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Trump, O’Rourke: So near, yet so far.

President Donald Trump is holding his first rally of the new year in El Paso, Texas on Monday. It will be within shouting distance of where possible presidential candidate, former member of the House

Does mood for impeachment exist in Virginia?

Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state’s second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and

White House: Another government shutdown possible

The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. In Sunday talk show appearances on NBC’s

Pelosi pragmatic? Seems that way lately

Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they’re trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party. But in her early moves

Are stupid actions of youth fatal political mistakes?

Indiscretions from more than 30 years ago threaten the entire leadership of Virginia’s state government. Gov. Ralph Northam (above) was 24 in 1984 when he dressed up in blackface as Michael Jackson

News enough to give me vertigo: I already have it.

I am sitting here trying to keep my head on straight, literally. I’m wearing one of those airplane neck pillows to keep my head aligned with my shoulders. If I twist my head too quickly the room

Bad times for Virginia’s top government

Virginia’s state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won’t resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another sexual assault

Another sexual assault charge against Lt. Gov. Fairfax

A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. Calls for his resignation

Deal may give Trump ‘a little’ of his wall money

Congressional bargainers are working toward a border security deal amid indications that the White House is preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction

Trump’s many myths & fake facts on immigration

President Donald Trump has long railed against immigration as a scourge on the economy and national security. He’s committed his administration to starting construction on a wall along the Mexican

Bezos: Target of ‘extortion’ by National Enquirer?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he

Trump faces his annual medical exam Friday

President Donald Trump is in for some poking and prodding as doctors assess whether his “incredibly good genes” continue to serve him well. Trump was traveling to Walter Reed National Military Medical

Democratic trouble in Virginia’s state capital

Double whammy on the Richmond, VA, statehouse scandal carnival Wednesday. Virginia’s Democratic Attorney General, Mark Herring, admitted he dress up in blackface in college to sing a rap song with his

Virginia Democrats in a bind over blackface, sexual assault

Prominent Democrats came down hard on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam after he apologized for a racist photo. But they were quieter as two more scandals — one involving race, another a sexual assault

Trump’s illogical state of the union

“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation” seems to be the most oft quoted and discussed line from Trump’s State of the Union speech. As messaging it works

The state of Donald Trump is not good

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address had a proposition for Democrats: Set aside investigations and make deals instead. “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be

In Dem response, Abrams nails Trump for failures

Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months

Trump preaches unity, accepts no blame for partisanship

Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the

Dems double down on the job of governing

A House committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in years. Two others will gavel in to address climate change. And three more will debate protecting pre-existing health conditions and the

Feds subpoena Trump inauguration documents

Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how