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Jared Kushner declines to say whether he believes Saudi account of Khashoggi’s death

46 min 18 sec ago
President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser said he has advised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be “fully transparent.”

The irony: While Trump marvels at Saudis' strength, his response signals his own weakness

1 hour 41 min ago
Trump has long admired authoritarians' strength. But letting them kill a journalist for an American newspaper with little recourse would be a tacit admission of his own weakness.

Trump vows to reduce aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as migrant caravan grows

2 hours 2 min ago
In a series of tweets, the president also again blamed Democrats for immigration woes in the United States.

The Daily 202: Generic Democrats in Midwest faring better than more fiery liberals in Sun Belt

2 hours 51 min ago
Michigan governor’s race shows the left’s willingness to rally behind anyone with a “D” after their name in 2018.

The Energy 202: California and the Trump administration rarely agree on energy policy. Here's an exception.

3 hours 37 min ago
Both political parties can get behind offshore wind.

Trump’s presence is felt in fiery Florida gubernatorial debate

4 hours 35 sec ago
Ron DeSantis, the Republican, touted his ties to the administration, while Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, called the president a bully.

The Finance 202: Saudi Arabia faces mounting congressional backlash

4 hours 2 min ago
But don't bet they'll follow through on their rhetoric.

Democracy is in crisis in Latin America. Brazil may be the next trouble spot.

4 hours 14 min ago
Democracies are falling into disarray, and the U.S. isn't helping any.

The Cybersecurity 202: Pros to government: If your defenses fail, think pen and paper

4 hours 16 min ago
Experts say agencies need contingency plans that do not rely on the Internet.

The Health 202: These four states will vote on marijuana in the midterms

4 hours 27 min ago
Michigan and North Dakota will vote on legalizing pot for recreational use. Utah and Missouri will vote on medical marijuana.

Will there be a ‘rainbow wave’? 4 things to know about LGBTQ candidates running for office this year.

4 hours 59 min ago
Sure, they're running for office . . . but how many will win?

Medicaid ‘absolutely’ saved her life, says patient now fighting to expand it

4 hours 59 min ago
A government study says almost two-thirds of low-income adults in states that did not expand Medicaid had "unmet medical needs."

Here’s one way to end partisan gerrymandering: Don’t break up Zip codes

5 hours 58 min ago
Keeping Zip codes together would help citizens find their representatives — and make it hard to gerrymander.

Trump’s comfort zone this year: Smaller venues and rapturous fans in places where he remains popular

6 hours 59 min ago
The president has mostly stayed away from the suburban battlegrounds that will determine control of Congress in November.

Trump’s claim of jobs from Saudi deals grows by leaps and bounds

8 hours 58 min ago
Trump said Saudi military deals will add 450,000 U.S. jobs. Then it was 500,000, and even 600,000. None of those numbers are remotely credible.

Inside the Saudis’ Washington influence machine: How the kingdom gained power through fierce lobbying and charm offensives

Sun, 2018-10-21 21:39
The strength of the Saudi operation is now being tested amid a global condemnation of the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump signals opposition to nuclear waste site in Nevada despite his budget proposals to fund it

Sun, 2018-10-21 21:00
The president told a reporter he “would be very inclined to be against” storing the waste near Yucca Mountain. His administration has designated $120 million for the project.

Special counsel examines conflicting accounts as scrutiny of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks deepens

Sun, 2018-10-21 18:59
Prosecutors are closely examining both Stone’s public comments and alleged private assertions in 2016 suggesting he had a way to reach WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to people familiar with the probe.

Suburban women, Trump fatigue and the House races that could make the difference

Sun, 2018-10-21 17:41
How four Democratic women in Virginia aim to spark a blue surge.