The escalating crisis in northern Syria has prompted further criticism from Republican foreign policy heavyweights.

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In this edition: Two phenoms try to kickstart things in Iowa, Democrats debate gay (and religious) rights, and Louisiana tells us plenty about Democrats and rural voters.

Positions by Joe Biden’s son in Ukraine and China have become flash points in the presidential campaign and led to Trump’s phone call that is at center of the impeachment probe.


Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook ad proves the social media giant still has a politics problem

Warren trolled Facebook's political-ad policy with a cheeky ad of her own.

Gordon Sondland is about to blow a hole in Trump’s Ukraine defense

The Post reports that he will tell Congress there was a quid pro quo — thought not a "corrupt" one, according to a person close to him.

This week in impeachment, in 5 minutes

From news of a second whistleblower all the way to the arrest of two Trump donors with ties to Ukraine.

The criticism came as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that both chambers are readying a joint resolution urging the president to reverse his decision.

The House Intelligence Committee chairman suggested it isn’t necessary for the whistleblower to testify in person given the threats made by Trump and others.

Bernie Sanders has been off the campaign trail since his recent heart attack. The upcoming debate marks his return to the spotlight, and the stakes could hardly be higher.

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A tweet landed a global brand in a clash of politics and cultural demands.

  • Jason Miklian, John E. Katsos, Benedicte Bull
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Gov. John Bel Edwards could have won a second term Saturday, but he fell short of the outright majority needed to avoid a Nov. 16 runoff, when he will face Republican Eddie Rispone.

Trump acknowledged widespread opposition to the move, describing himself as being on an “island of one.”

Before they were arrested on campaign finance violations, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman demonstrated a facility for capitalizing on their political connections.

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With tweets, speeches and exchanges with reporters, the president has amped up his combativeness in the face of the impeachment inquiry.

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Every poll since Pelosi’s announcement has shown movement toward an impeachment inquiry, but deeper inside the polls are even better signs for Democrats, and worse ones for Trump.

Following the president’s comment as he was leaving for a campaign rally in Louisiana, Giuliani said he is still representing Trump as his personal lawyer.

While most Republicans in Congress criticized Trump’s decision, attendees at a rally in Louisiana signal they are with the president.

The president’s comments on China and other developments have caused some Democrats to wonder whether they should expand their probe. 

“Kevin … after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,” the president said Friday evening.

The senator cracks a joke about opponents of same-sex marriage, winning cheers and laughter from liberals but warnings that she risks turning off a big part of the electorate.

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