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How Mitt Romney could take down Trump: Become the Republican Ralph Nader

It’s time for a “never-Trump” Republican like Mitt Romney to undertake a thankless third-party run to tank the election — and save the country.

House freshmen are tangled up in Democrats’ leadership fight

Newly elected Democratic members of Congress face a tough choice on whether to back Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House after distancing themselves from her on the campaign trail.

Mitch McConnell wins another term as GOP leader

The rest of the GOP line-up below the Kentucky Republican is expected to shuffle slightly.

It’s way too soon to wonder who will run for Massachusetts governor in 2022. Or is it?

Maura Healey? Marty Walsh? Someone we’ve never even heard of? Let the kibitzing begin.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to journalists before heading into a Democratic caucus meeting.

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Seth Moulton, Nancy Pelosi trade zingers as she makes another bid for speaker

As Democrats prepare to take control of the House in January, intra-party tension is spilling out into the open.

Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, right, watches as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. In an extraordinary move, first lady Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of Ricardel. After reports circulated that the president had decided to remove Ricardel, the first lady’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” Ricardel is national security adviser John Bolton’s deputy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump aide departs West Wing after rebuke from first lady

Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump’s office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell wins another term as GOP leader

The rest of the GOP line-up below the Kentucky Republican is expected to shuffle slightly.

// Rep. Kevin McCarthy elected to lead GOP minority in next Congress

The California Republican, an ally of President Trump, fended off a challenge from conservative Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio in a closed-door election.

CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta (C) arrives for a court hearing in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2018. - Media groups including Fox News joined CNN's legal battle Wednesday to restore Acosta's White House pass, as the administration of US President Donald Trump argued it had a broad right to allow or deny press access to the US president. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

Fox News says it supports CNN’s effort to get Jim Acosta’s White House pass back

President Trump’s favorite news channel said Wednesday that it supports CNN’s legal effort to get Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials back.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.

May secures Cabinet backing for Brexit deal as critics rage

British Prime Minister Theresa May said that she won her Cabinet’s backing for a draft divorce deal with the European Union after a marathon meeting Wednesday.


Michael A. Cohen

// The future looks good for the Democrats

Election results look resoundingly like a significant Democratic win — and one that bodes well for the party’s short-term future.

Protesters marched in Seattle in support of special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday.

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Top Democrats vow to block Whitaker from interfering in Russia inquiry

The incoming chairman of a House panel vowed to make Matthew Whitaker its first witness when the new Congress convenes in January — and subpoena him if necessary.

// Florida election recount continues amid tensions, litigation

The recount of the state’s razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races got off to a bumpy start with some mishaps and litigation Sunday, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco.

// Democrat slips into lead in roller coaster Ariz. Senate race

The battle for the seat being vacated by Senator Jeff Flake, the Republican ridiculed time and again by President Trump, is just getting started.

// Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

Ahead by more than 60,000 votes days after Georgia’s gubernatorial election, the Republican pushed for the Democrat to concede Saturday as civil rights groups urged her to stay in the fight.

// California is already tough on guns. After a mass shooting, some wonder if it’s enough

Gun control activists and politicians in the state are already weighing what more can be done, and whether existing measures could have prevented the killing.

// Trump on new acting AG: ‘I don’t know Matt Whitaker’

President Donald Trump distanced himself Friday from his new acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, whose comments on the Russia investigation have drawn scrutiny.