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Five questions for Stormy Daniels in her ‘60 Minutes' interview

2 hours 5 min ago
Here are the things to watch for when the porn star speaks about her alleged affair with Trump.

The last major act of an anti-spending Congress: A $1.3 billion budget-busting bill

2 hours 5 min ago
And now lawmakers observe what has become their tradition: girding for midterms.

In new memoir, a top Clinton aide says campaign was ‘foolish’ not to address email issue more forcefully

3 hours 37 min ago
Clinton communications chief Jennifer Palmieri’s book is written as an open letter to whoever will become the nation’s first female president.

When will Trump stop firing people and settle on his ‘A-team’?

6 hours 39 min ago
The removals have reached a crescendo. What does that say about the president as a manager, policymaker and public persona?

How a Trump power play upended the $30 billion Gateway project

11 hours 58 min ago
The president’s intervention to seemingly derail the megaproject was less about its merits and more about who was in control.

How Cambridge Analytica broke into the U.S. political market through Mercer-allied conservative groups

13 hours 50 min ago
The now-embattled data firm used data from Facebook and other sources to test its ‘psychographic’ profiling in the 2014 midterms.

Trump signs massive spending bill, but not before a little drama

14 hours 10 min ago
The president’s unhappiness was fueled Friday morning how it often is, with Trump in the residence watching “Fox and Friends.”

Mitt Romney earned more than $1 million for speeches, financial disclosure shows

14 hours 41 min ago
The Senate candidate gave 20 paid speeches from early 2017 to early 2018.

Republicans make six-figure investment in deep red Arizona district

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 23:34
The money comes despite the district being considered "safe" for Republicans.

House probe of Rep. Duncan Hunter deferred amid criminal investigation into alleged campaign fund misuse

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 23:03
Investigators are looking into whether Hunter spent campaign funds improperly to benefit friends and family.

The bad bill is Congress's fault, says the dealmaking swamp-drainer

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:31
Why does Trump keep passing the buck?

The young voices that feel excluded from the March for Our Lives

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:00
Many conservatives and students of color feel that their voices have been suppressed.

‘You should do it.’ Trump officials encouraged George Papadopoulos’s foreign outreach, documents show.

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:09
President Trump dismissed the young foreign policy adviser as a ‘low level volunteer,’ but emails show he had more extensive contact with key campaign figures than previously known.

In Trump's first year, the U.S. nuclear arsenal shrank to its smallest size since early 1956

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:09
That certainly doesn't mean, though, that it's as powerful as it was then.

Trump would rather just complain

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:08
Friday's bizarre scene shows Trump has no interest in legislating -- only complaining.

Four and a half reasons not to worry that Cambridge Analytica skewed the 2016 election

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:59
You can worry about plenty of other things instead.

Zell Miller, Georgia governor and senator with unpredictable streak, dies at 86

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:07
A conservative Democrat, he entered the history books as the only person ever to deliver keynote addresses at both political parties’ presidential nominating conventions.

Hey marchers, here's what Congress just did on guns — and what it probably won't do anytime soon

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:28
A Republican-controlled Congress just passed two proposals that could limit people's gun use. Or that might not change a thing.

Fear, 'Let's Have A War': The Week In One Song

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:07
Bolton's in as national security adviser.

Cambridge Analytica harnessed Facebook data in work for super PAC led by John Bolton, according to former employees

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:58
Research from the embattled data-science firm informed the super PAC’s work in three states in the 2014 midterms, documents show.

Lawmakers hope to use Facebook's 'oil spill' privacy mishap to usher in sweeping new laws

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:58
The Cambridge Analytica controversy has lawmakers wondering whether it's time for a comprehensive data privacy law in the United States.

Cardi B: Here's where your tax money is going

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:27
This is red spending; this is sober news.

John Bolton has talked about bombing North Korea, Iran and Syria

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:17
The hawkish views of Trump's incoming national security adviser have been on full display on Fox News.

