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Trump 2020 budget: Which department budgets would be cut

The Trump administration released its 2020 budget request on Monday, proposing major cuts to federal government spending. While the cuts are unlikely to become reality — Congress has rejected many of Trump’s previous requests — the budget is an important signal of the administration’s prioriti...

Twitter suspends far-right activist Jacob Wohl for creating accounts to allegedly manipulate the U.S. presidential election

Twitter confirmed in a statement Tuesday that Wohl’s efforts violated its rules that prohibit users from creating misleading accounts to influence conversations on the site — a policy Twitter has sought to enforce aggressively since Russian agents tried to destabilize U.S. politics on social m...

Federal prosecutors issue sweeping subpoena for documents from Trump inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal probe

Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday delivered a sweeping request for documents related to donations and spending by President Trump’s inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal investigation into activities related to the nonprofit organization.

A wide-ranging subpoena s...

Trump threatens government shutdown ‘will last for a very long time’ if Democrats oppose House bill that includes border wall money

In morning tweets, the president also sought to pin blame on Democrats for a potential government shutdown, even though he said a week ago that he would proudly own one.

President Trump warned Friday that a partial government shutdown would last “for a very long time” if Congress does ...

Fascist? Populist? Debate over describing Brazil’s Bolsonaro

Fascist? Populist? Hard-right? Debate over how to describe Brazil’s presidential front-runner.

The front-runner in Brazil’s presidential race says he wants to liberalize a largely closed economy, so why is he being called a “populist”? His speeches are laden with references to violence...

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Insects are vanishing even in a pristine tropical forest, and an ecologist calls this "one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.”

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had d...

Analysis | Brett Kavanaugh has no good choices anymore

He's in line for a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, but it’s difficult to imagine how the path ahead is not personally and professionally devastating.

The controversial nominee is faced with two unattractive options: withdraw or testify at a second hearing Thursday. He has pled...

Analysis | Cory Booker’s Senate rules drama, explained

In a dramatic interaction Thursday morning during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court, Sen. Cory Booker announced that he would deliberately violate rules against releasing protected information — risking, in his own estimation...