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  1. foreign interests
    Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. ResidentErdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
  2. vision 2020
    Democrats Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Run an Anti-Trump Campaign in 2020Some Democratic operatives appear to have badly mislearned the lessons of 2016.
  3. diplomacy
    Don’t Get Donald Trump Started About France“They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along,” Trump said, on the anniversary of the 2015 Paris attacks.
  4. world view
    Don’t Let Trump’s Slights Overshadow Lessons From World War I RemembrancesIf you look past Trump’s usual affronts, the memorials offered messages about nationalism and weakened alliances that are still relevant today.
  5. trump scandals
    Trump Definitely Directed the (Probably Illegal) Hush Payment to Stormy DanielsAnd four other revelations from the Wall Street Journal’s investigation.
  6. rick scott
    Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing ElectionsRepublicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
  7. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  8. feuds
    The Complete History of President Trump’s Feud With Jeff SessionsThe pair went from donning MAGA hats together to publicly sniping at each other — culminating in a dizzying post-midterms resignation.
  9. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Why Trump’s Culture War Lost the Suburbs — But Held the SenateThe president’s singular strength in rural areas will help Republicans consolidate power over the least majoritarian parts of our government.
  11. republicans
    Live From the Trump International Hotel in D.C. on Election NightWhere Trump’s supporters in D.C. and some members of his administration and his family in Washington are taking in the election results.
  12. diplomacy
    U.S. Reimposes Harsh Sanctions on Iran (to Europe’s Chagrin)Here’s how the world is reacting to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to cow Iran by destroying its economy.
  13. racism
    Michael Cohen: Trump Once Said ‘Black People Are Too Stupid to Vote for Me’“Name one country run by a black person that’s not a shithole. Name one city,” Cohen recalled Trump saying after Nelson Mandela’s death.
  14. united nations
    Trump Eyes Former Fox & Friends Host for U.N. AmbassadorThe president has reportedly offered Nikki Haley’s old gig to former Fox News anchor, and current State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Trump’s Racist ‘Willie Horton’ Video Is a Normal GOP Ad in 2018The president just accused Democrats of trying to flood our country with cop killers. Other Republicans have accused them of worse.
  16. the media
    What Jon Stewart Gets Wrong About Trump and the MediaThe relationship between the Fourth Estate and a president who wants truth to have no relevance in our civic life should resemble a “fight.”
  17. the economy
    Wage Growth Is Improving. Does President Trump Care?Where’s his tweet bragging about something that matters more to most Americans than what’s happening in the stock market?
  18. the law
    No, President Trump Can’t Strike Birthright Citizenship Out of the ConstitutionThe president is trying to stir up questions about the 14th Amendment, though for more than a century the courts have been very clear on its meaning.
  19. pittsburgh synagogue shooting
    Trump Heads for Pittsburgh (Over Local Leaders’ Objections)The Steel City’s mayor asked the president not to visit until after the victims of the synagogue shooting were buried. Trump came anyway.
  20. fake news
    Trump: Why Didn’t the Media Blame Obama for Dylann Roof Attacking Black People?The president says the media is biased because it associated him with Cesar Sayoc but “didn’t do that with President Obama, with the church.”
  21. migrant caravan
    Trump to Send 5,200 Troops to Border for Preelection StuntWe are sending 5,200 troops (who aren’t allowed to enforce immigration law) to combat 3,500 unarmed asylum-seekers who are still 900 miles away.
  22. migrant caravan
    The GOP’s Caravan Propaganda Is Aiding Nazis for No Good ReasonTrump says that Democrats are orchestrating an invasion of the U.S., using migrants as their shock troops. Robert Bowers said the same of Jews.
  23. politics
    Trump’s Alliance With Evangelicals Is at the Heart of His Anti-Transgender PushTrump must prove himself to his evangelical base, so he’s advancing their belief that gender is fixed by God and traditional roles must be protected.
  24. 2018 midterms
    White House Official: Trump Is Lying About Caravan to Manipulate His Voters“It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 percent accurate. This is the play.”
  25. jamal khashoggi
    Trump Won’t Let Khashoggi’s Death Cost Working-Class Saudi Lobbyists Their JobsThe president says that the U.S. can’t afford to lose all the jobs that the Saudi alliance creates. But he really means “the swamp” can’t.
  26. president trump
    Trump Threatens Military Response to (Fictional) Migrant ThreatAs Central American asylum seekers march in caravan toward the U.S., Trump threatens to “call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!”
