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Trump impeachment push gets important new ally

“I support moving forward with an impeachment inquiry, which will continue to uncover the facts for the American people and hold this president accountable,” Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said in a statement. | Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images congress Ben [...]

The low-key, Harley-riding senator Democrats are leaning on to win the majority

Sen. Gary Peters is one of just two Democratic senators up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried in 2016. | Carlos Osorio/AP Photo 2020 elections Sen. Gary Peters is counting on his understated style to win reelection [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump: ‘We already have a lot of background checks’

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump’s latest comments certainly seem like he is backing away from background checks, and is settling into the old GOP position of bolstering mental health protections. | Spencer Platt/Getty [...]

Trump cuts off one of his closest friends

The key issue driving the two men apart: Tom Barrack’s role as chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration fund, which is under investigation by prosecutors. | Photo by Jim Bourg – Pool/Getty Images Share on [...]

Rival gun groups look to fill the NRA’s void

Several gun advocate groups are vying to unseat the National Rifle Association. | Michael Conroy/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> As the National Rifle Association flounders, some upstart pro-gun groups see an opportunity [...]

Nancy Pelosi warns cuts in foreign aid could jeopardize budget deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s letter further noted that several Republicans have warned the administration against the rescissions package | Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Speaker Nancy Pelosi [...]

Republican challengers rushing to unseat Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has become as much a a target of conservative media as she has a symbol of the newly energized left. | AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> There aren’t a [...]

Joe Biden’s boom and bust online campaign

At the end of June, Biden’s median online daily fundraising, a measure of a run-of-the mill day on the site, was just under $ 67,000 — above Kamala Harris at $ 50,000, but below Pete Buttigieg ($ 186,000), Bernie Sanders ($ 127,000) [...]

‘People don’t want to be stupid twice’: Foreign diplomats brace for Trump 2020 win

President Donald Trump visits Britain in June on a State trip. Many foreign diplomats, international officials and analysts predicted that Trump will win re-election in 2020. | Alastair Grant/AP Photo Foreign Policy The expectation [...]

Democrats torch Trump failures on rural digital divide

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other candidates contend that the administration failed to accurately measure broadband availability. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo technology Several presidential hopefuls are pledging tens of billions of [...]