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 POLITICAL NEWS
(Page 10) BEGINNING September 11, 2018

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10/21/18

GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win

GOP lawmakers criticize Trump’s decision to withdraw from nuclear arms treaty 

GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

Lawmakers point fingers at Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi's death

Rand Paul: Saudi explanation of Khashoggi's death 'insulting'

Corker calls for 'collective' response from Western countries if Saudi crown prince found responsible in Khashoggi's death

GOP senator: If crown prince involved in Khashoggi killing, removal should be ‘explored’

Cruz: Trump isn't friend or foe, he is 'the president'

GOP senator on potential additional tax cuts: 'We can't go further into debt'

GOP’s sudden healthcare switch
(After years of trying to kill Obamacare, candidates pledge to save its popular parts.)

Sasse on the four things you need to be happy

Angry diners confront Mitch McConnell in Kentucky restaurant

Wisconsin's Walker confronts dire political outlook

Ex-lawmaker urges Americans to publicly confront officials

Inside the Saudis’ Washington influence machine: How the kingdom gained power through fierce lobbying and charm offensives

Washington Post publisher calls Saudi announcement on Khashoggi a 'coverup'

Bipartisan calls for Saudi Arabia to face repercussions mount in wake of Khashoggi killing 

Saudi attempts to distance crown prince from Khashoggi killing haven’t quieted uproar 

Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake'

Libertarians poll high enough to tip key races

Voter-Suppression Tactics in the Age of Trump

Migrant caravan expands to 5000

Stelter: Trump is 'Mr. Misinformation'

Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens 

Schiff predicts Trump will accept Saudi denials of involvement in Khashoggi's death

Schiff suggests Trump has 'financial motives' that influence Saudi Arabia policy

Durbin calls for expulsion of Saudi ambassador in response to Khashoggi's death

Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia

Gillum clashes with DeSantis in Florida debate

O'Rourke declines to respond to Trump attacks: There's enough 'bitterness, name-calling, partisanship'

Democrats slide in battle for Senate

Democrats Hold a 9-Point Lead in Midterms. But Trump's Job Rating Is at an All-Time High

Dems zero in on Trump’s alleged conflicts of interest

Joe Biden: American Values Are Being ‘Shredded’ By Trump

In Post interview, Trump calls Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed a ‘strong person’ who ‘truly loves his country’ 

Trump prizes strength, but the world may see weakness in reluctance to confront Saudis 

Are Saudi ties so valuable?
(Trump stresses economic importance to the U.S., but doubts remain)

Trump says US will ‘turn away’ migrant caravan at border

President Trump threatens to turn away thousands of Central Americans as migrant caravan continues north

Trump administration considers narrow definition of gender, threatening transgender protections

Trump's job approval rating reaches an all-time high in new poll

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10/20/18

What do Republicans need to win? Selective memory loss. 

Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?

Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor'

Ted Cruz's Facebook live broadcast goes hilariously awry

Pelosi heckled by Miami Republicans, Proud Boys at campaign event

2nd Member of Alt-Right Group `Proud Boys` Arrested in Connection with Brawl at GOP Club

‘The Saudis still aren’t coming clean’: Doubt expressed on explanation of Khashoggi’s death 

9 key questions Saudi Arabia hasn’t answered about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi 

Who is Saudi Arabia’s crown prince? A reformer and ruthless ruler

Khashoggi outcry galvanizes critics against Saudi arms sales 

How Russian trolls manipulated American politics

Early voting hints at huge turnout

In Alaska, a 1st-time House candidate takes on the nation's most entrenched incumbent

Dems struggle with Trump's approach to culture war 

O'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot

Trump says Saudi claim Khashoggi died in fight at consulate is credible

Trump in a corner on Saudi Arabia

Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report

Trump: US will pull out of nuke treaty with Russia

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

Trump teases new tax cut legislation

Trump: Georgia Republican accused of voter purges would make 'great governor'

Trump threatens ‘maximum penalties’ for voter fraud

For President Trump, it’s 2016 all over again 

At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

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10/19/18

Corker: Administration must make 'independent, credible determination' on journalist's death

Trump boosts McSally, bashes Sinema in Arizona

Why Republicans are never going to be successful playing the race card to win black voters 

Trump and Republican lawmakers stoke migrant caravan conspiracy theories

GOP plays hardball in race to confirm Trump's court picks

McConnell: Entitlement Cuts Probably Won’t Happen Under Trump

Maxine Waters gets company in new GOP line of attack

Rep. Jason Lewis mocks women traumatized by unwanted sexual advances 

Rep. Steve King’s endorsement of white nationalist mayoral candidate in Canada draws rebuke from conservative news outlet 

Saudis say journalist killed in ‘fight’ at consulate; 18 detained

Saudi Arabia fires 5 top officials, arrests 18 Saudis, saying Khashoggi was killed in fight at consulate 

Mnuchin still plans to attend Saudi anti-terror financing meeting after Khashoggi disappearance 

Jim Mattis, Meeting His Chinese Counterpart, Tries to Ease Tensions

Bolton headed to Russia amid fears US leaving nuclear deal

Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in midterm elections 

Migrant caravan heading for US clashes with police in Mexico

F-bombs and a storm-out among Trump's top staff as tensions rise over border policies

The Trade War Has Claimed Its First Victim
(Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.)

Nikki Haley joins a growing list of Trump officials who criticize Trump on their way out the door 

Trump appointee tapped days ago to run Interior Department’s watchdog office resigns amid controversy 

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Paul Manafort to be sentenced Feb. 8 in federal court in Virginia 

Shields and Brooks on health care, Trump's Khashoggi reaction

Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation

For a Change, Democrats Seem Set to Equal or Exceed Republicans in Turnout

Adding to candidates’ billion-dollar haul, Democratic leaders maintain intense House fundraising pace 

NJ Politics Digest: State Dems Can Thank Trump for Bob Menendez’s Lead Over Hugin

There’s still no evidence Robert Menendez slept with underage prostitutes. A new attack ad says it anyway. 

Democratic attack ad falsely knocks Republican on preexisting conditions 

Kamala Harris and other prominent Democrats want to repeal Trump's tax cuts and replace them with cash payouts for the poor and working class

Trump calls Saudi explanation for journalist's death credible, arrests 'good first step'

Trump pledges to support pre-existing conditions coverage even as his administration backs lawsuit to scrap it

Trump boosts McSally, bashes Sinema in Arizona

Trump’s fixation on immigration reflects his belief that the midterms will be a base election 

Trump seizes on immigrant 'caravan' for midterm push

Trump and Republican lawmakers stoke migrant caravan conspiracy theories

Trump orders quicker environmental review of California water projects

The President of the United States Just Explicitly Endorsed Political Violence

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10/18/18

Dow falls more than 300 points as the market's October struggles persist

Conservatives mount a whisper campaign smearing Khashoggi in defense of Trump 

Gov. John Kasich - Defend American Values!

Trump threatens drastic action on immigration in bid to energize GOP voters 

Trump attacks fuel GOP fears about losing suburban women

GOP war room blasts endless stream of criticism at Democrats, with Warren its latest target 

Republican candidates trying to have it both ways on Obamacare

It's triple trouble for Republicans on health care 

House GOP leader McMorris Rodgers faces Obamacare backlash

New Vanderbilt poll finds Bredesen with narrow edge over Blackburn in Senate race

Ted Cruz Looks Stale and Old and Past His Time

White House underscores support for Saudi allies
(Amid international outrage over missing journalist, Trump and Pompeo say they trust Riyadh to investigate.)

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin drops out of Saudi conference amid outcry over Khashoggi disappearance

State Dept. denies report Pompeo heard recording of Khashoggi's murder

Crown prince under scrutiny in journalist’s disappearance even as Saudis search for exculpatory explanation 

China's stock market is getting pummeled and history shows that is bad news for US markets

Kelly, Bolton reportedly get into White House screaming match

Interior Secretary Zinke’s travel practices raised red flags, report finds 

Mueller assembles team of cooperators in Russian probe

Mueller's Russia investigation 'appropriate and independent': Rosenstein

As midterms near, Democrats accuse GOP of plotting to cut Medicare, Social Security 

Vicente Fox endorses Beto O'Rourke in Texas Senate race

O'Rourke: I called Cruz 'lyin' Ted' because of his continued 'dishonest' attacks

O'Rourke gives 'a definitive no' to possibility of running in 2020

New Vanderbilt poll finds Bredesen with narrow edge over Blackburn in Senate race

Cory Booker says the U.S. needs to ‘reexamine’ its ‘entire relationship’ with Saudi Arabia

Senators demand Trump disclose Saudi ties and 'suspend business relationships'

Jimmy Carter Says Brett Kavanaugh 'Unfit' To Serve As Supreme Court Justice

In Shift on Khashoggi Killing, Trump Edges Closer to Acknowledging a Saudi Role

Trump says it appears that missing journalist Khashoggi is dead 

Trump rebukes Saudis, but also gives them more time

Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder is Trump’s first tough foreign policy test — and he’s failing

Saudi storm darkens for Trump

At Montana rally, Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter 

Trump threatens military action if Mexico doesn't stop immigration 'onslaught'

Trump Opens New Front in His Battle With China: International Shipping

Trump administration pushes EPA's science overhaul to 2020

Trump says midterms about ‘Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense'

‘I am on the ticket’: Trump seeks to make the election about him, even if some don’t want it to be 

Trump threatens drastic action on immigration in bid to energize GOP voters 

Trump attacks fuel GOP fears about losing suburban women

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10/17/18

GOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia

Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing

Growing number of Republicans sounding a lot like Democrats ahead of elections 

Republicans Are Now Running as the Defenders of Healthcare—While Simultaneously Trying to Gut It

The GOP's paradox: The economy is popular, but Trump is not 

McConnell calls deficit ‘very disturbing,’ blames federal spending, dismisses criticism of tax cut

Republicans Ignore the Obvious Effect of Their Tax Cuts

The Trump tax cuts were supposed to be a big win for the GOP – but now they might not be enough to save the Republican House majority

Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke debate showdown

How Scott Walker is trying to withstand a ‘blue wave’ in Wisconsin 

Conservatives fear Trump will cut immigration deal

Ben Sasse Reacts To Trump's 'Horseface' Comment: 'That's Not The Way Men Act'

Protesters confront Cruz at airport over Kavanaugh vote

Pompeo’s trip fails to rectify Saudi crisis
(No breakthrough is reported after talks with the king and crown prince over a missing journalist.)

Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi 

Evangelical leader: Not worth risking ties with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

China is still the wildcard in the stock market's wild ride — here's why

Record number of families crossing U.S. border as Trump threatens new crackdown 

Trump's trade war is starting to whack car companies like Ford, Honda, and BMW

Fed indicates it's staying the course on rate hikes despite growing criticism from Trump

Treasury official charged with leaking info on ex-Trump advisers

Don McGahn departs as White House counsel, officials say

Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet

Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report

Mueller reportedly close to delivering findings in Russia probe

Meet the man poised to battle Dems from the White House

Joe Biden, 75, doesn’t mind if you think he’s too old to take on Trump, a fellow septuagenarian 

Biden: I hope Dems don't move to impeach Trump if they retake the House

Biden: Trump administration 'coddles autocrats and dictators'

The Fix’s midterm Senate rankings: Heidi Heitkamp’s seat is the most likely to flip 

Poll: Dem Donnelly has 4-point lead in Indiana Senate race

Dems go on offense against GOP lawsuit on pre-existing conditions

Democrats Pounce On Mitch McConnell For Blaming Debt On Social Security, Medicare

As midterms near, Democrats accuse GOP of plotting to cut Medicare, Social Security

Dems damp down hopes for climate change agenda

Democratic candidates for Congress have raised a record-shattering $1 billion this election

Trump’s preferred Jamal Khashoggi narrative collides with increasingly grim evidence 

Trump says he expects answers on Saudi reporter’s disappearance by ‘end of the week’

New poll: Trump’s Israel policies don’t sway most US Jews

Trump says each Cabinet secretary should slash 5% of their budgets after he pledges to cut spending

With ‘Horseface,’ Trump chose his base over women who could swing the midterms 

Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns

Pump and Trump

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10/16/18

Dow jumps more than 500 points, posts best day since March as earnings fuel rally

Budget Deficit Jumps Nearly 17% in 2018

‘He had this guy murdered’: Sen. Lindsey Graham blames Saudi crown prince for missing journalist 

Lindsey Graham Rails Against Saudi Crown Prince: He's A 'Wrecking Ball'

Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP

A Chorus of Republican Lawmakers Demand Steve Mnuchin Withdraw From Saudi Summit

169 House members urge Trump administration to allow exclusions from the latest China tariffs

Mitch McConnell says a vote on Trump's NAFTA replacement won't happen until next year

Cruz leads O'Rourke with three weeks to go

Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown

The latest on the missing Saudi journalist

Suspects in disappearance of Khashoggi linked to Saudi security services 

Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia’s mess? 

