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Trade negotiations have proceeded in a weird political vacuum, walled off from the chaos of the Trump presidency.

Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators he didn’t know Donald Trump’s interest in Ukraine had anything to do with Joe Biden. That's hard to believe.

Chicago is one step closer to implementing Illinois' new recreational marijuana law, set to go into effect Jan. 1. But the city's Black Caucus is concerned that the so-called equity-focused law is shutting out minority business owners.

Trump claims 5-day pause in fighting in Syria will save "millions and millions of lives" just over a week after he agreed to cede the battlefield to Turkey against America's Kurdish allies.

The RNC sent a "congressional district census" to people in Montana asking for donations.

Trump has “bought himself an enormous headache now with the choice" of his golf resort for the Group of Seven summit next year, says Fox News' Andrew Napolitano.

Behind Trump's show of force in Texas lies lackluster polling numbers and a weakened Republican Party.

Mark Zuckerberg gave an ardent, if ironic, defense of unchecked political speech as Facebook faces intensifying criticism over its role in spreading disinformation.

Utah's latest attempt to ban conversion therapy is facing opposition from the powerful Mormon church, which argues that a ban wouldn't protect individuals' religious beliefs.


A mere 72 hours after the Chinese government agreed to put a half-billion dollars into an Indonesian project that will personally enrich Donald Trump, the president ordered a bailout for a Chinese-government-owned cellphone maker.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) uses GOP members of Congress’ own words to highlight the hypocrisy of their criticism against FBI Agent Peter Strzok.

ICE to deport Arizona father whose 5-year-old son is battling cancer

J.D. Scholten, the Democrat who nearly defeated Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in 2018, announced Monday that he will again seek to challenge the white nationalist congressman.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) remained steadfast on the House floor while playing heart-wrenching audio of detained children separated from their parents, despite fierce opposition from the chamber's presiding officer.

Trump administration hasn't decided whether to accept Harvey help from Mexico

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