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  1. In Vegas aftermath, are Republicans seeking reform — or positioning for political cover?

    This week’s mass murder of 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas has shifted the tone among GOP lawmakers unlike any other mass shooting of the past d…
  2. NRA support for restricting ‘bump stocks’ reflects impact of Las Vegas massacre

    Less clear is whether the move signals an opening for further action on gun…
  3. Trump plans to declare that Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest

    The move would punt the issue to a reluctant Congress and could lead to blowing up the agreement…
  4. America is divided on whom to blame for black Americans' challenges in getting ahead

    Black and white Americans are split on this, as, unsurprisingly, are Democrats and Republicans, according to a new…
  5. White House asks for $30 billion in emergency disaster aid

    As part of request, Trump administration asks for overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance p…
  6. Pressured on tax cuts, Democrats see little reason to deal

    "We want negotiations,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.). “We saw what happened with health care, when they thought they could roll over the minority, and we saw that didn’t work out very well for them.…
  7. The slippery slope that the Las Vegas massacre introduces into the gun-control debate

    How fast is too fast when it comes to firing a…
  8. Trump on Las Vegas shooter: 'A very sick man. He was a very demented person.'

    Trump repeatedly praised police officers, first responders and average Americans who quickly worked to save the lives of others on…
  9. Congress to Trump, basically: Russia is not fake news

    The Senate's investigation of collusion is going forward, no matter what President Trump thinks about…
  10. Most GOP lawmakers support banning late-term abortions — and so do a lot of women

    Other demographic groups support President Trump's desire to ban abortion after 20…
  11. Disney chief Bob Iger won't say whether he'll run for president, but he's talking like a politician

    He already has mastered the art of the non-denial — and m…
  12. Democrats launch fresh push for gun control after Las Vegas shooting

    “Mr. and Mrs. America, help us,” one Democrat said. “We know the power on the other side. You have to help us.”…
  13. A top House Democrat bears down on Trump aide Kellyanne Conway's charter travel

    The counselor to President Trump traveled with former health and human services secretary Tom Price on private flights before he resigned last week amid a scandal over the trips' costs to…
  14. Justices recall their own partying days in case over policing and arrests

    D.C. case looks at whether arrests were justified and officers and city should be shielded from…
  15. What was Trump talking about when he was talking about wiping away Puerto Rico's debt?

    An expert from Brookings walked us through the tricky…
  16. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders: Russia did interfere in 2016 elections

    Sens. Burr and Warner said they agree with the conclusion of the intelligence community, but that their probe continues and question of collusion remains unanswered. They also warned that future elections are at…
  17. Federal employee health insurance premiums to rise by 6.1 percent

    Average premiums for vision plan coverage will drop by 0.48 percent, while the cost of dental plans will rise by 1.26…
  18. In which Trump's own secretary of state won't deny calling him a 'moron,' annotated

    A transcript of Rex Tillerson's full remarks in…
  19. Backed by Sanders, progressives advance in Alabama, New Mexico and California races

    Randall Woodfin became the mayor of Birmingham,…
  20. How cherry-picking from new revelations can make Russian meddling seem worse

    The idea that Russians targeted Michigan and Wisconsin during the presidential campaign doesn't actually tell us…