Trump appears to make room for Saudis to deny involvement in Khashoggi disappearance 

Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

Chief Justice John Roberts Emphasizes the Judiciary's Independence After Kavanaugh Confirmation

Mattis: ‘I’ve never registered for any political party’ 

Bayer may outsource some drug research - works council

White House to release fall regulatory agenda

O’Rourke, trailing Cruz in Texas Senate race, comes out swinging in final debate

A 'looooong shot for Democrats' against powerhouse Rep. Jim Jordan just got a little bit shorter

Democrats’ hope for Ohio
(Richard Cordray bets his consumer financial watchdog role will pay off)

Dems target small cluster of states in battle for House

New poll suggests Democrats won't sweep midterms

Michael Bloomberg for President? Experts Weigh in on How He Could Succeed in 2020

Trump sides with Saudis as clamor grows over Khashoggi disappearance

Saudi crown prince vows wider probes into Khashoggi case but still denies knowledge of journalist’s fate, Trump says 

Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia’s mess? 

Trump appears to make room for Saudis to deny involvement in Khashoggi disappearance 

Trump: 'I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia'

Caravan of more than 1,000 migrants moves north, triggering outrage from Trump

Trump threatens to cut off aid to Honduras over immigrant 'caravan'

Trump is considering a new family separation policy. Here’s what we know about migrant children still under U.S. custody

Trump assures Mattis he is ‘100 percent’ safe in his job

Trump, Feinstein feud intensifies over appeals court nominees

Trump stocks federal appeals courts with conservative judges at record pace

The Trump administration may not be able to force drugmakers to advertise their prices 

Trump: Cohen 'lying' that I directed him to break law

Trump: I won't accept the blame if Dems retake House

Trump tops $100 million in fundraising for his own reelection 

Trump goes on 12-tweet Twitter tirade

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10/15/18

In Trump country, Republican candidates this year fall flat 

Mitt Romney’s latest attempt to backtrack on Trump tells us what to expect from him in the Senate 

Hatch mocks Warren over DNA test with his own results showing '1/1032 T-Rex'

Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins' home

China just asserted its hold over the South China Sea. Will ASEAN nations push back? 

Wall Street, Trump forced to confront Saudi ties 

Can Donald Trump handle the truth about Jamal Khashoggi?

Jeff Sessions rips federal judges over anti-Trump bias

FBI investigated whether McCabe leaked info about Flynn and Trump to media

Carl Icahn says tariffs are a 'dangerous game' and have caused stock market crashes

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump, orders her to pay president's legal fees

Juan Williams says there is no real separation between Fox News, Trump administration

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on President Trump’s shifting campaign strategy

Joe Biden appeals to working-class whites who defected to Trump. Is that how Democrats win again?

Dems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach

Beto O'Rourke will not share $38 million he raised with other Dem Senate candidates

Warren DNA test reinvigorates fight with Trump

Trump to send Pompeo to meet Saudi king

Wall Street, Trump forced to confront Saudi ties 

Trump says 'rogue killers' could be to blame for Saudi journalist

Trump Embraces Foreign Aid to Counter China’s Global Influence

Trump makes new overtures to Democrats

Trump, defiant, unloads on '60 Minutes' 

6 takeaways from Trump’s ‘60 Minutes’ interview 

Trump attacks ‘Crazy Bernie’ Sanders over Medicare plans

Trump promised $1 million to charity if Warren proved her Native American DNA. Now he’s waffling. 

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10/14/18

Vulnerable Republicans throw ‘Hail Mary’ on pre-existing conditions

GOP pollster: Republicans may hold on to the House in midterms

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

Rubio: Response to death of Saudi journalist 'can't be symbolic'

Flake: 'Doesn't seem to be' any other explanation than Saudi involvement in journalist's disappearance

Flake: Republicans should be at the forefront of combating climate change

Lawmakers, Wall Street shrug off Trump's escalating Fed attacks

McCarthy in-laws’ firm scrutinized
(House leader’s family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestry)

Maine faces consumer backlash after Senator Susan Collins backs Kavanaugh

A senator snatched a student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar 

NYC Republican Club Vandalized Ahead of ‘Hipster-Fascist Clown’ Gavin McInnes Event

Rust Belt race hinges on Trump

Electoral battle for Hispanics intensifies in Florida

NBC issues correction after Trump’s Robert E. Lee comment

CNN’s Stelter Wonders If Trump’s Rhetoric Allowed Murder of WaPo Writer

Saudi Arabia forcefully rejects ‘threats’ over Khashoggi disappearance as international crisis simmers  

Kudlow: Trump is 'very serious' when he threatens punishment against Saudi Arabia

Kudlow defends Trump attacks on Fed: 'Nothing wrong with him weighing in'

Poll: Democrats' lead in House races growing

Senate Dem: Republicans 'don't want to hear the information' on climate change

Georgia gubernatorial candidate confident election will be fair despite allegations of voter suppression

Joe Biden leads a wide field of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential election, according to new CNN poll

Elizabeth Warren builds expansive Democratic campaign effort ahead of likely 2020 bid 

New York's Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Trump suggests Mattis may be next to resign

Trump unsure whether Mattis will leave, says he is ‘sort of a Democrat’ 

Trump says he has 'no intention' of shutting down Mueller probe

Trump defends family separations at border

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains 

Trump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House'

Trump says GOP wouldn't have 'won' on Kavanaugh without speech mocking Ford

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10/13/18

GOP remains the favorite to keep control of Senate

Collusion judgment looms for key Senate panel

McCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump's border wall

Collins blasted ‘dark money’ groups in Kavanaugh fight. One just paid to thank her for her vote. 

Voters say they are more likely to cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections 

March to the Polls rally in Chicago draws thousands

Five things to watch for in deteriorating US-Saudi relations

North Dakota soybean farmers, caught in the trade war, watch the season run out on their crop 

Three reasons Mueller may not charge Trump with obstruction

Neil deGrasse Tyson says Trump's Space Force could be a 'fatal mistake' if done wrong

O’Rourke faces pivotal point in Texas battle with Cruz

How a Democratic House would check this erratic president 

‘It keeps me awake at night’: Democrats fear lackluster Latino support could undercut bid for Congress 

In Iowa, Cory Booker's early work sets him apart

Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if U.S. determines Saudi Arabia killed Khashoggi 

Trump meets pastor freed from Turkish prison at White House

Trump has chosen Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone as next White House counsel, people familiar with decision say 

Trump calls on blacks to ‘honor’ Republicans with votes, then praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee 

Trump’s business ties to Saudi Arabia run long and deep

How Trump’s Impulsiveness, Vanity, and Cronyism Could Tank the Economy

Trump praises McConnell's role in battle over Kavanaugh

Watch live: President Trump hosts rally in Kentucky

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10/12/18

Stocks rebound, ending their worst week in six months

Ron Paul: US is barreling toward a stock market drop of 50% or more, and there's no way to prevent it

Cruz says he's willing to participate in debate with O'Rourke on CNN

Republicans see silver linings in deep-blue states

Republicans play defense on preexisting conditions 

GOP candidate threatens Pa. governor: 'I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes'

GOP senator seeking information on FBI dealings with Bruce Ohr, former DOJ lawyer

Adelsons set to spend tens of millions more on Republican midterm candidates

More Americans disapprove of Kavanaugh’s confirmation than support it, new poll shows 

Kavanaugh tensions linger after bitter fight

Mnuchin Spins a False Claim About Tax Cuts and the Deficit

This week in Trumponomics: A flash of panic

China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record $34.1 billion in September amid trade war 

Trump’s Latest China Salvo Could Hurt U.S. Nuke Industry

The Week in Public Finance: How the New NAFTA Deal Impacts States

Obamacare Premiums Will Drop for the First Time, and by Double Digits in Some States

Georgia’s held-up voter registrations reinforce black Americans’ fears about voting rights

Shields and Brooks on President Trump’s ‘angry mob’ rhetoric

How America’s urban-rural divide is changing the Democratic Party

No, Beto O’Rourke’s insane $38 million fundraising haul does not mean he can win Texas 

Trump to call Saudi king about missing journalist

Amid outcry, there are few signs Trump will cut off Saudis

Trump’s $110 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia: still fake 

Trump administration weighs new family-separation effort at border 

Trump administration proposes tough rules on protests

Trump seems to think Kanye West speaks for black Americans. But Kanye speaks for Kanye. 

Trump: 'We’ve learned how to live with' the 'fake news' media

Trump: 'Robert E. Lee was a great general'

Watch live: Trump holds rally in Lebanon, Ohio

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10/11/18

Dow drops nearly 550 points, sending its two-day loss total to nearly 1,400 points  

Senators warn Trump that Saudi relationship is on the line

Graham on punishment for Saudi journalist's disappearance: 'Everything would be on the table'

Senate confirms 15 Trump judges after GOP leaders, Democrats strike deal

Senate heads home to campaign after deal on Trump nominees

GOP loads up lame-duck agenda as House control teeters

Murkowski is taking heat for her Kavanaugh vote. But her support for Arctic drilling could help her. 

McConnell, at odds with Trump, says ‘nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski in Alaska 

Republicans and Democrats paint scary visions for health care if the other side wins 

GOP candidates try to blunt Democrats’ preexisting conditions attacks 

GOP fractured over filling Supreme Court vacancies in 2020

In key Virginia House race, Comstock says reports of her death are greatly exaggerated

Poll: Walker down 10 points in Wisconsin

Watch NEC Director Larry Kudlow's full interview

Kelly called Warren 'impolite,' 'arrogant' after phone call: report

Mulvaney calls for unity at consumer bureau amid racial controversy

FBI Chief Says Kavanaugh Investigation Was 'Limited In Scope' At White House Direction

Trump's lawyers preparing answers to questions in Russia probe: source

Social Security cost-of-living adjustment will raise benefits 2.8% in 2019

Fox & Friends Was Desperate—Again—to Hang Up on President Fox News Grandpa

Memo to the media: Stop spreading Trump’s fake news 

Progressives furious about Senate judicial nominee deal

Here’s where Democrats are really picking up Trump voters 

Democratic candidates are upending the money race
(The party soars with small donors and digital innovation. The totals, even for long shots, stun GOP.)

Democrats aim for big gains in state legislatures

Democratic Congress would hold EPA accountable on climate change, senator says

Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters for midterms

Beto still trails Cruz in Texas Senate polling

Andrew Gillum condemns Ron DeSantis for negative ads aired before Hurricane Michael

Trump says curbing arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to missing journalist is ‘not acceptable’ 

The Investigators Trump Says Are in Turkey Don’t Seem to Be There

Trump, Xi meeting in November getting on track

Trump Administration Releases Final Rule for Legal Immigrants Using Public Benefits

Trump likes Dina Powell for U.N. job, but she could face some resistance within the White House 

AP source: Dina Powell tells Trump she doesn't want UN job

Trump says the Federal Reserve caused the stock market correction, but he won't fire Chair Powell

Nothing to See Here! Trump Insists His Relationship With John Kelly Is Thriving

Trump’s Message for 2020: the Democrats Are a “Wacko” Mob

Here’s what happened at Kanye West’s incredibly bizarre meeting with Donald Trump 

Kanye West tells Trump MAGA hat made him feel like 'Superman'

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10/10/18

Dow drops 800 points, led by tech shares, as stock market investors fear higher rates

Stocks suffer worst loss in 8 months with the Dow plunging more than 800 points

Cramer: I don't think the economy is as good as Jay Powell thinks

GOP sees new hope to expand Senate majority

Trump and the GOP are playing ‘the man card’ headed into the midterm election 

GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming

Grassley says he would not allow Supreme Court vacancy to be filled in 2020 

Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

The Latest: McConnell says no GOP senator for Sessions' job

McConnell sputters as news host refuses to accept his revisionist Supreme Court history

Here’s how Susan Collins gaslit the nation — and revealed herself to be just another partisan flunky

Tom Cotton’s fact-free theory on the leaks of Ford’s letter 

Mitt Romney Calls Family Separations A ‘Dark Chapter In American History’

GOP lawmaker rips mic from Democratic candidate's hands during debate

Rosenstein’s interview with Trump’s congressional allies postponed indefinitely 

With Bolton ascendant, Haley’s departure sparks fears 

With Nikki Haley’s departure, Israel loses its staunchest ally at the UN

Following in Bush 41’s footsteps? Five takeaways from Nikki Haley’s departure as U.N. ambassador. 

