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Jeff Sessions Forced Out by Trump, Setting Up Likely Clash Over Russia Probe White House
Jeff Sessions Forced Out by Trump, Setting Up Likely Clash Over Russia Probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign Wednesday, ending a tortured relationship with President Donald Trump and opening what could be a historic fight over the sprawling criminal investigation that has clouded... Read More

This is How Republicans Lost the House Featured
This is How Republicans Lost the House

It was the day of a special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, and the Republican candidate was missing. Never mind that national Republicans were spending millions on the Pittsburgh-area race, desperate... Read More

Democratic Win in House Means Trouble for Trump Agenda 2018 Midterms
Democratic Win in House Means Trouble for Trump Agenda

It may not be the “blue tsunami” Democratic activists had been seeking, but the party’s victories in House races across the country Tuesday night are enough to block President Donald Trump’s agenda for the next two years... Read More

Democrats Capture Several Governors’ Mansions from Republicans Political News
Democrats Capture Several Governors’ Mansions from Republicans

Democrats captured governors’ offices in states across the country that Republicans have controlled since at least the early years of the Obama presidency, eroding the GOP’s dominance in state capitals. In Kansas, one the... Read More

Balance of Power Upended in Washington as Trump Faces Divided Congress Congress
Balance of Power Upended in Washington as Trump Faces Divided Congress

Democrats seized control of the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, while the Republicans expanded their Senate majority, upending the balance of power for the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term. Read More

GOP Depends on Trump’s Polarizing Approach to Gain in Senate, But It Costs Them the House 2018 Midterms
GOP Depends on Trump’s Polarizing Approach to Gain in Senate, But It Costs Them the House

Throughout his 22 months in office, President Donald Trump has focused intensely on a single political priority — maintaining the support of his base, even at the risk of alienating millions of other voters. Tuesday night’s election... Read More

Iran Defiant as US Sanctions Start Without Largest Oil Importers Foreign Affairs
Iran Defiant as US Sanctions Start Without Largest Oil Importers

The Trump administration slapped tough U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy, banking and shipping industries Monday but granted waivers to the six largest importers of Iranian oil, leaving gaping holes in the White House effort... Read More

Justice Department Civil Rights Division Monitoring Polls in 35 Counties Voting
Justice Department Civil Rights Division Monitoring Polls in 35 Counties

When Americans head to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections, voters in 35 counties — from Las Vegas to Dallas to Tampa — will head to precincts that are being closely monitored by the Justice Department’s Civil... Read More

NBC, Fox News and Facebook Stop Running Trump's Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ad Polling and Ads
NBC, Fox News and Facebook Stop Running Trump's Anti-Immigrant Campaign Ad

NBCUniversal said Monday that it is pulling President Donald Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant campaign advertisement, hours after the spot ran prominently during “Sunday Night Football.” Fox News said it decided to... Read More

Kansas Ponders a Democratic Shift as Governor’s Race Between Kobach, Kelly Goes Down to the Wire 2018 Midterms
Kansas Ponders a Democratic Shift as Governor’s Race Between Kobach, Kelly Goes Down to the Wire

On Monday, former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves, a Republican, did what a lot of former elected officials do: He hit the trail again to campaign on behalf of an up-and-coming candidate. Except there was something highly unusual... Read More

Mi Hermano, El Chapo: How a Lawyer from Baltimore Came to Defend the World’s Most Notorious Drug Lord Featured
Mi Hermano, El Chapo: How a Lawyer from Baltimore Came to Defend the World’s Most Notorious Drug Lord

On Wednesdays William Purpura boards a train in Baltimore and rides almost three hours north to a 12-story fortress bristling with razor wire and known as the Guantanamo of New York. Inside, he’s searched three times. Then... Read More

Why Texas Voter Turn Out Is Surging, and Why It Was Previously so Low Voting
Why Texas Voter Turn Out Is Surging, and Why It Was Previously so Low

Wearing a red-white-and-blue blouse with a sticker declaring “I’m so gonna vote,” Kassie Phebillo sits behind a table here at the University of Texas, dispensing information about the Nov. 6 midterm election. Nearby, scores... Read More

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