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Trump mocks O’Rourke in Texas amid dueling rallies over wall

President Donald Trump went to Texas to push his immigration policies but turned first to mocking Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas now mulling a presidential run, as the two held dueling rallies. Read More
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Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

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It’s not clear whether Trump will support the deal, although GOP negotiators said they were hopeful. Read More

Budget talks resume amid pessimism over border differences

Republicans say Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities are a deal breaker — eclipsing the border wall issue for now — and represent overreach by top Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. Read More
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As Democratic field expands, Biden waits on the sidelines

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday— in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the presidential campaign’s first contest. Read More

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state’s second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. Read More
 

Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal

Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they’re trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. Read More

Virginia lieutenant governor wants sexual assault accusations investigated

Virginia’s embattled lieutenant governor today called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him while defying widespread calls for his resignation with a plea for “space in this moment for due process.” Read More
 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official today in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build “an America that works for everyone.” Read More
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Democrats turn focus to tax returns — and Trump’s loom largest

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That goal has been high on their list of priorities since they won control of the House in November’s midterm elections, but asking for Trump’s returns is likely to set off a huge legal battle with his administration. Read More

Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi attend National Prayer Breakfast

Among those delivering readings today was the Most Rev. Michael Curry, who made headlines around the world with his stirring sermon about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Read More
 

Fact Check: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

President Donald Trump laced his State of the Union speech with puffed-up numbers and partial truths Tuesday as he hailed an “economic miracle,” warned of human traffickers flooding across the border and appeared to place Afghanistan in the Middle East instead of where it is, Asia. Read More
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Democrats launch new probe of Trump’s finances and Russia ties

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The announcement came one day after Trump criticized “ridiculous partisan investigations” in his State of the Union speech. Read More
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A special kind of shade: Pelosi smirks, dismisses Trump

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Postponed a week, the evening began without the customary opening of the speaker pounding the gavel, calling the chamber to order and presenting the president. Read More
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Virginia attorney general says he wore blackface, too

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The attorney general issued the statement after rumors of a blackface photo of him had circulated at the Capitol for a day or more. Read More

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