U.S., China look for weapons beyond tariffs to ramp up trade fight

US trade war would make world 'poorer and more dangerous'

Ford announces plan to lay off workers after tariffs cost them $1B

Trump’s Tariffs and Target Are Killing Dollar Tree

One Of America's Oldest Coal Companies Just Filed For Bankruptcy

The 5 surprising things about the new USMCA trade agreement 

Mnuchin warns China about devaluing its currency

How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran
(The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.)

FBI director defends ‘limited’ Kavanaugh background probe 

Roberts refers judicial misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to federal appeals court in Colorado 

Should USA Today have published Trump's op-ed?

Dems eye ambitious agenda if House flips

Poll: Kavanaugh confirmation energizes Democrats more than GOP

Dems to force health care vote weeks before Nov. midterms

Democrats see hypocrisy in GOP attacks on ‘liberal mob’

Democrats Are Ignoring One Key Voting Group: Veterans

Trump after stock drop: 'The Fed has gone crazy'

Trump talked with Jeff Sessions’s own chief of staff about replacing him as attorney general 

Trump rails against Dems at Pennsylvania rally as Hurricane Michael batters Florida

Trump and the GOP are playing ‘the man card’ headed into the midterm election 

Trump tries to stoke senior citizens' fear with attack on Democrats' 'Medicare for all' proposals as GOP faces midterm onslaught over health care

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Democrats’ health care ideas

‘Too dangerous to govern’: Trump paints a dark picture of Democratic control 

Trump repeats claim without evidence that paid protesters disrupted his rallies

Regular churchgoing doesn’t make Trump voters more moderate. It makes them more enthusiastic for Trump. 

My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Donald Trump, Mike Pence, John Kelly, and Mike Pompeo 

Trump says 'no one more competent in the world' than daughter Ivanka to replace Nikki Haley as UN ambassador

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10/9/18

Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s U.N. ambassador 

Something doesn’t smell right’: The curious timing of Nikki Haley’s exit 

GOP on timing of Haley’s announcement: ‘Unusual and odd'

Susan Collins’s wrong claim on Planned Parenthood and Supreme Court justices 

Susan Collins becomes top 2020 target for Dems

Grassley pledges to raise $3M for Collins after Kavanaugh fight

Pro-Kavanaugh Dark Money Group Launches Campaign To Support Susan Collins

Murkowski brushes off GOP backlash: 'I'm good with' Kavanaugh vote

Former GOP Congressman David Jolly unloads on Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'He's lost his mind'

GOP senator wants Apple, Amazon to give briefing on reported Super Micro hack

‘An angry mob’: Republicans work to recast Democratic protests as out-of-control anarchy 

Sprint to midterms is on, as Kavanaugh furor reverberates

Kavanaugh becomes new flashpoint in midterms defined by anger

Mike Pompeo and His Chinese Counterpart Trade Harsh Words

U.S. and China clearly display frosty relations

5 Interesting Supreme Court Cases Kavanaugh Could Decide This Term

Missouri judge rules officials can't tell voters photo ID required to cast ballot

Reversing Roe wouldn't criminalize abortion everywhere 

CNN poll: Democrats are fired up and maintain a strong 2018 lead

A Month Before Election Day, Democrats Poised for Legislative Gains

Democrat Wexton leads Rep. Comstock by 12 points in Northern Va. district, survey finds 

Beto O’Rourke May Benefit From an Unlikely Support Group: White Evangelical Women

Trump says he wants to hold next Kim summit after midterms

Trump says second summit with Kim Jong Un could be held at Mar-a-Lago

Trump expands anti-China effort

Trump bent on taking 'America First' to next level at U.N., diplomats say

Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

Trump's economy means soaring deficits, too 

Trump faces new decision on second most powerful court

Trump apparently misunderstands ‘Fox & Friends’ joke, makes baffling tweet 

Trump rally crowd chants 'lock her up' about Feinstein

Trump touts Kavanaugh confirmation at raucous Iowa rally

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10/8/18

McConnell says GOP was 'literally under assault’ — by people protesting an alleged sexual assault 

Ryan: GOP base 'activated' and 'animated' by Kavanaugh fight

Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

Why the Kavanaugh fight could hurt the GOP’s chances of keeping the House and help it keep the Senate 

Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang
(North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.)

Utah’s highly watched Mia Love-Ben McAdams race is now a ‘toss-up

Utah’s Hatch, Lee cheer on as Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed in the tightest Supreme Court vote in modern history

Republicans believe U.S. economic system is fair to most Americans 

The junk science Republicans used to undermine Ford and help save Kavanaugh 

Suburban voters will decide control of Congress

CNN Poll: Majority oppose Kavanaugh, but his popularity grows with GOP

The lasting effect of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

Pompeo hails 'another step forward' after 2-hour meeting with Kim Jong Un

China tells Trump administration to stop its ‘misguided’ actions and allegations  

China Slams Brakes on U.S. Crude Oil Imports

How the opioids bill could halt exploitation of addicted Americans

Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn

Tamara Keith and Shawna Thomas on the Kavanaugh election effect

Survey of battleground House districts shows Democrats with narrow edge 

Court fight lingers, to their dismay
(Impeach Kavanaugh? Many Democrats are put in awkward spot.)

Trump, Kavanaugh celebrate confirmation

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh for sexual misconduct allegations during confirmation

Trump says Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent' in confirmation battle

Trump says calls to impeach Kavanaugh are ‘an insult to the American public’

Trump uses Kavanaugh to embrace another culture war: The backlash to #MeToo and changing gender norms 

Trump predicts Democrats will vote for Republicans because of Kavanaugh stance

Trump to announce pro-ethanol measure on Tuesday ahead of Iowa trip: sources

Trump on Rosenstein: 'Not making any changes'

Trump cozies up to steel
(Industry is surging under the president’s recent tariffs. But will its workers benefit?)

No state has seen President Trump’s approval rating drop farther than Utah, new poll shows

Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign?

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10/7/18

Defiant Republicans hope Kavanaugh fight will stoke their voters next month 

Republican Party boss: Kavanaugh confirmation will help GOP candidates 'across the board' in midterms

McConnell calls Kavanaugh confirmation proudest moment as senator

McConnell: 'Simply inaccurate' that Senate is broken after Kavanaugh fight

The GOP attains domination — at least for a few weeks 

Brett Kavanaugh and the G.O.P.’s Bargain with Trump

Susan Collins swings back at Planned Parenthood over Supreme Court double-standard

Collins: I believe Ford believes her testimony, but no corroboration it was Kavanaugh

Susan Collins slams Trump: He ‘was not respectful’ to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Susan Collins: Ford's Testimony Made Me Wonder If Kavanaugh Should Withdraw

Collins: Kavanaugh vote ‘right up there’ among hardest decisions ever made

Graham: I'm 'happy as a clam' effort to 'railroad' Kavanaugh failed

Rep. Steve King Uses Sleeping Baby To Celebrate Kavanaugh's Confirmation

GOP senator: If Kavanaugh wasn't angry during testimony, 'people would be very suspicious'

Taylor Swift makes most public political statement of her career, says she cannot support Marsha Blackburn

Kasich: 2018 will be 'good year for Democrats'

Bitter partisan battle wounded Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court he’s joined 

Jewish women’s groups denounce Senate for confirming Kavanaugh

‘Rock bottom’: Supreme Court fight reveals a country on the brink 

CNN’s Brian Stelter Breaks Down the ‘Questionable Editorial Decisions’ in Kavanaugh Coverage

Christine Blasey Ford still unable to live at home due to death threats, lawyers say

Pompeo, Kim Jong Un agree to hold 2nd summit with Trump as soon as possible 

UN report predicts catastrophic consequences if greenhouse gas emissions not reduced by 2030

Trump refugee policy leaves thousands stranded outside US

April Ryan: Trump sees women reporters as weak

Dems see blue 'tsunami' in House as Senate path narrows

Dems look to women to take back the House after Kavanaugh fight

Dem senator: Kavanaugh confirmation 'underscores' health care, Mueller investigation as key midterm issues

Manchin faces firestorm at home following Kavanaugh vote

Coons: 'Premature' for House Dems to talk about impeaching Kavanaugh

Hirono: Roe v. Wade won't be overturned, but will be nullified

Hirono: Collins comments about Ford 'insulting'

Kerry decries ‘broken’ Washington

Trump, GOP aim to weaponize Kavanaugh vote ahead of November

Donald Trump Praises Women Supporting Brett Kavanaugh: “It Is A Beautiful Thing To See”

What's next from The New York Times' Trump tax team?

Trump has lost $1 billion in personal wealth since running for president

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10/6/18

Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after bitter partisan battle

Senate installs Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

Senators representing less than half the U.S. are about to confirm a nominee opposed by most Americans 

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

McConnell calls opposition to Kavanaugh a ‘great political gift’ to Republicans 

McConnell: Kavanaugh win 'a shot of adrenaline' for GOP midterm chances

Graham: Kavanaugh turned out to be the 'slut whore drunk' of the Ford story

The effort to unseat Susan Collins in 2020 is already underway

The Kavanaugh court is the one conservatives have worked decades to build 

With Kavanaugh confirmed, a bloc of conservative justices may set the Supreme Court's agenda

The winners and losers of the Supreme Court fight 

Senate races move right, House races move left in political fallout from Kavanaugh confirmation fight 

FormerYaleLawSchool Dean: Kavanaugh's confirmation an ‘American tragedy’

Deborah Ramirez: Senators' Actions Make Me 'Feel Like I’m Right Back At Yale’

Backlash to Trump claim that Soros paid anti-Kavanaugh protesters

The trade war and its costs
(The longer the U.S.-China feud, the more unpredictable its outcome)

Will Iowa voters who flipped for Trump have 'buyer's remorse' in 2018?

Dem 2020 primary season is unofficially underway

Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally

Trump says Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski ‘will never recover’ for voting no on Kavanaugh 

Trump doubles down on ‘paid professional’ anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Trump connects Kavanaugh confirmation to midterm elections

Trump: ‘Hundred percent’ Ford named wrong person

Trump: If I fought Biden, ‘it would not last long’

Watch live: Trump holds rally in Topeka, Kansas

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10/5/18

Deficit soars to $782 billion in 2018

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 1969. Here’s why

Divided Senate clears way for Kavanaugh’s confirmation to Supreme Court 

Senate set for rare all-night session ahead of Kavanaugh vote

How Mitch McConnell uses Senate rules to rack up GOP wins 

Flake to vote 'yes' on Kavanaugh

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner on Kavanaugh: “I will be voting to approve his nomination.”

Susan Collins will vote to approve Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Minutes after Sen. Susan Collins announced her support for Brett Kavanaugh, the site to fund her opponent was so overwhelmed that it crashed

Susan Collins Triggers $2 Million In Pledges To 2020 Opponent With Kavanaugh Vote

For shame, Republicans: The disingenuousness of Susan Collins and other Kavanaugh-supporting senators

Murkowski says she opposes Kavanaugh's nomination, but will vote 'present'

Murkowski reveals why she bucked GOP in key Kavanaugh vote

GOP senator: Kavanaugh 'won't feel like a winner' after confirmation

From Susan Collins to Lindsey Graham: The politicians and players whose legacies will be shaped by the Kavanaugh fight 

Chuck Grassley Says Workload May Deter Women From Joining Judiciary Committee

GOP lawmaker reports 'threatening' Twitter messages to police

Bitter Tenor of Senate Reflects a Nation at Odds With Itself

How Kavanaugh got the votes

Here’s why confirming Kavanaugh could seriously undermine the Supreme Court’s public standing 

How Kavanaugh could threaten the hard-won legitimacy of the Roberts court

Kagan warns that Supreme Court may not have a swing vote anymore

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, impeachment could follow. Here’s how. 

Ford lawyers blast 'numerous false claims' about FBI investigation ahead of Kavanaugh confirmation vote

Pence escalates criticism of China
(Beijing is guilty of ‘unprecedented’ election meddling, the vice president says.)

It’s No Longer Just a Trade War Between the U.S. and China
(Vice President Pence’s fierce attack and allegations of tech spying escalate the conflict.)

Mike Pence and the Trump administration’s complicity in downplaying Russian election interference 

Hawks Will Only Drive South Korea Away From America

Tariffs Have Cost 685 Americans Their Jobs So Far, Data Show

Shields and Brooks on Kavanaugh confirmation showdown

Manchin says he will vote for Kavanaugh

Why is Heidi Heitkamp voting against Kavanaugh? 

