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Here are the things to watch for when the porn star speaks about her alleged affair with Trump.
And now lawmakers observe what has become their tradition: girding for midterms.
Clinton communications chief Jennifer Palmieri’s book is written as an open letter to whoever will become the nation’s first female president.
The removals have reached a crescendo. What does that say about the president as a manager, policymaker and public persona?
The president’s intervention to seemingly derail the megaproject was less about its merits and more about who was in control.
The now-embattled data firm used data from Facebook and other sources to test its ‘psychographic’ profiling in the 2014 midterms.
The president’s unhappiness was fueled Friday morning how it often is, with Trump in the residence watching “Fox and Friends.”
The Senate candidate gave 20 paid speeches from early 2017 to early 2018.
The money comes despite the district being considered "safe" for Republicans.
Investigators are looking into whether Hunter spent campaign funds improperly to benefit friends and family.
Why does Trump keep passing the buck?
Many conservatives and students of color feel that their voices have been suppressed.
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.
That certainly doesn't mean, though, that it's as powerful as it was then.
Friday's bizarre scene shows Trump has no interest in legislating -- only complaining.
You can worry about plenty of other things instead.
A conservative Democrat, he entered the history books as the only person ever to deliver keynote addresses at both political parties’ presidential nominating conventions.
A Republican-controlled Congress just passed two proposals that could limit people's gun use. Or that might not change a thing.
Bolton's in as national security adviser.
Research from the embattled data-science firm informed the super PAC’s work in three states in the 2014 midterms, documents show.
The Cambridge Analytica controversy has lawmakers wondering whether it's time for a comprehensive data privacy law in the United States.
This is red spending; this is sober news.
The hawkish views of Trump's incoming national security adviser have been on full display on Fox News.
A rundown of where Bolton's worldview collides with Trump's/
The senator, a former POW who survived torture in Vietnam, asked Haspel to detail her role in the agency’s enhanced interrogation program.
If your thermometer is Fox News and stagnant polling, why would you think you had made a wrong move?
The agreement would allow the agency to access billions of dollars in new disaster-relief funding.
Senior aides to the president had indicated Thursday that he would sign the bill.
China appears girded for a trade war with the United States.
From Putin to Erdogan and Duterte, the president has gone out of his way to congratulate dictators.
Last week, the White House effectively denied both a legal team shakeup and H.R. McMaster's exit. Both have now happened.
Yet again, it looks as if congressional leaders are better at parallel play than working as a team.
Their voters are divided over what should happen next with health-care restructuring.
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.
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.
This dumb Biden-Trump fight is a sign of what's to come.
Here are three ways foreign policy advisers — and especially hawkish advisers — matter.
Eric Greitens is aggressively trying to clear his name following lurid allegations and a backlash in his own party.
Putin supporters occupied one out of three electoral commission head positions.
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.
The former Playboy model says she was in love with the president and voted for him.
It has been [ZERO] days since there was a high-profile staff change at the White House.
In her first television interview about her alleged affair with Donald Trump, Karen McDougal said the offer of money hurt her feelings.
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.
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.
Bolton, a conservative firebrand, replaces Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.
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.
But they're probably not very worried.
Two-thirds of Americans say Trump is not a good role model for children.
Some in the House GOP, already uncomfortable with the spending legislation, are left dumbfounded by the process.
Publicists explain why the CNN and “60 Minutes” newsman is a natural pick.
Daniels has sued Trump, seeking to get out of her nondisclosure agreement.
Democratic Party groups are being pressured by both minority and female candidates and organizations.
New Quinnipiac polling shows that most Americans disagree with Trump's strategy.
Congress struggled to get much done in a non-election year, let alone a year where Republicans could lose the House.
Cambridge Analytica was probably the least important factor.
Tillerson uses his farewell speech for a veiled dig at Trump.
The exchange between the two politicians signaled there is no bottom for political discourse.
How did the conversation about police reform that so dominated the news fall by the political wayside?
Things were touch-and-go even before the recent shake-up. And history suggests it won't get better.
Taking a ridiculous prospect semi-seriously.
His departure comes as Trump has sought new additions to his team dealing with the special counsel investigation.
Hannity: “What if I did say — which I would never say — ‘Crazy Uncle Joe, come meet me in the Octagon’?”
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.
Congressional leaders plan to vote early Thursday afternoon, leaving lawmakers less than 18 hours to review a 2,232-page bill.
The average member of Congress has been siloed in Washington for at least a decade.
For Democrats who sought preserve energy and environmental programs held over from the Obama administration, the spending package represents a victory.
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 Facebook chief is getting ready for a possible Capitol Hill grilling.
$1.3 trillion omnibus likely to avert a government shutdown.
Trump and Sarah Huckabee Sanders both made puzzling arguments this week.
Did overconfident forecasts contribute to Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016?
With no deadlines on the horizon, lawmakers probably won’t act on “dreamers” and the wall anytime soon.
And how did Russia get such high turnout nationwide? It wasn't just fraud.
The draft bill runs 2,232 pages, and we're going through it so you don't have to.
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.
Opponents argued the bill would allow bad actors to exploit vulnerable patients using treatments with largely unknown effectiveness and side effects.
Lamb could be sworn in next month after the tight race in the district Trump won by 20 points.
Alexander Nix, suspended by firm, told The Post in 2016 that he was not allowed to advise Trump as a foreigner.
Political infighting risks eroding trust between Congress and the intelligence community.
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.
Congressional leaders trekked to the White House to reassure a skeptical president.
A call from the French president results in the firmest statement to date from the U.S. on the nerve agent attack in Britain.
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.
On nearly 1-in-3 days since then, a PAC has spent money at a Trump property.
Biden has been accused of responding to sexism with “toxic masculinity."
Assumptions about the causes of disapproval are not necessarily safe.
The former vice president made reference to the president's treatment of women, and suggested a violent way to address it.
The agency has made progress since Russia interfered in 2016, but resistance from states has complicated efforts to share information and report breaches.
The choice of the state Agriculture and Commerce commissioner, and former Democrat, was not warmly embraced in the party.
Our budget experts say a shut down isn't likely, but Congress is running right up to the deadline.
New polling suggests that the bill is more persuasive than Trump (even if it's not very persuasive).
The justices said the lower courts were too restrictive in denying funds in one of two cases in which they sided with defendants.
They are suing to get out of nondisclosure agreements, but neither is waiting for a court's permission to speak out.
Moderation probably isn't actually beneficial in swing districts.
The more education a voter has, the more likely they are to vote Democratic, Pew research shows.