• Mueller witness bragged about access to Clintons secured with illegal campaign cash, says Justice Department
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    Luppe B. Luppen and Michael Isikoff

    Mueller witness bragged about access to Clintons secured with illegal campaign cash, says Justice Department

    An emissary for two Arab princes boasted to unnamed officials of a Middle Eastern government about his direct access to Hillary and Bill Clinton while funneling more than $3.5 million in illegal campaign contributions to the 2016 Clinton campaign and Democratic fundraising committees, according to a federal indictment.

  • Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracy
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    David Knowles

    Trump mocks FBI's Lisa Page, again citing debunked text-message conspiracy

    The president lashed out yet again at former FBI lawyer Lisa Page after she granted an interview to the Daily Beast.

  • After Roger Stone conviction, star witness against him feels 'horrible'
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    Michael Isikoff

    After Roger Stone conviction, star witness against him feels 'horrible'

    Randy Credico told Yahoo News that he was in tears upon learning of the verdict and did not want to see Stone go to jail because of his testimony.

  • Sorry, Hillary: Democrats don't need a savior
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    Andrew Romano

    Sorry, Hillary: Democrats don't need a savior

    With the Iowa caucuses fast approaching, Hillary Clinton is just the latest in the colorful cast of characters who seem to have surveyed the sprawling Democratic field, sensed something lacking and decided that “something” might be them.

  • Trump was told about WikiLeaks' attempts to sabotage Clinton, Gates testifies
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    David Knowles

    Trump was told about WikiLeaks' attempts to sabotage Clinton, Gates testifies

    Donald Trump's former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates testified that he overheard a phone conversation between the president and Roger Stone in which Stone told him of WikiLeaks' plan to release emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.

  • Intelligence community unveils plans for disclosing foreign electoral interference; promises no 'partisan politics'
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    Jenna McLaughlin

    Intelligence community unveils plans for disclosing foreign electoral interference; promises no 'partisan politics'

    New guidelines are designed to enable the prompt disclosure of information about threats.

  • Trump's bottom line from Ukraine: 'Investigations, Biden and Clinton'
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    David Knowles

    Trump's bottom line from Ukraine: 'Investigations, Biden and Clinton'

    President Trump wanted the government in Kiev to investigate Hillary Clinton in addition to Joe Biden, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent told House investigators.

  • Is Russia the big winner in the Clinton-Gabbard clash?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Russia the big winner in the Clinton-Gabbard clash?

    Hillary Clinton's suggestion that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was Russia's favorite candidate in the presidential primary sparked a harsh rebuke. Whose interests are served most by the public dispute between the two Democrats?

  • Trump runs for reelection on a platform of self-regard
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    David Knowles

    Trump runs for reelection on a platform of self-regard

    The president’s self-confidence remains unshaken and will prove a central issue in the coming campaign.

  • Trump says he wasn't happy with his crowd chanting, 'Send her back!'
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    David Knowles

    Trump says he wasn't happy with his crowd chanting, 'Send her back!'

    The president says he "disagrees" with the chant spawned by his own attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar.

  • When should private emails become the public’s business?
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    Matt Bai

    When should private emails become the public’s business?

    In 1972, a group of burglars working for the Republican Party broke into Democratic headquarters in the dead of night, searching for documents that might influence that year’s presidential election. Reporters from the Washington Post spent years unraveling the scandal, until at last it brought down the president who had concealed it. Forty-four years later, a group of criminals, quite possibly working in concert with operatives from the Russian government, broke into the correspondence of Democratic campaign aides and began releasing troves of personal emails, in hopes of influencing this year’s presidential election.

  • Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away
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    Matt Bai

    Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away

    Clinton had proved herself again to be the diligent studier who pretends to be amused when you know she isn’t. According to all the TV analysis, which now eerily resembles an NFL playoff postgame show, Donald had self-destructed, Hillary had humiliated him, and the dynamic of the race had suddenly shifted — perhaps for good. For about the thousandth time this year, the headlines portrayed Trump as a political Gulliver bound finally in ropes and about to crash to earth once and for all.

  • The birth of a candidacy: Did the president’s mockery propel Trump into the race?
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    Michael Isikoff

    The birth of a candidacy: Did the president’s mockery propel Trump into the race?

    It was a painful moment for Donald Trump. As he sat in his tuxedo at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama mercilessly mocked him as a loony conspiracy theorist. “I think that is the night that he resolves to run for president,” Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and confidant, says in the film.

  • Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump
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    Matt Bai

    Like everything else, the debates are all about Trump

    Whether from incompetence or instability, Donald Trump has made himself not the default alternative to a deeply distrusted candidate, but the dominant and more divisive figure of the two.

  • Stuck in the middle with boomers, again
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    Matt Bai

    Stuck in the middle with boomers, again

    Hillary Clinton has a cough. Clinton’s cough, first reported by NBC, led to a spate of media stories, most of which slyly purported to be about the media coverage of the cough, although they managed to leave open the possibility that Clinton, who turns 69 next month, was like one of those bygone Soviet premiers who were always seen smiling and waving about six weeks after their deaths. Not that we know much more about the health of Donald Trump, who is 16 months older than Clinton.

  • The next 10 weeks will be brought to you by the 1990s
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    Lisa Belkin

    The next 10 weeks will be brought to you by the 1990s

    With news this week that longtime anti-Clinton conspiracy theorist David Bossie is joining the Trump campaign, and that longtime Clinton defender Joe Conason is publishing another book in their defense, it feels, more than ever, like that decade never ended. Hillary and Bill. Our flashback begins with our main characters, the former president, whose critics called him Slick Willie, and his wife, whom Donald Trump now calls Crooked Hillary. Bill was heavier back then, Hillary was thinner, but their basic temperaments were already in place.

  • Let’s talk infrastructure, since Clinton won’t
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    Matt Bai

    Let’s talk infrastructure, since Clinton won’t

    By taking a look at Hillary Clinton’s plan to fix the deteriorating foundation of our economy, you can discern a lot about what she’s getting right in this campaign, and what she isn’t. It’s been a momentous week in politics, what with a former congressman sending more lewd pictures of himself, and Donald Trump invading Mexico, and Rick Perry joining Ryan Lochte on the cast of “Dancing With the Stars,” because apparently his balky back is now completely healed but his dignity is fractured in too many places to count. Probably nothing the candidates discuss this fall will be more important in the long term than investing in infrastructure.