Hoyer backpedals after contradicting Nadler on impeachment probe
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Hoyer backpedals after contradicting Nadler on impeachment probe

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images congress The No. 2 Democrats later said in a statement that he misunderstood a question. House Democratic leaders still…

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Senators make last-ditch plea to Trump on guns
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Senators make last-ditch plea to Trump on guns

Sen. Pat Toomey, left, is lobbying Republicans to support a new version of a background check bill he wrote with Sen. Joe Manchin, right, in 2013. | Allison…

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Trump administration finalizing ban on flavored e-cigarettes
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Trump administration finalizing ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Trump administration is finalizing a ban on flavored e-cigarettes after the outbreak of a vaping-related illness that's sickened 450 people and resulted in at…

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Democrats decry double standard in fact checking
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Democrats decry double standard in fact checking

Bernie Sanders’ campaign has taken aim at The Washington Post for publishing “factually inaccurate ‘fact check’ articles.” | Steven Senne/AP Photo 2020 elections By assessing Trump’s whoppers and…

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How Pence’s Camp Persuaded Trump to Pick Their Guy as VP
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How Pence’s Camp Persuaded Trump to Pick Their Guy as VP

It was July 14, 2016, just four days before the Republican National Convention, and Donald Trump was still waffling on who to pick as his running mate. He…

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Team Biden beats the press
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Team Biden beats the press

The first thing you notice at a Joe Biden event is the age: Many of the reporters covering him are really young. Biden is not. The press corps,…

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GOP special election win papers over fragile 2020 position
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GOP special election win papers over fragile 2020 position

President Donald Trump backs congressional candidate Dan Bishop on Monday in Fayetteville, N.C. | Chris Seward/AP Photo Elections Republicans held onto a district Trump carried by 12 points…

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Putin’s star is fading
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Putin’s star is fading

For democracy activists in Russia, the real victory this week isn’t that Vladimir Putin’s party performed so poorly in Sunday’s Moscow city council election. That’s just a consequence…

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Bolton Cared More About His Ego Than His Job
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Bolton Cared More About His Ego Than His Job

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images washington and the world The former national security adviser failed to live up to the most basic requirements of his position. The Trump administration’s revolving…

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White House keeps Republicans in suspense over guns
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White House keeps Republicans in suspense over guns

Sen. Pat Toomey. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images congress Senators involved in gun negotiations believe the Trump administration will provide a proposal soon. Pat Toomey thinks the Senate can…

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