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Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Jared Kushner declines to say whether he believes Saudi account of Khashoggi's death
President Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser said he has advised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be "fully transparent."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

The irony: While Trump marvels at Saudis' strength, his response signals his own weakness
Trump has long admired authoritarians' strength. But letting them kill a journalist for an American newspaper with little recourse would be a tacit admission of his own weakness.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Trump vows to reduce aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as migrant caravan grows
In a series of tweets, the president also again blamed Democrats for immigration woes in the United States.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

The Daily 202: Generic Democrats in Midwest faring better than more fiery liberals in Sun Belt
Michigan governor's race shows the left's willingness to rally behind anyone with a "D" after their name in 2018.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

The Energy 202: California and the Trump administration rarely agree on energy policy. Here's an exception.
Both political parties can get behind offshore wind.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Trump's presence is felt in fiery Florida gubernatorial debate
Ron DeSantis, the Republican, touted his ties to the administration, while Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, called the president a bully.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

The Finance 202: Saudi Arabia faces mounting congressional backlash
But don't bet they'll follow through on their rhetoric.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Democracy is in crisis in Latin America. Brazil may be the next trouble spot.
Democracies are falling into disarray, and the U.S. isn't helping any.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: Pros to government: If your defenses fail, think pen and paper
Experts say agencies need contingency plans that do not rely on the Internet.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

The Health 202: These four states will vote on marijuana in the midterms
Michigan and North Dakota will vote on legalizing pot for recreational use. Utah and Missouri will vote on medical marijuana.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Will there be a ‘rainbow wave'? 4 things to know about LGBTQ candidates running for office this year.
Sure, they're running for office .?.?. but how many will win?

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Medicaid ‘absolutely' saved her life, says patient now fighting to expand it
A government study says almost two-thirds of low-income adults in states that did not expand Medicaid had "unmet medical needs."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Here's one way to end partisan gerrymandering: Don't break up Zip codes
Keeping Zip codes together would help citizens find their representatives — and make it hard to gerrymander.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Power Up: Trump presses on immigration while Washington and world talk Khashoggi
It's a parallel world.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Trump's comfort zone this year: Smaller venues and rapturous fans in places where he remains popular
The president has mostly stayed away from the suburban battlegrounds that will determine control of Congress in November.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 22, 2018

Trump's claim of jobs from Saudi deals grows by leaps and bounds
Trump said Saudi military deals will add 450,000 U.S. jobs. Then it was 500,000 and even 600,000. None of those numbers are remotely credible.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Inside the Saudis' Washington influence machine: How the kingdom gained power through fierce lobbying and charm offensives
The strength of the Saudi operation is now being tested amid a global condemnation of the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens
Prosecutors are closely examining both Stone's public comments and alleged private assertions in 2016 suggesting he had a way to reach WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to people familiar with the probe.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Suburban women, Trump fatigue and the House races that could make the difference
How four Democratic women in Virginia aim to spark a blue surge.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

The Trailer: The 2020 Democrats are already battling for the black vote
In this edition: The campaign for black voters begins, Nevada starts turning out, Joe Biden endorses a "big city rapper," and Democrats rediscover the power of panic.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Trump signals opposition to nuclear waste site in Nevada despite his budget proposals to fund it
The president told a reporter he "would be very inclined to be against" storing the waste near Yucca Mountain. His administration has designated $120 million for the project.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

The ‘sniveling coward' and the ‘maniac' are now allies, as Trump stumps for Cruz
A Houston campaign rally culminates the tempestuous, on-again-off-again relationship between the president and the Texas senator who once opposed him.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

John Kelly has ‘hissy fits' and is hurting White House morale, Scaramucci says
In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," the former White House communications director took aim at Kelly, who fired Scaramucci last year after just 11 days on the job.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Trump prizes strength, but the world may see weakness in reluctance to confront Saudis
For Trump, little is more important than appearing to project toughness. The challenge now is that his waffling public response to the Oct. 2 killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi could make him look soft.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Durbin says Democrats should agree with Trump when he's right, fight him when he's wrong
In an interview on "Meet the Press," the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate gave his blessing to members of his party who are embracing President Trump in competitive races.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

GOP lawmakers criticize Trump's decision to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty
The decision sparked concerns that the administration might pull out of other counter-proliferation pacts, too.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