Bolton's views on Russia, Iraq and North Korea contradict almost everything Trump says

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:57
A rundown of where Bolton's worldview collides with Trump's/

McCain asks CIA director nominee Haspel to explain her record tied to torture

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:25
The senator, a former POW who survived torture in Vietnam, asked Haspel to detail her role in the agency’s enhanced interrogation program.

Trump does what he wants because partisanship means that nothing ever changes

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:35
If your thermometer is Fox News and stagnant polling, why would you think you had made a wrong move?

The Energy 202: Congress finally found a new way to fund wildfire suppression

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:43
The agreement would allow the agency to access billions of dollars in new disaster-relief funding.

Trump threatens to veto omnibus bill because it does not address DACA recipients

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:32
Senior aides to the president had indicated Thursday that he would sign the bill.

The Finance 202: Analysts warn Chinese retaliation for tariffs could be severe

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:02
China appears girded for a trade war with the United States.

The Daily 202: Trump’s affection for strongmen is on vivid display this week

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:02
From Putin to Erdogan and Duterte, the president has gone out of his way to congratulate dictators.

The White House's brutally dishonest denials

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:51
Last week, the White House effectively denied both a legal team shakeup and H.R. McMaster's exit. Both have now happened.

Three things we learned from the omnibus spending bill

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:12
Yet again, it looks as if congressional leaders are better at parallel play than working as a team.

The Health 202: Why Democrats won’t have a unified health care message in the midterms

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:40
Their voters are divided over what should happen next with health-care restructuring.

Why are Americans still so afraid of Islamic terrorism?

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:08
We haven't seen anything close to a repetition of 9/11 -- and yet U.S. fears of terrorism are just as high as they were right after the attacks.

Cuts to small agency part of larger Trump hit on federal unions, agencies and services

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:08
Following administration directives on reorganization and workforce reduction, the Federal Labor Relations Authority plans to close two regional offices, in Boston and Dallas, leaving just five.

The top 15 Democratic presidential candidates for 2020, ranked

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:35
This dumb Biden-Trump fight is a sign of what's to come.

John Bolton will be the new national security adviser. That doesn’t mean we’re going to war — yet.

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:06
Here are three ways foreign policy advisers — and especially hawkish advisers — matter.

An affair, a photo and a felony charge: Missouri’s governor is waging a campaign for political survival

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:06
Eric Greitens is aggressively trying to clear his name following lurid allegations and a backlash in his own party.

Who counted the votes in Russia? We checked.

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:07
Putin supporters occupied one out of three electoral commission head positions.

Sen. Jim Risch's decades-old grudge briefly derailed the big spending bill

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:53
It is unclear why Risch was not informed or did not know about the renaming of the White Clouds Wilderness until Thursday, when it was effectively too late to change the bill.

Six takeaways from Karen McDougal's big interview about her alleged affair with Trump

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 03:53
The former Playboy model says she was in love with the president and voted for him.

This is what the high-turnover White House looks like

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 03:07
It has been [ZERO] days since there was a high-profile staff change at the White House.

Former Playboy model on alleged affair with Trump: ‘After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me’

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:43
In her first television interview about her alleged affair with Donald Trump, Karen McDougal said the offer of money hurt her feelings.

Spending deal marks end of immigration debate for year, kicks off new round of blame game

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:23
An estimated 690,000 DACA recipients, which offers renewable two-year work visas, remain in limbo after more than six months of promises by the president and Congress members that a deal was possible.

Rep. Kevin Cramer's son dies

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:14
He was 35.

Two Illinois Democrats ordered to pay Treasury following congressional ethics probes

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 00:02
The cases serve as a reminder of two rules lawmakers must follow: one limiting the value of gifts they receive and the other governing the types of work that contractors can perform for their offices.

Trump names former ambassador John Bolton as his new national security adviser

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:54
Bolton, a conservative firebrand, replaces Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

House committee subpoenas Justice Department for Clinton, Carter Page and McCabe records

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:53
The chairman of the committee said the subpoena was necessary because DOJ is taking too long to furnish documents; DOJ says the department is working as fast as it can.

