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Aug 20, 2018

Mega-donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson pour $25 million into fight to keep GOP control of Senate
The billionaire couple shelled out $25 million in July to the main super PAC supporting Senate Republicans, bringing their support for holding the GOP majority in both chambers of Congress to $55 million this cycle.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump says about Russia probe: ‘I could run it if I want'
In an interview with Reuters, the president also said an interview with Mueller's team could leave him vulnerable to charges of perjury.

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Aug 20, 2018

In four swing states, Republican governors sound unenthused about their party nominees
Democrats see the discord in the GOP as an opening.

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Aug 20, 2018

In four swing states, Republican governors sound unenthused about their party's nominees
Democrats see the discord in the GOP as an opening.

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Aug 20, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh memo proposed explicit questions for President Bill Clinton
The document shows his key role in pushing for details of the president's relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump says he would welcome a lawsuit from Brennan contesting his loss of a security clearance
The president's comment on Twitter came as dozens more former national security officials rebuked his action.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump celebrates ‘heroes' of ICE as political debate over agency intensifies
The president embraces immigration enforcement during a White House ceremony and tries to paint Democrats as weak on border security.

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Aug 20, 2018

McGahn does not believe he implicated Trump in legal wrongdoing in special counsel interviews, his attorney tells president's legal team
Bill Burck, an attorney for McGahn, wrote in an email that the White House counsel "did not incriminate" the president, according to people familiar with the message.

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Aug 20, 2018

Musicians Ben Folds, Jason Isbell are ‘unhinged, angry left,' Republicans say in attack on Tennessee's Bredesen
The statement from the National Republican Senatorial Committee follows a separate controversy over a Pearl Jam poster in Montana last week.

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Aug 20, 2018

Musicians Ben Folds, Jason Isbell are ‘unhinged, angry left,' Senate GOP campaign arm says in attack on Tennessee's Bredesen
The statement from the National Republican Senatorial Committee follows a separate controversy over a Pearl Jam poster in Montana last week.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump's comment about a Border Patrol agent's ability to speak English likely reassured some of his base
More than three-quarters of Trump supporters said in a poll that they were bothered by immigrants who don't speak English.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump's comment about a Border Patrol agent's ability to speak English probably reassured some of his base
More than three-quarters of Trump supporters said in a poll that they were bothered by immigrants who don't speak English.

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Aug 20, 2018

What Trump's base heard when he noted a Border Patrol agent's ability to speak English
More than three-quarters of Trump supporters said in a poll that they were bothered by immigrants who don't speak English.

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Aug 20, 2018

Former Trump lawyer John Dowd gave 2020 campaign excessive contributions — again
The Federal Election Commission flagged Dowd's donations among 180 cases of impermissible contributions to the president's reelection committee.

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Aug 20, 2018

Watch Trump aides try to redefine ‘truth' over and over
As the rate of Trump's falsehoods has increased, so too has his advisers' willingness to challenge the definition of truth and fact, rather than to defend his claims.

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Aug 20, 2018

Melania Trump implores all to #BeBest, but her husband isn't listening
Melania Trump's advocacy against cyberbullying is falling flat because of the president.

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Aug 20, 2018

First lady Melania Trump to make solo trip to Africa
"This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent," the first lady said in a statement.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump celebrates ‘heroes' of ICE as political debate over federal agency intensifies ahead of midterms
The president has embraced the immigration enforcement agency as he seeks to paint Democrats as weak on border control.

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Aug 20, 2018

After a Florida Democrat said she'd take donations from the marijuana industry, Wells Fargo closed her bank account
Democratic candidate for Florida Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried said her campaign had been "kicked out of a bank for voicing support of a law that is literally codified in the Florida constitution."

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Aug 20, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh's explicit Clinton memo shows how much he despised a president accused of behaving badly
What this two-decade-old memo says about the Supreme Court nominee's views on Trump, if anything, is harder to pin down.

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Aug 20, 2018

All the president's Watergates
Trump, like many Americans, uses "Watergate" as a shorthand for "bad political scandal."

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Aug 20, 2018

Pruitt called the White House once from his $43,000 phone booth, records show
Officials declined to say what the five-minute call was about.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump urges GOP-led Senate to pass bill cracking down on fentanyl shipments
The president voiced his frustration on Twitter, urging lawmakers to "END THIS NOW!"

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Aug 20, 2018

The presidency in pictures: How news photographers freshen up mundane White House moments
Beat photographers are adept at using what's at hand, even a puddle, to add flair to shots of the president.

