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(Page 10) BEGINNING September 11, 2018

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12/17/18

S&P 500 drops more than 2% to new low for 2018, Dow dives 500 points

Stocks slide again; S&P 500 skids to lowest level in more than a year

Dow sweeps downward again, with no sign of Santa rally 

Americans are more worried about the economy — an ominous sign for Trump’s re-election prospects

Trump and GOP say now is golden chance to replace ACA. Say what? 

GOP lawmakers distance themselves from ObamaCare ruling

GOP leader faces Trump test in latest shutdown crisis

Top Republicans struggle to persuade Trump not to shut down the government 

Sen. Lamar Alexander announces he won’t seek another term in 2020 

GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection

‘Crisis level’: Republican women sound warning after election losses 

Most Americans want action on climate change. Republicans are the exception: Poll

Russian influence operations still stoking tensions on social media, Senate reports say

Russian efforts to manipulate African Americans show sophistication of disinformation campaign 

Russian disinformation teams targeted Robert S. Mueller III, says report prepared for Senate

Feds ask court to stop anti-corruption lawsuit against Trump

The plot just thickened on Trump Tower Moscow 

Rudy Giuliani May Have Just Set a World Record for Self-Owns on Sunday Television
(The Presidential Lawyer is absolutely relentless—in mendacity and incompetence.)

Mick Mulvaney once called Trump a ‘terrible human being.’ Others close to the president have said much worse. 

James Comey Thinks Trump Undermined the Rule of Law With Michael Cohen ‘Rat’ Tweet

Comey rips Trump, GOP over 'lying'

Comey lambastes GOP over Trump’s continued attacks on FBI: ‘Stand up and speak the truth’ 

Michael Flynn’s business partners charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey

ObamaCare signup period ends amid new uncertainty

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on administration turnover and political 'elasticity'

Trump blasts Fed over interest rates hikes—again

Trump, Dems dig in over shutdown

White House stands firm on wall
(Administration moves toward a government shutdown as it insists on funding for project.)

Trump’s falsehoods appear to be catching up with him
(The legal system provides ‘a dose of reality’ about president’s dealings)

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12/16/18

GOP set for blame over shutdown

GOP senator advises House to 'legislate, don’t investigate'

GOP's Collins: Judge's ruling striking down ObamaCare 'will be overturned'

Sen. Susan Collins on GOP primary in 2020: ‘I see nothing wrong with challengers' 

House conservatives back Trump on call for vote on border wall funding

New report on Russian disinformation, prepared for the Senate, shows the operation’s scale and sweep 

Robert Mueller is the most unknowable man in Washington 

‘Over my dead body’: Giuliani dismisses prospect of Trump interview with Mueller 

Giuliani: Cohen 'lies to fit the situation he's in'

Almost two-thirds say Trump has not been truthful about Russia investigation: poll

White House, Democrats dig in as fears of partial shutdown intensify 

How the WSJ exposed hush money schemes

Pelosi faces pressure to act on Saudi Arabia

Durbin: Attorneys general who led ObamaCare lawsuit 'didn’t do the Republican Party any favor'

Klobuchar calls ObamaCare ruling 'absurd'

Schumer: Republicans should 'have the guts' to tell Trump his 'temper tantrum' will lead to shutdown

Cummings: DOJ should 'definitely' reconsider laws against indicting sitting president

Trump goes on offense against investigations after tough week

Trump finds himself isolated in shutdown fight

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12/15/18

Interior Secretary Zinke resigns amid investigations 

Legal experts rip judge’s rationale for declaring Obamacare law invalid 

‘1,000 little steps’: Global climate talks end in progress but fail to address the galloping pace of climate change 

Deportations under Trump are on the rise but still lower than Obama’s, ICE report shows 

Cohen fans flames around Trump

NJ attorney general investigating Trump’s National Golf Club in Bedminster

Mounting legal threats surround Trump as nearly every organization he has led is under investigation 

Trump's legal woes worsen

Schiff says House Intelligence panel will examine possible foreign funding of Trump’s inaugural committee 

Adam Schiff’s Plans to Obliterate Trump’s Red Line

Pelosi gets her swagger on

Trump slams media and Mueller probe in latest tweetstorm

NJ attorney general investigating Trump’s National Golf Club in Bedminster

Mounting legal threats surround Trump as nearly every organization he has led is under investigation 

Trump's legal woes worsen

As Trump prepares for his holiday respite in Florida, he is more isolated than ever 

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12/14/18

Dow sheds nearly 500 points on weaker economic outlook for China 

Dow dives about 500 points to its lowest close since May

Why Mitch McConnell finally came around to bringing up criminal justice reform legislation 

Senate heads toward floor fight on criminal justice bill

In Senate goodbye, Jeff Flake warns of threats to democracy from ‘within and without’ 

Cory Gardner will try to pass marijuana banking, other reforms in the Senate next week

Jon Kyl to resign from Senate on Dec. 31

Three reasons you should be startled by how the Senate rebuked Trump 

House GOPers call for government to end fetal tissue research funding in fiery hearing 

Trump leaves GOP in turmoil with shutdown looming

Chris Christie says he doesn’t want to be Trump’s next chief of staff

Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs lame-duck legislation to weaken incoming Democratic governor, attorney general 

Neither U.S. Senators nor Trump’s Team Is Lying About Khashoggi’s Killing
(But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.)

The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

Two Grotesque Immigration Stories Demonstrate Our Nation's Moral Decay

DHS watchdog launches probe into death of 7-year-old migrant girl

Trump's Birth Control Rules Blocked in 5 States

Trump routinely says things that aren’t true. Few Americans believe him.

Trump lawyers try to halt evidence collection in emoluments case

Federal judge in Texas strikes down ObamaCare

Mueller rebukes Flynn, who 'chose' to make false statements to FBI

Mueller urges judge to reject Michael Flynn’s ‘attempt to minimize’ his lies before sentencing

Mueller investigation cost $25 million in first 16 months, report shows

Cohen says Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong, contradicting his former boss 

Michael Cohen: ‘Of course’ Trump knew hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal were wrong

Michael Cohen talks to George Stephanopoulos: TRANSCRIPT

 Shields and Brooks on GOP’s response to Cohen allegations, Trump’s shutdown scuffle

Nancy Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion and battled Trump in a tough but triumphant week. Now comes the hard part

Term limit fight highlights growing pains for Pelosi’s majority

Incoming Democratic frosh don't want to serve on House Financial Services panel 

Biden team discussed 2020 run with O'Rourke as VP: report

Trump names Mulvaney acting chief of staff

Trump says he’ll do ‘whatever it takes to get border security’ as shutdown looms 

Talk about wall, but not with Mexico
(Trump still says the U.S. ally will foot bill, but new president says issue hasn’t come up.)

“This Is Not a Normal Time”: Trump and the Rapidly Expanding “Witch Hunt”

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12/13/18

With stocks tanking, pessimism among mom and pop investors hits highest in more than five years

McConnell sets Monday test vote on criminal justice bill

Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever as Democrats take control of the House

Senate votes to condemn Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi killing, end support for Yemen war 

Boxed In by Trump, GOP Hurtles Toward a Shutdown

Rep. Gowdy reacts to Mueller probe filings

Senate Armed Services chairman under fire for defense stock purchases 

Not Just Power Grabs: Lame-Duck Lawmakers Are Rushing Many Controversial Bills

N.C. congressional candidate sought out aide, despite warnings over tactics 

Trump shock leaves Republicans anxious over 2019

Allies worry as Trump’s woes mount

Senators in both parties are finding ways to push McConnell and challenge Trump 

Alleged Russian agent Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiring to influence US politics through the NRA

Six key quotes from Michael Cohen’s sentencing — and why his ‘dirty deeds’ matter

Anderson Cooper Dismantles Trump's Relentless Lies About the Michael Cohen Payoffs

Andrew Napolitano Repeatedly Shreds 'Fox & Friends' Defense Of Trump

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump's Fox News interview

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Trump’s falsehoods on hush-money payments are ‘coming home to roost’ 

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion 

While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad

White House distances Trump from inaugural committee amid new scrutiny

Feds launch probe into Trump’s inauguration spending

Trump can’t actually exit the Paris deal until the day after the 2020 election. That’s a big deal. 

Trump Has Officially Ruined Climate Change Diplomacy for Everyone

Federal judge says Trump travel ban lawsuit will proceed

EPA’s huge Christmas gift to special interests

Dem Senator on investigation into Trump inauguration: New 'impropriety' uncovered every day

Pelosi says she expects a House committee will ‘take the first steps’ toward obtaining Trump’s tax returns 

Trump again claims Mexico will pay for his wall. Democrats say it means Congress doesn’t need to

Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees

Trump denies directing Michael Cohen to break the law to buy the silence of Playboy playmate and porn star 

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Trump rejects felony talk, cites John Edwards precedent: 'I did nothing wrong'

Trump: Campaign finance charges against Cohen were meant ‘to embarrass me’ 

'Absolute hypocrites': Trump uses Democrats' own words in border security pitch

The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump's Fox News interview

Trump ‘cancels’ White House Christmas party for journalists, as feud with media escalates

Donald Trump criticises 'crazed' Mika Brzezinski over homophobic comment about Mike Pompeo

Trump says he hopes John Kasich runs against him. Kasich advisor responds: ‘Be careful what you wish for’

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12/12/18

Dow rises more than 150 points on trade-deal hopes, but closes well off session highs

The Trump tax cuts are putting America in a hole

GOP-controlled Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi vote

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

GOP struggles to win votes for Trump’s $5B wall demand

Trump’s ultimatum on border wall boxes in fellow Republicans 

House passes $867 billion farm bill, sending it to Trump

Congress just quietly passed a law that could could spell a boom for the $1 billion marijuana-based CBD industry

House, Senate agree on bill to establish new sexual harassment policy for Congress 

Rick Santorum goes on CNN and says he won’t be Trump’s chief of staff

Utah Rep. Mia Love: Trump 'obviously' doesn't understand GOP's issues with minority women

GOP congresswoman says she opted out of NRCC run because McCarthy had 'a different plan'

North Carolina on cusp of House race reset

Kansas GOP lawmaker defects to Democrats, says she 'cannot be complicit in supporting' Trump

Mexico cracks down on illegal entry at southern border: 'Get in line and you can enter our country'

China bought 500,000 tons of U.S. soybeans. But that’s just a drop in the U.S. export bucket

Washington Wants Pyongyang to Choose: Humanitarian Aid or Nukes

Trump Just Made the United States the Literal Laughingstock of the World. Again.
(While the climate crisis accelerates, we call for more fracking.)

Tabloid Publisher’s Deal in Hush-Money Inquiry Adds to Trump’s Danger

Abortion opponents are starting to worry Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the ally they were expecting

Michael Cohen slams Trump as he’s sentenced to 3 years in prison

Cohen's lawyer says Trump may have known he planned to make false testimony

Dershowitz: Mueller's report will contain 'sins' but no 'impeachable offense'

Incoming Dem chairman open to hearing on 'Medicare for all'

House Dems talking more about impeaching Trump

5 Democrats Bail Out Paul Ryan And Protect Saudi Arabia

Pelosi strikes deal with rebels, will step aside by 2022 to win speaker votes 

Pelosi agrees to term limits vote; insurgency collapses

How Nancy Pelosi turned the condescending ‘feisty grandma’ meme into a political weapon 

Trump plays nice with China as his administration gets tough 

Five implications of Trump’s Oval Office clash with Pelosi and Schumer over the border wall 

Trump-backed criminal justice bill likely to pass before Christmas

Trump makes one last try to get the Fed to ease up, but it likely won’t work

Trump turns down Meadows for White House chief of staff, removing leading contender

Trump has ‘no good options’ when it comes to stopping Mueller investigation 

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12/11/18

Yellen warns of another potential financial crisis: ‘Gigantic holes in the system’

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on criminal justice reform this month, handing victory to Trump

McConnell warns Senate it could work through Christmas break

GOP fights piling up for McConnell

Republicans in Congress Happily Declare the Law Does Not Apply to the President

Two in three Republicans would rather see a shutdown than Trump compromise on the border wall 

Republicans Consider 'Suicide Mission' On Shutdown And Border Wall

House Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress

CIA chief to brief House on Khashoggi as pressure mounts on Trump

Some Trump allies starting to worry about investigations

China sends warning to U.S. businesses with iPhone ban 

China reportedly plans to slash auto tariffs — a huge win for Trump — and auto stocks are moving

Defying Trump, Saudi Arabia chooses ‘Saudi first’ oil policy at OPEC meeting

The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest ice — a startling sign of what’s to come 

EPA expected to scale back water rules
(The move would strip protections from up to two-thirds of streams in California and may affect drinking water.)

Gap continues to widen between Trump and intelligence community on key issues 

Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump

Trump has blasted Mueller’s team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William P. Barr has given more than $500,000. 

Asylum Claims Jump Despite Trump’s Attempt to Limit Immigration

No evidence for Trump claim on 'terrorists': government sources

Judge orders porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $293,000 in attorneys’ fees, sanctions

Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time

Dems: Trump 'temper tantrum' won't get him wall

'It’s like a manhood thing for him’: Pelosi’s power play with Trump serves as message to opponents 

‘This has spiraled downward’: Democrats introduce Trump to divided government 

Pelosi, Dem rebels near deal on term limits for party leaders

Pelosi divides Democrats with term-limit proposal

Incoming Dem challenges party to make 'lasting, transformative change'

House Democrats prepare to push for $15 federal minimum wage, setting up clash with big business

Trump, Pelosi and Schumer get into a heated Oval Office fight over border wall and shutdown

Trump, Pelosi and Schumer argue over border wall as cameras roll inside Oval Office

Donald Trump said a shutdown would be on him. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were happy to agree

Oval Office clash ups chances of shutdown

The reality TV president just got beat at his own game

Trump administration to condemn China over hacking and economic espionage, escalating tensions between superpowers 

Trump says he would intervene if needed in Justice Dept. case against Chinese telecom executive accused of violating Iran sanctions 

Trump stands by Saudi crown prince amid Senate pressure

Trump admin appeals asylum policy ruling to Supreme Court

Trump administration poised to crack down on health providers that are trying to lower costs 

Trump's losing, lonely fight to save coal

Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff

Trump has blasted Mueller’s team for political donations. But attorney general nominee William P. Barr has given more than $500,000. 

Trump says he's not concerned about being impeached: 'The people would revolt'

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12/10/18

Dow, buoyed by tech stocks, climbs back from big loss 

Dow erases 500-point drop and closes higher in another wild session on Wall Street

U.S.-China trade standoff means no reprieve for rattled investors 

Trump's China tariffs are a regressive tax on Americans and risk a recession 

Corker to introduce resolution holding Saudi crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi's death

Republicans To Hold Their First Hearing On The Minimum Wage Since Taking The House In 2010

Kevin McCarthy says Democrats shouldn’t focus on investigating Trump 

Hatch: ‘I don’t care’ if prosecutors are arguing Trump broke the law

Fractious GOP vows to unify in House minority

Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to 'catch and release' in funding bill

Meadows looks to make his move

We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again. 

