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Looking ahead to the 116th Congress

November 23, 2018
A divided Congress in the age of President Trump.
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Trump Sweet-Talks Xi, Trying to Ease Trade Fears Before Midterms

November 3, 2018
Mark Landler | The New York Times
When President Trump said Thursday he held a “long and very good conversation” on trade with President Xi Jinping of China, it kicked off a brief rally in financial markets and a flurry of questions about why the tensions between Washington and Beijing had suddenly eased.

What happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

October 12, 2018
An international mystery over a missing American-based journalist.
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WATCH: 3 stories you might have missed this week

October 4, 2018
3 stories you might have missed this week: President Trump's new NAFTA deal, the latest on Rod Rosenstein and the First Lady Melania Trump's first solo,international trip to Africa.
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Trump Claims Credit for the Economy. Not So Fast, Says Obama

September 10, 2018
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The economy is doing quite well, thank you very much, and the president would naturally like to take credit. Both of them. Barely a day passes without President Trump boasting about the growing economy, claiming with a mix of hyperbole and fact that it is “booming like never before.” But former President Barack Obama finds all the Trumpian chest-thumping more than a little grating, given that the “booming” started on his watch.
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Ryan, McConnell try to coax Trump away from shutdown — using props and flattery

September 8, 2018
Josh Dawsey, Damian Paletta, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month.

A legal storm looms over President Trump as the nation remembers John McCain

August 31, 2018
Staff shake ups, legal turmoil and the Russia Probe.
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Trump’s shutdown threat upends congressional GOP plan to fund government

July 31, 2018
Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
President Trump is threatening chaos to win concessions from Congress on his immigration demands, disrupting Republican leaders’ carefully scripted plan to avoid a politically disastrous government shutdown just weeks before the midterm elections.
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