  27. jamal khashoggi
    Reports: Saudi Arabia Mulling ‘We Only Meant to Kidnap Khashoggi’ DefenseRiyadh plans to say that Saudi agents intended to abduct the journalist, but that his decapitation was a tragic mistake, according to CNN.
  28. elizabeth warren
    Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Indicating Native American AncestryThe 2020 hopeful probably has a Native American ancestor — and definitely gained no professional benefit from that fact.
  29. 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.
  30. foreign policy
    Trump’s Weak Khashoggi Response Tells Dictators They Can Get Away With MurderIf Trump fails to punish the Saudis for Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder, it will signal that money and flattery are worth more than U.S. morals.
  31. kanye west
    Inside the Historic Trump-Kanye Oval Office SummitFor once, the president wasn’t the biggest bloviator in the room.
  32. politics
    While Visiting Trump, Kanye to Reportedly Attend Music Modernization Act SigningThis guy is going to end up the new UN Ambassador, isn’t he?
  33. house democrats
    McConnell Warns Democrats That Investigating Trump Will Only Make Him StrongerThe senator advises House Democrats to avoid investigating Trump’s businesses because voters don’t like “presidential harassment.”
  34. trump administration
    Trump Has Made Enriching Sheldon Adelson a Top Goal of U.S.-Japan RelationsIn a diplomatic meeting with Shinzo Abe, Trump encouraged the prime minister to let his major campaign donor build a casino in Japan.
  35. meeting of the minds
    Kanye Is Headed to the White House to Meet With President Trump, Jared KushnerWest reportedly wants to sit down to discuss opportunities for ex-convicts and job creation in Chicago.
  36. wealth inequality
    The Times’ Trump Exposé Is a Compelling Case for Class WarTrump built his fortune on tax evasion and inherited wealth. So did much of the one percent. Democrats should rail against these lawless moochers.
  37. trade
    With New NAFTA Deal, Trump Avoids Disaster But Falls Short on Big Trade PromisesCanada has signed on to a deal that shores up and modernizes the existing trade system, but fails to address major issues that animated Trump voters.
  38. kavanaugh investigation
    FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation May Be Designed to FailWe’re quickly finding out what happens when Kavanaugh’s friends and political allies control an investigation into his alleged sex crimes.
  39. early and often
    Trump Says Secret to Fake Peace With North Korea Was Real LoveIf admiring the world’s authoritarians is wrong, they need only send Trump a “beautiful letter” to remind him he doesn’t want to be right.
  40. brett kavanaugh
    Report: White House Is Controlling Who FBI Interviews in Kavanaugh InvestigationJulie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse the judge of sexual misconduct, is apparently off limits.
  41. christine ford hearing
    Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony Was a Calamity for the Republican PartyThe president is reportedly furious that no one warned him “of how credible” Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would seem.
  42. justice department
    White House Eyes Wingnut Critic of Russia Probe As Rosenstein’s ReplacementMatthew Whitaker has praised James Comey’s firing, called for prosecuting Hillary, and likened the Mueller probe to a “witch hunt.”
  43. 2018 midterms
    Is Trump Preparing to Blame GOP Midterm Losses on Chinese Meddling?Trump accused China of seeking to help Democrats in November as retaliation for his trade policies. It’s possible, but he offered no real evidence.
  44. president trump
    The Top 6 Revelations From Donald Trump’s Press Conference“If we said we had George Washington here, the democrats would vote against him. And he may have had a bad past, who knows.”
  45. rod rosenstein
    Rod Rosenstein Is (Reportedly) a World-Historic WimpThe deputy AG was reportedly prepared to resign — and jeopardize the Mueller probe — because he didn’t want Trump to attack him on Twitter.
  46. rod rosenstein
    Rod Rosenstein Didn’t Quit After AllAfter hours of feverish speculation, he remains embattled but employed.
  47. brett kavanaugh
    Trump Stands by Kavanaugh After Latest Allegations“Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way.”
  48. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Opens Negotiations Over TestimonyHer attorneys told Senate staffers she’s willing to testify on Thursday if they offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”
  49. comforter-in-chief
    Trump to Hurricane Florence Survivor: ‘Have a Good Time’Incredibly, he said the same thing to victims of Hurricane Harvey last year.
  50. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Regain Confidence in Fight to Confirm KavanaughRepublicans who initially stood up for Ford appear to have accepted their colleagues’ argument that she deserves a speedy hearing, but no FBI probe.
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