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No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than His Fellow Republicans. The Lesson: It Didn’t Work. 13 Aug 11:47pm Updated No One Attacked Trump More in 2016 Than His Fellow Republicans. The Lesson: It Didn’t Work.
Revisiting the blistering criticism from President Trump’s own party raises questions about whether the search for a killer line on Mr. Trump is a fool’s errand for Democrats in 2020.
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Paul Findley, Congressman Behind War Powers Act, Dies at 98 13 Aug 11:30pm Updated Paul Findley, Congressman Behind War Powers Act, Dies at 98
The main author of the resolution that limited a president’s ability to wage war, he also made overtures to the Arab world and earned the opposition of the pro-Israel lobby.
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How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game 13 Aug 9:21pm Updated How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game
Amid a federal investigation, new details show the scope of Elliott Broidy’s efforts to promote the causes of foreign clients as he sought to profit from them.
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The Subject Was Supposed to Be Energy, but Trump’s Visit to a Chemical Plant Seemed More Like a Rally 13 Aug 8:14pm The Subject Was Supposed to Be Energy, but Trump’s Visit to a Chemical Plant Seemed More Like a Rally
Mr. Trump railed against China, President Obama, the lawsuits he’s facing, and, as always, his media coverage.
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13 Aug 7:28pm Updated U.S. Delays Some China Tariffs Until Stores Stock Up for Holidays
President Trump pushed off imposing a new 10 percent tariff on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15. Some other items were excluded altogether.
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John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate 13 Aug 6:08pm Updated John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate
Mr. Hickenlooper, who has remained near the bottom of the Democratic field, is in discussions to challenge Colorado’s Republican senator, Cory Gardner.
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4 Takeaways From a Close Look at Elliott Broidy 13 Aug 5:13pm 4 Takeaways From a Close Look at Elliott Broidy
The influential Republican became close to President Trump and is now under investigation over possible violations of lobbying laws.
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These 3 Cities Are Destinations for Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa. 13 Aug 4:15pm Updated These 3 Cities Are Destinations for Democrats. They’re Not in Iowa.
Senator Cory Booker detoured from early-voting states to hold rallies this month in Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, where turnout will be essential to Democrats winning back key states in 2020.
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Keeping Focus on Gun Bills, Democrats Urge McConnell and Senate to Act 13 Aug 3:00pm Keeping Focus on Gun Bills, Democrats Urge McConnell and Senate to Act
Six prominent Democrats urge the Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, to take up bills the House already passed to extend background checks.
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Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’ 13 Aug 2:01pm Updated Chris Cuomo Threatens Man Who Called Him ‘Fredo’
The confrontation was shared on a conservative YouTube channel. President Trump criticized the CNN host on Twitter, writing: “I thought Chris was Fredo also.”
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13 Aug 1:59pm Updated U.S. to Delay Some China Tariffs Until Stores Stock Up for Holiday Shoppers
The office of the United States trade representative said it would push off imposing new tariffs on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15.
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The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like. 13 Aug 12:41pm Updated The U.S. and the Taliban Are Near a Deal. Here’s What It Could Look Like.
Details of how American troops would withdraw and how a cease-fire would be shaped are among the most crucial issues in the talks’ final stages.
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Why Bernie Sanders Stood Out at the Iowa State Fair 13 Aug 12:22pm Updated Why Bernie Sanders Stood Out at the Iowa State Fair
Most candidates go to the fair to establish human connections with voters. Mr. Sanders’s approach underscored how his campaign is focused primarily on championing ideas.
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13 Aug 11:54am U.S. to Delay Some Tariffs on China Until Stores Stock Up for Holiday Shoppers
The office of the United States trade representative said it would push off imposing new tariffs on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15.
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Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards 13 Aug 11:24am Updated Trump Policy Favors Wealthier Immigrants for Green Cards
Legal immigrants who rely on programs like food stamps and subsidized housing will find it harder to become permanent residents under a new administration proposal.
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13 Aug 11:02am Updated U.S. to Delay Some Tariffs on China
The office of the United States trade representative said it would push off imposing new tariffs on cellphones, laptop computers, toys and other goods until Dec. 15.
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18 Candidates. 72 Hours. A Hectic Weekend at the Iowa State Fair. 13 Aug 9:50am Updated 18 Candidates. 72 Hours. A Hectic Weekend at the Iowa State Fair.
Democratic presidential candidates descended on Des Moines to meet prized Iowa caucus voters, spend time with their families and, of course, eat some food on a stick.
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U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act 13 Aug 3:17am Updated U.S. Significantly Weakens Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration announced far-reaching revisions to the Endangered Species Act, which was first enacted in 1973.
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Tiffany Cabán Was the Next Progressive Hope. Now What? 13 Aug 3:00am Tiffany Cabán Was the Next Progressive Hope. Now What?
After an achingly narrow defeat in the Democratic primary for Queens D.A., Ms. Cabán is not ruling out another run for office.
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13 Aug 1:09am On Politics: Trump Favors Wealthy Immigrants
A new policy will make it harder for legal immigrants who rely on government benefit programs to obtain permanent legal status.
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On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back 13 Aug 12:38am Updated On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back
After mass shootings jolted the nation this month, the Democratic candidates seemed to move in lock step toward more aggressive gun control positions without resistance from moderates.
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U.S. Fencer and Hammer Thrower Lead Silent Protests at Pan-American Games 13 Aug 12:27am Updated U.S. Fencer and Hammer Thrower Lead Silent Protests at Pan-American Games
Race Imboden protested by kneeling and Gwen Berry raised her fist. They now may face sanctions.
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