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Richard H. Fulton, Liberal Tennessee Politician, Dies at 91 6 Dec 10:38pm Updated Richard H. Fulton, Liberal Tennessee Politician, Dies at 91
After a long tenure in Congress, where he was one of the few Southerners to support the Civil Rights Act, he oversaw Nashville’s growth as mayor.
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Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration 6 Dec 10:33pm Updated Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration
The proposal would limit the bird’s protected habitat to just 1.8 million acres, essentially opening up nine million acres of land to drilling.
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Trump Is Expected to Name State Dept. Spokeswoman to U.N. Post 6 Dec 10:21pm Trump Is Expected to Name State Dept. Spokeswoman to U.N. Post
Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who has been the public face of the State Department since last year, would replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.
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Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound. 6 Dec 10:04pm Updated Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.
Since releasing the results in October, the ancestry issue clouding her possible presidential campaign has only intensified.
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Trump Set to Name State Department Spokeswoman to U.N. Post 6 Dec 8:58pm Trump Set to Name State Department Spokeswoman to U.N. Post
Heather Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who has been the public face of the State Department since last year, would replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations.
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North Carolina Republicans Express Increasing Doubts on Disputed Election 6 Dec 8:17pm Updated North Carolina Republicans Express Increasing Doubts on Disputed Election
Citing fraud allegations, the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that a new election may be appropriate in the state’s Ninth Congressional District.
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For N.Y.’s Foster Children, Running Away Can Lead to Handcuffs 6 Dec 8:05pm Updated For N.Y.’s Foster Children, Running Away Can Lead to Handcuffs
It is not a crime to run away from foster care. But in Family Court hearings each week, the city is getting arrest warrants for children who do.
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U.S. Oil Exports Are Rising. So Is the Trade Deficit. 6 Dec 7:10pm U.S. Oil Exports Are Rising. So Is the Trade Deficit.
The Trump administration has touted increased energy exports as a key element in its strategy to rebalance foreign trade. It’s not working.
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Trump Weighs Bringing Back William Barr as Attorney General 6 Dec 6:51pm Updated Trump Weighs Bringing Back William Barr as Attorney General
William P. Barr, a supporter of executive power who served as attorney general in 1991-93, is a front-runner to lead the Justice Department again.
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Knicks Owner James Dolan Fined for Violating F.T.C. Rules 6 Dec 6:38pm Knicks Owner James Dolan Fined for Violating F.T.C. Rules
He failed to tell government agencies of his acquisition of additional voting securities in the Madison Square Garden Company, the government says.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Why Run for President? Because Even Losing Has Its Perks 6 Dec 6:27pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Why Run for President? Because Even Losing Has Its Perks
In the On Politics newsletter, the incentives to a presidential bid; plus, an update on the voter fraud story in North Carolina.
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11th-Hour Effort to Press McConnell to Allow a Criminal Justice Vote 6 Dec 6:12pm 11th-Hour Effort to Press McConnell to Allow a Criminal Justice Vote
Senators and outside groups have all but accused Republican leaders of underrepresenting a bill’s support to justify not scheduling a vote before Congress adjourns.
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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Win or Lose, It Pays to Run 6 Dec 6:08pm On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Win or Lose, It Pays to Run
There are lots of incentives to a presidential bid, and not all of them involve winning; plus, an update on the voter fraud story in North Carolina.
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America’s Tariff Men: Connecting McKinley to Trump 6 Dec 5:55pm Updated America’s Tariff Men: Connecting McKinley to Trump
President Trump says he wants to see us return to the high tariff days of William McKinley. History, so far, seems to be repeating itself in some telling ways.
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Growth of Health Care Spending Slowed Last Year 6 Dec 5:31pm Updated Growth of Health Care Spending Slowed Last Year
The 3.9 percent growth was the lowest since before big increases linked to the expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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David Valadao Concedes House Race in Another Setback for California Republicans 6 Dec 5:07pm Updated David Valadao Concedes House Race in Another Setback for California Republicans
The Democratic candidate, T.J. Cox, was declared the winner. With this result, Democrats have now captured 40 House seats from Republicans.
