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GOP debate co-chair rejects claim of bias against Trump

The line seemed to echo many of Trump’s complaints about the national news media, and reflect the president’s ongoing resistance to exposing himself to critical questioning, whether by avoiding traditional news conferences and formal news briefings, or by favoring interviewers from conservative TV shows and outlets. Hewitt revisited his argument that the debates are biased…

Trump campaign embraces Mulvaney’s explosive ‘Get over it’ comment

“I have news for everybody: Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy,” Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday. Mulvaney’s headline-generating performance during the 40-minute briefing seemingly landed him in hot water. He issued a statement five hours later walking back his comments and condemning the press for “misconstruing” his words after…

State Dept. finds no ‘systemic’ classified violation in Hillary Clinton private-server emails

“While there were some instances of classified information being inappropriately introduced into an unclassified system in furtherance of expedience, by and large, the individuals interviewed were aware of security policies and did their best to implement them in their operations,” the report said. “Instances of classified information being deliberately transmitted via unclassified email were the…

Meet the most powerful woman in Washington not named Nancy

But Georgieva’s challenges start closer to home. The IMF’s members no longer agree on many things, from how to bolster growth to how to govern themselves. And Georgieva’s agenda is likely to push them out of their comfort zones further. She wants to take the Fund away from its orthodox origins so it deals with…

Mark Kelly raises astronomical sum in bid to snag Senate seat from GOP

"I think those numbers speak for themselves. Good grief," said Jim Pederson, a former state Democratic Party chair who ran for Senate in 2006. “The guy is a very personable, sharp guy. And he's made a lot of friends nationwide, and I think he's tapped into that network,” Pederson said, adding that Arizonans were "wrapped…

‘Rudy Giuliani is Donald Trump, and Donald Trump is Rudy Giuliani.’

Despite the impeachment inquiry’s laserlike focus on Giuliani, Trump has given no indication he intends to cut ties with the former New York City mayor any time soon — even if Giuliani’s actions in Ukraine become the central driver of Trump’s impeachment. “He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes, but he is…

‘Mulvaney needs to learn when to stop talking’: Mick on thin ice after bungled...

White House lawyers were similarly aghast that Mulvaney, in a single press conference, undercut so many of the legal arguments they could use to defend the president during the impeachment inquiry, according to a Republican close to the White House. Republicans lawmakers felt exasperated by the White House’s lack of discipline and coordination. “Mulvaney needs…

Pompeo downplays concerns about Syria ceasefire

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and Vice President Mike Pence negotiated a pause in Turkey’s incursion into northeast Syria during four hours of negotiation in Ankara on Thursday. | Getty Images ABOARD THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S PLANE — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo forcefully defended the cease-fire agreement the United States brokered in Syria,…

Shoelaces, ice cream and flower power: The weirdest things the 2020 candidates bought

Former Vice President Joe Biden. | Don RyanAP Photo $3,800 for Biden’s favorite dessert Former Vice President Joe Biden, who famously loves ice cream, spent over $3,800 at Columbus, Ohio, ice cream shop Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for “donor gifts.” He’s also personally visited the store in 2016, while he was vice president, visiting to…

Democrats build a financial fortress around their House majority

“Last cycle, there were a lot of people talking about this massive Democratic online fundraising as if it was somewhat of an aberration," said Cam Savage, a veteran GOP operative. "I think it’s the new normal.” The GOP is struggling to adapt to a changing landscape; They can no longer dismiss the strong fundraising as…

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