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Feb 20, 2019

Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump's emergency declaration
The resolution faces an uncertain fate in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Trump campaign loved NDAs. An ex-staffer wants to nullify them with a class action.
The move opens another front in the battle between President Trump, his campaign and aggrieved former staff members.

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Feb 20, 2019

Michael Cohen to testify before House panel on Feb. 27
Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Cohen, said President Trump's former personal attorney "will not be deterred."

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump trains his sights on McCabe as the Mueller report on Russian interference looms
The former FBI acting director, while promoting his book, has come under attack from the president and his conservative allies.

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Feb 20, 2019

Candidate's son warned father of N.C. political operative's alleged tactics
Dramatic testimony from the son undercut claims by father Mark Harris and his campaign strategist that they had not been aware of any red flags.

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Feb 20, 2019

Bernie Sanders's second campaign: Strong start, big challenges ahead
The Vermont senator faces a far different contest than in 2016, when he was the sole alternative for those dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton.

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Feb 20, 2019

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report in coming days
With dwindling personnel, the special counsel appears to be close to ending his investigation of the president and alleged Russian election interference.

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Feb 20, 2019

‘That was my idea': How Trump claims credit for nearly everything
President Trump never thinks he gets enough credit, even when touting made-up accomplishments.

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Feb 20, 2019

Stephen Biegun tutored Sarah Palin on foreign policy. Now he's trying to clinch a North Korea deal for Trump.
The U.S. special envoy arrived in Hanoi on a mission to close substantial gaps ahead of Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un next week.

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS will not be allowed back into U.S.
"I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!" the president tweeted.

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Feb 20, 2019

A more liberal Democratic electorate gets a more liberal primary field — to an extent
The 2020 field is shaping up to be a lot more ideologically broad than past years, too.

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Feb 20, 2019

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property
In an opinion written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the justices ruled unanimously for a man whose Land Rover was seized after he sold a small amount of drugs.

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Feb 20, 2019

How McCabe feeds Trump's narrative
Trump seems preoccupied with McCabe's media tour ... and it might not be for the reason you think.

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Feb 20, 2019

Members of Congress voice alarm about report that Trump has grown frustrated with Coats
Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers threw their support behind the director of national intelligence, who some worry may soon be dismissed. Trump said Wednesday he hasn't thought about removing Coats.

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Feb 20, 2019

How little of Mueller's work can the Trump administration get away with releasing?
Mueller may finish soon. Americans may be kept in the dark far longer.

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump blames the media for not asking questions. The blame lies with the White House.
To make that point, here's a timer marking the minutes since the last press briefing.

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Feb 20, 2019

Matthew Whitaker's testimony about Trump trying to influence the Cohen inquiry was cagey. Now we might know why.
Whitaker told lawmakers that Trump never pressured him to take any action related to the SDNY investigation of Michael Cohen. A new New York Times report tells a different story.

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Feb 20, 2019

Matthew Whitaker's testimony about Trump trying to influence the Cohen probe was cagey. Now we might know why.
Whitaker told lawmakers that Trump never pressured him to take any action related to the SDNY investigation of Michael Cohen. A new New York Times report tells a different story.

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Feb 20, 2019

Sanders touts $6 million fundraising haul and draws the notice of Trump
Barely 24 hours into his second presidential bid, the senator from Vermont has also tapped a veteran political operative to run his campaign.

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump seeks to discredit news report that he sought ally to oversee hush money investigation
In a morning tweet, the president called the New York Times "a true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE" as he pushed back on the paper's story.

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Feb 20, 2019

Supreme Court says constitutional protection against excessive fines applies to state actions
In an opinion written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the justices ruled unanimously for a man whose Land Rover was seized after he sold a small amount of drugs.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Daily 202: Barack Obama criticizes pop culture for promoting the wrong values to young men
"You don't have to have eight women around you twerking," the former president says in California.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Democrats attracting the most attention on Fox News? Warren, Harris — and Ocasio-Cortez.
Sanders is the only other candidate to earn significant attention on the network.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Technology 202: House Democrats want answers from Facebook on privacy of 'closed' health groups
Letter puts spotlight on how much information users freely offer up to tech giants.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Energy 202: Democrats sound alarm about Trump appointees' proposed nuclear energy sales to Saudi Arabia
"Borderline insanity," one lawmaker called it.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Health 202: Klobuchar's 2020 bid highlights Democratic split on Medicare-for-all
It's a debate that will drive action in Congress, too.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: 'Sometimes the old stuff is the best.' Sen. King wants the U.S. to unplug parts of electric grid
It's a lesson from the Ukraine hack.

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump revives ‘Crazy Bernie' nickname as Sanders enters 2020 race
In a morning tweet, the president used the same moniker he assigned to the Vermont senator in 2016.