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Aug 20, 2018

Fired White House staffer's association with white supremacists confirms a big concern about the presidency
Former speechwriter Darren Beattie had spoken at a 2016 conference alongside a well-known white nationalist. Anti-racists see that as reflecting Trump's own worldview.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump to celebrate ‘heroes' of ICE as political debate over federal agency intensifies ahead of midterms
The president has embraced the immigration enforcement agency as he seeks to paint Democrats as weak on border control.

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Aug 20, 2018

She claimed aliens kidnapped her as a child. A major newspaper endorsed her bid for Congress.
"We realize that Rodriguez Aguilera is an unusual candidate," the Miami Herald's editorial board wrote.

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Aug 20, 2018

Allow us to translate Trump's odd comments on coal and energy
To understand his arguments, it helps to know his history.

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Aug 20, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh memo detailed explicit questions for President Clinton
The document shows his key role in pushing Clinton about details of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump didn't release a summer reading list, so we wrote one for him
Matching Obama's book list by culling from Trump's tweets.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump says he welcomes a lawsuit from Brennan contesting his loss of a security clearance
The president's comment on Twitter came as dozens more former national security officials rebuked his action.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump says he let White House lawyer Don McGahn talk with Mueller, which is not very Trump-like
At every turn we know of, Trump has resisted cooperating with the Mueller investigation

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Aug 20, 2018

First lady Melania Trump warns of ‘destructive and harmful' side of social media
Her comments at a conference on cyberbullying came shortly after her husband disparaged the special counsel in tweets.

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Aug 20, 2018

Giuliani wasted no time applying his ‘truth isn't truth' mantra to the Trump Tower meeting
But who is he trying to protect?

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Aug 20, 2018

The U.S. has brought home remains of its Korean War dead. It'll be years before we know whose remains those are.
Here's why it will take so long.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump calls Mueller lawyers ‘thugs' and ‘a National Disgrace!'
A spate of morning tweets marked the latest escalation of rhetoric against the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Aug 20, 2018

Dozens more former U.S. officials speak out against Trump revoking Brennan's security clearance
More than 175 alumni of national security jobs attached their names to the third statement of opposition since last week.

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Aug 20, 2018

Giuliani tries to explain what he meant by ‘truth isn't truth'
Trump's lawyer writes on Twitter that his assertion during a TV interview "was not meant as a pontification on moral theology."

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Aug 20, 2018

The Daily 202: Democratic push for redistricting commissions gains steam as midterms approach
Half the people who will draw maps in 2021 will be elected this year. Michigan is ground zero.

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Aug 20, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: Google's location tracking could bring scrutiny from Congress, regulators
Some lawmakers are already voicing concerns.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trump revoked John Brennan's security clearance. The long-term consequences may be dire.
This could increase the pressure on current intelligence officials to report what the president wants to hear, rather than the truth.

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Aug 20, 2018

Kofi Annan was a strong voice for peace. Rwanda was where he fell short.
Annan expressed "bitter regret and abiding sorrow" over the international response to Rwanda's genocide.

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Aug 20, 2018

Has the sex-trafficking law eliminated 90 percent of sex-trafficking ads?
Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) claims that "sex trafficking" ads have declined 90 percent, but that's stale data.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 19, 2018

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, now says he supports assault weapons ban
The statement from the moderate Democrat, who visited the Iowa State Fair last week, suggests that he is seeking to appeal to progressives.

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Aug 19, 2018

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, considering 2020 White House bid, says he supports assault weapons ban
The statement from the moderate Democrat suggests he is seeking to appeal to progressives.

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Aug 19, 2018

Republican Rick Scott sends a bilingual message in Florida race: He's not Trump
In this and other tight midterm races, Democrats may be counting too much on big margins and turnout among Hispanics.

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Aug 19, 2018

McCarthy quietly wages the other midterm campaign — for House speaker
Facing fierce political head winds, the House majority leader and other top Republicans are scrambling to save the GOP majority — and their own leadership prospects.

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Aug 19, 2018

Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists
Darren Beattie was removed Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at a conference featuring a white nationalist.

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Aug 19, 2018

Nixon had an enemies list. Now so does Trump.
Half a century after Nixon's secret list was revealed during the Watergate hearings, Trump is threatening to pull the security clearances of those who have criticized him or played a role in the Russia investigation.

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Aug 19, 2018

Brennan says he's willing to take Trump to court over security clearances
"I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to court, I will do that," said the former CIA director, a prominent Trump critic who was stripped of his clearance last week.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 19, 2018

‘Truth isn't truth': Giuliani weighs risks of possible Trump interview in Russia probe
The former New York City mayor has previously questioned the objectivity of the investigators in the Russia probe.

