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 POLITICAL NEWS
(Page 11) BEGINNING December 18, 2018

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3/28/19

McConnell sets stage for 'nuclear option' to change rules on judges

Arkansas governor seeks appeal of decision voiding Medicaid work rules 

Rand Paul blocks resolution calling for Mueller report release

Schiff angrily pushes back against GOP calls for him to step down

GOP lawmaker suggests female colleague 'misunderstands' equal pay legislation

Pentagon surveying sites for new border wall segments

DHS will request authority to deport unaccompanied migrant children: report

Veterans harmed at VA nursing homes in two dozen states: report

Federal judge strikes down Trump rule on group health plans

A judge’s ruling against Medicaid work requirements shows the difficulty of scaling back entitlements 

A Mueller mystery: How Trump dodged a special counsel interview — and a subpoena fight 

Mueller’s report is more than 300 pages, attorney general tells top Democrat 

Mueller’s Most Lasting Legacy May Be on K Street

Did Mueller really find ‘no evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion? 

Puerto Rico's governor warns Trump: 'If the bully gets close, I'll punch the bully in the mouth'

Trump is treating the Russia investigation as settled. Most Americans don’t agree with his conclusions.

How Donald Trump inflated his net worth to lenders and investors

Twitter considering labeling Trump tweets that violate rules

Five things to watch at Trump's Michigan rally

Pelosi vows to fight Trump ‘war on health care’ after surprise court filing

Adam Schiff's Clapback at Republicans Lays Out the Case for Releasing the Mueller Report

House Intel chairman Adam Schiff bites back after Republicans push him to resign over Russia probe

House votes to condemn Trump's transgender military ban

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar wants to pay for her $1 trillion infrastructure plan by reversing some Trump corporate tax cuts

Dems mock 'scaredy-cat' GOP, demand Mueller's full 300 pages

Joe Biden leads Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris in latest Quinnipiac poll

Trump backs off Special Olympics funding cut

Trump says he is rescinding his proposed cut to Special Olympics budget amid a bipartisan outcry 

Trump approves pay raise for federal workers

Trump's decision on health care law puts spotlight on Mulvaney

Trump More Than Doubled Funding for the Opioid Crisis. How's It Being Spent?

Trump administration undermines anti-opioid efforts by opposing Obamacare 

Trump renews attacks on Obamacare as he hits the 2020 campaign trail

Trump unleashes on critics in fiery glimpse of 2020 campaign 

Trump blasts ongoing Democratic investigations: 'Ridiculous bullshit'

Trump: 'The collusion delusion is over'

Trump lashes out at Democrats who alleged collusion, including 'Little pencilneck Adam Schiff'

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3/27/19

House GOP leader McCarthy sought to deter Trump from pursuing destruction of Obamacare 

GOP senators blindsided by Trump on ObamaCare

Ted Cruz addresses the political ramifications of the GOP challenging Obamacare ahead of 2020

McConnell blocks resolution calling for release of Mueller report for second time

Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham explains how the Mueller report will be redacted for public release

This Lindsey Graham quote perfectly explains the GOP’s codependent relationship with Trump 

Rand Paul: 'Time for Congress to investigate' Obama

Republicans are introducing a new paid family leave proposal today. Here are the details 

Appeals court sides with Wisconsin GOP on laws that limit Dem powers

Durbin and Graham introduce bill to protect ‘dreamers’ 

Pentagon transfers $1B to help build Trump's wall

U.S. has hit ‘breaking point’ at border amid immigration surge, Customs and Border Protection commissioner says 

Trump Should Salvage U.S.-Saudi Relations
(Like it or not, Washington’s ties with Riyadh still matter.)

Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas 

Mueller Grand Jury Work Is Continuing ‘Robustly,’ U.S. Says

The Second Coming of George Papadopoulos

Nadler: AG may miss April 2 deadline, called Mueller report 'substantial'

Adam Schiff isn't backing down: 'Undoubtedly there is collusion'

Senate Democrats propose sweeping election reform bill despite likely opposition from Trump and McConnell

House Oversight Committee requests 10 years' worth of Trump's financial records to answer questions raised by Michael Cohen's testimony

Trump faces many obstacles if he’s serious about trying to make Republicans ‘the party of health care 

Trump doubles down on ObamaCare decision

Trump calls for release of classified documents tied to Russia probe in Fox News interview

Trump administration scrambles to defend budget cut for Special Olympics 

Trump requests reform plans for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Trump seems to inflate the price tag for Puerto Rico’s recovery to deny funding Puerto Rico’s recovery

Trump says he wants to campaign against the Green New Deal

Trump is absent star of show at AIPAC

Trump: 'Russia has to get out' of Venezuela

Trump says Nunes will be hailed as a 'great American hero'

Trump: Schiff should be forced out of office

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3/26/19

US auto sales are falling as prices for new vehicles jump to highest ever

Senate GOP eyes probes into 2016 issues 'swept under the rug' 

Stephen Moore edges closer to Fed seat as key GOP lawmakers express support

GOP begins grassroots campaign to sell Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada to skeptical voters and lawmakers

Surprise Justice move on ObamaCare puts GOP in bind

GOP congressman quotes Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to slam Trump’s adversaries as liars 

GOP legislator prays to Jesus for forgiveness before state’s first Muslim woman swears in 

Pompeo says US to expand ban on foreign aid to groups that provide or promote abortion

Appeals court clears path for Pentagon to enforce transgender ban April 12

DeVos under fire over funding cuts for Special Olympics

Giuliani: 'I would have to disagree' with Trump that Mueller acted honorably

Collusion or No, Russia’s Reaction to Mueller Report Echoes Trump’s

 Mueller has exposed James Comey

Comey says he finds Mueller's obstruction decision 'confusing'

My 1 BIG question (still) about the Mueller report | With Chris Cillizza

Did Barr’s obstruction decision go too far?
(Attorney general’s letter says Trump did not commit a crime after Mueller’s finding.)

Obstruction of justice is no minor footnote

George Conway: Mueller report must have 'something pretty damning' if it can't exonerate Trump

House fails to override Trump's veto on bill that would have blocked his national emergency

Green New Deal backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fizzles out in the Senate as Dems accuse GOP of putting on a 'stunt' vote

Waters: Deutsche Bank providing Trump financial records for House probe

Democrats face dilemma after Mueller probe ends

Pelosi presses Dems to focus on agenda post-Mueller

House Democratic leaders urge focus on health care in wake of Mueller findings 

Trump and his allies plan to use Barr’s summary of Mueller report as a cudgel against critics 

President Trump turns wrath on accusers

Trump says Mueller report 'could not have been better'

Trump administration asks court to completely invalidate Obama’s Affordable Care Act 

Trump administration to court: Get rid of Obamacare entirely

Trump admin made ObamaCare move despite objection from key officials

Trump calls Dems 'party of open borders, drugs and crime' after veto sustained

Trump to host NATO chief at White House

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3/25/19

Dow rises after Trump's Mueller win, but gain capped as economic fears persist

Trump is again criticizing the Fed. Could that hurt the U.S. credit rating? 

McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly

After Mueller report, Senate moves to investigate the Russia probe Trump called an 'illegal takedown'

Congress set for next stage of Mueller probe fight

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he told John McCain to give Trump-Russia dossier to FBI

Scalise moves forward with plan to force vote on 'Abortion Survivors' act

GOP governor criticizes Trump's 'dangerous rhetoric' about the media

Pentagon: 'Milestone' ICBM missile intercept test a success

Justice Department sides with court ruling Obamacare invalid

Barr faces political storm over Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report left many unanswered questions

On the Mueller Investigation, the Barr Letter Is Not Enough

This is not ‘complete and total exoneration.’ 10 takeaways from Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report. 

Legal experts question William Barr’s rationale for exonerating Trump 

The 10 most pressing unanswered questions about the Mueller report -- and its aftermath

Mueller report fallout: Trump, Russia, others react to Barr summary 

Trump did not collude with Russia. But he’s wrong to say Mueller exonerated him. ''

The Mueller Report Is a Test for the United States

Media takes serious hit from Mueller conclusions

Serious journalists should be proud of — not bullied over — their Russia reporting

For many of his critics, Trump is still ‘unfit’ to be president 

Top Senate Judiciary Dem asks Barr to hand over full Mueller report by April 1

Dispute erupts over Mueller’s findings on Trump, Russia and obstruction of justice 

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'We cannot allow them to get away with this'

Democrats rally behind Schiff amid withering GOP assault

Green New Deal vote tests Dem unity in Senate

The battle over 'dark money' is back

Democrats gear up for potential 2020 cyberthreats with help from Silicon Valley and security firms

Udall says he will not seek reelection in 2020

Buttigieg shows signs of emerging from the Democratic pack

Trump plots post-Mueller payback

Trump did not collude with Russia. But he’s wrong to say Mueller exonerated him. ''

Trump turns to trade fights with Congress, China and Europe now that the Mueller probe is mostly out of the way

Alongside PM, Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty on Golan

Trump asked aides to cut federal funding for Puerto Rico

Trump targets states’ say on drilling
(After outcry from public officials, president is quietly trying to weaken a law that helps them fight oil and gas development in federal waters)

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3/24/19

GOP cheers, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

Rubio wants 'all' of Mueller report made public including founding documents

Graham hints at further questioning of Comey in wake of Mueller findings

Pence: 'Today is a great day for America'

GOP surprise raises new questions for Trump budget

Rubio: Trump reversal on North Korea sanctions 'shouldn't have happened that way'

Barr releases summary of Mueller's conclusions to Congress

READ: Barr's letter to Congress summarizing Mueller findings

Mueller did not find the Trump campaign conspired with Russia, attorney general says

Mueller delivers a win for Trump — Five Takeaways

Mueller's end: A conclusion on collusion, but confusion on obstruction 

No conspiracy, but Trump not exonerated for obstruction

Mueller report: Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia, leaves obstruction question open

Ex-Justice Official Fears 'Whitewash' In Barr Rejection Of Trump Obstruction Charges

Mueller's conclusion raises new questions

Mueller's end shifts focus to New York prosecutors

Majority in Fox News poll says Trump has tried to interfere in Russia investigation

With its ties in Washington, Boeing has taken over more and more of the FAA’s job 

Democrats React To Mueller Report's Principal Conclusions

House Judiciary Chairman says committee will call attorney general to testify

Top Dem: 'Certainly a possibility' that Congress will call Barr, Mueller to testify publicly

Nadler willing to go to Supreme Court to obtain Mueller report

Mueller report summary puts matters in Congress’s court, key Democrat says 

End of Mueller probe a boost for Trump, a warning for Democrats

Gillibrand lambastes Trump outside his NYC hotel, says she agrees with Richard Nixon's view the public should know if 'their president is a crook'

Buttigieg surges to third place in new Iowa poll

Trump on Mueller report: 'Complete and total exoneration'

Fifty-two tweets in 34 hours: How a Trump Twitter frenzy defined a weekend 

16 times Trump said ISIS was defeated, or soon would be

Trump has curbed attacks on Republicans
(The move is a sharp reversal from his first two years in office.)

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3/23/19

Here’s How Republicans Are Reacting To The Mueller Report’s Completion

Conservatives wage assault on Mueller report

Trump, Congress brace for Mueller findings

US on edge for Russia probe findings on Trump

Attorney general pores over Russia report, details may come Sunday

Attorney general is preparing conclusions from the Mueller report 

I wrote the special counsel rules. The attorney general can — and should — release the Mueller report. 

If Mueller's report lacks indictments, collusion is a delusion

Mueller figures celebrate end of probe

Mueller report is just the start of a new Russia showdown

Showdown looms over Mueller report

As we await details of the Mueller report, the battle shifts to the political arena 

Taxpayers slow to file as they grapple with Trump tax law

Pelosi rejects any classified briefings on Mueller report

In Saudi rebuke, Democrats see a path to unseat Trump in 2020 

Dem support grows for allowing public funds to pay for abortions

Trump to speak at Republican Jewish Coalition conference

Trump, Congress brace for Mueller findings

Trump’s legal troubles are far from over even as Mueller probe ends 

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3/22/19

Dow drops more than 450 points, S&P 500 posts worst day since January amid global growth worries

The government set a record with a $234 billion deficit in February 

GOP says Mueller report should end 'collusion' claims

Meadows says Mueller's end proves 'no collusion'

Wisconsin judge blocks Republicans’ lame-duck power grab 

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

In significant first, Pompeo visits Western Wall accompanied by Netanyahu

Pentagon plan to fund Trump’s wall could hit Puerto Rico, European allies hard 

White House declares end to Islamic State, but fighting grinds on 

Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended 

Mueller delivers report to Justice, ending investigation

Robert Mueller submits Russia report

Read Attorney General Barr's letter to Congress announcing end of Mueller's Russia probe

‘If you took it all in in one day, it would kill you’: What Mueller’s investigation has already revealed 

11 looming questions now that Mueller's investigation is over

White House: Trump has not been briefed on Mueller report

Why Trump's legal woes go beyond the Mueller report

The wisdom of Trump's lawyers, and the accountability that must follow Mueller's report

Shields and Brooks on the Mueller report and what happens next

Kushner to cooperate with Judiciary document requests

Counties that hosted a 2016 Trump rally saw a 226 percent increase in hate crimes 

Make full Mueller report public, Democratic candidates demand

2020 Dems avoid this year's AIPAC conference

Sorry, President Trump. Here’s why American Jews aren’t abandoning the Democratic Party. 

Liberal groups plan early anti-Trump campaign efforts in key 2020 states 

Trump will remove new North Korea-related sanctions because he 'likes' Kim Jong Un

Trump botches North Korea sanctions announcement, sparking widespread confusion 

Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed

For Trump, attacking McCain is a way to appeal to his political base 

Trump can't let go of McCain grudge

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3/21/19

Dow rallies more than 200 points, biggest gain in a month as Apple surges

Senate’s sluggish start reflects the Republicans’ narrow policy agenda 

GOP uses Green New Deal to hurt Democrats as it plots to retake California House seats

Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP

Trump keeps up attacks on 'horrible' McCain, despite calls from GOP, veterans

McSally spoke with Trump, said McCain deserved respect

Steve King contrasts New Orleans to Iowa on disaster response: 'Iowans take care of each other

A GOP governor doesn’t believe in chickenpox vaccines. He took his nine kids to a pox party instead. 

GOP governor signs law that bans abortion before some women even know they’re pregnant 

John McCain’s daughters fire back at Trump, calling him ‘a child’ who lacks decency and compassion 

U.S. imposes first new North Korea sanctions since failed summit

US sanctions Chinese ships over N.Korea sanctions

Border Patrol says it’s full, frees detainees
(The agency releases 250 migrants and may let hundreds more go, saying it can’t keep up with influx of families.)

Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’

ICE immigration arrests are declining as law enforcement focuses on border surge 

Five things to watch for as White House readies for Mueller report

White House rejects Dem request for documents on Trump-Putin communications

Large majority of taxpayers prefer getting refunds: poll

Pompeo says it's 'possible' God planned Trump to save Jewish people

George Conway rips Trump: 'Worst kind of dumb'

Democrats accuse Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of violating law with private emails

Democrats struggle to address rising border apprehensions as they seek to counter Trump on immigration 

Progressive demands put new pressures on Democrats

Democrats unveil bipartisan measure rebuking boycott movement against Israel

Swalwell on Hicks testimony: 'She's going to have to tell us who she lied for' in Trump admin

Skeptical Democratic donors tell Joe Biden they will not raise funds for him at the start of the 2020 campaign

Trump wants China to 'double or triple' its offer to buy US goods in trade negotiations, sources say

The US is losing the nuclear energy export race to China and Russia. Here's the Trump team's plan to turn the tide

Trump endorses Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights 

Trump rolls dice on uncertain economy

Trump mulls deploying emergency disaster workers to detention centers

Trump signs executive order on free speech on college campuses 

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3/20/19

Trump finally got his wish from the Fed, but not for the reasons he wanted

Small businesses are starting to lose faith in Trump's America

Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks

Graham: Trump's attacks on McCain 'hurt him more' than senator's legacy

‘It’s deplorable what he said:’ Johnny Isakson delivers the indictment of Trump’s McCain-bashing other Republicans won’t 

Steve King continues to make controversial comments on race, despite a GOP reprimand 

Fox News' Cavuto knocks GOP lawmakers for not condemning Trump attacks

A debate over abolishing the electoral college, surprisingly, gins up the base in both parties 

Veterans to Trump: Enough already with the attacks on late Sen. John McCain

McCain Institute counters Trump criticisms with fact sheet about senator

The Supreme Court's 5-4 Ruling on Indefinite Detention of Noncitizens Is Appalling

Federal judge demands Trump administration reveal how its drilling plans will fuel climate change 

Unsealed documents shed new light on depth of the Cohen probe

As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges

Pelosi: Trying to block Trump wall veto will make a 'point'

Top Democrat Rips Trump White House For 'Stonewalling' Congressional Probes

House leaders need to modernize Congress for the sake of America

Hope Hicks to cooperate in Trump probe, House Democrats say

Hickenlooper: Trump 'should be ashamed of himself' for white nationalism comments following New Zealand shooting

Biden's challenge: Satisfying the left

Candidates reach for the ticket to Democratic debates: 65,000 donors 

Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg jumps into 2020 race

Trump: China tariffs will remain for 'substantial period of time' even with deal

Trump Wants NATO’s Eyes on China
(The Trump administration says countering Beijing’s cyber and commercial power should be a priority for the alliance.)

Japanese PM Abe may meet Trump in April: officials, media

Trump wants to use a big banking settlement to help build his border wall

Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

President Donald Trump once called the Electoral College a 'disaster.' Now he's backing it

Trump says public can see Mueller report

Trump on his campaign: No collusion. Trump on Democrats: Yes collusion — lots and lots of collusion. 

Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral

Trump attacks McCain again, saying he didn’t get a ‘thank you’ for approving late senator’s funeral 

Trump: 'Jealous' George Conway is 'husband from hell!'

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3/19/19

Dow snaps 4-day winning streak as Apple falls and trade worries flare up again

GOP voters more enthusiastic than Dems about presidential race: poll

Scott Walker plans to crusade for a balanced-budget amendment via constitutional convention 

Romney knocks Trump over McCain criticism

Weld hammers Trump over McCain attacks: You're a 'national embarrassment'

Ronald Reagan's daughter laments Trump's presidency: My father 'would be horrified'

George Conway responds to Trump calling him a loser: 'Perfect example of the point I was making'

Rough road awaits any Trump rival in GOP primary

GOP steps up attack over tech bias claims

Stop asking parents to sacrifice Social Security benefits for paid family leave

How Pence became Trump’s flatterer-in-chief

Pentagon sends Congress list of military construction projects that could be delayed to free up money for wall 

On the chopping block for Trump’s wall
(Thirty-one projects in California alone could be raided for funding, Pentagon list shows.)

Supreme Court sides with Trump on detaining immigrants

The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court 

From Russia to hush money: Court records offer new details on inquiries of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

19 blacked-out pages of Cohen search warrant suggest legal peril for Trump

Mueller sought Michael Cohen’s emails months before FBI raid, warrants show 

Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now

America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat
(Donald Trump is one symptom of a wider problem that’s making the United States weaker on the international stage.)

Biden tells supporters he's planning to run for president

Super Tuesday bonanza raises stakes for Dems

Trump dismisses court packing: 'It will never happen'

Trump administration to stop detaining some migrant families at border

Trump's trade war puts China's once vaunted economy in real peril

Trump hits Big Tech for siding with Dems, while spending more on social ads than any other candidate so far

Trump administration plays favorites with faith-based media

Is Trump changing his tune on Fox News? 

Trump: 'I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be'

‘A total loser!’: Trump lashes out at George Conway, who has been questioning his mental health 

Trump: Campaigning for popular vote 'much easier' than for electoral votes

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3/18/19

Santorum: Trump should 'send emails to a therapist' instead of tweeting

GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

Lindsey Graham’s remarkably tepid defense of John McCain after Trump’s attacks 

Trump keeps tight grip on GOP

GOP moves to rein in president's emergency powers

Trump relishes autocracy. What are Republicans willing to do about it? 

‘I haven’t abandoned my principles’: Hogan, pondering challenge to Trump, casts himself as a traditional Republican 

George W. Bush: 'Immigration is a blessing and a strength'

As China Builds Transit Cars for U.S. Cities, Congress Seeks to Ban Them

Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands

Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBM

State Department bars press corps from Pompeo briefing, won't release list of attendees

Trump response to New Zealand massacre highlights his combative history with Muslims 

President Trump's 28-Tweet Meltdown About Fox News and SNL Shows How Bad Things Will Get

Never-Trumpers assess his mental health: 'His condition is getting worse'

CNN poll: Trump's disapproval rating slides to lowest of presidency

Deutsche Bank loaned over $2 billion to Trump

Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a 'witch hunt' as trust in Mueller erodes

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Beto O'Rourke's campaign kickoff

Warren: 'White supremacists pose a threat to the United States like any other terrorist group' 

Elizabeth Warren calls for abolishing electoral college: 'My view is that every vote matters'

Decrying court packing, Michael Bennet pleads with Democrats to care more about electability

As Trump escalates rhetoric, Iran's wartime preparations include terrorist attacks and assassinations

Trump hosts 'Trump of the Tropics' Bolsonaro at White House

Trump presses GM, UAW to start talks now over closed Ohio plant

Trump renews call to pull arts, PBS funding

Trump adds Biden to his 'low IQ' list

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3/17/19

Sen. Pat Toomey: Courts 'may very well' side with Trump on emergency declaration

GOP legislators clamping down on voter initiatives

U.S. military puts new focus on China
(The Pentagon’s 2020 spending proposal is largely a response to the rapid growth of the Chinese military.)

Bolton: North Korea 'not willing to do what they needed to do' for nuclear deal

Mike Pompeo has Trump's ear, but who really wields the influence?

Mulvaney says it’s ‘absurd’ to link New Zealand mosque attacks to Trump’s rhetoric 

Mulvaney defends Trump in the wake of New Zealand attacks, 'The President is not a white supremacist'

Mulvaney: Military projects impacted by wall funding haven't been decided yet

Robert Mueller pursues new Trump-Russia collusion leads despite talk of probe winding down

Trump's 'emergency' is already doing serious harm. Courts must end it if Congress can't.

Trump ignoring government intel about extremism?

Fox News bumps ‘Judge Jeanine’ after remarks about Rep. Omar’s hijab. Trump wants her back on air. 

Trump threatens ‘SNL’ with federal investigation because they mock him

Klobuchar on Trump's rhetoric and hate crimes: 'At the very least, he is dividing people'

Kaine says Trump is 'using language that emboldens' white nationalists

Tlaib: Trump needs to send a 'very loud and clear' signal against domestic terrorism, white supremacy

Lieberman: Democratic Party is not anti-Jewish, but some members say anti-Semitic things

Senate Dem calls on Trump to apologize for attacks on McCain

Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons

Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run

Buttigieg: 'All of the signs are pointing' to officially entering 2020 race

O'Rourke faces pressure from left on 'Medicare for all'

Trump ignoring government intel about extremism?

Trump ramps up pressure on General Motors after Ohio plant closure

Trump says he spoke to General Motors CEO over Ohio plant closure

Trump reignites criticism of McCain months after senator's death

Trump again takes aim at John McCain over dossier, prompting rebuke from Meghan McCain 

Trump criticizes trio of Fox News anchors: 'They should be working' at CNN

Fox News bumps ‘Judge Jeanine’ after remarks about Rep. Omar’s hijab. Trump wants her back on air. 

Trump threatens ‘SNL’ with federal investigation because they mock him

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3/16/19

Republicans up for reelection fear daylight with Trump

McConnell's arguments on 'ballot harvesting' full of contradictions

Jeb Bush says a Republican should come forward and challenge Trump in 2020

New Zealand attack exposes how little the U.S. and its allies share intelligence on domestic terrorism threats 

U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years in prison, attorney says

U.S. youth rally in Washington protests climate inaction

Rick Gates continues to cooperate in ‘several ongoing’ investigations and is not ready for sentencing 

Washington Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

Questions sharpen for Trump after New Zealand massacre

Biden on potential candidacy: 'I have the most progressive record'

Left-wing Dems in minority with new approach to spending

Lawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay

Trump sends the wrong message on New Zealand. World leaders must denounce the attack. 

Trump urges General Motors to reopen Ohio plant in tweet

Trump attacks John McCain over Obamacare repeal

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3/15/19

Dow rises more than 100 points, S&P 500 posts best weekly gain since November

Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks

The House voted 420 to 0 to release the Mueller report. So why is Lindsey Graham blocking the bill? 

Thom Tillis’s remarkable flip-flop on Trump’s national emergency and 4 others who also backed off 

Cruz fined $35K by FEC for not adequately disclosing loans from banks

The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority

U.S. has 'every expectation' North Korea will continue moratorium on missile testing, Pompeo says

North Korea threatens to suspend denuclearization talks with the United States

New Zealand reminds us that far-right attacks are on the rise far and wide — including in the U.S.

Few Americans see savings from Trump's tax reform -Reuters/Ipsos poll

A clear majority of Americans oppose Trump’s emergency declaration 

Most states Trump administration pinpointing for HIV prevention didn't expand Medicaid 

Inside Trump's Budget: 6 ThingsState and Local Governments Should Know

‘The Conveyor Belt’: U.S. officials say massive smuggling effort is speeding immigrants to — and across — the southern border 

Mueller, in U.S. court filing, says multiple probes continue

Trump is turning his back on refugees — and America’s tradition of compassion 

Trump administration to deny more visa applicants who may use public assistance

Trump, a self-proclaimed champion of Americans detained abroad, quiet on former Marine held in Russia

Trump Should Pay $5.6 Million Penalty Over Charity, New York AG Says

Trump Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for His Disruptive Foreign Policy

Shields and Brooks on New Zealand massacre, 2020 Democrats’ ideology

Dems prepare next steps after Trump's veto

Ocasio-Cortez hits NRA after New Zealand shooting: 'What good are your thoughts and prayers?'

Biden's nice words for Republicans may doom White House hopes

Trump issues first veto of his presidency over emergency declaration for border wall 

Trump issues first veto, warning of 'reckless' resolution

Trump administration to deny more visa applicants who may use public assistance

Trump says he sees no rise in white nationalism after New Zealand attack

Trump says white nationalism is not a rising threat after New Zealand attacks: ‘It’s a small group of people’ 

Trump suggests, for the first time, there should be ‘no Mueller report’ 

Trump nominates new NATO commander

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3/14/19

Senate rejects border declaration in major rebuke of Trump

Senate votes to reject Trump’s emergency declaration, setting up president’s first veto 

12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration 

Tillis changes vote, supports Trump on border emergency

Editorial: Our endorsement of Cory Gardner was a mistake

Senators introduce bill to regulate facial recognition technology

In overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, House calls for Mueller report to be made public 

Graham blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be made public

GOP lawmakers: House leaders already jockeying for leadership contests

NKorea official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium 

China suggests linking an official state visit by Xi to a US trade deal, sources say

U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia

Larry Kudlow’s claim that ‘we have virtually paid for’ Trump’s tax cut 

U.S. weighs plan to phase out family detention at Texas facility, despite migration surge 

New York appellate court allows Summer Zervos’s defamation suit against president to proceed 

Mueller focus shifts to Rick Gates

House votes for Mueller report to be made public

Schumer: Democrats will try again to pass Mueller report bill

Dems introduce bill to protect science research from political interference

Beto O'Rourke officially announces run for president

O'Rourke renews Dem hopes about turning Texas blue

Ocasio-Cortez and House Democrats roast Wilbur Ross over census citizenship question

Democrats upset over Omar seeking primary challenger

Trump tweets 'VETO!' after Senate rejects border emergency

Trump tried to make the GOP border emergency fight about him. He lost anyway. 

Trump pledges support for health programs but his budget takes ‘legs out from underneath the system 

Trump administration heads to court to defend Medicaid work requirements 

Trump suggests that it could get 'very bad' if military, police, biker supporters play 'tough'

Trump: UK's Theresa May 'didn't listen' to my ideas on Brexit

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3/13/19

Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi-led war in Yemen

Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering U.S. military to end support for Saudi-led war in Yemen 

Countdown on for Senate vote on resolution disapproving of Trump's wall national emergency

Senate talks collapse on avoiding Trump showdown over emergency declaration

Lee, fifth GOP senator, to vote against Trump's border declaration

Pelosi and Trump kill one Senate plan that could give GOP cover on border emergency

GOP's Tillis comes under pressure for taking on Trump

Senate GOP expected to force vote on Green New Deal in March

Senate GOP confirms Kavanaugh’s replacement, Trump’s 36th pick for powerful appeals courts 

GOP seizes on Pelosi's position on impeachment

This is how submissive Republicans have become to Trump 

Immigrant rights group files complaint against DHS, saying it holds immigrant children longer than legally allowed

The Pentagon wants $14.1 billion to help the Air Force develop 'space warriors'

FAA’s emergency order grounding Boeing jets came after the agency identified similarities between crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia 

NY prosecutors announce Manafort indictment minutes after federal sentencing

Paul Manafort sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud, and charged with mortgage fraud in N.Y. 

Five things to know about Manafort's sentencing

Former Trump advisor Michael Flynn's cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller is 'complete'

Pelosi: House won't take up bill to overhaul national emergencies

Dem rep: Congress may need to subpoena Boeing

Beto O'Rourke jumping into 2020 presidential race

Trump budget guts White House drug control office -- again 

Trump issues emergency order grounding Boeing 737 Max jets

India is Trump’s Next Target in the Trade War

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3/12/19

Senate will vote Thursday on bill to block Trump's national emergency declaration

GOP, White House seek to avoid showdown on emergency declaration

Pence, GOP senators discuss offer to kill Trump emergency disapproval resolution

GOP senators face loyalty test in vote over Trump's border wall 

House lawmakers clash over GOP allegations Dems coached Cohen

On Capitol Hill, Republicans resist new voting protections

McConnell opens door to changing president's emergency powers

Speaker Pelosi confirms what Trump has said all along about the Mueller investigation, says House GOP leader McCarthy

John Kasich: It's time for Republicans in Congress to put country over party

Kim Jong Un told Pompeo 'no less than half a dozen times' he'd denuclearize North Korea

Despite Pompeo’s Call for ‘Swagger,’ Trump Slashes Diplomatic Budget

Pentagon signs directive to implement transgender military ban

FAA doubles down on decision not to ground the Boeing 737 Max, as counterparts around the world have done 

Medicare-for-all v. Medicare-for-less: Trump’s proposed cuts put health care at center of 2020 race 

Trump vowed to eliminate the debt in 8 years. He’s on track to leave it at least 50 percent higher. 

Trump pledged to protect Medicare and Medicaid, but his 2020 budget calls for major spending cuts

The President* Thinks He's an Expert on Everything, But Has Bottomless Disdain for Actual Expertise

Coulter slams ‘shallow, narcissistic conman’ Trump in new attack

Dems unite against Trump's budget  — but challenges coming

Dems flock to Pelosi on Trump impeachment

Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

Trump to NJ and NY: Build the Hudson River rail tunnel yourselves

Trump administration preparing to close international immigration offices 

Trump taps Cancer Institute head as acting FDA chief

Trump speaks with Boeing CEO after crash raises concerns

Trump: 'Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly'

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3/11/19

Why rising wages could push the Fed toward more rate hikes yet

Here are the top takeaways Fed Chair Powell's 60 Minutes...

