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The surprise religious group that could decide Trump’s fate

*/ ]]> In 2016, Mormons rejected Donald Trump in numbers unheard of for a Republican nominee — viewing the thrice-married, immigrant-bashing Republican as an affront to their values. In 2020, the president is going all-out to change [...]

Trump scrambles to recover from report that he called fallen troops ‘losers’

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci By QUINT FORGEY 09/04/2020 12:06 PM EDT Updated: 09/04/2020 01:26 PM EDT */ ]]> President Donald Trump and his aides are scrambling to [...]

White House refutes report that Trump called U.S. war dead in France ‘losers’

President Trump and White House officials pushed back furiously Thursday night against a published report that President Trump skipped a visit to an American military cemetery in France in 2018 after calling the dead “losers” for [...]

Charlie Hebdo Republishes Cartoons That Prompted Deadly 2015 Attack

PARIS — The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has republished the same cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam that prompted a deadly attack on the magazine in 2015, an act that will be seen by some as a commitment to [...]

I Was a U.S. Diplomat. Customs and Border Protection Only Cared That I Was Black.

*/ ]]> On Nov. 19, 2018, I was driving from my home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across the border to El Paso, Texas, when a Customs and Border Protection agent in his booth looked at my car, looked at me, and waved me to the left, through [...]

Inside the 5 moments that nearly tanked Biden’s bid

*/ ]]> Joe Biden’s campaign was on the verge of imploding. In early February, the Democratic frontrunner placed fourth in the Iowa caucuses. It was looking just as grim heading into New Hampshire the next week— a one-two punch [...]

Kamala Harris is now California’s best shot at the White House. Where does that leave Newsom?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to a reporter’s question. | AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool By CARLA MARINUCCI 08/19/2020 11:43 PM EDT Updated: 08/20/2020 03:42 PM EDT */ ]]> OAKLAND, Calif. — Almost from the day [...]

Japan’s Been Proudly Pacifist for 75 Years. A Missile Proposal Challenges That.

TOKYO — Shinzo Abe is facing some of the toughest challenges of his record-setting tenure as Japan’s prime minister, with persistent flare-ups of the coronavirus, an economy mired in recession, and a public fed up with his government’s [...]

A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Inside a hushed bookstore in central Taipei one recent night, Ju Lee-wen stood beneath a large black banner that said “Revolution Now!” and raised her fist into the air. Ms. Ju, a 26-year-old lawyer, is concerned [...]

About That Next Bailout: One Big Lesson from 2009

*/ ]]> The last time Washington debated how much stimulus to inject into a moribund economy, the mantra inside the White House was: The more, the better. It was 2009, the nation was reeling from the mortgage meltdown and President [...]