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Aug 19, 2018

Trump is ‘creating a list of political enemies,' former Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen says
"It immediately brings back the whole concept of the ‘enemies list' under President Nixon," Mullen said of Trump's targeting of former CIA director John Brennan and other ex-officials who have been publicly critical of him.

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Aug 19, 2018

Survey says: Science, and government scientists, suffer under Trump
Responses from 4,200 scientists in 16 agencies present an alarming record of "studies cancelled, public-facing information altered or removed from websites, and scientists coming under political pressure."

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Aug 19, 2018

Trump lashes out at Russia probe, compares it to McCarthyism
The president lashed out at a new report over the White House counsel's cooperation in the Russia investigation.

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Aug 19, 2018

5 key lessons from the Taliban's deadly resurgence in Afghanistan
The path out of war looks long and bloody.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 18, 2018

Georgia voting rights activists move to block a plan to close two-thirds of polling places in a majority black county
The proposal affecting a majority-black area has raised suspicions of voter suppression.

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Aug 18, 2018

Georgia voting rights activists move to block a plan to close two-thirds of polling places in one county
A proposal to close most of the polling places in a majority black Georgia county has raised suspicions of voter suppression.

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Aug 18, 2018

After detente with North Korea, Trump increasingly takes aim at a new foe — China
From a trade war to ‘Space Force,' the president's competition with Beijing signals a shift toward treating China like an outright adversary.

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Aug 18, 2018

‘I'm not going there': As Trump hurls racial invective, most Republicans stay silent
The studied avoidance reflects the reluctance of most Republicans to confront some of Trump's divisive and inflammatory rhetoric.

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Aug 18, 2018

Former intelligence officials bite back after Trump goes after Brennan's clearance
Those who have seen presidents through times of crisis offer a harsh rebuke of Trump's political use of his powers.

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Aug 18, 2018

With confirmation hearings looming, Democrats fight to stick to the script against Kavanaugh
Democrats want the GOP to provide more documents from the Supreme Court nominee. Missing in that fight is talk of what the next court would do on issues like health-care.

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Aug 18, 2018

On Twitter, Trump accuses ‘social media' of limiting free speech of conservatives
The president said "mistakes are being made" just two weeks after some social media companies banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

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Aug 18, 2018

All the times the Senate has actually stood up to Trump
When you break it down, it has dabbled with opposing Trump a lot but only seriously confronted him once.

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Aug 18, 2018

Democrats know they need to talk about how Kavanaugh would rule, and yet they fall into the trap of Senate process
Democrats want the GOP to provide more documents from the Supreme Court nominee. Missing in that fight is talk of what the next court would do on issues like health-care.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 17, 2018

White House drafts more clearance cancellations demanded by Trump
While some aides see a welcome distraction from bad news, some worry about the appearance of an "enemies list."

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump cancels military parade he longed to hold as concern over costs grow
In morning tweets, the president, without evidence, said the District had unreasonably inflated the price.

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Aug 17, 2018

Justice Department seeks to halt lawsuit involving President Trump's business
DOJ says case would distract from Trump's "performance of his constitutional duties."

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Aug 17, 2018

GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say
The Justice Department is examining whether he offered to influence the Trump administration for foreign officials, according to three people familiar with the probe.

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Aug 17, 2018

Here are the House seats most likely to flip, according to election rating systems
Compiling what different House ratings forecast for November.

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Aug 17, 2018

Manafort jury ends second day of deliberations after Trump defends his ex-campaign chair
"The whole Manafort trial is very sad," president says as jury weighs 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS filed against his former campaign chairman.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump defends Manafort as jury continues second day of deliberations
"The whole Manafort trial is very sad," president says as jury weighs 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS filed against his former campaign chairman.

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Aug 17, 2018

Hailing the New York Times: Trump loves his hometown paper — sometimes
The president admires a photo of himself — in the paper he loves to hate.

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Aug 17, 2018

Centrist Democrat sees ‘problem' in party leaders' rising ages, declines to say if he would support Pelosi for speaker
Acknowledging he is a "huge admirer of Nancy Pelosi's operational ability," Rep. Jim Himes said Democrats will soon need leaders who can communicate effectively with younger voters.

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Aug 17, 2018

With one month left in primary season, what is the left winning?
The re-making of the Democratic Party is happening on a small scale with a long horizon.

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Aug 17, 2018

Michigan legislator apologizes for racial slurs against Asian American opponent
Michigan State Rep. Bettie Cook Scott apologized for "disparaging remarks" that she made against Asian American opponent, State Rep. Stephanie Chang.