GOP senators eye 'nuclear' move to change rules on Trump nominees

Senate GOP goes down to wire in showdown with Trump

House Republicans find silver lining in minority

Senator Graham says he will lobby Trump to recognize Golan as part of Israel

As Trump reshapes GOP in his image, Republican women are disappearing from Congress

'Not a serious proposal': Trump's budget reveals his 2020 message, but Congress will have the last word

U.S. election commission fines Jeb Bush Super PAC, Chinese company

As Europe worries about Trump, congressional leaders invite NATO head for joint address 

U.S.'s Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with India

Everyone Wants a Piece of Afghanistan
(A U.S. withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors.)

Mueller probe being funded through September

Trump declared a controversial state of emergency. That can erode democracy.

Fox News reporter had details of alleged Donald Trump-Stormy Daniels affair before election: Lawyer

Stu Rothenberg and Susan Page on Pelosi's impeachment comments, 2020 Democrats  

Nancy Pelosi on Impeaching Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’

‘Like herding cats’: Pelosi struggles to unify Democrats after painful fight over anti-Semitism

Trump's $8.6 billion border wall request sets up months more fighting with Democrats ahead of 2020

Democratic congressman criticizes DNC's decision to block Fox News 2020 debates

Trump proposes $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, $8.6 billion in new funding for border wall

Trump proposes record spending, trillion-dollar deficit

Read Trump's budget proposal

Trump proposes big cuts to health programs for poor, elderly and disabled

Trump calls for cutting National Science Foundation funding by $1 billion

Trump’s 2020 budget: The top 10 takeaways

Five takeaways from Trump's budget

Trump says he doesn't want immigrants on welfare entering the country

Trump tries to win votes in Senate fight

Trump will decide 'when he's ready' whether to pardon ex-campaign boss Paul Manafort, White House says

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3/10/19

Deficit spiral met with shrugs in D.C.
(Few in Washington seem to care as debt mounts and proposed cuts to key programs encounter resistance.)

GOP bracing for Trump to veto Congress’s rejection of his emergency declaration

Top House Republican blasts Trump plan to charge allies a premium on U.S. troops

House Republican explains decision to vote against anti-hate resolution

Texas Republican says he'll vote for Trump 'unless Beto O'Rourke decides to run as a Republican'

US-North Korea tensions approach boiling point

Bolton: Kim has 'very clear idea' of where Trump stands on missile tests

‘The ISIS threat will remain,’ John Bolton says 

Top White House economic adviser 'bullish' US-China trade deal can be reached by April

Top White House economic adviser previews 'tough budget'

Brett Kavanaugh said Congress should hold presidents accountable. William Barr agreed.

Trump's base can't handle the truth: He's wrecking their economy

PBS denounces Trump's proposed funding cuts (again)  

Delaney: Trump's 'fundamental lack of a moral compass' is hurting the US

Delaney jabs at Trump, says he believes US intel community over Putin

Delaney: 'I don't believe religious doctrine should inform public policy'

Schiff: 'Mistake' if Trump doesn't testify under oath in Russia investigation

Schiff: Erik Prince did not disclose 2016 Trump Tower meeting to Intelligence Committee

Most 2020 Dems reject socialism label

Dems face big questions on tax plans for 2020

Joe Biden heads the 2020 Democratic field in early Iowa poll

Trump to demand $8.6 billion in new wall funding, setting up fresh battle with Congress

Five things to watch for in Trump's 2020 budget

Trump invokes new demand for extracting billions of dollars from U.S. allies 

The Memo: Team Trump insists Dem probes could 'boomerang'

The 10 personas of Donald Trump in a single speech

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3/9/19

Our ballooning budget deficit reflects an unhealthy democracy

A Weak Jobs Report Isn’t All That Donald Trump Has to Worry About

Don't expect details from Mueller probe: senior U.S. Republican

Pompeo takes diplomacy to Midwest
(Secretary of State visits heartland to reassure agricultural sector hurt by Trump’s trade war with China.)

U.S. judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated at Mexico border

In another blow to Trump, judge rules in favor of ACLU in family separations case 

Arrests in domestic terror probes outpace those inspired by Islamic extremists

Dems seek relief for worried taxpayers in tough filing season

Dems struggle to turn page on Omar controversy

Warren struggles to gain traction amid Sanders surge

Congressman blasts air horn at Trump official who said seismic air gun tests don't harm whales

Trump budget to propose slashing domestic spending, boosting defense 

Trump plans to implement transgender military ban after court ruling 

AP source: Trump to seek money for border wall, Space Force

Trump goes after 'nut job' Coulter: I am winning on the border

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3/8/19

Economy adds just 20K jobs in February, far below expectations

Job creation grinds to a near-halt in February; wages still on the rise

McConnell works to freeze support for Dem campaign finance effort

Republicans use opioid hearing to defend Trump's border emergency
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Maine GOP mayor resigns after calling elderly black people 'antique farm equipment'

Judge rules thousands more migrants should be in lawsuit over family separations

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Grants More Protections for Asylum Seekers

Bill Shine abruptly resigns as White House communications chief

Condemnations of Paul Manafort’s lenient sentence showcase inequities in the criminal justice system

Ex-Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort's light sentence in Mueller case could soon become much longer

Questions mount over Cohen pardon claims

Shields and Gerson on Democrats’ bigotry resolution, Trump investigations

House passes bill to require presidents to disclose their tax returns 

House passes sweeping electoral reform bill

Five things to know about Democrats' sweeping election reform bill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

Trump set for tumultuous ride with Congress

Trump: Wall ahead of schedule despite 'Democrat Obstruction'

Trump: Dems an 'anti-Jewish' party

White House rejects Dem request to interview ex-Trump aide

Trump says Cohen ‘directly’ asked him for a pardon, a claim Cohen calls a lie

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3/5/19

The federal deficit ballooned at start of new fiscal year, up 77 percent from a year before

Mnuchin asks Congress to raise debt ceiling 'as soon as possible'

Senate GOP eyes big vote against Trump 

GOP braces for showdown on wall emergency with Trump

McConnell eyes Trump, Paul and reelection when it comes to emergency fight

GOP chairman eyes move to lock in Trump's Iran deal withdrawal

U.S. senators offer North Korea sanctions bill, backed by Warmbier parents 

Growing bipartisan alarm in Congress over measles outbreaks amid falling vaccination rates

How Congress could embarrass Donald Trump on the border wall

Trump's claims of defeating ISIS roil Congress

North Korea rebuilds rocket engine test site, in ominous signal about attitude to talks

U.S. shuts a door to diplomacy with Palestinians
(The consulate in Jerusalem provided high-level contact. Many see downgrade as a slap in the face.)

John Bolton puts his singular stamp on Trump’s National Security Council

Commerce chief Wilbur Ross seeking to postpone Oversight appearance 

FBI Director Wray says foreign influence campaigns targeting US have continued 'virtually unabated'

Mueller argues Manafort has not accepted responsibility

New York authorities subpoena Trump Organization's insurer as part of big probe into business practices

Trump friend and inaugural chair Tom Barrack plans to cooperate with House Judiciary Committee requests

Sean Spicer will cooperate with Judiciary Committee probe

‘Grab that record’: How Trump’s high school transcript was hidden    

Lawsuit: Trump family-planning rule 'politicizes' medicine

Poll: 64 percent of Americans think Trump has committed crimes

Adam Schiff Hires a Former Prosecutor to Lead the Trump Investigation

As collusion case collapses, Democrats seek obstruction

Breadth of Trump probe poses challenge for Dems

House Dems introduce bill providing paid family leave for federal employees

Democrats brace for Trump tax return legal fight that could reach Supreme Court

House Dems delay vote on resolution rebuking Omar over Israel remarks

Obama warns climate change will make global politics more toxic

Michael Bloomberg will not run for president in 2020

Our Highest Office, My Deepest Obligation
(I’m not running for president, but I am launching a new campaign: Beyond Carbon)

Trump will visit Alabama to meet with tornado victims

Trump to meet with former Yemen hostage: White House

Trump signals White House won't comply with Democratic probes

Trump accuses Nadler of harassment in wide-ranging probe

Trump pressured aides to get security clearances for Ivanka, Kushner: CNN

Trump refuses to hand over ‘Kushner clearance’ documents to Congress: ‘It’s a disgrace’

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3/4/19

Dow slides 206 points, S&P 500 closes back below key 2,800 level

Construction spending sinks in December

Trump on brink of GOP rebellion over emergency declaration

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration

Rand Paul’s big rebuke of Trump’s ‘national emergency,’ and why it could actually matter 

McConnell: House election reform bill won't get Senate vote

Chris Christie says he turned down 7 jobs from Trump: 'I'm not desperate for a title'

Senators say they're serious about tackling surprise medical bills  

US and China in 'final stages' of trade deal talks that could end this month, sources say

21 states to file suit to block Trump administration’s abortion ‘gag rule’ in family planning program 

Trump's Symbiosis of Stupid with Fox News May Involve an Impeachable Offense 

President Trump has made 9,014 false or misleading claims over 773 days 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he intends to leave his post at the end of Trump’s term 

William Barr Won’t Recuse Himself From Overseeing Mueller Investigation: DOJ

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 campaign strategy, Trump at CPAC

Dems reach deep into Trump orbit

Dems unleash sprawling probe of Trump family, administration  

Ivanka Trump could be on next target list from House Democrats: panel chairman

House Democrats launch sweeping corruption probe into Trump and the White House

House Democrats demand documents from more than 80 people and institutions affiliated with Trump 

House Dems demand records from Trump's communications with Putin

Senators say they're serious about tackling surprise medical bills  

House Dems to vote on resolution in response to Omar's latest Israel remarks 

Democrats push to make voting rights a 2020 issue

Waters urges 'faint of heart' to 'support impeachment'

Hickenlooper launches 2020 presidential campaign    

Trump: I've told FEMA to give Alabama 'the A Plus treatment' 

The Trump administration quietly corrects its diplomatic slight of the E.U. 

White House blasts Democrats over 'disgraceful and abusive investigation'

Trump blames Cohen testimony in part for failed deal with North Korea 

President Trump has made 9,014 false or misleading claims over 773 days 

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3/3/19

Republican defections on national emergency set up Trump's first veto

Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he will vote for measure blocking Trump’s emergency declaration, paving way for passage 

Congress poised to reject Trump border emergency

Rand Paul: Supreme Court likely to strike down Trump emergency declaration

GOP rep: Cohen's Prague testimony 'undermines this whole dossier'

McCarthy dismisses Democrat's plans: 'Show me where the president did anything to be impeached' 

McCarthy contradicts Trump on Warmbier: 'I think Kim knew what happened'

GOP Rep. Amash says he has a higher loyalty than Trump

Ohio judge leaving GOP, citing change in party on national level

‘We’re not going to turn on our own’: Republicans rally around Trump as threats mount 

Pompeo refuses to say if he thinks Kim knew about Warmbier's mistreatment

Bolton: Trump taking Kim's word on Warmbier 'doesn’t mean that he accepts it as reality'

John Bolton: North Korea summit was not a failure 

Anxiety grows in first tax season under Trump law

Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Trump's emergency declaration to fund wall

Poll: 4 in 10 would vote to reelect Trump

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu can’t get enough of each other. Here’s why

Failure in Vietnam holds a valuable lesson for Trump
(Nuts-and-bolts diplomacy needed for a nuclear deal with North Korea)

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'

Blue states band together looking to bypass Electoral College

House Judiciary chair: 'It’s very clear' Trump obstructed justice

Schiff claims there's already 'direct evidence' of collusion by Trump campaign

Warner says there are 'enormous amounts of evidence' suggesting Russia collusion

House Judiciary chairman says he will launch probe of Trump’s ‘abuse of power’ 

Judiciary chairman to request documents from dozens close to White House

New move by Democrats on the Trump investigation

Top Senate Dem: Kushner's security clearance 'bothers me a great deal'

White House to host CEOs for workforce advisory meeting

Trump points to Dems over failure of North Korea summit

Trump suggests Cohen hearing contributed to failure of N.Korea summit

Trump accuses Dems of 'presidential harassment' as investigations ramp up

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3/2/19

5 takeaways as Republicans close ranks at CPAC

U.S. to scrap military drills in South Korea
(The decision, so soon after Trump’s failed summit with Kim, raises concerns.)

N. Korea arsenal appears to grow
(Despite two summits, experts suspect that Pyongyang continues to produce material for nuclear weapons.)

You can’t solve North Korea’s nuclear challenge if you ignore its torture chambers 

29 parents separated from their children and deported last year cross U.S. border to request asylum 

CPAC attendees say Biden poses greatest threat to Trump

Biden is leaning in on a run for the White House. There are reasons. 

Centrist Democrats push back against party’s liberal surge 

Candidates press to connect with black voters 

Cummings accuses White House of stonewalling security clearance probe

Dems feel growing pressure on impeachment

Sanders returns to NY roots, says he can defeat Trump

FULL: President Donald Trump INCREDIBLE 2 Hour Speech at CPAC 2019

The top 9 moments from Trump's two-hour CPAC speech

Trump derides Mueller probe, mocks Democrats and his former attorney general 

Trump says he’ll sign executive order for free speech on college campuses

Trump tweet touting one of his Scotland golf courses as ‘the greatest’ in the world draws criticism 

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3/1/19

GOP bristles over plan to shift military funding to border wall

GOP senators fuming over Trump comments on Warmbier

Republicans appear open to the administration's Medicare threat to the pharmaceutical industry 

Trump Should Worry About the Southern District of New York More Than Mueller, Christie Says

Mark Meadows: Republican claims ‘there is not a racial bone’ in his body after ‘birther’ comments unearthed

Red scare: US conservatives beat socialism drum ahead of 2020

Pence likens Democratic health-care and energy agenda to socialism

Pompeo promises intervention if Philippines is attacked in South China Sea amid rising Chinese militarization 

U.S.-backed Syrian force attacks final IS enclave

Otto Warmbier's parents slam 'Kim and his evil regime' after Trump comments

Trump’s comments on Otto Warmbier are a reminder he doesn’t prioritize human rights 

Trump world faces sea of troubles

Trump, Cohen and the paradox of believing proven liars

Fordham confirms that Trump team threatened the school if his grades became public

Trump keeps claiming the trade deficit is going down. It’s not. 

Trump’s discredited denials that he intervened for Kushner show his challenges in rebutting Cohen 

Fifteen Questions for Allen Weisselberg, the C.F.O. of the Trump Organization

Shields and Brooks on Cohen testimony, North Korea summit

Elijah Cummings' stunning closing remarks at Cohen hearing

Dems ramp up scrutiny of Kushner's security clearance

House investigators demand ‘immediate’ compliance from White House on turning over documents related to Kushner clearance 

Pelosi aide: Dems 'will take all necessary steps' to get Trump's tax returns

Trump CFO Weisselberg emerges as key person of interest for Dems

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces 2020 presidential bid

U.S. foreign policy fumbles
(Nuclear summit collapse harms another key part of Trump’s strategy)

Trump asks China to 'immediately' remove agricultural tariffs

Trump keeps claiming the trade deficit is going down. It’s not. 

