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Trump administration tells federal agencies to use ‘rigorous’ performance standards in rating employees

9 min 14 sec ago
Administration officials said the move will help the government compete with the private sector. Federal unions argue that ratings are often tainted by favoritism.

A new poll shows why Trump attacked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar -- and why it could get even uglier

43 min 32 sec ago
The three nonwhite freshman congresswoman he singled out this weekend are already the three most disliked Democrats among his base.

A new poll shows why Trump attacked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar — and why it could get even uglier

43 min 32 sec ago
The three nonwhite freshman congresswoman he singled out this weekend are already the three most disliked Democrats among his base.

Why Trump’s tweets probably weren’t an effort to distract from the migrant camps

1 hour 8 min ago
In part, because there wasn't much coverage of the camps to begin with.

Democrats call on Facebook to abandon Libra cryptocurrency

1 hour 41 min ago
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, compared Facebook to scandal-plagued Wells Fargo and said the tech giant shouldn't be allowed to proceed.

Democrats divided as House to vote on whether to consider Trump impeachment

1 hour 50 min ago
The effort by Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) is likely to fail as Democratic leaders are expected to sideline his resolution on a procedural vote.

Moulton, not expected to qualify for second Democratic debate, questions criteria

1 hour 52 min ago
The campaign of the Massachusetts congressman wrote the DNC to take issue with polling and fundraising requirements.

Video shows Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein at Mar-a-Lago in 1992

2 hours 33 min ago
NBC News aired the video, which it said was shot at the now-president’s Mar-a-Lago Club for a segment on the lifestyle of Trump, who was newly divorced.

‘His ideology is racism’: Former top Texas judge says she’s leaving GOP over Trump

3 hours 10 min ago
“Even accepting that Trump has had some successes (and I believe these are few), at his core, his ideology is racism,” retired state judge Elsa Alcala said in a Facebook post.

Hogan joins small group of Republicans condemning Trump’s ‘go back’ remarks

3 hours 33 min ago
The Maryland governor considered challenging Trump in the 2020 primary but decided against it.

Pompeo on potential Senate run: ‘I always leave open the possibility that something will change’

3 hours 43 min ago
The secretary of state had previously ruled out a run for an open Senate seat in Kansas. But in a radio interview Wednesday, he appeared to leave the door open.

Mark Sanford and Donald Trump’s political arcs are intersecting again

3 hours 54 min ago
A look at the very similar (and different) careers of the president and the former congressman.

Mark Sanford and Donald Trump’s political arcs are intersecting again

3 hours 54 min ago
A look at the very similar (and different) careers of the president and the former congressman.

Yahoo’s story on Chris Pratt’s ‘white supremacist’ T-shirt did us all a disservice

4 hours 30 min ago
The media took a bold stand against racist behavior by the president this week. Then Yahoo undermined the whole thing.

Yahoo’s story on Chris Pratt’s ‘white supremacist’ T-shirt did us all a disservice

4 hours 30 min ago
The media took a bold stand against racist behavior by the president this week. Then Yahoo undermined the whole thing.

House to vote to hold Barr, Ross in contempt over 2020 Census citizenship question

4 hours 58 min ago
Wednesday’s vote comes amid soaring tensions between the White House and Congress.

Why did the House have to change the rules so Pelosi could call Trump’s tweets ‘racist’?

5 hours 1 min ago
How an hour-long debate over President Trump’s racist tweets turned into a 4½-hour kerfuffle over decorum and arcane House rules.

Why did the House have to change the rules so Pelosi could call Trump’s tweets ‘racist’?

5 hours 1 min ago
How an hour-long debate over President Trump’s racist tweets turned into a 4½-hour kerfuffle over decorum and arcane House rules.

The Daily 202: John Paul Stevens, dead at 99, leaves a legacy of checking presidential power. Will it endure?

5 hours 16 min ago
The justice was leery of prosecutors and state power because of his personal experiences.

Paid federal family leave faces Senate uncertainty after ‘huge win’ in House

6 hours 21 min ago
The House last week approved the first federally funded paid family medical leave program, but with almost no Republican support. Now its fate in the Senate is uncertain.