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  1. international affairs
    Trump Has to Remind John Bolton How Much He Likes Kim Jong-unNeither missile tests nor hawkish national security advisors will dissuade Trump from appreciating a foreign strongman’s Biden insults.
  2. foreign policy
    Trump Makes Needless Threat to ‘End’ IranIt seems to have been prompted by a Fox News segment on his administration’s ramped-up tensions with the country.
  3. rule of law
    Trump Wants to Make War Criminals Great AgainThe pardon-happy president seems set to celebrate Memorial Day by disregarding core principles of service and military justice.
  4. impeachment
    Justin Amash Becomes First GOP Lawmaker to Say Trump Should Be ImpeachedHe also criticized Barr for misrepresenting the Mueller report, and chided both parties for putting partisanship above the rule of law.
  5. vision 2020
    A Beto Reboot Is in the Works, As His Campaign SagsBeto O’Rourke’s poll numbers have fallen off a cliff, but he’s hoping to counter the slide with a “reintroduction.”
  6. rule of law
    Trump’s Biggest Wall Is Now the One Blocking Congressional OversightThe president and his allies have already obstructed more than 20 congressional investigations, with no end in sight.
  7. obstruction of justice
    White House Tried and Failed to Get McGahn to Say Trump Didn’t Obstruct JusticeTrump is now claiming he would have rather fired McGahn than Mueller.
  8. trade war
    Trump Makes Wild, Improbable Tariff Threat to China Ahead of Trade TalksThe president could also just think its sweeps week for his trade war.
  9. politics
    Biden Stumbles Into Trump’s Nickname WarTrump may be a clown, but it’s still his circus.
  10. domestic terrorism
    What We Know About the Southern California Synagogue ShootingA 60-year-old woman was killed in a heroic attempt to protect the rabbi. More would likely have died if the white supremacist’s weapon hadn’t jammed.
  11. mueller report
    Report: Barr May Bail on House Democrats’ Mueller Report HearingThe attorney general is threatening to skip Thursday’s much anticipated hearing. Democrats say they’ll subpoena him if he does.
  12. domestic terrorism
    What We Know About the Southern California Synagogue ShootingA 60-year-old woman was killed in a heroic attempt to protect the rabbi. More would likely have died if the white supremacist’s weapon hadn’t jammed.
  13. terrorism
    What We Know About the Easter Terrorist Attacks in Sri LankaSuicide bombers from a religious extremist group killed more than 200 people in attacks on Catholic churches and luxury hotels.
  14. politics
    Giuliani: ‘Nothing Wrong’ With Accepting a Hostile Government’s Election HelpYou don’t get to be Trump’s lawyer unless you have a well-defined sense of immorality.
  15. terrorism
    What We Know About the Easter Terrorist Attacks in Sri LankaSuicide bombers from a religious extremist group killed more than 200 people in attacks on Catholic churches and luxury hotels.
  16. war on immigrants
    USCIS: Immigrants Linked to Legal Weed May Be Morally Unfit for CitizenshipThe Trump administration’s latest barrier to citizenship rejects the views of a bipartisan majority of Americans.
  17. mueller time
    The Mueller EncyclopediaAn index of who’s who and what’s what to help make sense of the Mueller report.
  18. politics
    Sarah Sanders: Democrats Aren’t ‘Smart Enough’ to Understand Trump’s Tax ReturnsThe president’s vast success is too complicated, she insisted.
  19. ilhan omar
    Pelosi Requests More Security for Ilhan Omar Following Trump’s 9/11 AttackMeanwhile, Sarah Sanders said on Sunday that Trump’s Islamophobic attack was a “good thing.”
  20. foreign policy
    Trump and Kim Tease Another Pointless Peace SummitTrump and his administration have gotten nowhere with North Korea since the last two times they got nowhere, but rematches make good television.
  21. trump turnover
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Quits Amid Pressure From TrumpShe appears to have been forced out by Trump, who has repeatedly criticized her and was working to marginalize her role within the administration.
  22. border crisis
    The Long-Term Damage of Trump’s War on ImmigrantsIt could be two years before we know what happened to all the migrant kids taken from their families at the southern border.
  23. international affairs
    Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank, Never Allow Palestinian State, If ReelectedThe embattled Israeli prime minister is pulling out all the far-right stops in a desperate, Trump-enabled attempt to get reelected.
  24. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s Big-Donor Ban Isn’t Paying Off — YetShe’s being out-raised, and her finance director reportedly resigned over her pledge to avoid big-money fundraisers and bundlers.
  25. international intrigue
    Bezos Security Chief Says Saudis Gained Access to Amazon Founder’s Phone, DataGavin de Becker says his team thinks the Saudis got into Bezos’s phone, and suggests that may be how AMI became aware of the Amazon CEO’s affair.