In Nevada, a midterm clash between newfound Republican organization and organized Democrats' renewed enthusiasm
After losing key races in the state in 2016, Republicans created a get-out-the-vote operation based on the successful Obama campaigns.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

Bipartisan calls for Saudi Arabia to face repercussions mount in wake of Khashoggi killing
Saudi Arabia's belated explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi drew deep skepticism Sunday from congressional lawmakers and mounting bipartisan calls for the kingdom — and possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally — to face severe repercussions. Senior Republicans and Democrats proposed a range of severe punishments, including sanctions on the longtime U.S […]

Washington Post Politics
Oct 21, 2018

‘He's the president': Ted Cruz declines to say whether Trump is friend or foe
"That election's over," the Republican senator said when asked about the barbs he traded with Trump during the 2016 campaign.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

In Post interview, Trump calls Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed a ‘strong person' who ‘truly loves his country'
Trump did not call for the ouster of the crown prince, instead praising his leadership and calling him "a strong person, he has very good control."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Senate and House GOP super PACs post big sums in September, new filings show
About 70 percent of the money raised in September by the two super PACs came from the party's biggest benefactors in the midterms: Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Trump: Republicans planning tax cuts for middle-income earners before November
However, Congress is out of session until after the midterm elections.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
Study combined the drug with chemotherapy.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

President campaigns for former foe at Nevada rally
Republican Sen. Dean Heller once said he "vehemently" opposed Donald Trump's presidential bid. Now, Heller praises Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

House candidates campaign on their agendas, but voters vote on Trump
To voters in three districts narrowly won by the president in 2016, it's Trump's name on the ballot in November.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

House Democrats' hope for wave election diminishes as Republicans rebound
Democrats retain their strength in suburban areas, but Trump's rising approval and the fight over Kavanaugh are boosting GOP candidates in conservative and rural districts.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Why did Alaska's governor abruptly drop out of the race?
There aren't any clear answers, but here are some clues.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Talkin' about massive turnover no matter who wins the House
More than 70 lawmakers who took the oath in January 2017 will be gone and 30 incumbents are in toss-up races. Next year's freshman class could be historically large.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Guardian reporter calls GOP congressman who hit him a coward — and calls Trump something worse
Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs responded to Trump's praise of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), who pleaded guilty to assaulting him.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

For President Trump, it's 2016 all over again
The president is campaigning across the country and talking nonstop. But how much will it help Republicans in November?

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

These politicians went on the offensive, but not in a good way
With elections just weeks away, these miscues could be costly.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 20, 2018

Georgia's ‘exact match' law could disenfranchise 909,540 eligible voters, my research finds
And yes, it would disproportionately affect ethnic and racial minorities.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

‘This country doesn't want them': Trump rails against migrants trying to enter the U.S.
At a campaign rally in Arizona, the president calls the caravan of people collecting at Mexico's southern border "bad people."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Hecklers curse and call Nancy Pelosi a ‘communist' as far right disrupts a political event
"I don't agree with Nancy Pelosi's agenda, but this is absolutely the wrong way to express those disagreements," Republican Rep. Steve Scalise said.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker abruptly suspends his campaign for reelection
Bill Walker, the nation's only governor who doesn't belong to a political party, was dogged by low approval ratings.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

In Georgia, governor's race evokes old tensions over voting and race
Historic contest centers on race, identity politics and the deep divide on those subjects within the electorate.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

‘Close the whole thing!': Border tensions boil over as Trump's frustrations grow
The president at one point proposed shutting down the entire 1,954-mile border, including shuttering ports of entry and blocking trade flows.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Republicans race to back protections for preexisting conditions, after trying for years to gut the law that created the protections
The political irony: The issue that propelled the GOP to take over Congress in 2010 threatens the party now.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump appointee tapped days ago to run Interior Department's watchdog office resigns amid controversy
Suzanne Israel Tufts, a senior official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, resigned Friday from the federal government, according to administration officials.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump appointee tapped days ago to run Interior Department's watchdog office resigns amid controversy over handling of her hiring
Suzanne Israel Tufts, a senior official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, resigned Friday from the federal government, according to administration officials. While HUD Secretary Ben Carson had announced a week ago that Tufts would take over as acting inspector general at Interior, officials at Interior on Thursday described that news as "100 […]

