For years, Democratic presidential candidates have been skittish about taking liberal positions. The caution has given way to confidence.


The restriction, long sought by GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, could make it harder to expand online betting across states.

Corsi said Mueller appears focused on text messages he and his stepson exchanged about scrubbing a computer.

The standstill underscores the dysfunction gripping Washington and the president’s seeming indifference to shuttered federal agencies.

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Trump shut down the government over his wall. It’s jeopardizing his other priorities.

Immigration policy, the economy, legislative wins and even his own reelection seem to be struggling as the partial government shutdown persists.

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Trump’s defense of Covington teens is latest skirmish in culture war about ‘toxic masculinity’

What Trump has arguably been most successful at since entering the Oval Office is being a leader in the culture wars that his base began fighting long before the New York business executive entered the world of politics.

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The growing ‘leverage’ questions about Trump and Russia

A number of developments in the past month illuminate the specter of Russia knowing something about Trump it could use against him.

They have shown a high tolerance for keeping large swaths of the government dark.

“We will not be seating Steve King on any committees in the 116th Congress,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after a GOP Steering Committee meeting Monday night. The decision was unanimous. It must be ratified by all House Republicans.

“It is a challenge for us,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said of the Republican Party and race as House Democrats weighed a punishment for the congressman from Iowa.

A legal battle in South Carolina over an unpaid $2.5 million debt owed to a former business associate threatens to undermine Mulvaney’s reputation as fiscally responsible.

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It's not just about his disparagement of Buchanan in 2000. It's also about Rep. Steve King.

At an event in Louisiana, the president discussed visiting Scalise in the hospital after the 2017 shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

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The Congressional Black Caucus said the Republican Party should offer "more than shallow temporary statements of condemnation."

A Pennsylvania district court judge blocked a rule nationwide that would have allowed employers with religious or moral objections to opt out of the health law’s no-cost coverage requirement. That and a more limited injunction Sunday by a California judge, who blocked the rule in 13 states and the District of Columbia, came just as […]

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The novel legal challenge said Rod J. Rosenstein should have succeeded Jeff Sessions.

The president defended his move to shut down the government in a speech to a conference of growers.

The former secretary of state resurrected a viral clip from the 2016 presidential debates in the wake of two bombshell reports about Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin.

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He’s used it on at least 35 occasions in the past six months, despite rarely using it before then.

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A new poll reinforces familiar themes: No one is swayed by his rhetoric and most disagree with his strategies.

The group involves Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and others, according to an official with knowledge of the deliberations who spoke on condition of anonymity. Prospects for achieving any results are uncertain as the group begins meeting this week. But its creation is a sign that senators of both parties are eager for the shutdown to […]

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Speaking to reporters, the president said he would not embrace an idea floated by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.).

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Those naive framers thought Congress would jealously guard its powers. Instead, it's given many away.

The surgery is because of injuries the Kentucky Republican sustained in 2017, when he was attacked by his neighbor in a dispute over lawn debris.

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