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Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

‘Extremely unfortunate': Why officials like Kurt Volker seemed to find Trump's Ukraine policy so troubling
In their testimony, these officials explain the basics of diplomacy.

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Nov 05, 2019

Live updates: Top diplomat revises his earlier testimony, says U.S. aid to Ukraine was tied to public anticorruption pledge
House Republicans are considering adding Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a boisterous ally of the president, to the Intelligence Committee in advance of public hearings.

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Nov 05, 2019

Sondland's careful effort to shield Trump — and himself — from culpability in the Ukraine scandal
Transcripts released Tuesday contain very careful wording — and a lot of unanswered questions.

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Nov 05, 2019

The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation
A forthcoming book and six-part digital series on the obstruction investigation

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Nov 05, 2019

5 takeaways from the Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker testimonies
Many of the Trump team's chief arguments are undercut in two documents.

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Nov 05, 2019

‘Who built this beautiful place?' Despite Trump's visits to his properties, some of his businesses show new signs of financial decline.
Recently, the president's company has made uncharacteristic changes: cutting amenities for high-paying guests, downplaying the Trump name and even trying to sell its D.C. hotel.

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Nov 05, 2019

5 takeaways from Gordon Sondland's and Kurt Volker's testimonies
Many of the Trump team's chief arguments are undercut in two documents.

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Nov 05, 2019

House GOP eyes committee shake-up ahead of Trump impeachment hearings
Trump wants Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in particular "more involved" in his defense on Capitol Hill, according to a senior Trump administration official.

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Nov 05, 2019

Live updates: Top diplomat revises his earlier testimony, says U.S. aid to Ukraine was tied to public anti-corruption pledge
House Republicans are considering adding Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a boisterous ally of the president, to the Intelligence Committee in advance of public hearings.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

Republicans have heard less about the impeachment probe — and are more likely to reject established details
As a result, a new Monmouth poll shows support for impeachment remaining flat.

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Nov 05, 2019

Once again in the Trump administration, religious freedom trumps LGBT rights
Another decision is bound to win the president points with his evangelical base — but that might be it.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

The full Trump-Ukraine timeline
Everything we know about what happened and when in the Ukraine scandal.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

The Daily 202: The future of Medicaid work requirements is on the line in the Kentucky governor's election today
Democrats are struggling to replicate the success they found on health care in the midterms.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

The desperate search for the Ukraine scandal's Peter Strzok
Trump and his allies want the whistleblower's identity made public so they can have a convenient scapegoat.

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Nov 05, 2019

Do we need to worry about a government shutdown during impeachment?
It depends on Trump, though he seems more subdued than normal about a shutdown.

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Nov 05, 2019

Trump called woman who says he sexually assaulted her, phone records show
The excerpts from Trump's Verizon cellphone bills over a three-month period in 2007 and 2008 show that Trump exchanged calls with Summer Zervos on at least six occasions.

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Nov 05, 2019

The Technology 202: Mark Zuckerberg just dined with civil rights leaders hoping to change his mind on political ads
Activists are hopeful they're getting through to the Facebook chief.

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Nov 05, 2019

VA struggles to fill hospital jobs. It has 49,000 openings across the country.
Staffing shortages among the 386,000 VA employees are "a root cause for many of the problems in veterans' care," said Inspector General Michael J. Missal.

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Nov 05, 2019

2020 Democrats lead Trump by virtually unprecedented margins in a new poll. Here's another key finding.
The poll suggests there is little difference in the eventual outcome regardless of who the nominee is.

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Nov 05, 2019

House Republicans, Fox News have been railing against the ‘Soviet-style' impeachment inquiry
Over the past month, House Republicans and Fox News personalities have echoed each other's talking points, decrying the impeachment inquiry as a "Soviet-style" process.

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Nov 05, 2019

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is willing to comply with House impeachment inquiry, his attorney says
Joseph A. Bondy also challenged the notion that President Trump does not know his client.

