Pulwama attack: India will ‘completely isolate’ Pakistan

India has said it will ensure the “complete isolation” of Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 46 paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir. It claims to have “incontrovertible evidence” of its neighbour’s involvement but has not provided it. Pakistan…

Mexico border wall: Trump confirms emergency move

President Trump has confirmed he will use emergency powers to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, saying “walls work”. Building the wall was a key pledge of Mr Trump’s campaign, but Democrats have described the…

Dems flip another California district after Valadao concedes

OAKLAND, Calif. — Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) conceded to Democrat TJ Cox on Thursday, cementing a 7-seat gain in California for Democrats on their path to the House majority next year. Valadao’s defeat marked a reversal of early…

North Carolina GOP ‘fully’ supports new election if inquiry shows fraud

The executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party said Thursday that the GOP would support a new election in North Carolina’s 9th District if alleged fraud in the district was shown to have “changed the race.” The…

A president with a poet’s eye

He lodged in the public’s affectionate imagination as a sometimes tongue-tangled verbal bungler, the president who once called the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band the “Nitty Ditty Nitty Gritty Great Bird.” But put George Herbert Walker Bush in front…

Trump tweets on a ‘mean & nasty world,’ ‘unsafe’ judges and, yes, Thanksgiving

  Trump makes Thanksgiving threat to close border President Donald Trump is threatening to close the U.S. border with Mexico for an undisclosed period of time if his administration determines that its southern ally has lost “control” on…

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…