Lawmakers already were rattled by a hostile political environment, combative town hall meetings and violent encounters among activists.

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

2012 Democratic National Convention

Latest news and updates on the event in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 4-6

  • Aug 10, 2012
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‘The TV cameras are back on,’ Scaramucci tweets. Here’s why that’s a smart move for Trump.

Commandeering cable news channels several afternoons per week is in the president's best interest.

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Trump’s defenders insist he’s making America great again. But they can’t stop using shoddy data to prove it.

The White House plays up a story declaring “Americans have never felt better."

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Chuck Schumer’s shot at Hillary Clinton?

"When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer said. If it wasn't about Clinton, it might as well have been.