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‘He would have given up a very valuable appendage to get that job’

The failures of his predecessors and the daunting year ahead did not deter Mick Mulvaney, who has spent several months openly lobbying for the job. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Chief of staff [...]

Can You Still Find Stocks That are ‘Always Up’ (Even Now)?

“This market is crazy!” That’s how one highly respected colleague described the volatility in markets over the past week or so, and I must say that I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, the price action in markets since early October has been [...]

Adam Schiff: Justice Department must ‘re-examine’ position that sitting president can’t be indicted

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that the Justice Department needs to reconsider its longstanding position that a sitting president cannot be indicted. In a CNN interview Wednesday, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, [...]

China Says Detained Canadian Worked for Group That Was Not Legally Registered

BEIJING — China said Wednesday that a former Canadian diplomat who has been detained in Beijing was employed by an organization that was “not registered in China legally,” citing a law passed in 2016 that has had a chilling effect [...]

The 17 gripping minutes that captivated Washington

poster=”http://v.politico.com/images/1155968404/201812/3970/1155968404_5978243965001_5978228446001-vs.jpg?pubId=1155968404″ true white house In the Oval Office, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer clashed [...]

‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’: The left moves to defend its brand

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said it is critical “that we have some very clear guidelines about what it means to be progressive.” | Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images 2020 Election In advance [...]

The legal battle that could undermine law at center of Mueller probe

While special counsel Robert Mueller has yet to charge anyone with a direct violation of the law against foreign involvement in U.S. elections, his team alludes to the statute in several legal filings. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Mueller [...]

France to Suspend Fuel Tax Increase That Spurred Violent Protests

PARIS — In a major concession by President Emmanuel Macron, France will suspend a tax increase on gasoline and diesel fuel that had been slated for January, in an attempt to quell weeks of protests and rioting by the so-called Yellow [...]

The Website That Shows How a Free Press Can Die

BUDAPEST — Hungary’s leading news website, Origo, had a juicy scoop: A top aide to the far-right prime minister, Viktor Orban, had used state money to pay for sizable but unexplained expenses during secret foreign trips. The story [...]

Doctor discusses gun safety, dangers that they can pose

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Deborah Greenhouse wants you to know what her lane is. The Columbia pediatrician is one of several doctors joining a social media storm over guns and doctors, sparking a fight between the physicians and the National [...]