Trump’s discredited denials that he intervened for Kushner show his challenges in rebutting Cohen 

Trump rages at ex-lawyer Michael Cohen after scathing testimony: 'Your heads will spin when you see the lies'

Trump says his remarks on Warmbier were 'misinterpreted'

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2/28/19

Fourth-quarter GDP increases 2.6%, better than expected

Dow falls nearly 70 points despite strong GDP report, posts 3-day losing streak

Trump and GOP promised economic growth much better than Obama's. That's not what happened

Republican focus on discrediting Cohen leaves little time to defend Trump 

How House Republicans missed their chances to stick it to Michael Cohen – and defend Trump

The Republican Party Completely and Utterly Disgraced Itself at Michael Cohen's Hearing

Credible Cohen testimony has Trump, GOP shook up

GOP opposition to emergency declaration grows as Trump warns lawmakers 

Senators unveil resolution to block Trump’s emergency declaration

Trump border emergency foes close in on needed Senate votes

Andrew Wheeler, former energy lobbyist, confirmed as nation’s top environmental official 

‘Damaging precedent’: Conservative federal judge installed without consent of home-state senators 

Judge blocks GOP effort to purge voting rolls in Texas, saying it is ‘ham-handed’ and ‘threatening’ 

Fox News host calls out Rep. Jim Jordan over Cohen testimony

Mnuchin says US-China trade deal will have real structural commitments, but still more work to do

US peace plan said to include $25 billion in West Bank and Gaza investments

Sanctions or Saving Lives? Washington Juggles Another Pyongyang Dilemma
(Trump administration pares back controversial “maximum pressure” strategy to allow charities to work in North Korea.)

North Korea disputes Trump account of summit collapse

North Korea’s foreign minister says country seeks only partial sanctions relief, contradicting Trump 

Michael Cohen’s perjury problem: Witnesses refute testimony about not wanting White House job

Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony gives Republicans and Democrats fodder in a possible impeachment fight

Fact-checking the Michael Cohen hearing 

Cohen 'fully cooperative' on Day 3 of Capitol Hill questioning

Trump inaugural committee hit with subpoena from D.C. attorney general 

At Least Trump Didn't Hand Over a Chunk of Alaska to Show His Awesome Dealmaking Prowess

House passes another bill to strengthen gun background checks as Trump pledges to veto

Dems struggle to unify after GOP embarrasses them on procedure

Waters calls on House to boost scrutiny of Trump's finances

House panel seeks to interview Trump Organization executive

Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates 

Pelosi: Kim Jong Un the 'big winner' of summit with Trump

Biden: Trump ‘did the right thing by walking away’ from North Korea deal

Trump suffers disappointing setback with North Korea

‘Sometimes you have to walk’: Trump leaves summit empty-handed at tough point in presidency 

Trump agreed to nothing with North Korea — and completely defied the experts

‘He tells me he didn’t know’: Trump defends Kim Jong Un over death of Otto Warmbier 

In Hanoi, Trump calls Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony 'shameful' and 'fake'

Trump ordered Kelly to grant Kushner security clearance: NY Times

Trump sought top-secret security clearance for Jared Kushner last year despite concerns of John Kelly and intelligence officials 

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2/27/19

Trump and Kim abruptly cut short summit after failing to reach nuclear deal 

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un to call off nuclear weapons talks early, cancel signing ceremony

Trump-Kim summit ending early

GOP lawmaker rips Cohen: ‘The truth is not in this guy’

The GOP’s attacks on Michael Cohen sound a lot like attacks on Trump 

Live coverage: Cohen clashes with GOP over Trump allegations

Cohen warns Republicans: Pledge allegiance to Trump, you’ll end up like me 

Santorum: It’s not ‘out of character’ for Trump to lie about Russia because he lies ‘consistently’

Eight Republicans side with Dems on background checks for gun sales

Lawmaker promoting anti-vaxx bill suggests measles can be treated with antibiotics. (It can’t.) 

John Brennan says Republicans 'covering up the corruption' of Trump

Trade Representative Lighthizer says deal must not be just China purchases, but include enforcement

US officials no longer demanding full accounting of North Korea nukes or missiles: report

Pentagon says it will delay, but not cancel, other projects to fund Trump’s wall 

Trump-Kim summit Day 1: Nuclear weapons (and Michael Cohen)

Michael Cohen to testify that Trump knew of WikiLeaks plot. He will also call him ‘a racist’ and ‘a cheat.’

Cohen tells Congress Trump knew about WikiLeaks’ plans, directed hush-money payments 

The question of Michael Cohen’s lie to Congress gets more complex: He blames Trump’s attorneys 

5 key takeaways from the Michael Cohen hearing 

These are the 10 most stunning moments from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's hearing in Congress

Cohen claims batter Trump

Michael Cohen concludes his testimony: ‘I will not sit back’ 

House passes sweeping gun legislation to expand background checks to cover virtually all sales

House votes to notify ICE when illegal immigrants try to buy guns

Democratic tensions bubble up after GOP amends gun bill

House Democrats unveil a sweeping 'Medicare-for-all' bill — here's what's in it

Push for ‘Medicare for all’ worries centrist Dems

Tlaib, Meadows clash over alleged 'racist act' at Cohen hearing

Why Pelosi is unlikely to try to impeach Trump

Trump and Kim abruptly cut short summit after failing to reach nuclear deal 

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un to call off nuclear weapons talks early, cancel signing ceremony

Trump-Kim summit ending early

Trump and Kim downplay expectations as key summit talks begin  

Trump offers public embrace of Kim Jong Un as summit begins in Hanoi 

President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un

Trump schedules joint agreement signing ceremony with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at end of Vietnam summit

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2/26/19

Powell warns of slower growth, says the Fed is prepared to 'adjust' balance sheet unwind if needed

Fed chief sees 'conflicting signals' from economy

GOP leader unsure on legality of Trump’s emergency declaration

G.O.P. Tries to Hold Down Defections Before Vote to Block Trump’s Emergency

Border rebuke looms for Trump

13 House Republicans who bucked Trump on emergency declaration

White House pleads with Senate GOP on emergency declaration

GOP stacks Green New Deal forum with climate deniers and industry groups

Senate confirms Trump nominee for 9th Circuit Court over Democrats' objections

GOP lawmaker appears to threaten Cohen on eve of public hearing

Florida GOP congressman Matt Gaetz tweets at Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen before testimony: Does your wife 'know about your girlfriends?'

N.C. Republican in congressional race tainted by ballot fraud says he will not run in new election 

John Kasich to fellow GOPers: Stop denying climate change

Venezuela's Maduro says he fears 'bad' people around Trump

US officials discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace with Gulf leaders

Pentagon Chief Weighs Broader Approach to Border Security
(The military considers how best to use the 6,000 troops sent to the U.S.-Mexico border, who cannot legally stand in for CBP.)

Thousands of migrant children report they were sexually assaulted in U.S. custody

California immigrant detainees face long periods of confinement and barriers to medical treatment, state audit reveals

Watchdog: Nearly 11 million taxpayers may be subject to limit on key deduction

The popular vote could decide the 2020 presidential election, if these states get their way 

Capitol Hill braces for Cohen fireworks

House votes to overturn Trump's emergency declaration

House slated to vote on most significant gun control bill in years

House Democrats will subpoena Trump administration over family separations

More than 100 House Democrats to unveil ‘battle-ready’ Medicare-for-all plan as 2020 election looms 

'You're making stuff up' — Democrat Barney Frank says there's no way the US can sustain 3% economic growth

Trump urges North Korea to denuclearize ahead of summit

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2/25/19

Three-fourths of economists predict recession by 2021: survey

2019 tax refund size down nearly 17% on average, IRS reports

Push to end U.S. support for Saudi war hits Senate setback

Lindsey Graham explains his pro-Trump conversion — and it’s not because he thinks Trump is great 

Trump warns fellow Republicans as Congress prepares to vote on rejecting his national emergency 

Pence announces new sanctions, calls for asset crackdown in effort to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro 

Russian state TV lists nuclear targets in US

Expectations low as Trump looks for win in North Korea summit

Trump-Kim summit: What happened at their first meeting – and what to expect at their next

Will Trump Give Away Too Much to North Korea—and Get Too Little?

These are U.S. allies’ 3 big questions for the second Trump-Kim summit 

President Trump’s imaginary numbers on military aid to South Korea 

Legal problems shadow president
(No matter what Mueller finds, Trump faces investigations into nearly every aspect of his career)

Trump's tough student and work visa policies are pushing legal immigrants to Canada

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

Wary of Trump's Approach, Governors Seek to Forge Own Trade Agreements

Janet Yellen says Trump has a 'lack of understanding' of Fed policies and the economy

Paul Manafort should receive less than 10 years in prison, his attorneys tell judge 

Michael Cohen needs to answer these five questions

ACLU says US citizen detained by ICE was racially profiled and mocked for his disability

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on what 2020 Democratic voters want

Democrats block abortion bill in Senate

Senate Democrats block Republicans' anti-infanticide bill

House set to vote to end Trump's border wall 'emergency'

House to push back at Trump on border

Wisconsin governor pulls troops from U.S.-Mexico border

Democratic lawmakers demand answers from Trump administration on extremists serving in U.S. military

Dems set to challenge Trump during his foreign trip

Colorado governor will sign bill aimed at bypassing Electoral College

Trump warns fellow Republicans as Congress prepares to vote on rejecting his national emergency 

Trump: Trade deal with China 'very, very close'

Trump announces American freed from captivity in Yemen

White House threatens to veto background check bills

Trump claims Democrats ‘don’t mind executing babies after birth’ after blocked abortion bill

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

Trump unleashing digital juggernaut ahead of 2020

Trump Organization asks House committee to cease investigations, citing an alleged conflict of interest 

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2/24/19

GOP rep says after deployment to border that situation warrants emergency declaration

Arkansas governor: 'It would be very difficult' for candidate to challenge Trump in primary

GOP senator: 'We'll just have to see' whether lawmakers can believe Cohen testimony

Mississippi GOP governor says 'a lot of us' would’ve 'screamed' if Obama pushed criminal justice reform bill

Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

Venezuelan opposition leader arrives in Bogota for meeting with Pence after weekend of violence

Pompeo says North Korea remains a nuclear threat, contradicting Trump 

Pompeo: Trump's meeting with Kim 'substantial step' that 'may not get everything done'

Pompeo vows no letup in pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Little progress since Trump, Kim last met
(As the leaders prepare for a second summit, experts hope to see results, not theatrics.)

Stakes higher heading into 2nd US-NKorea summit

The U.S. wants North Korea to follow the ‘miracle’ of Vietnam’s path. It might be disappointed. 

Former senior national security officials to issue declaration on national emergency 

Bharara: It would seem 'odd and unusual' if Mueller report isn't made public

McCabe says Trump insult 'bizarre and untrue'

          'Chilling' testimony promised from Trump's former lawyer

Lower refunds amplify calls to restore key tax deduction

With women in combat roles, a federal court rules male-only draft unconstitutional

White House to set up panel to counter climate change consensus, officials say 

'Unhinged madman': Former Reagan budget director says Trump is 'conducting 4 wars on the economy'

Seeing red: Trump opponents say the MAGA hat is much more ominous than a show of support

Schiff warns against withholding Mueller report: 'We are going to get to the bottom of this'

House Democrats will subpoena Mueller if report is not made public, Schiff says 

Demands grow for a public Mueller report

Dem senator: 'Pretty clear' Kim wants one-on-one with Trump to 'elicit concessions'

Dems face internal battle over budget

NRA slammed for 'Target Practice' headline next to photo of Nancy Pelosi, Gabby Giffords

Dem chairman: Trump the 'greatest threat' to US democracy 'since the Civil War'

DNC chair: GOP labeling Democratic policies socialist because 'they’re wrong on the issues'

Trump says he's delaying March 1 deadline for China trade deal

‘No rush’: Trump redefines success ahead of second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un 

‘HOLD THE DATE!’: Trump announces Independence Day celebration 

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2/23/19

GOP lawmaker critical of Trump move blasts Republicans who 'cry out for a king'

Kansas GOP lawmaker apologizes for anti-LGBT bill after daughter scorns him

EX-RNC Chair Slams Trump's Silence On Alleged Domestic Terrorist: 'These Are His People'

After Venezuela violence, Pence to meet with Guaido in Colombia

Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summit

When Trump declared national emergency, most detained immigrants were not criminals 

Questions swirl around Trump's North Korea summit

D.C. on edge for results of Mueller inquiry
(Uncertainty prevails after two years of the special counsel’s Russia investigation hanging over nation.)

Five tantalizing questions about Mueller’s investigation

Mueller’s probe is expected to end soon, but things are far from over 

Paul Manafort a ‘hardened’ and ‘bold’ criminal, Mueller prosecutors tell judge 

Manafort doesn't deserve leniency, Mueller filing argues

Dems call on Trump to fire Acosta

Biden's 2020 opening? Dem field missing foreign policy hand

Trump backs off total Syria withdrawal

Trump trade chief changes terminology after president contradicts him

Trump, in risky gambit, ratchets up pressure on Venezuela as tensions flare at the border 

Donald Trump's plan for 2020 Democrats: Cause chaos and sow division

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2/22/19

Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown brawl

Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall

Mitt Romney says unlike Trump, he never contacted Russians or sought their help when he ran for president. ‘That would be a frightening thing,’ he says at town hall meeting

Pence promotes ‘opportunity zones’ as Trump faces criticism over race and policies to aid the poor 

Pentagon won't say if it will seek congressional approval to move billions for wall

Immigration caseload soars despite push to reduce backlog
(Courts face even more cases amid Trump’s stepped-up enforcement)

U.S. official sends a warning to migrants: Stay home

Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes
(Trump’s threatened trade war against European cars would hurt America most.)

Trump’s farmer bailout just hit $7.7 billion – but 'it no way makes us whole'

Mueller won't deliver report to Justice Dept. next week

Cohen informed prosecutors about Trump Organization's business dealings: report

New York prosecutor reportedly preparing to charge criminal ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort whether or not president pardons him

Judge tosses North Carolina mandatory voter ID amendment citing gerrymandering

HHS head Azar will take a victory lap on drug prices in speech today 

Who is Jeffrey Rosen, Trump’s pick to replace Deputy AG Rosenstein?

The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them

Shields and Brooks on Trump declaration, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 bid

Dems introduce resolution to overturn Trump's emergency to build wall

House Democrats move to block Trump's national emergency declaration, and Trump promises to veto

Dems set up Tuesday vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

Pelosi undercuts legal case against Trump wall declaration

Medicare for All, or Medicare for More? Here's where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on health care

Michael Bennet, Colorado’s good-natured progressive, makes his 2020 case in Iowa

Trump says he expects to meet with China’s Xi and finalize new trade deal 

Trump, Xi summit being discussed for late March as China commits to buying $1.2 trillion in US goods

Last week, Trump admitted his wall wasn’t being built. Now, he’s back to misleading. 

Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border

Trump steps up attack on Planned Parenthood 

Trump administration bans abortion referrals at U.S.-funded clinics

Asked about N.C. ballot scandal, Trump condemns all voting fraud, especially by Democrats

Trump announces nomination of Kelly Knight Craft to be ambassador to United Nations 

Trump administration signals ISIS foreign fighters could be sent to Guantanamo Bay

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2/21/19

US banks made $28 billion in extra profits thanks to GOP tax bill

Hogan blasts RNC for ‘unprecedented’ steps to shield Trump from a primary 

North Carolina board orders a new election in U.S. House race tainted by fraud accusations

N.C. board declares a new election in contested House race after the GOP candidate admitted he was mistaken in his testimony 

‘The Maine electorate has had it with her’: Constituents turn on Susan Collins

GOP's Collins would back resolution criticizing emergency

Steve King spins GOP punishment into political weapon

AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim

Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate bid

U.S. won't partner with countries that use Huawei systems: Pompeo

US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures

Obama judge, Trump judge, Clinton judge to hear border wall emergency challenges

National Emergency Jeopardizes $6 Billion in Funding for States

Most Americans think Trump emergency declaration will be struck down in court: poll

Stephen Miller’s claim that ‘thousands of Americans die year after year’ from illegal immigration 

With fewer undocumented workers to hire, U.S. farmers are fueling a surge in the number of legal guest workers 

Judge imposes full gag order on Roger Stone after he apologizes for 'stupid' Instagram crosshair post

Five takeaways from McCabe’s allegations against Trump

Mueller's Russia investigation: Trump's legal team braces for report, hasn't talked with special counsel in 'weeks'

White House braces for Mueller report

People are getting smaller IRS refunds because they didn't adjust their paycheck withholding, says Trump's tax law writer GOP Rep. Kevin Brady

NJ Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns

White House Climate Panel to Include a Climate Denialist

Dems to introduce measure blocking Trump's emergency declaration

Dems face challenges to beating Trump in court

Schiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly

Dems face tough vote on Green New Deal

Democratic senator floats subpoena for Mueller report

Trump urged Europe to take back its ISIS fighters. He appears less keen on taking back those from the U.S. 

Trump seeks new momentum with pivot to foreign policy

The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here's how it does it

Trump, adult children urge dismissal of marketing scam lawsuit

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2/20/19

Texas GOP rep opposes Trump’s use of national emergency to get border wall

The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency

Trump shouldn’t be forcing Republicans to choose fidelity to him or to the Constitution 

Members of Congress voice alarm about report that Trump has grown frustrated with Coats 

Putin warns new weapons will point toward U.S. if missiles are deployed in Europe 

Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

Mueller report may be 'anti-climactic,' says ex-intelligence director

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property 

Trump’s national emergency looks like a 2020 loser 

Immigrant advocacy groups seek restraining order to block Trump asylum policy

Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality

Five things to know about Trump confidant Tom Barrack

New York Times publisher Sulzberger rips Trump for 'dangerous' rhetoric after the president called the newspaper an 'enemy of the people'

Andrew McCabe exacts tell-all revenge on Donald Trump

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before U.S. House oversight panel next week

Poll: Majority think Roe v. Wade should remain law

Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration

Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump’s emergency declaration 

Durbin after reading Green New Deal: 'What in the heck is this?'

Trump trade chief to face lawmakers ahead of crucial China deadline

Dems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction

Klobuchar's 2020 bid highlights Democratic split on Medicare-for-all 

Talk grows that Trump will fire Dan Coats

Talks between Trump administration and California over fuel-economy standards break down

Trump declares New York Times 'enemy of the people'

Trump says release of Mueller report will be up to Attorney General Barr

Trump apparently not familiar with his administration's push for global decriminalization of homosexuality

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2/19/19

How the border wall battle could hurt the economy

Arkansas governor signs 'trigger' abortion ban bill

John Kasich Rips Trump For ‘End Runs Around Congress’

Trent Lott thinks Joe Biden is the strongest Democratic presidential candidate

I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

Lawsuits challenging Trump's national emergency declaration use his words against him

Lawsuits mount against Trump's 'emergency' measure

Trump’s ‘authoritarian’ streak stirs backlash at home and abroad 

Intimidation, Pressure and Humiliation: Inside Trump’s Two-Year War on the Investigations Encircling Him

Roberts again sides with liberal Supreme Court justices in disagreeing with lower court interpretations 

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for oral arguments

Dems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle

Top Trump appointees promoted selling nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia over objections from national security officials, House Democratic report says 

Dems launch investigation into Trump administration's dealings with Saudi Arabia

House Democrats investigate White House plan to transfer nuclear technology to Saudis

Elizabeth Warren's plan to fund universal child care with 'millionaire tax' hints at growing divide among 2020 Democrats

Amy Klobuchar's novel pitch for the Democratic nomination: Pragmatism

The 10 Dems most likely to win the 2020 presidential nomination

Trump expresses confidence he’ll prevail against ‘Open Border Democrats’ who sued to stop his emergency declaration 

Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ

Enjoy your life’: Trump puts new attorney general in an awkward position from the start 

Trump wanted top ally in charge of Cohen probe: report

New report on alleged attempt by Trump to influence investigators

Trump administration to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funding

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2/18/19

The national emergency will haunt Republicans come election season

Smaller tax refunds put GOP on defensive

N. Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Republican campaign paid for 'coordinated, unlawful' absentee ballot scheme in NC 9th District election, investigators said

Congress passed a mixed-bag of immigration policy while Trump was focused on the wall

Congress closer to forcing Trump’s hand on Saudi support

Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump

Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

White House confirms new trade talks with China

White House defends Trump’s emergency declaration as lawsuits and political battles mount 

Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months

Trump’s national emergency declaration unpopular among majority of Americans

People protest Trump's national emergency for a border wall on Presidents' Day

Coalition of states sues Trump over national emergency to build border wall 

Coal loses another battle, despite Trump

Five things to watch as Barr takes the reins of Justice, Mueller probe

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official

Andrew McCabe: The full 60 Minutes interview

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on national emergency poll, 2020 challengers

Elizabeth Warren: Trump administration officials are obligated to invoke 25th Amendment

Trump waives laws to build wall
(The administration repeatedly sets aside environmental protections to speed border construction.)

Trump calls discussions about removing him "treasonous"

Trump Demands End to Maduro Regime in Broad Attack on Socialism

Trump warns Venezuelan military leaders they could ‘lose everything’ over socialism 

Trump: Venezuelan military personnel backing Maduro are 'risking their future'

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2/17/19

GOP rep: Trump emergency declaration puts US in 'uncharted territory'

GOP senator voices concern about Trump order, hasn't decided whether he'll back it

White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration

Rep. Kevin McCarthy says President Trump has the authority to declare a national emergency

Graham: Trump made 'persuasive case' that border is broken

Sen. Lindsey Graham Says Kentucky Kids Need 'Secure Border' More Than A School

Trump 'united the opposition and divided' GOP with emergency move: Matthew Dowd

GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority

Graham: McCabe revelations 'beyond stunning'

Senate panel will probe McCabe’s claim that Rosenstein raised possibility of ousting Trump through 25th Amendment, Graham says 

Green New Deal: Republicans talk up climate change plan – but not because they like it

Congress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse

Dershowitz: Trump's emergency declaration was a ‘mistake’

California AG says state will 'definitely and imminently' sue Trump over national emergency declaration

White House defends Trump’s emergency declaration as lawsuits and political battles mount 

Stephen Miller signals Trump ready to veto resolution against emergency declaration

Fox's Wallace presses Stephen Miller for example on Trump emergency declaration

Chris Wallace calls out Limbaugh for being ‘outraged’ when Obama took executive action

McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea

Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump

U.S. cannot back Syrian forces who align with Assad: U.S. commander

Schiff: 'Hard to imagine a poorer case' than Trump's on emergency declaration

Dem senator thinks Senate may be able to block emergency declaration

Senate Dem: 25th Amendment talks don't reflect 'some deep state conspiracy'

Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations

Trump 'united the opposition and divided' GOP with emergency move: Matthew Dowd

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2/16/19

‘A recipe for disaster’? Trump’s border emergency drags the GOP into a risky fight ahead of 2020. 

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters

Congress must step up to protect Medicare home health care

Tax Refund Fiasco Is Political Payback For Republicans

Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech

Trump foreign policy under attack from all sides at European security conference 

Experts worry Trump will cede too much to N. Korea

Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration

Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump's national emergency for border wall

Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits 

Ann Coulter: Trump Trying 'To Scam The Stupidest People In His Base'

Ann Coulter slams back at Trump: The only emergency is our 'idiot' president

A Weak and Rambling President Declares a Fake National Emergency

Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job

At least 20 abortion cases are in the pipeline to the Supreme Court. Any one could gut Roe v. Wade. 

Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters

Voice Of Reason Nancy Pelosi Calls BS On Trump's "National Emergency"

‘Finish that wall’: Trump seeks to turn his failure to build the wall into campaign rallying cry 

Fact-checking Trump’s announcement of a national emergency 

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2/15/19

Dow jumps nearly 450 points, clinches 8th straight weekly gain

Shutdown averted: President Trump has signed a sweeping spending bill hours before funding expired for parts of the government 

Trump's Emergency Plan Splits the GOP After McConnell Backs It

Former GOP House Intel chair: McConnell eating 'manure sandwich' with Trump's national emergency

Republican Senators Express Disapproval With Border Funding Bill and National Emergency Declaration

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination 

Pompeo stresses importance of U.S. friends, a day after Pence blasted key allies 

U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund

What President Trump’s National Emergency Announcement Really Means

Trump doesn’t let facts get in the way of declaring a national emergency

Trump shows fresh disdain for the rule of law with national emergency declaration 

Trump's disgraceful 'national emergency' was inevitabile

Trump’s national emergency declaration once again highlights his affinity for strongmen — and authoritarianism 

Trump’s Bizarre, Rambling Announcement of a National Emergency

A State of Unreality
(Trump’s emergency declaration is going to run into four hurdles.)

Here's where the money for Trump's border wall will come from

Trump looks to raid Pentagon budget for wall money using emergency powers  

Coulter fires back at Trump: 'Only national emergency is that our president is an idiot'

Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault

Ann Coulter and Hannity? The off-topic things Trump said in national emergency speech

Ann Coulter and Hannity? The off-topic things Trump said in national emergency speech

Parkland father slams Trump for declaring national emergency

Jim Acosta spars with Trump over national emergency: ‘I believe in facts’

First lawsuit filed against Trump emergency declaration

Protesters gather outside Trump hotel in New York over emergency declaration

Mueller recommends Manafort serve at least 19 years in prison

New filing suggests Mueller has evidence Stone communicated with WikiLeaks

Supreme Court to hear census citizenship case this term

Ginsburg back at Supreme Court

Shields and Brooks on Trump's national emergency, Democratic platform shift

To fight Trump’s national emergency, Democrats will rely on a 67-year-old legal precedent 

Democrats vow to fight Donald Trump's 'unlawful' national emergency as he reveals $8bn border wall plan

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Trump stealing funds from military needs for wall: Defense committee chairman

Schumer upset over McConnell’s plan to fast track vote on Green New Deal

Shutdown averted: President Trump has signed a sweeping spending bill hours before funding expired for parts of the government 

Trump’s bewildering national emergency press conference, annotated 

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall, setting up massive legal fight

I didn’t need to do this’: Trump just kneecapped his own case for a ‘national emergency’ 

Trump said conservative pundits don’t decide policy — then praised his favorite talk-show hosts 

Trump denies he takes orders from Sean Hannity

Trump has done much for abortion foes and they love him for it 

Trump taps FEMA official to lead agency

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2/14/19

Holiday sales were a huge disappointment, retail report says

U.S. Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

Congress passes bill to avert shutdown as Trump vows to declare national emergency to build wall

Grassley snaps when McConnell interrupts him to announce Trump will sign spending bill, declare national emergency

What’s in the 1,169-page border-security bill to avert a government shutdown 

GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration

Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Warns GOP On Trump's Emergency: You Will Rue This

House Democrats to challenge Trump’s emergency declaration; Republicans divided on action

Senate confirms Trump's attorney general pick William Barr, who will now oversee Mueller probe

'I don't see buybacks as a problem' — GOP Sens Pat Toomey and Rick Scott slam fellow Republican Marco Rubio's tax proposal

GOP senator: Your smaller tax refund is not the point

GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate

Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry

Pence urges EU to pull out of nuclear deal, says Iran planning ‘new Holocaust’

US and China trade negotiators in Beijing reportedly deadlocked on forced technology transfers

White House moves toward ban on Huawei
(Draft executive order would bar the Chinese telecom giant and others from selling equipment in the U.S.)

An emergency declaration by Trump will lead to lawsuits. Lots of them. 

ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power'

Trump’s national emergency and its massive unintended consequences 

Bill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' (video half way down page)

TVA defies Trump, votes to shut down two aging coal-fired power plants 

Acosta on Trump rallies: Worse than what you see on TV

McCabe: There were 25th Amendment discussions at DOJ to remove Trump from office

House passes border deal, setting up Trump to declare emergency

House Democrats to challenge Trump’s emergency declaration; Republicans divided on action

Pelosi warns GOP: Next president could declare national emergency on guns

Rule change sharpens Dem investigations into Trump

Senate Democrat wants documents related to Khashoggi killing

Trump will sign spending bill, declare a national emergency and 'other executive action' to build wall

If Donald Trump signs this border funding compromise, it's a MASSIVE capitulation

‘Off the rails’: Inside Trump’s attempt to claim victory in his border wall defeat 

An emergency declaration by Trump will lead to lawsuits. Lots of them. 

Trump’s national emergency and its massive unintended consequences 

Two years in, Trump’s appeals court confirmations at a historic high point 

Trump blasts former FBI official McCabe after explosive interview

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2/13/19

How the ballooning $22 trillion national debt will affect Americans

Trump tariffs bring in additional $9 bn in first quarter

Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

House hits gas on border deal

Congress rushes to avoid shutdown as Trump says he'll look for 'landmines' in spending plan

House to vote Thursday on border security plan as Trump signals he's willing to sign the deal

Lawmakers introduce bill to fund government, prevent shutdown

Ted Cruz says billions in assets tied to 'El Chapo' should fund the border wall

GOP rep deployed to southern border with Air National Guard unit

A GOP proposal could snatch your student loan payment right from your paycheck

Poll: Voters overwhelmingly approve of border deal, want Trump to sign it

The Border Deal Is What a Defeat for Donald Trump Looks Like

Contractor back pay not included in shutdown deal

Federal judge finds ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort lied to Mueller probe about contacts with Russian aide 

How Team Trump keeps changing its story in the Russia investigation

Trump confidant Thomas Barrack apologizes for saying U.S. has committed ‘equal or worse’ atrocities to killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 

Americans continue their march to low-tax states

Howard Schultz’s campaign about nothing 

House passes measure to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen, repudiating Trump’s backing of Saudi-led coalition 

Dem lawmakers call for FBI probe into Trump golf clubs' hiring of undocumented immigrants

Pelosi runs tight ship as more stormy waters await

Trump tweets about California's plans for high-speed rail. Gov. Newsom responds: 'Fake news'

2020 Dems eager to challenge tech giants

Joe Biden is talking to top Democratic donors as he moves toward making a decision about a 2020 presidential run

Trump suggests he’s open to border deal as lawmakers scramble to resolve late snags 

Short changed, here's how Trump could get more money for the wall without Congress 

Trump mulling 60-day delay for China tariff deadline

Trump shields the Saudi crown prince 

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2/12/19

National debt tops $22 trillion for the first time

Dow rallies more than 350 points on tentative deal to avoid government shutdown, trade hopes

GOP leader presses Trump to agree to border deal

Lawmakers line up behind bipartisan border deal to avert shutdown, as Trump signals he may sign it 

McConnell to set up vote on Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal'

The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. 

GOP Sen Marco Rubio takes aim at stock buybacks, an issue under attack by Democrats

Senate Intel chair slams Trump fixer Michael Cohen, as House Democrats staff up probes 

Susan Collins defends her Brett Kavanaugh vote after he dissents in abortion access case

What’s in the tentative deal to avert shutdown

U.S. commander says North Korea unlikely to give up all nuclear weapons

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for troop agreement

Four in five Americans want Mueller’s report made public in its entirety. That may not happen. 

