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Washington Post Politics
Apr 24, 2019

What the Steele dossier said vs. what the Mueller report said
The "dossier" written by a former British spy had many shocking claims. We compare some key statements with the findings of the Mueller report.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump Fed Board pick says opponents are ‘pulling a Kavanaugh against me' as more of his controversial writings surface
In a radio interview Tuesday, Stephen Moore accused his critics of "character assassination" as his past statements about women come under scrutiny.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump says he is opposed to White House aides testifying to Congress, deepening power struggle with Hill
The president's comments came as White House indicated it would broadly defy requests for information from the House, moving the two branches of government closer to a constitutional collision.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

‘We're not there yet:' Pelosi pushes back on impeachment as more Democrats call for proceedings
Divisions in the party were apparent as another 2020 presidential hopeful and a top House committee chairman press for efforts to remove the president from office.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump administration's proposed hiring requirement undermines criminal justice reform, bipartisan group of senators says
The proposal would require federal job applicants to disclose whether they went through a criminal diversion program. Critics say it would make it harder for former offenders to find work.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump administration has EPIC plan to develop the world's smartest weather forecasting model
EPIC is a proposed community effort that will make NOAA's weather modeling open to everyone for testing and improving.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The Trailer: What a 17-way race in North Carolina says about the GOP
In this edition: A special election on the North Carolina coast, Tim Ryan and the young not-Bidens, and why everyone is wrong about impeachment.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

A bad time to impeach Trump? Here's what history says.
History suggests impeachment proceedings take about three or four months, meaning Democrats could get it done well before the 2020 election really gets off the ground.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump finally gets his British state visit — but tensions that led to delay remain
The president, deeply unpopular in Britain, will probably not be able to avoid massive demonstrations against his June visit.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

White House plans to fight House subpoena of former counsel Donald McGahn for testimony on Mueller report
The Trump administration also plans to oppose other requests from House committees for the testimony of current and former aides, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Sanders faces heat for saying people should be able to vote from prison
Sanders says his support for voting by all jailed criminals reflects basic rights. GOP says it's "beyond extreme."

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump is mad about the size of his crowd on Twitter
Trump called the CEO of Twitter to Washington where the president asked about his follower count.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump's 2018 midterm rebuke came from the most diverse electorate in history
But those things might not be as correlated as you think.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Young people actually rocked the vote in 2018, new Census Bureau data finds
New data shows what fueled 2018 midterm turnout to the highest level in more than a century

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Shut down social media if you don't like terrorism?
Sri Lanka's social media ban after the Easter bombings may have many unintended consequences.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Then vs. now: How Congress changed positions on disclosure between the Starr report and the Mueller report
Congress's willingness to request underlying evidence from Justice Department investigations often falls along party lines.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

House Oversight Committee postpones subpoena deadline for Trump financial records until court ruling
The panel, which is seeking Trump's financial records, agreed to delay the deadline until a the court decides on the president's lawsuit to prevent their release. A hearing has been set for May 14.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

House panel moves to hold former White House official in contempt after he obeys Trump administration's instruction not to testify
Carl Kline had been ordered to testify about security clearances, including Jared Kushner's, that a whistleblower said failed to meet standards.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Jared Kushner's remarkably unremarkable effort to downplay Russian interference
Of course Kushner thinks the investigation of Trump was worse than the election of Trump.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Joe Biden to enter 2020 presidential race with Thursday video announcement
The former vice president will follow that up with a trip Monday to Pittsburgh.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Kushner says Russia investigations are ‘way more harmful' than Russian election interference
The White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law spoke out during a gathering in New York.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Mueller has put House Democrats in a no-win situation
There are a couple of reasons for House Democrats to be frustrated with how the report landed.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Bernie Sanders says prison inmates should be allowed to vote. Conservatives, including two of Trump's sons, respond.
The Democratic White House hopeful was pressed about his views in a televised town hall Monday night.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Cornyn draws a high-profile Democratic challenger for Senate reelection bid
MJ Hegar, who narrowly lost a House race last year in a conservative Texas district, announced she will take on the state's senior senator.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

