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POLITICO Playbook: The Playbook Power List: 19 to Watch in 2019

Presented by */ ]]> From the new generation reshaping the Democratic Party to the behind-the-scenes players who keep Congress moving, the Playbook Power List spotlights people to watch in 2019. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images DRIVING [...]

Kushner makes White House policy power play

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, has long eyed the policy council as a way to gain yet another platform inside the West Wing. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO White House The top Trump adviser [...]

Freshman Dems demand more power from Pelosi

Many incoming freshmen, including some who were critical of Nancy Pelosi on the campaign trail, are now warming to the California Democrat. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> A group of newly elected [...]

Election brings divided power back to Minnesota’s Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota voters’ choices in Tuesday’s election will give the state another Democratic governor and a Legislature split between Democrats and Republicans, the latest experiment with divided government in Minnesota [...]

Sri Lanka President Dissolves Parliament Amid Power Struggle

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The president of Sri Lanka dissolved the country’s Parliament on Friday night and called for elections in January to choose new lawmakers, a move that critics said was illegal, and that deepened a two-week-old [...]

With Saudi Prince Holding On to Power, U.S. Is Seen Standing by Him

LONDON — A month after the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration has decided to stand by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, having concluded that he is almost certain to retain his grip on power despite [...]

Germans Appalled by Threat From Trump’s Ambassador to Help Far-Right Nationalists Take Power

Germans Appalled by Threat From Trump’s Ambassador to Help Far-Right Nationalists Take Power Across Europe The German government demanded a formal explanation from the United States on Monday of what, exactly, the new U.S. ambassador [...]

Kavanaugh’s first vote could be in Trump executive power fight

Justice Brett Kavanaugh is expected to take the bench for the first time at the Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices hear arguments in three criminal cases. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Justice [...]

Scientists Surprised by Power of Indonesia Tsunami

Scientists expressed surprise at the size of the tsunami that devastated the Indonesian city of Palu on Friday, saying an earthquake like the one that preceded it would not necessarily spawn such destructive waves. “We expected [...]

Hit Men and Power: South Africa’s Leaders Are Killing One Another

Mr. Magaqa died about eight weeks later — from his injuries, the authorities said. His family insisted he had been recovering and was poisoned. Of the nearly 40 politicians assassinated in South Africa last year, he was the most recognizable. [...]