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01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage for the past 24 hours.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The escalating dispute between the House speaker and the president comes as the record-breaking partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Some 6,000 Secret Service employees are among the 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Nielsen testified, "We’ve never had a policy for family separation.” A senator said a previously undisclosed memo shows she lied.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office issued a statement late on Friday taking issue with a report in Buzzfeed that President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump told him to lie to Congress.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The special counsel, which seldom speaks about its investigation, says explosive assertions are ‘not accurate.’
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador's British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
A nonpartisan campaign could upend the major parties’ calculations, adding more unpredictability to a complicated campaign. Schultz has not decided whether to run, and in what manner.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The "unbelievable" story on the president's favorite morning news show? The migrant caravan lead the report on "Fox & Friends."
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The "unbelievable" story on the president's favorite morning news show? The migrant caravan lead the report on "Fox & Friends."
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Friday after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The chairmen of key House committees said they would look into the allegations, which the president’s attorney has flatly denied.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
Two years after filling the streets of U.S. cities to protest the start of Donald Trump's presidency, women will march again this weekend to try to build political pressure against him ahead of the 2020 elections.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump of putting American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicizing a planned congressional trip to the war-torn country, as tensions between the leaders spiked on the 28th day of a partial government shutdown.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
President Donald Trump said on Friday he will make a "major" announcement on Saturday at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) on "the humanitarian crisis on our southern border" and the partial government shutdown, now in its 28th day.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
"The truth is Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in American history," the vice president said in his address on Friday.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
"The truth is Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in American history," the vice president said in his address on Friday.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
It’s a good thing Trump isn’t building the wall out of the joke bricks his campaign is sending to Democratic leaders.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
It is looking increasingly likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Trump administration appeals involving the "Dreamers" immigrants, transgender troops and gay rights during its current term, meaning rulings in these major cases may not come until next year.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in a prerecorded video to thousands of anti-abortion activists in Washington on Friday for the 46th March for Life, vowing to veto any legislation that "weakens the protection of human life."
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Justices may need to review recent ruling that count may not include citizenship question.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday canceled arguments that had been scheduled for next month in an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration relating to its contentious move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
A Democratic U.S. senator on Friday asked the FBI to probe whether Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen committed perjury when she testified to Congress that the administration never had a policy to separate immigrant families.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
A BuzzFeed News report that said U.S. President Donald Trump had directed his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress was false, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Questions and answers about why polling is trustworthy.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
The United States continues to make progress in its denuclearization talks with North Korea, but will keep sanctions on the Asian nation, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters after U.S. President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy on Friday.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for denuclearization negotiations between the United States and North Korea to start again seriously, as President Donald Trump met with a North Korean envoy at the White House.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
President Donald Trump will meet with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the end of February at a place to be announced later, the White House said on Friday.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
The top Democrat and Republican on the House Financial Services Committee are sponsoring legislation directing a regulatory review of some corporate executive investment plans, as the banking panel starts its 2019 work on a bipartisan note.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
This week’s strike could lead to a political future for the Tunisian General Labor Union.
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a statement on Friday said that "any suggestion ... that the president counseled his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie is categorically false."
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO's David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official)
01/18/2019   Reuters Politics
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol will meet at the White House on Friday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Former House speaker Paul D. Ryan had been floated by his allies as a possible candidate for the job. But Ryan declined those entreaties.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The speaker's office said Trump's letter revealed her congressional delegation's trip to Afghanistan, making it unsafe for her to travel.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
The speaker's office said Trump's letter revealed her congressional delegation's trip to Afghanistan, making it unsafe for her to travel.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Democratic leaders reacted with fury to a report from BuzzFeed News that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie under oath about his business interests in Russia during the campaign.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
Morning tweets from the president carried the latest arguments that Democrats have derided as scare tactics.
01/18/2019   Washington Post Politics
So far, the Republicans who’ve said anything are regular Trump defenders such as Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich.
01/17/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, said 2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O'Rourke has disqualified himself from becoming president by questioning whether the Constitution was still relevant.
01/16/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Female Citigroup employees earn nearly 30 percent less than their male counterparts, according to a new report from the lender that pushes gender-pay gaps back into the spotlight as a record number of women enter the 2020 presidential campaign.
01/16/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
McDonald's must have been lovin' it.
01/16/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Maryland’s moderate Republican Gov. Larry Hogan was scheduled to give his second inaugural address Wednesday afternoon, but his PR operation was pushing out lengthy excerpts for citation as early as 9 a.m. Those excerpts quite ostentatiously began with a reference too clever by half.
01/14/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
On the weekend before the 2012 election, analyst Henry Olsen — then of the American Enterprise Institute; now of the Ethics and Public Policy Center — depressed conservatives everywhere with the prediction that on the Tuesday following, Mitt Romney would narrowly lose the presidential election.
01/14/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Whittier’s lament is an appropriate epitaph for the 115th Congress: “Of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: it might have been.”
01/09/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has repeatedly said she will retire when she is no longer able to work “full steam” — a promise that could be put to the test this week — or soon after — with the 85-year-old justice sitting out oral arguments while recovering from cancer surgery.
01/08/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign refuse to say whether they will return contributions from prominent donor Edward Buck after another man was found dead in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment on Monday.
01/04/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Never in most of our lifetimes, not even during the Watergate years or the Clinton impeachment, have the federal government’s elective branches begun a new biennium with less likelihood for accomplishment and greater threat of chaos.
01/03/2019   Washington Examiner Politics
Nostalgia for Hitchens is nostalgia for a time when offense mattered less and ideas mattered more.