A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy 

Press advocacy groups condemn attack on BBC cameraman at Trump rally

Neomi Rao, Trump’s nominee for D.C. appeals court, apologizes for past writing on date rape 

‘No crisis exists’: El Paso officials tell Trump to stop the falsehoods about their border city 

Trump’s failed shutdown strategy produced an even worse deal than he started with 

Democrats face tricky questions about state laws expanding access to late-term abortion

Dems seeking path to Senate majority zero-in on Sun Belt

Midwest Dems hinge 2020 runs on winning back Rust Belt

Schumer urging ex-congressional candidate Amy McGrath to run against McConnell

House Democrats gear up for showdown over Mueller report

Trump: 'I'm not happy' with border security deal, but another shutdown looks unlikely

Trump criticizes border wall deal: 'Can't say I'm happy'

Trump 'not happy' with deal, weighing options for building wall

Trump touts deal as providing $23B for border security

Trump’s failed shutdown strategy produced an even worse deal than he started with 

Five takeaways from Trump's El Paso rally on border wall, shutdown talks

‘No crisis exists’: El Paso officials tell Trump to stop the falsehoods about their border city 

Trump calls on Omar to resign over remarks condemned as anti-Semitic

Trump flaunts his concern for minorities. Native Americans need not apply.

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2/11/19

GOP promotes Trump line mirroring Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign slogan

Most Utahns back the special counsel’s investigation of Trump and his team, but Republicans don’t, poll shows

Lawmakers may have a deal to prevent another government shutdown

Lawmakers have a deal on border security that avoids shutdown

Millions of Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink

Trump’s ‘tax scam’: Some taxpayers get unwelcome surprise after filing returns

Treasury calls reports on dip in tax refunds 'misleading'

Trump allies fret as legal troubles multiply

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Democratic divides in the 2020 contest

Adam Schiff widens the Trump probe
(It’s legitimate for Congress to ask if the president has been swayed by foreign and financial interests.)

What’s actually in the ‘Green New Deal’ from Democrats?

Joe Kennedy introduces resolution rejecting Trump’s transgender military ban

Rep. Omar apologizes after House Democratic leadership condemns her comments as ‘anti-Semitic tropes’ 

Slamming Trump's 'political theater,' California Gov. Gavin Newsom pulls National Guard from border

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar will reject corporate PAC money in 2020 bid

O'Rourke counters Trump's border claims in rival El Paso rally

Watch live: Trump holds rally in El Paso

Fact check: Trump says 10,000 at El PasoCounty Coliseum rally; Fire Department says not true

Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'

Trump swipes at O'Rourke at Texas rally

Trump orders government to prioritize artificial intelligence

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2/10/19

Rep. Walter Jones, GOP rebel and Iraq War critic, dies at age 76

Key GOP senator: Border wall talks are stalled

GOP senator 'optimistic' about immigration compromise

GOP rep: Trump is 'right to have contingency plans' if border wall talks fail

Meadows: I expect Trump 'to take some kind of executive action' if he doesn't get border wall funding

Sen. Graham says Democrats are willing to give more funding for the wall in exchange for less ICE detention beds

Trump, Dems have reasons to work together, but tensions are boiling over

Shutdown looms as border talks break down over immigration enforcement 

Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms

Mulvaney: Government shutdown on the table

Mulvaney: Trump can 'move money around' to get wall funding

Mulvaney expects action this week on White House leaks

More of Trump's personal schedules leaked to press: Axios

Supreme Court's ‘10th justice’ favors unusual tactic for Trump cases

The abortion debate

United States and South Korea reach stopgap deal on troop cost-sharing 

U.S. destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

Dem rep: 'If Mick Mulvaney were president, we could’ve solved' border talks at Camp David retreat

House Intelligence chairman voices concern that Mueller’s scrutiny of Trump’s finances isn’t adequate 

Democrat vows to move forward with impeachment, dividing his party

Armed with new power, Democrats push for stricter U.S. gun laws

Democratic 2020 hopeful blasts GOP for 'fiscal hypocrisy'

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, touting herself as dogged Midwesterner, announces her Democratic presidential bid 

Klobuchar hits back at Trump: 'Looking forward to debating you about climate change'

Trump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies

Trump: 'I had no choice but to work very long hours!'

Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for next meeting with China's Xi: report

More of Trump's personal schedules leaked to press: Axios

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2/9/19

GOP leader promises ‘action’ against Democrats accused of anti-Semitism

State GOP is in a bind over Trump
(In vote for next party chair, Republicans are split. Do they double down or chart a new direction forward?)

Can't live with Trump, can't live without him: California Republicans' challenging future

Democrats slam Collins for Kavanaugh vote in wake of Supreme Court ruling on Louisiana abortion law 

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money

Withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria is proving easier said than done 

Stars align for trade deal with China

Global Newsstand: Negotiations with the Taliban are necessary, but not ideal, and more

Average tax refunds down 8.4 percent as angry taxpayers vent on Twitter

Spotlight returns to Roberts on abortion

Discrimination against foster parents will hurt LGBTQ youth

Yet another Trump doctor has contracted Trumpitis 

Elizabeth Warren makes presidential campaign official

Warren launches White House bid with call for 'structural change'

Democrats slam Collins for Kavanaugh vote in wake of Supreme Court ruling on Louisiana abortion law 

Beto O’Rourke to join anti-wall march in El Paso as Trump holds a rally for it a mile away 

Va. Gov. Ralph Northam says he wants to focus rest of his term on racial equity 

Trump divides Democrats with warning of creeping socialism

Trump makes Native American joke about Warren campaign announcement: 'See you on the campaign TRAIL'

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2/8/19

Republicans Got Us Into This Mess, and They Have to Get Us Out of It

Trump and the GOP Tax Plan Screwed Middle Class Parents Out of a Refund

Firm owned by Trump's longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller has received $225,000 from Republican National Committee

Congressional negotiators near border deal that would offer Trump less money for barriers than he has demanded 

Lawmakers divided over how to end shutdowns for good

A bill to hobble OPEC is advancing in Congress. Trump's support is the question

US troops to leave Syria by end of April — report

US vows it will be ‘relentless’ in working to deter Iran missile program

Exclusive: U.S. in direct contact with Venezuelan military, urging defections - source

Trade war headlines could get much worse before they get better as the US looks to Europe

White House refuses to meet Congress' deadline on Khashoggi killing

60K immigration court hearings were delayed during government shutdown

Some 'zero tolerance' kids might never get their parents back, U.S. admits

‘My whole town practically lived there’: From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years 

Trump once advocated a ‘huge financial penalty’ for those employing undocumented immigrants 

Is President Trump the ‘Offshorer-in-chief’? 

President Trump’s fantastical human-trafficking claims 

Under Trump, EPA inspections fall to a 10-year low 

In combative hearing, Whitaker says he did not discuss Mueller probe with Trump but dodges other inquiries 

WATCH: Trump’s family separation policy under scrutiny in House hearing

Five takeaways from acting AG's fiery House hearing

3 things we learned in testimony on family separation under Trump

‘Mr. Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up’: Matthew Whitaker very shaky performance 

Shields and Brooks on Virginia turmoil, Supreme Court abortion ruling

Democrat to acting AG: 'We are not joking here'

After being waylaid by the shutdown, House Democrats are moving ahead on health care, guns and the environment 

How congressional Democrats could fight a Trump wall national emergency declaration

Dems wary of killing off filibuster

John Dingell: My last words for America 

Trump touts Kim summit: North Korea will become economic 'rocket'

Trump team cuts corners in Medicaid overhaul
(The rush to let states set work requirements ignores federal rules that call for assessing the effects of change.)

Is President Trump the ‘Offshorer-in-chief’? 

President Trump’s fantastical human-trafficking claims 

Trump, not especially vigilant on diet, declared 'in very good health'

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2/7/19

Dow drops more than 200 points as Trump won't meet Xi before US-China trade deadline

Top Senate tax writer says GOP will not tweak state and local deduction limits

Top GOP immigration negotiator Sen. Richard Shelby says a deal to avoid another shutdown could come by Monday

Senate panel’s party-line vote advances William Barr’s nomination to be Trump’s attorney general 

Republicans beg Democrat to drop quest for Trump tax returns

Fresh faces bring familiar GOP refrain: Dems are too extreme

As 5G war with China heats up, could a Cold War-inspired plan be the solution?

Kurdish Commander Laments American Betrayal, Urges U.S. to ‘Be Loyal’
(Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from Syria leaves U.S. ally at the mercy of old enemies.)

Supreme Court on 5-to-4 vote blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law 

Trump’s troop deployment strung ‘lethal’ razor wire on the border. This city has had enough. 

CNN Poll: Almost everyone wants a public report on Mueller's findings

Mueller eyes Manafort meeting with Russian partner in 2016: court filing

‘Late-term’ abortions challenge both sides 

Institutional silence on Trump’s mental state

Whitaker agrees to testify before Congress after saying earlier he wouldn’t do so if under subpoena threat 

Democrats are under pressure to go after Trump's tax returns as hearings and investigations begin

Democrats step up work to get Trump tax returns

Dems build case for obtaining Trump's tax returns

Democrats in House focus on investigations
(Lawmakers will hold hearings on Trump officials and programs, while working on gun and pay equality bills.)

Dems ready to issue subpoena for phone records linked to TrumpTower meeting

Schiff defends hiring from administration as Trump feud deepens

2020 Dems walk fine line with support for ‘Medicare for all’

Trump says he will not meet Chinese President Xi before March trade deal deadline

Trump credits people of faith for 'abolition of civil rights' at National Prayer Breakfast

Trump presses anti-abortion message at bipartisan National Prayer Breakfast

‘Unlimited Presidential Harassment’: Trump lashes out again at Democrats for stepped-up oversight 

Trump’s claim that Republicans never investigated Obama is ludicrous 

White House: Trump has not followed diet and exercise plan ‘religiously’

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2/6/19

Earnings forecasts are very negative but here's why it's not all bad

US trade deficit narrows much more than expected in a win for Trump

Republicans suggest Trump won’t get all the wall money he wants — but they are unclear about what he wants 

Congressional negotiators seek contours of border deal as shutdown looms 

‘They know it’s his party’: Despite tensions with Trump, GOP lawmakers roar with approval for their president 

Pence says government shutdown wasn’t a mistake, can’t guarantee there won’t be another one 

U.S. cuts some military assistance to Cameroon, citing allegations of human rights violations 

Pompeo slams Venezuelan president for efforts to block humanitarian aid 

Pentagon official: No plans to develop new missile system amid end of Russian arms treaty

Arizona city officials want border wall's razor wire removed

Inside Wisconsin’s Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn
(A huge tax break was supposed to create a manufacturing paradise, but interviews with 49 people familiar with the project depict a chaotic operation unlikely to ever employ 13,000 workers.)

New poll finds overwhelming support for an annual wealth tax

Mueller probe filings raise prospect of more indictments

Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union
(What the president said—and didn’t say—about America’s place in the world.)

State of the Union Draws Polarized State and Local Responses

Trump's extreme rhetoric against the press is 'dangerous,' says New York Times CEO

Fact-checking President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address 

Six takeaways from the State of the Union

Trump presents a false choice between investigations and prosperity in State of the Union 

In his SOTU, Trump calls for unity — while repeatedly needling Democrats 

Expect Trump to make more 'socialism' jabs as he faces tough 2020 re-election fight

Trump’s tweets could be used against him in court if he declares a national emergency 

Trump Wanted $20 Million for 2006 Moscow Deal, Developer Says

Pelosi treated Trump like a misbehaving teenager last night. Just ask her daughter. 

New Trump-Russia probe will focus on reports of money laundering, ‘financial compromise,’ Schiff says 

Democrats launch new probe of Trump's finances, Russia ties

Trump lashes out as Democrats step up inquiries of president and administration 

Assault weapons ban push tests Dem support

Virginia Attorney General Herring says he wore blackface in college

Read the full transcript of President Trump’s State of the Union speech

Trump’s top 5 State of the Union policy proposals, ranked from ‘might happen’ to ‘absolutely, definitely not’ 

Trump’s State of the Union fails to mention the state of the planet: Hot and getting hotter

Trump, honoring Holocaust survivors, seems blind to events of today

Trump blasts Schiff as 'political hack' over new investigation

Trump, Democrats clash over probes

Trump warned Democrats not to investigate him. Instead, they’re playing hardball. 

Trump now says he wants more legal immigration

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2/5/19

GOP senators think Trump would win vote on emergency declaration

Congress is beginning to check Trump’s worst foreign-policy impulses 

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is designated survivor for 2019 State of the Union

Meghan McCain hits back at Trump: ‘The greatness of my father’s life and legacy haunts you’

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'

Top general says he wasn't consulted before Trump announced Syria withdrawal

Analysis: Trump delivers State of the Union in the same place but faces a new political reality

Fact check: What Trump said (and didn't) during his State of the Union address

Fact-checking Trump's State of the Union address

Trump veers between comity, confrontation at raucous State of the Union

The Shrunken State of Donald Trump’s Presidency

Trump's Legal Problems Might Outlast Robert Mueller's Investigation

Virtually every organization Trump has run in recent years has been under investigation. Here’s where those probes stand. 

Is an Iron Curtain Falling Across Tech?
(The conflict around Huawei may be the first shots in a new cold war.)

Abrams offers progressive counterpoint to Trump in Dem response

Abrams rebukes Trump for his immigration stance in official Democratic response 

Biden: Abrams achieved 'in a matter of minutes' what Trump failed to do in entire State of the Union speech

Booker pushes unity and optimism as party seethes about Trump

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren want the rich to pay a lot more in taxes — here's why history may be on their side

Climate change on front burner after 8 years of GOP rule

Zero tolerance or rush to judgment? In the Trump era, Democrats hasten to push out the accused 

Dem presidential field looks smaller than expected

President Trump’s State of the Union transcript, annotated 

Trump uses State of the Union to defiantly defend his immigration agenda, announce date of next summit with North Korea’s Kim 

Donald Trump demands border wall, slams investigations in State of the Union speech

Trump calls for rejection of 'politics of revenge' in speech that jabs Democrats

Trump’s abortion remarks fire up both sides

Trump will meet Kim Jong Un in Vietnam for 2nd nuclear summit

Trump to Pledge HIV Cure By 2030, Despite Controversial LGBTQ Policies

Trump Finds an Unlikely Ally Over Russia’s Nuclear Violations—NATO

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2/4/19
 
Senate GOP warns Trump against using national emergency for border wall

Graham: There could be GOP 'war' over border wall

‘It’s way too many’: As vacancies pile up in Trump administration, senators grow concerned 

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

U.S., South Korea agree 'in principle' on sharing troop cost: State Department

How U.S.Mission Creep in Syria and Iraq Could Trigger War With Iran
(One previously unreported incident from 2017 illustrates the risks of Trump’s latest plan.)

Europeans fear Trump may threaten not just the transatlantic bond, but the state of their union 

Federal prosecutors issue sweeping subpoena for documents from Trump inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal probe 

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump inaugural committee

Purge of undocumented workers by the president’s company spreads to at least 5 Trump golf courses 

Power Up: Trump's State of Disunity 

Will anyone buy Trump's call for unity in SOTU speech?

Leak of Trump's daily schedule prompts White House fury

Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for US exit

Trump’s response to concerns about his handling of race relations sends a clear message 

The real value of ‘Trump tax bonuses’
(Some U.S. workers treat $1,000 lump sum from private firms as a windfall, while others see it as a lifeline)

Trump will give State of Union to sea of opponents

Trump doesn’t believe his own damaging rants about ‘fake news’

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Northam scandal, State of the Union expectations

Dems seize on Trump feud with intelligence leaders

Democrats Push Plan to Increase Social Security Benefits and Solvency

Among 2020 Democrats, a debate over 'Medicare-for-all'

Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer’s plan to limit buybacks shows how Democrats see an opening to hammer Trump on tax cuts in 2020

Senate Dems block Sasse measure meant to respond to Virginia bill

Northam clings to power, but grip appears tenuous

After rough January, Trump seeks rebound with big speech

Will anyone buy Trump's call for unity in SOTU speech?

