Democrats brace for some defections among moderates

House Democratic leaders are bracing for some defections among a group of Democrats in swing districts who are concerned a vote to impeach President Trump could cost them their seats in November.

In new legal memo, White House budget office defends withholding aid to Ukraine

The Office of Management and Budget asserted that it withheld the military aid as a temporary move to study whether the spending complied with U.S. policy — and not as a political effort to block Congress’s spending decisions.
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The U.S. flooded Afghanistan with money — then turned a blind eye to the graft it fueled

Key figures in the Afghanistan war said Washington tolerated graft by unsavory warlords, drug traffickers and contractors because they were seen as U.S. allies, documents The Post obtained after a three-year legal battle show.

Inspector general says the FBI is not vindicated by his report on Trump campaign probe

Michael Horowitz said he could not vindicate the FBI’s former leaders because of major errors — effectively offering both political parties fresh ammunition in their feud over the Russia case.

Broken over Brexit, Britain heads to the polls

The vote — between the two major parties offering the starkest of choices — is set to shape the nation's sense of itself, its union, economy and relations not only with Europe but also the United States, for years to come.

Why Washington is still fighting about the origins of the Russia probe

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ProPublica reports that the president’s son received special treatment from the Mongolian government just weeks after U.S. and Mongolian officials met at the White House.
President Trump said he would sign the $738 billion defense policy bill, which permits the creation of a sixth branch of the military and extends 12 weeks of paid parental leave to more than 2 million federal workers.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi points her finger at President Trump during an October meeting about Syria. (Reuters)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi points her finger at President Trump during an October meeting about Syria. (Reuters)
The Virginia Cavaliers celebrate their defeat of the Auburn Tigers in the NCAA men’s basketball semifinals in April. (John McDonnell/The Post)
The Virginia Cavaliers celebrate their defeat of the Auburn Tigers in the NCAA men’s basketball semifinals in April. (John McDonnell/The Post)
A cleansing ceremony and tribute to ancestors is conducted by a group of Queen Mothers in Hampton, Va., in August. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post
A cleansing ceremony and tribute to ancestors is conducted by a group of Queen Mothers in Hampton, Va., in August. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post
Fabio Losurdo comforts his horse, Smarty, at a ranch in Simi Valley, Calif., during a brush fire. (AP)
Fabio Losurdo comforts his horse, Smarty, at a ranch in Simi Valley, Calif., during a brush fire. (AP)
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Trump signs order on anti-Semitism, plunging into fierce campus conflicts over Israel, Palestine

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