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Mueller probe: London-based son of Russian businessman to plead guilty to false statements

Tuesday  17:53,   20 february 2018

Alex Van Der Zwaan allegedly lied about communications with Rick Gates in connection with work for the Ukrainian government.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

New House map in Pennsylvania is a big win for Dems

Tuesday  17:53,   20 february 2018
NBC News

The new map gives Democrats a shot at picking up as many as six congressional seats in the state.WASHINGTON — The first seven weeks of 2018 brought good news for Republicans heading into November's midterms. President Trump's job rating ticked up[...]

Georgia looks to drop electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots

Tuesday  17:17,   20 february 2018
FOX News

A unique effort is underway in Georgia to safeguard elections by taking voting machines back to the future. “The most secure elections in the world are conducted with a piece of paper and a pencil,” said Georgia State Rep. Scot Turner. “It allows[...]

Washington's $500 Million Financial-Storm Forecaster Is Foundering

Tuesday  17:16,   20 february 2018
The Wall Street Journal

The Office of Financial Research was supposed to anticipate trouble and issue warnings, but initiatives have been delayed or scaled back. Now the Trump administration is holding it up as an example of governmental[...]

The evolution of Trump and Romney's relationship, in tweets

Tuesday  16:21,   20 february 2018

President Donald Trump and Mitt Romney haven't always been so polite to each other. Here's a trip down memory lane as told through their Twitter accounts..@MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of[...]

Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee

Tuesday  13:26,   20 february 2018
The Hill

<p>At a birthday party for Hillary Clinton in October, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) delivered a toast - and a sobering thought - for the evening's attendees: "If Hillary couldn't win the White House, I don't know which woman[...]

Shepard Smith goes after Trump for not condemning Russia in tweetstorm

Tuesday  09:52,   20 february 2018
The Hill

<p>Fox News host Shepard Smith slammed President Trump on Monday for failing to condemn Moscow but instead attacking Democrats and the FBI after more than a dozen Russians were indicted for election interference.</p>"The president spent the[...]

These Florida lawmakers accepted money from the NRA

Tuesday  09:51,   20 february 2018

<p>One week after a gunman stormed the hallways of their school in a deadly rampage, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading to the state capitol to demand lawmakers take action on gun control.</p>Meanwhile, gun control[...]

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds

Tuesday  09:51,   20 february 2018

<p>More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with most Americans continuing to say these incidents are more reflective of[...]

Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India could mix business and U.S. foreign policy

Tuesday  07:55,   20 february 2018

<p>Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India on Monday to promote new Trump Towers and be a keynote speaker with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raising concerns about mixing his father's family business interests with U.S. foreign policy.</p>Load[...]

Trump endorses Romney in run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah

Tuesday  07:16,   20 february 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah despite Romney often being critical of Trump. Load Error During the 2016 presidential campaign, Romney[...]

Rob Porter’s Charisma and Ambition Disguised Flare-ups of Anger

Tuesday  07:15,   20 february 2018
The New York Times

The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.WASHINGTON — People who crossed paths with Rob Porter in Harvard classrooms or the hallways of[...]

America Just Got a Lot Closer to Seeing a Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Tuesday  03:51,   20 february 2018
The Daily Beast

The redrawing of the Pennsylvania congressional map is a Democrat's dream come true.The redrawn map—which was offered as a legally-mandated fix to the heavily gerrymandered prior lines—reshapes the state such that, according to Cook Political[...]

Experts say 'it's now or never' if Kennedy wants Trump to replace him on SCOTUS

Tuesday  03:51,   20 february 2018
The Hill

Experts are weighing in on rumors Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could retire in the near future, saying it would be easier for President Trump to replace him with a conservative justice if he were to retire now."It's now or[...]

What Trump left out of his tweets about Facebook and Russia

Tuesday  01:45,   20 february 2018

Facebook ads were more about sowing discord than boosting Trump, but the ads were just one small part of a bigger, pro-Trump plot.Let's begin with a clarification of Goldman's second point. Facebook reported in an October blog post that "44 percent[...]