5 things to watch in President Trump's State of the Union address

White House announces Trump guests for State of the Union

Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

Trump embraces a new nuclear arms race 

Trump comments spark Iraqi demands for US exit

Trump’s response to concerns about his handling of race relations sends a clear message 

Trump to nominate senior Treasury official Malpass to lead World Bank

Trump to nominate David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist, as the next Interior secretary 

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2/3/19

GOP Senate chairman on making a border security deal: 'It could happen'

Scott: Emergency declaration not my 'first choice' for Trump to build wall

Congress can avoid trumped up national emergency declaration

GOP chairman: Trump should 'respect' opinions of intel leaders

GOP senator: 'Imperative' for Trump to listen to intel chiefs

Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

Former Homeland Security secretary urges lawmakers to stop trying for 'political wins' on immigration

Poll: Most oppose Trump declaring national emergency to fund border wall

Syria says US-led coalition hit its forces in the east

Palestinians refuse to meet with Trump’s adviser, so he’s tweeting them 

Dem lawmaker 'confident' bipartisan group will strike deal on border funding

House Democrats dig in as the majority, with focus on agenda and Trump 

Congressional Black Caucus leaders call on Northam to resign

Northam meets with senior staff and considers options, including resignation 

Sherrod Brown: 'We have a president who’s a racist'

Covering a historic field of presidential hopefuls

Trump builds anticipation around State of the Union

‘A watershed moment’: Trump faces crossroads amid mounting threats on all sides 

Trump: People saying 'something very special' happening with race in US

Trump refuses to comment on whether Mueller report should be made public 

Trump: Pompeo 'absolutely not leaving' to run for Senate

'I wasn't happy': Trump says he pushed Mattis to resign

Trump said 'you have to get rid of' the Russia probe and parroted a Kremlin talking point in a wide-ranging interview

Trump wants to keep troops in Iraq to 'watch' Iran

Trump: U.S. military intervention in Venezuela 'an option'

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2/2/19

Congress in painful start to avoid second shutdown

President Trump faces criticism from his own party on declaring a national emergency

America’s border wars: What the Border Patrol doesn’t want you to know

What to expect — or fear — when Trump meets Kim again

'Roger Stone did nothing wrong': Stone greeted with chants, applause at Women for Trump 2020 campaign kickoff

Deutsche Bank turned Trump down for loan in 2016: report

Tulsi Gabbard officially launches 2020 campaign

Gov. Northam refuses to step down, despite flood of calls for his resignation over racist photo 

Trump’s State of the Union to focus on “choosing greatness”
(The president Trump is striving for a unifying tone)

Trump taps Ronny Jackson to receive promotion and be his top medical adviser, despite investigation 

Trump ties racist photo in Virginia to abortion, election

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2/1/19

Payrolls surge by 304,000, smashing estimates despite government shutdown

Why the shutdown didn’t tank the January jobs report 

U.S. job gains largest in 11 months; unemployment rate rises

McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall 

Mitch McConnell just made it much easier for Democrats to accuse Republicans of voter suppression 

Endorsing Trump isn’t the easiest decision for some Republicans

Senate vote shows 2020 Democrats are more aligned with Trump on Syrian pullout than the GOP 

Virginia GOP calls for Northam to resign after KKK, blackface photo

Judge considers gag order in Roger Stone case

Dozens of undocumented workers terminated from Trump properties

The tale of the tape: The reality of human trafficking is nothing like Trump's version

Foxconn says it will actually build factory, cites “conversation” with Trump 

Shields and Brooks on Northam photo scandal, abortion and border standoffs

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey joins the 2020 presidential race 

In bid for White House, Booker seeks unity over ‘politics of hate’

Democrats are zeroing in on Treasury’s Mnuchin

‘A whole lot of carrot’: Pelosi keeps young and restless caucus on the same page 

Dems warn against deporting former Trump golf course workers

Dem lawmaker to bring former Trump property undocumented worker to State of the Union

Bloomberg funding secret operation aimed at defeating Trump in 2020

Gov. Ralph Northam ‘deeply sorry’ after photo emerges from his 1984 yearbook showing blackface, KKK hood 

Trump: 'Good chance' I will declare emergency to build wall

Trump administration to suspend nuclear treaty with Russia

Five takeaways on Trump decision to suspend nuclear treaty with Russia

Here are all the treaties and agreements Trump has abandoned

Trump clouds deadline for trade deal
(After he indicates flexibility for further talks with China, White House says March 1 date is firm.)

Trump steps up attacks on Pelosi for opposing border wall funds

Trump: Pelosi is 'very bad for our country'

Trump sees himself as a 'victim' of unfair media coverage

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1/31/19

Senate advances bill warning against 'precipitous withdrawal' from Syria and Afghanistan

Republicans want Trump to keep out of border talks

GOP poised to rebuke Trump

Senate rebukes Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, Afghanistan 

Republicans seize on liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical 

US to withdraw from arms control treaty with Russia on Friday

U.S. envoy raises prospect of compromise in North Korea talks

ISIS could reclaim land in 6 to 12 months without military pressure, warns Pentagon draft report

How Trump’s trade war with China could heat up 

FEC: Trump campaign owes Treasury over $1 million in travel expenses

Trump: assured by Rosenstein he's not a target of Mueller probe - NYT

Supreme Court's conservatives appear poised to expand Second Amendment gun rights

Dems give themselves some wiggle room in border talks

House Democrats schedule a hearing in a big formal step toward focusing on Trump’s tax returns

Pelosi signals openness to new border ‘infrastructure’

House Democrats Unveil Social Security Expansion Bill With Unprecedented Support

Warren: Billionaires should ‘stop being freeloaders’

Manchin sends McConnell jam after he's quoted suggesting he'll 'crush him like a grape'

House Democrat warns ethics committee about Steve King promoting white nationalism website

Two Georgia Dems plan to skip Trump’s State of the Union

Booker tells lawmakers he is running for president and seeks their support

Trump says State of Union address to stress 'unity'

President Trump and Nancy Pelosi harden their positions in the latest border wall fight – with nearly 2 weeks to go before the next shutdown deadline

Trump, Pelosi remain at odds over wall funding

Trump predicts failure by congressional committee charged with resolving border stalemate 

Trump: Just call them walls and stop playing political games

The chances of Donald Trump declaring a national emergency at the border just went way up

White House abruptly cancelled meeting with intel chiefs day after contradicting Trump

Trump insists he's on same page as intel chiefs after insulting them

Trump considering former presidential candidate Herman Cain for the Fed

Trump tells conservative outlet that he is ‘confined’ to list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees for his next pick amid concern about RBG’s health

Trump claims he loses 'massive amounts of money' being president

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1/30/19

McConnell blasts House bill that makes Election Day a federal holiday

No GOP appetite for a second shutdown

A Growing Chorus of Republican Critics for Trump’s Foreign Policy

72 percent in poll think Trump, Congress will fail to reach border deal

Some SuburbanState Lawmakers Are Leaving the GOP

Former Congressman Trey Gowdy Joins Fox News as Ranks of Cable-News Contributors Swell

Kentucky governor says America is 'getting soft' after schools cancel classes due to cold temperatures

Lawmakers question border deployment

Lawmakers seeking to avoid new shutdown meet for first time

Advisor to Chinese leaders says Trump trade demands are ironically better long term for China than they are for the US

U.S. Intervention Could Be Maduro’s Lifeline
(Attempts at regime change have backfired on Washington before.)

DHS operated fake university in Michigan to apprehend undocumented immigrants

Fed Chair Powell says economy will make back most of shutdown effect in the next quarter

Federal Reserve says it will be ‘patient’ on rate hikes, a change that Trump urged 

Mueller says evidence against Russian firm was used in ‘disinformation campaign’ apparently to discredit special counsel’s Russia probe

Will Roger Stone flip on Trump? His answers about it are curious. 

The lowest-paid shutdown workers aren’t getting back pay 

Foxconn scraps plan to build factory in Wisconsin, will hire white-collar workers instead 

Trump’s ‘wrecking ball’ on science is posing a threat to public health and the environment 

More than half of Utah voters say they won’t vote to re-elect President Trump in 2020

Look at This Embarrassing F*cking Moron

Steve Bannon on working for Trump: I did 'the Lord's work'

Schumer: Past time for Intel leaders to 'stage an intervention' with Trump

Congressional Black Caucus faces tough decision on Harris, Booker

House backs 2.6 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees 

Insult to injury for Trump: Democrats take a rare lead on ‘border security’ after shutdown 

Trump digs in on border wall funds, but Democrats’ opening bid is zero 

After standoff, Trump is inviting third kick of a mule
(Despite losing to Democrats, he is threatening another shutdown)

In latest attack on intelligence agencies, Trump ignores where they actually agree 

Trump cheers as Dow breaks 25,000 -- for the third time

Trump Eyes Limit to States' Power to Block Pipelines

Trump says he has not spoken to Whitaker about end of Mueller probe

Trump’s ‘Space Force’ May Now Become Part of the Air Force

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1/29/19

Odds of a recession spike to a three-year high, according to CNBC’s Fed survey

Senate panel postpones William Barr’s confirmation vote amid Democrats’ concerns

McConnell calls for releasing as much of Mueller's report as possible

Top GOP senators propose repealing estate tax, which is expected to be paid by fewer than 2,000 Americans a year 

Border deal doesn’t need word ‘wall,’ House GOP leader McCarthy says

Trump confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham floats tying border wall money to critical debt ceiling increase

Collins: I’m not prepared to endorse Trump for 2020

Jeff Flake "will not be a candidate" in 2020 presidential race

Lawmakers push to end shutdowns — for good

North Korea ‘Unlikely to Give Up’ Nuclear Arsenal, Says National Security Team

US intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat to US

The Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From Syria
(It has already empowered Russia and Iran while undermining the Kurds.)

America Has a Commitment Problem
(Eight reasons that Washington has repeatedly made the mistake of making promises around the world it can’t keep.)

Pentagon: Several thousand more troops to the Mexico border

Asylum seeker is sent back to Mexico as Trump administration rolls out new policy

A year after Trump touted ‘right to try,’ patients still aren’t getting treatment 

A big Trump case hinges on the definition of ‘emoluments.’ A new study has bad news for him. 

George Conway slams Trump: 'Your stupidity knows no bounds'

Trump friend and advisor Roger Stone pleads not guilty in Mueller case, calls it ‘a lynching’

U.S. government shutdown cuts deep for Native Americans

Eyes on Kavanaugh and Gorsuch as Supreme Court weighs whether Louisiana abortion law can go into effect

JoshuaTreeNational Park could take 300 years to recover from government shutdown damage

Democrats tap Georgia’s Stacey Abrams to deliver the response to Trump’s State of the Union address 

Democrats’ 2020 presidential contest is wide open as danger mounts for Trump, new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows 

Dem duo poses test for Trump, GOP

Pelosi puts tight grip on talk of Trump impeachment

Democrats do not plan to consider 'Dreamers' issue in U.S. border fund talks: Hoyer

Some Dems float idea of primary challenge for Ocasio-Cortez

The Trump administration’s tentative deal with the Taliban could return Afghanistan to chaos 

Trump, sounding off on climate change, loses an argument to actual climatologists — government ones

Trump boosts bills to teach his favorite book — the Bible — in public schools

Trump’s company plans to expand check of employees’ legal status following report that it hired undocumented workers for years 

President Trump tweets nonsensical figures on illegal immigration 

Trump's Twitter insult about 'Team of Vipers' might be helping Cliff Sims sell books

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1/28/19

Dow drops more than 200 points as weak Caterpillar, Nvidia guidance stokes China fears

Nervous investors cite Washington politics as their top cause for concern

‘Mean as a Snake’: When President Trump Met the Real Mitch McConnell

New Jersey state senator leaves GOP, giving Dems largest majority in decades

Chris Christie says he warned Trump the Russia investigation would not go away

Most Americans — and some GOP senators — don’t want Trump to declare a national emergency to get his border wall

The government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, including a permanent $3 billion loss, Congressional Budget Office says

‘It feels like we are still hostages’: Federal contractors who lost health insurance during shutdown remain in limbo 

Border Patrol wives invite Pelosi to border to see why they want wall

Justice Dept. charges Huawei with fraud, ratcheting up U.S.-China tensions 

Sanctioned Venezuela Oil Firm Gave $500,000 to Trump’s Inauguration—And Is in Debt to Moscow

Ryan Crocker: The Taliban Will ‘Retake the Country’

Acting AG: Mueller probe is 'close to being completed'

Stone heading to DC court in Mueller saga’s latest twist

Michael Cohen to testify behind closed doors to House Intelligence Committee, chairman says

Post-shutdown negotiations look brutal for Trump

Divisions linger in Trump World over ‘emergency’ gambit

Press: Trump wastes 35 days for nothing

Midway through first term, Trump is not meeting the public’s modest expectations for his job performance, poll finds 

Did Trump’s tax cuts boost hiring? Most companies say no

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on shutdown fallout, 2020 presidential race

Kamala Harris takes questions at CNN town hall

5 House freshmen get seats on panel probing Trump's WH

Top advocacy group says Democrats should improve existing health coverage laws, not write new ones 

Donald Trump accepts Nancy Pelosi's offer to deliver State of the Union at the Capitol on Feb. 5.

Trump ordered 15,000 new border and immigration officers — but got thousands of vacancies instead

Trump administration announces sanctions targeting Venezuela’s oil industry

In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense

President Trump will sit down with CBS' Margaret Brennan for Super Bowl interview

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1/27/19

GOP senator 'reasonably optimistic' border security negotiations will be successful

Republicans distance themselves from shutdown tactics

Collins predicts lawmakers will agree to barriers, 'but not to the degree' Trump wants

Rubio: 'I don’t think shutdowns are good leverage'

Rubio: Trump declaring national emergency for border wall 'a terrible idea'

McCarthy: Trump is 'only one who has been reasonable' in shutdown negotiations

Rubio disputes that the United States would participate in a coup in Venezuela 

Graham says Trump floated using military force in Venezuela

Christie: Roger Stone indictment is 'pretty damning'

Ex-GOP senator to Trump: Don't let ‘whack-a-doodles’ run things

Poll: Most Americans think US is on wrong course















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1/26/19

How the government will reopen

Government shutdown cost U.S. more than Trump's wall demand

Trump shutdown gambit was a folly, and he learned that Pelosi wasn’t bluffing

Ann Coulter Trashes Trump in Bill Maher Interview

U.S.-Taliban talks appear closer to pact after marathon negotiations in Qatar  

Special counsel indicts Trump advisor

Five takeaways from Roger Stone’s indictment

I'm a Transgender Navy Veteran, and I Was Willing to Give Up Everything

Surging drug prices poised to become hot-button issue in 2020 race

Pelosi issues blistering statement: ‘What does Putin have on' Trump?

‘Pelosi does not mess around’: Democratic speaker emerges triumphant from shutdown 

Likely 2020 Dem contenders to face scrutiny over Wall Street ties

Trump wounded by border wall retreat in deal to end shutdown

‘Prisoner of his own impulse’: Inside Trump’s cave to end shutdown without wall 
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Trump caves’ or ‘Genius’: Right wing splits after Trump ends shutdown with no wall funding 

‘After surrendering in shutdown standoff, Trump again vows to build wall 

Trump’s golf course employed undocumented workers — and then fired them amid showdown over border wall 

How Donald Trump's relationship with Nancy Pelosi changes everything in Washington

Trump donates $100,000 from salary to alcoholism research

'The people want the Truth!': Trump gloats over the loss of American media jobs

Trump considers Biden to be his 'most dangerous potential opponent'

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1/25/19

FAA briefly halts flights into LaGuardia amid staffing shortages, shutdown

Dow gains for fifth straight week after deal reached to temporarily reopen government

House approves bill to reopen the government, sends measure to Trump for his signature 

Congress votes to reopen government after Trump agrees to end shutdown

Shutdown ends without funding for Trump’s border wall

The Shutdown Deal Is the Same One Trump Previously Rejected
(The president relented to political pressure on Friday, agreeing to reopen the government after 35 days without receiving money he demanded for a southern-border wall.)

