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Washington Post Politics
Sep 23, 2019

As the national debt has risen, Trump officials kept saying it would fall
The Trump administration repeatedly said it would balance the budget. The opposite happened.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 23, 2019

Fact-checking Trump's latest claims on Biden and Ukraine
The president levels new charges against former vice president Joe Biden. We dissect his claims and find them wanting.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 23, 2019

Power Up: The impeachment tipping point? Expect to hear a lot more on Trump, Biden and Ukraine
Washington is embroiled in a new controversy.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 23, 2019

The U.N. Climate Summit starts today. Here's what it can — and can't — achieve.
It has limits. But it's not the only game in town.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Trump's new U.N. ambassador to face growing alarm on climate change, Iran
As world body confronts crises, Kelly Craft's supporters say she's up to the task. Critics question her experience.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates visit picket lines during United Auto Workers strike
Biden, Klobuchar and Warren have all made appearances; Sanders plans to visit in coming days.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders has a problem. Her name is Elizabeth Warren.
In 2016 the Vermont senator basked in big crowds and liberal popularity — and in both elements he's now being eclipsed by Warren.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

The Trailer: Iowa and the Democratic presidential race come into better focus
In this edition: A wild Iowa weekend, the Trump administration's Biden gambit, and the end of the de Blasio dream.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Trump plays unusual role of warm-up act at massive Modi rally in Houston
The leaders of the world's two largest democracies took the stage together before a roaring crowd of tens of thousands of Indian Americans.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

The whistleblower complaint has Congress and Trump at an impasse. Here's what the law says.
As tensions between Congress and the Trump administration mount, whistleblower laws are under a national spotlight.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

‘We've been very weak': House Democrats decry their oversight of Trump, push Pelosi on impeachment
The House Speaker signaled she is not ready to back impeachment but warned of a "whole new stage of investigation" if the administration blocks a whistleblower's complaint.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Trump's takeover of GOP forces many House Republicans to head for the exits
Nearly 40 percent of House Republicans have left or lost since Trump's inauguration, and privately some in the GOP say the president is the reason.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

‘We very well may have crossed the Rubicon': Schiff says impeachment may be necessary
The House Intelligence Committee chairman, who has long been cautious of impeachment, says Trump's pressure on Ukraine may force the House to vote to oust him.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Trump suggests he mentioned Biden in phone call with Ukrainian president
The statement comes amid swirling questions about whether Trump sought to use his influence to seek reelection help from a foreign country.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 22, 2019

Warren gains ground, challenging Biden in prized Iowa poll
Joe Biden was in second place, and Bernie Sanders slipped to a distant third.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Seventeen Democratic hopefuls blitz Iowa Steak Fry as the competition for votes intensifies
A new poll shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) taking the top spot in the state's caucuses.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Warren passes Biden, takes the lead in prized Iowa poll
Joe Biden was in second place, and Bernie Sanders slipped to a distant third.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Trump's Ukraine call reveals a president convinced of his own invincibility
One day after the special counsel testified about Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump spoke with another world leader in a phone call that's now under scrutiny .

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Trump's rhetoric will have a chilling effect on whistleblowing, legal experts say
The White House's knee-jerk reaction casting the unnamed whistleblower as politically motivated may discourage others from coming forward.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

ICE to resume detaining migrant families at Texas facility
The Trump administration had stopped holding families at the Karnes County Family Residential Facility in the spring because of a record influx of families at the border.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

‘He knows I'll beat him like a drum': Biden accuses Trump of abusing power to smear him
The former vice president says a transcript of the call between Trump and the Ukranian president ought to be released.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

President Trump and the warping of democratic governance
The Ukraine story highlights the degree to which traditional checks and balances have been weakened under this president

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Rep. Kennedy announces Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Markey
Joe Kennedy's bid is certain to divide Democrats as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have backed Edward J. Markey, who has worked on the Green New Deal.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Trump defends call with Ukrainian president, calling it ‘perfectly fine and routine'
The president, in a series of tweets, makes no mention of whether he brought up Biden during the conversation. Instead, he blames the news media for its coverage of the story.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

The opioid litigation has more than 2,000 plaintiffs. Here's what that means behind the scenes.
There's a lot of conflict and cooperation involved in tackling complex public health challenges in court.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Running up the score in House races could deliver White House to Democrats
An analysis by Third Way of all 235 districts held by Democrats identified the high-value political targets for the party — for the presidency and control of the House and Senate.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Candace Owens clashes with fellow witness at congressional hearing on white supremacy
"You just tried to do live what the media does all the time to Republicans, to our president and to conservatives, which is try to manipulate what I said," Owens told the professor who criticized her.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

As Democrats call for his resignation, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defends his controversial comments about transgender people
Carson on Friday sent an agency-wide email seeking to explain his comments and blaming the media for "blatant mischaracterizations of what I have said."