U.S. sanctions three North Korean officials for alleged rights abuses

Judge rules Trump administration justified in ending Obama-era immigration program

Trump foes scrambling to derail 'cruel' rule requiring immigrants to show they aren't public burden

Kavanaugh, Roberts side with liberal justices as Supreme Court hamstrings efforts by Kansas and Louisiana to defund Planned Parenthood

Manafort plans to file a response to the Mueller memo this week

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina reaches plea deal with feds

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility,' source says

President Trump Really May Go to Jail—For the Rest of His Life

5 burning questions about Trump’s legal issues 

Now hiring: Chief of staff for president resistant to a chief of staff 

GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

More than 6000 mail-in ballots in Florida were not counted: officials

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on ‘cautious’ Democrats, White House turnover

Pelosi in advanced negotiations with critics about term-limits deal 

Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump, offer $1.3 billion for border as shutdown looms 

Pelosi, Schumer to refuse Trump's border wall demand, raising specter of government shutdown: sources

Elizabeth Warren, other key Democratic senators investigate Fox News bonus payments to Trump aide Bill Shine

O’Rourke is fireball, but not all Dems are sold

Trump to seek Afghan peace talks
(U.S. wants to curb rise in Taliban attacks, but prospects for political settlement look dim.)

‘There was no Plan B’: Trump scrambles to find chief of staff after top candidate turns him down 

Trump will seek to weaken Obama-era wetlands protections

The Trump administration removed a training guide for Latino outreach from an ACA website 

Trump administration: It’s ‘extraordinary’ judges won’t let military restrict transgender troops 

Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again 

Trump seems to be banking on voters not caring about Mueller findings 

Trump concerned about being impeached, sees it as a 'real possibility,' source says

President Trump Really May Go to Jail—For the Rest of His Life

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12/9/18

Congress digs in for prolonged Saudi battle

Ex-Wisconsin GOP governor calls on Walker to reject measures curbing Dems' power

GOP women face steeper climb in Trump era

Republicans defend Trump amid brewing legal storm 

‘Siege warfare’: Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils 

Rubio: It would be a 'terrible mistake' for Trump to pardon Manafort

Rubio says he's a 'huge' fan of John Kelly: 'It's a loss to see him go'

Christie: It sounds like prosecutors have corroborating evidence against Trump beyond Cohen

Paul calls Trump's pick for attorney general's views on surveillance 'very troubling'

Rand Paul downplays potential Trump campaign finance violations: 'We’ve over-criminalized campaign finance'

Key Senate Republican: Criminal justice reform needs more GOP support

Russians interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and transition 

Court filing raises question of Trump prosecution: 'There is a plausible case against the president'

Prosecutors probing potential links between Trump Organization executives and hush-money payments

Comey: Trump 'certainly close' to being unindicted co-conspirator

The Case for Trump is Stronger Than Ever 

Where are we in the Trump-Russia story?

'Presidential harassment': Trump under unprecedented attack on multiple fronts

John Kelly’s exit raises concerns about White House future

Undocumented housekeeper at Trump golf course says she does not regret going public

Kudlow: Trump didn’t know about Huawei executive’s arrest before dining with Chinese leader 
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Haley: After UN vote on Hamas failed, Trump suggested fund cuts as retribution

Schiff: Trump may face ‘real prospect of jail time’

Top Dem: Illegal payments would ‘certainly’ be impeachable offenses if directed by Trump

Dem senator: We've entered a 'new phase' in Mueller investigation

Maine senator: Flynn filing should make White House most nervous

Trump ultimatum sparks fears of new arms race

Trump, in reversal, calls for Pentagon to raise budget request to $750B

Trump administration resists global climate efforts at home and overseas 

Trump floating Mark Meadows for White House chief of staff

Trump calls for end to Mueller probe despite Russian campaign bid findings

Trump on Comey's testimony to Congress: 'All lies!'

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12/8/18

McConnell resists pressure to move on criminal justice overhaul, angering some Republicans 

Sen. Tim Scott tells fellow Republicans: Do better on judicial nominees 

Republicans missed best shot on keeping promise to cut spending

Republican congressman says George Soros ‘turned on fellow Jews’

Disputed North Carolina race raises prospect of congressional probe

US-Saudi relationship enters uncharted territory

Trump’s economy teetering on trade tensions, volatile markets

Mueller flashes some cards in Russia probe, but hides his hand 

For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime

Comey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

The Michael Cohen Sentencing Memos Are Damning for Trump

Doctors tell NRA why they are experts on gun violence
(After being told to ‘stay in their lane,’ physicians’ determination grows)

Joaquín Castro: Trump would be 'in court right now' if he weren't the president or 'privileged'

Who will speak for the Democrats and what will he or she have to say? 

Donald Trump makes it official: Gen. Mark Milley to chair Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chief of Staff John Kelly to leave White House by end of month, Trump says 

Trump first wanted his attorney general pick William Barr for another job: Defense lawyer

Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

Trump’s economy teetering on trade tensions, volatile markets

Trump slams Macron's idea of a 'real European army'

Trump flubs speech location at criminal justice conference

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12/7/18

Oil prices spike, stocks plummet as uncertainty roils global markets 

Dow tumbles more than 500 points, wipes out gain for the year to cap wild week on Wall Street

Job growth falls short of expectations in November: 155,000 payrolls created vs 198,000 estimate

Trump wants to narrow the trade deficit. It just reached a ten-year high. 

Senators want assurances from attorney general pick on fate of Mueller probe

Senate edges closer to rebuking Trump on Saudi Arabia

N.C. GOP candidate says he ‘would wholeheartedly support a new election’ if evidence emerges that fraud affected results 

Comey: House Republicans 'came up empty today but will try again'

Watergate's John Dean on Cohen filing: Congress will have to 'start impeachment proceedings'

Chinese exec’s arrest threatens U.S. trade talks
(Secretive case against a top officer of phone giant Huawei is seen as ‘a shot into heart’ of China’s tech ambitions.)

It’s Not Too Late to Save the INF Treaty
(No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.)

Rex Tillerson on Trump: ‘Undisciplined, doesn’t like to read’ and tries to do illegal things 

Appeals court denies Trump bid to reinstate asylum ban

The red flags on Trump’s new attorney general pick, William Barr 

William Barr’s record on 4 key issues

Mueller is putting the puzzle pieces together on Trump

Court filings present Trump as key figure in multiple federal investigations

Court filings directly implicate Trump in efforts to buy women’s silence, reveal new contact between inner circle and Russian 

Mueller says Manafort lied about contacts with Trump officials

Manafort told ‘multiple lies’ about Trump contacts: Mueller

Prosecutors: Michael Cohen acted at Trump's direction when he broke the law

Feds recommend ‘substantial’ prison time for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

McCabe opened obstruction of justice probe into Trump before Mueller investigation

NRA, Trump Campaign Illegally Coordinated Election Ads, Charges FEC Complaint

Shields and Brooks on Cohen filings and Bush’s legacy

Dem: Cohen filing means Trump committed two felonies

Onetime Pelosi foe reverses course, announces support for her House speaker bid 

Strategist behind Warren's political rise to meet with O'Rourke

Trump announces nominations for attorney general, UN ambassador

Trump expected to tap Army chief as next chairman of the Joint Chiefs 

Trump announces changes to his Cabinet; White House chief of staff may be gone soon 

Trump stumps for wall funding, criminal justice overhaul. But the wall is what captivates him most. 

Trump’s undocumented immigrant employees: One more thing he does that he campaigned against 

Trump cuts price tag of border wall to $15 billion

Trump signs bill delaying government shutdown, setting up Christmastime showdown over border wall

Trump administration set to relax Obama-era water protections

Trump wants to narrow the trade deficit. It just reached a ten-year high. 

Trump Melted Down Twice in 12 Hours as Robert Mueller's Next Drop Looms

Trump promises a ‘major Counter Report’ to rebut Mueller’s findings 

Trump pushes back on Tillerson criticism: 'He was dumb as a rock'

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12/6/18

Dow stages comeback from deep losses fueled by uncertainty of U.S.-China trade deal 

Dow rebounds from 780-point plunge, ends day just slightly lower on report Fed may pause hikes

US markets plunge after arrest of Chinese tech executive

Huawei is one of China’s most important tech companies — here’s what it does and why the U.S. government is wary 

Houston says goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush, a 'devoted' man of faith

Mourners in Texas pay their final respects to George H.W. Bush 

Oak Ridge Boys keep long-held promise to sing at George H.W. Bush's funeral

Simpson was Bush’s best buddy in Congress. Few presidents have those confidants. 

George H. W. Bush always saw us as real people

Compassionate confidence when boss Reagan was shot
(Bush’s true character shone through during the crisis, associates say)

Senate sends two-week funding measure to Trump

Congress passes bill to delay government shutdown and border wall fight for two weeks

Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto want the Defense Department to stop paying for robot bartenders

Senate approves Trump nominee to lead polarizing consumer watchdog agency

Republican officials had early warnings of voting irregularities in North Carolina 

North Carolina man says GOP operative illegally collected his signed, blank absentee ballot in contested race

GOP, Dems locked in fight over North Carolina fraud probe

Kobach ‘very concerned’ voter fraud may have happened in North Carolina

Mueller poised to reveal new details on Russia probe in Manafort, Cohen filings

The White House Has No Plan for Confronting the Mueller Report

Debate over term limits for Supreme Court gains new life

Coal booster to join energy regulator, dealing setback to green movement

Fox News' Tucker Carlson Loses Patience With Donald Trump: 'I Don't Think He's Capable'

Democrat Dan McCready withdraws his concession in North Carolina congressional race roiled by accusations of fraud 

Black Caucus chairman pushes back against committee term limits

Schumer gets ready to go on the offensive

Trump to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.N. ambassador 

William Barr is leading attorney general candidate in Trump discussions 

Trump’s Push to Boost Lethal Drone Exports Reaps Few Rewards

Trump, without evidence, says Arizona 'bracing' for surge of immigrants

Trump allegedly had illegal immigrants clean his underwear, trophies

Trump business empire shuns E-Verify, hires illegal immigrants

Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers

Trump’s 2020 campaign will be headquartered at Trump Tower

Donald Trump ‘Miffed’ That Events Honoring George HW Bush Were About George HW Bush, Not Him, ‘NYT’ Reports

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12/5/18

Washington pays final farewell to George H.W. Bush

Live coverage: Washington honors George HW Bush with state funeral
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Watch: George W. Bush remembers his father George H.W. Bush

World’s dignitaries bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

Prince Charles attends George H.W. Bush's funeral

Mulroney, Bush and the last lyrical act of a unique friendship

George H.W. Bush funeral: Former president remembered for integrity, service 

Trump criticized for not reading Apostles' Creed at Bush funeral

All the presidents at the Bush funeral service together recited this core prayer. Except one.

Trump’s awkward presidential greetings, and five other memorable moments from George H.W. Bush’s state funeral 

George HW Bush was president for only 4 years, but he shaped the Supreme Court for decades

George P. Bush: The future of a political dynasty

GOP lawmaker defends Trump's Khashoggi response: 'Journalists disappear all over the country'

Senate panel delays Trump’s judicial picks amid Mueller standoff

Senate advances Trump energy pick after Manchin flips

Sessions says he has no plans to return to Senate

Sessions hints he's done with politics

Poll: Americans want lame-duck Congress to focus on border security, health care

Satellite images reveal North Korea upgrading unidentified missile base: report

Russia lashes out, threatens to target U.S. allies if Trump kills arms treaty

Saudi-funded lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s hotel after 2016 election 

'Not to sound naive or anything': Trump says he believes China's Xi means 'every word' on trade truce

‘We are in trouble.’ Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018. 

Trump's New Immigration Rule Could Threaten Health Care for 6.8 Million Children Who Are U.S. Citizens

Here's where tariffs are taking a toll across the country, according to the Fed 

Five takeaways from Mueller’s Flynn memo

Investigators focusing on foreign lobbying by firms linked to Manafort

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano expects Donald Trump Jr. to be indicted

Rudy Giuliani is Trump’s cybersecurity adviser. He might want a refresher. 

House Democrat calls for emergency hearing into alleged election fraud in North Carolina 

House Democrats want more aggressive scrutiny of health-care mergers 
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Criminal justice reform splits 2020 Democrats

Polls say Joe Biden’s age isn’t necessarily hurting him with young Democrats 

Trump, Obama, Clinton and Carter, all in a row at Bush funeral

Donald Trump Makes No Effort To Greet Jimmy Carter, The Oldest Living President, At Bush Funeral

Trump criticized for not reading Apostles' Creed at Bush funeral

'Not to sound naive or anything': Trump says he believes China's Xi means 'every word' on trade truce

How President Trump twists government data to suit the political moment 

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12/4/18

U.S. stocks are battered in one of their worst days of 2018 as U.S.-China trade deal appears to sputter 

Stock markets plunge after Trump’s ‘Tariff Man’ tweet

A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral

Dole salute embodies emotion of Bush farewell

At 95, Bob Dole stands up from wheelchair to salute fellow WWII hero George HW Bush

We never met a man as remarkable as George H.W. Bush — and we never will again 

George H.W. Bush’s life proves that, sometimes, things go gloriously right 

Trump will see a lot of love — for Bush
(The president plans to attend, but not to address, the funeral of a predecessor whom he openly ridiculed.)

At farewell to Bush, a yearning for decency, moderation and compromise 

George H.W. Bush leaves mixed record on race, civil rights

Trump-GOP rift grows over Saudis

GOP senators come out and say it: The Trump administration is covering up Khashoggi’s killing

Senators accuse Saudi crown prince of complicity in Khashoggi’s killing

GOP senators rip Saudi prince after briefing: 'There's a smoking saw'

Clock ticks down on GOP Congress

GOP committee reports ‘cyber intrusion’ to FBI

Republican wins Georgia secretary of state runoff to replace Kemp

House Ethics extends investigation into GOP lawmaker Garrett

How Trump appointees curbed a consumer protection agency loathed by the GOP 

Lame-duck power grab in Wisconsin showcases the GOP’s embrace of zero-sum politics 

Pompeo gives Russia an ultimatum: 60 days to comply with nuclear weapons treaty or US will leave

Bolton: US ‘strongly supports’ anti-tunnel operation in Israel’s north

Mueller recommends no jail time for Flynn, citing his 'substantial assistance'

Roger Stone pleads Fifth, won't give testimony or documents to Senate Judiciary Committee

Giuliani attack on Twitter prompts backlash

Whoops, Rudy Giuliani: Your tweet indirectly called President Trump a traitor

D.C., Maryland begin seeking Trump financial documents in case related to his D.C. hotel 

9th Circuit Court strikes down federal law against encouraging illegal immigration

Under China's New Rules, U.S. Recycling Suffers

GM lobbyists go into full crisis mode over layoffs

Democrats could refuse to seat North Carolina Republican, Hoyer says 

Exclusive: Democrats prepare to probe Trump's FBI headquarters plan - Rep Connolly

O'Rourke met with Obama shortly after midterm loss: report

'I am a Tariff Man': Trump threatens to restart trade war if China talks fail

Trump doubles down on threats: 'China does not want tariffs'

‘Chaos breeds chaos’: Trump’s erratic and false claims roil the globe. Again. 