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Feb 20, 2019

Yes, Gillibrand and DeLauro introduced a family leave bill. More important, Republicans are introducing paid leave bills, too.
Paid leave has gone mainstream.

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Feb 20, 2019

Power Up: (Nuclear) bombshell report signals Trump administration could be escalating Middle Eastern arms race
And Andrew McCabe says it's 'possible' Trump is a Russian asset.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Federal Reserve could once push back against against big spending projects like the Green New Deal. Not any more.
The Fed has a newfound ability to stock up on government debt.

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Feb 20, 2019

The Federal Reserve could once push back against big spending projects like the Green New Deal. Not anymore.
The Fed has a newfound ability to stock up on government debt.

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Feb 20, 2019

Trump's shutdown could hinder tax collectors for ‘months, and even years'
The 35-day partial government shutdown exacerbated serious problems afflicting the IRS, according to a report from the National Taxpayer Advocate. The day before the shutdown ended, for example, "over 5 million pieces of mail that had not been batched for processing."

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Feb 20, 2019

Have Trump's policies ‘lifted' nearly 5 million Americans off food stamps?
The president often flips economic statistics to demonstrate his economic prowess. His recent use of SNAP participation data is no different.

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Feb 19, 2019

Facing ethics violation, Wilbur Ross says he didn't mean to file inaccurate financial disclosures
Ross — one of the wealthiest members of President Trump's Cabinet — did not sell stock he held in a bank, despite reporting otherwise, ethics officials said.

Washington Post Politics
Feb 19, 2019

Caught between Trump and the left, Democratic candidates seek to avoid the socialism squeeze
The presidential candidates are tussling over how far left to move policies, as Republicans take aim at their most liberal proposals.

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Feb 19, 2019

‘Enjoy your life': Trump puts new attorney general in an awkward position from the start
William P. Barr's first days on the job have been marked by a wave of Trump attacks on the Justice Department or the officials who came before him.

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Feb 19, 2019

Biden takes aim at Trump in Penn appearance
Onstage interview comes as former VP weighs entering crowded presidential field

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Feb 19, 2019

Candidate did not know of alleged fraud in N.C. congressional race, consultant testifies
Consultant Andy Yates of Red Dome Group denied seeing evidence that a campaign operative directed an illegal scheme to collect mail-in ballots on behalf of Republican Mark Harris.

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Feb 19, 2019

Candidate did not know of fraud in N.C. congressional race, consultant testifies
Consultant Andy Yates of Red Dome Group denied seeing evidence that a campaign operative directed an illegal scheme to collect mail-in ballots on behalf of Republican Mark Harris.

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Feb 19, 2019

The Trailer: What Trump's talk about Venezuela has to do with 2020
In this edition: The subtext of Trump's words on Venezuela, the emergency declaration and 2020, and how this time is different for Bernie Sanders.

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Feb 19, 2019

Tucker Carlson and the oversold ‘Republicans pounce' complaint
Conservatives including Carlson have objected to a number of headlines in recent weeks, suggesting the media unfairly frames Democratic slip-ups as "Republicans pounce" stories. The data suggest it's a very bipartisan framing.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump voters are split on whether racism in the U.S. is still a serious problem
A poll also found wide partisan splits on whether Trump has exacerbated racism in the country.

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Feb 19, 2019

Ahead of second summit with Kim, Trump says he's in ‘no rush whatsoever' on North Korean denuclearization
Trump is setting low expectations for next week's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi.

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Feb 19, 2019

Ahead of second summit, Trump says he's in ‘no rush whatsoever' on North Korean denuclearization
Trump is setting low expectations for next week's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi.

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Feb 19, 2019

Amy Klobuchar may be able to do what Howard Schultz thinks he can do
The senator from Minnesota may be able to win over the centrist independent and Democratic voters that the former Starbucks CEO hopes to gain.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump expresses confidence he'll prevail against ‘Open Border Democrats' who sued to stop his emergency declaration
In morning tweets, Trump characterized the 16 states taking action as led mostly by "the Radical Left." He later told reporters he has an "open and closed" case.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump approves plan to create Space Force but puts it under Air Force control, as Pentagon officials wanted
Trump initially pressed for a new military department, complete with its own service secretary.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump approves plan to create Space Force, but puts it under Air Force control, as Pentagon officials had wanted
Trump initially pressed for a new military department, complete with its own service secretary.

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Feb 19, 2019

Racist comments cost Steve King his House committee roles. He hopes prayer brings them back.
King was stripped of his roles in January, after he questioned in a New York Times interview why terms like "white supremacist" were offensive.

