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‘There goes to be a war all around the party. We’ll lean into it.”

Maybe you’ve heard the warning: The country is beset by a menace. A fringe conservative minority is holding Congress hostage, extracting radical policy concessions over the will of the majority. And it’s leading the nation to fiscal, environmental and moral ruin. Maybe you haven’t heard this part: These dangerous conservatives are Democrats.Story Continued Below “I…

John Bolton Is Residing His Dream

In mid-January, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, took a call from the boss. “Did you see the tweet?” the president asked Bolton.Story Continued Below A few minutes earlier, Trump had casually threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” should it defy his warnings not to attack Kurdish fighters in Syria allied with the United…

Soak the rich? Americans negate creep for it

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said polling numbers suggesting fairly wide public support for plans like hers to tax the rich did not come as any shock. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images Economy Surveys are showing overwhelming support for raising taxes on top earners. The prospect of 70 percent tax rates for multimillionaires and special levies on the…

Dems hope to draw blood from doable Trump SCOTUS hang

Neomi Rao is pictured at the Eisenhower Executive Office. Growing buzz on the right about the Trump administration regulatory official has raised the stakes of her Tuesday confirmation hearing. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO White House Conservatives say liberals are bent on ‘destroying’ the activist Neomi Rao before Trump can put her on his Supreme Court…

Will Trump the disrupter play nice on the Mutter of the Union yet one more time?

This year’s State of the Union address will amount to something of a 2020 campaign kickoff for President Donald Trump. | Win McNamee/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump may be the most untraditional president in modern history, but he has taken a strikingly traditional approach to that most presidential of rituals — speaking to Congress. In…

Trump’s Voice of the Union pledge: Ending HIV transmissions by 2030

President Donald Trump's administration has had an at times fraught relationship with the HIV/AIDS community. | AP Photo State of the Union 2019 Under the president’s 10-year strategy, health officials would target the U.S. communities with the most HIV infections. President Donald Trump plans to use Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to promise…

Deborah Gist Faded to Fight Teachers Unions. Now She’s Marching With Them.

TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. Gist was there to surprise Kamara with the school year’s first Golden Apple Award, recognizing him…

McAuliffe, diverse Democrats press Northam to step down

"It's about who we are as Virginians and how we move forward, so he's going to do the right thing. I know in his heart he's going to do the right thing," former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other Democrats on Sunday pressed Gov. Ralph…