Sen. Leahy: Kavanaugh confirmation battle damaging to Senate and Supreme Court

Liberal groups won't support Democrats backing Kavanaugh

Possible 2020 Dems react to Kavanaugh securing votes needed for Senate confirmation

Key lawmaker promises investigation into Kavanaugh if Dems retake House

Trump tweets back at 'very rude elevator screamers' confronting senators on Kavanaugh

Trump says Pentagon to produce lithium sea-water batteries

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10/4/18

Dow falls the most in 2 months on fears of rising rates as 10-year yield hits highest since 2011

Republicans aim to confirm Kavanaugh on weekend; protesters arrested

Brett Kavanaugh: Procedural vote set for Friday morning as senators weigh FBI report

Kavanaugh moves closer to Senate confirmation as GOP argues FBI report exonerates the judge 

Make-or-break GOP senators signal support for Kavanaugh after FBI report

How the only 5 senators who matter are thinking about the Kavanaugh vote

Protester who confronted Flake in elevator: He’s 'torn between his conscience and his party'

Key Republicans signal satisfaction with FBI report, increasing confirmation odds for Kavanaugh 

Grassley says FBI found 'no hint' of Kavanaugh misconduct, while Democrats slam probe as 'incomplete'

Colorado’s Cory Gardner reviewing FBI report on Kavanaugh after listening to sexual assault survivors
(The senator wants to finish reading the FBI report before making a decision, spokesman Casey Contres said.)

GOP senator may miss Kavanaugh vote for daughter’s wedding

Kavanaugh’s path to confirmation begins to solidify

Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court would give Republicans a win that lasts a generation – but it could hurt them in the Senate this year

GOP sees Kavanaugh as boost for Senate, danger for House

Hatch tells group of female protesters to 'grow up'

Bitter partisan battle over Kavanaugh enters final chapter

Congressional Republicans tentatively agree to raise federal worker pay, rebuffing Trump 

GOP candidates pay the price for attempts to kill Obamacare and its guarantee of coverage for preexisting conditions 

Heavy risks for GOP in battleground races in state
(New poll shows that in six most contested California House districts, Republicans hold a lead in none.)

In deep-red Tennessee, Republicans are anxious about the U.S. Senate race 

GOP Rep. Kevin Brady calls Democrats' efforts to obtain Trump's tax returns 'dangerous'

GOP ads falsely depict Democrats as supporters of Sanders’s health plan

FBI background check of Kavanaugh appears to have been highly curtailed 

The F.B.I. Probe Ignored Testimonies from Former Classmates of Kavanaugh

Factbox: Witnesses in the Kavanaugh FBI probe

Brett Kavanaugh is a D.C. creature, but his political payback talk is pure Jersey

The rise and the reckoning: Inside Brett Kavanaugh’s circles of influence 

Scores of Kavanaugh protesters arrested after descending on Senate building

Nationwide anti-Kavanaugh protests intensify

FBI report fails to calm Kavanaugh chaos

Retired justice says don't confirm Kavanaugh

Pence accuses China of anti-Trump campaign

China’s Influence Operations Are Pinpointing America’s Weaknesses

For Canada and U.S., ‘That Relationship Is Gone’ After Bitter Nafta Talks

Seven Russian intelligence officers indicted on conspiracy charges

Blind focus on ‘energy dominance’ may cripple Endangered Species Act

Democrats Rage After Viewing FBI's Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Report

Red-state Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will vote no on Kavanaugh

Hopes for infrastructure deal with Trump rise if Dems win House

Trump signs law expanding hate crime protections to religious institutions

As FBI delivers its report on Kavanaugh, Trump decries 'totally uncorroborated allegations'

Federal judge, citing Trump racial bias, says administration can’t strip legal status from 300,000 Haitians, Salvadorans and others — for now

Trump touts 50 percent approval rating, says he's 'working hard'

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10/3/18

'Rip-roaring hot' jobs market sees private payrolls surge by 230,000, highest since February

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Mitch McConnell: Brett Kavanaugh Protesters Won't 'Scare Us'

Senate moves ahead on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination with a procedural vote expected Friday 

Senate sets preliminary vote Friday on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh after reviewing FBI report

Senate GOP expects FBI report by Wednesday afternoon

Senators will view FBI report on Kavanaugh Thursday

Kavanaugh fight puts Senate on edge of precipice

Sasse: I encouraged Trump to pick someone other than Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake says it does no good to have an FBI investigation ‘that just gives more cover’ on Kavanaugh allegations

Lindsey Graham’s head-turning defense of Trump isn’t what you think 

McConnell denounces Kavanaugh 'feeding frenzy,' doubles down on vote this week

GOP candidate Hawley releases ad slamming Senate "circus" on Kavanaugh nomination

Sen. Bill Cassidy challenges anti-Kavanaugh protester: 'You know it's unfair'

Sen. Orrin Hatch faces backlash, accusations of ‘slut-shaming’ for posting Utah man’s letter questioning validity of Kavanaugh accuser

Female GOP senators take up side on Kavanaugh debate

GOP at odds over FBI’s probe
(As Trump mocks Kavanaugh’s accuser, some balk at plans to keep findings secret and vote this week.)

Trump's Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford Draws GOP Concern

2020 primaries loom over GOP senators on Kavanaugh

Republicans shift their Kavanaugh strategy to attacks on Ford

Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump 

Why 2018 may be the end of moderate Republicans — forever

A new survey shows that the Republican Party is not the party of Trump 

Is the U.S.-China Trade War About to Become a Currency War?

The U.S. and China are playing a dangerous game. What comes next? 

U.S. terminates 1955 treaty with Iran, calling it an ‘absolute absurdity’ 

Big oil and gas companies are winners in Trump's new trade deal 

San Francisco judge suspends Trump administration's decision to end protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants

Kavanaugh, Ford hit with attacks over credibility

Mark Judge's ex gives sworn affidavit apparently corroborating Swetnick's accusation

Ford attorneys slam FBI's Kavanaugh investigation for not interviewing Ford, witnesses

Why the FBI hasn’t interviewed Kavanaugh or Ford

Whom the FBI has spoken to in the Kavanaugh inquiry — and whom it hasn’t

More than 40 potential sources have not been contacted by the FBI in Kavanaugh investigation

Five things to know about the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation

Brett Kavanaugh’s anger may be backfiring 

What matters about Kavanaugh, and what doesn't

Supreme Court, missing a justice, considers a trucking case that could rattle the economy

Democrats are breaking fundraising records. Republicans blame 'outsiders.' 

Russia collusion bombshell: DNC lawyers met with FBI on dossier before surveillance warrant

Senate Democrats suggest past FBI background checks on Kavanaugh include evidence of inappropriate behavior 

Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire

Tax Dodger Donald Trump Is Looking Out for His Own Kind

N.Y. tax agency weighs probe after report that Trump family built wealth through tax-avoidance schemes and fraud 

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

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10/2/18

Dow jumps more than 100 points to all-time high, rallies for a second day to start fourth quarter

Corker predicts Kavanaugh will be confirmed, says Dems 'overplayed their hand'

Senate GOP coy on when final vote on Kavanaugh will happen

GOP says FBI report will be secret; Dems say issue now is Kavanaugh credibility

Expanded FBI probe into Kavanaugh allegations shows the leverage of three undecided GOP senators 

‘Tribalism is ruining us:’ Flake uses Kavanaugh fight to plead for civility and cooperation 

Flake says his Kavanaugh vote depends on FBI probe results

Graham to Trump: Renominate Kavanaugh if vote fails

Republicans on Senate panel release explicit statement about Kavanaugh accuser’s sex life  

Three former Kavanaugh clerks tell Senate they are 'deeply troubled' by allegations

Primary lessons: Two parties in flux, both defined by President Donald Trump

Is China Really Meddling in U.S. Elections?
(So far little evidence supports President Trump's claim.)

Forget Stanford, Tsinghua Beckons
(America is losing African and Asian students to China.)

Pompeo to meet with North Korea's Kim on Sunday

USMCA, Trump’s NAFTA replacement, is big. And that’s just in terms of syllables. 

Labor reserves crucial judgment on NAFTA 2.0

Envelopes sent to Mattis, Navy chief test positive for ricin

Envelope believed to contain ricin sent to Trump

What the FBI might be looking for in the Brett Kavanaugh

FBI navigates political minefield and deadline in Kavanaugh inquiry 

FBI interviews in Kavanaugh investigation go beyond initial White House mandate

FBI completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend

Deborah Ramirez’s attorney: FBI has not contacted witnesses who may have information about Boulder woman’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accusers question FBI's thoroughness

Some witnesses say they called FBI in vain as end of Kavanaugh probe looms

More Yale classmates come forward claiming Brett Kavanaugh has been lying

The bar fights back at Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh’s temperament and credibility emerge as flash points in Supreme Court fight 

More Than 500 Law Professors Condemn Kavanaugh For ‘Lack Of Judicial Temperament’

Kavanaugh warned of possible condo eviction in 1983 letter

Poll details New Jersey opposition to Brett Kavanaugh nomination, especially among women

The Supreme Court Cases for State and Local Governments to Watch

New York Times investigation: Trump helped his parents evade taxes, 'including instances of outright fraud'

Showtime to air documentary on NYT Trump tax story

For Private Prisons, Detaining Immigrants Is Big Business

Michael Bloomberg jolts Senate battle with $20 million for Democrats 

Dems rebuild blue wall in Midwest

Claire McCaskill's promise to save preexisting conditions could save her job 

In quest for majority, Dems swarm McCarthy’s home state

Red-state Dems face nightmare scenario on Kavanaugh

Mellman: Why Kavanaugh should withdraw

Budowsky: The Klobuchar and Kavanaugh moment

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 'satisfied' with FBI investigation of Kavanaugh allegation

Hillary Clinton: Kavanaugh’s political hit job claim is laughable

Trump sends news clips, letter to Capitol Hill in support of new North American trade deal

Trump extols trade deal as a big win; others see it as update

Trump's big fight with Canada over dairy gets the US only $70 million more than TPP trade deal

Trump sows distrust of U.S.
(America’s global prestige has waned since his election, a survey finds)

Trump administration abruptly ends key law enforcement program at wildlife refuges

New York Times investigation: Trump helped his parents evade taxes, 'including instances of outright fraud'

Showtime to air documentary on NYT Trump tax story

White House blasts New York Times over Trump tax story

Amid Kavanaugh questions, Trump says it's not 'acceptable' to lie to Congress

Trump mocks Ford testimony at Mississippi rally

Ford's attorney fires back at Trump: 'He is a profile in cowardice'

This Is as Obvious and Blatant a Presidential Lie as You're Going to See
(Once again, it couldn't be clearer that Trump's statements on the Stormy Daniels payment weren't just "false.")

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10/1/18

Dow rises nearly 200 points after the US and Canada strike a deal to replace NAFTA

Jeff Flake Says Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination Is 'Over' If He Lied to the Senate. So What Are We Still Doing Here?

Kavanaugh would not be confirmed if FBI probe shows he lied to Senate committee, Jeff Flake says 

FBI should conduct ‘real investigation’ into Kavanaugh, Flake says in Boston

Flake: I sometimes feel like I'm 'without a party'

Flake vows to vote 'no' if Supreme Court nominee lied

Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

Graham attacks NBC as ‘co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh’

FBI’s Kavanaugh scope widens as GOP seeks votes

‘The trauma for a man’: Male fury and fear rises in GOP in defense of Kavanaugh 

White House agrees to expand Kavanaugh probe slightly as McConnell signals vote is imminent 

Republicans bet more on stocks after Trump win

In Mississippi Senate race, an African American Democrat faces a Republican using a Confederate symbol 

Defense Secretary James Mattis cancels trip to China as trade tensions get worse

Chinese ship comes ‘within 45 yards’ of US destroyer in South China Sea

U.S., Canada and Mexico just reached a sweeping new NAFTA deal. Here’s what’s in it.

Five things to know about Trump's new NAFTA

Is Trump Mainly Rebranding NAFTA?

Trump’s new NAFTA is pretty much the same as the old one — but at what cost? 

