Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful
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Federal judge rules Cuccinelli appointment unlawful

Because Cuccinelli's USCIS position was designated initially as "first assistant" to the USCIS director, the Trump administration reasoned that Cuccinelli could become acting chief under a provision of…

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What’s the deal with a contested convention, anyway?
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What’s the deal with a contested convention, anyway?

Here’s what we know about how the 2020 Democratic convention will work, what candidates need to win in different scenarios, how an intra-party fight over rules following the…

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The fighter pilot takes on the astronaut: McSally’s 2020 Arizona battle
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The fighter pilot takes on the astronaut: McSally’s 2020 Arizona battle

Sen. Martha McSally. | Rick Scuteri/AP Photo GILBERT, Ariz. — Martha McSally, former fighter pilot, was in the midst of launching an attack on Mark Kelly, former astronaut,…

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Trump’s jabs on homelessness singe local efforts
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Trump’s jabs on homelessness singe local efforts

“That seemed very political,” she said in an interview, noting how battle lines hardened shortly after the hearing and after Republicans lost control of the House. “Making it…

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Dems tread cautiously on Trump investigations after impeachment
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Dems tread cautiously on Trump investigations after impeachment

As a result, the investigations that animated the House's Trump-focused oversight work since taking the majority in 2019 has gone relatively quiet — just as Trump has embarked…

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White House announces coronavirus ‘coordinator’ to lead response under Pence
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White House announces coronavirus ‘coordinator’ to lead response under Pence

Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday that Ambassador Debbie Birx will join the White House's coronavirus task force. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci Vice President Mike Pence on…

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Buttigieg plots risky delegate strategy to survive Super Tuesday
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Buttigieg plots risky delegate strategy to survive Super Tuesday

The narrowed approach also shines a bright light on Buttigieg’s cash crunch. The candidate spent more than he raised in January, and he urged his supporters last week…

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Coronavirus gets a Trumpian response
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Coronavirus gets a Trumpian response

But in the end, the news conference was a strategic effort by the White House to dampen fears about the coronavirus — by making Trump the face of…

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Pentagon policy chief’s firing was part of White House purge
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Pentagon policy chief’s firing was part of White House purge

Rood had warned against Trump’s hold on military aid to Ukraine, which prompted the impeachment inquiry. But long before the scandal, sources say Rood clashed with NSC officials,…

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Bloomberg goes from savior to goat in a week
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Bloomberg goes from savior to goat in a week

“There would’ve been a political price to pay for saying you were not going to debate. Whether that price is bigger than the price that he may have…

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