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Nov 05, 2019

Live updates: Two more transcripts expected to be made public in Trump impeachment inquiry; GOP considers adding Jordan to Intelligence panel
As House investigators plan to share closed-door testimony from two October depositions, two new witnesses will probably refuse to appear at the Capitol on Tuesday.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: Feds and police are war-gaming all the ways an election can be hacked
Voting machines aren't the main target.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 05, 2019

The Health 202: Medicare-for-all would virtually erase the massive health insurance industry
But economists say that's not a good enough reason to oppose it.

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Nov 05, 2019

The Energy 202: This California mayor wants to decrease dependence on PG&E amid planned blackouts
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to expand microgrids, solar power.

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Nov 05, 2019

The Finance 202: The economy remains Trump's bright spot with voters
But a third of voters say conditions haven't changed.

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Nov 05, 2019

November is Native American Heritage Month. Critics say Trump is subverting it with a new celebration of the Founding Fathers.
This is the first year that the White House will observe "National American History and Founders Month."

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Nov 05, 2019

Power Up: Republicans echo Trump conspiracy theories in impeachment inquiry interviews
CrowdStrike, Burisma and Sean Hannity all make appearances.

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Nov 05, 2019

Stacey Abrams urges Iowans to join her fight for voting rights as centennial of women's suffrage nears
The Georgia Democrat, speaking to a crowd more than 700, said voting rights was the issue that brought her to the state that will hold the first contest for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Nov 05, 2019

This foreign meat company got U.S. tax money. Now it wants to conquer America.
Members of Congress want an investigation into JBS as eight Democratic presidential candidates have condemned consolidation of the meat and food industry.

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Nov 05, 2019

Trump trails Democratic rivals in national survey as independents move away
Democrats' current margins point to a substantial popular-vote advantage, but the party still faces obstacles when it comes to the electoral college.

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Nov 05, 2019

Warren's plan to pay for Medicare-for-all: Does it add up?
The Fact Checker's guide to understanding Warren's cost and revenue assumptions

Washington Post Politics
Nov 04, 2019

Transcripts show Republicans' scattershot strategy in early days of impeachment inquiry
GOP lawmakers demanded transparency in public but repeatedly complained behind closed doors about the release of information.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 04, 2019

Trump campaigns in Kentucky in hopes of lifting unpopular governor Bevin to victory
The Republican has engaged in high-profile clashes with teacher unions, the media and members of his party, giving Democrats an opening in the red state.

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Nov 04, 2019

Former ambassador testifies she felt threatened by Trump's comments about her
House investigators released a transcript of the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, opening a new phase of the impeachment inquiry.

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Nov 04, 2019

It's boom times in the cherry-picked political rhetoric industry
The combination of a flood of information and streamlined systems for sharing nuggets of information have fostered a new universe of theorizing.

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Nov 04, 2019

Supreme Court seems prepared to rule for police in traffic-stop case
The question before the court is whether it is reasonable to believe someone with a suspended license is behind the wheel.

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Nov 04, 2019

Pete Buttigieg drives for the middle ground between Biden and Warren
The South Bend, Ind., mayor has doffed his generational and liberal presidential pitch in favor of presenting himself as the compromise between flawed Democratic messengers.

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Nov 04, 2019

The candidate Democrats like second-best depends on whom they like most
A look at where the second picks end up.

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Nov 04, 2019

Trump said smugglers couldn't cut through his replacement wall. Then they did.
For months, President Trump said it would not be possible to cut through his replacement wall. Then smugglers cut through it.

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Nov 04, 2019

Whom Democrats like second-best depends on whom they like most
A look at where second picks end up.

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Nov 04, 2019

Study: Heavily minority precincts endured longer wait times to cast ballots in 2018
The percentage of precincts where voters sometimes waited more than 30 minutes doubled between 2014 and 2018, according to the new study.

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Nov 04, 2019

RNC covers $60,000 cost for Trump and entourage to attend cage-fighting match
The expenditure comes a week after the Republican Party also picked up the tab for the president's attendance at a World Series game.

