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Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple’

Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple’

President Donald Trump’s desire to call world leaders at awkward hours is just one of many previously unreported diplomatic faux pas. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo White House The president has often perplexed foreign officials and his own aides as he learns how to deal with the world beyond America's borders. By DANIEL LIPPMAN 08/13/2018 05:06…
Trump and Omarosa tear at each other in escalating feud

Trump and Omarosa tear at each other in escalating feud

The dramatic escalation in tensions comes as Omarosa Manigault Newman is promoting her new book, in which she claims President Donald Trump is a “racist, misogynist and bigot." | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images The former ‘Apprentice’ star teases out that she may release more secretly recorded tapes from her time in the West Wing. By…
‘Sleepin’ Joe’ hears alarm bells in Indiana Senate brawl

‘Sleepin’ Joe’ hears alarm bells in Indiana Senate brawl

INDIANAPOLIS — Most of the red-state Democratic senators have larger-than-life personalities and storied political lineages that have allowed them to succeed despite their party label, from a blunt-talking Montana farmer to a cunning former prosecutor from Missouri. Then there’s Joe Donnelly. Story Continued Below Privately referred to by some colleagues as the “accidental senator” because…
What’s next for Paul Manafort?

What’s next for Paul Manafort?

A verdict in Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial could come as early as this week, but it will hardly be the last word on his fate. A conviction would threaten to jail Manafort, 69, for the rest of his life. But he would have the option to appeal — or hope for a politically explosive pardon…
POLITICO Playbook: Ellison denies abuse allegations

POLITICO Playbook: Ellison denies abuse allegations

Rep. Keith Ellison strongly denied a Facebook post alleging abuse against an ex-girlfriend, which stirred up controversy just days before the Minnesota attorney general primary election. | Win McNamee/Getty Images SIREN … ELLISON SPEAKS … ELANA SCHOR and HEATHER CAYGLE: “Ellison denies abuse allegations: ‘I never behaved in this way’”: “Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on…
Why Omarosa’s attack on Kelly could backfire

Why Omarosa’s attack on Kelly could backfire

"Apprentice" star-turned-spurned White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman opened a new front in her war on the West Wing on Sunday, attacking chief of staff John Kelly as a bully who drummed her out of the White House unfairly. With new prey in her talons, Manigault Newman gave voice to many of the problems that…
Police, counter-protesters outnumber white supremacists as rally kicks off in Washington

Police, counter-protesters outnumber white supremacists as rally kicks off in Washington

D.C. Metro Police form a protective phalanx around participants in the white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally as they march toward the White House on Aug. 12. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Police and counterprotesters significantly outnumbered a small group of so-called Unite the Right participants Sunday in Washington, D.C., at a rally on the one-year…
PHOTOS: White supremacists, counter-protesters face off in D.C.

PHOTOS: White supremacists, counter-protesters face off in D.C.

Photo Gallery On the anniversary of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, organizers of the rally, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and scores of counter-protesters descended upon the nation’s capitol. By POLITICO STAFF 08/12/2018 04:56 PM EDT
Lax state ethics rules leave health agencies vulnerable to conflicts

Lax state ethics rules leave health agencies vulnerable to conflicts

When Surgeon General Jerome Adams was the top health official in Indiana, he owned thousands of dollars in tobacco and pharmaceutical stocks which potentially conflicted with his state responsibilities. Those stocks were never revealed under lax Indiana disclosure laws. His investments became public only when he was required to divest them to serve as the…
Cummings: Trump needs to do more on race

Cummings: Trump needs to do more on race

“I ask the president right now to go back and to — and read his inauguration speech," Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said. | AP Photo By DAVID COHEN 08/12/2018 09:50 AM EDT Updated 08/12/2018 11:59 AM EDT 2018-08-12T11:59-0400 Rep. Elijah Cummings said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s tweet on the anniversary of the violence in…
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