Stocks are down for the year, which is most worrisome to the richest Americans

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:12
But they're probably not very worried.

Most Americans say Trump is not a good role model for children. But he's still winning 'family values' voters.

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 23:02
Two-thirds of Americans say Trump is not a good role model for children.

‘Read that bill,’ some Republicans now shout at the their own party

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 22:42
Some in the House GOP, already uncomfortable with the spending legislation, are left dumbfounded by the process.

Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal are talking to one reporter: Anderson Cooper

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:50
Publicists explain why the CNN and “60 Minutes” newsman is a natural pick.

Stormy Daniels’s attorneys ask the Trump Organization, banks to preserve records

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:50
Daniels has sued Trump, seeking to get out of her nondisclosure agreement.

DCCC adds black candidates to 'Red to Blue,' then gets hit for not backing women

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 21:09
Democratic Party groups are being pressured by both minority and female candidates and organizations.

Republicans oppose Trump's death-penalty-for-dealers plan — and don't think it would work

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:28
New Quinnipiac polling shows that most Americans disagree with Trump's strategy.

This spending bill is probably the last major piece of legislation Congress will pass all year. Also, it's only March.

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:29
Congress struggled to get much done in a non-election year, let alone a year where Republicans could lose the House.

All the ways Trump's campaign was aided by Facebook, ranked by importance

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 19:29
Cambridge Analytica was probably the least important factor.

Rex Tillerson takes an apparent parting shot at Trump

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:57
Tillerson uses his farewell speech for a veiled dig at Trump.

Biden vs. Trump: How low can you go?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:37
The exchange between the two politicians signaled there is no bottom for political discourse.

Police shootings of unarmed black people have not ended. But top-level political conversations about them have.

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:32
How did the conversation about police reform that so dominated the news fall by the political wayside?

Trump's often-messy legal team is looking even messier

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:40
Things were touch-and-go even before the recent shake-up. And history suggests it won't get better.

Biden vs. Trump: Who ya got?

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:17
Taking a ridiculous prospect semi-seriously.

Trump attorney John Dowd resigns amid shake-up in president’s legal team

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:36
His departure comes as Trump has sought new additions to his team dealing with the special counsel investigation.

Fox News thinks that Trump — and Hannity — could probably beat up Biden

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:25
Hannity: “What if I did say — which I would never say — ‘Crazy Uncle Joe, come meet me in the Octagon’?”

House panel votes to GOP approve report finding no collusion between Trump and Russia

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:04
Democrats on the panel are furious with Republicans for shutting down the probe early, in their estimation, calling the report a move to protect President Trump.

House prepares for rapid vote today on jam-packed $1.3 trillion spending deal

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:45
Congressional leaders plan to vote early Thursday afternoon, leaving lawmakers less than 18 hours to review a 2,232-page bill.

One problem with regulating Facebook: The people doing the regulating would be Congress

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:45
The average member of Congress has been siloed in Washington for at least a decade.

The Energy 202: Energy and environment programs escape Trump's ax in spending deal

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:24
For Democrats who sought preserve energy and environmental programs held over from the Obama administration, the spending package represents a victory.

The Health 202: This abortion fight derailed a bipartisan Obamacare fix in spending bill

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:53
A massive $1.3 trillion spending deal was, politically speaking, probably the last chance this year for Congress to try to help stabilize the Obamacare marketplaces.

The Finance 202: Zuckberg could use some advice from Washington's crisis handlers

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:33
The Facebook chief is getting ready for a possible Capitol Hill grilling.

The Daily 202: Winners and losers in the spending bill

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:33
$1.3 trillion omnibus likely to avert a government shutdown.

Mississippi's open Senate seat has an awfully familiar story

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:21
One word: Alabama.

The White House's false choices on Putin and Russia

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:49
Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders both made puzzling arguments this week.

How election forecasts confuse Americans — and may lead them not to vote at all

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:10
Did overconfident forecasts contribute to Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016?

