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Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

Saturday  10:55,   11 august 2018

John Delaney wasn't slowed by a crush of national political press that sometimes swarms presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair. Quite the opposite."WhoLoad[...]
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Ethics panel orders GOP lawmaker to repay family business $40K

Saturday  00:05,   11 august 2018

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) will have to repay $40,000 to his family plumbing business following a roughly five-year investigation.Mullin was cleared of the majority of the allegations against[...]

Kobach temporarily stepping aside from role as top elections official

Friday  23:00,   10 august 2018

The Latest on the unsettled Republican primary race between Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach (all times local):2:40 p.m.Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's stepping aside from his duties as the state's[...]

Trump Blasts N.F.L. Players After National Anthem Protests Resume

Friday  16:36,   10 august 2018

Malcolm Jenkins was one of several players who protested before Thursday’s preseason games. Two players who knelt drew praise from Colin Kaepernick.The N.F.L.’s 2018 began in earnest on Thursday with the first full slate of preseason games, and the[...]

Michigan US House seat deals with quirky double election

Friday  09:31,   10 august 2018

A U.S. House district representing Detroit and some surrounding cities has made some major news: First came last year, when longtime Democratic Rep. John Conyers resigned after being accused of groping and sexually harassing women. Then this week,[...]

There is no rule that Mueller must end probe by September as Giuliani claims

Friday  01:35,   10 august 2018

With the November midterm elections 89 days away, President Donald Trump has yet to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump's legal team has suggested the timing of the midterms could affect the investigation. [...]

Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens as Lawyer Acknowledges ‘Chain Migration’

Friday  00:36,   10 august 2018

Viktor and Amalija Knavs had a private naturalization ceremony in Lower Manhattan, after being sponsored by their daughter in a program President Trump has railed against.Melania Trump’s parents were briskly sworn in as citizens of the United States [...]

Amid Chris Collins Scandal, Pelosi Vows Ethics Overhaul Under Democratic Majority

Friday  00:33,   10 august 2018

Pointing to New York Rep. Chris Collins’s indictment as an example of corruption in the Republican-controlled Congress, House Minority Nancy Pelosi vowed Thursday that if Democrats retake the House they will overhaul ethics and campaign finance[...]

After Ohio’s special election, here are 12 districts House Democrats think they can win

Thursday  22:51,   09 august 2018

If Ohio's 12th district wasn't even supposed to be on the map of competitive races, Democrats think these suburban Republican-held districts certainly are.Even if they don’t win it, Ohio’s 12th District underscores that the election hopes of [...]

Missing ballots, like those in Ohio special election, often happen – and are just as often found

Thursday  20:56,   09 august 2018

Under the rush of election nights, voting precinct officials nationwide often misplace ballots or send them to the wrong office. And those ballots are just as often discovered via audits or recounts, analysts said."It's not unusual,"[...]

Nunes mocks furor over 'secret tape' comments as 'left-wing media spin'

Thursday  20:41,   09 august 2018

A spokesman for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes fired back Thursday at reports playing up a "secret tape" revealing his warning to donors that a GOP majority in Congress may be necessary to protect President Trump.[...]

Trump to huddle with governors, other officials on prison overhaul

Thursday  20:26,   09 august 2018

Behind the scenes, the administration is working with Congress on an overhaul of the criminal justice system with potential changes that could rile conservatives.Trump will host a roundtable later Thursday with governors, state attorneys general,[...]

Trump's core support remains solid, but a significant minority of Republicans have soured, study finds

Thursday  19:10,   09 august 2018

<p>President Donald Trump's backing from his core supporters has been famously solid — Trump himself once joked that he could shoot someone on New York's Fifth Avenue without jeopardizing their votes.</p>But that steadfast backing[...]

High-stakes Ohio election just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes

Thursday  03:55,   09 august 2018

Election officials in Ohio found 688 previously uncounted votes, helping Danny O'Connor shave Troy Balderson's lead in congressional district race.Election officials in Franklin County found 688 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus[...]

White House drafting sanctions order to punish foreign interference in U.S. elections

Thursday  02:50,   09 august 2018

The move is seen as an effort to quiet criticism of President Trump’s reluctance to blame Russia for targeting American democracy.The eight-page draft order, a copy of which was reviewed by The Washington Post, appears to be an effort to stave off[...]