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Transcript: Ocasio-Cortez says the conservative right is ‘losing the war’

The Post interviewed New York Rep. Ocasio-Cortez recently on Capitol Hill, asking the Democrat about the attention she has received from conservatives.

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How Wilbur Ross ‘aggressively’ tried to alter the 2020 census and ‘conceal’ why, according to a federal judge

In a new opinion, a judge accuses Ross of lying to Congress and the public.

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Senate Republicans stand with McConnell on the sidelines of shutdown fight

The majority leader has effectively ceded the talks to Trump and the Democrats, even though some GOP senators are nervous about the implications at the polls.

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William Barr tries to clean up his Clinton comments — but stumbles into a new Mueller problem

Barr suggests he wasn’t actually calling for full-fledged probes of the Clintons, but a newly released email shows he clearly suggested they were more substantiated than the Russia collusion probe.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tells Stephen Colbert she will run for president

The New York Democrat’s announcement on Colbert’s CBS show further crowds the Democratic field for 2020.

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The Trailer: The message of Julián Castro’s visit to Puerto Rico

In this edition: Julian Castro hits the Latino campaign trail, Steve King’s legacy lives on, trolls shape the 2020 primary, and a campaign logo that absolutely does not belong to Amy Klobuchar.

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Florida official rebuked for calling Rep. Rashida Tlaib a ‘danger’ who may ‘blow up’ the Capitol

The Islamophobic message about Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, drew harsh criticism.

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Courts thwart Trump’s bid to enact hard line immigration agenda as Congress dithers

Federal judges have repeatedly halted the president in his efforts to circumvent immigration laws through executive power.

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Supreme Court sets low threshold for sentencing repeat violent offenders to stiff prison terms

The case emerged from a Miami-area robbery.

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Republicans spent two years resisting Trump’s border wall. What changed?

Republicans seemed to know that Trump’s campaign rally chant didn’t translate to great policy.

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Republicans spent two years resisting Trump’s border wall. What changed?

Republicans seemed to know that Trump’s campaign rally chant didn’t translate to great policy.

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Whitaker to testify on Capitol Hill in early February

Whitaker and the House Judiciary Committee agreed to hold the public hearing Feb. 8. A subpoena, despite being threatened, was never issued for his testimony.

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Trump’s campaign manager brands John Kasich the ‘original swamp creature’ as he’s hired by CNN

The former Ohio governor, who hasn’t ruled out a 2020 primary challenge, will serve as a political commentator for the network.

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William Barr’s big caveat on publicly releasing the Mueller report

President Trump’s attorney general nominee William P. Barr said he would publicly release the findings from the Russia investigation with a caveat.

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Beto O’Rourke’s immigration plan: No wall but no specifics

The former congressman and potential presidential candidate lacks a detailed plan. He says he’s open-minded and seeking a national debate.

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Why Republicans are speaking out on Steve King but staying silent on Trump

GOP’s response to Steve King just magnifies their silence about President Trump.

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Why Republicans are speaking out on Steve King but stay silent on Trump

GOP’s response to Steve King just magnifies their silence about President Trump.

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Why Republicans are speaking out on Steve King but staying silent on Trump

GOP’s response to Steve King just magnifies their silence about President Trump.

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Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, says Steve King should ‘find another line of work.”

The assessment came as Democrats weigh what action to take against the veteran lawmaker who questioned whether the term “white supremacist” was offensive.

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3 key early moments from William Barr’s confirmation hearing

Barr’s views on the Mueller probe — and what he would do with it as attorney general — were front-and-center.

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Federal judge rules against Trump administration’s push for citizenship question on 2020 Census, case likely headed to Supreme Court

The trial in New York was the first of three challenging the government’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Opponents of the question called it a partisan move that would reduce the response rate and harm the count. This is a developing story. It will be updated.  

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The Technology 202: Venture capitalists balk at proposed export limits on AI, quantum computing

Commerce Department could make it harder for start-ups to sell products abroad, they warn.

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The Daily 202: ‘I can relate.’ Trump struggles to show he feels your pain as the shutdown drags on.

The president says he slows down his motorcade to check gas prices. And he orders fast food at the White House because caterers are furloughed.

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Barr confirms he shared his Mueller memo with lots of people around Trump

Democrats allege he was auditioning for the job and should recuse himself from oversight of the Russia investigation.

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The Energy 202: This mother was once ‘optimistic’ EPA would ban a chemical that killed her son. Now she’s suing.

Scott Pruitt made the promise. But now Pruitt’s gone.

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Trump points to new caravan coming from Honduras as impasse over wall funding continues

In a morning tweet, the president wrote that “only a Wall” will keep the United States safe.

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The Finance 202: Farmers stick with Trump despite shutdown and trade war. For now.

The president made a special appeal to them yesterday.

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