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‘Horseface’: Does it matter that Trump ridicules women?

Suffice it to say that “Horseface” and porn actress Stormy Daniels aren’t what Republicans want to talk about three weeks from the midterm elections — or ever. A record number of women are running, most of them Democrats, in the first balloting of the #MeToo era. Read More

Trump says he’s not to blame if Republicans lose House

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won’t accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates. Read More

U.S,, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods are threatening a trade deal with South Africa that gives U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to them for years. Read More

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

President Donald Trump called on his potential 2020 Democratic challenger to apologize and claimed that even the Cherokee Nation “denies her.” Read More

Saudi Arabia shifts course, may admit dissident journalist’s death

Saudi Arabia was preparing an alternative explanation of the fate of a dissident journalist, saying he died at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago in an interrogation gone wrong, according to a person familiar with the kingdom’s plans. Read More

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump

A federal judge has dismissed porn actress Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Read More

Supreme Court: Next Florida governor will pick new justices

Florida’s next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled today in a decision with major implications in this year’s gubernatorial campaign. Read More

Trump celebrates American pastor’s return after two years of detention in Turkey

A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, in a move that is likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United States. Read More

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner paid almost no taxes for years, documents show

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser appears to have paid almost no federal income taxes, according to confidential financial documents reviewed by The New York Times. Read More

Kansas town says Kobach can’t use replica gun in parade

Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade have told Republican Kris Kobach that he must remove a replica machine gun from the back of a Jeep that’s become a key part of his campaign for governor and emblematic of his support for gun rights. Read More

Trump’s boasts ring hollow in some black communities

It’s one of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in promoting his administration’s success: the record low rate of black unemployment. But on a recent sunny afternoon in Vernon Park in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, that victory seemed hollow. Read More

U.S. asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration

Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of three Central American countries today that the U.S. is ready to do more to help their economies if they make a greater effort to fight illegal immigration. Read More

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late today, all but wrapping up its pre-election work on a top Republican priority days after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Read More

Romney says Supreme Court confirmation process ‘awful’

Mitt Romney said the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation shows the Supreme Court nominating process is “awful,” a sentiment his Democratic Senate opponent largely shared even though they differed on how to fix it during today’s debate. Read More

Hirono says Sen. Lindsey Graham ‘channeling Trump’ after blistering criticism on Fox News

Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Hirono acted as though Kavanaugh was “guilty until proven innocent” when it came to allegations of sexual assault. Read More


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