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More voters are registering than dying — but differences by state could shape 2020

35 min 45 sec ago
A look at where the electorate stands heading into next year's presidential race.

Attorney General Barr once lauded ‘masterful’ book that criticizes campus sexual assault investigations

41 min 39 sec ago
"The Campus Rape Frenzy" argues that defendants in college cases are being denied fair treatment and the presumption of innocence.

In this account of the Kavanaugh hearings, no heroes or villains — just humans

1 hour 36 sec ago
“The Education of Brett Kavanaugh” also recounts the life of privilege that preceded the showdown.

Former Massachusetts governor Weld backs Joe Kennedy in his bid to unseat Sen. Edward Markey

1 hour 1 min ago
Weld, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told The Washington Post that he has known Kennedy “since the day he was born.”

Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint

1 hour 5 min ago
The Post has reported that the complaint was prompted by President Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader. Trump has denied doing anything improper.

Justice Dept. won’t answer whether grand jury turned down indictment of McCabe, his lawyers say

1 hour 23 min ago
In a public statement, the attorneys called on the department to end its investigation of the former acting FBI director.

Senate panel delays confirmation hearing for ex-Rep. Issa, citing FBI background check

1 hour 24 min ago
Top Democrat Menendez said the FBI report raised “serious issues that go to credibility and suitability for these positions.”

In turnaround, McConnell backs $250 million in election security funding

1 hour 26 min ago
Thursday’s announcement follows more than a year of opposition by Senate Republicans on the issue.

Trump sues Manhattan prosecutor to block subpoenas for tax returns, his latest effort to halt investigations into his finances

1 hour 31 min ago
The case is apparently related to hush-money payments in 2016 to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Ted Cruz endorses a GOP Senate candidate in New Hampshire, and it’s not Corey Lewandowski

2 hours 9 min ago
The senator from Texas said he likes Trump’s former campaign manager but threw his support behind former New Hampshire House speaker Bill O’Brien.

Why is Joe Kennedy trying to oust a fellow Democrat?

2 hours 31 min ago
He and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) generally agree on the issues, so generational change is likely to define the race.

Why is Joe Kennedy trying to oust a fellow Democrat?

2 hours 31 min ago
He and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) generally agree on the issues, so generational change is likely to define the race.

Mike Pompeo’s media advice oozes with irony

3 hours 13 min ago
Pompeo urges reporters to frequently note it when people have a history of not telling the truth. (He was talking about the Houthis.)

Mike Pompeo’s media advice oozes with irony

3 hours 13 min ago
Pompeo urges reporters to frequently note it when people have a history of not telling the truth. (He was talking about the Houthis.)

It’s tall, it’s tough, it’s too hot to touch: President Trump has just the wall for you

3 hours 43 min ago
Trump hawked a massive stretch of border fence as a feat of innovation and ingenuity — the physical manifestation, for now only in partial form, of his signature campaign promise.

The White House isn’t worried about telling the public whom Trump is talking to and when

3 hours 55 min ago
The Director of National Intelligence whistleblower is the perhaps inevitable result of a White House that operates in the dark.

What is the Trump whistleblower complaint about? Here’s a timeline of what we know.

4 hours 28 min ago
We have no idea what this is about, but here's what was happening around the time the whistleblower made it.

What is the Trump whistleblower complaint about? Here’s a timeline of what we know.

4 hours 28 min ago
We have no idea what this is about, but here's what was happening around the time the whistleblower made it.

Pelosi says she would have held Lewandowski in contempt ‘right then and there’

5 hours 34 min ago
No witness should be able to treat members of Congress like Trump’s former campaign manager did during a Tuesday hearing, the House speaker said during a huddle with lawmakers.

The Daily 202: Trump’s purported ‘promise’ to a foreign leader came after the White House scaled back readouts

5 hours 47 min ago
The president has repeatedly caused trouble for himself during conversations with heads of state.