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Lawmakers scramble to break impasse as Trump threatens national emergency

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2020 contenders scramble in advance of January campaign kickoff

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tours the Paulson Electric Company on Dec. 4. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, part of his multicity swing through the state. | Steve Pope/Getty Images 2020 Elections Democratic presidential prospects rush [...]

GOP leaders scramble to avoid pre-Election Day shutdown

Donald Trump‘s presence in the Oval Office complicates his own party’s efforts to avoid a government shutdown – even though Republicans control both chambers of Congress. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images congress The president’s [...]

Turks Scramble as Lira Falls and Prices Soar

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Some businesses have doubled prices on imported goods this year and are already feeling a falloff in sales, as economists warn of galloping inflation. Source: NYT > World

After Laos Dam’s Failure, Rescuers Scramble to Save the Stranded

[unable to retrieve full-text content] At least 26 people were killed and more than 3,000 were stranded on trees and rooftops after the failure of the dam. Source: NYT > World
A Worldwide Scramble to Pull Off a Trump and Kim Summit
TOKYO — Ever since President Trump pulled out of planned talks with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, officials from both countries have been scrambling to salvage the summit meeting and keep it on track for June 12 in Singapore. A [...]
Cohen crisis shows short-handed Trump legal team’s scramble
When President Donald Trump’s newest lawyer appeared in a Manhattan federal court on Friday, she had an apologetic message for the judge: I’m new around here. “Now, I should say my firm was engaged Wednesday evening, April 11,” the [...]
Ryan bombshell sets off scramble for his job
Kevin McCarthy will have to defy history, beat back a possible Democratic wave and win over a skeptical House Freedom Caucus to become the 55th speaker of the House. That, and watch out for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, too. [...]
Trump’s gun control embrace sets off scramble in Congress
The flurry of action suggests President Donald Trump’s wild-card support Wednesday for proposals to expand background checks and raise the age limit for certain rifle [...]
In Democrat-led state capitals, GOP tax reform push could scramble fiscal plans
The Republican tax reform push in Washington is setting off budgetary alarm bells in high-tax states like New York, California and New Jersey, in the latest political skirmish to pit national Republicans against Democratic state and big city [...]