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National Politics

Race to the wire in PA: Trump embarrassment or close call?

Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were locked in a surprisingly tight congressional election Tuesday night - election too close to call.

Trump’s strong words on guns give way to political reality

Not two weeks ago, President Donald Trump wagged his finger at a Republican senator and scolded him for being “afraid of the NRA,” declaring that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results on quelling gun violence following last month’s Florida school shooting.

‘Fake news’ smear takes hold among politicians at all levels

President Donald Trump’s campaign to discredit the news media has spread to officials at all levels of government, who are echoing his use of the term “fake news” as a weapon against unflattering stories.

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

Leaders of the National Rifle Association accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting for political gain.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a reporter’s question during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

The White House said Wednesday that Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire economic warnings from lawmakers and business groups.

Flake: Anti-tariff Republican should challenge Trump in 2020

A prominent Republican critic says President Donald Trump should be challenged in 2020 by a candidate who opposes tariffs and objects to Trump’s full-throated attacks on political opponents and the media.

Porn actress offers to repay $130K so she can discuss Trump

An adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump offered Monday to return the $130,000 she was paid for agreeing...

US sets new record for censoring, withholding gov’t files

The federal government censored, withheld or said it couldn’t find records sought by citizens, journalists and others more often last year than at any...

Florida Legislature debates school safety bill

Family members of people killed in a South Florida school shooting gave emotional testimony Tuesday during a legislative hearing to discuss passing a bill...

Report: Obama in discussions to produce shows for Netflix

Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service.