For Warren, there is no criminal justice reform without addressing racism
After signing a bipartisan reform bill, President Trump has yet to expand upon what he believes is the root issue that needs to be addressed in the criminal justice system.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The Daily 202: Kamala Harris vs. Nancy Pelosi on impeachment highlights the conflicting incentives for Democrats
The tale of two San Franciscans captures in miniature a debate raging on the left.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Supreme Court's conservatives appear likely to let Trump add citizenship question to 2020 Census
The administration insists the question is important. Critics say asking it will undermine accuracy.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The 5 crimes Mueller suggests Trump could be charged with
Mueller decided it wasn't his place to accuse Trump of obstruction of justice, but on five key events, he seems to believe Trump met the criteria.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Investigation is the new impeachment
From a political standpoint, investigations may be good enough.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Power Up: Sanders reopens debate over 2020 Democratic appeal to Trump voters
In search of Bernie-Trump Venn diagram.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The Health 202: While Trump rants about Obamacare, HHS works to further its bipartisan goals
It's all about quality of care.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump repeatedly takes aim at the media, including a New York Times columnist critical of Republicans
In morning tweets, the president also complained that the "Mainstream Media" is not giving him sufficient credit for the economy and said the Times should beg him for forgiveness.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Trump plans state visit to United Kingdom in early June
The president will meet with the queen and hold a bilateral meeting with the prime minister, the White House said.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

What happened in Sri Lanka? Here's what you need to know.
These attacks come at a precarious political moment.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The Technology 202: Sri Lanka social media shutdown reveals Facebook's Achilles' heel
Content moderation is Silicon Valley's weak spot.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: Former Sen. Bill Nelson says Florida hacking claims vindicated by Mueller report
But it's still hard to sort fact from fiction about Russia's sweeping operation.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

The Energy 202: Trump isn't fully funding a U.N. climate program. So Michael Bloomberg is.
It's the latest in a series of donations to help global climate efforts.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Pelosi's impeachment dam has been breached
Both Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have come out in favor, becoming the most high-profile Democrats to do so. The question now is whether Pelosi can hold off everyone else.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Democrats try to change the subject from Trump, the ratings-magnet president
Few of the 2020 presidential candidates have called for impeachment. Many worry that a focus on Trump benefits the president.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

This is how the Fox News universe diverges from what Mueller found
There's a good reason Trump celebrates Fox News and bashes the New York Times.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Supreme Court takes up Trump administration's census citizenship question
The administration insists the question is important. Critics say asking it will undermine accuracy.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

‘You do great work': Trump wages war on White House press corps but has soft spot for its photographers
The image-conscious president has requested high-quality prints of newspaper photos of himself and retweeted images taken by photojournalists.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

White House instructs official to ignore Democratic subpoena over security clearances
Carl Kline had been ordered to testify about security clearances, including Jared Kushner's, that a whistleblower said failed to meet standards.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Unraveling Rudy Giuliani's talking points on the Mueller report
The president's lawyer claims there's nothing illegal about a campaign taking information from a foreign government — and that what Hillary Clinton did was much worse.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Harris promises to impose new gun rules if Congress won't
The presidential candidate says she would take "executive action" if lawmakers don't pass more background checks and other measures.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 23, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris says she supports impeaching Trump
While Republicans would likely defend Trump out of "partisan adherence," Harris said at a CNN town hall, "that does not mean that the process should not take hold."

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Sen. Warren defends her call to impeach Trump: ‘I took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States'
Lawmakers "should have to take that vote and live with it for the rest of their lives," the Massachusetts Democrat said at a CNN town hall.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Supreme Court to decide whether gay, transgender workers are protected by anti-discrimination laws
The three cases share a common question: whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is broad enough to encompass discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

House Democratic leaders say no immediate plans to open impeachment proceedings against Trump
In a conference call Monday night, Pelosi and her leadership team said the investigative committees would continue their inquiries.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

House Democrats issue subpoena for former White House lawyer McGahn
The ex-White House lawyer is the first Trump subordinate to be subpoenaed for testimony in the wake of the release of the redacted Mueller report.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Constraints on presidency being redefined in Trump era, report fallout shows
Events of the past week are threatening to alter the legal and ethical standards that have long served as checks on the nation's highest elected office.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Trump eyes action against countries with high visa-overstay rates
The president issued a memorandum on Monday directing the secretaries of state and homeland security to work to stem what he described as the "rampant number of overstays."

