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‘Stay away from Barack’: Dems seethe over criticism of Obama

Former President Barack Obama remains a revered figure within the party. | Mark Makela/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Joe Biden is fair game. Barack Obama is not. Former Obama White House officials and allies [...]

The 2020 front-runners are pulling away from the field

Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $ 18 million in the second quarter, one of five Democrats to raise at least $ 12 million. | Scott Olson/Getty Images 2020 elections The latest fundraising figures prove there’s a new top tier in the Democratic [...]

Audit says CSU stashed away $1.5 billion and raised tuition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s state auditor says the California State University system kept $ 1.5 billion in discretionary reserves while raising tuition at its 23 campuses and lobbying the Legislature for more funds. Auditor [...]

Hong Kong’s Retreat Chips Away at Xi Jinping’s Iron Image

BEIJING — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, was in Tajikistan on Saturday, celebrating his 66th birthday with the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, when the political crisis in Hong Kong took a dramatic turn with an unexpected retreat [...]

How Trump’s Mexico tariffs could scare Democrats away from his trade deal

Rep. Ron Kind told POLITICO that he feels U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is out of the loop in terms of President Donald Trump’s trade intentions. | Charles Dharapak/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Taboos fall away as far-right EU candidates breach red line

PLIEUX, France (AP) – Europe’s taboos are falling away. Virulent language castigating immigration and Islam is creeping from extremist fringe groups on social media and the dark web into politics, and getting new visibility in the final [...]

Boeing 737 Max Hit Trouble Right Away, Pilot’s Tense Radio Messages Show

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jetliner faced an emergency almost immediately after takeoff from Addis Ababa, requesting permission in a panicky voice to return after three minutes as the aircraft [...]

Why International Women’s Day Isn’t Going Away

In fact, more than 30 female leaders — past and present — recently warned in an open letter that progress was eroding, with Susana Malcorra, the former Argentine foreign minister, telling The Guardian that some countries led by [...]

Trump gets praise from unlikely corners for walking away from Kim

“For the United States to have agreed to lift all sanctions in the absence of real and complete denuclearization would have been a tremendous mistake,” former national security adviser Susan Rice said. | Win mcNamee/Getty Images Share [...]

POLITICO Playbook: BREAKDOWN: Talks to keep government open stall, with deadline just days away

Presented by */ ]]> “I’m hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time’s ticking away,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said. | Andrew Burton/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY THE [...]