Post-ABC poll: Trump disapproval swells as president, Republicans face lopsided blame for shutdown 

Donald Trump caved. And now the government is going to re-open.

Trump just ran into a woman who told him ‘No,’ and he backed down. How will that play with his base? 

Omar, Tlaib come under fire from GOP

Coulter blasts Trump over shutdown deal: 'Biggest wimp ever to serve as president'

Lou Dobbs slams Trump's move to end shutdown: 'Illegal immigrants are surely pleased’

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone indicted by special counsel in Russia investigation 

The 7 biggest claims in Robert Mueller’s new indictment of President Trump associate Roger Stone

With a Godfather reference and a Nixon quote, Mueller accuses Roger Stone of witness tampering

What Roger Stone’s indictment means for collusion 

4 takeaways from Trump confidant Roger Stone’s indictment

Former Stone associates indicate willingness to testify against him

Paul Manafort faces sealed Feb. 4 hearing on Mueller probe allegations he lied after pleading guilty

Shields and Brooks on shutdown resolution, Roger Stone indictment

Pelosi Won, Trump Lost

Pelosi after Stone indictment: 'What does Putin have on the president'?

Trump signs bill to open the government, ending the longest shutdown in history 

Trump: Ending shutdown was ‘in no way a concession’

Trump: We need fair deal, or government will close again

White House: Trump 'moving forward' on wall 'with or without' Dems

Post-ABC poll: Trump disapproval swells as president, Republicans face lopsided blame for shutdown 

Donald Trump caved. And now the government is going to re-open.

Trump just ran into a woman who told him ‘No,’ and he backed down. How will that play with his base? 

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1/24/19

Economists worry 'zero growth' may be reality as shutdown drags on

Homeowners are thinking twice about remodeling because rates are rising, values aren’t gaining as much and fewer homes are selling

GOP senators read Pence riot act before shutdown votes

Shutdown continues: Senate blocks bills to fund government amid fight over Trump border wall

Shutdown showdown: Senate votes down two bills to end shutdown after Trump agrees to postpone State of the Union 

Senate rejects two measures to end shutdown

‘This is your fault’: GOP senators clash over shutdown inside private luncheon 

How senators voted: These lawmakers crossed the aisle to vote for plans to reopen government

Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate Intelligence Committee to testify before he goes to jail

House Republican introduces bill to grant Trump more tariff power

GOP compares Ocasio-Cortez to Trump

U.S. officials to start pushing asylum seekers back across the border

North Korea's Kim praises Donald Trump's 'unusual determination'

Homeland Security ex-officials warn of security risks from shutdown

National air traffic controller union leader: 'Stressed' workers ‘making mistakes’ amid shutdown

Southwest Airlines: Hawaii flights likely delayed for months

An unintended consequence? Shutdown highlights the importance and value of government. 

During Shutdown, Mayors Show What Bipartisanship Looks Like

Trump officials keep showing they have no idea what it’s like to live in the real world 

Wilbur Ross says unpaid federal workers shouldn’t need food banks, they can just get a loan

Watch CNBC's full interview with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...

Why Many Federal Workers Can't Follow Wilbur Ross' Financial Advice

Civil penalties for polluters dropped dramatically in Trump’s first two years, analysis shows 

Bluster, bombast, backing down: What happens when someone says no to Trump? 

Why Trump Can’t Find a Way Out of the Shutdown Mess He Created

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Is Down to 34%

Senate Democrats reject Trump's 'pro-rated' wall funding pitch

Schumer Shoots Down Bill to PayCoast Guard

Dem senator explodes at Ted Cruz for 'crocodile tears' over shutdown

Pelosi says Wilbur Ross' confusion about why federal workers are going to food banks during the shutdown shows a 'let them eat cake kind of attitude'

Elizabeth Warren proposes ‘wealth tax’ on Americans with more than $50 million in assets

George Conway Hails Chuck Schumer For Getting 'Dim-Witted' Trump To Own Shutdown

Colorado pushes back on President Donald Trump’s policies
(State Democrats resist policies on sexual misconduct, reproductive rights, climate change, voting rights and immigration)

Former VP Joe Biden calls for national unity

White House demands ‘large down payment on the wall’ as Senate tries to reach shutdown deal

Trump floats ending shutdown with a 'down payment' on wall, but Pelosi doesn't blink

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Is Down to 34%

The Trump administration is working on Medicaid block grants 

The Trump administration has lost more than 90 percent of its court battles over deregulation

Trump’s Venezuela gambit
(He recognizes the leader of the South American nation’s opposition as the legitimate president.)

North Korea's Kim praises Donald Trump's 'unusual determination'

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1/23/19

Existing-home sales slide 6.4% in December

Boeing warns that a prolonged government shutdown could hurt its business and the aviation industry

The GOP is in a very familiar shutdown position: Losing it badly

Editorial: Sen. Cory Gardner to break with Republicans on Trump’s wall — it’s the right thing to do

In the first town hall of his term, Romney blames federal leaders for using people ‘as pawns’ in government shutdown

John Kelly, former DHS secretaries call on Trump, Congress to end shutdown

New friction in U.S.-China trade talks points to hurdles for a deal 

Trump’s outside China advisor says there will not be a breakthrough in trade talks soon

Pompeo says Venezuela's Maduro can't 'break diplomatic relations' with US

U.S. rejects Maduro decision to sever diplomatic ties

U.S. to defy Venezuelan order for American diplomats to leave Caracas in 72 hours 

Pompeo: Peace efforts to begin ‘immediately following Israeli elections’

10 sobering quotes from the new National Intelligence Strategy 

Furloughed government workers will be owed $6 billion in back pay by end of this week 

Shutdown stories: Federal workers say no relief in sight

Air travel union leaders release dire safety warning as shutdown continues

Voters want to end the government shutdown — and more of them think Trump should compromise

Trump disapproval grows as shutdown drags onward

Trump's approval rating drops further amid extended shutdown

AP-NORC poll: 6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdown

‘Folded Like A Cheap Suit’: Twitter Users Taunt Trump For Being ‘Outplayed’ By Pelosi

The Artful Dealmaker Has No Leverage and Sinking Support. But He Does Have a New Slogan.

Poll: Increasing number see Mueller probe as justified

Michael Cohen postpones congressional testimony because of threats to family from Trump and Giuliani

Blumenthal: ‘Clearly’ Trump is violating law against intimidating witnesses

No. 3 House Democrat floats possible $5.7 billion in border funding

Pelosi tells Trump: No State of the Union address in the House until government is opened 

Pelosi ups ante in Trump showdown

Pelosi tells Republicans: 'Take back your party'

Momentum for earmarks grows with Dem majority

Diverse Democratic field lines up for 2020

Trump: I will deliver State of the Union 'when the shutdown is over'

White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March 

President Trump spins asylum restrictions as humanitarian relief 

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1/22/19

Stocks slide on renewed fears of a global economic slowdown

Never-Ending Government Shutdown Could Kill 2019’s Largest IPOs

Shutdown in U.S., slowing growth in China fuel concerns over global economy 

GOP seeks to change narrative in shutdown fight

McConnell sets up votes on Thursday on competing proposals to reopen government

Senate to vote on dueling government funding bills

Senate will vote Thursday on competing GOP and Democratic bills to end shutdown

Trump’s border wall offer looks doomed in the Senate as 800,000 government workers face another lost paycheck during shutdown

Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?

Poll shows 25 percent view McConnell favorably, lowest among leaders in survey

Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing

House passes bill expressing support for NATO

Judge refuses to certify Republican as winner of House vote

The GOP has become the Soviet party 

Hundreds of IRS employees are skipping work. That could delay tax refunds. 

TSA calls for backup help at airports facing callouts during shutdown: CNN

Coast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown

Shutdown hits national security employees across government

Federal judiciary has enough funds to operate through end of January

State Dept. forced to cancel border security conference amid shutdown

Banks, phone companies, nonprofits roll out help for federal workers amid government shutdown

Supreme Court allows Trump restrictions on transgender troops in military to go into effect as legal battle continues 

Supreme Court undermines Trump’s strategy on government shutdown with immigration decision 

DACA program that protects young undocumented immigrants not likely to get Supreme Court review this term 

Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case

Here’s What Michael Cohen’s Testimony Will look Like Next Month, Per His Lawyers

Rudy Giuliani is Donald Trump's worst possible spokesman | With Chris Cillizza

Power struggle paralyzes 'irrelevant' White House press shop

Former White House aide: Trump offered NASA unlimited funding to go to Mars

House Democrats turbocharge committee probes of Trump

John Kerry told an audience at Davos that President Donald Trump should resign

Trump prepares two versions of State of the Union address as shutdown tensions escalate 

Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns

'No Cave!': Trump shoulders shutdown blame, bets Democrats will pay in 2020

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to quickly take up census citizenship question 

Trump says he directed Sarah Sanders ‘not to bother’ with White House press briefings 

Trump exasperated by gaffe-prone Giuliani

Art of the deal: In politics, Trump finds negotiations a different ballgame

Fact-checking Trump’s claim that he has a 50-percent approval rating among Latinos

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1/21/19

Senate immigration bill includes border wall money, 52,000 detention beds, 750 border agents

Senate Republicans all but surrender to Trump on wall despite shutdown’s toll 

Congress to pursue divergent paths to reopening government, but stalemate no closer to resolution 

Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

Of course Trump has something on Lindsey Graham: His voters 

The shutdown today: No signs of progress

10 percent of TSA workers called out Sunday as shutdown continues 

Calls escalate for Trump to end shutdown and trade war amid fears of economic slowdown 

Trump voters now blame him for the government shutdown 

Debate builds over making Mueller report public

Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016

John Kelly said getting fired ‘would be the best day I’ve had’: report

‘Absolutely out of control’ 

Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on shutdown pressure, Mueller’s BuzzFeed rebuttal

Kamala Harris announces presidential campaign

What does Kamala Harris believe? Where the candidate stands on 9 issues

Joe Biden: White America 'has to admit there's still a systemic racism'

House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary

2020 Dems seize on MLK Day for campaign messaging

Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument

Trump offers to limit his border wall to strategic locations

Trump's shutdown solution hangs in limbo

Trump two years in: The dealmaker who can’t seem to make a deal 

Trump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man

Trump, Pence commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with brief visit to national monument 

Donald Trump said more than 6,000(!) untrue things in 2018

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1/20/19

The Latest: Shutdown proposal unlikely to break logjam

How Mitch McConnell Is Prolonging the Shutdown, and What He Did to Turn the G.O.P. Into the Party of Trump

Senate to take up Trump's border-immigration plan next week

GOP senator: Trump immigration plan to reopen government 'represents progress, not perfection'

GOP senator: 'First Amendment was bruised' by BuzzFeed report

GOP rep suggests congressional pay should be revoked during shutdown

GOP rep: Dems think negotiating with Trump ‘like compromising with the devil’

US senator says Saudi crown prince must be 'dealt with' over Khashoggi murder

Pence: Trump's immigration proposal to reopen government 'is not amnesty'

Pence's shocking use of Martin Luther King's words

Experts warn of persistent ISIS threat after suicide bombing

Ex-US envoy in ISIS fight: 'There's no plan for what's coming' after US troop withdrawal in Syria

BuzzFeed sticks by disputed MichaelCohen-TrumpTower report as Republicans decry media bias

Giuliani says Trump might have talked to Cohen about his testimony: 'So what?'

Giuliani: Trump did not tell Cohen to lie

Rudy Giuliani: Talks of TrumpTowerMoscow may have continued throughout 2016 election

Number of TSA checkpoint agents calling out during shutdown stresses major airports 

Federal employees get perks taxpayers can only dream of

Homeland Security Committee chairman: 'I would not rule out a wall in certain instances'

Why Democrats Said No to Trump’s Border Compromise

Senate Dem: Trump immigration proposal a 'starting point'

Dems lash out at Trump for recalling furloughed workers

Tulsi Gabbard: Shutdown 'negotiations shouldn't be done on television'

Schiff: Congress will 'absolutely' investigate claims raised in BuzzFeed report

Trump and Pelosi take aim at each other during shutdown 

Trump attacks top Democrat for rejecting Mexico wall deal

Trump’s latest offer to end shutdown gets cool response

Trump suggests he could deport 11 million migrants if he doesn’t get border wall funding in veiled shutdown threat: ‘Be careful Nancy

Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal

'Amnesty is not a part of my offer': Trump defends proposal from critics on left and right

Trump defends immigration proposal against 'amnesty' criticism from conservatives

Trump yields on 3 immigration policies in effort to reach compromise on wall

Fact-checking Trump's border speech and DACA offer

Trump pines for global warming during snowstorm, confusing weather with climate

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1/19/19

Graham urges slow Syria pullout to prevent ‘nightmare’ scenario for Israel

Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base

America's youngest generation could be a problem for the GOP

The financial strain deepens for furloughed government employees

What the Shutdown Means for a T.S.A. Agent at America’s Busiest Airport

For a Besieged F.B.I., the Shutdown is the Latest Trump-Era Assault

Inside the Mueller team’s decision to dispute BuzzFeed’s explosive story on Trump and Cohen 

Native American elder confronted by teens in MAGA hats speaks out

‘I march for all women’: Thousands gather for third Women’s March after year of controversy 

Real progress needed at Trump-Kim II: analysts 

Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’

Democrats signal they'll reject Trump shutdown proposal

'It's anyone's guess what happens next': Democrats shoot down Trump's plan to end shutdown

Pelosi faces tough decision with Trump

As shutdown drags on, Democrats’ massive class of newcomers makes its mark 

Trump meets with families of Americans slain in Syria 

President Trump delivers remarks about border security

Trump Touts Border Wall In San Antonio, Which Has No Wall And Isn't On The Border

Trump offers a deal on immigration and shutdown, and it hits a wall

Trump pitches new plan to reopen government amid Dem pushback

Trump offers 3-year extension of protection for ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for wall; Democrats call it a ‘non-starter’ 

Concern over shutdown grows in Trump World

Donald Trump Sparks Anger With 'Send A Brick' To Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Campaign

Trump: Impeach me if you want to see a stock market crash

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1/18/19

Dow jumps more than 300 points, posts first 4-week winning streak since August

Senate GOP blocks bill to reopen Homeland Security

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

Bush calls for end to shutdown, delivers pizza to Secret Service

Congressional GOP conspicuously silent on latest Trump, Cohen news 

Pressure mounts for Trump to reconsider Syria withdrawal

Graham: Revelations Bruce Ohr warned feds of biased Christopher Steele 'are stunning'

Republican lawmaker who yelled ‘Go back to Puerto Rico!’ apologizes to Latino colleague 

Shutdown’s invisible costs: Cyberthreats, untrained firefighters, bug invasions 

Shutdown puts dozens of federal transportation safety probes on hold

'There Is Real Hardship Being Felt By Innocent Federal Employees': DC Judge

States report sharp increase in unemployment claims by federal workers as shutdown approaches one month 

Robert Mueller's office shoots down BuzzFeed's Cohen perjury report

Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing'

Why we may never know the true number of family separations

Supreme Court inaction suggests DACA safe for another year

Lack of diversity in Trump's first judicial nominees for 116th Congress

“Are We Really Where We Are?”: Trump, Putin, and Washington’s Unbelievable New Normal