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‘He is not taking this guy’s s—’: Why Trump pulled out of the Kim meeting

Past American presidents have approached nuclear talks with North Korea as a matter of delicate statecraft, requiring seasoned experts and long technical briefings. For President ...

N. Korea says it’s willing to talk to U.S. ‘at any time, at any format’

North Korea signaled its willingness to engage in talks with the United States “at any time, at any format,” just hours after President Donald Trump ...

What Trump is really saying in his letter to Kim Jong Un

The Art of No Deal With North Korea

President Donald Trump claims he knows how to make deals better than anyone. We are getting our chance to see his negotiating strategy live, as ...

Perez infuriates liberals with Cuomo endorsement

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has said repeatedly that the national party shouldn’t, and won’t, endorse in primaries. But on Thursday, he stood on ...

Ex-liquor board director sentenced in bribery scandal

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) – The former director of a Maryland county’s liquor board has been sentenced for a bribery scheme, involving payoffs to politicians in ...

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson a century later

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 ...

Inside the Beltway: Art of the deal, North Korea edition

A diplomatic breakthrough between the United States and North Korea has stalled for the time being, prompting alarm, scorn and glee among President Trump‘s critics. ...

Shooting survivors share their stories with Texas governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Survivors of last week’s shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker ...

Louisiana editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ May 20 The Advocate says Louisiana’s licensing requirements for retail florists will be around as long as money is ...

Bipartisan briefing to be held on ‘Spygate’

Top Senate and House party leaders and Intelligence Committee leaders from both parties will be briefed on whether an informant was embedded in President Donald ...

In reversal, Kelly will join lawmakers in briefings on FBI informant

White House chief of staff John Kelly will attend two briefings at the Justice Department on Thursday about an FBI informant who interacted with the ...

Fox hosts amplify Trump’s ‘Spygate’ line

The feedback loop between President Donald Trump and Fox News hosts has gone into overdrive in the last week, with the president and the hosts ...

Pompeo out of sync with Trump on North Korea

Perhaps no Trump administration official is more invested than Mike Pompeo in the U.S. effort to strike a nuclear deal with North Korea. The new ...

Why Long Island Still Loves Trump

PATCHOGUE, N.Y.—There are places where campaign rally-goers chanted “Build the Wall” in the fall of 2016 where most voters might scarcely have seen an immigrant, ...

Senate primary splits Arizona conservatives between 2 icons

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) – Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asking dozens of tea party activists for their backing in Arizona’s Republican Senate primary ...

Mexican Mafia run jail crime like an 'illegal government'

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wields the power in the underworld behind ...

Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

DUBLIN (AP) – An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on Friday: yes or ...

Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) – She had seen the memorials on television, the familiar white crosses erected after each massacre, and now there were 10 ...

Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those who have been ...

Trump demands housecleaning on White House communications team

President Donald Trump has demanded changes to his communications team — long seen as one of the most internally divided offices in his White House ...

Abrams romps to victory in Georgia

Democrats took a step toward electing the first African-American female governor in American history and resolved some of their biggest House primary fights across four ...

Live analysis: The May 22 primaries

Follow along as POLITICO reporters and editors analyze the results as they come in.

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Democrats relieved after Texas candidate loses House runoff

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – National Democrats breathed a sigh of relief after a liberal outsider lost her runoff in a high stakes U.S. House race ...

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff

ATLANTA (AP) – Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state’s top job, but any focus on ...

Can anything stop foreign government favors to Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) – First came news that a Chinese government-owned company had signed on to help build an Indonesian project that will include a Donald ...

US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after ...

Ryan returns to Capitol to calm restless House Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seven months before his planned retirement, House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing growing disruption among the GOP ranks, raising fresh questions about ...

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