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Feb 19, 2019

Roberts again sides with liberal Supreme Court justices in disagreeing with lower court interpretations
The chief justice said a Texas court did not comply with instructions in reviewing an inmate's mental health.

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Feb 19, 2019

Roberts again sides with liberals in disagreeing with lower court interpretations
Chief justice says Texas court did not comply with instructions in reviewing inmate's mental health

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump approves plan to create Space Force, but puts it under Air Force control as Pentagon officials wanted
Trump initially pressed for a new military department, complete with its own service secretary.

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Feb 19, 2019

Why concern about Trump and Russia likely spiked for FBI leaders in May 2017
Nearly two years later, it's easy to forget the tension of the moment.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump to create Space Force but will place it under Air Force control as Pentagon officials wanted
Trump initially pressed for a new military department, complete with its own service secretary.

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Feb 19, 2019

For Sanders, 2020 will present challenges that didn't exist in 2016
He enters with many assets after his first campaign, but against much different competition and with a Democratic Party hungry to find a winner.

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Feb 19, 2019

Marc Short to serve as Vice President Pence's chief of staff as White House gears up for 2020 campaign
The hire will elevate a longtime Pence loyalist to one of the top spots in the administration and marks the first time an aide who left the Trump White House has returned to work in a West Wing known for its chaotic environment and staff turnover.

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Feb 19, 2019

Roger Stone's bizarre attack on his judge fits a growing pattern from imperiled Trump aides
His judge has summoned Stone back to court this week after he attacked her in an Instagram post. But it's merely the latest time a Trump ally facing legal jeopardy has gone off the rails.

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Feb 19, 2019

It's Roger Stone's time in the barrel
His judge has summoned Stone back to court this week after he attacked her in an Instagram post. But it's merely the latest time a Trump ally facing legal jeopardy has gone off the rails.

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Feb 19, 2019

Bernie Sanders struggled to win black voters. It could be even more difficult in 2020.
The senator from Vermont will have to work harder in a diverse field to win voters of color.

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Feb 19, 2019

Marc Short to return to White House and serve as Vice President Pence's chief of staff
The hire will elevate a longtime Pence loyalist to one of the top spots in the administration and marks the first time an aide who left the Trump White House has returned to work in a West Wing known for its chaotic environment and staff turnover.

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Feb 19, 2019

Judge in Roger Stone case orders hearing after he appeared to threaten her on Instagram
Stone has said the now-deleted photo he posted of Judge Amy Berman Jackson was not intended as a threat

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Feb 19, 2019

Top Trump appointees promoted selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over objections from national security officials, House Democratic report says
Details about these internal White House battles are contained in a 24-page report released Tuesday morning by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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Feb 19, 2019

Justice Thomas calls for reexamining landmark libel decision in case involving Cosby accuser
He agreed with the court's decision not to take the case, but questions 1964 N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.

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Feb 19, 2019

Broad disapproval of Trump's national emergency mirrors a critical 2020 problem for Trump
Trump's approval ratings are mired in very dangerous territory.

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Feb 19, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on bench as Supreme Court resumes hearings
It is the first time the 85-year-old justice has attended an oral argument since her December cancer surgery.

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Feb 19, 2019

The Daily 202: The biggest challenges facing Bernie Sanders 2.0
Sanders's announcement shows a desire to make inroads with voters he struggled with in 2016.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump's national emergency looks like a 2020 loser
A new PBS/Marist poll shows 6 in 10 Americans oppose it — including nearly every demographic group.

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Feb 19, 2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg expected on bench when Supreme Court resumes hearings
It will be first time 85-year-old justice has attended an oral argument since her December cancer surgery.

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Feb 19, 2019

The Technology 202: The British come to Silicon Valley
And it may not be such a friendly visit.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump says ‘Radical Left' politicians are suing to stop his emergency declaration
In morning tweets, Trump characterized the 16 states taking action as "led mostly by Open Border Democrats."

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Feb 19, 2019

The Energy 202: Environmentalists join in suing Trump over emergency wall declaration
They point to the impact on animals of new barriers.

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Feb 19, 2019

The Health 202: Detained migrants could now end up with better health care
But the spending agreement doesn't reduce their overall numbers.

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Feb 19, 2019

The Cybersecurity 202: This nonprofit has a plan to dramatically improve the weakest cybersecurity link
Small businesses account for more than half of breaches.

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Feb 19, 2019

Black candidates know they have to be careful in talking about race. Here's what the research suggests.
No Democratic candidate — including black candidates — can succeed without building a multiracial coalition.

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Feb 19, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders will seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020
The independent from Vermont, the runner-up to Hillary Clinton in 2016, faces a diverse field of announced candidates, many of whom have adopted the policies that set him apart in his last campaign

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Feb 19, 2019

Power Up: Trump could beat Congress and lower courts on emergency declaration
So it begins.

