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How Trump trips up his own Afghan peace efforts

President Donald Trump gives an update on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan at Fort Myer base in Virginia in 2017. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images defense ‘Why would the Taliban give up anything in exchange for something the [...]

Joe Kennedy-for-Senate backers mount drive to drum out Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy (left) and Sen. Ed Markey protest against the Trump administration in 2017. A potential Kennedy challenge to Markey is taking place against a generational conflict within the state Democratic Party. | Darren McCollester/Getty [...]

Judiciary Committee to cut recess short to take up gun measures

“These should not be partisan issues, and it is my hope we can move forward on these matters with support on both sides of the aisle, including the president,” Chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement. | Stephanie Keith/Getty [...]

‘I’m worried’: Allies fear NRA has lost its power in Washington

Protesters gather outside the NRA headquarters in Virginia. | Patrick Semansky/AP Photo guns The NRA might not be able to fight the momentum for change after a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. By ANITA KUMAR and GABBY ORR 08/16/2019 [...]

Discrimination complaints hit group fighting Trump’s health policies

Since 2016, 14 people have left NHeLP, including eight people of color, according to figures the organization provided to POLITICO. | Molly Riley/AP Photo Exclusive Some of its employees have described an environment allowing mistreatment [...]

Construction workers prepare to battle former ally Trump

Should the dispute turn North America’s Building Trades Unions against President Donald Trump, that might further weaken his already-declining support in the Midwestern states. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images employment & immigration A [...]

Candidates for spy chief in short supply

Dan Coats (pictured) has recommended former Rep. Mike Rogers, another Michigan Republican and previous House Intelligence chairman, an ex-intelligence official told POLITICO. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images White House The list of qualified [...]

DCCC chief overhauls hiring operation after lawmaker outcry

“We are moving quickly to fill this role, but we will do so in a way that honors the values of the most diverse House Democratic Caucus in U.S. history,” Rep. Cheri Bustos wrote. | Alex Wong/Getty Images congress Rep. Cheri [...]

State Department watchdog details political retaliation against ‘disloyal’ staffers

Another report from State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on the broader topic of alleged political retaliation is expected to focus on staffers who worked directly for the secretary of state’s office. | Alex Wong/Getty [...]

‘Netanyahu is essentially an Israeli Republican’

The relationship between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has grown closer since Trump moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. | Michael Reynolds/Getty Images ANALYSIS The politically reciprocal [...]