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U.S. starts climate pact exit — now what?

“I think there is a big difference of him doing this now before the [conference],” said Andrew Light, a State Department negotiator under former President Barack Obama who is now at World Resources Institute. “Many…

The field is narrowing — and the attacks…

“We’re in the end game,” said Jeff Link, a longtime Iowa-based Democratic strategist. “We’re just in the beginning of the end game, but we’re in it. This is when candidates feel the heat from others…

Ex-Ukraine ambassador felt threatened by Trump

She said she told Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan that it was a “dangerous precedent” that “private interests and people who don’t like a particular American ambassador could combine to, you know, find somebody…

Trump tries to play GOP election savior with…

But that isn’t just the president’s typical bravado. Even Democrats acknowledge that Trump’s 11th-hour rallies give the GOP a temporary boost — like a perfectly timed, electoral sugar high. House Democrats pointed to Trump’s last-minute…

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Before his claims of corruption, Trump tried to…

The president’s critics say it’s a now-familiar Trumpian contradiction, one that raises further doubts about the president’s claim he merely wanted to root out corruption when he pressured Ukrainian officials to investigate the Bidens —…

Trump could get whacked by legal losses in…

Bigger issues are at play, too. Any Supreme Court ruling on these cases could define the contours of executive branch power for Trump and his successors, setting precedents on heated questions such as whether a…

Trump calls Ukraine corrupt. He still wanted to…

The president’s critics say it’s a now-familiar Trumpian contradiction, one that raises further doubts about the president’s claim he merely wanted to root out corruption when he pressured Ukrainian officials to investigate the Bidens —…