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Nov 04, 2019

Kweisi Mfume to seek congressional seat vacated by death of Elijah Cummings
The former NAACP chief on Monday entered what could be a crowded Democratic primary.

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Nov 04, 2019

Live updates: Ukraine envoy, fearing loss of job, told to tweet support for Trump; White House lawyer defies House subpoena
House Democrats are encountering renewed stonewalling as they probe the president's apparent efforts to pressure Ukraine for investigations that could benefit him politically.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 04, 2019

7 takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch's and Michael McKinley's Ukraine testimony
They both fill out the picture of a concerted effort to remove Yovanovitch as Ukraine ambassador — and a State Department hesitant to run afoul of Trump.

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Nov 04, 2019

Trump denies knowing Washington lobbyist who built firm on claims of White House access
"I don't know, to the best of my knowledge, a man named Michael Esposito," the president tweeted.

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Nov 04, 2019

The complex considerations undergirding 2020 polling
Or: What to think about when thinking about swing-state polling.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 04, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: GOP House campaign arm uses CrowdStrike despite Trump conspiracy theories
The president has baselessly said the company conspired against him in 2016

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Nov 04, 2019

The Daily 202: Marco Rubio thinks Catholic social doctrine can save capitalism
The GOP senator gets more philosophical as he steps up criticisms of corporations.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Finance 202: Trump says impeachment will rock stocks. It hasn't but he could.
A government shutdown would be more market moving.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Health 202: Passing Medicare-for-all would be a huge challenge. But 2020 Democrats are making it a campaign centerpiece.
They're debating details that could be moot.

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Nov 04, 2019

Surprise: Trump allegedly got his Ukraine conspiracy theory from the Russia-tied criminals on his campaign
It's all connected, it seems.

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Nov 04, 2019

The 6 public confirmations of a quid pro quo between Trump and Ukraine
Not all confirmations are created equal.

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Nov 04, 2019

Power Up: New witnesses in impeachment probe unlikely to cooperate as Trump steps up rhetoric
House Republicans insist the whistleblower publicly testify.

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Nov 04, 2019

New York writer who accused Trump of sexual assault sues him for defamation
After E. Jean Carroll detailed alleged incident this summer, Trump denied ever meeting her.

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Nov 04, 2019

Live updates: White House lawyer defies House subpoena; Trump sees ‘no reason' to summon witnesses on Ukraine call
Lawmakers wanted to question John Eisenberg, the deputy counsel on the National Security Council, about what transpired after President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Nov 04, 2019

Jimmy Carter says he is ‘completely at ease with death'
Carter, at 95 the oldest former president in U.S. history, was hospitalized after suffering a pelvic fracture at home on Oct. 21.

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Nov 04, 2019

Governor's races in three states test whether every election now is about Trump
Democrats in Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana are sticking to local issues, as the president tries to weaponize opposition to him and to the impeachment inquiry.

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Nov 04, 2019

In Trump's world, all the polls are good and all the whistleblowers are bad
The only reality is the one Trump is offering, and even that is subject to later amendment or revision.

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Nov 04, 2019

Trump to campaign in Kentucky in hopes of lifting unpopular Gov. Bevin to victory
Bevin has engaged in high-profile clashes with teachers' unions, the media and members of his own GOP party, giving Democrats an opening in the red state.

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Nov 04, 2019

Who has qualified for the November Democratic debate
The DNC has raised the bar again, likely further narrowing the field.

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Nov 04, 2019

Live updates: Trump sees ‘no reason' to summon witnesses on Ukraine call; White House officials unlikely to show up for impeachment inquiry testimony
House Democrats are encountering renewed stonewalling as they probe the president's efforts to pressure Ukraine for investigations that could benefit him politically.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Technology 202: A small team of attorneys is racing to keep up with tech companies' antitrust documents
The mismatch is indicative of a David-and-Goliath battle.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Energy 202: Military seeks to expand its footprint in Nevada wildlife refuge
It says no bomb testing would actually occur in a new buffer zone.

