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Pennsylvania Election Is Referendum on Trump, Says Former Clinton Staffer

Pennsylvania Election Is Referendum on Trump, Says Former Clinton Staffer

David Goodfriend, former deputy staff secretary to President Clinton, and Joe Watkins, former aide to President George H.W. Bush, discuss Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania, with Democrat
The Latest: White House Backs Britain in Spy Poisoning Case

The Latest: White House Backs Britain in Spy Poisoning Case

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: A brass sign is seen outside the Russian consulate on March 14, 2018 in London, England. After a deadline passed for Russia to confirm it's involvement in the attempted
Italy’s Center-Right Leaders Agree to Talk to Five Star

Italy’s Center-Right Leaders Agree to Talk to Five Star

Italy’s center-right alliance led by the euroskeptic League has taken the first step toward negotiating with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement.
Merkel Is Pressed to Stand Up to Trump on Trade as Term Begins

Merkel Is Pressed to Stand Up to Trump on Trade as Term Begins

German industry called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to defend free trade as she began her new term, citing the threat of U.S. tariffs and Chinese competition.
France to Take Legal Action Against U.S. Tech Giants

France to Take Legal Action Against U.S. Tech Giants

France is threatening to fine Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. for abusive commercial practices through their app stores, further complicating the relationship with the very companies the country
First Female President of Mauritius Denies She Plans to Resign

First Female President of Mauritius Denies She Plans to Resign

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim denied any plans to resign and said she’s prepared to go to court over allegations she spent money from a charity on a shopping trip.
Air Force Secretary Vouches for Trump’s Help on New Air Force One

Air Force Secretary Vouches for Trump’s Help on New Air Force One

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says President Donald Trump deserves the credit he’s taking for helping to push down the cost for two new Air Force One jets.
Koch Group Adds $4 Million to Missouri, Indiana Attack Ads

Koch Group Adds $4 Million to Missouri, Indiana Attack Ads

The political network backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch is planning to step up its advertising to unseat Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.
Trump to Promote Public Works Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

Trump to Promote Public Works Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with
Facebook, Google Political Ads Could Face New Federal Rules

Facebook, Google Political Ads Could Face New Federal Rules

Political ad buyers on Facebook, Google and other online platforms could face stricter disclosure requirements as the Federal Election Commission moves forward to enact new rules for the internet.
Trump Moves Closer to Presidency of One With Tillerson Firing

Trump Moves Closer to Presidency of One With Tillerson Firing

In accepting the Republican nomination for president in 2016, Donald Trump described a nation plagued with problems and declared: “I alone can fix it.”
House Russia Probe Dissolves Into a Fight Over Transcripts

House Russia Probe Dissolves Into a Fight Over Transcripts

Now that Republicans have terminated the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe, the biggest outstanding question is whether the public will ever see transcripts from dozens of its closed-door
Pompeo Gives Trump an Ally on Iran Deal, But Only in Washington

Pompeo Gives Trump an Ally on Iran Deal, But Only in Washington

Rex Tillerson argued that the Iran nuclear deal isn’t broken, one reason he just got fired. His successor has less than two months to fix it.
Pennsylvania Election Still Too Close to Call as GOP Mulls Challenge

Pennsylvania Election Still Too Close to Call as GOP Mulls Challenge

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone remain locked in a tight contest for a House seat in Pennsylvania that may be a bellwether for the fall elections that will decide control of Congress.
Abe Denies Ordering Documents Doctored in Japan School Scandal

Abe Denies Ordering Documents Doctored in Japan School Scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his finance minister denied ordering officials to tamper with documents at the center of a scandal rocking his administration.
Trump Weighs Firing Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

Trump Weighs Firing Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

President Donald Trump has expressed dissatisfaction with his Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, and has discussed replacing him, two people familiar with the matter said.
Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

Farm Bill Put in Jeopardy Over Food Stamp Work Requirements

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said he’s delaying the release of a draft law renewing farm and nutrition programs to try and produce a bill with bipartisan support after intense
Trump Said to Choose  White House Official to Lead Public Liaison Office

Trump Said to Choose White House Official to Lead Public Liaison Office

A White House official has been selected to head the office responsible for mobilizing outside interest groups to support President Donald Trump’s goals, according to two sources familiar with the
Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Mostly Survives Appeal Court Fight

Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Mostly Survives Appeal Court Fight

Texas got permission from a federal appeals court to enforce much, but not all, of its controversial sanctuary-city ban. Cities, law enforcement personnel and elected officials must immediately begin
Ivanka Trump Meets Sex Trafficking Bill Advocates Ahead of Vote

Ivanka Trump Meets Sex Trafficking Bill Advocates Ahead of Vote

Ivanka Trump met Tuesday at the White House with victims’ advocates, representatives of Big Tech and lawmakers who are poised to pass a bill within days to tackle online sex trafficking.