FBI investigates Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

FBI interviews Kavanaugh accuser; Yale friend remembers judge as heavy drinker

Mutual friend of Ramirez and Kavanaugh anxious to come forward with evidence

Voters strongly support FBI investigation of sexual assault charges against Kavanaugh

Emboldened protesters step up effort to block Kavanaugh confirmation

Kavanaugh questioned by police after 1985 fight in college bar: report

Another classmate comes forward to refute Kavanaugh Senate testimony: 'It is truth that is at stake'

Kavanaugh won't return to teach at HarvardLawSchool next semester

Mueller's office cites Watergate precedent in defending special counsel's authority

Comey says he’s willing to testify before Congress — but only if it’s public 

Trump’s Tariffs Are Killing More Than 450,000 Jobs

Trump’s NAFTA Revision Ignores Climate Change, Bolsters Oil And Gas Industries

Mercury Can Cause Brain Damage In Kids. The EPA Wants To Weaken Rules On Its Emissions.

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Brett Kavanaugh and midterm voter enthusiasm

Manchin leads in West Virginia despite high Trump approval: poll

Five changes Democrats will seek at Pentagon if they win power

Trump says USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada proves tough talk and tariffs work 

Trump administration begins denying visas to some same-sex partners of foreign diplomats: report

Trump says he's fine with FBI interviewing Kavanaugh's third accuser

Trump administration denied it has ‘secret’ committee seeking negative information on marijuana

Trump still doesn’t get why black voters aren’t supporting him 

Trump to press: ‘I consider you a part of the Democrat Party’

‘You’re not thinking. You never do,’ Trump tells a female reporter 

Trump makes vague threat to unnamed Democratic senator while defending Kavanaugh: 'I've seen that person in very, very bad situations'

Trump notes Andrew Jackson 'continues to be on the $20 bill'

Trump holds rally in Tennessee

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9/30/18

US, Canada reach NAFTA deal

Midterms put GOP centrists in peril

GOP risks disaster with Kavanaugh, midterms

Republicans Can Dump Kavanaugh Now, Or Risk A Nightmare Scenario

Flake: If I were running for reelection ‘not a chance’ I’d call for Kavanaugh investigation

Flake: Elevator confrontation showed me Kavanaugh debate ‘tearing the country apart'

Jeff Flake: I’ll Back Kavanaugh Unless FBI ‘Turns Up Something — And They Might’

Sens. Jeff Flake and Chris Coons explain why they decided to delay Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation

Graham defends Kavanaugh against criticism over temperament: He was 'rightly offended'

Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate Whether Someone Leaked Kavanaugh Accuser's Name 

Brett Kavanaugh is not a 'stumbling, bumbling drunk' and is no Bill Cosby, Lindsey Graham says

Grassley asks FBI to probe apparent false allegations against Kavanaugh

These are the six senators who could decide Kavanaugh’s fate

Kellyanne Conway: 'I’m a victim of sexual assault'

Partisan rage over Kavanaugh allegations erupts into midterm campaigns 

The Mueller investigation: Where it stands at the midterms

FBI interviews second Kavanaugh accuser

FBI interviews accuser; Yale friend remembers heavy drinker

Kavanaugh polling: FBI on the hot seat

Fight over Kavanaugh intensifies amid confusion over limits of FBI sexual assault investigation 

Four in 10 believe allegations against Kavanaugh, three in 10 do not: Reuters/Ipsos poll

The ACLU typically stays neutral about Supreme Court nominees. It didn’t with Kavanaugh. 

Too partisan for high court?
(Kavanaugh’s bitter testimony undercuts claims that he’d be an impartial justice. ANALYSIS)

Outside counsel in Kavanaugh hearings argues Ford case weak on legal grounds

How the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch

Foreign minister: Pompeo has made 'all the wrong moves against Iran'

Forbes: Dems 'will be the Grinch that stole Christmas' if they win midterms

Klobuchar: 'White House should not be allowed to micromanage' FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

Hirono: Democrats did not expect limited Kavanaugh investigation

Nadler raises possibility of House investigation of Kavanaugh

Pelosi on impeaching Kavanaugh: If he's lying 'he's not fit' for court he's on now

The White House is reportedly limiting the FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation. Trump says that’s not the case.

White House defends FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

California enacts strongest net neutrality protections in the country as Trump administration announces it will sue

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9/29/18

GOP risks disaster with Kavanaugh, midterms

Republicans fear political fallout from Kavanaugh turmoil

Grassley asks FBI to probe apparent false allegations against Kavanaugh

How Jeff Flake brought the Senate back from the brink

Jeff Flake said he demanded an FBI investigation because the Senate 'is coming apart at the seams'

Kavanaugh confirmation faces fresh uncertainties

Partisan politics and Kavanaugh’s defiant words put Supreme Court in unwelcome spotlight 

Why the Supreme Court is now America’s most dangerous branch

FBI contacts second woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct 

Details in Kavanaugh’s 1982 calendar entry could be scrutinized in FBI investigation 

Clues in Ford case? Ex-FBI agents see plenty to follow
(Dramatic Senate hearing provided names, dates and places, they say)

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s friend does not deny assault claim, lawyer says

How the Trump tax law passed: The lobbying frenzy

These 12 states are getting hit hardest by Trump’s tariffs

The Real Pain From Trump’s Tariffs Trickles Down to Consumers

Maxine Waters responds to 'despicable' accusations her office leaked GOP senators' information

Tester: A no vote on Kavanaugh is obvious

White House limits scope of the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation

Trump asks if Feinstein leaked allegation against Kavanaugh, says FBI probe may be 'blessing in disguise'

Trump heads on five-state rally blitz amid Supreme Court chaos

Trump and son signal support for McCarthy as next Speaker

America first’ isolates it at U.N.
(Trump fails to win over nations, and many are poised to forge on without U.S.)

Trump again goes after Warren as 'Pocahontas'

Trump: Kim Jong Un and I 'fell in love'

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9/28/18

Two Sexual Assault Survivors Stopped Jeff Flake in a Capitol Elevator and Told Him Exactly What He'd Done
(They made it clear what message he'd sent by voting "yes" on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.)

Flake confronted by two female protesters after announcing he'll back Kavanaugh

Jeff Flake stumbles into taking a stand 

Flake calls for one-week delay to floor vote on Kavanaugh

How Flake came to secure Kavanaugh delay

Senate Republicans forced to delay Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation for FBI investigation

GOP leaders delay Kavanaugh confirmation for one-week FBI investigation

Kavanaugh vote: Senate Republican leaders agree to new FBI background investigation of Kavanaugh 

McConnell says Kavanaugh nomination moving forward as Trump approves FBI probe

Graham reacts to supplemental Kavanaugh FBI background check

Republicans are giving some tortured explanations for moving ahead on Kavanaugh 

The GOP’s Brett Kavanaugh nightmare scenario is still possible 

Senate GOP guards its majority as Dems spend big

Brett Kavanaugh’s Damaging, Revealing Partisan Bitterness

This Was the Hour of White Male Rage
(Brett Kavanaugh's hearing devolved into an exhibition of furious contempt for those who would keep him from what he's entitled.)

Kavanaugh pal Mark Judge says he’s willing to cooperate with FBI probe

Mark Judge agrees to 'confidentially' work with law enforcement on Brett Kavanaugh allegations

A Republican Yale drinking buddy of Kavanaugh's tells CNN he lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee

YaleLawSchool dean calls for Kavanaugh investigation before confirmation vote

The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. 

John Bolton Is Living the Dream—for Now

Bolton Puts Mattis in a Tight Spot on Syria

Rosenstein to meet with lawmakers over report he sought to secretly record Trump 

The go-between in the TrumpTower meeting offers clue to 'golden shower' claim in dossier

China says it won't be pushed around by US on trade

Shields and Brooks on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in question

Congressional Democrats’ lawsuit alleging Trump’s private business is violating the Constitution can proceed, federal judge rules 

Donnelly to vote 'no' on Kavanaugh

Trump orders new FBI investigation into Kavanaugh after Senate request

Trump orders FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

Trump touts FBI investigation of Kavanaugh: He will some day be recognized as a 'truly great' Supreme Court justice

Trump said he found Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimony 'compelling' and called her 'a very credible witness'

Trump signs bill that averts government shutdown, sets up fight over border wall 

Trump administration defends Medicaid work requirements

The 63 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump's New York press conference

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9/27/18

Some GOP governors call for delay of Kavanaugh vote pending investigation

Cotton to Blumenthal: you don't have credibility to question Kavanaugh

Republicans shift course after outside counsel falters

Moderate Republicans remain undecided on Kavanaugh after hearing

Three Republican governors call for Brett Kavanaugh vote to be postponed following Christine Ford testimony

Corker announces support for Kavanaugh

Lindsey Graham's anger boils over during Kavanaugh questioning: 'Most unethical sham since I've been in politics'

Kavanaugh’s fate now rests with three GOP senators — Flake, Murkowski and Collins

Senators plan next steps after Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Senate panel plans to vote Friday on Kavanaugh

Republicans rev up calls to rewrite Endangered Species Act 

House Republicans Have Reportedly Called James Comey, Loretta Lynch And Sally Yates To Testify

Watch Replay of the Kavanaugh, Ford hearing

Live Stream: Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford

Kavanaugh hearing: Supreme Court nominee insists on his innocence, calls process ‘national disgrace’ 

'Calculated political hit': Brett Kavanaugh says accusations rooted in anger over Trump

Kavanaugh offers resounding defense to salvage nomination

Kavanaugh chokes back tears during heated, emotional testimony

Kavanaugh’s Sharp Criticism of Democrats Is Unusual for a Nominee

Brett Kavanaugh's credibility has not survived this devastating hearing

Kavanaugh accuser gives gripping testimony before Senate committee

Ford testimony adds to pressure on Kavanaugh

Ford describes assault in unwavering testimony

Ford says she is ‘100 percent’ certain Kavanaugh assaulted her; Kavanaugh angrily denies charges 

Christine Blasey Ford Breaks Down As Richard Blumenthal Commends Her Testimony

Christine Blasey Ford Describes ‘Mounting Pressure’ and Harassment From Reporters

Here’s what legal experts had to say about Ford’s testimony

Mark Judge’s book validates Christine Blasey Ford’s timeline of the alleged Kavanaugh assault 

Five takeaways on Kavanaugh and Ford’s testimony

A day of explosive testimony results in a partisan brawl

American Bar Association: Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Until FBI Investigates

Jesuit magazine calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn

The ghosts in the room for the Brett Kavanaugh hearing 

Here's how Trump's trade tariffs could affect your investment portfolio

Trump said soybean prices have gone up. They're near decade-lows.

How the Trump tax law passed: Bipartisanship wasn't an ingredient

It's Difficult to Overstate How Unhinged, and Legitimately Scary, That Trump Presser Was
(His sentences were scattered, fragmented, and hard to understand—including when he was smearing his accusers.) 

'The Midwest Is Swinging Again': Democrats' Best Chances to Flip Governor Seats

Dem super PAC pulls ads from Virginia as hopes of defeating Comstock grow

Jones to vote against Kavanaugh

Feinstein denies that Ford letter came from her office

Trump blasts ‘sham’ Senate hearing, tweets support for Kavanaugh

For Trump and White House, Kavanaugh hearing was a suspenseful drama in two acts 

Trump: Kavanaugh showed 'exactly why I nominated him'

Donald Trump reacts to Blasey Ford-Kavanaugh hearing

Trump postpones Rosenstein meeting

Rosenstein’s meeting with Trump pushed to next week, White House says 

Trump and his Fed chair present conflicting views on trade 

Trump: China Is Out to Get Me 

Full text of Trump-Netanyahu: ‘I like 2-state solution. You heard me, right?’

What does Trump’s idea of ‘globalism’ really mean?
(Different audiences interpret his remarks to the U.N. very differently)

Trump becomes a punchline at the U.N. 

It's Difficult to Overstate How Unhinged, and Legitimately Scary, That Trump Presser Was
(His sentences were scattered, fragmented, and hard to understand—including when he was smearing his accusers.) 

