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The Latest: National GOP vows to sue over Pennsylvania map

Tuesday  22:36,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local):2:30 p.m.Federal and state Republican Party officials are expected to sue to contest a Pennsylvania court's redrawing of the state's 18 congressional districts.The National[...]

The U.S. is picking a fight with its biggest creditor

Tuesday  21:36,   20 february 2018
CNN

Despite vow to crack down on China, Trump administration needs it fund growing debt.President Trump is considering more tariffs that would punish China. But he needs China more than ever in the coming years to pay for the U.S.[...]

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

Tuesday  21:06,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes. Islamic State anthems blasting out during the nightshift.</p>The U.S. indictment centered on a Russian troll farm[...]

Flake to try to force vote on DACA stopgap plan

Tuesday  21:06,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Flake said he will introduce a three-year extension next week.Flake's plan would pair a three-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with $7.6 billion in border[...]

Trump denies accusations of forcibly kissing woman in 2006

Tuesday  19:15,   20 february 2018
The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday issued a denial of claims printed in the Washington Post by a woman who says he forcibly kissed her in the lobby of an office building in New York City a decade ago.&nbsp;In a tweet, the president rejected accusations[...]

Pa. GOP lawmakers expected to join suit against new congressional map

Tuesday  19:15,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Republican Pennsylvania congressmen are expected to join a forthcoming lawsuit challenging the state's new congressional maps, new lines that are expected to improve the Democratic Party's chances in about a half-dozen districts currently[...]

Mueller probe: London-based son of Russian businessman to plead guilty to false statements

Tuesday  17:53,   20 february 2018
MSN

Alex Van Der Zwaan allegedly lied about communications with Rick Gates in connection with work for the Ukrainian government.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

New House map in Pennsylvania is a big win for Dems

Tuesday  17:53,   20 february 2018
NBC News

The new map gives Democrats a shot at picking up as many as six congressional seats in the state.WASHINGTON — The first seven weeks of 2018 brought good news for Republicans heading into November's midterms. President Trump's job rating ticked up[...]

Georgia looks to drop electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots

Tuesday  17:17,   20 february 2018
FOX News

A unique effort is underway in Georgia to safeguard elections by taking voting machines back to the future. “The most secure elections in the world are conducted with a piece of paper and a pencil,” said Georgia State Rep. Scot Turner. “It allows[...]

Washington's $500 Million Financial-Storm Forecaster Is Foundering

Tuesday  17:16,   20 february 2018
The Wall Street Journal

The Office of Financial Research was supposed to anticipate trouble and issue warnings, but initiatives have been delayed or scaled back. Now the Trump administration is holding it up as an example of governmental[...]

The evolution of Trump and Romney's relationship, in tweets

Tuesday  16:21,   20 february 2018
CNN

President Donald Trump and Mitt Romney haven't always been so polite to each other. Here's a trip down memory lane as told through their Twitter accounts..@MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of[...]

Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee

Tuesday  13:26,   20 february 2018
The Hill

<p>At a birthday party for Hillary Clinton in October, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) delivered a toast - and a sobering thought - for the evening's attendees: "If Hillary couldn't win the White House, I don't know which woman[...]

Shepard Smith goes after Trump for not condemning Russia in tweetstorm

Tuesday  09:52,   20 february 2018
The Hill

<p>Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed President Trump on Monday for failing to condemn Moscow but instead attacking Democrats and the FBI after more than a dozen Russians were indicted for election interference.</p>"The president spent the[...]

These Florida lawmakers accepted money from the NRA

Tuesday  09:51,   20 february 2018
CNN

<p>One week after a gunman stormed the hallways of their school in a deadly rampage, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading to the state capitol to demand lawmakers take action on gun control.</p>Meanwhile, gun control[...]

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds

Tuesday  09:51,   20 february 2018
MSN

<p>More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with most Americans continuing to say these incidents are more reflective of[...]