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G-7 leaders hope for productive — and quiet — summit amid worries Trump will disrupt the gathering

5 hours 47 min ago
The president comes bearing more complaints than guidance for global powers facing challenges including climate change and a looming global recession.

Trump’s company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands

10 hours 33 sec ago
The Trump Organization could see large savings in payments it is making on roughly $345 million in loans, according to public filings and financial experts. 

Trump and Johnson look to use G-7 summit to fortify their relationship amid skepticism of both leaders

11 hours 17 min ago
Their first formal meeting marks a chance, officials said, to forge stronger ties between the two nations after years of tense relations and Twitter insults during the tenure of Theresa May.

Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes free college and student debt forgiveness — and finds the field crowded

11 hours 51 min ago
Since Sanders emphasized the issues in his first presidential run, many Democrats have embraced similar proposals, potentially diluting support for him.

Cindy McCain wants to bring civility back to politics. Is it too late?

12 hours 8 min ago
To honor her late husband, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), she’s campaigning against bitter partisanship as the “new normal.”

These are frustrating days for governors seeking the presidency

12 hours 52 min ago
Being a governor once was seen as an advantage in running for president.There are reasons that’s changed.

Some Pennsylvania Democrats regret not voting in 2016. They say they’ll be sure to cast a ballot in 2020.

16 hours 38 min ago
Arresting the slide in black turnout and cutting into Republican advantages among white and rural voters is seen by Democrats as key to flipping Pennsylvania back into their electoral column.

Evoking 1968 at town hall, Biden asks: What would have happened if Obama had been assassinated?

Fri, 2019-08-23 20:15
His discussion of activism, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy took a bizarre turn at Dartmouth College.

Democratic Party leaders catch grief from moderates and liberals as they look to 2020 election

Fri, 2019-08-23 19:54
Meeting in San Francisco, party leaders were criticized for debate rules by moderates and for failing to agree to a climate-change debate by liberals.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for tumor on her pancreas

Fri, 2019-08-23 18:36
In a statement, the Supreme Court said Ginsburg underwent radiation for “a localized malignant tumor” and that there’s no evidence of disease elsewhere in her body.

Trump, Danish leader had ‘constructive’ call after war of words, both U.S. and Denmark say

Fri, 2019-08-23 18:02
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen earlier called the president’s idea of buying Greenland “absurd”; Trump called that “nasty.”

Amid trade war, Trump drops pretense of friendship with China’s Xi Jinping, calls him an ‘enemy’

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:40
The president’s personal attack could signal a deeper shift in his administration’s increasingly confrontational strategy with Beijing, analysts said.

Spying, sex and the 2016 campaign: Parsing wild new allegations against the FBI

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:38
The former CEO of Overstock.com made some hard-to-believe — and confusing — new claims.

Judges surprise attorneys for Trump’s bankers by asking about his tax returns

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:06
“We’re not in a position to answer that question,” said Raphael Prober, the attorney for Deutsche Bank, the president’s largest creditor.

Who has qualified for the third Democratic debate

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:06
There’s a chance that the next Democratic debate will treat viewers to a spectacle unseen this cycle — all of the candidates debating on the same stage, on the same night. The debate will be held over two nights only if more than 10 candidates qualify. So far, exactly 10 have.

Who has qualified for the third Democratic debate

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:06
There’s a chance that the next Democratic debate will treat viewers to a spectacle unseen this cycle — all of the candidates debating on the same stage, on the same night. The debate will be held over two nights only if more than 10 candidates qualify. So far, exactly 10 have.

Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts drops out of presidential race, then draws a surprise tweet from President Trump

Fri, 2019-08-23 15:55
Moulton focused his campaign on foreign policy and national security but was unable to move up among the party’s moderates, who have coalesced for now around former vice president Joe Biden.

‘Goodbye, Old Man’: How a McCain came home from war to mourn his famous father

Fri, 2019-08-23 14:09
A year after his father’s death, Jack McCain is making sense of deploying while his father, Sen. John McCain, battled cancer.

Trump claims higher job approval among Republicans than recent polls have found

Fri, 2019-08-23 13:57
In a morning tweet, the president claimed that 94 percent of fellow Republicans approve of the way he is handling his job. Neither he nor his aides identified the poll he was citing.

Trump’s angry tweets about China betray his political rhetoric in two significant ways

Fri, 2019-08-23 13:52
By "ordering" business to aid his trade war, Trump reveals his priorities.