Trump points to French riots to justify pulling out of Paris climate deal

President retweets false claim that Paris rioters 'want Trump'

Trump and NATO Show Rare Unity in Confronting Russia’s Arms Treaty Violation

Trump mulling charging immigrants a fee for applying for asylum

Trump administration recommends postal reforms that could raise rates, setting up fight with Amazon

Trump begins making overtures to Democrats amid skepticism it will lead to any deals 

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12/3/18

George H.W. Bush remembered as casket arrives in DC

George H.W. Bush makes his last journey to Washington 

Sully, Bush’s service dog, lies by his casket before one last journey with the former president 

Bush family seeks to steer clear of anti-Trump sentiment at 41st president’s funeral 

Friends, former aides remember what made George H.W. Bush ‘the kind of person I want as president’

Tamara Keith and Stuart Rothenberg on George H.W. Bush and the GOP's evolution

Shutdown Fight Over Wall Is Likely to Be Delayed Until Just Before Christmas

Republicans’ hard-line stance on immigration may alienate millennials for years 

Trump lays off McConnell as criminal justice reform stalls

McConnell: 'Complete fracture' with Saudi Arabia not in U.S. interest

'Just a lot of alarmism’: Trump’s skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP 

North Carolina election-fraud investigation centers on operative with criminal history who worked for GOP congressional candidate 

Woman says she was paid to collect absentee ballots in North Carolina House race

GOP-held state legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to limit new Democratic governors’ powers 

The G-20 summit was overshadowed by other news. But there wasn’t much to overshadow anyway. 

Treasury's Mnuchin says US is working toward a real agreement with...

The U.S.-China trade 'deal' offers less than meets the eye 

Trump-Xi deal buys time but doesn’t solve deep U.S.-China differences over trade

US farmers more cautious than hopeful after China trade deal

How Europe Could Blunt U.S.Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger

In Immigration Battle, Judge Says Trump Can't Withhold Law Enforcement Funds From Sanctuary States

U.S. to end subsidies for electric cars, renewables, says White House

Mueller is about to have his say -- in a big way

Mueller preparing end game for Russia investigation 

Special counsel will make Manafort memo public by Friday, spokesman says

Is President Trump Tampering With Witnesses Through Twitter?

Trump Comes Dangerously Close to Witness Tampering

3 takeaways about Trump’s role in Cohen’s lies, from Cohen’s new filing 

WHIP LIST: Pelosi seeks path to 218

Pelosi emphasizes pro-Israel cred of leaders she plans to name in House

A quartet of Democratic women now lead party committees 

O’Rourke, Brown shake up volatile Democratic horse race

As medical community speaks out on gun violence, Democrats vow to push legislation 

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

President Trump, first lady visit Capitol Rotunda to pay respects for George H.W. Bush

Trump Calls U.S. Defense Spending “Crazy” in Apparent Change of Heart on Military Budget

Trump's China truce sets up a make-or-break stretch for his promise to overhaul America's trade policy

Trump has won little from China so far. There isn’t an ‘incredible’ deal yet. 

Trump-Xi deal buys time but doesn’t solve deep U.S.-China differences over trade

Trump used a really unfortunate phrase while hailing progress with China 

Trump lays off McConnell as criminal justice reform stalls

Trump says Michael Cohen deserves a ‘full and complete’ sentence 

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12/2/18

George H.W. Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda next week

'Special Air Mission 41': Bush's final flights on 'Air Force One'

4 days of events honoring former President George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush had no grand dreams. His competence and restraint were enough.

For George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor changed everything, and World War II made him a hero 

George H.W. Bush was the accidental catalyst that built the new Republican Party 

How George H.W. Bush pushed the United States to embrace free trade 

George H.W. Bush’s image of civility contrasts with much of current politics

‘A patriot and servant’
(Tributes and condolences from around globe pour in for 41st president)

Cheney: George H.W. Bush 'masterfully handled' end of the Cold War

Colin Powell: Bush was 'most qualified person' on foreign policy ever to serve as president

Colin Powell recalls George H.W. Bush's humility as central to his success

Former White House correspondent: I never heard George H.W. Bush chew out reporters

Sam Donaldson on George H. W. Bush's relationship with the press

Former secretary of State: Bush 'kept his spirit' right until the 'very end'

Obama, Clinton, son share recollections of George H.W. Bush

‘Honorable, gracious and decent’: In death, Bush becomes a yardstick for President Trump 

The last stand of Congress’s Never Trump brigade

Trump nominee rejected
(Two GOP senators block a racially divisive judicial pick.)

GOP balks at Trump drug pricing plan

GOP senator: 'I think we need to do more' to respond to Russian aggression toward Ukraine

Senate headed for clash over Saudi Arabia

Lawmakers wary of Trump’s threat to cancel NAFTA 

Senate Republican: Skeptics of Trump trade policy can 'take some encouragement' from developments

Senate Republican: 'Big mistake' if Cohen lied to intelligence committee

Incoming GOP lawmaker says he may have violated campaign finance law

Migrants wait at US border with numbers written on their arms

'Deep fakes' most sinister threat yet to U.S. elections, devastating to democracy

Comey reaches agreement with Republicans for testimony

Giuliani trashes Mueller probe over 'unethical' tactics after Cohen guilty plea

Cohen’s guilty plea suggests Russia has ‘leverage’ over Trump, top Democrat says 

Trump’s Mueller problems deepen, worrying allies

With H.R. 1, Democrats Announce a New Program for Electoral Reform

Democratic senator: US must maintain strategic relationship with Saudis and hold them accountable

Warner says he believes Republicans would 'like to have known' Trump was dealing with Russia in 2016

Schiff knocks Trump: Negotiations over Moscow property not 'very cool'

Schiff: Trump refusal to rule out Manafort pardon adds to evidence of obstruction of justice

U.S. and China agree to new talks as Trump pulls back on tariffs 

Trump: China agrees to reduce tariffs on US autos

Trump: NAFTA deal will be terminated in 'near future'

Trump Had 'Informal' Conversation With Putin At G-20 Summit

Twists but no plot’: Trump’s diminishing foreign travel reflects a president scaling back foreign ambition 

S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes

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12/1/18

George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, dies at 94 

Former president George H.W. Bush’s state funeral set for Wednesday; he will lie in state at U.S. Capitol

D.C. readies for memorial events honoring late President George H.W. Bush

Stock markets to close for a day to honor George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush’s last words revealed

President George H. W. Bush's last words to his son were: 'I love you, too'

George H.W. Bush valued expertise, prudence in navigating a world on fire 

Former President George H.W. Bush remembered for role in Cold War, Iraq

Bush remembered as peerless patriot, patriarch of political dynasty

Quotes from former President George H.W. Bush

Bush, a president who grappled with Jewish leaders, engineered rescue of Jews

The Irreducible Niceness of George H. W. Bush

I covered George H.W. Bush: He was the nicest politician I ever met

Colin Powell remembers George H.W. Bush: 'A perfect American' who 'hated losing'

Rubio: Bush showed that 'true leadership' not about 'boasting & insults'

Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office note to me revealed the heart of who he was 

‘His life was a hymn of honor’: Washington reacts to George H.W. Bush’s passing 

Presidents, world leaders praise former US president George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush and Trump -- a study in presidential contrasts

Congress considers measure to postpone shutdown deadline until after Bush services 

Flake: Mueller bill has votes to pass Senate

Trump’s new NAFTA faces uphill battle in Congress

After ‘highly successful meeting,’ U.S. and China agree to new talks and hold off on raising tariffs for 90 days 

Pompeo: Iran tested multiple warhead missile which can hit Middle East, Europe

Pompeo: no intelligence directly links Saudi prince to Khashoggi killing

Mattis reveals Russian government attempted to interfere in U.S. midterm elections

This week in Trumponomics: An ugly collision with General Motors

Charities fear hit from Trump tax law during holidays

Mueller’s probe has produced a rogues’ gallery of liars 

Menacing Mueller probe beginning to rattle Trump

Cohen deal intensifies scrutiny on Trump business dealings

3 takeaways about Trump’s role in Cohen’s lies, from Cohen’s new filing 

Michael Cohen begs federal judge for mercy after guilty plea

Trump to attend George H.W. Bush funeral, names Dec. 5 national day of mourning 

Trump to attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral, declares national day of mourning

Trump reacts to death of George H.W. Bush

Donald Trump once mocked the same George H.W. Bush quote he used to remember him

Trump claims win on trade deal
(Mexico and Canada sign pact to replace NAFTA, a product of hard-line U.S. tactics. It may come at a cost.)

Trump ramps up airstrikes as Taliban peace talks remain elusive

Trump’s racist policies have been even worse than we feared 

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11/30/18

George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president and father of the 43rd, has died at age 94

Bush's single White House term shaped U.S. history for decades

Why isn’t Mitch McConnell bringing up criminal justice reform? 

Senator Chuck Grassley Neglects Juveniles For Crime Reform Bill, Advocates Say

Republican leadership struggles to secure votes for lame-duck $54 billion tax package 

Why is the Senate challenging Trump on Yemen? Here’s what you need to know. 

Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. John Curtis want U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen to end

Flake Admits Retirement Freed Him to Block Trump Judicial Nominees

Ousted Rep. Mia Love knocks Trump, GOP for making women and minorities feel unwelcome

N.C. election officials plan hearing over fraud concerns in U.S. House race, raising possibility of new election 

Incoming governors illustrate the rural turn Republicans have taken in the Trump era 

Farm Bill Deal Removes House GOP Work Requirements for Food Stamps

Homeland Security asks for more law enforcement on southern border and troops to remain until end of January

Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause

Why the G-20 Leaders Are Gloating Behind Trump’s Back

Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Pal Around At G20 Summit

Will Trump and Xi make a deal in Buenos Aires?

US, Canada, and Mexico's newly signed trade pact looks a lot like NAFTA. Here are the key differences between them

United Auto Workers union says GM layoffs show new trade deal won't stop jobs from going to Mexico

Steel and aluminum tariffs remain a headache despite Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada

The lies that Mueller has already documented 

Mueller considers more charges against Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort, as sentencing for DC case set for March 5

Mueller's Russia investigation picks up steam, and so do Trump's tweets

Michael Cohen thought Trump would give him a pardon: CNN

Is floating a $50 million TrumpTower penthouse for Vladimir Putin illegal? 

Whitaker fielded early fraud complaints from customers at patent company even as he championed it, records show 

Trump’s acting attorney general once referred to the president’s behavior as ‘a little dangerous’ and ‘a little outlandish’ 

Trump administration approves seismic tests that could harm thousands of Atlantic dolphins and whales 

Shields and Brooks on Mueller developments and congressional dynamics

Obama remembers George HW Bush: 'A patriot and humble servant'

Dems won’t pick shutdown fight over Dreamers

Progressives say dire climate reports point to need for ‘Green New Deal’

Dems vow quick action to bolster voting rights upon taking power

After Cohen plea, Democrats in Congress eye other Trump allies' testimony

Democrats look to force Donald Trump to release tax returns

How voting present could secure the Speakership for Nancy Pelosi

Trump praises George H.W. Bush's humility and 'unflappable leadership'

Trump issues Alaska emergency declaration after earthquake

Trump breezes past Putin at start of G-20 summit, exchanges ‘pleasantries’ with Saudi prince 

After signing new North American trade pact at G-20, Trump turns sights to China 

Trump frets as Mueller probe follows him abroad

Trump administration offers states four ways to circumvent Obamacare rules 

Trump has flouted the rules before. But his dealing in Russia is a new level of brazenness.
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The Trump denial pattern: From ‘no way’ to ‘why not?’ 

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11/29/18

Senate passes resolution condemning Russian aggression against Ukraine

Republican Sen. Tim Scott says he will block confirmation of Trump judicial nominee amid racial controversy 

Collins to serve as ranking Republican of House Judiciary Committee

Flake to ask again for vote on Mueller protection bill next week

Deal to pass farm bill scraps House GOP plan for new food stamp work requirements 

GOP lawmakers air concerns with Trump drug pricing move in meeting with health chief

House GOP’s lame-duck tax package would cost $55 billion, CBO says 

Paul Ryan reveals his two biggest regrets

Jordan secures Oversight ranking member role after Meadows suddenly steps aside

‘We won women.’ GOP governors who survived the blue wave in blue states share advice. 

Trump asks RNC chair to stay for 2020 election

Trump’s court picks held hostage by Mueller bill

Certification in limbo in N.C. House race as fraud investigation continues 

Federal lawsuit aims to force special election for John McCain's Senate seat

Comey challenges House GOP subpoena in federal court

Facing Sharp Rebuke on Saudi Ties, U.S. Points to Growing Iran Threat

The Fed is warning that the trade war threatens the US economy as Trump heads to the G-20 for crucial talks with China's Xi

Kremlin touts Trump-Putin meeting — before Trump cancels it 

US will not prosecute migrants arrested in border clash

New insurance guidelines would undermine rules of the Affordable Care Act 

Under Trump, Number of Uninsured Kids Rose for First Time This Decade

Nearly 48,000 Colorado children could lose health insurance if Trump administration’s proposed change goes into effect, experts say

The EPA, Now Run By an Ex-Coal Lobbyist, Just Tried to Undermine the Climate Report It Helped Author

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Moscow project

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Trump Tower project in Moscow, cuts deal with special counsel Robert Mueller

Cohen’s Plea Suggests Russians Held ‘Kompromat’ on Trump

4 key takeaways from Michael Cohen’s new plea deal 

Robert Mueller's Russia probe is red hot again after midterm election quiet period 

Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower Moscow

FBI Raids Trump's Former Chicago Tax Attorney Who Saved the President $14 Million in Property Taxes

‘Individual 1’: Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe 

Democrats reject new Republican plan to pay for Trump’s wall 

House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending bill

House Dems plan to re-interview witnesses from Russia probe

New Hampshire Democrats invite rising star Beto O'Rourke to the crucial presidential primary state

Trump confronts new Russia test with Ukraine crisis

Trump makes Fed chief economic punching bag

The Legal Perils That Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea Poses for Donald Trump

Trump claims 'billions of dollars are pouring into the coffers of the USA' because of his tariffs, but that's just a drop in the bucket

Trump asks RNC chair to stay for 2020 election

Trump mocks 'Little Michael' Bloomberg, other potential 2020 challengers

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11/28/18

Dow surges 600 points, biggest rally in eight months, after Powell signals rates are near neutral

Fed Chair Powell sends markets soaring with suggestion rate hikes may slow 

Senators back effort to suspend U.S. support for Saudi-led campaign in Yemen 

Showdown: Senate and Trump clash on Saudis

Criminal justice reform leaves Mitch McConnell caught between Trump and a hard place 

Sen. Mike Lee blocks bipartisan effort to vote on a bill protecting special counsel Mueller

Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

Senate panel delays vote on Trump pick to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement 

Senator Rand Paul blocking US military aid to Israel

Trump judicial nominee Thomas Farr advances in Senate amid racially charged controversy 

Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Known For Weakening Black Voters' Rights

A battle over Trump's border wall could shut down major parts of the government for the third time this year

Mattis: 'No smoking gun' tying Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi killing

Mike Pompeo’s highly evasive answers on Jamal Khashoggi 

Xi and Trump Should Swallow Their Pride and Join the TPP
(Joining the trade pact would force both sides to make much-needed changes.)

