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POLITICO Playbook: Battle rages on over Trump’s emergency declaration

Presented by */ ]]> “Important meetings and calls on China Trade Deal, and more, today with my staff,” President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning. “Big progress being made on soooo many different fronts!” [...]

Trump bets on North Korea to break his losing streak

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (right) walks with President Donald Trump during a break in talks at their U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Skeptics have scoffed at the possibility that Trump can convince Kim [...]

2020 hopefuls hunt for viral moments

There is nothing quite as valuable — or lucrative, or unpredictable — as a moment that catches fire online | Scott Olson/Getty Images 2020 Elections Campaigns are courting social-first online video outlets and taping their candidates [...]

Nauert withdraws from consideration to become UN ambassador

Heather Nauert was a Fox News host prior to becoming the State Department’s spokeswoman. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has withdrawn herself [...]

Bernie Sanders records video announcing 2020 campaign

It is unclear when, or even whether, the video of Sen. Bernie Sanders will be released. | Sean Rayford/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Bernie Sanders, inching closer to a second bid for the White House, has [...]

Dems prepare to force Trump to reveal private talks with Putin

Reps. Eliot Engel (left) and Adam Schiff speak during a news conference in 2017. The pair are exploring how best to legally compel the Trump administration to turn over information related to the president’s one-on-one discussions with [...]

California’s move to Super Tuesday hands Harris a big edge in 2020

While the Democratic presidential field is still taking shape, the lack of an in-state competitor plays to Sen. Kamala Harris’ advantage. | Denis Poroy/AP Photo 2020 ELECTIONS ‘Our strategy runs straight through California,’ says [...]

Can Trump Spin a Wall From Nothing?

Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico. */ ]]> President Donald Trump on Friday signed a deal for far less money than he wanted to start to put up a tiny fraction of a slat-fence variety of the long-promised border wall [...]

Pelosi, Schumer speak out against #FakeTrumpEmergency

“The President himself says he didn’t need to declare a national emergency — it’s just a faster way to force taxpayers to foot the bill after Congress wouldn’t let him have his way,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted. | Alex [...]

Democrats vow full assault on Trump’s ‘power grab’

Rep. Joaquin Castro plans to introduce the resolution to formally terminate the executive order. | Al Drago/Getty Images national emergency Dozens of Democrats are clamoring to co-sponsor a measure to stop Trump’s emergency declaration. By [...]