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9/26/18

Fed raises interest rates, signals it'll raise rates again

Kasich calls on Senate to hold off on Kavanaugh vote

Grassley's office says it has received profane phone calls amid Kavanaugh fight

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner receives anonymous letter detailing fourth Brett Kavanaugh accusation

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake rebukes Trump for casting doubt on Kavanaugh accuser

Collins privately raises concerns about new allegations, lack of subpoena for Kavanaugh friend

Alaska Republican under pressure on Kavanaugh vote -- and not just because of new allegations

Brett Kavanaugh Questioned By Senate About Fourth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Republicans push forward despite new Kavanaugh allegations

Republicans start to pull plug on members

House passes $854B spending bill to avert shutdown

Kavanaugh nomination: Judge says he is victim of ‘character assassination’ as third woman comes forward 

Third woman comes forward with sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh, further roiling confirmation process 

New Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick details parties where girls allegedly were drugged and raped

New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Include ‘Gang Rape,’ According to Sworn Statement

Brett Kavanaugh accused of drugging women who were then gang-raped

Avenatti releases client’s identity, allegations against Kavanaugh

Mark Judge’s ex: I’ll speak to FBI or Senate about Kavanaugh accusations

Kavanaugh denies allegations in prepared testimony

Kavanaugh tactics divide Democrats

Brett Kavanaugh has no good choices anymore

Two men say they, not Brett Kavanaugh, may have been responsible for Christine Blasey Ford assault

“It’s heartwrenching”: Deborah Ramirez, Boulder nonprofit flooded with threats and hateful messages in wake of Kavanaugh allegations

Pompeo to travel to North Korea next month to revive nuclear talks 

Trump's former national security adviser confirms Gary Cohn stole documents off Trump's desk to keep the US from leaving major trade deals

Chinese Tourists Are Beijing’s Newest Economic Weapon

China rules out new trade talks

US-Mexico trade deal to be released as early as Friday will allow Canada to join later, sources say

Macron rebukes Trump’s go-it-alone approach to Mideast peace, Iran

Bolivia's Morales Slams Trump to His Face at UN Security Council

As Debt Rises, the Government Will Soon Spend More on Interest Than on the Military

How the Trump tax law passed: Obstacles quickly emerge

White House aides told DOJ official to prepare to take over Rosenstein's job

Democrats have leads in Rust Belt states that Trump won: Reuters poll

Top Dem compares Kavanaugh to disgraced Hollywood producer Weinstein

Without offering evidence, Trump accuses China of interfering in U.S. midterm elections 

Trump says he won't 'play the time game' on North Korea talks

Trump ‘not happy’ with Fed’s interest-rate hike, but he likes its 3.1% growth forecast 

Trump pledges ‘we’ll keep the government open’ days ahead of shutdown deadline 

Trump defends Kavanaugh in wild press conference

Trump blasts critics, but leaves open possibility of withdrawing Kavanaugh nomination

Trump says he would pull Kavanaugh nomination 'if I thought he was guilty'

Trump blasts Avenatti as 'low-life' and 'third-rate lawyer'

President Trump says Rod Rosenstein should stay in his Justice Department job

Trump said his ‘preference’ would be to keep Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general 

Trump: I’d ‘prefer’ to keep Rosenstein, may delay meeting

The Trump team’s 24 hours of ridiculous and contradictory arguments 

‘Give it to me’: Trump lets loose with 81 minutes of bluster, falsehoods and insults 

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9/25/18

Senate panel schedules Friday morning vote for Kavanaugh

McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

Grassley to Feinstein: We won't delay Kavanaugh hearing

Grassley taps Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Kavanaugh, Ford

Mitch McConnell describes attorney questioning Kavanaugh and his accuser a 'female assistant'

GOP senator says she’s deeply troubled by Kavanaugh allegations

Kavanaugh’s fate rests with Sen. Collins

Mormon women’s group calls on Senate to postpone Kavanaugh confirmation until allegations are investigated

Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford offers Senate four people who corroborate her assault claims

GOP confidence grows on Kavanaugh

Trump, GOP stand behind Kavanaugh
(President calls sexual misconduct claims ‘totally political.’ The embattled judge says he will not withdraw.)

GOP lines up Kavanaugh vote plan as showdown hearing nears

Ted Cruz and wife shouted out of D.C. restaurant over his support for Kavanaugh 

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez's attorney says Republicans were no-shows on scheduled call

Attorney for Boulder’s Deborah Ramirez expresses frustration with Senate Judiciary Committee, will appear on CNN

Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez refuses to talk to Congress: 'Read the New Yorker'

Rosenstein's fate far from certain, White House officials say

GOP divide in Congress over Rosenstein's future

Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign

How the Trump tax law passed: Dealing with a health care hangover

Lawmakers unveil massive bipartisan bill aimed at fighting opioid crisis

Kavanaugh’s memory of himself in high school is very different than his portrayal in the yearbook

Kavanaugh’s ‘choir boy’ image on Fox interview rankles former Yale classmates 

How in the world is Mark Judge not testifying? 

What Thursday's hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford will look like

Democrats & Republicans Know SCOTUS Can Overturn ‘Settled’ Laws

Gina Haspel Is Skeptical of North Korea’s Willingness to Give Up Nuclear Arms

U.S. all but certain to miss weekend deadline to include Canada in three-way NAFTA deal 

China Blocks U.S. Warship From Port Call in Hong Kong

US-China relations crumble as disputes extend beyond trade war

Auto tariffs would vastly expand Trump's trade war. A decision could come at any time. 

Rural Trump voters hurt most when states don’t expand Medicaid 

Deputy press secretary Raj Shah plans to leave White House after Kavanaugh confirmation hearings

Republicans Knew More Kavanaugh Claims Were Coming, Democratic Aides Say

Dem senators slam GOP for announcing Kavanaugh vote ahead of Ford testimony

Sen. Chris Coons: Burden of proof lies with Brett Kavanaugh to prove his innocence

Dem lawmaker trolls Trump over reception of UN speech

Bredesen says he won't back Schumer for Senate Dem leader

President Trump Addresses the 73rd Session of the United Nations 

Laughter overshadows Trump's defiant UN speech

Trump delivers defiant defense of his foreign policy approach to skeptical U.N. audience 
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Trump takes aim at Iran in defiant UN speech

Trump blasts Iran, touts patriotism in United Nations address heavy on 'America First'

Trump says he has no plans to meet ‘lovely’ Iranian President Rouhani

Trump, Iran's Rouhani exchange threats, insults on U.N.'s world stage

Trump tells world leaders: 'We will no longer tolerate abuse' on trade

Trump tells UN General Assembly OPEC is 'ripping off' the world

Trump says Democrats engaging in ‘con job’ against Kavanaugh, praises nominee’s denials as ‘so believable’

Trump attacks second Kavanaugh accuser, saying she ‘has nothing’ and was ‘totally inebriated’ 

Trump, GOP stand behind Kavanaugh
(President calls sexual misconduct claims ‘totally political.’ The embattled judge says he will not withdraw.)

Trump says he's open to keeping Rosenstein: WSJ

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9/24/18

Dow drops more than 150 points on fears Deputy AG Rosenstein is leaving

Now that Kavanaugh has a second accuser, what do Senate Republicans do? 

Mitch McConnell furious over Supreme Court nomination battle

GOP launches counteroffensive on Kavanaugh

GOP Sticks With Kavanaugh Despite 'Phony' New Sexual Misconduct Allegation

GOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week

Kavanaugh vows to fight misconduct allegations as Trump and Republicans dig in 

Nearly three decades after Anita Hill came forward, Sen. Orrin Hatch again sides with the accused

Republicans are running from health care on the campaign trail -- except for President Trump

Adelsons ‘biggest spenders’ in US politics with $55 million for Republicans

Kavanaugh controversy spills into congressional midterms

‘Major mistake’: Israel, US warn Russia against giving S-300 missiles to Syria

Rudy Giuliani Tells Observer Why He Supports ‘Death to Khamenei’ Iran Faction

Yale study: Illegal immigrant population likely double, possibly triple previous estimates

Trump’s Trade War With China Could Hit Energy Exports

New Chinese tariffs are about to make your home renovation more expensive

Small businesses feel tariffs’ sting
(As the latest round of levies goes into effect, retailers say it will be harder to compete.)

Ford executive says may boost production in China to avoid tariffs

The Trump administration wrongly assumed China would capitulate in a trade war. What happens now? 

Kavanaugh vows 'last-minute character assassination' will not force him to withdraw

Kavanaugh floats virginity defense amid sexual assault allegations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Yale roommate says he believes second 

Everything we know about the allegations against Kavanaugh

Ford's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment

Over 900 Yale alumnae sign open letter in support of Deborah Ramirez

Rosenstein faces Trump showdown

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday as his fate is uncertain

Rod Rosenstein to stay in job for now, will meet with Trump on Thursday, White House says 

A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept.

Solicitor general could take over Mueller probe if Rosenstein exits

This is the man who would replace Rod Rosenstein

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on GOP support for Kavanaugh, Rod Rosenstein’s future

Senate Judiciary panel’s top Democrat calls for delay in Kavanaugh hearing after new allegation 

Democrats are pushing for 'immediate' legislation to protect the Mueller probe as rumors about Rosenstein's future swirl

President strikes softer tone on North Korea at United Nations

Trump renews his battle with U.N. 

Trump calls Kavanaugh accusations ‘totally political’

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

‘Left-wing conspiracy’: The White House abandons restraint after second Kavanaugh accusation 

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9/23/18

Grassley releases letter detailing Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

Grassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation

Graham: Kavanaugh allegation has to be looked at 'in terms of our legal system'

GOP senator: 'Absolutely no rush to judgment' in Kavanaugh hearing

Lindsey Graham suggests Kavanaugh accuser Ford’s testimony won’t change his vote

The party of men: Kavanaugh fight risks worsening the Trump GOP’s gender problem 

GOP set to move $854B spending bill despite Trump criticisms

Lindsey Graham: Appoint special counsel to investigate ‘bureaucratic coup’ against Trump 

Gowdy: Declassified documents unlikely to change anyone's mind on Russia investigation

GOP plays defense on ObamaCare’s pre-existing conditions

Rosenstein report gives GOP new ammo against DOJ

Pompeo on Rosenstein bombshell: Maybe you just ought to find something else to do if you can't be on the team

Pompeo: 'We've not been successful' in changing US-Russia relations

Pompeo sees ‘long ways to go’ to get North Korea’s Kim to fully denuclearize

Pompeo: 'We are determined to win' trade war with China

Haley after Trump raises questions: We shouldn’t 'second-guess’ Kavanaugh’s accuser

New allegations surface against Brett Kavanaugh

Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Ex-college classmate accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Avenatti claims client has 'credible information' on Kavanaugh, ex-classmate

Brett Kavanaugh denies second sexual assault report

Kavanaugh accuser set to testify Thursday

Poll: Opposition to Kavanaugh confirmation rises

The 100-keg quest: Kavanaugh classmate Mark Judge details senior year at Georgetown Prep

Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children

Senate Judiciary panel’s top Democrat calls for delay in Kavanaugh hearing after new allegation 

Dem senator: Kavanaugh's credibility is 'already very questionable'

Dem senator calls on Kavanaugh to withdraw after second allegation

Durbin: Kavanaugh's accuser is not being treated respectfully

Senate Dem: Republicans have 'predetermined' outcome of Kavanaugh hearing

Poll: Democrats in position to retake the House

Former congressman: 'Trump has completely destroyed the Republican Party'

Trump says he will dine with Japan's Abe at Trump Tower

Trump expected to tout North Korea progress, but concrete moves lacking

Trump holds his fire as advisers urge him not to dismiss Rosenstein 

The Trump Administration’s New Immigration Proposal Is Nothing But Pure Cruelty

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9/22/18

Senate panel investigated sex assault claims against Kavanaugh amid testimony negotiations

Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford reaches tentative deal to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday

Republicans first said Christine Blasey Ford should be heard. Then they insulted and ignored her. 

Congressman Discounts Kavanaugh's 'Supposed' Assault That Didn't Go 'Anywhere'

Grassley adviser resigns after sexual harassment accusation 

GOP picks blunt force as its political weapon

Senate’s seniority rules raise questions when presidential succession is at stake 

Six siblings of a GOP congressman endorsed his opponent. Here’s how he responded. 

Minnesota legislator quits race after daughter says he molested her 

Patti Davis, daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, reveals she was sexually assaulted, calls Christine Blasey Ford 'brave'

China scraps trade talks with US after latest round of Trump tariffs

5 things to know about Trump's escalating trade war with China

Kavanaugh fight roils an already ugly political climate

Six rules for conducting the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings

Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’?

Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

DHS proposes new rule to ensure immigrant self-sufficiency

4 things we need to know about the Rod Rosenstein bombshell 

Key House Dem's objections stall intel bill as deadline looms

Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her

Biden to campaign for Stacey Abrams next week

Trump signs spending bill for veterans, but shutdown threat remains 

Trump administration seeks to limit access to U.S. for immigrants who use or are likely to use public assistance 

Trump hints Rosenstein may not have a job much longer

White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order 

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9/21/18

Dow rises 86 points to record, posts solid weekly gain

An inflation environment not seen since 1980 is emerging as a major threat to the bull market, veteran investor Jack Ablin warns

McConnell confident Kavanaugh will be confirmed: 'Don't get rattled'

Kavanaugh will be on the U.S. Supreme Court’: McConnell just erased any doubt about Republicans' intentions to hear Ford out

Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to decide on testifying

Frustrated Republicans offer extension to Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over testimony

Kavanaugh accuser seeks a day to consider Senate offer after GOP ultimatum, calling Grassley’s deadline ‘arbitrary’ 

GOP declines to subpoena Kavanaugh classmate, rejects other demands

Trump’s callous tweet about Kavanaugh accuser sparks Senate turmoil

Trump just gave cover to the egregious things these politicians have said about the Kavanaugh allegations 

Murkowski says she’ll wait until Ford testifies before making decision on Kavanaugh

Conservatives divided over Kavanaugh allegations, mostly along gender lines 

Replay: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate

Trump demands a border wall but many Republican lawmakers aren’t convinced 

GOP, White House start playing midterm blame game

Indicted lawmaker angers GOP with decision to run for reelection

GOP congressman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg being groped — by Abraham Lincoln 

Women's groups outraged by pressure to rush Ford's testimony

With #WhyIDidntReport, sexual assault survivors remind Trump about the dangers of rape culture

For unions, Trump is not working
(His populist message has failed to loosen Democrats’ grip 
on organized labor.)

Michael Cohen Makes Unannounced Visit to New York Federal Courthouse

Sessions's push to speed immigration cases meets resistance from judges union

Bailout checks begin arriving for farmers, as Trump’s trade war escalates 

McCabe memos say Rosenstein considered secretly recording Trump 

Rosenstein wanted to wear wire on Trump, NYT says

Rosenstein: 'I never pursued' trying to record Trump

Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump

5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report

Shields and Ponnuru on Brett Kavanaugh allegations, Russia probe declassification delay

Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states

Netanyahu and Trump to meet at UN confab, White House confirms

Is Trump undermining America’s most persuasive form of global power?

For unions, Trump is not working
(His populist message has failed to loosen Democrats’ grip 
on organized labor.)

Trump questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser as Senate panel issues ultimatum on her testimony 

Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accuser

Trump changes tone on Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, asks why she waited to bring sexual assault allegation

Trump walks back his plan to declassify Russia probe documents 

Trump's Wall Worries Are Drifting Towards a Full-On Meltdown

Trump vows to get rid of 'stench' at DOJ, FBI

Trump Has a New Weapon to Cause ‘the Cyber’ Mayhem

Trump hits McCain on Obamacare vote

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9/20/18

Dow rallies more than 250 points to first record close since January

Jobless claims fall to 49-year low for third straight week

As U.S. trade deficits grow, Trump barely mentions them
(After railing about the subject for decades, the leader changes his tone)

Grassley refuses to delay Kavanaugh hearing, won’t back FBI investigation

Are Republicans judging Kavanaugh’s accuser before she’s spoken? 

Trump’s FBI attacks laid groundwork for GOP to reject probe of Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation 

Judiciary Committee eyes independent lawyer to conduct Kavanaugh questioning

Nikki Haley on Kavanaugh firestorm: 'It turns my stomach'

Republicans threaten to subpoena Nellie Ohr

GOP lawmakers against Trump's tariffs aren't ready to act 

Internal poll shows tax law backfiring for GOP

Kavanaugh tells Senate panel: I want a hearing to 'clear my name'

Kavanaugh preps for Senate testimony on assault allegations

YaleLawSchool dean responds to reports that Kavanaugh hired women with 'certain look'

Ford lawyer proposes testifying next Thursday

Ford lawyers say she is open to testifying, but not Monday

Kavanaugh accuser won’t testify Monday but open to doing so later next week 

Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify - reports

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify next week under certain terms

Ford: ‘Zero chance’ I would confuse Kavanaugh with other student

Poll: More voters oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination than support it

FBI stuck in yet another political controversy

Michael Cohen spoke to Mueller team for hours; asked about Russia, possible collusion, pardon: Sources

In Senate battle, Democrats' focus on health care is giving them an edge 

Blue wave poses governing risks for Dems

Senate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

North Korea’s Kim wants new summit with Trump soon to continue denuclearization 

Trump said his tax cuts would bring $5 trillion into the U.S. We have 97 percent to go. 

Trump Boasts About Steel Industry’s ‘New Life' As More Steelworkers Vote To Strike

Trump complains about lack of funding for border wall in ‘ridiculous’ spending bill 

US to prioritize attacks against foreign adversaries under new cyber strategy

Trump jumps into the Nevada Senate race — ground zero in the midterm fight over Obamacare

Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada

Aides quietly stunned by Trump's respectful handling of Kavanaugh accuser

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9/19/18

Dow jumps more than 150 points as Goldman and JP Morgan lead bank shares higher

Key GOP senators appear cool to Kavanaugh accuser's demand

The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh

Senate Republican signal they will forge ahead on embattled nominee Kavanaugh 

Republicans seem to have the votes to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh 

Senate Republicans playing hardball with accuser in push to swiftly confirm Kavanaugh 

Chuck Grassley tells Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats to use scheduled hearing or lose opportunity

The Latest: Grassley sends new offer to Kavanaugh accuser

Collins: My office has gotten 'pretty ugly voicemails, threats' over Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh’s accuser is calling Republicans' bluff 

Jeff Flake blasts Donald Trump Jr. over Kavanaugh accuser post

Republicans push to confirm Kavanaugh amid fears it will come at a political cost 

Conservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills

Obscure provision in House opioids' bill could restart war on drugs 

Race for Paul Ryan's seat descends into family feud

Utah group complains Mia Love should face criminal penalties for improper fundraising

Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Don’t Underestimate the Danger of Trump’s Trade War with China

Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

Flynn sentencing move spurs questions about duration of Mueller probe

Midterms Give Voters Their First Say on Immigration in Trump Era

McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination

Dem: 'Bulls---' to say GOP doing everything to contact Kavanaugh accuser

The Battle For The Democratic Party's Soul: A Retrospective

Macron to meet Trump, Iran’s Rouhani at UN in New York

Trump’s Trade War Enters a Dangerous New Phase

Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle

Trump attack on Sessions may point to his departure

‘I don’t have an attorney general’: Trump escalates his attacks on Jeff Sessions 

Trump feels angry, unprotected amid mounting crises 

Trump arrives in North Carolina to survey Florence damage

Trump’s declassification order rewards allies’ strategy of sidestepping congressional leaders 

Trump hints at new executive action on immigration, wants filibuster-proof Senate majority

Trump Administration Formally Rolls Back Rule Aimed at Limiting Methane Pollution

READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV

Trump Rated Worse Than Other Modern-Day Presidents on Ethics

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9/18/18

Dow surges about 185 points as latest US-China trade barbs are not as bad as feared

Senate passes massive defense and health spending bill, tries to delay border wall fight to after midterms 

Senate approves $854B spending bill

McConnell tamps down any talk of Kavanaugh withdrawal

Grassley: No reason to delay Kavanaugh hearing

Kavanaugh accuser can testify behind closed doors: GOP senators

Kavanaugh accuser reportedly wants FBI probe before she testifies

Read: Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys' letter requesting FBI investigation

Lawyer: Kavanaugh accuser has received death threats and 'stunning' amount of support

Doubts arise over whether Trump court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify

Totally misreading court records and other ways people are trying to undermine Kavanaugh’s accuser 

GOP mulls having outside counsel question Kavanaugh, Ford

Republican men — and not a single GOP woman — will be Christine Blasey Ford's interrogators on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Progressive group targets Collins, Murkowski after Kavanaugh allegation

Lindsey Graham’s bizarre defense of not making Mark Judge testify 

Trump and Republicans rally around Kavanaugh as some cast doubt on his accuser 

Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Court nominee 

Grassley to administration: You must consult Congress on refugee cap

Republicans want to run on Medicare. Democrats say bring it on. 
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Two Jewish billionaires pull support from GOP candidates, citing Trump

Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possible

What the man accused of being part of Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault had to say about women’s sexuality 

Kavanaugh’s ex-classmate tells senators he won't testify

China says it will immediately retaliate when Trump tariffs take effect 

China casts shadow over new U.S. LNG terminals with tariff

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Trump's tariffs were already unpopular with voters before he fired his latest shot in the China trade war

How the tariffs on China may hit your pocketbook

US business groups lay out priorities to ensure their support for NAFTA

Mueller moves to undercut possible Trump pardon of Manafort

Eric Holder: Declassifying FISA documents is 'an especially dangerous abuse of power'

Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming, which is just what Democrats wanted to hear as they hammer GOP

Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene 

Feinstein hesitates over Kavanaugh accuser's credibility, later calls her 'sincere and believable'

Feinstein on Kavanaugh accusations: I don’t know if ‘everything is truthful'

Republicans want to run on Medicare. Democrats say bring it on. 
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Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming, which is just what Democrats wanted to hear as they hammer GOP

‘Your Mission Is to Keep All This From Collapsing Into Nuclear Hellfire’
(An open letter to Donald Trump's new North Korea envoy on how to avoid Armageddon.)

EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

‘Really bad things were happening’: Trump suggests that his declassifying Russia documents will expose FBI wrongdoing 

Russia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community

Trump on Kavanaugh: 'I feel so badly for him'

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9/17/18

Senate passes bipartisan bill to curb opioid crisis

GOP Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the ballot after insider trading charges

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh and accuser will testify next week about assault allegations

Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford to testify on assault allegations in public Monday

Kavanaugh says he's willing to testify on woman's allegation

Senate committee to hold public hearing with Brett Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation, officials say 

Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday

GOP senator: Kavanaugh, accuser will get chance to testify publicly

Murkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify

Cory Gardner joins Republican senators calling to delay Kavanaugh vote until they hear from accuser

Congressman retweets post mocking sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh 

Brett Kavanaugh is accused of sexual assault. Here’s why Republicans are hesitating to pause his nomination. 

Kavanaugh becomes September surprise for midterm candidates

These seven Republican and Democratic senators could sink Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation

Cruz Says Democrats Quick to Blame Police After Dallas Shooting

The quiet evangelical campaign to help Republicans hold onto the House and Senate

The Trump-hating CEO of Victoria's Secret is quitting the Republican party after donating millions of dollars

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

Kavanaugh’s Nomination in Turmoil as Accuser Says He Assaulted Her Decades Ago

Kavanaugh allegations lead to White House scramble

Now that his accuser has spoken out, is Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination in danger? 

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Kavanaugh allegations fallout

Mueller asks court to schedule Flynn sentencing

Embattled FEMA chief Brock Long facing possible criminal investigation 

U.S. slashes the number of refugees it will allow into the country 

‘I support higher taxes’: The billionaire behind the National Debt Clock has had it with Trump 

Dems gain momentum 50 days before midterms

Poll puts Democrat Jason Crow 11 points ahead in Colorado’s most competitive House seat

Schumer calls on FBI to probe claim against Kavanaugh

Dem rep who met with Kavanaugh accuser: 'She wanted her truth to come out'

Joe Biden: 'Dregs of society' support Donald Trump

Trump imposes $200 billion in Chinese tariffs, sharply escalating a trade war that will now include many household goods

Trump’s nasty fight with China’s middle class could extend the trade war 

Trump orders Justice Department to declassify some records related to adversaries in Russia probe

The Trump tax hikes are coming

Trump officials reportedly frustrated at US Jews for not cheering embassy move

The storm brewing in Trump’s muted response to Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser 

Trump stands by Kavanaugh amid sexual assault claim

Trump says Kavanaugh vote may be delayed

Does It Matter That Trump Is a Liar?

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9/16/18

Grassley working to set up calls with Kavanaugh, accuser before vote

Corker: Kavanaugh accuser should be heard out before panel votes

Flake says he is 'not comfortable voting yes' yet on Kavanaugh

GOP senator: Hold off on Kavanaugh vote until accuser is heard 

GOP senator on sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh: If Dems were serious about it, they should have told us

GOP senator on allegation against Kavanaugh: 'Why on Earth' wasn't it discussed earlier?

Allegations throw Kavanaugh confirmation into turmoil

Congress prepares to punt biggest political battles until after midterms

George Bush stumping for GOP candidates, but not Ted Cruz

The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried.

Brutal map shows why U.S. farmers want Trump to 'end the trade war'

Alarm grows inside FEMA as administrator Brock Long fights for his job 

Washington Post: Kavanaugh accuser comes forward

California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault 

CNN host reads on-air letter Kavanaugh accuser sent to Feinstein

CNN publishes text of letter Kavanaugh accuser wrote to Feinstein

Dershowitz: Manafort, Trump 'acted too late' to avoid consequences of cooperation with Mueller investigation

There are now 2 ways the Mueller probe can go for Trump

Could Mattis be next aide to leave?
(The Pentagon chief’s public clashes with Trump have officials questioning how much longer he can last.)

