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Amazon Rainforest Fires: What to Know

The hashtag #PrayForAmazonas was the top trending topic in the world on Twitter on Wednesday, as images of a rain forest on fire spread across the internet. Here is what we know so far about the fires raging in the Amazon. How widespread [...]

A Journey to Explore What ‘Victory’ Looks Like in a Shattered Syria

“Safety is back in Syria,” proclaimed one billboard. But safety had proved elusive for Um Ahmad, 28, who was sitting on her stoop with her sister at dusk, surrounded by shattered buildings. Their husbands were both missing, the two [...]

What FDR Understood About Socialism That Today’s Democrats Don’t

Peter Canellos is editor-at-large of Politico. */ ]]> President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in characteristic style: beaming, from the back seat of an open car. He had [...]

What Muslim ban? 2020 Democrats go easy on Trump

American Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers that mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the Niles West High School football field in Skokie, Ill., on June 5, 2019. | Amr Alfiky/AP Photo 2020 elections Muslim-American [...]

What Liberals Are Getting Wrong About the Times Headline

Alex Wong/Getty Images Fourth Estate Even when it writes good headlines about Trump, the paper of record doesn’t want to be the paper of resistance. By JACK SHAFER August 06, 2019 Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer. Share [...]

What an honest debate about race would sound like

Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have had confrontations on the issue of race — a topic that could cause a clash on the second night of debates Wednesday. | Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Fight back, pick policy fights, bring Twitter charm to life: What each Dem needs out of Wednesday’s debate

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized at home for the time he’s spending away, but he’s still not having much of an effect on the primary conversation. He’s focused heavily on President Donald Trump, who he calls “ConDon” [...]

What Beto O’Rourke’s Dad Taught Him About Losing

*/ ]]> EL PASO, Texas—In 1998, in the closing days of the race for county judge here, Pat O’Rourke sensed a shift in the electorate. “I know we’re in the game,” he told the El Paso Times as he drew within 7 percentage points of [...]

Here’s what to expect from the Robert Mueller testimony

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POLITICO PLAYBOOK: What the VP saw at the border

Presented by */ ]]> “When Vice President Pence visited a migrant detention center here Friday, he saw nearly 400 men crammed behind caged fences with not enough room for them all to lie down on the concrete ground. There were [...]