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Congress averts shutdown, postponing fight over Trump’s wall

President Donald Trump’s request for $ 5 billion worth of border wall funding stands at the center of the funding dispute that he’ll discuss with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci White [...]

Senators bicker over definition of Trump’s wall

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading an argument that a past bipartisan agreement gives zero dollars to President Trump for his border wall. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Democrats [...]

‘We have a crisis’: Democrats at war over voter data trove

State parties have expressed bewilderment that the Democratic National Committee is expecting them to cede some control of one of their key assets — for what they consider to be nothing in return. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Elections A [...]

Larry Wallace, Kamala Harris aide, resigns over involvement in harassment lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A top aide to California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has resigned over his involvement in a harassment lawsuit while he worked at the state Department of Justice. The Sacramento Bee reports Larry Wallace left his job Wednesday [...]

Donald Trump taps Robert Lighthizer, China hawk, to take over talks with Beijing

President Trump has named China hawk Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, to lead trade talks with Beijing. The move was confirmed Monday by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, another leading advocate of cracking down on [...]

Israel, Palestinians jockey over Jerusalem in Trump era

JERUSALEM (AP) – President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has set off an increasingly visible battle in the city’s eastern sector – with an emboldened Israel seeking to cement its control over [...]

Australian Students Stage School Strikes Over Climate Change Inaction

MELBOURNE, Australia — As wildfires raged across the country, a heat wave again threatened the Great Barrier Reef and a mining giant announced it would push ahead with a huge coal project, thousands of students across Australia quit [...]

Michael Cohen strikes plea deal over lying about Russia project

In August, Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to eight other felony counts brought by federal prosecutors in New York | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Legal The charge brings Trump closer to [...]

Tensions over Trump and Khashoggi erupt in the Senate

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the media following a closed Senate Intel briefing. He said, “There is no direct reporting connecting the crown prince to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.” | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Foreign [...]

Chris Plante reigns over D.C. airwaves through wit, astonishing energy

ANALYSIS/OPINION: ANALYSIS/OPINION: The biggest question I had about Chris Plante was answered within the first several minutes I spent sitting in his studio at WMAL as he broadcast his 9 a.m. to noon radio show one day this month. The answer [...]