Nigerian army uses Trump rhetoric to justify shooting at rock-throwing activists

The Nigerian Army on Friday seized on the inflammatory immigration rhetoric of President Donald Trump to justify shooting at about 1,000 protesters in the capital city of Abuja earlier this week. Trump on Thursday used what was purported…

Vise tightens around Zinke

‘People are assuming that there is something there,’ one former administration official says, as some one-time allies distance themselves. Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is finding himself with fewer defenders inside or outside the Trump administration, as one-time…

Obama boosts Abrams, bashes Kemp on voting rights in Georgia speech

The former president touted Stacey Abrams ahead of Georgia’s vote for governor. ATLANTA — Former President Barack Obama joined the chorus of Democrats criticizing Georgia Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp for his record on voting rights, contrasting the…

Next-in-line Mueller supervisor got White House ethics waiver in April

Solicitor General Noel Francisco has been dogged by conflict of interest concerns related his potential role overseeing the the Mueller probe. A senior Trump administration official in line to become special counsel Robert Mueller’s new supervisor if there’s…

Trump tests his stamina with intense midterm rally schedule

The 72-year-old president’s demanding pace on the midterm trail contrasts with long blocks of unstructured ‘executive time’ at the White House. President Donald Trump returned to the White House from a rally just before midnight Thursday. He was…

FDR wins a second term, Nov. 3, 1936

On this day in 1936, in the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the incumbent president, defeated Republican Gov. Alf Landon of Kansas in a landslide. The election took place as the Depression had entered its…

Democrats Say Republicans Are Stealing the Midterms. Are They Right?

Georgia is the center of a national GOP movement to make it harder to cast a ballot. But Democrats there say voter suppression is the least of their problems. COLUMBUS, Ga.—Ed Harbison remembers Jim Crow. The segregated schools,…

The 2018 Race That Could Settle the Democrats’ Civil War

In a Nebraska swing district, Kara Eastman is running a Brooklyn-style campaign. Can it possibly work? OMAHA — There’s a general election playbook for how to run as a Democrat in Nebraska’s 2nd District, and in many other congressional…

Brexit: Relations ‘fraying’ between Ireland and Britain

The Irish prime minister says Brexit is fraying relations between Ireland and Britain. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it had also “undermined” the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). The GFA was signed by political parties in Northern Ireland in 1998…

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