Big-game hunters infuriated by Trump elephant trophy debacle

Dems' confidence swells with midterms fast approaching

Senator invokes Me Too movement in call to delay Kavanaugh vote

Schiff: Trump team 'terrified' of what Manafort could tell Mueller

Joe Biden attacks Trump's use of power during LGBTQ dinner speech

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Medicare for all' proposal 'not just pie in the sky'

Trump's dilemma: Leave Justice Department control to Sessions and Rosenstein -- or 'deep state'

FEMA boss defends Trump's Puerto Rico death toll denial: 'The numbers are all over the place'

Big-game hunters infuriated by Trump elephant trophy debacle

Trump is the conspiracy theorist in chief

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9/15/18

Jeb Bush campaigns with Rick Scott in Florida

Cruz, O'Rourke agree to hold three debates in Senate race

GOP: The economy will shield us from blue wave

Trump: Republicans' and my poll numbers would be higher if not for Mueller's 'witch hunt'

GOP official defends posting conspiracy theories to Facebook page; were to 'stimulate discussion'

Dems play waiting game with Collins and Murkowski

Ex-GOP donor urges support for Dems in midterms: 'Democracy is at stake'

Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women

This Iowa city forged an unusual friendship with China and its president. Then came the soybean tariffs. 

Mattis relationship with Trump reportedly frays as a decision on his fate looms, but White House dismisses 

‘Robert Mueller’s real quest here is for the truth’: How Paul Manafort’s plea brings the special counsel probe closer to its endgame 

Manafort cooperation could energize Mueller probe: legal experts

Manafort pulls surprise on Trump with Mueller deal

Five takeaways from Manafort’s plea deal

Manafort and ‘senior Israeli’ spread anti-Semitism story to boost Ukraine leader

Manafort might not be damaging to Trump

Primary turnout soars in 2018 with Dems leading charge

Governors’ Races Are Looking Especially Good for Democrats in the Midterms

Dems play waiting game with Collins and Murkowski

John Kerry: Trump has the ‘insecurity of a teenage girl’

Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods in dramatic escalation of trade battle 

Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday

Trump: 'Republican leadership being 'played like a fiddle' by Dems on border security

Trump: Republicans' and my poll numbers would be higher if not for Mueller's 'witch hunt'

Trump doesn’t need a wall — he has Jeff Sessions

What Donald Trump Fails to Recognize About Hurricanes—and Leadership

Trump complains about media coverage of Obama’s ‘57 states’ remark 10 years ago

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9/14/18

Nike Shares Just Hit an All-Time High Despite All Those Stupid Boycott Threats

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

GOP lawmaker wants to drug test Congress

Jordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker

Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally

Paul Ryan retains his cynical view of identity politics as he closes his congressional career 

Congress dares Trump to shut down the government in new spending deal

Crowdfunding campaign raises $1.3M urging Collins to vote against Kavanaugh

Scientists warned of rising sea levels in North Carolina. Republican lawmakers shelved their recommendations.

Wealthiest Republican supporter in Ohio quits party

Holocaust denier attends fundraiser for Republican congressman

John Bolton attacked the ICC. Cooperating with it might be a better way to protect U.S. interests. 

Pompeo slams Kerry for 'inappropriate' meetings with Iran officials

Is the hyper-partisan Supreme Court confirmation process ‘the new normal’?

Mueller threat to Trump grows with Manafort deal

Manafort Takes Off His MAGA Hat
(It looks like Trump's former campaign manager 'broke.')

Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort agrees to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, pleads guilty to conspiracy charges

Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says 

READ: Manafort's cooperation agreement with Mueller

Paul Manafort becomes the fifth Trump campaign team member to plead guilty to criminal charges 

Giuliani: Trump has nothing to be concerned with on Manafort's deal

Ken Starr on Trump: We're in 'abuse of power' territory

Shields and Brooks on Paul Manafort’s guilty plea, Trump’s Hurricane Maria denial

Matt Drudge predicts Dems will win 60 House seats in midterms

Democrats tout evidence of ‘illegal coordination’ between NRA and Montana GOP Senate nominee 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren opposes Trump impeachment — and wants to protect Mueller 

Booker: I am not Spartacus 

Trump said to want tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods despite talks

Trump expected to visit areas hit by Hurricane Florence

Trump Plans To Pay Millions To Mexico So It'll Deport Undocumented Immigrants

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

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9/13/18

GOP tax cuts would add $3.2 trillion to federal deficit, study finds

Congress sends first spending package to Trump in push to avert shutdown

U.S. Congress aim to delay border wall funding fight until December

Congress planning to avert government shutdown 

Senate passes bipartisan spending package as lawmakers eye shutdown deadline 

Republican senators warn Trump to think again if he’s trying to get rid of Jeff Sessions

Senate committee delays vote on Kavanaugh nomination until next week 

Rand Paul ramps up his alliance with Trump

House Republicans urge Trump to reconsider opposition to federal pay hike 

House cancels Friday votes due to Hurricane Florence

Top Florida Republicans distance themselves from Trump's false claims on Puerto Rican death toll

Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets

Bannon says right must support ‘RINOs’

Ryan, lawmakers call on Catholic Church leaders to come clean

Puerto Rican MLB manager rips Trump for denying hurricane death toll

How Russia is delivering missile systems around the globe to drive wedge between U.S., key allies

U.S. companies in China are suffering in trade war, survey says 

The rate of people without health insurance is creeping upward

Medicaid rolls set to be slashed under Trump-approved work rules

FDA targets e-cigarette use by youths

Settlement reached in family separation cases: More than 1,000 rejected asylum seekers to get second chance if court approves 

Top green group to spend an unprecedented $60 million on 2018 races

Paul Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal With Robert Mueller's Team: Reports

Secret letter accuses Brett Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual misconduct

Kavanaugh heads toward confirmation as Democrats' objections overruled

Dems now have double-digit leads in new polls

Dianne Feinstein acknowledges having a secret Brett Kavanaugh document

Biden mocks Trump's claim about Puerto Rico death toll 

 Preexisting conditions take center stage in Democratic attack ads 

Trump confirms new talks in U.S.-China trade war, but makes new threat against Beijing 

Trump administration draws fire for ‘misleading’ report linking terrorism, immigration

Trump slams Kerry for 'illegal' meetings with Iran

Trump raises political stakes as hurricane looms

Trump tweets that Hurricane Florence got 'more powerful' after it's downgraded 2 categories

Trump disputes death toll in Puerto Rico, wrongly accusing Democrats of inflating numbers

Trump questions Puerto Rico death toll, prompting San Juan mayor to call him 'delusional' and 'paranoid'

Donald Trump's absolutely mind-boggling assault on facts is actually picking up steam

President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims 

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9/12/18

The federal deficit is now projected to top $1 trillion in 2018

GOP senator plans to introduce bill requiring candidates to release tax returns

Graham praises hurricane efforts after Trump call

Deviating from McCain, Sen. Graham goes all in on Team Trump

GOP senators condemn 'vulgar' messages directed at Collins over Kavanaugh

Congress just failed our nation’s veterans when it comes to medical marijuana

Republicans lack votes _ and appetite _ to end ‘Obamacare'

GOP RUB SALT IN WOUND, PUSH FOR PERMANENT CAP ON TAX DEDUCTION

Just say no to Tax Reform 2.0

McCain Family Slams GOP's Use Of Late Senator In Attack Ads

Bush boosting Republicans in places where Trump isn't strong

Republicans lose ground in midterm polling in a place that should make Trump nervous 

As midterms draw near, Trump’s numbers with independents should worry Republicans 

Trump slump fuels GOP fears

Did Republicans go too far with an ad featuring a black congressional candidate’s rap lyrics? 

GOP warns crime, immigration will spike if Dems win

Here's what is in the Senate opioid bill -- and what didn't make the cut

Running Out of Tariff Options, China Takes Aim at American Companies

Secretive Russian GRU tests Trump with brazen tactics

After US shuts PLO mission, Abbas said to mull severing last ties with Trump

Future of military depends on revamping Pentagon budget

READ: Kavanaugh responds to Judiciary Committee questions

$1.2 million anti-Kavanaugh crowdfunding campaign tests federal bribery laws

CNN Poll: More approve of Mueller than of Trump

Number of Americans who trust Trump over the media hits a record low 

West Wing intrigue distracts from what the Trump administration is, and isn’t, doing 

Women wield sizable power in ‘Me Too’ midterms

Arkansas scraps Medicaid coverage for thousands of individuals

As Trump Boasts About Economy, New Data Show Poverty Rate Virtually Unchanged

Arrests of migrant families rose 38 percent in August in what Trump officials call a ‘crisis’ at the border 

This new crop of Democratic candidates is targeting Wall Street 

Poll: Democrat McCaskill leads Republican Hawley by 3 points in Missouri Senate race

Left risks backlash in Kavanaugh fight

Elizabeth Warren warns of 'back-alley abortions' if Kavanaugh confirmed

If Dems win House, Schiff says he'll investigate Trump money laundering allegations

Tennessee Senate hopeful 'embarrassed' by Kavanaugh hearings

Beto O'Rourke hosting private fundraiser in New York

Trump’s Trade War With China Is About to Get Supersized

Trump signs new order to sanction countries that meddle in U.S. elections

Trump said to ask Puerto Rico’s governor about the ‘unsung success’ there. Then the governor rebuked him. 

Trump-branded resort seeks to hire dozens more foreign workers

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9/11/18

Dow rises more than 100 points as Apple leads tech shares higher

US-China trade war could cause a bear market, stress test shows

House GOP is pushing a new round of tax cuts that could cost $2 trillion over 10 years 

Mitch McConnell is the latest top Republican to say Ted Cruz faces a fight in red Texas

McConnell says GOP in 'knife fight' to hold Senate majority

‘Shipwreck’: GOP grows fearful about losing Senate as candidates struggle, Trump support tumbles 

GOP says House votes will take place despite Hurricane Florence

Senate rankings: 10 seats most likely to flip

Vulnerable GOP candidates in the suburbs are torn over whether to run with Trump — or from him

George W. Bush to hit fundraising circuit for GOP candidates

GOP spends big on ads to defend Senate majority

Republicans have become ‘silent’ on deficit reduction, Romney says 

Gingrich, Republicans float new Contract with America in bid to keep Congress

NJ Politics Digest: How the RepublicanTaxPlanSlamsState Homeowners

Collins staffers say they're getting 'vulgar' calls over Kavanaugh

Voter backlash to Trump and bathroom law has put conservative N.C. legislature in play 

Federal court rules Koch-linked group must disclose donors to California

A hard look at America after 9/11

Puerto Rico governor issues scathing statement after Trump touts response to hurricane

US, Canada still have work to do on NAFTA

Steelworkers Vote To Strike If They Don't Get Piece Of Corporate Windfall

Manafort in talks with prosecutors about possible plea, according to people familiar with the discussions 

CNN Poll: Americans split on whether to confirm Kavanaugh

Did Brett Kavanaugh signal he supports ‘going after birth control’? 

Woodward’s grim portrait of Trump’s White House gets a vote of confidence — via two non-denial denials 

Bob Woodward says 'key' Trump official told him new book is '1,000-percent correct'

Trump told Gary Cohn to 'print money' to lower the national debt, according to Bob Woodward's book

Sanders finds prime target in Amazon

Dem senator releases documents appearing to show DHS diverted $10M from FEMA to ICE

Durbin accuses Kavanaugh of misleading senators in 2006 hearing

Playing ‘catch-up,’ progressive groups to spend $10 million on digital ads for state legislative races 

Eight weeks out: Dems see narrow path to Senate majority

Trump pays tribute to the ‘immortal’ heroes of Flight 93 

Trump pays sober tribute to 9/11 after Russia tweets, fist pumps

On Sept. 11 anniversary, Trump launches fresh attacks on FBI and Justice Department with dubious allegation 

Trump promises all-out response to Hurricane Florence

Why Trump’s grade on the economy is stuck at a B

Trump administration rushes to lease federal lands 

Trump inclined to pick Emmet Flood for White House counsel: report

Exclusive: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order - sources

White House planning second Trump-Kim summit

Trump Shutters the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission—and Middle East Peace

Irish government says Trump has scratched planned trip to Dublin this fall 

2 New Polls Show Trump’s Approval Slumping, Even as Americans Applaud Economy























































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