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Politics Aug 27Under pressure, White House re-lowers flag for McCain
Trump's proclamation came just hours after the White House flag had been returned to full-staff, drawing complaints from right and left.
Politics Aug 27John McCain to be buried near best friend at U.S. Naval Academy
It will be a fitting final resting place for a man who prized military service, cherished friendship and had little patience for formalities.
Politics Aug 19Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November
Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning.
Politics Aug 06What we know about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting and why it matters
President Donald Trump and his team have offered shifting explanations on a June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer and others with Russian interests. Here's what we know.
Politics Jul 30Young people are looking for younger leaders, poll finds
Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change.
Nation Jun 30Melania Trump weighs migrant visits with husband’s policy
Mrs. Trump, an immigrant and a mother herself, wanted to find out more about how her husband’s strict immigration policy was playing out on the ground. Two tours of migrant detention centers in a week gave her a sometimes grim…
Politics Jun 28First Lady Melania Trump to return to U.S.-Mexico border
The visit comes a week after Mrs. Trump traveled to the border town of McAllen, Texas, to meet with officials there dealing with detained families. She also met with children at one of the facilities.
Politics Apr 19Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber
A historic rule change passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of Senate members into the chamber. Its passage without objection came despite plenty of concern, some privately aired, among senators of both parties about the threat the tiny humans pose to…
Politics Mar 10Search is on for the best summit site for Trump, Kim
Where should President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet up for the first face-to-face talks between a U.S. and North Korean president?…
Nation Feb 28Graham, wary of politics in life, gets Capitol salute
WASHINGTON — He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life — and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders under the…