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Nov 04, 2019

Trump's false claim of ‘centuries' of fighting between Turks and Kurds
Over and over, the president says the Turks and Kurds have been flighting for hundreds of years. This is not only simplistic, but historically ignorant and false.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 03, 2019

What Democrats are saying in front of Iowans
In this edition: The aftermath of Iowa Democrats' big night, Andrew Yang 2.0, and tomorrow's Medicare-for-all fight today.

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Nov 03, 2019

Sanders, Warren seek to clarify their differences as the fight for Democratic left intensifies
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are going back and forth on Medicare-for-all and other issues as the fight for the liberal faction of the Democratic Party intensifies.

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Nov 03, 2019

Mulvaney allies to try to stonewall Democrats' impeachment inquiry, officials say
Subpoenas issued to officials close to acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and top officials at the Office of Management and Budget he previously led could turn into a loyalty test for Mulvaney at a tenuous time in his White House role. Unlike officials in the national security and State Department apparatus who have lined up to testify about Trump's demands for a Ukrainian investigation into his political rivals in exchange for military aid, these aides linked to Mulvaney are expected to defy congressional subpoenas and instead abide by the White House stance that the impeachment is a sham no one should participate in. Their stance could serve as proof of their own loyalty, bolstering Mulvaney's standing and providing an important firewall for Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 03, 2019

An Alaskan moose hunter beat the odds at the Supreme Court. It cost $1.5 million.
John Sturgeon fought the federal government for years after he was banned from using his hovercraft in a national preserve. But success at the high court doesn't come cheap. Here's how he did it.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 03, 2019

An Alaskan moose hunter beat the odds at the Supreme Court. It cost $1.5 million
John Sturgeon fought the federal government for years after he was banned from using his hovercraft in a national preserve. But success at the high court doesn't come cheap. Here's how he did it.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 03, 2019

An Alaskan moose hunter beat the odds at the Supreme Court. It cost $1.5 million. —
John Sturgeon fought the federal government for years after he was banned from using his hovercraft in a national preserve. But success at the high court doesn't come cheap. Here's how he did it.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 03, 2019

As Warren and Buttigieg rise, the Democratic presidential race is competitive and fluid, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds
Biden leads when voters nationwide are asked which candidate is most electable, but he loses ground to Warren and Sanders on other attributes.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 02, 2019

As the Democratic presidential field shrinks, candidates in Iowa work to stay in the race
The sudden departure of former Rep. Beto O'Rourke was a reminder of how swiftly fortunes can change in a race dominated so far by a few front-runners.

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Nov 02, 2019

Democrats pivot from private inquiry of Trump to public case for impeachment
Behind closed doors, party leaders are sketching out how they plan to use a series of blockbuster hearings to argue for Trump's removal from office.

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Nov 02, 2019

Internal Mueller documents show Trump campaign chief pushed unproven theory Ukraine hacked Democrats
Paul Manafort's deputy told the FBI that Manafort believed that Ukraine, not Russia, was responsible for stealing Democrats' emails, new documents show

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Nov 02, 2019

Republicans say that Trump's quid pro quos were normal. Here's why they're wrong.
Whatever happens this week, last week's testimony already detailed how Trump crossed the line.

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Nov 02, 2019

RNC pays face value for Trump party's luxury seats at World Series game
The rate meant that Major League Baseball charged the RNC for about 30 seats at a total cost of about $14,000, according to one of the officials, who was involved in the payment.

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Nov 02, 2019

The impeachable offense Trump may have committed — but Democrats aren't really talking about
Everyone focuses on "high crimes and misdemeanors." Politically, it might be smarter to focus on "bribery."

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Nov 02, 2019

Growing number of GOP senators consider acknowledging Trump's quid pro quo on Ukraine
Facing mounting evidence, some Senate Republicans argued privately this week that they should acknowledge the arrangement while saying it was not illegal and is not impeachable.

