Trump aides retaliated against State staffer of Iranian descent, probe finds
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Trump aides retaliated against State staffer of Iranian descent, probe finds

But it lands at a particularly sensitive moment: Trump faces an impeachment inquiry whose elements involve the mistreatment of career diplomats, in particular those dealing with Ukraine. On…

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GOP senators plan to pressure Erdogan during unusual White House meeting
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GOP senators plan to pressure Erdogan during unusual White House meeting

“I have long described Turkey as a problematic ally,” Cruz said. “Turkey has far too frequently been antagonistic to U.S. interests, and in particular their assault on and…

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Justice Department withdraws secrecy argument on McCabe files
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Justice Department withdraws secrecy argument on McCabe files

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and for McCabe declined to comment to POLITICO on the development. McCabe, a 22-year veteran of the FBI who became the agency’s No.…

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Michael Bloomberg, Deval Patrick blindside Dem primary field
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Michael Bloomberg, Deval Patrick blindside Dem primary field

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. | Al Drago/Getty Images The center of the Democratic Party is throwing a fit. The party’s moderate wing has suddenly produced…

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Republicans gripe about acting secretaries — and pave the way for another
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Republicans gripe about acting secretaries — and pave the way for another

“We need some continuity at the Department of Homeland Security and I think he would provide that ... I don’t think the Democrats are going to let us…

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Emmanuel Macron’s transatlantic turbulence
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Emmanuel Macron’s transatlantic turbulence

EU ministers on Tuesday approved 13 new military and defense projects under an initiative known as Permanent Structured Cooperation or PESCO. But listen to Emmanuel Macron of late…

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What Roger Stone’s trial revealed about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks
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What Roger Stone’s trial revealed about Donald Trump and WikiLeaks

According to direct testimony and dozens of email and text messages introduced over the last week, the Trump campaign got its first heads up about Julian Assange’s ability…

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Buttigieg woos ‘future former Republicans’ in wide-open N.H. primary
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Buttigieg woos ‘future former Republicans’ in wide-open N.H. primary

“We’re running in the Democratic primary and I’m running on the values that make me a Democrat, but there is room for a lot of people,” Buttigieg said.…

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White House preps for impeachment show with an awkward chief-of-staff sideshow
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White House preps for impeachment show with an awkward chief-of-staff sideshow

Together, these officials are working to map out the way both the White House and Republican lawmakers will react in a unified fashion to the first day of…

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Stone previewed WikiLeaks bounty to Trump campaign in April 2016
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Stone previewed WikiLeaks bounty to Trump campaign in April 2016

“Mr. Stone indicated that WikiLeaks would be submitting or dropping information but no information on dates or anything of that nature,” Gates said in district court, where Stone's…

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