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'We have to make this change:' Dems ponder disavowing Pelosi after Lamb

When the elderly man who had just opened his door to Conor Lamb launched into a tirade about Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic candidate was ready with an answer. “We need … Click to Continue »

Punish Russia for spy murders, or prepare to face bolder Putin attacks

Global spy games just got a little more dangerous with the byzantine poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the medieval-era UK city of Salisbury. Extraterritorial assassination attempts are usually … Click to Continue »

Both political parties are more dysfunctional than Trump White House

The nation’s Founding Fathers had numerous brilliant, innovative ideas for designing our new form of self-government, many of which endure to this day. One of them was a thorough disdain … Click to Continue »

Cities want supervised injection sites to cut overdoses — risk DEA wrath

A handful of cities could soon face a legal showdown with the Trump administration over their efforts to open "supervised injection facilities" where drug addicts can shoot up with powerful … Click to Continue »

Water Wars: Democrats block GOP bid to speed Shasta Dam enlargement

Democrats in Congress have stalled an attempt to jump start an expansion of Shasta Dam, California’s largest reservoir and a major water source for the Central Valley. Their objections blocked … Click to Continue »

If Trump ignores courts, congressman says that's ‘where the 2nd Amendment comes in’

A New York congressman is facing backlash after he appeared to suggest armed resistance may be necessary if President Donald Trump refuses to comply with court orders. The incident was … Click to Continue »

What to do about Louis Farrakhan?

And here we are again, back to the same question. What to do about Louis Farrakhan? Opinion The leader of the Nation of Islam has, for years, been a toxic … Click to Continue »

‘He’s ahead. Wake up.’ Kansas Republicans fear defeat in 2018 congressional race

The KFC bucket came with a side of Republican panic. Anxiety over the GOP's weakened grasp on Kansas’ 2nd congressional district, which includes Topeka and Lawrence, was on full display … Click to Continue »

Tillis and NC Republicans paid $345,000 to the data firm that’s now banned from Facebook

North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and the state’s Republican Party paid $345,000 to a data company that is now under scrutiny for its use of personal information about Facebook users. … Click to Continue »

McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of March 19, 2018

Editorial cartoons from McClatchy's award-winning cartoonists … Click to Continue »

Kudlow joins White House that sorely needs cooler heads to prevail

Quick, raise your hand if you’d like to go to work for the Trump White House. The president has said he has plenty of willing candidates, with Larry Kudlow being … Click to Continue »

President Trump issues new sanctions against Venezuelan digital currency

President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions against the Venezuelan government Monday targeting the government’s new digital currency. The measures were spelled out in an executive order Trump signed blocking U.S. … Click to Continu...

NTSB begins investigation of Miami bridge collapse

A team of 12 specialists from the National Transportation Safety Board is in South Florida Friday investigating the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that has killed … Click to Continue »

White House disregarded Republican investigators’ requests. The GOP has been reluctant to fight back.

The White House has refused to comply with all three investigations by the Republican-controlled House into the questionable behavior of President Donald Trump’s top aides, including Cabinet secretaries and son-in-law, … Click to Continue »

Ethics complaint filed against Hawley

A St. Louis attorney has filed an ethics complaint against Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley for not disclosing free legal representation from a well-connected Washington D.C. law firm in his … Click to Continue »

‘You can only scare so many people to the polls’—Republicans rethink Pelosi tactics

Nancy Pelosi alone can’t fix it. That’s the sense among some Republicans who are increasingly anxious about the 2018 political environment in the wake of a loss in a deep-red … Click to Continue »

Democrats consider attacking their own California candidates to win back Congress

The filing deadline for California’s June primary has passed, but Democrats and their affiliated groups aren’t done trying to shape the field of candidates running to unseat Republican members of … Click to Continue »

Do pregnancy centers run by abortion foes have to provide information about abortion?

About 200 California crisis pregnancy centers run by abortion opponents now offer free goods and services to pregnant women — and state law says they also have to tell them … Click to Continue »

Trump to target Venezuelan ‘bitcoin’ as U.S. tightens pressure on Maduro government

President Donald Trump will take further aim at the Venezuelan government and restrict U.S. financial transactions involving Venezuela’s new digital currency, according to two U.S. sources familiar with administration plans. … Click to Continue »

Conservatives look to tout GOP tax plan and hit Trump state Democrats

A major conservative group with ties to the billionaire Koch brothers is boosting its efforts to sell the Republican tax plan and target vulnerable Senate Democrats for opposing the tax … Click to Continue »

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