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Nov 02, 2019

Hill's quick exit in the face of allegations casts spotlight on Congress and #MeToo
The California Democrat, a rising star in the party, acknowledged an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer but denied involvement with a congressional aide.

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Nov 02, 2019

Kamala D. Harris lays off staff, shutters offices in New Hampshire
The senator from California is redirecting resources to Iowa amid low fundraising and falling support in public polls.

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Nov 02, 2019

Democrats sue three battleground states over law that GOP candidates' names be listed first on ballot
The lawsuits in Georgia, Arizona and Texas are among a strategy by Democrats to get ahead of election laws that could disadvantage them in 2020.

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Nov 02, 2019

Fox News isn't talking about key impeachment witnesses nearly as much as the other networks
Strange.

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Nov 02, 2019

This is the worst defense of Trump I've seen yet
Kudos to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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Nov 02, 2019

White House official who heard Trump's call with Ukraine leader testified that he was told to keep quiet
The directive adds to an expanding list of moves by senior White House officials to contain, if not conceal, possible evidence of President Trump's attempt to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart to provide information that could be damaging to Joe Biden.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 02, 2019

Iowa Democratic dinner is raucous, rowdy and minus O'Rourke
Iowa Democrats' Liberty and Justice dinner provides a rowdy kickoff for a three-month sprint to the state's hotly contested caucuses.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Beto O'Rourke quits presidential race amid financial strains and lagging popularity
The former congressman from Texas shone in a 2018 Senate race in Texas but was unable to carry his fundraising prowess and campaign swagger into the presidential contest.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

White House expects impeachment, press secretary says; Trump calls Pelosi and Schiff ‘corrupt politicians'
Democrats and Republicans continued Friday to debate the merits of a resolution passed by the House on Thursday that sets the parameters for the next phase of the impeachment inquiry.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Warren wants to be a revolutionary — and electable. Her embrace of new taxes for health care shows the dilemma.
The senator released a $20.5 trillion plan to pay for Medicare-for-all that included higher taxes on businesses and the wealthy, drawing criticism from centrists who fear she would hand President Trump a potent issue in 2020.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Trump's exit from New York for Florida highlights America's growing urban-rural divide
President Trump's abandoning New York City is the latest move underscoring the urban-rural divide.

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Nov 01, 2019

Trump tries to banish the specter of impeachment with red-state campaign tour
The president will campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidates who have struggled despite party advantages in Louisiana, Kentucky and Mississippi.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Trump's allies want to focus the Ukraine scandal on the tree, so you miss the forest
Before, it was all about process. Now they're pretending all that's at issue is Trump's call with Ukraine's president. That's hardly the only evidence here.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Trump's approval with Republicans is nowhere near where he says it is
The approval rate is good — but there are reasons his team should be concerned.

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Nov 01, 2019

Don Young head-butted a camera to avoid answering a question about Trump
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) had a very Don Young reaction when asked about Trump's call for foreign investigations of his political rival.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Live updates: White House expects impeachment, press secretary says; Trump calls Pelosi and Schiff ‘corrupt politicians'
Democrats and Republicans continued Friday to debate the merits of a resolution passed by the House on Thursday that sets the parameters for the next phase of the impeachment inquiry.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

How Mitch McConnell can shape Trump's future in a Senate trial
He only needs a simple majority to overrule Chief Justice John Roberts and frame the trial in the way he wants.

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Nov 01, 2019

As Trump moves to bully witnesses and derail impeachment, Democrats see obstruction
Obstruction of Congress is all but certain to be introduced as an article of impeachment, just as it was five decades ago when the House impeached then-president Richard Nixon.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

The Daily 202: Backlash to impeachment inquiry might get the Republican governor of Kentucky reelected
GOP support consolidating behind Bevin, as House Democrats pass resolution and Trump plans visit.

Washington Post Politics
Nov 01, 2019

Why it makes sense for Trump to make Mar-a-Lago his home
Between 2017 and 2018, more than 63,000 people made the same move from New York to Florida.

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