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Trump acceptance of foreign meddling in U.S. elections takes on a new dimension
This summer, Trump was asked about aid from Russia. That may not have been the country Trump had in mind.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Trump brushes off political controversy to wine and dine Australia at state dinner
It was all about "100 years of mateship" at the event honoring Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 21, 2019

Trump's rhetoric will have a chilling effect on future whistleblowers, legal experts say
The White House's knee-jerk reaction casting the unnamed whistleblower as politically motivated may discourage others from coming forward.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Judge orders Trump to testify in case involving a 2015 fight between his security guards and protesters
The case is one of a number in the courts that will likely test the limits of presidential power.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Scrutiny over Trump's Ukraine scandal may also complicate Biden's campaign
The story is inextricably linked to the Democratic front-runner's son, pushing one of the topics that Biden is least comfortable discussing into the spotlight.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Trump pressed Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden's son, according to people familiar with the matter
A July 25 call with President Volodymyr Zelensky is at the center of a whistleblower complaint naming Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Ukraine, if you're listening .?.?.: How Trump tries to quell controversies by saying the quiet part out loud
The president wears shamelessness as a badge of protection, under the implicit theory that any alleged offenses can't be that serious if he commits them in full public view.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

How Trump and Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate the president's rivals
New revelations about the president's efforts to influence Ukraine are fueling questions about whether Trump used his office to try to force a foreign country to take actions to damage his political opponents.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

9 questions about the Trump whistleblower complaint, answered
Everything you need to know, all in one place.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Republicans echo Trump in suggesting whistleblower complaint is politically motivated
GOP lawmakers who repeatedly demanded documents and witnesses from Democratic administrations back the Trump administration's decision not to share complaint with Congress.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Trump's assertions that he'd accept foreign campaign assistance take on new meaning
This summer, Trump was asked about aid from Russia. That may not have been the country Trump had in mind.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Texans will be the most underrepresented Americans in the electoral college next year
In fact, they'll likely be the most underrepresented in American history.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Citing Khashoggi's killing, Pelosi says U.S. should not bomb Iran at Saudis' behest
Pelosi criticized Trump officials for "sitting across from the person who chopped up a reporter," a clear reference to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Congress doesn't have a lot of options to get this whistleblower complaint
The rules just aren't set up for something this big.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Judge orders President Trump to testify in 2015 lawsuit
New York City judge says Trump is not "above the law."

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

House GOP leader says whistleblower could have gone to Congress. A Democrat says that's false.
Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the whistleblower could have gone to Congress with his complaint about Trump. Rep. Eric Swalwell says the Republican is spreading misinformation.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Trump administration's anti-trans rhetoric and actions show his campaign pledge to the LGBT community was hollow
Ben Carson's recent comments are a reminder of the Trump's administration track record on LGBT issues.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Presidential runs by New York City mayors, ranked
Bill de Blasio is only the latest NYC mayor to fail to become president.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Kushner to attend Saudi economic conference hosted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Last year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew from the forum amid controversy after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Trump says he could end Afghanistan war quickly but ‘tens of millions' of people would die
"We think it's unnecessary," the president said at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Trump declines to say whether he discussed Joe Biden in call with Ukrainian president
In morning tweets, the president blamed Democrats and the media for a controversy over a potentially explosive whistleblower complaint.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Trump has been openly trying to leverage Ukraine to his political benefit for months
To that end, Giuliani's odd CNN appearance may have been quite helpful to Trump — at least over the short term.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Rudy Giuliani's remarkable Ukraine interview, annotated
Analysis and fact-checking of the duel between Giuliani and Chris Cuomo.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

