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Why Trump’s reelection bid isn’t as solid as he’d like you to believe

54 min 12 sec ago
The lesson from 2016: Don't be so sure.

A day after distancing himself from hostile chant, Trump criticizes media for its coverage of his rally

1 hour 9 min ago
In morning tweets, the president said reporters should be more focused on the “vile and disgusting” statements by minority congresswomen he had repeatedly attacked.

The Energy 202: EPA's new 'no surprises' inspection policy has some critics worried

3 hours 7 min ago
States will now get a heads up on inspections.

Trump’s supposed Secret Political Genius is overblown

3 hours 14 min ago
It's tempting to argue the provocative things that Trump does — like his racist tweets — are actually somehow politically savvy. Here's why that may not be the case.

Trump’s supposed Secret Political Genius is overblown

3 hours 14 min ago
It's tempting to argue the provocative things that Trump does — like his racist tweets — are actually somehow politically savvy. Here's why that may not be the case.

The Finance 202: Elizabeth Warren's pitch to upend private equity rattles industry

3 hours 22 min ago
The 2020 hopeful likened the firms to "vampires."

The Health 202: Federal prosecutors file more charges against opioid distributor

3 hours 23 min ago
The law enforcement effort is getting more aggressive.

More than 90 House Democrats want to open an impeachment inquiry into Trump

3 hours 27 min ago
A running list, which keeps growing.

Joe Biden isn’t the only ‘electable’ candidate. Here’s what Democratic primary voters are thinking — and how to change it.

3 hours 27 min ago
My research shows how candidates can overcome primary voters’ "strategic discrimination."

The Cybersecurity 202: Congress is still in the dark about the Trump administration’s offensive hacking policy

3 hours 48 min ago
That increases the risk of a misfire, Rep. Langevin says.

Why Puerto Rico is in crisis

4 hours 13 min ago
A primer on a crisis that not only threatens Puerto Rico's governor but badly needed aid for the broke, natural-disaster battered island.

Why Puerto Rico is in crisis

4 hours 13 min ago
A primer on a crisis that not only threatens Puerto Rico's governor but badly needed aid for the broke, natural-disaster battered island.

Power Up: Tensions in Persian Gulf region escalate even as Iran offers nuclear inspections

4 hours 52 min ago
The U.S. just downed an Iranian drone.

Trump and the GOP are sneaking a Trojan horse into the 2020 dialogue

5 hours 13 min ago
With all the focus on "go back" and "send her back," Republicans have more quietly been labeling Democrats "anti-American."

Trump and the GOP are sneaking a Trojan horse into the 2020 dialogue

5 hours 13 min ago
With all the focus on "go back" and "send her back," Republicans have more quietly been labeling Democrats "anti-American."

July presidential debate could be the finale for up to half the candidates

5 hours 13 min ago
Tougher entry requirements for fall debates have campaigns scrambling for donors and poll numbers, and many candidates are struggling to hit the marks needed.

Democrats hope Mueller testimony will put bright spotlight on Trump’s efforts to derail investigation

6 hours 13 min ago
When the former special counsel appears on Capitol Hill next week, House lawmakers believe he could be a powerful narrator of possible efforts by the president to obstruct the probe.

It’s Biden v. Harris Part 2 at next Democratic presidential debate

Thu, 2019-07-18 20:58
Warren and Sanders will face off on the first night.

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court justice, as his next secretary of Labor

Thu, 2019-07-18 20:51
If nominated and confirmed, Scalia would succeed Alex Acosta, who resigned over his role as a prosecutor in the Jeffrey Epstein case.