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‘Trumpism Isn’t the Future.’ Ousted Miami Republican Reflects on Election Loss
2018 Midterms
‘Trumpism Isn’t the Future.’ Ousted Miami Republican Reflects on Election Loss

Carlos Curbelo couldn’t win a two-front war. National Democrats spent more money in Curbelo’s district than any other across the country on a health care-centric TV campaign. Donald Trump spent the final stretches of the campaign attacking immigrants... Read More

Many of the Dead in Camp Fire Were Disabled. Could They Have Been Saved?
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Many of the Dead in Camp Fire Were Disabled. Could They Have Been Saved?

Sixty-three-year-old Ernest Foss had swollen legs and couldn’t walk. Vinnie Carota, 65, was missing a leg and didn’t have a car. Evelyn Cline, 83, had a car but struggled to get in it without help. Dorothy Herrera, 93, had... Read More

Wisconsin GOP Moves to Limit Authority of Incoming Democratic Governor
Wisconsin
Wisconsin GOP Moves to Limit Authority of Incoming Democratic Governor

The Scott Walker era in Wisconsin is ending much as it began: with a controversial effort to weaken his political opponents that attracted protests and a national spotlight to Madison. Tuesday, protesters continued to disrupt... Read More

SpaceX Launches 5,800 Pounds of Supplies to the Space Station — But Misses the Landing
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SpaceX Launches 5,800 Pounds of Supplies to the Space Station — But Misses the Landing

As 5,800 pounds of supplies successfully headed to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, SpaceX’s rocket booster zoomed back to Earth, making an unexpected splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More

As Fraud Investigation Continues, North Carolina Republicans Vote for Absentee Ballot IDs
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As Fraud Investigation Continues, North Carolina Republicans Vote for Absentee Ballot IDs

Embarrassed by the election fraud investigation making national news, the North Carolina state House added to its voter ID bill a goal for people who request absentee ballots to include some form of identification. Read More

After CIA’s Khashoggi Briefing, GOP Senators Say It’s Clear Saudi Crown Prince Was Complicit
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After CIA’s Khashoggi Briefing, GOP Senators Say It’s Clear Saudi Crown Prince Was Complicit

After a closed-door CIA briefing about the slaying of U.S. resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, key Senate Republicans sharply contradicted President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said there was no question that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin ... Read More

Maryland, D.C. Attorneys General Subpoena Trump Businesses, Seek Evidence of President Profiting From Job
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Maryland, D.C. Attorneys General Subpoena Trump Businesses, Seek Evidence of President Profiting From Job

Dozens of subpoenas were issued Tuesday to businesses affiliated with President Donald Trump and others in a lawsuit by Maryland and the District of Columbia that alleges the president violated a constitutional prohibition on profiting from his post by doing ... Read More

Prosecutors Recommend No Prison Time for Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn
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Prosecutors Recommend No Prison Time for Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, a retired Army general who was forced out as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser after lying to White House officials, has provided “substantial” assistance to investigators in the Russia case and should be spared prison time ... Read More

Election Fraud Allegations in NC Congressional Race: What We Know
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Election Fraud Allegations in NC Congressional Race: What We Know

One month after Election Day, all eyes are on North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Republican Mark Harris scored an apparent victory in the district... Read More

An All-Female Number-Crunching Team Helped Deliver the House to Democrats
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An All-Female Number-Crunching Team Helped Deliver the House to Democrats

The hour was growing late one March night and still neither party knew who had won a key special election in Pennsylvania, where only a few thousand votes separated the candidates. So Dan Sena — executive director of... Read More

For the First Time, a NASA Spacecraft Has Arrived at an Asteroid — With Plans to Get Samples
NASA
For the First Time, a NASA Spacecraft Has Arrived at an Asteroid — With Plans to Get Samples

After two years of traveling millions of miles through the solar system, a small spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral is reaching its destination: an asteroid that could unlock the truth about the origin of life. The... Read More

George H.W. Bush Lies in State at Capitol
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George H.W. Bush Lies in State at Capitol

The Capitol welcomed the late President George H.W. Bush to the rotunda for the last time on Monday, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailing the 41st president as a “humble” public servant who led based... Read More

Congress Looks to Delay Fight Over Government Shutdown Until Right Before Christmas
Congress
Congress Looks to Delay Fight Over Government Shutdown Until Right Before Christmas

Consumed by the funeral of President George H.W. Bush and still divided over funding for border security, Congress is moving to push back Friday’s government shutdown deadline until Dec. 21. The delay could provide... Read More

Rebuilding Crumbling Infrastructure Has Bipartisan Support. But Who Gets to Pay for It?
Infrastructure
Rebuilding Crumbling Infrastructure Has Bipartisan Support. But Who Gets to Pay for It?

