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U.N. ambassador hunt drags on as top candidate fades

Two of the president’s preferred candidates for the U.N. ambassadorship are out of the running. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images White House ‘It seems like this has been the position they could never quite find someone to fill,’ [...]

Inside the Hunt for the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist

*/ ]]> This text is excerpted from the book Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat, by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff Copyright © 2018 by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff. [...]

Bolivia Dispatch: On Amazon Hunt for New Flavors, Discovering Caiman, Callampa and Kecho

CACHICHIRA, Bolivia — The hunt began at nightfall under a crescent moon and with a chorus of frogs, which suddenly went silent when the rifles fired and the thrashing erupted. The bodies were dragged onto the deck of three boats: [...]

Dems hunt for a win as they struggle in Kavanaugh battle

“This game is a long way from over,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress Democrats have an uphill battle in blocking Kavanaugh’s [...]

Brett Kavanaugh document hunt backfires on Democrats

Democrats are convinced that smoking guns and legal landmines are buried in millions of pages of documents from Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s past. But 500,000 pages into their search, they have yet to identify them. As Judge Kavanaugh prepares [...]

Trump blots out North Korea glow with ‘witch hunt’ talk

“This happens with every trip,” said one Republican strategist close to the White House. “The Saudi trip was great and then they came back to chaos and a shitshow. [...]
Is Trump Serious About Trade War? China’s Leaders Hunt for Answers
Governing with a new mandate since engineering the removal of presidential term limits last month, Mr. Xi has personally taken control of decision-making in the trade standoff, according to analysts and political insiders with ties to [...]
Kelly’s hunt for a deputy bogs down amid personnel issues
Chief of staff John Kelly’s search for a No. 2, which has dragged on for more than four months, shows no signs of wrapping up anytime soon. The White House was widely expected to make a public announcement about the position [...]
Progressives hunt down one of the last conservative Democrats
CHICAGO — Powerful interests are lined up against him. Outside spending groups are forming to advocate for his defeat. National political figures have endorsed his opponent. And that’s just within Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski’s [...]
A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan
The C.I.A. declined to comment on its expanded role in Afghanistan, which will put more lower-level Taliban militants in its cross hairs. But the mission is a tacit acknowledgment that to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table — [...]