Why Xi Won’t Cave to Trump at G-20
(China’s leader, convinced of the course he has set, has little incentive to appease a wounded and unpopular U.S. president.)

How to Respond to Chinese Investment in Latin America

Ailing Central American migrants in dire conditions dig in at U.S. border

Veterans Affairs Dept says it won't reimburse vets who were underpaid GI Bill benefit payments: report

Patagonia calls Trump tax cut 'irresponsible,' says it will donate $10M corporate tax cut to environmental groups

Deere CEO expects trade war to have a long-lasting impact on agriculture

Trump’s 'chicken tax' would kill, not save, automotive jobs

Yahoo News Explains: The cost of Trump’s tariff war

Giuliani’s bizarre bragging about the Manafort-Trump alliance highlights new obstruction questions 

How Mueller can use the Manafort plea to get around the White House — if he wants 

Trump’s night-owl calls to Roger Stone in 2016 draw scrutiny in Mueller probe 

What can House Democrats accomplish with their new oversight and investigative powers? 

Budowsky: House Dems won a historic mandate

TJ Cox beats Republican Rep. David Valadao to give Democrats gain of 40 House seats, seven in California

Trying to ride ‘blue wave’

Democrats nominate Rep. Nancy Pelosi for speaker, a show of strength that will be tested when the full House votes in January 

Another Dem to oppose Pelosi

Trump threatens penalties on foreign cars after GM plans U.S. layoffs 

Trump Threatens to Cut All GM Subsidies—But He Doesn’t Seem to Know What They Are

Exclusive: Two key answers from Trump to Mueller

Trump says pardon for Paul Manafort still a possibility

Trump administration finalizing bump stock ban

From inconsequential to illegal, all the ways President Trump has suggested cutting the deficit 

Trump threatens to declassify ‘devastating’ docs about Democrats

Trump heads to G20 primed for new conflicts

Trump indicates concern for Israel requires US troops remain in Middle East

Trump administration expected to extend military mission along border through the holidays 

Trump says his presidency so far makes him 'far greater than Ronald Reagan'

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11/27/18

General Motors' shares fall after Trump threatens to cut its subsidies as retaliation for layoffs

GM layoffs pierce the heart of Trump's #MAGA promise 

Farm bankruptcies on the rise according to new Fed report

Hyde-Smith prevails in Mississippi runoff after 'public hanging' stumble

New GOP bill would tweak Trump tax law, extend perks set to expire 

Farmers sticking with Trump, says GOP senator

Facebook asks Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for contribution refund, as Mississippi Republican faces nail biter of an election runoff against Mike Espy

San Francisco Giants owner wants controversial donation to Cindy Hyde-Smith campaign returned

McConnell: Saudi actions 'abhorrent' and warrant 'response'

Scalise taps Rep. Drew Ferguson to serve as House GOP deputy whip

Senate Republicans mull changes to controversial criminal justice bill

Migrants face unlawful detention and squalid conditions at US-Mexico border, report alleges

Mexico accepts housing migrants, seeks US development aid

New York top court: Jury trials needed when deportation a risk

Why the trade deficit is getting bigger — despite all of Trump’s promises 

GM layoffs show why there’s a crisis of confidence in American capitalism 

How Trump’s border decisions represent ‘completely new’ American policy

Weather Service promotes Trump administration climate report, breaking from ‘stick to weather’ past 

State Department approves $1.2 billion in tank ammunition, helicopter sales to Egypt

Manafort plea decision represents setback for Mueller

Manafort lawyer shared Mueller probe details with Trump’s legal team

New Emails Prove Just How Much Fox News Is in the Tank for the Trump Administration
(The president's pravda network allowed one of his most corrupt goons to dictate the questions and script for his interview.)

Unnamed donors gave large sums to conservative nonprofit that funded pro-Trump allies 

Democrats make legislative gains over GOP in redistricting battle

Dems criticize Brady's new tax package

Intrigue surrounds Nancy Pelosi vote

Seth Moulton is playing a risky game against Nancy Pelosi

Trump slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting in wide-ranging interview with The Post

President Trump’s full Washington Post interview transcript, annotated 

Trump says he may cancel G20 meeting with Putin over clash with Ukraine

Trump says he’s considering a Plan B if Congress rejects his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding 

Trump faces blowback from trade and immigration policies 

Trump administration to appeal judge's order blocking asylum ban

Trump threatens GM over plant closures 

Trump blasts Fed chair over stock market slide, GM layoffs

Trump on climate change: ‘People like myself, we have very high levels of intelligence but we’re not necessarily such believers.’ 

Trump, Cuomo to meet at White House to discuss infrastructure project

The Trump administration takes another swing at lowering drug prices 

Trump calls Mueller a ‘conflicted prosecutor gone rogue’

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11/26/18

GM poised to close plants in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, will cut 15% of salaried workers

GM to lay off 15 percent of salaried workers, halt production at five plants in U.S. and Canada 

Trumbull County, Ohio, shifted 30 points to vote Trump. That didn’t save its car plant. 

GOP Rep. Mia Love rips Trump, Republicans in concession speech

Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To Holocaust

GOP fears damage in Mississippi

GOP chairman releases year-end tax package

The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates 

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley condemns Russia’s ‘outlaw’ actions against Ukrainian ships 

Border melee ups ante on shutdown

Border crossing at San Ysidro closed down for hours after migrants rush port of entry in chaotic scene

AP FACT CHECK: Obama didn't have family separation policy

Mueller says Manafort lied after pleading guilty, should be sentenced immediately 

Manafort violated plea deal, lied to investigators, prosecutors say

Climate change in the US will hurt poor people the most, according to a bombshell federal report

15 AGs Support Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Appointment Of Matt Whitaker

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on Mississippi Senate race

Schumer walking tightrope with committee assignments

Pelosi and Democratic dissidents trade gains in hard slog of speaker’s race 

Senior House Democrats tap brakes on investigating Trump

Democrat TJ Cox grabs lead over Republican David Valadao in nation's last remaining undecided House race

Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Graham after he tells her to take a tour of the Holocaust Museum

Newly Elected State Lawmaker Calls Tennessee ‘Racist’ and GOP Voters ‘Uneducated

Secret groups of Democratic women are organizing deep in Republican territory 

Trump-Xi G-20 meeting offers best chance in months to defuse U.S.-China trade fight 

Exaggerating economic numbers is nothing new for Trump. Doing so to give the Saudis cover is. 

Trump defends use of tear gas at the border

Trump threatens to permanently close Mexico border after clashes

Trump’s last, best chance for wall creates latest shutdown threat

Trump urges Congress to 'fund the wall' as migrant children face tear gas at the border

Trump fails to single out Russia in Ukraine spat

Trump says he expects to raise China tariffs -Wall Street Journal

Trump blasts GM over Ohio plant closure

Trump says GM 'better' add new facility in Ohio after cuts

Trump on his government’s climate warning: ‘I don’t believe it’

A rush to judgment: The Trump administration is taking science out of air quality standards

Trump attacks looming Mueller report after an ally predicts it will be ‘devastating’ 

What President Trump hasn't done for Hispanics and African Americans 

Trump’s rescue mission to Mississippi may drag Cindy Hyde-Smith across the finish line 

Trump sticks with old playbook to aid GOP in Senate runoff

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11/25/18

GOP senators open door to tougher response on Saudi Arabia

Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'

More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince

GOP senator: Trump’s assessment of Khashoggi killing ‘inconsistent with the intelligence’

Sasse knocks Trump over Saudi crown prince's role in Khashoggi killing: 'It is not strength to sort of mumble past that'

Full Lee Interview: 'Congress has to take some ownership in U.S. foreign policy'

Rep. Gowdy suggests videotaping Comey testimony to prevent selective leaks 

Trey Gowdy: Republicans have already investigated Ivanka's emails more than Dems did Benghazi

Gowdy on Ivanka Trump's email investigation: 'I'm concerned anytime any president prejudges theoutcome'

GOP senator calls book labeling him among Trump's enemies 'pretty warped'

GOP senator calls for ‘balance’ after climate change report

Conservative vs. moderate in Mississippi Senate election

Kasich 'very seriously' considering 2020 run: I have conversations 'virtually every day'

Tensions escalate at US-Mexico border

US agents fire tear gas at migrants in start of border clashes with Mexico

Mexico denies any asylum deal with U.S.
(‘Safe third country’ approach would have prevented thousands of migrants from filing claims to cross border.)

Haley: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine-Russia tensions

Anti-abortion groups in standoff with Trump over fetal tissue research

White House says it’s Dems who must work with Trump

Business groups brace for Dem push to hike corporate taxes

In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise 

Robert Mueller's Russia probe 'is going to be devastating' for President Trump, Alan Dershowitz says

Problem Solvers Dems urge Pelosi to publicly back three rules changes

Incoming Dem lawmaker mocks Trump for referring to himself as 'President T'

Ocasio-Cortez on border tensions: Applying for refugee status isn't a crime

Senate Dem knocks Trump administration's climate report: 'They couldn’t pick a day' to get less attention

Schiff: Whitaker not telling Congress his intentions on Mueller

Trump slams '60 Minutes' over report on family separations

Trump accuses Mexico, Central America of trying to 'dump' their unwanted in U.S.

Trump aims tweet at migrant caravans as holiday break ends

Trump demands action to reduce deficit, pushes new deficit spending 

Trump criticizes French protests for not focusing on his priorities 

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11/24/18

House results underscore that what’s good for Trump isn’t so good for the GOP 

Senate to get briefing on Saudi Arabia that could determine sanctions

Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

Five things to watch as Congress braces for end-of-the-year shutdown fight

GOP Senator Who Made 'Hanging' Remark Attended 'Segregated' Academy

Dem contrasts 'diversity' with GOP senator in Mississippi

Deal with Mexico paves way for asylum overhaul at U.S. border 

Incoming Mexico gov't: No deal to host U.S. asylum-seekers

First caravan-related violence reported in U.S. as rocks thrown at Border Patrol

Five major takeaways from the federal climate change report

Why Did Chief Justice John Roberts Decide to Speak Out Against Trump?

George Conway Scorches Trump's 'Misleading' Attack On 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Dem contrasts 'diversity' with GOP senator in Mississippi

Al Gore accuses Trump officials of trying to 'bury' climate report

Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic freshmen look to shape party as it takes control of House 

Trump in lock-step with Saudi leadership in distrust of CIA

Mexico backs Trump's plan to overhaul asylum rules

Five controversial health actions on Trump's agenda

Trump’s Legal Defense, ‘But I’m President,’ Shot Down By New York Judge

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11/23/18

GOP makes inroads with Hispanics in Florida

Cindy Hyde-Smith has embraced Confederate history more than once in her political career 

Romney to host PAC fundraiser: report

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday
(In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.) 

Major Trump administration climate report says damage is ‘intensifying across the country’ 

10 things we learned from the midterms

Whitaker’s post provides ample tools to disrupt Mueller probe

Trump-Appointed Judge Hands Donald Trump Bad News In Robert Mueller Russia Case, Rules ‘Collusion’ Is A Crime

Roger Stone associate in plea talks with Mueller’s team

New York state judge allows suit against Trump and his personal charity to proceed 

Foreign Leaders Look At Donald Trump And See ‘Preening, Clueless Clown’ Says Pulitzer-Winning ‘WaPo’ Columnist

Dems target another Senate seat in Deep South

Rep. Adam Schiff: Dems Will Probe Trump’s Handling of Intel on Jamal Khashoggi

U.S. House panel to probe Trump's Saudi ties: Washington Post

Impeaching Trump not on House Democrats' to-do list for now

Ocasio-Cortez storms Washington, winning headlines but rankling some colleagues

Obama suggests Trump doesn't share his vision of a 'multi-racial … multi-religious' democracy

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately take up transgender military ban 

Trump administration criticized over timing of climate change report

Trump slams France's wine industry, accusing it of unfair trade practices

Trump rule changes hurt the weakest
(Administration’s own analyses indicate that deregulation could increase deaths, debt and healthcare costs.)

Trump’s ‘America First’ means Americans lose 

Trump denies report he's unhappy with Mnuchin

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11/22/18

GOP sits back and enjoys Dem fight over Pelosi

House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Comey, Lynch 

Senate clash looming over nation's longest judicial vacancy

Killing of Khashoggi tests U.S. defense industry as backlash builds on Capitol Hill 

Saudi Arabia celebrates Trump stance
(President’s decision  to ignore journalist’s slaying angers Turkey, Iran and others.)

Mattis says U.S. must balance rights concerns with ‘strategic’ Saudi ties 

Justice Department Reviewing Anti-OPEC Legislation, Official Says

Migrants march to border in Tijuana, push to enter the U.S.

Supreme Court's future rides on Ginsburg's health

Dems are marking their turf in preparation for primary battle

With honey instead of vinegar, Pelosi steadily inches toward the speaker’s gavel 

Trump says he’s thankful for difference he’s made after Thanksgiving call to troops
(“I made a tremendous difference in this country,” President Trump said.)

Trump's rails against court, migrants in call to troops

Trump says he’s thankful for himself this Thanksgiving

Trump dispute with Roberts spills over into Thanksgiving

Trump brushes aside CIA assertion that crown prince ordered killing, defends him and Saudi Arabia 

Trump on Khashoggi killing: Saudi crown prince 'hates it more than I do'

Trump bump: President vows to deliver needed votes to secure Pelosi's bid to be House speaker

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11/21/18

A $9 trillion corporate debt bomb is 'bubbling' in the US economy

Economists see the Trump economy slowing drastically next year before a possible recession in 2020

Grassley defends Trump in feud with Chief Justice Roberts: Roberts didn't attack Obama for 2010 swipe

GOP lawmakers call for vote on Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada before Democrats take over the House

Pfizer asks GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for contribution refund, ex-Facebook President Sean Parker condemns hanging comment, does not request money back

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign is dredging up stereotypes some Mississippians would rather forget

OhioCounty GOP Chairman Deletes Image Calling Wildfires ‘God’s Punishment to Liberal California

How Marco Rubio is retrofitting his brand of conservatism for the Trump era 

Senate Demands Answers On Khashoggi Murder After Trump Stands By Saudis 

Trump ally says Saudi sanctions must be in budget, as lawmakers rip Trump’s defense of crown prince 

Trump’s immigration hawks grapple with new court blow

Mexican immigration agents detain 213 migrants in fourth caravan

White House gives Mattis expanded powers for U.S. troops on border

White House authorizes 'lethal force' by troops at border. What does it mean?

