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‘The gang concept almost never works’: Senators struggle to end shutdown

“The gang concept almost never works. And when it does, the people who were part of the gang are almost always sorry they were part of the gang,” said Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the No. 4 GOP leader. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo government [...]

‘The Taliban Made Me Fight’: What to Do With Child Recruits After They Serve Time?

Mr. Karzai called them “innocent children incited by the enemies of Afghanistan.” One of them, Nasibullah, who was said to be 10 at the time, although he looked much younger, was rearrested less than a year later. The National Directorate [...]

‘The new straw poll’: 2020 candidates race to build small-donor armies

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) $ 80 million 2018 Senate run broke fundraising records and places him among a small group of 2020 hopefuls who can raise massive amounts from small donors. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Elections Five [...]

‘The toughest year’: US immigration changes dominated 2018

NEW YORK (AP) – Children torn from parents, refugees turned away and a relentless stream of changes to immigration regulation and enforcement. To those who champion President Donald Trump and believe cracking down on immigration translates [...]

Zinke’s likely replacement has been ‘the man behind the curtain’

Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has taken the lead in softening the department’s protections for endangered species, a move that will make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on ecologically sensitive lands. | David [...]

Donald Trump ‘not concerned’ about impeachment: ‘The people would revolt’

President Trump warned against efforts to impeach him Tuesday, raising the specter of a popular uprising against a Congress that did that. Mr. Trump issued his caution in an Oval Office interview with Reuters news agency, saying he wasn’t [...]

‘The perfect witness’: Dems want Cohen to testify on the Hill

Michael Cohen’s legal team declined to say whether he’d commit to additional congressional testimony on the day he reached a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. | Julie Jacobson/AP Photo Share on Facebook [...]

Theresa May: ‘The Next 7 Days Are Critical’ for Brexit Deal

The immediate focus in Westminster, however, is on whether Mrs. May can keep her post. Hard-line Brexit supporters within the Conservative Party believe that they will soon have the 48 letters required to hold a no-confidence motion. As [...]

‘The government’s story keeps changing’: CNN seen as likely to prevail in White House fight

The White House’s changing explanations for why CNN‘s Jim Acosta lost his access could indicate to the judge that these explanations are covers for the true rationale. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Media The White House’s shifting [...]

How a smooth Saudi operative charms Washington and defends ‘the indefensible’

The global outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has forced many Washington lobbyists and public relations pros to cut ties with the Saudi government. But not Ali Shihabi. | Screengrab from Al Jazeera Foreign Policy Ali Shihabi has [...]