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Trump reverses North Korea sanctions a day after they were announced

Trump reverses North Korea sanctions a day after they were announced

President Donald Trump "likes Chairman Kim" of North Korea and no longer feels sanctions are necessary, according to a White House statement. | Tuan Mark/Getty Images Foreign Policy Following hours of uncertainty, administration officials later insisted the president was not referring to newly announced sanctions. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and CAITLIN OPRYSKO 03/22/2019 02:03 PM EDT…
New Jersey’s high stakes battle to legalize marijuana

New Jersey’s high stakes battle to legalize marijuana

“I don’t know that we’re there yet,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday, referring to whether there is enough support in the Legislature to pass the pot legalization bill. “I don’t know that we’ll be there on Monday.” | Seth Wenig/AP Photo New Jersey Intraparty skirmishes among Democrats could jeopardize Gov. Phil Murphy’s push…
Some Democrats want more than just Trump’s personal tax returns

Some Democrats want more than just Trump’s personal tax returns

Some liberal Democrats say lawmakers should demand President Donald Trump's business tax filings in addition to his personal tax returns. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Congress Trump's business returns could reveal much, much more. By BRIAN FALER 03/22/2019 05:04 AM EDT Top Democratic lawmakers are preparing to request President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, but some…
Can Trump Survive Mueller?

Can Trump Survive Mueller?

Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for Politico. “Well,” the newswoman said to Donald Trump, “you’re under a tremendous amount of pressure lately.” “Why do you say that?” he asked. Story Continued Below It was April 6, 1990, and Paula Zahn on CBS actually had plenty of reasons to think Trump might be feeling…
Biden draws on Obama donor network to jump-start 2020 bid

Biden draws on Obama donor network to jump-start 2020 bid

Barack Obama and Joe Biden arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017. As Biden moves closer to a campaign for president, the question of how he would fund that campaign has loomed over his decision. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections The former vice president is counting on major Obama…
‘I know the fear of it’: How Pramila Jayapal shepherds the freshman Dems

‘I know the fear of it’: How Pramila Jayapal shepherds the freshman Dems

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman elected to the House of Representatives, has vaulted from liberal backbencher to co-leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Rep. Ilhan Omar stood alone near the back of the House chamber earlier this month, glancing at her phone and seemingly oblivious to the remarkable…
DeVos strikes out — in court

DeVos strikes out — in court

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other conservatives have said that the previous administration’s approach was too lenient and costly to taxpayers. | Alex Wong/Getty Images education Judges have rebuffed the education secretary’s attempts to pause or change a range of Obama-era policies. By MICHAEL STRATFORD 03/21/2019 07:01 PM EDT Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempts…
Israel, anti-Semitism and 2020 fight on display as AIPAC gathers

Israel, anti-Semitism and 2020 fight on display as AIPAC gathers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference on March 6, 2018. This year's gathering comes at an extraordinarily turbulent moment in U.S.-Israeli relations. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The politics of Israel, the issue of anti-Semitism and the 2020 presidential campaign will move to center stage in Washington…
The need for speed: Why Congress and the FAA outsourced oversight to Boeing

The need for speed: Why Congress and the FAA outsourced oversight to Boeing

The FAA has been acting at the direction of Congress, amid pressure from industry players like Boeing to help them compete with foreign rivals by speeding up approvals of new aircraft. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Aviation unions and other critics offered dire warnings in 2004 when the Federal Aviation Administration proposed expanding the role of…
Trump’s hyped free speech order asks colleges to do what they already have to

Trump’s hyped free speech order asks colleges to do what they already have to

President Donald Trump is set to sign the order at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon signed his much-hyped executive order on campus free speech — which he deemed a "historic action to defend American students and American values" that have "been under siege" on campuses. "Under the…
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