NRA calls O'Rourke ‘salesman of the month' after gun store cashes in with ‘Beto Special'
An Arizona gun store is trying to profit from Beto O'Rourke's comments on a mandatory buyback of guns.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Daily 202: ‘He had every right to do it.' Giuliani defends Trump trying to coerce Ukraine's president, ‘if he did.'
The president's lawyer makes an expansive claim of presidential prerogative in a wild CNN interview.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Energy 202: Four big takeaways from the MSNBC climate change town hall
Bernie Sanders acknowledged his plan would lead to some job losses.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Energy 202: Four big takeways from the MSNBC climate change town hall
Bernie Sanders acknowledged his plan would lead to some job losses.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Finance 202: Koch network admits its push against Trump's tariffs has fallen flat
The rightwing powerhouse says it will retool its strategy.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Health 202: Trump welcomes Pelosi drug pricing plan, signaling openness to a bipartisan deal
A grand deal is possible. It comes down to political will.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Technology 202: Zuckerberg and Trump meeting won't solve Facebook's Washington problems
Today, the Facebook chief will huddle with House Democrats.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Power Up: 'Howdy, Modi': Trump rallies with Indian prime minister in new 2020 battleground
It gives Trump access to a potential pool of Indian American voters.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: McConnell's support for election security funding is just the start of a big fight
Democrats say there's more to be done.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Southern black mayors to 2020 Democratic hopefuls: Don't overlook us
The effort comes amid widespread talk in the party about how to win white, working-class voters in Upper Midwestern states.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Beto O'Rourke says Senate's top Democrat has accomplished ‘absolutely nothing' on gun control
The White House hopeful escalated his feud with Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who has distanced his party from an O'Rourke plan to buy back assault-style weapons.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio leaves presidential race
The mayor of the country's largest city didn't catch on with voters nationwide and failed to qualify for the third Democratic debate last week in Houston.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Why Ukraine being the focus of Trump's whistleblower complaint is particularly ominous
On the list of potential quid pro quos that would have been problematic for Trump, one with Ukraine was among the worst.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Cory Booker once allied himself with Betsy DeVos on school choice. Not anymore.
Booker appeared as a pro-voucher representative in a debate he says he can't remember.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Did the FBI warn the Trump campaign about Russia?
Republicans say Trump wasn't warned. But the FBI did brief Trump in 2016, and evidence suggests they raised the threat posed by Russia.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 20, 2019

Giuliani admits to asking Ukraine about Joe Biden after denying it 30 seconds earlier
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, contradicted himself when asked whether he personally asked Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, ranted about media bias and defend...

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Harris, behind in the polls, pivots sharply to an Iowa-first strategy
With her campaign struggling and Joe Biden maintaining his lead, Kamala Harris is gambling on a heavy focus on Iowa.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Brandishing a wad of cash, Trump pitches himself as a generous tipper
Presidents have long been scrutinized over how they treat the servers, waiters and maids they come across — as voters analyze the brief interactions between the country's most powerful person and the low-wage workers they represent.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The Trailer: Going negative doesn't seem to be working for 2020 Democrats
In this edition: Why no Democrat can afford to go negative, the conservative vaping panic, and the steak fry ticket primary.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Trump's favorite TV network has some bad news about his reelection prospects
For example, Fox News's new poll shows that suburban women prefer Biden over Trump by 30 points.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Trump sues Manhattan prosecutor to block subpoenas for tax returns, his latest effort to halt investigations of his finances
The case is apparently related to hush-money payments in 2016 to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The question Elizabeth Warren won't answer
The Democratic candidate for president keeps being asked whether she would raise middle-class taxes to pay for Medicare-for-all and declines to answer. It's true the question ignores the broader issue of cost and savings, but why not just level with people — as Bernie Sanders has done?

