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Lack of qualified operatives could hamstring 2020 Dems

Sen. Cory Booker has called staff prospects in three early states, four people with knowledge of the calls told POLITICO. | Cheryl Senter/AP Photo 2020 Elections A race is on to lock down early-state staffers who know how to run a presidential [...]

2020 presidential candidates who could take on Trump

POLITICO Illustration Election 2020 The list of 2020 presidential candidates stretches across a wide spectrum of the left. By BRENT D. GRIFFITHS 11/07/2018 02:10 AM EST Updated 11/09/2018 12:37 AM EST 2018-11-09T12:37-0500 Share [...]

These 11 places could seal Trump’s midterm fate

Christian Goodman, 18, votes early in Southern California, an area of the state loaded with barn-burner House races this year. | Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo Elections Orange County, upstate New York and the Phoenix metro area are among [...]

The 2018 midterms could bring historic firsts for women and people of color

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams would be the nation’s first black female governor. | Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Elections Congress and the nation’s leadership could become much more diverse after Election [...]

The 2018 Race That Could Settle the Democrats’ Civil War

Nati Harnik/AP Photo Politics In a Nebraska swing district, Kara Eastman is running a Brooklyn-style campaign. Can it possibly work? By CHARLIE MAHTESIAN November 03, 2018 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> OMAHA — [...]

Trump says Democrats could take House: ‘I can’t go everywhere’

“A blue wave equals a crime wave. You don’t hear too much about the blue wave anymore, do you,” the president said. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> President Donald Trump said [...]

Trump’s immigration obsession could backfire, some Republicans fear

Restating his vow to deploy thousands more troops to the southwest border, President Donald Trump fumed over border-crossers and said he had instructed U.S. military personnel to “consider it a rifle” if incoming migrants hurl stones [...]

Trump says border troops could hit 15K, surprising Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 – roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are [...]

Red-state governor races could bring Medicaid expansion to millions

Georgia’s neck-and-neck governor’s race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp is one of at least half a dozen where a Democrat supporting Medicaid expansion has a fighting chance to replace a Republican who opposes [...]

The Time a President Stoked a Protest So He Could Play the ‘Law and Order’ Card

*/ ]]> The throngs of protesters who stormed Capitol Hill late last month didn’t succeed in keeping Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. But they did furnish Donald Trump and the Republicans with an election-season message to energize [...]