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The Latest: Trump vows veto if border resolution passed

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:40 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a …

Plaque stolen from Thurgood Marshall bridge in Topeka

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:36 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka police are investigating the theft of a commemorative plaque from a bridge named for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood …

Evers joins groups suing to overturn lame-duck laws

Feb 22, 2019 • 3:18 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers sided Friday with groups seeking repeal of laws weakening his powers that were passed by the …

GoFundMe campaigns are a no-no for furloughed workers, government ethics office warns

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:40 PM ET Politics USA TODAY  

Furloughed federal workers who seek financial help on crowdsourcing sites during a government shutdown may violate ethics rules. Here's why.     …

Trump admin bars federal funding for abortion clinics

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:28 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

The Trump administration issued a rule Friday barring groups that provide abortions or abortion referrals from participating in the $286 million …

Abortion: Trump administration approves rule to clamp down on clinic funding

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:16 PM ET Politics USA TODAY  

Trump's administration approved a rule Friday to restrict federal funding for groups that provide abortions or refer patients to clinics that …

Hate Crime Hoaxes Are Rare, but Can Be ‘Devastating’

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:12 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

In the aftermath of Jussie Smollett’s arrest, one lawmaker has promised to draft a bill increasing the penalty for filing false …

Pence promises governors that Congress will pass an infrastructure bill by next year

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:11 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

Rebuilding the nation’s roads and bridges has been a priority for Trump, but he has yet to …

Neo-Nazis and the Far-Right Are on the March in Ukraine

Feb 22, 2019 • 2:06 PM ET Politics The Nation  

Lev Golinkin Five years after the Maidan uprising, anti-Semitism and fascist-inflected ultranationalism are rampant. The post Neo-Nazis and the …

Lawmaker: Student in T-shirt lawsuit didn't go on field trip

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:43 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a student alleging school officials …

Virginia Republicans to invite Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s accusers to testify

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:38 PM ET Politics USA TODAY  

Virginia Del. Rob Bell said lawmakers plan to invite Vanessa Tyson, Meredith Watson and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to testify at a future hearing.       …

The Monks, ‘Shut Up’: The Week In One Song

Feb 22, 2019 • 1:00 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

Roger Stone is asked to shut …

Round 2 of teacher strikes looks beyond pay and funding

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:58 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

Teachers in Oakland, California, hit the picket lines just as West Virginia teachers went back to class in a kind of coast-to-coast tag-team display …

Bill to increase Idaho election finance transparency fails

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:44 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Legislation intended to make more public who is donating to candidates and political causes in Idaho has been put on hold after a …

Catholic Leaders at Meeting on Sex Abuse Hear Proposal for Removing Bishops

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:40 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

Cardinal Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago, proposed new global procedures on sexual abuse cases, saying local churches should not expect Rome …

For the second time in two days, a building called “Trump Place” decides to take down the president’s name

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:07 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

In 2016, there were six buildings called Trump Place on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Now, there will be …

The White House insists it’s the first to condemn violence while not condemning violence

Feb 22, 2019 • 12:03 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

Trump condemned the media Friday morning while staying mute about an alleged plan for a mass …

Democratic Consultants Should Stop Working for Corporate Clients

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:48 AM ET Politics The Nation  

Rebecca Kirszner Katz The Democratic Party’s top talent is working to undermine the Party’s progressive agenda. The post Democratic Consultants …

The Obsession With Jussie Smollet’s ‘Hoax’ Is Obscuring the Real Threat of Racist Violence

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:40 AM ET Politics The Nation  

Joan Walsh Where’s the media furor over real-live racists Christopher Paul Hasson and Roger Stone? The post The Obsession With Jussie Smollet’s …

Defying US Borders, Native Americans Are Asserting Their Territorial Rights

Feb 22, 2019 • 11:40 AM ET Politics The Nation  

Michelle Chen A summit of about 40 tribes and nations aims to push back against a tightening border regime. The post Defying US Borders, Native …