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Supreme Court blocks deposition of Commerce chief Ross over census question
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The Supreme Court blocked a deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Monday in a case challenging the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census. […]

Former White House lawyer: Mueller probe isn't a witch hunt
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb said Monday that he does not believe the ongoing special counsel probe led by Robert Mueller is a "witch hunt." […]

Trump's midterm campaign of fear
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 10:43 am

Donald Trump is waging one of the most inflammatory closing arguments of any modern campaign, lacing his midterm rhetoric with easily disprovable claims that are building on the fact-challenged foundation of his presidency. […]

Trump embraces 'nationalist' title at Texas rally
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm

What a difference two years makes. President Donald Trump will call on his supporters at a rally Monday night in Houston to turn out for his onetime nemesis, Sen. Ted Cruz -- instead of whipping that same base of support into a frenzy against "Lyin' Ted." […]

Mueller drills down on Roger Stone's WikiLeaks contacts
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 1:43 am

Special counsel Robert Mueller's scrutiny of Roger Stone includes investigating whether Stone had backchannels to WikiLeaks during the 2016 election beyond the New York radio host and political activist whom Stone claims was his primary go-between, according to people familiar with the matter. […]

Kelly grabbed Lewandowski by the collar last winter
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm

Chief of staff John Kelly grabbed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski by the collar and tried to have him removed from the White House one day last winter, The New York Times reported Monday, citing six people familiar with the reported event. […]

CIA Director Gina Haspel traveling to Turkey for Khashoggi investigation, source says
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:15 am

CIA Director Gina Haspel is traveling to Turkey to address the investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, according to a source familiar with her plans. […]

New York Times: Stacey Abrams burned Georgia's flag, which contained the Confederate battle flag design, in 1992 protest
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Long before she became the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, Stacey Abrams participated in a flag-burning protest on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992, The New York Times reported Monday. At the time, the flag included the Confederate battle flag emblem. […]

Republicans plan their resistance in a would-be Democratic House
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 11:41 am

House Republicans are in the political fight of their lives as they try to hold onto their majority. But while they hope for the best, some are preparing for the worst: a Democratic takeover where oversight of the Trump administration spans every committee and essentially halts the GOP's legislative agenda for the next two years. […]

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's California office vandalized
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office in California was vandalized and equipment was stolen Monday evening, the Republican congressman said. […]

Bolton says Russia understands US reasons for leaving nuclear arms treaty
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told US National Security Adviser John Bolton Tuesday that Moscow and Washington could solve a number of world problems if they worked together, according to state-run news agency RIA Novosti. […]

Analysis: The tables have turned on health care in 2018
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm

No policy decision during former President Barack Obama's first two years contributed more to the Democratic loss of the House of Representatives in 2010 than the party's drive to pass the Affordable Care Act. […]

Migrants wake, walk and reject Trump's Twitter attacks
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 10:02 am

The migrants are hundreds of miles from the United States border but they are already coming under fire from President Donald Trump at rallies and in tweets. […]

Kamala Harris stumps for 2018 candidates in Iowa -- as 2020 nears
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 2:08 am

Sen. Kamala Harris of California launched a seven-stop tour of Iowa on Monday to galvanize the early vote for down-ballot Democratic candidates -- as prospective 2020 presidential candidates aggressively jockey for position, signaling their intentions to donors and Democratic voters. […]

The Point: Trump regrets nothing
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 11:44 pm

In the heat of the 2016 presidential primary fight, then-candidate Donald Trump suggested that Ted Cruz's father might have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. […]

Trump administration gives states new power to weaken Obamacare
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm

The Trump administration is throwing open the door to states to make major changes to their Obamacare markets. […]

Counterterrorism official contradicts Trump: No sign ISIS or 'Sunni terrorist groups' are in caravan
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 11:09 pm

For days, as migrants have traveled thousands of miles toward the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump has warned of the dangerous people who make up their pack. […]

Trump makes it easier for employers to pay workers for health coverage
Posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:07 am

The Trump administration is expanding employers' ability to give workers cash to buy heath care coverage elsewhere, including on the Obamacare exchanges, senior officials announced Monday. […]

Tracking Trump's changing claims on jobs from Saudi arms deal
Posted on October 22, 2018 at 9:29 pm

President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that he expects answers about the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi -- but he also insists that he has no plan to tear up an arms sales deal his administration spearheaded last year because it would cost the United States jobs. […]