LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick speaks during the Nevada Democratic's

Deval Patrick defends decision to enter 2020 race at last minute

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick defended his right to join a stage with 13 other Democratic presidential candidates, telling Harry Reid and other prominent Nevada politicians that he wouldn’t be running if he didn’t see a path to the White House.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

US softens position on Israeli settlements

It’s the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood.

Supreme Court’s chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Trump’s financial records.

FILE -- Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington, July 24, 2019. Impeachment investigators are exploring whether President Donald Trump lied in his written answers to Mueller during the Russia investigation, a lawyer for the House told a federal appeals court on Nov. 18, raising the prospect of bringing an additional basis for a Senate trial over whether to remove Trump. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times)

House lawyer says committee investigating whether Trump lied

The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller.

From left: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg are among the candidates who will take the stage on Wednesday.

Everything you need to know about the Democratic debate on Wednesday

Just 10 candidates have qualified to appear on the November debate stage in Atlanta, which will be hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

Elizabeth Warren.

Elizabeth Warren rolls out tenants’ rights proposals

Elizabeth Warren unveiled proposals Monday aimed at strengthening tenants’ rights and depressing rents, promising that her administration would withhold federal funding from landlords who violated the new standards.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg attends a panel with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, in Washington. (AP Photo/)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on bench after stomach bug

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back on the Supreme Court bench after missing time last week with what the court described as a stomach bug.

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the InterContinental Barclay New York hotel during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Ukraine may be at the center of a major geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. Facing that reality, Zelenskiy is reaching out to Russia directly in a bid to end the conflict before things get worse. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

Despite his denials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was feeling pressure from the Trump Administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden before his July phone call with President Donald Trump that has led to impeachment hearings.

President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 23. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Trump said he’d ‘strongly consider’ testifying in writing in impeachment probe

Nancy Pelosi invited President Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly.

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren blasts private equity firm over Taylor Swift songs

The private equity industry has once again drawn the ire of Senator Elizabeth Warren -- this time over its financing of a record label.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters on the morning after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump on his effort to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Pelosi says the president's actions in the impeachment inquiry amount to

Pelosi says Trump will have a chance to testify to impeachment panel — if he wants to

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Trump can speak to the House panel that is conducting the impeachment hearings. She made the comments before Trump attacked an aide to the vice president who’s scheduled to testify later this week.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Christian Cultural Center on November 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Reports indicate Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, is considering entering the crowded Democratic presidential primary race. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Michael Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ efforts in New York City

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for not moving faster to reduce police stops under a “stop and frisk” policy while he was in office that critics said targeted blacks and Hispanics.

Susan Collins is in the eye of a storm with a potential impeachment vote approaching

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has a huge decision ahead of her — whether she will vote for or against President Trump in an impeachment vote.

Bloomer, WI, 08/22/2019 -- Marc Boettcher does his morning chores on the farm. Boettcher was forced to give up his dairy cows recently but feels the tariffs Trump is imposing on China are worth the temporary pain. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Trump promised Wisconsin’s farmers his trade wars would pay off. They’re still waiting

President Trump’s promise to restore US trade dominance won him deep support in farm country, which helped him secure his narrow victory in Wisconsin in 2016. But there are signs that some farmers are running out of patience with the trade wars.

Bloomer, WI, 08/22/2019 -- Marc Boettcher does his morning chores on the farm. Boettcher was forced to give up his dairy cows recently but feels the tariffs Trump is imposing on China are worth the temporary pain. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

Share your thoughts: Trump promised Wisconsin’s farmers his trade wars would pay off. They’re still waiting

President Trump’s promise to restore US trade dominance won him deep support in farm country, which helped him secure his narrow victory in Wisconsin in 2016. But there are signs that some farmers are running out of patience with the trade wars.

Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick spoke Saturday at the California Democratic Party’s convention in Long Beach.

In California, Deval Patrick says he wants to be everyone’s president

The former Massachusetts governor introduced himself to thousands of Democratic activists Saturday with the message that he’s running to be the president for everyone, not just the party faithful.

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, filke photo. Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, a former Army Special Forces soldier, leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility with his civilian lawyer, Phillip Stackhouse, right, after an arraignment hearing. President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and for a former Army lieutenant who had been convicted of murder after he ordered his men to fire upon three Afghans, killing two, the White House announced late Friday. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Trump clears three service members who have been accused or convicted of war crimes, overruling military leaders

The moves signaled that as commander in chief, President Trump intends to use his power as the ultimate arbiter of military justice in ways unlike any other president in modern times.

Mark Sandy, a senior official at the Office of Management and Budget, arrives to the US Capitol for a closed door deposition with lawmakers on November 16, 2019 in Washington, DC, regarding whether President Donald Trump ordered a hold on military assistance to Ukraine. (Photo by Roberto SCHMIDT / AFP) (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

White House budget aide testifies before impeachment panel

The House impeachment inquiry is holding a rare Saturday session with the only official willing to testify from the White House agency responsible for withholding US military aid for Ukraine, a decision that’s at the center of allegations against President Trump.

Exeter, NH, 11/11/2019 -- Elizabeth Warren speaks to voters at Exeter High School on Veterans Day. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 12warren Reporter:

Billionaires give Elizabeth Warren a political gift before she can even tax them — their anger

Warren is ratcheting up her attacks on billionaires in a strategy that political analysts say could help her in two ways: divert voters from criticism of her ambitious policy plans, and boost her chances as she vies with Bernie Sanders for support from the party’s liberal wing.

Marie Yovanovitch.

Trump’s attack on Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony draws bipartisan criticism

The No. 3 Republican in the House says President Trump “was wrong” to post tweets critical of Yovanovitch during her testimony in the impeachment hearings.

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