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Trump mixes up Sri Lankan president and prime minister in tweet after Easter Sunday attacks
The since-deleted tweet marks the second time Trump has tweeted erroneous information related to the Sri Lanka attacks that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Trump Fed Board pick under fire for writing that women should not be allowed to be men's sports referees — unless they're good-looking
Stephen Moore also wrote that coed sports are a "travesty" and that female athletes were seeking "equal pay for inferior work."

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

What are the crimes Trump says his opponents committed — and who committed them?
This is Trump's counterpunch to Mueller: His opponents did the real crimes.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Trump says ‘nobody disobeys my orders.' Here are 15 recorded instances of exactly that.
Trump made the comment in light of a Mueller report that repeatedly portrays aides disregarding potentially obstructive orders. But it's not just in the Mueller report.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Top Republican on House Judiciary urges Democrats to view less-redacted special-counsel report
After reviewing the report, Rep. Douglas Collins said the Justice Department is making an "extraordinary" accommodation.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Pelosi says Democrats can hold Trump accountable without impeachment hearings
The House speaker, in a letter to colleagues, acknowledged the divide in the party over impeachment and tried to strike a note of unity about "finding the truth."

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Supreme Court to decide whether anti-discrimination employment laws protect on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
Justices accept three cases for next term.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

The case for and against impeachment
The 2020 election or House Democrats' legacy could be on the line.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Trump says ‘nobody disobeys my orders.' Here's how wrong he is.
Trump made the comment in light of a Mueller report that repeatedly portrays just that. But those aren't even the first instances.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

The Trump team still maintains Trump didn't try to fire Mueller. Mueller disagrees.
Rudy Giuliani and Trump's ex-lawyer John Dowd are both questioning Don McGahn's story. Here's what the Mueller report says.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Giuliani says there's nothing wrong with getting dirt from Russians. The law says there can be.
What Mueller determined was that Trump Jr. might not have known that the law he may have been broken.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

The Four Pinocchio claim at the center of the census citizenship question
Three judges have found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave a phony reason for adding a Census citizenship question. That reinforces our Four Pinocchio ruling from 2018.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Supreme Court to decide if anti-discrimination employment laws protect on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity
Justices accept three cases for next term.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records
In a federal filing, the president claims the House Oversight Committee is abusing its powers to damage him politically.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

What the media got right — and wrong — about the Mueller report
A report card on some of the more controversial stories.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

Rep. Seth Moulton joins the 2020 presidential race
The Massachusetts Democrat joins a crowded presidential field that already includes three other members of the House.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

New research shows just how badly a citizenship question would hurt the 2020 Census
It could lead to a huge undercount, particularly of Latinos and immigrants.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

How the Chicago School changed the meaning of Adam Smith's ‘invisible hand'
Smith wasn't warning about government intervention in the market; he was warning about government capture.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

In South Bend, Pete Buttigieg sees a template for improving America
The mayor and Democratic presidential candidate has presided over improvements in Indiana's fourth-largest city, but progress has been uneven.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 22, 2019

The Four-Pinocchio claim at the center of the census citizenship question
Three judges have found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave a phony reason for adding a Census citizenship question. That reinforces our Four Pinocchio ruling from 2018.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Inside the special counsel's long hunt to uncover whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia
A reconstruction of the investigation by Robert S. Mueller III's team shows why it was often a maddeningly difficult task — and why some mysteries were left unanswered.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Trump administration's proposed hiring requirement alarms criminal justice reform advocates on left and right
Activists seeking to make it easier for those with criminal convictions to get jobs say requiring federal applicants to disclose their participation in pretrial diversion programs contradicts Trump's public stance.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Trump closes Florida vacation with Easter service
Over his four-day weekend getaway, the president tweeted about the Mueller report more than 30 times.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Trump tweets, then deletes, grossly overstated death toll in Sri Lankan church explosions
President Trump said the death toll was 138 million. As of 2018, the population of Sri Lanka was about 22 million.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

