Biden’s 2020 announcement that wasn’t

Biden’s 2020 announcement that wasn’t

Former Vice President Joe Biden almost announced a 2020 bid for the White House in a Delaware speech. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo For an instant, Joe Biden was running. A verbal slip by the former vice president brought a crowd of Democrats in his home state of Delaware to their feet on Saturday, encapsulating the…
Even some Trump allies want Kushner to ice his peace plan

Even some Trump allies want Kushner to ice his peace plan

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner has been working on a peace deal in the Middle East for two years. | Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg via Getty Images foreign policy Fears range from the possibility that the peace proposal could trigger violence to worries that its offerings could forever kill efforts to craft a two-state solution. Jared…
Trump gambles with economy on China showdown as 2020 looms

Trump gambles with economy on China showdown as 2020 looms

President Donald Trump talks as U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (center-right) speaks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, (center) in February. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo trade New tariffs may win Trump leverage in high-stakes trade talks with Beijing — but at major risk for the economy and his re-election. President Donald Trump is gambling that…
Are Democrats Facing Their Own Tea Party-Style Reckoning?

Are Democrats Facing Their Own Tea Party-Style Reckoning?

A wave election in midterms leading to a new House majority, won with victories by moderates in swing districts. A few freshman members in some of the safest seats in the country pursuing an ideologically “pure” agenda that riles up the party’s base but could endanger the moderates who were essential to winning the majority.…
The Mueller report in historical context: Q&A with former investigators

The Mueller report in historical context: Q&A with former investigators

Special counsel Robert Mueller. Tasos Katopodis / Getty ImagesOur readers have sent us hundreds of questions about the Mueller report, asking everything from when the report could be made public to how this compares with Watergate.To find out, we turned to three legal experts, as well as our senior Mueller reporter Darren Samuelsohn. These former…
‘He needs some victories’: Trump lashes out over his Mexico deal

‘He needs some victories’: Trump lashes out over his Mexico deal

President Donald Trump has grown sensitive to criticism from Republicans and business groups, who have increasingly expressed opposition to his trade policies. | Sean Gallup/Getty Images White House As Trump's presidency reaches the 2.5-year mark, he is more aggrieved than ever, telling advisers that he believes he’ll never get fair treatment. At 8:31 p.m. on…
Trump vetoes resolution on ending U.S. role in Yemen civil war

Trump vetoes resolution on ending U.S. role in Yemen civil war

“[T]here are no United States military personnel in Yemen commanding, participating in, or accompanying military forces of the Saudi‑led coalition against the Houthis in hostilities in or affecting Yemen,” President Donald Trump wrote in his veto message. | Adam Bettcher/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bipartisan measure to cut off U.S. support…
How the 2020 Democrats Learned To Love Ethanol

How the 2020 Democrats Learned To Love Ethanol

Every four years, presidential candidates make pilgrimages to Iowa and preach the gospel of ethanol, the corn-based fuel that pours nearly $5 billion into the state’s economy every year. This time, it looked like things might really be different.Story Continued Below In 2016, Ted Cruz won Iowa's Republican caucus as a heretic, arguing that the…
Elizabeth Warren: The Republican Years

Elizabeth Warren: The Republican Years

“Fight.” It’s the signature word of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s short but consequential political career. It’s in the title of both of the books she has published as a senator: A Fighting Chance and This Fight Is Our Fight. In her speech declaring her presidential candidacy in February, Warren told the crowd, “This is the fight…
McConnell: Senate will ‘probably not’ vote on Dreamers bill

McConnell: Senate will ‘probably not’ vote on Dreamers bill

"There is a perfectly legitimate case for the Dreamers ... but I think we need to do more than just that," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo House Democrats' DREAM Act will "probably not" get a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. The Kentucky Republican's rejection of…

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