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Mitch McConnell wants to send a message that he actually does support election security
After blocking a bill in July and getting hit for it, McConnell announced he's going to allow some money to help states protect their elections.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

In jabs at San Francisco and Los Angeles, Trump continues to stoke urban-rural divide
Trump's attacks on cities are a way for him to feed the grievances of his base.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

In this account of the Kavanaugh hearings, no heroes or villains — just humans
"The Education of Brett Kavanaugh" also recounts the life of privilege that preceded the showdown.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

House panel considers holding Lewandowski in contempt after combative hearing
Speaker Nancy Pelosi privately told Democrats no witness should be able to treat members of Congress like Trump's former campaign manager did at Tuesday's hearing.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Justice Dept. won't answer whether grand jury turned down indictment of McCabe, his lawyers say
In a public statement, the attorneys called on the department to end its investigation of the former acting FBI director.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Attorney General Barr once lauded ‘masterful' book that criticizes campus sexual assault investigations
"The Campus Rape Frenzy" argues that defendants in college cases are being denied fair treatment and the presumption of innocence.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Former Massachusetts governor Weld backs Joe Kennedy in his bid to unseat Sen. Edward Markey
Weld, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told The Washington Post that he has known Kennedy "since the day he was born."

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

More voters are registering than dying — but differences by state could shape 2020
A look at where the electorate stands heading into next year's presidential race.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Senate panel delays confirmation hearing for ex-Rep. Issa, citing FBI background check
Top Democrat Menendez said the FBI report raised "serious issues that go to credibility and suitability for these positions."

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn't share whistleblower complaint
The Post has reported that the complaint was prompted by President Trump's interactions with a foreign leader. Trump has denied doing anything improper.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Trump sues Manhattan prosecutor to block subpoenas for tax returns, his latest effort to halt investigations into his finances
The case is apparently related to hush-money payments in 2016 to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Ted Cruz endorses a GOP Senate candidate in New Hampshire, and it's not Corey Lewandowski
The senator from Texas said he likes Trump's former campaign manager but threw his support behind former New Hampshire House speaker Bill O'Brien.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Mike Pompeo's media advice oozes with irony
Pompeo urges reporters to frequently note it when people have a history of not telling the truth. (He was talking about the Houthis.)

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Mike Pompeo's helpful media advice for covering the ‘frequently lying'
"This is important, because you ought not report them as if these are truth-tellers," Pompeo said.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

In turnaround, McConnell backs $250 million in election security funding
Thursday's announcement follows more than a year of opposition by Senate Republicans on the issue.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

It's tall, it's tough, it's too hot to touch: President Trump has just the wall for you
Trump hawked a massive stretch of border fence as a feat of innovation and ingenuity — the physical manifestation, for now only in partial form, of his signature campaign promise.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The White House isn't worried about telling the public whom Trump is talking to and when
The Director of National Intelligence whistleblower is the perhaps inevitable result of a White House that operates in the dark.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Trump disputes report that his interaction with foreign leader prompted whistleblower complaint
In tweets, the president suggested it was inconceivable that he would say anything inappropriate in a phone call that is heavily monitored.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Why is Joe Kennedy trying to oust a fellow Democrat?
He and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) generally agree on the issues, so generational change is likely to define the race.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

What is the Trump whistleblower complaint about? Here's a timeline of what we know.
We have no idea what this is about, but here's what was happening around the time the whistleblower made it.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Trump offers an explanation for the wad of cash seen in his back pocket
Asked about a photo of him boarding Air Force One, the president told reporters he doesn't use a wallet because he no longer uses credit cards. But he likes to leave cash tips.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The Technology 202: Welcome back to Washington, Mark Zuckerberg. You have a long to-do list.
It's gonna be a long week for the Facebook head.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The Energy 202: Trump administration wants to vet worries about development near parks from regional offices
Park superintendents have expressed concerns about nearby drilling in the past.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The Daily 202: Trump's purported ‘promise' to a foreign leader came after the White House scaled back readouts
The president has repeatedly caused trouble for himself during conversations with heads of state.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Senate panel headed for clash over several diplomatic and development nominees
Concerns about background checks and disclosure forms, as well as long-simmering disputes about the candidates' political positions, are expected to inspire fireworks at the Thursday hearing.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

The UAW is on strike against General Motors. Here's what that says about today's labor movement.
What you need to know about why we're seeing more strikes - and what will affect the outcome.

Washington Post Politics
Sep 19, 2019

Why college students could draw new attention in 2020: Their turnout doubled for the midterms, study finds
Turnout among college students grew far more than that of the voting population overall, according to a study from Tufts University. The authors cited the national trends, but also greater emphasis on civic engagement on campuses across the country.

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