‘Nothing wrong' with campaign accepting information from Russians, Giuliani says
In the wake of the special counsel's report, the president's personal attorney maintained that Donald Trump's team behaved appropriately during the 2016 race.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Nadler says Democrats will call Donald McGahn to testify
The House Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel needs to hear from the former White House counsel in the wake of the Mueller report.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Democrats will meet in the next few weeks to discuss impeachment, Schiff says
"That's going to be a very consequential decision and one that I'm going to reserve judgment on until we've had a chance to fully deliberate on it," the California Democrat said.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

In high-stakes census case, Supreme Court will dissect Trump's effort to catalogue noncitizens
The administration's controversial plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 form has brought intense scrutiny on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 21, 2019

Trump tweets, then deletes, grossly overstated death toll in Sri Lanka church explosions
President Trump said the death toll was 138 million. As of 2018, the population of Sri Lanka was about 22 million.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Five things to know about impeachment
No president has ever been convicted via this unwieldy tool built into the Constitution.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich
For the first time in decades, U.S. politicians and billionaires ask whether American-style capitalism can survive.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

For Bernie Sanders, 2016 gets in the way of 2020
Like President Trump, the independent senator seems fixed on the last campaign, caught between pleasing his most enthusiastic backers and expanding his reach.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Armed with Mueller report, Democrats confront challenge of Trump's messaging machine
Democratic House leaders and presidential candidates are taking different approaches.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Buttigieg has been the surprise of the Democratic field. Where does he go next?
His early success tells something about his appeal. Expanding it will be his bigger challenge.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character' for citizenship
Federal officials issued a guidance Friday clarifying that working with or using marijuana could be grounds for losing the chance for citizenship.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Freshman Democrats keep the ‘green wave' rolling for reelection bids next year
The first-term lawmakers are raising money at a historical clip, with 41 collecting at least $300,000.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 20, 2019

Mueller punted his report to a Congress ill-equipped to deal with it
This Congress is hyperpartisan and hyperfocused on the 2020 election rather than answering big questions about presidential criminality and liability.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

After Mueller report, Democrats divided over end game — investigate Trump or impeach
Presidential candidates Warren and Castro called for the House to begin impeachment proceedings, but Pelosi and other top Democrats have tried to tamp down the talk.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

‘I have no recollection': Trump turned to familiar refrain in response to Mueller questions
The president offered similarly hazy responses in past civil litigation over Trump University and a defamation case he brought against a journalist.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Trump blames McGahn after Mueller paints damning portrait with notes from White House aides
The president, long suspicious of paper trails, seethed that contemporaneous memos by aides became primary source material for the special counsel's report.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Mueller report updates: Longtime Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik rejects his depiction in Mueller report
President Trump and his supporters sought to turn a page on his presidency, as Democrats continue to consider their options about how to respond to a special counsel's report that detailed what they said was "alarming" behavior.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

On a number of important questions, Mueller never got answers
The investigation was stymied a number of times in myriad ways by those being investigated.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Russian interference in 2016 sets landscape for 2020 presidential campaign
The Mueller report demonstrates the depth of Russian efforts, which are still paying off as President Trump and Bernie Sanders play off grudges.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Mueller report offers clues to what's behind the redactions
178 of the 448 pages contain redactions, but that doesn't mean their contents are completely unknowable.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Trump plays golf with Rush Limbaugh a day after Mueller report release
The conservative talk show host has been one of the president's most ardent champions.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Warren urges House to impeach Trump in view of Mueller's findings
The Democratic senator said the special counsel laid out the facts so Congress would act.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Longtime Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik rejects his depiction in Mueller report
The Russian national said he has no ties to intelligence services and did not share internal Trump campaign polling data, which he described as "what one could find on RealClearPolitics.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 19, 2019

Man arrested after allegedly making racist death threats against Omar, Tlaib and Booker
The statements made by the caller added credence to complaints by Omar's supporters that the political fixation on her statements about 9/11 could amount to an incitement of violence.

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