U.S. setting up 'observation posts' along Turkey-Syria border

Few Signs of Progress on Denuclearization as U.S., South Korea Cancel Another Major Military Exercise

Israel Justice minister says Trump’s peace plan is ‘a waste of time’

Trump’s tax-cut party is officially over

Rebuking Trump’s criticism of ‘Obama judge,’ Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as ‘independent’ 

Chief Justice John Roberts defends federal judges against Trump's attacks in a rare public statement

Chief Justice Roberts pushes back on Trump's criticism of 'Obama judge'

Why Chief Justice John Roberts spoke out

Federal investigators probing possible Whitaker Hatch Act violations

Rudy Giuliani says investigate Hillary — not Ivanka

Dems won popular vote in House races by margin not seen since Watergate

Pelosi flexes political power in Speaker’s race

New York congressman who signed letter against Pelosi now says he’ll support her 

Ocasio-Cortez: Pelosi has my support

Trump to teleconference with military on Thanksgiving

Trump fires off tweet criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts

Trump lashes out at chief justice over immigration rulings

Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy 

Trump has vastly inflated the value of the U.S.-Saudi economic alliance 

Trump broke his word on Jamal Khashoggi — plain and simple 

Trump slanders Khashoggi and betrays American values 

What Trump Has Done Is Already Impeachable By Any Reasonable Standard

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11/20/18

Dow plunges more than 500 points, erases gain for 2018

The Dow may drop another 2,000 points before the stock market selling is done: CNBC CFO survey

Investors are concerned about Fed’s plan to raise rates: Stephen Moore

Trump just sent the wrong message on a brutal day in the stock markets

Dem Ben McAdams defeats GOP's Mia Love for Utah House seat

Slowing economy looms as 2020 challenge for GOP

Divisions in GOP may leave Trump priority in Senate limbo

AT&T, Leidos and Walmart ask GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for their campaign donation back because of furor over 'hanging' comments

Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debate

Lawmakers consider multibillion-dollar bailout for troubled pensions, retirees 

Ivanka Trump’s email use spurs bipartisan calls for investigation 

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban 

Trump gets rebuked by another federal judge as he tests the limits on immigration law 

DHS chief says Trump administration to appeal asylum ruling 'as quickly as possible'

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team defends legitimacy of his appointment 

Acting AG Matthew Whitaker released details of past income that shows $900K from nonprofit

Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million 

Zinke blames lawsuits by 'radical environmentalists' for creating more wildfires

WaPo Publisher Slams Trump's 'Dangerous' MBS Response: Khashoggi 'Deserves Better'

How Pelosi battle reflects Democratic frustration over leadership 'bottleneck'

Democrats are mostly holding their tongues on Ivanka Trump’s emails 

Pelosi sidelines challenger, wins praise from Obama amid speakership fight 

Fudge endorses Nancy Pelosi in surprise move

Trump calls Saudi Arabia a ‘great ally,’ discounts crown prince’s responsibility for Khashoggi’s death 

Trump Cites Saudi Oil and Lockheed Martin Military Contracts In Defense of Crown Prince

Trump's 'America First' agenda often puts economics above human rights 

What Happened to Trump’s Khashoggi Report?

Trump submits written answers to Mueller’s Russia probe

Trump administration has spent $80M so far on family separations

Trump says Ivanka emails 'fake news' and unlike Clinton controversy

The president’s words and his math just don’t add up
(A closer look at remarks on the election, veterans and Russia inquiry)

Trump thinks he should again be named Time magazine's Person of the Year

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11/19/18

Dow plunges about 400 points as Apple, Amazon and Facebook fall

Republicans swallowed the bait whole on Trump’s terrorists-in-the-caravan innuendo 

‘He’s evolving’: Once a sunny conservative, Rubio goes all-in on Trumpism 

Paul Ryan defends Navy admiral who led Osama bin Laden operation after Trump's attacks

Grassley Scolds Trump for Criticizing John Kelly

Grassley to Trump: ‘Show Respect’ and Stop Publicly Bashing Kelly

A bipartisan criminal justice reform bill faces an uphill battle in Congress, even as Trump promises to sign it

U.S.-China trade conflict is worsening

A $12 Billion Program to Help Farmers Stung by Trump’s Trade War Has Aided Few

Is Trump country really better off under Trump? No. It’s falling further behind. 

Trump promised ‘we are going to start winning again’ — but his supporters are losing even more now

Can Trump's Tax Break Turn Distressed Areas Into 'Opportunity Zones'?

Trump’s ban on asylum for illegal border crossers challenged in court 

Trump blasted for criticizing Navy SEAL in charge of killing bin Laden

Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation

Former CIA Officials Rebuke Trump’s Attack on Navy Seal Who Oversaw Bin Laden Raid

White House backs down from legal fight, restores Jim Acosta's press pass

CNN drops suit against White House after Acosta’s press pass is fully restored 

CNN's Carl Bernstein: 'We need to start editing' Trump, stop airing 'propagandist' briefings

Finns respond to Trump by raking country great again

Ivanka Trump reportedly used personal email for government business

Democratic senators sue over Whitaker's appointment as AG

Sixteen dissident Democrats vow to oppose Pelosi as next speaker 

Beto O'Rourke's donors and supporters are prodding him to run for president or against GOP Sen. John Cornyn in 2020

Trump administration prepares to add Venezuela to list of state sponsors of terrorism 

Trump to discuss launch of Mideast peace plan with advisers this week 

Trump to grant troops authority to protect border personnel from violence

Trump sides with Saudi prince
(He rejects conclusion by CIA that kingdom’s de facto ruler sought killing of journalist.)

Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism

Trump stokes new unlikely feud

Trump’s pattern of insulting war heroes continues with commander of bin Laden raid 

3 takeaways from Trump’s testy Fox News interview 

From dire warnings to happy talk: Trump changes his tune after the midterms

Trump seethes, two weeks after midterms

President Trump’s crowd-size estimates: Increasingly unbelievable 

Donald Trump's old feud with Smokey Bear comes back to burn him

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11/18/18

Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson in Florida Senate race after recount fight

Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks

Senate Republican pushes back against claim that Trump covered for Saudi crown prince

Rand Paul: 'Evidence is overwhelming' that Saudi crown prince was involved in Khashoggi murder

Graham urges McConnell to allow vote on bill to protect Mueller

Graham urges GOP leadership to bring vote on criminal justice reform

Bucking McConnell, Sens. Graham And Paul Call For Vote On Criminal Justice Bill

Flake: Arizona ‘certainly is’ winnable for Democrat in 2020

Trump attacked over acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — by Republicans

Asia-Pacific summit ends without joint statement amid US-China tensions

Retired lieutenant general tears into Trump over attacks against Navy SEAL: 'Disgusting'

Presidential proclamations cannot take away the right to seek asylum

An Exhaustive Timeline of Our New Acting Attorney General's Astoundingly Crooked Career

‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America 

Schiff: Democrats will challenge Whitaker's appointment

Nancy Pelosi faces a serious challenge from Democrats in bid to be House speaker

Dem House newcomers split on supporting Pelosi for Speaker

Democrat Bill Nelson concedes to Rick Scott in Florida race for Senate 

‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election 

Dem gains put Sunbelt in play for 2020

Trump’s relationship with Saudi crown prince under pressure

President Trump Criticizes a Retired Four-Star Navy Admiral for Not Finding Bin Laden 'Sooner' in Wide-Ranging New Interview

Donald Trump's 'Fox News Sunday' Interview Covered A Lot. Here's What You Need To Know.

Trump says he did not know Whitaker was critical of Mueller before picking him for acting AG

Trump says he wouldn’t stop acting attorney general from curtailing Mueller probe 

Trump attacks Adam Schiff as ‘little Adam Schitt’ in tweet

Trump considering changes at 'three or four or five' Cabinet positions

Trump endorses Pelosi for House speaker: ‘Can you believe it?’

Trump gives himself an A+ on presidency: 'Can I go higher than that?'

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11/17/18

Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to GOP’s DeSantis

Nelson’s chance at win in Florida Senate race dwindles as key counties complete hand recount 

In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp 

California GOP is drifting closer to irrelevance

Republicans are green with envy over Somerville’s ActBlue

White House turnover costs taxpayers more than money

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Hit With Supreme Court Challenge

Migrant mother in caravan pleads for Trump to 'open the doors for us'

Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man

Gillum concedes Florida governor’s race to GOP’s DeSantis

Democrat Gil Cisneros defeats Republican Young Kim, flipping last GOP House seat in Orange County

Dem women rally behind Pelosi

Trump: Reports on CIA Khashoggi assessment 'premature'

In Khashoggi murder case, Trump is torn between 2 tyrants

California fires: Death toll in Paradise grows to 76 with 1,276 still missing as Trump visits

Trump pledges federal help for burned out Californians but again blames poor forest management for fires 

Trump says other countries do better job of 'cleaning the floors' of the forest than US to reduce fires

Trump set to have close ally Graham in powerful chairmanship

‘This would be a very good time to do a shutdown,’ Trump says 

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11/16/18

Mia Love pulls ahead in Utah race as judge dismisses her lawsuit

Sen. Chuck Grassley opts for Finance Committee chairman, setting up Sen. Lindsey Graham to lead Judiciary Committee

Graham set to take over Judiciary

McConnell, Flake clash over protecting Mueller probe

Sen.-elect Mitt Romney says a divided Congress may force people to work together

GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea'

Only one New England Republican remains in Congress – and she could lose or retire in 2020 

Tax law failed to save GOP majority

Battle Over Wall Risks Shutdown as Lawmakers Scramble to Fund Government

Comey invites House Republicans to hold public hearing after news of possible subpoena

US House Republican to subpoena ex-FBI head Comey, ex-AG Lynch

George Conway: Republican Party has become a 'personality cult' under Trump

China and the EU Are Growing Sick of U.S. Financial Power

CIA reportedly concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi assassination

Judge hands CNN a victory in its bid to restore Jim Acosta’s White House press pass 

Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning Census citizenship question 

Whitaker told Trump he has concerns over sentencing reform bill 

Why the Housing Market Is Slumping Despite a Booming Economy

Automaker groups warn U.S. tariffs will undermine new NAFTA deal

After the Midterms, Robert Mueller’s Got a New Wingman on Capitol Hill 

Progressive Democrats ready to push 'Medicare for all' with new House leadership 

Elizabeth Warren: Regulators are ignoring a major economic threat 

House Democrats Want To Investigate Alleged Voter Suppression

Does Pelosi have the votes to become speaker?

The Nancy Pelosi speaker debate is a proxy for the war over the future of the Democratic Party 

Pelosi, potential challenger Fudge hold 'candid' discussion

Stacey Abrams ends bid for Georgia governor and pledges to fight ‘gross mismanagement’ of election

Trump says China wants to make trade deal, but White House officials warn no sign of pact

Trump Returns To Bashing The Migrant Caravan, Calling It A 'Big Con'

Trump Administration Plots Costly Private-Care Expansion for Veterans

Trump explains his no-show at Arlington: 'I was extremely busy on calls'

Trump plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, as EPA chief 

Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump Is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement

Trump says White House will 'throw out' Acosta if he misbehaves again

Trump: White House working on new rules for reporters

Trump says he’s finished writing answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller 

The 1 thing that drives Donald Trump totally crazy about the Mueller investigation

Fact-checking President Trump’s wild Daily Caller interview 

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11/15/18

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy hopes House Democrats in pro-Trump districts will work with him in the next Congress

Graham: Trump’s new AG has ‘concerns’ about criminal justice bill

Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting Attorney General comfortable with Russia probe

Sen. John Kennedy To Trump: 'Tweeting A Little Less Would Not Cause Brain Damage'

GOP leaders aim to avert shutdown over wall funding, but Trump makes no promises 

NY Republican: GOP lawmakers to back Pelosi for Speaker if she backs rule reforms

GOP money group prepares opposition research blitz against Mike Bloomberg if he runs for president in 2020

Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’

Trump torpedoed Colorado Republicans’ appeal to unaffiliated voters, new post-election poll says

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Democrat Katie Porter unseats GOP's Mimi Walters

Florida recount: DeSantis looks certain to win governor’s race; Senate contest goes to a manual recount 

These charts show how Democrats represent the growing modern economy – and how Republicans are left behind

Florida Senate race headed for manual recount

Asia Needs Pence’s Reassurance
(He should confront Trump’s mistakes and put forward a positive agenda.)

Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary

Poll: Trump has little support for reelection bid

Judge postpones decision in CNN lawsuit over Jim Acosta's press pass

Cooper: Trump says things that increase scrutiny

Judge rules Mueller can proceed with case against Russian firm linked to alleged troll farm

Democratic gains erasing House GOP in California

California Democrats Are Still Claiming House Seats

The Latest: Democrat flips U.S. House seat in Maine

Elizabeth Warren says the Fed is making the same mistakes as before the crisis: 'Deeply worrisome'

Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker, but a potential challenger has emerged 

Pelosi allies rage over tactics of opponents

The future face of House intelligence
(Burbank Democrat Adam Schiff calls for bipartisanship, vows to change committee’s investigative targets.)

Left wants a vote on single-payer bill in new Congress

2 big new stories show the Trump administration’s aversion to blaming Saudi royals for Khashoggi’s death 

Trump administration sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Trump claims inner workings of Mueller probe are a ‘total mess’ — but gives no evidence 

Trump to visit California to assess wildfires' impact

Why is Trump talking about cereal and voter ID?

Poll: Trump has little support for reelection bid

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11/14/18

McConnell reelected as leader, Thune promoted to whip

Lindsey Graham’s defense of Kavanaugh did not help the GOP with female voters 

Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed

Republican senator threatens to vote against judges after GOP blocks vote on Mueller protection bill

Republicans block Senate bid to protect Mueller probe

Rand Paul blocking Trump counterterrorism nominee

House Republicans elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy party leader 

Mitt Romney is telling friends he wants seats on the high-profile Senate Finance and Commerce committees

Newcomer Andy Kim beats GOP Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey

Hyde-Smith's 'public hanging' joke shakes up Mississippi runoff

Midterm results shake up national map

Federal judge gives Florida voters until Saturday to correct signature problems roiling close races 

Historic class storms Capitol

Why American Oil Hasn’t Been a Total Game-Changer
(The U.S. is now the world’s top producer, but Saudi Arabia still holds the key to crude prices.)

White House curtails Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro's public role as Larry Kudlow rips him for comments on China talks

Justice Dept. releases legal memo defending Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general 

The legal fight over Matthew Whitaker’s appointment, explained 

Judge to rule Thursday on CNN dispute with Trump

Fox News and other outlets join CNN fight over press access to White House

Mattis calls deployment to the border ‘great training’ as he visits troops in Texas 

Mueller asks for delay in Gates sentencing: filing

Bolton aide exits White House after high-profile clash with first lady

Newcomer Andy Kim beats GOP Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey

Pelosi faces daunting challenge in speaker’s bid as Democratic foes stand firm 

Pelosi and her opponents voice confidence over Speakership battle

Schumer reelected as Senate Democratic Leader

Schumer told Warner to back off of Facebook

House Dems split on how to tackle climate change

An unprecedented number of female military veterans ran as Democrats this year. Here’s why they were unusually successful. 

Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill 

President Trump reassigns Mira Ricardel, the deputy national security adviser the first lady wanted fired

Trump names handbag designer as ambassador to South Africa

Trump Warns Antifa: Other Side Is ‘Tougher Than Them,’ And Full of Military and Police

Trump argues in court filing he can restrict reporter access to White House

‘She’s a disaster’: Trump wants Florida county elections chief fired

As relationship sours, Macron tells Trump France is not vassal of U.S.

Trump’s big 2020 problem: The economy could be in recession 

Trump's mood takes a foul turn: 'He's pissed -- at damn near everyone'

Sullen Trump avoids usual duties
(Reportedly brooding over Mueller probe and election, he skips Veterans Day event and global summits.)

Does Trump actually believe his own hype? 

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11/13/18

Republicans Launch Surprise Bid To Prevent Debate On U.S. Support For Bloody Saudi War

Denham loses GOP seat in California

Graham backs bill to protect Mueller

Mitch McConnell’s Spectacularly Tone-Deaf ‘Partisan Politics’ Rant Backfires

Senate GOP readies for leadership reshuffle

Money troubles: The GOP’s problem with cash

How Trump's tax cuts hurt the GOP in America's wealthy suburbs

'Reinsurance' Obamacare fix wins bipartisan support in Senate

Judge orders Georgia to count all votes in contested governor’s race

Georgia election officials ordered to review thousands of provisional ballots

Mattis heads to US-Mexico border to visit troops awaiting migrant caravan

US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

Bolton Is Building a Confrontational Latin America Strategy

White House Economist Larry Kudlow Slams Trump Aide Peter Navarro For Wall Street Jab

John Kelly may leave after clashing with first lady Melania Trump: NBC News

Rumors of a major shakeup rock the White House

Bill cementing cybersecurity agency at DHS heads to Trump's desk

The White House is changing its tune on why it yanked Jim Acosta’s press pass 

CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta 

Trump appointment of new justice chief called 'unlawful'

Maryland Files Federal Challenge to Trump's Appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General

Majority say Trump should face primary challenge, poll finds

It’s official: Amazon splits prize between CrystalCity and New York 

Melania Trump calls for deputy national security adviser to be fired

Democrats poised for power
(The likely House panel leaders who may make things harder for Trump)

House Democrats to probe Trump impact on FBI, Justice: lawmaker

Democrats took the House. Now they want to take on corporate America

How Democrats Won Over Older Voters—And Flipped the House

New hurdle arises in Pelosi’s march to speakership

Pelosi leans on Dems for support

Nancy Pelosi: 'I want women to see that you do not get pushed around'

Nancy Pelosi celebrates Democrats' midterm victory in New York with donors and possible 2020 candidate Mike Bloomberg 

Progressive House Dem pushes for vote on 'Medicare for all' bill

Liberals look for leverage in House leadership elections 

Trump Renews Attacks on NATO and Trade Imbalances

Trump says ‘nothing new’ in report on hidden missile bases in North Korea 

Trump slams New York Times over North Korea missile program story: 'Just more fake news'

Trump berated British Prime Minister May during call on Air Force One

In a morning tweetstorm, Trump takes repeated aim at France’s Macron

Five days of fury: Inside Trump’s Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval 

Trump eyes post-midterm shakeup

Trump's 'big victory' diminished as Democrats pick up more wins

Alleging Fraud Without Evidence, Trump Calls to End Recount in Florida Races

Trump alleges voter fraud in Florida

For Trump, even disaster response is colored in red and blue 

Trump’s Asylum Proclamation and the False Distinction Between “Migrant” and “Refugee”

Trump’s attack on asylum is based entirely on false claims 

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11/12/18

U.S. stocks skid again on renewed fears that tech sector has run out of steam 

Stocks fall sharply as tech firms drop; Dow loses 600 points

Tariffs are having a negative impact for only about 9 percent of companies, earnings calls show

Jeb Bush calls for removal of BrowardCounty elections supervisor he appointed

Steve King dared a conservative magazine to release audio of him calling immigrants ‘dirt.’ It did. 

Congress braces for high-drama lame duck

Criminal justice reform. It's what's on the table this lame duck session 

The racist GOP needs to stop calling itself ‘The party of Lincoln

Newly revealed North Korean missile bases cast doubt on value of Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un 

Trade discussions resume between US, China

Pence’s meeting with Japan and India crucial to countering China

Lawsuits mount over Florida recount battle as political acrimony deepens 

Majority say Trump fired Sessions because he wanted loyal attorney general to oversee Mueller probe

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen takes the train to Washington to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller's team

Trump’s tariffs bruising beer industry
(Levies on foreign aluminum roil a U.S. market intricately linked to Canada’s.)

Does Heather Nauert Have What It Takes?
(Likely Trump pick would be the least experienced U.N. ambassador ever.)

Tamara Keith and Stuart Rothenberg on election process vs. outcome

Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race

A reader’s guide: 12 targets as House Democrats prepare to investigate the Trump administration 

Democrats put acting AG on notice
(Lawmakers vow to challenge Whitaker, who has disparaged Mueller’s Russia probe and could squelch it.)

Andrew Gillum outraged by illegal email votes in heavily Republican county

The blue wave was big — and significant — in state legislatures 

Dems gain veto-proof supermajority in California legislature

Dem hopes for 2020 grow in midterms afterglow

Trump approves major disaster declaration for California wildfires as devastation worsens

Trump attacks Florida recount with a wild claim that there are 'missing or forged' ballots

Urging Florida To Ignore Military Votes Fits Trump's True Pattern With The Troops

Trump Leaves World War One Commemorations Isolated Among Allies

Trump makes baseless claim that the stock market is plunging because of the prospect of Democrats investigating him

Trump unlikely to back off tariffs despite less friendly House 

Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say 

Does anyone love our military less than President Trump? 

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11/11/18

Colorado Republicans’ conundrum: Donald Trump and the unaffiliated voters who loathe him
(Insiders say Cory Gardner’s re-election prospects are grim unless GOP can develop new message)

Mississippi GOP senator sparks criticism with 'public hanging' comment

Graham confident there will be 'no political influence' put on Mueller by Whitaker

Republicans defend Mueller probe as Democrats vow action if new AG Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself

Scott: Nelson 'clearly trying to commit fraud' to win election

Senate campaign chief: Scott 'right to be upset' with vote in Florida

Republicans push back on Trump’s threat to withhold California funding amid wildfire

Moderate Republicans aren’t dead. They’re hiding in plain sight. 

Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference

Stalled talks with North Korea indicate larger unravelling of progress

Macron denounces nationalism as a ‘betrayal of patriotism’ in rebuke to Trump at WWI remembrance 

Abrams: CNN has strong case for lawsuit

Famed First Amendment lawyer says CNN should sue the White House over Acosta access

Trump does know Matt Whitaker, Kellyanne Conway says 

Team Mueller is Holding ‘Dozens of Sealed Indictments,’ According to Intel Source

Whitaker may have violated group's tax-exempt status

U.S. farmer on trade war: 'We are willing to suffer'

Top House Dem: Pelosi will have 'overwhelming support' of Democrats in bid for Speaker

Pelosi: Whitaker’s appointment to acting AG ‘does violence to the Constitution’

Nancy Pelosi says Democrats' approach to subpoena power will be "very strategic

Top Judiciary Dem threatens to subpoena acting AG Whitaker

Schiff: Acting AG 'will be called to answer' if he interferes with Mueller investigation

Rep. Schiff: Trump response to California fires show 'how little he understands the job'

House Dems preview plans to flex oversight muscles

Schumer’s headaches to multiply in next Congress

Schumer slams Trump, Scott over Florida recount: They 'don't want the votes counted'

Sinema expands lead in nail-biter Arizona Senate race

Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor's race

Ending tense weekend in France, Trump honors friendship 'sealed in battle'

In Paris, Trump the 'nationalist' stood apart from others

Trump wants to end federal relief money for Puerto Rico

The Post-Midterms Dangers of Donald Trump

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11/10/18

Longtime McCain aide blasts ‘despicable’ GOP claim that Dems are trying to steal Arizona senate race

Dana Rohrabacher, a pro-Russia Republican, narrowly loses House seat 

Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

Conservative magazine posts recording of King using derogatory language against immigrants

Recount ordered in Florida's Senate, governor races

Florida orders recount for governor and Senate races

Experts say Trump’s naming of attorney general is illegal

Firefighters' union criticizes Trump over California fire comments

Hollywood blasts Trump over 'demented' tweet about California wildfires

Critics pile on after Trump cancels visit to U.S. military cemetery outside Paris, citing weather 

UK minister condemns Trump for skipping military cemetery visit because of rain

For Democrats, a midterm election that keeps on giving 

Dems race to protect Mueller probe

Dems vow swift action on gun reform next year

Democrat Rouda Wins House Race Over California’s Rohrabacher

Sinema extends lead in Arizona race

Trump to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, Antonin Scalia, Babe Ruth and others

Trump distances himself from Whitaker amid scrutiny over past comments and business ties 

Trump tweets 'gross mismanagement of forests' is to blame for California wildfires

‘What a stupid question’: Trump demeans three black female reporters in three days

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11/9/18

Dow drops 200 points on worries about slowing global economic growth

McConnell says there isn’t ‘any chance’ Trump will stop Mueller probe 

Three senior Republicans warn Trump not to close Mueller probe – but most remain silent over Jeff Sessions' firing

Lindsey Graham Awkwardly Tries To Walk Back Vow To Unleash 'Holy Hell' On Trump

Flake: Whitaker shouldn't oversee Mueller probe

Flake slams Trump for doubting vote count: There is no evidence of 'electoral corruption'

GOP nerves on edge after Sinema takes lead over McSally

Rubio, GOP attorneys allege election shenanigans in Florida

Battle looms over funding for Trump's border wall

Florida Election Official: Donald Trump And Rick Scott 'Are Trying To Disrupt Our Democracy'

Florida prepares for bitter legal fight over votes

Dozens of mail-in ballots sitting in Miami distribution center

Late-breaking races are washing away Trump’s near-'complete victory' in midterms

Before he is ousted, Sessions limits U.S. oversight of local police

Federal investigators scrutinized Whitaker’s role in patent company accused of fraud, according to people with knowledge of case 

Almost everything about Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is problematic 

As a Senate candidate, Whitaker said he could not support ‘secular’ judicial nominees and that courts should be ‘inferior branch’ 

Trump’s new acting attorney general has long criticized the Russia probe 

How Mueller Could Defend the Russia Investigation From Interference

Nationwide protests held in support of Mueller probe

After Jeff Sessions’ Ouster, Group Launches 6-Figure Ad Buy To Protect Mueller

Lawsuit seeks to block Trump from restricting asylum for migrants who enter U.S. illegally

Border apprehensions for October hit highest number in Trump presidency

Women's rights advocates vow to fight new birth-control rules 

Shields and Brooks on midterm results and GOP ‘lockstep loyalty’ to Trump

Pelosi critics lose momentum in battle over her ascension

Nancy Pelosi: 'Common-sense' gun control a priority of Dem-controlled House

Dems mark Trump tax returns as key part of agenda

Nelson releases video: 'Rick Scott is trying to stop all the votes from being counted'

Sinema widens lead over McSally in Arizona Senate race

Trump rips Macron for proposing new EU army to defend against US

Late-breaking races are washing away Trump’s near-'complete victory' in midterms

Trump defends choice for acting AG, but also says he doesn't know him

Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

Trump takes aim at Obama, Clinton, judges, election officials, reporters and a host of others before leaving the country 

Trump calls court block on Keystone oil pipeline 'a disgrace'

Before the midterms, Trump harped on the migrant caravan. Since then, he hasn’t brought it up. 

Trump jabs back at 'Mr. Kellyanne Conway,' an unusual critic

Trump intimately involved in arranging Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal payoffs: report

Trump asked National Enquirer CEO to help campaign by silencing women

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11/8/18

S&P 500 snaps 3-day winning streak as the Fed looks to stay the course on raising rates

Fed leaves rates unchanged, notes slowing in business investment

McConnell becomes Trump’s first line of defense

McMorris Rodgers won't run for GOP leadership

Sessions considering run for old Alabama Senate seat

Republicans Freak Out as New Ballots Threaten Florida Senate Win

Rick Scott sues Broward, Palm Beach counties over election results

Georgia's Kemp says he's governor-elect, Abrams fights on

The Republican who once toppled Cantor ran timidly this time in Va.’s 7th District 

The president's party just suffered a historically big wipeout during a strong economy 

Former NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits the White House as Trump considers him to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Treasury Department announces new sanctions for Russian activities in Crimea 

Feds announce new policy to limit asylum claims

Trump can’t immediately end DACA, appeals court panel says, setting up Supreme Court fight 

Voter turnout in midterms highest in 50 years

Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

Déjà vu: Florida's two biggest 2018 races could head to a recount soon

Recount prospects grow as Florida races tighten

White House shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta 

Is the ban justified? Can CNN sue? Questions about the White House's action against Jim Acosta answered

National Press Club slams Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ attacks on press and Acosta

Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe, associates say 

Trump ousting Sessions tees up tests for these eight people, with Mueller’s probe in the balance 

'Rage-aholic' Trump Launched A 'Coup' By Booting Sessions, Warns Carl Bernstein

Trump’s installation of acting AG was unconstitutional, argues husband of Kellyanne Conway 

Acting Attorney General Whitaker's views on Mueller probe prompt calls for recusal from Democrats and legal experts 

Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly worried about a possible Mueller indictment, while the president is 'very depressed'

Trump’s Effort to Hobble the Mueller Investigation Must Be Stopped

U.S. court case tests Special Counsel Mueller's power, status

American Gun Culture Is Not Freedom. It Is Tyranny.
(A world where you cannot leave your house unarmed for constant fear of being shot is not a free world.)

Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline

House Democrats plan quick vote to protect preexisting conditions once in majority 

Pelosi: Americans 'deserve real action' on gun control after California shooting

Pelosi: Acting attorney general 'should not be there'

Pelosi faces battle for speaker’s gavel
(She led the Democratic wave in the House, but some are calling for new leadership)

Maxine Waters will soon wield gavel in feud with White House

Schiff: Dems interested in Sessions's testimony about ouster in next Congress

Democratic state AGs call on Whitaker to recuse himself from Mueller probe

Mark Warner scoffs at Trump’s threat of counter-investigations: ‘I’m not sure Mr. Trump understands that we’re independent branches of government’

Dem Sinema pulls ahead of McSally in Arizona Senate race

Democrats Win Total Control of 6 More States. What Will They Do With It?

