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Zinke’s likely replacement has been ‘the man behind the curtain’

Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has taken the lead in softening the department’s protections for endangered species, a move that will make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on ecologically sensitive lands. | David [...]

Catalonia’s Ex-Leaders, Behind Bars, Remain Committed to the Separatist Cause

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain — Depending on whom you ask, Oriol Junqueras is either a rebel Catalan leader who sought Spain’s implosion or an elected politician who has unjustifiably spent the past year in prison, awaiting trial [...]

Booker throws his weight behind Trump-backed criminal justice deal

Alex Brandon/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Sen. Cory Booker is signing on as an original backer of the criminal justice package backed by President Donald Trump, giving the deal valuable momentum with Democrats [...]

Behind a Saudi Prince’s Rise, Two Loyal Enforcers

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia convened an outdoor banquet this spring for his fellow Arab rulers, seated among the kings, princes and presidents were two friends with few qualifications other [...]

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love is suing to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is narrowly trailing her Democratic challenger. Love’s campaign said Wednesday the Salt Lake County clerk isn’t allowing [...]

White House, GOP point to Democratic ‘resistance’ behind Kavanaugh ‘smear’

President Donald Trump led the offensive, telling reporters that the charges against Brett Kavanaugh “could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything.” | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Share on [...]

Tragedy? Farce? Confusion? The Method Behind That Russian Poisoning Interview

Jakub Kalensky, who leads efforts to counter disinformation at the head of a European Union unit in Brussels that analyzes Russian disinformation, said the two men’s story was so hard to believe that Russia’s “message may simply [...]

McConnell works feverishly behind the scenes to save Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is juggling the needs of a significant number of senators queasy over the prospect of confirming Brett Kavanaugh without hearing his accuser testify. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Share on Facebook [...]

Behind Trump’s obsession with social media suppression

In public comments and private conversations with his allies, President Donald Trump has bashed the San Francisco tech elites who he believes worked in 2016 to get his political nemesis, Hillary Clinton, elected president. | Scott Olson/Getty [...]

The Man Who Took On the Pope: The Story Behind the Viganò Letter

ROME — At 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò showed up at the Rome apartment of a conservative Vatican reporter with a simple clerical collar, a Rocky Mountains baseball cap and an explosive story to tell. Archbishop [...]