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Was the Trump campaign briefed on the Russia investigation?

At a hearing with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Sept. 17, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said the Trump campaign had not been briefed on the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. But there is more to the story.


Going negative doesn’t seem to be working for 2020 Democrats

In this edition: Why no Democrat can afford to go negative, the conservative vaping panic, and the steak fry ticket primary.


Former Massachusetts governor Weld backs Joe Kennedy in his bid to unseat Sen. Edward Markey

(Kristopher Radder / AP)

Weld, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, told The Washington Post that he has known Kennedy “since the day he was born.”


Schiff: Inspector general found whistleblower concern was ‘urgent matter’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sept. 19 said a whistleblower complaint to the intelligence community met the legal threshold requiring notification of Congress.


The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers want to bring back top White House cybersecurity post

The absence of a White House cybersecurity coordinator imperils the nation, they say


The Health 202: Pete Buttigieg’s health-care plan sounds like Sanders but looks like Biden

It’s closer to a public option preferred by moderates.


The Democratic presidential field finds a new target: Elizabeth Warren

(Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)

The senator from Massachusetts has avoided tangles with opponents, but her rise in the polls has marked her as a new threat.


Power Up: Trump and Netanyahu’s bromance may be coming to an end

Israeli elections leave the prime minister fighting for his political life.


Obama offers a thinly veiled critique of Trump’s penchant for social media and TV news

Former president Barack Obama appeared to lob a thinly veiled jab at President Trump during a technology event in San Francisco on Wednesday.