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Feb 19, 2019

The U.S. has covertly supported the Venezuelan opposition for years
Here are 3 ways the U.S. has worked against Chavismo before now.

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Feb 19, 2019

‘He just picks up': Trump and the lawmakers he loves to talk to on the phone
The chatterbox-in-chief has eschewed the traditional way that presidents communicate with members of Congress.

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Feb 19, 2019

Does the Walton family earn more in a minute than Walmart workers do in a year?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted a true fact: The Walton family earns $25,149 a minute, more than most Walmart workers earn in a year.

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Feb 19, 2019

Trump suggests Rosenstein, McCabe are ‘treasonous,' citing Fox News
President Trump suggested Monday that former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe committed treason, making his case in a tweet that cited Fox News's Sean Hannity, hours after lobbing similar claims at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

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Feb 18, 2019

Coalition of states sues Trump over national emergency to build border wall
The 16 attorneys general ask a federal court for a preliminary injunction to prevent the president from moving ahead.

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Feb 18, 2019

A secure border is ‘better for the middle school kids' than a new school, Lindsey Graham says
"I would say it's better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border," Graham said.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump warns Venezuelan military leaders they could ‘lose everything' over socialism
The president, in an address Monday to Venezuelans who have fled the socialist government, urged senior military leaders to back President Nicolás Maduro's rival as the country's leader.

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Feb 18, 2019

Roger Stone deletes photo of judge presiding over his case, says he didn't mean to threaten her
Stone posted a photograph of the judge to his Instagram page that included her name, a close-up of her face and what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun sight near her head.

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Feb 18, 2019

N.C. election officials: Harris operative collected and falsified ballots, then tried to obstruct state investigation
The State Board of Elections opened a hearing with explosive allegations that Leslie McCrae Dowless tried to cover his tracks and encouraged witnesses to lie. No evidence has emerged that Republican Harris knew of the scheme.

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump will threaten Venezuelan military with losing assets abroad, White House says
The president, in an address Monday to Venezuelans who have fled the socialist government, will urge senior military leaders to back President Nicolás Maduro's rival as the country's leader

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Feb 18, 2019

‘Illegal and treasonous': Trump says Rosenstein was part of a ‘coup attempt'
President Trump hurled sharp criticism at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein on Monday morning, accusing him of engaging in "illegal and treasonous" activity. The president trained his ire on...

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Feb 18, 2019

Why allegations of a ‘coup' against Trump are unfounded
Trump is yet again lifting up extreme language from Fox News to fit his political goals.

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Feb 18, 2019

Will the president's emergency declaration stand? Here are three (and a half) reasons it may not.
The best the president can hope for is that, after a long delay, he will get to start building a wall.

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Feb 18, 2019

Why are Iraq's paramilitaries turning on their own ranks?
Paramilitary groups that fought together against the Islamic State are competing against each other for power, legitimacy and resources.

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Feb 17, 2019

Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison
The disgraced former congressman pleaded guilty in 2017 to exchanging obscene messages with a minor.

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Feb 17, 2019

The Trailer: What we learned about Harris 2020 this weekend
In this edition: Kamala Harris on the trail, Beto O'Rourke causing trouble, and a many-way race for mayor of Chicago.

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Feb 17, 2019

White House defends Trump's emergency declaration as lawsuits and political battles mount
Trump's emergency declaration has already been hit with several lawsuits, and lawmakers are divided as to whether the move is legitimate or constitutes a power grab that must be stopped.

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Feb 17, 2019

Senate panel will investigate McCabe's claim that Rosenstein raised possibility of ousting Trump through 25th Amendment, Graham says
Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the former acting FBI director's claim "beyond stunning."

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Feb 17, 2019

Senate panel will probe McCabe's claim that Rosenstein raised possibility of ousting Trump through 25th Amendment, Graham says
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the former acting FBI director's claim "beyond stunning."

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Feb 17, 2019

‘Uncharted territory': Political, legal hits continue after Trump's emergency declaration
Trump's emergency declaration has already been hit with several lawsuits, and lawmakers are divided as to whether the move is legitimate or constitutes a power grab that must be stopped.

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Feb 17, 2019

Bill Weld defends decision to run against Trump, says Republicans ‘want to have no election'
In an interview on ABC News's "This Week," Weld also criticized Trump for declaring a national emergency on the border with Mexico. "It's just no way to run a railroad," he said.

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Feb 16, 2019

Heather Nauert, Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdraws from consideration
The State Department spokeswoman said the past two months had been "grueling."

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Feb 16, 2019

Defense Department to start examining projects in hunt for border wall funds
Acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said he had license to determine a final figure from designated military construction funds.

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