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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Blowback from U.K. election burns Warren, Sanders

The thoroughness of Corbyn‘s thrashing revived the longstanding debate within the party over just how ambitious the Democratic agenda should be, and provided fresh ammunition for the arguments of moderates who contend that if the party backs Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, the primary’s leading progressives, they’ll lose the Rust Belt and perhaps even elsewhere.…

Europe threatens U.S. with carbon tariffs to combat climate change

“It’s not whether it’s going to happen — it’s going to happen,” former Secretary of State John Kerry, who helped negotiate the Paris accord during the Obama administration, said in an interview with POLITICO. The European Union charges a fee of 25 euros — nearly $28 — per metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted by…

Supreme Court to hear three cases seeking access to Trump’s financial and tax records

The justices are likely to rule on the cases by June. Trump’s legal team, which had urged the court to intervene in the three cases, hailed the justices’ action. “We are pleased that the Supreme Court granted review of the President’s three pending cases,” Trump outside counsel Jay Sekulow said in a statement. “These cases…

Top Democratic candidates threaten to skip debate amid labor fight

"We had hoped that workers would have a contract with wages and affordable health insurance before the debate next week," Susan Minato, co-President of Local 11, said in the statement. "Instead, workers will be picketing when the candidates come to campus." The Democratic National Committee said in a statement that it was working with all…

Elizabeth Warren’s Stealth Feminism

Illustrations by Jacqui Oakley Liza Mundy is a senior fellow at New America and author, most recently, of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. In the early 1980s, the University of Texas law school boasted a good-sized faculty of some 60 professors, only a handful of…

House Judiciary Committee postpones approval of impeachment articles to Friday

The first impeachment in a generation is about to hit the House floor — but not before a final burst of partisan rancor and an abrupt, if temporary, delay from the House Judiciary Committee. The panel was moving Thursday to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — one charging him with abuse…

UK election: Boris Johnson wins strong Conservative majority

LONDON — Boris Johnson’s big gamble paid off in spectacular fashion. The Conservatives have won their first sizable majority in decades, having taken dozens of seats from Labour, including many that had been held by the party since they were created. A decisive majority empowers Johnson to press ahead with pushing through the Brexit deal…

Azar, Verma battle for Trump’s favor amid White House showdown

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma look on as President Donald Trump speaks in 2019. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo Even after Donald Trump had urged them to end their feud, the president’s top two health deputies couldn’t resist competing for his…

The hidden hand behind Bloomberg’s campaign

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his longtime number two, Patti Harris. | Scott Wintrow/Getty Images Only one person knows where Mike Bloomberg will be laid to rest. And it’s not the billionaire himself. Rather it’s Patti Harris, his longtime consigliere, who selected the exact location of his burial plot and make of…

12 people and things that ruined British politics

Tunku Varadarajan is executive editor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is a contributing editor at POLITICO Europe. On December 12, the United Kingdom will conclude the tawdriest election in memory — which is saying a lot, given how inglorious the last one was in 2017. That election confirmed Theresa May as prime minister —…

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