The request, citing security concerns, comes on the 26th day of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

(J. Scott Applewhite)

The president is expected to receive Kim Jong Un’s envoy at the White House on Friday; an announcement could quickly follow.

Top Democrats were concerned that censure of King over his racial remarks might set a dangerous precedent for policing members’ speech and referred the issue to the House Ethics Committee.

The House speaker’s confrontational approach to the president has united Democrats and cheered liberals — but it also carries risks ahead of the 2020 campaign.

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Ann Coulter justifies shutdown: A wall is worth more than ‘the Yosemite gift shop being open’

Many blamed Coulter and other conservative pundits for influencing Trump when the shutdown began in December.

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The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr

Democrats on the Judiciary Committee seem to be looking right past red flags.

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Karen Pence’s job at a school that bans gay employees is latest reminder of administration’s views on LGBTQ issues

Headed into 2020, expect LGBT rights to be at the center of campaign issues.

The New York senator and new presidential candidate starts to define herself: as a fighter and a mom, among other things

The comment from the Senate Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat came on the second day of William Barr’s confirmation hearing.

Conservative commentary about her intelligence, her clothing and her working-class roots has been so relentless that even some Republicans are coming to her defense.

The court is being asked to square conflict between the states’ power to regulate alcohol and laws meant to discourage protectionist practices.

Trump’s company won the lease several years before he became president.

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No party presidential nominee since 2000 has declared this early.

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The House speaker's letter suggesting Trump postpone his speech, or deliver it in writing, sowed a bit of confusion.

Burger King trolled the president's shutdown feast, and other brands have donated food to unpaid federal workers.

Two Iowa newspapers have added their voices to the chorus of people demanding King's resignation.

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The full letter, with highlights and analysis.

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A spokesman later clarified that Case was commenting “on what his Japanese-American wife sometimes says about him.”

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Nothing will enrage Trump more than having a nationally-televised speech where he gets to talk for 45 minutes about himself taken away.

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