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Politics Who's going to Trump's State of the Union address? A look at Congress' special guests

Members of the House and Senate are each allowed to bring one guest of their choosing to the State of the Union. And the list just keeps growing. More

Politics Federal judge recommended by Claire McCaskill fines her Republican opponent

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is touting a court order criticizing her Republican opponent. But the order was written by a federal judge who was personally recommended for the position by McCaskill... More

Politics Paul Ryan calls to 'cleanse' the FBI, backs surveillance memo release

House Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday to “cleanse” the FBI as he openly backed the release of a controversial memo that purportedly details alleged surveillance abuses by the U.S. government. More

Politics Trump to tout infrastructure in State of the Union – can he strike long-awaited deal?

President Trump will use his State of the Union address Tuesday to try to rekindle bipartisan interest in a trillion-dollar-plus plan to upgrade the country’s roads, ports, bridges and other aging... More

Politics Live Briefing: A State of the Union Amid Remarkable Turmoil and Concern

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address at 9 p.m. with a burgeoning economy but growing concern over the administration’s conduct. More

Politics Live Briefing: A State of the Union Amid Remarkable Turmoil and Concern

President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address at 9 p.m. with a burgeoning economy but growing concern over the administration’s conduct. More

Politics Economic Scene: After Globalization, a New Specter Could Feed Populist Politics

Job-killing imports from China gave rise to the dynamics that led to President Trump’s election. Artificial intelligence could provide the next wave. More

Politics Jeff Flake Is The Latest Republican To Give Up A Steve Wynn Donation

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Alex Wong / Getty Images Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake has joined a growing list of Republicans disavowing donations from Steve Wynn, the casino magnate... More

Politics Donald Trump, #MeToo, Facebook, And The Breakdown Of Institutional Power

Carlos Barria / Reuters Donald Trump has an unusual kind of power: He reveals weakness. This quality he extends to all things — people, traditions, movements — and... More

Politics Hillary Clinton Let Him Stay. Women Say His Harassment Continued.

Hillary Clinton at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images In 2007, while working for the candidate who hoped to be the first female president,... More

Politics The Supreme Court Stopped Alabama From Executing A Man Over Competency Questions

Vernon Madison Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File The Supreme Court on Thursday night halted the scheduled execution of Vernon Madison, who was set to face lethal... More

Politics Be Smart: Mike Allen Wrote The Rules Of Washington And Now Donald Trump's Destroying Them

Mike Allen, cofounder of the media company Axios. Mike Morgan for BuzzFeed News It’s 6:20 a.m. on a frigid Friday morning and Mike Allen is sitting in a TV studio... More

Politics Why Uber’s New CEO Loves Leaks

Denis Balibouse / Reuters On Dara Khosrowshahi’s first day as Uber’s CEO, the company suffered what would be, for any organization, a massive and embarrassing leak:... More

Politics Tammy Duckworth Is Pregnant, Will Become The First US Senator To Give Birth While In Office

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, announced Tuesday she is pregnant with her second child and will become... More

Politics Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Congressional Map In Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Lisa Lake / Getty Images Pennsylvania's congressional map violates the state's constitution and must be redrawn before this year's... More

Politics States Are Split On Whether Public Sector Unions Should Be Able To Require Nonmembers To Pay Fees

Twenty states and Washington, DC, have sided with public sector unions in a Supreme Court case that union leaders say would upend governmental collective bargaining agreements.... More

Politics Chief Justice John Roberts Has Changed A Little Bit. And That Could Be A Big Deal.

Chief Justice John Roberts last year. Win Mcnamee / Getty Images WASHINGTON — Thirteen years into the job, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. remains a conservative... More

Politics ‘Deal-Maker’ Trump Isn’t Making Any Deals, As Shutdown Caps His First Year

Mark Wilson / Getty Images The first anniversary of the self-professed ultimate deal-maker’s inauguration is being celebrated in Washington with a government shutdown and... More

Politics Clinton And Bernie Allies Are Still At Odds Over Caucus Vs. Primary Rules For 2020

Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images The commission formed by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to review the Democratic nominating process is presenting its final report to the... More

Politics The Supreme Court Will Hear A Case Challenging Trump's Third Travel Ban Attempt

Protesters against the travel ban in New York City in December. Amr Alfiky / Reuters The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to President Trump's third attempt at his... More