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POLITICO Playbook: Why Mueller’s end is only the beginning

Presented by */ ]]> Special counsel Robert Mueller is expected by some to deliver his report soon. | Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY BREAKING OVERNIGHT … REUTERS’ JAMES MACKENZIE in Islamabad and ROD NICKEL [...]

A League of Their Own, as Only 3 Arab Leaders Attend Summit

The league’s membership has had to wrestle with questions about how to rebuild Syria’s shattered infrastructure and economy — an undertaking that could cost hundreds of billions of dollars — and what to do about the more than [...]

‘Only with Nancy’: How Schumer and Pelosi stuck together on the shutdown

The White House’s legislative agenda now is at the mercy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — as long as they remain united. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

The Only Impeachment Guide You’ll Ever Need

*/ ]]> It’s been barely a week since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, and already the I-word is flying around Washington. “We’re going to impeach the motherfucker,” Rashida Tlaib declared jubilantly mere hours [...]

Lebanon Dispatch: Christmas in Lebanon: ‘Jesus Isn’t Only for the Christians’

“We need a real Santa Claus to come and take all the Lebanese away,” said Mohamed Ibrahim, a young electrician who was taking a selfie with his new wife, Taghrid Ibrahim, in front of the mall’s nativity scene. “Wherever he wants [...]

Brazil’s Violent Drug Trade Overruns Paraguay: ‘Scenes You Only See in Movies’

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — Even Paraguay’s antidrug chief couldn’t believe what was happening. In October, officials there said they had foiled a plot to deploy a car bomb packed with 187 pounds of explosives to free a jailed drug [...]

Only debate set for Mississippi’s hard-fought US Senate race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger, Mike Espy, meet for their only debate Tuesday night in a contest where the incumbent’s verbal gaffes have dredged up strong emotions about Mississippi’s [...]

Only on AP: Stacey Abrams’ team prepares push for new vote

ATLANTA (AP) – Stacey Abrams‘ campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of [...]

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Mia [...]

Duterte Says, ‘My Only Sin Is the Extrajudicial Killings’

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Thursday said for the first time that extrajudicial killings had happened under his government’s brutal war on drugs, an admission that could bolster two cases filed against [...]