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Nation Jan 12Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
Politics Jan 05Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.
Politics Dec 27How Trump has rewritten the rules of the presidency
Taking a wrecking ball to decorum and institutions, Trump has changed, in ways both subtle and profound, how Washington works and how it is viewed by the rest of the nation and world.
Economy Dec 18How the economy could become Trump’s biggest re-election threat
Trump has tied his political fortunes to the stock market in an unprecedented fashion, which could end up hurting his 2020 re-election bid.
Politics Dec 16Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump
President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Politics Dec 16Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job
President Trump had made clear to confidantes that, for his third chief of staff, he wanted someone that he liked personally and who would not try to rein him in as John Kelly had during the first months of his…
Politics Dec 15Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites ‘vicious’ attacks
In his resignation letter, Zinke said "vicious and politically motivated attacks" against him had "created an unfortunate distraction" in fulfilling the agency's mission.
Politics Dec 15Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration
President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who's facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end.
Politics Dec 14Trump says budget director Mick Mulvaney will serve as acting chief of staff
President Donald Trump says budget director Mick Mulvaney will serve as acting chief of staff, replacing John Kelly in new year.
Politics Dec 14Chris Christie says he doesn’t want to be White House chief of staff
The former New Jersey governor cited family reasons in a statement saying that he was asking Trump to remove him from consideration.