  26. politics
    Biden Says He Does Not Recall Behaving Inappropriately Toward Lucy FloresA spokesperson says Biden also believes she “has every right to share her own recollection and reflections” of the discomfiting encounter.
  27. mueller time
    Read the Mueller Report SummaryThe Justice Department has released a summary of Robert Mueller’s conclusions. It’s not the full report, but it’s all we’ve got for now.
  28. mueller time
    The Last Mueller Report Speculation You’ll Ever Have to ReadAn ongoing collection of the latest speculation about the new report that no one has seen but everyone still has an opinion about.
  29. mueller time
    Mueller Report Expected Sunday, But How Much of It?The attorney general is prepping a hand-crafted summary of Mueller’s conclusions, but House Democrats are getting ready to fight for the whole report.
  30. politics
    Trump Wants Jeanine Pirro and Her Islamophobia Back on the AirFox News benched her over her Islamophobic comments. Trump responded with a rejection of political correctness and a strange call to arms.
  31. grift
    Everything to Know About the Spa Founder Selling Access to TrumpThe founder of a Florida spa chain linked to prostitution went from political nobody to Mar-a-Lago elite, and the story keeps getting shadier.
  32. grift
    Everything to Know About the Spa Founder Selling Access to TrumpThe founder of a Florida spa chain linked to prostitution went from political nobody to Mar-a-Lago elite, and the story keeps getting shadier.
  33. eyes on the prize
    White House Asked Japan for Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize NominationBut what did Japan get in return for the typically anonymous honor, and was it the only country to receive the request?
  34. immigration
    Unauthorized Nanny Grounds Nauert’s U.N. AmbassadorshipMaybe ICE should raid the White House.
  35. politics
    Report: Leak of Bezos Texts by Mistress’s Brother Was Politically MotivatedQuestions remain, but it appears that Michael Sanchez, a Trump supporter who knows Roger Stone, was the National Enquirer’s source.
  36. racism
    Northam Denies Yearbook Racism, Admits Blackface Racism — and Still Won’t ResignThe Virginia Democrat is trying to salvage his governorship by admitting he once won a dance contest by moonwalking in blackface.
  37. undocumented immigration
    Trump and His Company Are No Aliens to Undocumented WorkersThe crackdown on undocumented workers at two of Trump’s clubs reveals the fake views at the heart of the president’s political career.
  38. russia investigation
    Giuliani: Trump’s Moscow Tower Planning May Have Continued Through the ElectionTrump’s lawyer has now tried to take back his comments, which also indicated that Trump may have talked to Cohen before his Congressional testimony.
  39. early and often
    Julián Castro Is Officially Running for President and Hopes It Will MatterOne of the Democrats’ rising stars is taking his shot and saying he’s the “antidote to Trump,” but how many people will be paying attention?
  40. government shutdown
    Partial Government Shutdown Will Go On Past ChristmasThe shutdown will now last until at least December 27 after negotiators failed to reach a compromise on Saturday.
  41. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  42. immigration
    What to Know About the Crisis at the U.S.–Mexico BorderOn Sunday, U.S. authorities closed off the busiest port of entry and sprayed tear gas at hundreds of asylum-seekers.
  43. break ups
    May and E.U. Leaders Reach Historic Agreement on Brexit Deal Nobody WantsAfter a year and a half of negotiations, the European Union has approved a pain-delaying Brexit deal which most British lawmakers oppose.
  44. politics
    Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Joked About Going to a ‘Public Hanging’Senator Hyde-Smith, who is facing a runoff election against black Democrat Mike Espy, made the joke to a group of supporters earlier this month.
  45. gun violence
    What to Know About the Tallahassee Yoga Studio AttackThe gunman, who shot six women, killing two, had a history of harassing young women and had expressed violently misogynistic and racist views online.
  46. explainer
    What to Know About the Tallahassee Yoga Studio AttackThe gunman, who shot six women, killing two, had a history of harassing young women and had expressed violently misogynistic and racist views online.
  47. pittsburgh synagogue shooting
    What to Know About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting11 people are dead and six injured after a shooter attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during Saturday morning services.
  48. international affairs
    Pressure Builds on Saudi Arabia, But Will Trump Continue to Get Played?Trump has vowed to severely punish the Saudis if they killed Jamal Khashoggi, but that punishment seems likely to include selling them more arms.
  49. international affairs
    Everything We Know About the Disappearance and Alleged Murder of Jamal KhashoggiTurkey has alleged that the Washington Post journalist was murdered by the Saudi regime, but it’s not yet clear what has happened.
  50. international intrigue
    Missing Interpol President Was Quietly Detained by ChinaIt took China three days to acknowledge that Meng Hongwei was not even missing, and Interpol now says he has resigned.
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