The grades for major U.S. infrastructure would give any parent indigestion if they were on a child’s report card. Roads: D; bridges: C+; dams: D; ports: C+: railways: B; airports: D; schools: D+; public transit: D-. The nation’... Read More

Hide, Deny, Spin, Threaten: How the School District Tried to Mask Failures That Led to Parkland Shooting
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Hide, Deny, Spin, Threaten: How the School District Tried to Mask Failures That Led to Parkland Shooting

Immediately after 17 people were murdered inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the school district launched a persistent effort to keep people from finding out what went wrong. For months, Broward schools... Read More

Comey Ends Resistance to Subpoena, Will Testify Privately Friday
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Comey Ends Resistance to Subpoena, Will Testify Privately Friday

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify Friday at a closed House Judiciary Committee hearing, his lawyers said after ending a legal fight to quash their subpoena. Comey sued to block the summons last week, contending... Read More

He Was 87 and Missing in the Camp Fire. She Made It a Personal Mission to Find Him
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He Was 87 and Missing in the Camp Fire. She Made It a Personal Mission to Find Him

The missing person report filed with Red Cross a week and a half ago was sparse on details and heartbreaking: An 87-year-old man who lived alone had not been seen since the Camp fire tore through the city of Paradise... Read More

Short on Federal Funding, Health Insurance Enrollment Navigators Switch Tactics
Health
Short on Federal Funding, Health Insurance Enrollment Navigators Switch Tactics

Enrollment is down sharply on the federal health insurance marketplace this fall, and the consumer groups that help with registrations think they know why. They don’t have the staff to help as many customers as before... Read More

Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush
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Commentary: My Unforgettable Lunch With President Bush

President George H.W Bush didn’t like to be asked political questions during lunch, I and the five other journalists who would be seated at his table were warned by the White House staffer in charge of protocol. Read More

At 30,000 Feet, George H.W. Bush Confronted the Most Difficult Hours of His Vice Presidency
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At 30,000 Feet, George H.W. Bush Confronted the Most Difficult Hours of His Vice Presidency

President Ronald Reagan had indeed been shot outside the Washington Hilton Hotel, and far more seriously hurt than the public was told at the time. Wounded in the chest, Reagan was in shock and would lose more than half his ... Read More

Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter
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Bush’s Footwear Made Big Imprint on Reporter

President George H. W. Bush was on his way to the small, stone-walled church where he worshiped while at his Maine home each summer. But first, there was a piece of news that called for his response. Read More

Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation
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Doyle McManus: George H.W. Bush and the Last Gasp of Moderation

George H.W. Bush, who lived a long life of public service, embodied a lost virtue in American politics: the idea of restraint. Bush was a man of modest goals whose often-ridiculed lodestar was prudence, the determination not to make ... Read More

George H.W. Bush Remembered for Fiery Resignation from NRA
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George H.W. Bush Remembered for Fiery Resignation from NRA

The father of a student killed in the Parkland, Fla., high school mass shooting remembered late President George H.W. Bush for eviscerating the NRA in a fiery resignation letter from the pro-gun group. Read More

George H.W. Bush; 41st US President Who Saw the End of Cold War, Dies at 94
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George H.W. Bush; 41st US President Who Saw the End of Cold War, Dies at 94

George Herbert Walker Bush, the linchpin of an American political dynasty and 41st president of the United States, who rode foreign policy triumphs to high popularity at the end of the Cold War only to suffer a revolt in his... Read More

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Selects Joaquin Castro as Next Chairman
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Selects Joaquin Castro as Next Chairman

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro was elected Friday as the next chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which will begin the next Congress with its largest membership since the group’s founding. The CHC had 31 members this Congress and will grow ... Read More

Trump and Leaders of Mexico and Canada Sign New Trade Pact to Revise NAFTA, But Uncertainty Remains
Trade
Trump and Leaders of Mexico and Canada Sign New Trade Pact to Revise NAFTA, But Uncertainty Remains

President Donald Trump and the leaders of Canada and Mexico signed a revision of the quarter-century-old North American Free Trade Agreement early Friday, but their ceremony did not disguise the tensions remaining or... Read More

1.4 Million Ex-Felons in Florida Are Getting Voting Rights Back. So What Comes Next?
Voting
1.4 Million Ex-Felons in Florida Are Getting Voting Rights Back. So What Comes Next?

On Jan. 8, David Ayala and thousands of former felons will be able to walk into their county elections office and do something they had been banned by law from doing before — register to vote. “This moment is a lifetime... Read More

When Mexico’s New President Hits the Ground Running, He’ll Smack Into Trump
Foreign Affairs
When Mexico’s New President Hits the Ground Running, He’ll Smack Into Trump

The honeymoon for incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who will be sworn in Saturday, will be sweet and short, if it happens at all. Awaiting him are a host of urgent issues, from a growing number of Central... Read More

Large Earthquake, Aftershocks, Strike Near Anchorage
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Large Earthquake, Aftershocks, Strike Near Anchorage

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Alaska near Anchorage early Friday morning, damaging roads and buildings, knocking out power and sending people fleeing from buildings and to safety beneath... Read More

Trump Administration Reportedly Will Announce Ban on Bump Stocks
White House
Trump Administration Reportedly Will Announce Ban on Bump Stocks

Fourteen months after a shooter using semiautomatic rifles fitted with a “bump stock” device to make them fire faster killed 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival, the Trump administration is reportedly preparing a ban... Read More

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