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An Ex-Con Looks for a Comeback in New York’s 11th District

Wednesday  15:51,   20 june 2018

It’s been 90 years since someone with a criminal conviction was elected to the House. But one felon could jump-start his congressional comeback if he wins a Republican primary next week.GOP voters in New York’s 11th District head to the polls[...]

Q&A on Border Detention of Children

Wednesday  15:27,   20 june 2018

The controversy surrounding family separations at the U.S. Southern border has prompted outrage, opinions and finger-pointing. It has also raised a number of questions, including from our readers. We answer those questions here.“Are there really[...]

GOP strategist Steve Schmidt denounces party, will vote for Democrats

Wednesday  15:26,   20 june 2018

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, one of the GOP's loudest critics of President Trump, renounced the party early Wednesday and announced that he will begin voting for Democrats. Schmidt slammed Trump in a Twitter thread, saying he was leaving [...]

A Bush is running in a Trump-love primary and the race is getting ugly

Wednesday  13:21,   20 june 2018

Walker Stapleton's familial relation to the Bush dynasty would be an asset in another era. But in Colorado's GOP contest for governor on Tuesday, the president reigns supreme.In Colorado, where the GOP will select its gubernatorial nominee[...]

Explaining Trump’s Claim About Canadians Smuggling Shoes Because of ‘Massive’ Tariffs

Wednesday  06:15,   20 june 2018

President Trump said on Tuesday that Canadians were smuggling shoes across the border “because the tariffs are so massive.” But under Nafta, Canada does not charge a tariff on American shoe imports.WHAT WAS[...]

Trump urges House GOP to fix immigration system, expresses no strong preference on rival bills amid uproar over family separations

Wednesday  05:30,   20 june 2018

The president told lawmakers he “wanted to take care of the kids,” but his visit to Capitol Hill sowed confusion.Load[...]

The very long list of high-profile White House departures

Wednesday  04:50,   20 june 2018

A guide to the resignations, ousters, and firings of the Trump administration. There’s been a bit of a lull in White House departures, but that might be about to change as summer approaches. A few reports have suggested some top staffers might be[...]

Republicans tear into IG finding on Clinton probe

Wednesday  04:35,   20 june 2018

House Republicans on Tuesday took aim at a finding from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) inspector general that anti-Trump bias did not influence the outcome of the Hillary Clinton email probe, during a fractious and extended hearing that[...]

Trump didn’t invent family separation, but his administration was willing to try it

Wednesday  03:55,   20 june 2018

How an idea considered excessive became a harsh attempt at border deterrence.Their idea went to top Obama administration officials at the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. Then it went into a drawer, like a blueprint for a weapon[...]

Republicans outline their latest strategy to roll back Obamacare

Wednesday  03:50,   20 june 2018

In a bid to revive the Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act, a group of leading conservative health care advocates is proposing a new strategy to overhaul the law. The plan - which is outlined in a seven-page blueprint unveiled[...]

GOP senators introduce bill to prevent family separations at border

Wednesday  03:50,   20 june 2018

GOP senators on Tuesday introduced legislation aimed at preventing the separation of immigrant families detained along the U.S.-Mexico border while seeking asylum. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), would require tha t the children[...]

F.B.I. Agents Gave Trump a Weapon Against Mueller. Republicans Are Wielding It.

Wednesday  01:21,   20 june 2018

In the second day of hearings over a damaging Justice Department report, Republicans cast the F.B.I. as part of an out-of-touch bureaucracy biased against President Trump.WASHINGTON — President Trump’s congressional allies trained their fire on the[...]

Congressional Campaigns Weaponize Family Separation Policy

Wednesday  00:52,   20 june 2018

Candidates in both parties who are running in tight races want to weaponize the policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. In Texas’ Senate race, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, whose district includes El Paso,[...]

Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign

Wednesday  00:51,   20 june 2018

WASHINGTON ― Rudy Giuliani says FBI agents interviewed him in his room at the Trump International Hotel earlier this year regarding his 2016 remarks predicting a “surprise” in the closing days of the presidential race that would benefit[...]

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget

Wednesday  00:25,   20 june 2018

House GOP plan would cut Medicare, Social Security to balance budget The House Budget Committee is aiming to pass the blueprint later this week, but that may be as far as it goes this midterm election year. It’s not clear that GOP leaders will put[...]