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What the Brexit failure reveals about our current morass

What the Brexit failure reveals about our current morass

On Tuesday night, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to usher her country out of the European Union — a move forced by the Brexit vote of 2016 — was crushingly rejected in Parliament. The decision left the British government in total chaos, with just 73 days to go before the country is supposed to…MORE

Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation

Mueller confirms Kilimnik a focus of grand jury investigation

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spoke to a federal grand jury last fall about his communications with Konstantin Kilimnik, including regarding an in-person meeting with the Russian associate and an email with him, special counsel Robert Mueller revealed Tuesday. The 31-page filing gives an unprecedented window into Mueller’s work with the grand jury, which…MORE

Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump’s wall ‘antiquated solution to border security’

Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump’s wall ‘antiquated solution to border security’

Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado has smashed through barriers to become the first person of color to represent his upstate New York district. He also may be the first member of Congress to have an actual rap career before being elected. Now in the House after unseating longtime GOP Rep. John Faso, Delgado, who also happens…MORE

Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

Senate Republicans break with Trump on Russia sanctions

In a rebuke to the Trump administration on Russia, 11 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to advance a measure Tuesday that would stop the Treasury Department from relaxing sanctions on three Russian companies with ties to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin ally. The Senate voted 57-42 to proceed to a resolution from Senate Minority Leader…MORE

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

Over the last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as it aims to improve its ability to fight regional conflicts over places like Taiwan, according to a new report from the US Defense Intelligence Agency. “Beijing’s longstanding interest to eventually compel Taiwan’s reunification with the mainland…MORE

Karen Pence painting a new second lady role

Karen Pence painting a new second lady role

Karen Pence is adding a little color to her life; the second lady returned to the classroom as an art teacher Tuesday. Pence will teach elementary art two days a week at Immanuel Christian School in northern Virginia, her office announced. She’ll be known as “Mrs. Pence” to her students, not as the second lady…MORE

Whitaker agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Whitaker agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee early next month, the panel’s chairman Jerry Nadler announced Tuesday. Whitaker’s public testimony will give House Democrats a chance to question him about his views on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, any actions he’s taken related to the probe and his…MORE

North Carolina 9th District election dispute grinds through courts

North Carolina 9th District election dispute grinds through courts

A Superior Court judge in North Carolina has set a hearing in a lawsuit filed by Republican candidate Mark Harris asking the court to force the State Board of Elections to certify the results of the state’s 9th Congressional District election — before the board completes its investigation into potential fraud in the race. The…MORE

DC craft brewery sues, says shutdown may hurt new beer sales

DC craft brewery sues, says shutdown may hurt new beer sales

A Washington, DC-based craft brewery sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over the ongoing shutdown it says is threatening to prevent it from selling a new beer. The lawsuit from Atlas Brew Works claims the administration is harming its free speech rights by requiring compliance with a federal law administered by an agency whose operations…MORE

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