is intimately aware of the challenges facing veterans, called for more funding and ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Palestinians won't show up for Jared Kushner's Mideast conference. Israel is likely to sit it out, too.
It appears doubtful that the investment conference can raise significant money or political support for President Trump's effort to strike a Middle East peace deal.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Of course Trump might reject a 2020 loss. He still rejects the results of a race he won.
Speaking to NBC's Chuck Todd, Trump again falsely claimed that his popular vote loss in 2016 was suspect.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Power Up: Trump stepped back from the brink with Iran. Now here come the sanctions and covert ops.
The president is trying to avoid all-out conflict.

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Jun 24, 2019

Biden accuses Trump of ‘racist invective' on immigration, says he has undercut progress made under Obama
An op-ed by the former vice president was published in the Miami Herald ahead of the kickoff of the Democratic debate season.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Turnout at last weekend's impeachment marches was modest. Why?
We found these three likely reasons.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Here's why Trump is threatening federal layoffs if Congress won't shut this agency down
OPM is the agency everyone loves to hate. So what's the problem?

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

On campaign trail, Trump and Biden clash over China as trade war deepens
The president's tariff brinkmanship is emerging as a proxy in a contest over who is better prepared to blunt the rising Asian power's challenge to U.S. global standing.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

O'Rourke to release proposal that aims to improve veterans' lives
The former congressman, who is intimately aware of the challenges facing veterans, will call for more funding and ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 24, 2019

Do Mexican drug cartels make $500 billion a year?
We found a parade of estimates from $5 billion to $39 billion, but none of them comes close to $500 billion.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Iran crisis looms over Pompeo's trip to Middle East, Asia
Increasing fears of a military confrontation with Iran is overshadowing the secretary of state's attempts to make progress in talks with North Korea.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Trump's erratic policy moves put national security at risk, experts warn
President's brinkmanship approach on ICE raids, Mexican tariffs and Iran is also politically risky, they say.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

The Trailer: What we learned in South Carolina this weekend
In this edition: The lessons of a hot South Carolina weekend, the Iran (and ICE) debate that never happened, and the presidential candidate with Pennsylvania roots named "Joe" (not that one).

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Trump brushes off calls to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's death
"I think it's been heavily investigated," Trump said, when asked whether he'd order the FBI to open an investigation, as recommended by the United Nations. "I've seen so many different reports."

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Pompeo accuses Iran of spreading ‘blatant disinformation' on downing of drone
The remarks came as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to the Middle East to build a "global coalition" against Iran after it shot down a U.S. drone it said entered its airspace.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Pompeo confronts dual crises as he begins trip to Middle East, Asia
The secretary of state will meet with Saudi and UAE officials to discuss the Iran crisis, talk about trade with India, and focus on North Korea in Japan and South Korea.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Booker says he was ‘disappointed' by Biden's response on segregationists
"I don't think the vice president should need this lesson," the New Jersey Democrat, who is running for president, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week."

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Kushner conference was supposed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together. Neither side is likely to show up.
It will have no Palestinian government representatives and Israeli officials appear doubtful to attend.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Kamala Harris, eyeing a prime debate opportunity, still looking for her political niche
The senator from California is drawing support but struggling to carve out a distinctive brand to contrast rivals Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Former congressman Joe Sestak enters 2020 White House race
Sestak, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, joins 23 earlier entrants in the presidential primary field.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Black leaders welcome renewed focus on race — stumbles and all
Candidates have made missteps on race, and the Trump era features a big divide.At least we're talking about it, black leaders say.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Sen. Booker says he was ‘disappointed' by Biden's response on segregationists
"I don't think the vice president should need this lesson," the New Jersey Democrat, who is running for president, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week."

Washington Post Politics
Jun 23, 2019

Investment conference is latest example of Trump administration's struggle to advance Mideast peace plan
It will have no Palestinian government representatives and Israeli officials appear doubtful to attend.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Pelosi welcomes Trump's decision to put ICE raids on hold hours before they were to start
On Saturday, President Trump reversed the plan in a tweet mere hours before the raids were set to begin.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Democratic candidates make nice, try to stand out in South Carolina convention
Kamala Harris made the most effort to stand out, while Joe Biden countered the notion that his age was a strike against him.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Biden defends record on abortion at Planned Parenthood forum
2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Biden, spoke of ending the Hyde Amendment

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Black voters are cutting Biden some slack — for now
The former vice president's talk of working with segregationists has not torpedoed Biden's strong support among African Americans. But they warn their patience is not unlimited.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Clyburn's fish fry draws the Democratic hopefuls and illustrates a concern
A field as big and diverse as this one will inevitably leave some voters feeling cheated. And it could make unifying around the eventual nominee almost impossible.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Trump says he will hold off on planned ICE raids for now
On Saturday, the president anticipated criticism, but said the raids were legal.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Trump's acting DHS secretary appears wary of the president's ICE raids. That says a lot.
The acting Homeland Security chief apparently isn't hiding his feelings — perhaps because he's seen what happened when his department had to make the best of President Trump's whims.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Trump compares himself to Kavanaugh in latest sexual assault allegation
"You can't do that for the sake of publicity," president says of accusations.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Democrats try for a ratings blockbuster during two nights of presidential campaign debates
Candidates are digesting data, prepping at lecterns and hoping for a breakout moment during the events on Wednesday and Thursday.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Republicans despise identity politics. Trump wants to immerse his campaign in it.
President Trump focus headed into 2020 may be on the minority of Americans who support him.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Trump's acting DHS secretary appears wary of his ICE raids. That says a lot.
The acting Homeland Security chief apparently isn't hiding his feelings — perhaps because he's seen what happened when his department had to make the best of President Trump's whims.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 22, 2019