‘Trump blew it’: The president missed his best chance yet to get funding for his border wall 

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:10
With no deadlines on the horizon, lawmakers probably won’t act on “dreamers” and the wall anytime soon.

Here’s what you can expect from Putin’s next 6 years

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:12
And how did Russia get such high turnout nationwide? It wasn't just fraud.

Here’s what Congress is stuffing into its $1.3 trillion spending bill

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 06:45
The draft bill runs 2,232 pages, and we're going through it so you don't have to.

Trump’s attorneys say they will appeal while women’s rights lawyers raise money for the president’s accusers

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:53
A day after a New York judge allows a defamation case against Trump to move forward, attorneys continue to seek funds to help female accusers.

House approves ‘right-to-try’ bill giving seriously ill patients access to experimental drugs

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 03:42
Opponents argued the bill would allow bad actors to exploit vulnerable patients using treatments with largely unknown effectiveness and side effects.

Republican Rick Saccone concedes defeat to Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania special election

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 01:20
Lamb could be sworn in next month after the tight race in the district Trump won by 20 points.

Cambridge Analytica CEO’s claim about ties to Trump’s campaign raises questions

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:49
Alexander Nix, suspended by firm, told The Post in 2016 that he was not allowed to advise Trump as a foreigner.

Russia report deepens political divides on fractured House Intelligence Committee

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 00:49
Political infighting risks eroding trust between Congress and the intelligence community.

‘Elected to lead, not to proofread’: Typos, spelling mistakes are commonplace in Trump’s White House

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:58
Among the many casualties of Washington’s protocols in the Trump era has been a lack of rigor to the accuracy of the printed word.

Inside Trump’s snow day: A flurry of doubts over spending bill, then a truce

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:47
Congressional leaders trekked to the White House to reassure a skeptical president. 

Using flattery and man’s-man bravado, Macron seems to crack the Trump code

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 23:17
A call from the French president results in the firmest statement to date from the U.S. on the nerve agent attack in Britain.

Trump defends congratulatory call to Putin, saying better relations are a ‘good thing’

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:45
In a series of tweets, the president asserted that the last Republican president, George W. ,lacked the “smarts” to get along with Russia’s leader.

Political groups have spent $1.5 million at Trump properties since Jan. 1, 2017

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:35
On nearly 1-in-3 days since then, a PAC has spent money at a Trump property.

Biden's hypothetical threats toward Trump may not actually help decrease sexual assault

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:26
Biden has been accused of responding to sexism with “toxic masculinity."

Voters don't like the way Trump and the media treat each other. But why?

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 21:26
Assumptions about the causes of disapproval are not necessarily safe.

Joe Biden can’t stop talking about beating up Donald Trump

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:25
The former vice president made reference to the president's treatment of women, and suggested a violent way to address it.

Trump’s Homeland Security chief faces Senate pressure to move faster on election security

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 20:14
The agency has made progress since Russia interfered in 2016, but resistance from states has complicated efforts to share information and report breaches.

Mississippi governor appoints Cindy Hyde-Smith to the Senate — and draws a backlash from the White House

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:43
The choice of the state Agriculture and Commerce commissioner, and former Democrat, was not warmly embraced in the party.

Is the government going to shut down Friday? Don't rule it out.

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:13
Our budget experts say a shut down isn't likely, but Congress is running right up to the deadline.

Tip for Republicans this fall: Invite the tax bill to campaign for you, not Trump

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 19:13
New polling suggests that the bill is more persuasive than Trump (even if it's not very persuasive).

Supreme Court gives Texas inmate chance to secure funds that could help him avoid death penalty

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:42
The justices said the lower courts were too restrictive in denying funds in one of two cases in which they sided with defendants.

Why are Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal not afraid to talk about Trump?

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:32
They are suing to get out of nondisclosure agreements, but neither is waiting for a court's permission to speak out.

What a close primary in Illinois tells us about Democratic politics

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:22
Moderation probably isn't actually beneficial in swing districts.

As Americans become more educated, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 18:22
The more education a voter has, the more likely they are to vote Democratic, Pew research shows.