More than 75 percent of Jews voted for Democrats in the midterm

Midwest Turns Bluer as Local Concerns Outweigh National Issues

Trump administration tightens immigration asylum rules as caravans approach 

The president's party just suffered a historically big wipeout during a strong economy 

Why Trump thinks he won the midterms

Good for Trump, Bad for Trump: How midterm results will help — and hurt — the president

Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly worried about a possible Mueller indictment, while the president is 'very depressed'

The midterms were a referendum on Trump — and he failed

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11/7/18

U.S. stock market pushes higher after midterm elections

Republicans credit the 'Kavanaugh effect' for Senate wins against red-state Democrats

McConnell warns House Dems: 'Presidential harassment' may not be the best strategy

Collins: Mueller 'must be allowed' to continue Russia probe

McCarthy announces bid for minority leader

House GOP fight begins: Jordan challenges McCarthy

Trey Gowdy: Sessions was 'dead man walking for several months'

Kemp claims victory in Georgia, prompting threat of legal action from Stacey Abrams

Steve King, Congress's Most Shameless Racist, Has Won Reelection in Iowa

Midterm elections: Democrats capture House as GOP holds Senate 

10 midterm takeaways 

Election fallout: What to watch for now

Record number of women heading to Congress 

In 2018 State Races, Partisans Retreated to Their Corners

America’s urban-rural divide deepens

Make No Mistake, the Midterm Elections Were a Democratic Victory and a Rebuke of Trump

Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general 

Sessions’s ouster throws future of special counsel probe into question 

Demonstrators gather outside White House to protest Sessions' ouster

Rod Rosenstein no longer overseeing Russia probe

5 things to know about new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

Trump’s new acting attorney general once mused about defunding Robert Mueller 

Trump's acting AG was involved in company accused of being a 'scam' by FTC

White House suspends press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta after his testy exchange with Trump 

White House doubles down on decision to pull press pass from CNN's Acosta

Democrats pick up at least 28 seats to win back the House — giving the party a check on Trump

Nancy Pelosi starts working on her math problem in Speaker vote

Schumer: 2020 'doesn't bode well' for GOP

Wisconsin and Michigan results give Democrats hope for their 2020 chances 

Obama: change 'won't come in one election cycle'

Schiff: It’s ‘abundantly clear’ Sessions was forced out for not ending Mueller probe

Democrats say Sessions firing could spark ‘constitutional crisis’

House Democrats must decide whether to work with GOP on drug prices 

Democrats wrest power from Republicans at the state level

Trump’s post-election news conference: Wounded, angry and on his heels 

Trump scorns GOP midterm losers who did not 'embrace' him

Trump says Republican House candidates who lost should have embraced him

The President Declares the Victory He Was Always Going to Declare Regardless of the Election Results

Trump: ‘I retired’ Jeff Flake 

President Trump says he has 'never used racist remarks'

Trump vows ‘beautiful’ deals with Democrats but threatens ‘warlike’ retaliation to probes 

Trump’s North Korea diplomacy quietly stalls 

Trump to sign executive order revamping policy on asylum seekers

What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin

Trump Says He Won't Turn Over His Tax Returns. It's Not Up To Him Anymore.

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11/6/18

The midterms won't shake up the economy, no matter who wins 

Graham lauds GOP Senate results: 'Conservative judicial train is going to keep running!'

Many authors of GOP tax law will not be returning to Congress

Democrats take the House, Republicans hold the Senate in split-screen midterm vote

Women set record for first-timers elected to the House, and more women making history

Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids Lead a Record Number of Native American Candidates in the Midterms

Why do SO many people not vote in midterm elections?

Forget the Russians. On this Election Day, it’s Americans peddling disinformation and hate speech. 

Election Day misinformation spreads on social media

Voting rights restored for nearly 1.5M felons in Florida

Iran sanctions: US vows 'relentless' pressure as sanctions resume

Pompeo's meeting with North Korean officials postponed

ICE aims to silence detainees’ visitors
(Volunteers are barred from detention center unless they sign a confidentiality form.)

ACLU calls on DOJ to investigate Border Patrol for voter intimidation

Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives

In setback for Trump, Democrats seize U.S. House control

Democrats are going to win House seats today that will be difficult to defend in 2020 

O'Rourke after loss to Cruz: 'I am forever grateful'

Colorado elects first openly gay governor in US history

Bloomberg invokes Pittsburgh attack in new $5M ad campaign for Democrats

Joe Biden wraps midterm blitz. Next up: a 2020 decision.

Trump touts 'tremendous success' after GOP loses House

In setback for Trump, Democrats seize U.S. House control

Trump will awaken to unfriendly House, and Dems poised to investigate

Trump calls Pelosi to congratulate her on House win

Donald Trump’s Final, Bitter Midterm Rallies

With him or against him, Trump looms large over Election Day
(US president rallies base ahead of midterms with fiery rhetoric, but some former supporters turned off: ‘He has diarrhea of the mouth and diarrhea of the brain’)

Trump Launches “Game of Thrones” Showdown with Iran

What Trump should be asking of the CIA on Khashoggi 

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11/5/18

'Trump has hijacked the election': House Republicans in panic mode

Republicans’ core message to Georgia voters: Be afraid of Stacey Abrams

GOP gubernatorial candidate launches probe into state's Democratic Party

Ted Cruz hopes to secure 2nd term vs. rising star O'Rourke

Rep. Steve King Makes Bigoted Joke About Supreme Court Justices Kagan And Sotomayor

On the eve of midterm election, Democrats, Republicans make their final pitches 

More than 30 million Americans have voted in the midterms, with a surge of younger voters

Four of the health-care issues at stake in the midterm elections 

8 big questions for Election Day

5 possible scenarios for Election Day, and what they’d mean 

A quick guide to Election Day

Hackers are using malware to find vulnerabilities in U.S. swing states. Expect cyberattacks. 

Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud in Tuesday’s elections 

U.S. networks drop 'racist' Trump ad as critical elections near

Amy Walter and Tamara Keith on midterm election wild cards to watch

Exclusive: Iran open to talks with US if Trump changes approach to nuclear deal, top diplomat says

Donald Trump's Words Are a Global Disaster
(Our president's rhetoric is being used to prop up strongmen and justify government abuses all around the world.)

Joint Chiefs chair: Troops at border will not 'come in contact with immigrants'

5 reasons to be concerned about deploying U.S. troops along the southern border 

Why It Would Be a Major Military Mistake to Deploy Troops to Confront the Migrant Caravans

Trump's border deployments could cost $220 million as Pentagon sees no threat from migrant caravan

American businesses paid 50% more in tariffs in September due to Trump's trade war, industry coalition says

Huge turnout raises Dem hopes for a wave

Majorities of millennials who plan to vote support Democrats — except among white men 

Menendez opens lead over Hugin in new poll right before Election Day

With 5 million votes already cast, Democrats lead in Florida

Trump fires back after networks yank ‘racist’ anti-immigration ad

Headed into midterms, Trump has all but abandoned his black voter outreach efforts 

Donald Trump Is Fabricating A Border Crisis Before A Major Election

Trump’s closing argument frames midterms as a referendum on his White House

Fox News hosts join Trump on stage at Missouri campaign rally

Watch live: Trump holds final midterms campaign rally in Missouri

Trump turns to Supreme Court to wind down 'Dreamer' immigration program

Trump administration prepares for massive shake-up after midterms

With or without a plan, there’s almost no policy Trump isn’t ‘looking into’ 

Poll: Trump would lose to every top Democrat woman including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, or Elizabeth Warren

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11/4/18

GOP chairwoman pushes back on criticism of incendiary ad: 'The point is the president’s a problem solver'

GOP chair's midterms message: Economy is booming, 'let's not go back' to Democrats

GOP enters loss-cutting mode
(Vulnerable in the House, party focuses on firing up base and gaining in Senate)

GOP senator: Dems pushing 'false narrative' on pre-existing conditions

Trump-McConnell alliance pays political dividends for Republicans 

Midterms test whether Republicans not named Trump can win by stoking racial animosity 

Robust economy drowned out by Trump’s midterm message

Battleground voters say midterms just as important as presidential election

Lawmakers, forecasters: Election Day up for grabs

Midterms: Horrified by Trump's zero tolerance policy, the next generation are paving the way for immigration reform

9 Senate races that are shaping up to be nail biters and will determine which party controls the Senate

Trump and Obama face off in midterms

New Jersey House candidates decry race's heated rhetoric

U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump’s call to arms

Pompeo says 'no one's going to argue' he and Trump aren't tough on Iran amid new sanctions

PM praises Trump for Iran sanctions renewal: ‘We’re already seeing results’

Texas communities scramble to help Central American migrants 

DNC chair dismisses economic growth under Trump: 'They have delivered results for very wealthy people'

DNC chairman: Health care is 'under attack' ahead of midterms

Top Senate Intelligence Dem: 'People should vote with confidence' that elections will be secure

Dems are confident about House despite painful 2016 memories

Democrats up 8 points among likely voters ahead of midterms: poll

Top Senate Dem tempers expectations for retaking majority

Warner urges voters to back Dems to serve as check on Trump

Stacey Abrams on Trump’s ‘not qualified’ remark: Republicans are ‘getting scared’ 

Brian Kemp’s office orders ‘hacking’ probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he’s competing in 

O’Rourke: I don’t want Dems from outside Texas coming to stump for me

Bloomberg's latest ad buy features personal appeal to voters

Trump and Obama face off in midterms

Trump says Democrats would ruin Florida, his second home

Trump rally in Georgia aims to prevent Democratic miracle in Deep South

Trump Presidency Faces High Stakes In Midterm Elections

A ‘there-it-is’ moment: Trump wows fans by using Air Force One as a campaign prop 

‘Full Trumpism’: The president’s apocalyptic attacks reach a new level of falsity 

PM praises Trump for Iran sanctions renewal: ‘We’re already seeing results’

Pittsburgh mayor says he ended call with Trump after complaints over death penalty laws 

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11/3/18

Republicans put in bind over preexisting conditions

Trump’s immigration push lifts Senate GOP

After GOP 2018 tax cut plans fell apart, immigration filled the campaign void 

Corker declines to say whether he voted for Blackburn

On last Saturday before the midterms, Democrats and Republicans make closing arguments on what’s at stake 

Legal decisions and a racist robocall in Georgia gov. race

"A Spark Has Been Ignited With Women"— Why Fighting for Equal Rights Matters

North Korea threatens to restart nuclear program unless U.S. lifts sanctions 

Veterans speak out on border action
(Former senior officers say Trump’s order to deploy troops takes the military too close to electoral politics.)

Army assessment of migrant caravans undermines Trump’s rhetoric 

'We are not killers:' Migrants in caravan respond to Trump

Trump’s border deployments could cost $200 million by year-end 

Drama builds around Stone in Mueller probe

The Jewish left botched its response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Obama urges Georgians to reject GOP ‘lies’ by voting for Abrams and other Democrats 

Dems fighting for political lives tout support for border security

Poll: Iowa voters favor Democrats for control of the House

Gregg Popovich endorses Beto O'Rourke in Texas senate race

NJ Senate race 2018 polls: Stockton says Bob Menendez has double-digit lead over Bob Hugin

Trump says nothing in the face of Saudi Arabia’s outrageous lies 

Trump calls Gillum‘not equipped’ to be Florida governor

Trump hails arrival of troops at border while pumping up Florida voters

Trump stumps in cities that don't look that much like US

Watch Live: Trump holds a rally in Pensacola 

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11/2/18

Stocks fall after wild session as conflicting trade news keeps investors guessing

Economy adds robust 250,000 jobs in October in last employment report before election

Workers are finally seeing higher wages, but it’s a fraction of record corporate profits 
(Wage growth is at its highest level in nine years. Corporate profits are at the highest ever.)

Jockeying already stepping up in House leadership fights

Republicans’ claim of health-care protection flies in the face of reality

Top 10 GOP House seats most likely to flip in a blue wave

Trump’s Nationalism Is Breaking Point for Some Suburban Voters, Risking G.O.P. Coalition

AT&T will no longer donate to Rep. Steve King

Struggling in Kansas, Kris Kobach won’t adjust his tone or focus — even if it costs him the governorship 

Poll: Bredesen, Blackburn in dead heat in Tennessee senate race

Pence says Republicans will keep control of the House

The GOP has become the party of fake news and paranoid fantasies 

Trump and the media get an almost equal share of the blame for politically motivated violence in new Post-ABC poll 

Supreme Court refuses to block young people’s climate lawsuit against U.S. government 

Judge denies Trump’s request for stay in emoluments case  

Judge eases requirements under Georgia 'exact match' rule

Mattis vouched for Trump’s decision to send troops to the border. Trump seems bent on making him regret it. 

5 reasons Trump’s ‘immigration crisis’ is a made-up one 

U.S. to Allow Some Iranian Oil Sales—For Now

White House reimposes oil, shipping and banking sanctions on Iran with limited international support

FDA approves powerful opioid despite fears of more overdose deaths 

Michael Cohen alleges 4 racist things Trump said. Here’s why it’s increasingly believable he said them. 

Brooklyn synagogue defaced with ‘Kill the Jews’ graffiti

Democrats in tough races throw their party under the bus

Judge eases requirements under Georgia 'exact match' rule

Gillum leaves campaign trail in wake of Tallahassee shooting

Andrew Gillum Calls Out Donald Trump For Providing 'Cover' To Racists

Obama slams Trump at Florida rally: ‘They are lying to you’

Watch Live: Obama rallies for Stacey Abrams in Georgia

FBI confirms suspicious package sent to Tom Steyer

Inside a secretive billionaire club’s plan to help Democrats take Congress

Trump signals he wants a trade deal with China 

Trump backtracks on suggestion U.S. troops could fire on migrants

The President Laments That Racist and Anti-Semitic Violence Is Hurting His 'Momentum'
(Donald Trump, American president, wants to talk about The Caravan—not Pittsburgh. Or bombings.)

Trump says 'two maniacs' stopped Republicans' midterm momentum

Trump's target audience for migrant caravan scare tactics: Women

Trump ratchets up racially divisive messages in a bid to rally support in the midterms 

Trump plays to his base instinct
(In midterm races, his presence is likely to galvanize supporters and detractors alike.)

Trump and the media get an almost equal share of the blame for politically motivated violence in new Post-ABC poll 

President Trump has made 6,420 false or misleading claims over 649 days 

Donald Trump Said The GOP Is The 'Party Of All Americans' And Got Savaged

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11/1/18

Stocks jump again, bringing 3-day gain in the Dow to more than 900 points

Top GOP super PAC no longer airing TV ads in West Virginia Senate race: report

Ryan-linked PAC launches six-figure Michigan district

Young Americans signal record turnout for midterm elections, reject Trump and the GOP: Poll

GOP infighting spills into public view

Texas, beware! The caravan of criminals is coming — in ad backing Ted Cruz

Perry to visit Ukraine, Poland to discuss alternatives to Russian energy

Pompeo says 'handful more weeks' before U.S. responds to Khashoggi killing

Saudi crown prince described slain journalist as a dangerous Islamist in call with White House 

As New Sanctions Loom, U.S. Push Against Iran Faces Steep Obstacles

With new indictment, U.S. launches aggressive campaign to thwart China’s economic attacks

Defense Secretary Mattis On Doubling Troops At The Border: ‘We Don’t Do Stunts’

Apple, Facebook and Google among 56 businesses telling Trump not to weaken transgender rights

Twelve US execs explain how Trump's trade war affects their bottom lines

When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For
(The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.)

