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McConnell offers fresh defense of Senate filibuster, warns Democrats could pass ‘socialist policies’ if they take controlIn an op-ed, the Senate majority leader touted the rights of the minority party in his chamber and said, “America needs the Senate to be the Senate.”
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Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts drops out of presidential race after failing to break through in a crowded Democratic fieldMoulton focused his campaign on foreign policy and national security but was unable to move up among the party’s moderates, who have coalesced for now around former vice president Joe Biden.
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Trump claims higher job approval among Republicans than recent polls have foundIn a morning tweet, the president claimed that 94 percent of fellow Republicans approve of the way he is handling his job. Neither he nor his aides identified the poll he was citing.
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The top 10 House races of 2020Republicans are intent on taking back seats they think should be rightfully theirs, in districts that Trump won by double digits. It’s those seats that make up the bulk of The Fix’s list of House races most likely to flip parties in 2020.
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The top 10 House races of 2020Republicans are intent on taking back seats they think should be rightfully theirs, in districts that Trump won by double digits. It’s those seats that make up the bulk of The Fix’s list of House races most likely to flip parties in 2020.
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Trump and the GOP want you to know they’re really, seriously thinking about budget-cutting ... in a few yearsThey keep floating the idea that this will be done if Trump wins reelection. Skepticism is necessary.
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House Democrats have some convincing to do on impeachmentA new poll suggests House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry will have to simultaneously build their case against Trump and make it to the American people.
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Trump and the GOP want you to know they’re really, seriously thinking about budget-cutting ... in a few yearsThey keep floating the idea that this will be done if Trump wins reelection. Skepticism is necessary.
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With primary’s first winnowing at hand, candidates face tough choice: Drop out or continue on ‘fool’s errand’At least nine Democratic presidential hopefuls will probably miss the September debate stage. Should they fold their tents, or soldier on hoping for an improbable comeback?
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Most U.S. Muslims are patriots. Asking them to choose between faith and nation has a pernicious consequence.New research shows that simply asking about their national identity can lower Muslims’ political engagement.
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Bernie Sanders offers a massive climate plan. Environmentalists cheer, but will it be too much for voters?Sanders’s new $16.3 trillion climate plan would remake large sections of the U.S. economy. Many environmentalists praise its sweep, but some Democratic strategists worry it will spook centrists.
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NRA shakes up legal team amid intensifying civil warThe gun rights group severed ties with prominent Washington attorney Charles Cooper, who said that during his three decades of work for the NRA, he “adhered to the highest standards of professionalism and loyalty.”
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Trump won’t get Greenland, but GOP groups are cashing in on the idea with T-shirtsThe Republican Party is using the president's interest in Greenland as a fundraising pitch.
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The Trailer: Labor union members and leaders are skeptical -- but pondering their 2020 choicesIn this edition: Democrats follow labor's lead in Iowa, the debate-rules grumbling gets louder, and trans rights come to a Southern race for governor.
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White House scraps plan to seek return of unspent foreign aidAfter pressure from Capitol Hill, the Trump administration backed off a proposal that drew criticism from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
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House Democrats have some convincing to do on impeachmentA new poll suggests House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry will have to simultaneously build their case against Trump and make it to the American people.
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‘It’s going to be tough’: House Democrats appear less likely to get Trump’s tax returns before 2020 electionHouse Democrats face internal divisions over whether they could have moved faster to secure the president's financial records.
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After dropping White House bid, Jay Inslee announces he is seeking a third term as Washington governor“I want to continue to stand with you in opposing Donald Trump and rejecting his hurtful and divisive agenda,” he said in a letter to supporters.
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Sen. Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland in conversations with Trump and Danish ambassadorThe revelation came a day after Trump called off a trip to Denmark, saying in a tweet that he postponed the visit because the country’s leader was not interested in selling Greenland to the United States.
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Park Police chief MacLean promoted to top Interior Dept. law enforcement postMacLean, a 28-year veteran of the Park Police, has been criticized for his silence during the Bijan Ghaisar investigation. He will oversee the Park Police and six other federal law enforcement programs.
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Trump’s economic rhetoric just took another big hitOne out of every 11 jobs reportedly created during his presidency — wasn't.
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Here’s what you need to know about Trump’s suit to keep his finances secretThe case is part of an escalating fight between Trump and congressional Democrats over the president’s financial records. Here's what you need to know.
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The Democratic field is winnowing — and is still as big as the 2016 fields from both parties combinedSome perspective on the uniqueness of the 2020 Democratic field.
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What Jay Inslee’s departure says about climate change and the Democratic primaryGiven a moment in the spotlight, Inslee didn't convey the urgency he said powered his campaign.
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