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump stands by praise of lawmaker who assaulted reporter, gets backing from Scalise
Scalise, the House majority whip, has spoken out against political threats and violence after being shot by a would-be assassin last year.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

How closely did Russian troll rhetoric mirror Trump's? See if you can tell the difference.
A new indictment alleges that Russian trolls used very Trumpian arguments online.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Michael Cohen warns about the perils of not voting: six more years of ‘craziness' from his old boss
Last week, Cohen changed his political registration back to the Democratic Party after a brief stint as a Republican.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

A grainy video from Guatemala sparks Trump conspiracy theory
President Trump and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) cherry-picked a video of Honduran migrants to float unfounded conspiracy theories.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

New York man charged with threatening senators over Kavanaugh vote
Federal prosecutors say Ronald DeRisi, 74, threatened two senators over their support of the Supreme Court nominee, according to a court filing.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

In bid for House speaker, Pelosi plays to women as McCarthy seeks Trump's nod
Both lawmakers are moving aggressively to consolidate power and plot their first steps if their party prevails in midterm elections.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump's GOTV pitch: Democrats are paying immigrants to come vote for Democrats
If you think that doesn't make much sense, you're right.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Trump acknowledges Ronny Jackson might not have been qualified to lead VA
The president's admission came during a raucous rally in Montana, home of one of the largest shares of military veterans in the United States.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

New Order, ‘Murder': The Week In One Song
The Khashoggi killing roils relations with Saudi Arabia.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

In bid for House speaker, Pelosi plays to women, McCarthy seeks Trump's nod
Both lawmakers are assuming the role of speaker-in-waiting, moving aggressively to consolidate power and plot their first steps if their party prevails in midterm elections.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Nikki Haley joins a growing list of Trump officials who criticize Trump on their way out the door
"Our opponents are not evil. They're just our opponents."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

In latest unearthed radio recordings, Rep. Jason Lewis mocks women traumatized by unwanted sexual advances
The Minnesota congressman is facing fresh controversy from his days as a conservative talk-radio host.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

This is what Saudi Arabia's influence network in Washington looks like
A diagram of companies and individuals who've filed as lobbyists or consultants for Saudi entities.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

At charity dinner, Nikki Haley takes jabs at Trump and other political elites
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Flake were among the targets of the outgoing U.N. ambassador's jokes.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Groups work to energize black voters in key midterm contests
Increased turnout among African Americans, who are the Democratic Party's most reliable voters, could make the difference in some close races.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Rhetorical guidelines for comparisons to Trump's celebration of the assault on a reporter
A lot of people would like to compare Trump's comments to other scenarios. Here is a checklist to determine if those comparisons are apt.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

The French Hill ad and why Republicans are never going to be successful playing the race card to win black voters
The GOP's efforts to win black voters will likely continue to fail.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Why Republicans are never going to be successful playing the race card to win black voters
The GOP's efforts to win black voters will likely continue to fail.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

The Daily 202: Trump's fixation on immigration reflects his belief that the midterms will be a base election
A shouting match erupts outside the Oval Office over immigration.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

The Energy 202: In what may be a first, Patagonia endorses two Senate candidates
Jon Tester and Jacky Rosen got the company's backing.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

We knew Trump doesn't condemn a congressman for assaulting a reporter. Now, he celebrates it.
This comes during a week when the probable killing of another journalist has caused international outrage.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

We knew Trump wouldn't condemn a congressman for assaulting a reporter. Now, he celebrates it.
This comes during a week when the probable killing of another journalist has caused international outrage.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

The Health 202: Trump says GOP wants to protect preexisting conditions. But a Republican lawsuit would eliminate them if successful.
Protecting preexisting conditions is hugely important to voters.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

The Finance 202: Uber illustrates long Saudi shadow in U.S. business world
The ride-sharing company took a $3.5B investment from Saudis in 2016.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

In July, the Trump-era wave of protests started taking a back seat to campaign rallies
Rallies called by Abolish ICE, Black Lives Matter, and Stop Kavanaugh went on as well.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