Manchin says birthright citizenship 'worthy of looking at"

Trump adviser rules out deal on raising federal minimum wage

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert offered UN ambassador post

Appeals Court Orders Ohio To Count Purged Voters' Ballots

1,600 scientists sign letter opposing Trump’s plan to narrow gender definition

MSNBC blows off Trump’s immigration fearmongering address 

Fox News says the migrant caravan will bring disease outbreaks. That’s xenophobic nonsense.

Democrats in prime position to take House, but battleground district poll shows wild cards remain

Dems move from optimism to confidence about winning House

Democrats are playing 'defense' against the GOP's Wall Street deregulation agenda, Sen. Sherrod Brown says

After nearly 50 years of Republican control, this Virginia House district could flip to the Democrats

Democrats close campaign by hammering GOP on health care

Democratic challenger defies gravity in Upstate New York district Trump carried by 16 points 

Georgia on her mind, Oprah heads to state to endorse Stacey Abrams

Arizona’s Green Party candidate drops out of Senate race and endorses Kirsten Sinema

Trump says he and China's Xi had 'long and very good' trade conversation

Trump says he plans to crack down on asylum seekers

Trump keeps spotlight on immigration, but punts on asylum changes

The President Is Pushing the Exact Conspiracies Cited by the Pittsburgh Shooter 5 Days After the Attack
(Trump is pushing propaganda about immigrants, fueling anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and failing to address political violence.)

Spreading conspiracy theory, Trump points finger at Soros over migrant caravan

Trump, stoking caravan fears, says troops will fire on migrants if they 'throw rocks'

That anti-immigrant ad is the essence of the Donald Trump presidency  

Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms

Watch Live: Trump holds a rally in Missouri

Trump concerned Zinke broke rules amid DOJ referral

Trump defends calling media 'the enemy of the people': 'It's my only form of fighting back'

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10/31/18

Stocks surge to cap off wild October, but S&P 500 posts biggest monthly loss since 2011

The stock market lost nearly $2 trillion in October. Here's what happened

Yellen says rising deficit is unsustainable: 'If I had a magic wand, I would raise taxes'

U. S. workers see fastest wage growth in a decade, but inflation takes a toll 

Republican senators ask Trump to end nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia 

Pressure grows on House GOP to denounce Steve King

Steve King calls his critics 'cannibals', vows he’ll be reelected easily

The GOP decried ‘King Obama.' Now it’s mostly quiet on Trump’s effort to revise the Constitution by himself. 

Rep. Mia Love, Ben McAdams oppose President Trump’s idea to end birthright citizenship

Trump's birthright citizenship comments just made life harder for Republicans in tight races 

This economy should mean a decent Republican midterm. But then there’s Trump. 

Trump surprise rattles GOP in final stretch

House races become more nationalized in Trump-era midterms 

Arizona's Senate race illustrates Republicans' health-care bind 

More voters associate with Trump than GOP: poll

Money is pouring into Florida at the last minute as Trump and Obama battle to sway midterm voters

Rare drop in NRA election spending as gun-limit groups rise

The Kavanaugh confirmation polarized women, and motivated them to vote — some for Republicans, some for Democrats. 

The Scheme to Smear Robert Mueller Is About More Than the Midterms

How a right-wing effort to slime Mueller with a sexual assault allegation fell apart

US mosque bomb plotters blame Trump’s rhetoric for their attempted attack

Pfizer CEO: 'Business as normal' on drug prices next year despite Trump pressure

Trump Rollback Of Disability Rules Can Make Doctor’s Visits Painstaking

Next tariffs will hit buyers harder
(New levies may sting consumers 10 times more than earlier ones.)

General Barry McCaffrey: Trump Is Bordering On Unconstitutional Behavior | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Children sworn in as US citizens while dressed in Halloween costumes

Can Andrew Gillum Break Republicans' Winning Streak in Florida?

Early signs point to a Latino wave for Democrats

Flood of campaign cash puts Democratic long shots in striking distance of GOP incumbents

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Trump steel tariff exemptions favor US subsidiaries of foreign companies

Trump backs off executive order threat, says Congress is better path to end birthright citizenship

Trump's attack on Ryan seen as advance scapegoating

Trump Backhands Paul Ryan For Challenging His Controversial Immigration Plan

Feeding caravan hysteria, Trump says border troops may reach 15,000

Trump highlights days-old violent clash between caravan and Mexican authorities 

Trump admin will apparently not renew program to fight domestic terror

Trump says Democrats will tank the stock market. History suggests otherwise. 

‘Pushing every button’: Trump mobilizes the government in campaign’s final days 

Trump Made Ron DeSantis The GOP Nominee In Florida. He's Pushing Him Again For Governor.

Trump faces Election Day deadline on Russia

Trump Is Pushing the United States Toward Nuclear Anarchy
(The White House wants to leave the INF Treaty. New START could be next. The death of these agreements would fuel a new arms race.)

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10/30/18

Dow rallies more than 400 points in bounce as brutal October nears a close

Paul Ryan shoots down Trump's birthright citizenship plans

Graham to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship

How NASA became an election issue for Rep. John Culberson

House Republican campaign chairman rebukes Rep. Steve King for ‘completely inappropriate’ comments on white nationalism

Land O'Lakes ends support for U.S. Rep. King after furor over views

A good sign Republicans have bailed on the House? Look where Trump’s going. 

GOP scrambles to save suddenly vulnerable House candidates in Trump districts 

GOP State Senate Contender Accused Of Sending Anti-Semitic Mailer

Poll shows Cruz up 10 on O'Rourke in Texas Senate race

US poised to strengthen ties with Brazil's 'Trump of the Tropics'

Mattis: No diplomatic solution on Russia arms treaty yet

First NAFTA, next North American security

Vietnam Is Winning the U.S.-China Trade War

Closed voting sites hit minority counties harder for busy midterm elections

Immigrants facing Trump-ordered deportations plead with U.S. citizens to think of them at the polls 

69 percent of Americans are stressed about the country’s future, says new survey 

Most Americans think Trump has encouraged white supremacists, and some are worried he has become a 'legitimizing voice' for hate groups

Shooting victim’s family shuns President Trump in Pittsburgh as top officials decline to join him 

Hundreds join protest of Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh

Foxman after Pittsburgh: Trump is a demagogue, a threat to democracy and Jews

Rabbi Has One Haunting Question For Trump Defender After Synagogue Shooting

Mike Pence Is Under Fire for Appearing with a Fake Rabbi to Commemorate the Pittsburgh Shooting

Nikki Haley: Don’t Blame Shootings on Trump’s Rhetoric, Unless I Do

Zinke’s own agency watchdog just referred him to the Justice Department 

Mueller asks FBI to investigate claims women were offered money to say he behaved inappropriately 

Kanye says he’s been ‘used’ and is ‘distancing’ himself from politics

Dem rep: Trump has ‘created a permissive environment’ where bombings, shootings happen

Joe Biden says he's 'sick and tired' of the Trump administration

Dems seek to expand House fight one week before midterms

Factbox: Democrats gain steam in analyst forecasts for U.S. House races

Dem senators request classified briefing on Khashoggi

Trump visits Pittsburgh after massacre at synagogue, but top officials decline to join him 

Shooting victim’s family shuns President Trump in Pittsburgh as top officials decline to join him 

Trump makes solemn visit to Pittsburgh, even as officials shun his timing

Hundreds join protest of Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh

Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh after synagogue massacre creates tensions in grieving city 

Trump claims he can defy Constitution and end birthright citizenship

Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship is unconstitutional 

Trump plans executive order to end birthright citizenship

Trump says no other country has birthright citizenship. He’s wrong. 

Donald Trump Making Sure The Florida Governor’s Race Is All About Him

With racial tension high in Florida race, Trump calls Gillum a 'thief'

Trump and Illinois Governor Administrations Knew About Cancer Risks From Local Plant for Months

The Trump administration is planning its next move on drug prices 

Trump defrauded investors in marketing scheme, lawsuit says 

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10/29/18

Embattled tech stocks drag down rest of market in late-day plunge 

Midterm elections: Fearing loss of the House, Republicans blame each other. 'Welcome to Washington'

GOP, Dems offer sharply different closing arguments for midterms

Top Republican defends anti-Semiticads attacking George Soros the day after synagogue slaughter

Trump, GOP defiant amid allegations that incendiary rhetoric contributed to climate of violence 

Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons

These Republicans are misleading voters about our Obamacare fact checks 

Intel Withdraws Funding For White Supremacist GOP Congressman Steve King

Jeff Sessions heckled by religious leaders

US reportedly planning tariffs on remaining $257 billion in Chinese goods if Trump-Xi talks fail

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

Second migrant caravan defies heavy police presence, enters Mexico

White Evangelicals Have Turned on Refugees

Net Neutrality on Pause: California Agrees Not to Enforce New Rules as States Fight FCC in Court

Suspicious package headed to CNN's Atlanta headquarters intercepted

Colin Powell Lambastes Trump Over Immigration, Press And How He Doesn’t Play Nice

Pittsburgh mayor: Our priority is funerals not Trump’s visit

Thousands signed a letter saying Trump was not welcome in Pittsburgh. He plans to visit anyway. 

Pittsburgh synagogue shootings deepen divide in Jewish community over Trump 

Knocking Trump, Pittsburgh mayor calls for gun control after synagogue shooting

39 percent say Trump, 28 percent say media responsible for toning down rhetoric

US Muslims raise over $100,000 for synagogue victims

Tamara Keith and Susan MacManus on what Florida’s midterms mean for Trump in 2020

Democrats hold 17-point lead against Republicans ahead of November midterms in latest poll

Beto O'Rourke within striking distance of Ted Cruz, new poll finds

Jimmy Carter wades into Georgia governor's race

Democrats tiptoe around Trump in House races that will decide majority 

Dems warn party message lacks punch

Why Florida Democrats need young people and Puerto Rican voters to turn out this election

Team Clinton says there’s no way Hillary’s running again

President Trump, first lady to visit Pennsylvania on Tuesday to commemorate synagogue mass shooting victims 

How the Trumps and conservative media helped mainstream a conspiracy theory now tied to tragedy

The President Refuses to Take a Shred of Responsibility. His Propagandists Are Working Overtime.

Trump on toning down his rhetoric: ‘You should go about your life’

Trump: ‘Dishonest’ to say I called all media ‘enemy of the people’

Trump renews attacks on media as ‘the true Enemy of the People’ 

Trump: We will 'build tent cities' for migrant caravan

Trump tax cuts fail to spark investment boom 

Trump says he will respond to 'some' of Mueller's questions

'Nothing 'happy' about the tragedy': Pharrell Williams's legal team sends Trump a cease-and desist letter after synagogue shooting

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10/28/18

Lankford: Trump should be 'more clear' in his rhetoric

Pence: Don’t link political rhetoric to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting 

Steyer accuses No. 2 House Republican McCarthy of anti-Semitism

Poll: Senate candidates separated by less than 3 points in Florida, Arizona and Indiana

Politicians make bipartisan call for unity after week of violence

How much responsibility does Trump bear for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh
(Political rhetoric matters, and he has had some unfortunate things to say about Jews.)

Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This
(The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.)

Hospital President Who Looked Pittsburgh Mass Shooter in the Eyes: ‘He Listens to the Noise’

Scaramucci: Trump 'controls the news cycle,' should tone down rhetoric

Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism

Pittsburgh mayor pushes back on Trump suggestion to arm houses of worship

The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting and the Escalating Crisis of Hate-Fuelled Violence in the Trump Era

Pittsburgh synagogue rampage spotlights rising anti-Semitism in America

Anti-Defamation League director: Rise in anti-Semitism 'more than what one man does'

Steyer accuses No. 2 House Republican McCarthy of anti-Semitism

Mattis: Military moving equipment to border ahead of migrant caravan

Mattis: Talks with Europe on U.S. withdrawal from arms pact yield no alternatives 

Transgender fight could prove major test for Supreme Court

Most Americans Say Their Finances Haven’t Improved Under Trump

Gloves come off as Gillum, DeSantis enter final days of Florida race

Schiff: 'Not enough' for Trump to say 'the right words' in response to tragedy

Dem senator: Both parties must discourage 'aggressive advocacy'

Obama's DHS secretary: Our toxic environment includes ‘incivility’ from leaders

‘Staying on the sidelines is no longer an option’: How Silicon Valley is trying to help Democrats capture Congress in 2018 

Iowa Newspaper Breaks Tradition To Back Rep. Steve King's Democratic Challenger

Hillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: 'I'd like to be president'

Trump points finger at media for 'division and hatred' plaguing US

Trump falsely says NYSE opened day after Sept. 11 attacks to justify holding rally after Pittsburgh shooting

Trump mocks Democratic megadonor Tom Steyer, the target of a pipe bomb, as ‘stumbling lunatic’ 

Trump base will be tested in midterms

Viral clip of Donald Trump and his umbrella is a metaphor for his whole presidency

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10/27/18

Rand Paul blasts Saudi Arabia at rally with Trump Jr.

Pipe bombs threaten to derail GOP midterm messaging

Voters are finally on to the GOP 

Control of U.S. Senate may hinge on possible Mississippi runoff

Midterms 2018: Voting machines are changing Texas voters’ ballots, state officials admit

‘He felt that somebody was finally talking to him’: How the package-bomb suspect found inspiration in Trump 

Suspected synagogue shooter appears to have railed against Jews, refugees online 

Mattis: US to take further action over Saudi journalist’s killing

Dem leadership hopefuls dole out millions in campaign cash

Flush North Carolina Democrats hope to reverse GOP control

Democratic senator's rhetoric in Indiana bid resembles Trump

Obama calls on Americans 'to fight the rise of anti-Semitism' after synagogue shooting

Mural of 'superhero' Beto O'Rourke in Austin vandalized in just days

Trump calls for death penalty in anti-Semitic killings

Trump says he will travel to Pittsburgh after deadly synagogue shooting 

An Arrest in the Mail-Bombs Case, and Trump Against the Truth Once Again

President’s mixed messages
(In bomb crisis, Trump gives ‘presidential’ speech, then reverts to attacks)

'The Greatest Idea I Think I’ve Ever Had.' Trump Repeatedly Boasts About a Vets Healthcare Law at Rallies. Obama Passed It in 2014

Trump wants ‘peace through strength.’ He still wants the Pentagon to cut its planned budget. 

Trump stokes debate about new Cold War arms race

Ten days from Election Day, Trump stands at the center of the storm 

Watch: Trump hosts MAGA rally in Illinois

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10/26/18

Dow dives nearly 300 points, S&P 500 dips into correction levels in another wild day on Wall Street

There's a major reason for this stock sell-off that people are missing, and it's only getting worse

Grassley’s novel advice to Iowa Republicans: Elect a GOP governor, because I’m old 

Grassley again refers Avenatti to DOJ for criminal investigation

Utah members of Congress say everyone needs to tone down caustic political rhetoric

Corker’s imminent departure puts Saudi sanctions in doubt

Republicans are mischaracterizing nearly all their major policies. Why? 

Republicans push ahead with conservative Trump judicial nominees

Suspicious packages sent to Sen. Cory Booker, James Clapper

Bomb suspect arrest: What we know about Cesar Sayoc

Suspect's van -- plastered with Trump, Pence stickers -- a focus of bomb investigation