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June 26, 2017 1:52 PM Ivanka Trump says she tries to stay out of politics

WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump says she tries to stay away from politics. In an interview with “Fox and Friends” that aired Monday, President Donald Trump’s daughter said she tries to “leave the politics to other people and really lean into the issues that I care deeply about.” Trump praised her father, saying “his political instincts 30

June 26, 2017 2:26 AM Analysis: Utah House map may give GOP advantage

Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans have long controlled the state Legislature. But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help. The Associated Press reviewed about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election in 2016 using 14

June 24, 2017 12:02 PM Evidence is mounting that Russia took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election

It was September 2015 when the FBI first noticed that Russian hackers had infiltrated a computer system belonging to the Democratic National Committee. It was the first sign that Moscow was attempting to meddle in the presidential election. Nearly a year later, further reporting and testimony from current and former intelligence officials have painted 18

June 23, 2017 9:48 PM Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response

The Obama administration is under fresh scrutiny for its response to Russian meddling in the election after new details emerged this week about how the White House weighed its actions against the 2016 political environment. Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists 16

June 23, 2017 9:29 PM ‘I’m glad he got shot’: Nebraska Democrat caught on tape criticizing Rep. Steve Scalise

A Nebraska Democratic official has been removed from his chairman post after recordings emerged in which he said he was glad that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot and that he wished he had died. In the recording, Phil Montag, who was the volunteer co-chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party’s technology committee, criticized Scalise 23

June 23, 2017 9:47 AM Corruption, economic crisis overshadow Mongolian election

Mongolians vote for a new president on Monday in a race pitting a horse salesman against a former judo star and a nationalist wanting more gains from the vast, landlocked country's mineral wealth. The nation of 3 million had been an oasis of democratic stability since the end of communist rule nearly three decades ago, but its politics have grown increasingly 20

June 22, 2017 11:40 AM The Donald rides again

The Donald is back, and he’s keeping the Democrats up at night as they try to find a way back into American politics. I said that to myself as I listened to the president address that huge crowd of some 6,000 people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday night. There were reports that the line to the stadium was more than a mile long four hours before his scheduled 15

June 21, 2017 4:57 PM Georgia race provides a wake-up call for both Democrats and Republicans

For all the money spent and the endless pre-election analysis about the meaning of it all, the special congressional election in Georgia’s 6th District produced a status quo result. Republican Karen Handel held onto a seat long held by the Republicans. For both parties, there are lessons to be learned. Any House race that generates $50 million in spending 40

June 20, 2017 11:39 AM The Daily 202: Most Republicans in the Georgia special election are willing to give Trumpcare a chance

CHAMBLEE, Ga.—Obamacare has been front and center in Republican campaign commercials for the past four election cycles, but it’s been absent from the airwaves ahead of today’s special election in Georgia’s Sixth District. Most of the GOP spots have focused on national security. A relentless barrage of attacks ads sought to define Democratic candidate 71

June 20, 2017 10:15 AM Laura Ingraham as the new Sean Spicer? Why many find that hard to imagine

Imagine the job description for President Trump’s White House Press Secretary: Defend the president’s utterances at all costs, no matter how ridiculous or counterfactual; admit in the alternative that you don’t have the slightest idea what he’s thinking; get yelled at by the president when you stumble; be prepared to hide in the bushes and get mocked 38