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Right mounts campaign to make Jim Jordan the GOP leader

A collection of outside groups wants the Freedom Caucus co-founder to succeed Paul Ryan. But rank-and-file members aren’t likely to abide.

Jim Jordan

“Everyone knows that if Jim Jordan ran the House of Representatives, his agenda would be the agenda Republicans campaigned and won on.”

ADAM BRANDON, PRESIDENT OF FREEDOMWORKS

What the 2020 contenders learned from the four early presidential state primaries this year.
Fred Hubbell
The president is spending nearly as much time re-litigating his response to Hurricane Maria as he is warning about Florence.

BY  AND MATTHEW CHOI

Donald Trump at the White House
A final challenge to a deal involves personalities of the negotiators the two leaders have assigned to the task.
Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump shake hands in the Oval Office

VISIT MAGAZINE

The Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON AND THE WORLD

Tinder Woes, Suspicious Landlords and Snarky Bosses: Young and Russian in D.C.

Washington’s young émigré crowd is beginning to feel like they’re living in a spy novel. And they’re the bad guys.

BY BEN SCHRECKINGER

Bernie Sanders is pictured.

WASHINGTON AND THE WORLD

Is the Left Ready to Handle National Security?

Any number of true-blue progressives could defeat Trump in 2020. The problem: They don’t have a foreign policy.

BY VAN JACKSON

Gen. Patrick Hughes displaying the Homeland Security Advisory System.

WAR ROOM

17 Years After 9/11, People Are Finally Forgetting About Terrorism

Good.

BY DANIEL BENJAMIN

The anonymous New York Times op-ed is pictured.

MEDIA

The Times Would Have Been Crazy Not to Publish That Op-Ed

What Bob Woodward and the other critics get wrong about Anonymous.

BY MICHAEL J. SOCOLOW

In a crowded bar, Congressman Tim Ryan raises a glass of beer and toasts Hillary Clinton.

THE POLITICO MAG PROFILE

Nancy Pelosi’s Chief Antagonist Wants To Do Yoga and Have a Beer With You

Can Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan be both the blue-collar “guy you want to have a beer with” and the winner of the “yoga vote”?

BY ERICK TRICKEY

A Latina woman dressed in a pink plaid shirt and a wide-brimmed hat stands next to a kale field and speaks into a microphone.

LETTER FROM CALIFORNIA

The Spanish-Language Voice of Resistance

Throughout Western states, ‘La Campesina’ has become the immigrant community’s version of Radio Free Europe at a time of deep partisan hostility toward Latinos.

BY ALONDRA DE LA CRUZ

Ronald and Nancy Reagan and George H.W. and Barbara Bush at the 1980 Republican National Convention.

IVORY TOWERS

Liberals Don’t Know Much About Conservative History

And both sides suffer for it.

BY GEOFFREY KABASERVICE

Donald Trump

HISTORY DEPT.

Stop Talking About the 25th Amendment. It Won’t Work on Trump.

And it might just set off a constitutional crisis.

BY DAVID GREENBERG AND REBECCA LUBOT

Trump gesticulates on Air Force One.

LAW AND ORDER

Trump Wants to Polygraph His Own Staff. That’s Nuts.

Let’s make one thing absolutely clear: The polygraph is not a lie-detector test.

BY BRADLEY P. MOSS AND MARK ZAID

Donald Trump

SWAMP DIARY

Week 68: Trump Lawyer’s Biggest Fear Revealed: the President Under Oath

His legal team knows the peril of such an unreliable witness talking to Mueller. Still, Giuliani keeps flip-flopping on the interview.

BY JACK SHAFER

Bob Woodward at a WHCA event.

BOOK CLUB

I Read Every Bob Woodward Book. Here’s How They Stack Up.

Yes, I ranked them—even Fear.

BY CHRIS SUELLENTROP

Bikers celebrating the 115th anniversary of Harley-Davidson

LETTER FROM MILWAUKEE

Trump Is Feuding With Harley-Davidson. Bikers Love Him Anyway.

The company’s anniversary celebration was a window into how biker culture sees the president.

BY JOHN F. MULLER

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 THE AGENDA | THE FUTURE OF MEDICARE

Should Medicare pay for toothpaste and shoes?

Why an experiment in Massachusetts is using federal health money to pay for some very non-medical things.

BY ROCHELLE SHARPE

Future of Medicare

Trump struggles to embrace consoler-in-chief role

The president spent the early part of the day tweeting about the Russia investigation and the Woodward book, before giving a memorial eulogy in Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump.

 ELECTIONS + POLITICS

GOP faces deadline crunch as threat of losing House deepens

In-fighting among congressional Republicans could hurt progress on their legislative priorities.
Paul Ryan

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