At charity dinner, Nikki Haley takes playful jabs at Trump and other political elites
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Flake were among the targets of the outgoing U.N. ambassador's jokes.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: U.S. tech firms slam Australian bill that could weaken encryption
Big players are making their case Down Under.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Pro-Trump group tells blacks to support GOP because ‘white Democrats will be lynching black folk'
Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) condemned a super PAC's ad that was intended to support his reelection campaign in the state's Second District.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Thieves targeted $12 billion through IRS tax fraud
IRS vigilance is strong, but not strong enough. There are holes in the electronic fence protecting taxpayer data, gaps the agency must move quickly to fix.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Pro-Trump group tells black voters to support Republicans because ‘white Democrats will be lynching black folk again'
The ad claims that accusations against Brett Kavanaugh are a sign that black men should be worried about false rape allegations.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Former U.S. Special Forces were reportedly hired to kill Yemen's leaders. Did the government know?
We're all in trouble if exporting hit squads becomes the new normal.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

While the Elizabeth Warren-DNA news cycle plays out, issues Native Americans actually care about aren't getting any attention
This week saw a huge increase in political stories featuring issues related to Native Americans, but it wasn't the type of attention that Native Americans would have hoped for. After Sen. Elizabeth Wa...

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Joe Donnelly's ax-swinging campaign ad veers into ‘Veep' territory
Both real and fictional campaign operatives seem to believe that wood chopping makes for strong political messaging.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Adding to candidates' billion-dollar haul, Democratic leaders maintain intense House fundraising pace
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised more than $22 million last month, beating records as individual candidates rake in small-dollar donations.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Power Up: Trump praises attack on a reporter while some allies smear Khashoggi
It's been a crazy week (again)

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Why this strain of Ebola will be far more difficult to stop
The WHO urged neighboring countries to be prepared - but there are political reasons why the virus can thrive in a border zone.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 19, 2018

Hey, attack-ad honchos, stop stealing our Pinocchios!
Yet another attack ad features Washington Post Pinocchios even though we never fact-checked a rival's ad

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

At Montana rally, Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter
Remark on Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to attacking a Guardian reporter, drew cheers from the crowd.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Senator's new ad swings into ‘Veep' territory with similar scene, script, name as fake ad
Both real and fictional campaign operatives seem to believe that wood chopping makes for strong political messaging.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Interior Secretary Zinke's approach to wife's travels raised red flags, report finds
The agency changed travel rules to allow Lolita Zinke to accompany her husband in government vehicles and boats.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Conservatives mount a whisper campaign smearing Khashoggi in defense of Trump
A cadre of conservative House lawmakers is fueling false reports depicting the missing Saudi journalist as allied with Middle Eastern terrorists.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

GOP war room blasts endless stream of criticism at Democrats, with Warren its latest target
The Republican National Committee's goal: Throw President Trump's opponents off stride.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Interior Secretary Zinke's travel practices raised red flags, report finds
The agency changed travel rules to allow Lolita Zinke to accompany her husband in government vehicles and boats.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Rep. Steve King's endorsement of white nationalist mayoral candidate in Canada draws rebuke from conservative news outlet
An editor for the Weekly Standard criticized the Iowa Republican for his embrace of candidate Faith Goldy, who has promoted a book that warns of "the Jewish menace."

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated the department's policy on travel, the agency's watchdog concluded
The Interior Department's watchdog found that Zinke violated department policy by allowing his wife to travel in government vehicles and instructing his security detail to drive an associate to the airport.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump says ‘all Republicans' back protections for preexisting conditions, despite repeated attempts to repeal Obamacare
The president's message appeared to conflict with his own administration's actions on health care, as well as with a pledge by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to try again to repeal the law.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

The Trailer: Why are 2020 Democrats getting a free ride?
In this edition: 2020 Democrats get a free ride, the ACLU puts $10 million on voting rights, uncorroborated allegations become a hot new trend, and undercover videos reveal that candidates are secretly behaving like politicians.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Republican candidates rely on stealth campaigner George W. Bush
At a time when Trump rules the Republican Party, practically choosing winners and losers, the former president is in high demand for private fundraisers for GOP hopefuls.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump says ‘all Republicans' back protections for preexisting conditions, despite repeated pledges to repeal Obamacare
The president's message appeared to conflict with his own administration's actions on health care, as well as with a pledge by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to try again to repeal the law.

Washington Post Politics
Oct 18, 2018

Trump administration does about-face on announcement that top HUD aide would lead Interior watchdog
Friday: HUD Secretary Ben Carson said a political appointee was leaving to become Interior's acting inspector general. Today: Interior swipes back, says Carson's email to staff was "100 percent false."

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