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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Bernie and Dems brace for superdelegate showdown
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Bernie and Dems brace for superdelegate showdown

The DNC’s superdelegate rules have changed dramatically since 2016, in large part because of the sharp criticism levied by Sanders and his allies about the clear favoritism many…

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Inside Bernie’s relationship with Chuck and Nancy
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Inside Bernie’s relationship with Chuck and Nancy

Sen. Bernie Sanders and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo When Harry Reid needed to clinch a deal to save the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department in…

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Trump’s CDC chief faces increasingly harsh scrutiny
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Trump’s CDC chief faces increasingly harsh scrutiny

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo Robert Redfield was a well-known AIDS researcher and favorite of Christian conservatives when President Donald…

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Trump backers see a coronavirus conspiracy
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Trump backers see a coronavirus conspiracy

The likes of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Jim Hoft, publisher of the Gateway Pundit, a conspiratorial, pro-Trump site, have seized on the sibling connection, as have…

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Cops called on Bernie backers after bullhorn protests at officials’ homes
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Cops called on Bernie backers after bullhorn protests at officials’ homes

“Protesting is our right — whether they called the police or not is irrelevant,” Estrada, a longtime progressive activist, told POLITICO in a Facebook message. Estrada waged a…

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