What would make William Barr quit?

some have dismissed the public dance between barr and trump as kabuki theater — but the attorney general’s allies insist barr’s patience is not infinite.

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Republicans plead with Trump to leave Barr alone

gop senators are eager to avoid a difficult confirmation battle to replace the attorney general.

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"I hear he's getting pounded at the debate!" Trump said about Michael Bloomberg, the ex-New York City mayor who was making his first Democratic debate appearance.
The move puts a loyalist with no obvious intel experience at the commanding heights of America's spy agencies.

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Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.

opinion | 2020

Michael Bloomberg’s Monumental Failure to Prepare

the mogul had a story to tell, and a few apologies to make. he managed neither.

By Jeff Greenfield

A participant at a Community Health Fair in Philadelphia signs up for more information at the League of Women Voters.

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Can Nonvoters Swing the 2020 Election?

the largest study of the politically disengaged in u.s. history reveals a surprisingly diverse group of citizens and offers hints about how to reach them.

By Colin Woodard

Mike Bloomberg

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Mike Bloomberg’s Technocratic Threat

if november were to come down to a trump-bloomberg race, americans would get the choice of swapping one president with an a-constitutional view of the office, for another.

By Rich Lowry

Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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Can Bloomberg Learn To Say 'I Was Wrong'?

tonight, for the first time, a candidate who’s built a career on being right faces the public blowback of an entire party.

By Jeff Greenfield

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 5, 2010, after testifying before the Senate 欧洲联赛杯land Security and Government Affairs Committee.

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55 Things You Need to Know About Mike Bloomberg

The surging billionaire who seems like he came from nowhere has a long and rich public record.

By Michael Kruse and Zack Stanton

Rod Blagojevich

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I Covered Blago’s Trial From Start To Finish. Trump’s Commutation Isn’t Crazy.

There was one sentiment I heard over and over again, which went something like, “I know Blagojevich was guilty as hell, but 14 years is insane.”

By Natasha Korecki

DES MOINES, IOWA - FEBRUARY 03: Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden prepare to caucus for him in the gymnasium at Roosevelt High School February 03, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is the first contest in the 2020 presidential nominating process with the candidates then moving on to New Hampshire.

letter from a foreigner

Memo to America: Your Primary System Is Great

Stop complaining—the grueling transparency of the long presidential campaign is something to celebrate.

By Ryan Heath

"Washington on his Deathbed," a painting by Junius Brutus Stearns

history dept.

The Myth of George Washington’s Post-Presidency

when washington left the presidency, he didn’t really leave politics at all.

By Jonathan Horn

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney arrives to give his concession speech at his campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston.

opinion | 2020

Dems Beware: Don’t Be Like Mitt in 2012

He’s become a folk hero for his impeachment vote, but as a candidate he blew the race. Here's how to avoid the mistakes of 2012.

By Dan Pfeiffer

Donald Trump

history dept.

Why the Presidency Can’t Just Go Back to ‘Normal’ After Trump

The “norms and traditions” that Trump has incinerated aren’t timeless features of American democracy; they’re actually quite new—and brittle.

By Joshua Zeitz

Trump cross-stitch

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Sex, Lies and Prenups!

Donald Trump’s timeless wisdom on love.

By Michael Kruse and Jordan Muller

Bernie Sanders


Sanders Joins Trump in Telling the Media to Go to Hell

democrat’s reversal on medical records follows trump’s precedent on obfuscation.

By John F. Harris

Where the candidates stand on more than 50 issues

The most comprehensive guide anywhere to the issues shaping the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

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Why Sanders is on his way to winning Latinos in Nevada — and beyond

After struggling to draw minority support in 2016, the unlikely 2020 frontrunner has made an enormous effort to win over Latinos in Nevada.


Could Higher Turnout Actually Help Trump?

a new study challenges the idea that suppressing the vote hurts democrats.

By Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna

Trump announces a blitz of pardons and commutations

He grants clemency to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, ex-New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik and financier Michael Milken.

Vulnerable GOP senators tie fortunes to Trump

The president is campaigning in states with three vulnerable GOP senators over the next two weeks, beginning Wednesday in Arizona.


USDA to unveil plan to cut farms' environmental impact in half by 2050

The plan won't mention climate change but will focus on areas like research and conservation, sources told POLITICO.

The spread of the outbreak is prompting calls to close Europe's borders.

By Carmen Paun