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‘This Is Not 2016’: What People Don’t Get About Bernie Sanders and Race

Sam Sanders is the host of NPR’s “It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders,” a talk show about the news of the week, featuring interviews with people in the culture who deserve your attention. He is also a recovering campaign reporter. */ [...]

Nita Lowey pours cold water on talk of reviving earmarks this year

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey says she doesn’t expect to revive earmarks in House spending bills for fiscal year 2020, blunting talk from top Democrats about potentially reviving them this year. Ms. Lowey said in a [...]

‘This is not a day at the beach’: Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP

Speaker Nancy Pelosi argues that Democrats must stick together on procedural votes, which is the traditional view of party leaders on both sides of the aisle. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Congress House Democrats are divided over [...]

This May Be the World’s Deadliest Job. But There’s ‘No Choice Except to Join.’

SHEMAL, Afghanistan — Janat Bebe sent a son and two grandsons to the Afghan National Police force to fight the Taliban. All three returned home last year in coffins, borne up to a cemetery high above their mountainside village of [...]

110 Dead in Bangladesh Fire: ‘This Isn’t About Poverty, It’s About Greed’

NEW DELHI — The streets were packed Wednesday night when the first explosion ripped through the air. A car powered by compressed natural gas was traveling through a bazaar in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, when the cylinder stored [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump on emergency: ‘I didn’t need to do this’

Presented by */ ]]> “I could do the wall over a longer period of time, I didn’t need to do this,” President Donald Trump said, “but I’d rather do it faster.” | Alex Wong/Getty Images THE LATEST ON THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION [...]

Kabul Dispatch: A Shotgun Under Her Bed, This Afghan Maverick Wants No Peace With Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — The driver of a car that was stopped in the middle of the road, blocking traffic, was shocked when a passing motorist rolled down the window and shouted at him: “Dirty donkey.” He was even more surprised when [...]

‘This is where we make our stand’: Beto O’Rourke finally looks like a 2020 candidate

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke has said that he will decide whether to run for president by the end of the month. | Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images 2020 Elections With Donald Trump holding a rally in O’Rourke’s [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Why this is the best border deal Trump will get

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump gave Congress a chance to negotiate for three weeks, and this is what he got: a billion and change. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY A BORDER DEAL … SARAH FERRIS, HEATHER [...]

‘This is the fight of our lives’: Warren swipes at Trump during official 2020 launch

Announcing her 2020 bid, Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused President Donald Trump of being part of a “rigged system that props up the rich and the powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.” | Carlos Giusti/AP Photo Share on Facebook [...]