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Arrest of Chinese Executive Intensifies Trade War Fears 6 Dec 4:46pm Updated Arrest of Chinese Executive Intensifies Trade War Fears
The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, an executive at the Chinese company Huawei, could imperil trade talks. But it is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to contain China and Iran.
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Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down? 6 Dec 4:44pm Updated Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down?
Sign-ups for health plans are 11 percent lower than last year, with two weeks left in open enrollment. Here are some possible reasons.
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North Carolina Republican Leader Says He’s Open to New Election in Disputed District 6 Dec 3:51pm Updated North Carolina Republican Leader Says He’s Open to New Election in Disputed District
Citing fraud allegations, the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that a new election may be appropriate in the state’s Ninth Congressional District.
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Supreme Court’s Double Jeopardy Case May Have Implications for Trump Associates 6 Dec 3:19pm Supreme Court’s Double Jeopardy Case May Have Implications for Trump Associates
But the justices seemed reluctant to overrule precedents that sometimes allow defendants to be prosecuted twice for the same crimes.
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Chinese Executive’s Arrest Sets Trump Priorities on a Collision Course 6 Dec 1:22pm Chinese Executive’s Arrest Sets Trump Priorities on a Collision Course
The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, an executive at the Chinese company Huawei, could imperil trade talks. But it is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to contain China and Iran.
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Are Rural Voters the ‘Real’ Voters? Wisconsin Republicans Seem to Think So 6 Dec 12:54pm Are Rural Voters the ‘Real’ Voters? Wisconsin Republicans Seem to Think So
A last-minute power grab by state lawmakers draws on an argument as old as the nation.
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George H.W. Bush, the Original Sock Diplomat 6 Dec 12:19pm George H.W. Bush, the Original Sock Diplomat
As funerals took place around the country for the former president, those who could not attend paid homage with creative hosiery.
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North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind? 6 Dec 11:27am Updated North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind?
North Carolina passed one of the nation’s toughest voter I.D. laws. But the fraud investigation going on now is focused on absentee ballots, which the state made easier to file.
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Deval Patrick Won’t Run in 2020, Citing ‘Cruelty’ of the Process 6 Dec 10:18am Updated Deval Patrick Won’t Run in 2020, Citing ‘Cruelty’ of the Process
Mr. Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, had been discussing a possible run with associates and had been actively traveling around the country to support Democratic candidates.
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National Day of Mourning for Bush: What It Means and What’s Closed 6 Dec 9:45am Updated National Day of Mourning for Bush: What It Means and What’s Closed
The federal government on Wednesday marked a “National Day of Mourning” for President George Bush, who died last week, leaving the Postal Service and the Supreme Court closed.
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Trump Cites ‘Strong Signals’ From Xi as Trade Fears Return 6 Dec 3:32am Updated Trump Cites ‘Strong Signals’ From Xi as Trade Fears Return
The president expressed optimism about a deal after his tariff threats roiled markets, but concerns remain about the prospects for a trade truce.
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In Funeral of Pomp and Pageantry, Nation Bids Farewell to George Bush 6 Dec 3:23am Updated In Funeral of Pomp and Pageantry, Nation Bids Farewell to George Bush
The 41st president was remembered as a “kinder and gentler” leader who stood in contrast to the politics of insults now in vogue.
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Highlights of President George Bush’s Funeral 6 Dec 2:02am Updated Highlights of President George Bush’s Funeral
The United States’ five living presidents and about a dozen current and former heads of state are at the National Cathedral for a state funeral.
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6 Dec 1:59am On Politics: A Nation Remembers President Bush
George H.W. Bush’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral drew five living presidents, family, friends and dignitaries from around the world.
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