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Harris To Make 2020 Decision 'over The Holiday' - Politico

POLITICO previously reported that Harris sent $25,000 to the Democratic parties in four early nominating states: Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire. In October, she visited Iowa, South Carolina and Wisconsin to campaign for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterm elections.

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The president campaigned hard against him in the November election, but he will now host the West Virginian at the White House on Monday.

Schiff: Mueller Wanted To 'lock In' Cohen With New Plea - Politico

Cohen on Thursday admitted to a criminal charge of making false statements to Congress related to his role in efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. He had already pleaded guilty in August to eight other felony counts brought by federal prosecutors in New York, including tax evasion, financial fraud and campaign finance charges.

Trump Assents To Shutdown Delay - Politico

The government had been scheduled to shut down once funding runs out on Dec. 7 as lawmakers spar over funding for a border wall.

Blunt: Lying To Senate Panel ‘a Big Mistake’ - Politico

"I'm glad to see the special prosecutor taking that particular crime seriously," said Sen. Roy Blunt. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo

James Baker: Bush’s Last Words Were ‘i Love You’ - Politico

Former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker talk before an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 4, 2012, in Houston. | Eric Gay/AP Photo

6 Key Things Xi And Trump Discussed At G-20 Dinner - Politico

Chinese President Xi Jinping said he was open to approving the Qualcomm-NXP deal when the document was presented to him again, according to the White House. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

Sherrod Brown: 'i Don’t Know' If I’m Best Person To Run Vs. Trump - Politico

"I didn't dream all my life to be president, I wanted to play center field for the Cleveland Indians," said Sen. Sherrod Brown. | John Minchillo, File/AP Photo

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That's infuriated anti-abortion groups, who plan to take their fight to state legislatures and the courts.

George Bush Will Lie in State at the Capitol and Be Buried in Texas

On Monday, Mr. Bush’s coffin will arrive at the Capitol. On Thursday, he will be buried next to his wife in College Point, Tex.

Mattis: Putin A 'slow Learner' Who Tried To 'muck Around' In Midterms - Politico

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called Russian President Vladimir Putin "someone we simply cannot trust." | Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Trump vs. the Bushes: A political rivalry of its time

The sitting president and his party's most distinguished family have made no secret of their mutual loathing.

Trump, Xi Prepare To Discuss The Trade War - Politico

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to meet President Donald Trump for dinner Saturday evening. | Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images

George H.W. Bush was the accidental catalyst that built the new Republican Party

His broken tax pledge in 1990 empowered anti-government conservatives and moved the GOP ever further to the right. The party has never been the same since.

Inside The Gop's California Nightmare - Politico

Evidence-free suggestions of fraud have multiplied, while other Republicans have focused on unprecedented Democratic campaign spending.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown said the threat was “not helpful,” while Sen. John Barrasso said Congress should approve a new deal first.

Stone Claims No Contact With Wikileaks Over Clinton Emails - Politico

Roger Stone insisted Sunday that he never communicated with WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange.


George Bush left an encouraging letter to his former opponent on Inauguration Day in 1993, a display of unity after a bitter campaign against Bill Clinton.

Trump pulls punches at global summit, making nice with foes and avoiding feuds

Unlike at past summits, where he was a disruptive force, U.S. president strives to stay on good behavior as G-20 is overshadowed by news back home.

Despite bitter family rivalry, Bush wanted Trump at his funeral

Family confidants say the former president wished to put all enmity aside when it came to Trump attending his funeral.

Mattis, Other Defense Leaders Salute Bush 41 - Politico

The 41st president died Friday at age 94.

Politico Playbook: How H.w.’s Death Will Impact Governing - Politico

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In the end, a peaceful passing for the 41st president

His last words, to his son: “I love you too.”

How George H.W. Bush made modern Europe

Germany, above all, was lucky to have this American president in power in 1989.

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The moves amount to a last gasp from a wing of the GOP that has been unable steer the party away from Trump during the first two years of his presidency.