Threats from militia provoke shutdown at Oregon capitol, a day after GOP lawmakers fled
Democratic lawmakers said police warned them of a "credible threat" and advised them cancel Saturday's proceedings.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Joe Biden remains publicly mum about upset over his remarks about segregationist senators
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Biden privately on Thursday. On Friday, in a brief appearance in South Carolina, the former vice president did not mention his comments.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

How to watch — and understand — the first Democratic presidential debate
What questions you should be asking as you watch the first official event of the 2020 Democratic primary.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

A dangerous confusion at the heart of Trump's foreign policy
The president's policy goals are murky, even as he triggers crises, raising the risk of conflict.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

‘We were cocked & loaded': Trump's account of Iran attack plan facing scrutiny
The confusion reinforced concerns about the administration's credibility during a military crisis.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

‘I stopped it': Inside Trump's last-minute reversal on striking Iran
The president's abrupt decision to call off retaliation for Iran's downing of a U.S. drone culminated 24 frenzied hours of public inconsistencies and congressional bewilderment over Trump's intentions.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

House Intel panel to subpoena former Trump business partner Felix Sater after no-show
Sater's lawyer said that he missed the scheduled Friday interview with panel staff due to health reasons.

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Jun 21, 2019

Magazine columnist accuses Trump of sexual assault more than two decades ago, an allegation he denies
E. Jean Carroll, a New York-based writer, said Trump attacked her in a dressing room of an upscale department store. The president called her account "fake news."

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Supreme Court's liberals and conservatives clash again over retaining precedent
A familiar split in a property rights case leads to fierce debate between John G. Roberts Jr. and Elena Kagan.

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Jun 21, 2019

The 2020 candidates that Democratic voters most want to see drop out of the race
And those who generate the most excitement.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

The Daily 202: Joe Biden is desperate to change the subject. The Iran imbroglio may let him pivot to foreign policy.
But the issue may not be the salvation his campaign thinks.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Supreme Court tosses murder conviction in case that raised question of racial bias
Curtis Flowers has been tried an extraordinary six times for a 1996 quadruple murder in Mississippi.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Joe Biden picked a bad week to have a bad week
This is the last thing Biden wanted to be talking about going into a critical week of the 2020 primary.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

House panel backs election security bill in aftermath of 2016 Russian interference
The chamber is expected to act next week on the legislation that would mandate paper ballots and provide millions of dollars to update voting equipment.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Cory Booker had a moment on race this week. Will that help his candidacy?
Joe Biden's fondness for two controversial lawmakers may have provided a window for Cory Booker.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Civil rights leader John Lewis not offended by Biden's work with segregationists
The Georgia Democrat and onetime Freedom Rider said he, too, has worked with people opposed to civil rights.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Trump struggles to balance looking tough on Iran with reticence to involve U.S. in conflicts abroad
Questions continued to swirl Friday over the deliberations that led to a near attack on Iran and what Trump knew throughout Thursday.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Trump threatens reporter with prison time during interview
The president lashed out while speaking with journalists for Time.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

What's happening between the U.S. and Iran and what it means for Trump
Did Trump deftly avoid war with Iran? Or was he indecisive when it counts?

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Trump's bizarre tweets and comments about his Iran decision, annotated
The president confirmed that he ordered the strikes but that he canceled them when he learned about the degree of the potential loss of life. Why wasn't that question asked earlier?

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Trump's newest media-FBI conspiracy theory is so baseless the newspaper behind it retracted it
Trump promoted a story about a New York Times reporter "flagging" information about Jared Kushner and Russians. It's clear he was merely asking for confirmation.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

War-weary Republicans and Democrats express relief after Trump calls off strike on Iran
The president faced more pointed criticism from some hawkish Republicans, including Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who said, "weakness is provocative."

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

We ranked presidential candidates based on their campaign websites' error pages
A completely subjective ranking based on a Web page most people will never see.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Trump's ‘deal of the century' ignores reality in the Middle East
The Trump administration's solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be unveiled later this month in Bahrain— and a critical UN program for Palestinian refugees may be at risk.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

Trump lodges another specious allegation against the New York Times
Trump promoted a story about a New York Times reporter "flagging" information about Jared Kushner and Russians. It's clear he was merely asking for confirmation.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

The Technology 202: Taking Facebook to task on cryptocurrency will be a steep challenge for Washington
Lawmakers have struggled to get up to speed on much more basic tech problems.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

The Health 202: White House is reviewing a new index to cut Medicare drug spending
The president has vowed to lower the cost of medicines.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

The Finance 202: Stock market high threatens to send Trump the wrong message on China
Everyone is waiting to see what happens at G-20 in Japan.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

A tale of two Trump announcement speeches
President Trump announced he was running for office almost exactly four years ago. His 2020 announcement exemplified how dramatically his economic rhetoric has evolved.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

GOP lawmakers skipped town to avoid a climate change vote. Then the governor called the police.
Republicans, facing down a Democratic supermajority bent on passing bills to combat climate change, resorted to some last-ditch political arithmetic: no senators, no votes.

Washington Post Politics
Jun 21, 2019

The Energy 202: Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus tries to find footing in new political reality
Republican Rep. Francis Rooney is trying to rev up enthusiasm this Congress.

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