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Aug 17, 2018

Aretha Franklin, Live at the Fillmore West '71: The Week In One Concert
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, 1942-2018.

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Aug 17, 2018

How Trump's security-clearance gambit could actually get him in deeper trouble with Mueller
Experts say if the officials whose security clearances he's revoking are considered witnesses in the Russia probe, it could be construed as illegal retaliation.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump blames D.C. officials for postponement of his military parade; Bowser responds his plan was ‘sad'
In morning tweets, the president, without evidence, said the city had unreasonably inflated the price.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump defends Manafort as jury begins second day of deliberations
"The whole Manafort trial is very sad," president says as jury weighs 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS filed against his former campaign chairman.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump says he plans to revoke security clearance for Justice Dept. official Bruce Ohr ‘very quickly'
The president's declaration comes as several senior officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations have denounced his "ill-considered" action.

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Aug 17, 2018

Omarosa embraces the defining tactic of this era: Revelation water torture
The steady drip of new revelations, important or not, is how politics works these days.

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Aug 17, 2018

Taxpayers' bill for Trump Jr.'s business trip to India: $32,000 and counting, documents show
Much of the cost of Donald Trump Jr.'s February business trip to India remains unknown.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump blames D.C. officials for postponing his military parade; Bowser responds his plan was ‘sad'
In morning tweets, the president, without evidence, said the city had unreasonably inflated the price.

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Aug 17, 2018

Manafort jury enters second day of deliberations
On Day One, jurors asked for definition of ‘reasonable doubt' as they evaluate 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS. If convicted, President Trump's ex-campaign chairman could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump needles Andrew Cuomo some more for saying ‘America was never that great'
The president asked on Twitter how the New York governor could "survive" comments he made earlier in the week.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump blames D.C. officials for postponing his planned military parade
In morning tweets, the president, without evidence, said the city had unreasonably inflated the price.

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Aug 17, 2018

The Daily 202: Bernie and Hillary who? Democratic Senate hopefuls sidestep personalities to run on policy
As Republicans play up polarizing figures on the left, Democrats champion policies they hope will appeal across party lines.

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Aug 17, 2018

Former intelligence officials rebuke Trump for pulling Brennan's security clearance
High-ranking officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations sent Trump a letter denouncing his "ill-considered" action.

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Aug 17, 2018

This new history of Uganda is a must-read
It will be perfect for a course I'm teaching this year.

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Aug 17, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: Trump just gave the military a lot more leeway to launch cyber operations
But this could complicate the government's other efforts to respond to threats.

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Aug 17, 2018

Trump's security clearance action against Brennan poses threat to many, demonstrates need for due process
About 4 million Americans have security clearances. Trump's action stripping Brennan's "should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out," Brennan said.

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Aug 17, 2018

This new survey finds that Britons really don't like Theresa May. Will that help Boris Johnson?
The troubled Brexit negotiations and widespread economic pessimism aren't helping her.

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Aug 17, 2018

No, one-third of African Americans don't support Trump. Not even close.
It's time for a reality check.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 17, 2018

Has Russia hacked into Florida's election system? There is no evidence.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) insists that Russia has breached Florida's election systems and could wipe out voter registration records. But there's no evidence to back him up.

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Aug 17, 2018

Has Russia hacked into Florida's election system? There's no evidence.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) insists that Russia has breached Florida's election systems and could wipe out voter registration records. But there's no evidence to back him up.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 16, 2018

Omarosa Manigault Newman's publisher responds to Trump campaign attorney: We won't bow to ‘hollow legal threats'
Simon & Schuster, the publisher of the former Trump aide's explosive tell-all, called a letter from a Trump campaign attorney ‘an obvious attempt to silence legitimate criticism of the President.'

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Aug 16, 2018

Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation
The president has fired or threatened nearly a dozen current and former officials connected to the investigation he labels a ‘rigged witch hunt.'

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Aug 16, 2018

In Trump's standoff with Turkey, two tough-guy leaders and a deal gone wrong
Trump is furious that a deal that would have freed an American pastor held in Turkey has fallen apart, according to aides.

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Aug 16, 2018

Manafort jury sends judge four questions, asks him to define ‘reasonable doubt'
The jurors must evaluate 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS. If convicted, President Trump's ex-campaign chairman could go to prison for the rest of his life.

Washington Post Politics
Aug 16, 2018

Jurors in Paul Manafort trial send judge four questions, including asking him to redefine reasonable doubt
The jurors must evaluate 18 counts of bank fraud and lying to the IRS. If convicted, President Trump's ex-campaign chairman could go to prison for the rest of his life.

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